Sunday, July 4, 2010

Weekly Genealogy Picks

Weekly Genealogy Picks --June 27 to July 3
from genealogy blogs, newspaper articles and elsewhere

Note: I am attending a family reunion, and will be mostly away from keyboard from Wednesday July 7 to Wednesday July 14.  Which means there will be no Weekly Genealogy Picks next Sunday.

Miriam Robbins Midkiff of Ancestories was asked by Google to record a video showing how to use Google Books for researching one's ancestry.

Leland Meitzler of Genealogy Blog discusses countries that have restrictions on allowable baby names.

Joseph F. Martin at Upfront with NGS discusses the case of his missing grandfather.

The list of the French who collaborated with the Nazis during WWII will be published online, but not until 2015.  (hat/tip JewishGen blog.)

Jenna at Desperately Seeking Surnames reminds us not to forget to use the simple tools.

Thomas MacEntee at Geneabloggers shows bloggers how to install the JISC TechDis Toolbar - which allows users to increase the text size, have the page converted to audio, and a few other features making a blog more accessible to the diabled.

Google has added Optical Character Recognition to their Google Docs features.  You can upload scanned (typed) text to Google Docs - and have it convert it to text for you using the same software Google Books uses.  (However, the maximum file size is 2 mb...which is easy to exceed when you are scanning a page of text.)

For humor - The Onion offers us Wikipedia Celebrates 750 Years of American Independence. You'll be surprised to learn a lot of 'new information' in this column.

Other Weekly/Monthly Lists 
Amanuensis Monday: June 28th participants
[Amanuensis Monday is a weekly blogging theme I began in February of 2009, where participants transcribe letters, audio, and other documents.]

Apple at Apple's Tree
Valerie C. at Begin with Craft
Martin Hollick at The Slovak Yankee
Leah at The Internet Genealogist
Lisa Wallen Logsdon at Old Stones Undeciphered
J.M. at Tracing My Roots
John Newmark at TransylvanianDutch
"anonymous" at Nolichucky Roots
Heather Wilkinson Rojo at Nutfield Genealogy
Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings

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

1 comment:

Jenna said...

Thank you so much for the mention and the link love!! I appreciate it!