Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Life Expectancy

MSN had an interesting slide show on health and one of the slides had to do with life expectancy now verses in 1900. In 1900, only 4% of the population was over 65 years old. Most likely those who reached that prime old age weren't as healthy as we are today.

Now, we can expect to live to be about 77 years old. We have a lot to thank for being able to age gracefully. Safety regulations on the workplace, medical and dental improvements, and less infant mortality. To learn more about this see MSN Health and Fitness site at http://health.msn.com/health-topics/slideshow.aspx?cp-documentid=100216806&imageindex=8.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Redlands Family History Center Novemberfest

It's that time again! Time for cooler weather and genealogy! Please join us for our annual Ancestry Novemberfest at the Redlands Family History Center on Saturday, November 1st from 9 to 12:30. This event is free. For more information feel free to email me at yourfamilyhistory@hotmail.com.

The schedule is as follows:

Keynote Speaker: Barbara Renick: The Magic of Family History

Creative Census Searching by Barbara Renick
Civil War Research: The Union Army by Jean Wilcox Hibben
Digital Scrapbooking byDee Chapman
Exploring PAF by Dianna Rounds
Google Tools for Genealogy by Jill Homes
East European Genealogy by Barbara Renick
This is not your Grandma’s Genealogy by Jean Wilcox Hibben
Photo Preservation and Restoring by Jean Pickard
Revolutionary War Ancestors by Shawn Price
Online Resources at the FHC by Annette Spaulding
Citing Sources for Beginners by Barbara Renick
County Websites by Jean Wilcox Hibben
Using Photoshop for your Family Photos by Jean Pickard
The A.K. Smiley Library by Lorraine Estelle
New Family Search by Annette Spaulding