What has been happening in the world of genealogy during this past week?
Probably the biggest news item this week is MyHeritage’s acquiring of BackupMyTree.
BackupMyTree bills itself as “The Easiest Way to Preserve Your Family’s History. Fast, automatic backup and off-site storage for all of your family tree files. All of the popular family tree file formats are supported. Download your files at any time. FREE, simple, easy, safe & secure.”
The long established, popular social bookmarking service, Delicious.com, is undergoing a major facelift after being acquired by the founders of YouTube, Chad Hurley and Steve Chen. Although there’s not many details about the exact changes to the site, existing Delicious.com members must agree to let Yahoo transfer their bookmarks to the new Internet company AVOS, by September 23 2011.
According to Google, they have made exactly 99 improvements to Google+ and the 100th is making Google+ available to everyone. All you have to do is head over to Google.com/+ and click the Sign In button to sign in with your regular Google account and create your Google+ profile. Of course, if you don’t have a Google account you can click the create new account button to make one.
Something that I have recently discovered is genealogy-related webinars. Wow, talk about an undiscovered resource! Where to find them? Check out DearMYRTLE’s GeneaWebinars.