Saturday, November 29, 2008

Free Online Newspapers

I have talked about ICON in the past "ICON: International Coalition on Newspapers", and "Newspapers On The Library of Congress Website". Rede has been working on some tutorials on how to use free online newspapers. ICON is a great place to start . If anyone has problems using any of links off ICON maybe he can make another tutorial video on it.

Online Newspapers - ICON
ICON: International Coalition on Newspapers is a wonderful place to get started looking for your family in your genealogy. What I like the most is the free & pay sites are clearly marked. The database for the individual newspapers can be found here

Online Newspapers - Utah Digital Newspapers
Using online digital newspaper to find gems on your family. In this we are exploring Utah Digital Newspapers . Several tips on how to do a successful search.

Online Newspaper - Historic Missouri Newspaper Project
A demo of online newspapers that use the older ActivePaper by Olive Software. In this video I briefly go over the Historic Missouri Newspaper Project .

Online Newspapers - Chillicothe Constitution Tribune
In this I use the Chillicothe Constitution Tribune a free Missouri newspaper from NewspaperArchive. More & more libraries are offering NewspaperArchive so check out your county & state library system to see if it is available. If not ask for it ;-)

Friday, November 28, 2008

Bouse Genies Meeting Schedule

The Bouse genealogy club is in full swing. We are welcoming back our winter visitors as well as all others that are interested in learning about or continuing in the pursuit of your ancestors. Our meetings are open to all who wish to attend. We have modified our regular meeting schedule to meet the needs of those who work. We meet in the Bouse Community Building which is right next to the Bouse Public Library on Plomosa Road, Bouse, AZ.

Our program schedule for December and January is:
  • December 5, 2008 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon - Program - a Training CD on "Beginning Legacy Family Tree" software.
  • December 19, 2008 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Program - "Beginning Genealogy Research" by Carolyn H. Brown
  • January 2, 2009 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 noon - Program - a Training CD on "Using AniMap" software
  • January 16, 2009 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Program - "Using the Federal Census" by Carolyn H. Brown
  • January 30, 2009 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 noon - Open meeting for discussion

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Palo Verde Valley Genealogy Society December Meeting

December 8th meeting will be a program on "Gifts from Your Genealogy". There will also be a number of books and other items for sale at the meeting. The December meeting will be held at the main PVC campus on the mesa: One College Drive in Blythe. We'll meet in Room CS123 in the John O. Crain Student Services Bldg.

The PVVGS meetings are the second Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. they finish up about 8:45 (California Time). They usually meet at the Palo Verde College campus located at 145 N. Spring St. in Blythe, but occasionally they have to move to another location.



Sunday, November 16, 2008

Death of X-Drive

On Friday, March 30, 2007 “Online Backup” & Storage & Monday, March 12, 2007 “Need Extra Storage Space” I talked about X-Drive, a free online storage service. Well on January 12, 2009, AOL will permanently close the Xdrive Online Storage Service. If you signed up for it and haven’t already done so you can download everything as a ZIP file.

Mozy is still a good backup service with 2 gig free, but I liked X-Drive as a place to access files when I’m away from home. is a good storage place but there is only 1 gig free and with some file size & bandwidth limits. Live SkyDrive is another one I like as much as X-Drive, SkyDrive has 5 gig free & with larger file size limits than (wonderful for sharing files too big to email).

Bouse Genies Nov. 21st Meeting

On November 21st Carol Brown will be talking about DNA at the Bouse Genies Meeting, 10:00 A.M. in the Bouse Community Building (building east of the library), 44031 Plomosa Rd, Bouse, AZ.