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  • 13 Oct 2020 4:30 AM | Anonymous

    The following announcement was written by FamilySearch:

    Explore 1.5M new historical Ohio Voter Records (1893–1960), and over 600K New York, Index to Passenger Lists (1897–1902) and New York, Southern District Naturalization Records (1824–1946), at  FamilySearch this week. Additional records were added to the United States collections (CA, DC, HI, IA, KS, MS, MI, NJ, NY, OK, SC, TX, VA, and WA), Mexico, Aguascalientes Catholic Church Records (1601-1962), Bolivia Catholic Church Records (1566–1996), ArgentinaAustria, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Great BritainGuatemalaNorway, Nova ScotiaPeru, Puerto Rico, and South Africa.

    Search these new records and images by clicking on the collection links below, or go to FamilySearch to search over 8 billion free names and record images.

  • 12 Oct 2020 3:20 PM | Anonymous

    For years, the historical papers of a Peruvian peasants’ rights group sat heaped in piles on the floor of a house in downtown Lima — threatened by pests, political foes, thieves and natural disasters, but largely off limits to scholars and the public.

    A new project led by UC Davis historian Charles Walker will digitize documents of the Peruvian Peasant Confederation (Confederación Campesina del Perú, or CCP) and make them accessible online.

    You can learn more in an article by Kathleen Holder in the UCDavis web site at: https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/historians-digitize-endangered-peruvian-archive/.

    Note: This article is about a planned future digitization effort, not one that is available today.


  • 12 Oct 2020 1:06 PM | Anonymous

    To all subscribers:

    A notice of the latest EOGN Plus Edition newsletter was sent to you a few minutes ago. A link to the latest EOGN.COM newsletter was sent to all subscribers in an email message.

    The following articles are listed in this week’s email:

    (+) No, Christopher Columbus was Not the First: the Story of the The Westford Knight and other Early Explorers

    The NEW EOGN.COM Website Is Now Online!

    Who Are You? Take a DNA Journey to Find Out

    DNA, Genealogy And The Search For Who We Are

    NYC Department of Records & Information Services Does Not "Necessarily" Intend to Charge License Fees for Using Genealogy Records

    Lyon Gardiner Tyler Jr., Grandson of President John Tyler, dies at 95

    Irish Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates Now Available Online for Free

    New Non-Conformist & Jamaican Records Added last Week on Findmypast

    TheGenealogist Adds 1.54 Million Individuals in Norfolk Parish Records with Images

    New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of 5 October 2020

    UPDATE about the FHF REALLY USEFUL Family History Show

    The article with a plus sign (+) in the title is only visible to Plus Edition subscribers.

  • 12 Oct 2020 7:30 AM | Anonymous

    The following is a Plus Edition article, copyright by Dick Eastman.

    A portrait that was claimed to be of Christopher Columbus, painted by by Sebastiano del Piombo in 1519. However, Columbus died in 1506 so this obviously cannot be a true image of the man.

    Schoolchildren have been taught for years that Columbus discovered America. Unfortunately, that claim is false. The claimed “discovery” suggests he was the first European to land in the Western Hemisphere. Sadly, that statement simply isn’t true. In fact, dozens of others may have made the trip before 1492.

    There is speculation that Brendan the Navigator sailed from Ireland to North America sometime between AD 512–530. However, that claim is unproven, base strictly on oral traditions handed down through the centuries. Others believe the Polynesians were in South America prior to 1000 AD. Other claims of early travels to the Americas include Arab merchants as mentioned in a Chinese story first written in 1178 AD.

    The Book of Mormon states that some ancient inhabitants of the New World are descendants of Semitic peoples who sailed from the Old World. Mormons assume this book is gospel but mainstream archaeologists reject these claims.

    A Chinese map, found in a bookstore and created in the 18th century, is attributed to Chinese Admiral Zheng He and shows a detailed map of America dating back to 1418. That would place Zheng He’s efforts some 70 years before those of Columbus. In fact, author Gavin Menzies says Columbus used a copy of Zheng He’s map to plot his own voyage.


    Map created by Chinese Admiral Zheng He

    In 1925, Soren Larsen wrote a book claiming that a joint Danish-Portuguese expedition landed in Newfoundland or Labrador in 1473 and again in 1476, a few years before Christopher Columbus’ first voyage in 1492.

    The First Proof

    The first Europeans known definitely to set foot in Newfoundland were the Norse. There are indications that the Norse were in what is now Canada in the late 900s but proof is lacking until the year 1001 AD.

    The remainder of this story is reserved for Plus Edition subscribers. If you are a Plus Edition subscriber, you may read it all in the Plus Edition Subscribers-only page at (*) Plus Edition News Articles

    If you would like to upgrade your subscription to view Plus Edition articles, you may do so at Subscribe

  • 12 Oct 2020 7:00 AM | Anonymous
    I find it amazing that President John Tyler who was president of the United States from 1841 to 1845, had living grandchildren until a few days ago. That's a lot of years per generation!


    Dr. Lyon Gardiner Tyler Jr. was born 63 years after his grandfather died. He was 95 when he died on Sept. 26 at a hospital in Franklin, Tenn., of complications from Alzheimer’s disease, said his daughter, Susan Selina Tyler.

    You can read more in an article by Matt Schudel in the Washington Post at https://wapo.st/33LPPHx.

    My thanks to newsletter reader Claire Bettag for telling me about this story.

  • 9 Oct 2020 5:22 PM | Anonymous

    An article by Alva Noë and published in the NPR web site is a few years old but it contains some basic facts about genealogy-related information contained in everyone's DNA. If you haven't read the article already, you might want to do so now.

    Here are some of the facts mentioned in the article:

    You share no DNA with the vast majority of your ancestors.

    You have more ancestors — hundreds a few generations back, thousands in just a millennium — than you have sections of DNA.

    You have 64 great-great-great-great-grandparents — but if you are a man, you share your Y-chromosome with only one of them.

    The amount of DNA you pass on to your descendants roughly halves with each generation. It is a matter of chance which of your descendants actually carry any of your DNA.

    You can read DNA, Genealogy And The Search For Who We Are at https://www.npr.org/sections/13.7/2016/01/29/464805509/dna-genealogy-and-the-search-for-who-we-are


  • 9 Oct 2020 11:53 AM | Anonymous

    The following announcement was written by Findmypast:

    The following announcement was written by Findmypast:

    Vital life event records from England and Jamaica plus a host of new and updated newspapers - here's what's new to Findmypast this week.

    England & Wales Non-Conformist Births and Baptisms

    Were your ancestors religious dissenters? Findmypast have added thousands of new Surrey Methodist records to this vast collection of more than 1.6 million Birth’s and Baptisms.

    Each record contains both an image and a transcript of the original register. The amount of information varies, but you can generally find out the following about your non-conformist ancestors:

    • Your ancestors' names
    • Their birth and baptism dates
    • Where they were baptised
    • Their parents' names
    • Their godparents' names
    • Their family's religious beliefs

    Historically, many non-conformists used their local parish church for registration purposes, despite their religious differences and even after the Toleration Act of 1689 granted the freedom to worship. Some non-conformists did keep their own registers, particularly for baptisms and burials in the period between 1689 and 1837, and it is these valuable records that make up this collection.

    The original documents are all housed at The National Archives in Kew as part of their RG4, RG5, and RG8 series. There are more than 50 denominations covered; some of which existed only briefly and are no longer practiced today. The collection also includes a significant number of French Protestant or Huguenot records.

    Jamaica life events

    With improved search features, Findmypast’s Jamaican collection continues to grow. Explore over 780,000 new birth, baptism, marriage and death records to flesh out the Jamaican branches of your family tree.

    Explore the collection as a whole or hone in on the record you need by searching each distinct record set:

    Combine these latest releases with Findmypast’s exclusive archive of newspaper pages from the Royal Gazette of Jamaica to add detail and colour to your research.

    Newspapers

    Four new papers and generous updates to 12 others sees Findmypast’s newspaper collection continue to grow.

    Brand new to the site this week are:

    • Peterborough Standard covering 1872-1962
    • Haddingtonshire Advertiser and East-Lothian Journal covering 1881-1888
    • Invergordon Times and General Advertiser covering 1879-1886, 1888 and 1892
    • Ben Brierley’s Journal covering 1874-1881, 1883-1884, 1886 and 1888-1889

    While thousands of new pages have been added to:

    • Port Talbot Guardian from 1961-1980
    • Northman and Northern Counties Advertiser from 1880, 1882-1883 and 1885-1886
    • Daily Mirror from 1918
    • Kelso Mail from 1876, 1879-1880, 1883-1884 and 1886
    • Kirkcaldy Times from 1880-1882 and 1884-1885
    • Wolverhampton Express and Star from 1874-1876, 1878-1879 and 1881
    • Bradford Observer from 1954-1956
    • Evening Mail from 1861-1864 and 1868
    • Helensburgh News from 1879-1885
    • Marylebone Mercury from 1926-1932, 1934, 1936-1937 and 1946
    • Manchester Times from 1857 and 1863
    • Nantwich Chronicle from 1965-1970

     

  • 9 Oct 2020 10:55 AM | Anonymous

    The following announcement was written by TheGenealogist:


    Sandringham estate

    TheGenealogist has added over 1.54 million individuals to their Norfolk Parish Record Collection and so increasing the coverage of this Eastern English county for family researchers to find their ancestors' baptisms, marriages and burial records.

    These records are released in association with the Norfolk Record Office and have the benefit of high quality images to complement the transcripts, making them a valuable resource for those with ancestors from this area.

    This new addition to the ever growing Parish Records collections on TheGenealogist are for fully searchable records of church registers from parishes in Norfolk. With records that reach back to the mid 16th century, this release allows family historians to find the names of forebears, their parents’ forenames, the father’s occupation (where noted), and the parish that the event took place in. Parish Records are one of the most important records for family historians to use when researching our ancestors, as they cover vital events before the introduction of civil registration for England and Wales in 1837.


    Entry in the Parish Burial Register at Sandringham for Henry Cornish Henley, November 1773


    This latest addition brings the total number of individuals in the parish records for Norfolk on TheGenealogist to over 11.5 million.


    Burial transcript for Henry Cornish Henley November 1773 at St Mary Magdalene, Sandringham

    As an example we can find the one time owner of the Sandringham estate, many years before it became the royal residence that it is today. In the Elizabethan era a manor was built on what is the site of the present house. By the 18th century, it had come into the possession of the Hoste Henley family who were descendants of Dutch refugees. In 1771 Henry Cornish Henley cleared the site to build a Georgian mansion, Sandringham Hall.

    Using the Parish Records on TheGenealogist we are able to find the burial record for this gentleman and see that it was in 1773. It would seem that Henley died before the House was completed and so then it passed to his son, who would eventually sell it to a neighbour.

    These new parish records are available as part of the Diamond Subscription at TheGenealogist.

    This new release covers the following parishes:

    Acle, Alby, Aldborough, Aldeby, Alderford, Antingham, Ashwellthorpe, Ashwicken with Leziate, Aslacton, Aylmerton, Aylsham, Babingley, Bacton, Banham, Banningham, Barford, Barney, Barton Bendish St Andrew and St Mary with All Saints, Bebingley, Beechamwell (alias Beachamwell), Beeston Regis, Belaugh, Billingford, Bixley, Blakeney, Blickling, Blofield, Bodney, Booton, Boughton, Bracon Ash, Bradfield, Brampton, Brancaster, Braydeston, Breckles, Briston, Brooke, Brundall, Buckenham, Bunwell, Burgh St Margaret and Billockby, Burgh St Peter, Burlingham St Edmund, Burnham Deepdale, Caister next Yarmouth, Caistor St Edmund with Markshall, Calthorpe, Carleton Rode, Castle Acre, Castle Rising, Castleacre, Caston, Chedgrave, Clippesby, Cockley Cley, Cockthorpe, Colkirk and Colkirk with Oxwick, Colney, Coltishall, Corpusty, Costessy, Cromer, Crownthorpe, Croxton, Denver, Dersingham, Dickleburgh with Langmere, Didlington, Diss, Docking, Downham Market, Drayton, Dunston, Earlham St Anne with St Elizabeth, Earlham St Mary and Earlham with Bowthorpe, East Carleton, East Dereham, East Tuddenham, Eaton St Andrew and Christchurch, Eccles, Edgefield, Edingthorpe, Erpingham, Fakenham, Felthorpe, Fersfield, Field Dalling, Filby, Flitcham, Flordon, Fordham, Foulsham, Framingham Earl, Freethorpe, Fundenhall, Gately, Gayton, Gayton Thorpe, Gaywood with Bawsey and Mintlyn, Geyton Thorpe, Gimingham, Gissing, Glandford, Great Ellingham, Great Hautbois, Great Hockham with Little Hockham, Great Massingham, Great Melton, Great Moulton St Michael with Little Moulton, Great Plumstead, Great Snoring, Great Witchingham with Little Witchingham, Great Yarmouth, Great Yarmouth St Andrews, Great Yarmouth St Nicholas, Great Yarmouth St Peter, Gresham, Grimston, Griston, Guestwick, Hackford, Hackford with Whitwell, Haddiscoe, Hales, Hampstone, Hapton, Hardley, Hargham, Hassingham, Haveringland, Heacham, Heckingham, Heigham Holy Trinity, Heigham St Barnabas with St Bartholomew, Heigham St Philip, Heigham St Thomas, Hellesdon, Hempnall, Hempstead by Holt, Hempton, Hevingham, Hickling, Hillington, Hingham, Hockering, Hockwold cum Wilton, Holme Hale, Holme next the Sea, Holt, Honingham, Horning, Horsford, Horsham St Faith and Newton St Faith, Howe, Howe with Little Poringland, Hunstanton St Edmund, Ickborough, Illington, Ingworth, Itteringham, Kelling, Kempston, Ketteringham, Kilverstone, King’s Lynn St John the Evangelist, King’s Lynn St Margaret with St Nicholas, Kirby Bedon, Kirstead with Langhale, Knapton, Lakenham (old) St John, Lakenham St Alban, Lammas with Little Hautbois, Langley, Limpenhoe, Lingwood, Little Barningham, Little Cressingham, Little Ellingham, Little Massingham, Little Plumstead, Little Snoring, Little Walsingham, Little Witchingham, Ludham, Martham, Mattishall, Mautby, Merton, Mile Cross St Catherine, Morley St Botolph with St Peter, Morningthorpe, Morton, Morton On The Hill, Moulton St Mary, Mulbarton, Mundesley, Narborough, Needham, New Buckenham, New Catton Christ Church, New Catton St Luke, New Lakenham St Mark, Newton Flotman, North Creake, North Elmham, North Lopham, North Tuddenham, North Walsham, North Wootton, Northwold, Norton Subcourse, Norwich St Andrew, Norwich St Augustine, Norwich St Benedict, Norwich St Catherine Mile Cross, Norwich St Clement with St Edmund, Norwich St Etheldreda, Norwich St George Colegate, Norwich St Giles, Norwich St Helen, Norwich St James with Pockthorpe, Norwich St John de Sepulchre, Norwich St John Timberhill with All Saints and St Michael at Thorn, Norwich St Julian, Norwich St Martin at Oak, Norwich St Martin at Palace, Norwich St Mary Coslany, Norwich St Mary in the Marsh, Norwich St Mary Magdalene with St James the Great with Pockthorpe, Norwich St Michael Coslany, Norwich St Paul, Norwich St Peter Mancroft, Norwich St Peter Parmentergate, Norwich St Saviour, Norwich St Stephen, Oby, Old Buckenham, Old Catton, Old Lakenham (St John with All Saints), Ormesby St Margaret with Scratby, Oulton, Overstrand, Oxwick All Saints, Paston, Poringland, Postwick, Pulham St Mary Magdalene Alias Pulham Market, Quidenham, Rackheath, Raveningham, Redenhall with Harleston and Wortwell, Reepham with Kerdiston, Ridlington, Ringstead St Andrew, Ringstead St Peter, Rollesby, Roughton, Roydon, Runcton Holme with South Runcton and Wallington, Runton, Saham Toney, Sandringham, Saxthorpe, Scottow, Scoulton, Sea Palling, Sedgeford, Seething, Shelfanger, Sheringham, Shimpling, Shingham, Shipdham, Shouldham, Shropham, Sidestrand, Snetterton, Snettisham, South Lynn All Saints, Southrepps, Spixworth, Sporle with Palgrave, Sprowston and Beeston St Andrew, Stalham, Stanhoe with Barwick, Stiffkey, Stoke Holy Cross, Stow Bedon, Stradsett, Strumpshaw, Suffield, Sutton, Swaffham, Swafield, Swainsthorpe, Swannington, Swanton Abbot, Tacolneston, Talconeston, Tharston, Thetford St Cuthbert, Thetford St Mary, Thetford St Peter, Thompson, Thorpe Abbotts, Thorpe Episcopi, Thorpe Hamlet, Thorpe Market, Thorpe next Haddiscoe, Threxton, Thurlton, Thurne with Ashby and Oby, Thwaite All Saints, Titchwell, Tivetshall St Mary and St Margaret, Toft Monks, Toftrees, Tottenhill, Tottington, Trowse, Trunch, Watlington, Watton, Weeting, Wells next the Sea, Wendling, Wereham, West Lexham, West Lynn, West Newton with Appleton, West Tofts, Westacre, Weston Longville, Weybourne, Wheatacre, Wickmere with Wolterton, Wilby, Winfarthing, Winterton with East Somerton, Witton (near Blofield), Witton (near North Walsham), Wolferton, Wood Dalling, Wood Norton, Woodton, Wormegay, Worthing, Wreningham, Wymondham.

  • 9 Oct 2020 6:54 AM | Anonymous

    The following is a message sent by the IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee and republished here with permission:

    In 24 hours we have gotten the attention of  the NYC Department of Records & Information Services (DORIS) known to us as the Municipal Archives.  “…heard the positive news that DORIS does not "necessarily" intend to charge license fees for using genealogy records. DORIS recognizes the proposed changes are unclear and has indicated some clarifications will be made before the final rule is published. BUT...there is no guarantee that we will be consulted in advance on the FINAL RULE. Your comments are still NEEDED by October 23 as it still is not clear if personal usage of a vital record certificate is  still at risk beyond the purchase and use by one person.” 

    The devil is in the details and we have not seen the changes in the proposed rule. Plus, it is VERY unique for an agency which proposes a rule to change the wording before a hearing, and whether that is considered “legal” or only the wording in the actual proposed rule at this point is  unknown.

    The latest is posted by the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (NYG&B) and can be read at:

    https://www.facebook.com/nyfamilyhistory/posts/3392122924143166

    You do not have to be a subscriber to Facebook to access the post. 

    This is the wording of the post: 

    IMPORTANT UPDATEWow! What an impact many of you have made in just 24 hoursBUT WE NEED EVERYONE'S COMMENTS IN THE PUBLIC RECORD by October 23.   

    In response to your initial comments, we heard the positive news that DORIS does not "necessarily" intend to charge license fees for using genealogy records. DORIS recognizes the proposed changes are unclear and has indicated some clarifications will be made before the final rule is published. BUT...there is no guarantee that we will be consulted in advance on the FINAL RULE.       

    While the application of licensing fees may not apply to vital records, it is not clear if personal usage of a vital record certificate is still at risk beyond the purchase and use of the certificate by one person. 

    As written, the rules limit individual use of these records, "Reproductions are provided for the researcher's personal use only. Reproductions may not be reduplicated, published, or transferred to another individual or institution." 

    We still need to consider that we do not know what we will find in the final rule before publication. This is also about the wider licensing wording, e.g. "permission to use", and the restrictive language and fees that apply to other "archival sources" which are public records at MUNI.  As written, the rules still require a license for educational, scholarly, non-profit, and media use.

    Clarification is needed here: genealogists are educators and scholars! 

    We are anxious to see in writing, clarifications DORIS intends to make. 

    The hearing date is fixed as October 23please continue to inform others and ask everyone to act by learning more at https://www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org/access-alert.

     Please be active on this issue---we can’t be silent!

    To access the previous  postings on the IAJGS Records Access Alert about the NYC DORIS/Municipal Archives go to the archives of the IAJGS Records Access Alert at:  http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/private/records-access-alerts/.

    You must be registered to access the archives.  To register go to: http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/listinfo/records-access-alerts  and follow the instructions to enter your email address, full name and which genealogical  organization with whom you are affiliated.   You will receive an email response that you have to reply to or the subscription will not be finalized.

    Jan Meisels Allen
    Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

  • 8 Oct 2020 9:45 AM | Anonymous

    I am pleased to announce that the new website for my newsletter is now online. It is also installed on a new web hosting service in the cloud. The new site at http://eogn.com replaces both the old website at the same address AND the former Plus Edition website at http://eognplus.com.

    That's right. There is now one new web site for everyone. You can access it whether you have a Plus Edition subscription, a Standard Edition subscription, or no subscription at all. Visitors (without subscriptions) will be able to read Standard articles, but only subscribers can post comments. As always, Plus Edition subscribers can also read articles written especially for them.

    Note: Anyone who visits the new site but is not subscribed is now called a “visitor.” You may remain in “visitor” status forever, if you wish. Visitors (without either free or paid subscriptions) will be able to read Standard articles and read messages in the new Discussion Forum, but only subscribers can post comments or new Discussion Forum messages. As always, Plus Edition subscribers can also read and comment on articles written especially for them.

    The new website features:

    1. An all new look-and-feel that should be easier to navigate.

    2. No more PayPal. Instead, the new website accepts VISA, MasterCard, and Discover credit cards. American Express will be added as soon as that company processes my application. The credit card companies all guarantee protection of your payment against fraud. (They also guaranteed PayPal payments in the old web site, but lots of people didn't know that.)

    3. If you don’t want to pay online by credit card, you can ask for an invoice (a billing statement) that you can then pay by check or some other means. However, the subscription will not begin until your full payment by credit card, check, cash, waterfront property, or other method has been received at EOGN.COM’s "corporate headquarters" (which is really a corner of a bedroom in my home).

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    You will also be able to change the email address on your account all by yourself, and it will take effect immediately.

    NOTE: This email message was sent to you by the new email sending capability built into EOGN.COM.

    4. A new Discussion Forum is built into the new website. This is a place for you to post questions or comments about any genealogy-related topic, ask for assistance, compare notes with other genealogists, and more. I suspect this will become a very popular service.

    5. Cloud-based! The entire EOGN.COM website now runs in the cloud. No, it won't be running on a PC in my living room, in a single sever in a data center on the other side of the world, or anything similar. EOGN.COM now uses cloud services just like Netflix, Gmail, Microsoft Office 365, Amazon, eBay, and many other popular web sites. By running in the cloud, all these web sites achieve 99.99% or better uptime.

    At any moment, you will be accessing the newsletter's multiple servers in California, New Jersey, Dublin, Tokyo, Beijing, Singapore, or elsewhere; you won't know—and most likely you won't care! All you will know is, "It just works!"

    6. No viruses! The cloud servers are monitored 24 hours a day by system professionals using all the latest anti-virus and anti-malware techniques.

    Note: Actually, the old newsletter web site never had a virus either; but it depended upon me to monitor everything. I feel a lot better with cloud services gurus monitoring and protecting everything 24 hours a day. I can sleep better now.

    6. Hardware agnostic and mobile friendly! You will be able to access all functions on the new EOGN.COM whether you are using Windows, Macintosh, Chromebook, Linux, iPad, or Android devices. You even can use your "smartphone." The new website automatically adjusts its appearance to display on your device's screen (although using a very small screen size may not be an optimum user experience).

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    8. Lots of disk space is available now, and I can always pay for more space, if needed. The maximum available size in the cloud is "infinite" although I am not prepared to pay for quite that much space. As one insurance company advertises, "Only pay for what you use."

    Downsides

    1. If you expect the all-new web site to be perfect in every way the instant it becomes available, you may be disappointed. This first release will be version 0.9. Like most software, you can expect later versions to squash bugs, correct typo errors, and provide new functions based on user suggestions. In short, I expect this to be a "work in progress" for a while.

    2. You will have to create a new password. Modern security techniques require that user passwords never be visible to anyone other than the user, not even to me as your system administrator. As a result, when I moved your existing customer record to the new EOGN.COM website, complete with email address and subscription level, your old password did not move to the new website. Instead, I created a temporary password for you. Now, the first time you log on, you will be asked to change this temporary password to one of your own choosing. You can re-enter your old password, if you wish, or create a brand-new password. Your choice.

    I will supply your temporary password in another email message to be sent shortly. Like most every website where you change passwords, you will need to enter this temporary password before you can create a new one. The instructions are pretty straightforward.

    I could go on and on... But probably the best advice I can offer is, "Check out the new EOGN newsletter for yourself at https://eogn.com.

    I'll "see" you online!

    - Dick Eastman

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