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[[User:Brepouille|Brepouille/Wiki Support Team]] ([[User talk:Brepouille|talk]]) 13:19, 31 December 2016 (UTC)
 
[[User:Brepouille|Brepouille/Wiki Support Team]] ([[User talk:Brepouille|talk]]) 13:19, 31 December 2016 (UTC)
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== I remember... ==
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I started doing genealogy as a teenager. My aunt was an avid genealogist and encouraged me.
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My pencil and paper graduated to a manual typewriter and I saved up for a new wide carriage manual.
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I remember giving the ward records examiner my forms and waiting for them to be processed.
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I remember using the TIB, FGRA, CFI, IGI, PAF, and the controlled extraction program.
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I was an indexer when we read microfilms provided by "the vault" and wrote the entries on index cards.
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I sent in my 10 dollars to get a survey done. Years later I was one of the library staff that did the surveys.
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In fact I did hundreds of them. I answered Thousands of letters inquiring how to "...", or "Would you look in ...."
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I helped develop visual aids on how to use the soundex system and how it helps find census entries with "spelling variations."
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Oh, the joy when the first index to the 1850 census started coming out, one state at a time.
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It was always the smaller eastern states they published first. Then the larger more populated states, then the "western" states like Ohio, Indiana, and Iowa.
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I knew enough of the dewey decimal number for every book in the US&Canada section to find it on the shelf without going to the card catalog.
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--[[User:Jester7|Jester7]] ([[User talk:Jester7|talk]]) 00:37, 7 August 2019 (MDT)

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Brepouille/Wiki Support Team (talk) 13:19, 31 December 2016 (UTC)

I remember...[edit source]

I started doing genealogy as a teenager. My aunt was an avid genealogist and encouraged me. My pencil and paper graduated to a manual typewriter and I saved up for a new wide carriage manual. I remember giving the ward records examiner my forms and waiting for them to be processed. I remember using the TIB, FGRA, CFI, IGI, PAF, and the controlled extraction program. I was an indexer when we read microfilms provided by "the vault" and wrote the entries on index cards. I sent in my 10 dollars to get a survey done. Years later I was one of the library staff that did the surveys. In fact I did hundreds of them. I answered Thousands of letters inquiring how to "...", or "Would you look in ...." I helped develop visual aids on how to use the soundex system and how it helps find census entries with "spelling variations." Oh, the joy when the first index to the 1850 census started coming out, one state at a time. It was always the smaller eastern states they published first. Then the larger more populated states, then the "western" states like Ohio, Indiana, and Iowa. I knew enough of the dewey decimal number for every book in the US&Canada section to find it on the shelf without going to the card catalog. --Jester7 (talk) 00:37, 7 August 2019 (MDT)