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 …

A breakthrough in the mysterious Melanson genealogy?

Melanson Village Community Hall

A while ago, I learned a valuable lesson after reading an email about a breakthrough in the research on the mysterious Melanson genealogy. I should not read emails on my tablet just before turning off the bedroom light. This email contained some exciting information that was essentially a breakthrough in the mysterious Melanson genealogy.   …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 15 May 2015.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions

The following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 15 May 2015.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 15 May 2015. Australia Australia, New South Wales, Census (fragment), 1841 Australia, Tasmania, Correspondence of the Immigration Office Concerning the Nomination, Arrival and Settlement of Migrants, 1920-1943 Australia, Tasmania, Government Gazette, 1833-1925 Australia, …

Family history resources to be brought to classrooms by DAR and AncestryK12.

DAR and Ancestryk12 to bring genealogy to the classroom.

The following is a press release concerning a collaboration between DAR and AncestryK12 to foster interest in family history and bring their resources to the classroom.   PRESS RELEASE Thursday, April 30, 2015 WASHINGTON, DC – The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is proud to announce a new collaboration with the AncestryK12 …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 7 May, 2015.

Reynolds, Jim with Paul and Marshall - 1945

The following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch Updates and Additions to 7 May, 2015.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions   Canada Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922 Saskatchewan, Catholic Church Records, 1846-1957 India India, Hindu Pilgrimage Records, 1194-2015 Peru Peru, Áncash, Civil Registration, 1888-2005 Peru, Cusco, Civil Registration, 1889-1997 Peru, Huánuco, Civil Registration, 1889-1997 Peru, …

3 Atlanta women charged for a $2 million tax fraud scheme after mining data on Ancestry.com.

Tax fraud.

I remember well the debate when there was talk that death record information might be limited because of concerns over the availability of Social Security numbers (SSN) on the certificates.   Like most other genealogists, my defense hackles immediately started to rise, and I looked at this possibility with some indignation. How dare they refuse us …

Canadian firm DNA Genotek sues Ancestry.com over DNA testing kit patent infringement .

DNA testing kits.

The readily available and highly promoted $99 DNA test kit from Ancestry.com are the focus of a law suit filed by DNA Genotek.    The service is promoted as a simple and relatively inexpensive means of DNA testing with a few drops of saliva. DNA Genotek and its attorney David Doyle of Morrison Foerster are …

Are our worst fears about the use and sharing of DNA data coming true?

DNA data.

With the rapid expansion and availability of DNA services, there has been a vocal backlash from those who fear the use and sharing of DNA data for purposes contrary to personal rights such as privacy.   The possibility of our DNA information being easily made available to the government, insurance agencies, police, military, etc. could have serious …