Friday, October 31, 2014
If you have been agonizing over whether or not to spend money on that new computer, software program, or database subscription, check out his article to put it all in perspective.
Genealogy's Star: Fitting the Tools to the Task
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Here is an article by Gena Philibert-Ortega that is well worth the read. It was published on the GenealogyBank.com Blog, and should hit home for all of us.
You know what she is going to say, but actually reading the article wants to make you vow anew not to be guilty of making those same mistakes…any more.
Monday, October 27, 2014
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Today Dr. Colletta lectures nationally, teaches at local schools, and conducts programs for the Smithsonian Institution’s Resident Associate Program. He is a faculty member of the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research at Samford University (Birmingham, Ala.), the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, and Boston University’s Certificate in Family History program.
He has also been an instructor and course coordinator for the National Institute on Genealogical Research (Washington, DC), the Genealogical Institute of Texas (Dallas), and the Genealogical Institute of Mid-America (Springfield, Ill.).
His publications include numerous articles, both scholarly and popular, two manuals — They Came in Ships: A Guide to Finding Your Immigrant Ancestor's Arrival Record and Finding Italian Roots: The Complete Guide for Americans — and one “murder-mystery-family-history,” Only a Few Bones: A True Account of the Rolling Fork Tragedy and Its Aftermath. It tells the story of Colletta’s great-great grandfather, Joe Ring, who moved his family from Buffalo, New York, to Rolling Fork, Mississippi after the Civil War. When Joe Ring’s country store burned to the ground with five unfortunate victims sleeping upstairs, the incident was investigated as mass murder, robbery and arson.
Dr. Colletta appears frequently on podcasts and local and national radio and television. He is featured in Episode Four of “Ancestors,” the ten-part KBYU-TV series, as well as its sequel. He has received many professional honors, including fellowship in the Utah Genealogical Association and distinguished service awards from the Dallas Genealogical Society and the National Society, Daughters of Colonial Founders and Patriots.
Friday, October 24, 2014
Thursday, October 23, 2014
All of the books are in pdf format and so can easily be read on any of the PCs in the library. The book titles are included in the library automated catalog and are also in the index binder located at the CD collection.
Getting the books digitized and saved to disc was the first step in the project. Future plans involve making the books available on line. When that happens, this blog will alert you.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
This is the blurb from the Heritage Village website:
"The 36th Annual Country Jubilee is bringing a variety of activities to Pinellas County’s Heritage Village on Saturday, Oct. 25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be something for everyone. More than 100 food and craft vendors will be lining the walkways in and around Heritage Village. House tours, antique cars, musical entertainment, old time craft demonstrations and more. $2 donation requested."