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  • My nephew Tim The Legal Genealogist is back in the air this morning, this time sadly winging westward towards Chicago. There, tomorrow, in the Lutheran church where he was baptized and confirmed, we will celebrate the life of Timothy Evan Geissler (1973-2017) — and mourn his loss. He will be laid to rest with his […]

  • The following is a Plus Edition article written by and copyright by Dick Eastman.  One of the vexing problems with old cemeteries and historical sites is the difficulty of finding the locations of unmarked graves. In many cases, the desire is to locate the graves so that they may be identified and left undisturbed by […]

  • Returning for a 14th series, the producers of the U.K. version of the Who Do You Think You Are? Television Programme have reveal;ed the following celebrities will be featured in this year’s version: Games of Thrones’ Charles Dance, OBE – AKA Tywin Lannister Clare Balding, OBE is an award-winning broadcaster, journalist and author. Big Brother’s […]

  • The following announcement was written by Findmypast: There are over 512,000 records available to search this Findmypast Friday, including: Norfolk Marriage Bonds 1557-1915 Browse Browse 444 volumes of marriage bonds from four ecclesiastical courts in their entirety. This collection contains over 147,000 records kept by the courts of the Archdeaconry of Norfolk, the Archdeaconry of […]

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