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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Kathy's Gates to the Past : World War I Centennial

Kathy's Gates to the Past : World War I Centennial: In honor of the upcoming (August 2014) centennial of the start of World War I, here's a photo of a Philadelphia doughboy, who h...

World War I Centennial







In honor of the upcoming (August 2014) centennial of the start of World War I, here's a photo of a Philadelphia doughboy, who has its own hero in my cousin Mary Dankanis.  The statue once stood in the Northern Lights neighborhood of Philadelphia for 55 years, then disappeared for 6 years. Cousin Mary--a fixture in the Northern Liberties neighborhood of Philadelphia and a force to be reckoned with--decided that the statue had to be returned.  Over a 14-month period between 1980 and 1981, Mary coordinated efforts by collecting signatures and speaking to local authorities demanding its return. Ultimately she won the battle to return the statue to the neighborhood. Its current location is on the corner of 2nd and Spring Streets, in the heart of Northern Liberties, where it remains standing tall and proud. Enjoy!









































                                                   



















































   











Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Kathy's Gates to the Past : Evernote--Looking for Tips!

Kathy's Gates to the Past : Evernote--Looking for Tips!: I just participated in a webinar on how to use Evernote. Thanks to the APG Virtual Chapter for hosting the webinar, and thanks to Lisa Louis...

Evernote--Looking for Tips!

I just participated in a webinar on how to use Evernote. Thanks to the APG Virtual Chapter for hosting the webinar, and thanks to Lisa Louise Cook (Genealogy Gems podcaster) for walking us through the basics. I've been using Evernote for a short and still have a lot to learn.


For those who are interested in learning about Evernote, or if you have been using it for a while (like me!), Lisa offers a Quick Reference Guide entitled Evernote for Genealogists. There's the laminated copy for $6.95 or the .pdf download for $5.95.  And there are versions for both Windows and Mac computer users. Check it out here: http://lisalouisecooke.com/tag/evernote/.  I recommend the .pdf file, which can stored within the Evernote app on your computer.


She also has several short videos on her Genealogy Gems website available for viewing through her premium member site.


So much to learn, so little time! :)

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Kathy's Gates to the Past : SLIG Registration now open!

Kathy's Gates to the Past : SLIG Registration now open!: SLIG registration is now open--HOWEVER!--Tom Jones's Advanced Methodology and the DNA class sold out in less than 5 minutes.  Must be a...

SLIG Registration now open!

SLIG registration is now open--HOWEVER!--Tom Jones's Advanced Methodology and the DNA class sold out in less than 5 minutes.  Must be a record.


I'm in on the Advanced Evidence Practicum, and I imagine that will sell out soon enough. Half the seats are taken already. :)


For a list of classes and registration, go to http://www.infouga.org/cpage.php?pt=42


Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014