Here is an excellent and clear article by Laurence Harris, Head of Genealogy UK at MyHeritage: http://blog.myheritage.com/2015/01/understanding-dates-five-common-mistakes-to-avoid/.
Steve Strong, in researching some correspondence, turned up a nice article with photos about Henry Alvah Strong. Elizabeth Jeffries, a student at the University of Rochester, introduces her article:
I chose to write about the Strong Mausoleum because I am a member of the Strong family. My grandmother is Ann Emerson Strong Garrett, the daughter of Pritchard Hopkins Strong. I knew very little about her parents because they died when she was very young, but through research I have learned a great deal about how they lived. I chose to write about Henry Alvah Strong and Augustus Hopkins Strong as well, because they were large contributors to both Rochester and other communities.
Here is the article online: https://www.lib.rochester.edu/IN/RBSCP/Epitaph/ATTACHMENTS/27_3.pdf
Thanks, Steve, for finding this!
We finally have a working solution to an area I’ve been trying to figure out for years: What do we do with new genealogical information submitted to us? How do we make it available to our members?
Thanks to John Langbehn, our Newsletter Editor, we have an answer. John, over the course of several years, transcribed the entire History of the Strong Family by Benjamin Dwight, into Family Tree Maker.
Let me show you what we have, and then I’ll give some examples of why that’s useful to our membership.
I work for a company InboxDollars that stays completely up-to-date as to various online trends. We understand that in many ways people are moving away from real physical books, but also moving away from traditional desktop Macs and PCs.
The “mobile Web” is taking a larger and larger share of our online interaction. I see this every day, of course, by simply looking around. People are constantly and consistently using their phones and tablets, iPads, etc., for information and entertainment. People would rather use their phones to send a text message than use their phone to make a phone call.
Meanwhile, we have physical books, nicely-bound hardcover books containing the history and genealogy of the Strong Family in America. We have begun to move toward PDF files and Books on CD. However, when is the last time you saw someone load a CD onto their phone or tablet? To be sure, with our current offerings, we have little choice.
I am now able to create true Kindle books of our genealogy. I’m now able to start with our Family Tree Maker database and finish with a Kindle book available on Amazon.com, Nook book for Barnes & Noble, and so on.
That sounds simple. What’s the big deal?