Published by Dick Eastman: MyHeritage Launches Breakthrough Global Name Translation™ Technology

I think this is a huge advancement in online searches for genealogy information. I saw the brand-new Global Name Translation demonstrated earlier today at the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) annual conference in Jerusalem and I am very impressed. Global Name Translation is the easy way to search through MyHeritage’s massive multilingual and…

http://blog.eogn.com/2015/07/08/myheritage-launches-breakthrough-global-name-translation-technology/

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Published by Dick Eastman: FamilySearch International Appoints Steve Rockwood as President and CEO to Replace Dennis Brimhall Who Will Retire

The following announcement was written by the folks at FamilySearch: The FamilySearch International board of directors has elected Stephen T. Rockwood as the company’s president and chief executive officer, succeeding Dennis Brimhall, who will retire. Rockwood, who most recently served as director of the international division at FamilySearch, becomes president and CEO on October 1.…

http://blog.eogn.com/2015/07/02/familysearch-international-appoints-steve-rockwood-as-president-and-ceo-to-replace-dennis-brimhall-who-will-retire/

Published by Dick Eastman: Digital Public Library of America Receives $3.4 Million Investment, Plans a Major Expansion

The Digital Public Library of America (DLPA) brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. DPLA provides public access to more than 10 million items – including the written word plus works of art and culture – from 1,600 institutions. NOTE: You can read my…

http://blog.eogn.com/2015/06/29/digital-public-library-of-america-receives-3-4-million-investment-plans-a-major-expansion/

Published by Dick Eastman: NEHGS Announces July 4th FREE Access Event

The following announcement was written by the folks at the New England Historic Genealogical Society: NEHGS Salutes the Nation’s Anniversary with FREE Access to the Great Migration Databases on AmericanAncestors.org Family Historians May Commemorate Independence Day by Searching FREE on AmericanAncestors.org for America’s Earliest Settlers, July 1 through July 8 Click on the above image…

http://blog.eogn.com/2015/06/29/nehgs-announces-july-4th-free-access-event/

Published by Dick Eastman: Preserve Your Data for Millions of Years in a Sapphire Disk

Many of us are disappointed in the limited life spans of today’s media. Paper and film fade with time. Floppy disks, CD-ROM and DVD-ROM disks, flash drives, and other media also all have limited lifespans. Even microfilm is expected to last only about 300 years and that is only when stored in rigidly controlled temperatures…

http://blog.eogn.com/2015/06/29/preserve-your-data-for-millions-of-years-in-a-sapphire-disk/

Published by Dick Eastmem: U.S. National Archives Finds Same Malware That Stole Government Personnel Data

In the wake of the discovery of malware on the network of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the National Archives and Records Administration discovered three desktop computers that had been infected with the same remote access malware. The malware was detected by the National Archives’ own intrusion detection system after receiving signature data from…

http://blog.eogn.com/2015/06/24/u-s-national-archives-finds-same-malware-that-stole-government-personnel-data/

Published by Stumblingpast Blog: “Genealogists are becoming the new social historians” says professional historian

“Australian history has been transformed by the contributions of family historians”, says Dr Tanya Evans, historian at Sydney’s Macquarie University. Her new book Fractured Families: Life on the Margins in Colonial New South Wales, is the result of collaboration between …

https://stumblingpast.wordpress.com/2015/06/25/fracturedfamilies/