Tag Archives: Family

9 Mayflower Descendants as Famous as Their Pilgrim Ancestors – FamilySearch September 10, 2020

I saw this on FamilySearch today – 9 Mayflower Descendants as Famous as Their Pilgrim Ancestors: https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/9-famous-mayflower-descendants/. I thought a brief overview of the article while listing all 9 famous descendants was a good way to draw attention. I removed … Continue reading

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Researchers tentatively identify 72 men believed to be buried at Sugar Land 95 site – Houston Chronicle – September 8, 2020

I saw this on the Houston Chronicle – Researchers tentatively identify 72 men believed to be buried at Sugar Land 95 site: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Researchers-identify-72-men-believed-to-be-buried-15543818.php. Definitely worth a read as DNA is being used to try and identify those who were buried … Continue reading

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New Records from the Canadian Expeditionary Force! – Fold3 – August 28, 2020

I wasn’t familiar with the fact that Fold3 has a blog. I found out today it does. It’s part of the Ancestry.com family. That means I need to check the other Ancestry.com sites to see if they have blogs. As … Continue reading

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Arlington National Cemetery Reopens to the Public for Gravesite Visitation Only – Arlington National Cemetery – September 8, 2020

I initially did this post with the link to the Stars and Stripes article, but it is a pay site and while I saw it there first, the article is COVID-19 related and free for now on their website, I … Continue reading

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Deleting DNA Results or Closing Your Account Does NOT Automatically = Destroying Your Original DNA Sample — DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

First and foremost, I want to state unequivocally that I am NOT advocating closing your account at any of the testing vendor sites. That’s not the purpose of this article. In fact, I encourage everyone to use each tool to … Continue reading

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Occupational Gravestones are Family History Clues – BillionGraves Blog- September 8, 2020

I saw this on BillionGraves today – Occupational Gravestones are Family History Clues: http://blog.billiongraves.com/occupational-gravestones/. The article includes several occupations and has a list of obscure occupational terms. Cathy Wallace, 1 day ago Occupational gravestones can help you discover the story … Continue reading

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Four Kansas Cities in Competition for Space Command HQ – Kansas Tuesdays September 8, 2020

As I continue my westward trek across Kansas this week, I started moving south as I zigzag through the state. I saw Wakeeney in Trego County and went looking for what’s to see or do in the area. I came … Continue reading

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How to make connections across oceans with the Catholic Heritage Archive – FindMyPast August 18, 2020

I saw this recently on FindMyPast – How to make connections across oceans with the Catholic Heritage Archive: https://www.findmypast.com/blog/help/catholic-irish-american-ancestors. It’s a long article, but thought I would give a glimpse of it. There is a video in the link. Niall … Continue reading

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New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of 7 September 2020

I saw this on FamilySearch today – New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of 7 September 2020: https://media.familysearch.org/new-free-historical-records-on-familysearch-week-of-7-september-2020/. Over 1,000 words, but scroll through the list to see if something interests you. This week FamilySearch added over 1M new Catholic … Continue reading

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Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) – Tombstone Tuesdays September 8, 2020

For some reason, I thought I had posted about Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) – https://geonames.usgs.gov/index.html before now. In doing a search on my posts, I am not seeing any posts about it. It is part of the U.S. Geological … Continue reading

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