21 August 2013
Diane L. Loosle Named Director of Family History Library in Salt Lake City - Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter
I have known Diane for many years, having worked together at the Family History Library, first as peer managers in reference starting back in 2003 and more recently, as a member of her leadership team. She is an inspired leader and I am excited for the future of the library under her direction.
20 August 2013
News from Gary Mokotoff's Avotaynu e-newsletter: Turn-of-the-Century Odessa city directories are now online. Odessa address and business directories (Vsia Odessa) for 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902/1903, 1904, 1906, 1908, 1910, 1911, and 1914 are now searchable at http://genealogyindexer.org. Search results link to scans of the directories on the Russian State Library website. You can find them via global search or filter by place to limit results to Odessa. The site include capability to search using Roman characters as well as Cyrillic. You can also browse the directory images on the archive site at http://genealogyindexer.org/directories#Odessa.