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Monday, January 30, 2012
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Thursday, January 19, 2012
I am so excited to attend the 2nd annual RootsTech Conference. Last year was amazing and I anticipate that this year will be better still. If you love genealogy AND technology, this is the place for you! Last year the keynote speaker presentations were posted online by various people so I suspect that you will be able to hear these speakers even it you can't go to RootsTech. Here is the link to the schedule of what will actually be presented at RootsTech 2012. It's not too late to sign up!
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
One of my favorite family history sites is the USGenWeb Project. It is like a slice of Americana looking through the individual state entries. I have found some good information on the history of Luzerne County in Pennsylvania. I am also getting my tombstone photos and transcriptions ready to submit to the tombstone project on the Pennsylvania USGenWeb page. This is a great place to share family information! Each state is a bit different, but they all strive to share family history information. All of the work is done by volunteers. Thanks to the volunteers! Remember, you receive help from others! Don't forget to give back!
Sunday, January 15, 2012
It is amazing how fast the face of genealogy is changing. Remember when the above was your best friend. You would write a heartfelt letter to a relative asking for information, enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) as a courtesy and wait and pray for a reply! I think that I personally drove the mailman nuts with my waiting! That's a post office drop box for those of you who haven't had experience with the U.S. Postal Service. How about this?
here and read James Tanner's latest on social networking. Yes, there are pros and cons to social networking, but I believe that the pros (humble opinion, of course!) outweigh the cons. See for yourself!
Friday, January 13, 2012
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
CAM (9) and Alyssa (7)Some things are meant to last forever!
Photo from personal collection
Do you want your family history to survive forever? I sure do, because I have put so much of myself into it! There is another company that is wanting to preserve your memories "for forever." It is 1000memories. 1000memories has partnered with Internet Archive to preserve your memories for eons to come. It's free, there isn't a limit on what you upload, you can set privacy controls they way you want them, and it's fun to see your special photos up on the screen! Give it a try!
P.S. I am in no way affilitated with 1000memories.com. Just an excited consumer!
Monday, January 9, 2012
P.S. Nope, no affiliation with GeneaWebinars.com except as a participant!