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When it comes to online genealogical research, your computer's mouse IS
mightier than the sword. This week we're visiting
www.DeadFred.com and doing with 2 guests
from the site Joe Bott &
The founder of this Archive, Joe Bott, is of German
descent. His great-great-grandfather lived during the reign of Frederick III.
By paying homage to Fredrick, the author also honors his own lineage and
provides a venue by which to tie the living present with the quiet past.
ANNOUNCING A "DESPERATE"
MEASURE FOR THE FRUSTRATED FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCHER
(Springdale, AR - February 2006) With ancestral
sleuthing being one of the most popular online activities, DeadFred
Genealogy Photo Archive >http://www.deadfred.com>
and a talented team of eminent genealogists have created a one-of-a-kind
collection to help family history researchers, amateurs and professionals
alike, overcome some of the frustrating challenges involved with hunting
DeadFred.com, a web site dedicated to connect orphaned ancestral
photos with their rightful families for free, just released
The Desperate Genealogist's Idea Book: Creative Ways to
Outsmart Your Elusive Ancestors, a 150-page
e-book filled with real-life experiences, case studies and tips from
industry experts Lisa Alzo, Joe Bott, Emily Croom, DearMYRTLE, Colleen
Fitzpatrick, Charlie Gardes, John Konvalinka, Megan Smolenyak, Maureen
Taylor and Andrew Yeiser.
With over 16 information-packed articles on topics ranging from
tracing slave ancestors and Internet broadcasting to using Family History
Centers and inspecting aspect ratio to date mystery photographs, this
e-book offers the desperate genealogist interesting
suggestions for tackling research roadblocks.
Expert contributor Lisa Alzo asserted But as genealogists we
must be creative in our thinking, persistent in our execution and patient
in our periods of waiting for ancestors. Her article contributions
address how she concluded a two-year search for an elusive female ancestor
and solved a family history photo mystery.
The e-book is the first publishing project by DeadFred.com, a free
online community revolving around a searchable database that contains more
than 57,000 identified and mystery photo records for genealogy
enthusiasts. The site gives visitors free access to multiple ways to
connect to family members and long-lost ancestral photographs. The Archive
currently has had over 667 reported photo reunions to date.
http://dearmyrtle.deadfred06.hop.clickbank.net/ to learn more
and purchase the e-book. Proceeds from e-book sales will go towards
DeadFred.com s operating costs, site enhancements and efforts to increase
the value of the Archive for visitors.
DeadFred.com, an online genealogical community revolving around a
free searchable database that contains thousands of identified and mystery
photo records for genealogy enthusiasts, connects orphaned photos with
rightful families for free. Submit and search photos, research school
annuals, join discussion groups, connect with family members and sign up
for DeadFred.com's popular monthly e-newsletter. Anyone who finds a
photograph of a direct ancestor will receive the original for free (if the
original is owned by the Archive).
from LegacyFamilyTree.com to discuss the need for permanent email addresses. His
solution was to purchase his own email service from
www.GoDaddy.com for about $9.95 per year.
Free alternatives include email at Yahoo, HotMail and Google, but we're
depending on these companies not to go out of business.
Historical Maps for Chicago at Googlefrom the Newberry Library News
"Atul Varma, who has a website called
Toolness, has created some
historical overlays of Chicago for
Google Earth. The overlays allow you to toggle back and forth between a
current map of Chicago and historical maps, including an 1885 map of
annexations and a map of the 1893 World's Fair site.
To use the maps, first download Google Earth. Then download the
overlays and open them with Google Earth."
Heritage Albumsby Kimberly Powell "You probably use your computer
to conduct a lot of your family research, so why not use it to display the
Digital scrapbooking, or computer scrapbooking, is simply scrapbooking
with the aid of a computer. Going digital instead of the
traditional scrapbook route means less money spent on supplies and the
ability to print out multiple copies of your beautiful scrapbook layouts."
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