- The Washington Digital Archivesa Family Tree Magazine 101 Best Web Sites pick several times overhas added WWI service statement cards resulting from a 1919 Congressional act directing the US Department of War to provide states with summaries of each WWI veterans’ wartime records.
Card images are online. Click here to search (scroll to the bottom of the page), then click a match to download (I was missing a necessary plugin, but another button let me open records in JPG format). Theres also a glossary to the military abbreviations in the records.
- Add the Minnesota Historical Society (whose Web site also is a 101 best site) to the list of state archives facing slashed budgets. The governors proposed budget would close three sites and lay off or cut hours for nearly half the staff, according to this Star Tribune article. The society also is coping with charitable giving reductions.
- Pat Richley, the long-time Dear Myrtle genealogy blogger, has partnered with Moorshead Publications to start the Internet-Genealogy blog. Shell post her takes on the news and information from the companys history and genealogy titles.
- MyGenShare, a free Web site where you can get and share knowledge-based genealogy articles, podcasts and videos, is set to launch in May (the launch was originally slated for last fall). You can sign up to get an e-mail when the launch happens.