Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Across My Desk: 27 Feb 2008

DearREADERS,
New genealogy and history blog entries quite literally pop onto my iGoogle page at all hours of the day or night and I love it. On the outside chance that you may not eat, sleep and breathe genealogy like Ol’ Myrt does, here are a few interesting items:

Mark Tucker’s Genealogy Research Map posted Sunday, 24 Feb 2008 at ThinkGenealogy.com. “The Genealogy Research Map combines the concepts found in The Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS) from the Board for Certification of Genealogists and the many works of Elizabeth Shown Mills into a single visualization.” I hope to interview Mark on this topic during an upcoming podcast.

John Michael Neill’s The Baby Was Thick and Fat: Clues in 1880s Letters to Nebraska posted 24 Feb 2008 at 24/7 Family History Circle. John analyzes who the letters were about and provides some thoughtful clues for researching family correspondence.

Perhaps the newest entry in the genea-blog arena is The Unofficial Footnote Blog by Beau Sharbrough, VP of Content at Footnote, also a long-time genealogy technology guru. Blog entries are short & sweet. Check out the circa 1960s long hair pic (longer than I ever let mine grow).

That last blog page got me to thinking -- do we need to start labeling our online photos so we don’t leave our descendants in a pickle like our parents and grandparents did to us with those shoeboxes and drawers full of unidentified photos?

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
DearMYRTLE,
Your friend in genealogy.
Myrt@DearMYRTLE.com
http://blog.DearMYRTLE.com

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