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Illinois couple welcomes their 100th grandchild

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QUINCY, Ill. (AP) -- A western Illinois couple recently celebrated the birth of their 100th grandchild.

Leo and Ruth Zanger of Quincy have 53 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. The birth of great-grandson Jaxton Leo on April 8 made the …


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 Now To Access Historical Maps Of Philly

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 …

Your Family: Past, Present, and Future

I have one living grandparent—my father’s mother, who’s 88.


I visited Nana recently and went through the usual activities—talking about myself in …


Who's Your Daddy? More Infidelity Found in King Richard III Family Tree

The remains of Richard III may be locked away in a coffin to be reburied this week, but the 15th-century king's genome is still offering scientists a chance to unravel royal mysteries.

After scientists uncovered evidence of infidelity in Richard's family tree last year, they announced Wednesday …

530 years after death, Richard III honored before reburial

LONDON (AP) — Richard III was finally getting the ceremony and honor a king deserves, 530 years after his ignominious death in battle.

Hundreds of people, including some in period costume and armor, turned out in Leicestershire on Sunday to watch a procession carrying the remains of the medieval …

Locating Vital Records in Poland Using Online Resources

Locating Vital Records in Poland Using Online Resources

Julie Roberts Szczepankiewicz

19 March 2015

Suggested U.S. resources for obtaining documents …

Read All About It: Where to Find Obituaries

Generally, major, national, and most large-city newspapers only publish obituaries for the famous, the prominent, or people considered significant. …

A Genealogist’s Guide to Old Latin Terms & Abbreviations

Introduction: Mary Harrell-Sesniak is a genealogist, author and editor with a strong technology background. In this guest blog post, Mary explains

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 …

Rare Roman headstone uncovered in England

A rare Roman tombstone discovered facedown weeks ago in England proved to be even more spectacular on Wednesday, when archaeologists turned it over.

The inscription on the front of the tombstone, discovered at a dig in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, reads: "To the spirits of the …


The Lost Letters Of The Alphabet

It's easy to think of the alphabet we recite and use as something fixed but, like almost everything in language, it changes. We call it Roman, but the Romans wouldn't have recognized our 'J,' 'U' or 'W.' Their 'I' covered the noise we usually make with 'J,' and their 'V' covered some of the sounds …

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Researching "Lost" Eastern German Provinces

Many people get confused when conducting searches for their Eastern German forebears; this is especially true if those forebears purport to have been …


Daily Mail presents story of how Kim Kardashian’s ancestors escaped from the Armenian Genocide

YEREVAN, 6 FEBRUARY, ARMENPRESS. The extraordinary escape from the 'Armenian Genocide' of Kim Kardashian's ancestors - thanks to a 'prophet' who …

Eleven fathers of Asia: 800 million modern men descended from ancient leaders - including Genghis Khan

Scientists from the University of Leicester analysed Y chromosomes from 5,000 men from 127 populations across Asia and found 11 DNA sequences that …


More GEDCOM Archaeological Discoveries

Interesting events! Yesterday, Bob Coret realized that there were two versions of GEDCOM 5.5. Bob wrote on his Google Plus account yesterday:I …

Blast from the Past

Boost Your Genealogy Research With Newspapers on Flipboard

By Kenneth R Marks | Find out how to get articles about your ancestors' family history via historic, old and new newspapers.

Historical Newspaper …


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The Saudis Just Gave Their Answer To The Dynasty Succession Crisis

After the death of King Abdullah, the Saudi Kingdom is facing its biggest dynastic challenge in 50 years.

Abdullah's half-brother Salman, 79, will now assume the throne, with the 69-year-old Muqrin his crown prince and heir.

After that, the power passes to a select few of Saudi Arabia founder King …