Daily Archives: January 11, 2019

Happy birthday, Mr. Hamilton! — The Legal Genealogist

Here’s to 230 years of Treasury records The text for the post Today’s Document, posted each day by the U.S. National Archives, is short and sweet: Alexander Hamilton was born on January 11, 1757, the illegitimate son of a poor … Continue reading

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FindMyPast Fridays January 11, 2019

I almost forgot about FindMyPast Fridays. This week’s link is https://blog.findmypast.com/new-records-avaialble-to-2625647489.html. There are more than 500,000 new records and newspapers articles available to search this Findmypast Friday, including: Kent Baptisms Over 23,000 new records covering Anglican and Wesleyan baptisms in … Continue reading

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Thank You to Linda’s Book Bag for the Amazon Gift Card

I received a Tweet from Linda’s Book Bag, https://lindasbookbag.com/ – Twitter: https://twitter.com/Lindahill50Hill the other day saying I had won a $20 Amazon Gift Card. She blogs mostly about books and book reviews, at least that’s why I Followed her blog … Continue reading

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USS Wichita (LCS-13) Commissioning January 12, 2019

Update: you can view the commissioning on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDvDCfdRwvQif you missed it. Received in an e-mail from the Wichita Eagle earlier today: https://www.kansas.com/news/local/article224288655.html. It appears to start at 9 A. M. U. S. Central Time. You can also view at … Continue reading

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One Social Media Option Often Overlooked in Genealogy Research

If I mentioned using social media to help with your genealogy research, what’s one of the major social media outlets that comes to your mind last?  The first to come to mind are probably Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, other photo-sharing social … Continue reading

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Ethnicity DNA Results Don’t Match Your Paper Ethnicity?

This is one of the most common complaints or questions I see in various social media groups, mostly Facebook, although it sometimes crops on Twitter. The usual explanation, by a very large margin, is the science isn’t there yet. That’s … Continue reading

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Code Talkers

I found this recently: https://americanindian.si.edu/static/education/codetalkers/html/chapter4.html. It’s about First Nationers/Native Americans who were Code Talkers in World War II: Many American Indian Code Talkers in World War II used their everyday tribal languages to convey messages. A message such as, “Send … Continue reading

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My Lost Opportunity to Visit a Museum Ship

In 1990, I was in a conference in St. Louis, Missouri and I saw a museum ship was nearby. I didn’t have the money to visit and thought I would go back one day and visit it. But the 1993 … Continue reading

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