There’s a lot of good family history information available on the Internet. Here are five places we’ve enjoyed visiting this week:
- Humorous Headstones. From Mel Blanc’s “That’s All Folks” to stones carved in the shape of motorcycles to Lego skulls, this site features some deviations from tombstone norms.
- Lords of the Dance! I dare you to sit still while watching this clip. It comes from an off-air break during the July 4 Boston Pops concert hosted by perhaps television’s most beloved late night host, Craig Ferguson.
- The 1500-Year-Old Mound vs. Sam's Club. Deep Fried Kudzu has been following the effort to save an ancient Indian mound in Alabama before it can be tapped for fill dirt for a Sam’s Club. Sam’s Club appeared to be winning last week, but check the site for the latest updates.
- Genealogy Wise: The genealogy social network. This site has only been around a couple of weeks, but has taken off in popularity. As of July 17, over 6,800 people had joined and over 2,600 groups had been created. There have been a few stumbles, but the site merits a look by anyone who’s into social media.
- Sightlines: A Poet’s Diary. Inspired to write since childhood by her writer father, Janet Riehl has penned a six generational family memoir told through story poems. Check out Janet’s web site to learn more about this unique mode of recording a family history.
Flickr photo courtesy of cygnus921.