Today is Friday, 21 February 2014 and here are some recent finds and discoveries to help you hack genealogy!
- MyHeritage: MyHeritage and BillionGraves team up to digitally preserve the world’s cemeteries (via GeneaPress). Click here to learn more.
- Ancestry.com Financial Results: Ancestry.com LLC Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013 Financial Results (via Ancestry.com).
- FamilySearch Records Update: FamilySearch Adds Close to 4.2 Million Indexed Records and Images to Collections from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, and the United States (via FamilySearch).
- Leaving a Legacy: Have you made plans for your own genealogy research files and data once you pass away? Protect your work and ensure it endures – check out these recommendations from Amy Johnson Crow, Genealogy Content Manager at Ancestry.com Things To Do Before You Donate Your Genealogy (via Ancestry.com).
- Congratulations Dick Eastman: Dick Eastman, of Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter was awarded a Certificate of Recognition from the Society of Genealogists in London, England this week. Society of Genealogists’ “Certificate of Recognition” awarded to Dick Eastman (via Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter).
New Apps, Features, Gadgets and Websites – Oh My!
- Eterni.me – Cool but Creepy: Want to live forever? At least online? Eterni.me is a new site that allows you to create an “intelligent avatar” so you can become virtually immortal.
- Evernote and Post-It® Notes: This solution seems a bit low tech, no? Capture Post-It Notes with Evernote Camera (via Lifehacker)
- Google Newspapers – New Content?: Lifehacker is saying that this is a “relaunch” and there is new content but we can’t seem to confirm anything new . . . Google Relaunches Its News Archive with Hundreds of Old Newspapers (via Lifehacker)
- My Shoebox: My Shoebox – When you install a MyShoebox app on your computer, tablet or phone the app backs up your photos to the secure service. Your photos are encrypted during the transfer and while stored on the service. Only you can access your photos (unless you explicitly share them). MyShoebox uses AES-256 encryption to store your photos (via makeuseof).
- ScissorsFly: ScissorsFly – is an online web clipper and scrapbook. You can make your own boards with things you find on the Internet, and then share those boards to the world. To collect things, you can crop parts of the screen, or use a giant pair of interactive scissors to cut the section out. (via makeuseof)
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