Archives for: October 2011, 11


Categories: New Books

New Genealogy Books

All of these books can be borrowed from the library for 3 weeks!

Campbell, Jennifer. Start & Run a Personal History Business. Bellingham, WA: Self-Counsel Press, 2011.

Summary: Anyone can start a personal history business to meet the demands of communities, families, and even corporations to record and preserve the stories they want remembered. The preservation of memories was recently noted by The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times as a profitable business opportunity, and appeals to a broad range of people. This practical guide covers every stage of business development including how to actually do the work, starting up, education and training, marketing and expansion, and a step-by-step guide for new personal historians to produce a first project.

Quillen, W. Daniel. Mastering Online Genealogy. Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. : Cold Spring Press, 2011.

Summary: First in our new "Quillen's Essentials of Genealogy" series, "Mastering Online Genealogy" covers the use of computers and the Internet to successfully do your own genealogical research. The book teaches readers about: The Internet as an effective genealogical research tool; Genealogy databases: what they are, where they are, and how to use them; Free genealogy websites: who they are, strengths and weaknesses; Subscription services: who they are, what they cost, strengths and weaknesses of each; — Pitfalls to watch out for, pratfalls to avoid; The value of message boards, blogs, etc.; What kind of computer and software should you buy?; and Genealogy software reviews.

City of Regina 2012 Municipal Heritage Awards Program

The City of Regina is now accepting nominations for its 2012 Municipal Heritage Awards Program.

Nominations will be accepted for projects undertaken and/or completed in the current (2011) or preceding (2010) year. The deadline to nominate is Monday, October 31, 2011.

The Municipal Heritage Awards Program recognizes individuals and organizations that have enhanced Regina's quality of life through the safeguarding and promotion of our city's built heritage.

To download the brochure and application form please visit the City of Regina website.

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