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This is an advertisement from the 1902 Sears Roebuck catalog. The ad promises that Dr. Rose’s French Arsenic Complexion Wafers “possesses the ‘Wizard’s Touch’ in producing, preserving and enhancing beauty of form and person in male and female by surely developing a transparency and pellucid clearness of complexion, shapely contour of form, brilliant eyes, soft and smooth skin, where by nature, the reverse exists.”

Note: I had to look up the word “pellucid.

The following announcement was written by Findmypast:

There are over 291,000 new records and newspaper articles available to search this Findmypast Friday, including;

Suffragette Collection Update

An additional 3,000 records have been added to our recently released Suffragette collection. The new additions consist of fully indexed newspaper reports taken from The Suffragette (later The Britannia). The paper was edited by Christabel Pankhurst and was the official organ of the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU).

The following article was first published in the Winter 2018 edition of The Heritage, a publication of the Northeast Pennsylvania Genealogical Society, Inc. It is republished here with the kind permission of the society. Please do not republish it elsewhere with first obtaining permission of the Northeast Pennsylvania Genealogical Society, Inc. You may contact the Society at Denne e-postadressen er beskyttet mot programmer som samler e-postadresser. Du må aktivere javaskript for å kunne se den. or at P.O. Box 1776 Shavertown, PA 18708.

FindMyPast is offering a 10% discount to new subscribers on a 12-month World package via FindMyPast Ireland or a 12-month Pro package via FindMyPast UK. Both packages give researchers full access to every record collection in the FindMyPast database, including the British and Irish newspapers.

The discount cannot be applied to subscription renewals.

To take advantage of the offer, which runs until 18 February, choose from the flags below.

In the last post of the DNA Basics series we described the structure of DNA. To summarize briefly: DNA is the instruction manual to each of us. Nucleotides are the letters; Sets of three consecutive nucleotides called codons are the words; Groups of codons called genes are the sentences; and, Chromosomes are complete volumes of the 23-volume manual — one edition of which is inherited from each parent.

The Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection is offering assistance to “cultural heritage organizations” to digitize newspapers being held in their collections. I assume “cultural heritage organizations” includes genealogy societies. Quoting from the organization’s web site:

“CHNC New Content Support Program

“The Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection (CHNC) is excited to announce a new program to support the addition of new historic news in the CHNC. The Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection New Content Support Program for newspaper digitization is designed to help cultural heritage organizations increase online access to historic community news through the CHNC.

Tom Tryniski has been mentioned several times in this newsletter. 

Anyone who has looked at Tom Tryniski’s web site at FultonHistory.com probably has been impressed by the site’s collection of 27 million historic newspaper pages available to everyone, free of charge.

Now the Columbia Journalism Review has also written about Tom’s work, saying (amongst other things):

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