Thursday, October 31, 2013

Genealogy Social Network Gives Rise To Family Tree Of Over 13 Million People - PSFK

Genealogy Social Network Gives Rise To Family Tree Of Over 13 Million People - PSFK

It makes sense, these days, for family history lovers to recognize that partnership allows an expanded source-tree for research.  Geni.com + an MIT researchers = lots of good data.  While identity was stripped from the files, the dataset of the huge family tree created by this effort will eventually become a part of a community resource.


How Other Countries Arrange Name Order Video

How Other Countries Arrange Name Order Video

This little video from about.com gives a little insight into how names are arranged in other countries.  I love the genealogist's use of the whiteboard in demonstrating what he is talking about.  

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Even if you don't want to subscribe right now to Ancestry.com, or you've been there, done that and want to try something else, certain databases at Ancestry are available for free any time all the time.

Not least of the free benefits at Ancestry is the opportunity you have to work on your family tree--or get started with a family tree.  You can add photos and stories, correct or make additions, etc.  Check this page out and sign up for the "Getting Started with Ancestry" Guide--It's free!



Monday, October 28, 2013

Genealogy Roots Blog: Online Indexes for Cemeteries, Obituaries and Death Records - Latest Additions

Genealogy Roots Blog: Online Indexes for Cemeteries, Obituaries and Death Records - Latest Additions

Lesson: Don't become so infatuated with the gigantic database sites that you forget to check out the latest updates to Online Indexes.  Joe Beine is adept at providing this information.  It's a Treat for Genealogists at Halloween!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

List of Counties | TNGenWeb Project, Inc.

List of Counties | TNGenWeb Project, Inc.

I haven't discussed the USGenWeb web site this session at CLL, but there are some excellent resources, there.  Because each and state county varies as to who submits what and which volunteer "sponsors" or manages the site, you get a varying amount and quality of information.  This particular feature at USGenWeb is an excellent source for county information in Tennessee.