Follow Friday: This Week’s Favorite Finds

What a great genealogical week for me!

I attended the conference in Charleston, which finished up on Saturday.  Very exciting and exhausting at the same time.

Then I drove across the country, visiting two Iowa courthouses, two genealogy libraries, and five cemeteries!!  Could a genealogist ask for much more than that in one week?

I am now in Kansas, back with my kids (who were starting to wonder what had happened to me).  We’ll be here visiting family until the end of the month, when we make our way to our new home in El Paso.

The internet connection in rural Iowa and Kansas stinks and I was on the road most of this past week, but I was still able to at least start getting caught up on my blog reading.  I really need to add a reader app to my iPhone.

Here are some of the cool things I’ve found this week:

  1. The group of us bloggers that met up at the NGS conference in Charleston had a blast together!  If you missed out on the conference and want to see what went on, visit: My Tapley Tree…and its Branches, Have You Seen My Roots?, Greta’s Genealogy Bog, Genealogy by Ginger’s Blog, and Documenting the Details.
  2. I loved Heather’s post about An English child born in a Spanish village.  It’s always nice to learn more about the history of the area your family lived.  I am hoping to dive into the Spanish records on FamilySearch someday.  Maybe my move to El Paso will prompt me to learn some Spanish first…
  3. I really enjoyed reading Lisa’s posts about a convenient marriage at Old Stones Undeciphered.  Here you can read Part One and then  Part Two.  How neat that it all worked out!  🙂
  4. Sheri, over at the Educated Genealogist, had a great post entitled “…and the dish ran away with the spoon“.  What a curious case!
  5. I am currently reading “Shaking the Family Tree: Blue Bloods, Black Sheep, and Other Obsessions of an Accidental Genealogist” by Buzzy Jackson.  I’m planning on finishing it this upcoming rainy Kansas weekend. 🙂  It’s a great read so far, by the way!
  6. I am personally in the “I love them” category when it comes to living history re-enactors.  I’ve never done it myself, but I’ve always thought it was neat.  Jennie from They Came to Montana does re-enactments at Daly Mansion.
  7. Does anyone have any answers for Heather over at Leaves for Trees?  I have never done any Mexican genealogy research before.  Where are the records?


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