In Review is a moment the Misfit reserves for reflection on the important things that have occurred over the last month: important dates, upcoming events, the top posts you may have missed, noteworthy articles by other bloggers, and things that are happening in the genealogy world at large.
September 2012′s Top News:
- The “Share a Memory” Contest sponsored by Not Your Mother’s Genealogy and DearMyrtle ends tonight
- It was announced that the Georgia State Archives will be closing on 1 Nov 2012
- MyHeritage.com launched its automatic record matching premium service
- footnoteMaven made its first post since February 2012 (it was a repost, but still leaves one to wonder if the blog will soon be posting regularly again).
The Sanford Family Misfit’s Most Popular Posts of September 2012:
- Embracing My Heritage: The Clogging Tradition
- The Life of Daniel Bryan Cochran
- Technology Tuesday: Interactive Tombstones
- Mystery Monday: Ellie Smith and James W. Ledford
- Chester Reeves Cochran
Important Family News for September 2012:
- Lane Cochran celebrated a birthday
- Jean Lanning celebrated a birthday
- Nicki Medford celebrated a birthday
- Jerry Blalock celebrated a birthday
- September 3 would have marked Daryl Sanford and Kristie Farmer’s 21st wedding anniversary
- Linda Holt has announced that the Reunion for the Descendants of Adolphus Eugene Mills and Nora Ruth Simpson will happen the week of 19 Jun 2013 – 26 Jun 2013
New Kid on the Block:
Of Graveyards and Things is my favorite new kid on the block at Geneabloggers. I fell in love with the posts Mystery Monday: The Unidentified Friends and Family of Maria Jane (Peeples) Publicover Gloucester and Beverly, Essex, Mass – the accompanied photos are absolutely gorgeous.
Notable Posts From Other Bloggers:
- Tipper Pressley at Blind Pig & the Acorn wrote a post inspired by yours truly: Bringing Appalachia to Your Living Room
- Michael Neill at Genealogy Tip of the Day reminded us that we can find clues about our ancestors by contacting their other living descendants with the tip: Are You the Only One?
- Ellen at UNC Press Blog talked about the famous pottery from Seagrove in her post: North Carolina Icons: Seagrove Pottery
- Lynn Palermo at The Armchair Genealogist gave genealogy bloggers some tips on creating a routine in her post: Blog to Book: 8 Steps to a Writing Routine
- Thomas MacEntee aided his fellow genealogy bloggers by releasing his post: Editorial Calendar for Genealogy Blogs – Q4 2012
- Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings announced: Massachusetts Town Clerk, Vital, and Town Records on Family Search
- Sierra Pope at Up In The Tree reminded us that sometimes the family we create for ourselves is just as important as the one we are born into with her post: Family Even if It’s Not Legal
- DearMYRTLE’s Genealogy Blog explained: Why the Georgia Archives Closure is Important to YOU
- Dave Tabler got everyone excited with his post: Mountain Heritage Day festival kicks off tomorrow
- Leland Meitzler at GenealogyBlog announced: The Learning Channel May Pick Up “Who Do You Think You Are?”
- Nicholas Graham at North Carolina Miscellany informed us of a Baptist Indian Meeting, 1840
The Misfit’s September 2012 Suggested Read:
If you come from a North Carolina family who has ties to the pottery community – you really should read North Carolina Pottery: The Collection of the Mint Museums. I found three of my ancestors in the book and was stoked to find not only photos of their art, but also brief descriptions about their families and background information on their work as potters.
September is over! Now I’m going to kick back with a glass of wine and get started on next months posts.