DearMYRTLE’s Family History Hour 8 April 2008 genealogy podcast is available for listening via computer or transferred to any .mp3 player if you choose to download the file. An alternative would be to download the file automatically via iTunes. You don’t need an iPod to listen. For a complete list of current DearMYRTLE podcasts visit: http://podcasts.dearmyrtle.com .
TOPICS & GUEST THIS WEEK
Jay Speyer, author of Cat Got Your Thumb? provides ideas to get us off the pot when it comes to writing our personal histories the anecdotal stories about our ancestors. Contact Jay through his website
Elizabeth Powel Crowe, author of the brand-spanking new Genealogy Online 8th edition, hot of the presses!
Elizabeth walks Ol' Myrt here through the steps of setting up a "genealogy tab" on my personal iGoogle page. You'll find her blog at www.epcrowe.com
From DearMYRTLE's The BEST of the Internet for Genealogists - 6 April 2008
- BLOG: Birmingham Genealogical Society Blog
- INSTRUCTION: USGenWeb’s Help for Genealogy Researchers
- DATABASE SITE: Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System at the National Parks Service
- SCANNED IMAGE SITE: USGenWeb’s Penny Postcard Project
- PODCAST: Old English in Context lectures, Hilary Term 2008, by Dr Stuart Lee of Oxford University.
- VIDEO: Robert Ragan’s Genealogy Search Variants (using Google)
- COMMENTARY: Cheryl Daly’s If Miss Manners did genealogy
- INNOVATION: The Virtual Jamestown Archive
- MOST INTERESTING THREAD: “Top 3 Genealogical Regrets” found in the March 2008 archive of APG-L
- ETHNIC STUDIES: The Library of Congress' American Memory Project Chinese in California 1850-1925
LINKS WE MENTION
Second Life (Once you've joined, and it free, search for Clarise Beaumont or DearMYRTLE Writer.)
LINKS TO SOME OF DearMYRTLE’s RECENT BLOGS:
- Cokie Roberts: Ladies of Liberty
- New “Records Search” interface at Labs
- When is official not official? When re: PAF
- Alternatives to PAF must be found if you wish to use the new FamilySearch.org (not yet available in all areas of the world.)