Moovers and Shakers: Week of April 23, 2008

The week ending April 23, 2008 was a busy one for genealogy and New Hampshire bloggers. My favorites are listed below (and should keep you very busy).

Udderly Delightful Libraries–I must give credit to Lori Thorton at Smoky Mountain Family Historian for her National Library Week Challenge. The 50th anniversary of this week-long event was held from April 13-19.  Libraries on the state, county, local and regional levels continue to be a focal point of information, culture, and socialization. My favorite library in Manchester already has a history written. Other libraries of note include the New Hampshire Historical Society Library, named after the society's benefactor Edward Tuck), and the Nesmith Library in Windham NH. In addition there are several historical societies throughout New Hampshire who have small public libraries.

Yodel Up A Sandstorm–Paul Sand of Pun Salad, aka a distant relation to “Grandpa Boots,” yodels up a storm and comments on an eclectic selection of poetry, politics and movies. Always entertaining.

Say Cheese, or Not–Terry Thornton writes about pre-Civil War cheese making, at Hill Country of Monroe County, Mississippi. Was it simply too hot to make cheese in some locations?

Unconfusing Calendar–Thomas MacEntee of Destination: Austin Family, has devised a Genea-Blogger Calendar (see right column) to help us keep track of the deadlines of our genealogical carnivals. His blog also has a new look!

National Geographic Goes To Hell–As shocking as it sometimes is, if we don't understand the past, we are bound to repeat it. Schelly Talalay Dardashti of The Jewish Genealogy Blog, reports on National Geographic's upcoming programming this Sunday, April 27, 2008 called “Nazi Scrapbooks From Hell” about the death camp at Auschwitz.

Amazing But True New Hampshire–David Brooks of “The Granite Geek” always presents edgy, scientifically correct articles. During the past week he shows how speeding may lower your gas mileage, that dead bees and missing sailors may be connected, and New Hampshire's coolest cell tower.

Brings Tears to the Eyes–Miriam Midkiff of AnceStories reports about an amazing story of orphaned siblings reunited after 75 years apart.

Environmentally Friendly Genealogy–Chris Dunham of the Genealogue has a new Top Ten List. Will we be carpooling to the cemetary?

Among The Missing — Shannon of Ancestrally Challenged reports on a 1894 tombstone found on a houseboat. The question is, how did it get there, and where does the tombstone belong?

“Uh Doh” Means Something ElseLearn to count in Gaelic, on Lisa's “Small-leaved Shamrock” blog.  Don't forget to submit your article by this Sunday for her Carnival of Irish Heritage and Culture.

Spring Has Sprung–Amy Kane of “Atlantic Ave” is posting a plethora of amazing photographs depicting the arrival of Spring in New Hampshire.

Buckle Your Carnival Seatbelts–footnoteMaven has announced a new carnival called “Smile For the Camera.”  Submissions for specific editions are due by the 10th of each month.

There's No Returning These Genes–Jasia at Creative Gene published her 46th Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy. Kudos for her continued dedication to publishing the best genealogical articles on the Internet.

Blushing Scandanavians–Got Shy? Chery at “Nordic Blue” writes a fascinating article about Janteloven:Norwegian Modesty.

How Do You Do, DNA?–Dru Pair of “Find Your Folks,” reports on her introduction to DNA, and African Ancestry resources on Roots Television.

Zapped In The Family–Colleen at Orations of OMcHodoy reports on an unusual family trait involving static electricity. (It happens to be a trait I share).

Part The Curtains, Pull Up the Shades–For those of you who missed the announcement footnoteMaven has started a new blogging venture at “Shades of the Departed.” If you love antique photographs, you'll love “Shades.”

Happy Reading!

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