Monthly Archives: August 2008

New records on Pilot.FamilySearch.org

FamilySearch added over 2 million new images or indexed records this week to its pilot Record Search databases this week. Thanks to all of the wonderful volunteers who help bring these projects to the Web for public access. Patrons can … Continue reading

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From my cousin Roland

My cousin Roland (son of my father’s sister) recently sent  Glenda, our second cousin, and me, an obituary in the family. Glenda is our second cousin, because her maternal grandmother Ruth (Beeman) Walker was a sister of Roland’s and my … Continue reading

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RootsTube: Down Under Florida–The Miltons

This week, RootsTube has an especially touching episode of Down Under Florida,  called “The Miltons.” Genealogy Guys George Morgan and Drew Smith take us Down Under Florida to learn more about the tragedy behind the Milton family tombstones in Orange … Continue reading

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Under the “and more” part of the blog…

Discovery.com has a disturbing report on the expansion of dead zones in the world’s oceans.I’ve been concerned about the Gulf Dead Zone for years, especially this year, when so much farm land around the Mississippi River  and other rivers were … Continue reading

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New Genealogy Program at US Citizenship and Immigration site

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service has launched a program to make it easier to find 20th century immigrant ancestors. The agency started this Genealogy program to streamline the process of finding information. The USCIS Genealogy Program is a fee-for-service … Continue reading

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Fun History Blog: Sandusky History

If you have any genealogical connection to Sandusky, Ohio, the Sandusky Library Archives Research Center has a great blog about historical people and places. It is published by staff of the Sandusky Library and Follett House Museum, using materials from … Continue reading

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Way cool!

I grew up in a town where dinner table discussion included astrophysics, aerodynamics and the difference between a rocket and a missile. SO, I just LOVE this  Daily Galaxy post!

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Man in Black’s Daughter to Headline October Mississippi Johnny Cash Flower Pickin’ Festival

I feel connected to the story below on so many levels. Most of my cousins and my favorite bishop went to Mississippi State. (One of my cousins named his dog “Ole Miss” just to tease the rest of the family, … Continue reading

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Who Do You Think You Are? returns to BBC One

Who Do You Think You Are? returns to BBC One for a fifth compelling series, later this year, with six well-known faces from the world of politics, television, design, acting and fashion.  Patsy Kensit, Esther Ranzen, Jodie Kidd, Laurence Llewellyn-Bowen, … Continue reading

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Web accessibility: help others use your web site.

You probably have your genealogy online in some form or another. But is it accessible to your grandmother? To your niece in the Girl Scouts? To someone with a slow dial-up connection? People with disabilities can surf the web, but … Continue reading

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