Ancestry records now online reveal criminals within your family tree. | Daily Mail Online

Ancestry records now online reveal criminals within your family tree | Daily Mail Online

A serial husband killer, a woman who boiled the bones of her employer and the only man to have assassinated a prime minister. Their crimes were carried out more than a century ago – and now their records are among two million put online to help Britons who might want to find the ‘black sheep’ …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 25 Jun 2015.

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

The following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 25 Jun 2015.   FamilySearch Updates and Additions Brazil Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2014 Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902-1980 France France, Finistère, Quimper et Léon Diocese, Catholic Parish Records, 1772-1863 Ireland Ireland, Petty Sessions Court Registers, 1828-1912 Italy Italy, Pesaro e …

Modern human possibly had Neanderthal ‘great-great-grandparent.’

Lower jaw indicates close relationship to neanderthal ancestor.

One of the earliest modern humans in Europe had a surprisingly recent Neanderthal ancestor, revealing the two species likely interbred there, according to a new study. The Neanderthal relative was so close to the modern human on the family tree that it could have been the equivalent of a great-great-grandparent, the research suggests. The finding …

Transcription: The Bec or Beke lineage.

Coat of Arms of the Bec or Beke lineage.

The following is my transcription of the Bec or Beke lineage including the Barons Beke of Eresby, as recorded in “A Genealogical History of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages of the British Empire.”   […] BEC OR BEKE — BARONS BEKE OF ERESCY. By Writ of Summons, dated 23 Jun, 1295. LINEAGE Walter Bec, Lord of Eresby, co. Lincoln, m. Agnes, dau. And heiress of Hugh, the son of Pinco, and had issue, I.    Hugh, who d.s.p. In his return from the Holy …

Learn your history: The Confederate flag is racist. | deathandtaxesmag.com

The confederate flag is racist.

A frequent cry of defenders of the Confederate flag, is that those who acknowledge it as the racist symbol of oppression that it is should “learn their history.” The flag, to its defenders, is a symbol of states’ rights and Southern pride, and doesn’t possess the political or social connotations seen by so many who …

Documents to be made public to help African Americans trace ancestry before Civil War | NBC

Afreican American records to be made available.

Genealogists just released records that could help millions of African-Americans trace their family history for the first time. The collection of government documents being released is from the post Civil War Freedman’s Bureau and could help people with slave ancestry find out where they come from. “We will now be able to research our own …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 17 Jun 2015.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 17 June 2015.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 17 Jun 2015.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions   Italy Italy, Grosseto, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1851-1907 Philippines Philippines, Manila, Civil Registration, 1899-1984 Spain Spain, Province of Granada, Municipal Records, 1607-1955 Spain, Province of Valencia, Miscellaneous Records, 1251-1950 United States Iowa, State Census, 1925 Louisiana, First Registration Draft …