This is a desktop calendar. At first glance, it looks like all those other calendars you buy in the mall or at a stationery store: it is a pad of preprinted paper that measures about four inches by five inches and perhaps an inch and a half thick. It has one page per day; with every new day, you tear a page off the pad to see the new day's entry. However, as I began to examine the calendar a bit more closely, I soon discovered that this particular product is a bit different from any other calendar that I had ever seen before.
Obviously, this is a genealogy calendar. Instead of having the "word of the day" or a Dilbert cartoon, each page on this calendar is devoted to a genealogy topic.
Next, it is a perpetual calendar. That is, it can be used for any year. It does this by listing the month and day of the month only. For instance, the page for March 26 does not say "Saturday" Or "2005." This calendar could be used this year, in 2006, 2010, or any other year.
Finally, the pages contain a mix of genealogy facts, advice, census tips, descriptions of documents, software tips, state trivia, technology tips, terminology, and even genealogy crossword puzzles! I had a lot of fun "thumbing" through this calendar, examining all the days of the year. My favorite is July 18, when this newsletter is featured.
This is a nifty product, good for your desktop or as a gift for a genealogy friend. The Genealogy Daily Calendar is available from Genealogy Daily, LLC, a company owned by Geoff Rasmussen, who is well known in genealogy circles.
The Genealogy Daily Calendar sells for $12.95 plus $4.95 for shipping and handling. You can read more about the calendar, look at some of the actual pages, or safely order the Genealogy Daily Calendar via a secure online order system at http://www.genealogydaily.com.