Sunday, March 28, 2010

Weekly Genealogy Picks

Weekly Genealogy Picks -- March 21 to March 27
from genealogy blogs, newspaper articles and elsewhere

Jack Simpson at Basics of Genealogy Reference discusses Mapping Land Records Using EarthPoint (and Google Earth)

John at NARAtions clears up some common misperceptions in Deciphering Compiled Service Record Jackets.

FamHist discusses the Missouri Death Certificate database (which has just added the 1959 records) and how to use the IrfanView image editor in Saving Death Certificates.

KK Searle at The Texas History Page relays the announcement that the Star of the Republic Museum is searching for descendants of the 59 signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence. Here's a list of the signers.

Pam Cerruti at Upfront with NGS urges those with Massachusetts ancestors to fight the state bill to close all birth and marriage records after 1841. (Especially those who live in the state, as the state legislature is more likely to listen to constituents.)

Jasia at Creative Gene in her posts Melancholy and Melancholy Too shared some sad photos from a recent trip to Detroit to visit the homes of her ancestors.

Cheryl Fleming Palmer at Heritage Happens finds an interesting source of information and memories in Do These Hold Significance?

James Tanner at Genealogy's Star discusses Fair Use and Genealogy.

And just in time for the holiday, Passover Viral Video Collection 2010 (My favorite is the Matzo Ball Olympics) and Passover FAQ.

Other Weekly Lists

2 comments:

Greta Koehl said...

Thanks for posting the item on the Texas History Page. I'm not a direct descendant, but Collin McKinney was my 4xg uncle, and I'll be interested to see what kind of response there is.

Cheryl Fleming Palmer said...

More than surprised to see one of my posts listed on your "Weekly Genealogy Picks" John! You always have such outstanding choices and I enjoy reading your picks every week. There seems to be an article or two(or three)that I haven't read, so I look forward to finding out what I have missed and catching up through your post! Thank you for posting your weekly picks, and including one of mine this week!