Tuesday, June 16, 2009

My Daily Three - 16 June 2009

Three neat genealogy things I learned today were:

1. The www.Ancestry.com Member Trees have a mapping feature similar to those in the newer software programs. They aren't as versatile as the ones in Family Tree Maker 2009, RootsMagic 4 or Legacy Family Tree 7 in that the only show roads, not a satellite or birds-eye view. I missed this when it was announced, or just forgot about it. I played with it for awhile today while procrastinating over starting my column article.

2. Emily Anne Croom's book The Sleuth Book for Genealogists, Strategies for More Successful Family History Research, Genealogical Publishing Company, 2000, Baltimore MD, is simply awesome. The strategies for different record types, and the research examples that illustrate the strategies, are excellent. I got tired of the sleuth quotations, though. I've been reading chapters of this book while I watch my Padres lose (every night, it seems!).

3. Bill Dollarhide has written a new book titled Genealogical Resources of the Civil War Era – Online and Published Military or Civilian Name Lists, 1861-1869 & Post-Civil War Veteran Lists; 2009; Soft Cover, Perfect Bound; 8.5×11; 203 pp; Item # FR0113. The pre-publication price (order by 22 June) is $29.95, retail price is $32.95. This looks like a winner! Leland Meitzler has a review of it on his blog - see Dollarhide’s New “Genealogical Resources of the Civil War Era” is at the Printer. So that's where Leland's been hiding! He posted almost 20 blogs today too.

I wonder what "genea-candy" I'll find tomorrow to write about?

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