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Dick Eastman · October 10, 2019 · Announcements, Business News, DNA · No Comments 23andMe just added a third purchasing option for those who want a little bit more. The new VIP Health + Ancestry Service delivers more options for customers, including concierge-like services. The VIP service bundles together one 23andMe Read more on Eastman's Genealogy Newsletter
Dick Eastman · October 10, 2019 · Genealogy Basics · One Comment And now for something completely different. How would you like to map out the pedigrees and descendants of these people?H. G. WellsClaudiusAlbert EinsteinCleopatraEdgar Allen PoeJames WattAtahualpa -the last Inca Emperor who married his sisterEmperor Suinin – the 11th Emperor of Japan who had Read...
In 1839, French artist and chemist Louis Jacques Mandé (1787-1851) invented the daguerreotype, the forerunner of modern photography. In the time that followed, there became several portrait photographs that documented people who were born over 200 years ago. Some as early as in the 18th century! Exposure time was considerably...
This isn’t exactly a genealogy article but visiting the Gilmore Car Museum will undoubtedly give you a better appreciation of the automobiles your ancestors may have driven. Thanks to newsletter reader Roger Moffat’s kind invitation, I had a chance to visit the Gilmore Car Museum 5 years ago and can tell you it is certainly worth the visit. If you...
Dick Eastman · October 9, 2019 · History, Online Sites · No Comments 520 issues of The Concord Times from 1923 to 1927 have recently been digitized and added to DigitalNC thanks to a nomination from our partner Cabarrus County Public Library! The paper from Concord, North Carolina, documents 1920s happenings around the Read more on...
Dick Eastman · October 9, 2019 · Books, Software · No Comments I have written a number of times about calibre (start at https://duckduckgo.com/?q=site%3Aeogn.com+Calibre&t=brave&ia=web to find the past articles). calibre (always spelled with a lower-case “c”) is a popular and FREE app for reading and even editing ebooks. It does for Read more on Eastman's Genealogy...
Dick Eastman · October 9, 2019 · Software · No Comments If you are a user of The Master Genealogist (TMG), you will want to read about John Cardinal’s program, called TMG to GEDCOM. It exports a TMG dataset to a GEDCOM file. It is designed to maximize the transfer of data from your TMG Read...
Artificial intelligence and cloud computing can mark the beginning of the end for genealogy. Previously you had to research for hours or days to get information about your family history. Now it can be served to you on a silver platter. Dick Eastman previously speculated about how genealogy will be...
F + W Media, publisher of, among others, Family History Magazine, has recently requested bankruptcy protection. It was Forbes who reported this earlier this month. The publisher was established as far back as in 1913 in the USA. It has been struggling in recent years. Poor investments and poor management...
Genealogy can be both expensive and difficult. We have listed up some pages under here that you may or may not know. These websites may not have anything to do with the ease of finding your ancestors, but at least they do not charge to share the sources they hold. Good hunting!
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