- Wow. This doesn't sound like good news for 23andme and the genealogy world. Here's a first look at their new testing from CeCe on Your Genetic Genealogist.
- If you've been periodically checking out what Newspapers.com has added, it's time to check again. Check out their New & Updated Page which is searchable right there.
- Use Evernote and thinking about blogging about your ancestors? Use this handy dandy 3rd party Evernote app to blog from Evernote.
- Oh, this list from Makuseof.com is handy. Digital gifts you don't even have to leave your house to buy. And? No shipping.
- This is an interesting, at least to me, wrap-up of Russ' Family Tree Maker collaboration challenge with Randy Seaver. I find it interesting because I just don't do my research this way. I like my tool help me but not take over and drive for me. How do you research with tech tools? Also, Russ highlights the already known (by most who move their genealogy data around) issue of moving said data around. GEDCOM is broken. My question is this, "Is the general user of genealogy database software moving their data around? Do they even care if it's all locked up?" For me, I do care and it all makes me want to keep my data out of traditional genealogy database software unless I need to share something with someone else or look something up. [Kinda makes all their bells and whistles and "NEW!" and "Updated!" features meaningless, no?
- And I found number 1 on this funny as a suggestion for long term preservation of records (a wrap-up of sorts from the recent eRecords Conference) from The Texas Record a blog of the Texas State Library and Archives. I even laughed at loud. And then I stopped when I glanced at the almost 114 year old Lavina Haley Diary I've been reading and transcribing and storytelling about. And her over 125yo Autograph Album with mostly family and friends rhyming messages and signatures. And the Pointer Family Farm Account Books from the early 1900s to 1940s. And Myrtle (Haley) Pointer's genealogy research carefully handwritten (with sources) on loose leaf notebook paper back in the 1960s and 1970s. My next thought was, "Huh."
- Yesterday, USGenWeb volunteer contributors uploaded 129 files for various counties in the following US states: Georgia, Kansas, Michigan, Ohio, and Virginia.
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