Category Archives: Blog Specific

FamilyTreeDNA 2014 Holiday Sale Starts Soon

Update: Sale is live now. Not seeing the Mystery Reward button. FamilyTreeDNA announced its 2014 Holiday Sale; sale ends 31 December 2014 (US Central Time).   The sale includes weekly mystery rewards. From the e-mail FTDNA sent out Also, remember … Continue reading

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Several DNA Book Reviews On GeneaJulia Blog

Disclaimers: I have not read the books, but I know Julia and value her opinion in this area. Among her many other exploits, she is the Librarian at Midwest Historical and Genealogical Society (MHGS), I facilitate the DNA Special … Continue reading

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FamilyTreeDNA Tenth Annual Conference

Updated with additional information – Jennifer’s blog. FamilyTree (FTDNA) is hosting its Tenth Annual Conference for Project Administrators. The conference started yesterday and has a good line-up of topics it will cover. You can read about the Opening Reception on … Continue reading

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Link to Brother Borealis Blog Post on 25 Things People Mistakenly Say to Yoopers

Found this article on Facebook: 25 Things People Mistakenly Say to Yoopers It’s rare to see a factoid list on Facebook written by people from the area and it’s obvious to those of us from those areas when the person making … Continue reading

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52 Ancestor Week 27 Margaret Helma (Koehn) Posey

Here’s the story behind the challenge if you want to participate. Amy’s recap of Week 27 (link will be added as soon as Amy posts one). According to, Margaret is related to me as niece of husband of sister-in-law of … Continue reading

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Blue Skyways Is No More and Took KSGenWeb With It

Blue Skyways website was taken down at the end of June. Unfortunately, the take down resulted in the loss of the Kansas GenWeb part of the USGenWeb site. The Kansas State Historical Society (KSHS) stated on its Blue Skyways Transition page … Continue reading

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Congratulations on BillionGraves Reaching 9 Million Records

Yesterday, BillionGraves announced it hit 9 million records transcribed and 109,000 users. It only took 39 days to go from 8 million records. Here’s my post on BillionGraves reaching 8 million records.  This million milestone includes 5,332 cemeteries in 85 countries … Continue reading

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