These notes are from today’s genealogy program at work. The speaker was Joseph Lieby. Handout
I didn’t quite get as much as I’d like out of this presentation mostly because I’ve sat through a dozen or so now. I have a pretty good idea what’s going on. So my notes are less comprehensive than last time.
Genbas.org for German family
International Genealogical Index at Familysearch.
Many naturalization records are available via ancestry. Could happen at any port of entry.
1811-1820 2,617 immigrants. Famine of 1816-1817. Thanks to Java volcano.
1831-1840. 7,248. July Revolution of 1830. French in origin, but disrupted business
1841-1850. 19,241. March revolution of 1848-1849. Germany was not a country yet.
1851-1860. 73,462. Consequence of 48/49 Revolution. Most southwest states in Germany were Catholic. Merchants, newspaper, bankers were being lost to Germany. These were not poor people. Came with skills, money, and business savvy
1861-1870. 31,149. American Civil War. Some because they supported the Union’s anti-slavery stance. They also wanted the US to be stable since their own country was not.
Ask your relatives now. They won’t be much help once dead.
Records from Brinne are almost non-exist. You may have to reconstruct them.
Don’t take what you read as goodie truth.
An ancestor may be physically described in passenger lists with German words
There were no ships straight to the US. Everyone had to stop in another country. Many switched ships in England.
Many people were pressured to leave the area after the revolution.
Boston was not a great entry point. Baltimore, Texas, and Philly were better.
Naturalization records: look for Declaration of Intent
Naturalization and marriage records have birthplace listed.
Can’t find info? Check the marriage records of younger children whose marriage may be in a newly founded vital records office
Check the German archives sites online
Church records. Protestant Northern around 1520. Catholics in the south after Council of Trent in 1563
Civil records 1870s
Look up book, MeyersOats. Lots of info up until 1911
Germans love abbreviations
And to round it out, the final day of the conference. I was preoccupied with preparing for my second presentation, so I missed some time. One of the highlights of the conference for me are in these notes on customer development. Too bad I couldn’t stay till the end — I had to go to my presentation then!
The NYPL session on their Tech Connect was interesting but really not feasible for smaller libraries. They have a great program and an overflowing wait list of people who want to attend the programs. We don’t have the same situation, so it was a little difficult to see how to apply their strategies to a single branch library.
Day 2! Yesterday you kept hearing talks which made you think you were in a Daft Punk music video (harder, faster, stronger). Today it was going on the theme of delight. Both days were shaped by the keynotes which was interesting.
These notes are the property of Darien Library. I taught this class tonight which I suspected only a handful would show up, but 36 did despite the pounding rain!
Phones & Tablets
How to backup
How to retrieve/protect data when stolen
- Prey: https://preyproject.com/
- Remote destroy coming soon
- Cloud storage
- Encrypt your drive
How to protect yourself when you throw out a computer
- First format the hard drive
- Take the hard drive out and crush it with a hammer or wipe it under Department of Defense standards.
- BE CAREFUL of magnets since they can crush your fingers
If your hard drive is clicking
The drive is dying! You need to get everything off.
Protect Your Online Identity
- 2 Factor Authentication
- AOL compromised
- Password manager:
- Internet Explorer bug — hot right now
- Hightail: https://www.hightail.com/ A way to securely send your files and see who downloads them.
- Think about what you post
- When doing transactions, look for the lock for security
- Don’t click on links in emails — go directly to new site
Own Your Online Identity
- Google Yourself
- See what others are saying about you
- Download your data from each service that you use. These services below will let you have your data:
- If a site does not offer a way to export your data out, think twice about using them
- Advanced steps:
- Use copies, not originals
- Have grab and go packs — did this for Hurricane Sandy
Have I mentioned my love for Georgia’s Wednesday Webinars Series? They’re always helpful and the librarians are very personable with great ideas! Today was about Open Source Software (watch me try to resist plugging the webinar and my notes to my classmates). I knew about most of the Open Source Software that was discussed but was glad to have a chance to hear other peoples’ thoughts on Drupal.
Do you know of other webinar series that I should be watching out for?
All the amazing things you’ve always dreamed about can be found here! Please keep in mind that these notes were geared for training purposes for my two assistants.
Tonight’s class was enjoyable because I got to fawn over the beauty of clean and pretty code.
I can tell how old something is by the mention of the Netscape browser. I only vaguely remember seeing it back in 1999 while watching a classmate use a teacher’s computer.
These notes cover the progress report plus information about metadata. I apologize for posting these notes so late!
My favorite part right now is that I was upset that I couldn’t find any simple explanation of XML and then later I noticed that the book holding up my smaller monitor is “XML for Dummies.” I just checked out the reviews on Amazon though and this book was panned. I guess I’ll have to look at it later to see what I think!