Posted: February 14, 2011 Filed under: Genealogy | Tags: Link Love, RootsTech
Lead of the week: “Many brush it aside as a hobby for lonely old cat ladies, but genealogy is for everyone.” Oh yay! (This was in a college newspaper, so I’m not going to pile on with a link. But I couldn’t resist quoting. And picturing people flashing their Lonely Old Cat Lady Membership Cards.)
Techie Time: Yay, RootsTech! Wish I could have been there. But since I wasn’t, I liked this article covering one of their sessions, about how to make a genealogy podcast. (Maybe the nine-year-old can produce mine, after she finishes redesigning my business cards.) In other RootsTech news and notes:
Joan Miller at Luxegen Genealogy comments on the conference’s fast pace and lively vibe … Kimberly Powell shares photos of the goings-on, as does Banai at the Ginger Jewish Genealogist … Curt Hopkins at ReadWriteWeb considers the implications of social media/family history mashups … Ronnie Tyler at Black And Married With Kids found some great-great-great grandparents … and Audrey Collins at The Family Recorder reveled in the emphasis on hands-on experience — “This wasn’t an event where you just sat in a room to be talked at.”
Interesting: DearMYRTLE passes on the news that the National Institute for Genealogical Studies has acquired GenealogyWise, “a place to network with other researchers and make discoveries about your family history.” Many intriguing features involved here, including a Live Meeting for members.
Useful: Need to look up a Roman Catholic record in the borough of Manhattan? This is a nice list of Manhattan churches and their holdings. (h/t to Pat Connors on the NY-IRISH list.)
Late update: To the two people who haven’t heard: Kate Middleton and Ellen DeGeneres are distant cousins. If you were holding your hands over your ears so that you wouldn’t hear, um, sorry.
Happy Valentine’s Day … and have a happy week.