Daily Archives: August 11, 2020

8 of the World’s Most Unique National Flags — From The Darkness Into The Light

We know there are questions around travel amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Read our note here. From the first flag-like objects waved by armies in ancient Egypt, flags have held a vital importance to the societies they represent. Today, many … Continue reading

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Recently Added and Updated Collections on Ancestry – August 10, 2020

I checked today and there was an updated list with only one entry dated July 29th; checked today and it had a number of entries dated July 30th on Ancestry.com – Recently Added and Updated Collections on Ancestry – August … Continue reading

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Rawlins County Museum and Historical Society, Atwood – Kansas Tuesdays August 11, 2020

As I continue my westward trek across Kansas this week, I started moving south as I zigzag through the state. I saw Wakeeney in Trego County and went looking for what’s to see or do in the area. I came … Continue reading

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Fëanor the linguist. — Middle-earth Reflections

In his tales J. R. R. Tolkien stated that Fëanor was the greatest of the Noldor in all features of his personality: body, mind, hands. Even though tainted by his arrogant, proud, fierce character and evil deeds, Fëanor’s talents were … Continue reading

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New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of 10 August 2020

I saw this on FamilySearch today – New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of 10 August 2020: https://media.familysearch.org/new-free-historical-records-on-familysearch-week-of-10-august-2020/. This week FamilySearch added over 250K Civil War (Union) Service Records, 1861–1866, a new index to Corydon, Indiana, newspaper obituaries, 1861–2008, and 3.6M other US obituaries.  Country collections … Continue reading

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MyHeritage Photo Enhancer and MyHeritage In Color™ Are Now Free for a Whole Month! Ends September 10, 2020

I saw this on MyHeritage today – MyHeritage Photo Enhancer and MyHeritage In Color™ Are Now Free for a Whole Month! https://blog.myheritage.com/2020/08/myheritage-photo-enhancer-and-myheritage-in-color-are-now-free-for-a-whole-month/.  by Esther August 11, 2020 MyHeritage News Starting today we’re unlocking both our popular photo tools — MyHeritage … Continue reading

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Mississippi flag design process: Elvis has left the building — Mississippi Business Journal

The new Mississippi state flag will not include beer cans, crawfish, a caramel cake, Elvis or Kermit the Frog. Mississippi recently retired the last state banner with the Confederate battle emblem that’s widely condemned as racist. A nine-member commission will … Continue reading

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Calverton National Cemetery – Tombstone Tuesdays August 11, 2020

Seems WordPress ignored my title change to this post even though it supposedly saved it. Let’s hope this title change sticks. I mentioned the 7 largest cemeteries on a previous Tombstone Tuesdays – The 7 Largest Cemeteries in the World … Continue reading

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Beyond Proficient: Flying to Catalina Island – YouTube Video Air Safety Institute

I saw this on YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKxe3C5-15A Getting you out of your comfort zone and challenging your flying skills. Direct link: Beyond Proficient: Flying to Catalina Island: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKxe3C5-15A (about 12:41 minutes long) 6,600th post      

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The Reading Habits Of Five Generations [Infographic] — BookBaby Blog

By BookBaby author Andre Calilhanna I’ll admit, I’m not great at remembering which generation is which, and I do get a kick out of how people like to pit one against another. I guess that’s just the way we do … Continue reading

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