Follow Friday: This Week’s Favorite Finds

What a busy week!  I didn’t get much genealogy done this week, because I did 5 photo shoots!! My computer time this week was spent editing photos instead of doing research.  I’m not a professional photographer (far from it!) but I have been taking family photos of friends in my neighborhood – mostly for Christmas cards.  It’s been a lot of fun and I’ve gotten the chance to get some practice on people that actually want their pictures taken.  My kids have learned to run when I pull out the camera.:)

I fully intend on actually blogging and researching this week!!

On to my favorite finds….

  • Have you checked out Historypin?   It’s so fascinating to me.  I’d love to try adding a few of my pictures to this site!!  Have any of you done this yet?
  • Registration is open for the 2012 NGS Conference in Cincinnati this May.  I would really love to go, but we’re going to be preparing for a move in June and my husband is in class – which means I have no babysitter for a week.  Last year’s conference worked out perfectly for me  – we were in the middle of a move from Savannah to El Paso and it happened to be in Charleston.  Perfect timing!  This year, not so much.  I think I’ll have to hold out for another one, closer to home and at a more convenient time.:(
  • I’m really enjoying reading everyone’s Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories posts.  I might jump in here and there throughout the month as I feel inspired.
  • Greta is going to be posting an ornament a day instead of the advent calendar (since she already participated for 2 yrs).  I love collecting ornaments from different places we’ve lived and am excited to see what treasures she has on her tree.:)
  • Heather Rojo, of Nutfield Genealogy, posted a treasure in her father’s college paper on the Underground Railroad in MA.  
  • I loved the old picture of school recess in Copperopolis over at Family History with Lineagekeeper.  Old school pictures mesmerize me for some reason.  And I love to say “Copperopolis” – what a fun name!:)

And a few pictures I’d like to share from our trip to the zoo this week (it was warm enough for T-shirts!)…

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  • Carol - December 2, 2011 - 7:28 am

    Photos are fabulous. I could only dream of taking such beautiful photos.ReplyCancel

  • Heather Wilkinson Rojo - December 2, 2011 - 3:23 pm

    Thanks for listing my post about Dad’s college paper. I’ll be running a series of four posts, and the last one has some surprising genealogical serendipity related to his tour of the Underground Railroad stations!ReplyCancel

  • Greta Koehl - December 2, 2011 - 6:46 pm

    Thank you for the mention. I absolutely love your photos, and the zoo trip photos this week are simply fabulous!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy - December 2, 2011 - 8:02 pm

    Your photos are beautiful. You must be a professional photographer, huh?ReplyCancel

  • Jen - December 2, 2011 - 10:35 pm

    Thanks guys! No, I’m not a professional, but I might like to do it professionally someday. Everyone in my neighborhood has asked me to do their Christmas photos this year and so I’ve been busy taking family pics these past few weeks – it’s a lot of fun!!
    Heather – I’ll be looking forward to reading your next posts!!ReplyCancel

  • Jenny - December 4, 2011 - 1:43 pm


    Great post, fantastic photos! I especially love the first one, that bird is really something, and the shadow he creates really adds to the photo! Good work!ReplyCancel

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