Janet Fullwood has an interesting article in The Sacremento Bee, Swiss Sutter swings by Sacramento, that is the opposite of what Americans normally experience when it comes to travel and genealogy – somebody from elsewhere stopping by to do a little genealogy research in the US, or in this case, several times.
arstechnica has news of movies from the United States National Archives being distributed through Google Video. Right now there are just over 100 movies that are going to be made available, with more following. You can view the movies here. Genealogy related? Not necessarily, but historically it’s very interesting.
Here’s something you might not have thought about – What does it take to open a public library? Jessica Klipa has written an article in the St. Petersburg Times asking and trying to answer that very question, about opening a local branch library.
Suzy George, the chief librarian for the Tampa-Hillsborough Public Library System, is quoted as saying “many libraries started largely due to the residents communicating the need to the library board” (From what I understand, the library board in this case covers a very large area, and the residents are asking for a library in their particular location).