Following Friday

I thought I would share a few of the genealogy blogs that I follow on a regular basis.  With blogging becoming so popular, there seem to be a lot of them out there with quite a few that get started and never seem to update again or update so infrequently that it’s barely worth checking more than once a month.  The ones below are just a few that I follow who do a great job of updating regularly with great content.

Leaves for Trees has been around for a couple years and Heather not only has great content on her own research, but I have also found some of her blogging tips and such to be very invaluable!

What can I say about DearMYRTLE’s blog other than WOW!  She has an incredible wealth of information and her Google+ community has actually started to convert me to a Google+ fan.

Grant over at The Stephen Sherwood Letters always seems to have great stories about his family and heritage.  I find myself getting lost in his genealogy sometimes instead of working on my own!

The Accidental Genealogist has been doing posts all month on Fearless Females and I have to say, it has been some very fascinating reading!

I’ll introduce you to a few other blogs in a few weeks, but for now, enjoy!

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Following Friday – SSDI and Identity Theft

I have taken to reading a number of blogs from fellow genealogists not so much in the hope of finding ancestors, but for learning from the trials and tribulations of others.  This article, from Dick Eastman, is a very well written post about how and why the Social Security Death Index (SSDI) can be used for identity theft protection.  I actually encourage others outside of the genealogy world to read this article and do as Mr. Eastman suggests – encourage your banks and credit card companies to use the SSDI to purge their databases of Social Security numbers for deceased people.

For more from Dick Eastman’s blog, Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter, click here.