Family Tree Magazine Sold to Yankee Publishing

On July 22, 2019, Dick Eastman posted in his Eastman’s Online Genealogy News blog the following: Great news! A major genealogy magazine was on the verge of folding. (See my earlier article at for the details.) However, the US Family Tree Magazine has now been purchased by a major magazine publisher with a long

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Do You Know the Origin of “Cut and Paste”?

This post doesn’t have much to do with Collecting Ancestors, but it does have to do with my own history and I want to record it here for other folks to read, especially younger ones. On Facebook today, I saw a post asking viewers if they had ever used an upright mechanical typewriter. I learned

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Have You Had Your Flu Shot?

If you attend genealogical conferences, you will often hear presenters urge their audiences to study social history to learn about the life and times of their ancestors and collateral relatives. As we enter the 2017 “flu season” we are being deluged by television ads for quick and easy ways to get our flu shots. Smithsonian,

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