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3 hrs ago | National Public Radio

'F' Is For Fraudster In A Family Novel For Our Modern Times

A father takes his three sons to a hypnotist's show. Called onto the stage, the father's cool self-possession and confidence seem to prevail and he walks away, claiming no effect.


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3 hrs ago | The Oregonian

Kelsey Grammer comes to Oregon to explore family history in 'Who Do You Think You Are?'

Actor Kelsey Grammer has experienced both triumph and tragedy in his life, ranging from his award-winning work on the classic comedies, "Cheers," and "Frasier," to personal losses.


Related Topix: Oregon, Who Do You Think You Are?, Entertainment, Television, Frasier, Cheers, Comedy, Drama, Kelsey Grammer, Life, Hobbies, Movies

6 hrs ago | Radio Times

Al Murray makes an emotional discovery in Secrets from the Asylum

The brash, boorish Pub Landlord, Al Murray's most enduring comic creation, would probably have a thing or two to say about the Al Murray we see blinking back tears in Secrets from the Asylum.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, World News, Romania, Victoria, IL

10 hrs ago | AlertNet

Experts launch project to digitise neglected Bosnian heritage

A group of Balkan experts have launched a high-tech project to digitise Bosnia's historical archives which were partly destroyed during its three wars last century and are still under threat from neglect and a lack of funding.


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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Village Life

Ask a care manager: After the big reunion

When there are nine children on each side of the parent family and nine children of their own plus their children, grandchildren and even great-grandchildren that span a number of years, it's safe to say that planning a family get-together - a reunion - can be a very big deal.


Related Topix: California, Life, Hobbies

South Whidbey Record

Genealogical Society of South Whidbey seeks the roots of family trees

The a convicted murderer is in the family isn't exactly what Langley residents Graham and Jackie Johnson hoped to discover when they began researching a bit of family history.


Related Topix: Langley, WA, Life, Hobbies

Marysville Globe

Studying genealogy is like being a detective of your own family

It doesn't take Sherlock Holmes to figure out why the group wants to hold it here again next year.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Puyallup, WA, Arlington, WA, Sumner, WA

What you can expect to find in Catholic Church records

As a parish secretary for over 20 years, I received many genealogy requests. People seem to have expectations about the sorts of records that Catholic Churches keep.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Wedding

Portrait of a miner

The discovery of an overgrown headstone in a cemetery near Manchester, England, two years ago eventually led to a new musical endeavour for one Christchurch musician.


Related Topix: Greater Manchester County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Travel, New Zealand Travel, Pacific Travel, Life, Hobbies, Pop/Rock, The Black Velvet Band

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Battle Creek Enquirer

"Orphan Trains" presentation offered at the Marshall District Library

Shirley Gage Hodges will present The Orphan Trains, at the Marshall District Library on Thursday, September 11. Registration is required.


Related Topix: Dowagiac, MI, Marshall, MI, Life, Hobbies, Michigan State University, Eaton County, MI


Whenever I see William coming, I turn away, hoping he doesn't see me. William is a bore.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Wyandot County, OH, Opinion


My 2X Great Grandmother was born Margaret Wilkerson, in 1810-1815, in Chatham County, North Carolina, USA.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Chatham County, NC

Wimmera Mail-Times

Horsham Historical Society celebrates 150th anniversary of Lost In The Bush

HORSHAM Historical Society celebrated the Lost in the Bush 150th anniversary with an exhibition and cemetery tour at the weekend.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies

Genealogy Query - WEISE

Looking for the genetic family of child/girl. Birth name Leslie Jane Weise, born Dec. 11, 1955 in Williamsport, PA, Lycoming Co.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Philadelphia, PA

Albany Times Union

Photos: Polish Festival

Scott Murawski, from Amsterdam, playing the part of Scotty Nut Nut, spins a plate as he entertains guests at the Schenectady Polish American Festival at Saint Adalberts Church on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, in Schenectady, N.Y. This is the 29th year of the festival for the church which is over 100 years old.


Related Topix: Schenectady, NY, Amsterdam, NY, Niskayuna, NY, Life, Hobbies, Schenectady County, NY

Sun Aug 17, 2014

The Lebanon Daily News

Roots and Branches: Customized heirloom books offered

While there are some people interested in family history today who I'd dub "ancestor collectors" - that is, they just slap together Internet family trees with names, a few dates and nothing else - it's gratifying to see many others who want to go way further than skimming the surface.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT


Lisa McCune's colourful past

Television golden girl Lisa McCune hoped her family history would be colourful when she agreed to take a genealogical journey on the popular Who Do You Think You Are? "I'd rather have a colourful past than anything too beige," McCune says in the opening scenes after arriving in Perth from Melbourne, not realising she would soon uncover a ... (more)


Related Topix: Blue Heelers, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Lisa McCune, Who Do You Think You Are?, Life, Hobbies

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

A-J Remembers: Borden County namesake had many talents

Although he was the namesake of Borden County and its county seat, Gail Borden apparently never saw the ranchland and caprock areas 60 miles southeast of Lubbock.


Related Topix: Borden County, TX, Gail, TX, Lubbock, TX, Life, Hobbies, Texas

The Gloucester County Times

Bayshore Center hosts Family and Railroad Heritage Day

COMMERCIAL TWP. - The Bayshore Center at Bivalve celebrated local history and genealogy this weekend with Family and Railroad Heritage Day.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Vineland, NJ

"Leaving a Legacy" workshop in Fort Worth Genealogy Aug. 18 - 24

Aug. 23: The Beginners Workshop is a series of eight free presentations sponsored by the Fort Worth Genealogical Society that are open to the public.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Fort Worth, TX, January, Computers