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Genealogy gold mine: Millions of wills now online

Thousands of amateur genealogists who fantasize about being left a fortune by a distant relative can now get a reality check. Starting Wednesday, upward of 100 million wills written over the last three centuries will be posted to Ancestry.com, the popular genealogical search engine.<p>Wills trump …

Want to trace your Irish family tree? It just got easier...

INTEREST IN IRISH family history is huge. More than 27,000 people visited the National Library of Ireland last year with the sole purpose of looking …

Overlooked Cities in Europe to Add to Your Travel List

By College Tourist, Author: Ben Rissler<p><b>Include one of these 7 European hidden gems in your travel plans.</b><p>We've all dreamed of going to the most photographed cities in Europe like Paris, London, Prague, Venice, and Rome (guilty as charged), but the truth is that the European continent has so many …

Slavery records will soon be easily searchable online

Millions of previously hard-to-access records on freed enslaved African Americans collected just after the start of the U.S. Civil War will soon be easily searchable online, likely allowing millions of people to trace their ancestry back farther than ever before.<p>FamilySearch, a large genealogy …

The Top 7 Interior Design Trends of 2015

With half of 2015 behind us, we have noticed some trends that we already can’t live without: Our love for the all-white style trend has magnified, we can’t get enough of that platform shoe action and we would be lost if not for our obsession with all things palm print. So what are we hooked on for …

Home Decorating

14 Genius Hacks For A Quick Breakfast On-The-Go

Breakfast is not only the most important meal of the day, it's arguably the most delicious. Sadly, we often let breakfast fall by the wayside with insanely busy schedules.<p>But abandon breakfast no more. We've rounded up 14 hacks to ensure you get in your first meal of the day without wasting any …

Do You Ever Wonder Who Else Might Be Researching Your Ancestor?

<b>I think that we all have that question in our heads - and this one: "If there are other genealogists who are researching this ancestor, why haven't</b> …

The prettiest summer dresses to shop right now

Dresses are the ultimate summer staple. Taking you from the office to a family picnic, easily dressed up or down (and just so darn comfortable!), we …

Women's Fashion

Ancestry.com Sends Me a Hint Notice, and Now a Problem! UPDATED: Fixed!

<b>I received an email two days ago (it went to my Spam folder so I didn't see it until today) from Ancestry.com, saying:</b><p><b>All right! More Hints. When I</b> …

Genealogy

Breaking Through the 1870 Brick Wall: The Significance of the Freedmen’s Bureau Records

Two decades after they married on a porch in late October 1843, Benjamin Manson and Sarah White walked proudly into the Tennessee Freedmen’s Bureau …

Genealogy

Choosing A Genealogy Travel Guide

We’ve come full circle. Once upon a time we had no choice but to hit the roads to uncover our family history. Then the Internet came along and we …

Genealogy

E3 Opens with a Bang

PlayStation

The Surprising Reason Dinosaurs Avoided One Area for Over 30 Million Years

Scientists have long wondered why the dinosaurs that spread across the globe 230 million years ago largely avoided living near the equator—and now …

34 Quick and Easy Veggie-Packed Breakfast Ideas

Breakfast is often a sweet meal, with oatmeal, cereal, fruit smoothies, and Greek yogurt parfaits dominating our mornings. But the first meal of the …

Healthy Eating

Massive security flaw may threaten millions of Samsung Galaxy phones

Have a Samsung Galaxy device? Chances are it has a security flaw that lets attackers install malware on it or eavesdrop on your calls, and there's …

How to Style Sneakers This Summer

Here's a fashion-girl styling tip to take to heart: Sneakers go with everything. These days, rubber-soled kicks aren't just for marathoners—they're chic as all hell. Hightops, lowtops, slip-ons, and more—take a tip from any of the 21 ladies (below) as they teach you how to wear sneakers practically …

This new Xbox One game looks and feels just like a 1930s cartoon

At its E3 press event Monday, Microsoft showed off a bunch of new indie titles coming to the Xbox One, but there was one particular standout: "Cuphead."<p>It has a distinct visual style inspired by 1930s cartoons, like those made famous by Max Fleisher and Walt Disney. It's colorful and beautiful and …

Cuphead