Saturday, February 4, 2017

Saturday Serendipity (February 4, 2017)

Here are a few recommended reads for this weekend.

1.  The Weekly Genealogist of NEHGS cited to an interesting article about what today we would call techniques to avoid "body shaming."  The piece focuses on what famous people in the Victorian era did to hide body imperfections or visible maladies.  You can read it here.    

2.  Really?  We now have a "Genealogy Selfie Day."  I guess i missed it last year, but February 1st appears to be the date of this new event.  UpFront with NGS explains and illustrates here.  When it rolls around again next year, please remember .  .  . watch those selfie sticks, don't selfie [is selfie also a verb too?] while driving or operating power machinery, and everyone would be well-advised not to drink and selfie.  🙏     

3.  Heard of "Twile?"  Neither had I until I read a post by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings blog. It is a new way to display your family genealogy using infographics and family stats such as "average age at marriage."  To learn more if you too are not familiar with this new venture, see Randy's post with an example "twice?" here.  Speaking of Randy, he obviously heard of "Genealogy Selfie Day" this year!      

4.   James Tanner has a nice post about the "myth" concerning the hobby rating of genealogy.  Read his post here to enjoy how he deconstructs the supposed second place ranking of genealogy.           

5.   Elizabeth Handler of From Maine to Kentucky blog interviews photograph expert Maureen Taylor in a Ground Hog Day post (Feb. 2nd).  You can read it here.           
6.   And finally, Heather Rojo (and her husband) also heard about Genealogy Selfie Day this year .  .  . or are those two Pilgrims?  Have a look here.
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Copyright 2017, John D. Tew
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