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Genealogy News Bites – April 10, 2014

Genealogy News Bites – April 10, 2014

Amazon.com Widgets The Week Adolf Hitler’s wife Eva Braun ‘had Jewish ancestry’ Scientists who extracted genetic material from Eva Braun’s hair found she had Jewish ancestry… Gloucester Citizen Old fashioned baby names dying out: The full list from Ancestry.co.uk Research carried out by Ancestry.co.uk studied birth records for 1905 and produced a ‘top 100′. They […]

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Genealogy News Bites – April 3, 2014

Genealogy News Bites – April 3, 2014

  ID News Roots & Branches: First state death certificates to be on Internet soon “Roots & Branches” reader Matthew Prinkey recently asked for an update that’s been on the minds of many genealogists with Pennsylvania roots since the state loosened access to the early birth and death certificates: When are they coming online? The […]

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Genealogy News Bites to March 28, 2014

Genealogy News Bites to March 28, 2014

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Amara is an online resource that gives individuals, communities, and larger organizations the power to overcome accessibility and language barriers for online videos.  This unique tool is simple to use, collaborative, and fun… National Archives (Great Britain) Last autumn we put out a call to the higher education sector for […]

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DNA optics: seeing more clearly into the past than ever before.

DNA optics: seeing more clearly into the past than ever before.

Two posts in a row about DNA and related discoveries? You bet. DNA news seems to be breaking increasingly more frequently as time goes on. It was only yesterday that I posted about the sequencing of King Richard III’s genome, and I find the news today about the discovery through DNA that first peoples and […]

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King Richard III’s genome to be sequenced by scientists.

King Richard III’s genome to be sequenced by scientists.

Previous posts I’ve written described our fascination with King Richard III and the search for his grave, which ended successfully when his skeleton was unearthed in a Leicester parking lot in England. Now scientists have announced they will be sequencing Richard III’s DNA, which is of great interest to us and numerous other descendants of […]

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Do you have Neanderthal DNA? You may well ask if you are hairy, have tough skin, nails and thick hair.

Do you have Neanderthal DNA? You may well ask if you are hairy, have tough skin, nails and thick hair.

This morning, I happened upon an extremely interesting news story on malaysiandigest.com, “Are You A Hairy Diabetic Smoker Who Suffers Stomach Cramps? Blame Your Neanderthal Ancestor“, in which they describe the links between remnants of Neanderthal DNA and several modern health problems. Do you have Type 2 diabetes, lupus, Crohn’s disease and biliary cirrhosis? These […]

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Prince William’s mitochondrial line is of Indian ancestry?

Prince William’s mitochondrial line is of Indian ancestry?

My children’s ancestry branches backward into history, through Welsh Quakers immigrants in Pennsylvania, to Welsh royalty and then to British royalty, including Prince William. The result of these connections is that they are distantly related (20th cousins 4 times removed from Princes William and Harry, the sons of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, and the […]

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Unknown Soldiers: DNA technology makes it possible for their remains to be identified.

Unknown Soldiers: DNA technology makes it possible for their remains to be identified.

Unknown soldiers can be identified! More than 83,000 US service members lost since the start of WWII are still missing, according to a representative of the Department of Defence. Several lie in forgotten graves on the battlefield and below memorials offering no clue to their identities. New techniques in DNA technology may mean we have […]

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Christine Blythe
Empty Nest Genealogy
Chilliwack , British Columbia , V2P 5B9Canada
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