Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Some blogs of note

DearREADERS,
As the final Assignment #3 report for my ProGen2 Study Group this month, Ol' Myrt is hereby pointing readers to other blogs of note that she follows. Though I cannot possibly list the 350+ blogs I follow regularly, here are some suggestions for your perusal:

Kevin Purdy's Playing Board Games Boosts Important Skills posted at LifeHacker.com makes Ol' Myrt here feel more comfortable with the time spent on Facebook playing WordScraper. LifeHacker.com has all sorts of advice about doing things on either a Windows or Mac, using an iPod or cell phone, etc. Get Free Logos at LogoInstant is another recent offering.

In that same not-really-genealogy-but-techie genre, offerings from the ZDNet.com blogs prove a bit more complex, but just as useful. This last week I learned about Outsourcing Predictions for 2009, Some minor criticisms of the Windows 7 beta, and pondered the question Will second patent medicine era end in 2009?.

Ol' Myrt always refers to Dick Eastman, whenever she has a techie genealogy issue to figure out. This is not to play down individual product blogs such as Geoff Rasmussen authors Legacy's Blog and recently released A Year in Review - Legacy Family Tree in 2008. Chart Chick of GenerationMaps.com has a marvelous Sharing Your Family History Series. Bruce Buzbee's RootsMagic Blog where he announces the last of the recent "unwrapped" series RootsMagic 4 Unwrapped - RootsMagic To Go. This must mean version 4 is close at hand.

And speaking of techie, I love Blaine Bettinger's blog including the recent Genetic Genealogy Links for December 12 2008 which he some how managed to compile during the middle of his law school studies. There are always cool techie software things reported at Jean-Yves Baxter's Genealogy Blog at GeneaNet most recently Back up your Data.

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
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