- Discussing the Genealogical Proof Standard, James Tanner at Genealogy's Star asks What is Reasonable? Where do I search? Earlier this week, he also shared his alleged cousinship to William Shakespeare. Though he appears to have some doubts.
- Barbara J Mathews at The Demanding Genealogist shares an experience where Wikipedia was Misled by an Online Ahnentafel
- Randy Seaver at GeneaMusings feels Genealogical Societies Should Consider Ancestry Content Publisher
- The Illinois State Genealogical Society announces the debut of The Insider's Guide to Illinois Genealogy.
- Irish Newspaper Archives, one of the largest digital collections of Irish newspapers, is offering free access through December of 2011. (hat/tip: JewishGen)
- Lee Drew at Family History with the LineageKeeper shares an extensive list of archaic job titles and what they mean.
- Taco Goulooze, from It All Makes Census shares a newspaper article from 1890 headlined, The Census Killed Him. He also shares an article concerning the 1940 census. Apparently, for the first time in that year, they surveyed mobile homes.
- Michael Stern Hart, inventor of electronic books, and the founder of Project Gutenberg, passed away on Sept 6.
- A New York Times article discusses a recent son's discovery that he had 149 half-siblings through his sperm donor father.
Tears don't flow the same in space. International Space Station astronaut, Frank Culbertson, shares his 9/11 story.
(9/11/01 - taken from International Space Station - photograph source: NASA)
Other Weekly Link Lists
Several individuals who usually have posts listed below took a vacation this week. It might have something to do with the Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference in Springfield, IL.