Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Let's have some fun today

I feel like I am on Genea-glut = 10 - overloaded with genealogy, Christmas, history, current events, rain, etc.

So in my seemingly endless exploration of the Genea-net (the Genealogy Internet) I happened to land on the ProGenealogists Genealogy Sleuth page.

There are some interesting and even fun pages linked here - such as:

* Date conversions - Julian to Gregorian. There are also Roman numbers to Arabic number conversion boxes and a Roman Numeral test here. I got X out of X on the conversions!

* Universal Currency Conversions. The top 85 currencies can be converted to any of the other currencies. Did you know that $1 US is equal to 68.6 Banklgadesh Taka?

* Current Value of Old Money - has many links to really interesting web pages concerning the cost of items in historical times.

* Our Timelines - creates a personalized timeline showing historical events within the lifetime of a person you define.

* This Day in History - input a month, day and year and see who was born, who died, and historical events on the specified day. Leave out the year, and you get the full sweep of history from 4 AD up until 1997 AD.

* What Day of the Week Was It? - input a date, month, and year and determine what day of the week it was. I was born on a Saturday.

* Tools and Implements from 1881 - need to know what a scagliola is? Check out these terms (you'll need a LizardTech plugin to see the pages) from the 1881 Knights Mechanical Dictionary.

Have fun! We'll do more genealogy tomorrow. Or next week. Or next month. There is always more to do than we have time for, isn't there?

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