Sunday, December 13, 2009

Weekly Genealogy Picks

Weekly Genealogy Picks -- December 6 to December 13
from genealogy blogs, newspaper articles and elsewhere

Both Tamura Jones at The Modern Software Experience and Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings look at Ancestry's new web-offering, Mundia.

Elizabeth at Little Bytes of Life shows us how to add a Copyright watermark to photographs

footnoteMaven at the Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal shares some information she has learned on Victorian post-mortem photography. (Not for the squeamish.)

Ellizabeth Powell Crowe at Crowe's Nest discusses the Genealogy of the word 'Jitney'. I, too, am a logophile (one who loves words), and often find word etymologies interesting. However, I was especially intrigued by this entry as the word 'Jitney' has popped up in my own family research, and should appear in a post a week from tomorrow.

The MoSGA Messenger
has some information on some proposed renovations at NARA, a congressional subcommittee meeting coming up, and ways to contact the congress members involved.

In Soul Word Art "The Story Teller" discusses How to See a Story of an Ancestor. It may seem slightly unscientific to some, but could appeal to others as something enjoyable to do after returning from your trip to the library or cemetery.

Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak at Ancestry Magazine tells the story of how she found a silver spoon a home.

James Tanner at Genealogy's Star asks: is certification of genealogists necessary?

Legacy News shows us how to create a font of our own handwriting.

NARAtions tells us to Expect the Unexpected in our research, providing an example.

ArchivesNext discusses Online access to moving images at the National Archives

Khanike Links

In Chanukah: How Do You Spell It, Schelly Talalay Dardashti at Tracing the Tribe presents some statistics on how often each spelling is used.
[She doesn't list one of my favorite spellings -- A Google search reveals there are slightly over 31,000 hits for 'Khanike', confirming it is one of the least common spellings.]

Diane at Genealogy Insider offers links for those interested in researching the holiday, and Jewish genealogy in general. presents the first of 8 Blogs of Chanukah (one entry for each night).

The Next Two Weeks

In a few days I will be headed south on a vacation with family. I'm not 100% certain of internet access while there. So there could be a short break in my weekly genealogy picks, and depending upon how many entries I am able to prepare in advance, those too could see a hiatus.

Happy Holidays

1 comment:

Elizabeth O'Neal said...

Thanks so much for including my post in your weekly picks list, John. I really appreciate it!

Have a wonderful vacation!