Friday, February 13, 2015

Friday Finds and Follows: 13 February 2015

Articles and posts that caught my eye:

And Who Would've Thought...It Figures by Jess at A Strange Kind of Pilgrimage - I've had this bookmarked for a while, and forgot to post it a few weeks ago. It's a fascinating true-life-is-stranger-than-fiction account of how DNA testing has brought to light the probability that Jess's ancestor was switched at birth.

Public Domain Project Offers 10,000 HD Clips For Your Video Projects by Tim Brookes at MakeUseOf - Another one I meant to post earlier. Here's a great place to find video clips in the public domain to highlight your blog posts.

It's official! My PA roots go back prior to the Civil War by Lisa at Small-leaved Shamrock - The title definitely caught my eye, as I also have pre-Civil War Pennsylvania roots. I think I need to apply for one of these certificates!

Privacy, the police and DNA by Judy G. Russell at The Legal Genealogist - can the police use your DNA you've tested for genealogical purposes for their criminal investigations? Food for thought.

The Death of Our Son, Part 1Part 2Part 3The Conclusion by Dawn Williams-Kogutkiewicz at Dawning Genealogy - Most of us blog about the dead who've come before us. In this four-part series, Dawn gives a tender and poignant example of how blogging about the dead who come after us is both necessary and healing. Bring your box of Kleenex.

9 Things You Need To Know Before You Go to RootsTech/FGS by Kerry Scott at Clue Wagon - helpful information here for visiting Salt Lake City for genealogy purposes, even if you're not attending RootsTech/FGS.

How can that be? Mother and Daughter - Mrs. Margaret Gifford and Mrs. Margaret Gifford by Heather Wilkinson Rojo at Nutfield Genealogy - Two women with the same name. And what about that entertainment for the horse? Heather explains most excellently.

Newsletters: Old School or Still Cool? by Elizabeth O'Neal at Little Bytes of Life - Does your genealogical or historical society or other group still use newsletters? Whether your answer is yes, no, or "it depends," Elizabeth wants to hear from you in this poll.

The Identity of the Identifier by Michael John Neal at Genealogy Tip of the Day - This simple tips reminds you to identify the person who identified the photos in those old family albums. It's important to know who had the information and perspective.

Dropbox for Gmail Easily Adds Dropbox Files to Emails by Thorin Klosowski at Lifehacker - As both a Dropbox and Gmail user-fan, I'm excited about this! It makes sharing those family history folders on my hard drive all the easier.

FindMyPast to Host the Digital Library of New York Genealogical and Biographical Society - a FindMyPast press release at Randy Seaver's Genea-Musings - During the RootsTech/FGS week, we are hearing lots of great genealogy and technology announcements. As a descendant of New York State ancestors, I was excited to hear this one.

Why Are EE's Source Citations So 'Complicated'? by Elizabeth Shown Mills at QuickTips: The Blog @ Evidence Explained - When I first got my copy of Evidence Explained and started to study genealogy citation formats, I felt the same way. The more I cite my sources and see the layers of available sources, the more I understand and the less complicated it is.

How to Set Up a Facebook "Legacy Contact" for When You Die by Patrick Allan at Lifehacker - Facebook allowing for Legacy Contacts was big news in the technology world this week. As genealogists, we should always be thinking of and preparing for what happens to our electronic "stuff" after we pass.

Louise's Lost Files - Cancelled Checks by Ginger R. Smith at Genealogy By Ginger's Blog - Checks are not normally what we would consider a genealogy source. and yet, Ginger explains how this simple document can be so useful.

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