Sunday, April 20, 2014

Saturday, April 12, 2014

MEDICAL HERITAGE LIBRARY

MEDICAL HERITAGE LIBRARY.    I just found this site this morning,  it has information of the "old" names for medical conditions.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

OLD NAMES OF STREETS IN PITTSBURGH

OLD STREET NAMES   Did you ever find a street name for your ancestor and wonder where in the world that street now?    Here is a table of old name, who or what they were named for and what they are now.   I was surprised that most of the numbered streets that go from Pittsburgh and through Lawrenceville had other names.

Hit the home button on the upper left corner and there is a wealth of information about Pittsburgh bridges and tunnels.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

CIVIL WAR DATABASE

CIVIL WAR DATABASE SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

Found this link today, it is a data base of the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors; might be interesting to peruse.

Friday, March 28, 2014

MASS SOUNDEX CONVERTOR

If you are all getting ready to search for the death certificates i have found this link where you can enter all your names at once and get all the conversions.

SOUNDEX CONVERSIONS

Saturday, March 22, 2014

WATSON HOUSE NEW YORK CITY

WATSON HOUSE FOR IRISH GIRLS AND WOMEN

I found this link today because it recently just came online.   It was a place for Irish girls and women to stay upon their arrival in New York City.   Set up so no one could lead them astray.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

HOW TO VIDEOS

I was planning on talking about a few websites at our next meeting and decided to post a few  You Tube Videos on how to do that.  Then I will also know how many of you really read this  blog.  Dropbox is a software program for adding your folders.   I use mine only for Genealogy and it is synced with my smart phone, you can also sync it with any of your other devices such a a table computer. This saves me from lugging many papers and folders when I research.

The first is a basic  HOW TO GET SSTARTED. video.   I posted this link because every time I Google Dropbox it takes me to my account, it recognizes my computer.  Here is a second selection if you can not understand the first or the British accent,HOW TO GET STARTED SECOND CHOICE.  The basis program is FREE.

 

The basic of how to use EVERNOTE   and then how to expand on the usage and things  you can do is next.

EVERNOTE…Here is a link to a series of  HOW TO USE EVERNOTE   Seven videos are listed to get you into the meat of the use of this FREE program.  I read another Blog where the author used the program  instead of a research paper, she wrote on her computer what she searched and found while at the repository.  

With EVERNOTE  you can set up NOTEBOOKS and fill a notebook up with “notes”  this is a folder of sort inside a folder called Notebook.  You can add clickable links, pictures, blog posts and I have used this for Find A Grave link plus some Blog links to posts filled with information I had written a few years back.    I also only use this for Genealogy but the uses are endless with this software.

Another item I found this week and download it to my iPhone is the app for FIND A GRAVE, only if all the graves were at this site life would be Nirvana.  You can also post photos and there is a feature call Web Clipper but I have not used that feature yet.