Friday, May 25, 2012

Follow Friday - May 25th 2012

I had such a nice time reading blog posts from my friends last week and sharing with everyone that I decided to do it again this week. Not surprising, posts from the National Genealogical Society (NGS) Conference that went on a couple of weeks ago are still trickling in. I really enjoy those because you get the down to earth sense of what message the really got from each speaker. Some were positive and some not so positive.

Kim von Aspern-Parker of Le Maison Duchamp wrote about an NGS speaker who professed that using the internet was, plain and simple, "Bad Genealogy." She refuted this claim with examples of how the internet can and should be used to help us perform "Good Genealogy."

Michael Hait of Planting the Seeds also posted a list of blogs published by certified genealogists that I started following recently and wanted to share with you. If you are interested in reading about Copyright Law, Citations and Source Writing, Legal Genealogy, etc and topics of a more professional nature, then check out these professional genealogists' blogs. Not every blog is related to professional genealogy of course, but there is a good mix to pick and choose from that you can add to your Reader.

Harold Henderson of the Midwestern Microhistory Blog gave us a very good review of what you would expect to find in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly (NGSq) magazine that is included in your membership dues with topics covering plagiarism, newspapers, immigration research, and Civil War research. Have you read up on your NGSq lately? (I read mine during lunch time).


  1. Thanks so much, Ginger. This is very helpful!

    1. You're welcome Celia and thanks so much for reading!