Here are some posts that I really enjoyed this week from both genealogy blogs and “other” blogs that had something interesting and related to genealogy or at least genea-blogging. If you missed any, be sure to visit these sites!
- Craig at Geneablogie has a nice how-to article called “Publishing with Help from Ancestry.com” in which he shows how to beautifully present your family history by showing samples of his own book. I’ve been thinking of doing this, so thanks for the review, Craig! [3/9/08]
- ProBlogger has advice for bloggers with “7 Ways to Make Your Blog Stickier”. What’s a “sticky” blog? One in which your readers return to again and again. The advice is simple, but sometimes the easiest things are hard to remember. If you have a blog or want one, check it out. [3/12/08]
- Steve Danko at Steve’s Genealogy Blog has a wonderful response to Jasia’s request for advice entitled “Resolving Conflicting Evidence in the Spelling of Names”. I’ve been meaning to write on this topic myself, but Steve’s covered it all! Read his insightful advice if you’ve ever wondered how to resolve those spelling issues when it comes to surnames. [3/13/08]
- Lee Drew at FamHist asks “What If I Have Black Sheep in My Ancestry?” Lee, don’t we all? I have to admit, my black sheep aren’t nearly as interesting as Lee’s! I love his closing line: “Whatever you find in your family history research, be grateful that you found a little more about lineage and that your perspective of how you fit into the weave of your ancestral quilt is enhanced with each discovery.” [3/13/08]
- Terry from Hill Country of Monroe County ponders this question as St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated by millions: “Am I of Irish Descent? The Hollingsworth Connection”. Of course you are, Terry, or else you wouldn’t be winning the Irish lottery so often. [3/14/08]
I hope you enjoy these articles as much as I did. Check back next week for more of Donna’s Picks. My blogging is likely to be light this week due to Holy Week and the Easter Triduum.