July 28, 2015

Was Great Grandpa Named John GORMLEY Nordgren?

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 His Middle Name Is Gormley?

My genealogical head-scratcher for the night is/was I was looking at some of my recent ancestors who might be in the latest release of the SS records and happened upon someone who has my GGrf in their tree with my pictures (which is OK, I make them public) but it shows in their tree that my GGfr’s middle name (of which I have no record) as Gormley. John Gormley Nordgren. This person who added it is connected to the Croasdill family, which includes John’s youngest child, my aunt Edith Nordgren Croasdill. Edith took care of her father near the end of his life, so maybe someone in her family ran across my Nordgren family documentation.

I think this person who owns the Chester_Chesler Family 2015 Tree on Ancestry will contact me soon so we can solve this mystery!

WordPress Users: Submit Your Blog To Apple News Now

 

Apple recently released the news that with its next update to iOS 9 this fall (September), and it will include a new app completely streamlined and and made for iOS with a customizable news feed. This is a boon to WordPress users because your content can be submitted ahead of time for inclusion. Like right now.

Publishers interested in signing up can visit www.icloud.com/newspublisher with additional publishing tools available later this year. iOS 9 will be available this fall as a free software update for iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch® 5th generation, iPad 2 and later, iPad mini™ and later. Features are subject to change. Some features may not be available in all regions or all languages.

One thing I would suggest is that you have your image/logo ready to submit. Also, they will ask for your name, business name (if you’re an individual adding a blog, your personal name), blog name and address, contact information, language and audience choice. I chose “general” since my topics include more than just genealogy. If I’m accepted I would think I could change that to a specific audience if needed.

In the Apple Press Info they also intimated that at some point the app can be monetized by publishers.


 

I first read about this via WordPress Hacks (an excellent site, I must say) and you can read Kyle Eslick’s article about Apple News app here. Thanks Kyle!

FREE Genealogy Databases To Access This Weekend

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Before you click on any of the links here, please prepare your research plan. As Thomas McEntee advises, create a notebook or folder in which to save your found documents. Don’t put it off until “later”. Do it as you find them and sort them later in the folder if you need to. Now, on to what’s free to access this weekend.

 

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100% FREE Ancestry Access this weekend

That includes millions of Birth, Death, Marriage, Divorce and Census records, as well as new Virginia records and others from the original 13 Colonies.


 

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American Ancestors is offering FREE Access through July 8th to their Great Migration Databases 1620 – 1635. You will have to sign up as a Guest, but that’s easily done.

 


 

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Looking for that elusive Revolutionary War ancestor? Now through July 15th Fold3 is offering FREE access to their Revolutionary War Documents database. Get started with your search today!

 

A final thought… As you visit each site you may have to sign in or sign up. It may take a bit of your time, but keep in mind that several sites offer access around holidays and the time you spend signing up means you will already have that detail done for the next time. Happy Searching everyone!

A Dozen Genealogy Books I Own

7+ Websites for Revolutionary War Research

 

 

Flip-Pal Registered Owners Are Now Eligible For Software Update

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In case you missed it, last week Flip-Pal released a free software update v 3.0 for their toolbox application. Here’s what you can expect with this new update:

 

  • Edit adds rotation and cropping with an improved color correction optimized for scans

  • Share adds quick and convenient login and uploading of scans to Dropbox, Evernote, and Repixl along with Facebook and Picassa

  • The Community page has many recommended FlipPal partners that you can connect with to round out your scanning solution

  • The resources available on Help have been updated, including the User’s and Quick Start Guides, How-to videos, and FAQs

  • Speed has been improved.

Use Flip-Pal Toolbox version 3.0 if you have one of these:

  • Apple Mac OS-X version 10.8 (Mtn. Lion) and newer
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows 8
  • Microsoft Windows Vista
  • Microsoft Windows XP with SP3

Click this link to obtain Flip-Pal Toolbox version 3.0 and its user manuals


Use Flip-Pal Toolbox version 1.14 if you have one of these:

  • Apple Mac OS-X version 10.4 (Tiger)
  • Apple Mac OS-X version 10.5 (Leopard)
  • Microsoft Windows XP with SP2 or earlier
  • Preference for the original Flip-Pal Toolbox

Click this link to obtain Flip-Pal Toolbox version 1.14 and its user manuals.

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