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Kimberly Powell

New and Interesting this Week - 14 Sept 08

By September 16, 2008

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It seems like every day I'm learning something new from any number of my fellow genealogists, but often times these snippets don't really need their own blog post - they already speak for themselves. So, like many of my fellow genealogy bloggers, I thought I would start a weekly roundup of new sites, blog posts, and other items that I've found interesting in the world of online genealogy.

  • Lecture tapes from the recent FGS National Genealogy Conference in Philadelphia, PA - They don't have the session spreadsheet online yet, but you can find the program on the FGS Conference Web site and order tapes of the lectures that interest you (note: not all were recorded).

  • FGS 2008 Videos on RootsTelevision.com - If you didn't make it to Philadelphia for the conference, Megan Smolenyak and Marcy Brown, along with Dick Eastman, are putting a great series of video interviews online for free viewing.

  • Historic and Current Photos of Krakow - My great-grandparents were married in Krakow, so thanks to Jasia for highlighting this beautiful site!

  • Truth or Goof? Where's the Proof? - An excellent example of sorting out the concepts of "fact" and "truth"; original and derivative sources; primary and secondary information; and direct and indirect evidence by Mary Penner on 24/7 Family History Circle.

  • Are You a Transitional Genealogist? If you're a family history "hobbyist" who would love to make a living through genealogy, Christy Fillerup covers several professional development options and support groups in this article on the GenealogyandFamilyHistory Blog.

  • Smile for the Camera - A Carnival of Images - fabulous hairdos, crazy headgear, and the glorious objects of "crowning glory" are the subject of the 5th edition of this wonderful photo blog carnival.
  • Comments
    September 16, 2008 at 1:31 pm
    (1) Jasia says:

    Hey Kimberly, Thanks for the mention and the link. Isn’t that a wonderful site about Krakow? My family wasn’t actually from Krakow proper. But they weren’t too far away and rode the train in to the city on occasion. I really enjoy looking at the city the way it was in old days and imagining my ancestors walking down the streets…

    September 17, 2008 at 2:03 pm
    (2) Grace says:

    I especially enjoyed “Truth or Goof.” Great stuff. Thanks!

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