Friday, April 5, 2013

Follow Friday: Favorite Finds This Week

There are a few blogs or blog posts I'll be mentioning in my presentation on Saturday to the International Society for Educational Biography, so I thought I'd give a shout-out to some of them today.  I've started following many of these blogs recently, and their owners have also been kind enough to comment on my blog. In no particular order:

Ethel's Scrapbook: A Young Reporter at Rice University (1939-1940) - an example of a diary-type blog, Smadar Belkind Gerson is sharing her grandmother's scrapbook online.

On her Genealogy Lady blog, Deborah Sweeney is sharing a letter a day over the next few years from those her grandparents wrote to each other (at least 500 letters, spanning the period from May 1942 through 1946) during World War II - another example of a diary-type blog.

SaveEveryStep's “Writing Home, WWII” letters series - Helen Spencer is transcribing letters from her Royal Air Force uncle from 1943 to 1947.

Leaves for Trees - example of a family history blogger (Heather Kuhn Roelker) who does a good job citing her sources on her biographical sketches. 

A Patient Genealogist - some "typical" individual family history blog posts such as transcriptions of family documents and tombstones, but also provides tips on heritage scrapbooking (blog author Devon Lee is an expert on this) and photographing memorabilia.

SaveEveryStep's “Life’s a Journey” family stories series - Helen Spencer's weekly blog prompts for writing about your own memories.

And of course, there are the wonderful weekly series prompts from my friend Amy Coffin of We Tree Genealogy, as well as from seasonal and daily prompts from others promoted by Thomas MacEntee through Geneabloggers. I included a link to the Pinterest board for one of those daily prompts below.

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  1. Thank you so much, Amanda for the mention. It is an honor to be in such good company! I'm glad you enjoy my blog! I enjoy yours as well! I hope your presentation goes well at International Society for educational biography! I look forward to hearing about it!

  2. Thanks, Amanda! I really appreciate your vote of confidence. Best of luck at your presentation...I look forward to hearing how it goes!

  3. Thank you Amanda!

  4. Nice to get a mention, thanks indeed.