|May 23||‘Your Skin Is Crawling With Fungi, Especially Your Feet’|
A study about fungus on the human body reports that about 200 different kinds of fungi live on a person's skin. According to one geneticist, on average, every person has about 100 types of fungi living on the soles of his feet while toenails typical..
|May 23||The RETURN of Who Do You Think You Are? (not reruns!)|
DearREADERS, Our friends at Ancestry.com have teamed up with TLC for the next season of Who Do You Think You Are? premiering 23 July 2013. Thank-you, thank-you! World's Largest Online Family History Resource Sponsors TV Series with Personal Look Ins..
|May 23||Bowling Shoes? Really?|
A group of New York legislators is sponsoring a bill regulating bowling shoes . “It would require alley owners to post signs, warning kegglers not to wear bowling shoes outside.” Kegglers? What is a keggler? Never seen that word before. Of course, i..
|May 23||MGP Study Group: Everybody's IN|
DearREADERS, The Mastering Genealogical Proof (MGP) Study Group orientation session is set for Sunday, 2 June 2013 at starting at 8pm Eastern US (New York). If you need a time zone converter, there is a great one located here: http://www..
|May 23||Ireland’s General Register Office Records Finally to Go Online|
I received the following note from Steven C. Smyrl FIGRS, MAPGI, the Executive Liaison Officer for the Council of Irish Genealogical Organisations: The Irish government has announced that indexes to birth, death & marriage records which date from 184..
|May 23||MGP Study Group: Countdown 10 days and counting|
DearREADERS, The much heralded Mastering Genealogy Proof (MGP) Study Group begins in 10 days. Here's how you can participate: 1. Obtain your copy of Mastering Genealogical Proof by Thomas W. Jones, Ph. D., CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA from the National Genea..
|May 23||Frame Numbers|
When using microfilmed copies of loose papers or un-numbered bound pages, look beyond the actual image and determine if frame numbers were inserted apart from the image. These frame numbers can serve as a "page" number so that the specific item can b..
|May 23||Lois Lerner Meet Jim Rockford|
Like Jim Rockford, Lois Lerner has met up with some quirks in American law and procedure. Whether she voided her right to plead the Fifth today by reading a statement I don't know. However, television may provide some guidance. I know. Television?!..
|May 22||The ‘First’ Tornadoes|
F.N. Robinson's image of a twister near Howard City on August 28, 1884 The first images of tornadoes ever captured —at least that we know about — touched down in Dakota Territory, what is now South Dakota, on August 28, 1884. “ Unbelievably – consid..
|May 22||#NGS2013 – The Future of Family History—According to You!|
What fix or feature do you wish Ancestry.com or FamilySearch would provide? At the 2013 annual conference of the National Genealogical Society , some guy did a luncheon presentation titled, “The Future of Family History—According to You!” As part of..
|May 22||Timber Rattlesnakes|
Before today I'd never heard of timber rattlesnakes . It is the only rattlesnake species native to New England. I never thought rattlesnakes would be that far north. It's scientific name is oh so cool: Crotalus horridus . In New England, the timber ..
|May 22||6 Best Free Genealogy Programs|
Joanna Maria has published a list of what she believes are the six best FREE genealogy programs. I am not sure if I agree exactly with her list or not, but I will agree with five of the six. The remaining one she listed is a program I have not used ..
|May 22||U.S. Version of "Who Do You Think You Are?" Returns to Television on T..|
NBC had a very successful series in "Who Do You Think You Are?" but canceled the television programs after three seasons. Producers Lisa Kudrow and Dan Bucatinsky have since negotiated a deal with TLC Network (see my earlier articles by starting at ..
|May 22||Are Digital Libraries Going to Replace Traditional Books?|
Is it time to stop the presses? It seems that every week I report in this newsletter about more and more genealogy books that are being converted to electronic format. Sure, old books have been digitized for several years now. However, even new book..
|May 22||New DVD from Genealogical.com: GENERATIONS: The WPA Ex-Slave Narrative..|
The following announcement was written by Genealogical.com: BALTIMORE, May 22, 2013 -- Between 1937 and 1938, the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Project Administration (WPA) conducted thousands of interviews with former African-American slaves..
|May 22||VIEWer Guide to Mastering Genealogical Proof Study Group VIDEO|
DearREADERS, Are you finally ready to go over to the Google+ side of things so you can participate in our upcoming Mastering Genealogical Proof Study Group ? Today, Ol' Myrt here and Cousin +Russ Worthington created a 23 minute video discussing: Cal..
|May 22||Old Enough or Maybe Not|
Don't assume your ancestor did not have military service because he was too young or too old. Young men lied about their age to enlist and some older men volunteered. And there's always the chance that the year of birth you have for your ancestor is ..
|May 22||FamilySearch Adds More Than 1.1 Million Records and Images to Illinois..|
The following announcement was written by FamilySearch: May 22, 2013 FamilySearch has added more than 2.25 million index records and images this week from Argentina, Austria, Italy, Paraguay, Portugal, Spain, and the United States. Notable collection..
|May 22||Gramps 3.4.5 released|
In order to fix one issue introduced in 3.4.4 and to continue support for the 3.4.x branch, the Gramps team releases version 3.4.5 . The “We have also developed a tomato which can eject itself when an accident is imminent” , a maintenanc..
|May 21||#NGS2013 – TRON, Mr. Spock, and Willie Wonka|
I don’t seem to be able to take notes at conference luncheons. That was certainly the case at the luncheon presented by Ancestry.com’s Sabrina Petersen at the 2013 annual conference of the National Genealogical Society . She titled her presentation ..