Category Archives: Genealogy

The Old Find-A-Grave Site Shutting Down August 20, 2018; Not Talking about Find-A-Grave New’s Site

I am talking about https://old.findagrave.com/ and not https://www.findagrave.com/. For those not aware, the old site is still available for not quite a week. There are advantages and disadvantages to both sites. In some ways, the old site is still much … Continue reading

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LivingDNA $89 Sale Price August, 2018

I don’t know how long the sale will last as it only shows limited time only on the LivingDNA website, but they are offering LivingDNA kits for $89, regular price is $99. I update the Current August 2018 DNA Sales … Continue reading

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Why You Shouldn’t Blindly Trust Product Reviews

I stopped trusting book, gaming, movie, and product reviews years ago after seeing too many that were either paid for by the company or author or were hatchet jobs by people who didn’t like the company, product, or writer. I … Continue reading

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Current August 2018 DNA Sales

Will update on a regular basis; I try and check all of the DNA companies in this link on a daily basis. Updated mid afternoon of August 15, 2018: updated Geno 2.0 Next price on Amazon (price may not go … Continue reading

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Two Older Changes to the Social Security Death Index You May Not Be Aware of

There are two changes to the Social Security Death Index (SSDI) that happened several years ago and yet many people are not aware of one or both of the changes. The two changes are: 1) Social Security Administration (SSA) no … Continue reading

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NARA Remembers 1973 Fire That Destroyed Many Military Records

I don’t know if my Dad’s records were lost in the big 1973 fire that destroyed many military records, and one day I will probably find out if they were or weren’t destroyed when I go to order copies from … Continue reading

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Why Acronyms Should Be Avoided Unless You Define Them First

I am not a fan of acronyms and I am including the widest definition of acronym (acronym, initialism, pseudo-blend, symbol – see the description in the link for examples of each; note the link has a fair number of examples, … Continue reading

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