Monthly Archives: October 2016

The Transitive Vampire

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

For my Halloween post, I want to discuss a little book that I came across recently as 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 Eager, and the […]

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Tech Tuesday – Using Transcript for Transcribing Documents

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

Transcript a little tool, developed by Jacob Boerema, that helps you transcribe text from digital media. Back in 2011, I had just accepted a job to transcribe 52 early deeds so I began looking for something that might make the job, if not easy, at least easier—and I discovered Transcript. I really love this little gem. I was scanning the […]

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Genealogy at the Library – Online!

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

In Maryland there are twenty-four public library systems, one in each county and Baltimore City. All of these libraries offer wireless access, public use computers, research databases, and access to Sailor. Sailor is an online public information network that connects Marylanders and their libraries to resources within the state. It is available free through every library and from home computers […]

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Family Recipe Friday – Alberta Zebley’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

My best friend in high school, Alberta Zebley, taught me to make these cookies. Her mom taught her. We used to make them together all the time in the kitchen of her home. I hung out there quite a bit and her family was lovely to me. After graduation, we lost touch, but I still make these cookies. My husband […]

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