Author: Sarah Zhang

A fifties' child, mom, wife, avid genealogy researcher, web contributor and author/owner of four blogs including Empty Nest Ancestry. The other is our extensive family genealogy database site at Blythe Genealogy.

Hitler’s descendant, living on Long Island, says he dislikes Trump | Business Insider

We tracked down one of Hitler’s last living family members on Long Island and found he likes Merkel and dislikes Trump Three brothers living on Long Island, New York, are believed to be the last living family members of Adolf Hitler.The brothers rarely share details … Continue reading Hitler’s descendant, living on Long Island, says he dislikes Trump | Business Insider

Does an exception clause in the 13th amendment still permit slavery? | HISTORY

Does an exception clause in the 13th amendment still permit slavery? | HISTORY

The 13th amendment, which officially abolished slavery in the United States in 1865, includes a loophole regarding involuntary servitude. The year the Civil War ended, the U.S. amended the Constitution to prohibit slavery and involuntary servitude. But it purposefully left in one big loophole for … Continue reading Does an exception clause in the 13th amendment still permit slavery? | HISTORY

The Mormons are making major changes to their genealogy database to recognize same-sex families / LGBTQ Nation

During Pride Month in June, LGBT people interested in family history received interesting news. Beginning next year, the world’s largest genealogy organization, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will release a redesigned website that will include same-sex families. FamilySearch.org, sponsored by the Mormons, … Continue reading The Mormons are making major changes to their genealogy database to recognize same-sex families / LGBTQ Nation

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 1 Oct 2018.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 1 Oct 2018.

The following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 1 Oct 2018. Featured image: Manoir de Coupsarte, Calvados, France FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 1 Oct 2018.   Australia Australia, South Australia, School Admission Registers, 1873-1985 Argentina Argentina, Santa Fe, Catholic … Continue reading Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 1 Oct 2018.

Provincial Archives project to give genealogists, others fast access to ‘goldmine’ | CBC

Archives are digitizing 650 Anglican registers from Fredericton diocese dating back to 1790s. Jordan Gill Hundreds of Anglican Church registers dating back to the 1790s will be a lot easier to access after they are scanned and put online in a project underway at the … Continue reading Provincial Archives project to give genealogists, others fast access to ‘goldmine’ | CBC

Archaeologists find ancient ‘comics’ decorating Roman tomb in Jordan | Haaretz.com

Archaeologists in Jordan have uncovered a Roman-era tomb decorated with spectacular frescoes that include rudimentary “comics” – which were written in Aramaic using Greek letters. The drawings provide extraordinary testimony to the diverse and cosmopolitan environment in the Hellenistic border towns of the Roman empire. Like other wondrous … Continue reading Archaeologists find ancient ‘comics’ decorating Roman tomb in Jordan | Haaretz.com