Links, 3.21.11

Some first day of spring! It is snowing outside my window as I type. We should have been craftier here in the Northeast and said that today was actually National We Love Winter, We Really Do Day. Yeah, right.

Cousins, classmates: Two strangers go to a genealogy program at a local library and start filling out family tree sheets for a class exercise. They realize their fathers were cousins. Are you jealous yet? I am.

Perfect world: At ThinkGenealogy, Mark Tucker discusses what genealogy software would look like in a perfect world. Read about his vision of ‘GenPerfect’. It’s intriguing to think of a genealogy program that can handle the perspective of open genealogy questions, in addition to puzzles already solved.

NY listing: My love of Rootsweb mailing lists is well documented. Of potential interest to those with New York State research interests is a new list, NYSCOGO, which takes its name from its sponsor, the New York State Council of Genealogical Organizations, formed in 1991 “to facilitate communication between genealogical and historical groups.” H/T to SBurch at the NY-IRISH list.

RootsTech, again: Still can’t get RootsTech out of your mind? Or still wishing you’d been there? View videos of selected presentations online for free at rootstech.org. H/T to Kimberly Powell.

Start your engines: Check out Mocavo.com, a new genealogy search engine launched by Mocavo, Inc., backed by TechStars founder David Cohen. It pulls in the usual suspects (genealogy message boards, online family trees, historical societies), along with the Library of Congress, Ellis Island.org, Find A Grave, etc. More on this from Dick Eastman.

Marker migration: How does a wooden grave marker migrate from an Outer Banks cemetery to Sandwich, Mass.? Nobody knows for sure, but at least the 1891 marker is back where it belongs. As reported by the Virginian-Pilot, the journey home began when a sharp-eyed museum curator in Sandwich realized the marker just didn’t look local, and got the ball rolling with a query to the online newsletter of the Association for Gravestone Studies.

Enjoy the week. I’m off to offer hot chocolate to the crocuses.


2 Comments on “Links, 3.21.11”

  1. Liz, I really enjoy reading your blog and know I can always count on you to find the greatest links! It gives me great pleasure to give you the One Lovely Blog Award. You can find the details on my blog, A Sense of Family, at: asenseoffamily-sb@blogspot.com


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