Saturday, 14 September 2013

GenealogyInTime Magazine

Lunching with a group of knowledgeable genealogist friends last Saturday I was surprised they seemed unaware of Ottawa-based Genealogy In Time magazine.
Quoting from a March 2009 ACC post:
"Originally from Vancouver, Miles Whittingham has lived in Ottawa for 15 years. Working as a materials engineer, and more recently in finance, he got into genealogy several years ago following the death of his 102 year old grandmother.
Exploring the online world of genealogy he found lots of excellent websites but that it was difficult to find information that wasn't overwhelming. Miles says that Genealogy in Time and a weekly newsletter "coming soon" will not focus so much on breaking the latest news, Dick Eastman does that well, especially for US news, but take a more Canadian and international perspective. It will focus on insight, the how and why, rather than the what of the news."

Four years later the weekly newsletter is a regular on my reading list.
Yesterday massive additions to the records searched were announced. From the press release:
• An additional 532 million free genealogy records from around the world are now searchable. In total, the Genealogy Search Engine indexes 2.7 billion records from over 1,000 websites.
• In a first for a genealogy website, the entire Google Newspaper Archive can now be searched by the Genealogy Search Engine. This extremely valuable archive covers over 2,000 historic newspapers going back as far as the 1700s.
• The massive Australian Trove archive can now be completely searched with the Genealogy Search Engine.

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