Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Internet Genealogy: Feb/Mar 2015

The lead article in this issue is "Off the Beaten Path: Hidden Immigration Resources for Your Genealogy Research,"  one of five articles written by Tony Bandy. For tracking down immigrant ancestors he recommends city directories, diaries and personal recollections, maps, books and magazines/newspapers, and academic portals. It's a good list although I wouldn't call them hidden.

Tony's other articles are:
Create Your Own Family History Book - using Apple's iBooks Author

50 Top Websites for 2015 - Tony starts with tips for what he looks for in a good site, but inevitably such lists end up being a personal selection. A partial exception is the annual list by Even that misses important sites no accessible by Alexa.

It's in the Details  - about's Associated Press Collections

Got Image Troubles? - fixing photo woes

David A. Norris writes on Yesterday's Weather for Today's Genealogist, how you can supplement your family history research with information about the weather of yesteryear. This is the same topic of his article in this month's Family Tree (UK) magazine the emphasis here is overwhelmingly the US.

Other articles are:

Reach New Storytelling Heights with Treelines
Lisa A. Alzo reviews a new online tool for sharing your most treasured family stories

Reduce Your Digital Clutter
Carol Richey offers tips to help you get organized and become a more efficient family history researcher

Rounding Up Those Black Sheep 
Karen Evans looks at criminal registers and online newspapers as sources for finding UK criminal ancestors

Piano With a History 
Gabrielle Morgan researches the history of a treasured family piano and recalls the vivid memories evoked by it's presence.

Reacquaint Yourself With Cyndi's List! 
If you have never visited this extraordinary free resource, or haven't visited recently, Dave Obee says it's time to check it out!

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