Tuesday, June 18, 2013

This Week 's Genealogical Eclectica

I receive blog posts and other items in Google Reader, email, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and some of them have links of interest.  Here are some of the "genealogical eclectica" that's recently crossed my desk - news I want you to know about:

*  Billion Graves has added Family Tree Connect - a way to add a source citation to the FamilySearch Family Tree.  I can see more record providers doing this for family trees on FamilySearch, Ancestry, MyHeritage, etc.

*  The May issue of the Going In-Depth online magazine is available at http://issuu.com/indepthgen/docs/draft-2013-05_idg_going_in-depth#embed.  I couldn't get the embed code to work.

*  Michael Leclerc has some news items that he found interesting and informative - see News Stories of Interest to Genealogists, June 14, 2013.

*  Have you seen the map of rivers of the US?  Check out Jonathan Crowe's blog post, Map of All American Rivers, and click the map.  You can find some closeups on the Flickr site:

*  The first Mastering Genealogical Proof Study Group video is available on DearMYRTLE's YouTube Channel - see http://www.youtube.com/user/DearMYRTLE.  This panel discussion covers Chapter 1 of the new Thomas W. Jones book.  Chapter 1 discusson is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pP3ijzg0Qcg

*  Check out Susan Petersen's new blog, The Organized Genealogist.  This looks promising, but I have a room full of paper!

*  Do you read Carol Steven's blog, Reflections From the Fence?  She is currently posting about touring California - this post about the San Juan Bautista Mission is fascinating!

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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Copyright (c) 2013, Randall J. Seaver


Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith said...

Thank you, Randy. Much appreciated. See the IDG newsletter for best info on opening the magazine. ;-)

Carol said...

Thank you so much Randy for the shout out. There will be 2 more posts on the San Juan Bautista experience, one is live, the other will be live shortly. It was an amazing place to visit.

Jen A said...

Thanks for mentioning the magazine! Though I must point out it is actually the June issue. If people go to our website they can also download it for themselves. Happy reading!