Friday, August 27, 2010

Weekly Genealogy Picks

Weekly Genealogy Picks --August 22 to August 26
from genealogy blogs, newspaper articles and elsewhere

I am posting this on Friday as I know I will be away from the internet for most of the weekend, and I'm not sure how much time on Sunday I will have.  Next week's will cover the two days missed this week.
  • Every year Beloit College creates its Mindset List. They list items the incoming class of college Freshmen know about, and don't know about.  Are you ready to feel old?  
A couple entries from the Mindset List which may be of genealogical interest:

10. Entering college this fall in a country where a quarter of young people under 18 have at least one immigrant parent, they aren't afraid of immigration...unless it involves "real" aliens from another planet.

20. DNA fingerprinting and maps of the human genome have always existed.

Press Releases
(In some cases multiple blogs have posted these press releases, but I have chosen one representative.)
Blogging/Social Networking/Technology

Other Weekly Lists
The genealogy bloggers below provide their selections for the week - many different from my own. 
Amanuensis Monday: August 23rd 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.]
If you participated, but don't appear on this list, please, let me know.

1 comment:

Schelly Talalay Dardashti said...

Hi, John,

Thanks for the pointer to "Ellis Island: A rose by any other name..."

If we each only had a penny!

with best wishes