Follow Friday: This Week’s Favorite Finds

I have a home again!  It’s empty, but it’s a home.  I now have one week of sleeping on a blow-up bed, sitting on a folding chair, and eating off of paper plates.

I. can’t. wait. to. see. my. own. bed. again.

I am so miserably tired and sore right now from the blow-up bed.  Those things are evil.

Besides sleeping in my own bed again, I’m really looking forward to having a workspace, scanner, printer and my filing cabinet full of genealogical stuff.  I feel lost without it all.

On another note, my aunt’s friend asked me to do a little research for her this week and I really enjoyed starting with a fresh family that I knew nothing about and seeing what I could find on it.  It makes me think more and more that I really want to pursue certification.  Things to think about….

Well, on to my favorite finds of this week…..

  • Marian Wood over at my “twin” blog Climbing My Family Tree had a great post about “Ancestor Hunting on Gen Blogs”.  I have to admit that I’ve never used quotation marks when doing a search. I’m starting to think that I should really read Google Your Family Tree, because there are clearly so many little things that I don’t know.  I have quite a few distant cousins that contact me when they stumble upon my blog, but I can’t say that I’ve been very good at searching blogs myself.
  • I feel Greta’s pain.  I have “junk in my yard” too.:)
  • Liz had a great post about Second Life and its uses for genealogy.  The Sims do genealogy??  It sounds like fun.:)  I think I might have to join up on this one – once things have settled down here.
  • Congrats to Ginger and Linda, whom I met at NGS.  They will be “official bloggers” for the upcoming FGS Conference.  I really want to go, but it’s not going to happen this year.  Andy will be in classes in September and I have no hopes of a babysitter for five kids for a week. :(
  • I loved this post over at Lineagekeeper’s Genealogy about rescuing flowers from old ancestral homes.

I might be kind of scarce in the next couple of weeks.  I have a feeling that getting the house set up is going to take up the majority of my time.:)

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  • Linda McCauley - June 3, 2011 - 11:48 am

    Thanks for the shout out. Wish you could be at FGS.ReplyCancel

  • Marian Wood - June 4, 2011 - 8:20 am

    Hi Jen, Good luck on getting your new house set up the way you want it! And many thanks for mentioning my blog (your “twin” blog).

    Dan Lynch’s “Google Your Family Tree” really is an excellent book, with lots of tips for every gen researcher who uses Google.

    My directions on how to search genealogy blogs and about putting a search box on your gen blog aren’t in there, but the idea of using quotations, searching “Last, First Middle,” and adding “AND genealogy” to a search come from Dan! Check it out. Take care – MarianReplyCancel

    • Jen - June 4, 2011 - 7:27 pm

      Thanks Marian! Four more days and we’ll have “stuff” again. :)ReplyCancel

  • Greta Koehl - June 4, 2011 - 6:10 pm

    Thank you for the mention, Jen! I’m missing our group already; wish we were all going to FGS.ReplyCancel

    • Jen - June 4, 2011 - 7:26 pm

      Me too Greta!! I know that we’ll meet up again one of these days.ReplyCancel

  • Liz - June 5, 2011 - 1:04 am

    Thanks for the shout out, Jen! Hope to see you in Second Life one day! Good luck getting your house set up. Tell Ellie “Hi” for me!ReplyCancel

  • Wendy B. - June 5, 2011 - 10:09 pm

    I hope things go well and you get your bed soon! I think you deserve a nice massage when you’re all done. =)ReplyCancel

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