Category Archives: Interesting Web Resources

Learning about EVERNOTE – a little too late?

I never heard of Evernote until I took Digital History for my coursework. I will admit I did not want to use Evernote. I finally caught up with the ‘cloud’ and dreaded having to learn a new program. I tend … Continue reading

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Historic Property Databases Can Be Helpful To Research Too

Using the National Register of Historic Places for Research The National Register of Historic Places is a primary vehicle for identifying and protecting historic resources in the United States.  Established by the Historic Sites Act of 1935 and expanded by … Continue reading

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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 Graves.com 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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Crowd Sourcing Tragedy (Amended)

The case for (official) crowd sourcing just grew a little stronger. While it would have been another matter entirely if non-law enforcement crowd sourcing efforts had obtained clear images of the bomber’s faces, it is still significant that the FBI … Continue reading

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LEGOs, Revolutionaries and YouTube – The Challenges of Using YouTube as a Tool of Historical Study

In an age of digital media where images come fast and cheap through wireless connections as abundant as 747s flying through the ether, YouTube has emerged as a sourcing way point for video media. As humans, we are primarily visual … Continue reading

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Early Chester

We cannot begin our discussion of the role Chester played in the Civil War without touching upon the town’s beginnings. Modern day Chester Township is ideally located astride Route 206, providing day trippers from New York City and urban New … Continue reading

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