Thursday, May 28, 2009

Facebook Research Trip Photo Album

I've started a Facebook Photo Album of pictures from my research trips for our book "A Short History of the HAM Surname in Virginia & NC." Some of these you may have seen in the book, but I will probably upload a number of them that did not get into the book.

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Thursday, May 7, 2009

KallOut - New Search Tool

Now here's a nifty little tool I just installed on my FireFox web browser - KallOut.

Genealogists are always trying to find good reference material on the web, be it a primary source document, a news article, or even a You Tube video. A Google search doesn't always return everything that is available on the internet.

You can now search any of your favorite web sites in seconds, and no typing required. (Sweet!)

If you find an article on a web page that doesn't have an associated link, now you can just hi-lite a word on the page, then select the type of search you want from a menu of options.

I'd say this has to be an improvement over a plain vanilla Google search.
Currently, it can search Google, Yahoo, Ebay, flickr, Twitter, IMDb, FaceBook, etc.

(For example, I can hi-lite Tyler Ham, and select a search on IMDb... interesting!)

It should help with genealogy work, I should think.

- Enjoy

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