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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Received at the Library

Members may be interested in reading further in these magazines received recently at the CCGS Library:

The lead article in Internet Genealogy for Dec./Jan. 2014 highlights the HEARTH website at Cornell University.  This offers context for our ancestors' stories with books and journals covering home economics and related disciplines for the period 1850-1950.  The cover story reviews the current crop of scanners, including portable and desktop models, phone apps, and even 3-D devices.  Maureen Taylor reviews the website Historypin, at which people add photographs at map locations worldwide.  Other articles cover note-taking software, case studies, plus sites relating to World War I veterans, Latin phrases for genealogists, and British record societies with online information.

In the Idaho Genealogical Society Quarterly for fall 2013 there is a moving account of an adopted Native American child (a "lost bird" adopted into a white family) who is eventually reunited with her birth family siblings.  An article on the "History of women miners in Idaho" shows that although a minority, women were an important presence in the mining industry both as spouses and in their own right.  We also learn about a short chapter in Wyatt Earp's life that took place in Idaho in the Coeur d'Alene-area gold rush for most of 1884.

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