The June meeting of the D-OGS Computer SIG will be held on 12 June, in the large meeting room in the Chapel Hill Public Library.
The June meeting will consist of the various email programs we all use, and how to archive emails as well as other files so that they are easily retrievable and more importantly, safe. This should be a topic that is good for everyone.
Here is a list of links that were reviewed during the meeting. Please feel free to comment or share your thoughts on these programs or websites if you’ve had experience with them:
WSJ article today – of general interest about genealogy moving up to the # 2 hobby
MS Office is now live on SkyDrive! – You can now log into your MS Live account, and upload or create new MS Office documents and save and share to your SkyDrive – your free online storage drive provided with your MS Live account
Who Owns the Genealogy Companies? – A nine-part series from the award winning Genealogy’s Star Blog
Fifty Best Blogs for Genealogy Geeks – from Online University’s blog, placed into categories
Fifty Best Genealogy Websites for 2010 – from ProGenealogists
Diana The Goddess of the Hunt: For Genealogists – A word on Copyright – What every genealogist should know
From the Green Valley News and Sun – Genealogy: Alternative genealogy Web sites to consider
Genealogy Electronic Resources List – from the New York Public Library
TMG Cheat Sheets – from DeAnna’s blog
Information about the 1940 Census – when it will be available and what information was included
Historical Directories – a digital library of local and trade directories for England and Wales, from 1750 to 1919. It contains high quality reproductions of comparatively rare books, essential tools for research into local and genealogical history.
Train Your Voice Recognition Software To Do Your Genealogy – Launa Darby says you can save 40-50% of your time by using Voice Recognition software to transcribe your genealogy records, but you need to train your voice and your software to recognize your voice
African Ancestry Seminar – from Dick Eastman’s blog
Save a Buck: Trade in Those Outdated Electronics
My Blood Version 1.2 for Windows and Macintosh – Nice export to HTML capabilities
Forty Best Genealogy Blogs – from Diane Haddad at the Genealogy Insider
Gary Minder’s Census Tools – over 40 various excel spreadsheets you can download and use to input data from the census records you collect and research. Check out Dick Eastman’s review from his blog here