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Old 10-14-2013, 03:37 PM
 
Location: 2016 Clown Car...fka: Wisconsin
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Disappearing websites? Try the Wayback Machine, which archives the internet. They may have the site in it's former incantation.
Another great tip for this issue, but not always foolproof. I know of a few occasions where I could not access the website through the Wayback. Still a good tip!

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Old 10-14-2013, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Canada
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If you use Evernote, another solution to disappearing websites is Evernote Web Clipper which is free: How to use Evernote Web Clipper | Evernote . Evernote Web Clipper seems to work best right now as an add-on/extension for Google Chrome rather than for Firefox.

I have been a paid user of Evernote for a couple of years. I use the web version (cloud storage!) as well as the Windows desktop version and also have Evernote installed on my iPad and iPhone. While the free Evernote account allows offline viewing of notes on my Windows desktop, it doesn't on the iPad and iPhone which is why I decided to switch to a paid account.

I have a notebook entitled Genealogy and use tags to organize the various notes in it. I really like being able to attach images and pdf files to a note. Some of the pdf files I've created using my scanner, and others I've created using CutePDFWriter which, once installed appears as a printer choice in Microsoft Word, Firefox, etc.

I like the ability in Evernote to use multiple tags for a note. So, I might tag a note with a surname, location, to-do, etc.
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Old 10-18-2013, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Be open to searching other localities and don't take what family members say as gospel.

I know from family stories that my GGGG grandfather died on X day from consumption. I was told that he died in Colorado, where his doctor had sent him for treatment. My uncle has the actual train ticket from Ohio to Co, dated 2 days before the death. Couldn't find a death record in Colorado or in Ohio.

I regularly re-search family members on ancestry.com when I'm missing info, and I did one recently and forgot to fill out the location. I found an obituary for my GGGG grandfather in Kansas. Apparently he died on the train ride back from Colorado to Ohio and was taken to the nearest town to have his body prepped to go the rest of the way home. I've now ordered the death certificate.
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Old 10-18-2013, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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Another great tip for this issue, but not always foolproof. I know of a few occasions where I could not access the website through the Wayback. Still a good tip!

RVcook
Yeah, it's not 100% ... but, I always figure something is better than nothing!
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Old 04-07-2014, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Canada
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A simple relationship calculator: Relationship Calculator - GenScriber

The free software is portable. Just download and unzip in the the folder of your choice.
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