16    Jul 20120 comments

Links We Like: What’s new!

Here's another edition of Links We Like, providing information on topics that our readers may find both interesting and useful.

Today we write about Research Buzz, Canada Archives, a cemetery-recorder catalyst, preserving an archive, events in Boston and Atlanta, and food heritage.


One of my favorite resource providers is Research Buzz. Every day, I get a neat email listing a handful of new resources.

Are you a museum crawler? You can now find your way around 22 US museums with Google Maps for Android. Looking for a specific exhibit or display? Plan your route from entrance to your target, see it on your phone or tablet. Since November 2011, the map collection had some 10,000 indoor maps, and they just added the additional 22 locations.

Some of the most famous: American Museum of Natural History, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Cincinnati Museum Center, Freer Gallery of Art, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, nine National Museums (Air and Space, African art, American history, American Indian, Natural History, Portrait Gallery, Zoological Park), The Smithsonian and more.

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29    Sep 20110 comments

Links We Like: September 2011 edition

This edition of interesting resources for Links We Like includes archival material suppliers, Canadian research sites, Google+, historic newspapers, and a way to stay in touch for eternity.

The New England Historical and Genealogical Society (NEHGS) posted two articles on preservation of family history resources on its blog at AmericanAncestors.com.

Readers might wonder why I seem to focus on preservation issues. After years of living in two US states plagued by earthquakes, fires, mud slides or hurricanes and flooding, I tend to be somewhat protective of my research.

Could those precious photos be replaced? Would I have the time to once again reconstruct years of work?

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