02 October 2009

Learning About Using the Internet Safely

I have collected large files of information about Internet safety and about protecting my identity, and I use Norton 360 and a couple of other programs to protect three computers on my home network against intruders, but I am always interested in learning more about these two subjects that are so important today.

Expecting to learn more, I am looking forward to the Monday evening (5 Oct) meeting of the Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society that will feature Independence Officer Joe Vanecek talking about "Internet/ID Safety." According to the publicity blurb circulated by John Stoika, CVGS's newsletter editor and publicity contact, Officer Vanecek has been on the Independence PD for 31 years. In talking with John, I've learned that Officer Vanecek has given this talk to genealogists before.

The meetings will be at 7:30 in the very comfortable Willow Room of the Independence Civic Center, which is at 6363 Seelig Drive.

Oh yes, CVGS extends a warm welcome to guests, and refreshments will be served after the presentation.

01 October 2009

Finding Family on Footnote

I have put the finishing touches on my PowerPoint presenation on "Finding Family on Footnote.com" for the upcoming Tri-C GO Genealogy Seminar at Western Reserve Historical Society on Saturday, 24 Oct. After discussing the features of Footnote.com of interest to NEOhio genealogists, I hope to go online to actually demonstrate typical searches, using databases with information about Clevelanders, such as city directories, naturalizations in the Ninth District Court, and Cleveland Birth returns before 1908.

Hope to see you there.