Larry Naukam

Larry Naukam

About Larry Naukam

Larry Naukam holds degrees in Geography, Library Science, and Divinity. He has written for genealogical publications for 30 years. He is very interested in the intersection of computers and genealogy research

Making the Most of Maps, Part Two

In part one of this discussion, I gave some reasons why genealogists should, in my opinion, utilize maps and their data more often than they usually do. I will describe some projects of which I am aware. These can be used not only for genealogical research, but also for local history, for mapping medical occurrences, for seeing political and religious […]

Lauding the Ladies 1

Of course, this shapes up as an interesting column to write. After all, I am male, and obviously have only the shared human experience with the other half of humanity. But I come from an area that has a long and rich history of female empowerment and think that maybe people would like to know more about some women of […]

What to do about PERSI 2

A quick guide to the content and use of a specialized periodical index for genealogy. No, not Percy the person. And not Pepsi, either. The PERSI that I am going to discuss is a large and useful index to names and places in historical and genealogical publications. Simply stated, PERSI is short for PERiodical Source Index, a name, place, and […]

Do you feel lucky?

There was a movie back in the early 1970s titled Dirty Harry, where Clint Eastwood allegedly says ‘Do you feel lucky?’ when he makes his final approach to an injured criminal. Well, actually the line is ‘You’ve got to ask yourself one question. Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya?’ Which might be a good question to ask yourself the […]