Visual Language Tree

  Minna Sundberg’s visual language tree mapping relationships between the Indo-European and Uralic languages. At this link you can follow her comic, Stand Still, Stay Silent. She created the language tree illustration to explain how her characters manage to understand each other. Read a great article about her work here: The Guardian. My son is in a Portuguese immersion program (his 4th year, he started in 1st grade) and he loves to read signs in Spanish and translate them or hear Italian and get the gist of what's being said. And my uncle speaks Spanish, Catalan, Russian, and French and it's fun to see the relation and their origins.  
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Top Free Genealogy Message Boards

Genealogy Message Boards and Forums are a fun way to connect with other researchers or jump-start your family history research when you’ve hit a bump in the road. It’s encouraging to chat with others who are working on similar lines. And with the advantages of Social Media you have more options than ever! Top Free Genealogy Message Boards include:       RootsWeb and the Message Boards at Ancestry RootsWeb and the Message boards at Ancestry.com are the same thing. This is a free family history message board. RootsWeb was purchased by Ancestry.com and Ancestry has kept it as a free offering and they have merged the message boards. You can search by Locale, Surname, Topic, or Keyword. They boast 25 million posts over 198,000 boards so there’s a lot of content.     GenForum GenForum is a free genealogy message board. It was started by Genealogy.com which was acquired by Ancestry.com and is kept as a separate message board/forum from RootsWeb. It boasts “14,000 on…
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Monmouthshire Genealogy Resources (Wales)

Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire, Wales, founded in by a Cistercian monastery in 1131. Photo by Phillip Capper. History Monmouthshire is one of thirteen historic counties in Wales. The county names and boundaries have changed since 1972 and the current county of Monmouthshire is smaller than the historic county's boundaries. Most of the genealogy resources on these websites are for historic Monmouthshire. Timeline of Genealogically Interesting Dates Welsh-English Online Dictionary Cymtillery Colliery History (Monmouthshire, Wales) Abertillery History (Monmouthshire, Wales) Forest-of-Dean Family History (Monmouthshire, Wales) Govilon Website Libraries & Archives Monmouthshire Library Gwent Archives The National Library of Wales Historical Societies Gwent Family History Society of Wales Association of Family History Societies of Wales Shirenewton Local History Society Free Census Records England and Wales Census, 1841, free i…
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