Sunday, August 1, 2010

Weekly Genealogy Picks

Weekly Genealogy Picks --July 25 to July 31
from genealogy blogs, newspaper articles and elsewhere

Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings, posted some information about his Horton descent.  JT at filioagnostic commented and posted some additional information.  If JT is correct, I am cousin to both of them through a Joseph Horton (1572-1640), father of Barnabas Horton.

Michael deGroot, in The Mormon Times, wrote about the coming genealogical dark ages. There have been many responses in the geneablogging community.  (See my post yesterday.)

Schelly Talalay Dardashti at MyHeritage Genealogy Blog suggests: Make Someone Happy, Talk Tradition.  She has learned, as a journalist, that starting a conversation with family history, even when the interview isn't about family history, is a great ice-breaker.  At Tracing the Tribe, Schelly discusses DNA and the recent FDA hearings.

Martin Hollick at The Slovak Yankee has written several posts this week about his application to become a Certified Genealogist, and their rejection of said application: C.G. Application; Why I applied; Acknowledgements; What I Did Wrong; Why I Won't Apply Again; Aftermath. His detailed account of where he went wrong in his application could be of great assistance to someone else going through the process.

James Tanner at Genealogy's Star asks Are there limits to genealogical research? -- addressing those who claim to have researched their ancestors "back to Adam."

Linda Hall-Little at Passage to the Past shares some suggestions on finding living relatives after the 1930 census.

Lindsay at Genealogy Insider asks Is Lindsay the Intern a Mayflower Descendant?  She details some research she has done on that question.

Lynn Palermo at The Armchair Genealogist shares some pros and cons of Private vs Public Family Trees.

Dan Curtis shares 15 movies of interest to Personal Historians
Senator Claire McCaskill (MO) believes that between 4900-6000 graves at Arlington National Cemetery may be unmarked or misidentified on cemetery maps.  This estimate far exceeds a prior Army estimate of 211.

And while not genealogically related:

Kyle Komarnitsky shares an amazing video of a hummingbird feeding its babies. (hat/tip: Craig Newmark, who, to my knowledge, isn't related to me. )

Other Weekly Lists
The genealogy bloggers below provide their selections for the week - many different from my own.
Amanuensis Monday: July 26th participants
[Amanuensis Monday is a weekly blogging theme I began in February of 2009, where participants transcribe letters, audio, and other documents.  Why I do this.]

Valerie C at Begin with Craft
"anonymous" at filioagnostic
Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings
"anonymous" at Nolichucky Roots 
Heather Wilkinson Rojo at Nutfield Genealogy
Lisa Wallen Logsdon at Old Stones Undeciphered
Martin Hollick at The Slovak Yankee 
John Newmark at Transylvanian Dutch
Bill West at West in New England

If you participated, but don't appear on this list, please, let me know.


JT said...

Re: The Hortons ... The WARGS site is wrong in its identification of Thomas Horton of Rehoboth. So, it seems you are not cousins with Randy or myself (or the Bushes) through these Hortons. I have posted an update here:

John said...

Those in my family who were not overly thrilled to learn they were cousins to the Bushes will be relieved to hear this.

Schelly Talalay Dardashti said...

Hi, John

Thank you for the shoutout for the MyHeritage Genealogy Blog, and for a pointer to Tracing the Tribe: The Jewish Genealogy Blog,

My US trip this summer has been very productive and I'll be meeting - for the first time - some cousins in the NY area. Very excited about that!

with best wishes

Lynn Palermo said...

Thanks John for including me in your weekly picks. Always an honour.