Monthly Archives: November 2012

Review of Newspapers.com

Ancestry recently opened a new site, Newspapers.com.  It is similar to other newspaper sites like GenealogyBank and NewspaperArchive.  So do we gain anything from another newspaper archive site? Newspapers.com has over 800 newspapers.  For comparison, GenealogyBank claims 6100+ newspapers and … Continue reading

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A couple of reasons to use Bing maps for genealogy

I’ll admit up front that I almost always use Google for searching and maps.  I haven’t done much with Bing, which I see as a me-too product from Microsoft.  One exception, though, when I’m doing genealogy, is Bing maps.  It … Continue reading

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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun

I just found the Saturday Night Genealogy Fun feature on the Geneamusing blog so I thought I’d try it.  Here is this evening’s challenge: Go to the Baby Name Wizard site and see how popular your name was over the … Continue reading

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Working around window problems in RootsMagic on the Mac

Yesterday I mentioned how I only have one problem with RootsMagic on the Mac, and that is that if the RootsMagic windows get buried under windows from other applications then there isn’t an easy way to get RootsMagic back to … Continue reading

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RootsMagic 6 Review

RootsMagic 6 was recently released.  It’s not a major overhaul but it adds a variety of new features. Installation on a Mac I run RootsMagic on my Mac inside CrossOver, a program that lets you run Windows programs without installing … Continue reading

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Determining parents through nearby deeds

Yesterday I went to the APG Discussion Group meeting at the Akron Public Library.  The group meets monthly to discuss an article from the NGS Quarterly.  This is a good way to learn to better read journal articles and to … Continue reading

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Setting up the Polish keyboard on a Mac

If you are doing Polish genealogy and use a Mac, eventually you will want to type Polish characters.  This could be for entering city names, such as Żyrardów or for transcribing documents.  Your Mac can work fine for entering Polish, … Continue reading

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Applying what I learned from Joshua Taylor

A few days ago I wrote about what I learned from the North Hills genealogy conference near Pittsburgh.  One of the things that Joshua Taylor said that I did not include was that when looking at church records one should … Continue reading

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