All fifteen volumes of Beyond Germanna, with 917 pages (8.5 by 11 inches), have been placed on a Compact Disk in a Portable Document Format (PDF). A special program is used to display the data (Acrobat Reader 6 is recommended). This Acrobat Reader 6 program is available by a free download and most people already have this on their computer.
The display of the information on the computer
monitor is essentially identical to the print copy. An outstanding feature
of the program is the rapid searching which may be done. The index has already
been built and incorporated so that the searches are immediately available.
Comments that have been made by users include:
"On my husband's computer, the searchers came up with instantaneous results. I like the way the results were presented by Adobe Reader 6. It was great!"
"The very first hit was information that I was interested in looking into. Everything seems to be operating very well."
"If you are a Germanna descendant and have never read these newsletters, you have missed much. Even if you have all of them, when you get a chance to buy the CD, I would do it immediately."
"John - what a wonderful resource! I've enjoyed reading the paper copies, but coupled with the computer the electronic version is an even more powerful resource! I congratulate you for such a splendid dedication of work the past fifteen years."
"I have been thoroughly enjoying reading back issues of Beyond Germanna on the CD. It is so great to be able to do this in this manner."
"You did a fantastic job on the CD! Keep up the good work."
"I am having great success with the CD."
The CD is available for $30.00. Send a check, payable to John Blankenbaker, to P.O. Box 120, Chadds Ford, PA 19317. The CD is guaranteed to please or your money will be refunded.Home Page.