- If you have an iPad or iPhone, heres a more educational way than Angry Birds to pass the time, especially on the Fourth of July: MultiEducators History on the Go apps use images, contemporary accounts, multimedia presentations and documents to help you learn about the American Revolution, Civil War, Constitution and Federalist Papers, and more. Theyre available for about $5 through the Apple iTunes store (the Constitution app is free).
- Genealogy search engine Mocavo.com, one of Family Tree Magazines 101 Best Websites for 2011, has added new features. You can now upload your family tree GEDCOM to Mocavo (via Facebook), and within a few weeks, youll begin receiving e-mailed search results for your ancestors. (See how the upload process works on Randy Seavers Genea-Musings blog.)
You also can opt to have your tree included in the Mocavo.com search engine. (The site will automatically exclude living people.)
- The Civil War Trust, a battlefield preservation organization, has announced Campaign 150: Our Time, Our Legacy, a campaign to raise $40 million for the permanent protection of 20,000 acres of battlefield land over the next five years. An average of 30 acres of battlefield land are lost each day, according to Battle Cry of Freedom author James McPherson.