Saturday, December 27, 2008

Weekly Picks

I've been inspired by others who do this to put together a weekly list of blog posts that I have found notable, and related to genealogy, in some fashion.

Weekly Picks for December 20-26

Internet / Technology

  • Thomas MacEntee at Destination: Austin Family describes How to Make Your Blog Available to Amazon Kindle Users. Not only are Amazon Kindles for reading e-books, users can subscribe to blogs through them. And owners of blogs can make money from those subscriptions.

  • Arlene Eakle heard Paul Nauta, Public Affairs Director for the Family History Library, give a speech on the past, present and future of the Family History Library, and she provides a summary.

  • GoogleBlog announces the ability to Search Google Images by Style. Results for image searches can be restricted just to photographs, line art, clip art, or just images that contain faces. All the options are selectable through Advanced Image Search.

  • Genealogy/Family History Tips

  • The Missouri State Genealogical Association Messenger links to some tips on writing your life story.

  • History

  • Lee Drew at FamHist describes how wearing Scottish tartans was banned in the 18th century.

  • Photography

  • Two cool Christmas Eve photographs were posted. One from 1968, taken by Apollo 8 astronauts, was posted by Craig Manson at GeneaBlogie. Another from 1898 appeared at Old Picture of the Day.
  • 1 comment:

    Bill West said...

    Hi John!
    I've given you the Proximidade Award. You can get the details
    over at West in New England!