Research Notes

Put Your Computer to Work

The first computer I worked on required as much floor space as a basketball court and did some truly amazing things – scary but amazing. Today, my mobile phone has exponentially more processing power than that monster and fits in…

Celebrating Independence Day

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and…

Research Safely Online

Online research often takes us into new (to us) and unusual areas of the Internet. In order to keep ourselves, our computers and our existing data safe, there are a few precautions that need to become second nature.

Getting Ready for Hurricane Season

In my part of the world, May means it’s time to prepare for hurricane season. That includes stocking the pantry with non-perishable staples, bottled water, fresh batteries and other necessities needed to survive for days should the worse happen. It also…

The Genealogy “Room” at Internet Archive

Have you visited the genealogy page on Internet Archive? If you haven’t – or haven’t been there recently – you may want to stop by for a look. There are currently close to 40,000 digital publications ranging from family genealogies and local histories to parish registers and city directories.