Monthly Archives: August 2017

Indexing, once solitary, now draws a crowd

Published August 27, 2017

You know you’re due for another one of those feelings of “how long you’ve been doing this” when seeing two articles about “crowd-sourced” indexing appear in one edition of the Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter hits you with a wave of nostalgia. That’s because I remember genealogy indexing before crowd sourcing. Before computers, even. I remember …

Making August ‘Family Bible Month’

Published August 22, 2017

OK, so I’ll admit that I sometimes get weary of the seemingly infinite designations such as French Fries Day or Quilt Week or Fruit Fly Awareness Month. Now, no offense is intended for the many more serious designations, and I do have to say that a recent electronic newsletter from the folks at Just a …

MyHeritage acquires Legacy Family Tree

Published August 14, 2017

The global corporate genealogy wars became quite interesting earlier this month. MyHeritage, the Israel-based subscription site whose marquee items are its large number of worldwide family trees posts by users and its various search trademarks, bought Millennia Corporation, the makers of the popular Legacy Family Tree genealogy desktop software and well-attended genealogy webinar platform, Legacy …

As I write this, the first International German Genealogy Conference has just finished its run near Minneapolis. As you read it, the conference still will be a warm memory in the hearts of its nearly 700 participants, who came from four continents to attend the initial get-together. The conference was the first big project to …

Need DNA help? Call in the quick guides!

Published August 7, 2017

Combining genealogy and DNA has been on an increasingly logarithmic path in the last 15 years or so. I have been mostly an outside observer to whole technology march (not just in genealogy – I’m pretty scrupulous about making sure my iPhone is at least one version – and maybe two! – behind the latest …