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Instructional posts on doing history or using tools

Crowdsourcing Genealogy–One Grave at a Time

On a cold February afternoon a few weeks back  I took part in my nephew’s Eagle Scout project, participating in Billion a crowdsourcing project to record genealogical information at Valleau Cemetery in Ridgewood, N.J.  Billion Graves is one of … Continue reading

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Historic Buildings – A guide to tracking down those pesky elusive images.

I am working on a digital exhibit project that features a historic hotel located in Butler, NJ.  The building itself had been renovated a few times over the years and currently it has been converted into an apartment complex.  I … Continue reading

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Crowd Sourcing Tragedy

Within hours of the terrorist attack on the Boston Marathon, the FBI was appealing to the public to provide them with photos and video of the time period before, during and after the attack. Combined with various surveillance footage from … Continue reading

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