James Tanner, ALWAYS getting it done. Genealogy’s Star: The Ultimate Digital Preservation Guide, Part One. “The cumulative cost of preserving a physical record is considerable and increases over time. There is, of course among genealogists, in particular, a lot of hand wringing over the loss of records. But some loss is inevitable and inexorable. Due … Continue reading Genealogy’s Star: The Ultimate Digital Preservation Guide, Part One
James Tanner has wrapped up his seven-part series on Google for genealogists.. “Overwhelming is a word that applies to most of my interaction with the internet. I am always finding more resources and spending time learning about new programs and new websites. If you have an Apple device, you are probably familiar with the Apple … Continue reading Genealogy’s Star: Getting the Rest of the Gold out of the Google Goldmine for Genealogists Part Seven
MakeUseOf: The 10 Best Free Genealogy Websites to Find Your Ancestors. “Paid ancestry sites tend to have a higher profile than free. That doesn’t mean that the free ancestry sites aren’t worth using, however; just that they’re difficult to find. Here are several totally free genealogy websites to research your ancestry without spending a dollar.”
Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter: New Transcription Workflow: African American Civil War Soldiers. “African American Civil War Soldiers recently launched a new workflow to complete the transcription of the military records of all Black men who fought for the Union army, beginning with the famous 54th and 55th Massachusetts regiments.”
BuzzFeed News: This Genealogy Database Helped Solve Dozens Of Crimes. But Its New Privacy Rules Will Restrict Access By Cops.. “Days after BuzzFeed News revealed that the website GEDmatch had bent its published rules to allow police in Utah to search for relatives of the perpetrator of a violent assault, the website changed its terms … Continue reading BuzzFeed News: This Genealogy Database Helped Solve Dozens Of Crimes. But Its New Privacy Rules Will Restrict Access By Cops.
Genealogy’s Star: Getting the Rest of the Gold out of the Google Goldmine for Genealogists Part One. “My most popular video has always been ‘Using the Google Goldmine for Genealogy.’ In that video, I talked about several of the Google apps that are helpful to genealogists. But that video was published back in 2016 and … Continue reading Genealogy’s Star: Getting the Rest of the Gold out of the Google Goldmine for Genealogists Part One
Genealogy ala Carte: Quebec Archives to allow free use of more than 100,000 digitized historical documents. “The Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ) yesterday announced it now allows the free and unrestricted use of more than 100,000 public-domain historical documents and images, in the public domain, that have been digitized and made available on … Continue reading Genealogy ala Carte: Quebec Archives to allow free use of more than 100,000 digitized historical documents
Genealogy Bank: Genealogy 101: Translation Tools for Your Spanish-Language Research. “With Cinco de Mayo celebrations this Sunday, some genealogists will be inspired to explore their Hispanic roots this weekend. Researching your Spanish-speaking ancestors in old newspapers and genealogical documents can be intimidating if you don’t read or speak Spanish – but it doesn’t have to … Continue reading Genealogy 101: Translation Tools for Your Spanish-Language Research (Genealogy Bank)
Genealogy Guys Blog: The Genealogy Squad Facebook Group Is Announced. “A new Facebook group for genealogy, The Genealogy Squad, is being launched … on Monday, 6 May 2019. The mission of the Genealogy Squad Facebook group is to provide a positive space for the sharing of appropriate and reliable methods and resources to assist genealogists … Continue reading Genealogy Guys Blog: The Genealogy Squad Facebook Group Is Announced
Genealogy’s Star: Reclaim the Records Files the Biggest Lawsuit Ever. “If you are a genealogist and you are unfamiliar with Reclaim the Records, you should be not only familiar with them, but actively supporting them. Record access is one of the major obstacles to genealogical research. Granted, some records, such as the 1890 U.S. Federal … Continue reading Genealogy’s Star: Reclaim the Records Files the Biggest Lawsuit Ever
Genealogy’s Star: The Dangers of Using GEDCOM. “Even back in the time when GEDCOM was commonly used to transfer genealogical data between two programs, the process produced an ‘error’ file with information that could not be copied. Over time, the information that is not transferred has grown as programs implement features that are not supported … Continue reading Genealogy’s Star: The Dangers of Using GEDCOM
International African American Museum: Announcing the Restore the Ancestors 2019 Project: Help Us Index Records for African American Genealogy. “The Center for Family History at the International African American Museum, FamilySearch and BlackProGen Live have announced the launch of Restore the Ancestors 2019, a volunteer community effort to index FamilySearch records of interest for African … Continue reading Announcing the Restore the Ancestors 2019 Project: Help Us Index Records for African American Genealogy (International African American Museum)
Genealogy’s Star: Reclaim the Records Wins Again: Index to millions of New York marriage records reclaimed!. GS quoting the announcement: “Greetings from Reclaim The Records! We’re that scrappy little activist group of genealogists, historians, journalists, and open government advocates, fighting for better public access to government-held genealogical and historical documents. And today, we’re pleased to … Continue reading Genealogy’s Star: Reclaim the Records Wins Again: Index to millions of New York marriage records reclaimed!
Genealogy’s Star: Discovering Genealogical Videos. “I have used YouTube videos for everything from replacing a battery in my car to learning complex software application such as Adobe Premiere Pro. For genealogists, there is a treasure trove of information and commentary from thousands of genealogically related videos just waiting for review. Of course, I have spent … Continue reading Genealogy’s Star: Discovering Genealogical Videos
Genealogy’s Star: Step-by-Step Guide to Using Online Census Indexes: Part Six. “Census records are not limited to those created by the United States government. Of course, many other countries in the world have conducted censuses of their populations. Within the United States, there are many state censuses. There are also a number of local censuses … Continue reading Step-by-Step Guide to Using Online Census Indexes: Part Six (Genealogy’s Star)