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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 …

Genealogy

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 …

Mount Vernon

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

SAN ANTONIO — When the state fired the Daughters of the Republic of Texas as caretakers of the Alamo in 2015, the women's group fought — and won — …

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 …

Philippines

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

The mother’s curse: New research with roots in colonial Canada suggests new wrinkles in ideas of evolution<p>A little more than 40 years ago, Richard Dawkins wrote his landmark book, <i>The Selfish Gene</i>, and changed our view of evolution forever. Dawkins, drawing on work by several contemporary …

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.

Genealogy

DNA debunks theory of Easter Island ancestry – The Johns Hopkins News-Letter

In a new study, published in <i>Current Biology</i>, geneticists at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UC Santa Cruz) have delved into the ancestry of …

Anthropology

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 …

Christianity

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

Solon L. Fuller<p><i>November 30, 1862</i><p>Solon L. Fuller was born in New Jersey ca. 1800. At the time of the Federal Census of 1860, Fuller was living in …

Genealogy

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 …

Genealogy

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 …

Genealogy

Magazine offers suggestions for increasing kids’ 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 …

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 …

Genealogy

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 …

Salvador Dalí

'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 …

California

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 …

Alzheimer's Disease

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 …

"Finding Family" Story and Pictures

Story ?<p>Finding Family<p>Published <b>Jul 25, 2017</b> | View the Assignment | Features Photos From <b>31 Contributors</b><p><b>32 photos</b> selected by<p><i>National Geographic Photographer</i><p><i>National Geographic Photographer</i><p>View Slideshow<p>With more than 6,900 photos submitted, there were so many beautiful images that showed moments of …

Nature Photography

1921 Census - Library and Archives Canada

Background<p>The 1921 Census marked the sixth regularly scheduled collection of national statistics. It officially began on June 1, 1921.<p>A total of 241 …

GENEALOGY: 'King's Daughters' helped populate French colonies

In the mid-1600s, the population of the French settlements around the St. Lawrence River was stagnated. The area was populated by fur trappers and …

Genealogy