Favorite Reads of the Week: 6 January 2017 – Organizing genealogy, rag rugs, and children left behind in Vietnam
Scientists Say January is the Worst Month for Genea-Injuries by Kerry Scott at Clue Wagon – finger yoga!! haha.
FamilySearch 2016 Year in Review by Diane Sagers at the FamilySearch Blog – How FamilySearch worked toward its objective to help people of every age, locale, and background learn where they come from.
Time-Saving Family History Mobile Apps for Beginners by Leslie Albrecht Huber at the FamilySearch Blog – “All you really need is a few minutes to make headway uncovering your ancestors.”
DIGGING THROUGH THE COURT HOUSE by Linda Stufflebean at Empy Branches on the Family Tree
A new podcast program — Twice Removed hosted by A. J. Jacobs by Diane L. Richard at Upfront with NGS. I started listening to the first episode today and it sounds like it will be entertaining.
My Son in Vietnam – The Story of Bob and Nahn by Roberta Estes and Louise Thedford at DNA eXplained – touching story about one “child left behind” after the Vietnam war.
GeneaBlog Awards and GeneAwards by Roberta Estes at DNA eXplained – I love Roberta Estes’ blog and I was happy to see that she was honored on Tamura Jones’ GeneBlog Awards.
How They Do It: Thomas MacEntee by Janine Adams at Organize Your Family History – an interview with Thomas MacEntee about how he organizes his genealogy.
The new Genealogy Research Loggers Facebook group by Janine Adams at Organize Your Family History
Genealogist at Work-Scanning Progress by generationsgoneby at Walk In Their Steps – doing our genealogy resolutions one week at a time
Dad’s Hymnal Reveals Our Shared Favorites by Becky Jamison at Grace and Glory
What Mom Taught Me About How to be a Better Volunteer by Denise Levenick at the Family Curator – “Our female ancestors likely served their communities too, maybe not in a formal capacity, but in quiet ways that served a need.”
George Eastman Museum Releases Over One Quarter of a Million Photographs! by Diane L. Richard at Upfront with NGS.
Define Your Dash: Start Writing Your Personal History with the #52Stories Project by Angie Lucas at the FamilySearch Blog. “The idea is to write one brief story about your life, past or present, every week this year…Sounds easy enough in theory, but what on earth are you going to write about each week? Should you just start at the beginning and record all the events of your life chronologically? Actually, no. That’s the most challenging way to go about this project. Memory isn’t orderly, structured, or predictable. Recollections are more likely to surface randomly, sparked by various external triggers. Embrace the randomness, and just start writing. You can always organize your stories later if chronology matters to you.”