Golden Rules of Genealogy

For several years now I’ve been been doing genealogy research for my family and my wife’s family. So far, things have gone well and I’ve been able to get quite a bit of information for immediate family members on both sides. Most often, it is easy get details back to grandparents or even great-grandparents. That’s where I start hitting brick walls. Sometimes it is easy to get frustrated and just give up. Well, a couple of days ago I came across this from and it really helped to put things into perspective.Golden Rules of Genealogy


Gerber Outrigger Knife

Gerber OutriggerIf you are looking for an all-purpose knife to carry on you pretty much everywhere, then the new Gerber Outrigger Knife should do just fine. Gerber has put the best of their three top clip knives over the past ten years into one beautiful blade, and the results are going to be legendary. The Outrigger features a fine edge blade, the company’s Assisted Opening 2.0 technology for quick access, dual thumbstuds for one-handed operation, a pocket clip for keeping it handy, an open frame design to reduce the weight, a plunge lock for carefree closure, and a rubberized overmold for comfort. The Outrigger is also available in mini and XL versions.

Skinth Storage Solutions

Skinth is a new “skinny sheath storage solution” designed to holder smaller multi-tools and several accessories. Too often, multi-tools are bundled with bulky and unsightly sheaths that cannot accommodate any accessories or other gear. Now there are alternatives to carrying a Man Purse, a fanny pack or wearing a belt clip for your phone. Skinth Storage does a pretty good job of combining these types of questionable accessories into something you might actually strap on.  They makes little cases for your Leatherman, pocket knife, and micro gadgetry that look like Smurf-sized Swat Team accessories and carry the stuff you’d rather not keep in your pockets. Skinth also makes smartphone cases of a similar compact style. Skinth Storage Solution products are crafted and shipped from Calgary, Canada.

The New Leatherman Rebar

A classic never goes out of style. With the new Leatherman Rebar ($ TBA), fans will immediately recognize the iconic box-like body and sloped-neck design found in the Super Tool® 300 and Micra®. This new soon-to-be favorite rounds out Leatherman’s classic “heritage” line of products by offering one in each size category. Just like the Super Tool 300, the Rebar pliers have been optimized for strength and feature replaceable wire/hard-wire cutters—a first for a four-inch tool from Leatherman. With all the features to get even the toughest jobs done, in a smaller, slimmer size, the new Rebar is sure to be an instant hit on job sites, and home-projects the world over.