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  • Jewelle Baker
    Group... interesting Newsletter from our own Kimberly Powell!!! ... From: Kimberly Powell, Genealogy Guide at About Sent:
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      Group... interesting Newsletter from our "own" Kimberly Powell!!!

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Kimberly Powell, Genealogy Guide at About"
      <genealogy.guide@...>
      Sent: Sunday, March 04, 2001 7:42 PM
      Subject: About Ancestry Community Edition - Special Census Chat, Genealogy
      Addictions...


      > About Ancestry - Community Edition
      > March 4, 2001
      >
      > ~ Special Chat this Wednesday - A Real Treat!
      > ~ Genealogy Research in the U.S. Census
      > ~ Hot Topics in the Forum - Genealogy Addictions
      > ~ Genealogy Tip of the Week - Locating Lost Towns
      > ~ Help Needed for UK Genealogy Chat
      >
      > Note: If your e-mail reader doesn't show the URLs below as links, visit
      > the HTML version on the Net at
      > http://genealogy.about.com/library/blnewschat.htm. (If you use AOL,
      > click (a
      > href="http://genealogy.about.com/library/blnewschat.htm">here</a> for
      > the online newsletter).
      > ----------------------------------------
      >
      >
      > CHAT WITH SPECIAL GUEST CURT WITCHER, MLS, FUGA
      >
      > When: Wednesday, March 7, 2001
      > Time: 8 PM - 10PM EASTERN TIME
      > Where: About Genealogy Chat Room #1
      > Sponsor: National Genealogical Society Learning Center
      > Topic: Genealogy Research in the U.S. Census
      >
      > The NGS Learning Center is sponsoring a series of chats to allow people
      > from around the world the opportunity to learn from and interact with
      > expert genealogists. The second chat in this series will be held this
      > Wednesday, March 7. Curt Witcher, the President of the National
      > Genealogical Society and Director of the Historical Genealogy Department
      > of the Allen County Public Library in Ft. Wayne, IN will be the featured
      > speaker. He will speak for about 10 minutes and will then take questions
      > from those in attendance. Be sure to check out this important info
      > before the big event:
      > http://genealogy.about.com/library/blwitcher.htm
      >
      > ----------------------------------------
      >
      >
      > USING U.S. CENSUS RECORDS FOR GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH
      >
      > This guide to genealogy research in the U.S. Census by Curt Witcher,
      > President of the National Genealogical Society, is a don't miss for
      > anyone with U.S. ancestors! Learn what information you can find in each
      > census, how to make effective use of census indices and special
      > schedules, how to avoid census 'gotchas' and more. Make sure you come by
      > the chat on Wednesday and ask Curt any questions which this guide
      > doesn't answer!
      > http://genealogy.about.com/library/authors/ucwitcher1a.htm
      >
      > ----------------------------------------
      >
      >
      > HOT TOPICS IN THE FORUM
      >
      > SURFING FOR SURNAMES
      > "When you post on surname or regional boards, how often do you check
      > back? Do you have a system, or just every so often? Even if the box
      > "e-mail me when someone replies" is checked, do you go back and check
      > other postings?" --purlimil
      > http://forums.about.com/ab-genealogy/messages?lgnF=y&msg=1796.1
      >
      > TIME TO FESS UP! ARE YOU ADDICTED?
      > Does genealogy keep you up at night? Do you think about stopping every
      > time you pass a cemetery? Do you need an addition to your house just to
      > hold the boxes of paperwork? Tell us how badly you are addicted to
      > genealogy and why!
      > Some of this week's best responses:
      >
      > "This is an obsession not a hobby. Now that I've started, I don't think
      > it will ever end. There is always a new person to find. A new country to
      > explore. A new time period to learn about. I LOVE IT!" --Debbie
      >
      > "I find that I am more excited at receiving a copy of a photograph of my
      > Great Grandmother than I am of a new shot of my grandkids." --Nancy
      >
      > "I get up in the morning and turn on the computer before I get coffee. I
      > spend more hours researching family than I do at work. Clean house - an
      > idea from yesteryear." --Barbara
      >
      > http://forums.about.com/ab-genealogy/messages?lgnF=y&msg=1756.1
      >
      > ----------------------------------------
      >
      >
      > GENEALOGY TIP OF THE WEEK - LOCATING LOST TOWNS
      >
      > Pinpointing where your ancestors lived is a crucial first step in the
      > search for genealogy records. Political and geographical boundaries as
      > well as the names of countries, regions, towns, counties, and parishes
      > have changed over time. When you can't find a town named in an ancestral
      > record, your first stop should be a map or gazetteer for the area and
      > time period in question. Thankfully, the Internet brings us a plentitude
      > of gazetteers, place name locators and other geographic search tools
      > with just a few clicks of the mouse.
      > http://genealogy.about.com/cs/geography/index.htm
      >
      > ----------------------------------------
      >
      > HELP WITH UK GENEALOGY CHAT!
      >
      > I'm looking for someone with ancestors from the British Isles (England,
      > Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Channel Islands or the Isle of Man), a general
      > knowledge of genealogy research and a love for helping others to help me
      > out by guest hosting a weekly UK genealogy chat on Fridays at 9:30pm
      > Eastern time or Saturdays at 12:30pm Eastern time. It's a great
      > opportunity to help give back to the genealogy community! If you have
      > any questions about what is involved, then please email me at
      > genealogy@...
      >
      > ----------------------------------------
      >
      >
      > TELL ALL YOUR FRIENDS!
      >
      > Chat's are more fun when there are lots of people! Please help to spread
      > the word about our daily/nightly chats. Please forward this newsletter
      > to anyone you know who you think may be interested, or send them the
      > link to the chat schedule page.
      > http://genealogy.about.com/mpchat.htm
      >
      > ----------------------------------------
      >
      >
      > IN CLOSING
      >
      > Thank you for your continued visits to About Genealogy and for
      > subscribing to ABOUT ANCESTRY - COMMUNITY EDITION. Please email me with
      > any questions or suggestions.
      >
      > Happy Chatting!
      >
      > Kimberly
      >
      > .......................................
      > Kimberly Powell
      > Genealogy Guide
      > http://genealogy.about.com
      > genealogy.guide@...
      > .......................................
      > About Ancestry
      > ISSN: 1532-575X
      >
      >
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