This is a guest post by genealogist James L. Tanner, a retired trial attorney from Arizona now living in Utah. He is the author of two popular genealogy blogs, Genealogy’s Star and Rejoice, and be exceeding glad. With over 30 years of genealogy experience, he currently volunteers at the Brigham Young University Family History Library in Provo, Utah.

The specter of a new design for Find A Grave has many a Graver rolling over in his grave photos. As I reported earlier, Ancestry showed the new Find A Grave website design at RootsTech. (See “The New and Improved Find A Grave Shown at #RootsTech.”) Users have provided a variety of responses. I will publish some of them on Monday.

imageAs the feelings continue to rise, rumors have started surfacing of the chance that the old design for the Find A Grave website might live on.

April 1, 2017 – Reykjavík, Iceland – While on a trip to Reykjavík, Iceland, Dick Eastman was awestruck by the beauty and the stark contrasts of this island nation. Hot springs, geysers, and volcanos are visible at almost every turn of the road. Houses are heated by underground hot springs. Food is grown in greenhouses that are heated by the same hot springs. Use of fossil fuels is minimized in this energy-saving country.

The following is a Plus Edition article written by and copyright by Dick Eastman. 

Several articles have appeared online in the past few years describing the slowly dying music CD business. In short, sales of CD disks are being replaced by directly downloading music online to iPods, computers, and other music playback devices. Remember the record and CD stores that used to be available at your local mall? Where have they all gone?

The following announcement was written by FamilySearch:

Summary

Many Catholic Church records from Argentina are now freely searchable on FamilySearch.org. Also in the recent publication are some large historic record collections including Outward Passenger Lists from Australia, France Census records, and Boston Massachusetts Crew Lists. Search these new free records and more at FamilySearch by clicking on the links in the interactive table below.

AncestryDNA has rolled out a beta experience for its customers called Genetic Communities™.

It is designed to give researchers a more detailed connection to the people, places, cultures, and stories of their heritage, and is the result of millions of AncestryDNA members around the world who participated in the Research Project as well as the huge collection of family trees created by Ancestry customers.

On this Sunday’s episode of the US version of Who Do You Think You Are? at 10/9c on TLC, actress Jessica Biel makes surprising discoveries that change what she thought knew about her heritage. She sets out to debunk several tales of family lore.

Catch a sneak peek of the episode at: http://bit.ly/2nF48su.

Next week’s episode follows Smokey Robinson.

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