Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Some Genea-news, and an important link to share

Hey all, I had a couple of things pop up in my inbox this morning that I wanted to share. First off, thanks to Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter, found here http://www.eogn.com/, which had a topic today about the UK Archives in Kew giving away microfilm. Much of the inventory consists of census rolls but there are also baptismal rolls and rolls relating to seamen and other topics. The registry is worth a look and you can view what's available here, http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documents/microfilm_doc_for_pdf.pdf . Eastman's site also gives more information as well as contact info you have any questions on how to obtain any of the rolls. You can read more here http://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2010/02/the-national-archives-of-the-uk-surplus-used-microfilms-offered-for-disposal.html

The second thing I wanted to share was a good place for some techno gadgets that may be useful. I'm not really into the technology side of things but even I have to admit that sometimes it can definitely make life a little easier, if not proving to be a necessity. So a good place that I've found to look for those gadgets, everything from computers to thumb drives and everything in between, is http://www.newegg.com . I am on their email list so I get to see what and when things are on sale. Today's star, for me at least, is an 8 GB flash drive for $22.99. 8 GB!! Can you imagine how much space you can have? Talk about a backup, that would be a great way to save your files from all of the junk swimming around on the web. So I thought maybe someone here might like to take advantage of that deal, and for everyone else, you might want to sign up for their email list. It's just a good thing to have and take a look at. They always seem to have some good deals for useful things.

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