Monday, January 11, 2010

Weekly Genealogy Picks

(meant to post this yesterday, but several other things got in the way.)

Weekly Genealogy Picks -- January 3 to January 9
from genealogy blogs, newspaper articles and elsewhere

First, in sad news, Hugh Watkins of Genealoge, passed away on December 29th. (his obituary) hat/tip (Everything's Relative)

In Personalized Genomics, Blaine Bettinger of The Genetic Genealogist, shares how a genetics test revealed a greater risk for Diabetes.

Schelly Talalay Dardashti of Tracing the Tribe shares some suggestions on Getting Relatives Involved.

Greta Koehl of Greta's Genealogy Bog, inspired by my Amanuensis Monday project, begins Transcription Tuesday.

Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings shows that the Ancestry World Tree and the Rootsweb WorldConnect project are exactly the same database.

The January issue of Shades of the Departed - The Magazine has been released, with articles on New Years Resolutions, a look back at 1910, the preservation of old scrapbooks, and more. has improved their Wildcard Search flexibility dramatically.

Author, John Scalzi, on Whatever, writes of discovering an old 'hard floppy' with unknown data on it. A reminder that storage media outlast the devices we use to read them, and any important data (photographs, documents) need to be transferred to the newer storage mediums before the old devices disappear.

GovGab has an entry on why you might not want to eat at the airport on your next genealogy excursion.

Finally, here's a comic which could add a new word to a genealogist's vocabulary: circasize.

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