Sunday, July 24, 2011

Week in Review

Below are some noteworthy news stories and blog posts I have read in the past week that deal with my overlapping interests in Genealogy, History, Heritage, and Technology.

Should the children of sperm donors be notified of genetic diseases they might carry? (hat/tip: EOGN)

Good Morning Silicon Valley discusses how the new social network, Google+, has deleted corporate accounts, telling businesses to wait for them to create accounts designed for them.

Greenman Tim at Walking the Berkshires has had several posts regarding a reenactment of the Revolutionary Battle of Wyoming.  Part 1 and Part 2.

It's common sense that as genealogists, if we have access to the original, we shouldn't be satisfied with looking at a copy.  However, Michael John Neill at Genealogy Tip of the Day suggests the reverse can be true, as well.  If you have access to a copy, you shouldn't be satisfied with the original.

Stephanie Lincecum at Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal has an article on Jewish Cemetery Symbolism.

Recently during a baseball rain delay, St. Louis radio station, KMOX re-aired a 1960 interview of Jackie Robinson by sportscaster, Jack Buck.  The whole interview isn't online yet, but some of it can be heard in this Riverfront Times article.

How to Turn Slides and Negatives into Digital Photos.  (hat/tip: Sally Jacobs)
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