- Are you throwing bunches of images and the like up on social media? Are you backing those up? Here's how to download and archive your social media memories from Wired.
- Okay Kindle eReader folks, Amazon has just launched an unlimited ebook and audio book subscription service. For $9.99. Um, I spend way, way more than that a month on ebooks. Look out, Amazon. However, it's a bit limited. We'll see if I can save any money.
- Traveling by plane much for your research? Here are the new rules for flying with electronics in the US, Canada, and UK from Makeuseof.
- Evernote users: The Web Clipper for Chrome has been updated. Check out its new features.
- Using PDFs a lot? Here are 7 free online PDF tools that might save you some work. (Makeuseof.com)
- Texans: Live near or in San Antonio? Take a day trip August 30th to the Federation of Genealogical Societies' 2014 National Conference "Gone to Texas" and discover ways to learn more about your family history. An affordable day pass will give you access to more than 35 sessions, optional workshops, and optional luncheons. Plus, in the free Exhibit Hall you will see product demonstrations and presentations on one of the two stages and will be able to meet with vendors and exhibitors in their booths! Get all the details now and register for your day pass. [Disclosure: I serve on the FGS Board of Directors.]
- Yesterday, Ancestry.com updated 2 databases: Slave Registers of former British Colonial Dependencies, 1813-1834 and marriage records for the US state of Georgia.
- Yesterday, FamilySearch.org added record indexes and record images for Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and Poland.
- USGenWeb Archives volunteer contributors uploaded various types of records yesterday of various counties in the following US states: Florida, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Virginia.
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- Share how Findagrave.com has profoundly affected your genealogy research. Great ideas in comments!
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