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Below, you will find some of the latest news headlines on genealogy and family history from around the web. It includes some articles specific to Rhode Island Genealogy, although most are more generalized.

Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

EOGN web site is back up

This has been a tough week! I have traveled more than 12,000 miles and the eogn.com web site has been up and down like a yo-yo during much of that time. It seems to fail immediately after I board an airplane for a long flight. Actually, there wasn’t much I could do even if I had been on the ground. On Thursday and into Friday, several routers in the data center where the eogn.com home page is hosted failed. The hosting provider reports that there was a firmware bug in the routers and their techs had to go back to…



Want a Cheap Laptop? Add a Keyboard to an iPad or Android Tablet Computer

Many people own and love their tablet computers. I have an Pad Mini and it has become my primary traveling computer. I hear similar statements from owners of various Android tablets as well. As useful as these tiny powerhouses may be, they are still seriously hampered by the lack of a keyboard. The solution? Add a keyboard! That suggestion is obvious. Adding an external high quality keyboard converts a tablet computer into a reasonably-priced laptop computer. Perhaps it should be called a netbook. The pictures in this article show my iPad Mini in action with a Logitech keyboard. You can…



FamilySearch Seeks Feedback from Volunteer Indexers

The FamilySearch method of creating indexes of old records has been described many times in this newsletter and many other genealogy publications. FamilySearch is now planning to introduce a new process to maintain indexing quality. In this new model, a single volunteer will index and submit a batch, and a second volunteer will review the completed work. The person reviewing the batch will have the ability to add corrections to the values entered by the first indexer, and both values can be included in the searchable index on FamilySearch.org. If the person reviewing the batch makes a small number of…



Woman Claims She’s the Virgin Mary’s Cousin 65 Times Removed

I won’t offer any opinion about the accuracy of this article but I certainly would like to see the source citations. A Pennsylvania woman claims she is the 64th great-granddaughter of Saint Joseph Ben Matthat Arimathaea, who was the paternal uncle to the Virgin Mary. Ashlie Hardway of WTAE Television reports that Mary Beth Webb, of Murrysville, Pennsylvania, said she began searching her ancestry in 2010 after years of “communicating” with her deceased mother, father and brother. While doing the research on ancestry.com over a two-year period, Webb discovered the connection to Saint Joseph. You can decide for yourself after…



2015 FGS National Conference Call for Presentations

The following announcement was written by the Federation of Genealogical Societies: 2015 FGS NATIONAL CONFERENCE CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS Submissions will be accepted between May 1, 2014 and May 31, 2014 April 17, 2014 – Austin, TX. – The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) announces a Call for Presentations for the FGS 2015 Conference, “Connect. Explore. Refresh.” to be held February 11-14, 2015, in Salt Lake City, Utah. The 2015 Conference will be held at the same time as the RootsTech 2015 Conference. Submissions will be accepted online between May 1, 2014 and May 31, 2014. This innovative blending of the…



92-Year-Old Man Writes His Own 3-Word Obituary

Several articles have been posted here about humorous obituaries, many of them written by the deceased in advance of the “final event.” Now Stig Kernell, a Swedish resident, gave his funeral home instructions before he died on April 6, and the funeral home followed through, publishing the 3-word obituary in two newspapers on Saturday. Stig Kernell’s obituary, published in newspaper Dagens Nyheter, states “I Am Dead.” Well, that DOES sum it up. Radio Sweden reports that Lars-Åke Kernell, Stig’s son, told the Expressen, “He felt that not much else needed to be said, just ‘I am dead.’” The nonagenarian died…

Rhode Island Genealogy Headlines – From Google
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Explore PVD’s First Ever Cemetery – Providence Media

Explore PVD's First Ever Cemetery
Providence Media
Explore a piece of Providence history while taking in the beautiful autumn foliage at North Burial Ground. Providence's first public cemetery dates all the way back to 1700, holding over three centuries of artistic headstones, memorials and tombs that




Residents remember days of penny candy, a trolley and close-knit neighborhoods – SouthCoastToday.com

Residents remember days of penny candy, a trolley and close-knit neighborhoods
SouthCoastToday.com
The Bliss family were Seventh Day Baptists from Rhode Island who arrived in the 1700s, owned land, farmed, preached and ran a saw mill. One of the sons of Rev. William Bliss, John Bliss, also became a preacher but at the Freewill Baptist Church, and

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Civil War veteran buried at Pembroke Cemetery with headstone – Wicked Local Pembroke

Civil War veteran buried at Pembroke Cemetery with headstone
Wicked Local Pembroke
Coleman-Horne, a historian and former Pembroke teacher who now lives in Olive Branch, Mississippi with her husband Bill, a Marine Corps veteran from Texas, said an intensive investigation into her family tree led her to learn the details of Bonney's life.

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University Tackles Sexual Assault Before The Parties Start – Jefferson Public Radio

University Tackles Sexual Assault Before The Parties Start
Jefferson Public Radio
The minivans are loading up as many teenagers are heading off to college this week. On some campuses, students will hear lectures on how to avoid risky behavior, but a handful of colleges are assigning homework before students even get there.

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Oh, the joys of longevity birthdays – Wicked Local Concord

Oh, the joys of longevity birthdays
Wicked Local Concord
Remember those birthday parties of childhood? Blowing out candles on cake served with vanilla ice cream? Wearing conical paper hats? Playing musical chairs and pin the tail on the donkey? Eventually, glasses of wine replaced paper cups of Coke or …




‘F’ Is For Fraudster In A Family Novel For Our Modern Times – Rhode Island Public Radio

'F' Is For Fraudster In A Family Novel For Our Modern Times
Rhode Island Public Radio
In one exceptional chapter, there is an anecdotal genealogy-in-reverse that tracks the lives of Arthur's ancestors across the globe and through the centuries. It's an object lesson in compression made all the more intriguing by the fact that, taking

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Jewish women show links to cancer without family history – Sarasota Herald-Tribune


Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Jewish women show links to cancer without family history
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
4, 2014 that women of Ashkenazi Jewish descent who tested positive for cancer-causing genetic mutations during random screening have high rates of breast and ovarian cancer even when they have no family history of the disease. (Rina Castelnuovo/The …




MD State Archives Family History Festival this weekend (FREE) – Eye On Annapolis


Eye On Annapolis
MD State Archives Family History Festival this weekend (FREE)
Eye On Annapolis
msa_festivalposter October is American Archives Month, and the Maryland State Archives will be celebrating by hosting a free Family History Festival on Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 10:00am to 4:00pm in Annapolis. This open house-style event will

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Family history websites offered free to members – Standard-Examiner


Standard-Examiner
Family history websites offered free to members
Standard-Examiner
Those who did not receive a family search invitation can visit www.familysearch.org/​partneraccess to register. General public may visit any LDS Family History Library in the area, many of which have free access to the sites. Local libraries can be




Sullivan: Suffolk Downs part of family’s history – Boston Herald

Sullivan: Suffolk Downs part of family's history
Boston Herald
Unless a last-minute deal is worked out, Suffolk Downs is closing this Saturday. As my father's son, I hope someone steps forward with a viable plan to keep it going. My dad loved horse racing. A salesman by trade, his avocation was the ponies and his

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Fifth-generation Lambuth student shares family history – Jackson Sun


Jackson Sun
Fifth-generation Lambuth student shares family history
Jackson Sun
Fifth-generation Lambuth student shares family history. The Lambuth campus has been more like home than a school for the family of Elizabeth Holmes. Loading… Post to Facebook. Fifth-generation Lambuth student shares family history The Lambuth …




Man visits his grandfather’s grave and learns about his family history – Bucyrus Telegraph Forum


Bucyrus Telegraph Forum
Man visits his grandfather's grave and learns about his family history
Bucyrus Telegraph Forum
Man visits his grandfather's grave and learns about his family history. Karl Stoneburner Hook came to Bucyrus to visit his grandfather's grave to honor the 50th anniversary of his father John's death and finds out more than he ever thought he would


genealogy – Google News

Who do you think they are? Discover genealogy at Medford Leas – South Jersey Local News

Who do you think they are? Discover genealogy at Medford Leas
South Jersey Local News
Have you ever wondered who your ancestors were, where they lived and how they're connected to you? Well Lora Kline, a professional genealogist, can give you some of the tools to use in researching your family history and finding out as much as possible …

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Library to host basic genealogy workshop – Moultrie Observer

Library to host basic genealogy workshop
Moultrie Observer
The workshop will explore the local resources, including the wealth of material available at the Ellen Payne Odom Genealogy Library, as well as some online resources. Participants should pre-register before Wednesday, Oct. 1. There is a $10




DNA and genealogy subject of talk – Post-Bulletin

DNA and genealogy subject of talk
Post-Bulletin
A talk on how three DNA tests can help in genealogical research will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 9 in the History Center of Olmsted County, 1195 West Circle Dr. S.W.. The talk by John Rys, a genealogist and 3M retiree with a background in chemistry and law, will




Applications due for genealogy programs – The Paulding County Progress

Applications due for genealogy programs
The Paulding County Progress
PAULDING – Oct. 1 is the deadline to submit applications for 2014 First Families and Century Families recognition certificates from the Paulding County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogy Society (PCCOGS). Applications received after Oct. 1, will be




In response to Paulus on the Genealogy of Christ. – News24

In response to Paulus on the Genealogy of Christ.
News24
With regards to the Genealogy of the Christ: what is imperative to understand is the goal and purpose of the Genealogy. They were written so that the readers could see that Jesus was descended from David which is what is necessary for the Christ.




Duxbury Genealogy Club event Nov. 1 – Wicked Local Duxbury

Duxbury Genealogy Club event Nov. 1
Wicked Local Duxbury
What follows from her genealogical expertise is the story behind the images of the past, shedding light on what otherwise may remain unknown for centuries. It's no wonder The Wall Street Journal dubbed her “the nation's foremost historical photo


Genealogy News Center

Ancestry.com to Acquire iArchives Footnote.com




Ancestry.com to Acquire Professional Genealogy Firm ProGenealogists, Inc.




JewishGen and MyHeritage.com collaborate to build the Family Tree of the Jewish People




Popular Jewish Family History Research Database Expands




Ancestry.com to Acquire Sweden’s Genline.se




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