NMGS July 2021 — Evernote for Genealogists

I spoke to the mem­bers of the New Mex­i­co Genealog­i­cal Soci­ety (and actu­al­ly any­one who want­ed to could get on the Zoom), about how geneal­o­gists can ben­e­fit from Ever­note. In that lec­ture, I men­tioned Ever­note Tem­plates, and a workaround to use tem­plates man­u­al­ly. Here are some sam­ple tem­plates that I cre­at­ed.  101 — Tem­plate —… Con­tin­ue read­ing NMGS July 2021 — Ever­note for Genealogists

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NGS 2017 — Researching Your Civil War Carolinian

Here are the slides I pre­sent­ed on the top­ic of “Research­ing Your Civ­il War Car­olin­ian” at the Nation­al Genealog­i­cal Soci­ety Fam­i­ly His­to­ry Con­fer­ence, 11 May 2017, Raleigh, North Carolina

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NGS 2017 — Beyond Google

Here are the slides I pre­sent­ed on the top­ic of “Beyond Google: The Evo­lu­tion of Search” at the Nation­al Genealog­i­cal Soci­ety Fam­i­ly His­to­ry Con­fer­ence, 11 May 2017, Raleigh, North Carolina

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NGS 2015 — Evernote for Genealogists

I recent­ly gave two talks on geneal­o­gy and tech­nol­o­gy at the NGS Fam­i­ly His­to­ry Con­fer­ence in St. Charles, Mis­souri. One talk was Ever­note for Geneal­o­gists. Here are the slides. (Please note that I wrote these in Keynote, but have to con­vert them to Pow­er­Point to pub­lish, so there may be some con­ver­sion effects.) A key resource… Con­tin­ue read­ing NGS 2015 — Ever­note for Genealogists

FGS 2014

I attend­ed the Fed­er­a­tion of Genealog­i­cal Soci­eties annu­al con­fer­ence in San Anto­nio, Texas this week. It was a great week, with good lec­tures from lead­ing geneal­o­gists, as well as an active exhi­bi­tion hall. I was hon­ored to be asked to present two talks on the first day: Strate­gic Plan­ning for Soci­ety Lead­ers FGS 2015 — Strate­gic Plan­ning for… Con­tin­ue read­ing FGS 2014

Eulogy for Alice Jones

I think of my moth­er are an adven­tur­ous per­son. She thought noth­ing about pack­ing the five of us into a VW bug and head­ing to British Colum­bia. Or, when we were more grown, into a sta­tion wag­on and head­ing to West Vir­ginia, or Boston. When she want­ed to revamp the kitchen cab­i­nets, but couldn’t afford… Con­tin­ue read­ing Eulo­gy for Alice Jones

Alice May Jones

Alice May Jones passed away May 26, 2014 in Scott Town­ship, Alleghe­ny Coun­ty, Penn­syl­va­nia. She was born March 16, 1928 in Ord, Nebras­ka, the only child of Ernest Melvin Hill and Helen Kjer­s­tine John­son. Her father was a cloth­ier who lost his busi­ness in the Depres­sion and returned to farm­ing; he died when she was… Con­tin­ue read­ing Alice May Jones

The Demise of Readmill

The best app for read­ing books is being shut down. Read­mill allowed for read­ing of DRM-free as well as Adobe and Google DRM titles on mobile apps for iOS and Android. The read­ing expe­ri­ence was crisp and clear; the app also allowed for social and shared read­ing and anno­ta­tions. When Ama­zon bought the bet­ter known… Con­tin­ue read­ing The Demise of Readmill

Direct Me NYC 1940

The New York Times pub­lished an arti­cle yes­ter­day (“Crack­ing the Brand-New 1940 Cen­sus”), report­ing that at the New York Pub­lic Library’s Mil­stein Divi­sion of Unit­ed States His­to­ry, Local His­to­ry and Geneal­o­gy and the NYPL Labs have con­nect­ed 1940 phone books to the 1940 cen­sus to help researchers locate New York­ers in the 1940 US Cen­sus. … Con­tin­ue read­ing Direct Me NYC 1940


StoryCorps Covered Survivors of Another School Massacre

The nation­al tragedy of Sandy Hook School in New­town, Con­necti­cut has shocked the coun­try. The incred­i­ble loss makes me almost speechless.NPR’s Sto­ryCorps cov­ered a Michi­gan school bomb­ing, inter­view­ing sur­vivors of the May 18, 1927 attack on a school in rur­al Bath, Michi­gan. Forty-five died in that bomb­ing. What you hear in the Sto­ryCorps record­ing, is how… Con­tin­ue read­ing Sto­ryCorps Cov­ered Sur­vivors of Anoth­er School Massacre

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