How to get, keep, and use a smart cell phone absolutely free!?

Use a smart cell phone absolutely free!

I recently acquired, and keep and continue to use a smart cell phone absolutely FREE!   Considering how important immediate access to all my data, online information, subscriptions and websites are, I felt this was important for others with my extreme interest in (obsession with?) genealogy and family tree research. This entire set up allows …

Ancestry and FamilySearch Updates and Additions to 30 Aug 2015.

Mexican map.

The following are the latest Ancestry and FamilySearch Updates and Additions to August 30, 2015.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions. France France, Haute-Garonne, Toulouse, Censuses, 1872 and 1886 Italy Italy, Bari, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809-1908 Italy, Caltanissetta, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1820-1935 Italy, Genova, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1796-1812, 1838-1859, 1866-1899 Italy, Mantova, Civil Registration …

Archeological dig at Old Salem uncovers first building erected in Salem. | Winston-Salem Journal

Salem farm house archaeological dig.

“Almost 250 years ago, in frigid February weather, eight craftsmen made the trek from settlements at Bethania and Bethabara to what would soon be known as Salem. Although the Builder’s House was a modest log cabin, it symbolized something much greater: the genesis of Winston-Salem as we know it, said Mo Hartley, the director of …

For history buffs, Civil War era homes for sale. | WSJ

Civil War era homes for sale

“On most days, Sherry Grim lives in an 1817 Colonial-style home outside of Gettysburg, Pa., with her husband, Mark. On some days, however, she lives there with Mark’s alter ego, Civil War Maj. Gen. John Hartranft. About 10 times a year, Mr. Grim, a 63-year-old retired Marine Corps officer, dons Union military regalia to host …

Transcription: Last Will and Testament of Johannis Blythe of 1605.

1605 Will of Johannis Blythe

The following is my transcription of the Last Will and Testament of Johannis Blythe of 1605. By looking at the number of question marks in the texts it’s apparent how difficult transcribing from ‘ye olde Englishe’ is. Any input as to the missing text would be appreciated.   ____________________   The seventh daie of November …

‘It’s part of our history': Visitors marvel at Bluenose II in Halifax | Globalnews.ca

Bluenose II

HALIFAX – The Bluenose II is back in Halifax harbour for the first time in years. Hundreds of Haligonians and tourists boarded the schooner looking for their first glimpse of the restored vessel before its summer sailing season. “Ooh it’s historical, it’s an icon. I never thought I would be on it,” said Amon Zohar, …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 15 Jul 2015.

FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions to 15 Jul 2015.

The following are the recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 15 Jul 2015.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions   Australia Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration of Births, 1899-1912 Belgium Belgium, Antwerp, Civil Registration, 1588-1910 Germany Germany, Saxony, Dresden, Citizens’ Documents and Business Licenses, 1820-1962 Philippines Philippines, Civil Registration (Archives Division), 1902-1945 Philippines, Civil Registration …