- This past week on Saving Stories, Robin Foster showed how she was able to break down some research brick walls using delayed birth certificates on Ancestry.com.
- On the hm-how-can-we-do-this-for-other-things front, here is an interesting project where they are mapping library book markings from books that escaped the destruction of World War II. This project helps to give a sense of where pre-war libraries were once located. [It gives me ideas...lots of them. You?]
- I think this is an interesting picture the National Archives shared publicly on their Facebook Page -- a reporter going through records that were the basis for the "The Lobotomy Files," a series of articles by The Wall Street Journal revealing the tragedy that befell many American WWII soldiers after they made it home. And, of course, this begs the question in family historians' minds, "Did this happen to my ancestor?"
- Gmail now automatically scans email images for viral content and then automatically allows images to be seen without the user needing to approve it. However, here's a way to shut that off if you want to do this manually.
- Here are this week's upcoming genealogy webinars, chats, and hangouts that have been posted on the Geneawebinars Calendar.
- If you use a Facebook Page to get the word out about your family history, here's why you probably are not getting the engagement you want -- people can't SEE it in their news feeds very easily and the way they do things on Facebook isn't going to revert back to the "old way" any time soon. This is one of the reasons why you should be putting family history information on your own website and then share links to your website on your Facebook Page. [Applies to businesses and organizations as well. You need a Facebook presence so those on Facebook can find you and your organization, but your central location for information should always be your own website with a blog. It's where you do "business" after all.]
- Recently, GenealogyTrails.com volunteer contributors added new information to their website for various counties in the US state of Tennessee; for various counties in the US state of Michigan; and new school-related information for Woodford County, Illinois.
- Yesterday, USGenWeb volunteer contributors uploaded 118 files for various counties in the following US states: Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, and Virginia.
Did you miss something you needed to know this past week?
- Last Sunday, there were 7 genealogy things you missed.
- On Monday, there were 6 genealogy things you missed.
- On Tuesday, there were 11 genealogy things you missed.
- On Wednesday, there were 7 genealogy things you missed.
- On Thursday, there were 10 genealogy things you missed.
- On FRIDAY-the-13th, there were 7 genealogy things you missed.
- And, yesterday, there were 13 genealogy things you missed.
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