Highlights from news stories and blog posts I have read in the past week that deal with my overlapping interests in Genealogy, History, Heritage, and Technology.
The topic around the genealogical water-cooler at the end of this week was Ancestry.com's announcement of the creation of a new website: Newspapers.com (GeneaPress)
- Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings took a First Look at Newspapers.com
- As did Pat Richley-Erickson at Dear Myrtle also took A First Look.
- Judy G. Russell at The Legal Genealogist compared the legal terms of service for the various newspaper archival sites.
On other topics:
- Julie Cahill Tarr at GenBlog takes a risk by suggesting Some People Just Aren't Cut Out for Genealogy Research.
- Daniel Hubbard at Personal Past Meditations in Up Close and Personal outlines why he prefers to think about the proximity of a record instead of the traditional terms of primary, secondary, original and derivative.
- Jill Hurst-Wahl at Digitization 101 considers The Importance of Physical Space, and how the layout of a library is important.
- Denise Grollmas at TabletMag writes about a Jewish Revival in Poland, where the grandchildren of those who hid their religion, are rediscovering, and embracing, their roots.
Other Weekly Lists
- Beth's Genealogy News Corral at Genealogy Insider
- Julie Cahill Tarr's Friday Finds at GenBlog
- Jana Last's Fab Finds at Jana's Genealogy and Family History
- Michael J. LeClerc's From the Blogs at Mocavo Blog
- Lynn Palermo's Monday Morning Mentions at The Armchair Genealogist
- Randy Seaver's Best of the Genea-Blogs at Genea-Musings
Two Week Calendar
- Dec 2 - International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
- Dec 2 - Advent - First Sunday (Christian)
- Dec 3 - International Day of Persons with Disabilities
- Dec 6 - St. Nicholas Day (Christian)
- Dec 7 - Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day (US)
- Dec 8 - Feast of the Immaculate Conception (Christian)
- Dec 8 - Rohatsu/Bodhi Day (Buddhist)
- Dec 8 - Hanuka - Dec 8 (sunset) to Dec 16 (sunset) (Jewish)
- Dec 9 - International Anti-Corruption Day
- Dec 10 - Human Rights Day
- Dec 10 - Alfred Nobel Day
- Dec 15 - Bill of Rights Day (US)
- Dec 15 - Esperanto Day
- Dec 16 - Las Posadas/Posadas Navidenas - Dec 16 (evening) to Dec 24 (evening) (Christian - Spanish)