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2013-11-28 23:22:26

AncestorEbooks announces a registration period, beginning December 1, for the National Genealogical Society Family History Conference for 2014. (PRWEB) November 28, 2013 AncestorEbooks announces the registration period for the May 7-14, 2014 National Genealogical Society's Family History Conference. Pre-Registration, which includes a fee discount, will begin on December 1, 2013 and continue through March 24. [bit.ly/IejvQI] Next year's 7-day conference will include ten...

2013-11-22 23:40:14

The National Association of Professional Women recognizes Laura L. McInerney for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession. Garden City, NY (PRWEB) November 22, 2013 NAPW honors Laura L. McInerney as a 2013/2014 Professional Woman of the year for leadership in project management with this prestigious distinction. As the largest, most-recognized organization of women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National Association of...

2013-11-22 23:38:51

New company will be a resource for people trying to build family trees. Denver, CO (PRWEB) November 22, 2013 DeathReports.org has been launched to make it easier for amateur genealogists to build their family trees, the company announced yesterday. “We think this is a great time of year for our company launch,” a DeathReports.org spokesman said. “This is when people are thinking about family, and may want to build a family tree as a gift for their children. While it can take months...

2013-11-22 23:33:16

Educational software tool brings rich, digital, educational content to offline communities. Capitalizes on rapid spread of RACHEL in English. San Francisco, California (PRWEB) November 22, 2013 With an existing user-base in 26 countries for RACHEL in English, San Francisco based World Possible is proud to announce the release of RACHEL in Spanish. RACHEL is one of the most innovative technology tools for delivering educational content to developing communities. RACHEL, an acronym for...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'