March 2017 E-Zine Monday, Feb 27 2017 

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What’s It Mean? A-Z
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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.

Terms marked with an asterisk (*) are not generally used in our office.

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For other writing, printing, publishing, marketing lingo, check our glossaries at
http://www.gregathcomany.com/info/dictionary and
http://www.gregathcompany.com/info/dictionary/writers.html

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!
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Design Inspiration
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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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This section is drawn from
http://www.gregathcompany.com/service/printing/watermark.html
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Book Manufacturing Concepts
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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.

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Marketing advice
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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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This section is drawn from
http://www.gregathcompany.com/service/marketing
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Genealogy ideas
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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!?!
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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.

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March, 2015 Magazine – Design Wednesday, Mar 4 2015 

If you project is over 600 MB in size, we suggest looking toward DVD, as storage varies from about four and a half gigabytes to just under 18 GB – regardless of file type. If the book contains strong video components, DVD also lends itself well as it can be configured to be played on a home entertainment system rather than a computer. Some large book projects may be better suited to USB or memory cards – depending on your audience.

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This section is drawn from
http://www.gregathcompany.com/publish/electronic/media.html

March, 2015 Magazine – Production Wednesday, Mar 4 2015 

Even if not “going online” the information found on the noted page should be produced – as it will be invaluable to book promotion. Once produced, it can also be used (or re-used) as a press kit basis.

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This section is drawn from http://www.gregathcompany.com/service/markting/website.html

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

Don’t forget that any clipart used in a book sold for profit may be subject to Copyright restrictions. Even books sold by 5013c organizations as “fund raisers” should keep this in consideration and check all sources accordingly.

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

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.

July New Book Roundup Tuesday, Aug 4 2009 

Our new July genealogy catalog listings below. Visit catalog additions for general history, children, and scrapbook resources:

Civil War Records: Deaths Reported by Missouri State Guard and Missouri Confederate Unites Volume 2, by Kenneth E. Weant, 2009. 8.5×11″, softbound book, 312 pages, 5522 names. AD2322-$28.00

The 49ers, As Reported By Clay, Howard & Lafayette County Newspapers Volume 7, by Kenneth E. Weant, 2009. 8½x11″, softbound book, 188 pages. November 30, 1847 to November 29, 1857, 1547+ names indexed by state.

Civil War Records: Missouri State Guard and Confederate Artillery Batteries Plus William Quantrill’s Company and Miscellaneous Records Volume 1, by Kenneth E. Weant, 2009. 8.5×11″, softbound book, 142 pages, 3454 names. AD2320-$28.00

Civil War Records Missouri Confederate Infantry Regiments – Volume 4, by Kenneth E. Weant, 2009. 8½x11″, 240 pages, softbound book – 5418 names. AD2319-$28.00

Civil War Records Missouri Confederate Cavalry Regiments Volume 4, by Kenneth E. Weant, 2009. 8½x11″, 176 pages, softbound book, includes many corrections to spelling and abbreviations: 3751 names in alphabetical and age index order. AD2318-$28.00

Index to Cherokee County Marriages, Books 1-6, 1907-1926, by Janet Baker. 144 pages, 8.5×11″, softbound book AD2299-$25.00

Indexes to Criminal and Civil Cases, U.S. District Court, Northern District, Indian Territory, Tahlequah, by Janet Baker. 56 pages, 8.5×11″, softbound book AD2298-$12.50

Indexes to Probate Dockets, U.S. District Court, Northern District, Indian Territory, Tahlequah, by Janet Baker. 54 pages, 8.5×11″, softbound book AD2297-$12.50

A Short History of the Civil War: Ordeal by Fire, by Fletcher Pratt. 5½x8½x”, 448 pages, softbound book. Best one-volume history brings the events, figures, and battles of monumental conflict vividly to life. Absorbing details of military campaigns, battlefield strategies and personalities revealed in an audacious style that carries readers breathlessly along from the day of Lincoln’s inauguration to Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Court House. ADD978-$14.00

Oklahoma Biographical Index, Helen Lemley.  8½x11″, softbound book, 292 pages.  An index of biographies of residents of Oklahoma from twenty five different sources covering a time period from 1880-1957.  Great resource for those looking for material on specific Oklahomans. ADE1016-$35.00 | SCL

The 49ers’, As Reported By Andrew, Cape Girardeau, Cole, Cooper, Green and Grundy County Newspapers (Missouri), 30 November 1847 to 12 April 1856, Volume 6, by Kenneth E. Weant, 2009.  8.5×11″, softbound book, 1113+ names indexed by state, includes counties for Missourians. AD2296-$28.00

December 2004, V3#12: Define Wednesday, Jan 28 2009 

Credit lines: text that indicate where material came from.  Generally used for “extra” elements such as photographs and copies of original items.  i.e. “Courtesy of…,” “Permission to reprint this material comes from…,”, etc. a type of caption

September 2006, V5#9: Genealogy Tuesday, Jan 6 2009 

Every Genealogist Needs a Will by Frederick E. Moss, J.D., LL.M
Do you have a current will?  We may not all have extensive property or possessions to dispose of but there are other benefits that can be realized by expressing our desires through a last will and testament.  If you have minor children, you may suggest a more appropriate guardian than a court might appoint in the absence of your direction.  If you nominate an executor you can trust, you may reduce the expenses taken out of your estate by waiving bond and accounting.  These and other measures your attorney may suggest can insure that taxes and other charges are minimized that would otherwise reduce the estate available to your intended beneficiaries.
 Genealogists may have come to appreciate the value of wills as a source of information to future generations.  Lawyers will normally include the basic information declaring the testator’s name and domicile and will address the testator’s wishes for the disposition of his property to named beneficiaries.  Our legal training will not always direct our attention to the information-sharing and preservation opportunity that the drafting of a will provides.

Discuss with your lawyer the possibility of including what I have called a three-generation declaration similar to the following:

 
“I, Joseph Abraham Moss, was born the 23d day of January 1853 in Gordon County, Georgia the son of Johnson Moss and the former Sarah Caroline Love.  I married Charlotte Jane Roberson, the daughter of Thomas Howery Roberson and the former Emaline Lewis, on the 5th day of January 1873 in Crawford County, Arkansas.  Our son, Thomas Johnson Moss was born the 8th day of December 1875 in Crawford County, Arkansas.  Our son, James Monroe Moss was born the 26th day of September 1876 in Crawford County, Arkansas. Our daughter, Sarah Emaline Moss was born the 27th day of September 1878 in Crawford County, Arkansas.  Our daughter, Mary Inez Moss was born the 30th day of March 1880 in Crawford County, Arkansas. . . .”
 
There may be circumstances where it may be inappropriate to go into this level of detail and you should do so only with special care for insuring the accuracy of the information provided.  Although wills become public records when admitted to probate upon the death of the testator, triggering our sensitivities about publishing data on living individuals, the limited distribution these papers normally receive minimizes the risk of abuse.  
 
But if you do chose to do so, to paraphrase Proverbs, the genealogists among your great-grandchildren will rise up and call you blessed. 
From Federation of Genealogical Societies “FGS Delegate Digest”  Volume 13, No. 9, July 2006

September 2004, V3#9: Genealogy Sunday, Jan 4 2009 

Many people when researching forget to use reference materials in concert.  While this sounds strange, sometimes it doesn’t even cross their minds.  Example: Found the ancestor in the census but that year doesn’t have everything you want (or you prefer more than one documented source) – look in other state, county, and local records as well as local newspapers.  Could they have belonged to a local church or (fraternal) organization?  Don’t leave these out of the search!