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I am captivated by stories. Within each of us is a collection of stories and experiences that can shed light on who we are and have the potential to provide insight, perspective, and even change in the lives of others if we are brave enough to share our stories. 1,352 more words

Big Data and Genealogy, or the Commodification of History

Next week’s Digital History class will be all about databases, data mining, big data and API’s. Suspecting that I would probably feel paralyzed when going through the readings I decided to first go through the definitions of each of these things on Wikipedia. 2,129 more words

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Family Tree DNA Announces *Free Autosomal Transfer from 23andMe and Ancestry

One of the major announcements this past week at the Family Tree DNA administrator’s conference was that Family Tree DNA will now be accepting, and encouraging, free data transfers from both 23andMe (V3 chip only) and Ancestry.com. 581 more words


Baa Baa Black Sheep

Who’s the black sheep in your family?

I haven’t found any murderers or criminals in my family tree, but the Tories, divorces and suicides have popped up. 415 more words


Tenth Annual Family Tree DNA Conference Day 3

The internet in the hotel hasn’t gotten any faster, so I’ll just be providing highlights and today’s new announcements.  More info, plus pictures, when I get home. 713 more words


The Retirement of Dorris Douglass

By Dorris Douglass, Special Collections Librarian

I will be retiring Oct. 31st and it has been a wonderful 16 & 3/4 years.  Upon my announcement of my retirement, the blog master asked if I would be willing to share some of my most rewarding experiences here at the library. 610 more words

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Small Items in Newspapers - Hazelton 1949

Do not overlook small items in newspapers. They may be small but they can lead to a wealth of information.

I was looking for an obituary in the 1949… 647 more words