Welcome to Monday’s Link Roundup! Put down what you’re doing and spend some enjoyable time wandering through some of my week’s picks. One of my favorites is Hanging up on the phone book. There’s some fascinating history in this story. And if you’re like me, considering the leap to a personal web host, you won’t want to pass up Best Personal Web Host: DreamHost.
- Ways to Walk in Your Ancestors’ Shoes. “Want to find out what was happening on or about an important event in your family’s history? These sites can help.”
- Hanging up on the phone book. “Yellow Pages will no longer deliver residential directories in Canada’s seven largest cities unless asked to…Jody Georgeson is melancholy about their disappearance. As executive director of The Telecommunications History Group, a non-profit organization that runs museums in Denver and Seattle, she has seen the impact the phone book can have: Her organization has helped people who lived downwind from nuclear test sites in the fifties and sixties prove their residency and receive compensation from the U.S. government.”
- Pin Your History to the World. “Historypin is a web site with a simple plan: post old photographs from locations all over the world, and then compare them to today’s images of the same location. The result is a digital time machine that allows you to view and share your personal history in a totally new way.”
- Family history: Documenting genealogy research is vital. “Proper documentation assures that any person (the researcher or anyone studying his research) can trace the source easily and verify all information if necessary.” [Thanks to Stefani Twyford of Legacy Multimedia for alerting me to this item.]
- Why You Should Never Charge Hourly. “One of the biggest and oldest debates between freelancers is whether you should charge hourly or by the project. While both sides of the debate have valid points, if you want to really go anywhere in your freelance career, you should avoid charging hourly.”
- Nova Scotia Vital Records Spanning Nearly 200 Years Now Available. “Ancestry.ca, Canada’s leading family history website¹, in partnership with the Nova Scotia Archives, today launched on Ancestry.ca the Nova Scotia Birth Marriage and Death Indexes, 1763-1957², which contain indexes for more than one million Nova Scotia birth, marriage and death (BMD) records.”
- Best Personal Web Host: DreamHost. “Last week we asked you to share your favorite personal web host, then we rounded up the five most popular nominations for you to vote on. Now we’re back with the results and a discount code for DreamHost!”
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