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How can you tell we’re from French Canadian roots? We make tourtière at Christmas!

The tourtière I grew up with was different from the traditional tourtière at Christmas made in French Canadian households. I’m not sure whether it originated from my father’s Québecois side or my mother’s Acadian side, but I’ve never tasted another tourtière I liked better. (I … Continue reading How can you tell we’re from French Canadian roots? We make tourtière at Christmas!

Scientists confirm world’s oldest natural mummy is Native American ancestor.

Researchers recently concluded that a 10,000-year-old skeleton in Nevada, believed to belong to the world’s oldest naturally preserved mummy, represents that of an ancestor of a modern-day Native American tribe. According to SlashGear, the so-called “Spirit Cave mummy” was originally thought to be the skeleton … Continue reading Scientists confirm world’s oldest natural mummy is Native American ancestor.

The US Midterm elections have made history with these notable firsts | NPR

Voters elected the country’s first Muslim congresswomen, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota (left) and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, both Democrats. Featured image: Stephen Maturen/Getty Images America’s 116th Congress is going to include some prominent firsts — and several governors’ races also made history in these midterms. … Continue reading The US Midterm elections have made history with these notable firsts | NPR

Wabanaki Collection launched to educate about Maritime Indigenous peoples | CBC News

‘We are all treaty people,’ says curator of a portal aimed at better mutual understanding. David Perley is the ‘visionary’ First Nations education specialist and Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre director behind the inception of the Wabanaki Collection, a web portal of Indigenous educational resources. (University of New … Continue reading Wabanaki Collection launched to educate about Maritime Indigenous peoples | CBC News

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 1 Nov 2018.

The following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 1 Nov 2018. Featured image: House in Lesotho. FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 1 Nov 2018.   Canada Canada Census, 1871 Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947 Chile Chile, Civil Registration, 1885-1932 Dominican … Continue reading Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 1 Nov 2018.

Transkribus system makes breakthrough in understanding medieval texts | Euronews

How do you find a text in ancient manuscripts, and do it fast? Until recently, computers weren’t very good in reading handwritten scripts — but now artificial intelligence has produced a breakthrough. The Tyrolean State Archive in Innsbruck stores countless documents dating from the 11th … Continue reading Transkribus system makes breakthrough in understanding medieval texts | Euronews

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 17 Oct 2018.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 17 Oct 2018.

The following are the recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 17 Oct 2018. Featured image: Piazza Vittoria, Torino, Italy FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 17 Oct 2018.   Australia Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration, 1803-1933 Belgium Belgium, East Flanders, Civil Registration, 1541-1914 Canada Canada Census, … Continue reading Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 17 Oct 2018.

Hitler’s descendant, living on Long Island, says he dislikes Trump | Business Insider

We tracked down one of Hitler’s last living family members on Long Island and found he likes Merkel and dislikes Trump Three brothers living on Long Island, New York, are believed to be the last living family members of Adolf Hitler.The brothers rarely share details … Continue reading Hitler’s descendant, living on Long Island, says he dislikes Trump | Business Insider

Does an exception clause in the 13th amendment still permit slavery? | HISTORY

Does an exception clause in the 13th amendment still permit slavery? | HISTORY

The 13th amendment, which officially abolished slavery in the United States in 1865, includes a loophole regarding involuntary servitude. The year the Civil War ended, the U.S. amended the Constitution to prohibit slavery and involuntary servitude. But it purposefully left in one big loophole for … Continue reading Does an exception clause in the 13th amendment still permit slavery? | HISTORY