24 May 2015

Internet Genealogy: June/July 2015

Here are the contents of the new Internet Genealogy issue with the articles I found of particular value bolded.

Col. Joseph B. Dorr’s Vases
Constance R. Cherba researches the life of Civil War Colonel J.B. Dorr, and locates a missing heirloom through some persistent online searching

ONLINE ESSENTIALS: Four Webhosting Basics for Family Researchers!
Tony Bandy offers some advice to get started on building your family history website

Bagging a Live One
Mary Kircher Roddy suggests connecting with cousins you never knew you had to increase your chances of research success

Genealogy Apps for Your iPhone or Android
George G. Morgan explores the world of apps for genealogy available for iOS and Android devices

The Confederacy’s “Treasury Girls”
David A. Norris looks at how records of women who worked as treasury clerks during the Civil War are easy to find

Online Safety: Protecting Your Data
Carol Richey looks at seven defensive steps you can take now to protect your valuable data

Online Resources for Finding World War II Ancestors
Jennifer Holik offers tips and strategies for starting the research on your World War II military ancestor

How Do You Put Out a Genealogical Wildfire?
Robbie Gorr emphasizes the need for family historians everywhere to be vigilant about citing their sources

Diane L. Richards looks at websites and related news that are sure to be of interest.
(Comment: Sure to be of interest except if you don't have US ancestry!)

The Internet Archive Picture Collection 
David A. Norris examines a great source for historic pictures you can use to supplement your research

Family Tree Builder: Now for Mac!
Tony Bandy looks at the Mac release of MyHeritage’s popular Family Tree Builder

The Back Page 
Tell Your Story… Change the World!
(Comment: I can't resist posting a link to a TED talk on which this article is based. www.ted.com/talks/dave_isay_everyone_around_you_has_a_story_the_world_needs_to_hear . Be aware of the comments on the smartphone app mentioned before downloading it.)

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