Links, 8.23.10

“August … You can’t fight it,” quoth the Archaeologist’s husband the other day. Suburban streets are quiet and New York City is empty. I know, because nobody said a word when I hogged a microfiche machine at NARA-Northeast for three hours.

And yet the links endure …

News and Views:

• Another headline out of the FGS convention in Knoxville — FamilySearch.org has 200 million new records online. Many reports in the blogosphere — here’s Kimberly Powell’s.

• In the Boston Globe, historian and genealogist Buzzy Jackson reviews a new book version of Louis Henry Gates’  Faces of America adventures.

• At the always interesting Digitization 101, Jill Hurst Wahl considers creative ways to expand libraries’ mission as community learning spaces.

BlogWhirl:

• I just found Sassy Jane Genealogy and love the breezy style plus practical tips. Two examples: what to remember for a genealogy trip and five simple things you can do today to preserve your family papers.

• Randy Seaver was politely corrected on a research point by Martin Hollick (author of the Slovak Yankee blog and many scholarly articles). The result is an instructive post at GeneaMusings about errors, how they happen and how to  set the record straight.

Technicalities:

• Do you need a blogging disclosure statement? Thomas MacEntee explains why you probably do.

• Tampa Bay columnist Sharon Tate Moody shares tips for getting around butchered surnames in Ancestry census indexes. She also sets the record straight on commonly misused genealogy terms.

• John Newmark does the test drive and concludes that Google site search is not always the right search.

Have a nice week, wherever you are. I just know you’re not here.

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