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October 14, 2007

Newsletter 10-7-2007

Filed under: newsletter — seniorgeek @ 7:10 pm

This week is a real hodge-podge of stuff. Some of it I have had around for a while and some is new. In no particular order…

The U.S. Department of Education’s student aid Web site, your ‘one-stop shop’ for up-to-date and accurate data on federal aid available to help you pay for college. Funds for college are at historic highs. In 2006 the Department of Education will make or guarantee more than $60 billion in low-cost student loans, a $4 billion increase over 2005 levels. Overall, $82 billion in grants, loans and other assistance are expected to benefit more than 10 million students – 413,000 more than last year. (

The primary purpose and function of is to connect people so that they can help each other and share genealogical research. Most resources on are designed to facilitate such connections. “But where do I begin?” That question is often asked by new users when faced with all the options available at The best ways for you to connect to others on are to make it easy for others to find you, ask for help, and give others help. This page will give you a brief overview of the many resources available at; and areas where you will want to contribute as your own research progresses.

You’re working at your desk, trying to ignore the tingling or numbness you’ve had for months in your hand and wrist. Suddenly, a sharp, piercing pain shoots through the wrist and up your arm. Just a passing cramp? More likely you have carpal tunnel syndrome, a painful progressive condition caused by compression of a key nerve in the wrist. This was me a few years ago, but after 6 months of physical therapy all is better. Don’t let this happen to you. Check out the following link.

In this resource you will find background information, election results, cabinet members, notable events, and some points of interest on each of the presidents. Links to biographies, historical documents, audio and video files, and other presidential sites are also included.

The color photographs of the Farm Security AdministrationOffice of War Information Collection include scenes of rural and small-town life, migrant labor, and the effects of the Great Depression. A significant number of the color photographs concern the mobilization effort for World War II and portray aircraft manufacturing, military training, and the nation’s railroads. The 1,600 color photographs produced by the FSA and OWI photographers are less well known and far less extensive than the 164,000 black-and-white photographs in the collection.

This site has a large collection of free classic books, plays, and short stories by authors such as Dickens, Austen, Shakespeare and many others. You can read, search and even add your own annotations to any of the classic books. A selection of author biographies and portraits are also made available. All functions of this site are free to use although some functions require free registration. Their collection of classic stories currently contains 3347 works of literature (including 1917short stories) by 336 authors.

For those of you who read this far I have a fascinating artist web site who uses an airbrush for all his work. The painting is so realistic that you would swear that it is a photograph.

“When arguing with your neighbor, don’t betray another person’s secret. Others may accuse you of gossip, and you will never regain your good reputation.”



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