From the Blogs, August 3
There are so many genealogy blogs it is difficult to get to them all. Here are a few recent posts that have piqued my interest, and I thought I’d share them with you.
The Evidence Explained blog from Elizabeth Shown Mills is a great resource for analysis and citations. She periodically published “Quick Lessons” to help researchers. This week’s lesson is about Original Records, Image Copies, and Derivatives.
Kimberly Powell, blogger for About.com, also had an interesting post about original records this week. In Reading and Understanding Old Documents, Kimberly provides links to a number of tutorials in reading the handwriting in old records.
British blogger Tony Timmins talks about a lot of topics on Ancestral Wormhole. A few months back he posted about Extracting Marriage Data Made Easy. In the post, he discusses using OutWit Hub, a Firefox plugin, to automatically collect data from a web page and put it into an Excel spreadsheet for analysis. He also made a followup post about Using Excel to Format FamilySearch Data.
Marian Pierre-Louis is a genealogist and house historian. In Marian’s Roots and Rambles she wrote this week about Action Lists—The Other Side of the Planning Process. These are lists of things she needs to accomplish for her research. It prompted questions that she responds to in Taming All That Information! Part 1 and Part 2.
Dear Myrtle has been helping genealogists for a very long time and has quite a following. This week she talked about some of the material that has come across her desk, and gives links to some very interesting stories of interest to genealogists.