Friday, April 15, 2011

Follow Friday: What I'm Following This Week

Here's what I've been reading this week!
Heather at Leaves For Trees has introduced me to another TV program to feed my Civil War habit. It's called Civil Warriors, and it's on the National Geographic Channel. Off to find out when the three episodes air in my area!
Over at Roots Traveler, I got some tips for planning a family research trip. This is on my mind because I'm planning a work trip to Boston this summer and I'm really looking forward to spending some time at the New England Historic Genealogical Society.

Cheryl at Have You Seen My Roots offers some great tips on using message boards for your genealogy research. And, she's right -- that's how I found my cousin, Jennifer, over at Climbing My Family Tree! Cheryl also suggests having a Facebook Friday blogging prompt to share stories of families reunited on FB. I'm all for that. Yay for Social Media!

Speaking of Jen... I loved her post on Sunday commemorating her own soldier ancestors for the Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War.

Thanks to Vicki at for sharing her really cool -- and USEFUL -- kinship chart!

Shari at Past & Present also shared her tech tip for using the Voice Memo app on your iPhone (or other smart phone) to record stories as they are being told by family members. I need to remember this one!

I like reading blogs on my iPhone and iPad. Sounds like a lot of others like to read blogs on mobile devices. Thanks to A.C. at Find My Ancestor Blog, I now have some tips to make my own blog more mobile friendly. I know what I'll be working on this weekend!
 Thanks again to my fellow bloggers for your entertaining and enlightening posts this week!


  1. Wendy-Thanks for the mention! You are going to love the show!

  2. Thanks for the mention, Wendy . . . I've already sent out a PDF of that chart this a.m. . . . thanks to you! . . . have a good weekend . . . V. . . .