Saturday, June 21, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
To me, the legacy box does not share very much in common with Ancestry's Family Tree Maker boxes. The Family Tree Maker boxes have a branch with leaves of a certain color, and each color is different for three editions of the Family Tree Maker. The Legacy box, however, only has a orange maple leaf on the box. (That is, if you look at Ancestry Insider's picture of the box.) If you look at the picture in Randy's post, however, the box does not look a bit like the boxes for Ancestry's software. Of course, that is just one of the aspects mentioned on the Ancestry Insider's post that I thought I would mention.
From a public relations standpoint, I think this lawsuit was a mistake for Ancestry. This lawsuit only makes Ancestry appear more of a money-grubbing company. I think this lawsuit will only drop Ancestry's approval rates drop even more among its dissatisfied customers. Of course, that is just my opinion.
So, what do you think? As always, you can leave a comment.
- The History Man - (I learned about this blog from Wig-wag's post)
- African-American History & Genealogy in Nashville, Tennessee
- West Country Genealogy
- The Guilford Genealogist Blog
- Routes and Roots - discovering South Africa, past and present
- Roanoke Beacon Blog
- Louisiana Genealogy Blog
- Jackson County, Indiana - (I learned about this blog from Harold's post.)
- HistoricalTownMaps Blog
- Forest County Historical Society
- East Coast Genealogy
Well, I think that is all of the new blogs added recently. You can find the genealogy blogs to the left side of the page and the history blogs to the right side of the blog.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
So, what so you think? As always, you can leave a comment with your thoughts.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
You Are Fall!
In addition, many of the photographs have the original negatives behind the photo. I have been debating whether or not to scan in these negatives. Does anyone know if scanning will harm the negatives. Is scanning the negatives in a good idea? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.
So, what are my thoughts about postmortem photographs? Well, postmortem photographs have struck me as a bit surreal and creepy. I know I did read somewhere else about postmortem photos before footnoteMaven posted her articles on the subject, but I can't remember where or when I read it. The only postmortem photograph that I have seen in my family was a picture of an infant taken sometime in the 1910s. I knew the infant was dead because he was lying in his casket in the photograph. Of course, I also knew who it was from what my grandma had told me. When I first looked at that photograph, it was surreal to me. I could have easily mistaken the baby for a doll, if it were not for the fact that the baby was in the coffin. (Well, the baby was small, so that's why I almost mistook it to be a doll.) Of course, one does not expect to find postmortem photos in their family collections, so it would be very easy for someone to want to believe the deceased was not real. I obviously was not prepared to see a picture of that type, the first time I saw that photo.
None the less, the photograph struck me as hauntingly beautiful in the way all of the objects were arranged in the picture.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
- Yes - 3 votes
- No - 2 votes
I think I will still keeping posting Google Analytic posts, but only once a month. To those who voted, thank you for voting.
Monday, June 16, 2008
The book is interesting, but I do not believe I would recommend it. The book was obviously written for academia, so I do not believe the book would be of interest to most people. Of course, if someone is doing research into U. S. dating practices of the past, then I would recommend that that person read this book. Outside of that, this is not a book for children as the subject matter is what I consider "adult reading material."