Thursday, March 29, 2012

Learn to help Index the 1940 Census

The 1940 U.S. federal census will be released via free ditial images Monday, April 2, by the National Archives and Records Aministration.  This census includes the names people who made up the "Greatest Generation".

The Lorain County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will welcome guest speakers Dorothy Titera and Rae Ann Houshton of Family Search on April 9 at the North Ridgeville branch library to discuss and show how easy it is to participate via home computers in the indexing project of the 1940 U.S. Census.

The women also will demonstrate indexing proujects of thousands of other genealogy based records stored on microfilm in Salt Lake City.  As records are indexed they are made available as free digitized images at  Members of the Lorain County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Soc iety will be among the volunteers participating in the indexing project. 

The public is invited to attend this free program. . Membership in the genealogical society is not required to attend.  Social time begins at 6:30 pm with the program and meeting beginning at 7 pm

The library is at 5700 Bainbridge Rd, N. Ridgeville

For more information, call Jean at 440-949-5167 or Pete at 440-967-8002.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Investigating Online

Occasionally, I like to explore these kinds of websites.
Once and awhile I want to "check up on a person" and other times I want to see what is online ab out myself.

After seeing what is out there about yourself, you might want to try to remove it.  Here is a site with information on that

This recent story in the Plain Dealer talks about Zillow and Trulia websites with real estate informtion.

Take a closer look at a neighborhood

Be your own detective for local information: 

Interesting summary of how information is accumulated

Search Social Networks

How do the Information brokers get our information?,129841

Popular People search websites

do you have a site you have used?  Leave a comment to share it....