genealogy

4 Jul 2015

Essential Revolutionary War Records

ssential Revolutionary War RecordsIn honor of the holiday, information on essential Revolutionary War records from militaryindexes.com.

  • Revolutionary War Records and Documents Online at Fold3
    • Compiled Service Records of American Army Soldiers During the Revolutionary War 1775-1783 contains scanned documents of the service records (from National Archives Microfilm Publication M881)
    • Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files contains scanned documents of these records (from NARA Microfilm Publication M804)
    • Numbered Record Books Concerning Military Operations and Service, Pay and Settlement of Accounts, and Supplies in the War Department Collection of Revolutionary War Records (from NARA Microfilm Publication M853)
3 Jul 2015

More Genealogy Humor

More Genealogy Humor Sassy Jane Genealogy

25 Jun 2015

Back Soon

back soonJust a note to say I have been on the mend the last few weeks. Sassy Jane herself is also having some work done behind the scenes, but we’ll both be back soon.

In the meantime, the next issue of First Friday Genealogy with Sassy Jane will be delivered on July 3. To receive each monthly issue in your mail, start your free subscription here:

My focus is genealogy from an archivist’s perspective. Topics include using primary sources effectively, search strategies, archives news, and technology tips. Information on how to organize genealogy research, catalog family photographs, and simplify sources and citations are also favorite topics. I also like sharing information on using iPads and iPhones for mobile genealogy.

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6 Jun 2015

iPad and Mac Diacritical Marks

Today’s topic is iPad and Mac diacritical marks. If you’re using your iPad (or Mac) for genealogy, you probably need to add diacritical marks to names and places. If you’re a native English speaker like me, getting your keyboard to produce these characters may be an unfamiliar process.

A diacritical mark is a glyph (mark) added to a letter that changes how words are pronounced. These marks may appear above, below, within a letter, or in some cases between two letters. Ø, ü, è, ñ, ß, ÿ, ī, å are all examples of diacritical marks added to letters.

There are several ways to add diacriticals to individual letters on your iPhone, iPad, and/or Mac.

  1. Press lightly and hold the keys any vowel or C, L, N, S, Y and Z, then select the accented versions from the menu. (Shortcuts to legal and financial symbols appear by pressing and holding characters on the numerical keyboard.)
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