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Ancestry’s Family Tree Maker Announcement: The Sky is Not Falling

Posted on: December 10th, 2015 by
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Yesterday announced that it will no longer sell its popular Family Tree Maker software,[1. Kendall Julet, "Ancestry to Retire Family Tree Maker Software," Ancestry blog, posted 8 December 2015 ( : accessed 8 December 2015).] and the Internet lit up. Genealogists everywhere began blasting Ancestry's decision and wringing their hands about what to do. Amid the chaos bloggers began to speak up. Among Continue reading the story "Ancestry’s Family Tree Maker Announcement: The Sky is Not Falling"

Gratitudes for Thanksgiving 2015

Posted on: November 25th, 2015 by
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As I was sitting in a car being driven through Chicago en route from Rhode Island to Minnesota, reading compiled military service records and pension files for five Civil War veterans pulled from the collections of the National Archives by a researcher in Washington, DC, and sent to me electronically, I was struck by the large number of quite wonderful things that enabled me to Continue reading the story "Gratitudes for Thanksgiving 2015"