Weekly Genealogy Picks --May 9 to May 15
from genealogy blogs, newspaper articles and elsewhere
Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings, Apple at Apple's Tree, and Greta Koehl at Greta's Genealogy Bog wrote about the pros and cons of online family trees.
There has been some discussion on the decision making process behind MyHeritage's choices for their Top 100 Genealogy Sites. Linda McCauley at Documenting the Details, Becky Wiseman at Kinexxions, James Tanner at Genealogy's Star, and concerning the Dutch version of the awards, GIJS at GIJS' GeneaLog, there is an English translation in the comments. (hat/tip to TamuraJones for tweeting about GIJS' post).
Martin Hollick at The Slovak Yankee 'jumps the aisle from genealogist to family historian' and writes of Finding a Narrative from a Deed.
Karen at Genealogy Frame of Mind discusses the Obituary Spreadsheet she is creating in preparation for a trip.
Dawn Watson at Genealogy Research: A Hobby or an Obsession discusses a pet peeve -- those who omit jurisdictional designations. If you don't specify 'City' or 'County' it is very easy to be misunderstood. You will find in many states that the same name is used for both a city and a county, miles apart from one another. There's also a Missouri City, Texas and a Texas County, Missouri.
Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings discusses the Encyclopedia of Genealogy and how to add to it.
Earline Hines Bradt of Ancestral Notes writes about how to join the United Empire Loyalist Association of Canada. One of these days, I may go through that process.
Daniel Hubbard at Personal Past Meditations writes on judging a book by its innards.
Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. joined the staff of Archives.com as an advisor.
On the technology front of possible interest:
The National Archives has added machine tags to all their photos on Flickr.
Google is adding text-to-speech for more languages on Google Translate allowing you to hear the translations.
Mike Wilkerson at Blogger's Bug talks about the Universal Subtitles movement
Other Weekly Lists
Amanuensis Monday: May 10th participants
Apple at Apple's Tree
Terri Buster at Southwest Arkie
Martin Hollick at The Slovak Yankee
Kim at Ancestors of Mine from Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, and Beyond
Sherry Stocking Kline at Sumter County Kansas History and Genealogy
John Newmark at TransylvanianDutch
Heather Wikinson Rojo at Nutfield Genealogy
Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings
If you participated, but don't appear on this list, let me know.