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By Mark Rabideau | Genealogy & History

Resisting the Anti-Semitic Crusade

<b>Part XXVIII in our ongoing series on Race, Racism and the Middle Ages, by Paul B. Sturtevant.</b> <b>You can find the rest of the special series here.</b><p>The …

Religion

August 10, 1846: Smithsonian Institution created

After a decade of debate about how best to spend a bequest left to America from an obscure English scientist, President James K. Polk signs the …

Museums

London learns of American independence - Aug 10, 1776

On this day in 1776, news reaches London that the Americans had drafted the Declaration of Independence.<p>Until the Declaration of Independence …

History

The Family of Regina Katz and Nathan Goldenberg—Escaping the Nazis

When Hitler came to power in 1933, three of the five children of Meier Katz and Sprinzchen Jungheim were still living in Germany: Aron, Regina, and …

Genealogy

The Pledge of Allegiance and the Bellamy Salute

One of the traditions of school children across America, the daily ritual of pledging allegiance to the flag goes back to 1892 when a Christian …

History

August, 6, 1945. American bomber drops atomic bomb on Hiroshima

A Japanese man with a bicycle walks through the ruins of Hiroshima following the United States dropping the atomic bomb “Little Boy” over the city at …

Japan

Here Are The Oldest Photos Ever Taken In Colorado And They're Incredible

CO<p>Posted in Colorado<p>Here Are The Oldest Photos Ever Taken In Colorado And They’re Incredible<p>On August 1, 1876 — just over 100 years since its …

Colorado

Here Are The Oldest Photos Ever Taken In The United States And They Are Incredible

Posted in USA<p>In 1839, the world was forever changed by Louis Daguerre, a French man considered the father of modern photography. It wasn’t long …

Photography

Seventeenth-Century Shopping List Discovered Under Floorboards of Historic English Home

Pewter spoons, a frying pan and “greenfish”—these must-have items were scribbled on a shopping list 400 years ago. The scrap of paper was recently …

Archaeology

Archaeologists Discover a "Little Pompeii" in Eastern France

Archaeologists digging in Sainte-Colombe, a French suburb nearby the city of Vienne, have uncovered a well-preserved Roman neighborhood that they've …

Archaeology

96-Year-Old 'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' Oskar Groening Fit to Serve Sentence for Assisting 300,000 Murders

When Oskar Groening was in his early 20s, he accepted a “desk job” at the Nazi concentration camp, Auschwitz.<p>The SS private was tasked with …

European History

Update on 1776 Census Project

I've been working on a project to identify all the Fasts in the 1776 census of Mennonites in West Prussia. Glenn Penner's extraction of the data is …

Whence the DNA differences?

<b>Why results aren’t always the same</b>Reader Michelle Schohn found herself confronting a fairly common conundrum with her autosomal DNA test results.“I …

DNA

Starving and filthy a Jewish teenager in the...

Online Search Death Certificates / Records by States

Using the death index / records can be of great assistance in making sure your family history has as much of the details as possible. <b>Death records</b> …

Genealogy

Photos: The hauntingly stoic vacancy of Civil War amputees

Damaged bodies, traumatized nation<p>The American Civil War was a brutal enterprise. 750,000 men lost their lives in four years, many by means more …

History

Auschwitz museum plans traveling exhibition

The Auschwitz Museum plans to tour Europe and North America with a unique exhibition of items from the former Nazi death camp. More than one million …

European History

‘Irish slaves’: Historian destroys racist myth conservatives love to share on Facebook

White supremacists have been promoting the myth that the first slaves brought to the Americas were Irish, not African — but a historian says there’s …

Racism

When Is It Time to Hire a Professional Genealogist?

Ever stared at a car’s underbelly and had belated second thoughts about your decision to change the oil yourself? Or have you found yourself buried …

Unearthing the mysteries of the 'battle that created Germany'

Archaeologists have launched a new drive to explore an ancient Germanic-Roman battlefield. Nationalists spun the carnage into a myth about Germany's …

History

Etruria: The Black Etruscans, The Black Phoenicians, The Latins, The Romans

<b>The legend of Saint Maurice and the Theban legion (circa 250 A.D.)</b><p><b>St. Maurice was an Egyptian from Thebes in Upper Egypt, and General (primicerius)</b> …

Ancient History

The mystery of ancient Canaanites is finally solved, genetic research shows

<i>Corrections and Clarifications: This story has been updated to reflect the Bible references that some Canaanite people may have survived the initial order.</i><p>The Bible claimed God ordered the Canaanites to be wiped out, but a new genetic research study suggests the ancient people survived that initial …

Archaeology

New Color Photos of World War I - Trench Warfare

Open University<p><i>--- From Business Insider ---</i><p>One month after a Bosnian-Serb assassinated Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie, …

Military History

Historians Rank the “Most Important” Books on the Crusades

<i>“As I write these words, it is nearly time to light the lamps; my pen moves slowly over the paper and I feel myself almost too drowsy to write as the</i> …

World History

Compromise of 1850 - Facts Summary

The compromise was the last major involvement in national affairs of Senators Henry Clay of Kentucky, Daniel Webster of Massachusetts, and John C. …

Black History

James Buchanan Bought and Freed Slaves—But Not For the Reason You Might Think

Every once in a while, a historical rumor turns up that just might change how you see a figure from the past. Take James Buchanan. Though the 15th …

James Buchanan

Louisiana plantations reworking tours to include, not whitewash slavery | NOLA.com

WALLACE -- Ceramic sculptures of hollow-eyed slave children haunt the Whitney Plantation, west of New Orleans, where owner John Cummings has infused …

Black History

Exploring the History of the Swimsuit with NYPL's Electronic Resources

Summer is halfway over, which means it's time to take advantage of cooling off during these hot days by taking a dip in the ocean, the lake, or your …

Krout, 11, is grand champion genalogist

She’s still in middle school, but Taylor Krout has already written her life story.<p>The 11-year-old incoming sixth grader prepared an autobiography as …

Genealogy