A little bit about a lot of things...
- There's more than one way to preserve a family history. Take Ardis Parshall, for instance. She started "a needle-and-thread doodle" one day and 12 years later she had an impressive piece of stitchery that included names from her pedigree charts and pictures representing family stories. It's impressive. Take a look.
- Ancestry.com will soon begin the first fully-integrated external marketing campaign in its history. Look for interest in family history to grow even more when the Ancestry spots hit cable TV, nationally syndicated radio and a variety of publications in the Time, inc., family. The campaign is scheduled to run throughout 2007.
- The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has provided some 10.2 million genealogical records, including Irish Famine passenger and ship records and World War II Army Enlistment Records, to WorldVitalRecords.com. The records are free to access until April 6.
- A grant for March from Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak at Roots Television goes to The Wachusett Writers and Poets Club in Westminster, Mass. This lively group of seniors self-publishes a collection of their short stories, poems and other writings once a year.
- He said it: "The life of an ordinary man, if accurately captured, would be the best and most complex piece of literature ever captured.” – Russian writer Leo Tolstoy