Genealogy Blogging Beat – Tuesday, 19 July 2016

July 19, 1848. A convention concerning the rights of women, called by Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, was held at Seneca Falls, NY, July 19– 20, 1848. The issues discussed included voting, property rights and divorce. The convention drafted a “Declaration of Sentiments” that paraphrased the Declaration of Independence, addressing man instead of King George, and called for women’s “immediate admission to all the rights and privileges which belong to them as citizens of the United States.” This convention was the beginning of an organized women’s rights movement in the US. The most controversial issue was Stanton’s demand for women’s right to vote.

July 19, 1848. A convention concerning the rights of women, called by Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, was held at Seneca Falls, NY, July 19– 20, 1848. The issues discussed included voting, property rights and divorce. The convention drafted a “Declaration of Sentiments” that paraphrased the Declaration of Independence, addressing man instead of King George, and called for women’s “immediate admission to all the rights and privileges which belong to them as citizens of the United States.” This convention was the beginning of an organized women’s rights movement in the US. The most controversial issue was Stanton’s demand for women’s right to vote.


Today is Tuesday, 19 July 2016, and here is what’s available in terms of genealogy blogging and other related events in the Genealogy Blogging world:

Genealogy Blogging Items of Note

  • Today: Buck Moon – Full Moon, Samuel Colt’s Birthday – Anniversary, First Triple Play in Baseball – Anniversary, First Female Vice Presidential Candidate nominated – Anniversary, Art Linkletter’s Birthday – Anniversary, and Women’s Rights Convention at Seneca Falls.

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Announcing The Genealogy Fairy™ Grant for July 2016

The Genealogy Fairy is a genealogy-focused grants program working to make family history dreams come true!

Ohio Genealogical Society: July 2016 Genealogy Fairy Grant Recipient

Ohio Genealogical Society 2017 Conference - Genealogy Gone Wild
Congratulations to the Ohio Genealogical Society of Belleville, Ohio – our July 2016 grant recipient . OGS will receive $500 from The Genealogy Fairy™ with proceeds used to support the OGS 2017 Conference.

Here is the request we received from Marlene Applegate of OGS:

We are busy working on a great conference for OGS 2017 at the Kalahari Resort, in Sandusky, Ohio, April 26-29, 2017. With the theme Genealogy Gone Wild, we have plans for not just great educational content, but fun entertainment too!  With this grant, we’ll be able get a local 60’s Go-Go Girls Tribute Band called The Pop Tarts to perform!

The PopTarts

Well, it sounds WILD and FUN! The Genealogy Fairy supports all different kind of genealogy-related endeavors and while this is not our typical grant request, we’re happy to bring some fun to the OGS 2017 Conference!

Submit a Grant Application for August 2016

The Genealogy Fairy™, is now accepting grant applications from organizations and individuals. For more information on The Genealogy Fairy™ concept, read more here. To submit your application, click here.

Note: grant applications prior to February 2016 will need to submit an updated request; all other requests from March 2016 to the present are still eligible to receive a grant from The Genealogy Fairy™; our next grant will be awarded and announced on August 15, 2016.

How You Can Support The Genealogy Fairy™ Program

While direct donations are not accepted, when you use any of the links at Genealogy Bargains (http://genealogy.bargains) to purchase genealogy books, software and supplies, 5% of those sales goes directly to funding of grants at The Genealogy Fairy™.

©2016, copyright Thomas MacEntee. All rights reserved.

Windows XP Users Won’t Be Able to Login to Dropbox after August 29, 2016

Here's another reason to upgrade to Windows 10: Dropbox ends support for Windows XP users on August 29, 2016 - don't delay!

That’s right. If you are still running Windows XP and you use Dropbox, after August 29th, you won’t be able to run the Dropbox program on your computer. Here is the recent posting at Dropbox:

“On August 29, 2016, the Dropbox desktop app will no longer support Windows XP. On this date, you will be automatically signed out of any Dropbox accounts linked to a Windows XP computer. You can sign in again once you update to Windows Vista or a later version of Windows.

If you are signed out of your Dropbox account, please know that no changes will be made to your account. Your files and photos will be safe. You’ll still be able to access your account—or create a new account—on dropbox.com or on other compatible computers and mobile devices.”

Warning for Free Dropbox Users

Also, realize that for the FREE version of Dropbox, you need to log in – at least on the Dropbox website – at least once every 90 days or you risk having your data removed. This is part of the terms of service at Dropbox for free account holders.

What Windows XP Users Should Do

To be honest, there aren’t many choices for Windows XP Dropbox account holders. It is unlikely that you will be able to even upgrade to Windows 10.  What’s left?

  • Log in to Dropbox at least once every 90 days on the Dropbox website.
  • Install Dropbox on another device that has Windows Vista or higher.
  • Get a new computer that has Windows 10.

Attend My Windows 10 Webinar This Week

FREE Webinar - Windows 10 Survival Guide for Genealogists presented by Thomas MacEntee on Friday, July 22nd at 1pm CDT. Do you know that the deadline for upgrading to Windows 10 for FREE is July 29th? The Windows 10 operating system is not so much a choice as it is an inevitability. As Microsoft continues to remove support from Windows 8 and earlier versions, you should get on board the Windows 10 upgrade train now! Learn the new features of Windows 10, how it will impact how you research genealogy, and more. You’ll also learn which default Windows 10 settings to change as well as how to fix common “annoyances” experienced by most users. Click here to register - via Legacy Family Tree Webinars

So here is another reason to finally get off of Windows XP!  Isn’t it time you learned about Windows 10?  Attend the FREE Webinar – Windows 10 Survival Guide for Genealogists presented by me, Thomas MacEntee, on Friday, July 22nd at 1pm CDT.

Do you know that the deadline for upgrading to Windows 10 for FREE is July 29th? The Windows 10 operating system is not so much a choice as it is an inevitability. As Microsoft continues to remove support from Windows 8 and earlier versions, you should get on board the Windows 10 upgrade train now! Learn the new features of Windows 10, how it will impact how you research genealogy, and more. You’ll also learn which default Windows 10 settings to change as well as how to fix common “annoyances” experienced by most users.

Click here to register – via Legacy Family Tree Webinars

©2016, copyright Thomas MacEntee. All rights reserved.