Saturday, January 24, 2015

How are genealogists similar to astronauts?

1.  We are tied/tethered to our ancestors and TO OUR COMPUTERS! 

We are dependent on others for providing guidance, information, feedback, and keeping us grounded!

Genealogists are often, like the astronauts, explorers and trail blazers, treading where others fear to go.  

Can you find a parallel between genealogists and anteaters?  Let me
hear from you!

The Sinking of the SS Sultana - Newspaper and Current Periodical Reading Room (Serial and Government Publications Division, Library of Congress)

The Sinking of the SS Sultana - Newspaper and Current Periodical Reading Room (Serial and Government Publications Division, Library of Congress)

Subscribe to have this type of highlight in history sent straight to your e-mail from the Library of Congress.

Indiana Genealogical Society Blog: Proposed Elimination of Genealogy at the Indiana State Library

Indiana Genealogical Society Blog: Proposed Elimination of Genealogy at the Indiana State Library

This is an awful piece of news to wake up to this Saturday morning.  I would strongly suggest everyone with an interest in Indiana history send a snail mail and $5 as a way to protest this proposal!

SMS Text Simplifies FamilySearch Account Access

SMS Text Simplifies FamilySearch Account Access

People who register via their cell phones don't even have to have an e-mail account.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Physicists read scrolls scorched by ancient volcano | Science/AAAS | News

Physicists read scrolls scorched by ancient volcano | Science/AAAS | News

I was just relaying information to my Genealogy class today about records being discovered all the time and even that records which were damaged might be candidates for restoration through new technology!