Electronic Magazine – August, 2014, v13#8: Genealogy Monday, Aug 11 2014 

When searching alternate census to the “standard” Federal, don’t forget to check out mortality.

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

Visit http://www.30thinfantry.org 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.

April, 2014 Electronic Magazine – Computer Tuesday, May 20 2014 

Have you tried this web site as a grave resource yet:

http://billiongraves.com/ – It does require registration to use, but appears free.

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

Doing genealogy research in Washington State? Check out www.digitalarchives.wa.gov 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 5: Computer Aid & Genealogy Thursday, May 2 2013 

Have you looked online for digital archives of genealogy publications? Many organizations place previously unpublished records in their publications and have started allowing online access to back issues and/or indexes!

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 3: Genealogy Tuesday, Mar 5 2013 

Oklahoma online free resources
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Check in with the Oklahoma History Center to see what online databases and indexes are available to use for free: http://www.okhistory.org/research/index

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

December 2011 E-Zine (V10#12): Production Wednesday, Nov 30 2011 

Collaboration may need file exchanges. Online is the fastest, but email attachments can be a problem. Some online file exchange services include:
www.yousendit.com – free or paid services
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Ottawa County Genealogical Society to Host Carrie Ann Cook as Speaker Friday, Apr 29 2011 

The Ottawa County Genealogical Society will meet Monday, May 16, 2011, in the Community Room of the First National Bank, 1749 North Main Street, Miami. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. and refreshments will be served. The public is invited to attend this free event. 

Presenting the program will be Carrie Ann Cook of the Twin Bridges area. Topic for the evening will be “Valuating & Evaluating Your Sources”. The basic debate is which standard is golden when researching family history. This lecture will explain the value and use of both the newer Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS) and the older Preponderance of Evidence, as integrated into a thriving research plan. 

Carrie Ann Cook is a published author, illustrator and free-lance photographer. She holds an AA and BS in Elementary Education. Having certified for teaching in several states, she has taught elementary classes as well as genealogy, writing and computer classes at the Northeast Technology Center, Afton, Oklahoma, as well as briefly serving the Miami Public Library as the Genealogy Department. Miss Cook has served in library and archival capacities for many years and participated in numerous ProQuest and Genealogical Library workshops and seminars. Her company continues to present professional workshops and seminars in library, archival, genealogical and historical areas. She has been lecturing across the country on genealogical and historical topics for nearly two decades. Currently, she serves as president of the Gregath Company, Inc. Carrie has been active in various professional, service and lineal organizations throughout the years, including the Association of Professional Genealogists, National Genealogical Society, Federation of Genealogical Societies and Genealogical Speakers Guild.

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

The Vertical File

As interest in genealogy has expanded, libraries have accumulated letters, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, Bible records, research notes, charts, lineage society application forms – you name it, they probably have it. 

Librarians had no place to store this valuable information and would never consider throwing it away.  Consisting mainly of loose sheets of paper and brochures and pamphlets, these small items got lost on the bookshelves. 

With the creation of vertical files, the problem was solved.  Vertical files are simply labeled folders kept in filing cabinets.  Most libraries have them.  The experienced library researcher knows these folders are potential goldmines so they should be looked at regularly. 

Folder contents are usually not indexed or catalogued beyond a listing of folder titles.  The folders are alphabetized according to subject of the folder’s contents. 

In the Family History Room at the Lawton Public Library, the vertical files are kept in three cabinets.  The files are grouped by surname, Native American, place and miscellaneous subjects. 

If you are researching your family history, check with your nearest library to find out if it maintains a vertical file.  If so, that would be a good place to donate items that do not pertain to your family but might be a “treasure” to someone else. 

(This information was taken from Paul Follett’s column Tree Tracers published in the Lawton Constitution on August 4, 2008.)

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