1) Geoff Rasmussen is unveiling Legacy Family Tree Version 8.0 on the Legacy News blog - see Legacy Family Tree 8 Revealed.
2) Geoff also posted the Last Call for the Legacy Genealogy Cruise - 2013 on the Legacy News blog.
3) There are two new Family Tree Webinars this week. Register for:
* Wednesday, 12 June, 2 p.m. EDT (11 a.m. PDT): "New Search Options Let You Target Obituaries, Photos, Passenger Lists, Births, Marriages, and More" by Tom Kemp
* Friday, 14 June, 2 p.m. EDT (11 a.m. PDT): "Next Exit: Your New Jersey Ancestors" by Thomas MacEntee
4) Emily Garber is touring the Ukraine and sharing photos and travel stories on her blog (Going) the Extra Yad. Great pictures and she is breaking down some of her brick walls. I'm always impressed and fascinated by genealogists that travel to Eastern Europe and are successful in their search. It's so beyond me. This is, to me, one of the best things about genealogy blogging.
5) Joel Weintraub and Steve Morse are looking for volunteers to work on the 1950 Census Project. Here is their email message:
"If you wondered how we produced free locational tools for the opening of the 1940 census on the Morse One-Step site, wonder no more and be part of the team to do the same thing for 1950. We have opened up "Project 1950" to prepare searchable ED definitions and street indexes for the opening of the 1950 Census in 2022. With the help of about 125 volunteers we produced our 1940 tools, and now are looking for about 200+ volunteers to help with Phase I (transcription of Enumeration District definitions) and Phase II (creating urban area street indexes) for 1950. An explanation of the two Phases and what needs to be done can be found at:
6) Internet Magazine came out with their list of the 25 Top Genealogy blogs, and Genea-Musings made the list. The Legal Genealogist and several other excellent blogs didn't make the list, so I take these lists with a grain of salt. Miriam Robbins provided the list of 25 in her post AnceStories Named One of Internet Genealogy's 25 Top Genealogy Blogs. Congratulations to the listed genea-bloggers. I hope that the magazine does better next year.
7) Are you reading Thomas MacEntee's newest blog, 50 Shades of Genealogy? It's funny!
Genealogists are multi-talented, aren't they?
I may make this a regular weekly post so that I can collect items of interest to me, and perhaps to you, rather than write a post for each one.
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