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.
Thu, 17 January 2008
news includes many announcements. Memeria (http://www.memeria.com)
launches the first house-call photo-scanning service; another genealogy podcast
is available -- Genealogy Gems at http://www.genealogygemspodcast.com;
WorldVitalRecords.com has changed its name to FamilyLink.com (http://www.familylink.com) and has formed
partnerships with other companies in recent months; RootsMagic announces its
2008 Genealogy Cruise to the Mexican Riviera on Sept. 28 to Oct. 5, and details
can be found at http://www.RootsMagicCruise.com.
There are also many seminars coming up this year: San Luis Obispo County
Genealogical Society (Feb. 2) (http://www.kcbx.net/~slogen/);
St. George family History Expo 2008 (Feb. 8-9) (http://www.myancestorsfound.com/events/upcoming.php?event_id=1);
Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International Symposium (April 11-12) (http://www.cgsi.org/news.asp?intNewsID=129);
North Carolina Genealogical Society’s 3rd Annual Speakers Forum (April 11) (http://www.ncgenealogy.org); Federation
of East European Family History Societies Conference (August 1-3) (http://feefhs.org/).
Wed, 9 January 2008
Welcome to The Genealogy GuysTM Podcast for 2008!
George begins the 2008 news with a press release from Wholly Genes, Inc., of
The Guys discuss some user e-mail as always, and then focus on what is happening and coming for genealogy in 2008.