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The following announcement was written by FamilySearch: FamilySearch, aka Genealogical Society of Utah, has been helping to create family connections for 125 years. What began as a humble state family history society over a century ago, today has blossomed into a global organization that continues to help millions of people make inspiring family connections. FamilySearch, formerly the Genealogical Society of...
Dick Eastman · November 14, 2019 · Online Sites · No Comments The Library of Congress’ collection of telephone directories represents the following states and localities: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and the city of Chicago. The dates of the directories span Read...
Dick Eastman · November 14, 2019 · History · No Comments The following is an excerpt from an article by Natiba Guy-Clement published in the Brooklyn Library’s web site at https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2019/11/08/our-native-land: Tribal leaders and historians from Canada, Delaware, Oklahoma and the Lenape Center here in New York, engaged with us about their Read more on Eastman's...
Dick Eastman · November 13, 2019 · Off Topic · 3 Comments I have long been a fan of the television series “The Curse of Oak Island” that is now in its seventh season on the History Channel. I think I have seen every episode of the program. I also have had a Read more on...
Dick Eastman · November 13, 2019 · Books · No Comments I suspect that at least some of these books will provide names and other information about families, especially those families that have been dispersed by the Holocaust. The National Library of Israel (NLI) and Google have announced that 120,000 books from the library’s collection Read more...
Dick Eastman · November 12, 2019 · DNA · No Comments According to an article by Nsikan Akpan, William Brangham, and Rhana Natour published in the PBS News Hour web site: “From a law enforcement perspective, the case for using genetic genealogy is strong. But experts are also flagging concerns about what the Read more on Eastman's...
Dick Eastman · November 12, 2019 · DNA, Legal Affairs · 2 Comments The following is from an article by Kathy Hibbs, 23andMe’s Chief Legal and Regulatory Officer, as published in the company’s blog: “A Florida judge recently issued a warrant granting law enforcement access to search the database of GEDmatch, Read more on Eastman's Genealogy Newsletter
Dick Eastman · November 12, 2019 · Uncategorized · 2 Comments From an article by Ancestry’s Chief Privacy Officer, Eric Heath, published in the Ancestry Blog: “Your privacy is important to us. That’s why we want to share our position on a recent event where a Florida judge issued a search warrant to allow law Read more...
Dick Eastman · November 12, 2019 · Announcements, Online Sites · No Comments The following is an announcement from the State Archives of North Carolina: TranscribeNC, the crowd sourced transcription program by the State Archives of North Carolina, has reached a milestone. Over the last six months, over 100 volunteers have dedicated their Read more on Eastman's...
Dick Eastman · November 12, 2019 · History · One Comment It is a wonder that any of our ancestors survived childhood and then went on to have descendants, including you or me. A 19th century ad for Winslow’s Soothing Syrup shows happy children and a resting mother. The morphine-laced patent medicine was invented Read more on...
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