Friday, November 13, 2015

Follow Friday ~ Fab Finds for November 13, 2015

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A Note To My Wonderful Readers: Due to family activities and the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, Fab Finds will be on hiatus for the next two weeks and will return on December 4, 2015. Thank you! And Happy Thanksgiving to all of my U.S. readers!

My Fab Finds for this week are (in no particular order)
  1. Yet another use for Excel by Michele Simmons Lewis, author of Ancestoring
  2. My Journey of the Certification Process: Entry 1 by Amie Bowser Tennant, author of My Kith N Kin
  3. The Genealogical Clock Timer Has Been Set... by Lori Samuelson, author of Genealogy At Heart
  4. GENEALOGICAL PREPAREDNESS – PART 3 – BECOMING A PROFESSIONAL by Cari Taplin, author of Genealogy Pants
  5. The Disgusting Words in Genealogy by Amy Johnson Crow, author of Amy Johnson Crow Blog
  6. Veteran's Day 2015 ~ Honor Roll Project Contributions AND Ten Things to Know About Researching a Pilgrim in Your Family Tree by Heather Wilkinson Rojo, author of Nutfield Genealogy
  7. The New FamilySearch – I’m loving it! by Cathy Meder-Dempsey, author of Opening Doors in Brick Walls
  8. Have some fun with Excel! by Barb, author of Genealogy Boomerangs
  9. Using Microsoft Excel® in Genealogy by James Tanner, author of Genealogy's Star
  10. Free Access to ArkivDigital on November 14-15 by ArkivDigital Blog
  11. Rain, Rain and More Rainwater by Michelle Ganus Taggart, author of A Southern Sleuth
  12. Received! Railroad Pension Record by Joanne Cowden, author of Researching Relatives
  13. Easy Family History Ideas for Thanksgiving by Valerie Elkins, author of Family Cherished
  14. Today’s Civil War Quick Tip: Read the Regimental History by Cindy Freed, author of Genealogy Circle
  15. family history bingo (free download) by Allison Kimball, author of simple inspiration
  16. Mystery Baby – Who was Eric Dewell? by Kathy Smith Morales, author of Abbie and Eveline
  17. How to Find a Tombstone in the Old Cemetery in Lexington, MA, My Stearns / Stone for Tombstone Tuesday by Barbara Poole, author of Life From The Roots
  18. Hey Soldier, What’s Your Name? Crowdsourcing IDs in Old Group Photos [TUTORIAL] AND Obtaining a Vital Record for Los Angeles Genealogy by Denise Levenick, author of The Family Curator
  19. Update on Where Are the Canadian Genealogists Hiding? by Lorine McGinnis Schulze, author of Olive Tree Genealogy
  20. Has Genealogy gone 'Mean'? Rudeness Among Us by Nicholas Weerts, author of The Dead Relative Collector

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  1. Woot! Woot! Two mentions on your list this week, Jana! Thank you, thank you!

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

  2. You've been busy curating this list, Jana! Thank you for including The Family Curator. Best wishes to you and your family for a memorable holiday.

    1. You're very welcome Denise! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours too! :)

  3. Jana - Thank you so much for including my post! I appreciate it!! There's some good reading to be had here! Thanks!

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

  4. Many thanks Jana for including my new blog Cicadas, Bees and Barge Poles on your list
    Early days yet but I'm getting the hang of blogging. Cousins have come out of the woodwork keen to know more about the family and are becoming emotionally involved. Very heart warming.

    1. You're very welcome Margaret! Congrats on your cousin connections! That's awesome!

  5. Hi Jana, Thank you for including my blog, History from Home, in your list of new finds!

  6. Jana, thanks so much for including my post about railroad pension records. Enjoy your Thanksgiving!

    1. You're very welcome Joanne! Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

  7. Jana, thanks so much for mentioning my new blog Tombstones and Treehouses. It's fun to be part of this great community of family searchers. Have a great Thanksgiving!

    1. You're welcome Chris! Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

  8. Although I thanked you each time in the Genealogy Bloggers group on Facebook I'd like to let you know how much I appreciate the mention of my posts these last three weeks and then once more on Dec 4 after your 2 week hiatus due to the Thanksgiving weekend. Wow! I can't believe it, four in a row! Thank you Jana!




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