Often overlooked, but not without tremendous value for all genealogists, is the site named Linkpendium. If you’ve not yet visited the site, I think you will be pleasantly amazed at the constantly updated and organized lists of links created and maintained by Karen and Brian Leverich. If you think I’m kidding about this database keeping you busy for a lifetime, I’m not. There are 10,406,927 links for you to explore, so if you start right now, you may be done by the next century.
In the era of cloud storage and ever-recoverable user accounts, the idea of data just “disappearing” can seem downright odd. The EU has had to pass Right to be Forgotten legislation just to require companies to work to make it possible for data to go away. Yet given the sheer volume of data… [Read more…]
Why I want a Flip-Pal® mobile scanner for Christmas
I’ve been good all year, really I have. I’ve really, really wanted a Flip-Pal mobile scanner and here is what I’ll use it for:
- Preserving our family photos before disaster strikes so they are protected against harm and I have a digital image to rely on in case I need it.
- Creating a variety of gifts using scanned photos. Stuff like calendars, photo books, tote bags and even ceramic tiles (yes, I can picture Grandma on my kitchen back-splash!).
- Writing about uncle John’s service in the military and scanning his medals and Army patches. I can never say “thank you” enough, but a book about him is a good start.
- Starting an index project for my genealogy society by scanning documents and then getting a group together to build a searchable database. Then we can share it with other genealogists.
I know I’ll get a lot of use out of it so, pretty please, make my Christmas wish come true?
Flip-Pal mobile scanner sale $139.99. We’ve not seen the Flip-Pal mobile scanner at this price before. Add the carrying case and make sure your order totals $149.00 or more to qualify for FREE SHIPPING. Click here to save. Sale ends December 22nd.
There is more… a fun way to share family photos by adding voice to them.
Check out the new StoryScans™ talking photos feature. For the first time, you can easily transform your images into endearing stories. Click here to learn how you can add this new capability to your existing Flip-Pal mobile scanner or add the feature to your next purchase!
I’ve been doing genealogy for over 25 years, and yet it was only recently that I was made aware of the term “nibling” in reference to the members of the family such as aunts/uncles, nieces/nephews. I understand the intent of nibling, to be suggestive somewhat like ‘sibling’. But, I have a better term…
SideKin™ – “In genealogy, those relatives considered to be your aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. “
Today, I coined my own word to describe those family members, and I think it is a more descriptive word that denotes direction and association: SIDEKIN™. It doesn’t have to be all in CAPS as it is here, that’s just for emphasis. I suggested it to a few genealogy friends on Facebook today and it got some favorable responses. I hope it catches on. So, what do you think? Is sidekin™ here to stay? If it does, you can say you heard about it here first.
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