Monday, June 28, 2010

Wikis - the encyclopedias of the Internet

It looks like wikis are springing up everywhere to export knowledge, facts and fiction. Wikis seem to have become facilitators in the explosion of what is to know out there. I have found that not only libraries make use of them, but so do cities, schools, museums. One can find recipe wikis, travel and famous person wikis, you name it.

I am personally envolved with familysearch wikis. If you are into genealogy and need to find some ideas of how to research your ancestors, this is the site to come to! has thousands of articles and research helps to get you started in genealogy or to help you break through some seemingly impossible problems. Suggestions and guidelines come from professional genealogists who know how to do research. Trust them, they know what they are talking about.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

I am supposed to share a list of goodreads with you. My alltime favorites are classical literature of the world, my entertainment literature are the who's done it books. Here is a list I just picked up from a library in CA. I will see if I find them in the City Library.

Forensic Fiction

The Architect by Keith Ablow
lesh and Bone by Jefferson Bass
Trace Evidence by Elizabeth Becka
The Alienist by Caleb Carr
Questionable Remains by Beverly Connor
Blindsight by Robin Cook
Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell
The Bone Collector by Jeffrey Deaver
Twenty Blue Devils by Aaron J Elkins
Amnesia by G. H. Ephron
Mind Reader by Brian Freemantle
The Sinner by Tess Gerritson
Outer Perimeter by Ken Goddard
Death of an Expert Witness by P. D. James
Body of Lies by Iris Johansen
Time of Death by Shirley Kennett
The Holiday Murders by Marsha Landreth
The Silk Code by Paul Levinson
Dangerous Attachments by Sarah Lovett
Twice Dying by Neil McMahon
The Fourth Sacrifice by Peter May
Bone Deep by Darian North
The Judas Child by Carol O’Connell
Anil’s Ghost by Michael Ondaatje
Jack and Jill by James Patterson
Animal Heart by Brenda Peterson
Deja Dead by Kathy Reichs
Tabula Rasa by Shelly Reuben
Shiny Water by Anna Salter
Blindsighted by Karin Slaughter
Harm’s Way by Stephen White

Friday, June 4, 2010

James Dean (1931 - 1955) - Find A Grave Memorial

James Dean (1931 - 1955) - Find A Grave Memorial

I found a burial site for the actor James Dean. I always thought he was buried in CA, but is actually interred in Indiana. I remember when he died in 1955 how the young girls cried and wailed. He certainly was something everybody seemed to admire. Free, young and his own man. A totally new concept, especially in Germany. In case you do not know who I am talking about, here is a picture. Well, I gave you the URL for finding over millions of graves. In case you need to ever find someone, you can try this site.