Friday, August 22, 2008

New Genealogy Website

Would you like to chart your family tree? There is a new free website called Geni, which helps you to create your family tree. In addition, it offers social networking features, so that family members can collaborate to create the family tree. One can also add family pictures or videos to share with family or friends. To protect your privacy, you can set the account to allow access only to family members. People are using the website to find out more about their distant relatives and even to plan family reunions.

[This information was found via the a post by Michelle Boule on the ALA Techsource Blog.]

Friday, August 15, 2008

New Online Job Search for Adults 50+

AARP and have formed a partnership to provide a free job search website for adults 50 years or older. One can search for full time, part time, or flexible jobs. A recent press release from AARP stated that " and AARP will identify employers that maintain policies, practices and programs consistent with employment of people age 50 and older based solely on their proficiency, qualifications and contribution." AARP also provides a free online discussion group about career issues, called "The Water Cooler".