"Who Else Wants a Unique and
Simple, Step-By-Step 'Method' That Lets You Do Most of Your Genealogy
From the Comfort of Home in Your Pajamas?"
What if I told you I
could show you how to do most of your genealogy research from your home
in your pajamas. Using your computer, the Internet, and your kitchen
"Robert I am just letting you know that I did get the Pajama Genealogy and...I started to read it and really got excited and got on the computer and started trying it out.
WOW the very first time I tried it out I added 400 names to by family tree. I sure do want to let you know as many people have said in a lot of your Treasure Maps Robert Ragan you are the best teacher that has hit the genealogy field.
Thank you so much for the opportunity to have a gold mine in my computer room..." (Carl Moury)
As you sit there reading this Web page (or, print it out to read in a comfortable spot),
I know you will want to read every word of this report and every comment from people just like you, who have used these unique
Pajama Genealogy research methods.
To long-time readers of my Treasure Maps genealogy newsletter who know that I will not steer you wrong,
you want to act on my advice and look seriously into this.
And, to all my students who have already bought the Pajama Genealogy system or any of my other guides,
this is the the next step for you.
Since you have already used the system and know how helpful it is, I know you
especially, will want to get your hands on these VIDEOS on CD, and see
the lessons in action on your computer screen as you easily follow
along with me on your computer, step-by-step.
Let's get started...
Facts About the "Pajama Genealogy" Method...And Why This May Be The
Best Tool Available for On-line Genealogy and Family History
Researchers -- Ever!
- Everyone's situation is different, of course. But this method will work with whatever surnames you are researching--wherever they came from.
- If there is information about your ancestors on the Internet you will be able to find it (usually in three minutes or less) and use it to get even MORE information.
- This pajama genealogy method (system) will empower you and give you independence with your research for the rest of your life.
- There is tons of good genealogy information on-line for free (this
system will show you how to get to the very best of it) however...there are unique and exclusive methods in the PAJAMA materials that you will
NOT find anywhere else. For example:
- "On-line and Off-line Communication Methods": In 1997, I
used Yahoo People Search and looked up the addresses of distant RAGAN
cousins in a target area in Florida and an area in Georgia. I made up a
"special package" that consisted of a half-dozen pages of information
and mailed it to them. Two weeks later I sent a follow up mailing.
What happened? I got an incredible 25 percent response in only 30 days!
Responses from that mailing have trickled in over the years and it is
now at over 50 percent response. In case you don't know, this is
UNHEARD of in the genealogy world. I made a lot of wonderful contacts
and got records and information that I would have never found otherwise.
UPDATE: One of my students got an
Here's what Daniel J. O'Neil, Jr. sent me:
"I have used your various manuals to prepare my
Family History. I completed the project in May 2004 and
distributed 50 copies to family members. I also enclosed a copy of my original
letter requesting personal information which resulted in an 85% return.
Personal contacts brought the total to 95%. Best of luck to you and yours." (Daniel J. O'Neil, Jr.)
Daniel absolutely SMOKED my results (25%, which in itself is unheard of) and I am so proud of what he did
following a special correspondence method found in the Pajama Genealogy System. You should see the genius
of a letter he created and sent out. I'm going to use his layout myself!
Now, take those methods and apply them to e-mail and the Internet to places like the GenForum site and other message boards.
Admittedly, the response rate is lower than 25% there, but the methods
still work and put you far ahead of others. You will have a huge
advantage and your messages will get responded to much quicker than
most of the "traditional" queries. Best of all, your queries are
working for your 24 hours a day. This is just a small part of the
"They Laughed When I Told
Them That They Could Do Most of Their Genealogy Work at Home in Their
Pajamas...But When I Started to Reveal the Secrets of Pajama Genealogy,
the Room Got Very Quiet--Except For the Sound of Furious Scribbling As
They Started Taking Notes"
From: Robert Ragan
Dear Fellow Genealogy Researcher,
Tuesday, 12:37 p.m.
This is what happens whenever I speak to genealogy groups about my PAJAMA Genealogy search methods, time after time.
At first, people get a chuckle at first about the the mention of them
doing most of their genealogy in their pajamas. Then, as I get into the
methods and they discover exactly how it works--they can't take notes
Here is what Gwen Skelton said:
"You have done such a wonderful job with your Pajama
genealogy system. I had just barely gotten through introducing you to
the members of the "Pierre Chastain Family Association" when I began to hear little murmurs throughout
the audience. One could almost see the little light bulbs of
recognition going off as you walked them step by step through your
method for searching the Internet. It was almost as if they were saying
"Why didn't I think of that?", "Why has no one ever told me this"?,
"How could it be so easy?".
These were also the
thoughts that came to mind the first time I used the program. Research
became an adventure rather than a chore!! I have used my books
until they are completely dog-eared. You know there is so much to
experiment with that I have to keep referring to the guides. I guess I
just have "senior moments" but I need to refer to the guides so that I
do not miss anything. You can literally find the needle in the haystack
when you apply these methods. Again thank you so very much for speaking
to our group, but more than that thank you for all the work you have
done to make our "life on the Internet" so much more interesting and
rewarding!" (Gwen Skelton)
Who the heck are you, Robert Ragan? And WHY do I need this... I can just get whatever I need off the Internet,
My name is Robert Ragan, the guy who has published the
Treasure Maps Genealogy e-mail newsletter and
Treasure Maps Genealogy Web site since 1995 and has written many "how-to" genealogy Internet/computer guides over the years.
On the Internet and in print, I've had the honor of helping
millions of people discover more about their family history. Maybe I
have helped you already, in some small way. I hope so.
Now, I have something important to share with you . . . and Iíd also like to make a confession!
Mr. Genealogy here is a horrible mechanic and handyman. Don't ask me to
work on your car of fix your pipes. You would wind up chasing me out of
your yard with a broom!
Also, Iím "directionally challenged." My wife, Ellen, says I
canít find my way around the block. Nobody can do it all, but we do all
have special gifts and talents, donít we?
My gift is that I am a very good "how to" writer and teacher. My
specialty is modern-day genealogy research, and I can teach others to
use their computers and the Internet to do their genealogy research, in
a way that they can actually understand.
And now, my most popular home study course, the one that has
helped people the most, the Pajama Genealogy method is in now in VIDEO
format on CDs. So, why is the video format such a big deal?
Year ago, I tried to video tape the computer screen so that I could
teach you important genealogy research tips and stuff...
Um, it didn't work. What a mess. All I wound up with was a bright flickering square on the tape.
Those days are over. With today's newer technology, I can finally give you great quality videos that shows action on
my computer screen as you follow along step-by-step on your
computer screen, and you want to see them all.
This is the very best way to teach you--even better than in a seminar setting. Why?
Because it is so easy for you to watch and follow along with the
videos. You watch the videos on your computer screen, then click the
PAUSE button whenever you want. Then, when you are ready to move on,
you click the PLAY button and continue the lessons. You can do as much
or little as you want to, whenever you want to.
This will work on your computer no matter what connection speed to the Internet you have,
because the videos are on the CDs themselves, not the Internet.
Nothing gets installed on your computer, no
hassles, just put the CDs in your CD slot on your computer (and make sure you
are on the Internet when you watch them) and go...
It is like having me sitting next to you, as a coach, while YOU sit in the driver's seat.
But, here is the big thing you need to know:
Many of my techniques are
unique and exclusive. You will NOT see many of the things Iíll show you on the Internet or in a book somewhere.
True story . . . A few years
back, I taught an Internet research class to mostly senior citizens. As
I was showing them shortcuts and tips like: how to NOT go blind
scrolling through lengthy Web pages, how to save text and pictures
without having to print everything (so piles of paper wouldnít overtake
their lives), and how to find most things they wanted on the Internet
in three minutes or less, etc., a student asked, "What you are showing
me is fantastic! Why arenít any of these things in a book somewhere?"
That was a good question. I have opinions on this, but the short answer
is...I donít know. For some reason, traditional book publishers donít
"get it." But I do.
Iíd like to make you an extremely bold promise.
If you have a computer, have Internet access, and can clear off a spot
on your kitchen table, you can do most of your research at home, in
your pajamas. I know this sounds "too good to be true." And quite
frankly, when I first decided to tell you about the Pajama Genealogy
system, I realized I had a serious problem.
My problem? How do I describe this research system without making it sound like a bunch of hype?
Or, so seemingly extravagant that you might be tempted to dismiss it?
But if you will stay with me a few minutes, youíll quickly see that it
is completely down to earth and will be easy to learn and apply to your
personal genealogy. What Iím about to show you it is a risk-free way to
make your genealogy and family history research easier than you ever
Read what Loretta Beard and Edgar Herrman said (remember, they had the Pajama Genealogy system in book format. Imagine how good it will be to make all these great
discoveries in video format that you follow along with on your computer):
"I just received your Pajama System Research Guide.
I have been researching for 20 years, and I wish I had
come upon this earlier. I was reluctant to order it because
I thought I knew about the genealogy sites and file
management and the Web. Was I ever mistaken!
Thank you for this important system." (Loretta Beard)
This is an easy note to write. For over five years I have been reading
and printing most of your monthly Treasure Maps Newsletters. I have
also taken advantage of your earlier books, but the recent Pajama Genealogy has been the most outstanding help.
Others have offered some guidance, but this publication is an eye
opener. If this information would have been available
in the early years, I would have saved hours of frustration and had
more family genealogy records.
Keep preparing and sending us material." (Edgar Herrman)
Itís a Shame For YOU Not to
Be Doing Most of Your Genealogy Research in Your Pajamas -- When We
Live in an Exciting Time Where You Can Actually Do It.
So . . . How do you feel about "Pajama Genealogy"? If
somebody asked me this back in 1995 when I first started using the
Internet, I would have laughed, myself. The Pajama Genealogy
system has been revised and updated. Even more secrets, tips, and
shortcuts have been added.
Iíve worked over the years to develop and
fine-tune and improve these research-from-home methods.
Also included are important and updated information from most of my past
guides and manuals -which makes this an "ALL-IN-ONE" system that is now in
video format that you watch on your computer screen.
Why is PAJAMA Genealogy so different? If I had to point out the biggest difference, it would be
how unique a large part of the Pajama Genealogy system is. You will not find many of the methods, tips, and secrets that I'll show you anywhere else.
Also, people are very excited to discover that it is presented in "plain English" and that it has
ACTIVE instructions, where most of the genealogy materials you see are what I call PASSIVE instruction.
For example, passive instruction tells you that "this looks good" and "you
might try that" or "you could go to this Web site." You get the idea. But ACTIVE instruction says "Go here and DO THIS, and do it exactly like you see in this example."
The new video format adds even more ACTION to the learning experience.
PAJAMA Genealogy is a time-tested SPECIFIC STRUCTURED RESEARCH SYSTEM that shows you fantastic METHODS
(which contain unique material and fresh content that is unheard of in
the genealogy world) that you can use to expand your personal genealogy
research by leaps and bounds.
Yes, there is SO MUCH out there on-line for you to get. But,
if you are floundering around on the Internet with your research, not
knowing how to quickly find the things that you need, canít talk to
others in a way where they will actually help you, or donít know how to
save the information that you do find, in a way that you can easily
retrieve it . . . What does it matter? You may not know about the
wonderful things on-line because the Internet looks the same to you as
it did years ago. If you do what youíve always done, youíll get the
same results youíve always got.
Are you tired of being frustrated? Have you ever sat down at
your computer to do some research on your genealogy, struggled along a
while, and said, "Oh, the heck with it," Then, checked your e-mail one
last time, and shut down your computer for the day? Would you like for
that pain and frustration to end?
Again, it is like I am sitting there with you, but you are in the driver's seat. It is even better than if I was there with you in person.
For example, if you can't sleep and are up late and want to research
on-line and use the Pajama Genealogy system, well, I'll be sleeping in
Jacksonville, Florida. But I can still be with you, showing you exactly
what to do on your computer on the videos.
This is an awesome way to learn.
I can't stress enough how wonderful it is to be able to absorb the
methods of the genealogy research course materials in video like this.
All you do is have the video lesson running on your computer and your
Web browser open at the same time.
Just click the PAUSE button on the video lesson and try it out on your computer. Then, click the PLAY button on the video and continue.
Don't Take My Word For It. Here's What People Who
Are USING the Pajama Genealogy System Are Saying...
Remember, these kind people (thanks again for letting me share your comments)
used the Pajama Genealogy system in book form. Just imagine how the VIDEOS will
help you now.
- "I just had to tell you (this is my first and probably my last fan
letter!), I received your new Pajama Genealogy System yesterday, and I
am AMAZED, ASTOUNDED, in AWE at the information! Thank you for writing
such easy to understand info. You have touched on some things that have
always puzzled me....In any event, thanks, thanks, thanks. I plan to get more of
your books when you write them!" (Jan Turner)
- "Well, my Pajama package arrived yesterday and I spent the evening
and over breakfast (in pajamas) this morning reading! Has to be a rebel
in every group SO I started with Bonus #2 "Free and Dirt-Cheap" and was
thrilled already! Can't wait to find time later today to go to some of
the sites. This morning I again cheated and read, cover to cover,
"Little-known Computer Tips" and highlighted my way happily through the
book. Some I knew about, but lots of tips were completely new to me
and will help and answer lots of FRUSTRATING questions I keep asking my
computer screen when it won't do what I want it to do!
- Again, bless you, your teaching style is FANTASTIC ... as said a
hundred times before, you have a gift for making the complicated easy
to understand and follow!
Happy holidays and, again, a GREAT BIG THANK YOU!!!!!" (Pat McGrath)
- "Your Pajama Genealogy is everything you said it would be and more. I still have a lot to
learn but this sure helps! I would recommend it to anyone. THANKS!"
- "I received my Pajama Genealogy packet and have been sure that Christmas has arrived early for me! Your books are wonderful! I'm having a ball learning more about genealogy searches (and my computer!) than I ever dreamed could be possible. Thank you so much for sharing the wealth of your knowledge
and experience through these books. I am most grateful." (Yvonne Mooney)
- "The ged2html thing DID blow my mind. You are BRILLIANT!" (DearMYRTLE)
- "Just a short note to let you know I have "digested" the
recently received books in the Pajama Genealogy set and, boy, is it
worth every dime I paid for it. It was so plainly written that as of
right now, I don't have a single question to ask you. So again thanks for a lot of good ol genealogical info well
worth the cost." (George W. Galer)
- "Robert, Your Pajama system is a life saver. I received it about a
month ago and really am just getting started but have answered two of
my problems already. I printed the whole thing and put in a 3 ring
notebook and put the CDs in my safe deposit box in the bank. Thanks so much." (Larry Wold)
- "Robert--received and read your "Pajama Genealogy," and, as
anticipated, it helped a lot. I have purchased and read all of your
productions, I believe. At least, I have all that you advertise. Your materials have been easily the very best sources I have found. Thank you for all the excellent products you offer. You are the only author I know who writes at a level I
can absorb. Thanks." (George A. Jeffs)
Note to Skeptical Genealogy Researchers: I understand if you
may be hesitant about this purchase. But, I have already helped others,
and this new system will help you, too. This is a time-tested SPECIFIC
- STRUCTURED - Research - SYSTEM that works wonders.
Remember, these methods
work with ANY surname no matter where
they came from as long as there is information about them on the
Internet--and chances are VERY
high that there IS information out there if you know how to find
I know you are asking
yourself... "How much will it cost me Robert?"
Before I tell you the price for the over†3-1/2
hours†of step-by-step†training that you will†discover on
the Pajama Genealogy video CDs (includes four CDs),
I am ALSO going to
give you an additional, SECOND video course (with an additional
1-1/2 hours of training) as a FREE
This second course is†the perfect
compliment to the Pajama Genealogy Research System. It has been wildly popular (second only to the Pajama
Genealogy course itself).
So, you will be getting TWO video
courses for the price of one. You will also
Ragan's Guide to the Best FREE Internet Genealogy Databases and How to Use
Them Step-by-Step" Videos on CDs
In 2003, I wrote the original version
of my popular "Guide to the Best FREE Internet Genealogy Databases and How
to Use Them Step-by-Step" manual. Since then, the on-line genealogy
databases have gotten even better.
"Young Man you never cease to amaze me...I love my Pajama Genealogy CD's, way more than the actual book. The interaction really gives me a greater sense of security while I interact with each segment. You out did yourself, great job. Thanks a million." (Gloria Snyder)
Now this popular course is on a
new video on CD version, with even more information. When you see
these lessons on CDs, shown step-by-step in video format, you will be
shocked at the amount of quality genealogy information you can get from
these databases...not to mention all of the e-mail addresses you can get
of people who are researching the same lines that you
I'm excited because I can show you so
much more on the videos than I could in the old printed guide. This is an
improved version in a big way!
Here is what people said about the
old 2003 printed guide (no longer available). After you read these
comments, imagine about how much more you can discover while you
follow along with me step-by-step on your computer while you watch the
videos. All you have to do is watch, press the pause button whenever you
want, and easily do it yourself, all from the comfort of your
- "Last Sunday, I sat
down with your new guide for the first time. What a delight it was. The
detailed screen shots and pointers were very welcome and easy to use.
Even though I'm a computer veteran (since 1984), I appreciated clear way
you distinguished the sites' free features from the "pay" ones and
explained all the available options. It was a pleasure to explore these
websites with your book in hand. Not only that, but I found ancestors
who'd eluded me for years. The most satisfying find was a genealogy that
linked my paternal grandfather with his ancestors for several
generations. There were several more such finds, all in a couple of
hours. Your "Best FREE Internet Genealogy Databases..." has reawakened
my enthusiasm for genealogy! Thanks so much." (Patricia McGowan)
- "And........I have
already found "gobs"!!!! I found about 33 generations on one side of my
family!!! Yeah! Thanks! I stayed up late last night and got it all
entered into my Family Tree Maker!!" (Karol Gale)
Have you noticed that every time you
start looking around at genealogy information on the Internet that some
genealogy company wants you to sign up with their service on a monthly
contract so that you can access their data and
There is nothing wrong with this, it
is business. You can certainly find good information this way. But are you
aware of all of the FREE data and databases that you are missing out
Over the years I've been asked this
question hundreds of times, "Robert - Should I sign up for _______ (fill
in the blank with one of the big name genealogy services) service?" I
always answer, "It has to be YOUR decision." You see, I'm not going to
take the risk for that person. I've heard both success stories from people
who were delighted and horror stories from people who were dissatisfied
with their experiences with these services. It goes both
For many people this poses a problem.
My upcoming new videos on CDs offers an affordable solution: Go for the
"free stuff" first. You really should know about the best of the free
Internet databases and what they can offer you. Note I said "best" because
some of them are not worth your time.
Let Me Ask YOU These Two
- Do you know where the best FREE genealogy databases are? You
may be surprised where some of the best ones are.
- Do you know how to USE them? I've learned first-hand from my
students and in seminars that most on-line genealogy researchers do not.
Here's an even MORE IMPORTANT question: Can you find the
little-known surname databases that other genealogy researchers put on the
Internet that the big genealogy directories and databases may not even
I ask this because what is most important to you is finding
information on the surnames that you are researching,
There are multitudes of these smaller surnames databases
on-line right now. Many of them have their surname databases set up in a
format that you can download to your computer. I will show you some
incredible examples of this in on the videos on CDs.
That's why I've included a SPECIAL BONUS VIDEOS on CD #2: "How
to Find the Smaller, Personal, On-line Surname Databases." You will
discover how to do this with ease. I believe that this bonus section alone
is worth more than the price you will pay for the whole
What Others Are Saying (remember this was the old printed guide, the new
video CDs are even better)...
- "I received your
book on The Best FREE Internet Genealogy Databases and How to Use Them
Step by Step. The very day that I got it I started to read and do as you
instructed and WOW I started to pull names that I have never seen
before. I had something like 4800 names in my database and since I have
had the book I have added more than 2500 names and am still finding
them. This is on both sides of the family, my wife and mine. We are
finding names that we never thought ever existed. Robert we want to
thank you for being such a great Professor of Genealogy...." (Carl
Robert: "Thanks Carl. I'm not a
professor, I am self-taught with a lot of help along the way. But it
thrills me when I hear stories like this. Like you, I have found many
names for my database as well. Now comes the task of double checking and
verifying the information--starting with the ancestors that are the most
important to us. There are bound to be mistakes in the data, but there
is also tons of valuable information that we would spend a lifetime
trying to gather in the 'old days' before we had the Internet."
You Want to Get the NEW
Research System - in VIDEO Format (on
Now my popular
"pajama" genealogy research system is in a video format. After you get
the CDs, you will put them in your CD drive on you computer and be able to
watch all of the lessons on your computer screen as you easily follow
Again, it is like I am sitting there with you, but
you are in the driver's seat. It is even better than if I was there
with you in person. For example, if you can't sleep and are up late
and want to research on-line and use the Pajama Genealogy system, well,
I'll be sleeping in Jacksonville, Florida. But I can still be with you,
showing you exactly what to do on your computer on the videos.
an awesome way to learn. I can't stress enough how wonderful it is to
be able to absorb the methods of the genealogy research course materials
in video like this. All you do is have the video lesson running on your
computer and your Web browser open at the same time.
Just click the
PAUSE button on the video lesson and try it out on your computer.
Then, click the PLAY button on the video and continue.
NOW ON SALE - Here's How to
- The retail
price†for these†two unique†genealogy†video courses (and
all the bonus goodies included in them) is over
- But, if you order now, you can get†them both†for not
$197 and not even $97. YOUR COST is...ONLY
YES! Total cost for everything =
(NOTE: Payment must
be in U.S. currency)
FREE Shipping: I
will ship the CDs to you,†wherever you
are, and I will pay the shipping cost.
Okay, Robert, I'm
In, and† I understand you're so confident that I'll love this
system, that there is a NO RISK, 30 Day Money-Back
Guarantee after I get the video CDs and I can send it back for a cheerful
refund if I am not pleased.
You can order two ways: You can send a check,
or pay through PayPal
check or money order, made payable to Robert Ragan,
Or, pay with PayPal: CLICK the "Buy Now" link below
Remember, after May
2013, this current video on CDs version of the "Pajama Genealogy System" course will soon be GONE FOREVER... so ORDER
Look at Everything You Get...
PAJAMA GENEALOGY Research System video on CDs course: "How to do most of your genealogy research from your home in your
pajamas. Using your computer, the Internet, and your kitchen
table." (Includes 4 Video CDs
Bonus and Reference Materials on Disk #4 - Over 3 1/2 hours of
The "Pajama Genealogy System" has well-over a thousand research
hours put into it (I know, I put in those hours as I developed,
tested and refined the course over the years). It was first offered
in print (no longer available in-print), and then - much to my
delight, because I could show so much more - was able to
produce this unique research system in video lesson format.
MORE BONUS GOODIES (hint, valuable resources you can
On PAJAMA Disk #4
there are several valuable REFERENCE MATERIALS: These are PDF Files of the original
PAJAMA Genealogy System: I've taken all of the guides, workbooks, and
bonuses from and converted them into PDF files (yes, your computer can
view them). You can read these on your computer screen, or print them - or
any parts of them - out to also use. They include:
Guide #1: The MAIN GUIDE of the
PAJAMA Genealogy System:
Has the "how and why" information in it. It explains the
whole Pajama Genealogy Research System.
Guide #2: The WORKBOOK of the
PAJAMA Genealogy System:
Contains several exercises for you to do and examples of
things for you to see as you learn how the system works.
Guide #3: Little-Known Computer
Includes my favorite LITTLE-KNOWN computer tips, tricks, and
BONUS Guide #1: How to Organize Your
BONUS Guide #2:
Little-Known Free and Dirt-Cheap Things.
The 95% Response Letter: A
copy of the exact letter that Pajama Genealogy student, Daniel O'Neil,
sent out to get an astonishing 95% response from his O'Neil
REMEMBER, you also get this SECOND video course - FREE,
When you order the Pajama Genealogy course:
"Robert Ragan's Guide to the Best FREE Internet Genealogy
Databases and How to Use Them Step-by-Step" Videos on CDs:
This 2 CD video course (over 1-1/2 hours)
is an ADDITIONAL free bonus when you order the Pajama Genealogy video course.
Together, with the Pajama Genealogy System, you get over
5 HOURS of
I feel very strongly about Pajama students having this second course in
particular. It is the perfect companion for the Pajama Genealogy
course because after you learned the methods in the Pajama research
system, you can use the free online genealogy databases and really
go to town - finding your ancestors and actually be able to manage
tons of (and sometimes overwhelming) amounts of information that
you can find on the Internet.
Even MORE BONUS GOODIES (with even more valuable resources you can print):
MORE valuable REFERENCE
MATERIALS: These are PDF Files of the original Best
FREE Internet Genealogy Databases course : Includes:
Robert Raganís Guide to the Best
FREE Internet Genealogy Databases and How to Use Them Step-by-Step: This guide shows you where some of the Internetís
very best free databases are and how to use them, step-by-step.
BONUS REPORT: How to Find the Smaller,
Personal, On-line Surname Databases: Shows you how-to easily find the smaller, personal, surname databases that people are putting on the
Internet, targeting the surnames and individuals that you are looking for.
Secret...Shhhhh...Don't tell anyone, but I like to add additional
surprises to the Pajama Genealogy orders.
The over 5 hours of step-by-step video
instructions, and all these reference materials, contain a lot of
unique training for any on-line genealogy
The "Pajama Genealogy System" alone has well-over a thousand research hours put into it (I know, I put in those hours as I developed, tested and refined the course over the years).
These videos and materials have helped
many people, just like you. I hope you give
these courses a chance to help you as well. Order them now - two great courses for the price of one.
P.S. You've got to admit that there has to be
something to the Pajama Genealogy System:
more of what people who are using it are
- "I ordered and received the Pajama Genealogy set of books last April. I
must admit I was very skeptical of it at first and I even e-mailed you
before I ordered the program to see if I wasn't fully satisfied could I
return the entire program. I must admit that I am fully satisfied. You mentioned when
I wrote you that you write exact step by step instructions using
examples that anyone can follow. Not step by step instructions leaving
out a step here and there making it hard for people (like myself) to
follow. I was so pleased with the first set of books that I purchased
your latest book. Thank you so much." (Elizabeth Howie)
- "Robert Hi, It took me a few days
to decide if I wanted to buy the Pajama System but boy am I glad that I
did. It is so full of information. Every time I pick it up I learn
something new. Your instructions are so easy to follow that I
have learned more about my computer and my research is more productive
than it was before the Pajama System." (Carolyn Hidlebaugh)
- "I really do like what you've done, and this is letting me learn a lot of things I didn't know before, or even believe was possible." (Lynds Staring)
- "Robert: This is an easy note to
write. For over five years I have been reading and printing most of
your monthly Treasure Maps Newsletters. I have also taken advantage of
your earlier books, but the recent Pajama Genealogy has been the
most outstanding help. Others have offered some guidance, but this
publication is an eye opener. If this information would have been
available in the early years, I would have saved hours of frustration
and had more family genealogy records. Keep preparing and sending us
material." (Edgar Herrman)
- "Thank you for the wonderful helps in Pajama Genealogy. I am enjoying all the fantastic things I DIDN'T know after many years of doing research. I
appreciate your dedication to helping us all find our families.
Sincerely..." (Trudy Rhoton)
- "Your "Pajama Genealogy" set
taught me so much about research in general that I apply the techniques
to all kinds of research. My friends can't figure out how I find so
much information on the Net. Thanks again." (Ann Holaday)
- "I also just received your Pajama
Genealogy kit and have enjoyed reading thru it. I can hardly wait to
put on my pajamas and try it out! From what I've read so far, it's full
of great tips and time savers. I've been doing genealogy for many years, but this actually gives you a step-by-step plan to get more out of research. Thanks again!" (Karen Theofanides)
- "Hi Robert, Just got my PAJAMA GENEALOGY SYSTEM about two hours ago and have decided I got my money out of it. Was leafing through Guide #3 and my eyes stopped on
Viruses. Decided to try out the "free scan"' and my gosh! found one file
infected with a WORM......... only one file but I was so pleased to be
able to find it and delete. I have always been a 'nut' for Tips, Tricks,
and Shortcuts so that's what I decided to look through first and most
likely the best is yet to come!! Thanks so very much..." (Doris Butler)
- "I subscribed a couple of years ago
and am so delighted with your newsletter, and your books, and
especially THE PAJAMA GENEALOGY SYSTEM. I know you hear it
everyday, but you really do write in such a way that anyone can follow
your directions and instructions and make a computer work for them.
I read all the guides and the workbooks and the bonuses to the PAJAMA
GUIDE first and then started working with them. I am delighted - I have
found more than I had hoped for." (Laurel Holloway)
- "I ordered the PAJAMA GENEALOGY SYSTEM in early
May, and have been learning a lot. It is the best thing, so far, that I have found to help me out with my genealogy research. Your material is the best I've ordered yet!
Thanks again...(Kathy Breidigan)
- "Dear Robert, I want you to know a most exciting outcome
of following your method of doing computer research. I began
to follow one line of my family and they were close to CT.
I began to wonder if they had come from Cape Cod where
my wife's family had been long established. I soon found
that they had indeed come from that area and one had
been born on the Little James, a ship that made a voyage
to Plymouth in 1623. I avidly followed these people and
they were in the area at the same time.
I thought this was most remarkable considering how
large is our country and how many people from all parts
move about. After over 300 years we came together once
more. A lot of the thanks for this was due to your fine method for
finding relatives." (Donald T. Lee)
- "You can add my name to your list of satisfied customers.
The course was well worth the money. I've learned lots
already. Thanks again." (Jan Turner)
- "I have received 5 of your books and make donations
periodically and intend to keep that up since I and
more of my family are more interested in our family
genealogy. I've found your material to be more
understandable and more helpful to me that than
any other found." (Jean K.
- "I want to thank you for the wonderful and useful tool the
Pajama Genealogy System has been for me. I had never had
any training on how to use a computer nor how to do
genealogy before I received your system. I was so surprised
that you can teach old dogs new tricks if you take the
time to use plain English or as the sayings go "put the
oats down where even the old goats can reach them or the
cookies on the bottom shelf where the younger ones can
get them." I fit both descriptions of being an old goat in
reference to age but a youngster when it is a matter of
knowledge of the computer and genealogy.
Your method of teaching is wonderful and so easy to
understand for those of us who are just now getting into
cyberspace. I have been in classes where I was lost after
the Amen was said. The teacher tried to impress us with
his/her knowledge of big million dollar words. I felt as if
I was in the twilight zone with an alien that spoke a
language unknown to me. He was trying to impress us
with his knowledge but only left me thinking what a
lousy teacher he was... I appreciate your plain talk it
shows me what a wonderful, caring teacher you are.
Thanks for all the time you spent
in helping others like me who can understand the way you teach from your
heart. You are a very special person and I cannot thank you enough."
- "Thank you for the Pajama Program, I had taken
a course at our community college, and never received
the information you placed in the books, and the free
books that also came with it. Thank you, thank you it has helped me so
much. I will keep your dear wife in my prayers and pray all goes well
with her and the baby that is to come. I help people in our Stake as I
am on the family history board here in Pueblo Stake. May the Lord
continue to bless you and your family. And a deep and sincere
appreciation for all you know and share. Happy Holidays." (Trudy Rhoton)
- "Robert I am just letting you know that I did get the Pajama
Genealogy and I got that on the 14th of this month. I started
to read it and really got excited and got on the computer and
started trying it out. WOW the very first time I tried it out
I added 400 names to by family tree.
I sure do want to let you know as many people have
said in a lot of your Treasure Maps Robert Ragan you are the
best teacher that has hit the genealogy field. Thank you
so much for the opportunity to have a gold mine in my
computer room. I am going to be spending a lot of time
on the computer now that I have such good teacher.
I use to spend about 10 to 15 hours on the week-ends
trying to find some names to put in my Family Tree
Maker but all you need is a special way to put key
words in your searches. Robert thanks again for being
a special person.
I had told my brother about this and he said that is a
lot of money for that bunch of books, but after I showed
him what I got out of them he agreed that there had to
be a special way to get things off the Internet. Robert, I want to
thank you again for such powerful bunch of books. <:)- Merry
Christmas" (From Carl and family here in Ohio)
- "I purchased your Pajama Genealogy, and even though
I have been doing this for years, found the books very
worthwhile and learned several new tricks. Thanks for
putting them together." (Patti Farley)
- "I just received your Pajama System Research Guide.
I have been researching for 20 years, and I wish I had
come upon this earlier. I was reluctant to order it because
I thought I knew about the genealogy sites and file
management and the Web. Was I ever mistaken! Thank you for this important system."
- "I am enjoying the Pajama Genealogy and have
learned so much about using my computer with the
skills needed to work in genealogy. I am about 1/3
of the way through the program and feel just so smart
as I really feel competent as I now use the genealogy
sites on the Internet. And by darn, it is just as you
say it will be." (Mary Welshon)
- "Your Pajama Genealogy System and the Search Engine Secrets have been the best training tools I have come across since setting out on my quest for family
information. Not only have they helped with genealogy search's but also
with all other projects that I have undertaken." (Sharon Wiseman)
- "Robert, I get your Treasure Maps
newsletter and also have the Pajama System (I STILL am trying to find
time to get all the way through it but I have told my husband many times that it is the best money I have ever spent!)."
This is part of
editor, Brenda's Kellow's "Tracing Our Roots" column from: TRACING OUR ROOTS by Brenda Kellow, BA, CG
"HELPFUL HOLIDAY GIFTS "It never
sleeps. Iím talking about the Internet. You can search it and it will
answer any question. But do you know how to ask the question? To search
effectively? What to search? Is there someone you would like to see
finally learn to surf the Net using the most effective means while
perusing the most ideal sites? I am sure all of us have such a person
who is barely computer literate, and who would benefit greatly from
this research system. Maybe that someone is you.
"Pajama Genealogy" is the perfect gift
to give to such a person. The three guides and the two bonus booklets
will have even the most helpless user become an Internet research star.
The great thing is that the reading and the lessons can be done at home
in comfy clothes by using the computer, the Internet, and the kitchen
table. Researching libraries and major genealogical sites are included
in the lessons.
The system developed by Robert
Ragan of Jacksonville, Fla. does just what he promises: "To show you
how you can do most of your research at home, in your pajamas." Of course, he warns that you must try the entire system, and rightly so.
A few weeks ago I read the advertising related to Mr. Raganís system and decided to try it out. If it was all that good I reasoned, I could learn something too. And you know what? I did learn. I am a user, not a computer tech, but there is always room for improvement.
I found that he explained the use of a computer in terms that anyone could understand.
His approach is exactly right on for the amateur, but not exclusively.
I mean by this that he tells exactly how the computer tricks work such
as transferring your genealogy into a GEDCOM file; sharing data between
computers or different genealogy software programs or individuals;
gathering and storing information; and understanding basic computer
file management. No longer will you spend valuable time hunting and
trying to decipher what needs to be done. He explains it all for you.
Before long you will be checking sites and pulling out necessary
research data in minutes rather than hours. Hunting and procrastination
will no longer be a part of your behavior.
There is no way I can cover all the
benefits of "Pajama Genealogy, Research for Computer Users" in this
column. You must visit the website for more on it at
pajamagenealogy.com. This is a strong system with many educational benefits for just about everyone.
With the package come four bonuses and to make it easy to order, the
Pajama Genealogy site has a secure server for ordering by credit card. I
saw it advertised; I got it; and I really do enjoy using it because of
the easy teaching style and information packed system. You will love it
too." (Brenda Kellow)
You never saw such letters as Robert Ragan
gets about his teaching style and research methods: Even MORE of
what real people, just like you, are saying...I receive countless letters and e-mails from happy
people about my easy to understand, plain English teaching style. This
is one of the most satisfying things about being a teacher and writer.
Here are just a few . . .
You may be asking yourself these questions...
- "I really appreciate the way it is written with such "easy to
understand" examples and in such a clear and "to the point" manner. I have purchased many
instruction books and most of them were not much help at all, and are
just taking up space. I think the authors assume we already know more
than we do." (Joanne M. Coryell)
- "My husband is enjoying the books as much as I am. We appreciate your clear and detailed
approach. We have learned the computer by using it. Now we know how to
achieve results! Many heartfelt thanks" (Penelope Reed)
- "Using the Internet search techniques you proposed also yielded
several good results that I had not previously found. So, Good Job
Robert!!! Thanks for your help in getting me on a better track and
breaking past 2 roadblock ancestors that have stumped me for the last 8
years." (Ron Blizard)
- "Hi Robert - I just wanted to tell you your guide is gold! I
received it in the mail today and sat at my computer after dinner and
BAM! I got my first hit! I have been using the Internet about four years
now and I thought I knew how to properly use a search engine. Boy, was I
wrong! Your guide opened my
eyes to better ways of searching. I've only gotten to page 10 and I
already have had success! Thank you for putting out a great guide like
this. I can guarantee you this book will be well worn before I'm
finished. I will definitely tell my fellow genealogist about this book!
Thank you again." (Lynn Lombardo)
- "Before I started using Robert Ragan's method, I was using a
shovel to clear the ground in a large field; now I am using a back-hoe
and an earth mover to do the same job. The result is that I can gain the same results with 1/10th the
effort. His method is unique and insightful; I would never have thought
of it in a hundred years. To me, it was like inventing the light bulb."
(Cliff Johns, CAPT USN RET)
- "The luckiest day this year was the day I found out about you,
and the study course. The
only thing is, now I want to spend all my time reading and trying all
the wonderful tips you have to offer." (Nancy Lee)
- "Boy was I impressed, I learned so many NEW things I never even
heard of. When I came home I
spent the evening working with these new secrets and got some
outstanding results... Thank you for presenting this GREAT program for
the Jacksonville Genealogical Society." (Marge Gray, President,
Jacksonville Genealogical Society.)
- "Itís like teaching me to fish instead of giving me a fish." (Kathy Hoover)
- "I feel I can discern between when a person is trying to teach
someone something and when someone is trying to impress another with how
much they know. You are a teacher. Thank you." (Alan Coppock)
- "Keep up the great work, it is a breath of fresh air in a rather
stale atmosphere. Work like this is what computer genealogy should be
about." (Wayne Higley Jr.)
*QUESTION: Videos on CDS...Whaaaa? Don't you mean DVDs?
-ANSWER: These CDs have the many video segments in the Pajama
system that are created with a special program called "Camtasia",
which lets me capture, or "film" my computer screen in action as I
talk to you.
After you get the CDs, you will put them in your CD drive on you
computer and be able to watch all of the lessons on your computer
screen as you follow along, step-by-step. Note that nothing gets installed on
your computer - the video lessons are on the CDs.
You watch what I do and say on MY computer screen, then press the
PAUSE button that is on the video, then try what I'm showing you on
YOUR computer screen. You do need to be on your computer to watch
them so you can easily follow along.
*QUESTION: I already have your Pajama Genealogy System
in book format, do I need
the video CDs?
-ANSWER: Yes, you do. And I hope you understand why...
You already know what is going on and how good the information is.
However, since it is in video format and you can actually watch it
happen before your eyes. You will be able to learn MUCH more, and I
am able to show you much more than I could in print.
Now, I am able to show you something in five minutes that would
take me 25 pages to explain in print...and a picture is worth a
thousand words, etc. You can understand everything much easier.
Also, I will show you updated stuff and new things that you have
not seen before.
Take my word for it, you don't want to miss this. Trust me when I
tell you that you will get even MORE than your money's worth on
these video lessons.
*QUESTION: I have a slow connection and couldn't even view the
video lessons that you showed us in the past few issues of Treasure
Maps newsletter. Will it work for me?
-ANSWER: Please understand: The videos WILL work on your computer
no matter what connection speed to the Internet you have, because
the videos are on the CDs themselves, not the Internet.
I had to set these video lessons up on CDs like this because there
is so much good information that is covered. There is no way that
many of you could ever watch it on-line because it would take so
long for you to download. These video CDs are pretty long and
loaded with different lessons.
*QUESTION: How long are Pajama Genealogy lessons?
-ANSWER: The total time in all four CDs
3 hours. You can use the course in small segments or as long as you'd like.
All this time is broken down into many different segments and
covers many methods and parts of the system. It will keep you going
for a long time, because you will watch as much as you want, follow
along and try the examples for yourself, and continue through all
Three Reasons Why You May Not
Be Willing to
Try the Pajama Genealogy System:
- You think that I am out of my mind! Not only did they laugh when I told them... Some people
at seminars Iíve taught at have thought that I was goofy BEFORE they
hear what I have to say. Remember that I have helped thousands of people
off-line, and have taught literally millions of people on-line with the
Treasure Maps Web site and e-mail newsletter. Also, look at the strong
no-risk guarantee that I offer.
- You think that others may be able do it, but you canít: Remember when I said I was
"directionally challenged"? Maybe you think that you are computer or
Internet challenged. You know, things work out if I have a map. The
PAJAMA GENEALOGY SYSTEM can be YOUR map. Iíve helped many, many
frustrated researchers and computer users see the light. Let me help
you, too. You can do this.
- You donít have time to do it, are too busy, right now, etc.
This system is a GIFT OF TIME to you. Learn the system bit by bit in
your spare time. Once you have it, youíll have those skills for life. If
you want to do genealogy research, this is one of the quickest ways to