July 7, 2015

Genealogy Center Now Open At Kitsap Regional Library

KRL Partners With Kitsap Genealogists and Family Researchers

This was great news to read in our local paper, the Kitsap Sun, today.  For the last few years the Puget Sound Genealogical Society has been housed in an office in a strip mall that probably severely limited their visitors, was a burden on their non-profit income and was, overall, not what they envisioned for the community.

Genealogy center now open at Kitsap Regional Library » Kitsap Sun.

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Visitors coming from Seattle via WA State Ferry will disembark at point A and can drive to the library at point B, approximately 3 miles, 12 minutes.

Just in case you need a little refreshment before or after the one hour ferry ride, there’s a Starbucks just a few short steps from the terminal.

GenealogyInTime Magazine Releases Top 100 #Genealogy Websites List

Top 100 Most Popular #Genealogy Websites

Congratulations to to the 100 genealogy sites on this list!

Some of the members are even online acquaintances of mine.  A nod of recognition goes to Randy Seaver’s Genea-Musings; to Linkpendium and Geneabloggers (Brian and Karen Leverich, et al, and Thomas MacEntee respectively).  You’ll see links to those last two in my sidebar here  on iPentimento.  Every single one of these sites work very hard to make sure you can quickly find the genealogical information you want and need.

 

2012 Genealogy Goals

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I’m going to do my best to set some attainable goals for my genealogy for next year and actually try to attain them.

Blogging: I’m going to try to include more Wilkerson genealogy articles on this blog.  I have so many about my own family, but perhaps I can get some of Jim’s family to visit and join in some conversations.  I hope to share some family pictures too.  Maybe there are some the family has that they would like to share also?

Family Trees: I need to go through and merge duplicate people.  As someone else said, “that may take me all year”. :)

DAR goal: I’d like to get going and send in my documentation to my DAR Chapter at Ozark Springs, MO to get Richard Osgathorpe (Osgatharp) recognized for his service during the Revolutionary War. I actually have a copy of his pay vouchers.  I think I stand a very good chance of getting him in the roll of Patriots.

That’s about the gist of my goals. I think those three will be time-consuming enough, don’t you?   What are your genealogy-related goals for next year?

 

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Personally, I use Carbonite for our computers, and even though I already knew about them, it was interesting for me to read the review and learn that Carbonite has done a news release at least saying they are going to add new features like:

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