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The List of Church of Ireland Parish Registers – Relaunched & Available Online as a Color-Coded PDF

<b>The following excerpt is from the ireland.anglican.org website:</b>The List of Church of Ireland Parish Registers has again been extensively revised and …

Genealogy

Never Wear Pants Again: 103 Ways To Make Money At Home

Of the two dozen ways I made money last year, most didn’t require leaving the house. I prefer to work from home. My morning commute is fifteen feet, …

What Makes a Hero: Joseph Campbell’s Seminal Monomyth Model for the Eleven Stages of the Hero’s Journey, Animated

“It has always been the prime function of mythology and rite to supply the symbols that carry the human spirit forward.”<p>Nearly four decades before <b>Joseph Campbell</b> (March 26, 1904–October 30, 1987) refined his enduring ideas on how to find your bliss and have fulfilling life, the legendary …

Spirituality

This Programmable 6,000-Part Drawing Boy Automata is Arguably the First Computer and It Was Built 240 Years Ago | Colossal

<p>The Writer was built in the 1770s using 6,000 moving parts by Pierre Jaquet-Droz, his son Henri-Louis, and Jean-Frédéric Leschot<p>Designed in the late …

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Genealogy

"We like to read about rich people in the newspapers; the papers know it, and they do their best to keep this appetite liberally fed." - Mark Twain in Eruption

Famous Novelists on Symbolism in Their Work

Middle school and high school level English teachers are forever asking students to look for symbolism in the classic novels they read. The …

THE PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK, THE CIVIL WAR THROUGH THE CAMERA, BY HENRY W. (HENRY WILLIAM) ELSON

<b>General Sherman Had In His Pocket The Cipher Message Just Received Telling Of The Assassination of Lincoln.</b><p>The Eighth Minnesota Regiment, which had joined Sherman on his second march, was with him when Johnston’s surrender wrote “Finis” to the last chapter of the war, April 26, 1865. In Bennett’s little farmhouse, near Durham’s Station, N. C., were begun the negotiations between Johnston and Sherman which finally led to that event. The two generals met there on April 17th; it was a highly …

“So live your life that th…

“So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide”<br>― William T. Sherman<p>CORRECTION! THIS QUOTE IS NOT FROM WILLIAM T SHERMAN. BUT IN FACT FROM Chief Tecumseh …

The sad tale of James IV’s body

<b>Scotland's King James IV was killed at the Battle of Flodden 500 years ago. But what became of his body after the massacre?</b><p>Earlier this year, the discovery of the body of Richard III, killed at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485, beneath a car park in Leicester was front-page news.<p>The obvious …

History

Deep inside tunnels revealed under Hadrian's Roman villa

A network of tunnels is being investigated buried deep beneath the villa of Emperor Hadrian near Rome.<p>The villa itself has been described as an architectural masterpiece.<p>Now a team of caving specialists has discovered that it is even more impressive than previously thought.<p>Alan Johnston reports.

Archaeology

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Blondies

It’s time . . . I’ve held off as long as I can. It’s definitely time for some pumpkin recipes! These Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Blondies are so good and …

Using WolframAlpha for Family History Calculations

A very useful utility for genealogists is the WolframAlpha Computational Knowledge Engine found at http://www.wolframalpha.com. I use it for all …

Traveling Archivist Preserves North Carolina History: Applications Sought

North Carolina is rich in stories, chronicled in part through historic documents such as maps, photographs, scrapbooks, letters, and official …

Moist and Yummy Oatmeal Cake with Ooey-Gooey Caramelized Coconut Pecan Topping - This is just Crazy Good!

Nellie Bly's 72 Day Trip Around the World

In 1873, French author Jules Verne published <i>Around the World in 80 Days</i>, the fictional account of a man named Phileas Fogg who took advantage of new …

Jules Verne

Jeopardy's Weirdest Moments

Television's Best Game Show<p>What is Jeopardy? Here are some of the odder moments from the show’s history.<p><b>Did You Know:</b> On April 1st, 1997, Alex Trebek …

Alex Trebek

How the Indianapolis Neighborhood Venerable Flackville Got Its Name

My neighborhood is called Fishtown, which I think is pretty great. Venerable Flackville kind of blows that out of the water, though. So who put the …

Museum of London

Ancient site found near Rome, 'tomb raiders' foiled

Police have foiled ‘tomb raiders’ looting an ancient Roman archaeological site near the capital that was previously unknown to the Italian authorities, investigators said on Wednesday. The site is located near the ruins of a temple devoted to Juno “The Saviour” at Lanuvio, in the Castelli Romani (Castles of Rome) - a cluster of towns southeast of Rome. Investigators saved five marble elements from works of architecture, coins, the ruins of a number of buildings, and over 24,000 terracotta …

How to Remove “Other” Data Stored on the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch

Most iOS users encounter “Other” for the first time when they connect their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to a computer, where they’ll find it listed …

FamilySearch Family Tree Adds Important New ‘Attach Record’ Feature

FamilySearch.org has released a new “Search & Attach Record” feature this week that lets you easily search and attach genealogy records to each …

Make Music Playback Sound Better on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch with 2 Settings

Nearly everyone uses their iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch to listen to music, but the experience can be made even better by toggling two simple …

Using Historical Newspapers to Research My Civil War Ancestry

<b>Introduction</b><i>: Scott Phillips is a genealogical historian and owner of</i> <i>Onward To Our Past®</i> <i>genealogy services. In this guest blog post, Scott researches</i> …