Saturday, July 4, 2009

Must-Read Blog Posts from June 2009

This is my selection of must-read blog posts from June 2009:

* A Genealogy Blog Primer by Thomas MacEntee on the Geneabloggers blog. Thomas created a primer on blogging for genealogy, and has a PDF version and a presentation version.

* “The TRUTH is Out There…” by Arlene Eakle on the Arlene Eakle Genealogy Blog. Arlene lists some truisms and illustrates them by her own research examples.

* How to Find a Loyalist Ancestor by Lorine Schulze on the Ask Olive Tree Genealogy a Question blog. Excellent advice for finding your Loyalist ancestors.

* Search Engines Can't Read Your Mind Or Your Images by footnoteMaven on the footnoteMaven blog. fM has sage advice for naming and tagging the family photographs you post on the Internet so that search engines, and your cousins, can find them.

* What I Want in a Family Tree Program by Randy Seaver on the Genea-Musings blog. A list of wants and needs for genealogy software.

* After I'm Gone - I Want My Genealogy Research To Live On by M. Diane Rogers on the CanadaGenealogy, or, 'Jane's Your Aunt' blog. Diane shares her genealogical will with everyone, and has wise words for that "final tweet."

* June 4th: Old Maids Day by Arlene Eakle on the Arlene Eakle's Genealogy Blog. Wise advice about those spinsters who helped their parents and saved the family history.

* Google Wave is Coming; It's Undertow Will Claim at Least One Victim by John Newmark on the TransylvanianDutch blog. An interpretation of Google Wave and the impact on the computer industry, based on watching the Google Wave demo.

* The Problem with Primary Source Documents by Lee Drew on the FamHist blog. Lee points out that death certificates, in particular, sometimes have erroneous information.

* NARA Databases at by Randy Seaver on the Genea-Musings blog. The NARA databases are listed by Microfilm Series number.

* Preventing Identity Theft with the SSDI by Dick Eastman on the Eastman Online Genealogy Newsletter. Must reading for legislators and county recorders!

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