Friday, November 4, 2011

Follow Friday - 4 Nov 2011

Follow Friday
4 Nov 2011

Today I'm recommending an excellent post that speaks directly to the name of my blog. Susan, at Susan's Genealogy Blog, writes this week: "Not Just a Name and Date: Flesh on the Bones."

She even provides some excellent resources from which you may draw the social history surrounding the activities of your ancestors, so that their stories are "fleshed out" with meaningful detail. Understanding the social context of the time and place where your ancestors worked and resided is extremely important in telling their stories. It also helps us better understand who we are.

What do you think? What other resources have you used?  I'd love to hear your story.

Comments welcomed.

Families are Forever!  ;-)


  1. I like to look through old books and magazines from the time period that I'm researching. They can provide a window into what life was like in the "good old days."

  2. Yes, Sheryl. You do a really good job of including some of those in your '100 years ago' diary blog. Often, very fascinating! ;-)