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DNA proves fearsome Viking warrior was a woman

High-ranking fighter was long assumed to be male

Archaeology

What Led Benjamin Franklin to Live Estranged From His Wife for Nearly Two Decades?

A stunning new theory suggests that a debate over the failed treatment of their son's smallpox was the culprit

Smallpox

With a Simple DNA Test, Family Histories Are Rewritten

Bob Hutchinson’s mother told him and his siblings almost nothing about her family, no matter how often they asked. “She was good at brushing people off,” said Mr. Hutchinson, 60.<p>Growing up, there were no photos of his mother as a child in the home, or of her own parents. She said that she was an …

Genealogy

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Our advanced suite of DNA products and premium interactive tools are designed to help you find your genetic matches, connect more dots and trace your …

The Italian highlanders who may have Scottish roots

Gurro, northern Italy<p><b>Thousands of Italians emigrated to Scotland in the 20th Century, but it seems that 400 years earlier a group of Scots may have settled in a village in the Italian Alps. So local legend has it… And there are plenty of signs to suggest that maybe, just maybe, it's true.</b><p>High up in …

Europe

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<b>Search 1.4 Billion Names Free!</b><p>Celebrate Independence Day with access to all databases on AmericanAncestors.org from midnight Thursday, June 29 …

The New York Public Library Has a “Digital Time-Travel Service” for Its Historical Maps

The New York Public Library’s new NYC Space/Time Directory is imagined as a “digital time-travel service,” a two-year project engaging the library’s …

Europe's Famed Bog Bodies Are Starting to Reveal Their Secrets

High-tech tools divulge new information about the mysterious and violent fates met by these corpses

Archaeology

Remains of five 'lost' Archbishops of Canterbury found

<b>The remains of five Archbishops of Canterbury have been found beneath a medieval parish church next to Lambeth Palace, the Archbishop of Canterbury's official London residence.</b><p>Builders renovating the Garden Museum, housed at the deconsecrated church of St Mary-at-Lambeth, found a hidden crypt …

Archaeology

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From The Creepy To The Bizarre, Connecticut's Cache Of Odd Artifacts

When visitors go to a museum, they expect to see beautiful artworks and important artifacts. What they might not know is that for every gorgeous …

Museums

Irish Records | Discover Ancestors

Find the Irish ancestors who make you, you<p>Access the largest collection of Irish records online at Findmypast. Unique records from World War 1 and …

George Washington: A Descendant of Odin?

Yvonne Seale on a bizarre and fanciful piece of genealogical scholarship and what it tells us about identity in late 19th-century America.

History

A photo journey through the creation of America’s first subway system

The first subway car in Boston took its maiden voyage on September 1, 1897. Arriving at that momentous occasion took years of planning and …

Trace your Family Tree Online

Complete records from the United States, 1790-1940<p>Core records including land, court and valuation records<p>A collection of parish records from the UK …

The World War II Collection

Easily search the Arizona Memorial Wall for names you know. Leave a <b>tribute, a story or photo</b> for any USS Arizona casualty.<p>Over <b>8.8 million pages</b> have …

The Library of Congress Is Putting Its Map Collection on the Map

Map lovers rejoice: soon, thousands of maps from the Library of Congress’ collection will be free to gaze at online. Thanks to a new partnership with …

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"We engaged Sherry Chapman at <i>1 Stop Genealogy</i> for research in connection with a missing heir case. Sherry quickly procured information and documents …

1 Stop Genealogy Solves Mysteries Of Lineage

1 Stop Genealogy owner Sherry Chapman said that the Coventry business grew from a personal passion.<p>"Many years ago, following my maternal …

The lie of the land: when map makers get it wrong – in pictures

The history of cartography is littered with mistakes, myths and mendacity. From the magnetic mountain at the north pole to Australia’s inland sea, Edward Brooke-Hitching charts five centuries of misrepresentative maps

Simon & Schuster

From the attics and shoeboxes of Virginia, a trove of historical gold

The opening line still hurts across the years.<p>“Dear Mother — I am here a prisoner of war & mortally wounded.”<p>John Winn Moseley was writing home from the Gettysburg battlefield on July 4, 1863. He was a 30-year-old Confederate from Alabamabeing cared for by his Yankee captors.<p>“I can live but a few …

History

7 Websites for Deciphering Old German Script

As <b>Family Tree University prepares for the Winter 2017 Virtual Conference</b>, which includes James M. Beidler's video class on researching ancestors form …

1950s Irish orphan’s happy ever after in New York

At 7 a.m. on St. Patrick’s Day 1950, a plane from Ireland touched down at Idlewild (now JFK Airport in New York). Arriving there was Miss Noreen …

25 maps that explain the English language - Vox

English is the language of Shakespeare and the language of Chaucer. It's spoken in dozens of countries around the world, from the United States to a tiny island named Tristan da Cunha. It reflects the influences of centuries of international exchange, including conquest and colonization, from the …

Linguistics

DNA Just Tied A Mystery Death In Australia To Thomas Jefferson

An unidentified man found dead on an Australian beach has baffled investigators for decades. A new DNA analysis links the “Somerton Man” to Thomas Jefferson and Native Americans.<p>The dead man reclined against a beach wall that morning in a suit and tie, with an unlit cigarette resting on his collar, …

Crime