Sorry for the cross posting, but it does save me a heap of
I've recently posted some reference cards on my website that
may be useful to some of you. I print them of 4x6 cards and
keep them right next to my PC. I use them many times daily.
The page: http://dav4is.8m.com/Cards/
(This may be a bit slow in loading, so please be patient!)
Summary of the contents:
* Two letter standard postal codes for the US states and
territories, and Canadian provinces and territories.
* Three letter abbreviations for British Isles counties:
Channel Isles, England, Ireland, Scotland, Ulster (N.
Ireland), Wales. These are the pre-1974 codes, no
longer in postal usage, but fine for genealogical work.
* Ahnentafel facts and powers of two table. Shows why the
numbering scheme is so useful.
* Hex-to-Decimal and Decimal-to-hex conversions. Useful
for working with the HTML color codes, etc.
* Common paper sizes, both US and metric: names,
dimensions, aspect ratios. I think I got 'em all!
* Special characters. The codes you need to enter on your
PC to get such things as English pounds (£), the Euro
(), accented characters (éèÅ) -- if you don't have
your keyboard set up to the specific national. These
are the same numbers you use in HTML as, for example,
"¶" to get the paragraph symbol "¶".
I hope someone gets some use out of them!
Regards, Rod Dav4is / P.O. Box 118 / Hyde Park, NY 12538 /
Genealogy, et Cetera: http://dav4is.8m.com
families, mostly 17th-19th century New England, total