Saturday, 1 June 2019

Internet Genealogy: June-July 2019

Is this the best ever issue? I may be biased — read on. It's certainly a contender!

Online Journals: At the Tip of Your Fingers - 24/7
Diane L. Richard looks at journals and newsletters you might find useful in your research. A list of 14 free (or somewhat free) online publications. They're mostly US-based although the first is Signatures, from Library and Archives Canada.

Finding the Perfect Fit: Genealogy Blogs that Suit Your Fancy
Sue Lisk looks at some valuable family history blogs to assist you with your research.
I've commented favourably on Sue Lisk's well-crafted contributions to previous issues and not just because she mentions ancestry in the Ottawa Valley. This time the topic is six genealogy blogs, including Genealogy à la carte, Olive Tree Genealogy, Canada's Anglo-Celtic Connections and, Janet (Iles) the Researcher.

The Future of Genealogy
Lisa A. Alzo asks the experts what the future holds for genealogists! Blaine Bettinger, Schelly Talalay Dardashti, Pat Richley-Erickson, Thomas MacEntee, Stephen Morse, Greg Nelson and Angela Walton-Raji opine on what's coming in the year and in the next 5-10 years. I like such predictions and hope like several of the experts we see handwriting recognition become reality as has been the predicted, and longed for, for many years?

REVIEW: Bad Images? Vivid-Pix Can Fix!
Tony Bandy looks at Vivid-Pix Restore. It isn't clear why one would choose this over other software. There's a free trial which Tony suggests trying.

Lineal Links
Joe Grandinetti looks at free online cruising available for New York passenger arrival lists.

Researching Enslaved Ancestors
Diane L. Richard offers several database resources to assist in your research.

Resources for Mapping Your Hispanic Ancestor's Lives
Gena Philibert-Ortega looks at mapping tools for your Hispanic research.

Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940
David A. Norris looks at a helpful US World War I genealogical resource.

REVIEW: HEIF, WebP, and AVIF
Tony Bandy looks at three new image formats you might encounter as you do your family research.

Getting a Ticket - For Genealogy
David A. Norris looks at ephemera, souvenirs and more that might add valuable context to your family history. Just the ticket!

Tea, Anyone?
Sue Lisk looks at sites that honour the social tradition of the Victorian tea. Some things I didn't know!

NET NOTES EXTRA
Diane L. Richard offers an expanded collection of websites that you want to know about.

Back Page
Dave Obee: Have we reached the peak of the DNA wave?  Dave starts the column with "I'd hate to get ahead of myself here, but ..."  He may well have done so. He already broke down some major brick walls but there are many more in this world yet to succumb while mistaken or fake trees online will be a continuing reality.




1 comment:

Tess said...

Definitely looking forward to this issue. I subscribe, and then donate the copy to the library where I work after I've read each issue.