Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Received at the Library
Internet Genealogy (Aug./Sept.) leads off with an article about Worldcat, the world's largest online union catalog, with over 2 billion records; Carol Richey explains how useful it is for genealogy research. Tony Bandy recommends the top genealogy blogs of 2014. An article about a shooting at a circus in 1887 uses newspaper accounts in the Google News Archive. A "brick walls" column recommends "Checking for anything new about [your dead ends] should become part of your regular research habits" since new information is continuously being added. Four portable scanners are reviewed. Other articles cover: getting your teen interested in genealogy; Cleveland's ethnic heritage; an analysis of indexing errors in Family Search; and new Irish online resources.