from genealogy blogs, newspaper articles and elsewhere
- The big news of the week was Ancestry.com's acquiring of iArchive/Footnote.com. Tamura Jones at Modern Software Experience discusses this and several other recent acquisitions since Ancestry's IPO last year. Craig Manson at GeneaBlogie has put together a list of perspectives on the news from various geneabloggers.
- Karen at Genealogy Frame of Mind and Travis LeMaster at TLGenes discuss the difference between a "Name Collector" and a "Genealogist."
- Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings starts a list he plans to update on which databases are really New and Updated at FamilySearch. (Since FamilySearch isn't 100% clear about this.)
- Lisa Louise Cooke at Genealogy Gems News discusses the return of Dear America, a historical fiction series of books for kids from Scholastic.
- Daniel Hubbard at Personal Past Meditations was recently visited by a physicist friend - and he found some similarities. Particles leave paper trails. We can't see or hear the particles, just like we can't see or hear our distant ancestors. Read more in Building An Ancestor.
- Two Polish Neo-Nazis discover an unsettling truth (for them) at a local historical society. They are no longer part of the movement, but instead, have converted to the religion of their ancestors.
- In Even Vampires Need Archivists ArchiValerie at Achivist and Arch-Villain in Training discusses whether True Blood character, Bill Compton, should have hired an archivist. (Spoilers if you haven't watched this season of the television show)
- On a local note: Paul Hohmann at Vanishing StL sees a St. Louis intersection devastated by a tornado in Life Magazine's online photo archive. He doesn't recognize the intersection at first, but tracks it down. The post contains several photographs, and a 1909 Sanborn map.
(In some cases multiple blogs have posted these press releases, but I have chosen one representative.)
- Research at University of Notre Dame shows child rearing practices of our distant ancestors had positive results.
The genealogy bloggers below provide their selections for the week - many different from my own.
Amanuensis Monday: September 20th 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.]
- Lisa at Are You My Cousin?
- Betty Tartas at Betty's Boneyard Genealogy
- D. Kay Strickland at D Kays S Days
- Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings
- Greg Lamberson at Greg Lamberson's Genealogy Blog
- 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 TransylvanianDutch
- Stachia at The Wandering Vine
If you participated, but don't appear on this list, please, let me know.