Follow Friday – August 17 + 24, 2012

Today’s list covers two weeks in no particular order. By the looks of the links I saved, I have had organization and trying to understand technology on my mind – but there are some other lovelies here.

1. Follow Friday – Historypin by Leaves for Trees
2.  How to Journal: 5 Tips for Capturing Your Best Ideas (Part 1) and How to Journal: 6 Tips to Boost Creativity and Polish Your Writing (Part 2) by write to done
3. Quick Tips for Better Interview Video by Oral History in the Digital Age (I was led there by Dan Curtis’ Monday’s Link Roundup.)
4.  A Genealogy Research Resource You Can’t Resist! and How to Search in the FamilySearch Research Wiki by The In-Depth Genealogist
5.  Sepia Saturday – Bones by Peter’s Blog
6. Colourised Cornwall by Retronaut
7.  Back From Being on the Road; Glad I had the Digital Voice Recorder by Mnemosyne’s Magic Mirror
8.  Tuesday’s Tip: County Histories and Biographies (Mug Books) by AnceStories: The Stories of My Ancestors
9.  Transfer VHS Tapes to your Computer by C/Net
10.  How To Automatically Archive Your Life with IFTTT and Evernote by Lifehacker
11. “O” is for Oregon Street by Finding Eliza

And some new-to-me blogs (not always new blogs, but new to me):
1. Family History Sleuthing
2. Images Past
3. Our Great Greats



Follow Friday – August 10, 2012

A few things I’ve been reading this week:

1. Searching for a Phantom Uncle in Depression Era Records at The In-Depth Genealogist
2. How Google Images can help you research your family history like never before by Piers Dillon Scott
3. Sorting Saturday — Making Sense out of the Mess or Sources Matter at Finding Forgotten Stories
4. Sorting Family Tree Digital Files at Family Stories: Photographs and Memories
5. Who Remembers the Lard Pail at iowagirlmemories
6. Terror Atop the Train! at Family Archaeologist
7. What’s Your Favorite Line from a Children’s Picture Book? at The Happiness Project
8. How Apple and Amazon Security Flaws Led to My Epic Hacking at

New-to-me Blogs:

The Brick Wall Climber
The Last Leaf on this Branch


Follow Friday – August 4, 2012

I sure spend a lot of time reading on the internet these days. I hear it’s bad for my health, but I enjoy it!

This week I spent a little time exploring Finding Eliza. Not only does Kristin have an interesting family, but I enjoyed the creative ways that she presents her family history.

Nancy at My Ancestors and Me provided this tip for reading nearly every issue of Harper’s Weekly published between 1861 and 1865.

I do indeed have a lot that I need to “tame” around here, so I’ll be keeping up with Marian’s Roots and Rambles for the series “Taming All That Information!”

More resources to read – Tangled Trees led me to a digital library of local and trade directories for England and Wales…. although I’ve only had time for a peek to see if there were any from County Durham.  There were.

And this. Every time Brad Buchholtz has a piece in the Austin American Statesman, I am taken in by his writing. As a transplanted Texan, one who has visited Camp Rio Vista with Girl Scouts, similarly remembers the assassination of JFK and his brother Robert, and has found solace in nature, it hit home on several levels.