Genealogy

Tracing Your Roots: My Black Ancestors Were Indian Scouts

Research reveals a Black Seminole family’s continent-crossing migration in search of freedom and battlefield glory.<p><b>Dear Professor Gates:</b><p><i>I’ve</i> …

African-American News

Ant and Dec are tracing their roots in new show

The presenting duo will use advances in genealogy research to trace back their roots<p><b>Ant and Dec</b> are planning to trace the roots all the way back to …

Surname Database: Rosenthal Last Name Origin

Last name: Rosenthal<p>This is a very old German surname, indeed one of the very first on record. It is what is known as "ornamental" in that whilst it …

Opening old and unsupported files in Family Tree Maker

Family Tree Maker versions 2008-2014 do not support some older file types. If you are unable to import a family tree file created in an older Family …

Software

Files go to Aboriginal family history unit

Indigenous personal files have been transferred to the WA Department of Aboriginal Affairs' Aboriginal family history unit, providing a one-stop-shop …

Aboriginal Australians

Closer to closure for descendants of WA's Stolen Generations

Thousands of files documenting the lives of Aboriginal people removed from their families under former government policies have been consolidated by …

Aboriginal Australians

Ancestry.com denies exploiting users' DNA

<b>A leading genealogy service, Ancestry.com, has denied exploiting users' DNA following criticism of its terms and conditions.</b><p>The US company's DNA testing service has included a right to grant Ancestry a "perpetual" license to use customers' genetic material.<p>A New York data protection lawyer spotted …

Ancestry.com Inc.

How to start tracing your ancestry

Norwegian immigration to North America<p>The very first Scandinavians in America were Leif Eriksson and his crew of 35 men and women, who wintered in …

National Libraries

Here's the 7 Most Popular Popular Theories About Rey's Real Parents

In <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>, Rey tells BB-8 that she’s waiting for her family on Jakku, which is why she’s <i>so determined</i> to get back there, much to …

Star Wars

A deadly term

<i>What the nephew was to inherit</i><p>On the 20th day of July in the year 1861, a New Zealander by the name of Charles Trick executed his last will and …

Livestock

History Channel Strikes Deal With Ancestry For Immigration Series

A+E Network’s History channel has struck a wide-range branded advertising deal with genealogy company Ancestry for the network’s new limited series, …

A+E Networks

How OpenTimestamps 'Carbon Dated' (almost) The Entire Internet With One Bitcoin Transaction

tl;dr: You can now use our searchable database (works best on Chrome) to download Bitcoin timestamps for items in the Internet Archive.<p>While that …

Bitcoin

19 photos: Norwalk beats Knoxville in soccer substate

Norwalk senior Reid Kallenbach scores the Warriors' first goal. Class 2A top-ranked Norwalk beat Knoxville 6-0 in a May 24 substate game in Norwalk. …

Des Moines

American people's ancestry mapped

AMERICANS never seem to call themselves “Americans”, they often say they are Irish, Italian, Scottish, German, etc. Although it is a strange thing …

Ancestry.com Inc.

Library of Congress Makes 25 Million Records Available for Free

In its largest digital release to date, the Library of Congress is making 25 million records available for free online. As the United States' oldest cultural institution, the organization holds an incredible amount of information—books, music, manuscripts, maps, and other visuals.<p>The records …

Library of Congress

Stories of New Orleans: As Monuments Go Down, Family Histories Emerge

NEW ORLEANS — The debate over the removal of four Confederate-era monuments has stewed here for nearly two years, longer than the city was under Confederate control, and it has not abated with the removal of the last: the statue of Robert E. Lee, plucked off its pedestal on Friday afternoon. On …

History

Chit Chat Live: Genealogy Conferences

This weeks edition of Chit Chat Live takes a look at the <b>National Genealogy Society Conference</b> that took place the beginning of this month as well as …

WeChat

These are the questions you should ask about your family health history ASAP

Health and wellness can be scary, so we definitely want to know what’s going on with our bodies at all times. One thing you should think about doing …

Health

Alzheimer's disease: Family history may explain puzzling link to metabolic gene

For years, scientists have contemplated the link between the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and a metabolic gene called TOMM40, which affects …

Dementia

Historians cheer new online search tool for vital records

OKLAHOMA - Historians are calling it a win for transparency in Oklahoma.<p>The Oklahoma State Department of Health ensuring Oklahomans have easy access …

Emotional Intelligence

The DNA detective helping to reunite families

<b>A man left abandoned as a baby in a cinema toilet 61 years ago has tracked down his siblings with the help of a so-called "DNA detective". But what do they do?</b><p>"There's an analogy I like to use: I can crack any safe, some will just take longer than others," Julie Bell tells the Victoria Derbyshire …

DNA

#ThisPlaceMatters: Preservation Month Resources

<b>May is Preservation Month!</b> I know, there are only a few days left, but you can celebrate Preservation Month all year long with great books and other …

New York Public Library

My White Inheritance

I benefit from an inheritance that has provided me with a level of comfort, access and power directly tied to our whiteness.<p>To what extent do you own your inheritance?<p>Life is cumulative. At the end of our lives, we take all that we’ve earned, learned, and collected and pass it along to those that …

Racism

Correction: Billy the Kid-Sheriff story

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In a story May 19 about a historical document related to the death of the former sheriff who is credited with killing Billy the Kid, The Associated Press, relying on information provided by Dona Ana County, erroneously reported the date of the coroner's jury report. The …

Crime

Ancestry.com Highlights Why You Should Read The EULA

Quick straw poll - how many of us actually read the license agreement when we sign on to an online service or install a new app? I'll be honest, I …

26 photos: B-F boys fall to Ballard in soccer

BHS's Riley Fleener goes high for a header surrounded by a covey of B-F defenders. Bondurant-Farrar boys soccer team fell 2-1 to Ballard May 18 at …

Des Moines

With all due respect

<i>Let’s not overstate the case…</i><p>In legal circles, the phrase “with all due respect” is used to preface a statement or set of statements that can roughly …

DNA Testing

“Your husband was torn almost to pieces”: A Cork Woman Learns of her Roscommon Husband’s Death, South Carolina, 1863

<b>The site regularly returns to the topic of letters written to inform families of the death of a loved one (see Communicating Death & Creating Memory</b> …

History

Winners announced in 2016 APME newspaper contest in Ohio

Newspapers in Columbus, Canton, Sandusky, Newark and Massillon were named the best in the state Sunday in the annual Ohio Associated Press Media …

Journalism

A trip to Italy revealed the murderer in my family

There had been a murder. She knew that much, and not much more. Helene Stapinski, a writer from Jersey City, had grown up hearing stories of the …

Southern Italy