Category Archives: Genealogy

FindMyPast Fridays – FindMyPast

Via FindMyPast Fridays October 19, 2018 – FindMyPast. There are over 355,000 new records and newspaper articles available to search this Findmypast Friday, including: Northumberland and Durham Burials Over 129,000 new records covering Durham cemeteries have been added to our collection … Continue reading

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The Food of Our Ancestors: a Peanut Butter & Mayonnaise Sandwich — Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

Peanut butter and mayonnaise sandwiches were common not so long ago: during the Great Depression (1929 to roughly 1939). In fact, once Americans had acquired a taste for these high-calorie but cheap sandwiches, I suspect many households continued to serve … Continue reading

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FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA) New Chromosome Browser

I saw this posted recently in one of the Facebook genealogy or DNA groups I belong to, but I hadn’t checked it out until today. Go to and log in. Once you log-in, the direct link to the Chromosome Browser … Continue reading

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New Edit Ability Coming to Find-A-Grave

I haven’t seen this posted elsewhere and I only stumbled on it as I was trying to figure something else out. At present, you have to suggest GPS coordinates on the Find-A-Grave Forums. According to the below information, they are … Continue reading

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Troll Houses and Salt Boxes – 52 Ancestors #212 — DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

Just when I thought I wasn’t going to have an article ready for this weekend, my ancestors came to my rescue. Well, my ancestors with the assistance of two very generous friends, Jennifer Zinck and Keith Wilson, lured by a … Continue reading

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Smarter Hobby Review of Best Genealogical DNA Tests

I saw this link posted in the International Society of Genetic Genealogy (ISOGG) Facebook group. You can view the link at It talks about six (6) DNA tests (23andMe, AncestryDNA, FamilyTree DNA/FTDNA, Geno 2.0 Next, LivingDNA, and MyHeritageDNA) although … Continue reading

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AncestryDNA $69 National Family History Month Sale Through October 21, 2018

Updated October 16, 2018: Amazon is now price matching. In my daily review of DNA testing companies, I noticed AncestryDNA has a $69 National Family History Sale going through October 21, 2018. Regular price is $99 although they have been … Continue reading

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