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|Software for Genealogy:PAF(free)||Software for Household Directory:PERSONS(free)||Software for Catalog Mapping:www.EDImap.com||Software for MS-Access Table Viewing:MESA(free)||Software to play Chess - by Don Clark(free)|
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Genealogy Surnames (Arsenault Arseneault Babin Banks Basset Baxter Booth Boudrot Bourg Chiasson Coale Cole Cyr DeCaen DeCourtenay DeGrey Delaney Dole Folger Goatcher Godwin Gould Goulton Guerin Hampshire Hampton Howland Hubert Hungerford Kingsland Kirton Lamerston Landry Leblanc LeDespenser Nesta Poirier Payne Penn Peverel Raynesford Richard Samborne Sanborn Small Sullivan Theriault Tichborne Tisdale Vigneault White Yeo)
Genealogy has been a part-time activity of mine since 1985. I first accumulated information from my family members. Then I wrote some software to keep track of all this information. I soon found that a standard format called GEDCOM had been adopted by the Morman church. I converted my data to this format and was then able to load my data into various existing software programs. Eventually I purchased Family Tree Maker. Using this software I have now amassed over 7000 persons in my database. All of these persons are related by blood or marriage. Most of the ancestors of my wife, Yvette, were Acadian, mainly from the Magdelan Islands (les Isles-de-la-Madeleine). For me, the main genealogy sites on the web are:
2. Comité d'Action pour le Français en Informatique (CAFI)
11. Planet Québec - Généalogie (données acadienne)
13. Descendants of Peter Peck (c1685)
15. Census (US,UK,Canada)
18. Family Trees(Cole & Richard)
19. Family Tree: Marion Goatcher (b. 1922)
20. Family Tree: Vic Cole (b. 1918)
21. 50 Generations to Theresa Cole (b.1970)
22. IGI access by parish names
23. My Family Tree at Family Tree Maker Online
24. Family Tree Maker Page
25. Adam to George Vavougious
26. Adam to Tristan Marcoux
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My Private Archives contain numerous books and genealogical artifacts. A list of family video tapes in my private archives follows. If any family member wishes to have one, please let me know. If you have any family video tapes that you would like to send to me, I will be happy to add them to my collection.
1978 Marion and Vic Cole's 35th Anniversary
1982 Chuck and Vic being Interviewed
198? Trip to the Grand Canyon
1990 Aunt Jess
1992 Jessica Godwin's Birthday
1993 Marion and Vic Cole's 50th Anniversary
1993 Aunt Jessica's Visit to Canada
1995 The Old Goatcher Homestead-revisited
1997 Tommy and Theresa's Wedding - July 26th
1999 Guy and Barbara (Cole)'s Wedding - May 15th
2001 Christmas in California
2002 George Vavougious birth
2002 Visit to Cowansville
2003 Vic and Marion Cole's 60th Wedding Anniversary 2003 Gladys (nee Cole) Paul's Funeral
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My work has caused me to travel throughout most of the United States and briefly into Europe and Asia. When Yvette isn't working, she often accompanies me on a business trip which we extend into a mini-vacation. During some winters, I was able to visit my parents at their former winter home in Mesa, Arizona, where quite a few of their friends also go to escape the cold Canadian winters. We have often visited Mexico, usually by car, but once it was on a short cruise from Miami to Can Cun. Monterrey and Mazatlan our our favorite places in Mexico. If we see a casino advertised, we are usually willing to drive a few miles out of our way to test our luck. Fortunately, we know when to stop.... usually. Needless to say, we are chalking up the air miles, pretty soon we mightl have enough to take a trip to Asia.
I surf the web to locate interesting information and I create web pages to provide information for others. A list of my favorite sites can be seen by clicking on "Favorites" on the first screen of this web page. There are numerous web-pages to assist the amateur genealogist, but many professional genealogists do not use them because the amateur research is often incomplete. The largest genealogy data-base named Family Search is housed by the Church of Latter Day Saints more commonly known as the mormons. However WorldConnect and Ancestry.Com are also very popular. Web surfers use various search engines such as Yahoo and AltaVista, however I prefer WorldLight because it returns the results from many search engines automatically. The askme.com database is also very interesting because many amateurs (and non-amateurs) offer advice and answers to your every question. I have created a number of web pages (usually on servers that provide free space). Most of my images are housed in my image gallery at ColdFusion Resources. This web page (the one that you are reading now) is located on ColdFusion Resources because they allow standard webpages, not relegated to a subdirectory off a commercial web server. A short list of my favorite links can be accessed via the green frame on the right. WebMD is a web page that supplies medical information. eBay provides an on-line auction sale. Streetmap.co.uk provides free maps of all of England.
Yvette and I have learned how to speak each other's language, so we now speak both french and english. We both did this when we were older than age 18, which is much more difficult than when additional languages are learned as a child. Our two daughters are also bilingual because they attended immersion schools when they were young. Visiting relatives who only spoke the "other" language has helped all of us. We have lived in the Saguenay region of Quebec, the hotbed of separatism and in Saskatchewan where some people think that both Quebec and Saskatchewan should separate from the rest of Canada. I have found that a good way to improve my vocabulary is to read a pocket novel and to circle or underline the words that I don't understand. Every 20 pages or so, I look up the words in a dictionary. I make a special effort to remember the words that occur very frequently. Another way to practise listening to a foreign language is to keep the car radio tuned to a station that broadcasts in the foreign language. We have worn out more than one french/english dictionary in our house. I have now begun to learn spanish, but progress is much slower without a good friend or family member to converse with. Reading a newspaper written in the foreign language also improves one's vocabulary, but for this to succeed, one must first have a good general knowledge of the language.
The following story was written to be used as a learning tool for persons starting to learn Esperanto. The story is broken into 25 chapters. Each chapter is followed by a list of questions and some exercises. This story is presented in a pdf file that can be printed.Esperanto Story: Gerda1.pdf(145Kb)
The following web site presents the Gerda story accompanied by an Esperanto/English dictionary of the words appearing in the story.Gerda, a story in Esperanto.
Gvidisto, a second story in Esperanto.
Esperanto to English dictionary
Esperanto Keyboard using Word
Cockney Rhyming Slang
English is Tough Stuff
Teen Lingo (in 2004)
Teen Lingo in 2004(if above link fails)
Acadian Words & Phrases
Old Acadian Words
Book:La Sagouine by Author:Antonine Maillet
. . . . . ISBN: 2-89406-0483
La Sagouine...Senator Viola Leger
La Sagouine...Senator Viola Leger (if above link fails)
Local Glossary of Web Terms
Recent Glossary of Web Terms
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Damn Small Linux (DSL)
Linux Card (some command line examples)
UBUNTU - free LINUX Operating System (on CD)
Software(Mesa, SS9000, DBPrep, DirAnal, Persons)
A number of special software packages are recommended by Dave Cole because he is permitted to distribute them.
MESA is a small program that permits the user to locate and view databases that are in the MS-Access format. It lists the tables in the selected database and permits the user to view any of the tables, row by row.
This is a program that permits the user to maintain a set of financial accounts.
This is a program that permits the user to create a table based upon any other table in any MS-Access database. An Entity table can be created which contains a unique set of rows derived from a column in another table, with primary keys being automatically generated in the Entity table. Any table can be joined to an Entity table by inserting the necessary foreign keys to accomplish the join. A table can be spawned from its parent table. Such spawning is normally required when a column contains a range of numbers for example 1995-1997. After spawning this example, the resulting table will contain three rows one for 1995, one for 1996 and one for 1997. Many other functions can be performed using DBPrep.
This is a program that analyses the disk directory on a Windows machine. DirAnal can only be used in conjunction with DBPrep.
See "My Games" for a downloadable chess game (By Don Cross). It can provide you with a computerized opponent or an 0n-screen chess board and game-recorder for games with remote humans.
Persons is a program that maintains information about other persons. Such information includes the person's name and address, telephone numbers, email address, employer, date of birth etc. A spread-sheet can be output that contains most of the information in the Persons database. Another feature of this software is that links to a person's mother, father and spouse can be maintained. Deceased relatives can also be entered, but they are usually "hidden" when using the database. I am currently developing functionality to output this genealogical information in the standard GEDCOM format. An empty database named "personMT.mdb" can be downloaded by clicking on "My Downloadable Data" on the right-hand menu. A partially populated database named "person_public_for_family" can also be downloaded. It is only of interest to our close relatives. (It is password protected. The password is the name of the city where my wife was born.) To download the Persons software, click on "Downloadable Software" on the right-hand menu.
But many people know of Dr. Pauling because of his non-technical views on prevention of sickness. For example, his nutritional medicine e.g. massive doses of Vitamin C.
last updated: 2010 B Feb 20