Sunday, June 20, 2010

Weekly Genealogy Picks

Weekly Genealogy Picks --June 13 to June 19
from genealogy blogs, newspaper articles and elsewhere

James Tanner, lawyer and genealogist of Genealogy's Star, continues with more articles on copyright, with Does Arizona Own the Past?, and  Can I Claim a Copyright on a Digital Copy?

Leah at the Internet Genealogist, discusses the genealogy sub-categories at

Steven Lasky at the Museum of Family History discusses an untapped genealogical resource: Pre-War Gravestone Photos from Europe.

Liz Haigney Lynch at The Ancestral Archaeologist discovers that entering the same name in the Surname box on an Ancestry search has different results from when she enters it under Keyword.

John Gasson at The Wandering Genealogist writes about DeceasedOnline, which is a growing repository of UK burial and cremation records.

Brett Payne at The Photo Sleuth details the process he uses in scanning photographs from a photo album.

The Ancestry Insider has an article on Missing Documents at focusing on the documents Ancestry received from NARA.  The Insider also has NARA's response.

Martin Hollick at The Slovak Yankee discusses Genealogical Conferences and why he doesn't go.

Daniel Hubbard at Personal Past Meditations discusses his recent discoveries using Sanborn maps.

The Grosvenor Room (the blog of the Erie/Buffalo Public Library Special Collections) lists a few places you might go to find your ancestors, other than using City Directories.

The fourth edition of the Carnival of African American Genealogy has been released; the theme this issue was What Freedom Means, in honor of Juneteenth.

On Technology and Social Networking

Dick Eastman at Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter provides a list of available genealogy software for Windows.

Levi Sumagaysay at Good Morning Silicon Valley addresses the theory that twitter and texting will replace email


And while often not directly related to genealogy, I usually enjoy the local photos posted at Rome of the West: St. Louis Area Genealogy and History Sources.  Recently, he shared some photos from the Missouri Botanical Gardens.

Other Weekly Lists 
Amanuensis Monday: June 14th participants
[Amanuensis Monday is a weekly blogging theme I began in February of 2009, where participants transcribe letters, audio, and other documents.]

Terri Buster at Southwest Arkie
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
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.

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