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Something about September…

So, yeah. This is a <i>purposely</i> disjointed post because it’s too heavy and triggering to stand alone so I’m going to add something light and (somewhat) …

David Brooks Wonders Why Men Can't Find Jobs: Comedy Ensues

From a David Brooks column in <i>The New York Times</i> this morning:<p>In 1954, 96 percent of American men between 25 and 54 years old worked. Today, 80 …

Anachronistic

The 10 Dumbest Things Ever Said About Abortion and Women's Rights

As long as abortion restrictions and bans continue to be rammed through state legislatures and introduced on Capitol Hill, it seems that anti-choice …

After Trayvon: Will There Be Justice for Florida's Other Stand Your Ground Victim?

In the backdraft of the Trayvon Martin debacle, Florida – and its bungling special prosecutor, Angela Corey – will be under fierce pressure to …

Crime

Who Do They Think I Am - A Look At Four Autosomal Analyses

Since a number of genetic genealogists have already participated in the exercise of analyzing their results from the various autosomal companies, I …

Lineage Societies Part II

<b>Bob (the original poster in</b> <b>Lineage Societies</b><b>) wrote back to ask:<br>”Do you belong to any societies?”</b><p>I should have known this one was coming. The answer …

What Can I Do With All My Family History Research?

Have you ever wondered what to do with all of your family history research? What is the next step? How can you put it all together so you can easily …

Scientists find traces of dark matter from cosmos

The matter, which is believed to hold the universe together, has never been directly observed<p>GENEVA (AP) — A $2 billion cosmic ray detector on the International Space Station has found the first significant hint of dark matter, the mysterious substance that is believed to hold the cosmos together …

Watch: Colbert Embarrasses GOPer Who Warned of Gay Marriage Fraud

On his show last night, Stephen Colbert took on Georgia RNC Chairperson Sue Everhart for using one of the stupidest arguments against marriage …

Tar sands oil spill? Or just 'heavy' oil spill? Exxon loves having it both ways

As everybody knows by now, Exxon Mobil's 848-mile-long Pegasus pipeline spilled more than half-a-million gallons of ... uh ... er... gooey black …

The Education on Your Shelf

The conference and institute season for genealogy is fast approaching, or perhaps it has already started with RootsTech. At any rate, it is an …

Genealogical Research in Ireland - Advanced Methodology

<i>As part of my continuing series featuring genealogical institute course reviews, here guest author Barbara McTygue Scanlon shares her experience with</i> …

Genealogy webinars, chats and hangouts next week

<b>DearREADERS,</b><br>Thanks to the centralized calendar at GeneaWebinars.com, genealogists interested in learning more about our craft may register for these …

RootsTech Goals: A Post Mortem

A little while back I wrote a post that listed what I wanted to accomplish at RootsTech. Let's see how I did:<p><b>1. Try not to get food poisoning this</b> …

Clue Wagon

Insider Secrets & Unique Records for Genealogy Research in Illinois - Family Tree

Hit a brick wall in your genealogy research into your Illinois ancestors? Or you just need a little push beyond basic records to take your family …

RootsTech: Ancestry.com Search Tools

I have to apologize to Anne Mitchell, presenter from Ancestry.com. Every conference my article on her presentation is, well, wanting. It’s no fault …