Sunday, February 17, 2008

News sources for newbies

If you’d like to keep up with the news as it happens in the world of genealogy, you’ll want to subscribe to free genealogy blogs, listen to podcasts, take an online class and join genealogy mailing lists for major surnames and the places where your ancestors once lived. Here is a short list of Ol' Myrt’s suggestions. I know I am leaving something important out, but I’ve slept on this, and still cannot recall. Chalk it up to old age, I guess.

BLOGS (There are over 70 in my genealogy blog subscription list, but these few will get you started.)

CLASSES (Most are available online, so there is no commute.)

GOOGLE has some mighty interesting search engines & applications in addition to the web search at . These are the options I am currently using:

  • iGoogle Add news, blogs, maps and more to the Google homepage
  • Google Alerts Get email updates on the topics of your choice, sent at the rate you specify.
  • Google Calendar I’m keeping my schedule online, so I can access it using any computer. This means I don’t have to bring my laptop, or rely on a hand-held. Day planners are so 20th century for Ol' Myrt -- and they make one's purse too heavy.
  • Google Blog Search Specify genealogy or family history.
  • Google Book Search Search the full text of books.
  • Google Gmail Set up 1 account for your family email, and another for all your genealogy stuff.
  • Google Maps Amazing technology here.
  • Google Translate Great for those foreign language genealogy pages.



Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
Your friend in genealogy.

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