August 2006, V5 #8: Production Friday, Mar 20 2009 

Add to your printed book for pennies

Regardless of your final disk/internet format and file type, E-books are now being marketed as not only a stand alone body of work, but also published in conjunction with a printed and bound (paper) book as a further service to the reader/buyer.

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March 2009, V8#3: Define Monday, Mar 2 2009 

Camera-Ready Digital File (Manuscript): A digital file or files, stored on the internet or removable media, that contains Camera Ready Manuscript to be printed.

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October 2003, V2#10: Market Saturday, Jan 17 2009 

As with email lists, check online for bulletin boards or discussion groups having to do with your subject matter.  After getting an idea of how information flows, post information about your book.

August 2003, V2#8: Marketing Sunday, Jan 11 2009 

Join email lists that have the same subject matter as your book.  After getting an idea of the type of information that is posted and the rules, send an email to the list(s) about your new publication.  You might start at http://groups.yahoo.com or http://www.egroups.com

November 2008, V7#11: Genealogy Saturday, Jan 10 2009 

Have your tried www.clusty.com yet? It started life as vivisimo – it “pre-sorts” your results by topic. No more wading Miami, Florida results when looking for Miami, Oklahoma or Ohio!

January 2008, V7#1: Genealogy Wednesday, Jan 7 2009 

The Registry of War Ration Books, including 83 Canadian books can be found at the link below. For those of you not familiar with food rationing, during World War Two the government issued ration stamps in books to each family member. There were four series of books, and there was a
complicated maze of instructions (typically published in the newspaper) as to which stamps were valid at any given time.

Prior to this project at Genealogy Today, the largest known private collection of ration books was a 900-book collection housed in Colorado. The registry was approaching 5,000 books (early October 2007), and is expected to double again in 2008. In addition to the books being collected,
contributions from visitors to the web site are helping expand the database and ensure these interesting genealogical documents get properly archived.

To view the images, visit this page and search for surnames:

Index of War Ration Books
http://genealogytoday.com/guide/war-ration-books.html

December 2007, V6#12: Genealogy Wednesday, Jan 7 2009 

Two UK Newspapers Now Available Online

The “Guardian,” a famous UK newspaper, and the “Observer,” the world’s
first Sunday newspaper, are going digital.

So far, issues of the “Guardian” from 1821-1975 and the “Observer”
from 1900-1975 are available. In early 2008, both of the newspapers
will be online in their entirety (from 1821 for the former and 1791
for the latter). Both newspapers are searchable. Searching is free,
but you must buy a timed access pass to view entire articles.

Visit the “Guardian” website for more information:
http://archive.guardian.co.uk/Default/Skins/DigitalArchive/Client.asp?Skin=DigitalArchive&enter=true&AW=1194298449025&AppName=2

Previously published in RootsWeb Review: 7 November 2007, Vol. 10, No. 45

September 2005, V4#9: Genealogy Tuesday, Jan 6 2009 

Don’t forget as fuel prices rise and we turn to our computers more and more, to document.  Sometimes there is no substitute for a research trip.  Sometimes volunteers, such as the network at http://www.usgenweb.org can help.

July 2004, V3#7: Genealogy Sunday, Jan 4 2009 

Can’t see yourself subscribing to a lot of online pay services such as Ancestry?  Check you local libraries and genealogical collections that are “online”.  Many strong collections already subscribe to some extent for their patrons.

May 2004, V3#5: Genealogy Sunday, Jan 4 2009 

Though you are probably already using US Gen Web Project (see previous tip), have you added your query/queries to the email lists that correspond geographically to your problem area(s)?  To get started, go to the county in question.  We suggest you then subscribe to their email list (see below for definition).  If you prefer not to, email the county coordinator with your query and request it be added to the email list.

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