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  • valarie907 11:55 pm on May 31, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    lesson 9: creating tutorials 

    Digital Pipeline Journal Alert Tutorial
    This tutorial walks a user of the Alaska Digital Pipeline through setting up journal alerts for publications available via EBSCO.

    I planned on redoing this tutorial, but decided to wait since I’m taking an Information Literacy class this summer that includes lessons on creating instructional screencasts.  I’ll redo this one at some point since I received feedback that text for the URLs would be helpful.  For my tutorial assignment, I will more than likely focus on how to access SLED and the Digital Pipeline for kids for an information guide wiki for our Seward Elementary students.  I’ll post my project here when I’m done with it.

    This was a fabulous class that I would highly recommend to other Alaskan librarians and library workers.  Thank you!

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    • Daniel Cornwall (@DanielCornwall) 9:05 am on June 2, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      This looks great! I was wondering if you’d mind if I 1) Used this in the Friday Bulletin and 2) Suggest that SLED link to it. No is an ok answer although I think this is a really good resource. Your followup sounds like it will be handy as well.

      • alaskadragonfly 8:18 pm on June 4, 2012 Permalink | Reply

        Wow, I really appreciate the positive feedback, Daniel. It means a lot to me as a beginner. Our district tech coach also shared it in her blog and your certainly welcome to do so. I’ll let you know if I find a way to add text or redo it.
        Best,
        Valarie

  • valarie907 11:46 pm on May 31, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Alaska Digital Resources, Alaskana, SLED   

    lesson 8: Alaskana 

    Alaskana consists of various information artifacts that are specifically related to Alaska.
    SLED is a directory of Alaska-focused resources for Alaskans, chosen by Alaskans.  It has been around since 1994 and is funded by the Alaska State Library and the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.  There are a number of categories to explore and each category page starts with Alaska-specific links as well as general links. The front page search only searches materials housed at sled.alaska.edu. The FAQ section of SLED at http://sled.alaska.edu/faq is a great reference resource.

    1. Name two categories in SLED and provide one website from each. Does anything in SLED surprise you?

    Kid’s Stuff http://www.eed.state.ak.us/temp_lam_pages/library/goldrush/index.htm

    Native & Indigenous Peoples  http://www.wengereskimodb.uaf.edu/

    I’m impressed with the collection of links offered and look forward to exploring the others.  I never looked at the News & Weather section before and found it to be a great collection of news sources from across our great state.  I was disappointed not to see any news blogs.  Two that I follow are Seward City News and Town Square 49.  Town Square 49 has provided a positive platform to discussion and validates Alaskan Native issues in a frank and respectful manner.

    2. Using the Alaska FAQ in SLED, answer ONE of the following:

    • When did the Pope meet President Reagan in Alaska?  Pope John Paul II and President Ronald Reagan met in Fairbanks on May 2, 1984.
    • When were Alaska Native people given US citizenship?  The Alaska Territorial Legislature offered Alaskan citizenship to Native people with a 1915 enabling act, but U.S. citizenship was extended to Alaskan Native peoples in 1924 by the U.S. Congress.

    3. Using the Alaska Community Profiles, please provide one fact about the community of Eek, Alaska and how that compares to your own community.

    I like the geographical map, because it showed me that Eek and Seward are pretty close in latitude.  Seward has higher taxes and different Alaska Native cultural representation. 

    4. Search Alaska’s Digital Archives using your community’s name. How many items did you find? Give the “reference URL” and title for one item. Did you have a favorite?

    A search for “Seward” resulted in 1199 results!  Not all are in regards to the town of Seward, but the Seward Community Library Association had contributed quite a few artifacts to this collection. 

    Fourth Avenue. Seward, Alaska.  http://vilda.alaska.edu/cdm/ref/collection/cdmg10/id/175

    This 1910 photo fascinated me:  Native family after the hunt, ca. 1910. http://vilda.alaska.edu/cdm/ref/collection/cdmg10/id/380

    I really appreciate that the HTML code to embed the artifacts are made available!

    5. In the Alaska & Polar Periodical Index, do a search for Will Rogers. What’s one of the items? Bonus – Do a search for an Alaska related interest of your own. What did you search for and did the results look useful?

    This might be worth a view on a rainy day:

    #16        1995     

    Famous visitor liked her ‘Chicken legs.’

    Clarke, Jill.

    1 copy available at Alaska & Polar Periodical Index in UAF – Level 2 – ALASKA PER MFILM

    Taking up the challenge, I did a search for “Oksoktaruk,” a family name, and was surprised to retrieve 19 items!  I’ll have to check them out next time I’m in Fairbanks.

    6. Using the Alaska State Museums Collection Search, can you locate a halibut hook? What’s the object id? Did you find anything else of interest?

    The search for “halibut hook” retrieved 667 items, but not all were actually halibut hooks.  The object id for one is 97-32-1 made by Ernest Smeltzer (Tlingit):  Halibut hook carved of yellow cedar with ivory barb wrapped with dyed cotton twine. Depicts Humanoid eating Halibut.

    Wow, I didn’t expect to find a doll made by my great-grandmother Doris Titus (I knew her as Dora)!  (object id’s II-A-5793, II-A-5652, & II-A-5792)

    7. Name two projects from Project Jukebox. Who is a person interviewed in each? Try a search for an Alaska related project. Did you get any results? If any interested you, describe what interested you.

    Dog Mushing in Alaska has a collection of 22 interviews along with many other resources.

    Reindeer Herding: The Present & The Past is collaborative effort between the Reindeer Herders Association (RHA) in Nome, Alaska and the University of Alaska Fairbanks Oral History Department and has a collection of 17 interviews.

    I retrieved 81 results for searching for “White Mountain,” where my family is from and recognized many names, so I’ll have to visit again to check them out.

    I am thrilled to have had a chance to explore the Alaskana resources!  It was my favorite lesson and a fantastic on to finish with.  I look forward to returning to use it and sharing it with others, especially family.  Quyanna to everyone who made this class possible!

     
    • Daniel Cornwall (@DanielCornwall) 9:15 am on June 2, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Valerie, I’m glad you enjoyed this lesson and seemed to draw value from it! I will pass on your thanks to the rest of the instruction team.

      SLED welcomes site suggestions, which you can make at http://sled.alaska.edu/comments. I strongly recommend that you suggest the two news blogs that you referenced.

      Stuff in the Alaska and Periodicals Index may be available in other places or be available by interlibrary loan. Try some searches at worldcat.org for the journals containing the articles you found. You may not have to wait till the next time you visit Fairbanks to see the articles.

      • alaskadragonfly 8:15 pm on June 4, 2012 Permalink | Reply

        Daniel,
        Thanks for the suggestions…they are all wonderful and I will follow up on them. I appreciate you passing on my thanks, too!
        Best,
        Valarie

  • valarie907 1:29 am on April 18, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    practice tutorial 

    Digital Pipeline Journal Alert Tutorial
    This tutorial walks a user of the Alaska Digital Pipeline through setting up journal alerts for publications available via EBSCO.

     
    • Jonas 4:10 pm on May 23, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Valerie- great tutorial, i think journal alerts are a great service and often over looked/under utilized. I also like the Screencast-omatic’s features that highlight mouse clicks and arrows with colored circles makes following along easy. I’m curious, is there an audio option? I was viewing at work and didn’t have audio available. I find scripting and recording the audio to be the hardest part of a screen-cast tutorial. Overall thanks for the time you were able to devote to the course and I hope you take something away with you into your community/library.

    • alaskadragonfly 1:56 am on June 1, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks Jonas! I received some tips on improving it and plan to redo it later. I was happy with the features on Screencast-omatic; it was easier than I expected. It is definitely an audio file, so something must not have been functioning. I just checked it and it appears to be working. I’ll have to see if it’s possible to add text to it or not since one significant suggestion was to add the text to the URLs to it. Your fabulous Prezis have inspired me to try it next…thanks for the comments, it was a great class!

  • valarie907 10:38 pm on April 12, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    lesson 7: auto & small engine repair 

    7a:  Auto Repair Reference Center via the Digital Pipeline

    This video provides an overview of the four different sections:
    1. Find Your Vehicle
    2. AutoIQ
    3. Care & Repair Tips
    4. Troubleshooting Tips

    Oh dear, I am not a car buff, at all.  All I care about is that my car gets decent gas mileage, is safe and has a good reliability record.  But in the interst of fun, the car I chose to look up from the article, The 50 Most Famous Cars Of All Time, was a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT Spyder California from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off movie, because it reminded me of a high school classmate who crashed his father’s Corvette when he took it out without permission.  Yowza!

    1.  But, they didn’t have it… so; I used the Find Your Vehicle section of the Auto Repair Reference Center to look up my own vehicle, a 2002 Toyota Sienna.  My search returned Repair Info, Bulletins for service and recall, Diagrams for electrical wiring, Maintenance Intervals, Specifications, Labor Times, Diagnostic Information for DIYer Diagnostics and ODBII codes, and Service Info Type-General.

    2.  Under the Bulletins for service and recall, there turned out to be quite a few, but I wasn’t sure if there were multiple tags for an entry.  If not, then there were 67 entries!  Unfortunately, there was no way to limit the list to just the recalled information from the service updates.  I am aware of the major ones because I received notification from the auto company, but none were major.  According to the Maintenance Intervals section, no service is needed for another 10,000 miles other than my regular oil and tire rotation, which I time with my seasonal tire changes anyhow.

    The information in this database is very useful and I’ll encourage my family and friends to use it, especially when I hear them complain about car problems.  I also really liked the AutoIQ and plan on having my 14 year old hopeful take a look at it.

    7b:  EBSCO’s Small Engine Repair Reference Center (SERRC) via the Digital Pipeline

    SERRC contains the full set of small engine repair manuals from Clymer (http://www.clymer.com/). These manuals contain thousands of accurate and concise step-by-step maintenance and repair instructions for hundreds of small engine machines and their supporting components.

    The SERRC homepage provides direct links to eight categories:
    ATV
    Generators & Other Small Engines
    Marine/Boat Motors
    Motorcycles
    Outdoor Power Equipment- (Chain Saws, Lawn Mowers, Rotary Tillers, Snowthrowers, String Trimmers and Blowers)
    Personal Water Craft
    Snowmobiles
    Tractors

    Watch these two videos for a quick overview, including browse, advanced search, view results, save and print features.

    EBSCO:  http://youtu.be/X2MB3omFDmc (3 minutes)
    Summerlovinlibrary:  http://youtu.be/857pjJA2420 (4 Minutes)

     
  • valarie907 2:36 am on April 12, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    lesson 6: mango languages 

    Mango Languages via the Digital Pipeline under the Education category and is an online language-learning system that can help you learn 38 foreign languages for English speakers and 15 English courses for foreign language speakers.

    “Mango uses real-life situations and actual conversations to more effectively teach a new language. By listening to and repeating after material designed from native conversations, you’ll not only learn the individual words and phrases, you’ll know how they’re used in practical situations and conversations. You’ll learn more than grammar, vocabulary and conjugation, you’ll learn how to communicate.”

    Favorite features:

    I love their web design!  Interesting enough, I’m designing a multi-page website that will look something like it for my web design final project.  While researching best web designs I read an article that suggested that using paper gives the page a more personable and friendly feel because we traditionally identify with information written on paper.  It’s simple and attractive.

    I like the brief facts on the left column and the translation tool is very nice.  I’ve actually had to translate some text from a website to find out what it said in English.  I don’t even remember what tool I used, but I think it was online.

    I started the basic Spanish lesson and found it to be fairly simple to follow.  I really liked the cultural references they included in their lessons.  They also made it very easy to resume the lessons and the dashboard has a nice summary of what has been completed.  Buenas noches!

     
  • valarie907 1:46 am on April 12, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Alaska Digital Resources, , reference   

    lesson 5: Oxford reference collection 

    The Oxford Reference Premium via the Digital Pipeline offers a huge range of fully-indexed, extensively linked, up to date, and cross-searchable dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press.

    1)  Go to the English Dictionaries and Thesauruses link and click on the Browse this subject link. This interesting search option lets you browse page by page through all of the dictionaries simultaneously. Go to the H’s and find the entries for the term habeas corpus.

    a)  How many dictionaries have entries for this word?  Answer: 6

    2)  Return to the English Dictionaries and Thesauruses link and click on Links for this subject. Examine the list of links.

    a)  What is the purpose for these links?  They provide a complete list of all the English dictionaries and thesauruses in the database.

    b)  Go to the link for the Guide to Grammar and Writing. What popular song is used to illustrate nouns?  My Favorite Things from the Sound of Music.

    3)  One last look at English Dictionaries and Thesauruses. Click on the link to the Visual English Dictionary.  Look up the word “boat.” Click on the first link for examples of boats and ships.

    a)  How many examples are given? Answer: 14

    4)  Go to the link for English Language Reference.

    a)  How many titles are offered in this category?  Answer: 18

    5)  From the Oxford Reference home page click the link to the Bilingual Dictionaries. Choose one of the dictionary titles. Enter a word in the search box. List the options available to process the information on the results screen.

    a)  Boat:  You may print or email the results, or widen your search, or reorder the results alphabetically and change the number of results per page.

    6)  From the Oxford Reference home page click the link to Quotations. Enter the word “abolish” in the search box.

    a)  What is the quote from John Locke?  “The end of law is, not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom.”

    b)  Now click on the link to Browse this subject. Browse to the word “abolish.” Follow the links for abolish and describe how these results differ from the general word search results.  Their actual subjects vary from serfdom, to deal penalty to government rather than a list of quotes with the word “abolish” in them.

    7)  From the Oxford Reference home page click the link to Maps and Illustrations. Do a search for “Syria.”

    a)  What type of maps are available?  There is a World Flag map, a World Maps map and a Visual English Dictionary in Maps and Illustrations.

    8)  From the Oxford Reference home page click the link to Encyclopedias. Do a search on Syria. Explore the links to the World Encyclopedia and A Guide to Countries of the World. Consider the difference between the two resources.

    a)  According to the introduction for A Guide to Countries of the World, what is the purpose of this source?  It is a handbook for student, teachers and home reference that provides information for every country in the world with a brief history and outline of social, economic, political and religious issues, including a map and fact box with demographic information. 

    9)  From the Oxford Reference home page click in the Quick Search Box. Search for the term “recycling.”

    a)  How many entries are in the results screen?  Answer: 25

    b)  What three books are available in the Refine by Book option?  I did not see this option available.

    10)  While searching for the widget I found the MARC records!  For some reason the widget is not displaying correctly. WordPress keeps altering the code when I save it.

    Search Oxford Reference Online

     
    • Robin 8:29 pm on April 12, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      You made quick work of the exercises! I hope you discovered some of the hidden benefits in the Reference Collection.

      Widgets are often tricky in blogs and sites with CMS in place. Our district websites are always problematic. Yes the MARC records are a great find!

  • valarie907 12:43 am on April 12, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Alaska Digital Resources,   

    Lesson 4b: additional education databases 

    The Digital Pipeline Education Category contains links to these 3 databases:  Advance searches for “Technology Education” and “Alaska” were made for each step

    1. Teacher Reference Center:  There were 14 articles about “Technology Education” and “Alaska.”  APA citation from a full text article (one of three) published after 2008:  Gordon, D. (2011). REMOTE LEARNING: TECHNOLOGY IN RURAL SCHOOLS. The Journal, 38(9), 18-24.
    2. ERIC:  There were 81 articles about “Technology Education” and “Alaska.”  Limiting it to full text and published after 2008 yielded 4 results.  APA citation from a full text article:  Doblar, D. (2009). Ten Schools and School Districts to Get Excited About. Educational Horizons, 87(2), 116-127.
    3. Professional Development:  There were 18 articles about “Technology Education” and “Alaska.”  Limiting it to full text and published after 2008 yielded 4 results.  This search had more overlap with the other two searches, but ERIC seems to have the most, but the search subject was education, so that is not surprising.
    4. All Three Databases:  There were 100 articles about “Technology Education” and “Alaska.”  Limiting it to full text and published after 2008 yielded 8 results.

    As a graduate student, I always search all the databases I feel might have relevant information.  If I’m not sure, I’ll search them all, even though it takes a bit longer.  I find it is important to take advantage of the advance search options so that I retrieve the most relevant results.  The only time I don’t search multiple databases is if I know exactly where I’m going to find what I’m looking for.  One thing I don’t like about EBSCO is the citation feature.  My university requires APA 6th and that option isn’t available on EBSCO (it is on WorldCat, though!), so I use RefWorks to organize my sources and build my citations.  It works pretty well, but I always check them and catch a few that need to be fixed.

     
  • valarie907 12:38 am on April 12, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Lesson 4a: live homework help 

    Live Homework Help
    Alaskan students and adult learners can chat with qualified tutors online about a wide range of subject areas via the Digital Pipeline under Resources for Students. The tutors are able to chat back and forth with the users, draw diagrams to help explain concepts and share uploaded pictures or files. Tutor.com offers live tutoring daily from 1:00 pm to 12:00 am and links to thousands of lessons, videos and other study aids 24/7.

    U.S. HISTORY
    1. Give the epochs into which U.S. History is divided:

    http://www.usgennet.org/usa/topic/preservation/epochs/vols.htm

    http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/quizzes/8thgrade_answers.cfm

    What a great resource…I’ll be sure to encourage the students at the school I work at to use it now that I know what it is like.  I’ll be able to reassure them that it will be easy to use once they try it the first time, they won’t hesitate to use it again.  It would be good for younger kids to have an adult with them the first time.

    2.  I uploaded a paper I submitted last week for a SLIS class to the College level Live Homework Help and requested help proofing it.  It was a long wait for my turn…nearly 30 minutes.  Once the session began, it had to be terminated because I forgot to remove my name from my paper.  It didn’t matter if I uploaded a new document with my name removed, so I queued up for another wait.  This time it took only 5 or so minutes.  She took about 10 minutes on my 2 page paper and would occasionally post a brief message or smiley face so I would now she was still there.  When she was done she shared the doc with comments for improvements.  I read through the comments, which were all great but when I returned to the tutor.com page, it was frozen.  Unfortunately, I could not recover it and had to shut down my computer.  She had great comments though (I was able to save it and my blog word doc too…whew!), so I’ll be careful about what I have running on my computer and have it backed up before I try it again.

     
    • Barbie Keller 12:20 pm on May 17, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Sorry to hear you had technical difficulties with the paper editor. My experience was a lot smoother. I really liked the help I received, even though it wasn’t extremely in depth. I think it would be helpful for high school students.

  • valarie907 10:20 pm on April 11, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Alaska Digital Resources, , reader's advisory   

    lesson 3: reader's advisory 

    Novelist & Novelist K-8 via The Digital Pipeline

    Read-Alike authors  in Novelist for Lian Hearn:  Alexandre Dumas (1802), Guy Gavriel Kay, Sara Douglass, Bartie Bull, Jasper (1968) Kent, Michele Hauf, Pierre, Pevel (1968), Gemma Files & Ted Bell

    The Read-Alike feature brought up some interesting authors who write in the general genre of historical fantasy and adventure stories.  What it did not do is connect it to other Asian historic fantasy fiction, perhaps because it is not a common theme in Asian literature.  I was also surprised that Peony in Love was not among the Read-Alikes for Across the Nightingale Floor.  I expected to see Jessica Amanda Salmonson in that list, but her genre tags were feminist fantasy, horror and occult fiction.  Interestingly enough, there were no Read-Alikes for this author or her books.

    Series in Order:  Tales of the Otori by Lian Hearn

    1. Across the Nightingale Floor
    2. Grass for His Pillow
    3. Brilliance of the Moon
    4. The Harsh Cry of the Heron
    5. Heaven’s Net is Wide

    Readers Advisory Toolbox:  I plan to read through the Reader’s Advisory Training located on this page; it looks very interesting.

    How to use Novelist:  I looked through the tutorials and found them to be helpful.  They take some time to load, but are very well done and would recommend them to adult Novelist users

    The one I viewed was:  How can NoveList help me find great title, author, and series recommendations?

    Other Reader Advisory Tools:

    I also use lists from Goodreads, and was glad to see it on the list in the article about recommendations websites.

    What Should I Read Next?  I’ve had my upper elementary students use this tool and they seem to like it if they remember it and can spell names and titles correctly.

    Shelfari:  I tried Shelfari when I was looking for a virtual bookshelf, but the graphic took away from the content, so it didn’t appeal to me.  I would more than likely use their series & list page.

    Whichbook:  Very interesting…I might play around with it when I have time.  It seems a little time consuming to find a short list of recommendations that are largely unfamiliar.

    Library Thing:  I also use Library Thing, but don’t use it as often.  They distinguish between the Automated and Member’s recommendation lists, which is nice.

    Gnooks:   This site asks to correct the author’s name and I love the map feature.  A children’s literature only version of this site would be fabulous.  I looked up Neil Gaiman who writes at various levels and got mostly adult recommendations.

    The Staff Recommends:  Good if you’re not sure what you’re looking for or want something different.

     

    I’ve used these for children’s book recommendations:

    Guy’s Read, Juvenile Series and Sequels, and Boy’s Read

     
  • valarie907 4:49 pm on April 11, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Alaska Digital Resources,   

    lesson 2: genealogy 

    Heritage Quest Online via The Digital Pipeline is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids, 18th Century or 20th Century, European or Native American.

    I’ve done a great deal of work recording my family tree on my maternal side.  Since I am Inupiaq, oral history is limited to those who I was able to glean information from and documentation is recent and difficult to trace.  It has become a significant document in itself to my family because of the challenge to collect information.  Recently, I obtained a copy of a journal a relative kept in the 50’s from the village housing the document. 

    Both sides of my family have uncommon names, so I am often able to find information searching the surnames:  Oksoktaruk & Drvenkar.  I found nothing for Oksoktaruk, which could be because of varied spelling since it is an westernized form of a Inupiaq name.  I did find a few hits for Titus, which is another family name.  I hoped to have more success for Drvenkar since my grandfather had emigrated from Russia and was the only known person in his family to come to America instead of Austria after the Bolshevik Revolution.  Heritage Quest brought up only one piece of documentation in the Census search.  I haven’t done much research on this side of my family, but this would be a start that I may pursue someday.

    Genealogy Resources in Alaska:

    Alaska Genealogy Guide published by the Alaska State Library

    Parham, R. Bruce. (1997) “How to Find Your Gold Rush Relative: Sources on the Klondike and  Alaska gold rushes, 1896-1914”. National Archives and Records Administration-Pacific Alaska Region.  Anchorage, Alaska

    Heritage Quest. Printing Enlarged Census Images with Adobe Reader

    Cook Inlet Region Inc (CIRI) Genealogy Resources

    Sealaska Heritage Institute Genealogy Resources

    Kovacs, D.K. (2003). Family trees on the web.  American Libraries, 34(7), 44.

    Pierce, J. (2003).  History is its own reward back home in Indiana.  American Libraries, 34(7), 46.

     
    • jonaslamb 2:44 pm on April 15, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      AK Dragonfly. I am curious if any of the few AK village censuses in Heritage Quest included records for your family? Maybe that’s the image you attached, I couldn’t read it even when zooming. Do you know if either of the Native Corporations representing Inupiaq tribal members have genealogy resources available at their offices? http://www.ukpik.com/ http://www.nana.com/regional/

      Your work collecting the oral family history is incredibly important to helping bridge the different record keeping traditions of the two cultures and ensure that in either form whether written or oral, the stories and the histories (family lineages, etc).

      • alaskadragonfly 8:32 pm on April 23, 2012 Permalink | Reply

        Thank you Jonas! I agree, it is so important to record our oral stories, history and traditions while we can. It’s discouraging to focus on what has been lost instead of what has been collected, but I know my family treasures what we have collected. I hope it inspires others to do the same.

        The family names on both sides of my family, one Russian and the other Inupiaq, are not common. To complicated matters, they are frequently misspelled. I had a few hits for a name on my grandmother’s side worth pursuing. The image is from the 1920 census, which must have occured shortly after my grandfather immigrated from Russia, but I don’t know much about him so it will take a more investigative method to learn more.

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