Weekly Genealogy Picks -- December 20 to December 26
from genealogy blogs, newspaper articles and elsewhere
The St. Louis Post Dispatch has an installment of their "Letters Back Home" series where readers write letters sharing their memories with the current residents of childhood, or other family homes. Here's the first installment from back in November.
St. Louis Mayor, Francis Slay, writes about the importance of the census.
Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings links to several posts from his blog, Chris Dunham's Genealogue, and an article by Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak at The Huffington Post listing funny names from the Census. If you enjoy those, you might enjoy my Friday Five series.
James Tanner at Genealogy's Star writes Privacy, Identity Theft, and Genealogy - First in a Series. I look forward to the rest of the series.
Relatively Curious writes about the Internet Archive (which is also where I have managed to find most of the books that I discovered were no longer available from Google.)
Thomas MacEntee at Geneabloggers announces that Unclaimed Persons has solved it's 100th case! Unclaimed Persons is where researchers help coroners and medical examiners find the families of deceased who are 'unclaimed.'
Be sure to read Apple's and Randy's lists as well -- they usually find things I don't.
The Weekly Rewind at Apple's Tree
The Best of the Genea-Blogs at Genea-Musings