Robert A. Blake, PMP -- Favorite Links



“Getting information off the Internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant.”
Mitchell Kapor

"Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day; teach that person to use the Internet and they won't bother you for weeks!"

“The Internet is a giant international network of intelligent, informed computer enthusiasts, by which I mean, "people without lives." We don't care. We have each other...”
-- Dave Barry

Favorite Links

Below are a few of my favorite links. I hope you find them helpful as well.


The Project Management Institute (PMI) is the leading global association for the project management profession. Since its founding in 1969, PMI has been at the fore front of working with business to create project management standards and techniques. is a web site dedicated to making project managers more successful. It is a community for IT project managers. The web site provides help to project managers in a number of ways including educational articles, processes that can be customized for running projects, project plans, templates & examples, access to experts, and tips on the art of managing projects. While you have to register, the good news is that most of the stuff is FREE! is an online trade publication and social community for IT professionals (not just project managers), designed to provide timely and relevant advice, best practices, and tools. Like, it contains many educational articles, templates and examples which can be downloaded. has both a FREE area as well as a paid subscription level.

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My Linked-In Public Profile on


The web site is a wonderful tool for conducting family history research.'s database contains billions of U.S. Census records, immigration records, military records, social security death index records, historical newspapers and more. It is a subscription site which can be a little "pricey" (c. $20 a month) but well worth it.

The Cleveland Necrology File is a very helpful resource with a dreadful name! It was produced from a microfilmed copy of an alphabetical card file containing local cemetery records and newspaper death notices gathered by the staff of the Cleveland Public Library. The database includes paid death notices published in several of the major Cleveland, Ohio newspapers from as early as 1833 to 1975. This resource has been helpful for me as many of my mother's ancestors lived in that area.


Our oldest daughter is a Communication Consultant & Strategist. Betsy Blake's work involves building platforms to help exceptional ideas, people and causes grow their audience. Her areas of experience are around unifying vision, building new relationships, and communicating well with existing supporters. More information is available on her web site at Go check it out!

Our middle daughter is following in her old man's footsteps into the world of technology. Britt Blake is an a Copywriter and Strategist in New York City. She has the technical and project management skills for creating well thought-out strategies and using technology to communicate compelling content for her clients. More information is available on her web site at Go check it out!

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