Friday, March 18, 2011

Follow Friday: Blood and Frogs: Jewish Genealogy and More by Phillip Trauring

How can a title like Blood and Frogs not catch your attention?! I came across Phillip's blog when it was listed in Cyndi's List Mailing List of New Websites, a daily e-newsletter to which I've subscribed (Interested? Sign up here.). What caught my eye was a description of the B&F (free!) Forms System, and being a sucker for organizational tools, I immediately headed over for a visit.

I wasn't disappointed. Besides explaining the forms system and offering free PDF forms to use on your computer or print out, there are some interesting and well-written articles on Jewish and Polish genealogy, preservation (which warms this Scanfest hostess' heart!), doing genealogy on a Mac, and general genealogy techniques. Some of the general topics covered are FindAGrave, historical online newspapers, and mailing lists.

I'm looking forward to what Phillip will be blogging about in the future, and have subscribed to Blood and Frogs: Jewish Genealogy and More in Google Reader. You can also follow along in Twitter and Facebook, too!

As for the term, blood and frogs? Think back to your childhood Bible stories or the movie The Ten Commandments, and remember the first two plagues to strike Egypt!


Philip said...

Thank you very much for mentioning my blog. I hope people enjoy it. I would love to hear your comments on my forms system, as I'm always looking to improve it.

All the best,

Philip Trauring

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Dave Weller

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LInda Gartz said...

Great title for a book. Yes, I remember all those creepy plagues brought upon the people of Egypt and God hardening the pharaoh's heart. I'm sure it will be a welcome reference to many.