Meeting Notes& Links — January 2012

Notes for Developing Innovations in Online Digital Research

Disclaimer
It’s not all online and never will be.
Just like printed sources, you must take online information with a grain of salt until you check the quality of its sources.
Well-intentioned people sometimes make mistakes.
Sometimes life intervenes and the mistakes do not get corrected before you see the data.

Not Withstanding all of that …..
We live in a digital age in which more and more records including those which are
Original
Copied
Transcribed
Summarized
And are available online for pay or for free.
And we communicate
Less & less by these methods:

Face to face
By pokey old postal mail
By telephone (yes, by telephone)
And
More & more by these methods:

Email and texting
Online discussion and messaging
Skype (oops! That can be face to face, too)
And quicker than in the past!

Genealogy Tips & Resources

Search Engines
http://www.google.com
http://www.bing.com
http://www.mocavo.com

Blogs (electronic journals)
Types:
Personal genealogy research
Ethnic or area research
Genealogy activities
Sources:
http://www.google.com/blogsearch?hl=en
http://www.blogfinder.genealogue.com

Wikis (collaborative web pages)
Types:
wikis for surnames or areas
wikis for research resources or tips
Sources:
http://www.familypedia.wikia.com
http://www.wikitree.com
http://www.wiki.whitneygen.org/wrg/index.php/Main_Page
http://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Chatham_County,_North_Carolina
http://www.eogn.com (also known as Encyclopedia of Genealogy)

Digital Books (online or download)
Sources:
http://www.lib.byu.edu/fhc/index.php
http://www.books.google.com
http://www.HeritageQuest Online book search (access through library or library access code
from home)
http://www.archive.org (also known as the Internet Archive)

Podcasts (Recorded Audio)
Download or listen online at your convenience.
Sources:
http://www.genealogygemspodcast.com
http://www.genealogyguys.com
http://www.familytreemagazine.com/info/podcasts

Talk Radio (Online)
Live but recorded and available for later download
Sources:
http://www.fgs/fgsradio
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/geneabloggers

Videos
Sources:

http://www.youtube.com (search on genealogy)
http://www.familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html

Webinars
Live and online participation in a genealogy seminar (or just watching it happen) or later viewing an archived copy)
Sources:
http://www.geneawebinars.com
http://www.familytreemagazine.com/interactive/webinars#recorded

Social Media
Sources:

http://www.facebook.com
http://www.plusgoogle.com
http://www.linkpendium.com
http://www.genealogywise.com
http://www.twitter.com

Also some Oldies but Goodies!
Genealogy Email Mailing Lists
http://www.lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/
Genealogy Message Boards

http://boards.rootsweb.com/?o_iid=33216&o_lid=33216&o_sch=Web+Property

http://www.boards.ancestry.com
http://www.genforum.genealogy.com/

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