Category Archive: Tools and Information

Apr 09

Seeking Michigan Death Records

I had a few minutes today, and I spent it looking for family death on Seeking Michigan.  I had copied the information from a ledger at the Ingham County court house, but I wanted the certificate. This explains how I managed to print the image without the big thick black border,  and save the image to …

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Mar 31

The Reliability of my Blog

This entry is part 186 of 342 in the series Belle's Box

This entry is part 186 of 342 in the series Belle’s BoxWell, it finally happened, I bet you have see this, or at least watched the discussion regarding the post. It the writer intended to attract attention, I’ll bet it worked! At the route of the criticism are the following statements: Blogs are easy to …

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Mar 10

Budget Cuts at the Library of Michigan — How Damaging?

The Michigan State Senate Appropriations committee will meet Thursday, March 12, 2009. The agenda calls for discussions regarding budget appropriations for the Department of History Arts and Libraries, which is apparently will be dissolved and the functions split among other departments. A current, partly substantiated, rumor has the Library of Michigan being closed completely, with …

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Mar 04


I’ve started a series of  “Not so Wordless Wednesday” posts over on GrannyPam.  There aren’t really genealogy, but the are old family photos.  Well they are at least as old as I am.  I thought I’d let those of you that enjoy looking at older photos know that you can find them by searching that …

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Mar 03

Back Up your Computer

(This is a partial copy of today’s  post on GrannyPam ) There is a little buzz over at Geneabloggers, and Geneabloggers on Facebook about data backup day, which is a great idea which Thomas put out there.  Since my data situation may be a little more complicated than most peoples, I though I would outline …

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Feb 20

An Award, Me???

I received a notice today from Genealogy Fun that Harriet has gifted me with an award! This is the first time this blog has received an award, so I feel happy and honored. Harriet said that she was enjoying my posts tagged “Belle’s Box”. I’m just the most recent of a large group of genealogists …

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Feb 03

Oakland County (Michigan) Genealogical Society Meets Tonight

This entry is part 11 of 60 in the series Cemeteries

This entry is part 11 of 60 in the series CemeteriesThe Oakland County Genealogical Society will meet tonight, Tuesday, February 3, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. Ms Gail Moreau-DesHarnais, editor of the French Canadian Heritage Society of Michigan journal Habitant Heritage, will be our speaker. “Basic French-Canadian Research using modern methods, including mtDNA and YDNA”, is the topic for …

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Jan 21

Eight Things About Granny

I found a tag on Apple’s tree. Somehow I missed it when she tagged me. Here are the Tag Rules: 1. Each player starts with eight random fact/habits about themselves. 2. People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules. 3. A the end of your …

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Jan 16

Genealogy Meme… Too Good to Pass Up!

Here is a Genealogy Meme that I “caught” from Jasia, “the Creative Gene”, she says she got it from Becky and friends, and it’s just too fun to pass up. I agree, so here goes: The list should be annotated in the following manner: Things you have already done or found: bold face type Things …

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Dec 28

New Year’s Resolutions!

Often, I receive invitations to participate in Carnivals. I don’t often participate. It may be that I’m not good at following suggestions, or it may be that I’m not creative enough to relate my blogs to the carnival topics. Imagine my excitement when I realized that there was no way out of the next edition …

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