RootsTech 2014; Early Registration

I attended the RootTech 2013 Conference and I really enjoyed my time there. Early registration is now open for RootsTech 2014, which will be held February 6­-8, 2014 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. The annual conference which is hosted by FamilySearch is a conference for anyone who wants to …

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Find A Grave on FamilySearch

An announcement from FamilySearch yesterday mentioned that they now have records from Find A Grave, I did a search on the direct link to the database on FamilySearch and was surprised that I couldn’t find records that I had put on Find A Grave. I then went over to the Find A Grave website to …

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WDYTYA; Cindy Crawford

Tonight on Who Do You Think You Are? (WDYTYA) Cindy Crawford searches for her ancestors. Her ancestors came from New England so she goes to the New England Historic Genealogical Society in Boston. There she finds that she is distantly related to a famous Heminway. She is able to trace her ancestry  back to Thomas …

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Top Songs of 1963; #16

Continuing to list the top songs of 1963, we reach a song that was called a novelty song. “Hello Mudduh, Hello Fadduh! (A Letter From Camp)” was by Allan Sherman. The song is about the awful time at fictional “Camp Granada” and it is set to the tune of Amilcare Ponchielli’s “Dance of the Hours.” …

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Kodak News; Aug. 18 – 24

History still in the making… It was a big week for Kodak. On Tuesday they asked the bankruptcy court for approval of their restructuring plan. A trustee from the US Justice Department made an objection to the part of the plan that would give bonuses to the CEO and certain Kodak executives. The Judge pointed …

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Genealogy Myths

James Tanner on his blog; “Genealogy’s Star” wrote about some genealogy myths. His first posting deals with these myths: Genealogy is the second largest hobby in America Genealogy and Family History are two different pursuits Genealogists are all retired Everything you need to find you family’s history in online Genealogical family trees can be traced …

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WDYTYA; Chris O’Donnell

Chris O’Donnell is the next person to investigate his family on tonight’s episode of Who Do You Think You Are? (WDYTYA). After having roles in Scent of a Woman and Batman Forever (as Robin) Chris has moved over to TV with a starring role in NCIS: Los Angeles. Chris will even direct the first episode of …

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Grandpa Song

This may be an old song but it seems more relevant than ever as families get more complicated. It is “I’m My Own Grandpa” written n 1947, about a man who, through an unlikely (but legal) combination of marriages, becomes stepfather to his own stepmother and by dropping the “step” modifiers, he becomes his own …

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Kodak News; Aug. 11 – 17

History still in the making… Kodak’s Theater at Eastman Business Park will now be leased by the Rochester Association for Performing Arts (RAPA). The theater in building 28 on West Ridge Road will be used as a community entertainment, conference and education center. RAPA also plans to showcase the theater as a production center and …

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Susan B. Anthony Festival

The annual Susan B. Anthony Festival will be held this Sunday, August 18th from noon to 5 p.m. in the Susan B. Anthony Square Park between Madison and King streets in Rochester to celebrate the 93nd anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. That is the amendment that granted women …

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