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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 …

Religion

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 …

Humanities

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 …

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 …

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

A decade-long quest to prove a woman was the artist’s only child has ended<p>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 …

Art

'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

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 …

The Humble Area Genealogy Society

The Humble Area Genealogical Society meets monthly to learn genealogy methodology, participates in research trips and manages a genealogy library.

Methodology

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 …

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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 …

Snowstorms

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 …

Belarus court okays building of apartments atop former Jewish cemeteries

Both projects mean that bones of Jews buried in the two cemeteries “will end up in city dumpsters,” said Jewish-American activist Yakov Goodman.<p>A …

Facebook Figured Out My Family Secrets, And It Won't Tell Me How

Rebecca Porter and I were strangers, as far as I knew. Facebook, however, thought we might be connected. Her name popped up this summer on my list of …

Facebook

Mom, sons reunite 46 years later thanks to DNA test

There she is ... I think I see her," an anxious Anthony Wiggs told Raymond Abreu. "With the sunglasses on."<p>Raymond was speechless. He glanced at his …

7 tips for doing family history when it seems 'there's nothing left to do'

PROVO — So you think your family history work has all been done?Think again, said Loretta Evans, one of the session presenters at the 2017 Brigham …

Genealogy

Solving a Murder Mystery With Ancestry Websites

Investigators in Washington have tried for decades to identify a teenage girl who was brutally killed near a lake. They might finally succeed with popular genealogy databases.<p>On August 9, 1977, David Roth drove his mother’s car to Silver Lake. It was a hot day for Washington, the temperature …

Crime

WOYM: Researcher found Unionists in the attic of his family history

David Scott Turk was researching his genealogy when he chanced upon an unsettling discovery. There were not nearly as many Confederates in his …

Amateur WWII Films Available Online Through State Archives - The Daily Record

RALEIGH — The Military Collection at the State Archives of North Carolina is excited to announce the availability online of two original short …

Y chromosome haplogroups and prostate cancer in populations of European and Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry

Haplogroupa<p>Locusb<p>rs numberc<p>Locationd<p>Allelese<p>All cases<p>Nonaggressive cases<p>Aggressive cases<p>E<p>M96<p>rs9306841<p>20238386<p>C|G<p>3739|3903<p>0.042|0.043<p>0.638<p>1.06 …

African ancestry combines races

ANTONIA WILLIAMS-GARY<p>I dare say that most African Americans are of mixed race; every day we have DNA test results proving that.<p>Some of our mixing …