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Family Tree Tuesday – William S. Burroughs, Jr.

Posted March 26, 2013 by Hiromimarie | No Comment
William S. Burroughs, Jr.

William S. Burroughs, Jr. was an American novelist who wrote three novels, two of which were published as Speed in 1970 and Kentucky Ham in 1973. Prakriti Junction, his third novel that he began in 1977 was never completed, although extracts from it were included in his third published work Cursed From Birth. He appears briefly in the 1983 documentary Burroughs, about his father, in which he discusses his childhood, his liver problems, and his relationship with his… Read the full story

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RootsTech 2013 Recap

Posted March 26, 2013 by Amanda | 2 Comments
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We had an amazing time at RootsTech in Salt Lake City, Utah. Over 6,700 people came out to the conference, drawing an even larger crowd than last year. The first day was a whirlwind as the booth was crowded with people interested in learning more about MyHeritage and Geni. This was the first time we attended as a part of the MyHeritage family and we had an amazing team manning the booth. It was a… Read the full story

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RootsTech 2013: Day 1

Posted March 22, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment

We had a great first day at RootsTech and we wanted to share a few pictures from the day with you. Within minutes of the expo hall opening, we had swarms of people at the booth. It’s estimated that there are over 6,800 people registered – that’s over 2,000 people than last year! This year was especially exciting as it was the first time we attended RootsTech as a part of the MyHeritage family. Check… Read the full story

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Idaho Territory ~ 150 years

Posted March 19, 2013 by Geni | No Comment
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We’re happy to present a guest post written by blogger Leslie Ann of Ancestors Live Here. Today she shares some interesting facts about the Idaho Territory and how you can honor your Idaho ancestors by sharing their memories in the Idaho Pioneers Project on Geni. It has been 150 years this March since Idaho Territory was created. President Lincoln signed the bill creating Idaho Territory March 4, 1863 from  Dakota Territory, Nebraska Territory, and Washington… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for March 18, 2013

Posted March 18, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment

What are some interesting genealogy articles you’ve read lately? Check out a few we’ve found! The Genealogy Sphere Rail dig may have found London’s lost ‘Black Death’ graves (NBC News) – Archaeologists discover a lost burial ground in London The Stories That Bind Us (New York Times) – Creating a strong family narrative to reinforce your family relationships The puzzling probate (The Legal Genealogist blog) – Judy G. Russell works through a troublesome probate record… Read the full story

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Meet the Geni Team at RootsTech 2013

Posted March 14, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment
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RootsTech 2013, one of the biggest genealogy events of the year, is just around the corner. Between March 21 – 23, the Geni team will be at the RootsTech 2013 conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. Unlike any other conference, RootsTech provides you with the unique opportunity to connect with industry experts and discover the latest tools and techniques for researching your family history. From genealogists to developers, RootsTech offers hands-on workshops, presentations and more… Read the full story

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Family Tree Tuesday – Buckminster Fuller

Posted March 12, 2013 by Hiromimarie | No Comment
Richard Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller

Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller was an American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, inventor, and futurist. He published more than 30 books, inventing and popularizing terms such as “Spaceship Earth”, ephemeralization, and synergetic. He developed numerous inventions, mainly architectural designs, including widely known geodesic dome. Carbon molecules known as fullerenes were later named by scientists for their resemblance to geodesic spheres. He was the second president of Mensa from 1974-1983. He was born Richard Buckminster Fuller on… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for March 11, 2013

Posted March 11, 2013 by Amanda | One Comment

Read any good genealogy articles lately? Check out a few we’ve found below! The Genealogy Sphere Howard Stern digs up some family history ( – Howard Stern discusses his family history One Piece of Paper is Not Proof (Genealogy Tip of the Day) – A great tip to remember! Celebrating Women’s History Month – Wedding Day Stories: A Tricky Elopement (Carolina Girl Genealogy blog) – Cheri Hudson Passey shares a great story about her great… Read the full story

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Celebrating International Women’s Day

Posted March 8, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment

Today, the world celebrates International Women’s Day. Celebrated since the early 1900s, the holiday found its roots in the United States when 15,000 women marched through New York City protesting inequality and oppression in the workplace. In 1911, the first official international women’s day was celebrated across Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland as women banded together to demand women’s worker rights. Now the day is celebrated in over 100 different countries all around the world… Read the full story

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Family Tree Tuesday – Sir Winston Churchill

Posted March 5, 2013 by Hiromimarie | No Comment
Sir Winston Churchill

Sir Winston Churchill was a British politician, known for his leadership of the United Kingdom during World War II. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th century. Churchill served as Prime Minister twice from 1940-1945 and 1951-1955. He was also an officer in the British Army, a historian, a writer, and an artist. He is the only British Prime Minister to have received the Nobel Prize in Literature… Read the full story