- And more of the story of the destruction of the records in Franklin County, North Carolina that was first mentioned on this blog on December 12th, is coming to light. [Lots of fingers being pointed...here, there, everywhere. But? IMHO, we're all responsible. How are we going to learn and apply the lessons learned about preservation and outreach? Because, no doubt, there are multiple lessons to be learned here. And much, much more we can all do. This is a foreshadowing of good and positive stuff to come out of this for you to be excited about. Just so you know. Be excited. ;) ]
- The British Library has 4 new collections they've placed online with over 100,000 images.
- Whoa. Looks like we have another genealogy-related show in the midst -- DNA-related this time. However, before jumping in on this one, you should probably be aware of the story and situation CeCe Moore reveals on her blog Your Genetic Genealogist, "Artificial Insemination NIghtmare Revealed by DNA Test." Something to keep in mind when delving into genealogy, but especially into DNA-powered genealogy.
- Interested in writing your family history? I can think of no other better time and place than the Armchair Genealogist's annual Family History Writing Challenge. With her help, you can do it.
- FYI Texas Researchers: The Texas State Library and Archives has anew URL address.
- Yesterday, Randy's Tuesday's Tip on Genea-Musings was a good reminder, or, a good tip for those who are new to researching. Are you forgetting about or using these family trees when you research online?
- Yesterday, FamilySearch.org added new or updated existing databases for Brazil and the US states of California and Vermont.
- Ancestry.com added 2 new databases to their online collections for Germany and the US state of Pennsylvania.
- And the USGenWeb volunteer contributors uploaded 547 files yesterday for various counties in the following US states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
Other things that might interest you. Maybe. Maybe not. But maybe.
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