Well, it’s been a slow blogging week for me and I’m afraid that April will be a bit “light” on interesting and informative posts here at What’s Past is Prologue. I’ve been sick with two different illnesses, I have two writing deadlines hanging over my head, and I’m due to leave for a genealogy conference in Salt Lake City in little more than a week – and I have no idea what I’m going to research since I haven’t had time to get organized! Oh, and I have a full-time job, too. I have to say, when it comes to blogging it’s really hard to keep up with the Joneses, or at least the Seaver’s and the Thornton’s! But, I’ll at least try to post a few of my favorites from this past week.
Because of my illness, I didn’t do my customary post to hail the arrival of the latest Carnival of Genealogy! So, if you haven’t seen it already, be sure to visit Jasia at Creative Gene for the 45th Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy: Cars as stars! There were many submissions this time, so get ready, start your engines, and have a fun time reading all of the posts. The next COG topic is:
What traits run in your family? Which of them did you inherit? Do you have your mother’s blue eyes? Your grandfather’s stubbornness? Your aunt’s skill with knitting needles? Is there a talent for music in your family? Or do you come from a long line of teachers? Have you ever looked at an old photo and recognized your nose on another family member’s face?
The deadline is April 15th. Submit your blog article to the next edition of the Carnival of Genealogy using the carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.
Here are some of Donna’s Picks for the week:
- Craig at GeneaBlogie gave a nice Latin Primer at Catholic Genealogy: Latin Lesson. I’ve seen many of these terms in records I have researched, but I have to admit that nigrini coloris was a first for me. I suppose there were no Africans (not to mention African-Americans) in the area of Germany where my Latin church records were. Thanks for the lesson, Craig. [3/30/08]
- Lisa at 100 Years in America tells us how to Take a trip back in time using historical maps. This site was new to me, so thanks a bunch, Lisa! [3/27/08]
- Jennifer at Rainy Day Genealogy Readings wrote about iGoogle and Organizing Your Genealogical Research. This is part three of her series on how Google can enhance your genealogical research. [3/29/08]
Check back next week for more of Donna’s Picks!