Friday, October 26, 2012

Friday Finds – 10/26/12

FridayFinds Weekly column sharing genealogy-related things that I’ve found.

New-to-Me Blogs

Online Articles/Posts

Websites & Resources

  • Illinois Gravestones Photos – "The mission of this project is to capture digital images of gravestones of our ancestors."
  • Cook County, Illinois, GIS - Maps and Data – Lots of useful maps for Cook County.
  • UNCAP (Uncovering Chicago Archives Project) – "UNCAP's unique institutional collaboration provides open public access to online finding aids for hundreds of archival collections documenting a wide range of topics, time periods, and geographical areas." Archival Institutions include: the Chicago Defender newspaper, the DuSable Museum of African-American History, the Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature of the Chicago Public Library, Northwestern University, the South Side Community Art Center, and the University of Chicago.
  • Civil War Soldier Search – Website with lots of information for Civil War research.
  • Historic USGS Maps of New England & NY – Various maps from the University of New Hampshire Government Information Department.

Upcoming Webinars

Date Webinar Presenter Host
October 29 TNG of Genealogy Sitebuilding Series Workshop – Part 2 DearMYRTLE DearMYRTLE
October 31 Breaking Down Your Irish Brick Wall Judith Eccles Wight Legacy Family Tree
November 3 Immigrant Voices – Angel Island Immigrants Roy Chan Southern California Genealogical Society
November 5 YouTube for Archiving Interviews DearMYRTLE DearMYRTLE
November 7 Researching Your Canadian Ancestors—An Overview Claire V. Brisson-Banks Legacy Family Tree
November 13 Sidestep Genealogy George G. Morgan Illinois State Genealogical Society
November 14 Genealogy For Novices: Where Do We Begin? Linda Woodward Geiger Legacy Family Tree
November 15 The Basics of DNA Testing for Genealogy Diahan Southard Utah Genealogical Association
November 16 10 Ideas for Great Gifts Using Your Family Photos Thomas MacEntee Legacy Family Tree
November 28 The Big 4 US Record Sources Mary Hill Legacy Family Tree
December 1 Sharing and Preserving Memories in a Digital Era Daniel Horowitz Southern California Genealogical Society
December 5 Researching Your Irish Ancestors: Beyond the Basics Judith Eccles Wight Legacy Family Tree
December 11 Ready-Set-Plan! Developing a One-Step Research Plan J. Mark Lowe Illinois State Genealogical Society
December 19 Jewish Genealogy 101 Schelly Talalay Dardashti Southern California Genealogical Society



Jacqi Stevens said...

Boy, was I sleeping, or how did I miss Caroline Pointer's blog post last week on tagging photos? Thanks for pointing that out, Julie!

Kenneth R Marks said...


Thanks for including my new blog The Ancestor Hunt in your list of new blogs. I appreciate it.

Kenneth Marks

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