Saturday, November 24, 2007

Grammar Rules!

I am always looking for websites that can be of use to me in my genealogy. Some of these website are general genealogical type websites and others are not genealogical but can be applied to genealogy work/research.

I am a big fan of taking your research and writing up a family history or life story narrative on your ancestors. I think this helps bring the person to life and makes them more interesting to your non-genealogist family members. The one problem is that a lot of people are hesitant to write up a narrative because they don't feel like they are "writers".

For those who want to bone up on their grammar, try the website Grammar Girl at http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/. Mini lessons found on this website include everything from proofreading tips to commas. There is even an article explaining daylight savings time.

Monday, November 19, 2007

FHLO Fair Links

On Saturday we had a great time online at the Family History Live Online fair. We had Justin from Footnote.com and Barry Ewell who spoke on our ancestors diaries and letters. The following are some links that were mentioned.

Lee Drew’s Blog with links @ http://famhist2.blogspot.com/

Footnote @ www.footnote.com

Family History Live Online @ www.familyhistoryliveonline.com

Transcript 2.2 (freeware) @ http://www.jacobboerema.nl/en/Freeware.htm

My Ancestors Found (St. George Expo in February) @ http://www.myancestorsfound.com/.

Kansas State Historical Society (Newspaper collection through inter-library loan) @ http://www.kshs.org/

Beau Sharbrough’s Excel sheets for genealogists @ http://www.rootsworks.com/genarticles.htm

Southern California Genealogical Society @ http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/

Los Angeles Public Library Genealogy Section @ http://www.lapl.org/central/history.html

Lulu (FGS tapes) @ www.lulu.com

Monday, November 12, 2007

Online Fair this Saturday

Family History Live Online is having an online fair this Saturday beginning at 9:00am (Mountain time). Remembering our Ancestors is the theme. This is your chance to hear some great speakers without leaving home and it's all free! To sign up, go to their website at http://familyhistoryliveonline.com/ and click on the Fair poster. But Hurry, you will need to sign up by Wednesday.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Genealogy Bank

It seems that Genealogy Bank is celebrating their 2nd birthday with a deal for subscribers. Until tomorrow, they are offering annual memberships for only $69.95, that's a savings of over 70% off their regular price. If you have been considering a subscription, now would be the time to join or renew. Visit their website to see all the databases they have to offer at www.genealogybank.com.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Ancestry Novemberfest

Tomorrow is the Redlands-Yucaipa MultiStake Family History Center Ancestry Novemberfest. Come join us from 9:00 to 12:30 and hear some great topics and wonderful speakers. We have presentations on everything from digital cameras to quilt heirlooms to land records. If you have questions feel free to email me at yourfamilyhistory@hotmail.com.