Genealogy

County cricket: Middlesex v Essex, Hampshire v Yorkshire and more – live!

County Championship updates from around the grounds Berg steals show to help Hampshire take command against Yorks Email Will here, tweet @willis_macp or join the discussion below

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DNA Tests, and Sometimes Surprising Results

Race and identity in many ways define who we think we are, while modern genetics can challenge those notions. To delve into these issues, I am involved with a communications studies project at West Chester University in Pennsylvania that explores narratives at the intersection of race and …

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Reconceptualizing Family History

<i>, published by Verso in 1988.</i><p><i></i><p>As the focus of her research shifted from "woman's private sphere" to the family as a larger arena in which the public …

Population

Why I love Sunderland AFC #14: Dan Spalding - An American who wanted a club to love & found one

In today's edition of our 'Why I love Sunderland AFC' series, Roker Report reader Dan Spalding tells his fantastic tale of how he came to fall in love with a football club thousands of miles away - based purely on a search through his family tree which linked him back to Houghton Le</b> …

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Gypsy Lane – The Story Behind the Quilt

When I am not quilting I enjoy researching my family tree, and trying to discover all I can about the people who have paved the way before me. I am …

Textiles

A List Of Current Irish Republican Parties And Organisations

I was recently asked by a US historian with a fresh interest in Irish revolutionary politics if I could list for him the main parties and …

Europe

In Searching For My Roots, I Found So Much More

I embarked on a journey with WNYC's <i>Only Human</i> to trace my African lineage and ended up dissecting the "I got Indian in my family" oral history that is so common in the American South.<p>Posted on April 19, 2017, 21:13 GMT<p>Hi! I'm Tracy, a black girl from the American South.<p>Tracy Clayton / BuzzFeed / …

Genetics

A Map of Human History, Hidden in DNA

The computational biologist John Novembre uses our genetic code to rewrite the history of humanity.<p>Ask John Novembre to recall a fun time, and he …

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Consider the Devil(s) (RJS)

When my son was in third or fourth grade he gave a year end report on Tasmanian Devils (image credit). These are fascinating carnivorous marsupials …

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Leonardo da Vinci ‘Relics’ Discovered That Can Potentially Provide His DNA

Italian researchers say that they have found two “relics” belonging to Leonardo da Vinci, which may help in sourcing the DNA of the genius whose work …

DNA

I revisited my 23andMe DNA test results that can now tell if you're at an increased risk of diseases — here's what it was like

Back in 2015, I decided to send my spit to 23andMe, the personal genetics company that sells direct-to-consumer tests.<p>The test gave me information on everything from how much DNA I share with our Neanderthal ancestors, to how much caffeine I likely consume, to whether or not I might have a unibrow. …

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The Fourth Pond: MyHeritage DNA

For years we have been advising DNA testers, specifically those searching for birth family and attempting to solve family mysteries, to test at all …

DNA

If Ireland Was As Dense As England, Its Population Would Be 35.5 Million

Here are two random facts that show either how densely populated England is and/or how sparsely populated the entire island of Ireland is.<p>If Ireland …

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India Genealogy

[Please Click <b>FLAG</b> or <b>HEADER</b> to enter the website]<p>Genealogy<p>As defined by Webster's Dictionary: <b>ge</b><b>-ne-a-lo-gy</b><p>1. A record or table of the descent of a …

Every time someone says family in the new 'Fast and the Furious' movie broken down by character

<b>Warning: There are some spoilers ahead for "The Fate of the Furious."</b><p>"The Fate of the Furious" broke records opening weekend, surpassing "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" to have the largest box-office opening ever with $532.5 million worldwide. A lot of that has to do with the franchise's transition …

Movies

How we revealed a new family tree for dinosaurs

New discoveries lead to new ideas – and sometimes the revival of old ones, such as the relationships between the earliest of the dinosaurs<p>Dinosaur buffs will have noticed some tremors propagating through the ether over the past couple of weeks. These followed from the publication of a new study, by …

Biology

Big Update of New Hampshire Online Historical Newspapers

I recently published a list of the catalog of online historical newspapers from over 400 different collections put together by the Advantage …

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LivingDNA launches German DNA project

If you have German ancestry and feel like you’re missing out on a lot of the DNA-for-genealogy craze, you’ve generally had good reason to be. Simply …

DNA

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FAMILY QUIZ

Check out our fun and interesting selection of family friendly Quiz Questions and Answers; a range of easy, true and false, and hard quizzes for …

Kids

Vimy gunner's dog tags found in French garden 100 years after death

Man in France dug up dog tags in his garden<p>Cynthia Kerr's family has always believed her great uncle Harold's dog tags were lost after he died in …

History

The Small-Town Librarian Who Has to Keep Reordering 50 Shades of Grey

<b>Fran Carr, 56<br>Librarian Assistant<br>Falmouth, Kentucky</b><p>I got a degree in textile clothing and merchandising, from the University of Kentucky. Then I had a …

Fifty Shades of Grey

I'm the great-great-great-great-grandchild of immigrants — but not everyone in my family wants to hear that history

One evening in mid March, I was part of a full-house audience at the local city council meeting in Eugene, Oregon. On the agenda was an ordinance to prevent the city and police from using its resources to arrest and detain people whose only offense is violating federal immigration laws.<p>I can see …

American History

National Conference gains upper hand in 5 Assembly segments in Srinagar

<b>Srinagar:</b> National Conference's win in Srinagar Parliamentary constituency is a setback to the ruling PDP as the opposition party has gained upper …

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Genetic variation in human populations and individuals – Gene Expression

I’m old enough to remember when we didn’t have a good sense of how many genes humans had. I vaguely recall numbers around 100,000 at first, which in …

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John Stamos discovers heartbreaking family history

John Stamos takes a turn in digging deeper into his family history.<p>On Sunday's episode of "Who Do You Think You Are?," the 53-year-old actor learns the heartbreaking truth about his grandfather: He was an orphan by the time he was 13 years old.<p>In ET's exclusive sneak peek, Stamos -- who is of Greek …

Celebrity News

Aunt Researching Family Tree Makes Disturbing Find When Name of Dead Nephew Is Listed As 'Alive'

Learning about your family tree can be fun and exciting, but it can also raise some questions. Especially when you come across a surprising discovery.<p>…

Crime

Tracing Your Roots: Is My Spouse Kin to a Man Who Freed 81 Slaves?

Sleuthing the tale of a “bachelor” slave owner who freed those enslaved at Virginia’s Tynes Plantation in his will.<p><b>Dear Professor Gates:</b><p><i>I have been</i> …

Black History

Are You Related to the Person You Married?

Researchers say there is a common ancestry for many married couples, but it's becoming less common because younger generations are more mobile.<p>The …

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Why You Should Download Your Files From Ancestry and Every Other Website

You SHOULD go download your GEDCOM and other files from Ancestry… and any other website where you have them.<p>Note that I said “download,” not …

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