Sunday, July 18, 2010

Weekly Genealogy Picks

Weekly Genealogy Picks --July 11 to July 17
from genealogy blogs, newspaper articles and elsewhere

The Eastern Washington Genealogical Society Blog posted an article detailing the differences between and Ancestry Library Edition.  The article is three years old, but illustrates that not everything on the website is available on the edition that may be available at your library.

Tamura Jones at Modern Software Experience looks at the past and future of genealogy.

The Missouri State Genealogical Association is seeking complimentary copies of "recently published books on family histories, genealogies, local histories, and any other books relevant to genealogists. Every book will be reviewed in the MoSGA Journal, and a copy of the review will be sent to the author."

Britain appears to have decided to stop their decennial national census, and are seeking cheaper ways to count their population. (hat/tip: EOGN)

Schelly Talalay Dardashti at MyHeritage's GenealogyBlog announces a partnership between MyHeritage and JewishGen.

Deborah Gurtler at ProGenealogists reminds us that not all compiled genealogies and online family trees are gospel.

Relatively Curious at Relatively Curious about Genealogy learns that it is possible to order Family History Library microfilm from your home, if you live in Australia, New Zealand, or the United Kingdom.  It will be introduced in the US "in the near future" (whatever that means.)

For those who enjoy political satire, the Land of the Pigs gives us: Link Discovered Between George W Bush and Killer of Jesus

Other Weekly Lists
The genealogy bloggers below provide their selections for the week - many different from my own.

Amanuensis Monday: July 12th 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
Terri Buster at SouthwestArkie
"anonymous" at filioagnostic
Martin Hollick at The Slovak Yankee
Lisa Wallen Logsdon at Old Stones Undeciphered
J.M. at Tracing My Roots
Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings
Judith Richards Shubert at Genealogy Traces
"anonymous" at So That's Where I Get it From

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

1 comment:

Tamura Jones said...

Oh, that Bush / Pilatus link makes a great addition to my Robert Pattinson / Dracula article :-)