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These 5 Skills Are What It Takes to Become a CEO (And Stay There)

Eyeing the C-Suite? You need to build these muscles.<p>I have had a few C's on my resume over the years: CFO, CEO, and even Chairman of the Board. From that perch, I have observed many capable middle and senior managers seek the "corner office" by demonstrating their management abilities, but without …

Leadership

My professional network was weaker because it lacked diversity. A simple change helped me fix it

I’ve always thought diversity wasa good thing. But a few years ago, I took a look at my social and professional circles and realized that I was surrounded by people who were a lot like me.<p>I’m an Asian-American (and one-quarter French) man in my 30s who grew up in a middle-class home. I went to …

Time I

ABC (D)…. it’s easy as 123 (4) ABCD – Asset Based Community Development Leeds

So ABCD – Asset Based Community Development – what is it? Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) focusses on identifying the existing gifts and …

Community Development Priorities for Your Family Business

If the strategic plan for growing your family business does not include community development, then it's mediocre at best. At your finger tips lies the power to create better communities. It's the gift inherent in building any solid family business. You have to decide what it is you want. What …

More Than 40,000 Digital Genealogy Books Now Fully Searchable and Downloadable for Free at GenGophers.com

A new website enables genealogists for the first time to have free, easy, and precise searching of family history booksSALT LAKE CITY – Researching …

Finding Your Desk - Another Take on Organization

Many of us spent part of February either attending or viewing sessions at <b>RootsTech/FGS 2015</b>. We learned about new technology, new resources, and new …

Understanding Real Property Legal Descriptions for Genealogy: Metes and Bounds

One of the keys to accurate and complete genealogical research is finding the exact location of some event associated with an ancestor. Real property …

The Best and Easiest Way to Find EVERY Historic Newspaper in America

The fact is that all old newspapers ever published in the United States are not online. Much less than you might think.<br>I recently did a webinar about …

Dinosaur, Notes, and File Names - Genealogy Do-Over / Do-Better

Dinosaur<br>I'm a dinosaur, technologically speaking. I love paper and pencils and pens. I love notebooks and tablets with spiral bindings, and real …

Finding the Simon Gates 1803 Home Farm Using Historic Map Works Overlays

After working on finding where Simon Gates home farm was in Farm-Spotting: The Simon Gates Home Farm in Gardner, Massachusetts (9 January 2015), …

Fujitsu ScanSnap SV600 review: Touch-free scanner won't damage source material

The Fujitsu ScanSnap SV600 overhead scanner is must-see technology. Priced at $800, it’s too expensive for most users, but the way it scans objects placed in front of it with nothing more than a bar of light is simply cool to watch.<p>It scans without touching the source material, so it’s extremely …

Printing

Obituaries and Online Databases

You may or may not be aware, but mortuaries here in the Southwest can charge a family as much as $600 or more to publish an obituary in a local …

Genealogy: US military records from World War II and earlier can help family historians

Military records kept by the United States government about soldiers and sailors who served their country can be a major source of information about …

Genealogy

Putting Your Ancestors on the Map - how to find your ancestor’s Federal land patent

If your ancestors moved to the frontier after the Revolutionary War, they likely participated in some aspect of Federal Land Grants later commonly …

Doing genealogical research using the Digital Public Library of America

In a recent blog post from the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), entitled "Finding family information through DPLA," by Larry Naukam the …

US National Archives Will Upload all its Holdings to Wikipedia

<i>The following is from Genealogy Bits and Pieces.</i><p>US National Archives Will Upload all its Holdings to Wikipedia<p>The US National Archives and Record …

Online Digital Newspaper Collections by State -- The Lists by State

Thanks for your patience with this post. I had a trip to Canada and Alaska in the middle of writing this series and then a move to Provo, Utah and …

What constitutes genealogical evidence? Part One: Beginning the Process

I have had a couple of posts recently about sources, but it is time to move on and discuss the difference between a "source" and evidence. The main …

Discovery of your ancestors vs. Setting out to prove who they are

I have had several discussions lately about two opposing views of genealogy. The first of these opposing views came in the context of an application …

Can documents be owned?

This question came up twice in the last week. Here is one of the questions from my dear friend Anonymous:<p>When a person purchases public records such …

Don't forget the babies!

One of the most emotional experiences of my life was centered around a scanning project. I was involved with FamilySearch in preserving over 13,000 …

It all starts with the land -- looking at land and property records - Part One

The underlying history of the settlement of the North American continent by Europeans is primarily one of land acquisition and exploitation. This is …

The Ins and Outs of Probate for Genealogists - Part One In the Beginning

Probate is a set of court or government procedures established for the orderly transfer of property from a deceased person to his or her heirs and/or …

The Ins and Outs of Probate for Genealogists - Part Three - Understanding the Language of a Will

Legal language is extremely conservative. A will written in the 1700s contains some of the same language as one written in the 1900s. But this is …

The Ins and Outs of Evidence for Genealogists -- Part Three: Evidence of what?

From a genealogical standpoint, we can't talk about the topic of "evidence" without referring to documents. I chose a death certificate from 1951. …

BYU Family History Library Video on Online Genealogy Basics

During the past few months, the Brigham Young University Library has been producing a video of each of each class in the series of classes I have …

Midwest events include a holiday walk in Kankakee historic district

<b>Illinois</b><p><b>Dec. 7:</b> Holiday House Walk, Kankakee. Five houses in the city's historic district have been decked out for the holidays and will be available to visit. Also included will be the Bradley House, believed to be Frank Lloyd Wright's first Prairie-style structure, and St. Paul's Episcopal …

Travel

Was Olympia buried in the Amphipolis mound?

It may be Greece’s greatest ancient monument: A 2300-year-old, 590m diameter burial mound containing a mysterious mix of structures.<p>Excavations since …

Ancient History