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Yahoo’s Search to Replace the Google Search as Default on the Firefox Web Browser

According to an item posted by Reuters News Service, Yahoo Inc stated Wednesday that their search engine will be the default search engine on the Firefox web browser on desktop PCs as well mobile devices in the USA. They will replace Google’s search as default on the browser. The deal starts in December and will […]

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Fold3 Makes Their WWII Records Available for FREE Thru Memorial Day

Fold3 is offering its World War II military records totally free through Memorial Day, Monday, May 31. Some of the records you can view are: Army Enlistment Records Casualty Lists Department of Veterans Affairs – BIRLS Death File Draft Registration Cards Missing Air Crew Reports Navy Muster Rolls Photos

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The F.C.C. Takes Another Shot at “Net Neutrality”

Well, this is good news… The following excerpt is from an article posted in the Feb. 19, 2014 edition of the New York Times. WASHINGTON — Regulators are taking another crack at their effort to keep the web free and open, introducing new rules that would discourage Internet service providers from charging companies to stream […]

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The FCC’s Net Neutrality; what is it?

My normal first response to a government agency wanting to regulate something is negative, but in this case I would be wrong to feel this way. Net Neutrality does not regulate what you can or cannot look at on the Internet. It regulates how your ISP is treating the page you are looking at. If […]

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Imagine a World Without Cyndi’s List, FindAGrave & NEHGS

The following excerpt is from Michael J. Leclerc’s Genealogy News, 16 Jan 2014 at This week federal courts dealt a serious blow to Net Neutrality. There has barely been news coverage about this, but let me assure you, it is one of the most serious issues of our time. And as a genealogist, you […]

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Search for Images Online by Usage Rights

As a blogger, I’m always looking for images that I can use to illustrate what I’m writing about. As a genealogist, I’m often looking for images to illustrate a family story. Typically I’ve just used the Google Image search, and once I find an image, I drill down in an attempt to find out if […]

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Digital Family History Preservation from Gen-Ark

The following story was uncovered at Preserving Your Family History Gets Easier, More Reliable with New Service from Gen-Ark™ Cloud-based, Full-Service Gen-Ark Protects and Maintains the Sentimental Content of Digital Estates and Family Archives SEATTLE, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Every day, millions of pieces of family history are lost to a natural disaster or […]

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Heirloom Registry Partners with Family Tree Magazine for Promotion

The following is from a press release obtained from Heirloom Registry Partners with Family Tree Magazine, Family Heirlooms Expert for New Promotion The Heirloom Registry™ – a new service that helps its users save and share the stories behind their family heirlooms – has partnered with Family Tree Magazine and author Denise May Levenick […]

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The Everything Guide to Online Genealogy

Whatever one may feel about the Internet as a whole, there is no questioning that it has change the nature of genealogical research forever. That change will last, at least until the next technological innovation. Research and data used to only be accomplished through letter writing, library visits, and research trips. Now, information can be […]

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A Warning For Every Computer-Using Genealogist

I thought this article was worth sharing with every one of you. Since most genealogists today are avid computer users, especially using the Internet for research, this article may be as important as any other we feature here. The article describes in fairly plain language a viral infection affecting hundreds of thousands of computers. Only […]

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