Saturday, June 17, 2017

Received at the Library

As the US marks the 100th anniversary of our entry into World War I, Internet genealogy (June/July 2017) gives a thorough review of sources of information on WWI military personnel.  The armed forces grew from about 200,000 to over 4 million in the short time we were in the war!  Lisa Alzo describes using Pinterest for genealogy research, creating a visual timeline for an ancestor.  She also reports on a new free scanning app for iPhones called JoyFLIPS, created with sharing family history in mind. Pic Scanner Gold, another iOS scanning app, is also reviewed.  Ed Storey describes how he gets help with his research from others (think online forums and, family trees), and Sue Lisk offers tips for better online communications with fellow researchers.

The Essex Genealogist for May 2017 includes the transcript of a talk on old English records, specifically parish registers and wills, by Linda MacIver, New England Agent for Essex Record Office (UK).