Weekly Genealogy Picks -- March 7 to March 13
from genealogy blogs, newspaper articles and elsewhere
Ancestry.com is sending out Behind the Scenes explanations of the research that goes into each episode of Who Do You Think You Are to several bloggers. The Behind the Scenes for Emmitt Smith's episode is at Dear Myrtle, Genealogy Blog, and GeneaBloggers, among others. It's a shame these explanations of the research process aren't on the NBC site where those becoming interested in the process through the show are most likely to head first.
Emily Aulicino, at Genealem's Geneatic Genealogy provides a review of the 2010 Who Do You Think You Are genalogy conference.
Reacting to the way documents were being handled on the show, the footnoteMaven discovered there are several opinions on the matter, even when it comes to photographs.
Wolfram/Alpha celebrates Pi Day (3.14) and they know a lot about DNA
Anne Morddel at The French Genealogy Blog, discusses the questions she gets about her surname.
Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak's search for Ellis Island's first immigrant comes full circle. She has also been convinced to not discontinue RootsTelevision.
For those researching property in the city of St. Louis, there is the city's Geo St. Louis. It allows you to enter an address, and retrieve historical information on it, and sometimes even photographs of the building. (hat/tip: Dotage St. Louis)
Donna Pointkouski at What's Past is Prologue dicusses in Why Photographs Should Come With ID Tags, the importance of labels. She also discusses the humor her family found in The Address Book.
Craig Manson at Geneablogie discusses the concept of Black Confederate Soldiers.
Sally Jacobs, The Practical Archivist, asks Newspaper Clippings: Can they be Saved?
Egypt has completed restoration of Maimonides' synagogue.
Prolific blogger, Randy Seaver, at Genea-Musings announces he will be "away from keyboard" while is traveling for 3 weeks. We will miss his posts.
Did you remember to set your clocks back an hour last night?