Sandy on December 31st, 2013

Have a Very Happy New Year!

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Sandy on December 31st, 2013

The latest Press Release from ScotlandsPeople is as follows: “Scottish records of births from 1913, marriages from 1938 and deaths from 1963 will go online for the first time tomorrow (1 Jan 2014). Almost 222,000 images of birth, marriage and death records will be made available to family history researchers, including those of well-known people and unusual […]

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In Scotland the word Hogmanay is used to describe the New Year’s Eve celebration on December 31. The holiday is so important in Scotland that it tends to eclipse Christmas and gifts are also given and received on New Year’s Eve. The custom of Hogmanay was mentioned in the Elgin, Scotland, records as “hagmonay” and is […]

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FamilySearch has added more than 1.9 million indexed records and images to collections from Austria, Denmark, Hungary, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 834,729 indexed records and images from the U.S., Maryland, Baltimore Passenger Lists, 1820–1948, collection, the 590,658 indexed records from the new U.S., New York, State Health Department, Genealogical Research […]

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Thousands of overseas military burial records at the British National Archives have just been made available online from Deceased Online. The records are in addition to burial records from eight British burial sites in the UK, as well as, other records from The National Archives. The military burials overseas can be located from ten cemeteries […]

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The latest press release from Ancestry.com is as follows: “PROVO, UT–(Marketwired – Dec 26, 2013) – As the holiday season comes into full swing, many of us will start to spend our days surrounded by loved ones, sharing stories from holidays past and making memories that will be shared for holidays to come. With many […]

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Sandy on December 22nd, 2013

The best of the best Billy Graham:

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Sandy on December 18th, 2013

I’d like to share the following article published in USA Today with a focus on blocking 23andMe from spreading awareness of the benefits of genetic testing. It’s suggested that the FDA is worried that by giving Americans more access to more information regarding their genomes they might get too much medical care. See below: “The […]

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More news from FamilySearch.org: “FamilySearch has added more than 1.2 million indexed records and images to collections from BillionGraves, Bolivia, Germany, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 512, 388 indexed records and images from the BillionGraves Index, the 230,873 images from the U.S., North Carolina, Civil Action Court Papers, 1712–1970, collection, and the […]

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Sandy on December 15th, 2013

 

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Countdown to Christmas: “WestJet airline employees pulled off a wonderfully orchestrated Christmas surprise for a flight full of Toronto passengers that left many in tears, including the guy who stupidly asked for socks and underwear while everyone else got something much cooler.”

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Sandy on December 13th, 2013

The latest from British Origins: “Poor Law records are a major source for those interested in both local and family history and touched almost every aspect of the lives of those who had fallen on hard times or whose predicaments drew them to the attention of the parish officers. The parish officer / overseer of […]

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Sandy on December 12th, 2013

Today at a press event in New York, Instagram founder Kevin Systrom has announced that the photo-sharing service is introducing private photo-sharing and messaging feature called Instagram Direct. The feature provides the ability to send images to users, instead of broadcasting your photos publicly. According to new reports the  photo-sharing network’s CEO, Kevin Systrom, stated that […]

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Sandy on December 10th, 2013

Alan Stewart says: The computerisation of Presbyterian Church baptisms, marriages and deaths for County Armagh has been completed. Armagh Ancestry has added records of the following churches to the online research database: Ahorey Presbyterian (Baptisms 1832-1843); Armagh 2nd Presbyterian (Baptisms 1825-1864); Armagh 3rd Presbyterian (Baptisms 1837-1864); Clare Presbyterian (Baptisms 1824-1837 + Marriages 1828); Creggan Presbyterian (Baptisms […]

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Sandy on December 7th, 2013

At 7:55 a.m. Hawaii time, a Japanese dive bomber bearing the red symbol of the Rising Sun of Japan on its wings appears out of the clouds above the island of Oahu. A swarm of 360 Japanese warplanes followed, descending on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor in a ferocious assault. The surprise attack […]

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Hot on the heels of the failure of the  fingerprint security problem with the iPhone, Apple has recently been granted a patent  by the USPO that uses facial recognition technology to control a computing device, such as, an iPhone, iPad or Mac, allowing for a more secure and productive operating environment. Apple was issued a […]

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Sandy on December 4th, 2013

Findmypast.co.uk has just published the following records if you are looking for records in Northumberland, Devon, and Thames and Medway.  See below: “We’ve just published some brilliant new parish records so now it’s easier than ever to trace your ancestors’ baptisms, marriages and burials. Further details of the records are as follows: Northumberland & Durham […]

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According to Reuters: “(Reuters) - Apple Inc has bought Israel-based PrimeSense Ltd, a developer of chips that enable three-dimensional machine vision, the companies said on Monday, a move that signals gesture-controlled technologies in new devices from the maker of iPhones and iPads. An Apple spokesman confirmed the purchase but declined to say how much it spent or what the […]

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Below is an up-to-date announcement from the National Genealogical Society (NGS): “ARLINGTON, VA, 2 DECEMBER 2013: Registration is now open for the National Genealogical Society’s thirty-sixth annual family history conference, Virginia: The First Frontier, which will be held 7–10 May 2014 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center and the Marriott Hotel in Richmond, Virginia. Virginia was home to an […]

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