Federation of Genealogical Societies Radio Debut - My SocietyApril 20, 2011 – Austin, TX. The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) announces the debut of My Society, the first Internet radio show dedicated solely to genealogy societies. Broadcast weekly each Saturday at 1:00 pm Central, My Society will host discussions of genealogy society topics with a variety of guests including well-known genealogists and genealogy community leaders. This unique media outlet can be accessed at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/mysociety. To read the full article, visit GeneaPress.com
Making Money in Genealogy?There has been quite the talk lately in the genealogy community about making money doing genealogy. Whether you are a blogger, speaker or researcher this article by DearMYRTLE is a great one to check out. She also gives links to other blogger's posts about the topic.
FamilySearch is Adding Source CapabilitiesOn Saturday I attended the monthly Riverton Family History Seminar. I attended a great keynote presentation by Tim Cross of FamilySearch talking about of the new features that are coming to FamilySearch. One of the features that particularly stuck out to me was the ability to add sources to the FamilySearch Tree. When Tim mentioned this my first thought was "about time". FamilySearch has done such a great job incorporating Web 2.0 and other great features to their website in the last few years. The Ancestry Insider describes a little bit more about Tim's presentation and when we can [hopefully] expect to see these new features. Hopefully this weekend I will have more time to read more genealogy blogs, write a few more posts and get some personal genealogy time in there as well.
4Apr/110let me know if you have any questions or comments.
The Civil War
Civil War Blogs
- About Our Freedom
- African American Soldiers and Sailors
- Civil War Emancipation
- Civil War Women Blog
- War Books and Authors
- Civil War Bookshelf
- Let Freedom Ring!
- Pennsylvania Grand View
- Civil Warriors
- Rantings of a Civil War Historian
- The USCT Chronicle
Civil War Records
- Civil War Records - Footnote.com
- Civil War Records - Ancestry.com
- Civil War Records - FamilySearch (Enter "civil war" in search box)
Civil War Education
- United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 - FamilySearch Wiki
- Ancestry.com Wiki
- National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
- American Civil War - Wikipedia
- Virtual Civil War
Civil War Photos
- Library of Congress (LOC)
- Civil War Photos
- Pictures of the Civil War - National Archives
- Original Photos from the Civil War
22Mar/113Mobile Monday Series but I guess now there is no use... I actually became familiar with Traces of the Past right before RootsTech. I even had to modify my presentation I did at RootsTech so I could give a demo on this great app. Ever since then I have used it MANY times to do a quick search if I am not at my computer. Truescape Solutions, Inc. is the company that developed the app. The other day they posted on their blog the following announcement:
We regret to announce that support for Traces of the Past has been discontinued. Understandably, this will come as a disappointment to many of our users. Many factors contributed to this decision, but first and foremost was our concern about being able to adequately support the App at a time when the service we access for records is undergoing significant and ongoing changes. The current version of Traces will continue to work as long as the service it uses remains available. Unfortunately, that service will soon be discontinued as the provider moves to create a better and more robust service for accessing their records.Like some of you, I am one of those disappointed users they mentioned. In my opinion I really do think this was one of the best genealogy apps available for mobile devices. I hope that in the future once FamilySearch's system is more stable and isn't changing so often that we will see Traces of the Past supported and fully developed again. In the meantime, I hope someone else can develop an app that will access the FamilySearch database because I myself have found it very useful. Have any of you used the Traces app? How did you like it? How do you feel about the announcement of its discontinuation?