- Findmypast has released their new app, I Once Was, for iPhone users. Definitely something for researchers to share with their family, especially the younger ones, to kinda get them interested or thinking about their family history. Folks, this could be your tool to get them interested. Oh, and genealogical societies? Hello. This is definitely something to leverage for your membership and potential members. While not optimized for the iPad, you can certainly download it there and use it. It's fun. And who doesn't like fun?
- Performing African American Research? On Upfront with NGS, guest contributor Sharon Leslie Morgan shares some of the African American research modules they will have at their upcoming conference; Angela Walton-Raji has some very helpful research resources on her latest African Roots Podcast; on the Ancestry.com blog, Amy Johnson Crow offers some research resources for researching your African American Civil War ancestors; and also from the Ancestry.com blog, Ancestry DNA Advances Exploration of African American Ethnic Origins: Couples Genetic Science with Historical Records.
- It appears Mocavo is closer to launching their Online Transcription project.
- Missed WDYTYA? Live in London? Experience it on their YouTube Playlist for their conference.
- The Families in British India Society (FIBIS) has transcribed and compiled a searchable index for the British Library's online collection St. Helena, South Atlantic -- Banns of Marriage 1849-1924. [What a great idea for a society to do -- transcribe and compile searchable indexes for free online family history-oriented collections.]
- From Claire, on Irish Genealogy News: some transcriptions of parish registers in the Diocese of Armagh are available free online now and the newly launched History Press Ireland has an introductory special until tomorrow, February 28th.
- City directories can help to place your ancestor in a time and place between census records. And they definitely can reveal some very helpful clues. On The Ancestor Hunt, Kenneth offers 8 Places To Do Online City Directory Research.
Other things that might interest you. Maybe. Maybe not. But maybe.
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