2010 Computer Genealogy Notes

December 4, 2010

No Notes Available or no meeting held

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October 9, 2010

We reviewed some of the "Top 30" Internet sites from Internet Genealogy magazine
Newspapers
GenealogyBank.com, subscription access to images
Chronicling America, free images, some obscure but possibly useful, from newspapers at The Library of Congress 
Google News Archive Search includes major newspapers with a timeline
Immigration
Ellis Island - Port of New York Passenger Records
Castle Garden - NYC immigration 1855-1892 
Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild includes 18th and 19th century records 
Access Genealogy A Free Genealogy Resource 
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection includes early local maps
Family History Archive collection housed at BYU includes privately published family histories 
Books
WorldCat.org The World's Largest Library Catalog
Google Books 
Bookfinder searches independent booksellers http//bookfinder.com
State and local records
Illinois State Archives Databases
Cook County Clerk's Office - Genealogy Online 
Linkpendium includes local resources

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August 7, 2010

We explored a list of genealogy links which appeared on US People Search
Here are few
French genealogy
Irish genealogy
Vital records
Cemetery research
Dropbox.com

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June 5, 2010

A look at browser toolbars for genealogy

Using Google's toolbar for genealogy on YouTube
MyHeritage family toolbar 
Looking 4 kin toolbar
Ancestry.com toolbar

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April 17, 2010

The following obituary web sites were explored
Genealogy Bank
Newspaper Archive 
Ancestry.com
We also looked at some genealogy toolbars and will demonstrate them next meeting

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February 6, 2010

Are you related to someone famous? Check the OneWorldTree at Ancestry.com
Many computer applications are so portable they can be installed on a flash drive and just plugged in to any PC. Check out Portable Apps 
We took another look at the free anti-virus and anti-spyware Security Essentials from Microsoft 
One of the oldest and very popular collaborative databases is the European-based Geneanet. See if others are researching your surnames 
There is probably a users group for your genealogy software nearby and online - well, at least online. Do a Google search for "genealogy software users groups" (not in quotes) and instead of "genealogy software" substitute the name of the software you use, such as "RootsMagic". You will soon be in contact with all sorts of advice to help you with your software.
Add a location to the search and you might find a nearby meeting of the group.
Our genealogical society is now on Facebook. Check it out and PARTICIPATE by adding comments or topics

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