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Evaluate Those Hints from Ancestry.com

Yesterday, I received via Ancestry.com’s messaging service an email from a cousin. Here’s what she said: Hi Wally, I started my family tree on Ancestry.com, but am not sure of the best way to balance info vs. privacy. Also what is the protocol for entering female’s names…maiden vs. married. Also, from hints I am finding

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Some Links to Read about President Niinistö of Finland

As a followup to my attendance at FinnFest 2017 in Minneapolis last week (Sep 21 – 24), I have done some Google research to find links to news coverage of President Niinistö’s visit. Here is a brief selection: Dropping the Puck at NHL hockey pre-season game https://www.nhl.com/wild/news/finland-president-visits-092117/c-291247206 The President’s Personal Webpage: http://www.tpk.fi/public/default.aspx?contentid=365353&culture=en-US’ U of M

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Conversion to LastPass

Well, here I am again. Finally. I have been very busy daily for more than a week with transitioning from Roboform as my password manager to LastPass. I have completed that process and checked out each of 195 different log-in/sign-in items. They all work after I updated some obsolete URLs and passwords in my Roboform database.

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My First Experience with Interment.net

I was working just now with a tree I had started in MyHeritage.com and a record match came up for the burial of my great uncle Frank A. Betts, b 1866-d 1929, on Interment.net. The match was for his burial in Park Lawn Cemetery, just outside of Jamestown in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. I have visited

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Use eGENEe to Search for Genealogy Websites, Resources

I am a regular reader of Dick Eastman’s Genealogy News. In February 23, 2016, he posted an article about eGENEe, a website containing a catalog of genealogy and history websites. (To read his post, go here: http://blog.eogn.com/2016/02/23/use-egenee-to-search-for-genealogy-and-history-websites-and-resources/) He explains that Anita Brubaker, the owner of eGENEe, says she began keeping a list of useful, reliable websites

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Woman Finds Photo from Vietnam, Search for Owner Ensues

Here’s another example of how modern communication channels work. It involves a Vietnam era photograph found in a parking lot. Here is some of the story: A woman in Southwest Ohio is asking for individuals to take a few moments and give a close look at a seemingly decades-old photograph. According to WDTN, Samantha Bryson

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