I recently migrated my “Orange County Fallen Heroes” local history project from Omeka version 1x to Omeka 2x. What a difference! One of the best biggest changes I notice in Omeka 2x is the addition of a new plugin — Search By Metadata. This plugin is a HUGE timesaver for me, and provides a much more valuable research experience for my site visitors.
Ancestry.com has released a new browser toolbar, which allows you to save web page links and attach them to an individual in your Ancestry family tree. I just down downloaded and installed the Firefox version, but haven’t had time to actually try it out yet.