Friday, January 4, 2013

Follow Friday–Fab Finds for January 4, 2013

I have an unusually long list of Fab Finds this week.  It seems that many Geneabloggers have been quite active this past week, now that the Christmas and New Year's holidays are behind us.

So, without further adieu, my Fab Finds for this week are (in no particular order) -
  1. Blogging Genealogy: How to get visitors to read more by
  2. Locating Ohio Obituaries Just Got Easier by The Corn and Cotton Blog
  3. The Whys of It All by A Southern Sleuth
  4. The Time is Now to Find Your Japanese Ancestors by Japanese Genealogy Blog
  5. With a Little Help From My Friends... by Adventures in Genealogy
  6. Who crossed your Civil War ancestor’s path? by Poore Boys In Gray
  7. A Favorite Christmas Gift! You might want one, too! by Nutfield Genealogy
  8. Where Were They? Turn of the Century Mark by Ancestral Breezes
  9. Taking up fly-by-night genealogy by Dear Myrtle
  10. Is Your Blog Shareable? Make It Easy On Your Readers. Motiviation Monday by Finding Forgotten Stories
  11. New Help for Genealogists on Twitter by Marian's Roots & Rambles
  12. Using DropBox to Backup and Share your Important Files – or Why I Don’t Bother Carrying a Flash Drive Anymore AND Using the National Genealogical Society Book Loan Collection by FamilySearch Blog
  13. I Am Your Audience by Sally Searches
  14. Copyright and the pen name by The Legal Genealogist
  15. Discloses 2013 Plans by The Ancestry Insider
  16. But I Don't Know Who They Are by Desperately Seeking Surnames
  17. Ohio Genealogical Society–6th Annual Writing Competition by Writing Your Way to the Past
  18. 75 Best State Websites Now Available Online by Genealogy Insider
Several Geneabloggers wrote posts in which they looked back at 2012 and looked forward to 2013.
  1. 2012's Most Popular Posts on "My Ancestors and Me" by My Ancestors and Me
  2. Looking back at 2012 by The Legal Genealogist
  3. Genealogy Goals for 2013 by The Corn and Cotton Blog
  4. 2012 In Review by Begin with 'Craft'
  5. 2013 Genealogy Priorities: Birk, Mahler, Jacobs Families by Climbing My Family Tree
  6. Knowing when to tip over or How I plan to write more this year. Tuesday’s Tip by Finding Forgotten Stories
Jill Ball at Geniaus put together a Geneameme called "Accentuate the Positive 2012."  Many Geneabloggers participated.  I've listed three geneabloggers' posts, but there are so many more.  Jill's post (#4) lists all of the Geneameme participants.
  1. Accentuate the Positive - 2012 Geneameme by Twigs and Trees
  2. Accentuate the Positive 2012 Geneameme by Adventures in Genealogy
  3. Thankful Thursday - Accentuate the Positive by The Last Leaf On This Branch
  4. 2012 - A Very Good Year by Geniaus

New Blog Discoveries

Whew!  Okay, so that's it for this week's Fab Finds.  Have a great week everyone!

Thanks for reading!

Copyright © Jana Last 2013 


  1. Thanks, Jana! Pinterest picked up this blog post and it went VIRAL! I can see a lot of bread boards under the Christmas tree next year, or maybe as Mother's Day gifts?

    1. Hi Heather,

      How fun is that?! Yep, sounds like lots of recipe bread boards as gifts this year.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Thank you so much for including me in your list! Happy new year to you and best of luck in your genealogy research for 2013 and beyond.

    1. Hi Marian,

      You're so welcome! Happy New Year to you too! And thanks for stopping by!

  3. Jana, thanks for including one of my posts on your great Fab Finds list!

    1. Hi,

      You're so very welcome! Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

  4. Wow -- I didn't realize what a creative slump I was in until I read some of these blogs. Well, I did know it. Now I'm inspired and fully intend to use some of the great ideas you found among these bloggers.

    1. Hi Wendy,

      Ha! You? In a creative slump? You're funny Wendy!

      But, I am glad you found these blog posts interesting and helpful.

      Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!

  5. Replies
    1. Hi Anne,

      You're so very welcome! I hope you have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by!

  6. What a fabulous batch of posts, Jana - and I do believe we're all trying to start the New Year off as we mean to continue... Writing! Thanks for listing my post as well - so encouraging. Cheers to a wonderful year for all of us.

    1. Hi Celia,

      Thank you! I'm glad you like the list. And you're welcome for the mention.

      Hope you have a lovely weekend and thanks for stopping by!

  7. Thanks for finding me and listing my blog as one of your discoveries! I really appreciate it!

    1. Hi Wendy,

      You're quite welcome! Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by!

  8. Jana,

    Thanks for including my posts in your list! Made my day brighter. Have a great weekend.

    1. Hi Deb,

      You're very welcome! Have a great weekend too, and thanks for stopping by!

  9. Jana,

    Thank you so much for including Corn and Cotton - not once but twice! I really appreciate it. Also, thanks for including Marian's post on #genchat. We're very excited about it.

    Glad you found Michael Auger's blog. He's a ProGen study group buddy of mine. He's a fantastic researcher. I'm sure he'll have a lot of wonderful posts to share.


    1. Hi Stephanie,

      You're very welcome for the mention! The #genchat sounds like a great idea.

      Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by!




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