Daily Archives: January 28, 2012

QR codes – are you using them yet?

A QR code (abbreviated from Quick Response code) is a type of matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code) first designed for the automotive industry. More recently, the system has become popular outside of the industry due to its fast readability.  The … Continue reading

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2011 census scam – please read

Else Churchill from the Society of Genealogists has news from the Office of National Statistics about a 2011 census scam email doing the rounds. The full story is at http://www.societyofgenealogists.com/census-email-scam/ but here is the nub of the message: We are … Continue reading

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Using the FamilySearch Record Collections

You will know that there have been some problems finding a way around the new familysearch site.Their  team has offered useful helps at  https://www.familysearch.org/node/1545 They say ‘We’ve received many comments from FamilySearch <https://www.familysearch.org/&gt; users telling us that they find the … Continue reading

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Europeana Collections 1914-1918: Remembering the First World War

Europeana Collections 1914-1918 will create by 2014 – the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War – a substantial digital collection of material from national libraries and other partners from eight countries that found themselves on different sides of … Continue reading

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Old English made easy

When reading or transcribing old documents I have found these sites quite useful: http://home.comcast.net/~modean52/oeme_dictionaries.htm the New Dictionaries website.  From here you can find both Old to Modern and Modern to Old English Dictionaries.  Finished Dictionaries are colored green/blue, and those cross-referenced with … Continue reading

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The Family Deeds Project

I had forgotten about this web site, it is worth keeping an eye on it.   http://www.familydeeds.org/index.php The Family Deeds Project provides a large amount of FREE online information to help you with your family history using information contained in the collection of … Continue reading

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