Genealogy Novels

By C.Michael Eliasz-Solomon | Novel Genealogical Pastiches or Pics

Polish Mission promotes grants

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Cecile Jensen, co-director of the Polonica Americana Research Institute of the Polish Mission, talks to Robbe DiPietro, director …

Ancestry Collaborates with Gannett to Digitally Archive More Than 80 U.S. Newspapers

PROVO, Utah, Aug 24, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Ancestry, the leader in family history and consumer genetics, today announced its collaboration with Gannett Co., Inc., the largest local-to-national media company, to digitize more than 80 daily newspapers across the nation., an Ancestry … Inc.

The Jewish Surname Process in the Russian Empire and its Effect on Jewish Genealogy

Did you ever wonder why your autosomal DNA and Y-DNA genetic match lists contain so many unfamiliar surnames? Did you ever question where the myriad …

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DNA Is Said to Solve a Mystery of Warren Harding’s Love Life

WASHINGTON — She was denounced as a “degenerate” and a “pervert,” accused of lying for money and shamed for waging a “diabolical” campaign of falsehoods against the president’s family that tore away at his legacy.

Long before Lucy Mercer, Kay Summersby or Monica Lewinsky, there was Nan Britton, who …


Advancing Your Polish Genealogy: 300 Years of Records

Are you ready to advance your research and expand your knowledge of resources in Poland?Join Ceil Wendt Jensen, Professional Genealogist, as she …


Metryki znanych Polaków

Author uncovers lost towns of eastern Michigan

Alan Naldrett doesn't see dead people — but he does see towns and villages that have passed away.


More Than 100 Headstones Toppled at Historic Jewish Cemetery in Philadelphia

More than 100 headstones were toppled at a historic Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia.

The groundskeeper of Adath Jeshurun Cemetery arrived around 6 …


Skeletons Of Napoleon's Soldiers Discovered In Mass Grave Show Signs Of Starvation

When a mass grave was uncovered in Vilnius, Lithuania, archaeologists found the skeletal remains of Napoleon's Grand Army and were surprised by what the bones told them.


Online Historical Directories

Welcome to the Online Historical Directories Website

Have you ever wished you could find links to all the online city directories in one place? A …

Suwalki Gubernia Families - Marriages and Immigration genealogy project

Update: I visited several of these towns in June 2012. I'll add photographs to the project, but for the most part, I could not learn anything from …

Languages You Never Knew Existed | Article

While the biggest ethnic minorities in Poland include Silesians, Germans, Belarusians and Ukrainians, there are also ethnicities and languages …

Top 100 Genealogy Websites of 2015 (page 2)

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Michigan Newspaper Research Resources - Must See Website

For those of you who follow this site, The Ancestor Hunt, you know that I provide an extensive list of links to free online historical newspaper …


Circling the Shews

Not a “potential descendant”Dear AncestryDNA,No, actually, I’m not a “potential descendant” of Simon Shew.I don’t know how I can make it any clearer …


Genea-Musings: Tuesday's Tip - A Digital Newspaper Archive Database - UPDATED

This week's Tuesday's Tip is: Use a Digital Newspaper Archive Database in spreadsheet format to find digitized newspapers for your community of

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Another body thwarts mom's burial in family plot

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Instead of visiting the grave of his father this Memorial Day weekend, Bill Dudley will watch the remains of his dad and brother be exhumed and reburied Friday.

The day after Mother's Day, family members learned that someone else had been interred in their mother's prepaid plot …


Scarlett Johansson genealogy … Great Grandfather was Solon Schlamberg and Mayer Schlamberg (became Sloan) was her grandfather.

Returning to Poland to ‘Never Forget’

In an excerpt from a new National Geographic collection of essaysonancestral travel, journalist Nina Strochlic recounts her journey to Poland to retrace the steps of her Jewish ancestors that fled.

A few times a year throughout my childhood, my mother and I hauled a tan suitcase from the spare room. …


Massive Soviet Army WWII database tells the story of millions of soldiers

The Russian government is sharing the joy of the 70th anniversary for the Soviet Army’s victory over the German army with the world. This anniversary …


The Genetic Map Of Europe

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The map above, created by, shows the genetic makeup of European countries based on Haplogroups. These groups …


History of Jewish Migration to the United States

Posted by Ancestry Team on October 28, 2014 in Site, Family History Month

This is a guest post by Gary Mokotoff

Jews have been coming to …


It's Super Easy To Access Historical Maps Of Philly Now

Screenshot of USGS historical topo map site

The US Geological Survey's collection of historical topographic maps just got a whole lot easier to browse, …

Graphic: The royal succession chart

The Pulaski Mystery

A healed injury to the high forehead was noted on the skull ("There is a depression involving the metopic suture that may represent an old injury to …


Ben Affleck Asked PBS to Ignore Slave-Owning Family Past in TV Show

Ben Affleck really didn’t want the public to know his ancestors owned slaves. The actor and director asked PBS to conveniently ignore that part of …