Sunday, February 24, 2013

Weekly Genealogy Picks: Feb 17-23

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.

Research Tips
  • Philip Trauring at Blood and Frogs reports that JRI-Poland and The Polish Archives have officially signed the agreement that was announced as upcoming back in January. The details of the agreement are exciting, and I look forward to the simplifying of the record ordering process, and all the digitization.
Technology, and Blogging
  • Ryan North of Dinosaur Comics humorously points out a serious problem with the speed of advancing technology.  If we can predict we won't be using a single piece of software in 10 years that we are using today, how do we preserve data?

Other Weekly Lists
Upcoming holidays - religious and secular, national and international - for the next two weeks

Two Week Calendar
  • Feb 26 - Intercalary Days (Baha'i) [Feb 26-March 1]
  • Feb 26 - Savior's Day (Nation of Islam)
  • Feb 28 - Rare Disease Day
  • March 1 - Ancient Roman New Year
  • March 1 - National Pig Day (US)
  • March 2 - Nineteen Day Fast (Baha'i) [March 2-20]
  • March 8 - International Women's Day (Eastern Europe, Russia, former Soviet Bloc)
  • March 10 - Meatfare Sunday (Orthodox Christian)
  • March 10 - Maha Shivaratri (Hindu)


Mariann Regan said...

I especially like that you included poems and a cartoon!

Seriously, I do worry about technology outdating itself. I'm digitizing photos, but in 20 years . . . I'm not throwing the old ones away!

Thanks for all the recommendations.

John said...


I feel when writing down ancestral stories, the family historian shouldn't feel restricted to the traditional non-fiction narrative. That's why I often link to poetry that includes genealogical or historical themes.

I will also often link to the humorous, as I suspect many are like me, and enjoy a good laugh.