Monthly Archives: November 2018

20 Rare Photos of Native American Life at the Turn of the Century

Here’s is a new article on First Nations (aka Native Americans) https://www.history.com/news/native-american-tribe-photos. When photographer Edward S. Curtis moved out west to Washington state in 1887, he used his camera to capture the experiences of Native Americans. Over the span of 30 … Continue reading

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AncestryDNA Hits 14 Million Mark

According to this article, https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20181129005208/en/Ancestry-Breaks-November-Sales-Record, AncestryDNA hit the 14 million mark. LEHI, Utah & SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ancestry today announced record-sales of AncestryDNA kits during the month of November, including the “Turkey 5” period from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday. Sales were … Continue reading

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Exclusive Discount from Celebrate DNA – The DNAGeek

Via https://thednageek.com/exclusive-discount-from-celebrate-dna/ – TheDNAGeek. One of my favorite new wardrobe additions is a customized t-shirt from Celebrate DNA with my ethnicity regions mapped out.  This image is my shirt (but not my body … haha!), using my admixture results from … Continue reading

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The Sub That Sank a Train

Updated March 13, 2019: added Lucky Fluckey’s BillionGraves link and a link to https://upsdownsfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/2019/03/13/thank-you-to-billiongraves-contributor-for-rear-admiral-fluckeys-headstone-photo (link will be live as of 2:02 P. M. U. S. Central Time, March 13, 2019 in case you see this before it goes live). This … Continue reading

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Last Day for Free Full Transfer to MyHeritageDNA

Updated December 3, 2018: MyHeritageDNA has extended the deadline to December 15, 2018: https://blog.myheritage.com/2018/12/free-dna-uploads-deadline-extended/. I added a new post: MyHeritageDNA Free Unlimited Transfer Extended to December 15, 2018 and $59 DNA Sale Ends December 3, 2018. Today, November 30, 2018, … Continue reading

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FindMyPast Fridays November 30, 2018

Saw this yesterday on FindMyPast; it was posted yesterday according to the date: https://blog.findmypast.com/findmypast-frdiay-2621881381.html. I am scheduling it to post Friday even though I am writing it on Thursday. Britain, Marriage Licences Findmypast is excited to bring you some of … Continue reading

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Successful Dice Kickstarter Campaign

Updated December 18, 2018: They pulled the plug even though they were fully funded due to supplier problem: The Kickstarter Campaign that Gave Up Too Easily. Another successful dice-related Kickstarter campaign – https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/boardgamebag/dice-good-luck-dragon-crit-and-lucky-iconic-on-d20. Their goal was to raise HK$ 15,673 … Continue reading

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Announcing Free .blog Subdomains

Via Announcing Free .blog Subdomains. Looks like it only applies if you start a new blog. Shame they don’t allow it for those of us who have a blog already. I understand I could create a new blog and get … Continue reading

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Stupid CAPTCHA Needs to End

After spending 3+ minutes trying to prove to a site (Patreon) that I was a human being by having to solve CAPTCHA, it finally realized that I was human because it gave me one where they used one photo broken … Continue reading

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Why a Writing Retreat (Probably) Won’t Help You Write Better — Where Genres Collide

Originally posted on Novelty Revisions: Wouldn’t you just love to be able to drop everything, escape to an isolated cabin in the woods, and spend day and night working on your latest writing project until it’s finally finished? It’s the … Continue reading

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