- The Verge announced yesterday it seems to think Microsoft Office for the iPad will be announced soon. This comes after Microsoft's Office Blog announced their application OneNote was made available for freefor Mac and Windows and now has a cloud API which opens the door for integration with other apps like scanning apps, etc. They also posted some OneNote how-tos: OneNote Clipper: Clip the Web Right to OneNote; Office Lens: a OneNote Scanner for Your Pocket; and how to email your notes into OneNote. Then, DoxieScanner for Mac announced their integration with OneNote yesterday (CultofMac). This is huge because while Evernote is OneNote's biggest competitor for note-taking, Evernote -- even with its huge library of 3rd party app integration -- is not as robust when comparing OneNote and its integration with MSOffice apps like Excel and Word...and now 3rd party apps. And if you've ever tried to make a spreadsheet in something like Google Spreadsheet, you know it's not as robust as MS Excel. So, if MS Office is truly coming to the iPad later this month, watch out. And, no, I don't think it's too late...at least not for note-taking spreadsheet-making power users like genealogists and family historians. Haven't considered using OneNote for genealogy? Check out my 3-part OneNote for Genealogy video series.
- Ancestry.com will be partnering with UC Riverside to digitize millions of pages of California historical newspapers. (Hat tip to Kenneth from The Ancestor Hunt.)
- The Legal Genealogist gives a quick hack to putting citations on digital images. Consider, also, Randy Whited's suggestion of adding/embedding the citation to the metadata of the image as well. Michele Simmons Lewis demonstrates his easy metadata method from Rootstech on her blog Ancestoring.
- The Commons on Flickr now has image collections from the Provincial Archives of Alberta as well as from the Library Company of Philadelphia.
- Have New Mexico research interests? The New Mexico Genealogical Society announces the availability of some new military records for New Mexico and they also highlight what types of genealogy-related databases are available in select libraries in the state of New Mexico.
- Yesterday, Ancestry.com updated their database for US Military Registers and added a new database for the US state of Virginia (Obituaries).
- FamilySearch.org added record indexes and record images yesterday for Nicaragua (Civil Registers) and for the US states of Delaware (Vital Records) and Utah (death certificates). They also updated the US SSDI database.
- The Indiana Genealogical Society added indexing for the 1870 Mortality Schedule for Boone County and Hendricks County to the members-only portion of their website.
- The Ohio Historical Society has added 2 more sets of death records to their Online Death Certificate Index.
- Genealogy Trails volunteer contributors uploaded various types of records recently for counties in the following US states: Delaware, Louisiana, Michigan, Nevada, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania.
- And USGenWeb volunteer contributors uploaded various types of records yesterday for counties in the following US states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia.
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