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.
- Schelly Talalay Dardashti at Tracing the Tribe catches the New York Times perpetuating the myth of names being changed at Ellis Island, and wonders when this myth will finally be put to rest.
- The JewishGen blog notes that Hungary has passed a new law requiring the passage of 90 years from entry into a register for record release. FamilySearch has removed images of Hungarian records back to 1920 in compliance - however, they haven't been asked to remove their microfilm from circulation. Yet. There is also a movement to get the Hungarian law changed.
- NARAtions has a post on what you may find about family black sheep in the National Archives' Federal Penitentiary Records.
- Blaine Bettinger at The Genetic Genealogist discusses the sequencing of Sitting Bull's genome and poses some ethical questions.
- Silver RavenWolf at The Gravediggers Blog writes about The Trouble With Harry. Silver details a difficult journey locating the grandparents of husband, Mick.
- Lorine McGinnis Schulze at Olive Tree Genealogy Blog posts the fourth in a series of posts on designing a genealogy board game for children.
- For those planning a marriage proposal, Robert at the MyHeritage Blog lists Five Unconventional Marriage Proposals which will be difficult to top.
- 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?
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.
(In some cases multiple blogs have posted these press releases, but I have chosen one representative.)
- The National Archives announces recieving the originals of the Nuremberg Laws from Huntington Library. (Dear Myrtle)
- Denise Olson at Moultrie Creek Gazette has some information for bloggers on customizable stylesheets and how they get interpreted by newsreaders.
- You can now call phones from your gmail account. Free for at least the rest of the year to the U.S and Canada.
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.]
- Valerie C. at Begin with Craft
- Anonymous at filioagnostic
- Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings
- Anonymous at Nolichucky Roots
- Heather Wilkinson Rojo at Nutfield Genealogy
- Lisa Wallen Logsdon at Old Stones Undeciphered
- Martin Hollick at The Slovak Yankee
- J.M. at Tracing my Roots
- John Newmark at Transylvanian Dutch