Category Archives: Genealogy

Niue: the South Pacific Paradise for Coin Collectors — Commonplace Fun Facts

With a land area of just over 100 square miles (261 square km) and a population of 1,600 people, the tiny nation of Niue could easily be overlooked. The island nation sits 1,500 miles (2,400 km) northeast of New Zealand … Continue reading

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To Those in the Path of Hurricane Zeta, Please Take Precautions – October 28, 2020

As someone with family and friends who are most likely in the expected path of Hurricane Zeta, I encourage people to take precautions. On some projections, it looks like my family may be safe, but until we see where it … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Niece Chemo Update – October 27, 2020

Niece update – this was posted recently where she’s on her last dose of chemo. They are giving her a 2 – 3 week break to recover from the chemo. Once the break is over, they will be doing a … Continue reading

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Top Black History Museums in the United States – FamilySearch October 26, 2020

I saw this on FamilySearch recently- Top Black History Museums in the United States: . The article is much longer, but here’s a brief synopsis of it. October 26, 2020  – Sunny Morton –snip– Stories of African American history and culture … Continue reading

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More Losses at 23andMe – Including No Ethnicity Update for V2, V3 or V4 Chip Customers — DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

Did you test with 23andMe prior to August 2017? If you were among the millions of customers who tested in the decade between 2007 and 2017, you tested on the V1-V4 chip. Unfortunately, 23andMe has made the decision to no … Continue reading

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23andMe Made Some Major Changes to Policies – October 26, 2020

I will be doing a re-blog with more details soon. This is an update to my earlier post – The 23andMe Ancestry Algorithm Gets an Upgrade – 23andMe October 21, 2020. Turns out my v3 chip won’t get an ethnicity … Continue reading

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Finding Your Ancestors with Guided Research – FamilySearch October 24, 2020

I saw this on FamilySearch recently- Finding Your Ancestors with Guided Research: https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/guided-research-updates-help/. The article is much longer, but here’s a taste of it. October 24, 2020  – by Sharon Howell –snip– Wondering how to find the best places to search … Continue reading

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