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12 Sep 2014

Google Account Breach Checker

Google Account Breach Checker sassy jane genealogyNot sure if your Google account got hacked in the latest big data breach? Dashlane has a Google Account Breach Checker available here.

Regular readers know that I trust Dashlane, the ultimate password manager. Having something like this simple app to check the status of your Gmail account is just another reason why I think Dashlane is great.

Dashlane not only keeps track of your passwords, but also automatically logs in to any website on any of your devices (desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone on any platform), and never loses passwords. In fact, with your permission, Dashlane can burrow into your browsers and mine them for user names and passwords you might have forgotten.

So try the Google Account Breach Checker. And if you’re new to Dashlane, click here to get six months of premium service, including […]

11 Sep 2014

Free Online Genealogy Fair 2014

Hello from Sassy Jane! My absence posting to the blog was due to software conflicts, security issues, and being a dummkopf with the brains of a potato, as my German ancestors would say.

Now that I’m back, I have good news. The National Archives is hosting their annual Free Online Genealogy Fair 2014 from October 28-30, 2014. Fall is so busy that I want to give my readers plenty of notice about this great Free Online Genealogy Fair 2014.

WHAT:       The National Archives will host a live, three-day, virtual Genealogy Fair via webcast on YouTube. The free program offers family history research tools for all skill levels on Federal records including census, American Indian, military, naturalization, and immigration. Other topics include overviews of online genealogy resources and guidance on preserving personal records. For complete schedule and participation instructions, visit the Virtual Genealogy Fair website.

WHEN:        October 28, 29, and 30, starting daily at 10 a.m. EDT

WHO:          Speakers include […]

21 Aug 2014

Summer Sale on Archival Supplies

The summer sale on archival supplies for genealogy records at Hollinger ends 30 Aug 2014.

Get 20 percent off everything at Hollinger Metal Edge, where professional archivists buy their supplies with the code SUMMER2014.

summer sale on archival supplies sassy jane genealogyI am dismayed when genealogists tell me they buy acid-free supplies  for their priceless family papers at discount stores, home parties, or other outlets that aren’t in the preservation business. That isn’t where libraries or archives shop and neither should you. Archivists swear by Hollinger, the leader in this field since 1945. If they say it’s acid-free, you can count on it.

Stock up on the summer sale on archival supplies with these favorites for your genealogy records.

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19 Aug 2014

Google News Archive for German Newspapers

Today’s guest post is about using the Google News Archive for German newspapers. German-language newspapers published in the U.S. can be important sources for obituaries and other information on German immigrant ancestors. My Germanic Genealogy teacher, Carolyn Thomas, of the Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society, shares her insights on using the Google News Archive for German newspapers:

Besides the links to German-language newspapers in Chronicling America Nancy has shared, the Google News Archive has some German-language historic newspapers digitized and accessed by title at http://news.google.com/newspapers.

These were part of Google’s plan, unfortunately no longer supported, to digitize all extant historic newspapers. Some of us have benefitted greatly from the locations and newspapers with which Google began that effort.

For example, the following are German-language newspapers in Pennsylvania and Louisiana are available online at the Google News Archive for free:

Pittsburgh: