Retreat 2016 Date Update Monday, Jun 6 2016 

Apologies to all who have seen our printed flyers. We just found out from a lovely lady in Topeka that we’ve been printing the wrong dates on the flyers! While we will have bonus pre-retreat activities on Sunday, October 2 for full package attendees – the 2 day retreat starts on Monday the 3rd. Please feel free to share the corrected flyer far and wide. A fill-able PDF format flyer is available at our website.FlyerPhoto

2016 Retreat Save the Date Friday, Dec 25 2015 

Retreat 2016 Save The Date!
Monday and Tuesday, October 3-4, 2016, in Northeast Oklahoma. More details to follow.

Holiday Postal Shipping Information Tuesday, Nov 20 2012 

Friendly reminder, from USPS supplied information, on those Christmas shipping dates: Once you’ve made your purchase and had it wrapped and packaged for shipping (or allowed your retailer time to process the order), the dates below are the last dates suggested to ship for Christmas delivery –

Sending somewhere in the United States? Get it in the mail by December 22 if you are sending Express (overnight) mail, or December 21 for Priority.

Sending outside the US? Deadlines begin December 3 for Priority, go through December 11 for Express, and finalize December 17 for Global Express Guaranteed.

Don’t forget to buy some forever stamps in 2012 – they will be worth an extra penny in by February, 2013. Christmas forever stamps from this year will still be good for future holidays!

March 2003, V2#3: Genealogy Saturday, Jan 3 2009 

Though it is real easy, don’t fall into a “parent trap”.  While getting oral history including stories, dates, relations is an invaluable tool for the beginning genealogist (indeed, a great book starting activity), always take the time to obtain records for all information gained in this manner.  This record search can be something you do with the relative providing the information or independently.

April 2005, V4#4: Computer Thursday, Dec 25 2008 

What time is it!?!

Don’t forget to double check your computer clock around daylight savings time.  Many things about a computer system may cause you problems if your clock setting is very far off – say an hour.  If you’ve moved your computer, or had a massive electrical outage, you will need to manually adjust your clock as well.  Most newer systems automatically adjust for daylight savings time, but if your computer doesn’t, here’s how to fix it:

From the desktop, select (click or double click – depending on your set up) “my computer”, select “control panel”, select “date and time” – this should bring up the date/time window.  Click in the time box and change the time (you can also drag the clock hands).  While you have the window open, you may want to look around in the box (and tabs).  If your computer didn’t adjust at daylight savings time, there may be a simple check box you can click so it will adjust in the future.  Likewise, if you are in an area that doesn’t observe DST and your computer is switching on you, you can click the box to deselect this option.