Daily Archives: January 12, 2018

Interesting Take on Find-A-Grave Update

I saw this link, http://familyhistoryfoundation.com/2018/01/05/4-annoying-problems-with-find-a-graves-new-website/, in a Facebook group. 1) Ad-heavy interface – I agree wholeheartedly. Way too many ads on the new site. If Ancestry is trying to kill Find-A-Grave, they couldn’t have chosen a better way than too many … Continue reading

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List of Schools I Attended

Updated November 5, 2018: added links for schools that are still open and made a note about Paul Smiths College no longer offering ed2go courses. For K – 12, the list is pretty easy. With respect to colleges and universities, … Continue reading

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Limited Post-1940 U.S. Census Access

I recently found out that in certain cases we can order federal census records for 1950 – 2010. First, you can only order these census records for yourself, as an heir, or legal representative. If the person is deceased, you … Continue reading

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Latest Find-A-Grave FAQs and How Fast It Disappeared

This change to Find-A-Grave’s FAQs showed up early briefly June 2017 on ChangeDetection.com (have to search for *Update or look for the highlighted text which is light yellow on my monitor), but is now gone. I use ChangeDetection to monitor … Continue reading

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Several Nifty Find-A-Grave Tools

There are/were several nifty Find-A-Grave tools. Since the latest update not too long ago, some of the tools may disappear or become non-functional. For now, replace www. with old. in the URL if the tool doesn’t show up on the new … Continue reading

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Cell Phone Savings Update

  I will be doing several blog posts about cell phone service with a focus on those offering unusual ways to save money and/or get free or cheaper service. My initial focus will be on BoostMobile, CellNUVO, Tello, TracFone, and … Continue reading

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MyHeritage DNA Ethnic Update and Chromosome Browser

As mentioned on MyHeritage’s blog https://blog.myheritage.com/2018/01/major-updates-and-improvements-to-myheritage-dna-matching/, here’s a brief blurb from the blog: We’re excited to announce major updates and improvements to DNA Matching rolled out today for all our users. Anyone who took a MyHeritage DNA test, and anyone … Continue reading

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Ignore Ethnic Results Below the Continental Level

Over 2,200 words! Updated September 22, 2020 – added FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA) version 2 #23 and version 3 #24 results. Updated September 12, 2020 – Added latest AncestryDNA Update (#22). You can compare to November 2019 update #18. Updated November … Continue reading

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