Posted on Jul 02, 2013
Cyndi's List and MyGenShare have successfully mediated a resolution of their pending legal actions and corrected any misunderstandings on mutually agreeable terms.
Cyndi's List filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington captioned Cyndi's List and Cynthia Howells v. MyGenShare.com, LLC and Barry Ewell, Case No. 3:12-cv-06074-RBL alleging copyright infringement, unfair trade practices, tortious interference, and unjust enrichment (the "Litigation"). MyGenShare denied the allegations by Cyndi's List and any "wrongdoing" and brought a counterclaim for defamation, tortious interference, and violation of the Washington Consumer Protection Act. Cyndi's List denied the allegations of MyGenShare and any "wrongdoing."
The parties have dismissed all claims with prejudice.
Posted on Jul 02, 2013
I was given copies of genealogy for Christmas in 1990. I didn't pay to much attention to the information until 2004. As I reviewed the information, I found one line that ended in the late 1700s in North Carolina. I began the process of becoming familiar with the line and finally decided that I would like to see if I could extend the line. Within a few weeks of research, I cracked the puzzle and was able to start extending the line. Over a period of two years, I had extended it several generations. I had carefully documented my research and was quite proud of the work I had done.
On one of my genealogy field trips, I had made arrangements to visit a distant cousin and collaborate my finding with hers concerning this line. Within two minutes of looking at my research, she told me that person from whom I began my research was not the right person. With further discussion, she explained that the perso
Posted on May 22, 2013
As this Memorial Day approaches, I have more than any other time in my life felt an appreciation and love for my family living and past. My thoughts turn to my family, my heritage, my linage and difference each person in the chain of time has contributed in some way to my very existence.
I am an amalgamation of not only my own experiences and decisions but those of each generation that have guided the very direction of our family through time. Whether you are just staring out as a genealogist or are an experienced veteran, I would like to share with you a few thoughts about the importance of this journey we all share as genealogists and family historians.
What is Memorial Day
Before I go any further, I would like to provide a brief description of Memorial Day. Memorial Day is a federal hol
Posted on May 10, 2013
It's very easy to start researching one line of thought, become interested in another, and change direction, all in a matter of a few minutes. Soon you're surrounded with papers, documents, names, dates, and locations and are left with a head full of swirling questions.
You will find your research more productive if you clearly identify your research goals, develop a research plan and focus on their completion. The following are a few ideas for keeping your research on track and manageable.
1. Focus on specific sections of your genealogy at a time. This can be
- A specific family line or surname,
- A specific time and place,
- A specific family unit, or
- A specific question to solve.
2. Once you have focused a specific area to research, create a log to help you develop a big picture of what you have and where you want to go.