Archive for May, 2011

I read an interesting article in Wired magazine today about the Mathematics Genealogy Project (more on that later) and after a little research I stumbled upon the Mathematics Genealogy Grapher which looks like a great tool for those of use who are a little geeky – this might also be a great way for Gary Boyd Roberts to show his work.


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I place that I’ve visited once or twice, Mammoth Cave in Kentucky has a rich history that I new little about until I stumbled upon this article at the Appalachian History web site. Rival cove owners pulled dirty tricks on each other as they tried to lure tourists to their under cash cows, this practice continued after it became a National Park.

For those of you who are splunkers at heart there are other cave stories found on the Appalachian History web site.

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Online web seminars are a great way to keep up with the genealogy community and a wonderful benefit of all this new technology. If you have have tried an online webinar yet, I’ve listed a few links below for you to look at. For some of these webinars you’ll need to download additional software to your PC or MAC (GoToMeeting, Eventbrite  or Adobe Connect).

Genetic Genealogy for Beginners: DNA is the “Gene” in Genealogy!
If you don’t know the first thing about Genetic Genealogy, or even if you’ve heard about it, but don’t know which test you should take, this presentation is for you! – relativeroots.net

Mother’s Mother’s Mother’s Mother? Researching Matrilineal Lines
Researching matrilineal lines from the New England Historic Genealogical Society is a great webinar by Julie Otto, funny and informative.

Legacy Family Tree Webinars
New webinars every month with well known genealogists and a wide variety of topics makes these webinars a destination you’ll want to check every month.

Dear Myrtle Webinars
Everyone loves Dear Myrtle and she offers workshop webinars, check to see what’s new with Myrtle or have her virtual talk with your group or local genealogy society.

For news about genealogy webinars, a great resource for virtual speakers, and information about how these virtual seminars work.

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An interesting article on the blog West in New England about a hot summer day in 1893 in what is now considered a bedroom community of Boston. You can read an article from The New York Times here that was published Auguest 17, 1893. Was it the hot summer day or the tension of passing from the old to the new that got everyone on edge.

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