Volunteers sought by Michael J. Fox Foundation for study on Parkinson’s among Ashkenazi Jews.

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The Michael J. Fox Foundation, a major charity dedicated to finding a cure to Parkinson’s disease, announced on Sunday that it is seeking volunteers to participate in a study on the connection between Parkinson’s and genes carried by Jews of Eastern European ancestry, commonly known as Ashkenazi Jews… [read more] Source: Michael J. Fox Foundation …

Toronto Star offers free access to their online newspaper archives until May 31.

Toronto Star offers free access to their online archives.

Toronto Star offers free access to their online newspaper archives until May 31, 2015. The last time a similar offer was made, it was for two days — and I was bleary-eyed at the end of it. The usual cost to access the archives is $9.95 per week, $19.95 per month, or $149.95 per year. …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to May 22, 2015.

Following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to May 22, 2015.

Following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to May 22, 2015.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions   Australia Australia, New South Wales, 1828 Census Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration of Births, 1899-1912 Australia, Victoria, Assisted Immigrant Arrivals at Victorian Ports, 1839-1871 Belgium Belgium, Hainaut, Civil Registration, 1600-1913 Belgium, Liège, Civil Registration, 1621-1914 …

View history through timelapse mining from internet archived photos.

Lombard St., San Francisco

Just imagine what it would be like to see historical changes in our world occur over time. A new breakthrough that gives us the ability to view history through timelapse mining from internet archived photos is a reality, although still in it early days.   Ricardo Martin-Brualla of the University of Washington and David Gallup …

ProQuest: Digitization of 19th century House of Lords parliamentary papers.

19th century House of Lords parliamentary papers.

A new project by ProQuest and the National Library of Scotland to digitize the 19th century House of Lords parliamentary papers may turn out to be a gold mine for genealogy researchers.   ProQuest and the National Library of Scotland are working in cooperation to digitize the parliamentary papers and the project is expected to launch …

Privartree: The social platform for families and family tree researchers.

Parivartree family social platform.

Parivartree is a new social media platform focusing on genealogy and family connections. Similar to Facebook and LinkedIn, it is a social platform for families and family tree researchers and it promotes contact, conversation and connections between close and distant family members.   Less than a year old, Parivartree has surpassed 4,000 users and the …

Fold 3 offers free access to WWII records between May 8 – 15, 2015.

Free access to Fold3 WWII records.

Now’s your chance to check out Fold3.com and find those elusive WWII records for your relatives who were involved in WWII.   Between May 8 and May 15, 2015, the WWII records are available for free access by anyone.   Some of the records available are the holocaust collection, missing Air Crew reports, US Air Force …