vanNostrand’s European Ancestry

Dutch ancestry originating from Denmark, to New York, to Ontario, and Nova Scotia. The north American family name vanNostrand, originated from 1638. Two Dutch brothers emigrated from Nordstrand Island, Denmark in 1638, present day Germany. The name has been spelled in various forms since then, including: van Nostrand, van Nordstrandt, Van Norstrande or Van Nostrande, […]

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Free Family History Genealogy site that lives on after you do

Now that I am retired, I wanted to find a way that the massive Family History (Genealogy) files that I have been keeping in various places will live on forever, without payment. I was pleased to discover a “free” Wikipeida style site called WikiTree, that is unique in their vision to have a SINGLE family […]

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Wikivoyage – makes travel guides obsolete

Wikipedia has a sister site called Wikivoyage for travelers. The more I use Wikivoyage to investigate and plan travel destinations, the more I realize my old faithful paper travel guides, like Lonely Planet, Frommer’s Guide, etc. are now obsolete! The whole world is at your fingertips. It’s better than TripAdvisor because it is not trying […]

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