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The following announcement was written by Valerie Elkins and Pat Richley-Erickson:

Valerie & Myrt’s Excellent Genealogy Adventures debuts today

Colorado Springs, CO, Oct 19, 2018 — In anticipation THE Genealogy Show in Birmingham, England, US-based professional researcher and presenter Valerie Elkins joins blogger and webinar host Pat Richley-Erickson, “Myrt” of DearMYRTLE.com, to announce a new partnership.

“Why not make this trip to the UK, a most excellent genealogy adventure? Every genealogist hopes to travel to ancestral homelands.

MyHeritage DNA is running a sale in Ireland, the UK and the USA. (I understand it is also running in Canada and Australia but I've not been able to access those sites to obtain details due to the site's irritating geo-locater widget.)

The discounted price of the MyHeritage DNA testing kit is €59 | £59 | US$59, reduced from €75 | £75 | US$75, respectively.

I have published a number of humorous obituaries over the years. However, a newsletter reader sent an obituary to me today that isn’t humorous, but sad. Nonetheless, I will suggest that everyone, genealogists and non-genealogists alike, should read this one.

Yes, it is sad. It is also important in these times in which we live. Please forward it to anyone and everyone that you love and perhaps you are concerned about their lifestyles.

Published by the Ulster Historical FoundationA second edition of one of the most respected genealogy guides for the north of Ireland has been published by the Ulster Historical Foundation.

Written by Dr William Roulston, a director of the UHF, Researching Scots-Irish Ancestors – The Essential Genealogical Guide to Early Modern Ulster, 1600-1800, was first published in 2005. It opens up avenues for research, drawing attention to collections held in archives in Ireland and elsewhere, which can help document your family back to the 1600s.

Peanut butter and mayonnaise sandwiches were common not so long ago: during the Great Depression (1929 to roughly 1939). In fact, once Americans had acquired a taste for these high-calorie but cheap sandwiches, I suspect many households continued to serve such sandwiches to family members for many years after the end of the Great Depression. I wouldn’t be surprised if peanut butter and mayonnaise sandwiches are still being served today in many kitchens.

The following announcement was written by the New England Historic Genealogical Society:

Members of NEHGS Will Receive Discounts on Accommodations at Historic Hotels of America Hotels, Resorts & Inns

Historic Hotels of America Clientele Will Be Offered Discounted Membership to NEHGS,  America’s Founding Genealogical Organization

WASHINGTON, D.C. and BOSTON, MASS.—October 17, 2018—Historic Hotels of America®, the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is partnering with American Ancestors and New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS), the country’s oldest and largest genealogical organization, to provide advantages for patrons of both organizations.

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