Making Connections: New England, Heirlooms, Macs and More

By Family Tree Editors Premium

Maine event

I read your article “Local Goes Global” in your December 2001 issue and felt that another site worth mentioning was <>. The Center for Maine History is working with other libraries and historical societies to make this site a very comprehensive collection of historic Maine photos and documents. It’s great to finally access photos that one would otherwise have to travel a long way to see. I look forward to every issue of Family Tree Magazine. It is chock-full of great information and so appealing to the eye.



Timeless treasure

I was at the bookstore and had stopped to look for Family Tree Magazine and I found an interesting article that I feel really close to, “Telling Time” (Attic Treasures, October 2001). The article brings back memories of my grandmother, who passed away in the early 1990s leaving fond memories. She had a watch that she always wore on special occasions, and she left the watch to me to wear. After reading this article, I need to check whether the watch has a serial number, which will make it more of a treasure.


Albuquerque, NM

Editor’s note: Look for this issue’s Attic Treasures column on page 20.

More New England news

As a publisher of genealogies and related books and a beginning genealogist, I really enjoy your helpful publication. I wanted to let you know that a book listed in your excellent article on New England genealogy (“Yankee Ingenuity,” December 2001) as out of print is actually available from us: The Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire by Sybil Noyes, Charles T. Libby and Walter G. Davis is available in a hardcover reprint from our catalog or from our Web site <>, along with thousands of other New England histories and genealogies. Thanks for a great magazine.


Higginson Book Co. Salem, Mass.

Zeroing in on a problem

I tried to access the URL given on page 52 in the October 2001 issue, <>, and got an error message, “Page cannot be found.” I finally figured out that the actual URL was <>, using zero not o. I went back to the magazine and the characters still look like o, not zero; this was very confusing. You have a good magazine, but this has taken up a lot more time than it should have.

via e-mail

Editor’s note: Our apologies to readers who’ve been similarly confused. We’re introducing a new type font for Web addresses in this issue that should make it easier to distinguish 0 from o. (As always, keep in mind that we put Web addresses within brackets to make clear where the URL begins and ends, which can be particularly confusing for addresses that don’t begin with www. But please don’t type the brackets into your browser!) Also, if you ever have trouble typing in a site mentioned in the magazine, go to our site at <>; most sites are reprinted here, where you can simply click on them.

Mac multimedia

Joseph Keenan put together a very interesting article (“Memory Insurance,” August 2001). He neglects to mention that Reunion for Macintosh has very powerful multimedia tools, possibly the most powerful available in a genealogy program.

I’m not sure if it’s ignorance of the Macintosh, or if the platform is just thought to be inconsequential, but anyone attempting a multimedia project of any sort needs to be aware of the Macintosh platform and its superior power, flexibility and usefulness.

via e-mail

Editor’s note: Since Family Tree Magazine is created entirely on Macs, we’re not PC-centric — but thanks for the nudge. We reviewed Reunion in our December 2000 issue.

From the February 2002 issue of Family Tree Magazine