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  • Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions – April 17, 2014 April 17, 2014
    The following are the most recent updates and additions to both Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.   FamilySearch.org Australia Australia, Tasmania, Correspondence of the Immigration Office Concerning the Nomination, Arrival and Settlement of Migrants, 1920-1943 Bahamas Bahamas, Civil Registration, 1850-1959 Belgium Belgium, Hainaut, Civil Registration, 1600 […]
  • Historic Graveyard Tour at Fort Anne April 16, 2014
    A few years ago, we took a driving tour of Acadian heritage sites in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, Canada. The first stop we made in Nova Scotia was at a campbground near Annapolis Royal and I spotted a ‘newspaper’ on the counter at check-in. It caught my eye because the very top showed a […]
  • Transcriptions: Documents relating to the marrage of Clifford Carter and Elizabeth Sampson – Part II. April 13, 2014
       These documents are a continuation of Part I of this post. ____________________________________________________ Transcriptions: Documents relating to the marrage of Clifford Carter and Elizabeth Sampson – Part II. No. 1462 MARRIAGE LICENSE _____________ PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA D. MacKeen Lieutenant-Governor BY HIS HONOUR The Honourable David McKeen Lieute […]
  • Brig. Gen. Evan Shelby Jr. April 12, 2014
    Brig. Gen. Evan Shelby Jr. of Tregaron, Wales Brigadier General Evan S. Shelby Jr., born in 1725 in Tregaron, Ceredigion, Wales to Evan (Dhu) Shelby (Selby) and his wife Catherine Morgan and was baptised in St. Caron’s church. This Evan Shelby’s birth is frequently confused with that of his younger brother Evan who was born […]
  • Have you asked yourself why Kraft Dinner isn’t creamier? Well, it can be! April 16, 2014
    Kraft Dinner (KD) has always been a favorite in our family – well, I should qualify that by saying everyone except Mark. He can take it or leave it. His theory is that he ate so much of it while in college so he could stay within his meager budget, he made himself sick of […]
  • Pic of the Day! April 16, 2014
      Be sure to check out previous ‘Pics of the Day‘ on the archive page. A Stunning Spectrum of Humanity
  • Thirteen signs I’m in MENOPAUSE!? April 15, 2014
    Lately I’ve been asking myself if I could possibly be in menopause. Then, after making this list of symptoms and comparing them with the cartoon at right, I was left in no doubt. In the winter, ALL of the pets cuddle up close. In the summer, NONE of the pets will come near me. I […]
  • Hits from behind in hockey MUST BE STOPPED! April 14, 2014
    Everyone knows the hits from behind must be stopped, but they still happen far too often. The blame for this can be placed mostly on the shoulders of the players. They know the risks and the penalties – yet they still use cheap and nasty tactics. The injuries are too large a cost! Right now, […]
  • Learning the value of Pinterest, Facebook and other social media. April 12, 2014
    photo credit: Intersection Consulting via photopin cc In a previous post, I discussed my use of social media, including Pinterest and Facebook. Although I use most of my social media accounts to promote my blogs, as is recommended in the statistical analysis of the following infographic, I have preferred to keep Pinterest as my own […]
  • Heartbleed Bug sets panic for those hosted on Linux servers using OpenSSL. April 9, 2014
      This morning, I received this email in warning about this serious security vulnerability called Heartbleed on Linux servers using OpenSSL. I did do some research first to check that this wasn’t another annoying hoax, but it does appear to be valid and there are numerous warnings and alerts popping up on Google when searching […]
  • Google, can I ple-e-ease come out of the corner? I’m sorry I offended Panda! April 9, 2014
    My experience with Google Panda. Previously, my blogs had a Google page rank of ’4′, and I was quite thrilled when I first received these ranks almost three years ago, as I had worked very hard to achieve them, as well as Alexa rankings of less than 400,000 – within three months of starting! Everything […]
  • Make yours the blog they come to: become an expert in your niche! April 3, 2014
    One of the reasons you picked the niche you are in is because of your interest and knowledge in it. The content you present to your readers is expected to be from an authoritative source deserving of respect. This leads to more traffic because of your established expertise. However, to reach this level of respect […]