Donna’s Picks, Week of March 2, 2008

Here are some posts that I really enjoyed this week that are related to either genealogy or genealogy-blogging or writing. If you missed these posts, be sure to visit the sites!

  • Lorelle on WordPress presented “Blogging Resources and Sources to Help You Blog”. The article presents a wide variety of resources for researching and writing including using Google Alerts and Reader, Wikipedia, how to separate fact from fiction, library resources, dates, and many, many more. Many of these sites are quite useful to genealogists, so do check it out. [3/4/08]
  • Diane at Genealogy Insider asks “What Is Census Soundex Microfilm?” Not surprisingly, many have never used it thanks to the internet. Learn more about it and view the image if you’re not sure what it is. Sometimes I actually miss those microfilm days! [3/5/08]
  • Thomas at Destination: Austin Family writes about “Funeral Cards” which are a Roman Catholic tradition. Thomas has scanned samples of cards from his family members, so if you’re not familiar with these you can see what they are. I wish I had more of the ones with the photos, but as Jasia remarks in the comments…sometimes that’s all we have left of our ancestors. [3/7/08]

Thanks to Lori for the “link love” to “What’s Past is Prologue” this week!

Check back next week for more of Donna’s Picks. I’m sorry I had light blogging this past week, but I have a few things planned this week to honor some of the women in my family tree so stay tuned!

5 thoughts on “Donna’s Picks, Week of March 2, 2008

  1. Thanks Donna! I must admit I’m really hooked on that matriname idea.

    I was surprised when Thomas wrote up his post about funeral cards for the Cabinet of Curiosities. I thought those were available at all funeral homes in remembrance of the deceased. I can’t remember ever going to a funeral where there weren’t funeral cards offered. I have quite a large collection passed down to me from my mom but I don’t know if I have any with photos on them. Those are really neat.

  2. Donna,

    I lost a whole evening when I trekked through Lorelle’s blog. What a wealth of information – especially for a new blogger. Thanks much.

  3. Thanks, all.

    Kathryn…helping others waste time – that’s what I do best. 😉 What an epitaph that would make. It’s not a “waste” in terms of the good information, but I know what it’s like to get lost in cyberspace. I’m glad you enjoyed her site – I’ve found several useful things there.

  4. Pingback: Weekly Digest: Lorelle in San Francisco Talking Blogging and WordPress, Offerring Blog Resources, Beating a Plagiarist, and More « Lorelle on WordPress

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