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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Odds and Ends and Such

Just a few comments about things too short to do a whole blog post:

TechTips, for which I am a contributor, has moved from its status in outer darkness, to the Blog link on I guess it is time to get busy and write some more posts.

The iPad mini is getting some rather nice reviews. The iPad mini has a 7.2mm body, and weighs .68lbs. The display has a 1,024 x 768 resolution, which is the same as the iPad 2, allowing users to run iPad 2 apps on the mini without issue. The gadget has a 5MP rear camera and FaceTime HD front camera. For example, see iPad mini review: Apple (AAPL) new iPad is just barely thinner than the iPhone 5, fun to hold. Read more: I am looking forward to seeing one for the first time. If you want to see how money Apple is making, click here.

Google Scholar, a free Google App, has a auto-cite mode that lets you cite any Google Scholar document in either MLA, APA or Chicago style. I am not sure how much of the information in Google Scholar is relevant to genealogy, but the site has a lot of information. I did find some genealogical materials on Google Scholar. 

Fortunately, the new startup advertisement on FamilySearch Family Tree can be disabled. Seeing it once or twice is fine but coming up every time interferes. 

Since the large Family History Centers are now called FamilySearch Libraries, can changing the name of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah be far behind? just completed updating their website language for Hindi, making it possible for millions of people to use MyHeritage to build and share their family history in this language.

Randy Seaver does a really good job of reviewing's Chart and Report Print Options. I really haven't printed out anything for a very long time, but it is a good thing to know I could. 


  1. Hi James,

    Thanks for the plug...

    I noticed that I wasn't getting ANY blog posts from FamilySearch in Google Reader (last one was the Pinterest one on 10 October) so I subscribed again, and now the last one on the list is from 7 September.

    It looks like someone forgot to enable an RSS feed. Any chance you know who to contact about it?

    Thanks -- Randy

    1. I think I am not getting any either. I will let them know.