Daily Archives: November 2, 2019

History’s spookiest names found in family records – FindMyPast October 30, 2019

I found this on FindMyPast – History’s spookiest names found in family records: https://www.findmypast.com/blog/discoveries/spooky-names-in-records. From Jekyll and Hyde to Jason Vorhees, we’ve uncovered all manner of blood-curdling characters in our record collections. How frightening is your family tree? We’ve rifled … Continue reading

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The Importance of Knowing Your Family History – FamilySearch November 1, 2019

I saw this today on FamilySearch –The Importance of Knowing Your Family History: https://media.familysearch.org/importance-of-knowing-your-family-history/. Summary The value of knowing your family history starts at a young age. Decades of research from Emory University proves that children who know more about … Continue reading

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Tarzan’s Adventure Park/Obstacle Course, Sigulda, Latvia – November 2, 2019

A country I would like to visit one day is Latvia. The closest I have come is when I visited Estonia back in 2005. Thought I would check out things to see and do in Latvia and came across many … Continue reading

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November 2 – Roll of Honour — Remembrance NI

After a period of intense action in WW2, Lt. Henry Walmsley was hitching a lift from Malta to the UK in the submarine Tetrarch when it was lost. Also in today’s roll, a WW1 QUB medic from New Zealand awarded … Continue reading

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Collision liquified the 4th-largest asteroid, turning it into a dwarf planet – Space Saturdays November 2, 2019

I saw this a few days ago on my cell phone – Collision liquified the 4th-largest asteroid, turning it into a dwarf planet: https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/10/collision-liquified-the-4th-largest-astroid-turning-it-into-a-dwarf-planet/ and thought it would make a good Space Saturdays post. The bodies of our Solar System’s … Continue reading

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When Traveling By Bus, Plane, or Train, Always Check the Departure Gate Hasn’t Changed – November 2, 2019

When I was first traveling by bus, a friend told me to always check to make sure I was getting on the right bus as sometimes a bus will change or be moved to a different loading location. Most of … Continue reading

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Hygiea is the Smallest Dwarf Planet – YouTube Video

I saw this on YouTube last night after I prepared today’s Space Saturdays post which will be shortly which is about this dwarf planet – Hygiea is the Smallest Dwarf Planet – YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvW0QrCa20k (about 3:43 minutes long). To … Continue reading

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I worked a 16-hour shift yesterday, but I did finally get a really bad photo of one of those sneaky coyotes… — Pouring My Art Out

I know, it’s bad. I said it was. It was four in the morning, and I had no time to aim my phone because those varmints are fast. No, that isn’t a sunset. That is a San Diego sunrise. My … Continue reading

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Of leopards and spots… — The Legal Genealogist

Is Find A Grave ready to change? It’s been a long-term, persistent, growing problem at Find A Grave: that people utterly unassociated with a recently-deceased person race the grieving family to be the first to create a memorial. 797 more words … Continue reading

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FamilyTree DNA Big Y-700 Update – DNA Saturdays November 2, 2019

I saw this yesterday in an e-mail from FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA): Dear Valued Customer, Starting today, Big Y participants will see some changes to how they are able to download raw data for the Big Y product. Below are further … Continue reading

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