Saturday, June 13, 2009

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Three Things

It's Saturday Night - time for more Genealogy Fun! Come on and join in this weekly event that taxes the Geneaholic's ability to devise fun and educational things for you to think and blog about.

Here is the task for this week:

1) Think of three things that you learned about Genealogy or Family History today.

2) Tell us about them in a blog post or a comment to this post.

You know, if you did this every day that after one year you would have over 1,000 learned things documented? You don't have to limit yourself to three, you know. Would that be helpful to you, and perhaps to other researchers? Think about it!

Here are my three things I have learned today (I'm writing this at 9 a.m. so the day is young for me):

* The Automated Genealogy/Canada Genealogy Centre deal to provide transcriptions and census images in a split screen format is excellent.

* The town of Centralia, Columbia County, Pennsylvania is no more because of an underground fire (see Linda Stientra's post here for a fantastic Graveyard Rabbit, and history, post).

* The early San Francisco Chronicle newspaper is online at (see Melody Lassalle's post here for a great post about searching newspapers in Footnote).

See how easy that was! Fun, too. Go for it!


The Shy Genealogist said...

Spent the day making digital images of old b&w negatives. Made a list of over 5 things I learned during this highly successful day!

Dorene from Ohio said...

I learned that SANDUSKY THEN AND NOW is full-text on Google books, but in its original German text, at:

I learned that Joe Beine explains the Knights Templar symbol very well at his Cemeteries and Cemetery Symbol website,

I learned that the surname Von Hausen was sometimes spelled Fonhausen in the 1850 Erie County, Ohio Census, per the index online at Rootsweb at:

Thomas MacEntee said...

Here are my three things:

Greta Koehl said...

What I learned to day comes more under little details than big facts; posted at

Bill West said...

Mine's here, Randy :

swe2search said...

I am still working on kinks in my other email spot.
I learned today about the importance of land records, also got a clue as to where to look for a land warrant description from 1812 in NY. (my personal black hole)
Scanned some more documents into my document database and forwarded some to a cousin researching the collateral line.
I started clearing up some of my backmail on yahoo, now all I need to do is get the database updated and placed on world connect.
Was a good day!

Mary said...

Reflection is good for the soul (and the research!). Here's my list:

Diana Ritchie said...

Hi Randy ~
This post just proves to me that you learn more things before 9:00am than I learn all week! Between you and Thomas, my head is usually spinning...but in a good way.