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  • Nov7

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    OK, This ain’t genealogy, but fun for anyone who ever went to a drive-in movie in the 50s through the 70s. They were still using this at the Drive-in we went to in upstate New York until the 1980s!

    What seemingly silly things from our childhoods do we need to record for our children and theirs?

    No hot dogs were harmed in the filming of this advermercial. But they were delicious.

  • Jul24

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    No time to post much lately, and have one long post about a research project that I want to write up properly, so…. enjoy this Discover Ireland advertisement in the meantime.

  • Apr3

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    I was very excited to watch the Rootstech live streams this year and especially loved the ones from the Story@Home track.

    Rootstech 2013
    As a followup to my last post Story, Structure, Napkins, and Lasagna I thought I would post this quick entry pointing to the video streams from two excellent presentations –

    Syd Liberman’s talk during the Thursday Keynote (See his own site here.)

    Kim Weitkamp’s Tell It Again (Visit her site here.)

    I was going to embed the video for both in this post, but couldn’t stop them from autoplaying so have linked to the Rootstech site instead.

    Also, there does not seem to be a direct link to Syd Liberman’s place in the Keynote lineup, so you’ll have to scroll it to some time after the 35 minute mark in the video to catch him. (I had quite a bit of trouble getting that player to get to the exact location I wanted, but the effort was worth it.)

  • May22

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    Another non-genealogy post, but after watching this with my son, I have to heartily recommend the stunningly animated movie – The Secret of Kells to all.

    There are bits that are quite scary so I would recommend it for children around 9 and up, depending of course on their scare factor. My son is almost 9 and although he loves all types of crazy and spooky stories, when he seems to feel a real connection to the characters the scariness within the story affects him much more. While he loved this film, I could feel him getting near the edge and moving closer to me during the Viking attack scenes and those with Ouroboros.

    But, the film is wonderful and all of the scenes fit into the story perfectly. View the trailer below, or you can watch the entire film over at Hulu for free.

    For an added bonus, head on over to Comixology.com for a free Prequel comic that you can download to your PC, iPhone, iPad or Android devices. There is also a full 112 page complete story for sale there for $4.99 that I’m eyeing for my son’s birthday. (I hope he’ll let me read it.)

  • Mar9

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    The resources linked below have generally made their way around the genealogosphere in the last week or so, but I just thought I’d post them for quick access later…

    Last month’s Who Do You Think You Are? Live 2012 has posted presentations and workshop handouts for your downloading pleasure here.

    You can find RootsTech 2012 videos online here.

    NARA has put Popular Know YourRecords Workshops Online for First Time!

    Duck On A Bike BookMy 5 year old daughter has drawn me a picture of a duck in a pond. (Not to be confused with the book at right, which is not only one of her new favorites to read, but whose title is my new non-offensive workplace interjection.)

    (OK those last ones aren’t genealogy-related, but I was on a roll.)