Monday, February 19, 2007

Stuff I'm Reading These Days. . . .

  • Miriam Midkiff's Ancestories, Ancestories1 and Ancestories2. This complex of sites consists of Miriam's stories of her (and her husband's and sister-in-law's) ancestors, her research blog, and her life story for her descendants. She writes well and generously. And in Ancestories2, her story for her descendants, she includes "prompts" to help her readers create their own stories. Miriam writes from eastern Washington state, but frequently focuses on Michigan.
  • Rootdig by Michael John Neill. One of the most interesting places to visit every day! Informative and entertaining, this author and lecturer packs his site with tips and genealogy of the well-known (check out how the British authorities classified Queen Victoria in the 1851 census!
  • Tim Agazio's Genealogy Reviews Online. Tim says he "provides reviews of online resources, books, and software devoted to genealogy research." Tim's site has clean lines and is an easy read. He's insightful and has a sense of humor. Tim is based in Colorado.
  • Family Matters by Denise Olson. Denise calls her blog "Tech Support for the Family Historian." And that it is! Check out some of these recent posts: Diigo groups, "Is your router secure?", and "The 20 Minute Guide to Web Security."
  • Kinexxions by Becky Wiseman. A native Hoosier and Navy veteran, Becky has quickly become a favorite within the genea-blogging community. She's working with FamilySearch on indexing Indiana marriages.
  • Apple's Tree. A school bus driver using the nom de blog "Apple," this writer is based in the town of Snowville, New York (which sounds like a real challenge for a school bus driver!)
  • Amy Crooks' Untangled Family Roots. Amy is from Post Falls, Idaho, and has a separate site of the same name where she provides products and services to help preserve family heritage. She's started a carnival on her blog called "Who is that?
  • Dana Huff's Our Family History. An interesting, well-written site; enjoyable and informative.
  • Taneya's Genealogy Blog. A librarian in Nashville, Taneya says she loves computers and the Internet--her genealogy blog, one of several she keeps, certainly shows it.


Moultrie Creek said...

Thank you for the kind words about Family Matters and for pointing me to some very interesting new (to me) sites. Just another reason I so enjoy visiting your site! h

Miriam said...

Craig, I'm honored that you mentioned my website and blogs. I hope that they inspire others to write about their ancestors and their research. Please know that I enjoy reading your blog as well!

Becky said...

Thanks for the mention of kinexxions. I'm glad you find it interesting enough to blog about! Thanks also for the links to some new blogs for me as well.

Tim Agazio said...


Thank you for the kind words about my blog...although I don't think I deserve to be in the same company of the others you posted...they are really good! Thanks again.


Dana Huff said...

I can't believe I haven't already been by to say thanks for the link and kind words, so thank you!