Library and Archives Canada (LAC) has posted some of its digital images from World War I on photo-sharing site Flickr. Images show soldiers, nurses, battles, posters and more. Get more details about LACs WWI photo collection on its website.
Two new online videos you might want to take a peek at:
- Go to YouTube for a 3.33-minute video slideshow with photos from the inaugural Black Genealogy Summit, Oct. 29 to 31 at the Allen County Public Library in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. About 500 researchers attended the conference to learn about tracing African-American ancestors.
- Ancestry.com has a 5-minute video of some of the companys leaders and other employees describing what happens behind the scenes to get records from archives to your computer. Its a commercial, but interesting all the same.
The National Archives and Records Administrations NARAtions blog is running a Family History Friday series, which explains a different genealogical record or resource each week. This week, read about seamens protection certificates, a kind of early passport mariners purchased to identify their nationality in case of impressments by the British.
If youre planning to create family photo gifts for the holidays, keep an eye on sites such as Snapfish and Shutterfly. Snapfish is running a deal a day through Dec. 25; Shutterfly also has a bunch of sales. Feel free to click Comments and add other photo bargains you know of.