Friday, May 18, 2012

Follow Friday - 18 May 2012

I don't do Follow Fridays much anymore mostly because I can't seem to keep up with it all. But here are a few posts that caught my eye this week:

Ancestral Breezes wrote about her Favorite Tweets from the NGS 2012 Conference. Check this out to see the highlights from the speaker presentations and a few funnies.

Diane Haddad of the Genealogy Insider wrote about the 150th anniversary of the Homestead Act of 1862. In this post she gives a good overview of the history of the Homestead Act and the resources you can find and use today to help you understand the process your ancestors might have gone through at the time and to help you find your ancestors' actual records!

One post that I know has been very popular and very necessary is Using OneNote to keep up with Those Ancestors by Caroline Pointer of blog. She created a video that takes you step by step through the process of creating research reports in your OneNote software and even offers her readers a downloadable template you can use for your own research!

Laura from The Last Leaf On This Branch wrote about Passing the Test - the DNA Test that is. Although her 23andMe Relative Finder results are not in yet, she was able to view her health results and found some interesting surprises.

There is a new player on the field in the game of genealogy software products. It's called Geungle and it made headlines at the NGS conference in Cincinnati last week. Susan at Nolichucy Roots volunteered herself as a beta tester and is excited about the prospects of this cloud based system being designed by Pentandra.

If you come across a blog or blog post you found interesting and would like to share please let me know via emailor in a comment below.

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