Friday, April 10, 2015

Follow Friday ~ Fab Finds for April 10, 2015

Hello my wonderful readers! As promised, Fab Finds is back from its two-week hiatus. I was able to finish and order my blog book by the March 31st deadline so I could take advantage of the 20% off sale. My book has already arrived and I'm very pleased with it. Blurb did a great job. I was also able to complete my syllabus for the upcoming class I'm teaching at our local Family Discovery Day in May.

This week's Fab Finds post contains blog posts from previous weeks as well as from this week.

My Fab Finds for this week are (in no particular order)
  1. Tuesday's Tip: Finding Deaf Ancestors and Relatives in Schools for the Deaf Historical Records AND Tuesday's Tip: Locating Deaf Ancestors and Relatives in Other Major Record Groups by Miriam J. Robbins, author of AnceStories: The Stories of My Ancestors
  2. Enter to Win! Guess My Family Heritage Blogathon Contest AND 13 Popular Vintage Toys Baby Boomers Probably Didn’t Know Began with Their Generation by Crestleaf Blog
  3. 7 Places to Find Photographs of Your Ancestors Lisa Lisson for Crestleaf Blog
  4. Using old postcards as research….. by Simon Last, author of Charnwood Genealogy
  5. The "When I Was Young" Geneameme by Alona, author of Lonetester HQ
  6. I Have a Complaint Concerning Many Genealogists by Dick Eastman, author of Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter
  7. Guest Blogger: Researching Your South Carolina Genealogy by Cheryl Hudson Passey, guest blogger for Lisa Lisson
  8. AncestryDNA Launches New Ancestor Discoveries AND Introducing Thomas MacEntee, Guest Genealogist by Lorine McGinnis Schulze, author of The Olive Tree Genealogy
  9. H is for Household Examination Records by Tessa Keough, author of The Keough Corner
  10. Free OCR for Family History Images by Fran Kitto, author of TravelGenee
  11. Tuesday's Tip: DNA webinars from FTDNA by Nichelle Barra, author of Copper Leaf Genealogy
  12. Sticky Fingers by Michelle Ganus Taggart, author of A Southern Sleuth
  13. Putting a Face on Your Ancestors by Marian Pierre-Louis for Legacy Family Tree News
  14. When it is the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and you discover that your ancestors' unit served at Gettysburg by Lisa, author of Small-leaved Shamrock
  15. Geneabloggers at Congress – Reflections by Jill Ball, author of GeniAus
  16. Dissecting AncestryDNA Circles and New Ancestors by Roberta Estes, author of DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy
  17. If I had to start again, this is what I would do. by Lynn Palermo, author of The Armchair Genealogist
  18. Join in! Arbor Day: It’s All about Trees! by Colleen G. Brown Pasquale, author of Leaves & Branches
  19. Things I Learned By Participating in the Genealogy Do-Over by Dawn Kogutkiewicz, author of Dawning Genealogy
  20. Announcing Cycle 2 of the Genealogy Do-Over AND MooseRoots Added as Blog Resource at GeneaBloggers by Thomas MacEntee, author of GeneaBloggers
  21. Resurrecting a Genealogy Forum by Jacqi Stevens, author of A Family Tapestry
  22. We Are Getting a New Blog! by Ohio History Connection Collections Blog
  24. Destination America: Your Immigrant Ancestor’s Arrival in U.S. Ports by Juliana Szucs for Blog

NOTEI want to let you all know about a very difficult and heartbreaking situation that one of our fellow genealogy bloggers and her family are facing right now. Cheri explains it in her post:
A GoFundMe account has been set up for Cheri and her family. Several genealogy bloggers have shared this on Facebook. If you can help at all, it would be wonderful and very much appreciated. Thank you!

GoFundMe Account link ~ The Passey's need your love!

The 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge by Amy Johnson Crow, author of No Story Too Small -

"May I Introduce To You" Interview from March 23, 2015

New Blog Discoveries

In Case You Missed Them….My Contributions to the Blogosphere This Week

Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog
Jana's Place

Thanks for reading!


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  1. Thank you for including my posts on researching deaf ancestors, Jana!

    1. You're very welcome Miriam! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Jana, the two week wait was worth it! So many helpful items in your post today! Thanks especially for mentioning the articles on researching deaf ancestors--since I am researching a deaf in-law from the late 1800s, this is exactly what I need to do: check the school records.

    I was also saddened and concerned to read about Cheri Hudson Passey's son. Thank you for including the link for a way to make our concern and care tangible.

    And, of course, thank you for the shout out about my post on the remake at GenForum.

    1. You're so very welcome for the mention Jacqi! And thanks for your kind comments.

      Yes, Cheri's news is so heartbreaking. I hope she knows how much we all feel for her and her family at this difficult time.

  3. Jana, Thanks so much for including me!

  4. Jana, thanks for letting us all know about Cheri! She needs our support. You are very thoughtful to pass on that information.

  5. Thanks very much for your interest in my article about my Union soldier 3rd-great-grandfather! You've got a great list of reads here, Jana. So much to take in!

  6. Thanks so much for the mention - the #AtoZChallenge is a fun and interesting way to write about our genealogy and family history during April. Writing about Swedish records (the post you mention) and my finds was a treat!

    1. You're very welcome Tessa! I have a special interest in Swedish research. :)

  7. Jana, thanks for including my post on OCR software I use. Plus sorry the thanks is a little delayed. I am just working through the blogs I follow and comments on my blog as I was back at work this week. Fran

    1. You're very welcome Fran! And no worries at all. Thanks for stopping by!




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