from genealogy blogs, newspaper articles and elsewhere
- Ruth Coker Burks at Last2CU makes a shocking and disturbing discovery on the shore of Lake Hamilton. Her great grandmother's open tomb.
- John at AncestryChronicles reports that a cemetery is being condemned and removed to make way for an expansion at Chicago's OHare.
- The National Archives at NARAtions discusses available slave manifests. Ancestry.com has microfilmed the manifests to and from New Orleans. Manifests for three other Southern ports are available at NARA’s Southeast Regional Archives in Morrow, Georgia.
- To celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Week, Miriam at Ancestories has been republishing a series she wrote in 2008, filled with ideas on how genealogists can give back to the genealogy community.
- John at The Wandering Genealogist explains why he won't be wasting his money on the 1939 Register Service. I agree with him that every non-free genealogy source must go through a cost-benefit analysis. And the analysis is likely to differ for different researchers.
- LegacyNews discusses Gaps of Unusual Size. And how it is important to correct them, or explain them.
- In his Best of the Genea-Blogs Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings highlights his selections for the best reads of the week.
- Personal historian, Dan Curtis, writes The Introvert's 12-step Plan for Painless Networking.