Today is Wednesday, 7 August 2013 and here are some recent finds and discoveries to help you hack genealogy!
- FamilySearch Reaches Major Milestone: Over 100,000 genealogy-related books have been digitzed by FamilySearch and are available online. See FamilySearch Reaches New Milestone – 100,000 Books Digitized.
- MyHeritage Launches Photo Project: Big news from MyHeritage with its new “Treasure Family Photos” project.
Genealogy and Technology News
- Computer History: Ever wonder why certain key sequences became popular? See The History of CTRL + ALT + DELETE (via mentalfloss).
- Internet History: Seriously? The Internet Was Almost Called The Catenet (via Gizmodo).
New Apps, Features and Websites – Oh My!
- E-Books: Not exactly genealogy-related but a fun family app. Kindoma allows two people – like a grandparent and a grandchild – to spend time via webcam reading the same e-book.
- Goal Tracking and Project Management: Everest Tracks Your Goals, Helps You Make Progress Towards Them (via Lifehacker).
Technology for Genealogy Group on Facebook
Visit the Technology for Genealogy on Facebook group for these new discussions:
- Genealogy for the Mac: Which is the best program for the Mac for tracking genealogy research?
- New To Genealogy: Which family tree program is best?
- Newspaper Research: Which newspaper subscription database is better, GenealogyBank or Newspapers.com?
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