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READERS' FEEDBACK: 12 April 2005

-- Re: Creating webpages and need good site
-- Re: Number of those in genealogy
-- Re: Revolutionary War Troop Movements
-- Problems with the NA microfilm lending program

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RE: CREATING WEB PAGES & NEED A GOOD SITE
http://www.dearmyrtle.com/05/0417.htm
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From: ceil_wendt_jensen cjensen@mipolonia.net 
DearMYRTLE,
Colleagues should also check their AOL and Comcast (or other cable provider) service. They have free webspace and templates and not be aware of it.
Ceil Wendt Jensen, CGRS (sm)
Michigan Polonia http://mipolonia.net


From: Jknitl@aol.com
DearMYRTLE,
Just read your article about this. I have used both Tripod and Geocities. Both are free and very easy to use.
-- http://www.tripod.com
-- http://www.geocities.com

You just have to sign up by creating a user name and password. With the free option you get about 15MB of space which is more than ample for most genealogy sites. My personal site is at http://www.geocities.com/jkpainter

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RE: NUMBER OF THOSE IN GENEALOGY
http://www.dearmyrtle.com/05/0416.htm
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From: jwcriner@mstar.net 
We learned at our genealogy seminar that genealogy was the #2 most popular online. Unfortunately, pornography is #1.

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RE: REVOLUTIONARY WAY TROUP MOVEMENTS
http://www.dearmyrtle.com/05/0402.htm
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From: sallyeaton@myexcel.com
DearMYRTLE,
Wow! What a quick and expansive reply. I have been poking around at this for quite awhile and do have several of the references which you mentioned. However, there are several new ones which I am looking forward to pursuing. The one that really caught my eye was the US Army Military History Institute - http://carlisle-www.army.mil/usamhi/. I quickly went there and found the website a bit overwhelming but spent enough time experimenting with it to find a book of real interest: Colonel John Lamb's Second Continental Regiment of Artillery in the Revolution, 1775-1784 by Richard L. Pierson. This seems to be a photocopy of a 1988 draft of a manuscript. Do these books circulate through [ILL] Inter Library Loan? A note on a separate page said "regular circulation." I would LOVE to get my hands on that book.

NOTE FROM MYRT: Usually genealogy books are considered "reference". You'd have to contact the library in question regarding the title, before approaching your local public library to initiate a ILL request.

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PROBLEMS WITH NATIONAL ARCHIVES MICROFILM LENDING PROGRAM
RE: REVOLUTIONARY WAY TROUP MOVEMENTS
http://www.dearmyrtle.com/05/0402.htm
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From: sallyeaton@myexcel.com
DearMYRTLE,
On a different subject, I did recently try to get microfilm from the National Archives through the [Manatee Central Library.] Bradenton['s] main library. The staff at the library was very helpful, but the National Archives loan program is a mess. They couldn't even find two of the films I wanted, and it took them two months (and several phone calls from the librarian) to send the two that they did have. I had already started finding and ordering these same films through the local LDS FHC. Again, many thanks for your exceptionally quick and helpful reply.

NOTE FROM MYRT: I am wondering if the request was made during the past several years while the NARA was renovating the building in Pennsylvania Avenue. They've redesigned the research room, and moved it to the first floor. Perhaps the service is better now that things are more on an even keel. Ordering a copy of the microfilm through your local LDS Family History Center is a great alternative, when the Family History Library has the collection. The FHL microfilm numbering system is different than the one used by NARA, so you'd have to look up films by place or keyword at: http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt      :)
DearMYRTLE,
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Bradenton, FL 34207
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