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Find Your Family - Eastman’s Online Genealogical Newsletter

Article Date: 
6 January, 2012 (All day)

There are many online blogs relating to family history, but one of the best is Eastman’s Online Genealogical Newsletter (EOGN) which is located at .  Dick Eastman, who writes the blog, has long been one of the best voices in what is happening in the family history world.  He attends all of the major conferences, and covers news from all of the major genealogical players.  He also writes about technology.  His practical approach to technology is a great addition to those who follow the newsletter and have an interest in learning how to use technology in their lives and to pursue family history.

In a typical week Dick may write as many as ten or fifteen articles about family history.  In the past couple of weeks Dick has written about:

RootsTech 2012

Dick reviewed how RootsTech is scheduled to be the biggest genealogical conference in North America.  It will be held in Salt Lake Feb 2-4.

Awards to genealogists

Jan Gow from New Zealand was awarded the Queen’s Service Medal.

The use of DNA to attach Parkinson’s disease

DNA and Genealogical data from volunteers was used to study individuals with Parkinsons to help determine useful information about our genetic predisposition for getting the disease.

New ownership for the genealogical company Clooz

Dick provided an update on the sale of the software and plans for the future.

Graves threatened in Ohio from a sink hole

A cemetery in Allentown, PA is losing graves to a sinkhole prompting officials to request the exhumation of graves, if necessary.

Sharing files with Dropbox

Dick reviewed how Dropbox can be used to store files for genealogical use and for other uses.

12 things you can expect from

Ancestry recently released what users can expect in 2012.  Dick provided insight into what that means for users.

The need for a calendar overhaul

This interesting article reviewed a proposal by researchers at Johns Hopkins University to update the calendar.

The origins of Auld Lang Syne

Dick reviewed the origins of the song and the meaning of the phrase.

How to transfer big files

Often in genealogy we have the need to send large files that are too big to transfer in email.  Dick provides solutions for this problem.

One of the best things about Eastman’s Genealogical Newsletter is that most of the articles are free.  About one in twenty require a subscription.  The subscription is only $20 per year if you want access to the plus edition articles.  If you don’t want to subscribe, even the free editions are worth the read.  If you are looking for a way to stay up on a wide variety of genealogical news, give Eastman’s blog a read.  You will find his writing, his topics, and his coverage very useful in helping you further your genealogical pursuits.