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From: Nancy Elder Petersen <>
Subject: Re: [S-I] Zotero Group created
Date: Sun, 21 Feb 2010 15:39:47 -0800 (PST)
In-Reply-To: <1683657637.7806691266792704556.JavaMail.root@sz0165a.westchester.pa.mail.comcast.net>


Hi Linda,
Okay, I clicked on Join Group, and it seems to work.
I see one more person has joined. Now totals 3.

Nancy Elder Petersen
7808 NE 51st St, Apt. 139,
Vancouver, WA 98662
360-882-1039
Volunteer Host, ELDER DNA project
http://www.familytreedna.com/public/Elder


--- On Sun, 2/21/10, <> wrote:

> From: <>
> Subject: Re: [S-I] Zotero Group created
> To:
> Date: Sunday, February 21, 2010, 2:51 PM
> Hi Nancy, that's great.
>
> I am now upgraded to Zotero 2.0 (upgrade seems to work
> fine). I already had an account at Zotero, but I then had to
> go into the Preferences in my Zotero (click on Zotero icon
> in lower right of browser) and add my account name and
> password. And make sure sync was turned on. If you have
> nothing in it of course nothing will happen. But I have a
> lot in mine so it's chugging along.
>
> Once you have a logon at the website you can also join the
> Group by click on the Group tab on the site. Join it.
> Nothing is there right now but......
>
> Once my data is synced up to the Zotero website in my
> private area, then apparently I can click on the group icon
> in my Zotero icon browser page and drag and drop stuff into
> the Group library (from my private library, now also on the
> website). Then you will see my data and can download it, if
> you want.
>
> Largely there are google books in there now. We could spend
> years mining google for $100 out of print books. I will
> spend some time adding more books from my pdf farm.
>
> Apparently the Zotero people hope to have it working like a
> social networking site only our focus is a subject or
> discipline rather than some of that idiotic stuff on
> Facebook (not all of it is, of course).
>
> What seems key here is forcing yourself when you download
> webpates or PDFs, etc, to enter the data into Zotero, which
> can be as easy as a click. And then drag it to the public
> group once in a while.
>
> I will attempt to interest the Scotch Irish Society and a
> couple academics working in the area. They will have of
> course huge bibliographies already in place that possibly
> they could share.
>
> Also if anyone wants to start an Irish one -- my experience
> right now is that to do "Deep" work, you must go into the
> Irish (and Scots and English) historical sources. Doing this
> kind of work has always been my area of interst -- beyond
> the lists of relatively easy to get sources identified in
> Roulston's and others books.
>
> I'll be able to add maybe 50 sources gleaned in my recent
> trip to Salt Lake ("In search of the Elusive McCamish").
> There I searched a lot of local history books as well as the
> parliamentary papers relevant to Ireland. It was drop in the
> bucket. Ie I didn't but scratch the surface of standard
> genealogical indexes like Smith's Inventories.
>
> Generally we're taught in our "Beginning Irish Genealogy"
> classes that you cannot research common Irish before about
> 1820. This is not true at all! However it isn't easy. The
> impossible generally isn't <grin>. You must learn to
> do research. You would learn to do this in graduate school,
> but most of us are too old and too tired to do that. But we
> can still learn. One big part of that is learning where to
> search -- what sources exist? Another part is learning the
> history so you can interpret what you find correctly. (I'll
> make another post on that since I got a question for you
> folks in Northern Ireland). This Zotero project will allow
> us to collaborate to learn how, eventually, we can
> accomplish the impossible -- find some information on our
> 17th century (and earlier) ancestors in Ireland.
>
> Linda Merle
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Nancy Elder Petersen" <>
>
> To:
>
> Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2010 5:30:28 PM GMT -05:00
> US/Canada Eastern
> Subject: Re: [S-I] Zotero Group created
>
> Hi Linda,
> Thanks for setting up the SI Zotero Group.
> I have registered at Zotero,
> and subscribed to the library contents feed today.
>
> Nancy Elder Petersen
> Volunteer Host, ELDER DNA project
> http://www.familytreedna.com/public/Elder
>
>
>
> --- On Sun, 2/21/10,
> <>
> wrote:
>
> > From:
> <>
>
> > Subject: [S-I] Zotero Group created
> > To:
>
> > Date: Sunday, February 21, 2010, 2:12 PM
> > Hi folks, it is Scotch-IrishGenealogy
> > (go to www.zotero.com and check Groups).
> >
> > Linda Merle
> >
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