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Re: [genpcncfir] Helpful Sites Courtesy of George Morgan

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  • Alex Wessendorf
    Tahnks Jewelle and George Morgan.. I bookmarked those so I can go back at a later time.. Thank you both again Alex Wessendorf ... === message truncated ===
    Message 1 of 2 , Feb 28, 2004
      Tahnks Jewelle and George Morgan.. I bookmarked those
      so I can go back at a later time.. Thank you both

      Alex Wessendorf
      --- Jewelle Baker <jewellebaker@...> wrote:
      > Hello Group...
      > More interesting Links and suggestions for your
      > perusal from George Morgan, noted
      > Genealogist, Author, Columnist and Speaker. See his
      > WebSite:
      > http://ahaseminars.com/atl/
      > by George G. Morgan: "Along Those Lines . . ."
      > I spend entirely too much time on the Internet, I
      > suppose, but it is
      > just so fascinating. A dozen years ago, who could
      > have known that
      > there would one day be so much information on every
      > subject
      > imaginable at the tap of a few computer keys? As a
      > genealogical
      > researcher, I am fascinated by history, geography,
      > sociology,
      > politics, and many other topics that help me put my
      > ancestors into
      > context.
      > In "Along Those Lines . . ." this week, I want to
      > share some Internet
      > sites that may be of help to you. Check them out and
      > add them to your
      > Favorites or Bookmarks in your browser.
      > One website I visit often is SearchEngineWatch.com
      > (http://www.searchenginewatch.com ). I use it as a
      > reference site for
      > everything related to search engines, directories,
      > and metasearch
      > engines. Danny Sullivan, author of the site, keeps
      > up-to-date on
      > what's happening with these search tools. He reviews
      > and evaluates
      > them, provides comparisons of the features and
      > strengths, announces
      > new features and partnerships, and even provides
      > excellent tutorials
      > such as "Power Searching for Anyone." If you want to
      > learn more about
      > search tools and how to hone your Internet skills,
      > this site is a
      > great place to start. You can subscribe to a free
      > e-mail newsletter
      > too.
      > Have you ever wondered if there was a database about
      > some unusual
      > subject you are interested in, or some new or
      > unique, specialized
      > research site to help with your research? Tara
      > Calashain has created
      > a wonderful weekly e-mail newsletter called
      > ResearchBuzz in which she
      > provides announcements and reviews of terrific
      > Internet research
      > sites that you're sure to find fascinating. She
      > maintains a
      > searchable archive of the past reviews at her
      > website,
      > http://www.researchbuzz.com , and a recent rework of
      > the site
      > provides access to popular categories and all
      > categories that you can
      > browse through. (Genealogy is in the Popular
      > Categories list, and
      > that's no surprise.) In addition to the basic e-mail
      > ResearchBuzz
      > newsletter, the ResearchBuzz Extra is a fee-based
      > edition that offers
      > even more information without ads. For the serious
      > researcher--or the
      > serious information junkie--this is a great
      > resource.
      > I don't know about you, by my mind draws a blank on
      > many occasions
      > when I'm trying to construct an effective Internet
      > search. When you
      > need to find just the "right" word to elicit the
      > best search results,
      > I find that an online thesaurus is a great reference
      > tool. One of my
      > favorites is Thesaurus.com at:
      > http://thesaurus.reference.com . The
      > site also has an online dictionary (available
      > directly at:
      > http://dictionary.reference.com ).
      > I find myself visiting websites at which I need or
      > want to translate
      > from one language to another. Let's say, for
      > example, that I
      > encounter a website in German and want to translate
      > its content to
      > English. There is no online translator on the
      > Internet that will
      > perfectly translate every word because there are
      > idiomatic
      > considerations, slang, and exclamations that just
      > can't be handled
      > well. Nevertheless, one of the best translation
      > sites is provided by
      > SYSTRAN at http://www.systransoft.com . The company
      > makes translation
      > software, but their webpage includes the facility to
      > translate both
      > text that you type or paste into a box there or you
      > can enter a Web
      > address and have the entire webpage translated.
      > Searching for
      > webpages in other languages and translating them
      > into your own
      > language can possibly extend your research range.
      > I've often written about libraries in this column.
      > However, forgive
      > me for repeating the website
      > (http://www.libraryspot.com ). If you
      > are planning a research trip or just trying to find
      > out what library
      > holds a certain book, this site provides you with
      > excellent access to
      > libraries and archives online. Please remember that
      > you can have your
      > library initiate an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) request
      > for you. Even
      > though most genealogical books and materials are not
      > loaned from
      > library collections, you can request photocopies of
      > indexes and then,
      > later, request copies of the referenced pages from
      > the books. This
      > substantially expands your research range into
      > libraries and archives
      > in remote locations without having to actually visit
      > in person.
      > Curious minds want more and more information. I hope
      > you find these
      > sites helpful and that you'll continue to look for
      > more and more
      > different resources, both online and offline, to
      > expand your
      > knowledge and to place your ancestors in context.
      > Happy Researching!
      > George
      > George is president of the International Society of
      > Family History
      > Writers and Editors. Visit the ISFHWE website at:
      > http://www.rootsweb.com/~cgc/ . Visit George's
      > website at
      > http://ahaseminars.com/atl for information about
      > speaking
      > engagements.
      > Copyright 2004, MyFamily.com. All rights reserved.
      > Thank you George from all of us!!
      > Jewelle
      > jewellebaker@...
      > jewelle@...
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