Here are some posts from genealogy blogs that I really enjoyed this week. If you missed any, be sure to visit these sites!
At CreativeGene, there are a series of three posts responding to Lisa’s challenge to write about your ancestors in 1908. Jasia took the challenge a bit further than the rest of us by providing a great summary of the historical and cultural settings of the areas that were her ancestors’ homes in 1908. Travel back in time and see a snapshot of Detroit, the Galician Partition of Poland, and the Russian Partition of Poland. Each post has some great photos – and even videos – that help you imagine life in those areas one hundred years ago. [1/25/08, 1/26/08, 1/27/08]
Craig at GeneaBlogie reviews a genealogy-related book, One Drop by Bliss Broyard. The book recounts the author’s search for her father’s black roots, which were kept hidden from the family. Craig writes “One Drop is everything a genealogical narrative ought to be–historical, cultural and personal … In short, every genealogist will find something of interest here.” Thanks, Craig, for another good book to add to my lengthy reading list! [1/26/08]
DearMYRTLE writes about “giving it your all” with regard to your genealogical research. She tells us how to “get real” about our research and offers some pointers on how to do just that. [1/26/08]
FamHist makes my list for the second week in a row with a post entitled “Genealogy – Get Them Interested Young”. Lee has some great suggestions on getting children interested in their own genealogy based on a genealogy “Merit Badge” offered by the Boy Scouts. I hope to try a few of these out on my nieces and nephews. [1/24/08]
Chris started a new “irregular” feature at the Genealogue this week called “Genealogy Hack” which offers tips to solve specific problems. His tip on saving Ellis Island images of passenger lists will be handy now that the “function is disabled” on the site! [1/22/08]