Inspiring Genealogy Blogs – September 2012

Another month has passed and once again I have found a bunch of Inspiring Genealogy Blogs posts that I’d like to share with you.

I don’t know about you, but I definitely find that reading blog posts helps me keep up with the latest news, products and what’s happening in general in the world of genealogy. And if you happen to already follow me on Twitter, and to some extent Google+, you already know that I like to share with you the interesting things I read.

Anyway I hope you find the following Genealogy Blogs … Inspiring.

How much does genealogy cost?
In this post James Tanner gives us a different perspective how much genealogy costs. He puts it all into perspective by comparing the cost of an enthusiastic genealogy researcher with the cost of various other pursuits. Read for more …

If Genealogy Dominated Reality Television
OK, so this one may not be ‘inspiring’ as such, but it is totally hilarious. I have to agree with Amy Coffin’s comments that much of current TV is boring, In her words “Reality television is anything but real, and frankly it’s getting kind of stupid. The stars of the shows are usually pretty boring, so producers cook up all these fake situations to keep the story line moving.  The genealogy world is ripe with fresh pitches for this stale medium. Here’s what our television line-up would look like if genealogy dominated reality television. Read for more …

A Sketch Kit in Time Saves Photos
If you’ve been wondering just what the Flip-Pal Sketch Kit is for, wonder no more. Diane tells us just how useful it is for all Flip-Pal Scanner users. Read on for more …

The Genealogy Police
Have you ever encountered the genealogy police? J. Beeken has, and tells us “”I had a visit from the Genealogy Police this week. I’d heard of the Genealogy Police but I’d never met them, or even one, so I thought they might be just a figment of someone’s worst nightmare. But, now it’s clear they do exist.” Read on for more …

Become that Dynamic Destination
I read this post as the title intrigued me. I really didn’t know what ‘dynamic destination’ meant, so had to read on to find out. Without giving away what it is about, I will say that is a MUST-READ post for all genealogy societies, and history groups. Read on for more …

Guides to the Gallows: Collection show printed broadsides that accompanied executions
On Nov. 30, 1824, a London banker named Henry Fauntleroy was hanged in public outside Newgate Prison, one month after being sentenced to death for embezzlement. There were 100,000 onlookers. Many of those watching paid a penny each for a broadside printed just that morning. The single sheet describes Fauntleroy’s reaction when his appeal was denied. At the top of the broadside is a crude woodcut of a well-dressed man dangling from the gallows. The Harvard Law School Library owns a copy of that broadside, along with four others about Fauntleroy, including an account of his execution. They are among 500 such artifacts in “Dying Speeches & Bloody Murders,” a collection of what scholars now call crime broadsides, and it is among the largest collections of its kind and the only one to be fully digitized. Read on for more …

Trove Tuesday
Let me introduce you to Trove Tuesday. Trove Tuesday began with Amy Houston’s post, Trove Tuesday: Love, Life & Death in Newspapers on Tuesday, 21 August 2012. At the end of that post she invited other geneabloggers to join in for Trove Tuesday, and it’s been going great every Tuesday since. It’s a fabulous blogging prompt for all researchers using Trove. Read on for more …

Facebook is a Friend to Genealogists
For anyone that is unsure of Facebook, here is one person’s story. Initially the most reluctant of reluctants, still she joined up to keep in touch with family. But as a surprise, Sharon discovered a whole new world of genealogy on Facebook. Read on for more … 

Getting the Younger Generations Into Genealogy in Three Easy Steps
Whether you ware wanting to encourage your young family members, or if your group is wanting to attract new younger members, here is three steps for your to follow. Read on for more …

Thank you to the bloggers who have written the posts above. You’ve certainly got my interest, and I hope you don’t mind me sharing your wonderful posts with our readers.

So here’s to reading more blog posts, and being continually inspired by many I read.

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2 thoughts on “Inspiring Genealogy Blogs – September 2012

  1. Thanks for mentioning Trove Tuesday! So amazed you, and many other bloggers, have found it inspiring and have jumped on board. Trove is an amazing resource, and sharing the treasures that can be found is such fun!

  2. My pleasure Amy. I love the idea of Trove Tuesday, and I do hope to join in Trove Tuesday (on my own personal blog) sometime …

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