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If you have an iPad or iPhone, here’s a more educational way than Angry Birds to pass
the time, especially on the Fourth of July: MultiEducator’s History
on the Go apps use images, contemporary accounts, multimedia presentations
and documents to help you learn about the American Revolution, Civil War, Constitution
and Federalist Papers, and more. They’re available for about $5 through the Apple
iTunes store (the Constitution app is free).
Genealogy search engine Mocavo.com,
one of Family Tree Magazine’s 101
Best Websites for 2011, has added new features. You can now upload
your family tree GEDCOM to Mocavo (via Facebook),
and within a few weeks, you’ll begin receiving e-mailed search results for your ancestors.
how the upload process works on Randy Seaver’s Genea-Musings blog.)
You also can opt to have your tree included in the Mocavo.com search engine. (The
site will automatically exclude living people.)
The Civil War Trust, a battlefield preservation organization, has announced Campaign
150: Our Time, Our Legacy, a campaign to raise $40 million for the permanent protection
of 20,000 acres of battlefield land over the next five years. An average of 30 acres
of battlefield land are lost each day, according to Battle
Cry of Freedom author James McPherson.