Donna’s Picks: Week of February 10, 2008

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

On the UPGS 2008 site, the article “Preparing to visit the FHL” offers some great tips on how to prepare for a visit to the ultimate genealogy library in Salt Lake City. The article was originally written by Paul and Janice Lipinski for the UPGS (United Polish Genealogical Societies) conference two years ago and was updated by Stephen J. Danko for UPGS 2008. If you’re planning on visiting the FHL in Salt Lake City any time soon, this article will help you make the most of your visit. [2/10/08]

Dear Myrtle posted an article about the Last Living US WWI Vet. Following the story about the 107-year-old Frank Buckles, Myrt provides a list of ideas for tracing an ancestor’s WWI military service. [2/11/08]

Craig at GeneaBlogie asks “Who was the first African-American Priest?” The answer isn’t as simple as one might think! Read Craig’s biographical portraits of the two candidates: Father James Healy (1830-1900) and Father Augustine Tolton (1854-1897). [2/12/08]

Before My Time offers a fascinating look at The Great Depression with a first-hand account of what life was like during that hard time. [2/12/08]

Barbara at Our Carroll Family History tells us What’s New with the PA-HR-Access. The group is fighting PA lawmakers to obtain greater access to vital records. [2/12/08]

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

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