Current DNA Sales March 3, 2021

Other changes include LivingDNA RootsTech Connect Sale kit is having 20% sale with free shipping if you order 3 kits in a single order. Double checked all prices and made adjustments as needed. Vitagene 30% Sale Promo Code HOLIDAY30 – no word on when it ends. Update as FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA) is offering virtual attendees to RootsTech Connect 2021 discounts and upgrade discounts – I posted about it here RootsTech Connect 2021 FamilyTree DNA Sale – February 26, 2021. Debate on the promo code deals ending March 7, 2021 or sometime in April 2021. 

The major DNA Sales going on now: 1)  LivingDNA Sale 20% off with free shipping for 3+ kits in a single order – https://livingdna.com/ basic kit sale price $79, other kits available no word on when it ends. 2) MyHeritage if you order the MyHeritage Basic kit offer https://myheritage.com/kit/ sale $59.00 (still available as of March 3, 2021, regular price $199.00 for the package).

TeloYears offers 2 COVID-19 tests for sale – they are only available for bulk orders right now. We currently offer COVID-19 rRT-PCR testing by shipping collection kits in bulk to qualifying organizations such as clinics/physician practices, city and state governments, hospitals, nursing homes, employers, and health plans.  A discount if you buy both together. Helix offers a COVID-19 test. Vitagene offers a COVID-19 test if you qualify. However, you will need to meet the requirements to qualify for the test which aren’t easy. Sequencing.com offers a free Coronavirus Health Assessment and a paid $34/use COVID-19 Severe Outcomes Genetic Analysis. FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA) offers a CCR5 test for $39; if you have the mutations, you are a lot less likely to get COVID-19; it’s not a guarantee.

Over 1,300 words. If you are interested in a specific company, scroll down to it and see current price.

As always, check prices before you order! You can also check EBay and Amazon in case you find a lower price there, but make sure it’s for the same company and test. Some of the companies show an end date for their sale prices, but many don’t. Amazon loves to raise and lower prices on DNA tests on a somewhat regular basis, usually every few days for some of the major companies, bit less often for other companies. For EBay and Amazon purchases, always activate the test as soon as you get it to avoid problems.

Update to the last post: Current DNA Sales March 1, 2021. WeGene is supposed to start selling $99.00 DNA kits. I check every few days since at some point I expect to see them offering this price. So far, they haven’t started selling them for $99.00.

Monthly DNA company list for March 2021 Current 2021 DNA Companies March 1, 2021. This will cover many of the lesser known DNA companies or DNA companies that don’t offer sales too often.

23andMe: https://www.23andme.com/ regular price $99**https://www.amazon.com/23andMe-Ancestry-Personal-Genetic-Service/dp/B01LZ5K87Z/regular price $99.00 – currently available as of March 3, 2021 – 20% sale is available if you buy several kits in a single order; first kit is regular price; Ancestry+Health regular price $199.00 – if you purchase 23andMe+ subscription, you save $30 for this kit (use 23andMe website link above);  https://www.amazon.com/23andMe-DNA-Test-Ancestry-collection/dp/B01G7PYQTM/ – Ancestry + Health regular price $199, but can vary every couple of days so check Amazon); VIP Health + Ancestry regular price $499 (2 kits included, a point missed by those not reading the fine print) – not seeing it on Amazon.

AncestryDNA: https://www.ancestry.com/dna/ –  regular price $99.00 (basic AncestryDNA test – still valid as of March 3, 2021). On Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/AncestryDNA-Genetic-Ethnicity-Test/dp/B00TRLVKW0/ (Basic AncestryDNA test) – regular price $99.00 – currently available as of March 3, 2021; Amazon AncestryDNA + Traits, https://www.amazon.com/AncestryDNA-Genetic-Testing-Ethnicity-Traits/dp/B07J1FZQBC – currently available as of March 3, 2021, regular price $119.00 on Amazon. Check other vendors, but make sure you register the kit as soon as you get it if you go this route, on Amazon as sometimes they are cheaper than the listed Amazon price in the link. The reason to activate immediately is in case someone used a stolen credit card to buy the kit before putting it on EBay or Amazon.

Dante Labs Whole Genome Sequencing: https://us.dantelabs.com/products/whole-genome-sequencing regular price $599 (2 week processing) – choose between 2 week turnaround or 8 week turnaround (2 week turnaround is more expensive); Whole GenomeZ – Whole Genome Sequencing for Advanced Diagnostics (130X + 30X)) –  https://us.dantelabs.com/collections/our-tests/products/whole-genomez sale price $849 for 8 week option, regular price $999.00 (8 week option), regular price $1,499.00 (2 week option).

DNAFit: https://www.dnafit.com/us//index.asp.  Sale price available – see link. 

FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA) https://www.familytreedna.com/ – special sale for those attending virtual RootsTech Connect 2021, sale ends either March 7 or sometime in April, 2021 – https://blog.familytreedna.com/rootstech-2021-attendee-promotions/, regular price $79.00  Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Family-Tree-DNA-Genetic-Ancestry/dp/B01NAQ1UCWB01NAQ1UCW Amazon – currently available regular price $79.00. FTDNA offers mtDNA and Y-DNA testing. Prices as of March 3, 2021. CCR5 test available for $39 – may help determine if you are at a lower risk for getting COVID-19.

Regular prices:

Y-DNA Prices starting at $119.00
mtDNA Price. regular price $159.00

FindMyPastDNA (they use LivingDNA kits):  https://www.findmypast.com/ancestry-dna-testing/sale price $89, although prices on LivingDNA vary, now showing Sale prices up to 20% off as of March 3, 2021 (free shipping if you order 3+ kits in a single order, $79 sale price for basic kit, regular price $99) – https://livingdna.com/LivingDNA kits on Amazon – two kits may or may not be available: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Z6277D5/ – currently unavailable as of March 3, 2021 – usually comes back in a reasonable time frame; https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07331MTY4/Amazon – currently unavailable as of March 3, 2021 – usually comes back in a reasonable time frame. They accept free limited transfers from other DNA testing companies. The prices are only available at LivingDNA. Check LivingDNA as the prices change sometimes too often for me to keep up.

Full Genomes Corporation: https://www.fullgenomes.com/ $15 Individual SNPs. Other options available.

Helix –  https://www.helix.com/collections/all/ some tests maybe on sale, but many aren’t (direct link to Helix list of most DNA tests offered, but it’s not the complete list as some are only listed in other parts of the Helix site). However, Helix sometimes does limited sales so check any test you are considering to see if it’s on sale. They offer a COVID-19 test, but see requirements  https://www.helix.com/pages/covid19-efforts for receiving it; tends to be limited to large orders from medical providers or similar agencies.

MyHeritageDNA https://www.myheritage.com/dna regular price $79.00; https://myheritage.com/kit/ sale $59.00 (still available as of March 3, 2021, regular price for the package $199.00); https://www.amazon.com/MyHeritage-DNA-Test-Kit-Ethnicity/dp/B072SY5JHQ/ (still valid as of March 3, 2021) currently available, regular price $79.00 with free shipping; GroupOn (for MyHeritageDNA Basic kit only, not the Health add-on): https://www.groupon.com/deals/myheritage-11-26 $55.00 sale price, should be going back to $65 soon – available as of March 3, 2021. MyHeritageDNA accepts free limited transfers from FTDNA as well as from AncestryDNA, LivingDNA, and 23andMe (including v5 chip now). Free limited transfer of raw data from many other DNA companies although if you have a paid MyHeritage subscription, the full upgrade is free.

Sequencing: https://sequencing.com/apps/app-market; https://sequencing.com/membership/get-genome-sequenced-offer price varies (same as the LivingDNA starter kit for some tests). You need to sign up for 3 months of Silver, Gold, or Platinum membership (annual membership is cheaper, but if you are not sure you want to go that route, monthly membership is available. If you cancel before the third month, you will be charged a penalty). Better off ordering the kit on Amazon from the LivingDNA link above as you don’t need a 3-month subscription and get free shipping unless you want the extra reports provided by Sequencing.com.

You can take a free Coronavirus Health Assessment and a paid $34/use COVID-19 Severe Outcomes Genetic Analysis.

TeloYears https://www.teloyears.com/home/ regular prices for some things, but a limited time sale price for other things https://www.teloyears.com/home/products.html?uid=09290167Ecrf491i9 (price still valid as of March 3, 2021 although sale items vary from time to time). see prices on link as they change them too frequently to keep up. Not available on Amazon. Also offer 2 COVID-19 related tests. They are only available for bulk orders right now.

Vitagene: https://vitagene.com regular price $99  (sale up to 30% off on some tests Promo Code HOLIDAY30 still going March 3, 2021) – no word on when it ends. Also, check GroupOn – https://www.groupon.com/ (choose your location). If you qualify, you can order a COVID-19 test from Vitagene.

Current sales: https://vitagene.com/shop/products-include-dna-test-kits/

Health Reports for diet, fitness, supplementation + Ancestry + free 15 minute nutritional phone consultation. Regular price $99. Believe this is the same report available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Vitagene-DNA-Test-Kit-Ancestry/dp/B01NCISWQT sale price $59.00 (price varies from day to day) – coupon may be available, regular price $99.00 (available as of March 3, 2021, but usually shows back up on Amazon at some point)- price may or may not be cheaper on Amazon as they love to raise and lower the prices on a regular basis. 

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Current DNA Sales February 26, 2021

MyHeritageDNA Sale $59 – sale ends in 2 days. 23andMe Sale – up to 20% off on additional kits for various kits; first kit is regular price – no end date listed. Update as FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA) is offering virtual attendees to RootsTech Connect 2021 discounts and upgrade discounts – I posted about it here RootsTech Connect 2021 FamilyTree DNA Sale – February 26, 2021.

Other changes include LivingDNA basic kit is having Valentine Day Sale $79.00. Double checked all prices and made adjustments as needed.

The major DNA Sales going on now: 1)  LivingDNA Valentine Day Sale 20% off with free shipping for 3+ kits in a single order – https://livingdna.com/ basic kit sale price $79, other kits available no word on when it ends. 2) MyHeritage if you order the MyHeritage Basic kit offer https://myheritage.com/kit/ sale $59.00 (still available as of February 26, 2021, regular price $199.00 for the package).

TeloYears offers 2 COVID-19 tests for sale – they are only available for bulk orders right now. We currently offer COVID-19 rRT-PCR testing by shipping collection kits in bulk to qualifying organizations such as clinics/physician practices, city and state governments, hospitals, nursing homes, employers, and health plans.  A discount if you buy both together. Helix offers a COVID-19 test. Vitagene offers a COVID-19 test if you qualify. However, you will need to meet the requirements to qualify for the test which aren’t easy. Sequencing.com offers a free Coronavirus Health Assessment and a paid $34/use COVID-19 Severe Outcomes Genetic Analysis. FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA) offers a CCR5 test for $39; if you have the mutations, you are a lot less likely to get COVID-19; it’s not a guarantee.

Over 1,300 words. If you are interested in a specific company, scroll down to it and see current price.

As always, check prices before you order! You can also check EBay and Amazon in case you find a lower price there, but make sure it’s for the same company and test. Some of the companies show an end date for their sale prices, but many don’t. Amazon loves to raise and lower prices on DNA tests on a somewhat regular basis, usually every few days for some of the major companies, bit less often for other companies. For EBay and Amazon purchases, always activate the test as soon as you get it to avoid problems.

Update to the last post: Current DNA Sales February 25, 2021. WeGene is supposed to start selling $99.00 DNA kits. I check every few days since at some point I expect to see them offering this price. So far, they haven’t started selling them for $99.00.

Monthly DNA company list for February 2021 – Current 2021 DNA Companies February 1, 2021. This will cover many of the lesser known DNA companies or DNA companies that don’t offer sales too often.

23andMe: https://www.23andme.com/ regular price $99**https://www.amazon.com/23andMe-Ancestry-Personal-Genetic-Service/dp/B01LZ5K87Z/regular price $99.00 – currently available as of February 26, 2021 – 20% sale is available if you buy several kits in a single order; first kit is regular price; Ancestry+Health regular price $199.00 – if you purchase 23andMe+ subscription, you save $30 for this kit (use 23andMe website link above);  https://www.amazon.com/23andMe-DNA-Test-Ancestry-collection/dp/B01G7PYQTM/ – Ancestry + Health regular price $199, but can vary every couple of days so check Amazon); VIP Health + Ancestry regular price $499 (2 kits included, a point missed by those not reading the fine print) – not seeing it on Amazon.

AncestryDNA: https://www.ancestry.com/dna/ –  regular price $99.00 (basic AncestryDNA test – still valid as of February 26, 2021). On Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/AncestryDNA-Genetic-Ethnicity-Test/dp/B00TRLVKW0/ (Basic AncestryDNA test) – regular price $99.00 – currently available as of February 26, 2021; Amazon AncestryDNA + Traits, https://www.amazon.com/AncestryDNA-Genetic-Testing-Ethnicity-Traits/dp/B07J1FZQBC – currently available as of February 26, 2021, regular price $119.00 on Amazon. Check other vendors, but make sure you register the kit as soon as you get it if you go this route, on Amazon as sometimes they are cheaper than the listed Amazon price in the link. The reason to activate immediately is in case someone used a stolen credit card to buy the kit before putting it on EBay or Amazon.

Dante Labs Whole Genome Sequencing: https://us.dantelabs.com/products/whole-genome-sequencing regular price $599 (2 week processing) – choose between 2 week turnaround or 8 week turnaround (2 week turnaround is more expensive); Whole GenomeZ – Whole Genome Sequencing for Advanced Diagnostics (130X + 30X)) –  https://us.dantelabs.com/collections/our-tests/products/whole-genomez sale price $849 for 8 week option, regular price $999.00 (8 week option), regular price $1,499.00 (2 week option).

DNAFit: https://www.dnafit.com/us//index.asp.  Sale price available – see link. 

FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA) https://www.familytreedna.com/ – special sale for those attending virtual RootsTech Connect 2021, sale ends March 7, 2021 – https://blog.familytreedna.com/rootstech-2021-attendee-promotions/, regular price $79.00  Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Family-Tree-DNA-Genetic-Ancestry/dp/B01NAQ1UCWB01NAQ1UCW Amazon – currently available regular price $79.00. FTDNA offers mtDNA and Y-DNA testing. Prices as of February 26, 2021. CCR5 test available for $39 – may help determine if you are at a lower risk for getting COVID-19.

Regular prices:

Y-DNA Prices starting at $119.00
mtDNA Price. regular price $159.00

FindMyPastDNA (they use LivingDNA kits):  https://www.findmypast.com/ancestry-dna-testing/sale price $89, although prices on LivingDNA vary, now showing Sale prices up to 20% off as of February 26, 2021 (free shipping if you order 3+ kits in a single order, $79 sale price for basic kit, regular price $99) – https://livingdna.com/LivingDNA kits on Amazon – two kits may or may not be available: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Z6277D5/ – currently unavailable as of February 26, 2021 – usually comes back in a reasonable time frame; https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07331MTY4/Amazon – currently unavailable as of February 26, 2021 – usually comes back in a reasonable time frame. They accept free limited transfers from other DNA testing companies. The prices are only available at LivingDNA. Check LivingDNA as the prices change sometimes too often for me to keep up.

Full Genomes Corporation: https://www.fullgenomes.com/ $15 Individual SNPs. Other options available.

Helix –  https://www.helix.com/collections/all/ some tests maybe on sale, but many aren’t (direct link to Helix list of most DNA tests offered, but it’s not the complete list as some are only listed in other parts of the Helix site). However, Helix sometimes does limited sales so check any test you are considering to see if it’s on sale. They offer a COVID-19 test, but see requirements  https://www.helix.com/pages/covid19-efforts for receiving it; tends to be limited to large orders from medical providers or similar agencies.

MyHeritageDNA https://www.myheritage.com/dna sale price $59.00 – ends in 2 days regular price $79.00; https://myheritage.com/kit/ sale $59.00 (still available as of February 26, 2021, regular price for the package $199.00); https://www.amazon.com/MyHeritage-DNA-Test-Kit-Ethnicity/dp/B072SY5JHQ/ (still valid as of February 26, 2021) currently available, regular price $79.00 with free shipping; GroupOn (for MyHeritageDNA Basic kit only, not the Health add-on): https://www.groupon.com/deals/myheritage-11-26 $48.00 sale price – available as of February 26, 2021. MyHeritageDNA accepts free limited transfers from FTDNA as well as from AncestryDNA, LivingDNA, and 23andMe (including v5 chip now). Free limited transfer of raw data from many other DNA companies although if you have a paid MyHeritage subscription, the full upgrade is free.

Sequencing: https://sequencing.com/apps/app-market; https://sequencing.com/membership/get-genome-sequenced-offer price varies (same as the LivingDNA starter kit for some tests). You need to sign up for 3 months of Silver, Gold, or Platinum membership (annual membership is cheaper, but if you are not sure you want to go that route, monthly membership is available. If you cancel before the third month, you will be charged a penalty). Better off ordering the kit on Amazon from the LivingDNA link above as you don’t need a 3-month subscription and get free shipping unless you want the extra reports provided by Sequencing.com.

You can take a free Coronavirus Health Assessment and a paid $34/use COVID-19 Severe Outcomes Genetic Analysis.

TeloYears https://www.teloyears.com/home/ regular prices for some things, but a limited time sale price for other things https://www.teloyears.com/home/products.html?uid=09290167Ecrf491i9 (price still valid as of February 26, 2021 although sale items vary from time to time). see prices on link as they change them too frequently to keep up. Not available on Amazon. Also offer 2 COVID-19 related tests. They are only available for bulk orders right now.

Vitagene: https://vitagene.com regular price $99  (sale up to 30% off on some tests still going February 26, 2021) – no word on when it ends. Also, check GroupOn – https://www.groupon.com/ (choose your location). If you qualify, you can order a COVID-19 test from Vitagene.

Current sales: https://vitagene.com/shop/products-include-dna-test-kits/

Health Reports for diet, fitness, supplementation + Ancestry + free 15 minute nutritional phone consultation. Regular price $99. Believe this is the same report available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Vitagene-DNA-Test-Kit-Ancestry/dp/B01NCISWQT sale price $59.00 (price varies from day to day) – coupon may be available, regular price $99.00 (available as of February 26, 2021, but usually shows back up on Amazon at some point)- price may or may not be cheaper on Amazon as they love to raise and lower the prices on a regular basis. 

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Crowdfunding Limits – March 5, 2021

I saw a comment on social media about someone wanting to raise well over $600K – 800K for various projects using a crowdfunding campaign. This was a private individual who thought it was possible. I am not sure a celebrity or famous person could raise that much money using a personal appeal. In my research, it’s best to limit a crowdfunding campaign to one issue and not try to raise this amount as the odds of a regular person raising this amount is very unlikely.

Plus, some crowdfunding websites don’t allow these kinds of campaigns. In addition, there are tax issues you have to address when doing a crowdfunding campaign. Some things you may be able to write off, but some things you cannot write off if it’s for a personal campaign. This is a point missed by numerous campaigns. If it’s for a product you are raising the money in the campaign, then you can write off more things on taxes.

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RootsTech Attracts Over 1 Million Participants Opening Week – FamilySearch

I saw this on FamilySearch recently – RootsTech Attracts Over 1 Million Participants Opening Week: https://media.familysearch.org/rootstech-attracts-over-1-million-participants-opening-week/. Slightly longer article, but here’s a short synopsis.

Salt Lake City, UT, March 04, 2021

RootsTech Connect 2021 lured more than 1 million participants from 242 countries and territories at its completely virtual, online debut. RootsTech is a hybrid, global online event and website that celebrates fun, personal, and family discoveries by fostering new connections, the latest learning, and innovative technologies. Although the “event” portion of the experience ran 25–27 February 2021, anyone can continue to create custom watch lists from the 2,000 free, on-demand videos at RootsTech.org.

“The 3-day RootsTech Connect 2021 virtual event was literally just a ribbon-cutting of a totally new way for people to connect with others and to learn globally,” remarked Steve Rockwood, FamilySearch CEO. Nonprofit FamilySearch International hosts the popular online site and event. Rockwood said they have learned from past conferences held in-person in Salt Lake City and London with complementary online components. “Online learning is now core instead of ancillary. And the big difference is it’s not just 3 days but 365 days. We want to continue to globalize and localize learning and discoveries.”

The RootsTech Team learned right away in Fall 2020 when it announced plans to create a free, all-virtual global event that if they build it, the crowds would come. The question Rockwood admitted was, “If we build it, how MANY will come, and will we be able to accommodate them?” They decided it was best to build a bigger boat. In technology terms, that meant a web experience delivered in 11 languages that could accommodate 500,000 concurrent users.

The million-participant milestone for the opening weekend was a very pleasant surprise. Rockwood expressed gratitude for the gifted engineers, dedicated staff, volunteers, and partner support that contributed to successfully pulling off the new web model in such a short time frame.

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https://media.familysearch.org/rootstech-attracts-over-1-million-participants-opening-week/

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Lisa Reviews An Oscar Nominee: The Guns of Navarone (dir by J. Lee Thompson)

The Oscar nominations are finally due to be announced on March 15th and the Oscars themselves are scheduled to be awarded at the end of April.  In anticipation of the big event (and the end of this current lengthy awards season), I am going to spend the next two months watching and reviewing Oscar nominees […]

Lisa Reviews An Oscar Nominee: The Guns of Navarone (dir by J. Lee Thompson)

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SeaBees 79th Birthday March 5, 2021

I knew today was the official SeaBees birthday. I grew up in a city with one of the few remaining SeaBee bases still around in the U. S. I saw this posted on Museum of Military History website https://www.museumofmilitaryhistory.com/event/seabee-birthday/2021-03-05/. There is a debate as some sites say 78th birthday and other sites say 79th Birthday. Based on my last post – SeaBees Happy Belated 78th Birthday March 5, 2020, it’s the 79th birthday. Plus, in 2019, it was the 77th birthday – SeaBees 77th Birthday March 5, 2019. Here’s a YouTube video that indicates it is the 79th birthday – 2021 Seabee and CEC Birthday Messagehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1VqFWY6sMY (about 3:22 minutes long).

Official Website: https://www.public.navy.mil/seabee/Pages/default.aspx/

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seabee

Notable SeaBees: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seabee#Notable_Seabees

YouTube SeaBees search: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=SeaBees

YouTube SeaBee Song: Judy Garland – The Song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqtF686DEdM

My hometown is home to one of the few SeaBee bases https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naval_Construction_Battalion_Center_(Gulfport,_Mississippi) in the country. I posted about it in SeaBee Heritage Center, Gulfport, Mississippi – Mississippi Mondays. During Mardi Gras parades, the SeaBees usually have a float and the floats tended to use this as part of the celebration https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:FightingSeabee_NavalConstructionBattalionCenter_Gulfport,MS.jpg. A picture of the float can be seen https://books.google.com/books?id=TlCpPsNBamsC&pg=PT126&lpg=PT126&dq=seabee+float+gulfport+ms&source=bl&ots=Ouu8M0jXqp&sig=ACfU3U1uvsnORdIo1NAhMgxFOgNfB6Rr8Q&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj3qZTq6-TgAhULd6wKHR9DAEcQ6AEwFXoECAoQAQ#v=onepage&q=seabee%20float%20gulfport%20ms&f=false (you may have to scroll up or down a little bit to see the float).

Here’s the local newspaper celebrating the 75th birthday of the SeaBees in 2017: https://www.sunherald.com/news/local/military/article153933134.html.

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5 Position Fixing Techniques – YouTube Casual Navigation

I saw this recently – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x93EaSwMVfQ

Direct link: 5 Position Fixing Techniques https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x93EaSwMVfQ (around 15:09 minutes long).

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Thousands of brand new parish records now online – FindMyPast Fridays March 5, 2021

I checked last night and saw it posted. It usually shows up Thursday or Friday at  https://www.findmypast.com/blog/newI shortened it a fair amount and highlighted the different topics covered.

Here’s the direct link – Thousands of brand new parish records now online https://www.findmypast.com/blog/new/essex-kent-parish-records.

Niall Cullen 05 March 2021
 
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Your past may take you to South East England this weekend. We’ve just released thousands of baptism and marriage records from Essex and Kent.

Unlock the power of parish records with our latest Findmypast Friday new releases. Here are all the details on what’s new.

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My Thoughts on Criticals and Fumbles in RPGs – March 4, 2021

In my last post, I re-blogged a post Thoughts on Critical Hits & Fumbles in Old-School Games — Smoldering Wizard; original post Thoughts on Critical Hits & Fumbles in Old-School Games — Smoldering Wizard. Depending on the Role-Playing Game (RPG) as to how critical and fumble are handled. My favorite was Iron Crown Enterprises (ICE)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_Crown_Enterprises way of handling critical and fumble rolls. The system used percentile dice with a range of 01 – 100. If you rolled 01-05, it was a fumble; if you rolled 96-100, it was a critical. However, the approach was you rolled again and if you rolled 96-100, it was subtracted from a fumble and added to a critical until you stopped rolling 96-100. It was rare you got a third roll as rolling 96-100 only happens 5% of the time.

It tended to get not too messy if you had either a fumble or critical roll without getting a 96-100 roll when you rolled again. I don’t have the rules handy, but most of them with only one critical or fumble roll weren’t usually too bad.

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Thoughts on Critical Hits & Fumbles in Old-School Games — Smoldering Wizard

Over the years I’ve tried various methods of spicing up combat in my old-school games, including using different flavors of critical hits and fumbles charts. Like many of you, I’ve tried them both as a referee and a player, and I can say unequivocally that I dislike most of them. Initially they are fun – […]

Thoughts on Critical Hits & Fumbles in Old-School Games — Smoldering Wizard
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Raeford-Hoke Museum, Raeford – North Carolina Thursdays March 4, 2021

For this week’s North Carolina Thursdays post, I decided to look around Hoke County. There were some places that looked interesting. I went with Raeford-Hoke Museum in Raeford – https://www.raefordcity.org/raeford-hoke-museum/. However, check about COVID-19 restrictions before scheduling a visit.

Official Website: https://www.raefordcity.org/raeford-hoke-museum/

Hours and Admission

Hours:

MUSEUM HOURS: SUNDAYS 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM  |  MONDAY, TUESDAY 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

NOW OPEN SATURDAYS 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM 

 If you have a group of 10 or more who would like a private tour, please contact us at 910-875-2279

Address:

PO Box 1383 (use PO Box for mail),  111 SOUTH HIGHLAND STREET  |  RAEFORD, NC 28376  |  (910) 875-2279
Admission – General admission is free near as I can tell, although they greatly appreciate donations! 


Atlas Obscura: no listing located https://www.atlasobscura.com/

Blog Related: no listing located

Eventbrite: No listing located https://www.eventbrite.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Raeford-Hoke-Museum-113989045289379/

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Foursquare: https://foursquare.com/v/raefordhoke-museum/4ee510437ee5cae3f177b58b

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Gluseum: https://www.gluseum.com/US/Raeford/113989045289379/Raeford-Hoke-Museum

Google Maps: Raeford, North Carolina (Street View available)

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Hometown Locator: https://northcarolina.hometownlocator.com/nearby/place-details,z,28386,p,raeford-hoke%20museum,i,840dnpwv-ef5214bc22ee460281e88ddfdc2b0687.cfm

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Museums.us: https://www.museums.us/state/north-carolina/raeford/raeford-hoke-museum

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/search?q=Raeford-Hoke%20Museum&src=typed_query

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Protect your packages from porch pirates: 7 practical tips – CNET March 3, 2021

I saw this earlier on CNET – Protect your packages from porch pirates: 7 practical tips: https://www.cnet.com/how-to/protect-your-packages-from-porch-pirates-7-practical-tips/. Much longer article, but included the topics below.

Erin Gobler March 3, 2021

USPS or Amazon package stolen? Here’s how to stop it from happening again.

Online shopping has been on the rise for years, and the pandemic only intensified that trend, as many people sought to avoid face-to-face interactions. In fact, one recent study found 59% of respondents receiving at least one package per week in 2020.

As online shopping increases, so do deliveries — and unfortunately, many of those delivered packages sit unattended for hours on people’s front porches, attracting thieves. The same study found that 43% of respondents reported having a package stolen — up from 36% just one year earlier. And of those who have had a package stolen, more than half have had it happen more than once.

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Take advantage of package tracking

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Install a video doorbell

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Have your packages delivered to Amazon lockers

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Invest in a porch lockbox

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Require signature on delivery

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Purchase a mailbox sensor

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Make it clear you have a home security system

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https://www.cnet.com/how-to/protect-your-packages-from-porch-pirates-7-practical-tips/
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