Tax Breaks for Genealogists?

The Genealogue has news of tax breaks for genealogists that came out of President Bush’s “State of the Union” address last night, including writing off expenses such as photocopies and database subscriptions.

Teddy Kennedy was quoted as saying “It’s the same old story, this is just like when he gave a no-bid contract to rebuild the 1890 census.”

Outlandish Holiday Wish List

An Outlandish Holiday Wish List has been posted over at

One of those that struck home, unlabeled family photos:

Bless my ancestors and family members who were so thoughtful as to have labeled the photographs with names, dates, and locations. And curse the lazy so-and-so’s who did not! One thing I’d like to wake up on Christmas morning and find is that my boxes (plural!) of unlabeled photos have now been correctly labeled. That would clear up so many mysteries and help me put faces with names in my family database.

The list is good and is the work of George G. Morgan, President of the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors.