Friday, April 16, 2010

Friday Finds – 04/16/10

Weekly column sharing genealogy-related things that I’ve learned or found.

Michigan Resources – The Clarke Historical Library has numerous volumes of Michigan history and has a list of holdings broken down by county.  I found this list via the  Midwestern Microhistory blog.

ResourceEnglish Equivalents of Foreign Given Names is a USGenWeb project.  There are lots of names included with derivatives and variation for several languages including French, German, Polish, and Italian.

Illinois Resources – Miriam over at AnceStories has been posting various resources by state each week since the beginning of the year.  This week featured resources for Illinois.  It is a quite impressive list, and even though I know of many of them, she managed to find some I was not aware of.  Great work, Miriam!

Tool – Carol over at iPentimento shares a tool she came across called Directory List and Print.  I’ve been looking for something like this in order to create an inventory of all my digital genealogy files.  Basically, you can pull a list of files in a particular directory and create a Word or Excel document.  The only thing I wish it did was include the file “details” so I could have a complete inventory with file name and description (which includes my source information).  Tip:  If you want to catalog all files within a directory, which also contains sub-directories, but sure to click on the checkbox for “Loop subdirectories.”


1 comment:

Miriam said...

Thank you, Julie!

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