Ruth's Genealogy

“I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.” -Abraham Lincoln

Remember Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In?

geneanewsWhat’s the news across the nation?
We have got the information
In a way we hope will amuse you!
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La Da De Da, Ladies and Gents,
“Laugh In” looks at the news!


Well, this news might not be a funny as Dan & Dick’s was, but it’s probably more relevant to genealogists, especially blogging genealogists.

Here are a few interesting items I came across this past week:

  • Photographs Look Even Better With 200 Years of Decay– “The Library of Congress is brimming with flawless daguerreotype photographs that give us a pristine look into the state of things over the past two centuries. Now that’s great and all, but perhaps even more incredible are the ones that succumbed to the 200 years of damage and decay.”
  • Welcome to the New Blog Exercises– “Blog Exercises are designed to strengthen your blogging abilities. Blogging is not limited to writing. Blogging is more than words, telling a story or teaching a lesson. Blogging is about imagery, in word, picture, sound, and video. Blogging is about connections and the social web. Blogging is about communication. Blogging is about preservation. Blogging is about… whatever you chose to make of it.”
  • Top 75 State Websites of 2012– “Tracking down state-level genealogy records—births, marriages, deaths and more—can be exhausting work, but each year it gets easier and easier as more state historical societies and archives digitize collections and post them online for you to browse or search.”
  • San Antonio’s Launching the First Completely Bookless Public Library– “The new book-free library, called “BiblioTech,” is intended to open in the fall and is part of a an entire bookless public library system planned for the entire county of Bexar. And it’s not “bring your own device” either. The library will actually lend out e-readers (of an unspecified brand) for two weeks at a time. There will also be computers and the like, but no books, and presumably no card catalog (!) either.”

2 thoughts on “The Sunday Morning Genea-News

  1. Hi Lorelle! Thanks for stopping by!

    I’m a big WordPress fan, although I don’t totally understand it all. I’ve followed your blog for a long time as it’s such a great learning resource!

    I hope to participate in your blog exercises series. My job has been very crazy lately, but I have a new boss now, so I’m hoping things will settle down again.

    Any chance that your college WordPress class could go online someday? I’m a little too far away to attend in person… 🙂

    Have a great day!

    Ruth Stephens
    Benbrook, Texas


  2. Thank you for the link to my blog exercises series. Will you be participating?

    I use genealogy and family history research often as an example in my exercises and tips, so there will be some helpful information related to genealogy as we go alone. I also teach a family history blogging and web writing course in Vancouver, Washington, near Portland, if you are interested or would like to recommend it to those wishing to learn more about family history and web writing.



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