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.
- Philip Trauring at Blood and Frogs advises: Don't Get Stuck Inside the Box.
- The Ancestry Insider illustrates why detailed image citations matter.
- Michael Twitty of Afroculinaria challenges Bill O'Reilly to eat like a slave for a week.
- The Smithsonian Magazine discusses the newly released London Picture Map. "Think of the map as Google Street View for vintage London. You can click on the map to view historical images of particular buildings, streets or areas, or search the collection by topic to reveal everything from historic coffee houses to buildings associated with different authors or time periods."
- James Tanner at Genealogy's Star wonders if we will witness the end of microfilm, with FamilySearch's announcement that they are 3 years away from digitizing all LDS microfilm. (My thoughts: Just the beginning perhaps. Lots of microfilm exists outside of the LDS holdings.)
- FamilyTreeDNA has a $30 off sale on several of their packages. $69 for the basic FamilyFinder package is probably the lowest you will see an autosomal test offered anywhere.
- Often there are multiple obituaries for a deceased individual. Rarer do multiple obituaries appear in the same paper at the same time. (In this case, they were written by "a loving wife" and a "longtime girlfriend.")
- Maureen Taylor at The Photo Detective provides some tips on how to tell if two photos are of the same man.