WRAL: Salisbury couple of 50 years died of COVID-19 holding hands, son says

WRAL: Salisbury couple of 50 years died of COVID-19 holding hands, son says. “A North Carolina husband and wife of 48 years died holding hands after a battle with COVID-19. Their son, Shane Peoples, said his mom and dad, 67-year-old Johnny Lee Peoples and 65-year-old Cathy Darlene Peoples, died last week.”

CNN: They have been married 46 years and just overcame Covid-19, cancer and chemo together

CNN: They have been married 46 years and just overcame Covid-19, cancer and chemo together. “A Texas couple is feeling extra blessed after beating the coronavirus, cancer and finishing chemo. Robert and Janice Beecham have been married for 46 years, and this year they are happy to be recovering after a spring full of turmoil.”

Phys .org: People are using artificial intelligence to help sort out their divorce. Would you?

Phys .org: People are using artificial intelligence to help sort out their divorce. Would you?. “According to Amica’s website, it ‘considers legal principles and applies them to your circumstances’. In other words, the software draws on mass data (collected and embedded by its designers) from similar past cases to make suggestions to users. Amica demonstrates AI’s potential in solving legal problems in family disputes. Interestingly, it’s not the only tool of this kind in the legal field. There are a range of AI-powered family legal services used in Australia, including Penda and Adieu.”

Texas Lawyer: Will Social Media Be a ‘Free Speech’ War Zone for Parents Seeking to Disparage Ex-Spouses?

Texas Lawyer: Will Social Media Be a ‘Free Speech’ War Zone for Parents Seeking to Disparage Ex-Spouses?. “The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently issued a ruling that, if it starts a national trend, could undermine any hope of maintaining public civility between divorcing spouses, even when a child is involved.”

CNET: Coronavirus means videoconference weddings now OK in New York

CNET: Coronavirus means videoconference weddings now OK in New York. “Add weddings to the list of things you can do online during the coronavirus pandemic, along with dinner parties, schooling, concerts and cabinet meetings, as people try to get stuff done despite stay-at-home rules. The state of New York now permits marriage ceremonies via videoconference.”

Gulf Today: Argentina couple hold a virtual wedding service on social media, amidst coronavirus

Gulf Today: Argentina couple hold a virtual wedding service on social media, amidst coronavirus. “When Argentine couple Diego Aspitia and Sofia Cuggino got engaged to be married a year ago, they set a date in March, but like countless others across the globe, their wedding fell victim to the coronavirus lockdown. Argentina went into a nationwide lockdown last week and faced with a choice of whether or not to go through with their wedding plans, the couple decided to hold a virtual service, with minister, friends and family all looking on via Instagram and Facebook.”

Salt Lake Tribune: FamilySearch, owned by the LDS Church, adds same-sex couples to its database

Salt Lake Tribune: FamilySearch, owned by the LDS Church, adds same-sex couples to its database. “A year and a half ago, FamilySearch.org projected it would include same-sex parents and same-sex couples in its genealogy website sometime in 2019 — and it has, with three weeks to spare.”

The Daily Dot: Facebook is helping husbands ‘brainwash’ their wives with targeted ads

The Daily Dot: Facebook is helping husbands ‘brainwash’ their wives with targeted ads. “Imagine you’re married. Maybe you’ve been going through a stressful couple of months. Perhaps you’ve lost your job, or your current job is a nightmare, and maybe you’ve suffered from poor health and fallen out with long-term friends, so that you hardly ever see anyone but your husband and kids. Now imagine that, understandably, your libido has fallen through the floor during this difficult period, so you don’t even think about sex anymore. And finally, imagine that your husband has begun targeting you with online ads intended to ‘brainwash’ you into having sex with him, since he can’t think of any other way of restoring your interest in lovemaking.”

Newshub: Divorce after cheating wife snapped on Google Maps

Newshub: Divorce after cheating wife snapped on Google Maps. “Google Maps has sparked a divorce, after a husband discovered his wife in intimate photos with another man online. The man got a nasty shock while planning a trip, when he saw his wife on a bench stroking the hair of another man – with his head in her lap.”

Coming soon to Mormon genealogical database: records of gay couples and same-sex parents (Salt Lake Tribune)

Salt Lake Tribune: Coming soon to Mormon genealogical database: records of gay couples and same-sex parents. “Three years ago this month, the U.S. Supreme Court made gay marriage legal in every state, but the LDS Church still hasn’t listed same-sex couples in its massive genealogy databank. Not surprising, perhaps, given the Utah-based faith’s opposition to same-sex marriage. But change is coming to the genealogy resource — and soon.”

India Times: WeChat Now Allows Chinese Users To Get Divorced Through Just Their Smartphones. No Kidding.

India Times: WeChat Now Allows Chinese Users To Get Divorced Through Just Their Smartphones. No Kidding. . “WeChat is pretty much a core part of people’s lifestyle in China. The app lets users do everything from messaging friends, to paying their utility bills, to catching up on news, and a lot more. Some people may not be too happy about the latest addition however, which apparently lets users get divorced.”

WFMY: Social Media Prenups Are A Thing Now

WFMY: Social Media Prenups Are A Thing Now. “…some couples are taking that prior approval to the next level with a social media prenup. You sign a contract about what your spouse can and can’t post about you in case of a divorce. Then if they put up something online that makes you want to hit the angry reaction, it could cost them sometimes up to $50,000 bucks per post. Attorney Adam Arthur has even written them right here in the Triad.”

Indexes to NYC Marriage Records, 1908-1929

Genealogists, you’ll like this: marriage record indexes for New York City! “Reclaim the Records is very pleased to announce that the index to the New York City Clerk’s Office marriage records (the application, affidavit, and license) for 1908-1929 is now online and open for public use. There are no logins required, no paywalls, no copyrights, and no usage restrictions. The index is now free and open data, forever.”