Genealogy Novels

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Crime

Ancestry.com helps family of dead boy find man posing as him

A Pennsylvania man who assumed the identity of a baby who died in Texas in 1972 was arrested on charges of Social Security fraud and aggravated …

Crime

Lansdale Man Charge With Social Security Fraud And Identity Theft

Germany

Read the Letter Trump's Immigrant Grandpa Wrote Begging Not to Be Deported - Vice

In November, a German tabloid unearthed a 1905 letter from Donald Trump's grandfather, Friedrich Trump, in which he begged German authorities not to deport him. The handwritten letter—originally in German—has now been translated and published in the latest issue of <i>Harper's</i>.<p>The elder Trump first …

History

The NYC Space/Time Directory: Building the Future of NYC’s Past

As we thought about it more, we realized that maybe this idea wasn’t so crazy; the Library’s collections, after all, contain all the materials …

GIS

Polonia In Canadian Expeditionary Forces in WWI — #Genealogy #Polish 🇨🇦🇺🇸

<i><br>How to find government military records.</i><p>If you have a name of an ancestor who may have fought at <b>Vimy</b> , you should start by searching <b>Library and</b> …

Military History

How to research your personal connection to Vimy Ridge

As Canada marks 100 years since the defining battle at Vimy Ridge, many people are curious to learn more about their ancestors’ possible …

Genealogy

King Jan III Sobieski on left Bishop of Kraków, Jsn Małachowski on right

Things Found Whilst Searching For Other Things — #Genealogy #History #Obit #KingJanIIISobieski #Meme

<b>Stanczyk</b> ‘s favorite meme is <i>Things Found Whilst Searching For Other Things</i> .<p>Today’s blog may be my greatest unexpected find. This day (26-Mar-2017), …

History

Tackling Your Inherited Genealogy Files: Merging Duplicates

Merging duplicate records in your family tree is important. Perhaps you have inherited a giant genealogy file (GEDCOM) from a relative. What now? …

Genealogy

Self-proclaimed Nazi dad wants to change name to Hitler

A New Jersey man is trying to legally change his last name to Hitler. Matt Hoffman reports. Buzz60<p>HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, N.J. — A self-proclaimed Nazi who drew national attention when a supermarket refused to decorate a birthday cake for his son wants to change his surname to Hitler.<p>Isidore Heath …

World History

Lara Diamond

How each county in Michigan got its name

<i>A new map of Michigan with its canals roads distances by H.S. Tanner (1842), Public Domain</i><p><i>By Beal Brothers - Visual Resources Database, Minnesota</i> …

Public Domain

What Can You Do With the World's Largest Family Tree?

Scientists are beginning to find out.<p>Your family tree might contain a few curious revelations. It might alert you to the existence of long-lost third cousins. It might tell you your 10-times-great-grandfather once bought a chunk of Brooklyn. It might reveal that you have royal blood. But when …

Family Tree Maker 2017 Software Announced at #RootsTech

<b>Software MacKiev announced today that Family Tree Maker 2017 will be available in March 2017.</b> <br>There is a RootsTech show special for $29.95 today to …

Genealogy

OldNews USA Wins Top Honors at RootsTech 2017 Innovator Showdown

This was a major contest this week with big prize money! The following was written by FamilySearch:<p>Old news, it seems, is actually “new” news. Very …

Innovation

The Model American

In July of 2002, two years before Donald Trump became engaged to the Slovenian model Melania Knauss, he visited her native country for three hours. The couple had been in London. At around 8 P.M. on a Monday night, they landed at Ljubljana’s Brnik airport in Trump’s Boeing 727. Viktor and Amalija …

Donald Trump

Grave database brings dead back to life

Margaret Huling was born in 1631, the same year Lewes was founded at the mouth of the Delaware Bay. She wasn't born in Lewes, but her 1707 gravestone …

Before Ellis Island Existed, Castle Garden Welcomed Houdini and Typhoid Mary

At the southern tip of Manhattan, thousands of ships packed with hundreds of Europeans, weary from weeks at sea, entered New York’s harbor between …

Weird

Leonard Cohen i jego polskie korzenie [skany dokumentów i wywód przodków]

<b>Legendarny piosenkarz, kompozytor, poeta, wielki i szanowany muzyczny wizjoner – Leonard Cohen zmarł w poniedziałek 7 listopada 2016 r. w Los</b> …

COLUMBUS-THE UNTOLD STORY

In the year 1444, near long-lost Constantinople, a Christian monarch breaks his truce with the Muslims, but Fate double crosses him. He is crushed in …

Historical Society of Pennsylvania Offers a Course in Researching Family in Pennsylvania

The following announcement was written by the folks at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania:Two openings remain for new genealogy</i> …

Pennsylvania

Maramures Region, Ukraine [pages 270-273]

All of the names listed above reach us from non-Jewish sources; that is, sources originating from the Austro-Hungarian government, who did not record …

Diaspora