The following book review was written by Bobbi King:

In Search of Your German Roots

by Angus Baxter. This Fifth Edition was updated and revised by Marian Hoffman. Genealogical Publishing Co. 2015. 125 pages.

Angus Baxter wrote the first through the fourth editions of In Search of Your German Roots. His daughter Susan Baxter updated the fourth edition (2008), and Marian Hoffman updated this fifth edition.

The following isn’t directly related to genealogy but it is related to something that concerns all genealogists: storage of information that we have found. Today, it is easier and much, much cheaper to save information in our own computers or in the cloud than ever before. Saving things in digital format is also much, much cheaper (and safer) than storing paper. However, there are signs that consumers are saving less and less these days.

I haven’t had this in my hands yet but it certainly looks interesting. Here is the announcement from Pass It Down:

greetingStory™ makes it simple and fun to capture family stories one greeting card at a time.

​ Chattanooga, Tenn. (July 18, 2017) – Pass It Down, an award-winning storytelling platform that makes it easy to digitally record and preserve family memories, announced today the launch of its first physical product, greetingStory™.

The following announcement was written by the folks at the International African American Museum:

CHARLESTON, SC – Today, the International African American Museum (IAAM) announced the launch of its Center for Family History – an innovative national genealogy research center dedicated solely to celebrating and researching African American ancestry. The center will engage in genealogy education, original research, community archiving, public outreach, and collections. It will also assist with DNA testing.

Five Ways to Have the Best-Ever Virtual Genealogy Conference! Posted by Diane

Can you believe how fast summer is sailing by? Which means the FamilyTree University Virtual Genealogy Conference is right aroundthe corner, Sept. 13 to 15.

This online event has the excitement andshared knowledge of a genealogy conference, without the expense and difficulty oftravel and being away from family and work. Orthe pressure to change out of your fuzzy slippers.

A new trend has emerged — people are taking old black and white photos and meticulously adding color to them. In some cases, the colorized photos look so modern, you’d guess that they’re from our times, instead of being decades old. Artists take old photos in various directions, depending on the colorizations. Some may argue that by choosing colors, they are changing or rewriting history in a way that may not portray reality.

Mistaken Identity in Old Photos: A Facial Recognition Challenge Posted by Maureen

Last week a woman at one of my lectures raised her hand, pointed at an old photo on the screen, and said "the man in that photo is my great-grandfather!"

You can imagine the oohs and ahhs of the other attendees. What a coincidence! Stranger things have happened, but to be safe, I asked her to email me a picture of her ancestor.

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