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November 2005

Firefox 1.5 and Scrapbook

If you are tired of your current web browser, or you tend to have a lot of websites open at once, you might want to try out the new Firefox 1.5 browser (for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux). Version 1.5 was officialy released yesterday.

86-Year Old Computer-Using Genealogist

The News Journal (DelawareOnline.com), has a pretty interesting article, The Grandparent, about an 86-year-old Grandma who likes to use computers (which is an understatement):

Scrapbooking is popular way to preserve family history

Jean McClelland has written an article in the Herald-Dispatch (Huntington, West Virginia), Scrapbooking is popular way to preserve family history, about combining two very popular hobbies: genealogy and scrapbooking.

Genealogist tries to solve Eagle head mystery

There is a rather unique article in the Morning Sentinel (MaineToday.com), Genealogist tries to solve Eagle head mystery, by Colin Hickey, about the head of the Maine Genealogical Society’s Taconnett Falls Chapter helping a man track down an artist from over a century ago. The hope is to build a biography of the artist, as well as the intended home of a carved eagle’s head (which originally kicked off the mystery).

Old Cemeteries – Finding and Maintaining them

The Repository, Canton Ohio, has an article by Eddie Pritchard about efforts being made to track down and clean up Stark County’s cemeteries, as well as establishing contacts for each one. If you are from that area and want to help, you may want to read the article and get in touch with some of those mentioned.