November 28, 2015

52 Weeks To Better Genealogy – Patent Searches

How To Find Inventors In Your Family

The above link is a short post I did some time ago, but it fits in perfectly with this week’s topic of Patent Searches for 52 Weeks To Better Genealogy.  You may find some amazing new information about your family members that you hadn’t known before.  Read my article to see where I found patent information.

Get Your Genealogy Blog Listed Here

To be honest, I haven’t clicked on every category on this website, so I can’t say with authority just what you might find (other than iPentimento, of course) in this list of genealogy blogs at Genealogy Blog Finder, but I can say that for a die hard genealogist this is a site to make me drool in anticipation.

Genealogy Blog Finder

  • Recently Updated
  • Genealogy blogs with fresh content
  • Genealogy News
  • The latest developments in the genealogical world
  • Tips, Resources & Reviews
  • Tips for building skills and finding resources
  • Personal Research
  • Family historians share their personal stories
  • Single Surname
  • Blogs focusing on one surname
  • Technology
  • Using technology to aid research
  • Preservation
  • Tips on preserving your family’s history

The above is just a sampling of the categories you will be searching. Make sure you put Genealogy Blog Finder in your favorites or bookmark it. You will want to go back to it time and again!

If you don’t already have your genealogy blog listed there (it’s free) then you are missing out on some really good exposure for your blog. I just wanted to put a little Sunday night blurb here about it so you can check it out. Now, I am going back there to do a little searching of my own. I don’t just write about genealogical research you know….sometimes I even do some! 😉

Genealogy Re-posts from Pentimento – 2

Another sampling of my previous genealogy posts originally written for my Pentimento blog!

Roane County Tennessee Cousins  Some of my family links to Roane County, TN.

Women’s History Month 2007: Joyce Moline Huntley, RN In honor of my aunt Joyce.

Cyndi’s List – U.S. – Vital Records Cyndi Howell is the genealogy link diva. This is just one of the thousands of links on her site.

SOS, Missouri – State Archives: Birth and Death Records If you are doing any genealogical research in Missouri, this is a must visit site.

Add New Information To Your Family Tree In Just 15 Minutes  I bet you can do it! Launches to Create the World’s Family Tree  This is not new news now, but still, if you are beginning genealogy right now, this site can be very helpful.

Census Records: What can they tell you? Not just names and locations, there is a whole story about your family hidden in a census record.

10 Things to Do at the Cemetery  No, not bad things. These are 10 tips to make your visit to a final resting place pay off.

MY TOP 10 PLACES TO FIND GENEALOGICAL INFORMATION ONLINE If you read no other link in this post, read this one!

Advice for Beginning Genealogy Just starting to research your family tree? This is simple advice that will make your quest much easier

Photo of the Day at Are You In My Photo

I  had a nice surprise when I visited Are You In My Photo’s site tonight. One of the photos I posted yesterday was chosen for photo of the day.


I added this particular photo of my dad’s Carrier Aircraft Service Unit 7 because it’s a very clear photo and the men’s names are easily read. Even their rank at the time is noted, as well as the date of Sept. 14, 1944.  I can only hope that by putting the photo on AYIMP’s site that even more people will be able to view it, and perhaps find a family member.  Clicking on the smaller photo below will take you to the full-sized photo.


I am pretty sure this photo was taken in Hawaii, but I could be wrong. Dad’s group ended up on New Calendonia servicing planes from the carriers that were fighting the Japanese in the South Pacific. It was on that island that Dad strapped Admiral “Bull” Halsey into his parachute. I don’t have a photo of that, but I did find one in the Library of Congress archives that shows Halsey, Eleanor Roosevelt and another man (Harmon) in front of a plane in New Calendonia.


Harmon, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Admiral Bill Halsey