Category Archives: Genealogy

Additional Changes to Find-A-Grave

Noticed a few new things on Find-A-Grave recently. When I went to the site a few days,  I had to change my password as it didn’t meet the 8 character minimum. In the past, they allowed you to have a … Continue reading

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Fake Headstones on Find-A-Grave

For various reasons, people are creating fake headstones to add to Find-A-Grave. It could be for an unmarked grave or to be able to add their own memorial to the site. In the second case, you are only allowed to … Continue reading

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MyHeritage Makes Contacting DNA Matches Free

As reported on MyHeritage’s blog,, if you use the DNA match option to send the message.It doesn’t apply to contacting users through other means if you don’t have a paid subscription. Please note that contacting DNA Matches has been … Continue reading

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What Prevents DNA Circles Formation on Ancestry

Here’s a good basic primer on how to improve your odds of a DNA Circle forming on Ancestry – However, I didn’t see clear-cut limitations on some things that have been reported as preventing formation of a DNA Circle. … Continue reading

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Paul Kring Update

As reported in this blog post,, I was able to determine more about Paul Kring who is buried in Fort Scott, Kansas and how he connects to my tree. It took a while because the cemetery didn’t keep records … Continue reading

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RootsWeb Slowly Coming Back Online

As mentioned on RootsWeb yesterday, Update: January 23, 2018 Great news on the progress of getting RootsWeb back online. Today, we are bringing WorldConnect, one of our most valued features, back online. As we make WorldConnect available, it will … Continue reading

Posted in, EOGN, Hist Gen Societies, MHGS, MHGS, RootsWeb | Leave a comment and Last Logged In Date And Messaging Problems

For those who depend on’s last logged in date to figure out if a member has been on recently, stop relying on it. It’s based on the last time somebody logged in after logging out. Many people never or … Continue reading

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