Amy W. Kelly

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Brains of Introverts Reveal Why They Prefer Being Alone

Human faces may hold more meaning for socially outgoing individuals than for their more introverted counterparts, a new study suggests.<p>The results …

Psychology

Ancient Greek 'Antikythera' shipwreck still holds secrets

An ancient shipwreck doesn't give up all its secrets at once. Greek authorities have approved a five-year extension for an international team of explorers to continue probing the remains of a 2,085-year-old shipwreck known for holding what is considered the world's oldest computer.<p>The ship, which …

Seeing Double: 8 Fascinating Facts About Twins

1 of 10<p>Science Times Two<p>They are often difficult to tell apart and can use this fact to their advantage, tricking everyone from parents to teachers …

Bone DNA reveals humanity’s trek into South America

Skeletons from Peru caves plot course for a single migration to the continent.<p>Humans settled in South America in a single wave of migration not long …

‘History is not past’

Winston Churchill is credited with having said, “History is written by the victors.”<p>Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz proved him wrong.<p>The historian spoke at the …

Worldwide sexism increases suicide risk in young women | Jessica Valenti

If sexism impacts mental health, it makes sense that it would also impact suicide risk for young women, no matter where they live<p>How do you explain that the leading cause of death of women aged 15 to 19, worldwide, is suicide? An internationally recognized expert on global mental health and suicide …

Mental Health

Study reveals 'extraordinary' DNA of people in Scotland

<b>The DNA of people living in Scotland has "extraordinary" and "unexpected" diversity, according to a new study.</b><p>The Scotland's DNA project, led by Edinburgh University's Dr Jim Wilson, has tested almost 1,000 Scots in the last four months to determine the genetic roots of people in the country.<p>The …

Timeline Maps

Mapping time has long been an interest of cartographers. Visualizing historical events in a timeline or chart or diagram is an effective way to show …

United Nations Unveils Stunning Memorial in New York To The Millions Who Were Killed and Sacrificed in Slave Trade To Create America's Riches

Visitors to the United Nations headquarters in New York will get a powerful reminder of the brutality of the transatlantic slave trade and its …

Brutal Brawls And Cranial Surgery Discovered On Ancient Skeletons From Lake Titicaca

Jutting out into Lake Titicaca, the Copacabana Peninsula today boasts some of the world’s most gorgeous beaches flanked by verdant terraces and colorful houses nestled into the cliffside. It will come as no surprise that people have lived along the shores of Titicaca nearly continuously since at …

Rare, eerie photos of the Civil War

The Civil War through the lenses of Mathew Brady and Alexander Gardner

Surprising Genealogist Demographics?

It is always interesting to look at statistics of one's website. I have done so recently and the results are not too surprising, but there are …

War of 1812 American dead to be honoured in Halifax ceremony

American officials are holding a special ceremony today to honour almost 200 U.S. servicemen who died in the War of 1812 in Halifax.<p>They are paying …

Don't Get Too Excited If A DNA Test Says You Have Royal Ancestors

People love finding out that they have a famous relative, or they're descended from royalty. Thanks to genetic testing services like 23AndMe, it's …

Genealogy

A Flood of Online Genealogy Classes

Between the formal online classes, YouTube videos, and webinars, there is a virtual flood of genealogical information online. I thought it would be a …

Memorial Day Honorees in Historical Newspapers

Historic newspapers are a crucial way of honoring all of our ancestors - on every day of the year. But in all small and large towns and cities, I …

WATCH: Rescue Excavations; Noruntepe Hyk 1969 - 1973

Are you interested in ancient civilizations? Which one you consider most interesting? They are Assyrians, Hittites, Celts or Parti? Yes, each has …

Got Iowa Ancestors? We've got you covered - new BONUS webinar for subscribers

Dear Legacy Family Tree Webinar Subscribers - if you have Iowa ancestors, you'll enjoy this second webinar in our series on researching your Iowa …

Update and Comments on the Popularity of Genealogy

In my most recent post, I considered the statements made by a Judge in a lawsuit decision concerning Ancestry.com. In the course of writing the …

What is a Haplogroup and What Can It Tell You About Your Family Tree?

If you get your DNA tested, chances are you will come across the term “haplogroup.” What is a haplogroup and how does it pertain to your family …

US Military Veterans Cemetery & Casualty Records Online

From 1775 through 1991, over 41 million men and women served in the U.S. military during wartime. Of these, 651,031 died in battle, 308,800 died in …

3,400 years after her death, scientists track a girl's travels

In 1921, archaeologists exploring an ancient burial mound near Egtved, a village in Denmark, unearthed the grave of a girl estimated to have been 16 to 18 years old when she died.<p>Not much remained of her body — only some hair, teeth, nails, and bits of skin and brain — but scholars could tell a lot …

Exclusive: Genealogy website Ancestry.com explores sale: sources | Reuters

(Reuters) - Ancestry.com LLC, the world’s largest family history website helping users trace their heritage, is exploring a sale that could value it at between $2.5 billion and $3 billion, including debt, according to people familiar with the matter.<p>Two people talk at the Ancestry.com booth at the …

World's Oldest Stone Tools Predate Humans

The oldest handmade stone tools discovered yet predate any known humans and may have been wielded by an as-yet-unknown species, researchers say.<p>The …

A Simple Four-Part System for Naming Digital Photo Files

Guest blogger Denise Levenick, who helps you manage your digital photo collection in the new book <i>How To Archive Family Photos</i>, is sharing these …

Full List of Mayflower Passengers in Gov. Bradford’s Newly-Restored Journal

Governor William Bradford’s (ca. 1590-1657) handwritten <i>Of Plymouth Plantation</i> is well known to genealogists as the earliest journal history of the</i> …

Historical Newspaper Research - Lesson 12 - Choosing a Site to Search

This is next in a series of educational posts, intended to provide you with information that will rapidly improve the skills needed to find pertinent …