With so much going on this week, I’ve decided to revive my “Best Bytes” column, which I have let lapse for quite a while. It is mostly an eclectic collection, in no particular order, of things I thought were interesting during the past week – not always genealogy-related. I hope you find something to enjoy here!
Enter the ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ Sweepstakes
More Than 40,000 Digital Genealogy Books Now Fully Searchable and Downloadable for Free at GenGophers.com (see Randy Seaver’s review under Blogs, below)
BillionGraves March Madness Competition – Randy Seaver with more hot news! I don’t love basketball, but this might be fun.
Being old should have some perks: Ancestry.com AARP Discount – Updated Information
Imagine, if you will, living In A World Where Email No Longer Exists
In the News
Archaeologists find two lost cities deep in Honduras jungle – Apparently so remote that the animals weren’t even scared!
Blaine Bettinger, The Genetic Genealogist, is Collecting Sharing Information for Known Relationships. Find out how you can help.
Just for Fun
From the Blogs
Genealogy Gophers Website is Launched – Free Genealogy Books. Randy Seaver of Genea-Musings explains his experience with this new search tool. I played around with it this afternoon and found a few tidbits about collateral lines, but nothing that knocked my socks off. It certainly has potential.
Salty Or Sweet from the 23andMe Blog. Definitely sweet. 🙂
Because, ewww: Not Your Grandfather’s Funeral by Joy Neighbors on A Grave Interest.
WHEN JUNIOR ISN’T SENIOR’S SON by Bill West of West in New England. If genealogy was easy, it wouldn’t be any fun (yes, it would).
Fave Photo of the Week
Actually, there are three: these sweet, little girl photos shared at Linda Stufflebean’s Empty Branches on the Family Tree: TREASURE CHEST THURSDAY: FAVORITE PHOTOS.
The Last Byte