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(+) Should All Genealogy Data on the Web be Verified?

The following is a Plus Edition article, written by and copyright by Dick Eastman.

Caution: this article contains personal opinions.

I often hear people moaning and groaning about the quality of genealogy information to be found online. Some claim that much of the online genealogy data is worthless. These comments seem to insinuate that people shouldn’t place information online until they have verified it. I have heard a few exclaim, “We have got to stop those people!”

That is a...

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Planned Outage for EOGN.COM on March 5

The hosting company that runs part of this newsletter’s web site has notified me of a planned outage. Network maintenance will be performed on Thursday, 5 March, 2015, between 10 pm Eastern time (9 pm Central, 8 pm Mountain, 7 pm Pacific (which is 2 am on March 6 UTC) and ending 5 hours later. The web site will not be down all that time but instead will most likely be offline for 10 to 60 minutes sometime during that timeframe.

This is part of a planned upgrade that will add fully...

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Findmypast Announces Free Weekend 6-9 March 2015

The following announcement was written by the folks at Findmypast:

  • Findmypast announces they will be giving free access to all their historical records this weekend
  • Over 2 billion records available to everyone to search for free
  • Local subscribers granted World access, and World subscribers granted 3 extra days to their subscription
  • Getting Started video and Finding Women in the Records webinar will be available to view this weekend

London, UK, 4 February 2015 Findmypast has...

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A New Genealogy Website went Online Today: Genealogy Gophers

Are you looking for a genealogy book? More Than 40,000 digital genealogy books now fully searchable and downloadable for free at I had a chance to use the site for a while today and will say that I am impressed. I have been using Google Books,, and numerous sources of digitized books for years. The new GenGophers web site searches genealogy books and only genealogy books, looking for the information you specify. Best of all, the site is available to all free of...

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Ancestry Appoints Kendall Hulet Senior Vice President of Product Management

The following press release was written by

PROVO, Utah, March 3, 2015 — Ancestry, the world’s largest online family history resource, today announced the appointment of company veteran Kendall Hulet to the position of Senior Vice President of Product Management. Hulet will assume responsibilities for the global product organization and its efforts to make family history more fun and accessible to millions around the world. Hulet is succeeding Eric Shoup, who...

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