Cool GenStuff – Friday 9 August 2013

Cool GenStuff

Today is Friday, 9 August 2013 and here are some recent finds and discoveries to help you hack genealogy!

What’s Up?

  • Genea-Opportunities 2013 Series Delayed:  You may have noticed only the first two installments in this week’s planned series entitled Genea-Opportunities 2013. A summer cold and a sinus infection have a funny way of interfering with best laid plans . . . . Look for the remainder of the series starting next Wednesday, 14 August 2013 here at Hack Genealogy.
  • GRIP On The Road:  The Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) made a huge announcement yesterday – they are offering a “road show” version of this popular educational offering in August 2013 in Orchard Lake, Michigan! Read the details here.

Genealogy and Technology News

  • Ancestry Offers 1921 Census of Canada:  The long-awaited 1921 Census of Canada is now available at Ancestry.ca. Users can start browsing the images at www.ancestry.ca/census and an index will be available in the next few weeks.

New Apps, Features and Websites – Oh My!

  • PollSnack:  A new site – http://www.pollsnack.com/ – provides polling (for free) on various platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Blogs.

Technology for Genealogy Group on Facebook

Visit the Technology for Genealogy on Facebook group for these new discussions:

  • Evernote and OneNote:  What are these programs, are they free and what am I missing as a genealogist?
  • Spam:  Note that the Technology for Genealogy Group on Facebook has seen explosive growth over the past few weeks with as many as 50 or more requests to join. The admins of the group work hard to make sure that the spammers don’t filter in and that everyone who joins has a vested interest in learning more about technology as well as genealogy.

©2013, copyright Thomas MacEntee

About the Author

Thomas MacEntee
Genealogy educator and author Thomas MacEntee has been researching his family history for more than 40 years and is the creator of Abundant Genealogy, Genealogy Bargains, DNA Bargains, The Genealogy Do-Over and numerous other web-based genealogy and family history properties.