- Quick. Go check out your local church's basement. Maybe you'll find something valuable like this. [And you'll have to check for me 'cause we don't have basements here in Texas.] But this goes to show, folks, history -- our history -- is truly everywhere. We just need to look for it.
- Speaking of looking, on Wired.com, Kif Leswing shares an awesome tip with us [for family history researchers especially] and explains why we need to be using the Google Custom Search Feature when we're searching Google.
- Have family emailing you with family images, memoirs, research they've done, transcripts of interviews, and such? Well, if you use Gmail and Google Drive, this new Google feature is going to make your collaborating life much, much easier. [And good for you with such generous researching cousins. The rest of us are not jealous. Much.]
- There are some changes to American Memory and myLOC.gov that will affect how we bookmark resources while using their website.
- If you're planning to do some research at the Texas State Library and Archives, you'll be happy to know they will be opening for research on the 2nd Saturday of each month beginning 11 Jan 2014. [I feel a road trip to Austin, Texas coming on.]
- If you've never researched at Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research in Houston before and have been wanting to give it a try, this Saturday they have an Orientation Class. You'll need to register online beforehand. [Highly recommend attending this class so you can get your bearings and be more efficient while researching at Clayton Library.]
- On his blog, Midwestern Microhistory: a Genealogy Blog, Harold gives us an update on the Wisconsin State Historical Society's Sanborn Fire Insurance Map digitization project and gives us a link to their free online map images database.
- On Genea-Musings, Randy spotlights Diana Boumenot's free Rhode Island research resources page. [Very nice and I'm bookmarking it right now since I've some Rhode Island research to do for my family tree.]
- Speaking of Rhode Island, Archives.com announced they have added new collections to their online databases for Delaware, Rhode Island, South Dakota, and D.C. Did they add something you've been needing for your research?
- Findmypast.co.uk has added the records of WW1 Ships Lost at Sea, and on their blog they tell us a little about what kind of information these records can reveal.
- Ancestry.com updated its existing database yesterday, Honolulu, Hawaii, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1900-1959.
- Yesterday, FamilySearch.org added or updated records in its online databases for Spain, as well as for the U.S. states of Georgia, Missouri, and Montana.
- And USGenWeb volunteer contributors uploaded 425 files yesterday for the following U.S. states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Ohio, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. Did they upload something you've been needing to solve your family history mysteries?
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Other days, other things...
- Yesterday's 6 Genealogy Things You Need to Know
- Genealogists and the Tech Tools They Use to Research
- Book Review: Clara's Rib - It's gonna rock your world
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