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

As snow lashed across their faces, archaeologists quickly excavated a mass grave in Vilnius, Lithuania. The jumbled bones, haphazardly oriented, were punctuated with finds of shoes, clothing, and armor. Buttons revealed the identity of the dead: over 40 different regiments were represented, all …


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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Meet Private Voytek, the Nazi fighting bear soldier (16 Photos & Video)




Wojtek (Voytek) was a bear cub found in Iran in 1942 and adopted by …

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 …


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

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 …

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Your Family: Past, Present, and Future

This post was originally published about a year ago. Back with new posts soon.

I have one living grandparent—my father’s mother, who’s 89.


I …


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 …

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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

(CNN) — 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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