Sunday, 25 November 2012

Internet Genealogy: Dec/Jan issue

Browsing this issue, with articles by a constellation of familiar names, my first thought was how much easier the magazine has become on the eyes with the increased white space.

As it's a topic I write and speak on I turned immediately to an article by George Morgan, "Digitized Newspapers Online". I'd no need to worry he was stealing any of my thunder as the article covers strictly US papers whereas I speak on Canadian and British periodicals.

Lisa Louise Cooke has an easy to read article on using the iPad for genealogy with suggestions for useful apps and a quick list of iPad tricks.

Turning to Tony Bandy's "Genealogy Software Update", I was surprised by the choice. They don't seem to be in order of merit, there's no significance to describing The Master Genealogist first, and no mention of Legacy!

Two articles by Lisa Alzo cover different ways of preserving and sharing audio, both new to me, savingmemoriesforever.com and voicequilt.com.

Aside from Dave Obee's regular back page column the specific Canadian content is by Christine Woodcock who writes on the Selkirk Settlers - a very much overlooked 200th anniversary this year.

Here's the table of contents.

Genealogy On-the-Go With the iPad
Lisa Louise Cooke reveals how your iPad can be a huge addition to your genealogy toolbox

Saving Memories Forever
Lisa A. Alzo introduces us to a new online system for recording, saving and sharing memories "one story at a time!"

Digitized Newspapers Online
George G. Morgan looks at some of the options you have for accessing digitized newspapers

Croatian and Serbian Genealogy
Smiljka Kitanovic explains how to research your ancestors from localities in today's Croatia and Serbia

Genealogy Software Update!
Tony Bandy explores six different genealogy software programs and offers his thoughts on their features

The USA Manual
Tony Bandy looks at an excellent source for information that helps you add context to your family history

Gale and myGenShare
Diane L. Richard looks at two great genealogy resources that are just a click away

VoiceQuilt
Lisa A. Alzo discusses how to create a family keepsake of audio memories with VoiceQuilt™

Selkirk Settlers
Christine Woodcock looks at the mass migration of displaced Scots highlanders to Canada

NetNotes
Internet Genealogy looks at websites and related news that are sure to be of interest

The Back Page
Dave Obee wants to know what the future holds for backing up our data

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