Tuesday, July 23, 2013

This Week's Genealogical Eclectica - 23 July 2013

This week's collection of genealogical eclectica includes:

1)  Can blogging be reduced to this:

2)  Legacy Family Tree has been previewing their upcoming Legacy Family Tree Version 8 software on their Legacy News blog.  Michele Simmons Lewis does us all a favor by listing all of the announced changes announced to date in her post, Legacy 8.

3)  Is this the first Blogger?

This is from the 1860 U.S. Census, Virginia, Alexandria county, Alexandria, Page 944, NARA M653, Roll 1331.

I couldn't resist!

4)  Elizabeth La Pointe's Canadian Week in Review 22 July 2013 post has interesting links.

5)  John D. Reid listed the Canadian resources now available on FindMyPast.com in Finally ... FindMyPast Adds Canadian Resources.

6)  Leland Meitzler provides the press release, and comments on the copyright issues, associated with the FindMyPast announcement about digitizing the PERSI catalog and periodicals - see PERSI Finds New Home on FindMyPast, and This Will Not Be Easy!

7)  DearMYRTLE's Mastering Genealogical Proof Hangout on Air for Chapter 4 of Thomas W. Jones' book was on Sunday, 21 July.  This chapter deals with source citations and there is excellent discussion among the panelists.

8)  DearMYRTLE's Mondays With Myrt Hangout On Air was on Monday, 22 July.  You can watch it at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQwE-0rcxB8.  This was a broad ranging discussion from new resources to using Dropbox for cloud storage, and much more.

9)  This week's Legacy Family Tree Webinar is "Top 21st Century Genealogy Resources - A Baker's Dozen" by presenter Tom Kemp.  The date is Wednesday, 24 July 2013, 2 pm Eastern, 11 am Pacific, 1800 GMT.  You can register (for free) at  http://familytreewebinars.com/webinar_details.php?webinar_id=32

10)  Crista Cowan has a video "Top Tips for Beginning English Family History Research" on the Ancestry.com YouTube channel - watch it at http://youtu.be/inFGt9GbCYk.

11)  The GenealogyBank blog has several articles each week highlighting interesting items found in historical newspapers.  I really enjoyed reading the article on Find the Oldest People to Ever Live, as Reported in Newspapers.

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Copyright (c) 2013, Randall J. Seaver

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