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Robin Patterson Robin Patterson 7 June
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Findmypast is free this weekend 80 years on from D-Day... free* access

"Findmypast is free this weekend

"80 years on from D-Day, honour and share your ancestors' legacies on your family tree. Revive your research with free* access to family tree hints, newspapers and records from 6-10 June."

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"*Terms & Conditions: Free access to Findmypast runs from 10:00 BST on Thursday 6 June to 10:00 BST on Monday 10 June. Almost all of Findmypast's family tree hints, newspapers and records are free to access. The 1921 Census of England and Wales and Tree Search are not included."

I shall be busy with that. --- Robin Patterson (Talk) 21:58, 7 June 2024 (UTC)

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Robin Patterson Robin Patterson 1 June
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DPL and Structured Data with Structured Quotes - June 2024

Recent staff blog post https://community.fandom.com/wiki/User_blog:Lady_Lostris/Technical_Updates:_May_31,_2024 could be of interest to editors knowing a bit about coding and templates. --- Robin Patterson (Talk) 05:33, 1 June 2024 (UTC)

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Zachpoo19 Zachpoo19 6 May
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The link will send you somewhere but who?

https://www.google.com/search?safe=active&client=safari&sa=X&hl=en-us&sca_esv=1b97633427c5a4ec&cs=1&sxsrf=ADLYWIJMFdLXlXuaDgfJfQHFmmJ7CbbMCg:1714959803345&q=Marthe+Freo&si=ACC90ny8E30vD16OoPAAI4cStfcliGy35W8UAhb0TsHNc_ISQWmLnHqc3CRxupAXtLSGpPgetcYRHpFHq_gDvGHYKLX27Xwqv5mbLZrFfZkacRfddC8h4CUMSnrthBGiOQ8bWsFHCuM1ZrFq5KHsHLfpB7U6CKcdB4TYFh2heI_oDeWp5aQm4Ky67zEltQ1fa27cfJLH2WjvfGapzU5Z6xvcs_jAY9OOeTy7nwYgHPbuz12HQ-Fk10pMDnavl81VRDGxQApc8vTyaBWJiUzeU6WxN-4uEtF5Ww%3D%3D&ved=2ahUKEwid-IaP8_eFAxVdjYkEHZH1DkQQmxMoAXoECAoQAw&biw=1128&bih=803&dpr=2

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Robin Patterson Robin Patterson 7 April
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Findmypast free collections, April 2024

Family Tree Magazine lists many groups of Findmypast records that can be fully searched by registered members (and anyone can freely register): https://familytreemagazine.com/websites/how-to-search-free-collections-on-findmypast

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Robin Patterson Robin Patterson 6 April
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Wiki managers etc - change, April 2024

From recent technical newsletter: "We are adapting the Wiki Representatives module on Special:Community to meet the new Community Team organization, indicating who is the Community Manager assigned to the wiki instead of a Wiki Representative."

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Robin Patterson Robin Patterson 25 February
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Welcoming new editors

Interesting posting in latest tech news:

[New Experiment] Welcome messages on Message Wall for first-time editors: New editors on wikis will receive an automated message from Fandomstaff thanking them for their contribution and encouraging them to visit Special:Community. While for the duration of the experiment local moderators cannot change the wording of the welcome message, they can edit the content on Special:Community to make sure the wiki’s to-do list is up to date.

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Robin Patterson Robin Patterson 27 November 2023
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Findmypast has advantages - here are tips

For Great Britain and Ireland ancestry, Findmypast is often the best big site to search. Much of it is free. Here's a recent "masterclass" on how to get the best out of it: https://www.lostcousins.com/newsletters2/jun23news.htm#Masterclass

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Robin Patterson Robin Patterson 11 November 2023
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MyHeritage DNA cheaper than ever?

Dick Eastman's recent newsletter advises that MyHeritage DNA kits are now $36. The relevant anonymous article is headed "The MyHeritage DNA Kit Is Now Available for Just $36, Which Is Equal to the Lowest Price Ever".

The website says the price (equal to NZ$64 and about 40% of the regular price) "includes applicable taxes and excludes shipping charges".

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Robin Patterson Robin Patterson 12 October 2023
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Georgia (US) city directories, 2023

Anonymous posting on https://eogn.com/page-18080/13265000 says "Georgia Public Library Service has completed a two year-long project to digitize 214 city directories ... now full-text searchable and freely available in the Digital Library of Georgia."

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Robin Patterson Robin Patterson 8 August 2023
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DNA kit for $36

from 6th to 9th August, 2023, MyHeritage DNA kits are on sale for what may be the lowest-ever price: $36 ($64 in New Zealand) plus shipping! https://www.myheritage.com/dna?utm_campaign=Flash%20DNA%20Sale (Thanks to Dick Eastman for info.)

Apparently extended to November or later.

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Robin Patterson Robin Patterson 30 June 2023
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Canada records briefly free 2023

Noted in a link from Dick Eastman's newsletter:

"As Canada Day approaches, we're thrilled to share that MyHeritage is offering free access to all our Canadian records from June 29 to July 2, 2023! Our vast range of Canadian records includes 176 featuring 103,662,055 records, including immigration documents, military records, census data, and more.

"This limited-time free access provides an unparalleled opportunity for those with Canadian heritage to explore their roots and learn more about their ancestors."

See https://www.myheritage.com/canada-records.

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Gwarren22 Gwarren22 26 June 2023
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LGBTQIA+

Well, How do I start this blog.

So My Name is George Martin Warren and How did I know that I was GAY.

2009/10

I went to Primary school and I don't remember much but I do remember that A friend of mine went there and one day in year 2.

He stand up and said that he was leaving and My Mum said that I started up and walked to the back of the class room crying and I don't know why.

Maybe back then My mind was say to me "George your gay". I didn't have the words then because I grow up with sign language for 5/6 years old And couldn't be able

to speak until year 2.

2018/19

I went to high school and in year 10/11 I met the newest class mat in my class and went I so him I felt in love with him and so in year 10 for one day of the week we went to college an…

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Robin Patterson Robin Patterson 15 May 2023
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One million active WikiTreers

"Over 100,000,000 people have visited our ancestor profiles over the years, but this is the first time we have had 1,000,000 active WikiTreers at the same time."

(Familypedia is a little way behind.)

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Robin Patterson Robin Patterson 24 April 2023
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Anzac celebration - free records

For Anzac Day: MyHeritage offering free access to all Australia and New Zealand records, 20-25 April! (Thanks to Dick Eastman for alerting us to that.)

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Robin Patterson Robin Patterson 17 April 2023
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LostCousins will be free as a way to celebrate Coronation

From May 1 to May 9 (UK time), LostCousins will be totally free to use. The advantage for members who are currently on the free basic plan is that you will be able to contact members who have registered the same ancestors as you, instead of having to wait for a paying member to contact you. So catch up on your entries in time for the start of the free contact period.

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Robin Patterson Robin Patterson 16 April 2023
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China - genealogy preserved in Shanghai

Dick Eastman's newsletter has revealed that the refurbished Shanghai library has hundreds of Chinese genealogies, many of them illegally saved during a period when the Government wanted to destroy references to the past. See https://eogn.com/page-18080/13164985.

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MainTour MainTour 12 February 2023
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Adair Family

In an effort to demonstrate the full power and potensial of FamilyPedia, for the last few weeks I've gone all out to record as much as possible about one of the my ancestral lines, the Adair Family. This family line is rich in history with a colorful first family member and connections to early European notables of the Medieval Era. and also it demonstrates the many powerful tools of this platform in one place.

Check out the following examples of FamilyPedia at its best:

  • Adair Family - History of the Family and list of Notable Adairs, many featured in Wikipedia and elsewhere
  • Adair Family Ancestry - Traces the family line to earliest times including English, French, Irish, Welsh, and Scottish Royalty
  • Robert FitzGerald (1366-1445) - AKA: Robe…
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Robin Patterson Robin Patterson 24 November 2022
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Very cheap DNA tests, 2022

MyHeritage celebrated Black Friday in 2022 by offering its lowest ever price for DNA kits. $US38, $NZ59 - and free shipping for two or more.

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Robin Patterson Robin Patterson 11 November 2022
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1950 US census free online

MyHeritage has now put most of the 1950 US census online - free to view. Not quite all of it yet, and no indication of whether it will always be free.

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Robin Patterson Robin Patterson 11 November 2022
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Nov 2022 free records from Findmypast

This arrived in my inbox today:

"Explore more free records than ever before until 14 November
"Dear Robin,
"This Remembrance weekend, Findmypast is offering free access to more records than ever before.
"Discover the military heroes in your family in the largest collection of British Army records anywhere online. Or trace their stories from cradle to grave, with billions of detail-rich family records. ..."

That's rather misleading. It's not just the soldiers' family records. It's almost everything. Website says this:

"Almost all of Findmypast’s records and newspapers are free to access. The 1921 Census of England and Wales is not included."

Registering with Findmypast is free. It is a great source for UK ancestry. I've gained much from it even outs…

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Robin Patterson Robin Patterson 2 November 2022
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Prepare for MW 1.39

The staff blog has this week reported as follows:

In early 2023, Fandom will be upgrading from MediaWiki 1.37 to MediaWiki 1.39. This continues our commitment to keep MediaWiki, the software that powers Fandom, up to date on a regular basis. This will be our second upgrade (following the jump from 1.33 to 1.37 earlier this year) since the launch of the Unified Community Platform (UCP) in 2020.

There's more explanation at https://community.fandom.com/wiki/User_blog:Brandon_Rhea/Fandom_will_be_upgrading_to_MediaWiki_1.39_in_2023


The free SMW mailing list has had recent postings about MediaWiki 1.39. The most recent:


You can report/document the issues you run into on the SMW issue tracker at https://github.com/SemanticMediaWiki/SemanticMediaWiki…


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Robin Patterson Robin Patterson 24 October 2022
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Black Death affects us 7 centuries later

The 14th-century plague that killed over a quarter of Europe's population left a genetic legacy. Ancient skeletons have given up their DNA to show that one particular gene greatly increased people's chance of survival. "Survival of the fittest" strikingly illustrated. The proportion of 21st-century people with that gene is distinctly higher than in pre-plague times. See https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/world/477234/black-death-700-years-ago-affects-your-health-now and https://www.nhpr.org/2022-10-19/black-death-survivors-gave-their-descendants-a-genetic-advantage-but-with-a-cost for details. And rats were probably not to blame - rather unhygienic humans - https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/world/348195/black-death-spread-by-humans-not-rats-study .

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Robin Patterson Robin Patterson 6 October 2022
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LostCousins free till October 10

LostCousins.com is completely free till 10 Oct 2022. That means you can contact people with whom your documented relatives match. (The normal free membership - which every serious family historian should have - allows you only to list your relatives who appeared in various censuses and to hope that a paid member will contact you if there is a match.)

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Robin Patterson Robin Patterson 13 September 2022
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Syntax highlighting warning

From this week's MediaWiki tech news:

"Syntax highlighting is now tracked as an expensive parser function. Only 500 expensive function calls can be used on a single page. Pages that exceed the limit are added to a tracking category..."

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Robin Patterson Robin Patterson 5 July 2022
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2022-07 new MediaWiki version

From the latest tech report - Wikitech-ambassadors mailing list -- wikitech-ambassadors@lists.wikimedia.org - "The new version of MediaWiki will be on test wikis and MediaWiki.org from 5 July. It will be on non-Wikipedia wikis and some Wikipedias from 6 July. It will be on all wikis from 7 July". Does that include us?

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Robin Patterson Robin Patterson 4 June 2022
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Free newspaper access, June 2022

"Dear Robin,

"Hold the front page! Free access to our newspaper archives ends on 6 June."

Findmypast has come up with another free period. Registration is free. Try it! I've never paid a cent or dollar but have acquired heaps of info from that UK company.

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Robin Patterson Robin Patterson 24 August 2021
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100,000,000,free records

Findmypast.co.uk now has over a hundred million free records (and several hundred million that can be searched but not fully examined free most of time).

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Khan Dracon Khan Dracon 29 July 2021
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I have been researching my family for 4years, I always uplift and praise my ancestors. It is so hard to find substantial information. I know alot has gone on in history. I'm just doing my part.

Khan Dracon/I have been researching my family for 4years, I always uplift and praise my ancestors. It is so hard to find substantial information. I know alot has gone on in history. I'm just doing my part.

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Rodiorr44 ccasa Rodiorr44 ccasa 3 July 2021
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w3

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Samiulhafiz Samiulhafiz 16 May 2021
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Samiul Hafiz

Samiul Hafiz (Born 17-10-2000) is an Artist, Graphic Designer, Content Creator, And Video Editor who has been in the Graphic Designing industry since 2017. Samiul Hafiz is a Dhaka-based Artist, Graphic Designer, Content Creator, And Video Editor. The founder of Samiul Hafiz Studio has started Graphic Designing and Video Editing at the young age of 18; he learned various Graphic Design, Music-related strategies, tactics and became a successful Graphic Designer And Music Producer. Career -------- He is also an artist, has published several kinds of music on every music platform. Apart from business, he creates videos, writes blog posts, records podcasts about digital marketing and Blogging use Facebook page, Instagram to teach many valuable …

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Impostor7804 Impostor7804 2 May 2021
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The FamilyPedia's purpose?

Hello everyone! Sometimes, about this great wiki, I think:

¿Who founded Familypedia? ¿What's the real purpose? ¿When it was founded? ¿Why did they choose family pages? I know, this is so confusing, hope ones reply me . Considering I not edit too many on this wiki, I've heared many about this. ¿How it feels have a wiki with many editors? we have more than 200 pages. We're the 2nd most big wiki (1st, ScratchPad Wiki).


On any time, this will be migrated to the UCP? This wiki uses the old classic editor and doesn't have Discussions. I think many about that. Another question is why doesn't have a Discord server, or, MediaWiki:ImportJS page: I know, the page exists, but all the scripts they imported are broken or archived. Why it doesn't have a …


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Fuyad Hasan Bhoyan Fuyad Hasan Bhoyan 7 April 2021
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Meet Fuyad Hasan Bhoyan As A Successful Musician And Entrepenure Of Bangladesh

Fuyad Hasan Bhoyan (born Jan 25 ), is a Bangladeshi singer-songwriter, and music producer. Fuyad is a multi-instrumentalist who taught himself how to play the drums, guitar, bass guitar, piano, and was in his high school band, playing alto, tenor, and baritone saxaphone. Even though he was also musically gifted with a voice to sing, he rarely sang because of his shyness.

Fuyad was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh. At an early age he was immersed in music. His father was and is currently the lead soloist at the church of his upbringing. His father helped to nurture his musical talents, spending countless hours with his son, singing and playing various instruments. At age 2 he first held a drumstick, and at age 5 he became the drummer for the church…

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Robin Patterson Robin Patterson 3 April 2021
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Easter 2021 freebies

"Free access to Ancestry.co.uk this weekend ENDS MONDAY
"LostCousins is FREE for Easter ENDS WEDNESDAY"

Quoted from the email that announces the LostCousins newsletter, which is totally free and gives several handy tips two or three times a month. Check the website - https://lostcousins.com - where I have found "cousins" and started profitable correspondence.

I tried ancestry.co.uk; their "free" was qualified thus:

"*Free access ends 5 Apr 2021 at 11:59 p.m. To view these records you will need to register for free with Ancestry.co.uk with your name and email address. We will then send you a username and password to access the records. After the free access period ends, you will only be able to view the records in the featured collections usin…


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Rakib2021 Rakib2021 26 March 2021
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Bio of Rakib Al Hasan

Rakib Al Hasan is a young famous Author, Entrepreneur, Activists, Youth Leader, Politician & Public Figure from Bangladesh. His total publishing book number is seven. His several books are going to be translated in different languages. He also writes in different intellectuals topics in International renowned media. He also works on Youth Leadership field globally. He is serving several International Organisations as Ambassador. He has been awarded so many International award & honour so far.

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Harun Ar Rashid Harun Ar Rashid 26 March 2021
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Harun Ar Rashid Bangladeshi Social Activist

About:

Harun Ar Rashid (Bengali: বইপ্রেমী হারুন-অর-রশীদ; 8 August 1983) is a Bangladeshi social activist. He started a social movement of distributing books for free. He is known as “Alor Ferrywala,” the distributor of light. He was awarded the ‘Prime Minister Award 2001. He spread the word of the book everywhere and promote the maximum of any type of book non commercially & non profitably. So far He has given reviews of hundreds of books which have been able to create a readership. This includes delivering books from house to house, delivering books to saloons & delivering books to various libraries. Also often we arrange tea chats for the author reader which has been creating a strong bond with the people in the book world.


Born:

Harun Ar Ra…


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Harun Ar Rashid Harun Ar Rashid 25 March 2021
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Bangladeshi Social Activist

The world has radically changed due to unprecedented advancement of information technology. There is no denying that human life has become so easier thanks to global digitalization.

People can communicate in every corner of the globe within seconds via internet. Social media such as Facebook, twitter have become daily companion. Youths cannot think a day without internet. Regrettably, they read books less. The spend most of their time on internet. Such trend is surely harmful for future generation.

Drug abuse is now a dangerous social problem in Bangladesh. Youths are getting addicted to drugs posing a devastating effect. In such a situation in the society, Harun Ar Rashid, a book-loving man, is on a mission to enlighten people by distributi…

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Dinosrule3 Dinosrule3 27 February 2021
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I was wondering how to add the campaign box to a wiki

I work on a fictional war wiki and want to add campaginboxes and military navigation but whenever I try I just get script errors and broken templates. I was wondering if anyone can help?

The underlying problem is that Wikia's version of LUA does not have all the features that the Wikipedia version has. This affects the handling of arguments. I see two different solutions:
  1. You can look through the edit history of the template you are interested in, and copy the last version before the conversion to LUA. This will work for old templates. You could also check Familypedia, and see if we are still using on old version.
  2. You could copy the template and associated module(s) from Wikipedia, and fix the argument handling code. I think I have got that t…
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MainTour MainTour 14 February 2021
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Roots tech 2021 genealogy conference

See |https://www.rootstech.org RootsTech.org] for to join the World largest family history conference.  Because it is virtual it is Free to all to join this year.  

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MainTour MainTour 14 February 2021
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S. Prestly Blake - Dies at Age 106 - CoFounder of Friendlys Ice Cream

Stewart Prestly Blake (1914-2021) - died this week at age 106. Eagle scout who founded the famous "Friendly's Ice Cream Parlor" in Springfield, Massachusetts. This successful businessman lived to age 106.

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Mohammad Nayem Mohammad Nayem 30 January 2021
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Mohammad Nayem

Mohammad Nayem (Bron 15–06–2002) is an Entrepreneur, Blogger, And Digital Marketer who


has been in the digital marketing industry since 2018

Mohammad Nayem is a Dhaka-based entrepreneur, influencer, digital marketer, Blogger And the founder of Yeager Digital has started digital marketing at the young age of 16, A young digital marketer, entrepreneur and social media influencer Mohammad Nayem breaks all the ads to be a social media sensation and has made it big in the digital marketing space. Nayem started his journey with nothing but happens to be at the top currently in the digital content creator and digital marketing space.

Career

He is also a self published author, has published several books on the subject of digital marketing, personal b…


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MainTour MainTour 28 January 2021
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The moment I find something new on my forefathers:

Pop - This morning was another of those special moments when you find your direct ancestor (my grandfather's grandfather) name on a historical plaque, but it is misspelled (James Rickey = James Richey). The Adair's and Mangum's on here were all immediate cousins & in-laws and they were known to arrive here together in 1857. Adair Spring Monument in Washington, Utah.

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Rodrigo Aguilera RodriguezII Rodrigo Aguilera RodriguezII 13 January 2021
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anna

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Robin Patterson Robin Patterson 8 January 2021
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LostCousins free till January 18

Thanks to tighter UK lockdowns (where one person in every 50 has COVID-19), Peter Calver has generously extended free subscribership of LostCousins. In normal times non-paying members can only register their ancestors who appeared in any of several censuses, but subscribers (and now anybody before January 19) can initiate contact with other members who share those ancestors - thus finding Lost Cousins.

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KhandowyaFamily KhandowyaFamily 31 December 2020
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CHAUDAHR ALMAROOF KHANDOWYA HISTORY

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MainTour MainTour 17 December 2020
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Quick Guide to Familypedia's powerful Semantic Media Wiki Tools.

We have a new article available to help you see just how powerful FamilyPedia's tools are: Familypedia Introduction to Semantic Media Wiki Tools

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Rdrio Rdrio 30 November 2020
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anna

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Awesomeness2020 Awesomeness2020 22 November 2020
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family

this best thing you can have is family!

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ECelebrityBabies ECelebrityBabies 13 November 2020
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Everleigh Rose Smith Soutas, Facts About Savannah LaBrant’s Daughter With Ex-boyfriend Tommy Smith

Everleigh Rose Smith Soutas is a famous fashion blogger and social media phenomenon, Savannah LaBrant‘s daughter. LaBrant, born as Savannah Rose Soutas, is famed for running the family YouTube channel The LaBrant Fam, previously known as Cole&Sav. She is also a former photographer, blogger, TikToker, and an Instagram star. Savannah is currently in a marital relationship with actor and social media star Cole LaBrant.

Savannah LaBrant’s daughter, Everleigh Soutas, is also a young social media star and a fashionista. In this article, we will be tailing some exciting facts about her. So, get ready to know them all here.


The internet personality Savannah LaBrant welcomed her daughter, Everleigh Soutas, on 14 December 2012 in Orange County, Califo…


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MainTour MainTour 2 November 2020
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Complete Encyclopedia Entry for an Ancestor -The power of Semantic Wikia.

This person profile entry is an example of the power to research and assemble information about your forefather, his family, ancestors and descendants.

An early Mormon leader born in Vermont but raised in upper state New York, Welcome Chapman (1805-1893) was the leader of the Mormon settlers in Sanpete Valley, from 1854 to 1862, and helped broker peace between the settlers and Chief Wakara's tribe. He was directly involved with several major events in the early history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

See what Semantic Wikia Media tools can list for him:

  • Welcome Chapman - name disambiguation
  • Chapman in Sanpete County, Utah - family members in the local area
  • Fountain Green, Utah/bdm - Hometown acquaintances
  • Nauvoo Temple Stone…
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Hduejeisiaiai Hduejeisiaiai 14 September 2020
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Popovecz

Anyone know anything about the Popovecz/Popovec family? 

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