WorldGenWeb

By Charles Wardell | Connecting the world through genealogy! The WorldGenWeb Project was created more than 20 years ago in an effort to answer the growing needs of genealogists world-wide who were trying to research their ancestors online. Within months many countries had websites online, thanks in part to the early success of it's sister project, the USGenWeb Project.

AncestryDNA Vs 23andMe - Which Ancestry Test Is Best?

Over the holidays, I did something I’ve wanted to do for a long time: <b>starting tracing my ancestry</b>. Because both <b>AncestryDNA</b> and <b>23andMe</b> had DNA tests …

Genealogy

A Genealogist's Quick Guide to Finding County Histories

To commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence, FamilySearch estimates that, "Thousands of county histories were published as part of …

Genealogy

My Grandmother Was Italian. Why Aren't My Genes Italian?

Maybe you got one of those find-your-ancestry kits over the holidays. You've sent off your awkwardly-collected saliva sample and now you're awaiting your results. If your experience is anything like that of me and my mom, you may find surprises — not the dramatic "switched at birth," but results …

DNA

Second Grade make a family tree

by in Schools · 0 Comment<p>Genealogy is the study of family ancestry with documentation going back as far as it can be found.<p><b>By Jessica Paul</b><p>Genealogy …

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Rajasthan to digitise all historical records; 10k pages a day

New Delhi, Jan 9 (PTI) With an aim to protect old and fragile documents, the Rajasthan government is digitising 10,000 pages daily to preserve …

India

German research, visit to the homeland – Jeanne Fogler Meek's genealogy

Who would guess that Jeanne Fogler Meek would accidentally find a blood cousin when she visited Adersbach, Germany? Vogler immigrants to the U. S. …

Genealogy

Podcasts are good way to enhance your genealogy education

Podcasts are one more way that genealogists are getting the word out about their specialty.<p>“The Genealogy Guys Podcast,” by George G. Morgan and Drew …

Genealogy

Innovative Techniques Help People Trace Their Genealogy

Gary Palgon offers some tips people can use to help trace their genealogy at the Breman Museum.

Genealogy

Researching a new area? Start by using GenWeb

In a world that proves more and more quickly the truth of the cliche “the only constant is change,” it’s needed to check in again and again about the …

Genealogy

Ancestry.com's RootsWeb forum breached, 300,000 records compromised

About 300,000 Ancestry.com members that use its RootsWeb genealogical community had their email/usernames and passwords compromised.<p>The initial …

Minor data breach at Ancestry

<i>Part of RootsWeb to go offline</i>The folks at Ancestry have taken a proactive security step of closing part of the RootsWeb service today after being …

Security

MacFamilyTree 8.2.7 - Create and explore your family tree

<b>MacFamilyTree 8</b> gives genealogy a facelift: modern, interactive, convenient and fast. Explore your family tree and your family history in a way …

Genealogy

Map: Where in Scotland does your surname come from?

Over the centuries millions of Scots have left their homeland and spread Scottish names across the globe, but where do these names originate?<p>Scotland …

The Sidney Heitman Germans From Russia Collection

Dr. Heitman and his assistant documenting a Poudre grave site.<p>his collection originally emerged to support research conducted as part of the Germans …

Are Irish people really that diverse genetically? Now, we have a much better idea

THIS MONTH, A new study on Irish DNA provided the very first fine-scale genetic map of the island of Ireland.<p>For those interested in genealogy, the …

Ireland

Google for Genealogy: Search tricks to tease out information

<i>This is a guest post by Jessica Taylor, president of Legacy Tree Genealogists, the recommended research partner of MyHeritage. Jessica gave a</i> …

Genealogy

What to keep in mind about your privacy when taking a DNA test

• <b>Taking a DNA test to learn about your ancestry or health can be fun, but it requires the transfer of sensitive information: your genetic data.</b>• <b><br>When sending in your DNA sample, it's important to get a clear picture of who owns that information and who will be able to see it.</b>• <b><br>Before taking any test,</b> …

New study gives the first genetic map of the people of Ireland

<b>Researchers have published a landmark study, which provides the first fine-scale genetic map of the island of Ireland.</b><p>'The Irish DNA Atlas; Revealing …

Yes, you are probably descended from royalty. So is everyone else.

Excerpt: A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived<p><i>The following is an excerpt from</i> A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived <i>by Adam Rutherford.</i><p>We are all special, which also means that none of us is. This is merely a numbers game. You have two parents, four grandparents, eight great-grandparents, …

Genealogy

The Fascinating Family History of the American Set to Revolutionize the Royals

From Middle Ages Yorkshire to Jim Crow-era Tennessee and Pennsylvania coal country, what genealogists have learned about Prince Harry’s future …

Humankind is one (happy?) family, says author who planned Global Family Reunion

A.J. Jacobs said he was going to do it. And he did.<p>True to his promise, Jacobs pulled off the first-ever Global Family Reunion on June 6, 2015. It …

Schumer says DNA heritage tests come with privacy risks

A surge in the popularity of DNA heritage websites poses a potential privacy problem for thousands of unsuspecting users, according to Sen. Chuck …

A long-lost uncle, found

METHUEN — Before he started cleaning headstones at St. Anthony's Maronite Cemetery, Ted Hatem had no interest in genealogy.<p>While cleaning the …

Elopements, 'shotgun weddings' through the ages

<i>Second of two parts</i><p>Don’t be surprised when you find a bare branch on a family tree. By the sixth generation you are likely to find questions of …

Tracing Your Roots: How Do I Research My Cuban Origins?

UK’s Jewish ‘heir hunter’ tracks down missing relatives who now stand to inherit

You can be certain Saul Marks isn’t scamming you when he calls to say you have a windfall coming your way. The money he’ll tell you about is a …

Rare 400-Year-Old Map Traces Indigenous Roots in Mexico

A rare, indigenous-made map of Mexico from the era of the Nahuatl people's first contact with Europeans is now in the collection of the U.S. Library …

How much do you really know about your ancestry?

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - As families across the Golden Empire get ready to gather for the holidays, have you ever wondered where you all come from? Are …

How Tracing Your Family Ancestry May Not Be As Private As You Think

1. Protests Continue In Baton Rouge After Police Shooting Death Of Alton Sterling<p>Source:Getty 1 of 25<p>2. Activists Hold March Protesting Police …