There have been several announcements this week from Genealogy-Database vendors
- The 1940 census will be freely available at Ancestry.com to search and browse when it is released to the public mid April 2012
- Footnote.com has changed its name to Fold3.com and is focusing on their military documents, though they promise the non-military documents will remain. (Though one wonders about the unfinished indexing projects for the non-military records.)
- Kate T. at ArchivesNext
- Tamura Jones at Modern Software Experience
- An unscientific poll Tamura conducted on Google+ seems weighted against
- James Tanner at Genealogy's Star
- However, Cyndi Howells at Cyndi's List reminds us Change is Good
- Geni made several changes to their website, requiring a subscription to do a lot that was previously free.
- Some have hypothesized that a jump in usage at WikiTree may be related.
- Geni made a few tweaks, hoping to appease the concerns.
At the Movies
(Movies currently showing, or being released this week, with some connection to Genealogy or History. The plot provided is taken from IMDB, so should contain minimal spoilers.)
The Help -- Jackson, Mississippi, 1962: aspiring writer Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan returns home after college, where unexpected friendships with African-American maids Aibeleen Clark and Minny Jackson result in a book that gives a previously unheard voice to a community's suffering. [Note: I have seen the movie, and highly recommend it. I haven't read the book.]
Other Weekly Link Lists
- Randy Seaver's Best of the Genea-Blogs at Genea-Musings
- Deb Ruth's Follow Friday at Adventures in Genealogy
- Liz Haigney Lynch's Links at The Ancestral Archaeologist
- Ruth Blair's Ruth's Recommendations at The Passionate Genealogis
- Elizabeth O'Neal's Best Bytes at Little Bytes of Life
- Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak's Genealogy Round Up at MSS Roots World