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The Money Pit of Oak Island

Back in 1795 on a small island off the Nova Scotian coast, a couple of boys noticed an odd depression in the ground directly beneath the branch of an old oak tree. The branch had wear marks as if rubbed by a rope. With visions of pirate treasure, the boys started digging.

They came back the next day with shovels. Over the years lots of people have dug. And they're still at it. Going down couple of hundred feet, they've found oak timber "floors" every 16 feet, a complicated water system that automatically floods the hole.

People have speculated on who built it and what's down there. Among the popular theories are, of course, pirates; an off-course Spanish treasure galleon; and then my favorite - the lost treasure of the Knights Templar.

There have been a number of books, magazine articles and TV accounts about Oak Island; however, there are only a few websites dedicated to Oak Island. These are the best:
Mystery of Oak Island - Maps, Pictures, Origins
Oak Island & the Lost Treasure of the Knights Templar

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Genealogy

There are literally thousands of websites out there devoted to genealogy. Fortunately, Cyndi's List alreadly lists all of them, so I don't have to. There is no better place to start.

My Friend Glenn

When I published my first website, I sent off emails to my friends asking them to have a look and make suggestions. Well, my old college buddy Glenn, told me it was a really good website, but it just lacked something. He advised adding a page devoted to "My Friend Glenn".

Then couple of years later, after I totally revised my website; he again complained that I failed to include a "My Friend Glenn" page. Soooo, after considerable hard work, here is My Friend Glenn.

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