by Lisa Cooke | Apr 9, 2013 | 01 What's New, NARA, Records & databases, Research Skills
Beware: Personal Opinions are coming your way in this article!
In my book The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox I emphasize how to use Google to determine what is already available and free online before investing your limited time and money in offline family history searching. Smart genealogists allocate their resources wisely, getting the most bang for their buck. And collaboration between individual genealogists allows us to accomplish even more.
It looks like the U.S. Federal Government could learn a thing or two from savvy genealogists. The Washington Times is reporting that Congress’s auditor has discovered that our tax payer money given to the federal government isn’t being spent very wisely. (Imagine that!) Agencies fail to collaborate and share information, creating redundancy and overspending.
One example from the article: the Commerce Department “has been charging other government agencies millions of dollars for reports that the other agencies could just as easily have gotten online, for free – often with a Google search.”
This news makes it even harder to swallow the news that the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is suffering reduced hours of service due to budgetary issues.
The Bottom Line:
Google Twice, Pay Once (and only if you have to!)
by Hannah Fullerton | Jul 16, 2018 | 01 What's New, Inspiration, TravelMy daughter Hannah is an adventurer at heart, and turns drives to genealogy conferences into trips to remember. This summer, be sure to make memories with living relatives! Have a wonderful week! -Lisa About the Author: Lisa Louise Cooke Lisa is the Producer and Host...
by Lisa Cooke | Nov 6, 2013
Here’s the code you will need for some of the coolest iPad bookmarklets. For these to work properly they must be copied EXACTLY! No extra spaces or characters.
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If you use any of these online services there are more bookmarklets for you at iosbookmarklets.com:
CiteULike (Search, organize and share scholarly papers for free) <citeulike.org>
Hootsuite (Social media management) <hootsuite.com>
PDFmyURL (save anywebpage as a PDF) <pdfmyurl.com>
ProfessorWord (improve your vocab) <professorword.com>
RecordSeek (the only genealogy bookmarklet listed as of this writing) <recordseek.com>
Wunderlist – <wunderlist.com>
Zotero (Collect, organize, cite and share sources) <zotero.org>