2015

Thank you to the following people for mentioning Opening Doors in Brick Walls in their blogs and social media in 2015:

December 26, 2015

Linda Stufflebean of Empty Branches on the Family Tree mentioned my post
52 Ancestors: #51 Nice How I Opened the Door in Cousin Joe’s Brick Wall in her weekly Recommended Reads.

December 18, 2015

Jana Iverson Last of Jana’s Genealogy and Family History Blog mentioned my Tuesday’s Child’s Family Heirlooms: Handkerchiefs with Crocheted Edges in her Follow Friday ~ Fab Finds.

December 7, 2015

Christy Perry Tuohey, author of the book Panther Mountain, Caroline’s Story in her blog of the same name mentioned my blog in her post Once a slave, then free, a beloved neighbor

She wrote, “You can find greater detail about Isaac and other Sims slaves in Cathy Meder-Dempsey’s blog, Opening Doors in Brick Walls. Cathy is a descendant of James Sims and her genealogy efforts have provided me with invaluable information about my own family. I am grateful for her intrepid, meticulous research.

December 4, 2015

Jana Iverson Last of Jana’s Genealogy and Family History Blog mentioned my blogpost Tuesday’s Child’s Family Heirlooms: Bomi’s Sewing Stuff in her Follow Friday ~ Fab Finds.

November 22, 2015

Jo Henn of Climbing My Family Tree mentioned my post The New FamilySearch – I’m loving it! in her weekly NoteWorthy Reads #24.

November 14, 2015

Gail Dever of Genealogy à la carte mentioned my post The New FamilySearch – I’m loving it! in her weekly This week’s crème de la crème.

November 13, 2015

Jana Iverson Last of Jana’s Genealogy and Family History Blog mentioned my The New FamilySearch – I’m loving it! in her Follow Friday ~ Fab Finds. Three weeks in a row!

Linda Stufflebean of Empty Branches on the Family Tree mentioned my blogpost Tuesday’s Child’s Family Heirlooms: Bomi’s Spéngelskrich Amulette in her weekly Recommended Reads. I was especially thrilled by her intro: If you don’t already follow Cathy Meder-Dempsey’s Opening Doors in Brick Walls, you should. She has just started some posts with a focus on telling the stories of family heirlooms and even includes links to others who have told some of their own stories. An heirloom almost takes on a life of its own sometimes and the stories are fascinating. Be sure to check them out.
In my little thank you note to her I gave credit to Jeanne Bryan Insalaco of Everyone Has A Story for suggesting the heirlooms theme.

November 6, 2015

Jana Iverson Last of Jana’s Genealogy and Family History Blog mentioned the first post in my new series Tuesday’s Child’s Family Heirlooms: My Dad’s Photography in her Follow Friday ~ Fab Finds.

October 30, 2015

Julie Cahill Tarr of Julie’s Genealogy and History Hub mentioned two of my blogposts:
How to Upload Your Tree to RootsWeb’s WorldConnect and How to Manage Your Tree on RootsWeb’s WorldConnect in her Friday Finds.

Jana Iverson Last of Jana’s Genealogy and Family History Blog mentioned my “May I Introduce To You” Interview on GeneaBloggers.comMay I Introduce to You . . . Cathy Meder-Dempsey in her Follow Friday ~ Fab Finds.

October 27, 2015

The GeneaBloggers Daily featured my May I Introduce to You . . . Cathy Meder-Dempsey interview.

October 23, 2015

Jana Iverson Last of Jana’s Genealogy and Family History Blog mentioned my blogpost How to Upload Your Tree to RootsWeb’s WorldConnect in her Follow Friday ~ Fab Finds

October 2, 2015

Jana Iverson Last of Jana’s Genealogy and Family History Blog mentioned my blogpost Slave Name Roll Project: RELEASING Will, Cintha, Delph, Cate, Darkis, Roas, Alesey, Chloe, Charlote, Feby, Jude, Peggy, Rick, Cuffey, Thomas, Sal, Easter, Jude, Lucy and Anthony in her Follow Friday ~ Fab Finds for October 2, 2015

August 31, 2015

Dawn Williams-Kogutkiewicz of Dawning Genealogy kindly mentioned my blog and the three part series I wrote for Black History Month: The Slaves of James SIMS, Part 1,
Part 2, and Part 3 in her first “releasing” blogpost for The Slave Name Roll Project – Releasing the Names of 16 Slaves.

August 14, 2015

Amy Johnson Crow of No Story Too Small in her 52 Ancestors Challenge 2015: Week 32 Recap mentioned my blogpost 52 Ancestors: #32 Johann GORGES and Anna Maria BOTZ – 2 of 32 and wrote: “Cathy Meder-Dempsey at Opening Doors in Brick Walls has probably the most colorful post (literally!) that I’ve seen in awhile.

July 3, 2015

Amy Johnson Crow of No Story Too Small in her 52 Ancestors Challenge 2015: Week 26 Recap mentioned my blogpost 52 Ancestors: #26 Halfway: The MEDER-WILMES Family of Diekirch and wrote: “Cathy should get a medal for wading through that handwriting!

May 11, 2015

Colleen Greene of Colleen & Jeff’s Roots kindly mentioned the help I gave her in finding the image of her 2nd great-grandmother Aurelia’s digitized baptism record in her blogpost Maria Aurelia Compean (1858-1963): Correct Birth Year is Likely 1864, an update to her #52Ancestors: Maria Aurelia Compean (1858-1963), Lived to Be 105 or 100 or 95 Years of Age.

April 30, 2015

Amy Johnson Crow of No Story Too Small in her 52 Ancestors Challenge 2015: Week 17 Recap mentioned my blogpost 52 Ancestors: #17 They Didn’t Take The Rags to Riches Journey?!

April 10, 2015

My blogpost 52 Ancestors: #14 Albert Spencer LILLIE (1848-1913) ~ Old Photographs Saved From Trash Can got a nice mention in Dating Old Photographs on the blog Pastsmith.

March 30, 2015 (date found!)

Jennie Fairs, Social Media Coordinator, mentioned my blog Opening Doors in Brick Walls in her Interesting/Informative Blogs column in The Surname Scribbler Volume 1, Issue 2 2014/15, the newsletter of The Surname Society.

March 27, 2015

Linda Stufflebean of Empty Branches on the Family Tree mentioned my blogpost
52 Ancestors: #12 The One Who Went to Paris in her weekly Recommended Reads.

March 20, 2015
Lacey Holley of Adventures of an Untameable Genealogist mentioned my blog in her Follow Friday: My Favorite Blogs. She wrote: “Who knew Luxembourg could be so interesting? She makes it that way. My newest daily read (or until I get caught up).”

March 12, 2015

Amy Johnson Crow of No Story Too Small in her 52 Ancestors Challenge 2015: Week 10 Recap mentioned my 52 Ancestors: #10 The FOURNELLE-FRANTZ Family (1871-2005) and wrote: Cathy Meder-Dempsey of Opening Doors in Brick Walls didn’t use the theme at all when writing about her family living in Luxembourg between the World Wars. You have to check out the family photos that she posted! (Warning: You will likely be jealous. I know I am!)

March 6, 2015

Jodi Spade Roessler of Braiding Trees in her blogpost Speaking Names: The Slave Name Roll Project mentioned my 3 part series Black History Month: The Slaves of James SIMS and wrote: “…regarding her ancestor’s participation in the unfortunate institution of slavery has taken wing and given light to another wonderful blogger, Schalene Jennings Dagutis of Tangled Roots and Trees, to create a project that would help researchers with slave ancestors.”

Linda Stufflebean of Empty Branches on the Family Tree mentioned my blogpost Introducing the Slave Name Roll Project in her weekly Recommended Reads.

March 5, 2015

Bernita Allen of Voices Inside My Head in her blogpost Friend of Friends ~ The Slave Name Roll Project mentioned my 3 part series Black History Month: The Slaves of James SIMS and wrote: “I find it fitting that Cathy’s blog is titled Opening Doors In Brick Walls because it is through her three-part post that she will be “opening doors” for others.”

March 3, 2015

True A. Lewis of NoTe’s To MySeLf in her blogpost 48 Slaves of Barney Ivey in which she wrote: “Thanks to Cathy my BlogSister of  Opening Doors in Brick Walls for all the Encouragement!”

March 1, 2015

Donna Palmer Haines of Daughter of Slave Ancestry in her blogpost DISCOVERY: Slave Name Roll Project mentioned my 3 part series Black History Month: The Slaves of James SIMS and wrote: “Because of Cathy’s insightful blog, I’ll never look at a brick wall the same way again.”

February 28. 2015

Schalene Jennings Dugatis of Tangled Roots and Trees in her blogpost Slave Name Roll Project mentioned my 3 part series Black History Month: The Slaves of James SIMS and wrote: “I would like to thank Cathy Meder-Dempsey of Opening Doors in Brick Walls because her post for Black History month (parts 12 and 3) gave me the idea.”

February 6, 2015

Linda Stufflebean of Empty Branches on the Family Tree mentioned my blogposts
Colleen Greene’s Genealogy Snapshot and Colleen Greene’s Genealogy Snapshot UPDATE in her weekly Recommended Reads.

Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman of Genealogy Gems mentioned my blogpost
52 Ancestors: #5 The MEDER-FABER Family of Diekirch 1846-1954 in her
weekly Follow Friday.

January 2, 2015

Linda Stufflebean of Empty Branches on the Family Tree mentioned my blogpost
52 Ancestors: #52 Levina DOSS – Another Unmarried Mother and How She Helped Me Bring This Challenge Finale to an End with a Bang! in her weekly Recommended Reads.