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Florida police release chilling 911 calls from the Pulse nightclub shooting

The calls, which were released Tuesday, are the first to be made public.<p>The release comes nearly three months after the massacre, in which a gunman killed 49 people and injured 53 at the Orlando, Florida, nightclub. The police killed the shooter, Omar Mateen, after he took hostages in a three-hour …

LGBTQ History in Public Schools Is the Next Gay Rights Frontier

Teaching LGBTQ history in public schools represents something much deeper than just that—it's the affirmation of the personhood of LGBTQ students.<p>Illustration by Lili Emtiaz<p>In an otherwise insane election year, all is quiet on the education front. Due in part to pushback against No Child Left …

This Kiev Apartment Exhibits Playful Use of Open Spaces

2B.group uses ingenious space-saving measures to maximize the open-plan layout for this Ukrainian apartment<p>Tasked with creating an interior design …

9 Great Bodybuilding Foods

When it comes to eating for bodybuilding and strength, most of us know there are a handful of staple foods that meet the stringent nutritional …

Supplements for Skeptics

1 of 5<p>Here at M&F we love supplements. To us, few things are more exciting than finding a new compound that offers even slight gains in muscle growth …

Workouts

Sports such as fencing are good for the aging brain

The two fencers pull on their meshfront masks and face each other behind two “en garde” lines.<p>At their coach’s signal, they raise their sabres and …

Sneak Peek of The New Ancestry Website Coming!

If you happened to be at RootsTech in Salt Lake City last week, you may have heard the buzz as we unveiled the beta version of a new and improved …

FamilySearch’s Top Ten Searched Record Collections Recapped

Over the past few months we’ve posted 10 articles introducing 10 of the most searched collections on the FamilySearch website. These record …

Family donates century-old bible to help others trace ancestry

More than a century ago, near Comfort, John Robert Philyaw wrote his name in his Bible.<p>More than a century ago, near Comfort, John Robert Philyaw …

Unravelling the hidden ancestry of American admixed populations

Abstract<p>The movement of people into the Americas has brought different populations into contact, and contemporary American genomes are the product of …

Registrant WHOIS contact information verification

Chronicling America Updates - February, 2015

Chronicling America, the newspaper collection available for online research of United States historic newspapers, regularly updates their …

Genealogy

In Celebration of Black History Month (or More DNA Discoveries)

Several months ago I received a message via Ancestry.com about two DNA matches, cousins with a common ancestor from Bedford County, Virginia, likely …

13 Famous Black Americans Who Learned The Stories Of Their Slave Ancestors

The majority of black Americans can trace their history to slavery. These are just a few of the stories from this disgraceful period in American history.

Black History

More Information About MooseRoots.com

I wrote MooseRoots Is a New Genealogy Research Engine yesterday - it's a new, FREE, US-based (at this time), genealogy research service (meaning it …

Here's How To Find Your African-American Family History Online

Finding your ancestors can be incredibly rewarding and an amazingly inspiring experience. The cool thing is that searching for your family tree online has never been easier — there's more digitized and scanned records than ever before, and more resources online to help you.<p>"One of the biggest …

Genealogy