- In the market for a new computer to help you find you ancestors' stories & secrets? PC World gives us a Windows 8 Buying Guide to show us how Win8 looks and feels and such on different types of devices. [It took me just a bit to get the hang of my Win8 Touchscreen laptop, but it's easy to use now, and dare I say, fun?]
- Dear Myrtle is looking for panelists for her 2nd Mastering Genealogical Proof study group conducted via Google+ Hangouts on Air.
- On The British GENES Blog, Chris informs us Durham Records Online has added, um, more records, um, online. ;)
- Do you use Legacy Family Tree Software? Tessa Keough hosted and recorded the monthly Legacy Virtual Users Group's Google+ Hangout On Air yesterday, and they covered Geography & Mapping in Legacy.
- Dear Myrtle, Russ Worthington, and Randy Seaver took a look yesterday and discussed the finer points of collaborating with someone else using Ancestry Family Trees in a Google+ Hangout On Air. Very interesting, and, of course, it's recorded and you can view it now. [Or later. Or now. Whatever is convenient. ;) ]
- Family Tree Tours announced their 2014 European tour schedule. [Dear Santa: Want.]
- Taneya Koonce gives us a great look at the new Snagit Chrome browser add-on for snagging all sorts of genealogy-related material in her blog post, I Heart Snagit for Chrome. [I think she likes it.]
- Yesterday, FamilySearch.org added or updated records for Belgium, Italy, Japan, and for the U.S. states of Arizona, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin. Did they add something we've been needing for our research? [For me, probably not because I don't have any research interests in those areas at this time, but if you do, you should have a look-see.]
- And USGenWeb volunteer contributors uploaded 175 files yesterday for various counties in the following U.S. states: Arkansas, California, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, Virginia, and Washington. And [everyone together] did they add something we've been needing for our research? [Oh, it's very possible. Maybe.]
Have you tried this resource?
With the holidays fast approaching bringing with it the National Day of Listening, we are reminded just how much we need to record our family stories. Even if we aren't able to interview or record on the actual day, 29 Nov 2013, the point is to listen and record the stories when our family is visiting us or when we're visiting them. What do we ask? How do we record the stories? Well, the Institute for Oral History at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, gives us a very thorough Introduction to Oral History with how-tos and tips. Remember: we need to do it before we can't do it.
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