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Honoring Our Ancestors
October 15, 2012

Greetings Fellow Family History Sleuths,

Wow, say what you will about Facebook, but it's pretty darn cool when you have a birthday and receive hundreds of kind wishes from your online friends! Thanks to all my fellow genies who dropped a line last week! I'm on the verge of solving an Army case using -- get this -- YouTube, and like many others, I've started down the slippery slope of Pinterest. Funny to think that just a few years ago, these last few sentences would have been gibberish. Genealogy continues to evolve and I'm doing the best I can to hang on! Here's wishing you good social networking fortune -- whether on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, your blog or whatever -- in your family history endeavors this month!



Genealogy Round Up, October 11

My worlds collide! LOVE Eddie Izzard & genetic genealogy! Pls air on BBCAMERICA. 
Gene genie : News 2012 : Chortle : The UK Comedy Guide

One man's heroic quest: Cataloging 350,000 medal-of-valor winners

Pls join me 11/3 to talk #genealogy in Pensacola, FL!

Hey, Tulsa! Heading your way 10/20 to talk genealogy! 
We the People: Forensic expertise can shed light on genealogy research

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Are you using Pinterest yet?

I am, though I have to discipline myself so I don't wind up spending hours surfing photos. I didn't understand until I tried it, but it's oddly addicting. If you belong, please consider following some of my genealogically-oriented boards such as genealogy style, DNA, and quirky tombstones.



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Genealogy Round Up, October 4

Was a fun interview! 
Interesting Expert of the Week, Genealogy Edition

Which Countries Could You Be President Of?

10 Things You Didn't Know about Rachel Maddow's Roots

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Genealogy Round Up, September 20

Her car is 82. She’s 102. Both still going strong.

TLC Network Said to Be in Talks to Pick Up Ancestry Show

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Upcoming Events

If you plan to be near any of the events where I'll be speaking, I would love to meet you. It's always a kick for me when folks mention that they read this newsletter, my blog, Huffington Post or whatever, so don't be shy about introducing yourself!

For more information on these events, please see my Events Calendar. And if you're interested in scheduling me, just click here.

  • October 20, 2012 - Tulsa, OK - Tulsa City County Library Genealogy Center - "Cold Cases: Genealogists, Coroners and the FBI" and "Trace Your Roots with DNA"
  • November 3, 2012 - Pensacola, FL - West Florida Genealogical Society - "Right Annie, Wrong Annie," "Trace Your Roots with DNA," "Find That Obituary! Online Newspaper Research" and "Honoring Our Ancestors"
  • November 27, 2012 - New York, NY - The New York Public Library - "Trace Your Roots with DNA"
  • April 18, 2013 - Cedar Falls, IA (delivered live via Skype) - Cedar Falls Public Library - "Cold Cases: Genealogists, Coroners and the FBI"
  • April 27, 2013 - Charlevoix, MI - Charlevoix Public Library - "Reverse Genealogy: Techniques for Finding Your Lost Loved Ones," "Find That Obituary," "Right Annie, Wrong Annie" and "Cases That Made My Brain Hurt"
  • September 22 - October 7, 2013 - Legacy Family Tree 2013 Genealogy Cruise - Panama Canal Cruise

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