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Saturday, May 28, 2016
Ancestry Closes Investment Deal
There are some puzzling comments in the May 23, 2016 announcement from Ancestry.com that Silver Lake Partners and GIC have successfully comp...
Latin Legal Terms for Genealogists -- Part One
As I have sometimes noted, the legal system of the United States is very conservative. The procedures, causes of action and much of the lega...
Friday, May 27, 2016
8 inch floppies, trans-atlantic cables, fair use and genealogy
The juxtaposition of several news stories caught my attention. A report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) found th...
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Surviving an Avalanche of Genealogical Data
I belong to a rather exclusive club of those who have survived being carried down a mountainside in an real avalanche. So I know first-hand ...
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Comments on the Changing Times of Genealogy
Our main focus as genealogists is information. We gather, evaluate, disseminate and store information. It seems to me that if what we are do...
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
A Note on the Copyright Issue
In my last post, I quoted a restriction I found on a book in the Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library. Here is the quote again fo...
When will genealogy move into the 21st Century?
So far, technology has had little impact on genealogical research. We are still well mired in a paper-based mentality and embroiled in archa...
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