Thank you Mississippi Thursday, Jan 28 2010 

 Thank you to all the wonderful attendees of the Mississippi Genealogy Society event in Canton January 23. We had a great time and met lots of wonderful folk.

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January 2010: V9#1: Genealogy Monday, Jan 18 2010 

GenealogyBuff.com http://www.genealogybuff.com has recently placed several considerable data collections online. Here’s the list: ALABAMA – Madison County Obituary Collection http://www.genealogybuff.com/al/madison/webbbs_config.pl ARKANSAS – Clark County Obituary Collection http://www.genealogybuff.com/ar/clark/webbbs_config.pl ARKANSAS – Lafayette County Obituary Collection http://www.genealogybuff.com/ar/lafayette/webbbs_config.pl FLORIDA – Manatee County Obituary Collection http://www.genealogybuff.com/fl/manatee/webbbs_config.pl GEORGIA – Cherokee County Obituary Collection http://www.genealogybuff.com/ga/cherokee/webbbs_config.pl KANSAS – Johnson County Obituary Collection http://www.genealogybuff.com/ks/johnson/webbbs_config.pl MISSOURI – McDonald County Obituary Collection http://www.genealogybuff.com/mo/mcdonald/webbbs_config.pl NEBRASKA – Dawson County Obituary Collection http://www.genealogybuff.com/ne/dawson/webbbs_config.pl NEBRASKA – Nuckolls County Obituary Collection http://www.genealogybuff.com/ne/nuckolls/webbbs_config.pl NEW YORK – Chautauqua County Obituary Collection http://www.genealogybuff.com/ny/chautauqua/webbbs_config.pl NORTH CAROLINA – Lee County Obituary Collection http://www.genealogybuff.com/nc/lee/webbbs_config.pl PENNSYLVANIA – Cumberland County Obituary Collection http://www.genealogybuff.com/pa/cumberland/webbbs_config.pl PENNSYLVANIA – Lycoming County Obituary Collection http://www.genealogybuff.com/pa/lycoming/webbbs_config.pl VIRGINIA – Smyth County Obituary Collection http://www.genealogybuff.com/va/smyth/webbbs_config.pl Each of these data sets are searchable from the upper part of each page. The Manatee County, Florida collection is great because many “snowbirds” from the northern and New England states are represented there. Hope this helps, Bill Cribbs (as posted on Librarians Serving Genealogists e-list 1-6-10)

January 2010: V9#1: Marketing Monday, Jan 18 2010 

Don’t restrict your efforts to traditional print publications. Be sure to post your PR and news on your own web site, send it by email to interested individuals (with an invitation to forward it on), post to any social networking you are doing, etc. Other outlets to consider include:

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January 2010: V9#1: Production Monday, Jan 18 2010 

One of many ways to make your book unique is considering a slightly “off size”. Many people are familiar with 6×9″ and 8.5×11″. However, lesser used sizes, like 7×10″, or even 8×10″ or 5.5×8.5″ allow your book to stand out on a shelf without presenting storage problems.

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January 2010: V9#1: Design Monday, Jan 18 2010 

General E-Book Advantages

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No book dust – fewer books can contribute to a healthier air quality and environment. Most e-books can adjust in size of page to read. From font size (large print anyone?) to overall % of zoom – the book can tailor itself to the readers wishes. If your e-book reader is portable, but not waterproof – don’t leave the book at home: Place your reader inside a water-tight zip-closure bag and enjoy your e-book at the beach (or in the bath). -*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*- This section is drawn from http://www.gregathcompany.com/epublish.html -*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-

January 2010: V9#1: Define Monday, Jan 18 2010 

Soft binding spotlight #2
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Self Cover: Publications that are softbound using a cover of the same material as the interior.  Self covers may or may not be self-mailers.

Spine (backbone): Side of the book where all the pages are secured together to the binding – opposite the trim edge. It is the actual edge visible facing outward when a book sits on the shelf.  Center or back of book – surface usually carries lettering (free on all hard bindings).

*Tail: The bottom edge of a leaf, board, or bound volume; that is, the surface on which a volume rests when shelved upright.

Text Block: The pages/leaves of a book after they have been bound together. A group of printed or written pages that may be or have been bound, excluding all paper to be added by the bookbinder such as the endpapers, etc.

Trim Edge (or Margin): The edge of the page (leaf) or a board opposite from but parallel to, its binding edge (i.e., opposite from its binding edge).

* denotes a term that Gregath Publishing doesn’t normally use.

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http://www.gregathcompany.com/glosswrite.html

Run across a word that you don’t understand?  Try us – email us your word, term or phrase and we will see if we can shed some light on the matter!
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New Book Offerings from December 2009 Monday, Jan 11 2010 

Our new December genealogy catalog listings below. Visit catalog additions for general history, children, and scrapbook resources:Civil War Records: Missouri Enrolled Militia Infantry Regiments (St. Louis) – Volume 3/17th, 19th 20th, 23rd & 24.th, by Kenneth Weant, 2009. 108 pages, 8.5×11″, softbound book AD2114-$28.00 

 

Civil War Records: Missouri Enrolled Militia Infantry Regiments (St. Louis) – Volume 2/8th-13th & 16th, by Kenneth Weant, 2009. 182 pages, 8.5×11″, softbound book AD2113-$28.00

 

Civil War Records: Missouri Enrolled Militia Infantry Regiments (St. Louis) – Volume 1/1st-7th, by Kenneth Weant, 2009. 184 pages, 8.5×11″, softbound book AD2112-$28.00

 

Family Maps of Allen County, Ohio, Deluxe Edition, by Gregory A. Boyd. 8.5×11″, softbound book. 166 pages, with 50 total maps. There are 3 maps for each of the 15 Congressional townships that make up Allen County. ADAR409-$27.00

 

Family Maps of Family Maps of

Latah County, Idaho, Deluxe Edition, by Gregory A. Boyd. 8.5×11″, softbound book.622 pages, with 299 total maps. There are 3 maps for each of the 98 Congressional townships that make up Latah County. ADAR408-$49.00

 

Family Maps of Washington County, Florida, Deluxe Edition, by Gregory A. Boyd. 8.5×11″, softbound book. 246 pages, with 83 total maps. There are 3 maps for each of the 26 Congressional townships that make up Washington County. ADAR407-$40.00

 

Family Maps of Santa Rosa County, Florida, Deluxe Edition, by Gregory A. Boyd. 8.5×11″, softbound book. 362 pages, with 125 total maps. There are 3 maps for each of the 40 Congressional townships that make up Santa Rosa County. ADAR406-$40.00Family Maps of

Santa Rosa County, Florida, Deluxe Edition, by Gregory A. Boyd. 8.5×11″, softbound book. 362 pages, with 125 total maps. There are 3 maps for each of the 40 Congressional townships that make up Santa Rosa County. ADAR406-$40.00Santa Rosa County, Florida, Deluxe Edition, by Gregory A. Boyd. 8.5×11″, softbound book. 362 pages, with 125 total maps. There are 3 maps for each of the 40 Congressional townships that make up Santa Rosa County. ADAR406-$40.00

 

 

 

We’ll be in Canton, MS – will you? Friday, Jan 1 2010 

 Visit us at the Mississippi Genealogy Society & MS Department of Archives and History’s Seminar. Held the fourth weekend of January, 2010 in Canton. See you there!