Monday, March 11, 2013

Today's Mondays with Myrt ARCHIVED

We discussed everything from the HD quality external web cam with built-in mic, Office 2013 in the cloud ($99 for five devices) compared to single copy Office 2013 ($250-$495 street price), immigrant ancestors and preparing for a research trip to a distant courthouse.


Ships of Our Ancestors by Michael J. AnutaFrom the publishers: "Ships of Our Ancestors is a compilation of photographs of the steamships that were employed in transporting immigrants to this country in the heyday of mass migration. These were the propeller-driven, steel-hulled leviathans of legend, owned and operated by such famous shipping lines as North German Lloyd, White Star, Cunard, Guion, Red Star, Inman, and Hamburg-American. Photos of nearly 900 ships are arranged here in alphabetical order, and each ship is further identified by date, shipping line, and source. For genealogists the photographs represent a visual testimony of the great passenger ships that grew old in service and then passed from the scene without a trace. They are proof of a bygone time and our connection to it."

Michael Tepper's American Passenger Arrival Records; A Guide to the Records of Immigrants Arriving at American Ports by Sail and Steam

Courthouse Research for Family Historians: Your Guide to Genealogical Treasures by Christine Rose. From the publisher "Finally--the only guidebook devoted exclusively to research in America's courthouses. Full of essentials starting with preparation, interacting with the clerks, using the indexes, and what to expect to find in each courthoiuse office. But it doesn't stop there. Evaluating the records and using them to solve genealogical problems are included. For those who can't travel to the courthouse personally, use of the Internet, microfilm, and published books of abstracts are discussed. Tips galore from an author who has researched in more than 500 courthouses."

P. William Filby's Passenger and Immigration Lists Indexes.

Peter Coldham's The Complete Book of Emigrants, 1607-1660 (among others).

Microsoft Office 2013 - Russ and Myrt have decided to pay $99 subscription per year  for five machines, rather than over $200 for an individual machine.

Comparison Chart as found at the Microsoft Store today.

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