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Genealogy News Episode 118

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 Saturday June …

Genealogy

330 Free Mid West States Online Historic Newspaper Titles Added

About 330 new and updated Free Historic Newspaper Links have been added to the Midwestern States' free "newspaper link lists": These were all updated …

Genealogy

MyHeritage Genealogy Site Announces Mega Breach Affecting 92 Million Accounts

Family genealogy and DNA testing site MyHeritage announced on Monday a security breach during which an attacker made off with account details for …

Genealogy

Genealogy News Episode 117

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 Tuesday May …

Genealogy

Ohio Online Historical Newspapers Summary

Ohio is one of the states that does have a single central online state repository for searching historical newspapers. Several states use the Library …

Free Vermont Obituaries and Obituary Index Links

One of the main goals for genealogists in searching historic newspapers is to find obituaries. Obituaries are a gold mine of information. They …

85 Free Obituary and Obituary Index Links for the New England States

One of the main goals for genealogists in searching historic newspapers is to find obituaries. Obituaries are a gold mine of information. They …

Free Pennsylvania Obituaries and Obituary Index Links

One of the main goals for genealogists in searching historic newspapers is to find obituaries. Obituaries are a gold mine of information. They …

Free South Dakota Obituaries and Obituary Index Links

One of the main goals for genealogists in searching historic newspapers is to find obituaries. Obituaries are a gold mine of information. They …

10 Reasons Why You Can't Find Ancestor Articles in Online Newspapers

For those of us who research newspapers to find articles about our ancestors, there is one thing to keep in mind:<b><br>"Researching newspapers is a</b> …

Surprising Zurich: A Great Switzerland Destination

Narrow alleyways and romantic streets. Beautiful church spires that pierce the sky. And a lovely lakefront with summertime swimming clubs.<p>Zurich in …

European Travel

18 of the world’s best rail journeys

<b>UK</b><p><b>London to Fort William</b><p><b>Duration: 419 miles/13hr<br>Price (single): From £45</b><br>The Caledonian Sleeper, one of Britain’s last sleeper services (the other is the Night Riviera to Penzance), is getting a £100m upgrade. The new trains will have double beds, en suites, Highland food and Arran toiletries. …

Trains

12 Men’s Dress Sneakers That Don’t Scream ‘Tourist’

Nothing pegs a tourist more quickly than a chunky pair of athletic sneakers. You can spot them from a mile away, and they can take an otherwise …

Shoes

15 Best Foods to Put in Your Smoothie

Have you been drinking a smoothie or a fast-food milkshake for breakfast?We ask because many smoothies—whether they’re bottled brands from the …

Genealogy News Episode 116

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 Saturday …

‘How a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Ireland transformed my understanding of who I am’

California resident Vicki Stuber had been investigating her family history for some time - when she suddenly reached a dead end.<p>Born and raised in …

Genealogy

First time Dublin: discover the best of Ireland's Fair City

It’s easy to know what to expect on a first visit to Dublin, right? Cram in as many pubs as you can and somehow find your way back to the airport, tired and dazed but knowing you just had the best craic of your life...if you could only remember it all.<p>While that sounds like a great weekend, you’d …

March 2018

A few more words on Alzheimer's prevention: Tap water? Caviar? Twinkies?

Lisa Mosconi, an Italian-born neuroscientist and nutritionist, had no idea how important the taste of water was to her until she moved to New York City and took a long sip from the tap.<p>"This is supposed to be the best water in America," she said, "but it tasted awful. It was disgusting."<p>She set off …

17 Journeys By Train That Will Change Your Life Forever

Take a slow and stunning journey by train across some of the world's most beautiful landscapes.<p><i>This photo essay is part of a series of stories about travel.</i>

You Can Travel Cross-Country by Train for Only $186

That's a 3,397-mile trip across America for under $200.<p>There are many things you can buy for $186. A red coat just like Kate Middleton’s. A fancy …

Genealogy News Episode 113

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 Thursday …

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What to do with those old family photos

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>Does that box of unsorted family photos in your closet give you a gnawing feeling? Always …

Discover Your Roots, Part #4: Using Local and More Obscure Records to Focus Your Search

Reading Time: 5 minutesImage found on Ancestry.com.In family history research, federal census records are often the media darling of genealogy …

Genealogy News Episode 114

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 Tuesday …

Genealogy

When to Visit Ireland for the Most Sunshine (and the Best Deals)

Somehow even greener than the pictures promise, Ireland is a land of fairy tales and political revolutions, poetry and pubs, rainbows and, well, …

Ireland

Centuries of Irish history lost in 1922 Four Courts fire to be recreated digitally

On 30 June 1922, the Four Courts in Dublin went up in flames during intense fighting between the forces of the then new provisional Irish Government …

25 places in Scotland to visit before you die

Scotland is an Aladdin's Cave of natural beauty and historical interest, that inspire and take the breath away. We've narrowed the country's endless …

Genealogy News Episode 112

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 Thursday …