Monthly Archives: October 2012

The Transitive Vampire

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

For my Halloween blog, I want to discuss a little book that I came across the other day when I was trying to find more space on a bookshelf. It sat snuggly between the Chicago Manual of Style and Strunk and White’s Elements of Style. The book is titled The Transitive Vampire: A Handbook of Grammar for the Innocent, the […]

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Sharing Memories (Week 44): I Love Books!

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

This topic really grabbed me since books are my life. If my descendants do not realize this then they do not really know me. My memories of my life with books are very important to me. I started reading when I was four, according to my parents. We lived at the time in a housing project, single story cement block […]

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Why I Use FTM as My Primary Genealogy Program

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

I am writing this in response to a question I received in one of my LinkedIn Groups. The question was “What keeps you using FTM as your primary data entry program? Inertia? Comfort? Fear of losing data?” My background is in IT. I started as a programmer in 1971, designing and programming business computer programs for platforms from mini-computers, mainframes, […]

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Society Saturday – CCGS October Meeting

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

October is an excellent month to commune with the ghosts of our ancestors. The Carroll County Genealogical Society’s upcoming meeting on Monday, October 15, 2012, features Allison Kazaras presenting a talk on “Ghosts and Legends of Carroll County.” Allison is a professional guide of ghost tours in Westminster and Gettysburg. She will be sharing the tales of Westminster’s haunted and […]

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Carroll County Genealogical Society Event

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

Next Saturday, October 13, 2012, the Society will have a table at the Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society Fall Meeting to be held at the Best Western Westminster Hotel and Conference Center, Westminster, MD from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please see their website at www.magsgen.com for directions and program information. Hope to see you there!

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