Donna’s Picks: Week of January 27, 2008

Here are some posts from genealogy blogs that I really enjoyed this week.  If you missed any, be sure to visit these sites!

John at Transylvania Dutch has a good article on City Directories including how useful they can be in your research and how to find them. [1/27/08]

In a similar way, Steve highlights Finding Obituaries Online.   Steve lists several online resources as well as the fees to access them.  Now if only of my ancestors actually had obits this would be great! [1/28/08]

Thomas has a wonderfully creative post on genealogical societies vs. stay-at-home genealogists called The Pajama Game: Can a Romance Blossom Between Genealogy Societies and Stay-at-Home Genealogists?  The topic has been discussed recently on several blogs, and Thomas uses the premise of the movie Pajama Game to explore it further.  It’s creative, humorous, and makes some worthwhile points that yes, it is possible for the two groups to co-exist and have a healthy marriage together.  [1/30/08]

Tim reminds us about the value of newspaper articles with Ellis Island Immigration News in 1903.   By using the New York Times archives, he discovered a valuable resource to add perspective to our ancestors journeys. [2/1/08]

After we’ve all been writing about our families in 1908 and 1808, Randy reminds us how to find out what happened on this day, or in that year.  The comments add even more sites to do more of the same and remind us of events that our ancestors experienced in their lives. [1/28/08]

Check back next week for more of Donna’s Picks!


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