Friday, January 29, 2016

Follow Friday ~ Fab Finds for January 29, 2016

A note to my wonderful readers: Fab Finds will be on hiatus for the next two weeks due to RootsTech 2016. Fab Finds will return on February 19, 2016. Thank you!

My Fab Finds for this week are (in no particular order)
  1. How can blogging help your family history? by Jake Fletcher for Legacy News
  2. Using Timelines to Plot Out Your Ancestor’s Life by Sabrina Huyett for FamilySearch Blog
  3. Studying the Genealogical Proof Standard by Angela McGhie, author of Adventures in Genealogy Education
  4. Motivational Monday~Evidence:What's Your Type? by Cheri Hudson Passey, author of Carolina Girl Genealogy
  5. Valentine's Day: Send in your ancestors' wedding photos to win! by Esther for MyHeritage Blog
  6. Know Your Archives Websites by Amy Johnson Crow, author of Amy Johnson Crow Blog
  7. 3 Reasons to Stop Researching and Start Writing by Devon Noel Lee, author of A Patient Genealogist
  8. Autograph Books: Facebook for Our Ancestors by Melissa Barker, author of A Genealogist In The Archives
  9. FAMILY HEIRLOOMS ✿ MOMS HANKIES by True Lewis, author of Notes to Myself
  10. Since It's National Chocolate Cake Day . . . by Nancy Messier, author of My Ancestors and Me
  11. A First-Timer’s Take On Salt Lake City by Patricia Desmond Biallas, author of GeneaJourneys
  12. Make a Pie Chart of your Ancestors’ Home Countries with Grandma’s Pie by Nicole Dyer for Family Locket
  13. Are You Having Problems Finding Your Favorite Blogs? by Dawn Kogutkiewicz, author of Dawning Genealogy
  14. Sew ‘n Sew: Three Generations of Sewing by Vera Marie Badertscher, author of Ancestors in Aprons
  15. 4 Steps for Using Google Earth for Genealogy by Lacey Cooke for Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems
  16. To all Nutfield Genealogy Blog Followers by Heather Wilkinson Rojo, author of Nutfield Genealogy
  17. What Was It Worth?: Calculating the Historic Value of Money by Kate for LegacyTree Blog
  18. Are You Missing Out on Olive Tree Genealogy's Blog Posts? by Lorine McGinnis Schulze, author of Olive Tree Genealogy
  19. Slave Name Roll Project: RELEASING Charlotte and Jim by Cathy Meder-Dempsey, author of Opening Doors in Brick Walls
  20. Taking notes at genealogy conferences by Janine Adams, author of Organize Your Family History

RootsTech 2016 Related Posts
  1. RootsTech Survival Guide: Famous Faces by WikiChicks Conference Keeper
  2. RootsTech Survival Guide – Networking by WikiChicks Conference Keeper
  3. You’re Invited! Genealogy Gems Book Club Open House at RootsTech 2016 by Sunny for Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems
  4. RootsBid is Going to RootsTech by Amie Bowser Tennant for RootsBid Blog
  5. Packing for Rootstech by Terri O’Connell for The In-Depth Genealogist
  6. Visit ArkivDigital at RootsTech 2016 by ArkivDigital Blog
  7. My RootsTech 2016 Class Selections by Randy Seaver, author of Genea-Musings
  8. A Preview of RootsTech 2016 by Gena Philibert-Ortega for GenealogyBank Blog
  9. RootsTech~ Be There When You Can't Be There! by Cheri Hudson Passey, author of Carolina Girl Genealogy
  10. Legacy Family Tree at RootsTech 2016 by Geoff Rasmussen for Legacy News
  11. Findmypast at RootsTech 2016: Where to find our experts by Frederick Wertz for Findmypast Blog
  12. 12 Tips For Getting the Most Online From RootsTech 2016 by Amy Archibald, author of Revealing Roots and Branches
  13. Ruby Baird—RootsTech 2016 Youth Ambassador by Ruby Baird for FamilySearch Blog

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  1. Another great list! Thanks, Jana.

    I especially enjoy reading posts from bloggers on why they blog and how it helps their research, so Jake Fletcher's post was a highlight for me. I wrote my own list of "Top 5 Reasons to Write a Family History Blog" a few months ago, as well. ( It seems those of us who blog find it valuable for a lot of the same reasons. I'm always telling the members of my local genealogy society that they should give it a try. It's amazing how blogging can improve your research and introduce you to helpful cousins.

    1. Great list of reasons to blog in your post Erin! Yes, blogging is wonderful for so many reasons. I have actually taught a class in various settings about why blogging about our family history is beneficial to our genealogy research. Hopefully the members of your local genealogy society will take your advice and give it a try. :) Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Thanks so much for including my posts! Always appreciated. I know you will have a fantastic time at RootsTech. Looking forward to hearing all about it!

  3. Thanks, Jana, for mentioning my alert to all my blog followers about the loss of Google Friend connect. I hope more Blogger bloggers are aware and also let their own followers and readers know about this.

    1. You're very welcome Heather! Yes, hopefully more Blogger bloggers are aware of the changes and will let their followers know about them. :)

  4. Thank you for including my post, Jana. It's always a surprise. Thanks, too, for all the other reading suggestions. I appreciate them.

  5. Hi Jana. I received a comment on my blog that my "Pick a Date and add 5 or 25 or 50" was one of your fab finds but I don't see it listed. Not sure what happened that it didn't make the list above but glad to know you found it interesting.
    Mary Kircher Roddy

    1. Hi Mary, actually your list is in the "New Blog Discoveries" section of my Fab Finds post. :)

    2. Oh, cool. Thank you for noticing me!

  6. Thanks for helping me publicize my call to "Stop Researching and Start Writing"




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