The link below is to an article that takes a look at Evernote’s latest app – Scannable. This app is great for scanning articles and documents into Evernote and thereby archiving them for future reference. I’m sure the usefulness of such an app is apparent to all, especially Evernote users and those needing to grab some document of interest to family history.
The link below is to an article that takes a look at Imgur Pro, which is an image sharing site that is now offering its service for free. I currently use Flickr and can’t see that choice changing any time in the near future – however, having another option available will be of value. I will look at using Imgur Pro in some manner in the future. Imgur Pro is just another option for sharing family photos among family and friends.
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If you use the cloud for storage, as I do to a certain extent (or even feel that you may need more online storage in the future), the more free space you have the better. Google is currently offering an increase of storage on Google Drive for simply checking your account security settings. By doing so you will go from 15gb to 17gb of free online storage. Sounds great to me and I have taken up the offer. It may provide you with needed extra space in the future for online storage of family history files.
Originally posted on TIME:
A French court ruled recently that a newborn baby could not be named “Nutella,” reasoning that “it is contrary to the child’s interest to be wearing a name like that can only lead to teasing or disparaging thoughts.”
A thorough TIME investigation did not turn up any evidence of a Nutella being born in the United States since 1880, the earliest year for which baby name data is available from the Social Security Administration. (Pre-1880 Nutellas are unlikely; Nutella was developed in the 1940s). By comparing the most-recent set of newborn names against a list of 25,369 foods (mined from Wikipedia), we did find 30 other gourmet names that were given to American babies in 2013. Only names that show up at least five times in a given year are publicly reported.
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Originally posted on National Post:
There has never been a name like Jennifer.
Take your Liams, Olivias, Ethans, Emmas, Avas, Michaels, Williams and Christophers — none of them, not one, can match the Jennifer juggernaut.
Beginning in 1970, Jennifer was the top female baby name in the U.S., a position it would hold for a solid 14 years. The run was mirrored in Canada and, to a lesser extent, in the U.K. All before the Internet, before there was any readily available list of popular baby names from province-to-province or state-to-state.
Sure, lots of names drift in and out of popularity; but Jennifer was more than just a common baby name, it was a bona fide trend, a phenomenon. For a generation, it was almost impossible to walk into any grade-school classroom in North America without running into one — and probably two — girls named Jennifer, or Jenny or Jen.
“Jennifer is a…
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Ok, this has limited use in genealogy – perhaps. ‘Selfies’ could be of great interest and value for the genealogist in years to come, so why not take a good one.