Links, 1.11.11

The unexpected dividend of delaying the links by a day is a terribly catchy post title, no?

Credentialed: So you wanna have some letters after your name? Kimberly Powell writes about Options for Becoming a Credentialed Genealogist.

Rated: The Motley Fool financial-advice column takes a look at Ancestry.com’s fortunes (and prospects) now that stock analysts have given it another thumbs-up.

Playing: An Orem, Utah-based company has devised a genealogy game app for Facebook. Called Family Village, it’s scheduled for a February debut. You have been warned.

Booming: Australia is undergoing a genealogy boom, like a lot of places. I mainly included this item because of the lead: “Family skeletons are streaming out of closets … ” [Edited to add: On a far more serious note, prayers and good thoughts for those affected by the unprecedented and  devastating floods in Queensland. Information on relief efforts here.]

Migrating: I love this topic! Asheville, N.C. writer Dee Gibson-Roles offers  a look at migration patterns and how they can help you trace your ancestors.

Secure: Dick Eastman offers an informative look at laptop security, including a primer on Cable Locks 101. To be honest, I have never used a cable lock at the library or the archives. But I have never left my laptop unattended, either. I have bumped along with the lug-it-around-in-a-backpack method, but my back is beginning to think it’s time for a lock.

Enjoy the week, and the snow, if there happens to be some coming your way!



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