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Big Data and Genealogy, or the Commodification of History

Next week’s Digital History class will be all about databases, data mining, big data and API’s. Suspecting that I would probably feel paralyzed when going through the readings I decided to first go through the definitions of each of these things on Wikipedia. 2,037 more words

Digital History

A Gray day in Bristol

Today I finally made it to Bristol to see the S.S. Great Britain, Brunel’s revolutionary passenger ship which made many trips from the U.K. to Australia in the mid 1800s. 531 more words

Family History

Ourselves, Alone

I’ve spent a lot of time trying to sum up my great-grandmother, Elizabeth Battle. She absolutely was or family matriarch. There was no place for her with her ancestral families, so she created her own. 943 more words


English FamilySearch Indexing Projects Percentages Update for October 24, 2014

The numbers in parentheses (+/-%) is the change in percentage from last week.

Last Updated: October 17, 2014

Today’s Date: October 24, 2014

Active / Clean-up Phase Projects – All Have Some Batches Started… 2,209 more words


The Online Genealogist presents his Top 10...

I’ve been wanting to do a genealogy Top 10 for a while now, but for WHAT?  I’ve also had this link I’ve been wanting to weave into a post.  682 more words

Genealogy Online

FTF - John Wilkes Booth: Did he really die in 1865?

Hey Ya’ll!

Today, I want to share a little bit of family lore. After I stumbled into contact with a distant cousin, she emailed me pages of an interview that she had done years before with her grandmother. 932 more words


A Little Relaxation and Research

This week’s post is a little glimpse into the other side of my professional life. When I’m not editing, indexing or proofreading I am often found researching families in my role as a genealogist. 1,521 more words