Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The 72-year wait is over!

On April 1, 1940, there were 132,164,569 people living in America. And today, 87 percent of Americans can find a direct family link to one – or more – of them.  

When the 1940 U.S. Federal Census is opened to the public this 
April 2, 2012, we’ll have a window into every one of those 132 million lives. Their names, where they lived, who shared their house, even where they were five years earlier.

And that’s just for starters. 

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Welcome and Farewell. . .

Michael Sawyer

   Library Board and Staff invite everyone 
Thursday, March 29th 
from 4:00 - 6:00 pm 
to the 
Main Library to 
welcome Michael Sawyer 
to the community 
as the new Director 
of the 
Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Library System. 

Dave Burdick and Skruffy
 We will be 

saying goodbye 

to Dave Burdick 

as he and Marcia, 

and their dogs 

Skruffy and Bubba

"Take to the Road" 

in their RV. 

Mr. Dave, We wish you the best in this next phase in your life.  Enjoy the adventure that awaits you.   Now its time to chase those dreams that kept getting postponed for lack of time and too much work and responsibilities. But we will be following you along on your blog, which can be found at      Happy Trails. . .

Monday, March 5, 2012

Google Earth for Genealogists: Plot Your Ancestors’ Lives

Most of us never get to travel to all the places our ancestors lived, but you can follow in their footsteps — virtually.

…..Google Earth will enable you to see the migration patterns of a particular surname or family, and what it looks like now where they once lived or live; from a birds eye view. Coupled with you’re own research, hopefully, this will give a unique perspective on Genealogy.

Google Earth, a free software program,
 lets you experience faraway locations from the comfort of your own home.