Sunday, September 19, 2010

Weekly Genealogy Picks

Weekly Genealogy Picks -- September 12 to 18
from genealogy blogs, newspaper articles and elsewhere

James Tanner at Genealogy's Star explains why There Are No Absolutes in Genealogy

M. Diane Rogers at CanadaGenealogy shares some frustrations with and praises for British Columbia Historical Vital Statistics

Dear Myrtle raises a question about Political Correctness, and whether or not we transcribe a document word-for-word, or whether we (leave out/edit) parts that may be misunderstood out of context.  James Tanner at Genealogy's Star shares his thoughts on the topic.

Tana L Pederson at the Blog answers some questions on FamilyTreeMaker 2011.  I was excited to learn that the Mac version is slated for release within the next two months.

GovGab writes about the Penning of the Star Bangled Banner 196 years ago.

Thomas MacEntee at GeneaBloggers has introduced on his blog a daily Genealogy Blogging Beat, with multiple blogging themes each day to help inspire those seeking ideas for posts.

The annual Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) fast ended last night at sunset for Jews around the world.  The Velveteen Rabbi shared a list of resources for the holiday (video, liturgy and song.)

Blogging/Social Networking/Technology
MyHeritage Blog lists their choices for the "10 weirdest, funniest, most intriguing genealogy tweets"

Other Weekly Lists
The genealogy bloggers below provide their selections for the week - many different from my own. 
Amanuensis Monday: September 13th 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.]

I'd like to welcome all newcomers (and oldcomers) to this weekly blogging theme.  I suspect participants have increased this week in part due to Amanuensis Monday being included in Monday's Genealogy Blogging Beat at GeneaBloggers.

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

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