New genealogical and history publication Monday, Apr 1 2013 

We are happy to announce that we can take orders for the second great research and history resource by Sharolyn and Patrick McCoy:

MountainMcCoyFtCVRBig Mountain to Washburn Prairie, 1860 – The Sugar Creek Hills of Southwest Missouri, by Sharolyn S. and Patrick L. McCoy, 2013. 258 pages, 6×9″, hardboound book, ISBN 978-0-9762329-1-9. This book is written in the same format and tenor as the authors previous work, Elkhorn Tavern”. Carefully transcribed for the reader, it is fully indexed and source cited for accuracy and clarity. Working from copies of the 8th Federal Census of 1860 are the families who made their home in this area of southwest Missouri in the census year. Included are the communities of Mountain Township, Shells Mills and Looniesville, Post Office, located in the southeastern corner of McDonald County, Missouri, and to its east Sugar Creek Township, Washburn Prairie & Keetsville Post Office, Barry County, Missouri. Located along the Arkansas border, these townships contained at census time a total enumeration of 337 households comprised of some +/- 2,081 souls. Included in the Appendix is a complete name transcription of the 1865 Benton County, Arkansas Tax List. At war’s end, the Court Clerks Office in Benton County, Arkansas assessed a tax list, as had been done in the years prior to the Civil War. Coroner and Collector Alfred Dean certified the tax list indicating “deceased” of those known to have passed away. In the absence of an off-year census, it is a known period record of the residents subject to taxation, many of whom had or subsequently would live in either Barry or McDonald Counties (Missouri) or had direct or allied family lines across the border. AD2387-$84.95

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E-Magazine Volume 12 Issue 4: Computer Monday, Apr 1 2013 

Here’s a place we recently discovered that may be helpful in tracking down books that carry ISBN:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:BookSources

E-Magazine Volume 12 Issue 4: Genealogy Monday, Apr 1 2013 

It is actually not uncommon to run across ancestors, of various faiths, not to to take vows. Read more about this in reference specifically to Quakers: http://www.genealogybank.com/static/newsletter/1302/prospects/article.html

E-Magazine Volume 12 Issue 4: Marketing Monday, Apr 1 2013 

Not all free PR is good: What to do about a review that doesn’t truthfully represent the published content? Look long and hard at the item and seek others input – is there even a grain of truth to it? Address any facts before moving onto untruths. Online there may be no definitive action, however here are some strategies: If the review is user added, reply/comment, or post; if it is a reputable website, contact the website (though many reviews are considered opinion and will not be removed); strive for multiple factual reviews – across social media, blog, email, service and website platforms.

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E-Magazine Volume 12 Issue 4: Production Monday, Apr 1 2013 

Color hard cover files should be submitted as CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Key Black) rather than RGB (Red, Green, Blue) for best results.

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This section is drawn from http://www.gregathcompany.com/binding/art/hardcolor.html 

E-Magazine Volume 12 Issue 4: Design Monday, Apr 1 2013 

When designing color covers, if there is any possibility you may produce hard covers this consideration should be addressed when putting the file(s) together:
Anywhere the cover has high wear, such as spine hinge and the outer edge (or fold) of the cover image density is a factor if long wearing covers are a goal. While bright colors and high contrast images are traditional favorites for color covers, lower pigment density slows wear (and separation from protective lamination). For longest wear, it is recommend that these high wear areas have a combined CMYK density of no more than 260.
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 This section is drawn from  http://www.gregathcompany.com/binding/art/hardcolor.html

E-Magazine Volume 12 Issue 4: Define Monday, Apr 1 2013 

Adhesive binding - Double-Fan: Hard type binding. Pages held together by adhesive/glue, applied first while binding edge is fanned in one direction, and second as finned in the opposite direction - may be notched. Meets library binding standard: ANSI/NISO/LIB Z39.78
Against the Grain: Folding, scoring, binding, or printing at right angles to the alignment of the fibers of the paper.
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