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About ICT Genealogist

Originally from Gulfport, Mississippi. Live in Wichita, Kansas now. I suffer Bipolar I, ultra-ultra rapid cycling, mixed episodes. Blog on a variety of topics - genealogy, DNA, mental health, among others. Let's collaborateDealspotr.com

How Machine-Learning and OCR Are Changing Family History – October 26 2020 – FamilySearch

I saw this on FamilySearch today – How Machine-Learning and OCR Are Changing Family History: https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/optical-character-recognition-indexing/. I included a brief portion of the article. I do want to caution people that OCR is not foolproof. We use it where I … Continue reading

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The Entire History of Ottoman Empire Explained in 7 Minutes – YouTube Simply Explained Media

Saw this on YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I36ZId0ow40 Direct link – The Entire History of Ottoman Empire Explained in 7 Minutes – Simply Explained https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUWzm7yb5oA (about 7:31 minutes long)

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EverQuest II Announces the Reign of Shadows Expansion — The Ancient Gaming Noob

Where EverQuest goes, EverQuest II must surely follow.  We got a Producer’ Letter announcing the next EverQuest expansion two weeks back, now we get one announcing the next EverQuest II expansion, the Reign of Shadows. The 17th expansion for EverQuest … Continue reading

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Wichita School District Weird Policies – October 27, 2020

Yesterday, the schools were open, but if you kept your children home, it was an excused absence. Today, if your children are part of the online learning program, they had to attend online courses. If your children were going to … Continue reading

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Paying the Price for a Typo on Coins — Commonplace Fun Facts

Have you heard of the Republic of Chiie? No, it’s not a new tea and coffee shop, nor is it a greenhouse specializing in the sale of Chia Pets. It isn’t even one of those fake countries like San Serriffe … Continue reading

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Oswego Historical Museum, Oswego – Kansas Tuesdays October 27, 2020

I decided to focus on Labette County, Kansas for this week’s Kansas Tuesdays post. The Oswego Historical Museum http://oswegohistory.org/ is in Oswego, Kansas. Looks like it has restrictions due to COVID-19. You can still visit, but call first. Operated by … Continue reading

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Understanding lens compression — Photofocus — Julie Powell – Photographer & Graphic Artist

Let’s look at how focal lengths affect your subjects and the background of your images. What is lens compression? This is the when you use a telephoto lens and things in the background of the image will appear larger and … Continue reading

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Big Difference in Weather Between a Few Days Ago and Since Yesterday – October 27, 2020

A couple of days ago the weather was in the low 80s on Thursday. Friday and Saturday’s highs were in the low to mid 40s, Sunday made it to the high 30s, yesterday it was 30 in the morning, but … Continue reading

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New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of 26 October 2020 – FamilySearch

I saw this on FamilySearch today – New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of 26 October 2020: https://media.familysearch.org/new-free-historical-records-on-familysearch-week-of-26-october-2020/. Over 1,000 words, but scroll through the list to see if something interests you. Discover your heritage in the 1801 Census … Continue reading

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Do You Keep a Writing Journal? — Damyanti Biswas

I’ve been a huge fan of morning writing for as long as I have worked on fiction. Some of my best stories emerge  when I wake up and head straight to my laptop or notebook. Over the years, I’ve maintained … Continue reading

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