March 2017 E-Zine Monday, Feb 27 2017 

What’s It Mean? A-Z

Perfect (*adhesive, *notch, *wrap around cover) Binding/Bound: Soft type binding type that secures pages and cover together with glue at the spine (square backed). Stereotype paperback – think telephone directory or paperback novel.  Click here for information web page.

pH Balanced Paper (see Acid Free): Our standard book paper: Chemically neutral paper with a pH of 7.0-10.  See Also Archival webpage.

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For other writing, printing, publishing, marketing lingo, check our glossaries at and

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!

Design Inspiration

If already paying for color, use of color watermarks on an otherwise black and white page can add “pep” and dimension.

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Book Manufacturing Concepts

Did you know a digital watermark could be described as traditional ghosting of images? A well planned execution can produce much finer detail to much greater effect than many professional ghosting projects of yesteryear.

Marketing advice

Even in today’s world, print has still proven the most effective channel for sales – even when promoting electronic editions. Free PR promotion in publications (newspapers, newsletters, bulletins, circulars, boutique papers and magazines) may need follow up – the days of “if you write it they will print it” are, for the most part, long gone. In addition to brainstorming what publications to send them (alumni, your hometown, subject town[s], industry specific, church, organization, or other special interest), be sure to include all contact information (including electronic) in your cover letter.

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Genealogy ideas

A taxing question: Are tax records standardized? No – different places and times produce different records. A quick listing of a few include: poll or head, quit-rent, income, real property (land), personal property. Documents may record these separately or in combination and the quantity of data varies as well.

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Computer aid!?!

While there may be an app for so many things, what happens if there isn’t? For instance, one of our staffers has a Yahoo mail account and a Windows tablet. Yahoo has a seamless Android app, but there are security issues with the Windows system. Don’t get too caught up in needing an app for everything: Hopefully your appliance has enough memory, it can handle the traditional websites one might be used to visiting on a desktop or laptop.


July 2015 Magazine – Genealogy Thursday, Jul 2 2015 

Do you make use of Google Scholar? Try out the database it was inspired by:;jsessionid=7B3491E8104BB7B80C9236B19C23FCEB

Electronic Magazine – September 2014 v13#9: Genealogy Friday, Sep 5 2014 

Did you know about this free resource?

Original Databases UK –

Over 169,000 entries, including:

# over 66,000 parish mag. entries from 94 locations (in GHD Database);
# 2,352 Family Bible entries (in GHD Database);
# over 16,000 Monumental Inscription entries (in PMID Database).

Access permanently free.  (Only images/transcriptions are chargeable.)

Electronic Magazine – June 2014, V13#6: Genealogy Monday, Jun 2 2014 

Visit and click on roster for a great new resource. Not previously available, Frank W. towers and Jim West have compiled a comprehensive, all-inclusive World War II roster for the 40th Division. The combat records were destroyed in a 1973 fire. A living document, corrections or changes should be sent to Frank W. Towers. The above website contains lots of other great data.

March, 2014 Electronic Magazine – Genealogy Tuesday, May 20 2014 

Basic facts about ancestors found in many obituaries and death notices:

  1. Date of death, name of cemetery, date and place of funeral and burial
  2. Name, place and year of birth
  3. Names of children, where they lived, and their position in the family’s birth order
  4. Names of towns and how long they lived in each one
  5. Age of spouse at death and how along ago that was
  6. Details on the longevity of parents and grandparents
  7. count of descendants, by generation
  8. Much, Much, MORE!

Adapted from GenealogyBank’s 10-24-2012 e-newsletter

January, 2014 Electronic Magazine – Genealogy Tuesday, May 20 2014 

Doing genealogy research in Washington State? Check out for records on births, marriages, deaths and lots more.

From – Becky Menzel
Genealogy Librarian
Spokane Public Library
906 W. Main Ave.
Spokane, WA 99201
(509) 444-5361

E-Magazine Volume 12 Issue 3: Genealogy Tuesday, Mar 5 2013 

Oklahoma online free resources

Check in with the Oklahoma History Center to see what online databases and indexes are available to use for free:

Two new resources are the 1933 Unemployment relief census and the 1901 El Reno Land Lottery names drawn.

July 2012 E-Zine (V11#7): Design Thursday, Jul 19 2012 

Add additional material to a book with an electronic assist:

Hybrid books combine traditional printed books with additional electronic media. Have lots of stuff you wish to include? Instead of producing multiple discs to bind into a book, consider attaching a USB drive to a bookmark ribbon: this can be sewn into hard cover books.

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August 2009, V8#8: Computers Wednesday, Aug 5 2009 

With group (publishing), unless you can get together at “the drop of a hat”, your group may find itself in need of a way to share files over the internet. The easiest way to do that is pick a format you all use and send email attachments. However, many people prefer to add another layer of anti-virus protection to this. Rather than basically computer to computer (email), computer to third party area where it can be scanned before downloading into computer. Basic needs can be fulfilled by having an electronic group online, like through Yahoo or Google. However, if more space is needed, here are a few suggestions:

  • – free or paid services

  • – this is great because you can set the files to expire when they are loaded. When they expire, they are deleted from the internet.

  • Microsoft SharePoint – Robust paid service

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Positive(s) about E-Books Thursday, Jul 23 2009 

Still on the fence about electronic books? We’ve added a list of things that are good about them to our website.

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