March, 2008

Short Respite

I’m going away for the next few days. I’ll be back Saturday and we’ll continue the “Sunshine series” then.


Let the Sunshine In!

One of Several Posts about Open Government Laws and GenealogyTim Agazio at Genealogy Reviews Online blogs today about his experiences with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). That reminded me that this week (March 16-22) is Sunshine Week. Sunshine Week is a project of the American Society of Newspaper Editors, with many other participants. It is “national initiative to open …Continue reading →


Sorenson Foundation and GeneTree With New Offer

Like many other folks, I received the following e-mail on Friday: Get Your Personal DNA Results Dear SMGF participant, Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation (SMGF) is excited to announce that your personalized DNA results are now available from the Sorenson mtDNA database, through a special offer made by GeneTree, a family networking website. Eligible participants may obtain their mtDNA-HVI, II, III …Continue reading →


Mary Geraldine Sekul, 1948-2008

A week ago, I was not expecting to write about Mary Sekul at all, ever, and especially not in this forum. Then again, a week ago, Mary Sekul was not expecting to be written about, and certainly not in the places and ways she’s been written about in the past few days. “An artist, poet, scholar, friend, sister, and mother” …Continue reading →


Rotating Profile Pics

Last month’s profile photo from 1972.This month’s profile photo from 1977.


Publishing with Help from

I studied’s AncestryPress for quite awhile without trying it. There didn’t seem to be a lot written about it. Eventually, I decided to take the plunge and give it a try. Ancestry Press lets one create family history books and charts. I decided to try a family history book. You must have a family tree uploaded with to …Continue reading →


Missouri Does It!

Missouri has completed its death certificate project. Images are now available for the years 1910 through 1957. This is a remarkable accomplishment achieved by state employees and volunteers. Additionally, the entire Secretary of State’s site, including the Missouri Archives, has been re-designed. Go to the Missouri Archives site here.


Carnival’s In Town! With Tech Stuff!

The 43rd Carnival of Technology, um, I mean Genealogy (and that was a real synapse-lapse!) is here at Jasia’s place, Creative Gene. And the topic is technology! Check it out. Call for Submissions! In keeping with the month of March being National Women’s History Month, and March 8th being International Women’s Day, the topic for the next edition of the …Continue reading →

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