Follow Friday: This Week’s Favs

Wow.  Another week has somehow zipped by.  Time seems to be getting away from me.  Maybe it’s because the movers will be at my house in less than three weeks!  Or maybe it’s the fact that we’re taking yet another trip to Disney World next week.  Whatever it is, I feel like it had better slow down a bit or I’m not going to get everything on my to-do list done.:)

Here are some of my favorites from this past week:

  1. I loved reading Cynthia of Heritage Zen’s  3 part series “A Comedy of Errors: My Family in the Census.”  Make sure you study up for the quiz at the end.:)
  2. You still have time to join in on Bill West’s Civil War Genealogy Blog Challenge over at West in New England.  I’m writing my post this weekend.  Hopefully I can get it done before we head to Florida again on Monday.:)  The deadline for your post is Sunday at midnight.
  3. And thank you to Michelle of The Turning of Generations for giving me the kick in the pants I needed to get my blog reading organized.  I’ve been putting it off for months, but it’s gotten absolutely out of control and it had to be organized.  I now feel like I can navigate through my blog subscriptions with ease.
  4. The 104th Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy is out.  Head on over to Creative Gene to peruse the great articles – this edition’s theme is “Cars”.
  5. Are you heading to the NGS Conference next month?  If you are, have you added your surnames to the Surname Catalog? Who knows, you might find a long-lost cousin!!
  6. I also loved the post “Never Say Never” written by Deborah at “Irish Genealogy: Help!  The Faery Folk Hid My Ancestors”
  7. Judy from Curbow-Montoya Family’s post on being an Army Brat really hit home with me.  I personally grew up in one spot, so I never had to deal with being the new kid.  I’ve married into the military though and have 5 little “Army Brats” of my own.  I often wonder how they will look back on all of our moving around.
  8. Have you been following Cheryl Palmer’s series on the Great Swedish Adventure?  She’s up to Part 7 and it’s getting exciting!  Click on over to Heritage Happens and wish her good luck!!
  9. Head over to Finding Family Stories to read about Tami’s 8th great-grandfather in the post “The Sad Story of Godfrey Nims
  10. Grab some tissues and read Sheri from the Educated Genealogist’s post, “Moments Like This Are Why I Love My Job“.
  11. I finally sat down and set up a genealogy-only Twitter account.  I really didn’t want to bore people who were following to hear about homeschooling or mommyhood with my dead ancestors.  If you feel so inclined, you can start following me on twitter – the link is in my sidebar.
  12. A big thank you to my long-time friend Cherie at Have You Seen My Roots? She managed to make my faded baby from this week’s Wordless Wednesday a little less faded.  Amazing, huh? Now if only I could figure out who it is!

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  • Sheri Fenley - April 8, 2011 - 10:36 am

    Thank you so much for the mention Jen. I’ll let you in on something – I never intended for the post to be a tear jerker, just a happy ending. But even I got a little teary when I went back and re-read it! LOLReplyCancel

  • Bill West - April 8, 2011 - 11:05 am

    Thanks for the shout out, Jen!ReplyCancel

  • Wendy B. - April 8, 2011 - 11:53 am

    OOH! Excited about the Civil War blog challenge. Thanks for the heads-up, Jen! I think I’ll have some time on Sunday to whip up something about my Civil War ancestors.ReplyCancel

  • Adam Glenn - April 8, 2011 - 8:28 pm

    I also like the Never Say Never post. Thanks for picking some blogs to read, I’ll have to try reading some of them. I get most of my new blog reading through review posts like yours.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Goodrum - April 9, 2011 - 2:52 am

    You’re welcome. I hope your blog reading is as efficient, enjoyable and under control as mine is now!ReplyCancel

    • Jen - April 9, 2011 - 10:14 am

      Michelle – it is! I think I’ve saved myself a lot of time and frustration now. :)ReplyCancel

  • Heather Rojo - April 10, 2011 - 4:11 pm

    Some great ideas for reading tonight! I’m just back from NERGC and I need to catch up on reading blogs. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl Palmer - April 10, 2011 - 6:30 pm

    Hi Jen! Thank you so much for highlighting my blog series! It is greatly appreciated! I have been so busy this week, I see I have lots of blog reading to catch up with now! I appreciate the mention, again, thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia Shenette - April 15, 2011 - 6:17 pm

    Jen – Thanks so much for the shout out! I’m finally getting caught up on my reading after three days at NERGC and an overly busy week. Thanks again.

    How did you do on the quiz by the way? 😉ReplyCancel

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