Favorite Reads of the Week: 17 July 2016 – Indexing event, genealogical numbering, 1796 family bible
through small means by Allison Kimball at Simple Inspiration – a Relief Society that Allison visited in Ireland announced that they had met their goal of indexing 10,000 names in one month.
Indexing—A Great Way to Participate in Temple Work by Lara at Overstuffed
Save the World’s Records – Host an Indexing Party! by Camille Gillham at Chicken Scratch n’ Sniff
Three Reasons to Participate in the Worldwide Indexing Event by Taralyn at Keep Moving Forward With Me – beautiful description of how indexing makes a difference.
Genealogists, time to give back: indexing – by Kitty Cooper at Kitty Cooper’s Blog
In the News
Former Idahoan tracks down 1796 Bible that belonged to ancestor at Idaho Statesman
Oregon man digitizes 1 million names on ancestry website at Columbian.com
Sharing Family History
Jewish History as Family History at Atlanta Jewish Times
The secret history by Christopher C. Child at Vita Brevis – reviewing an issue with genealogical numbering.
Loving Register style by Penny Stratton at Vita Brevis – more about genealogical numbering.
3 Tips for Including Family History at Your Next Family Reunion at the FamilySearch Blog
How Genealogy and Pokemon GO Are Alike by Amy Johnson Crow at her blog – “What I am saying is that it might be more enjoyable than you think. And doesn’t that sound like the answer we give people who don’t “get” why we do genealogy?”
Journal of Multidisciplinary Research — Special Issue on Genealogy and Family History by Diane L. Richard at UpFront with NGS – an international peer-reviewed open access journal, focuses on Genealogy.
SLIG registration by Judy G. Russell at the Legal Genealogist
Slave Ads — New Database Coming from Cornell – by Diane L. Richard at Upfront with NGS
Another FAN Consideration – by Lori Samuelson at Genealogy at Heart
How Do I Connect With Kin of My Ancestor’s Slave Owners? by Henry Louis Gates Jr. at The Root
Family of the Dead in 1880 US Mortality by Michael John Neill at Genealogy Tip of the Day
Resisting the urge to print by Janine Adams at Organize Your Family History
Sister Wives Series #5: Elizabeth Elinor Lewis (the 4th wife) – by Grover at By Common Consent
Why would the Lord Choose Elijah to Turn our Hearts? by Bradley J. Kramer at Meridian Magazine – “In addition to these other miracles, Elijah had the distinction of being one of the few prophets in recorded scripture to have raised someone from the dead. In this way too, I feel that those who seek to redeem their dead follow the pattern of Elijah. No, I did not physically raise any of my ancestors from the dead. I do not mean that we raise the dead literally. We resuscitate them imaginatively, in our minds and in our hearts.”
Mormon Pioneer Bingo Game by Emilie at A Year of FHE
LDS Church History Sites in Missouri and Nebraska by Kendra at The Things I Love the Most – Liberty jail, pioneers, Winter Quarters visitors center, etc.
How to Take a Temple Trip with Young Children by Alia Cherry at Par-tay Like a Cherry