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And from World Vital Records, "this week's major collection comes from E-Yearbook, one of WorldVitalRecords.com's premier partners. The collection contains two yearbooks from California: Stanford's University Quad, and the University of Southern California’s El Rodeo.Stanford University’s Quad is funded entirely by purchase, advertisement, and dedicatory sales. Originally started in 1895, the Stanford senior class is highlighted while including information from various undergraduate activities. The Quad on WorldVitalRecords.com contains 17,026 records from 1898-1959. “There are an estimated 180,358 living Stanford degree holders, including 72,284 undergraduate alumni, 90,157 graduate alumni, and 17,917 dual-degree holders.
The University of Southern California’s El Rodeo, was named in honor of fundraising activities by yearbook staff. Originally named the Sybil at the yearbook’s start in 1889, the change to El Rodeo occurred in 1899. El Rodeo on WorldVitalRecords.com boasts 17,200 records from 1898-1960. A few notable alumni include George Lucas, Neil Armstrong, John Wayne, and Frank Gehry. An extensive list of distinguished alumni can be found at the USC Alumni Wikipedia site.
"Stanford Facts: Alumni,” Stanford University webpage. http://www.stanford.edu/about/facts/alumni.html.."
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Can you believe it? It was 11 years ago on Sept. 27, 1997 that the unusual domain name Google.com was registered. And now the search giant is celebrating it's 10th Birthday. In commemoration, Google has posted a searchable timeline illustrating their evolution. This is a fun and nostalgic walk down Internet memory lane that I think you'll enjoy.
Here's a quick list of what I rely on today that was only a dream in some Google designer's head 10 years ago:
Where were you in your research ten years ago?
And how has Google changed how you conduct that research?
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Have you uncovered some exciting new records only to discover they are not in English? Well Google Translate recently added 11 new languages that just may solve your dilema. The newest additions are: Catalan, Filipino, Hebrew, Indonesian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Ukrainian and Vietnamese.
Google's machine translation service now supports 35 languages and you can use it to translate text between any combination of languages.
Keep in mind that Google usually uses English as the intermediary language, so when you translate a text from Ukrainian to Lithuanian, Google internally translates the text to English first and then translates the result to Lithuanian.
You'll get the best results when one of the languages is English, and for most of us that works out well.
Complete listing of records added the week of September 29, 2008.