Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Is Your Genealogy In The Cloud?

      As more and more genealogists and family historians leverage technology for research, many are using “The Cloud” whether they realize it or not. And then there are those who purposely store their data in a personal cloud. Doing so allows them to access their research from anywhere in the world and on practically any type of computer or mobile device.  

     There’s actually some history behind the use of the word cloud to describe the way a computer user accesses data stored somewhere other than his own computer. Years ago, when computer systems were mapped out using a flow chart, a cloud was the symbol for a remote server that hosted data and services. For the most part, this server was provided by another business or vendor and located off-site.

       If your tired of keeping your genealogy research data on multiple CDs, DVDs, flash drives, hard drives and in different locations? Cloud computing – the practice of storing data on a remote server – is a practical solution for genealogists. 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Digitization Project Update



Digital Collections

The Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Library provides patrons with access to several Jefferson County historical documents such as year books, city directories, photographs, and more.

This site presents digitized primary source materials from the Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Public Library System Genealogy and Rare Book Room.  Copyright and Fair Use Statement and Citation Information.

Certain portions of the materials on this website are protected under copyright laws. These materials have been made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, but may not be used for any commercial purpose. Permission to make a single copy of any material on this website through print, photocopying, or downloading to a computer terminal is granted without the need to seek prior consent, on the express condition that you properly cite the source in all copies. (Please see the citation information below.)

For other uses of materials from this website (for example, commercial products, publication, broadcast, mirroring, reuse on a website, or anything else that does not fall under concepts relating to "fair use") you are required to seek permission from Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Public Library System in advance. Contact information is given below. When requesting permission, please be prepared to refer specifically to the information you intend to use and provide details regarding your planned use.

Those inquiring about these uses should contact:

Jana V. Mitchell, Manager, Digital Projects
Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Public Library
200 E. 8th Avenue
Pine Bluff, AR  71601 
Telephone: (870) 534-2159.   E-Mail:

Materials should be cited as:, Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Public Library System, Pine Bluff, AR 71601.