Travel

What’s New: Map Your Ancestors (on Your Smart Phone)

The headline is from a blog posting last month on the FamilySearch blog at  https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/whats-map-ancestors/   What’s New: Map Your Ancestors January 9, 2018 By Alison Ensign You can map your ancestors on FamilySearch’s app. I grew up hearing stories about my ancestors. As I learned the details of their lives, I wondered what it

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FinnFest USA Set for Tampere, Finland, in June

Have passport, will travel. I have known since last fall that FinnFest 2018 would be held in Tampere, Finland. In fact, knowing this spurred me to acquire a USA passport. Now, I have learned the dates: June 24-July 1. The following note is posted on the FinnFest USA Facebook page: It’s happening! FinnFest in Tampere June

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Happy Australia Day Today!

Today is Australia Day. It is the 230th anniversary of the arrival of several British ships in what became the port of Sydney, Australia, loaded with convicts from Great Britain. These were the first white settlers in the continent of Australia. I don’t have any direct genealogical connection to Australia, but it does remind me

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My 2017 Year-End Letter to Relatives and Friends

December 2017 Greetings from Brecksville, This is the toughest year-end letter I have ever written. My trusted proofreader is not available to give her stamp of approval. It has been seven months since MJ passed away after a lengthy period of declining health. Fortunately, she was able to spend her last days at our home

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