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Indiana’s Hoosier genealogy records to be digitized by Ancestry.com.

Indiana’s Hoosier genealogy records to be digitized by Ancestry.com.

The Indiana State Archives have announced that their Hoosier genealogy records will be digitized by Ancestry.com over the next three years. The records include over 13 million birth, death and marriage records from the Hoosier State. Ancestry.com will be absorbing all of the costs of the digitization project, thereby making it possible for these records […]

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23andMe and MyHeritage pool their resources.

23andMe and MyHeritage pool their resources.

The cooperation of 23andMe and MyHeritage to combine their databases for the benefit of their users opens a world of possibilities. As I work year after year researching my family’s ancestry, it becomes apparent that genealogy researchers are becoming more protective of their information. As a result, access to information is more exclusive and expensive. […]

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Jack the Ripper mystery solved? Don’t trust what you read on the internet.

Jack the Ripper mystery solved? Don’t trust what you read on the internet.

Jack the Ripper mystery solved? Not quite. It’s so true that you can’t believe everything you read on the internet, even from me. Recently, I wrote a post about the DNA analysis of a scarf purported to have belonged to Catherine Eddowes, one of the victims of Jack the Ripper, and which was supposedly present […]

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Genealogy obsession in Iceland opens academic doors.

Genealogy obsession in Iceland opens academic doors.

As I’ve written in previous posts, much of human history has involved the management of relationships, marriages, etc. to safeguard against incestuous relationships, and has resulted in an impressive genealogy obsession in Iceland. Iceland, with its population of only 320,000, is one small corner of the globe that still deals with the issues of living […]

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Owning a home: Military least likely and fire fighters more likely to own.

Owning a home: Military least likely and fire fighters more likely to own.

New analysis from Ancestry.com reveals surprising connections between occupation and owning a home today and since 1900. I found some of the findings described in the following press release by Ancestry.com surprising except for one – the statistic showing that military members are less likely to own a home. Having been raised in a Canadian […]

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MyHeritage, EBSCO to provide genealogy services for institutions.

MyHeritage, EBSCO to provide genealogy services for institutions.

This press release brings great news for genealogy researchers. We’ve seen this in the past with Ancestry.com in libraries and Family Search through local LDS Family History Centers, and now MyHeritage will be partnering with EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) to provide genealogy services for worldwide institutions and libraries. PRESS RELEASE October 7, 2014 MyHeritage, the […]

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Christine Blythe
Empty Nest Genealogy
Chilliwack , British Columbia , V2P 5B9 Canada
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