July 2015 Magazine – Computer Aid Thursday, Jul 2 2015 

Do you like adopting new bells and whistles for your computer? Have you checked out this database of cool (and helpful) stuff?

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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March, 2015 Magazine – Computers Wednesday, Mar 4 2015 

Can’t seem to find anything on Facebook? Assistance (5 tools you probably don’t know about) is just a click away:


January 2015 Magazine – Genealogy Friday, Jan 9 2015 

Have you checked Google Books to see if there is any free material that can help with your research? Sure, they’d like to sell you a copy, but you might be surprised how much free text you might use is available.

October 26-27 Retreat Basic Schedule Filled Monday, Mar 11 2013 

Times are yet to be confirmed and there may still be surprises, but here are the 11 learning opportunities on tap for package attendees at this time:

  • Movie Night
    Comic look at the pros and cons of stereotypes in research

October 2012 E-Zine (V11#10): Genealogy Thursday, Nov 1 2012 

The internet can be a great tool. Keep an eye out for free trials of premium services that you don’t regularly subscribe to.

October New Catalog Listings Monday, Oct 26 2009 


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


Texas Land Survey Maps for Mason County, Texas, by Gregory A. Boyd. 8.5×11″, softbound book, 53 maps, 234 pages. ADAR405-$31.00


Family Maps of Blaine County, Nebraska, Deluxe Edition, by Gregory A. Boyd. 8.5×11″, softbound book, 220 pages, 65 total maps. ADAR404-$32.00


Family Maps of Garden County, Nebraska, Deluxe Edition,  by Gregory A. Boyd. 8.5×11″, softbound book. 528 pages, with 164 total maps. ADAR403-$46.00


Texas Land Survey Maps for Grayson County, Texas, by Gregory A. Boyd. 242 pages, 8.5×11″, softbound book. ADAR397-$34.00


Texas Land Survey Maps for Nacogdoches County, Texas, by Gregory A. Boyd. 180 pages, 8.5×11″, softbound book. ADAR399-$27.00


Texas Land Survey Maps for Smith County, Texas, by Gregory A. Boyd. 210 pages, 8.5×11″, softbound.


Texas Land Survey Maps for Roberts County, Texas, by Gregory A. Boyd. 8.5×11″, 190 pages, softbound book.



Texas Land Survey Maps for Navarro County, Texas, by Gregory A. Boyd. 214 pages, 8.5×11″, softbound book.


Texas Land Survey Maps for Leon County, Texas, by Gregory A. Boyd. 320 pages, 8.5×11″, softbound book.


Texas Land Survey Maps for Foard County, Texas, by Gregory A. Boyd. 190 pages, 8.5×11″, softbound book.


Texas Land Survey Maps for Cameron County, Texas, by G. A. Boyd. 234 pages, 8.5×11″, softbound book. ADAR395-$25.00


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.

December 2003, V2#12: Computer Thursday, Dec 25 2008 

Microsoft Programs

Ever spent a few minutes getting a passage of text just the right format only to realize that you now need to change other passages – some of which are in other files? Many of the Microsoft programs have this format painter feature to help.  Look in the button toolbar for a button that looks like an actual paint brush – usually near the paste button.  This is your format painter.  To use, place your cursor on text that carries the format you want to duplicate.  For single use, click the format painter once and then drag (holding down your left mouse button) over the area you want to carry the new format.  If you have a lot to do, double click the format painter button (remember the format “picked up” will be where your cursor is).  The double click will keep the format painter feature on – changing the format everywhere you click until you hit the escape button.  If you reformat something you didn’t mean to, hit the undo button – this will also cancel the format painter feature.  Note: Different programs have different limits to exactly what format features are “copied” in this feature.