This Week Genealogy News
'Billy the Kid' Tombstone Vandalized
De Baca County authorities are on the search for thieves who broke into the old Fort Sumner Museum. Officials said three antique rifles and a shotgun were stolen from the museum around 3:40 a.m. on June [...]
Israel Stages Holocaust Survivor Beauty Pageant
A beauty pageant for Holocaust survivors has been held in Israel for the first time, stirring controversy. Fourteen women, aged 74 to 97, walked along a red carpet in the city of Haifa and described their [...]
Families for Android 1.6.0 Update Released
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New York Man Gets 7 Years Prison for Rare Document Theft
A presidential memorabilia collector who has acknowledged stealing thousands of rare and valuable documents from historical societies and archives nationwide was sentenced Wednesday to seven years in prison.
Iraq Cuts US Archaeology Cooperation Over Archives
Iraq has cut cooperation with the United States on archaeological exploration because Washington has not returned Iraq's Jewish archives, Tourism and Archaeology Minister Liwaa Smaisim has told AFP.
The Complete Genealogy Reporter 2012 beta build 110626 Update Released
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The Complete Genealogy Builder 2012 beta build 110626 Update Released
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Agelong Tree 4.4 Update Released
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Legacy Family Tree 126.96.36.199 Update Released
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Archaeologists Uncover Foundation of Maryland's first State House
Archaeologists working at Historic St. Mary's City have uncovered the stone and brick foundation of the Calvert House. The structure was built soon after the settlement of Maryland as home for the founder and first Governor, [...]
Britain from Above: English Heritage Unveils Thousands of Fascinating Aerial Images
Aerial shots of the 1935 FA Cup Final at Wembley and the devastation caused by the Thames flooding in 1947 are among thousands of fascinating photographs English Heritage have made public today.
Shoah Foundation Completes Preservation of Holocaust Testimonies
It's a wrap for the Shoah Foundation Institute's ambitious, 18-year project to gather and preserve testimonies from more than 52,000 Holocaust survivors and witnesses.
Last Gay Jewish Holocaust Survivor Dies
Gad Beck, an anti-Nazi Zionist resistance fighter and the last known gay Jewish survivor of the Holocaust, died on Sunday in Berlin. He passed away in a senior citizens' home six days before his 89th birthday, [...]
French Town Pays Tribute to British WWII Paratroopers
A new memorial dedicated to two British World War II paratroopers is to be unveiled in the French town where they hid from German forces in 1942.
Families of Battle of Okinawa's Fallen Still Waiting for Remains
Shohei Kuchikata died at the age of 97 in March knowing that the remains of his older brother, Sei, had at last come home. He had spent most of his life waiting for them.
Irish Origenes Interactive Castles of Ireland Map Part of Project to Pinpoint Irish Ancestors
The Irish Origenes website is designed specifically to show people with Irish ancestry how to use the results of a commercial ancestral DNA test to pinpoint where their Irish ancestors lived and it contains all the [...]
Genealogists Index Norwalk Marriage and Death Records
While some New England families can trace their ancestry back to the passengers on the Mayflower, most others' roots are less glamorous and more difficult to ascertain.
Are You Related to Jerry Hall?
Hall was born on July 2, 1956, in Gonzales, Texas, the daughter of Marjorie (née Sheffield) and John P. Hall, a truck-driver. She is of English descent.
New: Attach Contacts to your GeneaNet Online Family Tree
You can now attach family and genealogical cousins from your Address Book to your GeneaNet Online Family Tree, and view the family link between you and these persons.
Legacy Family Tree Now Available in French Language
Millennia Corporation, a leader in family history software and genealogy webinars, today announced that its software, Legacy Family Tree, is now available in the French language.
The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding 9.0.3 Update Released
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Friday, June 29, 2012
- 24 Mobile Apps To Make Your Summer Road Trip Better [Infographic]
- Flaunt Your Loki Loyalty With 12 Out-Of-This-World Products
- R2-D2 Novelty Phone Puts More Retro In Your Life
Posted: 28 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
We always say that the advances in technology affect everything in our lives, and that really does mean everything. Not only has technology completely changed the way we all interact with each other, it also affects seemingly mundane activities like how we cook our dinner, how we decorate our homes and even how we travel. Ten years ago I would have never thought that I needed to download some new mobile apps before jaunting off on a road trip, but now that is always part of my standard "get ready for vacation to-do list."
I'm an app snob, and if an app's interface seems lame or if it doesn't perform, I'll quickly delete it and find another one. There are simply too many apps out there for us to have to settle for ones that don't do their job. Road trips are as much a summertime tradition in the United States as hosting BBQs and having pool parties. There is just something about piling in the car on Friday afternoon, putting the top down, and cruising all the way to the beach that makes us smile.
When I saw this new infographic called On The Road Again: Great Mobile Apps For Summer Travel by High Table, I knew I wanted to try out some of these apps. They are all free except for two, and if they really save us time and money like they are supposed to then I thought you might get some use out of this infographic too. And, speaking of road trips and cars, if you want to see an old-timey tricked out car transformed into a BBQ, click here. And, last but not least, I thought this article called How To Blog While On Vacation might be helpful. Happy road trip!
Posted: 28 Jun 2012 11:00 AM PDT
Damn, it feels good to be a prankster. Everyone loves the Avengers, but let's not forget about their silver-tongued nemesis…the notorious Loki of Asgard. Loki Odinson, later known as Loki Laufeyson, is one of the most tragic and complex characters in the Marvel universe. Sure, he does horrible things and tries to take over the world, but he has his reasons for doing so. He's burdened with glorious purpose, and fans can't help but love him for it.
Superheroes like the Avengers can't show off their sweet skills without a determined supervillian like Loki to challenge them. And there's no denying that he's a formidable opponent!
Perhaps you're a fan of Loki's various comic book incarnations (I'd love to recommend a few stellar issues if you haven't checked them out), or of his epic portrayal by Tom Hiddleston in Thor and The Avengers (how could you not be?). Or, maybe you simply enjoy exclaiming "Loki'd!" in the office after you prank your friends. Regardless, fans like you should be encouraged to show support for this green-and-gold-clad trickster however they can.
To get you started on your quest, I've gathered 12 of my favorite products for kindred Loki fans out there. I tried to include a variety of items – from intricate figures to handmade jewelry – to accommodate fans from all walks of life. Don't worry, there's something for every price range too! They're listed in order of most expensive to least expensive. Which one's your favorite?
Posted: 28 Jun 2012 10:00 AM PDT
How do you put more retro in your life? Maybe you go for things that remind you of your youth like something you used to love as a teenager but that doesn't really exist today. I know of a lot of people who are suckers for everything '80s. It could be everything from those small handheld monochrome games that you used to play all day everyday to the legendary Sony Walkman. Some people invest their hard earned cash in a vintage mac computer, or they love the feeling of plastering old school posters on the wall in their basement. It's as if they want to stop time from slipping through their hands. It's a little creepy when you think about it, but that is how people cope with getting older I guess.
My best friend actually sports a retro Asteroids arcade game cabinet, and she could probably own your royal heiny on if you ever thought about challenging her in a game. There are many retro things in people's lives, and with technology moving forward so quickly, I can totally understand the feeling of wanting to keep some of the old attached in your life. However, if you really want to retrofy your life, I think you should totally have to take a look at the R2-D2 Novelty Phone.
In a world where seemingly everything is ruled by the smartphone, this thing will come across like a superhero gadget on your desk. Wouldn't it be cool to just sport a cord on your phone? I mean, some people wouldn't even know why that cord was attached to the phone in the first place. The youth of today would probably think it has something to do with a primitive anti-theft system that you found in some shady backyard sale. But you know this awesome retro phone would keep you in touch with the younger you for years to come. This badboy is now made available by Amazon for just $175 for a new one and $124.99 for a used one. Remember, it's an art to keep the retro close to your life so geek it up!
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