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An Update for Random Genealogy (and me)

Some major things are happening. I’m going to be the administrator of a Genealogy Software Guide. Technically I already am. I’ve spent the last few months tinkering under the hood and compiling information and have (slowly) started updating it, in addition to working on two other sites – see below. It has been dormant for […]

Armstrong County (PA) History Alliance

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (PA) has an article, Continue reading →

Utah Teenage Genealogist Winds up on History Channel

ABC 4 has an article/story, Utah teen’s love for genealogy earns him time on History Channel, about a fifteen year old working on his Eagle Scout project that involves genealogy research and cemetery preservation. As a result of this, sometime in the next year on an unnamed show on the History Channel, his project will be feature. Pretty cool, and good exposure for genealogy.

Website Aids Jews’ Search For Ancestors

The Boston Globe has an article by Matt Gunderson, Website aids Jews’ search for ancestors, about, well, those doing genealogy researching concerning Jewish ancestors. It mentions how the internet is impacting many genealogy societies, while some, because of their unique nature, are doing okay.

How Much Privacy Have We Lost?

The Hartford Courant has an article from The Chicago Tribune, How Much Privacy Have We Lost? (which I couldn’t find on the Tribune’s site), by Eric Benderoff and Jon Van, about just how much privacy we have lost in this day and age. It’s a two-page article and worth a read – even as we are happy the internet can help companies provide incredible amounts of genealogy information, they are also providing incredible amounts of personal information about living individuals.