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Save 25% on the Essential Family Tree Forms Library CD at Shop Family Tree http://ow.ly/PvpgE #genealogy #coupons
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Jerry Trimmier Harrison, of Salado, and her cousin, Sue Ballard, of Daingerfield, looked overwhelmed as their eyes scanned about 18,000 gravesites in Hillcrest Cemetery.
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John Ralph Austin, Coney Island, New York, about 1916
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1920 US Census, NARA, (www.ancestry.com), accessed on April 29, 2008, citing Census Place: Manhattan Assembly District 13, New York, New York; Roll: T625_1208; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 953; Image: 1114.
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1930 US Census, NARA, (www.ancestry.com), accessed March 22, 2008, citing Census Place: Bronx, Bronx, New York; Roll: 1488; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 651; Image: 378.0.
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World War II Draft Registration Card: the "Old Man's Draft" was conducted in 1942 as part of the preparation for the War. The card lists the address and occupation for John Ralph Austin.
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PBS will postpone new seasons of its documentary series "Finding Your Roots" after determining actor Ben Affleck was able to convince the series' producers to omit a reference in an episode that ai...
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There are two issues at work here -- one is the alleged "coverup" of Affleck's concerns about the information that his family had been slaveowners.  The other, which to me is far more serious, is the mis-representation of Affleck's mother's participation in civil rights activities in the South.  Gates should not have asserted or implied that she was a participant in particular events when she was not there at that time.  I understand why PBS would want to pull this particular episode from inventory because it has errors of fact.   I think these two points both deserve discussion, and it's a shame that the fact-checking problems are being obscured because of the focus on the other issue.
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John Ralph Austin, about 1897, taken in Lowville, New York.
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What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional who’s also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, online community builder and more.

Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy. He also created an online community of over 3,000 family history bloggers known as GeneaBloggers. His most recent endeavor, Hack Genealogy, is an attempt to “re-purpose today’s technology for tomorrow’s genealogy.”

Thomas describes himself as a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics who has finally figured out what he does best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. Thomas is a big believer in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success.

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