Daily Archives: March 30, 2019

On Epilepsy and Company Names – Lydia Rae Bush Poetry

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If You Encourage Using Kindle Unlimited to Read Your Books, Are You Also Disclosing You Get Paid When People Do?

While I have talked about the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and its guidelines on affiliate links and other ways you are at risk as a blogger, I haven’t addressed one of the worst ways an author can get busted by … Continue reading

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A Crowdfunding Campaign That Made a Smart Decision

Disclosure: I have pledged a small amount for the Kickstarter campaign. It’s a shame more crowdfunding campaigns don’t go this route, but if you offer a way to test-drive the product before you pledge, you are more likely to get backers. … Continue reading

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Why I Love… Cosmic Encounter – with Tom Vasel – YouTube Video

I haven’t played the latest incarnation of Cosmic Encounter, but here’s a video about it: Why I Love… Cosmic Encounter – with Tom Vasel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KkhCRa7hhA (about 14:08 minutes long). You can also learn more about it on BoardGameGeek https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/39463/cosmic-encounter. Official website: … Continue reading

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Free Family History Library Classes and Webinars in April 2019 – FamilySearch

In checking FamilySearch’s media page today – https://media.familysearch.org/, I found Free Family History Library Classes and Webinars in April 2019: https://media.familysearch.org/free-family-history-library-classes-and-webinars-in-april-2019/. The FamilySearch Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, has announced its free classes and webinars for April 2019. The main … Continue reading

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Another Example of What Not to Do With a Crowdfunding Campaign

In this example, https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/justinsirois/party-backstory-generator-for-5e-and-other-systems, the campaign creator makes what I consider to be a huge misstep. They don’t offer the PDFs free for most of the pledge levels where you buy a print copy of the books. If you pledge … Continue reading

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DNA Testing and French Ancestry – French Ancestors

Via https://frenchancestors.com/dna-testing-french-ancestry/. I raised the question Is DNA Testing Illegal in France and Germany? not too long ago. Looks like some things have changed: if you are convicted of illegally using a DNA test you will be fined 3750 €. Fine … Continue reading

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Boston Public Library’s 78rpm Records Come to the Internet: Reformatting the Boston Public Library Sound Archives March 29, 2019; and Riley Shepard Recordings

I saw this yesterday on the Wayback Machine Blog: Boston Public Library’s 78rpm Records Come to the Internet: Reformatting the Boston Public Library Sound Archives: blog.archive.org/2019/03/29/boston-public-librarys-78rpm-records-come-to-the-internet-reformatting-the-boston-public-library-sound-archives/. For those who are fans of Riley Shepard – After 50 Years, Riley Shepard’s … Continue reading

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The Only Genealogy Tree You Control Is the One You Create and That’s If the Site Doesn’t Allow Others to Modify It

A common complaint in Facebook genealogy groups is somebody incorrectly added a family or family member to a tree where they don’t belong. My suggestion is to accept and realize you have no control on sites where anybody can create … Continue reading

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