Sandy on June 27th, 2014

You can store and access your files anywhere with Google Drive — on the web, on your hard drive, or on the go. Google Drive for your Mac or PC is like any other folder on your computer. It could probably considered as an alternative to Dropbox. You can: Drag files in and out of […]

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Sandy on June 24th, 2014

On June 24, 1997, U.S. Air Force officials released a 231-page report dismissing long-standing claims of an alien spacecraft crash in Roswell, New Mexico, almost exactly 50 years earlier. Public interest in Unidentified Flying Objects, or UFOs, began to flourish in the 1940s, when developments in space travel and the dawn of the atomic age caused […]

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Sandy on June 20th, 2014

As reported by KSL.com: “SALT LAKE CITY — Ancestry.com has experienced outages and site failures after being attacked Monday. The genealogy site was offline for much of Tuesday after a Distributed Denial of Service attack (DDoS) crashed the site, as well as Find A Grave — a sister site of Ancestry.com. Starting Monday afternoon, attackers […]

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Sandy on June 19th, 2014

The following information comes from Origins.net. It has a huge database of unique and hard to find family history records, dating back to the 1200s from Britain and Ireland, such as: Marriages, Burials, Baptisms, Electoral Registers, Census records, Apprentice records, Poor Law Abstracts, Passenger Lists, Griffith’s Valuation, Court records, Militia records, Irish Directories, and the […]

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The following announcement comes from FamilyTree DNA: “Family Tree DNA, a subsidiary company of Houston-based Gene by Gene, Ltd, announced that it has run over 1,000,000 DNA test kits for genealogical and anthropological purposes. This impressive number was achieved during Father’s Day week, and included samples obtained through a partnership with National Geographic’s Genographic Project, established in 2005 […]

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Ancestry.com  has made an official announcement that they have made the decision to discontinue their Y-DNA and mtDNA tests among others effective immediately. Existing results will be available for download until 5th September, then its goodbye. They will be removed from the database. See below: “We’re proud of the variety of products we’ve created over […]

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Sandy on June 8th, 2014

The Lincoln Memorial, built to honor the 16th President of the United States, was dedicated in 1922. The monument at the West End of the National Mall actually rests on reclaimed land that did not even exist prior to the late 1800s. When the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers deepened the river the dredged silt […]

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Sandy on June 6th, 2014

Seventy years ago today, one of the biggest allied military armadas ever assembled was being readied under the utmost secrecy to storm the beaches of Normandy. D-Day was to be a pivotal turning point in the war to bring down Nazi Germany. This week veterans and serving personnel will be marking that remarkable military feat, […]

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You’ll be glad to hear that there will be a Who Do You Think You Are? season five broadcast for the second time on TLC (The Learning Channel) (and second on TLC) will feature six popular celebrities from TV and film. The celebrities are:   just posted an article announcing the following: Valerie Bertinelli (a personal fave […]

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The Spa Fields complete record collection comprises 113,800 burials for the period 1778 to 1849, featuring all the registers from The National Archives RG4 are now available at the Deceased Online website: “Spa Fields Burial Ground (formerly located in the area around Exmouth Market and the current Spa Fields Park bordered by Farringdon Rd and Skinner Rd), London […]

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The following news comes from Devon Heritage Services “Most of the Church of England parish registers held at the Devon Heritage Centre and North Devon Record Office have been digitised and are now searchable online on the genealogical subscription website, Find My Past. The collection was released online on 30 May 2014. Spanning the years […]

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Ray Charles was one of the founding fathers of soul music—a style he helped create and popularize with a string of early 1950s hits on Atlantic Records like “I Got A Woman” and “What’d I Say.” This fact is well known to almost anyone who has ever heard of the man they called “the Genius,” […]

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Sandy on June 1st, 2014

The latest blog post from the Archivist of the United States, David S. Ferriero, written on May 30, 2014, is as follows: “Today we share our new Open Government Plan. In the four years since we published our first plan, we have demonstrated our contribution to strengthening the principles of open government. We have implemented more […]

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