Odds and Ends

Ann Cushman provides a marvelous resource of odds and ends and tidbits and stuff from the unusual to the amusing. In between, you might find a clue or a new source of information to aid your research.


Gleanings NEHGS

Gleanings from recent NEHGS e-newsletters:

A local Boston lawyer who donated sperm while in school has met two of his biological children and knows of 70 more with the possible final count to be around 120-140. Can you imagine any of those children trying to chart their half siblings?!

JSTOR, a no-for-profit digital scholarly archive that serves libraries and academic institutions, is making its journal contents free to the public. This will include about 500,000 articles in 200 journals.*

*We learned at the MGS meeting that some genealogical material can be found on Google Scholar probably for a fee but you may be able to access the same thing or more on JSTOR for free. It’s amazing what kind of info that may be in scholarly articles. You really have to keep an open mind and really think outside the box.