Thu, 1 June 2006
Just prior to their trip to Chicago for the National Genalogical Society conference (www.ngsgenealogy.org), George tells Drew about the great time he had at the Ontario (Canada) Genealogical Society conference, and George reviews the book Genealogy, Geography, and Maps (written by Althea Douglas and available from www.ogs.on.ca). George also reviews Frank Smith's A Genealogical Gazetteer of England, published by Genealogical Publishing Co. (www.genealogical.com). Next is one more reminder of the 2006 Genealogy Seminar at Sea (www.genealogycruise2006.com), and news about new Canadian data at MyFamily.com's new Canadian site (ancestry.ca). Drew talks about searching for genealogy data using Ask.com's new blog search tool (www.ask.com), compares The Red Book to The Source, and clarifies the distinction between original/derivative documents, primary/secondary information, and direct/indirect evidence.