Weekly column sharing genealogy-related things that I’ve found.
- My Mother’s Family History, Betty Taylor
- British & Irish Genealogy, Mick Southwick
- Passage to the Past's Blog, Linda
- FarmGirlGenes, Tracy Hiday
- Generation Times
- I Do Genealogy
- Organize Your Family History, Janine Adams
- Keep a Research Log, Family History Writing
- Getting That Document From the FHL, The Legal Genealogist
- Many State Archives Have FREE Newsletters -- Do you read the one produced in your state?, UpFront With NGS
- Be A Family History Time Traveler, Your Story Coach
- New Views of Your Ancestors in Spreadsheets and Maps, Archives.com
- Find My Past TV Show Comes to the US!, Paula’s Genealogical Eclectica
- Sometimes My Genealogy Stars Are Aligned, Ian Hadden’s Family History
- Citing Your Sources Resources, Ancestoring’s Ask a Genealogist
- David Gamble, War of 1812 Pension Application, Documenting the Details [Linda share a few documents that she found and provided a copy of the digital images and transcriptions.]
- Chelmsford, MA War Memorial, Life From the Roots
- Tips for Newbies on 23andMe, Betty’s Boneyard Genealogy Blog
- Do I Have Enough Proof? Reading to the End of the Line, Always Anxiously Engaged
- Al Capone – Chicago Gangster, A Grave Interest
- Some Chicago Images No Longer Available on FamilySearch, ChicagoGenealogy
- Publish Your Family History Book: Paper or eBook?, Stories to Tell
- Getting Started With Pinterest, Graveyard Rabbit of Sandusky Bay [See how Doreen’s is using Pinterest for genealogy.]
- Pinterest Introduces 'News' Feature to Improve Content Discovery, Mashable
Websites & Resources
- Massachusetts Gravestone Photo Project – "The mission of this project is to capture digital images of gravestones of our ancestors."
- Decode Common Military Abbreviations – List of military-related acronyms and abbreviations. Very helpful.
- Old Italian Towns and Villages – Database of old town names in Italy.
- Italian Towns – Database of current towns in Italy.
- DIY History | A Project from the University of Iowa Libraries – "DIY History lets you do it yourself to help make historic artifacts easier to use. Our digital library holds hundreds of thousands of items -- much more than library staff could ever catalog alone, so we're appealing to the public to help out by attaching text in the form of transcriptions, tags, and comments. Through "crowdsourcing," or engaging volunteers to contribute effort toward large-scale goals, these mass quantities of digitized artifacts become searchable, allowing researchers to quickly seek out specific information, and general users to browse and enjoy the materials more easily. Please join us in preserving our past by keeping the historic record accessible -- one page or picture at a time."
- Genealogical and Family History of the State of Connecticut – Book via Google.
- Genealogical and Family History of the State of Vermont – Book via Google.
Upcoming FREE Webinars
|2/2||Digital Organization for Documents and Photos, with Eric Basir||Southern California Genealogical Society|
|2/6||YouTube Your Family History, with Devin Ashby||Legacy Family Tree|
|2/7||Metadata Is Your Friend with Denise Barrett Olson and Thomas MacEntee||DearMYRTLE|
|2/11||Facial Recognition and Ancestor Photos with Darlene Steffens||DearMYRTLE|
|2/12||Exploring the Records of the Freeman's Bureau, with Angela Walton-Raji||Friends of the National Archives SE Region|
|2/12||Best Genealogy Present You Can Give Yourself: Citing Your Sources, with Harold Henderson||Illinois State Genealogical Society|
|2/13||Pre-1850 U.S. Research Methodologies, with Karen Clifford||Legacy Family Tree|
|2/18||Family Search Wiki, with Laura Williams Carter||Georgia Genealogical Society|
|2/20||No Will – No Problem, with Michael John Neill||Southern California Genealogical Society|
|2/20||Making the Most of Canadian Census Records, with Kathryn Lake Hogan||Legacy Family Tree|
|2/21||Do It Backwards: Finding Descendants First, with Alice Volkert||Utah Genealogical Association|
|2/27||Annie Moore of Ellis Island - A Case of Historical Identity Theft with Megan Smolenyak||Legacy Family Tree|
|3/2||Time Travel With Google Earth with Lisa Louise Cooke||Southern California Genealogical Society|