We apologize for the delay in the release of this week's podcast.
George suffered from laryngitis this week and was unable to record
until Friday evening.
The news is extensive this week. Pharos Tutors
) announces that George
has joined their online training staff to teach U.S.-related
genealogical staff. His first class begins on 30 October 2007 with
the topic of U.S. Immigration & Naturalization Documents.
Another new Pharos course features expert Helen Osborn training a
class in the use of The National Archives (TNA) U.K. Web site, its
extraordinary contents and tools, and more.
Macintosh users have a new tool in MacFamilyTree 5, produced in a
beta version by Synium Software
. The beta test version may be
vulnerable to errors and crashes at this point. However, Mac users
will revel in testing this new version of the software. Visit the
Synium Software site for more information.
announced enhancements to searches of census forms, and
improvements to images and their handling.
World Vital Records, Inc. (http://worldvitalrecords.com
) and Allcensus
) have partnered to provide
digitized U.S. Federal Census images at the WorldVitalRecords.com
The new issue of Internet
is out and has a wonderful collectionof
new articles. Visit http://internet-genealogy.com
George's Genealogy Web Site of the Week is About.com's Genealogy
area at http://genealogy.about.com
. Kimberly Powell is the
knowledgeable, talented, and affable guide for that area, and she
fills the site with great information and tips for breaking through
those dastardly brick walls. "Brava, Kimberly!"
The National Archives (TNA) in the U.K. announces the availability
of 5,000 registers of Nonconformist records that may be searched
online; the AncestorsOnBoard Web site is up to 1939 in the
searchable outbound passenger lists project; you can now
personalize, save, customize, bookmark your searches at their site.
magazine is a quarterly publication by TNA that describes great
resources, recordkeeping strategies, and case studies. It is a
fabulous online resource, in PDF format, that you absolutely must
check out. You can access information about it and download the
Spring 2007 issue at http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/recordsmanagement/advice/recordkeeping.htm
The mailbag brings announcements of two new Jewish research
resources from the U.K., as well as a new 3-D digital imaging
resource developed by Carnegie Mellon that can be used to decipher
eroded cemetery inscriptions.
George provides in-depth information about scanning old family
photographs in the second of a two-part discussion of digitization