In Review is a moment the Misfit reserves for reflection on the important things that have occurred over the last month: important dates, upcoming events, the top posts you may have missed, noteworthy articles by other bloggers, and things that are happening in the genealogy world at large.
November 2012’s Top News:
- FamilySearch donated $250,000 to the 1812 Preserve the Pensions project
- Ancestry announced the release of Newspapers.com
- Thomas MacEntee announced GeneaBloggers.com has been having some hosting issues and he was forced to switch to a new hosting service. It may take some time to work out the kinks with the new site.
- MyHeritage purchased Geni.com
- NCpedia has recently been updated to include articles on each of North Carolina’s 100 counties
- The NGS released the 2013 Family History Conference Program online
- Ancestry announced New Military Burial Registers
- The NC Museum of History in Raleigh will be presenting, “A Call to Arms” (Part II of the “North Carolina and the Civil War: 1861-1865″ series) through October 27, 2013
- Cyndi Howell is in the middle of a lawsuit after someone ripped off Cyndi’s List
- RecordsBase.com added NY Death, Haywood County NC Marriage, and Alaska Divorce Records into their holdings.
- Ancestry launched a new Community Support site
The Sanford Family Misfit’s Most Popular Posts of November 2012:
- The Bucket List GeneaMeme
- Why is it Important to Embrace Your Heritage and Culture?
- Sentimental Sunday: My Mommy
- Disney Would Not Approve
- Family Recipe Friday: Kodie’s Peanut Butter Cookies
- Cassie’s Sweet Potato Casserole
- Hostess is More Than a Snack Cake
- Fact Check Your Genealogy Research
- Treasure Chest Thursday: Papaw’s Driver’s Licenses
- The Dirt Path
Important Family News for November 2012:
- Aden celebrated his 5th birthday
- Amy celebrated a birthday
- Madison celebrated a birthday
- Barbara celebrated a birthday
- Tony and Unie celebrated a wedding anniversary
- Brandon and I celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary
New Kid on the Block:
Pat Garrett from Family Stories is my favorite new kid on the block at GeneaBloggers. I loved her recent post, Alexander Boyd and the Boyd Tavern. The post is beautifully written, features a wonderful picture of the tavern, and is accompanied by some great follow-up links. You should definitely check it out – it’s a wonderful read.
Notable Posts From Other Bloggers:
- Elyse Doerfinger, of Elyse’s Genealogy Blog, made some wonderful points for genealogy societies to consider about pulling in younger recruits in her post, Some Thoughts for the Genealogy Societies in the World.
- Lorine McGinnis Schulze from Olive Tree Genealogy Blog wrote about the success of tracking down the rightful owners of a WWI era relic in her post: Success! WW1 Watch Stolen from Family 30 Years Ago Returned!
- Tipper from Blind Pig & the Acorn pointed out a unique burial site in her post, Mystery At Pine Log Cemetery
- Thomas MacEntee encouraged bloggers to Set Up Affliliate Marketing for Your Genealogy Blog or Website on GeneaBloggers.
- Michael John Neill of Genealogy Tip of the Day reminded his readers to think outside of the box and check Funeral Home Records for clue about their ancestors.
- Pat Richley-Erickson wrote a beautiful response to Drive-by genealogists should learn a few rules on DearMYRTLE’s Genealogy Blog titled, The Proof is in the Pudding
- Randy Seaver of Genea-Musings wrote another wonderful response, How Can we Communicate “The Right Way?”
- Up in the Tree‘s Sierra Pope discussed how important it is for the genealogy community to accept the younger generations into the fold in her post, A Case of Reverse Ageism
- GenealogyBlog published a post by William Dollarhide, A Checklist of 150 Genealogical Sources. The post is awesome and will give you some great ideas to help you track down your ancestors.
The Misfit’s November 2012 Suggested Read:
When I was in school, I took a lot of American and local history classes. I did a lot of reading in those classes, because I always wanted to know the material. The best book I was ever assigned to read from my history classes was The Tar Heel State: A History of North Carolina by Milton Ready. The book is packed full of so much information that I’ve read it several times and refuse to sell it, because I still use it as a reference book for my genealogy research. If you’re interested in North Carolina history – you should pick up a copy of this book… you won’t regret it.
November is officially over and the holidays are just getting started. Before I start worrying about all of my holiday shopping – I think I’ll get a little shut-eye. It’s past my bedtime!