Mar 18, 2009
This week's news includes: Ancestry.com has added new content; MyHeritage.com has
added more than 150 new databases in the last week of February;
NewspaperARCHIVE continues to add new digitized and
indexed newspaper content, and has added blogs, social networking
interfaces, and Twitter; the Library of Michigan has just added
Michigan death certificates spanning 1897 to 1920 at Seeking
Michigan at http://www.seekingmichigan.org; Dick Eastman welcomes
new English writer and genetic genealogy expert Chris Pomery to
Eastman's Online Genealogy
Newsletter (http://blog.eogn.com); Steve Danko has just returned
from the Family Tree DNA 5th International Conference on Genetic
Genealogy for Project Administrators, and he has a great report at
his blog at http://stephendanko.com; and Maureen A. Taylor, the
leading expert on evaluating and dating photographs, author, and
lecturer, has an excellent blog on the subject at http://photodetective.blogspot.com.
This week's email includes: Henry asked about digital camera reviews, and George responded that he had written an article for the 22 February issue of Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter on that subject; Steve shouts out some positive kudos for the new RootsMagic Version 4 beta edition of its great genealogical database software package; and Lisa asks for tactful ways to tell someone that they probably have wrong information.
George reviews two new books: Genealogical Publishing Company has just published a new 5th edition of Thomas Jay Kemp's book, The International Vital Records Handbook; and Ancestry Publishing has just published a new book, Finding Granddad's War, by Jeffrey Badger, which details his search for information about his father's experiences and colleagues in the 978th Engineer Maintenance Company during World War II.