Sun, 27 January 2008
This week’s news items include: James LeVoy Sorenson,
renowned medical device inventor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist died on 20
January 2008 at 86 – his companies list includes the non-profit Sorenson Molecular Genealogy
Foundation which provides DNA testing; Genealogical.com has launched a new blog
a wiki is available for users of FamilySearch and the LDS Family History
Centers, at http://www.familysearchwiki.org.
Drew and George discuss the explosion of social networking
sites for genealogists and some of the issues regarding choosing one or more to
use. The list includes: Geni.com (http://www.geni.com/),
and available in multiple languages), Amiglia.com (http://www.amiglia.com), Kindo.com (http://kindo.com/), and TreeX.com (http://treex.com/tree/). Others include
- formerly WorldVitalRecords.com), OurStory.com (http://www.ourstory.com/), WeRelate (http://www.werelate.org), and Famiva (http://www.famiva.com/).
Drew has revived his personal blog with a new name, Internet domain, and a new look. The blog, called Rootsmithing, can be found at http://rootsmithing.com.