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July 2, 2014

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According to an article in the online Genealogy in Time Magazine Newsletter (June 21, 2014), Ancestry.com and Find A Grave both experienced extended website outages recently. They were flooded with fake traffic in what is known as a distributed denial of service attack, a method popular with Internet pirates. read more

July 1, 2014

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The German Interest Group-Wisconsin will hold its annual full-day genealogy workshop on Saturday, July 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater campus, Conner Center. Doors will open at 8 a.m., and parking is free in lots south of the building.

June 29, 2014

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Genealogists are enamored with the notion of the past as a foreign country, something to be excavated and explored.
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June 26, 2014

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ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Reference and User Services Association, (RUSA), a Division of the American Library Association, announced William (Bill) Forsyth, director of product management for ProQuest, is the recipient of the Genealogical Publishing Company award. The award, $1,500 and a citation donated by the Genealogical Publishing Company and sponsored by the ...

June 23, 2014

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Salt Lake City — Ancestry.com says the popular genealogy site was offline much of Tuesday after being hacked.

June 20, 2014

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The genealogy website Ancestry.com is working to fully restore its service after it was hit by a Distributed Denial of...

June 18, 2014

15:56
By Jennifer Dobner SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - The genealogy website Ancestry.com said its websites were recovering on Wednesday after hackers temporarily shut them down this week in a distributed denial of service attack, but it said no consumer data was compromised. In a post on Ancestry's Facebook page on Wednesday, the company said some features had been disabled as a precaution and asked ...
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SALT LAKE CITY - Ancestry.com says the popular genealogy site was offline much of Tuesday after being hacked.
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Ancestry.com says the popular genealogy site was offline much of Tuesday after being hacked. Officials at the Provo, Utah-based company say hackers on Monday afternoon fooled the site into thinking there ...
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For Boy Scouts working on completing genealogy merit badges. An adult may register to participate alongside a scout. Register at front desk or call 733-2164.

June 17, 2014

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WATERLOO -- Members of the Northeast Iowa Genealogical Society will begin volunteering from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday in the Local History and Genealogy Room, located on the Waterloo Public Library’s second floor, to offer library patrons genealogy research assistance.

June 16, 2014

16:48
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Literary Elements Book you Should Have Read in High School will be at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 19. Join the group to discuss three popular science-fiction novels chosen for their timelessness and their continued readings in school. Sign up for just one or all three and receive your very own copy! Registration is required for...

June 15, 2014

18:13
Powerful new approaches to genealogy are blending traditional methods with new scientific techniques, including cutting-edged DNA technology, a United States forensic genealogist, Colleen Fitzpatrick, says. read more

June 14, 2014

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Literary Elements Book you Should Have Read in High School will be at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 19. Join the group to discuss three popular science-fiction novels chosen for their timelessness and their continued readings in school. Sign up for just one or all three and receive your very own copy! Registration is required for...

June 12, 2014

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Family Tree DNA, the genetic genealogy arm of Gene by Gene and the world leader in the field, announced today that it has processed over 1,000,000 DNA test kits results for genealogy and anthropology purposes. (PRWeb June 12, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/06/prweb11939523.htm
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PORT CLINTON — The Ottawa County Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Ida Rupp Public Library, 310 Madison St.. This month’s program will be with Sharon Barnett of Hayes Presidential Center and the topic will be “Using Family Search Effectively.” The meeting is open to the public.
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One of the many groups to which I belong in the larger family history community is the Association of Professional Genealogists, a fine organization made up of people selling a variety of services related to genealogy.

June 10, 2014

13:53
In his 16 years as the Catholic Church’s top official in New York, Cardinal John Joseph O’Connor was a staunch friend and defender of the Jewish people.