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Thursday Jul 10 | Reuters

Tech-focused firm Spectrum Equity raises new $1 billion fund

Private equity firm Spectrum Equity said on Thursday it had raised $1 billion for its seventh fund focused on investments in information technology services.

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Related Topix: San Mateo County, CA, Menlo Park, CA

Thursday Jul 10 | Time

How to Solve a Murder With Just Your Computer

In researching and writing my new book, The Skeleton Crew: How Amateur Sleuths Are Solving America's Coldest Cases , I came across a community of novice detectives tackling cases as thorny as those in any James Patterson novel.

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Related Topix: North-Miami-Beach, FL

Thursday Jul 10 | Utah Business

The Genetic Information Age: How Utah Fits In

It's no surprise to many Utahns that family history is a major area of interest to residents across the state, but hand in hand with that history comes the much more technical field of genomics - an industry that's also growing rapidly locally.

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Related Topix: Utah, Utah Government, Genetics, Medicine, Biotech, Myriad Genetics, Healthcare Industry, University of Utah

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Times Herald

Family donates pioneer records to library

Lynda Fowler stepped back in time Wednesday as she read aloud a letter dated from 1886 in the Michigan Room of the St. Clair County Library.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Michigan, St Clair County, MI, Fort Gratiot, MI, Port Huron, MI

Tue Jul 08, 2014

OnMilwaukee

Urban spelunking: Bethlehem Lutheran Church

Yes, they did cut the church in half and stick in a transept. The building was veneered in cream city brick at the same time.

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Related Topix: Milwaukee, WI, Canada, St. Francis, WI

Sun Jul 06, 2014

The Times Leader

Cyber attack disrupts work of genealogists

This sad fact was amply demonstrated a few weeks ago when a DDoS attack was levied against the popular genealogy website Ancestry.com, wreaking havoc with its services.

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Related Topix: Computer Security, Science / Technology, Life, Hobbies, Genealogy, Luzerne County, PA, Pennsylvania, Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Sandy

Sat Jul 05, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Shannyn Moore: Hobby Lobby decision distorts the Declaration

So we've just celebrated Independence Day. It's a big hairy deal. The pains it took to throw off another government and then dream up a new country, create a system that would allow for self governance -- "We the people" -- came at a great cost.

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Related Topix: Sports

Mon Jun 30, 2014

Utah Business

Ancestry and ProQuest Announce Expanded Distribution Agreement

Provo Ancestry and ProQuest entered into an agreement to create broader and deeper opportunities to deliver premier genealogy resources to libraries worldwide.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Life, Hobbies, Genealogy

VentureBeat

MapR grabs $110M in funding and debt to play harder in the Hadoop game

Check out this article! http://venturebeat.com/2014/06/30/mapr-grabs-110m-in-funding-and-debt-to-play-harder-in-the-hadoop-game/ MapR , a company that adds its own proprietary code to the Hadoop open-source software, said today that it has raised $110 million in new fresh money - $80 million in equity, $30 million in debt.

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Sat Jun 28, 2014

Salem News

Siblings reunite after lifetime of separation

For years Dean Varner and two of his sisters drove the same roads and went to the same places, but had never met until this year.

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Related Topix: East Liverpool, OH, Columbiana County, OH, Lisbon, OH

Fri Jun 27, 2014

Freshnews

Ancestry and ProQuest Announce Expanded Distribution Agreement

Ancestry, the world's largest online family history resource, and ProQuest announced today an expanded agreement to create broader and deeper opportunities to deliver premier genealogy resources to libraries worldwide.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Life, Hobbies, Genealogy

Thu Jun 26, 2014

The Gazette

Nebraska homestead files have been digitized

The nearly 77,000 files contain more than 1.6 million digital images, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Nebraska, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Homestead National Monument Of America, US National Parks

Tue Jun 24, 2014

Easley Progress

Reunion of Upcountry Families in TNT spotlight

The Reunion of Upcountry Families, a gathering of genealogy buffs and a "swap meet" for family information held in Pickens County, is getting national attention.

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Related Topix: Social Software, Life, Hobbies, Genealogy, Pickens County, SC, Southern Wesleyan University, Wesleyan University

Sun Jun 22, 2014

Examiner.com

Conferences and local history program in Fort Worth Genealogy June 23 - 29

Note: Several local organizations use Ancestry .com's website hosting services and those sites may be down due to Ancestry.com's hacking situation last week.

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Related Topix: Fort Worth, TX, Life, Hobbies, Genealogy, Grapevine, TX

Family Tree Magazine

Listen to the June episode

Sign up for our e-newsletter full of genealogy research tips, resources and news, and we'll give you a free, decorative family tree form PDF.

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Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Genealogy

Sat Jun 21, 2014

Edhat

Way Back When ? June 1914

Direct from the pages of Santa Barbara's "Morning Press" and "Daily News & Independent" of June 1914, here's the up-to-the minute report about what happened in our fair city 100 years ago this month.

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Related Topix: Santa Barbara, CA

Thu Jun 19, 2014

CNet News

Ancestry.com Is Latest Victim of DDoS Attack: Who's Next?

The popular Ancestry.com genealogy Website was impacted by a distributed denial-of-service attack that started at 2:30 p.m. PT on June 16 and was resolved by 4:15 p.m. PT on June 17. While the motives behind the DDoS incident are not yet publicly known, the attack once again shines the spotlight on the increasing prevalence of DDoS in 2014.

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St. Cloud Times

Hoheisel column: Genealogy trend growning in popularityHoheisel...

Hoheisel column: Genealogy trend growning in popularity Researching our family histories is now part of our popular culture Check out this story on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/life/2014/06/19/hoheisel-column-genealogy-trend-growning-popularity/11001637/ Doing genealogy is no longer reserved for scholars, historians, archivists and ... (more)

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Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Genealogy, Anthropology, Science

VentureBeat

Hackers chop at Ancestry.com's family tree with gnarly DDOS attack

Check out this article! http://venturebeat.com/2014/06/19/hackers-chop-at-ancestry-coms-family-tree-with-gnarly-ddos-attack/ Ancestory.com was breached by a mysterious and massive DDOS attack that completely shut down the popular website for nearly 24 hours.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Computer Security

Seymour Telegraph

Research your family history the easy way

Seymour Family History Centre of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is once again operational and open to the public on Thursdays from 9 Three computers with internet and printers have free subscription genealogy websites, such as Ancestry.com , Findmypast.com , and 19th Century British Newspapers .

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Related Topix: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), Religion, Life, Hobbies, Genealogy

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