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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 16 Aug 2018.

  The following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 15 Aug 2018.   Berlin c. 1900, became the capital of the German Empire in 1871 and expanded rapidly in the following years.   FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 15 Aug 2018.   Argentina Argentina, Santa Fe, Catholic Church Records, 1634-1975 Australia Australia, South Australia, Immigrants …

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War of Vikings

300 mysterious skeletons in mass grave: An ancient Viking army that died together?

The massive graveyard of a suspected ancient Viking army that invaded England in the late ninth century was accidentally unearthed in a church garden more than 30 years ago. But scientists couldn’t date the bones age, which meant they couldn’t figure out who the 300 skeletons had belonged to. A new technology has changed this and the …

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William Fitzalan Bio

Transcription: Biography of William Fitzalan.

  Biography of William Fitzalan, from the Dictionary of National Biography.   FITZALAN, WILLIAM (d. 1160), rebel, was the son and heir of Alan Fitzflaald, by Aveline or Adeline, sister of Ernulf de Hesding (EYTON, Shropshire, vii. 222-8). His younger brother, Walter Fitzalan (d. 1177), was ‘the undoubted ancestor of the royal house of Stuart’ …

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Indian slavery once thrived in New Mexico. Latinos are finding family ties to it. | The New York Times

  Lenny Trujillo made a startling discovery when he began researching his descent from one of New Mexico’s pioneering Hispanic families: One of his ancestors was a slave.   “I didn’t know about New Mexico’s slave trade, so I was just stunned,” said Mr. Trujillo, 66, a retired postal worker who lives in Los Angeles. …

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The Mayan site of Palenque - View from the Temple of the Cross, Palace complex to the right and Temple of Inscriptions to the left

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

  The following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 1 Feb 2018. Featured image: The Mayan site of Palenque – View fr.om the Temple of the Cross, Palace complex to the right and Temple of Inscriptions to the left: Dennis Jarvis, photographer.   FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 1 Feb …

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The best free archives online.

The best free archives online.

The Internet is an incredible source of information, a lot of it collected by some of the best free archives online.   You may be thinking to yourself, “Well, duh…thank you for that insight, Captain Obvious.” But I think people fail to realize just how massive the scope of the web really is. Do me …

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Proposed ‘Halifax Explosions’ name for CFL team touches off fiery debate online | CTV Atlantic News

HALIFAX — A group supporting a proposed CFL team in Halifax touched off a fiery debate online when it proposed naming the team after one of the country’s greatest maritime disasters. On Twitter, CFL in Halifax pitched the idea of calling the football team the Halifax Explosions — a reference to the devastating explosion in …

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