Published by Dick Eastman: Jamestown Discovery: Graves of Four Founders Unearthed

Archaeologists working to excavate the earliest European settlement on Jamestown Island have discovered the graves of four of the men believed to have founded English America. The graves were discovered beneath what was the chancel — an area usually reserved for clergy — of the first church on the island, which stood from 1608 to…

http://blog.eogn.com/2015/07/28/jamestown-discovery-graves-of-four-founders-unearthed/

Published by Dick Eastman: everyStory, New Cloud-Based Story-Sharing Platform, Launches Open-Beta on iPad

everyStory is a new app for the iPad that allows users to store audio and image files for many purposes, including to preserve family history stories. The following announcement was written by the folks at everyStory: Interactive photo-album platform aims to preserve memories by saving photos and audio for generations to come SAN DIEGO –…

http://blog.eogn.com/2015/07/15/everystory-new-cloud-based-story-sharing-platform-launches-open-beta-on-ipad/

Published by Dick Eastman: Avoid Advertising Email Messages with 10 Minute Mail

Did you ever give your email address to a web site in order to retrieve some information and then the site bombards you with advertising messages for weeks? Yes, me too. There is one rather unique tool that will reduce the filling of your in-box: 10 Minute Mail 10MinuteMail is a secure, temporary email service.…

http://blog.eogn.com/2015/07/10/avoid-advertising-email-messages-with-10-minute-mail/

Published by Dick Eastman: The IAJGS2015 Conference in Jerusalem was a Great Success

I just finished a five-day genealogy conference and I am exhausted. That’s my measurement of success: If I am this tired, I know it was a successful event. I wrote a few days ago at http://goo.gl/QgHZac about the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) conference held this year in Jerusalem, Israel. I am not…

http://blog.eogn.com/2015/07/10/the-iajgs2015-conference-in-jerusalem-was-a-great-success/

Published by The Legal Genealogist: The best things in life…

…aren’t always free Genealogists love the word free. Records that are free. Websites that are free. Anything that’s free. And sometimes we’re a little annoyed when some of the things we want aren’t free. But — alas — the bills still have to be paid, and until money trees start growing in all of our…

http://www.legalgenealogist.com/blog/2015/07/10/the-best-things-in-life/

Published by Ancestry Blog: Working Girls

This is a guest post by Mary Penner, professional forensic genealogist. In 1886, a highly-skilled San Francisco stenographer, earning a hefty salary of $75 a month, offered her opinion about the low wages for most women workers.We work cheaper than the men; that’s the reason why we are working ourselves into the men’s places. … When a…

http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2015/07/09/working-girls/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=working-girls

Published by Dick Eastman: Which Is Better For Translations: Man Or Machine?

Google Translate is an excellent tool for genealogist and many others. It translates text from one language to another and presently supports 117 different languages. People use Google Translate to translate over 100 billion words a day! Machine-generated translation was sometimes laughable a very few years ago but the technology has improved greatly in the…

http://blog.eogn.com/2015/07/08/which-is-better-for-translations-man-or-machine/