Sun, 23 December 2007
George begins with the genealogical news:
FamilySearch and The Generations Network, Inc.,
parent company of Ancestry.com, today
announced an agreement that provides free access of Ancestry.com to patrons of
the Family History Library in
▪ Ancestry.com added 340.2M new names last week, including digitized and indexed newspapers from 10 U.S. states and 2 Canadian provinces, more than 4,5 new BMD records, and updated the British Telcom U.K. telephone directories with more than 71M new names.
also unveiled its new
▪ The California Genealogical Society and Library celebrates 110 years with an all-day seminar by nationally-recognized “Photo Detective? Maureen A. Taylor. Ms. Taylor’s lectures will focus on identifying and dating old photographs, preserving family photos, and identifying immigrant clues in photos. More information is available at http://www.calgensoc.org.
The Denver Public
Library has just received an IMLS grant of $778K to digitize historical
materials in its collection relating to
The Guys share listener e-mail and commentary about: Sanborn
Fire Insurance Maps; professional looking “homemade? tombstones using pure
White Portland Cement and metal molds – and an example of the result can be
a suggestion to look further into the new Ancestry.com U.S. Passport
Applications database for more than just the front/back of the application –
often lots more information and
photographs are included; filing systems are discussed; and a listener in
Germany listens while driving the autobahn!