Friday, September 23, 2011

Best Bytes for the Week of September 23, 2011

The vampires are coming out early this year!

What's Hot

FamilySearch Adds 16 Million New Records - New Collections for Brazil, Canada, Cote d'Ivoire, Czech Republic, Ecuador, and U.S.

Virginia researchers should consider offering input about Access to Virginia Vital records. Details from by Michael John Neill.

NGS adjusting the pricing for its American Genealogy Studies courses effective 1 October 2011 from UpFront with NGS

Amazon's Kindle Gets a Library Card from Wired Top Stories.

The New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) is releasing the seventh and final volume of The Great Migration Series: Immigrants to New England 1634—1635 which is now available online at This latest volume includes all immigrants whose surnames are "T" through "Y."

Something Cool

The City: A Beautiful Time-Lapse Portrait of San Francisco from PetaPixel.

Christmas is Coming! from Moultrie Creek Gazette by Denise Barrett Olson.

21st Century business card designs from Planting the Seeds by Michael Hait, CG(sm).

Google has a cute doodle today celebrating Jim Henson's (of Muppets fame) 75th birthday. You simply must play with it.

In the News

At least he should get a lot of Father's Day cards: Who’s your daddy? As kids conceived with donated sperm grow up, life may get complicated for donors.

2 teens accused of stealing Revolutionary War weapons from NJ museum during Irene power outage

Still searching for owner of suitcase - Memory Lane - Peterlee Mail

Help Wanted

How to donate to help archives affected by flooding from ArchivesNext by Kate T.

S. Lincecum asks how you handle your precious documents in Protecting Precious Documents & a New Birth Record Found at Lincecum Lineage.

Do you use RootsMagic? Jennifer Holik-Urban would like to know your thoughts on this program at Tech Tuesday – RootsMagic Part I
from Generations.

Food Memories Contest. Be part of the Life in Context Project!

Margel would like your advice about a School Genealogy Club Possibility at 2338 W. Washington Blvd.

Genealogists living outside of Canada are being asked to take a Canadian Genealogy Survey (hat tip to Chris Paton at Scottish GENES).

From the Blogs

Genea-Investors: Is Wall Street Telling Us Anything About "Big Picture" Genealogy? from Mnemosyne's Magic Mirror by Mel Wolfgang.

Of Wagons, Indians and Gold from Nolichucky Roots by Susan Clark.

Genealogy in 2111 from ProGenealogists. Think about it.

Tombstone Tuesday - Genealogy Serendipity Strikes Again! from The Faces Of My Family by Lisa Swanson Ellam.

Jean Hibben has been writing an interesting series of posts about Postmasters. Check out U.S. Postmasters - last of a series: Milwaukee, Wisconsin Circlemending and work your way backwards.

Antietam, the General & Serendipity from Adventures in Genealogy by Deb Ruth.

The Last Byte

First there was Is Nicolas Cage a Vampire from the Civil War Era? A dealer on eBay offers very compelling (IMHO) photographic evidence for sale for $1 million.

But as of yesterday, Nicolas Cage 'Vampire' Photo Vanishes From eBay.

Coincidence? Maybe. But I'm getting my garlic necklace ready, just in case.

And somebody better check on that dude selling the photo.

(Hat tip to Roma Miller for sharing this story!)

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SueFitz said...

I look forwRd to post every week and if I miss/ forget I always go back

Thank you so muck for the Canadian survey and Tombstone Tuesday Serindipity

Lisa Swanson Ellam said...

Thank you for the mention! I love you Best Bytes for the week post!

Susan Clark said...

Thanks for the mention! And thanks for pointing me to a couple new blogs this week.

Deb Ruth said...

Thanks for the mention!