There are days I get distracted. You all know that I’m the Queen of Focus… but I do have days that are just not going to be a “FOCUSED” day.
I give in and let the “links” take me on a journey. This is a story of how I spent an entire day last year.
I opened an email… one that I shouldn’t have. It just sounded really interesting.
Clue! If an email sounds really interesting and you are trying to get Focused… don’t open the email.
The email is from the Genealogy Gems Podcast:
Washington DC and Lindon, UT -September 29, 2009
The National Archives and Records Administration and Footnote.com today announced the release of the internet’s largest Interactive Holocaust Collection.
For the first time ever, over one million Holocaust-related records – including millions of names and 26,000 photos from the National Archives- will be available online. The collection can be viewed at: http://www.footnote.com/holocaust
If the National Archives has done something new… I like to know about it!
The press release from Archive.org is here: http://www.archives.gov/press/press-releases/2009/nr09-115.html
Warning! You Will Get Caught Up In The History! This site is huge…
I ended up on the “Online Exhibits” page: http://www.ushmm.org/museum/exhibit/online/
Only available FREE during October 2009 (Update: I still see the archives… but you might have to sign up for a free week trial)
Where I found this page:
And then I clicked on this:
Which led me to this:
All the way at the bottom I find this:
This page has a ton of links – I choose this one first:
I also clicked on this link: http://www.rickshaw.org/provisions.htm
Enough! I could go on and on…
Of course I started to listen to one of the Genealogy Gem Podcasts (I love Lisa’s voice)
About 8 minutes in she starts to discuss Google Books and Copyright infringement.
It’s very interesting and worth a listen!
I’ve been roaming around these links for about 3 hours and it was great fun… And I found some personal Gold!
I’m always dabbling in my family Genealogy. I try not to get too serious about it because I’d never get anything else done.
While I was in my “free trial” at Footnote.com I typed in my family name. 575 pages ( containing 10 references each) popped up… OMG.
I think I’ve finally figured out where my GG grandfather was during the Civil War
That makes this day not a waste at all!
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|Debra Conrad is an online entrepreneur, information publisher, and author that has been using Public Domain material to create profitable products and businesses since 2007. She is also co-author of "The Public Domain Treasure Hunter's Survival Kit" available here. For more info Debra, click here.|