Recommended Reads

Although this article is focused on authors, it is also relevant to the genealogy community.

If you happen to be an artist or other creative, you live a life with (at least) two facets. A public one and one that is private. That private facet is associated with things like employers, potential employers, significant others, ex-significant others, and minor children. The public one is associated with people who like your work and are or want to be fans of your work. Social Media sites that insist on public links between a public life and a private one put women at risk.

Read How Social Media is Failing Creative Women at In, Bits, & Pixels.


Denise Olson

Many thanks to the Coastal Georgia Genealogical Society for their hospitality this afternoon. I had a delightful time talking about research tools.


Voilá Screen Capture for Mac has been updated to add Photos support. Voilá offers both screen capture and screen recording along with tools to edit and annotate your images and video. The update is free for current users.

You can only borrow a library book, but you get to keep the ideas. ~~unknown

Review: How to Archive Family Photos

How to Archive Family Photos cover

One frequently heard comment about a great book is, “I couldn’t put it down.” With Denise Levenick’s How to Archive Family Photos, I was constantly putting it down – and that’s a good thing! This book is so full of practical ways to manage your photo collection that you will want to stop and put them to work right away.

Awesome Flickr Updates

I spent a delightful morning playing with the new Flickr apps. They just released complete overhauls of the iOS and Android apps and they are yummy. Every photo I take on my phone is automatically uploaded to the new Camera Roll function in my online Flickr account. I have the cellular upload setting turned off…

Introducing Resource Directories

I would like to introduce two additions to the Gazette – the Toolbox Resources directory and the Storytelling Resources directory. No, I’m not trying to become the next Cyndi’s List. I’m just sharing links to helpful resources for two of my favorite topics. Those of us who have been blogging for a while will remember…