2020.10.21 – Found it! With a Son of Pirates.

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I’d like to share a good example of the benefits of having access to vital records on films. Several years ago, as my wife and I were working as volunteers at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, I was struggling with the library’s computer system to locate […]

2020.10.14 – Travel Expense Savings with a Son of Pirates

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During the nearly three years I worked as Supervisor of the European Microfilming Operations, I was constantly aware of and amazed at the millions of U.S. Dollars being spent annually by the Genealogical Society to acquire photographs of millions of pages of records of births, baptisms/confirmations, marriages, deaths and burials […]

2020.10.07 – Microfilms Lost and Found with a Son of Pirates

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In 1974 I was working for the Genealogical Society as Supervisor of the European Microfilming Operations. As the archive records were filmed in each European country, they were sent from the filming location to an Emery Air Freight station in that country, and from there air freighted to the Genealogical Society in Salt Lake City. […]

2020.09.18 – What is RootsTech?

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Summary: What is it? What’s different this year? What’s in it for me? What topics will they be discussing? What kinds of other activities will they have? Sign up Detail: What is it? According to Wikipedia: “RootsTech is a family history and technology conference and trade show held annually in […]

2020.09.13 – Openers From a Son of Pirates

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​In the course of my correspondence with a retired Catholic priest in New Brunswick, Canada with whom I had common Acadien ancestry, he expressed delight at learning that I was a “descendant of pirates”. It seems he translated the word “privatier” as pirate instead of privateer, which is a seaman […]

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