TLC has picked up Who Do You Think You Are? It airs every Tuesday at 9/8c yesterday’s episode featured  Christina Applegate and the entire show is now available on TLC. You can watch it on your computer, tablet or television and even smart phone. Click on TLC to visit the site and view Christina’s experience. […]

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Many people think the phrase “In God We Trust” began with the Founding Fathers. The phrase was actually signed into law by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on July 30th, 1956 a mere 57 years ago. Does this make a difference? I don’t think so, but many do. Two years prior to that the phrase “under […]

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The following is the latest press release from ancestry.com: “ PROVO, Utah, July 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ancestry.com Inc. (the “Company”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Ancestry.com LLC, today announced that it is offering to exchange (the “Exchange Offer”) up to $300,000,000 of its outstanding 11.00% Senior Notes due 2020 (the “Outstanding Notes”) for […]

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According to reports, the Lone Ranger movie is a bomb. That said, I very often don’t agree with the critics so I won’t know if I personally think it’s an expensive failure until I get to see it.  The only opinion I can give is that Tonto’s makeup is amazing. Ancestry.com recently researched the family […]

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As you’ve probably noticed I add technology to this blog because we all use it to do almost everything. This one might be a stretch but it’s really cool. Motorcycle helmet trailblazer Reevu has designed what it believes is the world’s first commercially available intelligent helmet with a built-in heads-up display (HUD). Although it won’t […]

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Britain’s royal baby is about to be born and the media from all over the world have been hanging out for about three weeks outside the London hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge (Kate) is currently giving birth. Just to keep us from getting bored, Discovery News has just published the following interesting and amusing […]

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A small delegation of Native Americans from the Sioux Nation and the Lakota people, along with Native Americans living in Hawaii, very recently arrived in the Ukraine. The reason for the trip was to permit Native Americans to discuss their historical path of blood, pain and tears, to freedom take with the Ukrainians. The visit […]

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Sandy on July 19th, 2013

Family Tree DNA (FTDNA) has a great sale that ends on June 26th as follows: “Time is ticking! Still Time to Start a DNA Success Story! Family Tree DNA customers are achieving genetic genealogy success with Family Finder tests. Recently, two men, Dr. George Urban and Stuart Ungar, discovered their family connection through DNA testing after […]

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Ancestry.com is offering Free access through July 21st to explore their updated New England collection comprising four centuries of pride, tradition and your family stories. Featured collections are: Massachusetts, Birth Records, 1840-1915 (3,829,539 records) New Hampshire, Birth Records, 1659-1900 (478,413 records) Massachusetts, Marriage Records, 1840-1915 3,059,458 records) New Hampshire, Marriage and Divorce Records, 1659-1947 (1,082,485 […]

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So many people have told me that I should have a Twitter account and, for various reasons, I’ve stopped short at actually doing this. The temptation to respond to negative tweets with an equally negative comment that I might regret is always present—Alec Baldwin is a good exampleJ. A recent spam report pointed out that […]

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Sandy on July 17th, 2013

I’m passing along a recent announcement about the digitization project undertaken by Findmypast.uk and U.K The National Archives to make available online First World War Royal Air Force and Royal Flying Corps records. The following blog post comes from Alan Stewart’s Grow Your Own Family Tree: “Around 360,000 First World War Royal Air Force (RAF) […]

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The Archival Research Catalog (ARC) of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is being permanently retired on August 15, 2013. Since you can still search descriptions and digital content using the Online Public Access search. Online Public Access has all of the descriptions and digitized content that was in ARC as well as the ability […]

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About 230,000 burial and cremation records for the West Yorkshire area of Wakefield Metropolitan District Council have been made available at Deceased Online as follows: “Bereavement Services, Wakefield Council, Block B, Town Hall, Normanton, West Yorkshire WF6 2DZ Approximately 261,000 burial and 134,000 cremation register records are being made available over a period, with a […]

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When I first heard that usage data in the form of browsing history was being monitored a couple of years ago,  my first reaction was that mine would be of little interest to the powers that be since it would likely be considered innocuous.  That was a mistake. Here’s the latest. AT & T is […]

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I’d like to point you to an article published on The New York Public Library blog dated July 2, 2013, and written by Philip Sutton, of the Milstein Division of United States History titled Why Your Family Name Was Not Changed at Ellis Island (and One That Was). The article points to the always persistent stories […]

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Summer is here and it’s time for monster lovers to be scared “witless”  by their favorite supernatural beasts. Many years ago in Creative Writing 101, our professor instructed the class to draw on the classics for our own inspiration. This has been accomplished over and over again by writers and movie makers with great success. […]

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More from Origins.net: “The jurisdiction of the Consistory Court extended over the whole of the Archdeaconry of Chichester, comprising the Deaneries of Arundel, Boxgrove, Midhurst, and Storrington, and thus covered the western part of the County of Sussex. The index to over 22,100 wills recorded in the Consistory Court of Chichester 1482-1800 is now available […]

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Happy Canada Day! For my Canadian relatives and everyone else.  

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