Friday, December 10, 2010

Best Bytes for the Week of December 10, 2010

I wasn't sure if I'd be able to get this finished today, but here you go!

If you missed the 100th Edition Carnival of Genealogy, you need to go check that out. Don't walk, run over to Creative Gene! Right now! Now, now, now!

(I apologize. I need to remove the Mom Hat for the remainder of this post.)

In the News

Got a bone to pick about the 2010 Census? Here's your chance - Have Your Say: 2010 Census Records!

Cemetery's lost veterans found and honored'

1000Memories Now Captures The Lives Of Departed Loved Ones In A Single Glance

Another reason why young people need to be involved in genealogy, genealogical societies (and lineage groups) - Genealogical society dissolves after four decades

Ok, how come I've never seen any of this stuff? Graveyards at Disneyland? Weird Finds at the 'Happiest Place on Earth'

There's still time to participate in NARA's Bill of Rights Twitter Contest. Every day, from December 6 to 15, tweet about the #BillofRights, and you could be a lucky winner!

NARA's web site is getting a makeover. Check it out here (I kind of like it!).

In case you haven't heard - Google eBooks: E-Reading Takes To The Cloud.

Sometimes you find things in the most unlikely of places - Project unearths genealogy

Note to cemetery vandals: Big Brother is watching you - Satellite Images Show Disappearance of Armenian Artifacts in Azerbaijan.

And can you believe "genealogy" didn't make the cut? Google Released The Most Searched Terms in 2010

From the Blogs

Almost as much fun as the one about being descended from and Indian Princess - Your Family's Name Was Not Changed at Ellis Island by Leslie Albrecht Huber of The Journey Takers Blog.

And we secretly wish they had - If Our Ancestors Wrote Christmas Letters: Dreadful Greetings by The Family Curator.

Amazing that they even survived the trip - Wordless Wednesday, almost: The Dunbrody, a famine ship by IrishEyesJG at 'On a flesh and bone foundation': An Irish History.

Help for those of us who can't even remember ONE password - Online Security by Denise Olson at Moultrie Creek Gazette.

I liked this one last year, too - Advent Calendar : The Best Christmas Gift (DAR and Genealogy related, of course) from Life From The Roots by Barbara Poole.

Sage advice - Where's the Pepper? by Gena Ortega on Gena's Genealogy.

Been there, done that - HURT FEELINGS AND FAMILY FEUDS: ARE YOU COPING WITH CRITICISM OF YOUR HARD WORK? from Irish Genealogy: Help! The Faery Folk Hid My Ancestors! by Deborah Large Fox.

A sad story with a sad ending - Baptism, Marriage and Death on the Same Day by Apple of Apple's Tree.

As one who has merged with way too many people's GEDCOM's, I needed this - Standardizing Place Names - Using FTM 2011 to Merge Place Names by Randy Seaver of Genea-Musings.

The Last Byte

Are you all Christmas'd out yet? Hopefully not because it's caroling time! Blog Caroling, that is. It's ok if you sing out of tune - visit The FootnoteMaven's Tradition Of Blog Caroling for the lowdown. Oh, and don't forget to bring the eggnog.

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Barbara Poole said...

Thank you Elizabeth. I'm sorry for not writing sooner, think I was so taken with your dau. wearing your boots, that I missed your post.

Elizabeth O'Neal said...

No worries, Barbara. That photo was pretty disturbing on so many levels, IMHO. ;-)