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Interactive Map Showing Where 83 Aircraft Have Disappeared Since 1948

According to a graphic found at Bloomberg.com, “some 83 aircraft have been declared “missing” since 1948, according to data compiled by the Aviation Safety Network. The list includes planes capable of carrying more than 14 passengers and where no trace — bodies or debris — has ever been found.” This is interesting… Check out the […]

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The 1911 New York Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

This morning I happened across an article published in an August 2006 online edition of Smithsonian magazine. The article was by David von Drehle, the author of Triangle, The Fire That Changed America. In the article, he tells of his search for records to document just what happened in what is known as the Triangle […]

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Dick Eastman Reminds Us: Back Up Your Genealogy.

Considering how easy it is too lose your data, we all need to heed this advice. From “Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter” for November 01, 2013 It is the first day of the month. It’s time to back up your genealogy files. Then test your backups! Actually, you can make backups at any time. However, it […]

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Salt Lake Christmas Tour………. Week’s Peek

So many of our Christmas Tour Family live where there have been awful fires so far this year…….. New Mexico and Colorado and now Oklahoma. My heart cries for the dear folks who have lost their homes….. lost everything. Today I ask YOU to imagine that you live in that house on the lower right…….. […]

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FGS Stern Fund Helps Make Sultana Disaster Records Available to the Genealogy Community

The following news release was received from Thomas MacEntee: Free Access Provided by Fold3 May 4, 2012– Austin, TX: The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) is proud to announce its recent participation in making the Sultana Disaster records available to genealogists and family history researchers. When the boiler exploded aboard the steamer Sultana on April […]

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It’s the 100th Anniversary of the Sinking of the Titanic

It’s now 100 years since the sinking of the Titanic. All kinds of materials can be found online about the ill-fated voyage. Following are just a few interesting and informative sites: RMS Titanic – article at Wikipedia.com Sinking of the RMS Titanic – article at Wikipedia.com RMS Titanic alternative theories – article at Wikipedia.com Titanic […]

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Titanic Records Available FREE Online at Ancestry.com Until April 15, 2012

More than 200,000 records reveal a story 1,517 people didn’t live to tell. Discover fascinating details about passengers and crew who sailed aboard the doomed ship in our new Titanic collection. From occupations, names and ages of those who bought a coveted ticket to death records and coroner’s inquest files of those who lost their […]

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New Edition of Book on Pre-1906 San Francisco Research Now Available

The following news release was received from Kathryn M. Doyle, Communications, California Genealogical Society & Library: “I’m Sorry. Those Records Were Lost” California Genealogical Society Publication Gives Researchers New Hope OAKLAND, California–July 25, 2011–The California Genealogical Society (CGS) announces publication of Raking the Ashes: Genealogical Strategies for Pre-1906 San Francisco Research, second edition, a guide […]

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Titanic’s Unknown Child Identified as Sidney Leslie Goodwin

The following teaser is from an article published in the April 26, 2011 edition of gather.com. The mystery of the Titanic’s unknown child has now been solved. Using genetics, Ryan Parr, an adjunct professor at Lakeland University in Ontario, and his team have identified a baby boy pulled from the icy Atlantic on April 21, […]

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