Friday, February 19, 2010
Follow Friday - AnceStories
On this Follow Friday, I want to highlight Miriam Robbins Midkiff's excellent genealogy blog titled AnceStories: The Stories of My Ancestors.
Miriam has been blogging about genealogy research since January 2006 and is one of the leaders of the genea-blogging community. Her blog description says:
"Welcome to my blog about my genealogical research: my triumphs, my challenges, my research notes...plus some tips and links for you."
Miriam has a number of series of blog posts going - the most significant is probably the series on 52 Weeks of Online American Digital Archives and Databases that she is posting state-by-state. There are 5 states posted so far - Alabama through Connecticut, with one added about every week. When this series is completed, it will be a wonderful compendium for all genealogy researchers. I hope that Miriam makes it into an eBook or similar, because it will be that "good" and useful.
Miriam is also noted for hosting the Scanfest chats on the last Sunday of most months. A number of genea-bloggers and readers sign in, and chat while (hopefully) scanning precious photographs and documents. The script of the Scanfest is posted on Miriam's blog - see the January 31 post at January 2010 Scanfest and January 2010 Scanfest - Part 2. We have some fun and get some scanning done too. Miriam is an excellent hostess!
If you are not reading Miriam's Ancestories blog, you should be! Add it to your blog reader!