October 4, 2015

Geneabloggers Suggests a Code of Conduct

Adhering to a Code of Conduct

Geneabloggers Code of Conduct

Tom MacEntee, who writes the blog Geneabloggers, has addressed a problem that another genealogy blogger has encountered.  As sad as it is, we do have to have a code of conduct for most instances where we interact with the public.  Tom has made a list of his views on what is important to maintain good geneablogger conduct.

After you read Tom’s list, please think about coming back here and leaving your view on the points he suggests.  Do you have any suggestions on what to include?  Or, do we need to keep it simple and concise as Tom has done?

1909 Home Friend – The Eggs And I

It’s 1909 again, and the Leahy Manufacturing Company wants to send you “The Favorite” incubator to try for 60 days free. UPS won’t be bringing it though…It’ll be delivered to your station. Of course, if your station is in the next county, that might be a bit of a trek.  Harness up the horses Pa, we’re going to get something so we can have a chicken in every pot and eggs for  your breakfast!


With the economy in the dumpster in 2009, it might be time to look into buying one of these now. Or, maybe you can talk a neighboring farmer into buying one with you and some friends?

My father-in-law raised chickens all last summer and has been supplying his neighbors with eggs to boot. Seems like everyone is going “back to the land”, huh?

My friend Lidian has some equally interesting ads on her blogs The Virtual Dime Museum and Kitchen Retro that you will really enjoy too. She’s funnier than I am. Sorry!

My Heritage.com Names Top 100 Genealogy Sites


It’s always wonderful when you see someone’s hard work and dedication rewarded with recognition.  I’m not on this list (yet), but if I work harder I might be someday.  In the mean time, I hope you will visit the MyHeritage site and visit some of the honored genealogy sites. Good for you guys!

MyHeritage.com’s Top 100 Genealogy Sites

Weekly Genealogy Blogging Prompt #1


L-R: Cerilda, Myra and Jim Yates

This is the only photo I have of my Great Grandmother Cerilda Yates and to me, it’s priceless. After having seven children Cerilda died an unneccesary death from “child bed fever”. What that amounts to is unclean conditions when she was giving birth. We do have a group picture of her surviving siblings taken some decades later, and most of the women look very much alike. Don’t you just love the dress Cerilda is wearing?

The photo is special to me too because it’s the only photo we have of Jim Yates’ younger sister Myra. Myra died from tuberculosis in 1888 when she was twenty-two years old.  Jim and Myra had both migrated from Roane County, Tennessee to Howell County, Missouri with their step-uncle Gideon Morrison.  Another sister, Lydia, was left behind in Tennessee because she was “too young”. I am not sure what that means, but, in any case she stayed in Roane County and married Clement Clark.


Another mystery is that if you look at the enlarged version of this photo and compare it to the tintype above it looks like both women are wearing the same pin at their neckline.  Since Myra Yates was born in 1866, and it is possible this tintype was taken sometime in that era, the woman in the tintype is certainly not Myra. It is possible that the picture is Mary M. Kelsey Yates, her mother.

As a side note, when I was looking through the Missouri digital archives for death records for our Yates family I found two for a Deborah E. Yates who died 22 September 1888.  That’s the same date Myra died, so I think that her real name was given. My family is ‘famous’ for going by nicknames and middle names, darn it all. The name Deborah is significant because that was also the name of Myra’s grandmother. Deborah Holmes b. sometime around 1825 was married (1) to Miles Yates, and (2) to William Deatherage Morrison. William D. Morrison was the father of Gideon P. Morrison with whom Jim and Myra had migrated with to Howell County, MO.


I am participating in Weekly Genealogy Blogging Prompt at Genea-bloggers on Facebook. Won’t you join us?!

Week #1: Upload your favorite picture and talk about it on your blog. Answer the who/what/when/where/why of the subject matter and explain why it is your favorite.

From “Jump Start Your Genealogy Blog. 52 ideas. 52 weeks” by Amy Coffin at We Tree (http://wetree.blogspot.com)

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