Category Archives: Technology

Words From a True Genealogist

Jane Delger, a friend of mine, has been working for a number of years on an immigration database called OGF “Auswanderer.”  It contains the names of many emigrants from the area of Oldenburg,Germany, among them many who had Ostfriesen relatives … Continue reading

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A Valuable Resource

Although the RootsWeb mailing lists have been around for many years and is one of the “Oldies but goodies” in the genealogy field, it is still producing wonderful results. About five years ago I posted an inquiry to a list … Continue reading

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Google This, Google That, Google Plus

Several years ago I became a devotee of all things Google, especially after discovering Lisa Louise Cooke’s podcast series called Genealogy Gems.  She has helped unleash the power of this giant search engine and explained it in a clear way. … Continue reading

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Facebook, Meet Your Cousin Genealogy!

Facebook has become a handy tool for genealogists and, while I am still new to it, this “social media” tool is proving useful. My favorite use is keeping in touch with nieces and nephews (and their children, the next generation).  … Continue reading

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Rapid Success

Faster than I could say “genealogy” “Facebook” “blog” and “Iowa Genealogical Society” we reached the magic number of 25 followers and obtained the vanity URL for the Iowa Genealogical Society Facebook page. The first request was to use IGS but … Continue reading

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Request for Iowa Genealogical Society Facebook Page

The Iowa Genealogical Society is in the process of launching a new Facebook page. Personal genealogy favor: Please go to the  Iowa Genealogical Society Facebook page and click the “like” button at the TOP of the page. We need 25 … Continue reading

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A Little Translation Across the Pond

Recently, several emails have been exchanged between a historian in Rommerskirchen, Germany, and myself.  My correspondent across the ocean is not entirely comfortable communicating in English, so he composes his emails messages in his native German language. However, I speak … Continue reading

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