In Review is a moment the Misfit reserves for reflection on the important things that have occurred over the last month: important dates, upcoming events, the top posts you may have missed, noteworthy articles by other bloggers, and things that are happening in the genealogy world at large.
October 2012′s Top News:
- The Georgia State Archives are staying open (at least) until June 30, 2013.
- Ancestry purchased 1000memories
- WikiTree reopened member registration
- Arlington National Cemetery has released a smartphone app and installed kiosks that allow users to find the locations of loved one’s burial sites within the cemetery
- Ancestry released its new Ancestry Facebook app. The app allows users to sign into the Ancestry accounts from Facebook, get hints on Facebook users who might be related, and add family members on Facebook to your family tree.
- Legacy Family Tree (with the help of genealogists like, Thomas MacEntee) have released a series of laminated QuickGuides for Genealogy Research
- Fold3‘s number of digitized historical records reached over 100,000,000
- Ancestry will be sold to the European company, Permira, for 1.6 billion
- The Sanford Family Misfit’s Facebook page reached over 100 likes
The Sanford Family Misfit’s Most Popular Posts of October 2012:
- As Promised: Uncle Howard’s Newspaper Article
- Sorting Saturday: Cleaning Up the Mess
- Sorting Saturday: Creating a Workspace
- Backing Up Your Genealogy Data
- Thankful Thursday: Google News Archive
- My Top Ten Genealogy Tools
- Embracing My Heritage: Traditional Appalachian Music
- Poplar Grove’s Halloween Festival
- North Carolina Legends: The Bellamy Mansion
Important Family News for October 2012:
- Alana celebrated her 9th birthday
- Uncle Golie celebrated a birthday
- India celebrated a birthday
- Uncle Irvin celebrated a birthday
- Aunt Janey celebrated a birthday
- Elijah Henry Dew came into the world weighing 6 pounds 11 ounces and 18 inches long on October 5th!
New Kid on the Block:
The Ancestor Hunt is my favorite new kid on the block at GeneaBloggers. I became hooked while reading Kenneth’s most recent post, Dear Relative – Why Won’t You Share? I was once guilty of being pretty stingy with my research, but people tend to reflect what they’ve been taught. I’m happy to report that today I’m more of a sharer than a hoarder… which makes me happy to share this awesome blog with all of you!
Notable Posts From Other Bloggers:
- Thomas MacEntee reminded us to use our brains in his post: Ignorance: The Biggest Threat to Family History
- The Genea-Musings post, Dear Randy – What to Do With My Family Photo Albums?, discusses what a person without heirs can do to ensure the survival of their family photos.
- Lorine McGinnis Schulze at the Olive Tree Genealogy Blog pointed out the useful ways Pinterest can be used by genealogists in her post, Pinterest: Time Waster or Useful Utility?
- Ruth Hinman at Genealogy is Ruthless Without Me asked the genealogy community what they thought about having one family tree as compared to many in her post, I Would Like to Pose a Question to the Genealogy Community. Multiple Ancestry Trees
- Michael John Neill at Genealogy Tip of the Day reminded genealogists to ask around about unidentified people in photos with his post, Unidentified Pictures?
- Alison Murray at North Carolina Miscellany posted some wonderful recipes for traditional southern fried foods in her post: Everything Fried! Recipes from the collection.
- Michael C. Hardy at North Carolina and the Civil War posted this little blurb on Fort Fisher – Looking For NC’s Civil War: Headquarters at Fort Fisher
The Misfit’s October 2012 Suggested Read:
Wilmington is a historic, beautiful, small city on the sea. It has a colorful past which includes everything from race riots to pirates – should it really come as a surprise that many claim it’s haunted? If you are interested in the area’s legends, you should definitely pick up a copy of Haunted Wilmington and the Cape Fear Coast. It is a fun and light read that shares some of Wilmington’s most popular ghost stories and even a few that aren’t so well known.
October is officially over, so I’m off to enjoy my day before all of my hectic Halloween festivities begin this afternoon!