Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Backing Up Just in Case

Geneabloggers sent a reminder to back up research just in case a laptop sizzles or fizzles or some other disaster occurs. I like Mozy.com (seen here) for automated background backups and also like burning CDs for each family tree once in a while.

One long-term goal is to scan family photos so I can back them up digitally just in case (sigh). It's on the list but hasn't reached the top yet. At least backups are taken care of.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Typealyzer Says DOER


Just put my blog through the Typealyzer test, to see how the system classifies the blog's writing persona (similar to Myers-Briggs personality model). The result: A Doer, which is fairly accurate except that I follow through with great persistence (illustration from Typealyzer Doer, above, is NOT accurate for me). Try it and see what your blog's persona turns out to be.

DOERS: The active and playful type. They are especially attuned to people and things around them and often full of energy, talking, joking and engaging in physical out-door activities. The Doers are happiest with action-filled work which craves their full attention and focus. They might be very impulsive and more keen on starting something new than following it through. They might have a problem with sitting still or remaining inactive for any period of time.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Genealogy Blogs - from Geneabloggers

Thanks to joining the Geneabloggers' Twitter stream, I learned about this wonderful list of genealogy blogs. Also learned about Tombstone Tuesday and Wordless Wednesday. Lots of info for casual and serous genealogy fans alike. Much appreciated, Geneabloggers.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

More mystery photos

Today the mystery is: Who are these two handsome men in uniform, circa WWII, related to Wood family of Cleveland? Anybody recognize them?

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Graves and Obits Online


Joe Beine just tweeted that his online searchable death indexes are up. Although some are fee-based, these links are very helpful. Find A Grave is another site that has helped me locate hubby's relatives in Ohio, complete with photos of cemetery and plots. So grateful for these online resources that allow research from anywhere.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Twitter Genealogy

So many genealogy experts and businesses are tweeting these days. Here are a few I'm following:

http://Twitter.com/Ancestrydotcom
http://Twitter.com/Getgeninfo
http://Twitter.com/JewishGYrabbit
http://Twitter.com/DEARMYRTLE
http://Twitter.com/fairangels

More are popping up every day. So many leads, so little time.

And I continue to blog to keep my names in the search results in case somebody is researching a distant branch of my family tree and notices my site while on Google.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Names, names, names

Mousing around, I came across this brief note about Celebrate Your Name Week, with links to sites about given names and surnames. Here are a few links:

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Costumed mystery ladies

Apparently getting photographed in a studio wearing fun or impressive getups was a favorite activity of my ancestors in early 1900s NYC. No names were on the back of this, although I believe one of the ladies is Margaret Mandel. Anybody recognize a relative or costume or year? Thanks for any leads.
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