Tips for Discovering Irish Ancestors

The link below is to an article that provides 8 tips on discovering your Irish ancestors.

For more visit:
http://www.geni.com/blog/8-tips-to-discover-your-irish-ancestors-388021.html

Scannable

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.

For more visit:
http://www.jamierubin.net/2015/02/11/going-paperless-mobile-scanning-with-evernote-scannable/

Imgur Pro

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.

For more visit:
http://www.guidingtech.com/38831/imgur-pro-guide/

More Free Google Drive Storage – Act Quickly

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.

For more visit:
https://gigaom.com/2015/02/10/check-your-google-security-settings-receive-2gb-of-free-drive-storage/

The 30 Most Popular Baby Names That Are Also Foods

The 30 Most Popular Baby Names That Are Also Foods

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.

Name Gender Number (2013)
Apple Female 27
Basil Male 56
Basil Female 21
Berry Male

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