Sunday, June 13, 2010

Weekly Genealogy Picks

Weekly Genealogy Picks --June 6 to June 12
from genealogy blogs, newspaper articles and elsewhere

Missy Corley at BaysideBlog illustrates how she found someone in the 1870 census by first looking for a neighbor from the 1880 census.  A clever way around the sloppy handwriting of some census takers.

Taneya Koonce at Taneya's Genealogy blog reports that the National Digital Newspaper Program has received grant money to expand its collection, and Tennessee newspapers are among those being added to the Chronicling America site.

James Tanner at Genealogy's Star has three posts this week on what part of our genealogy research we own.  Who owns the genealogy? ; Who owns the genealogy, and why? ; What do I own of my genealogy, if anything? 

Dan Vorhaus at Genomics Law Report argues why the accidental sample swap at 23andMe is an argument in favor of DTC testing.

Martin Hollick at The Slovak Yankee reminds us there is a hidden web.  Search engines such as Google will not find data hidden in databases.  You need to know where to look to find this.

Schelly Talalay Dardashti at Tracing the Tribe reports that the Chicago Tribune is digitally archiving an extensive 130-year photo-library.

Emily Singer at Technology Review discusses a recent study that shows genetic testing can change behavior. 

In Peabody, MA, a document from 1792 was found in an unlikely location.

A fun news story about how a couple found out a week before they married, that they both appeared in a photograph taken 20 years before, long before they met.

Other Weekly Lists
    Amanuensis Monday: June 7th participants

    Terri Buster at Southwest Arkie
    Valerie C. at Begin with Craft
    "anonymous" at filioagnostic
    Martin Hollick at The Slovak Yankee
    Lisa Wallen Logsdon at Old Stones Undeciphered
    John Newmark at TransylvanianDutch
    "anonymous" at Nolichucky Roots
    Heather Wilkinson Rojo at Nutfield Genealogy
    Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings
    Judith Richards Shubert at Genealogy Traces
    Ruth Stephens at Bluebonnet Country Genealogy
    Kevin Walker at Who We Were, Are & Will Be Our Family

    If you participated, but don't appear on this list, please, let me know.


    Missy/Bayside Research said...

    Thanks for including me on your list! Going to check out the other blogs now.

    Heather Wilkinson Rojo said...

    Thanks for mentioning the Center School in Peabody, and their discovery of the document from 1792. There has been a school in that district for over 300 years, and my grandfather, his father, his grandfather, etc. all attended. The buildings have changed over the years, but I guess the contents may have been passed along for many years! LOL! When I heard the news I was hoping they had found some 200 year old homework, not a receipt for a debt!

    Schelly Talalay Dardashti said...

    Thanks, John, for the Tracing the Tribe pointer. Jamboree was so intensive and I've got a lot of posts to catch up on!