- Want to turn your kids or grandkids (or nieces, nephews and next-door neighbors) into family history detectives? Family Tree Magazine‘s own Allison Dolan gives tips for doing just that in the MakeItBetter.net article “Summer Project: Turn Your Kids into Family History Detectives.” The article also explains how knowing family storiesespecially those about hard times overcomecontributes to a child’s resilience.
- Ancestry.com is holding a sweepstakes to give someone the “Who Do You Think You Are?” treatment, with a prize including a trip to your ancestral homeland, access to a personal historian, and spending money. Get contest details on the Ancestry.com blog.
- Wholly Genes software owner Bob Velke has announced that The Master Genealogist software will be discontinued. In the company’s July 29 newsletter, he stated that the market for the software’s advanced features is insufficient to support the infrastructure necessary to continue developing the software. He added that health issues are a contributing factor.
Official software support will end at the end of this year; sales will continue through September. The user-to-user support forum and mailing list will still be available.