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Dick Eastman · January 13, 2020 · Current Affairs · No Comments A tombstone may be spying on you! As strange as it may sound, a surveillance vendor that works with U.S. government agencies, such as the FBI, DEA, and ICE, is marketing spying capabilities to local police departments, including cameras that are hidden inside Read more...
Since last year, the Danish National Archives has been working to digitize archive material concerning the Faeroe Islands. The work has now come so far that some of the material has also been published atArkivalieronline under the theme Faeroe Islands. The Faeroe Islands consist of a number of small islands. They are located just...
Madalena Kozachuck discovered, just by chance, that she was able to reproduce a destroyed image from the early 1900s. Kozachuck is a PhD fellow at the University of Western Ontario in Canada. Together with her colleagues, she was rather looking to reveal how the image was destroyed! The image is...
Similar to many like-minded businesses, American FamilyTreeDNA now offers genealogists and other interested parties the opportunity to test their DNA. Potential customers are being urged to submit a saliva test to help the FBI find criminals. "The Golden State Killer" was apprehended in 2018 when the...
There were about 360 Norwegians and 11 Swedes who wanted to try their luck in New Zealand. It was then an unknown land far away on the other side of the world. They left Norway on the 30th of May. After 3 1/2 months at sea, on September 15th in 1872 they finally arrived in the new...
Some places are of greater cultural-historical value to us than others. One of these places is the immigrant reception at Ellis Island. Over 12 million people passed here before they could start their new life in America. Ellis Island opened its doors on January 1, 1892 as a reception for...
There seems to be a trend amongst many online services to delete or scale back the services of the message boards and/or mailing lists that they offer. Most genealogists now know Ancestry.com recently announced that the Mailing Lists functionality on RootsWeb will be discontinued on March 2, 2020. See my earlier article at https://blog.eogn.com/2020/01/07/rootsweb-mailing-lists-to-be-discontinued/ that includes the announcement from Ancestry.com...
The following announcement was written by Findmypast: 1939 Register Update Over 85,000 ‘closed records’ have been opened up and are now available to search. Since the 1939 Register was launched, Findmypast has matched more than four million ‘closed records’ to multiple data sources to correctly confirm the date and location of death for individuals recorded. The 1939 Register now contains more than...
If you have ancestors who migrated to the United States before 1890, their first meeting with the new country could have been Castle Garden. The better known immigrant reception area on Ellis Island did not start up until 1892. Castle Garden is located in the current Battery Park on the...
Dick Eastman · January 10, 2020 · Travel · No Comments The following announcement was written by Donna M Moughty: January 6, 2020 – Genealogy Research Trip to Dublin and/or Belfast, Ireland Sarasota, FL — Donna Moughty, a professional genealogist and specialist in Irish research, will be taking a group of researchers to Ireland Read more on Eastman's...
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