31 July 2007

31st Florida State Genealogical Society Annual Conference

31st Annual Conference of the Florida State Genealogical Society will be held November 9-10, 2007 in Orlando at the Sheraton Orlando - Downtown Hotel.

A full discussion of the upcoming conference can be found in the June issue of Florida Links. The is also a shorter version of the discussion. There will be numerous speakers, so check out these links for a complete picture. Downtown Orlando will avoid the Disney crowd.

28 July 2007

Surface Computer

Cecily sent me this link for a demo of a new type of computer that you will be seeing shortly. Check it out...way cool...


27 July 2007

Back to School and Genealogy

I received this from a list I am on and thought you all might be interested in it. It is something that I haven't thought about but good advice.


Remember that New Years resolution you made to organize your genealogy notes, letters, computer print outs, etc. Now is the time to buy the supplies.

Over the next few month there will be many Back to School sales. You can use these items for organizing your genealogy records. Check your newspaper for sales and COUPONS.

They have notebook paper, 3 ring binders, and spiral notebooks on sale.
Another good item is the kid?s assignment calendars - these are great for keeping track of "TO DO" lists. Look for stackable file boxes - they are plastic - not too large - and you can easily carry them around.

Take a trip to the store and see what may help solve some of your organizational problems.
Set a timer for 10 to 15 minutes each day and use that time to file and organize you papers. If I only listened to my own advice!!!

Happy Hunting,

Kathie Mirabella
Macoupin County, IL Mail List Manager

17 July 2007

Have you found documents in LATIN?

If you have found documents in Latin, it isn't unusual. It isn't just the Roman Catholic Church records, but the English Church records and even some parts the Canadian census.

The Genealogy Guys podcast [Drew Smith & George Morgan] pointed out a place for help. There are some tutorials offered by the National Archives of the UK (or type into your browser: www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/gettingstarted/in_depth_guides.htm). Their show notes leave much to be desired.

My last "Latin" problem was with the baptismal records from St. Augustine. The early records are mostly in Spanish, but then suddenly the next record in the book is in Latin, and then it reverts to Spanish without warning.