Cyndi's List, www.cyndislist.com, has been a free genealogy research site for more than 17 years. It categorizes websites and provides a cross-referenced index to genealogical resources on the Internet.
Basically the website is a “card catalog” to the genealogical collection in the immense library that is on the Internet. The site provides links to 329,568 websites within 204 categories. The category “Important Links” allows users to browse new and updated websites and report broken links.
CyndisList Mailing List is a free email announcement list created to keep users of the Cyndi's List website updated regarding activities on Cyndi's List and a way for Cyndi to communicate information to the genealogical community through the following categories:
•Messages — may include information about updates to the site, new links submitted by visitors, names of categories that have been updated, descriptions of new features or improvements to the site
•Number of new links, updated/corrected links and deleted links
•Answers to frequently asked questions.
•Announcements and/or news regarding online or offline resources for genealogy.
The mailing list is for announcements only and is not set up for posts, replies or participatory conversations.
•The Oklahoma Home & Community Education Genealogy Group has selected cemetery transcription as their major project for the year in an effort to aid genealogists and those seeking the burial places of family and their ancestors.
The group will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Myers/Oakwood Cemetery located 2 miles east of Interstate 35 on 15th Street in Edmond, near Lake Arcadia. The cemetery will be on the north side of the road between Air Depot and Midwest Boulevard.
For more information, contact Jan Beattie at 513-4014 or visit the society's website at www.ohcegenealogy.com.
•Walt Stoyanoski will discuss the website "Find a Grave" and other websites that offer information about the final resting places of our ancestors at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Computer Club of Oklahoma City Resource Center, 3000 United Founders Blvd., Suite 201.
“Legacy” and “The Master Genealogist” genealogy database program forums will meet at 11 a.m. The genealogy study group is dedicated to helping family history researchers use computers to assist in the search, organization and publication of information about their family history.
For more information, contact Jim Ike at email@example.com, Walt Stoyanoski at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the CCOKC website at www.ccokc.org/StudyGroup/genealogy_sig.htm. The website includes information on programs, handouts from past programs, links to genealogical and computer websites, and lists to surname and location research lists from the membership.
If you have a question, event, idea or an experience you wish to share, email Sharon Burns at email@example.com.