Sunday, 25 September 2011

Internet Genealogy October/November 2011 Issue

The October/ November "Software Special" issue of Internet Genealogy is out, a particularly good issue.

In his lead column editor Ed Zapletal mentions "The Woven Generations," a FamilySearch series of "powerful, personal experiences from those who have found success or inspiration through family history work", well worth a look. If you're feeling a bit jaded check it out at:  http://www.youtube.com/familysearch.

In the lead article Tony Bandy looks at how the genealogist can use web-based software. It's an overview of cloud-based utilities, of which we're blessed with several options in each area. There were several I'd never heard of as well as one, in a category Bandy calls "Online Storage," I use frequently, Dropbox.

In the following article Bandy reviews Genealogy Software, Free, paid and on the web!

Another frequent contributor, Lisa A. Alzo, suggests you Become an Interactive Genealogist! using resources such as Fold3 Memorial pages (formerly Footnote Pages), family websites, Google alerts, an array of social networks, and more. There's mention of Google+, and latter in the issue a whole article, The Promise of Google+, by Google genealogy specialist Dan Lynch.

Other article include Alan Stewart on resources for finding out about the area where British and Irish ancestors lived; Gena Philibert-Ortega writing on the National Institute for Genealogical Studies, and also on Geneabloggers; and two articles from another regular author, Diane L. Richard, including on Cyndi's List.

There's more. Look for the complete table of contents coming on Tuesday.

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