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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

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

Hundreds of crimes will soon be solved using DNA databases.

Hundreds of crimes will soon be solved using DNA databases.

CeCe Moore’s company has been helping police departments solve cold cases by uploading crime-scene DNA to public genealogy databases. Suspects in hundreds of unsolved murders and rapes will be identified using public DNA databases in the near future, a prominent genealogist predicted during MIT Technology Review’s … Continue reading Hundreds of crimes will soon be solved using DNA databases.

13,000 year old brewer discovered in Israel | Ancient Origins

A new study published in the Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports suggests beer brewing practices existed in the Eastern Mediterranean over five millennia before the earliest known evidence, discovered in northern China . In an archaeological collaboration project between Stanford University in the United States, … Continue reading 13,000 year old brewer discovered in Israel | Ancient Origins

Scales and weights of a viking trader.

Vikings were in Greenland, Ireland and Britain much earlier than previously thought.

  We now know Vikings were in Greenland, Ireland and Britain much earlier than previously thought.   Archaeological finds in Greenland show that vikings managed to survive Greenland’s bitter, harsh weather for substantially longer than previously believed. According to Christian Koch Madsen, an archaeologist with … Continue reading Vikings were in Greenland, Ireland and Britain much earlier than previously thought.

Little Red Schoolhous; Maple Shade, Burlington County, NJ; built in 1811

Transcription: Thorne, John; Will Extract; New Jersey and Colonial Documents; Page 480.

  Transcription of an extract of the will of John Thorne, taken from ” New Jersey and Colonial Documents “; Page 480. Featured image: Little Red Schoolhouse; Maple Shade, Burlington County, NJ; built in 1811. 48O NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS me and Stephen Brown. Other children—Thomas, … Continue reading Transcription: Thorne, John; Will Extract; New Jersey and Colonial Documents; Page 480.

Forensic genealogy: Dead men do tell tales.

Massive family tree sheds light on war, culture, longevity | AAAS

Online genealogies are helping researchers analyze population-level genetic trends. | MyHeritage   Taking advantage of an online public database shared by genealogy enthusiasts, researchers have created a massive, crowd-sourced family tree. It tracks the births, marriages and deaths of millions of people, shedding light on … Continue reading Massive family tree sheds light on war, culture, longevity | AAAS

Is Medieval history bunk?

Is medieval history really bunk? Not if you’re a cabinet minister. | The Guardian

  Historians have been ridiculed since Herodotus, the father of history”, was mocked by his Athenian contemporary, Thucydides, as a mere storyteller. So it was with some weariness that medieval historians took to their keyboards last week to respond to the latest slur against their … Continue reading Is medieval history really bunk? Not if you’re a cabinet minister. | The Guardian

Thresherman's Reunion Agricultur Machinary Show Manitoba Agricultural Museum Austin Manitoba Canada

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

  The following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 16 Jan 2018. Featured image: Thresherman’s Reunion Agriculture Machinary Show, Manitoba, Canada.   FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 16 Jan 2018.   Colombia Colombia, Diocese of Barranquilla, Catholic Church Records, 1808-1985 Liberia Liberia, … Continue reading Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 16 Jan 2018.