Genealogy

This Can’t Be Good . . . Genealogy Companies Say They’re Willing to Give Law Enforcement Your DNA

We all have those people in our family or close circles who were just like that Martin character in <i>Boomerang</i>—they “here” on all the conspiracies—from …

Slavery

Her mother said they descended from 'a president and a slave.' What would their DNA say?

In her mind’s eye, Bettye Kearse could see her ancestor walking the worn path that led from the big house to the slave quarters.<p>She thought of that …

British Isles

Go ahead given for new multi-million archives development in Carmarthen

The go ahead has been given for a new state of the art £2 million building to house historic and valuable archives in Carmarthenshire.<p>The county …

Wales

Author Event: A.J. Jacobs discusses It's All Relative

In this Toronto debut, <i>Esquire</i> and NPR contributor A.J. Jacobs discusses his new book <i>It's All Relative</i> with Jessica Allen, co-host of CTV’s <i>The Social</i>. …

Prince Harry Relative Reportedly Executed Meghan Markle’s Ancestor

And you thought you had family drama.<p>The romance between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle appears to be quite serious given that the pair was spotted house hunting in the U.K. last month, but a new study’s revelations could bring a chill over their relationship.<p>The Telegraph reports that King Henry …

Royal Family

A Guide to Sources of Biographical Information on Soldiers and Sailors of the American Revolution

A Key Reference for Revolutionary War Researchers<p><b>White, J. Todd, and Charles H. Lesser. Fighters for Independence: A Guide to Sources of Biographical</b> …

American Revolution

Handing corporations your identity

From you daily activities to actual DNA, Americans are lining up to tell big business in America everything about themselves. But with government …

Conservative View

President John Adams's family spent eight generations in this New Hampshire house

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — When a 300-year-old home of eight generations of distant cousins to President John Adams was researched for New Hampshire’s …

New Hampshire

Finding Obituaries: Picture of Sarah A. Cochrane Floyd is in our family collection

Sarah A. Cochrane Floyd died at age 54 on Feb 16, 1909, her obituary appeared in the Kings County Record on page 7 of the Feb 26, 1909 edition.<p>Photo: …

The host of PBS' 'Finding Your Roots' explains how he traces family trees for celebrities

• <b>Host of PBS' hit series "Finding Your Roots" Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. helps different celebrities trace their family tree.</b>• <b><br>Dr. Gates has helped trace the family trees of celebrities like Scarlet Johansen, and Larry David.</b><p>When Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. isn't teaching classes at Harvard University, …

Entertainment

Which DNA Ancestry Test Should You Take?

<i>Are you wondering what is the best ancestry DNA test? I have taken two of the most popular ones, and in this post, I will share what I liked, what I</i> …

DNA

This Thanksgiving, Try StoryCorps' Oral History Project

With enough divisive topics to go around the Thanksgiving table this year, dinner debates can easily steal our attention away from loved ones. StoryCorps suggests using its app to have a meaningful, one-on-one conversation, as part of its Great Thanksgiving Listen project, where kids interview …

15th Annual Thomas J. Henry turkey giveaway

Thousands of people are expected to line the streets of downtown Corpus Christi today all to get their hands on a free turkey.<br>This weekend marks the …

Corpus Christi

How did the long-running mystery about this Sacramento woman finally get solved?

Something about this young woman speaks to people.<p>Seated on a rusted cot and huddled in a heavy coat, the pretty brunette appears to have the weight …

Photographers

That DNA you send in the mail can help trace your ancestry. It can also get you arrested.

Trying to unravel the mystery of your genetics through programs like 23andMe.com or Ancestry.com can also help police unravel a criminal …

Lifestyle

Black O'Kelleys and white O'Kelleys meet and a new history is revealed

Joyce Ann Huston had been scrolling through microfilm for hours when she saw a familiar name and screamed.<p>She had found Ellen Fisher, the maternal …

St. Louis

Discover Your Roots, Part #2: Building Stories and the Anatomy of an Ancestry.com Record

So, you’ve decided to begin or continue building your family tree. Excellent! Future generations will thank you. (If you’re not sure how to get …

Ancestry.com Inc.

The history behind the Quander family

Share This Story<p>WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - The Quander Family is one of the oldest and consistently documented African-American family names in the United …

Black History

St. Tammany Parish Clerk of Court unveils electronic filing | NOLA.com

The St. Tammany Parish Clerk of Court's Office now has electronic systems for filing documents in civil and criminal cases, recording real estate …

New Orleans

'Cemeteries of the Smokies' is more than a guidebook

From solitary, unmarked burials to church graveyards crowded with more than 100 monuments, cemeteries of Great Smoky Mountains National Park are …

National Parks

How new FCC rules could affect your local news

<b>Judy Woodruff:</b><p>The Federal Communications Commission has approved the most sweeping changes in a generation when it comes to the ownership of local …

Net Neutrality

America’s love of ancestry hits the road. Welcome to heritage tourism.

Tens of millions of Americans have signed up to research their genealogy on websites such as Ancestry.com and MyHeritage.com, or purchased DNA …

Travel

Biodiversity Heritage Library Puts 2 Million Botanical Illustrations Online for Free

If you're fascinated by nature and botanical illustrations, you'll be thrilled by the Biodiversity Heritage Library. This open access digital library focuses on bringing the natural world closer to people through access to writings and illustration. Thanks to the dedication of BHL staff and …

CFP: Access to Historical Records: Major Initiatives (NHPRC)

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) seeks preliminary grant proposals to support projects that enable public …

Archival Registers in Lieu Inconnu (Nord). Transcript, Parish Registers, Notarial Registers

Register<p>Number<p>From<p>To<p>View<p>Military registration card (72 Names indexed)<br>Cartes du combattant du Nord - 12 R 1<p>AD59 - 12R1<p>1914<p>1918<p>Military registration …

Généalogie

On the house history hunt for 2116 Maple Street – Part 1: Fire Insurance Maps, Water Service Records and Building Permit Registers | AuthentiCity

House history research is one of the most common reasons people find their way to the Archives. As such, we thought it would be helpful to write a …

How to access past articles from the Guardian and Observer archive

More than 200 years of archive available to view<p>Since 1791, the world’s major events have been documented in the pages of the Observer, and from 1821, the Guardian. Today, that record of history is available to view from a number of sources.<p><b>Digital Archives</b><p>Digital reproductions of every page, …

British Library

How a university lab in Texas is using DNA to solve missing persons cases

Ask Dixie Peters which part of a human skeleton is the hardest to examine in the search for DNA, she will tell you it's the skull.<p>"I suspect it may …

Adopted woman, birth family who thought she died meets after 66 years

Sylvia Kewer has always been a loner.<p>ABC News reported that the retired government worker told ABC News she had very few friends growing up in …

Boston