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The Original Tweeting: This App Is Like Shazam For Bird Songs

Music identification service Shazam has helped many of us become a little more musically literate. Now, a similar sound-recognition service is set to do the same for other hard-to-identify sounds: the calls and songs of birds.<p>Warblr is a mobile app that’s a lot like Shazam. You record a bird and …

Genealogy Gems: Find-a-Record app provides research help

<i>Note: Genealogy Gems is a monthly column in</i> The Preston Citizen <i>that covers anything related to genealogy and is provided by the local Family History</i> …

Genealogy 101: Using Maps for Family History Research

<b>Introduction</b><i>: In this article – part of an ongoing “Introduction to Genealogy” series – Gena Philibert-Ortega writes about a family history source</i> …

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Genealogy News Episode 107

Subscribe: Android | RSS<p>Welcome to the Genealogy News from Geneatopia<p>I’m Patty Roy, also known as Dinah Larkham in Second Life.<p>Today is Sunday August …

Tracing American Indian Ancestry

How to Research Native American Roots<p>Whether you want to become an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe, verify a family tradition that …

The Birder's Guide To The Internet, 2017 Edition

1994. That was the year I officially became a birder. It was a good time to be a birder, but everything was much, much harder. You think birding is …

How to Be Mindful While Reading Mindfulness Articles

Every piece of content you click on is also a chance to practice being present.<p>Every tiny action that you take in a day is an opportunity to be mindful. Drinking coffee. Brushing your teeth. Waiting in line. Picking your nose. Flushing the toilet. If you can bring yourself to be really <i>present</i> in …

Bird's Eye View (Aditya Soman, Maharashtra)

<b>Aditya is a hobbyist photographer based in Mumbai. Over the last few years, he has traveled across India and captured some really magnificent shots.</b> …

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Top 20 Family History Interview Questions

Interviewing family members can certainly benefit your ancestry research. But knowing the right family history interview questions to ask can really …

14 Bold Facts About Bald Eagles

Bald eagles are powerful symbols of America—but there’s a whole lot more to these quirky birds.<p>1. YOUNG BALD EAGLES AREN’T BALD.<p>Okay, so adult bald …

How Frigatebirds Stay In The Air For Months At A Time

They don't like getting wet<p>It's unusual for a marine bird to avoid water with the fastidiousness of a stereotypical cat. What's even more amazing are the extreme lengths that a great frigatebird will go to in order to avoid getting its feathers wet.<p>Great frigatebirds, which live in and around the …

Nature

Photos: The beautiful birds that may soon be lost to climate change

The winner of this year’s photography contest held by the National Audubon Society have been announced. More than half the species in the winning and honors list are considered threatened or endangered by the effects of climate change. The fact that every month this year has been the hottest on …

Birds

A Birder Responds to the So-Called Creepiness Study

<i>[Ed. note: The Birdist is taking a break from his regular rulemaking to address this important issue.]</i><p>If you’re a birder you’ve probably heard about …

Link to an Evernote from Your Genealogy App

Writing in the <i>Moultrie Creek Gazette</i>, Denise Olsen shows a nifty trick that allows Evernote users to save a lot of space in their favorite genealogy …

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Six Helpful Genealogy Clues From Census Records

That old genealogical staple, census records, might seem ho-hum at first, but they're full of clues that are important to your research.<br>I recently …

Genealogy

The Family History Library Announces Free Classes for April 2016

During the month of April, the Family History Library will be hosting a number of free online family history classes and webinars. These classes and …

Genealogy

The New Ancestry Report

<i>(this blog post was written by Daniel Speyer, a Computer Science Masters student in Columbia University, and Yaniv Erlich).</i><p>DNA.Land has a new …

Back to Genealogy Basics - The 1800 Census Records | Are You My Cousin?

Part 1<p>Today we are going to talk about the 1800 census records. Like the 1900 census records, the 1800 census records are often a first go-to record. …

Genealogy

3 Ways to Ensure Your Research Meets the Genealogical Proof Standard

<i>*This the second of a three-part series exploring how to use the Genealogical Proof Standard in your family history research. Read part 1.</i>In last …

Genealogy

The Geo-Genealogy Map of Ireland

St Patrick's Day is the one day of the year when everyone around the world pretends that they have Irish ancestry. So why not enter your name into …

Free family tree art at FamilySearch.org

If you have a family tree at FamilySearch.org, check out the free family tree art downloads/printables they’ve created.<p>Free printable family tree art …

21 simple tips to help you research your family history

The internet has put a massive amount of genealogical data at your fingertips. But sifting through it all can be a daunting task. Here are 21 …

Big Kurt (@BigKurt508) feat. @Sicknature

Peep the <b>Still Ill Production</b>-directed visual for <b>Big Kurt's</b> track '<b>Barbarian Ancestry</b>' that appears on his mixtape '<b>M​.​A​.​B​.​U​.​S.: The Serious</b> …

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What Sources Are You Using?

What are the usual suspects (sources) in genealogy research? First and foremost, the census and vital records come to mind. Why? They are the obvious …

Genealogy

Back to Genealogy Basics - The 1800's Census, Part 2 | Are You My Cousin?

Genealogists often divide the 1800 census records into 1850 and beyond and pre-1850 census records. Beginning with the 1850 census record, all …

Genealogy

How the Irish Civil War Began with the Destruction of your Family History

<i>Findmypast is working in partnership with IrishCentral to share fascinating insights into your Irish ancestors. Click here to get a special half</i> …

Feathers: A Stunning Photographic Love Letter to Evolution’s Masterpiece and Its Astonishing Array of Beauty

Art meets science in a poetic celebration of Earth’s astonishing diversity.<p><i>“Hope is a thing with feathers,”</i> Emily Dickinson wrote, unwitting of how wonderfully this artistic truth conveys a fact of science. More than material for metaphor, feathers are one of evolution’s most hopeful creations — a …

Birds

How Many Birders Are There, Really?

<i>Jason A. Crotty is a birder and lawyer living in Portland, Oregon. Jason’s first contribution to 10,000 Birds tackled the importance of the National</i> …

Birds

Seafood-boil Garlic Mashed Potato recipe | NOLA.com

We asked readers to tell us what the put in their seafood boils -- besides crawfish, crabs and shrimp. Along with giving us many and varied …

There’s a reason some birds don’t seem to fly south for winter anymore, scientists say

The birds and the bees are telling humans about much more than sex, a new study released Thursday says.<p>They are a harbinger of climate change, with species swapping habitats like a game of musical chairs as regions in Europe and the United States warm. Populations of American robins that winter in …

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