Here’s a sampling of articles that have caught my eye this past week:

April 10, 2019

  • Amy Johnson Crow talked about, “How to Plan a Successful Library Trip” on her podcast this week. Some good information in the transcript as well.
  • Scott Fisher explain why spring is the best time to visit your ancestral cemeteries on Fisher’s Top Tip’s #61. As a family, we used to regularly visit the burial locations of our families around Memorial Day, but doing this in mid-April sounds much cooler.

April 11, 2019

April 12, 2019

April 13, 2019

  • James Tanner pointed out “The Dangers of Using GEDCOM.” With as many times as I have changed my primary family tree software, I can relate to the issue of how software handles GEDCOM. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to relink media and source information since it isn’t well-handled. In this day and age this really should be a “solved” problem. Perhaps it’s time for a new standard.
  • The feedback on Ancestry’s Thru-Lines has been mixed, but it seems that the Ancestry folks are engaged in improving them. Cathy Meder-Dempsey wrote about the improvements she has seen in her Thru-Lines, “Wowsers! Ancestry Fixed My ThruLines.” She provided feedback and apparently they took action.

April 14, 2019

April 15, 2019

April 16, 2019


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