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Genealogy News - June 2009

Below is genealogy news from June 2009. Click on the links for the full articles.

Learned This Week 27 June 2009 - Our weekly compilation of interesting new tools, resources and stories for genealogists. This week: Great Tool to Help You Manage Your Online Life; Google City Tours; World Digital Library; Plane Graveyard; 35,000 Year-old Flute; Facedown Burials a Sign of Disrespect...[More]

Europe Demands Privacy Standards for Social Networking Sites - European privacy regulators issued an opinion this week on how European privacy laws should apply to social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace and Twitter. This comes a week after regulators expressed privacy concerns over the popular genealogy application We’re Related on Facebook. European privacy laws tend to be much more expansive than other parts of the world, including the United States. As a result, European privacy regulators are in many cases setting the standards for privacy on the internet...[More]

Why Kodak Stopped Making Kodachrome Film - The Eastman Kodak Company has announced that it will stop making Kodachrome film and existing supplies are expected to run out by the fall of 2009. The company will be retiring an American icon after a remarkable 74-year career. Kodachrome film was the world’s first commercially successful color film when it was launched in 1935...[More]

Learned This Week 20 June 2009 - Our weekly compilation of interesting new tools, resources and stories for genealogists. This week: Tracking First Names; Tracking Last Names; Early Immigration Videos; US Government Personnel Records Now Available; Google Book Search Enhanced; New Mormon History Library; Interesting Case Study of Stolen Family Photo; Arizona Town Decides Mayor by Game of Chance...[More]

Privacy Fears Raised Over Genealogy Application on Facebook - A genealogy application on Facebook has drawn regulatory scrutiny. Facebook, the largest social network in the world, has a popular genealogy application called We’re Related that allows people on Facebook to link to other family members who are also on Facebook. Now, European privacy regulators say We’re Related may be violating people’s privacy because it demands too much personal data...[More]

Learned This Week 13 June 2009 - Our weekly compilation of interesting new tools, resources and stories for genealogists. This week: UK Government Gets Serious about Putting Data Online; Endangered Archives; Determine Your Age With Crayons; Bing Bounces Higher; WolframAlpha Does a Major Update; Fewer Divorces During Recessions; Register Your Name at Facebook; English Language Reaches One Million Words; Google Wave Videos; Prisoners Resurrect Medieval Slang; Rare 400 Year-old Slate Tablet Discovered at Jamestown; 18,000 Year-old Pottery Discovered in China...[More]

Learned This Week 6 June 2009 - Our weekly compilation of interesting new tools, resources and stories for genealogists. This week: Google Squared; Unique Gravestones; Last Titanic Survivor Dies; American Car Companies That Went Under; Best Free Windows Downloads...[More]

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