I just ran across a new website which will give useful (but limited) information for those of use doing genealogy research. The Calendars of Wills and Administrations, 1858 – 1922 at the National Archives of Ireland can be searched via … Continue reading
“I don’t consider criminal background checks to be gun control, I consider them to be common sense.”
These are the words of Senator Pat Tommey before the Senate decided not to require background checks at gun shows.
It has been almost month now since most Republican Senators and some Democrats opposed this commonsense measure despite overwhelming public support and I’m glad to see that Mayors Against Illegal Guns is running ads to remind voters about this.
The Penguin Pool Murder by Stuart Palmer is an oldie but goodie. This book was made into a movie in 1932 so it has obviously been around for a few years. And I would guess that there have been many … Continue reading
I read today that the House of Representatives is going to try to repeal ObamaCare for the 37th time. I’m kind of on the edge of my seat here. Will it pass this time? Did it pass all 36 times … Continue reading
So I go to this meeting and there is a presentation on a new search engine. Well, new for me; I’m not sure how long it has been around. You may ask – at what type of meeting would they … Continue reading
We have so much information available but we need to learn how to use it wisely. Herbert E. Meyer takes you through the steps that are needed to turn the raw information into useful knowledge in his e-book – How … Continue reading
On a nice Monday, mid-way between April Fools’ Day and Tax Day, we decided to take one of the drives from “National Geographic Guide to Scenic Highways and Byways: The 300 Best Drives in the U.S”. If you want to … Continue reading
It was a nice Sunday and we decided to take our first drive with our new guidebook, “National Geographic Guide to Scenic Highways and Byways: The 300 Best Drives in the U.S”. The ride along PA 772 described in the … Continue reading
I have previously written about gun background checks and why more gun purchases should be subject to these checks. And one of the arguments against them is that they are not perfect. Which is certainly true. But in my opinion … Continue reading
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I have written before about being a volunteer indexer for Family Search. Family Search provides a wonderful free resource to the genealogy community by providing free access to many records. Yesterday I received an email from FamilySearch Indexing. They have … Continue reading
Sensible gun laws lose to politics. A proposed amendment sponsored by Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) would have closed some of the loopholes in the background checks for gun purchases. Specifically, it addressed sales at gun shows … Continue reading
FamilySearch.org has long been one of my favorite genealogy websites. They have plenty of records and more are indexed everyday by a large number of volunteers. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (also known as the Mormons) are … Continue reading
If your hobby is genealogy you may like mailing lists where you get emails on a topic which could be a surname or an interest such as Irish genealogy or even as local as Co Limerick genealogy. Mailing list (sometimes … Continue reading
As you may have guessed from the name of this blog, I am retired. I retired about 5 years ago and moved from Georgia to Pennsylvania. In my last working years, my wife and I knew we were ready to … Continue reading
A recent article from The Christian Science Monitor answers a question I posed just this morning. Most Americans favor background checks for all gun sales, which would close a major loophole in current law. But 13 Republican senators say they’ll … Continue reading