Daily Archives: January 31, 2019

Thursday Doors: Luxembourg II — A Thousand Finds

When I was in Luxembourg I knew I would eventually blog about it for Thursday doors. So I took pictures of a lot of different doors. Last week it was old-fashioned doors under arches. This week it is some business … Continue reading

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American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC)

In my semi-irregular cemetery websites posts, this week I chose the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) https://www.abmc.gov. It’s listed as one of the Top 5 Cemetery websites – https://www.familytreemagazine.com/premium/top-cemetery-websites/ although I think they were limiting it to U. S. cemetery … Continue reading

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Dante Labs My Full DNA: Whole Genome Sequencing with mtDNA $299 Sale

When I was in the middle of doing my update a few minutes ago to Current January 2019 DNA Sales, I noticed Dante Labs My Full DNA: Whole Genome Sequencing with mtDNA kit – https://us.dantelabs.com/collections/our-tests/products/whole-genome-sequencing-wgs-full-dna-analysis was on sale. Regular price is … Continue reading

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Kory’s name — Life as The Lonsdales

Kory’s name is very meaningful, we didn’t just stumble upon it one day in a baby name book and think ‘oh that’s a nice name!’ (Not that there’s anything wrong with that!) But after discussing names, we only had the … Continue reading

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Wayback Machine Back-up

I have made mention of the Wayback Machine – https://archive.org/web/ a few times on my blog: https://upsdownsfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/category/history-2/wayback-machine/page/2/. You can learn more about it on Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayback_Machine if you aren’t familiar with it. I wasn’t aware of the Wayback Machine … Continue reading

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Genealogical DNA Testing vs. Sperm Banks Promise of Anonymity

Standard disclaimers: I am not a medical health professional and any comments I post are not intended, nor should they be construed, as medical advice. If you believe you are experiencing a medical emergency, dial 911 (where applicable) or contact … Continue reading

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The end is nigh for Google+; data to be wiped starting from April — Critical Hit

When Google announced back in December 2018 that they would be formally shutting down Google+, did anyone actually take note? Yeah, me neither. But the end has been coming for some time, with the announcement coming as result of the … Continue reading

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Headstone Inscriptions, Part II

I found this link during my search for the Acronyms on Headstones post. I chose to give it a separate post for several reasons. One, the title: https://nypost.com/2014/10/26/the-wackiest-meaniest-things-engraved-on-tombstones/. Second, the following: Inscriptions must be approved by a cemetery before work begins … Continue reading

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Acronyms on Headstones

As a follow-up to an earlier post, Understanding Cemetery Symbols Part I – BillionGraves, there are numerous websites that include various and sundry acronyms on headstones. I am going to include sites that include sayings, especially non-English words or phrases, … Continue reading

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