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From: "Richard A. Pence" <>
Subject: [APG] 1982 NGSQ Article on "Getting Involved With Computers"
Date: Sat, 8 Sep 2007 02:08:05 -0400
I have a photocopy of an article by Esther A. Anderson which appeared in the
National Genealogical Society Quarterly, apparently in 1982, as it carries
her copyright notice for that year. Unfortunately, there is no issue date or
volume or number on any of the pages of this article. If anyone has the CD
of the earlier years of NGSQ, can you give me a citation. The full title is:
"Getting Involved With Computers: Some Guidelines for Genealogists."
BTW, I am working on an article for Liz Kerstens on the early history of
computers in genealogy. I would be interested in hearing from any of you if
you have thoughts on particularly noteworthy early milestones in the
marriage of computers and genealogy. I am not interested - at this point -
in personal anecdotes on "how I got started" but particular events,
software, etc., that you think were important in the development and growth
I am tentatively placing the "birth of computer genealogy circa 1982. The
above article is one reason. Formation of the NGS CIG at the start of that
year is another. Paul Andereck founded _Genealogical Computing_ in July,
1981. You get the idea.
Who was there at the beginning but it was so long ago!
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