FamilySearch Ending Photoduplication Service 05 December 2014

As announced by FamilySearch, they are ending the photoduplication service as of 05 December 2014. They will process existing orders, but will not be accepting new orders at that time. This was a great service. It allowed you to order up … Continue reading

Remembering Veterans Today

This post is dedicated to veterans.Starting with my father, my oldest brother, numerous uncles, cousins, and other family members who have served in the military.   A special shout-out goes to Daniel Kring, my great-grandfather’s brother who paid the ultimate … Continue reading

FamilyTreeDNA Limited Free Autosomal Transfer Available Now

I mentioned FamilyTreeDNA (FTDNA) rolling out a limited free update several days ago in this blog post: http://upsdownsfamilyhistory.com/2014/10/familytreedna-to-offer-limited-free-transfers-from-ancestrydna-and-23andme-full-transfer-39 I checked this morning and the free transfer is now live. I went to https://www.familytreedna.com/products.aspx and scrolled down a bit. If you click on … Continue reading

Several DNA Book Reviews On GeneaJulia Blog

Disclaimers: I have not read the books, but I know Julia and value her opinion in this area. Among her many other exploits, she is the Librarian at Midwest Historical and Genealogical Society (MHGS), http://mhgswichita.org. I facilitate the DNA Special … Continue reading

Happy 239th Birthday U. S. Navy

Happy Birthday shout-out to the U.S. Navy on its 239th. http://www.navy.com  Here’s a fitting YouTube video posted by Matthew Gasper. www.youtube.com/embed/acnt3r6z5ns  (opens in a new window) Navy uniform app: http://www.navy.com/uniform360/#/service-dress-blues/0 Information and screenshots of naval insignia from the Navy’s website: http://www.navy.com/inside/uniforms.html . Enlisted rank … Continue reading