There have been several oral traditions in my family, all of which I’ve been able to resolve. And each had at least a kernel of truth to them. None were even close to accurate. Such is the case with most oral traditions. The New York Post shares a story of one woman’s pursuit of a tale of murder that was passed down through oral tradition for generations. Fisher
Richard Overton entered the service in 1940 and served throughout the duration of World War II. Several years ago he became America’s oldest living vet. Recently, he turned 111 years old! See and hear Richard talk about his life in this awesome video.
Genies… As you well know, businesses around the world are being hit by “ransomware.” Still, it could very easily find its way to your computer. Ransomware is usually introduced through an email attachment being opened. This allows the virus to encrypt your data. Typically you’ll receive a notice that for a certain sum of money they will unencrypt it. There are ways to avoid this nightmare.
- Be sure to back up your files. Remember Tom Perry’s advice: TWO clouds and an external hard drive are the ideal. With backup, your infected computer can be erased and everything restored as before.
- Never open emails or links from strangers. It’s better to miss a legitimate email than open a bad one.
- Keep your anti-virus updates current, as well as software.
- Watch out for XP! Microsoft hasn’t supported it in two years which makes XP a common target.
Genies, our years of research and scanned pix, etc., are so important. Don’t take your computer security lightly! Scott Fisher
Have you ever dreamed of buying back your childhood home? A lot of people are actually doing it. Some ancestral homes, too. The Wall Street Journal tells us about a few of them.
A census has been taken in the United States every ten years beginning in 1790. It is considered a crucial exercise in determining the growth, needs, and trends of the country for both government and business, and of course later (in 72 years) becomes a vital genealogical tool. But there is concern about what might happen with the census of 2020.
The Wyckoff family goes to earliest times in North America, beginning in New York in the 1650s. Still, they are mostly associated with New Jersey today. The immigrant Peter’s home is now the oldest in New York City. Take a tour!
Tom Perry refers to this remarkable video taking you, via time lapse, through the restoration and colorization of a very hammered old picture. You can learn to do this!
Losing a loved one is traumatic enough without having the funeral home dress the wrong body in your mother’s clothes. It happened in Flint, Michigan.
King Richard III dominated our Family Histoire News in 2014 after his remains were found under a parking lot. It appears that another English king’s remains may also have been located under a British tennis court. Honest!
We’re always preaching to list your family names, places, and interests on eBay so you’ll get notified if something comes up. Because every once in a while….! Watch this great report from WNEP in Pennsylvania.