If you want to store documents, microfilm, microfiche, movie films, or computer files, there is one place that can handle any size requirements you might have: Iron Mountain. Hidden away in the hills of rural Butler, Pennsylvania, Iron Mountain houses some of America’s most amazing, priceless treasures in a temperature-controlled and humidity-controlled underground storage facility.

If you have an interest in storing anything for a long time, you will want to watch the video at http://digg.com/tv/iron-mountain-pennsylvania-video.

SSN follow-ups

Yesterday’s post about Social Security numbers brought in a flurry of information tidbits and additional questions… all of which are too good to leave in the comments section.


The tidbits.

First, from Ancestry‘s Chad R. Milliner, the tidbit that — starting in 2011 — new Social Security numbers (SSNs) began to be randomized so that the first three digits of new SSNs issued after 25 June 2011 won’t tell you where the person applied for or was living when the SSN was issued.

I was the second of four siblings. Growing up as middle children, my sister (the third child) and I often joked that we were considered double-stuff Oreo filling, and therefore we were the best part of the family. But, let's face it, it's not easy being a middle child. According to various studies, birth order in a family can have a great impact on a child's life.

The opening keynote of the 2015 BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy was decidedly orientated to members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It might help others understand why the Church sponsors FamilySearch, but if that is of no interest to you, feel free to skip this article.

“The doctrine of turning hearts of fathers and children, I believe, is about creating eternal families whose hearts are bound together in love and service to each other,” said Elder Gerald N.

The following book review was written by Bobbi King:

Finding Your Irish Ancestors in New York City
By Joseph Buggy
Genealogical Publishing Co. 2014. 165 pages.

This manual describes the resources available to the researcher looking for Irish ancestors in the five boroughs of New York City: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, and Staten Island. The time period is from the beginning of the 1800s to the early 1900s.

8 Quick Genealogy Website Search Strategies Posted by Diane

It was exciting to have the researchers behind TLC's"Who Do You Think You Are?" (whose summer 2015 season debutedon Sunday!) share tips for uncovering dramatic, meaningful,TV-worthy family stories in Family Tree Magazine's special DiscoverYour Roots issue.

The Summer2015 Discover Your Roots issue, now available onnewsstands and atShopFamilyTree.com, is a helpful guide for beginninggenealogists and anyone who wants a refresher on family historyresearch basics.

Archaeologists working to excavate the earliest European settlement on Jamestown Island have discovered the graves of four of the men believed to have founded English America. The graves were discovered beneath what was the chancel — an area usually reserved for clergy — of the first church on the island, which stood from 1608 to 1616.

Those buried are believed to be:

  • Rev. Robert Hunt: Jamestown’s first Anglican minister and founder of James Fort’s first church
  • Capt.

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