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(+) Obtain an ISBN Number for Your Genealogy Book

18 Aug 2018 03:46

The following is a Plus Edition article written by and copyright by Dick Eastman.  “ISBN” stands for “International Standard Book Number.” An ISBN number is an ISO standard and normally is found in all books published in the United States since 1970 and on many books published in other countries as well. Technically, an ISBN […] Says 23andMe’s DNA Patent is Invalid

17 Aug 2018 14:49

Several months ago, genealogy company 23andMe Inc. filed a lawsuit against rival claiming false advertising and patent infringement. 23andMe asked the courts to invalidate the “Ancestry” trademark. The lawsuit claimed Ancestry sells a DNA-based ancestry test that infringes 23andMe’s patent. See my earlier article at for the details. In court yesterday, Ancestry told […]

New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday

17 Aug 2018 13:19

The following announcement was written by Findmypast: There are more than 1.5 million new records and newspaper articles available to search this Findmypast Friday, including; England, Clandestine Marriages  Did your ancestor have a clandestine or irregular marriage ceremony? Explore over 881,000 clandestine marriage records covering the years 1667 to 1775 to find out. Each result […]

Is This the Best Family Tree “Chart” Ever?

16 Aug 2018 23:37

A family tree chart is a fascinating way to trace your ancestry. Commonly shown as a chart with the oldest generations at the top and the youngest generations at the bottom, these simple layouts allow you to discover the line of past and present family members that led to your very existence. However, the relatives […]

Update: the MyHeritage LIVE Conference in Oslo, Norway

16 Aug 2018 23:26

The planning for MyHeritage’s International User Conference is well underway. This should be a top-notch conference and, for most of us, it is a chance to visit a great tourist destination: the city of Oslo. The conference web site may be found at: A jam-packed schedule will include lectures from top MyHeritage staff and […]

New from TheGenealogist: Central Criminal Court Records Reveal Thieves, Forgers and Serial Killers

16 Aug 2018 21:12

The following announcement was written by TheGenealogist: TheGenealogist is adding to its Court and Criminal Records collection with the release of over 160,000 records of prisoners at the bar and their victims from the CRIM 9 records held by The National Archives. These documents were created by the Central Criminal Court and document the After […]

Google Drive is now called Google One and is also Cheaper than Before

16 Aug 2018 16:39

NOTE: This article has nothing to do with genealogy. However, it is information that I suspect will interest many computer owners, so I am offering it here. If you are looking for true genealogy-related articles, you might want to skip this one. I have written many times about the advantages of storing data and apps […]

The 1800s: When Americans Drank Whiskey Like it was Water

15 Aug 2018 21:00

Our American ancestors seemed to like to drink… a lot. According to an article by Jim Vorel in “By 1700, the colonists drank fermented peach juice, hard apple cider, and rum, which they imported from the West Indies or distilled from West Indian molasses. Drinking was an important part of the culture, and people […]

Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library Hours Extended for Conference

15 Aug 2018 20:43

The Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana will hold extended hours next week. The library’s schedule for Aug. 22-26 will assist family history researchers, presenters, and exhibitors attending the Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference at Grand Wayne Center. “One of the event’s main draws will surely be its proximity […]

Hotel Reservations Now Open for the National Genealogical Society’s 2019 Family History Conference

15 Aug 2018 15:58

These rooms usually sell out quickly. If you are planning to attend the NGS conference next year in St. Charles, Missouri, you probably want to make your hotel reservations NOW. I made my reservation this morning. The following announcement was written by the  National Genealogical Society: FALLS CHURCH, VA, 15 AUGUST 2018—Effective 15 August 2018, […]
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