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RE: Accessing the Published Pennsylvania Archives Online "Little Book"
The PPA is a large series of official State of Pennsylvania published reference books useful to genealogists with ancestors residing in Pennsylvania. In many cases the referenced documents are no longer available. This monumental transcription work may be all the evidence one can find of an early Pennsylvania ancestorís military service, naturalization, baptism or land ownership.
The DearMYRTLE "little books" are available online through the web by going to <http://www.DearMYRTLE.com> and clicking "Bookshelf." Alternately, you may point your web browser directly to: <http://www.dearmyrtle.com/bookshelf/index.htm>
-- DearMYRTLE's Getting Started with Your Family History by Pat Richley. Copyright 2003. First things first. Easy instructions for absolute beginners, and a good review for intermediate researchers. Sample of vital records, etc. 24 pages, paperback. 5.5" X 8.5". $5.95
-- DearMYRTLE's INTERNET GENEALOGY: Top 20 Things to Do by Pat Richley. Copyright 2003. Overwhelmed by the myriad possibilities? Myrt designed this TASK oriented list of genealogy things to do. Jump start your family history research online. 24 pages, paperback. 5.5" X 8.5". $5.95
-- (NEW!) DearMYRTLE's JOURNALS & PERSONAL HISTORIES: A Weekly Plan for Success by Pat Richley. Copyright 2005. A weekly plan for success. Myrt won't let you write for more than 15-20 minutes using this plan! 20 pages, paperback. 5.5" X 8.5" $5.95. JOURNAL - a day-by-day account of oneís life, such as a diary. PERSONAL HISTORY - oneís life story, usually written later in life, explaining birth, schooling, military marriage, occupation, hobbies and interests.
-- (NEW! DearMYRTLE's FINALLY GET ORGANIZED: A 12-month Sure-Fire System by Pat Richley. Copyright 1995-2005. Week by week checklist for genealogists who live in the real world. No longer available on Myrt's website. 35 pages, paperback. 5.5" X 8.5" $6.95.
-- (NEW!) DearMYRTLE's PUBLISHED PENNSYLVANIA ARCHIVES: Accessing Online Images by Pat Richley. This is a step-by-step series of screen shots showing how to use the free scanned images online. 24 pages, paperback. 5.5" X 8.5". $5.95.
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