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The Daily Genealogist: After Uproar, Georgia Officials Back Off Archives Plan

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Lynn Betlock
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“Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal . . . announced that he was restoring $125,000 of a $733,000 budget cut so that the archives could remain open two days a week and visitors could view records without making an appointment.”

The Daily Genealogist: Ancestry.com Sets $1.6 Billion Deal

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Lynn Betlock
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“Online family history website Ancestry.com said Monday it has agreed to be acquired by European private equity company Permira for $1.6 billion, or $32 a share.”

The Daily Genealogist: Old Pieces Connect Us to the Past

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Lynn Betlock
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The writer muses on his family possessions: “Through the years, I rescued many odd pieces that would have been lost. I live with them. They connect me to loved ones, no longer living, and to ancestors I never even knew.”

The Daily Genealogist: Ghosts of World War II: The Photographs Found at Flea Markets Superimposed on to Modern Street Scenes

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Lynn Betlock
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After purchasing 300 old negatives at a local flea market, historical consultant Jo Teeuwisse of Amsterdam began a project to “overlay modern scenes from France with atmospheric photographs taken in the same place during the war.”

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