Friday, April 15, 2011

Best Bytes for the Week of April 15, 2011


I'm in Washington, DC, with my daughter this week, so will not be able to keep up with the blog reading. But here are a few good ones I saw before I left:

Up Front

You knew it was coming... THE CIVIL WAR GENEALOGY BLOG CHALLENGE IS HERE!

In the News

April 12th was the 50th anniversary of the first manned space flight by Yuri Gagarin. Relive the First Orbit.

Looking for family heirlooms among the rubble: Japan's Memory Hunters (hat tip to Tracy at A Multitude of -sens)

Genealogy database may help link Parkinson's to some cancers

What a way to learn about history: Kids discover neglected grave of Revolutionary War soldier

The road less taken: Downriver War of 1812 trail gets its due

Amazon Announces Ad-Supported Kindle For $114 (That’s $25 Off)

Cisco To Shut Down Flip Video Camera Business; Will Give Pink Slips To 550 Employees

This explains a lot: Brain Scans Show How Multitasking Is Harder for Seniors

Help Wanted

D Lee at A Patient Genealogist asks: Tech Tuesday: Help!?! I don't know what to do next on Ancestry.com

Maybe if you squint... Can You Read the Address?? by Mary at me and my ancestors

British TV Looking for People with Long-Lost British Roots by Kimberly Powell at About.com Genealogy

From the Blogs

Kinship explained... beautifully - Tech Tuesday :: Kinship Chart

From Leslie Albrecht Huber of The Journey Takers Blog, Two Common Mistakes People Make Tracing Immigrant Ancestors

Interesting explanations of the differences in Civil War headstones: The Start of the Civil War by Joy at A Grave Interest.

Is your blog accessible? by Denise Barrett Olson at Moultrie Creek Gazette.

I won't get one on this trip: Myrt's Day at the Archives by DearMYRTLE.

Follow-up to last week's story: The National Archives- They read my blog!? by Heather Wilkinson Rojo of Nutfield Genealogy

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2 comments:

Bill West said...

Thanks for the mention, Elizabeth! :)

Heather Rojo said...

Hi, Elizabeth! Thanks so much for the blog mention on your list. I'm behind on my blog reading since I was in Washington and at NERGC last week, so I appreciate your list for catching up with the best stories this week. I hope you can still see the cherry blossoms, they were gorgeous last week. It was my first time seeing the cherry trees.