from genealogy blogs, newspaper articles and elsewhere
- James Tanner at Genealogy's Star discusses Notes and Note Taking, and how he made it through law school without being good at taking notes, and what he is now doing as a genealogist to counter this deficiency.
- Barbara Poole at Life from the Roots asks (and answers) how three death records of the same individual can all be wrong, in some way.
- Carol at Reflections from the Fence also discusses how death certificates can have errors in them, with a personal narrative about her mother-in-law's recent passing.
- The verdict overturning Proposition 8 inspired Martin Hollick at The Slovak Yankee to wonder if someone in the future will collect all the certificates for his and his partner's domestic partnerships and marriages.
- Elyse Doerflinger at Elyse's Genealogy Blog provides some tips on writing a genealogy query at an online messageboard.
- Schelly Talalay Dardashti at Tracing the Tribe writes about databases containing the Israeli census from 1915 and 1922 available for searching at the Israel Genealogical Society website, and recently transliterated into English.
- Tom Fiske at Genealogy Blog helps us learn from others' mistakes. Do it Now! -- Before the Termites Get at It!
- The National Park Service's 11th annual photo contest is underway.
These may appear at multiple sites, but I have chosen one representation.
- Family Tree Maker 2011 is available for pre-order.
- The 96th Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy has been released.
- The 3rd Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy Societies has been released.
- Those of you who have more than one Google account will be interested in Google's announcement that you can now access more than one Gmail account at the same time in the same browser.
- Google also announces that Google Wave will likely disappear at the end of the year.
The genealogy bloggers below provide their selections for the week - many different from my own.
Amanuensis Monday: August 2nd participants
[Amanuensis Monday is a weekly blogging theme I began in February of 2009, where participants transcribe letters, audio, and other documents. Why I do this.]
Valerie C at Begin with Craft
Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings
Ginger Smith at Genealogy by Ginger
Heather Wilkinson Rojo at Nutfield Genealogy
Lisa Wallen Logsdon at Old Stones Undeciphered
Martin Hollick at The Slovak Yankee
Chris Staats at Staats' Place
John Newmark at Transylvanian Dutch
If you participated, but don't appear on this list, please, let me know.
Since I know more people read this weekly post than any other post on my blog, and since I see this error often, and saw it again just this weekend in some submission guidelines for a poetry competition, I am going to remind all my readers:
Copywrite and Copyright are both English words. However, they have different meanings.
Copywriting is the process of creating copy to promote a person, place, or business - often copywriters are hired by companies for advertising, marketing, public relations, etc. Copywriters write for a living, hence the word 'write' is found within the job title.
Copyright refers to the rights granted to the creator or author of a work (or assigned to someone else). It has nothing to do with writing since copyright can refer to photographs, artwork, recordings, etc. It has to do with legal rights. That's how you tell the difference.
When someone uses the wrong spelling, I assume they don't know the meaning of the word, for if they did, they wouldn't get confused.