Genealogy

Four Toronto builders and how their iconic names impacted future generations

From a war-hero-turned Maple Leafs owner to the settlers of Willowdale, we explore how their family name affected future generations.

Toronto Maple Leafs

Archive mailboxes in Exchange Online: Exchange Online Help

<i>Applies to: Exchange Online, Office 365</i><p><i>Topic Last Modified: 2016-09-27</i><p>Archive mailboxes (called an <i>In-Place Archive</i> in Exchange Online) help people in …

Collaboration

The Library of Congress opened its catalogs to the world. Here’s why it matters

The Library of Congress has made 25 digital catalog records available for anyone at no charge. Photo by Flickr user casajumpImagine you wanted to …

Libraries

Dogs: An Amazing Animal Family review – canine genealogy with a soundtrack to howl for

Patrick Aryee is in his element in a show that’s mostly about saying ‘awwww. Plus Clare Balding on Who Do You Think You Are?<p>A dog tree! In <b>Dogs: An Amazing Animal Family</b> (Sky1). A big tree on a plain, with different kinds of canines on each branch. It’s like one of those pictures of goats in a tree, …

6 Women Reveal the Family Mysteries They Solved Using Ancestry DNA Tests

Are they worth the time and money? Here's what our testers thought.<p>One of the best-selling product during Amazon's Prime Day sale earlier this week? The DNA ancestry test kits from 23andMe, discounted to $50 from their original price of $100. And it's no surprise: With our melting-pot culture and …

Ancestry.com Inc.

'A unique gift': National Archives hands back priceless Japanese records

Thousands of historic Japanese commercial records seized during World War II have been returned to Tokyo as part of a significant cultural milestone …

Brisbane

Finding Toussaint L’Ouverture in Tennessee

In the summer of 1777, as musket balls flew about New York’s battlefields, José de Gálvez felt confident. The American Revolution had unsettled the …

History

Detroiters share family photos and personal histories

None<p>Dr. Akosua Barthwell Evans shared this family photo of her parents Sidney and Gladys Barthwell with Akosua and Sidney as children with “Family …

Detroit

We Took 23andMe DNA Tests And Some Of Us Were Shook

When it comes to your lineage, there's the story that your grandparents tell, and then there's the story that your DNA tells. To win a trip based on your DNA, buy a 23andMe kit or enter for free online.<p>Posted on July 18, 2017, 19:09 GMT<p>We asked our BuzzFeed coworkers where they thought their …

Native Americans

Founders Online – nitty gritty records of their lives might help document your 18th and early 19th century ancestors!

<b>Founders Online – nitty gritty records of their lives might help document your 18th and early 19th century ancestors!</b><p>Recently, I keep finding myself …

George Washington

11 Unique Names for Grandma and Grandpa

Congratulations, new momma! Now that you’re getting ready to deliver your tiny human into the world, the pre-birth decisions are starting to pile up. Along with choosing between popular and classic baby names and finding the perfect nursery decor theme, you also have to figure out how you’re going …

Brit + Co

International African American Museum Launches New Center to Trace Black Family Geneology

The International African American Museum (IAAM) strives to be more than just a collection of exhibits and historical artifacts. Instead, the future …

Black History

Buddy Valastro Opens Up About Losing His Mom to ALS: ‘She Wants Me to Be the Patriarch of the Family’

After losing his mother to ALS nearly a month ago, Buddy Valastro is doing exactly what Mary would have wanted for him now: returning to work.<p>“She …

Celebrity Chefs

Family Tree Maker FamilySync versus RootsMagic TreeShare

Ancestry Sync performance comparison<p>FamilySync versus TreeShare<p>RootsMagic released RootsMagic 7.5 featuring TreeSync on 2017 June 28. Software …

Software

Genealogy News Episode 105

Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS<p>Welcome to the Genealogy News from Geneatopia<p>I’m Patty Roy, also known as Dinah Larkham in Second Life.<p>Today is …

CIA Plans to Destroy Some of Its Old Leak Files

The National Archives has tentatively approved a proposal to let the agency get rid of files that don’t have historical value. Historians fear there’s a lot of room for error.<p>The CIA is scheduled to begin destroying old records related to leaks of classified information in August unless critics …

National Security Agency (NSA)

There’s a world of surprises in Bill Belichick’s family history

The Patriots coach shares bloodlines with presidents (Grover Cleveland and William Taft), financial titans (Warren Buffett and J.P. Morgan), an actor …

Bill Belichick

Nathan Carman's Aunts Think He Killed His Mom and Grandfather

Nathan Carman’s Aunts Think He Killed His Mom and Grandfather<p>They want to stop him from inheriting millions.<p>July 18, 2017, 11:20 a.m.<p>Photo via AP<p>To …

Crime

This comprehensive Targaryen family tree explains Game of Thrones' most complicated dynasty - Vox

Brush up on your Valyrian with this gorgeous fanart character chart.<p>Now that <i>Game of Thrones</i> has finally returned and Dany is on the shores of Westeros (and in the wake of last season’s confirmation of the “R + L = J” equation surrounding Jon Snow’s parentage, no less), you might need a refresher …

Game of Thrones

Free Summer Reading Programs for Kids

As kids enjoy their summer break and time off from school, it can be challenging to keep them learning and following their summer reading …

Philadelphia

Investigation into how BYU police access other agencies’ records is complete — now state prosecutors will review

After a year-long inquiry, Utah's Department of Public Safety has completed their investigation into "possible violations" regarding how Brigham …

Salt Lake City

Willow Garth moated site and fishpond, Ecclesfield

List Entry Summary<p>This monument is scheduled under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979 as amended as it appears to the Secretary …

Archaeology

Donald Trump travel ban: State dept expands definition of 'close family' to include grandparents, in-laws, cousins

<b>Washington:</b> The State Department has expanded its definition of "close family" to include grandparents and other relatives that constitute a bona …

Travel Ban

Hip-Hop Family Tree: Chicago

From Common to Chance the Rapper, we look at what formed the city's scene<p>Chance the Rapper hails from Chicago, a city with a unique trajectory in …

Music

Albert R. Anness

Becoming a Page: Part One<p>Albert R. Anness recalls learning of House Pages in his high school civics book.<p>Albert R. Anness, Page, U.S. House of …

American History

Thousands of deposit box valuables 'cannot be traced to owners'

<b>Thousands of valuable items stored in bank safety deposit boxes cannot be traced to their owners, a BBC investigation has been told.</b><p>Sources at Lloyds, RBS and Barclays told BBC Radio 4's You and Yours that branches have been running disorganised "safe custody" systems.<p>Changes to the services have …

UK News

Genealogical research connects descendants of former slaves in O'Fallon, Mo.

Phyllis Hayden drove to O’Fallon, Mo, from her home in Florissant Sunday to meet a long-distant relative: the first person she’s ever known from her …

St. Louis

Government statistics reveal the most common Japanese surnames, makes Mr. Sato sad

Perhaps you would too if you share the <b>same surname with 1.8 million people</b>.<p>Japanese surnames are generally written in kanji. Despite it being …

Japan

'It's a miracle': Woman seeking biological father discovers large family she never knew

After three decades of searching for her biological father and, an Ontario woman has finally discovered his identity and gained a large, Portuguese …

Canadian News

New Mayflower Partnership Makes It Easier To Prove Pilgrim Ancestry

BOSTON (CBS/AP) — The number of people trying to determine whether they are descended from a Mayflower passenger is surging as the 400th anniversary …