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Two More Historic Ships Unearthed in Alexandria

×<p>Photo courtesy of City of Alexandria<p>Two more ships discovered in Alexandria<p>Two more ships — likely from the late 1700s or 1800s — have been found in …

When Did Americans Stop Marrying Their Cousins? Ask the World’s Largest Family Tree

Before the Industrial Revolution in the United States, Canada and Europe, you might have ended up married to a fourth cousin. People didn’t travel far to find a spouse, and the closer you were to home, the more likely it was you’d marry within your family.<p>Then, in the late 19th century, something …

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How to find out if you have Irish Viking ancestry

A ground-breaking recent genetic study revealed that the Viking invasions had a much bigger impact on Irish DNA than previously thought. How can you …

The Human Face of Immigration at Ellis Island

Who are you again: Turks go crazy over genealogy service

For a country whose population is a rich mix of different ethnicities, paid genealogy services in Turkey oddly failed to catch up with the rest of …

Mount Vernon Slave Cemetery

The graveyard holding the remains of George Washington's slaves was forgotten for nearly 200 years.<p>For nearly two centuries, the woods at George …

Booted from the Alamo, the Daughters of the Republic of Texas kept treasured library

San Antonio celebrates its 300th anniversary in 2018. The history of the city — and of Texas — comes to life in the artwork, manuscripts and maps of …

Local official wants to find Japanese owner of war-era photo album

VIGAN CITY, Ilocos Sur - A city councilor here is keen on finding the owner of a war-era photo album that contains pictures of a Japanese soldier and …

Spanning Time: Skeletons in the genealogy closet

CLOSE<p>Images from the area's history.<p>For more than three decades, I have been assisting the public in researching their family’s history.<p>From the time …

Museum makes historic fisheries photos accessible

<b>SEARSPORT</b> — Researchers and others interested in maritime and fishing history have a powerful new tool at their disposal. The publishers of <i>National</i> …

How a French king’s legacy revealed a loophole in evolution

<b>(AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)</b><p>The mother’s curse: New research with roots in colonial Canada suggests new wrinkles in ideas of evolution<p>Devang Mehta<p>November 5, 2017 1:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Massive.<p>A little more than 40 years ago, Richard Dawkins wrote his landmark book, <i>The</i> …

For this homegrown Minnesotan, digital newspaper archives mean binge-reading on family history

Digital newspaper archives reveal tragedies, triumphs and a sweet story about Grandma.<p>Ghosts, the dearly departed, fallen veterans and a pining for …

DNA debunks theory of Easter Island ancestry

PUBLIC DOMAIN DNA shows Easter Island inhabitants had little Native American contact.<p>In a new study, published in <i>Current Biology</i>, geneticists at the …

The Sixties Scoop: How Canada’s “Best Intentions” Proved Catastrophic

By Lloyd Dolha<p>In his seminal work, Native Children and the Child Welfare System, researcher Patrick Johnston coined the term “Sixties Scoop” to …

Pre-Anglican Lusitanian newspaper archive now online

The earliest copies of the Jornal Igreja Lusitana, the newspaper of the Evangelical Apostolic Catholic Lusitanian Church, have been made available …

An obscure copyright law is letting the Internet Archive distribute books published 1923-1941

Section 108h of the Copyright Act gives libraries the power to scan and serve copies of out-of-print books published between 1923 and 1941; it's …

Private Voices | Corpus of American Civil War Letters

Coleman Bruce<p><i>August 20, 1861</i><p>Coleman Bruce (1802-1885) was a native of Campbell County, Virginia. In the 1830s he moved his family to Missouri and …

British Persecution of Catholics Leads to Searchable Ancestry Archive

In an effort to stop the spread of Catholicism, the House of Lords voted a number of times to demand that the bishops of England and Wales require …

Smyth County woman's work catches the eye of world-renowned genealogy expert

This coming Wednesday, a Smyth County woman’s work to preserve local history will be shared with a global audience.<p>This past summer, Margaret …

Magazine offers tips for sparking youths' interest in genealogy

Genealogists often bemoan the fact that their children or other younger relatives are not interested in family history.<p>An article in the September …

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Coventry's unclaimed estates: Could you be next in line to a fortune?

There are hundreds of unclaimed estates of people who died in Coventry that have still not been claimed yet.<p>Unclaimed estates - where someone dies …

How Technology Solved a DNA Mystery

When you think of technology solutions, the words DNA, ancestry, or cousin are likely not in your forethought. But they should be. The inner workings …

How an Ancestry.com search unmasked a Texas fugitive's double life in Lansdale

Official government records suggest that Nathan Laskoski lived a full and interesting life.<p>He spent his late 20s working odd jobs and traveling …

DNA test shows woman is not Salvador Dalí’s daughter

Following the exhumation of surrealist Salvador Dalí and a DNA test, evidence has shown that he is not the father of the woman claiming to be his only child and heir.<p>61-year-old tarot card reader Pilar Abel, from Girona, has spent 10 years campaigning for a paternity test. She claimed the artist …

'It's part of who I am': Slave descendants win equal rights from Cherokee Nation

Marilyn Vann knows her ancestry. She's a descendant of the Cherokee Freedmen, Africans who were once enslaved by the Cherokee Nation.<p>And as such, she …

Preserving and sharing our family treasures

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Mexicans of African Descent Established Los Angeles on This Day in 1781

The <b>Los Angeles Pobladores</b>, or “townspeople,” were a group of 44 settlers and four soldiers from Mexico who established the famed city on this day in …

Online Genealogy Conference | Sept 23, 2017 | THAGS

THAGS eConference<p>Monthly Meetings<p>Summer's Over<p>Time to<br>Get Back 2 Research<p>Join in an engaging virtual conference where the emphasis is on interactivity …

Warnings over shock dementia revelations from ancestry DNA tests

Companies have been told to accept moral responsibility and provide counselling for people who inadvertently discover health risks<p>People who use genetic tests to trace their ancestry only to discover that they are at risk of succumbing to an incurable illness are being left to suffer serious …

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Over Here, Over There: Tennesseans in the First World War

A Tennessee State Library & Archives project to digitize, preserve and present the World War I memorabilia of Tennessee families.<p>To commemorate the …