Wed, 8 August 2007
George reports on stories about: Footnote.com's new partnership with ACPL; new content at HistoryKat; ScotlandsPeople's Registers; The Remembering Site; the launch of StoryofMyLife.com; and the release of Elizabeth Shown Mills' new book, Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace.
Listener mail includes: Jungle Disk, an application to help store your data at Amazon.com's S3 ™ Storage Service; and a directory of Online Searchable Death Indexes & Records (http://www.deathindexes.com/).
Drew launches a new feature on the podcast, "Society Tip of the Week."
George discusses conference syllabi, why it is important to retain them in your personal reference library, and how to purchase surplus syllabi from NGS and FGS in the U.S. after their conferences. Drew shares information about the thorn, a letter used in the Anglo-Saxon and Icelandic alphabets.
Drew and George discuss the discovery of an historical cemetery survey performed by the Hillsborough County [Florida] Historical Commission and published in 1954. The survey had been almost completely forgotten, but the Guys are going to investigate the contents for a project that their local genealogical society is doing on Find-a-Grave. How will you preserve your ancestors' cemetery information?