- The Southern California Genealogical Society has launched Oasis, its online library catalog featuring the society’s 26,000 books. The society’s library holds items from all 50 states, as well as German, Canada (French Canada), England and Ireland.
Over the next several months, CDs, maps, microfilms and periodicals will be added to the catalog.
- Thanks to the Flip-Pal Cares response team, Hurricane Sandy survivors in Union Beach, NJ, may soon be reunited with family photos that have washed up on the Jersey shoreline.
Last weekend, the rescue team, volunteers and Monmouth County, NJ, Boy Scout troops used donated Flip-Pal mobile scanners to digitally scan thousands of photos, wedding albums and scrapbooks collected from the shoreline, wetlands and piles of hurricane debris. All scanned photos have been posted on Facebook for their owners to claim.