Posted by CSBA on 1 DEC 2011 21:10:51
UGH version 2.0 has gone "live"
the last update? Sorry for the slow state of things, however, a lot of progress
has been made. The former homepage has been replaced and the new one contains
some great new features, such as a dynamic statistics display and links to review
changes made in the last year. Going "dynamic" is a huge technological leap
for Utsica.org and means you will get new data as it is being entered AND you'll
be able to interact with the data in new and exciting ways. I am almost caught
up with the past year and half's backlog so there's plenty of new info to check
out right now. (PS this would be a good time for folks who have requested family
research or sent personal info to resend me that information. I promise I will
get to it promptly.)
a new option in the menu bar at the bottom of the UGH titled "myCSBA". This
is the new CSBA Member Webspace and currently the Ancestor Chart application
is in the final stages of testing. Please visit the webspace and tour the features
of Ancestor Chart. CSBA members will be emailed their login credentials when
we are ready to go live, hopefully, sometime before the end of the year. The
CBSA Member Webspace will have some nice applications and we hope this will
encourage more participation and support for the CSBA and Ustica.org. Please
don't let your membership lapse or you'll miss out on some exciting new stuff
happening at Ustica.org. If you're not a member yet, check out the details
at the CSBA homepage.
which has most of the historic New Orleans newspapers scanned and searchable.
Wow! What an incredible resource! I can now do most of my genealogical research
from home rather than trekking down to the library and fumbling with time-consuming
microfilms. GenealogyBank is far from perfect and rather cumbersome to use,
but still, being able to research from home at any time of the day or night
with access to over a hundred years of newsprint is PRICELESS. Actually the
cost is about $70 per year and the newspaper coverage spans the entire US. Well
worth it for the type of research I do for Ustica.org. Email me if you would
like more details about what I like and dislike about the service.
next General Membership Meeting in March 2012. Details will be posted at the CSBA website and members will be notified by email.