I was a little under the weather yesterday, so I didn’t get to see the posting of the Carnival of Genealogy, 47th Edition, until this morning. The topic for this edition was “A Place Called Home.” So many parts of the world are represented – you won’t want to miss checking out these terrific articles for a little “armchair travel” around the world!

I’m running out of superlatives to describe what a wonderful job Jasia does with the Carnival of Genealogy. Thank you again, Jasia, for all you do. I hope you enjoy a much-deserved summer break!


I typically let my daughter watch her favorite cartoon – “The Little Einsteins” on the Disney Channel – in the mornings. I know, Bad Mommy using the TV as a babysitter… but it keeps her occupied for a while so I can get my morning chores done. I’ll deal with the guilt later.

Anyway, while “The Little Einsteins” are saving the world yet again, I like to tune out (a little – moms NEVER completely tune out) by listening to my favorite podcasts on my iPod. These include a variety of genealogy podcasts such as Lisa L. Cooke’s “Genealogy Gems,” and “DearMYRTLE’s Family History Hour.”

I’m also something of a LOST junkie, and I enjoy “The Lost Podcast with Jay and Jack.” It’s good to know that I’m not the only one confused by this show.

So this morning I was listening to “The Genealogy Guys Podcast” with George C. Morgan and Drew Smith, episode #135, and who did I hear them mention? Why, none other than Miriam Midkiff from AnceStories: The Stories of My Ancestors!

Miriam had written to The Guys to in response to a previous show on which they discussed genetic genealogy, and she referred them to Blaine Bettinger’s free publication, “I Have The Results of My Genetic Genealogy Test, Now What?” available on Blaine’s blog, The Genetic Genealogist.

I was happy to hear both of these fine blogs mentioned by The Guys on their show. If you haven’t read either of these blogs, or listened to the podcasts I mentioned, I hope that you’ll take some time to do so. You won’t be disappointed!

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