- Are you ready for StoryCorps' upcoming National Day of Listening? [Make time. Turkeys, stuffing, pies, and football are important, but the stories are even more important.]
- Speaking of listening and recording our family's stories, here are 3 great tips for recording stories from photographer Jimmy Nelson in his [short but very, very entertaining] TED Talk, Photographing the World's Most Secluded Tribes: Before They Pass Away. [from DPS Blog]
- Educator's Technology blog gives us 2 web tools to create and draw on maps.
- Want your family photos [and blog] to be found by potential cousins? The DPS blog shows us how to optimize our photos to be found by search engines.
- Speaking of photos, today at 3pm CT we have Sunday ScanDay, a scanning support group that meets virtually in a private Facebook Group every week to scan for an hour. Chatting optional. [And this totally includes scanning related activities like optimizing our photos to be found by search engines by adding meta data.]
- On his blog Planting the Seeds, Michael Hait shows us how to find a house in the UK census by using this really cool online finding aid.
- The San Jacinto Museum and Monument has a fabulous new website, y'all, that spotlights its collections and services.
- Dear Myrtle gives us this week's upcoming genealogy online webinars, chats, and hangouts.
- And USGenWeb volunteer contributors uploaded 895 files yesterday for various counties in the following U.S. states: Alabama, Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, and Virginia.
Have you tried this resource?
Looking for maps, atlases, biographies, directories, and photographs of your ancestors? Historicmapworks.com is one of my favorite resources to go to especially for Plat Maps, which contain the names of the landowners on the map when the map was published. Some of these atlases contained not only plat maps, but biographies, photos of those in the community, photos of homes, and photos of buildings in the community. I've had great genea-success with this site when researching ancestors in Iowa and Ohio.
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