Blog – The Ancestor Hunt

Thank you for visiting The Ancestor Hunt!

Source: Blog – The Ancestor Hunt Great link that includes information on yearbooks. You can see which yearbooks are indexed at http://www.theancestorhunt.com/yearbooks.html.

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Golden Eagle Statue that Disappeared in 1992 Returned to Cambridge American Cemetery

As reported on https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/07/06/mystery-golden-eagle-stolen-25-years-ago-britains-us-war-cemetery/, a golden eagle statue that was stolen in 1992 from atop a flag pole has been returned.

You can view interment information about who is buried in the cemetery several places: https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/1896890/cambridge-american-cemetery-and-memorial;

https://billiongraves.com/cemetery/Cambridge-American-Cemetery-and-Memorial/148369; and

https://abmc.gov/cemeteries-memorials/europe/cambridge-american-cemetery (general information, including below link) – to search burials on the ABMC website:

https://abmc.gov/database-search-results?field_cemetery=6893&field_cemetery2=6893.

It is the final resting place of 3,812 men and women who gave their lives in the Battle of the Atlantic, the strategic bombing campaign over Europe, those in the invasion of Europe – as well as those killed in training exercises on British soil.

The lives of another 5,127 men and women whose bodies were never recovered are commemorated on a Wall of the Missing.

 

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Major DNA Sale Announcement July 17, 2018

It’s late or early as it’s the wee hours of the morning in my time zone, but Dante Labs is offering a huge sale; some of the items were previously on sale for more than the sale I was told about this morning. https://us.dantelabs.com/products/whole-genome-sequencing-wgs-full-dna-analysis I will try and remember to update the Current July 2018 DNA Sales but the sale ends tonight.

https://us.dantelabs.com/collections/our-tests/products/whole-genomez

Whole GenomeZ – Whole Genome Sequencing for Advanced Diagnostics (130X + 30X)

$649.00 $999.00 You save $350.00

https://us.dantelabs.com/collections/our-tests/products/whole-genome-sequencing-wgs-full-dna-analysis

Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) – Full DNA analysis For Rare and Hereditary Diseases

$349.00 $1,000.00 You save $651.00

https://us.dantelabs.com/collections/our-tests/products/whole-exome-sequencing-wes-sequence-all-your-genes-us

Whole Exome Sequencing (WES) – Sequence 20,000 genes

$299.00 $750.00 You save $451.00

In addition to Dante Lab’s sales, FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA) is having an Amazon Prime Sale at $59.99; Geno 2.0 Next is also on the Amazon Prime list at $49.97.

 

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Amazon Prime Day: 23andMe is Half Price! — The DNA Geek

23andMe’s Health + Ancestry test is half price for Amazon Prime Day ($99 + free shipping, compared to the normal price of $199). You must have Amazon Prime (their free-shipping membership). Sale ends Tuesday night or when supplies run out. Don’t wait!

via Amazon Prime Day: 23andMe is Half Price! — The DNA Geek

Important note: this is only the Health and Ancestry test on 23andMe (sale price $99.99, regular price $199.00), not the Ancestry only kit.

Thank you to The DNA Geek for letting us know 23andMe’s Amazon Prime Day Sale is now live.  I mentioned the 23andMe sale would happen in an earlier blog post. but I didn’t know when it would go live. The problem I see with Prime Day and many other Amazon sales is they don’t always start when the main sale starts. For example, it appears the AncestryDNA Prime Day Sale won’t start until tomorrow based on what Ancestry posted on Facebook. Amazon didn’t anticipate how well 23andMe kits would sell on Black Friday 2017 and I am not sure that 23andMe anticipates how well the Prime Day Sale may do. A smart move would be to offer the deal to those who miss out with a note that they wouldn’t be charged until 23andMe has enough kits on hand to ship out. Kind of like a voucher or credit set-up where the buyer gets the sale price.

From the DNA Geek’s post, it also looks like when 23andMe runs out of however many kits that were designated for the Prime Day Sale or if they had it to whatever stock is on hand runs out, the sale ends. No telling on how many kits 23andMe had in either case, but I expect they may run out although by limiting the sale to the more expensive Health and Ancestry kits, it will be a deal breaker for those who wanted Ancestry only kits. Although since you are only paying $0.99 more for a Health and Ancestry kit, it would make more sense for a person who wanted a kit from 23andMe to go with the one on sale.

I hope companies like 23andMe, HomeDNA, etc. would come up with something other than Ancestry or Health and Ancestry,  as a way to describe their kits. How about Ethnicity  or something similar. Too often I hear people mention AncestryDNA kits on sale when it’s not AncestryDNA, but one of the companies that uses Ancestry in large letters on the box.

 

 

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MooseRoots Is Gone

For those who loved MooseRoots, it is gone. Not only that, but archived copies of it are no longer available on the Wayback Machine. I heard a rumor that it was gone a few weeks ago and when I checked www.mooseroots.com, I got an error message of

This site is no longer available.
We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Attempts to find it on the WayBack Machine were met with the following:

Page cannot be displayed due to robots.txt.

See www.mooseroots.com robots.txt page. Learn more about robots.txt.

If a site owner requests it, the organization that runs archive.org won’t allow people to save copies of the website to the Wayback Machine. At this point, I am not sure if MooseRoots was affected by the RootsWeb problem since it has been reported by some or if it something happened as reported by others.

It was a very useful site and I would dislike seeing it no longer available, especially since anything on the Wayback Machine has also been removed.

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Love Antique Tractors? Bird City, Kansas Is the Place to Be July 26 – 28, 2018

If you love antique tractors, threshers, etc., then Bird City, Kansas (northwest Kansas for those not familiar with Bird City’s location; roughly 30 miles west of Colorado border and 20 miles south of Nebraska border on U.S. Highway 36) is the place to be July 26 – 28, 2018. It’s the 65th annual event this year. I won’t be able to make it this year, but enjoyed it the several times I attended when I lived in the area. You can learn more about it at http://www.threshershow.org/ and their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Tri-State-Antique-Engine-Threshers-Association-128818890502056/.

Admission prices are as follows:

Show Admission
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Individual Membership $20
(Good for all 3 days)

Adult Daily Admission $7

Child Daily Admission $3

While it may not be as exciting (matter of opinion as some would think the Thresher Show is more exciting) as the Frozen Dead Guy Days (held in March which tends to be a tad better cooler since Nederland is near Boulder, Colorado and I scheduled a blog post on March 1, 2019, highlighting it in case you don’t check it out before then – stay tuned)  in Nederland, Colorado, it’s a pretty interesting time.

Here’s the Schedule of Events:

*** Schedule of Events ***

Wednesday Program

Community Pot Luck Dinner 6:00p.m. on the Show Grounds

Thursday Program

Opening Ceremonies – 10:00am
Corn Shelling & Grinding- 10:10am
Saw Mill Demonstration & SHingle Making- 10:30am
Steam Engine Talk in the Grandstand Area – 11:00am
Pyramid Stunt – 11:15am
Steam Engine Races – 11:45am
Lunch – 12:00pm
National Anthem -1:00pm
Kid’s Tug of War with a Steam Engine -1:10pm
Introduction of the Thresher Queen & Princess – 1:15pm
Straw Bale Loader Demonstration – 1:30pm
Parade of Tractors – 1:45pm
Kid’s Crafts at the School House – 3:00pm
Blacksmith Demonstration at the Blacksmith Shop – 3:00pm
Wheat Binding Demonstration – 3:00pm
Martin Busse Memorial Singalong and Player Piano Concert in the Wright Bldg. – 3:30pm
Antique Tractor Plowing Demonstration – 3:30pm
Wheat Threshing Demonstration – 4:00pm
Bingo in the Dining Hall – 4:30pm
Community Club Meal and Ken Burns Flim: Dust Bowl – 5:00pm at Legion Hall

Friday Program

Tractor Convoy Breakfast (in Wheeler, KS) – 8:00am
Tractor Convoy – Departs from Wheeler, KS – 9:00am
Opening Ceremonies – 10:00am
Corn Shelling & Grinding Demonstration – 10:10am
Saw Mill Demonstration, Wood Planing, Shingle Making – 10:30am
Steam Engine Talk in the Grandstand Area- 11:00am
Pyramid Stunt – 11:15am
Steam Engine Races – 11:45am
Lunch – 12:00pm
National Anthem – 1:00pm
Kid’s Tug of War with a Steam Engine – 1:00pm
Straw Bale Loader Demonstration – 1:10pm
Parade of Tractors – 1:15pm
Blacksmith Demonstration at the Blacksmith Shop – 3:00pm
Wheat Binding Demonstration – 3:00pm
Kid’s Crafts at the School House – 3:00pm
Combine Harvesting Demonstration – 3:15pm
Martin Busse Memorial Singalong and Player Piano Concert in the Wright Bldg. – 3:30pm
Horse, Steam and Antique Tractor Plowing Demonstration – 3:30pm
Wheat Threshing Demonstration – 4:00pm
Bingo in the Dining Hall – 4:30pm
Old Fashioned Slow Cooked Beef, Beans and Corn on the Cob in Dining Hall on Thresher Grounds – 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Kiddie Tractor Pull 6:30 pm
Antique Tractor Pull 7:00 pm
Steam Engine Pull 8:00 pm

Saturday Program

Annual Fun Run – 1m, 2m & 5K – Races start at 8:00am
Fun Run Registration Form in PDF Format
H-P Chuck Wagon Breakfast on Thresher Grounds 8:30am
Opening Ceremonies – 10:00am
Corn Shelling Demonstration – 10:10am
Saw Mill Demonstration, Wood Planing, Shingle Making – 10:30am
Antique Tractor Rodeo – 11:00am
Steam Engine Talk in the Grandstand Area- 11:00am
Pyramid Stunt – 11:15am
Steam Engine Races – 11:45am
Lunch – 12:00pm
National Anthem – 1:00pm
Kid’s Tug of War with a Steam Engine – 1:00pm
Straw Bale Loader Demonstration – 1:10pm
Parade of Tractors – 1:15pm
Big Ed’s Horseshoe Tournament (Kid’s and Adult Divisions – 1:30pm
Watermelon Cannon – 2:45pm
Farm Credit Free Watermelon for Everyone – 3:00pm
Kid’s Crafts at the School House – 3:00pm
Blacksmith Demonstration at the Blacksmith Shop – 3:00pm
Wheat Binding and Combine Harvesting Demonstration – 3:00pm
Martin Busse Memorial Singalong and Player Piano Concert in the Wright Bldg. – 3:30pm
Horse, Steam and Antique Tractor Plowing Demonstration – 3:30pm
Wheat Threshing Demonstration – 4:00pm
Bingo in the Dining Hall – 4:30pm

Sunday, July 30th

Worship Service in the Country Church at 9:00 a.m.

(Daily Events subject to change)

Daily Events (Thur, Fri. & Sat.)

8:00 Show Grounds Open
9:00 Servicing Equipment – Building Steam
10:00 Flag Raising – Invocation
Community Wide Garage-Yard Sale Southeast of the Country Church– Opens at 10:00am
All Day Swap Meet on the Show Grounds 10:00a.m. – 7:00pm
Kid’s Scavenger Hunt in Building #2
Kid’s Corn Treasure Dig East of the Dining Hall
11:00-11:30 Player Piano Program in Building 8
12:00 Lunch
2:30 Player Piano Program in Building 8
Kids Petting Zoo (Friday & Saturday) East of Building #5
Kid’s Playground Area – East of the Sod House

Special Buildings – Open Each Day

Eggers Historical Museum
Sod House
Country School House
Country Church
Blaksmith Shop
Fiber Arts & Quilt Museum
Antique Print Shop
Clark Toy Museum
Thompson Antique Vehicle Museum
Dorsh Sawyer Antique Tractor Museum
Wilkens Toy & Antique Tractor Museum

Children’s Activities – Open Each Day

Steam Engine Tug-O-War
Petting Zoo
Playground
Corn Tank Treasure Hunt
Old Fashioned Stilts
Scavenger Hunt
Kids Crafts
Barrel Train Rides

You can learn more about Bird City at https://www.birdcity.com/; you can also follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/GetBirdCity.You can also see a number of videos on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=thresher+show+bird+city+ks.

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Ancestry Confirms Amazon Prime Day Sale – $54.99 for Sale Price; 23andMe Health & Ancestry 50% Off; Reminder MyHeritage DNA Flash Sale $59

Update afternoon of July 16, 2018:  Note: Amazon may schedule the pricing at different parts of the day so check back if you aren’t seeing the Amazon Prime Day price listed for AncestryDNA kits as it looks like it may only be a tomorrow price. Also, MyHeritage on Amazon is temporarily down to $67 with free shipping which makes it a better deal than ordering directly from MyHeritage.

Scheduled this to be posted at 2 PM U.S. Central Time which is when the Amazon Prime Day Sale starts.

As reported (first saw it on Ancestry’s Facebook page, but no mention of price by Ancestry, Ancestry and Amazon confirm AncestryDNA Amazon Prime Day Sale http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=176060&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2358313 Prime Day Sale ends Midnight (U.S. Pacific Time) tomorrow, July 17, 2018. You will need to be an Amazon Prime member to take advantage of the sale price! You can join with a free trial membership if you haven’t been a Prime user or haven’t been a recent Prime member. You can also do the monthly option which is a bit more expensive overall, but doesn’t commit you to an annual contract.

  • Save 50% on 23andMe Health + Ancestry Personal Genetic Service Kit
  • Save on the AncestryDNA Genetic Testing Kit, only $54.99

For 23andMe, that’s the Health and Ancestry test which normally costs $199; it’s not the Ancestry only test which runs $99 and isn’t on sale. Sale should go live in about an hour (2 P.M. U.S. Central Time; 12 Noon U. S. Pacific Time).

A reminder that MyHeritage is running a $59 4 Day Flash Sale that ends July 18, 2018. Updating the Current July 2018 DNA Sales with the new sale prices for AncestryDNA and 23andMe as I previously updated it for the MyHeritageDNA Flash Sale. Addit: Amazon has temporarily lowered their MyHeritage DNA kits to $67 with free shipping.

 

 

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