British National Archives to trial 12-Document Limit Per Day for Visitors,...

Dick Eastman · January 17, 2020 · Current Affairs · No Comments An article in the History News Network warns that...

North Carolina Newspapers from Northampton County are now Online

Dick Eastman · January 17, 2020 · Online Sites · No Comments From the Digital North Carolina Blog, part of the...

TheGenealogist Releases Records for over 500,000 individuals from Norfolk Parish Records

Dick Eastman · January 17, 2020 · Online Sites · No Comments TheGenealogist has just released records for over 500,000 individuals...

New UK Parish and Military records available to Search this Findmypast...

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...

Australia’s role in the TV transmission of the Moon Landing 1969

In these days, when "the whole world" celebrates the 50 years anniversary of the moon landing, we will take the opportunity to...

Could a Chromebook Replace Your Now-Outdated Laptop?

Dick Eastman · January 16, 2020 · Hardware, Off Topic · No Comments This is a follow-up to my earlier off-topic...

No One Knew why the Kids in 2 Amish Families were...

Dick Eastman · January 16, 2020 · DNA · No Comments An article by Harmeet Kaur in the CNN web site...

Victim details and death certificates from German concentration camps digitized

There are estimates that between 15 and 20 million people were in German captivity during World War II. Around 9,000 of these...

This Newsletter is 24 Years Old!

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...

Did Hitler have descendants?

If the message given around a dinner table in 1972 was correct, Adolf Hitler had both children and grandchildren.

Ancestry gets 20 million in tax relief to stay in Utah

Utah's government recently decided that Ancestry will get $ 20 million in tax relief to still leave its headquarters in Lehi, Utah....

Mayflower Essay Contest Challenges Massachusetts Students, Grades 5-12

The following announcement was written by American Ancestors, also known as New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS): A Massachusetts Statewide Student Essay Competition Will Commemorate...

FGS & the National Park Service to Launch U.S.-Mexican War War...

The following announcement was written by the Federation of Genealogical Societies: FEDERATION OF GENEALOGICAL SOCIETIES AND NATIONAL PARK SERVICE ANNOUNCE LAUNCH OF U.S.-MEXICAN WAR SOLDIER...

How to Switch from Windows 7 to Chrome OS CloudReady

NOTE:The following article is off-topic. That is, it has nothing to do with family history, DNA, or any other genealogy-related topic. If you are...

Men Plead Guilty in Pittsburgh Carnegie Library Rare Books Theft

Dick Eastman · January 14, 2020 · Books, Scams · No Comments Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh From an article by Paula Reed...

You can be tracked in the DNA bases of MyHeritage and...

DNA databases are beginning to spread in scope, both in terms of suppliers and, not least, in the amount of DNA that...

Genealogy will be easier in Norway from 2020

The National Archives is constantly working to simplify access to the family history sources and the information they contain. There are...

More about the first Norwegians in New Zealand (with link to...

Like many other cultures in foreign countries, the settlers in New Zealand had social gatherings. South of Norsewood,...

(+) The PC and the Macintosh are Dying

The following is a Plus Edition article written by and copyright by Dick Eastman. Most of today’s genealogists use some sort of computer program...

Gramps 5.1.2 Released

Dick Eastman · January 13, 2020 · Software · No Comments Gramps (an abbreviation for Genealogical Research and Analysis Management Programming...