Smoky Mountain Family Historian

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Web Roundup - May 1

Open Source applications are becoming more sophisticated all the time. Here's a list of 50 useful open source applications for online writers.

I loved "Now is the month of Maying" over at Walking the Berkshires. I had not thought of a Maypole in years!

I talked to someone down in Amory in the Hill Country of Northeast Mississippi today who told me they'd read Terry's column where he rambled about everyone who lived up in the hills. Let's hope he keeps on rambling!

A few free online books of interest to genealogists and family historians can be found in the University of California Press' eScholarship editions.

Do you have Virginia ancestry? You might want to check out the site that has tax lists from 1790-1800 on it. (Hat tip to Arlene) I added this to my del.icio.us bookmarks!

Thomas shared a photo of his retro barbershop. Barbershops are becoming few and far between in the South.

This week's question to stitching bloggers will generate some responses of interest to family history lovers. A few are already posted.

The Great Smoky Mountains is a popular tourist destination, but those of us in East Tennessee need to offer a word of advice to all of you who might be thinking of coming through Knoxville this summer. Find an alternate route. Interstate 40 is closed through downtown Knoxville until the "Smart Fix 40" project which will provide additional lanes (which is desperately needed) is complete. In the meantime, traffic is being re-routed along I-640. Expect heavy traffic and possible delays. I've got my alternate routes planned when I can avoid Knoxville. Randy has a good roundup on Smart Fix 40 on his blog.

Earlier today, someone posted a link to the Old Bailey Online on a listserv for genealogical librarians. If you are researching English ancestors who might have had a run-in with the law, you might want to check their online court proceedings.

I fell in love with Jasia's Wordless Wednesday post.

The 5th Carnival of Irish Heritage & Culture has been posted.

Ruth found John F. Kennedy in Mississippi. (Okay - so it's a century too early for the president, but it makes an interesting post.)

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