On December 6, 2010 Google brought forth its promised trove of books available at their Internet site. What’s a trove? In Google’s case some 3 million books, many of which are free public domain works. I have spent some time wandering about the site and already have found a half dozen books having promise for […]
Category Archive for 'History'
Are you spending hours wondering what presents to give for Christmas? Is the recipient too young for this, too old for that ….. and how could you possibly impact his or her future life meaningfully beyond a few hours? Do you have one of the following on your list: A person close to or in […]
Within this Blog are numerous posts which address certain aspects of writing a book based on your genealogical research. You can either scroll through or else the search” command to locate them. We all have different ideas on how to present our findings, these are just mine. The list includes: “Ages” Report in Genealogy Software […]
When you are seeking help from others in researching your ancestors, there are several principles you should bear in mind. First, clearly indicate you are willing to share that which you have. Genealogists generally speaking are very giving. They share easily. So be prepared to give, and to receive. Second, assuming you have genealogy software […]
What to do with items from your parents attic
Lately I have gotten several e-mails and a few telephone calls asking how I handle census records and some ancillary questions. Here were my answers. If you have read other blog entries you will know that I assign and file every Source with a sequential number and place them in a legal folder, in sequence. […]
When teaching my class in genealogy at the local University Continuing Eduction Center, I ask students how they are maintaining their Source files. The answers vary from (1) in 3-ring binders, to (2) in folders by type, that is marriage and death certificates, obituaries and so forth. I then ask the students how do they […]