I know I gave up on doing a newsletter, BUT I believe we still need one.
With that said I present the following:
No issues have been created yet but this is to let you know that items are needed.
The Keeney Researcher an online genealogy newsletter. Is looking for those people researching the various Keeney lines that are willing to share with others that are doing the same.
If you think about the brick walls you have run into it makes sense to share as someone else may have gotten past that same brick wall that will enable you to leap ahead in your research. So why not share?
What to share?
Research of course.
Stories. Tell others about your research interests, which line(s) you are following, a brick wall you have gotten past, one that you have not past, family stories that you are ancestors have past down, anything else you may have reason to believe others may like to know.
As those of you that are familiar with the site know I had a previous newsletter called the KFG online newsletter you can access the back issues from here. I was to ambitious and tried to do one issue each month. Right now with this new newsletter
I would like to put out between 2 & 4 issues a year, of course that depends on the participation of other researchers. If enough information comes in it is possible more issues would be forth coming.
Of course I did not want to try this by myself again and Mary J. Keeney Winner has volunteered to help with this, she is also typing out all of Roscoe C. Keeneys Keeney Updates into a word format and you can download each issue as either a doc(x) or a PDF of the retyped issue and the old PDF's are still here though some are hard to read.
Also please note there is a Keeney Researchers Register on the site that you can register for and if you want to have your database posted (privatized), or what to send in a bunch of photos to share I can create a directory for you at no charge. Though you need to send me the items to place in the directory, which will allow a cohesive look and feel to the site.
Replying to my own message. At least this board shows the hyperlinks as links. The first issue of the new newsletter "The Keeney Researcher an online genealogy newsletter" has just been posted. Here is the link to use http://k-f-g-online.info/TKR/defauft.html when the next issue is posted I will use the same link but it will have #INDEX at the end which will take you right to the section of the page from which you can choose which issue you want to read. Each issue is being posted in 3 formats html which is the online version, a PDF version a portable document file and a
MS word document.
Each version has it's advantages and disadvantages the online version is basically one continuous page and if you print it the pages breaks are not the best in formatting which is why we decided to have the word document and the PDF as the formatting for each page can be controlled and you do not get funny page breaks.
As for downloading the issues of the newsletter the smaller of the latter two files will always be the PDF over the word file.
The number of pages and the sizes of the files will be posted beside the links for these 2 files. Issue one is 11 pages in length and the PDF version is 1.59mb whereas the word document is 12.9mb.
But why 3 versions?
That's simple some people do not what to download files so we have the online version.
Some people do not like large files so we use the PDF. Extracting sections is possible but sometimes not so easy.
Some people want to be able to copy items easily from a newsletter so we have the word version.
Now copying of these is allowed and it would be nice to have it noted where the information was obtained but you can use your own judgement on that issue.
Feel free to share each issue with others researching the Keeney lines and don't forget to share items for the newsletter by sending them in to either Mary Winner or Dan Keeney you can get the email links for either of us from the link above or from each issue of the newsletter.
If you are on Facebook I also have an open group page there called The Keeney Researcher where you can share anything that pertains to the various Keeney lines what ever they maybe photos, links or?