New Reference books from June Tuesday, Jun 29 2010 

 

Civil War Veterans Buried in the Baxter Springs, Kansas Cemetery, by Earleene Spaulding, June 2010. 122 pages, 8½x11″, softbound book, indexed, includes photographs. AD781-$20.00 
Our Quaker Ancestors Finding Them in Quaker Records, by Ellen Berry and David Berry, 1987. 136 pages, 5½x8½”, softbound book. This book sets out to acquaint the researcher with various types of Quaker records available to researchers, where they are located, along with proper and effective use of those records with guidance through the pyramidal “meeting” structure to vital records of as well as disownment, and removal awaiting the researchers in repositories across the country.  AD787-$20.00

All orders are subject to standard shipping and handling: $11.00 for first title/item and $2.00 each additional. Orders of “G” or “R” books sent Priority USPS unless otherwise noted or requested. “AD” orders not guaranteed a carrier or class. Local pick ups are always free of s&h, by arrangement.

We do accept purchase orders from libraries.  Libraries may request media mail/lower shipping. All book orders, except library purchase orders, must be pre-paid.

 

 

 

 

June E-Zine V9#6: Genealogy & Computer Tuesday, Jun 29 2010 

Don’t ever assume that files produced by applications today will be readable by the same program after several generations of “improvements”. Keeping your digital files up to date is at least as important as organizing your paper files. A bonus to this is that many program upgrades will improve your interaction with your data. Take the upgrades in Adobe Acrobat: By upgrading your file versions, Adobe has made the program able to auto search the files – search engine “indexing”!

June E-Zine V9#6: Marketing Tuesday, Jun 29 2010 

Some basic pages (any category may be multiple pages) you may wish to have include in your author/book website include:

  • Bonus content or special features not included in printed book –
    • Color photos to supplement black and white in book
    • Unpublished photos, documents and artwork/graphics
    • More research
    • Deeper back story

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June E-Zine V9#6: Production Tuesday, Jun 29 2010 

Cover register runs 95-99%. Because of this, many collage type covers designed by authors don’t always come out as desired. We suggest that your background continue throughout all cover elements, leaving approximately .25″ between your outside photos/graphics and the “edge” of the cover. Otherwise, you could end up with important elements folding around the edge of your cover, and/or spilling onto the edge of your spine.
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June E-Zine V9#6: Design Tuesday, Jun 29 2010 

A camera ready hard cover file should include space for 1″ on all four sides (regardless of actual book size), back cover, front cover, and spine allowance. Examples –
5.5×8.5″ with a 1″ spine would be 14×10.5″
6×9″ with a 1″ spine would be 15×11″
8.5×11″ a 1″ spine would be 20×13″
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Partial May New Book Round Up Monday, Jun 7 2010 

Some of our new May genealogy catalog listings below. Visit catalog additions for new general history, children, and scrapbook resources:Texas Land Survey Maps for Austin County, by Gregory A. Boyd. 132 pages, 8.5×11″, softbound book. An indispensable book for any serious professional or researcher interested in Austin County’s history or land (or both), or its first landowners after Texas’s Independence from Mexico. ADAR430-$24.00

Texas Land Survey Maps for Bosque County, by Gregory A. Boyd. 214 pages, 8.5×11″, softbound book. An indispensable book for any serious professional or researcher interested in Bosque County’s history or land (or both), or its first landowners after Texas’s Independence from Mexico. ADAR431-$30.00

Family Maps of Kidder County, North Dakota, Deluxe Edition, by Gregory A. Boyd. 8.5×11″, softbound book. 436 pages, with 149 total maps. There are 3 maps for each of the 48 Congressional townships that make up Kidder County. Each Township has a Patent Map, Patent Index, Road Map, and a Map we call an Historical Map, which includes Waterways, Watercourses & Railroads. The Road and Historical Maps also include the City-centers and cemeteries that can be found at NationalAtlas.gov. There is also a Surname/Patent Index and a Surname/Township Index to help you dive into the right area of the County. Included Appendices identify multi-Patentee buying groups and also list the numerous Aliquot (section) parts you might find. ADAR429-$42.00

Family Maps of Poweshiek County, Iowa, Deluxe Edition, by Gregory A. Boyd. 8.5×11″, softbound book. 246 pages, with 53 total maps. There are 3 maps for each of the 16 Congressional townships that make up Poweshiek County. Each Township has a Patent Map, Patent Index, Road Map, and a Map we call an Historical Map, which includes Waterways, Watercourses & Railroads. The Road and Historical Maps also include the City-centers and cemeteries that can be found at NationalAtlas.gov. There is also a Surname/Patent Index and a Surname/Township Index to help you dive into the right area of the County. Included Appendices identify multi-Patentee buying groups and also list the numerous Aliquot (section) parts you might find. This book is constructed to last with a plastic spiral binding, acid-free paper, and a tough, laminated cover. ADAR428-$40.00

June E-Zine V9#6: Computer Aid-Ideas Monday, Jun 7 2010 

Did you realize that the computer/internet and cell phone applications (apps) are becoming another universal way to communicate? If you think it’s a passing fad, or everyone will patiently work around your void of knowledge, you may be in for a rude awakening. If you have given an email address to someone, likely you’ll have correspondence, regardless of if you check it daily, monthly, or yearly. Even if you just “dip your toe in the water”, learn at least some of the basics:

  • All email addresses have an @ in them
  • web sites (address/URL) never have an @ in them
  • some cell phones require dialing a 1 before the area code, others do not, etc.

When you know your tools, they are easier to get comfortable with. Remember, there are still those who choose not to learn to read and write – this isn’t wrong, it just limits one’s effectiveness in the 21st century.

June E-Zine V9#6: Genealogy Monday, Jun 7 2010 

Have you ever considered that being proactive about your genealogy work, and what you have found, can lead to breakthroughs? If you hide your light under a basket, other family members that may share your interest, no one will know about what you are working on, or what you have found. Likewise, even folks that are not into family history may help you brainstorm where to look next – sometimes it just takes a fresh pair of eyes and a different life outlook.

June E-Zine V9#6: Marketing Monday, Jun 7 2010 

Some basic pages (any category may be multiple pages) you may wish to have include in your author/book website include:

  • Reviews and reader comments (could be guestbook or forum)
  • Physical details, i.e. number of pages, point size, cover type, etc.
  • Bonus content or special features not included in printed book

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June E-Zine V9#6: Production Monday, Jun 7 2010 

You can have tighter Digital Rights Management (DRM) of your eBook (electronic file) than a printed book. Through DRM, you can restrict file copying, installing, and even printing for the casual reader/researcher.

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