Friday, April 8, 2011

Follow Friday: Check Out These Great Genealogy Blogs!

My fellow family history bloggers have been busy this week. There are so many great genealogy blogs out there (over 2,000, I'm told!). I wish I had time to read them all. Meanwhile, here are some of the blog posts that caught my eye, and my imagination, this week. Enjoy! 
Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings reminds us that, in honor of the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, is making available -- for FREE -- their Civil War collection of records. He's also been busy sharing his own Civil War treasures, which are so interesting.
Lynn at the Armchair Genealogist has tipped us off that Family Tree Magazine is looking for some family recipes and their stories. I'm thinking that my Aunt Rae's Crabby Potato Salad is worthy of submission.
I'm trying to figure out a way to go on the Welsh Heritage Tour that Roots Traveler writes about. I have cousins in Cardiff, and I'm DYING to meet them!
My cousin, Jennifer, over at Climbing My Family Tree writes about why she loves having Swedish roots. Got me thinking about why I love my Danish/English/Welsh/German roots. =)
The Hibbit Family History Blog offers some Victorian-era tips for housecleaning. My favorite: "Servants are no quicker than we are, and we should know for ourselves exactly how long it takes to do every household task, so that we need not allow laziness, or expect too much from those we employ." Oh, my...

I also loved the picture of Becky's ADORABLE Grandmom doing a little spring cleaning on Barking up our Family Tree. 
Please be sure to check out these great blogs and tell the writers how much you enjoy their stories!


  1. Part of me keeps thinking I should start my own separate blog for genealogy...I mean, I have my knitting/life one...but I keep thinking I should have one just for genealogy. Hmmm...

  2. Thanks for the mention! You really should go on the tour and meet your Cardiff cousins!

  3. Tell you what. Get twenty people (certainly you must know 20 people with Welsh ancestry:-)) to go on the tour, I'll give you a free spot.

  4. Hah! My Welsh great grandfather came to the US in the 1880s and proceeded to have 17 kids so, yes, I know a lot of people with Welsh ancestry. Sadly, the timing doesn't work for me this year. If you do a Wales tour in 2012, though, I'll try to plan ahead.