Step-by-Step Guide to Using Online Census Indexes: Part One: Introduction (Genealogy’s Star)

Genealogy’s Star: Step-by-Step Guide to Using Online Census Indexes: Part One: Introduction. “One of the first records that budding genealogists learn to rely on are the various census records. In the United States, the U.S. Federal Census was mandated by Article 1, Section 2 of the Constitution. The first Census in the United States was … Continue reading Step-by-Step Guide to Using Online Census Indexes: Part One: Introduction (Genealogy’s Star)

Genealogy’s Star: FamilyTreeWebinars add Closed Captioning to Webinars

Genealogy’s Star: FamilyTreeWebinars add Closed Captioning to Webinars. “In what well may be the first time the larger genealogical community has provided closed captioning, FamilyTreeWebinars.com in conjunction with MyHeritage.com, who acquired the company last year, have developed and provided closed captioning for 207 past webinars.”

Genealogy’s Star: How do we find records in an archive?

Genealogy’s Star: How do we find records in an archive?. “Archives differ from your local public library or even a large university library in certain important ways. Depending on your experience when you go to a library, you might expect to see books and other resources on shelves and you might decided to browse around … Continue reading Genealogy’s Star: How do we find records in an archive?

Genealogy’s Star: Ten Threats to the Future of Genealogical Research

Genealogy’s Star: Ten Threats to the Future of Genealogical Research. “As time passes, certain social, economic, and cultural factors do not bode well for the future of genealogical research. Because of the involvement of large, online genealogy companies, we are being led to believe that the “future” of genealogical research lies in their huge online … Continue reading Genealogy’s Star: Ten Threats to the Future of Genealogical Research

Genealogy’s Star: First Ever Virtual Online International Genealogy Conference

Genealogy’s Star: First Ever Virtual Online International Genealogy Conference. “Family History Expos’ Pirates of the Pedigree is the first virtual, online, international genealogy conference and it can be watched and enjoyed from home for free. If you have been to a local genealogy conference recently, you may have had a few vendor companies attending your … Continue reading Genealogy’s Star: First Ever Virtual Online International Genealogy Conference

Progress Check: My Digital Photo Organization (Taneya’s Genealogy Blog)

Taneya’s Genealogy Blog: Progress Check: My Digital Photo Organization. “At the beginning of the year, I shared my strategy for how I am approaching the management of my digital photos. I have been working more on it lately and I thought it time for a progress check! You can read more about my strategy here, … Continue reading Progress Check: My Digital Photo Organization (Taneya’s Genealogy Blog)

Washington Post: A serial rapist eluded police for years. Then they searched a genealogy site.

Washington Post: A serial rapist eluded police for years. Then they searched a genealogy site. . “Authorities in California said they arrested a man they suspect is a serial sexual offender who committed a string of horrific crimes over 15 years, earning the name the ‘NorCal rapist.’ They attributed the breakthrough in the case to … Continue reading Washington Post: A serial rapist eluded police for years. Then they searched a genealogy site.

Genealogy’s Star: Where are we with social networking?

Genealogy’s Star: Where are we with social networking?. “What is happing in the world of blogs? What is happening on Facebook? What about Google+? And what about Twitter and Pinterest and Instagram? Not to mention, what is going on in the hundreds of other social networking websites. Last, of all, what does this have to … Continue reading Genealogy’s Star: Where are we with social networking?

Using Voice Recognition in Genealogy: Names and dates and places (Genealogy’s Star)

Genealogy’s Star: Using Voice Recognition in Genealogy: Names and dates and places. “Over the years, I have used voice recognition software off and on, always hoping that it would become the solution to quickly entering information so that I could avoid typing. Most recently, voice recognition software has become ubiquitous with smartphones and apps such … Continue reading Using Voice Recognition in Genealogy: Names and dates and places (Genealogy’s Star)

New Blog Series: Genealogy On the Road (The Shamrock Genealogist)

The Shamrock Genealogist: New Blog Series: Genealogy On the Road. “I’m happy to announce a new blog series that I’m starting called Genealogy On the Road. So why am I starting this series? I currently work full time as an IT analyst for a human resources company (it’s a bit hard to explain sometimes what … Continue reading New Blog Series: Genealogy On the Road (The Shamrock Genealogist)

Genealogy’s Star: Reclaim the Records frees the NYC marriage license index for 1996-2017

Genealogy’s Star: Reclaim the Records frees the NYC marriage license index for 1996-2017. “Another big win for genealogists and others needing records from New York. Reclaim the Records has won a lawsuit and now has the NYC marriage license index for 1996-2017, 1.5 million records, free online, searchable and downloadable.”

Arutz Sheva: Haredi MK pushes establishment of national genealogy database

Arutz Sheva: Haredi MK pushes establishment of national genealogy database. “A haredi lawmaker has announced plans to advance legislation which if passed would establish a national genealogical database, listing every individual whose Jewishness has been verified by the Israeli Chief Rabbinate. MK Yisrael Eichler (United Torah Judaism) said this week his party would push the … Continue reading Arutz Sheva: Haredi MK pushes establishment of national genealogy database

Genealogy’s Star: The Ethics of Photo Restoration

Genealogy’s Star: The Ethics of Photo Restoration. “When we modify an old photograph to ‘repair’ the damage of age or to “mend” the scratches we are changing history. A photograph is a historical artifact and should be conserved but not changed. Since I took the photo and I am not trying to represent that it … Continue reading Genealogy’s Star: The Ethics of Photo Restoration