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Dick Eastman · January 17, 2020 · Current Affairs · No Comments An article in the History News Network warns that a new trial that will restrict readers to 12 documents a day has generated concerns it may add “huge expense” to research of historians, genealogists, and anyone else who makes extensive use of the Read...
Dick Eastman · January 17, 2020 · Online Sites · No Comments From the Digital North Carolina Blog, part of the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center highlights from the collections at DigitalNC, an online library of primary sources from institutions across North Carolina: One of our goals is to increase representation of counties Read more on Eastman's...
Dick Eastman · January 17, 2020 · Online Sites · No Comments TheGenealogist has just released records for over 500,000 individuals from Norfolk Parish Records in the UK with images of the original records in association with the Norfolk Record Office. The following is the announcement: TheGenealogist has just added over 500,000 individuals Read more on Eastman's...
The following announcement was written by Findmypast: British Army Service Records Over 2,000 new Scots Guards service records have just been added to our collection of British Army Service records. These include records of Scots Guards officers, available exclusively on Findmypast and never before published, who enlisted with this prestigious regiment of foot guards between 1642 and 1939. The Scots Guards can...
In these days, when "the whole world" celebrates the 50 years anniversary of the moon landing, we will take the opportunity to tell the dramatic story of when the TV transmission almost failed. In the beginning there was not going to be a TV transmission. The most important thing of all was of course...
Dick Eastman · January 16, 2020 · Hardware, Off Topic · No Comments This is a follow-up to my earlier off-topic article, How to Switch from Windows 7 to Chrome OS CloudReady. That article is available at http://bit.ly/30ssvLz. However, the newer article was written by Ben Schoon and published in the Read more on Eastman's Genealogy...
Dick Eastman · January 16, 2020 · DNA · No Comments An article by Harmeet Kaur in the CNN web site tells a sad story that shows why DNA research can be so important. The article tells about a new study published in JAMA Cardiology (at https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamacardiology/article-abstract/2758306) that sheds light on Read more on Eastman's Genealogy...
There are estimates that between 15 and 20 million people were in German captivity during World War II. Around 9,000 of these were Norwegians and 1,400 of them ended their lives in the German concentration camps. Whether you have Norwegian relatives who were sent to German concentration camps or relatives abroad who suffered the...
It’s time to raise a glass of bubbly and celebrate! Yes, I am celebrating this newsletter’s twenty-fourth anniversary. Wow! I have been publishing this newsletter for nearly a quarter century. Where did the time go? It seems like only yesterday that I decided to start writing a genealogy newsletter for a few of my friends and acquaintances. Well, it wasn’t...
If the message given around a dinner table in 1972 was correct, Adolf Hitler had both children and grandchildren. 40 years ago, French Philippe Loret and his six siblings sat around the dinner table as usual. What was not so common was that their father that day could tell them...
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