The news includes:
- Ancestry.com unveils Family Tree
Maker for the Macintosh.
- Ancestry.com and The Genealogist in the UK
have announced an agreement with The National Archives (UK)
to acquire and publish online the 1911 England and Wales
- Ancestry.com has reached an
agreement with National Geographic Digital Media, part of National Geographic, in
which the latter will host a new family history experience related
to the Genographic Project Online.
- Ancestry.com has just launched a
major enhancement to its online search templates, the new "Add an
- Moorshead Magazines Ltd.,
publishers of Family Chronicle, Internet Genealogy, and History
magazines, announces a new book, Tracing Your Civil War
Ancestors, available on 1 January 2011. More details are
available at http://www.familychronicle.com.
- The Muskogee Phoenix
reports that the Cherokee Nation has begun development of a Virtual
Library of Cherokee Knowledge and expects to complete the project
in Spring 2011.
- MyHeritage has announced that it
can generate a wide variety of pre-defined famiy tree charts
easily. High resolution export of charts is free and these can be
shared via email and printed in PDF format on home computers. The
company has also added a professional poster printing
- The National Genealogical Society has
announced the appointment of a new board director, Jordan Jones, of
Raleigh, NC, to support information technology and
- The New England Historic
Genealogical Society (at its new web address at http://www.AmericanAncestors.org)
will host a Winter Weekend Research Getaway - Effective Use of
Technology on 27 to 29 January 2011 in Boston. Visit the website
for more information.
- The Kansas City Star
posteed an article at
concerning searches for three large potter's fields.
Ideas for holiday gifts
- The New England Historic
Genealogical Society (http://www.AmericanAncestors.org)
offers its Family Discovery Package for $99 and an annual
membership to NEHGS for $75.
- Ancestry.com is selling NEW
subscriptions to its databases.
- The Technology Tamers have
produced an Everyday Genealogy 2011
calendar. It is available in a desk pad format from http://www.everydaygenealogy.com
for $12.59 with a genealogy tip for every day of the year and as an
app for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch from the iTunes store for
The Guys review the following
- Sto Lat: A Modern Guide to
Polish Genealogy by Cecile (Ceil) Wendt Jensen (See http://mipolonia.net for details and
- Cherokee Citizenship
Commission Dockets, Volume II, 1888-1884 and 1887-1889 by Jeff
Bowen (Clearfield Company, 2010)
- The Journey Takers by
Leslie Albrecht Huber (2010) (See http://www.thejourneytakers.com
for details and ordering information.)
- Shaking the Family
Treeby Buzzy Jackson (Touchstone, 2010)
- Mac asks about his scan wand.
(And George talks about his Flip Pal scanner.)
- Eric responds about Mitch's
problem reading the 1852 California Census for Placer
- Brandt has questions about
- J.T. shares information about
another alternative to Parallels, VMWare Fusion, and CrossOver as
software that allows Mac users to run Windows programs. He suggests
Wine (http://www.winehq.org) -
a free open-source program that needs your
- Tim has three items for The
- He suggests the wealth of
digital materials online at Georgia's Virtual Vault
- He asks about copyright
ownership for digitized U.S. census images at Ancestry.com, and
- He has questions about how to
greate effective source citations for indexes, books, and other
- Peter McCracken shares
information with The Guys about ShipIndex.org, a site at which you can
research specific ships to determine where information is available
in books, journals, CD-ROMs, websites, and more. The free area
contains more than 140K citations and the premium database contains
more than 1.5M entries.
- Michael suggests the use of
at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. There is a vast
collection there, and there are links to many other newspaper
- Richard reminds us that another
great website to post one's genealogical material to is the Free
Pages at http://freepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com.