Friday, January 10, 2014

Follow Friday ~ Fab Finds for January 10, 2014

Happy New Year! I hope you've all enjoyed your Christmas and New Year's holidays.

This is the first Fab Finds post for 2014. Today's list includes blog posts from the past week or two.

My Fab Finds for this week are (in no particular order)
  1. Challenge: 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks AND 52 Ancestors Challenge: Week 1 Recap AND Cousin Bait and the 52 Ancestors Challenge by Amy Johnson Crow, author of No Story Too Small
  2. Save FamilySearch Catalog Docs to Google Drive AND Use Tree Connect to Add Sources to Family Tree by Lineagekeeper, author of Family History With The Lineagekeeper
  3. Introducing the Autosomal DNA Segment Analyzer AND X-Chromosome Matching at Family Tree DNA by Roberta Estes, author of DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy
  4. New Beginnings by Julie Goucher, author of Anglers Rest
  5. Find A Grave Changes in Suggested Edits AND Reflections is Having a Contest, Right Here, Right Now! by Carol, author of Reflections From the Fence
  6. New England GeneaBloggers RootsTech Bash by Heather Wilkinson Rojo, author of Nutfield Genealogy
  7. RootsTech 2014 Live Streamed Sessions - Watch for FREE from Home by Randy Seaver, author of Genea-Musings
  8. United States Passport Applications available on! by Kate Challis, author of Czech Out Your Ancestors!
  9. It’s a win! ANd X marks the spot by Judy G. Russell, author of The Legal Genealogist
  10. How to Get Around Those “No Family Tree” Cousins on AncestryDNA by Kerry Scott, author of Clue Wagon
  11. RootsTech 2014 and Flipboard—A Great Way to See What’s Happening by Devin Ashby for FamilySearch Blog
  12. Friday's Faces From the Past - Keeping Clues in Place by Laura Cosgrove Lorenzana, author of The Last Leaf On This Branch
  13. We Have a New Home! by Lynn Palermo, author of The Family History Writing Challenge
  14. Family Tree Portrait Pedigree AND Two New Enhancements to the FamilySearch Catalog by Lynne C. VanWagenen for FamilySearch Blog
  15. Wikipedia and Online Newspaper Research for Genealogy by Kenneth R. Marks, author of The Ancestor Hunt
  16. British Red Cross volunteers records to be digitised by Lenore Frost, author of The Empire Called and I Answered
  17. Ohio Genealogical Society's Annual Writing Competition for 2014 by Julie Cahill Tarr, author of Julie's Genealogy & History Hub
  18. Setting and Achieving Your Genealogy Goals in 2014 by Diane Haddad – Genealogy Insider for Family Tree Magazine Blog
  19. Update on Destroyed Records in Franklin County, NC by Renate, author of Into the LIGHT

New Blog Discoveries

In Case You Missed Them….My Contributions to the Genealogy, Photo Blog, and Vintage Postcard Blogosphere These Past Two Weeks

Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog
  • A Special Family History Christmas Gift – My daughter hand-stitched our Webster ancestors' immigration route onto a map, framed it and titled the map "The Webster Family…There And Back Again." It's a beautiful and thoughtful gift!
  • The Engle Family Postcard Adventure – The story of how I came into possession of over 60 postcards from the early 1900s that were written to my 2nd great-grandaunt and her husband.
Grandpa's Postcards
Jana's Photo Journal

Thanks for reading!

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  1. I'll try to go by! Great List. I enjoyed already Rooted in Food! Congrats to All new Bloggers! WoW and Great Finds Jana!

  2. Thanks for mentioning my post about the Live Hang out on air with Dear Myrtle for Roots Tech! I hope lots of people will tune in for the event if they aren't at the Salt Lake City location or at the New England Bash!

    1. You're very welcome Heather! Thanks for letting us know about the New England RootsTech Bash!

  3. Wonderful finds, Jana! So many wonderful bloggers doing such interesting posts! Cheers.

  4. Thanks for mentioning my Yeakley/Jones blog. There isn't much there yet but I am going to see how many people are related as I track my way back to the Mayflower and possibly fill in some holes.

    1. You're very welcome Ann! Good luck with your new blog!

  5. Thank you so much...have a great weekend!

    1. You're so welcome Kerry! Hope you had a fabulous weekend!

  6. Thanks for including Janet the Researcher in the New to You blog list. Thank you for your postings.

  7. Thanks for including my posts! Much appreciated :-)

    1. You're very welcome Amy! Thanks for the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge!

  8. Thanks for including my article, Jana.

  9. Thanks for including the Worldwide Genealogy Blog

  10. Thanks, Jana, for including my blog ( in your weekly finds. It's a therapeutic experience to blog about family history, good and bad, and I enjoy "meeting" others with similar interests. :)




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