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Wordless Wednesday ~ Plants

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MY DEAR, SWEET BROTHER IN LAW
RONALD DALE PLANTS March 23, 1952 ~ September 25, 2010

FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS



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Copyright © 2010 By Cheryl Palmer

Ancestry.com Press Release

Here is a press release from Ancestry.com that I received this morning:


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ANCESTRY.COMINC. TO ACQUIRE IARCHIVES Leading Brand for American Historical Content
PROVO, Utah, September 23, 2010– Ancestry.com Inc. (Nasdaq: ACOM) announced today it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire iArchives, Inc. and its branded Web site, Footnote.com, a leading American History Web site, for approximately $27 million in a mix of Ancestry.com stock, cash and assumption of liabilities.  This acquisition will provide the company with a complementary consumer brand, expanded content offerings, and enhanced digitization and image-viewing technologies.
iArchives digitizes and delivers high-quality images of American historical recordsof individuals involved in the Revolutionary War, Continental Congress, Civil War, and other US historical eventsto Footnote.com subscribers interested in early American roots. iArchives has digitized more than 65 million original source documents to…

Acknowledgement and Thanks!

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Two thirds of this year has passed so quickly! I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many people whohave left comments on my blog these past four months! Bloggers appreciate healthy, positive, helpful and constructive comments. Comments encourage us to continue blogging and sometimes may even give us ideas for a future post. It shows us that people appreciate your thoughts, work, time and energy used towards blogging.

I have made a list of each person who has commented on my blog, hopefully I haven't left anyone out. If I have, please accept my sincere apologies and let me know!  Many of these people have left more than one comment here on Heritage Happens. I want you all to know that I really do appreciate the time you take to leave your comments on my blog. 
While making this list, I decided to log how many times each of these people below commented. I have had comments sent to me that were not posted on my blog also, but I am not including those. I became curious who…

Press Release ~ Ancestry.com's Life Stories of Ellis Island Immigrates

Here is the press release I received from Ancestry.com...

LIFE STORIES OF ELLIS ISLAND IMMIGRANTS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE FOR THE FIRST TIME AT ANCESTRY.COM
More than 1,700 first-hand audio recordings now available for free online
PROVO, Utah, September 1, 2010—Ancestry.com announced today it has launched a collection of more than 1,700 recorded oral histories from immigrants who arrived in the United States through Ellis Island. This is the first time this collection of poignant recordings has been available online. To celebrate the new addition, Ancestry.com is making its entire U.S. Immigration Collection free through Labor Day.
“As immigrants created new lives in the U.S., the stories of their homelands and their remarkable journeys to America were often lost,” said Christopher Tracy, senior vice president of global content for Ancestry.com.  “We are thrilled to offer people the opportunity to hear the voices of their ancestors sharing stories of their lives.”
Ellis Island was the gateway…

Family Tree Maker 2011 Press Release

Here is the Press Release I received a few days ago...

NEW ANCESTRY.COM FAMILY TREE MAKER 2011 INTRODUCES MORE THAN 100 ENHANCEMENTS TO SOFTWARENo. 1 Selling Family Tree Software Offers Simplicity and Depth for Recording Family Histories
PROVO, Utah, August 31, 2010 – Ancestry.com today announced the release of Ancestry.com Family Tree Maker® 2011, an improved version of the world’s No. 1 selling family history software.
For the last 20 years, Family Tree Maker has provided tools that make it easy to build family trees, record memories and organize family photos. Family Tree Maker also enables users to capture stories, and attach videos and audio clips in a way that will help them easily capture and share the story of their ancestors both on-and offline.
“Family Tree Maker 2011 delivers significant improvements on many fronts.  By incorporating changes recommended by a diverse base of novice and experienced family researchers, we have arrived at what we believe to be our best release yet,…