Saturday, June 20, 2009

My Daily Three - 20 June 2009

I went to the CGSSD meeting today and learned many things, but I also learned other things, so here my three for today:

1) Family Tree Maker 2010 Platinum was described in a "hands-on" review here. Interesting take from a writer with no genealogy experience - how did he get to do this plum job? The telling quote is "From my experience, it would take close to two weeks before someone could gather together a significant amount of information. Other users have explained that it takes about two weeks to get into family history dating back into the 1600s. " LOLROFL!!!

2) Now I know what Genealogy in the Cloud means. I missed Gary Hoffman's talk to CGSSD last year, but really enjoyed it this year. He updated it - I'll post a bit about it soon.

3) Who knew that the San Diego Public Library had an obituary index for the San Diego Herald newspaper for 1851 to 1860 and the San Diego Union newspaper for 1868-1915? Online? I knew about the card index on microfiche at SDPL and other libraries, but not about an index. Good - more blog fodder!

That's all I learned today - the GinaC stuff was fascinating. Lots of questions!

3 comments:

cheekygnome said...

Two weeks? I must be doing it wrong.

DrWeb said...

Hi,

Here's a link to the online index you mentioned in the post, from the San Diego Public Library's Digital Library:
http://ptfs-asp.ptfs.com/sdpl/guest.jsp?cl=collection26_lib&lb_document_id=555191

Enjoy!
Best,
DrWeb

linda said...

Thanks so much for the link to the FTM 2010 review. I haven't laughed so hard in a long time.