04 August 2011

Update on Portable Scanners

Hello Readers,

I was checking some of my favorite blogs and found a discussion about the Flip-Pal Scanner and want to share that with you as a follow-up to my 12 July 2011 blog about portable scanners.

In her 2 Aug 2011 blog, Dear Myrtle shares an email conversation about using the Flip-Pal Scanner at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. 

If you are considering a scanner, I hope Dear Myrtle's blog will help you with your decision.

Thanks for reading!

Fort Wayne Ancestry Day

On July 23, 2011, my friend and I attended the Fort Wayne Ancestry Day sponsored by Ancestry.com and the Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library. 

We arrived on Friday afternoon and spent a couple hours just wandering around the Allen County Public Library - very impressive.  Equally impressive was the Genealogy Center - very large, well lit, lots of tables and computers, and an unbelievable amount of material.  We didn't know how much time we would have at the Library, so we didn't take any files or materials for research.  Next time!  Until then, here is a brief overview of the topics, speakers and some miscellaneous tidbits:

Insider Search Tips for Ancestry.com presented by Juliana Smith.
  • Start your search with basic information and then narrow it down.
  • Use the default settings link when specifying places and add multiple lived in events if your ancestor lived in different places.