November 2005, V4#11: Genealogy Tuesday, Jan 6 2009 

As we look toward the holidays, many genealogists put their genealogical “hobby” on the back burner as they prepare to gather with family and celebrate.  This is exactly the time you should keep genealogy in the forefront!  Don’t be a pest by asking the same questions every time you see someone.  However, it is a great time to re-establish old connections with holiday cards, calls and notes.  Keep your oral history files in mind as everyone sits around and “visits”.

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April 2008, V7#4: Computer Wednesday, Dec 31 2008 

Today’s browsers are great to help with general searches. Many places and software even load extra search toolbars into your browsers. But, for genealogy searches, don’t stop with that. Become a student of search engines: Find out how you can narrow your search with different engines. Find at least one “engine” that searches more than one. Not used to doing computer searches? Go to ask.com – there you can use a regular sentence to search without being penalized for using words like “and” and “the”. Also consider trying clusty.com – this search engine places your returns by subject. In this way, if you were to look for “Homer Simpson” all the cartoon stuff would be sorted out for you.