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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

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 15 Sep 2018

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 15 Sep 2018.

Most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 15 Sep 2018. Featured image: Naples, Italy FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 15 Sep 2018.   Argentina Argentina, Santa Fe, Catholic Church Records, 1634-1975 Australia Australia, South Australia, Immigrants Ship Papers, 1849-1940 Australia, Victoria, Inward Passenger … Continue reading Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 15 Sep 2018.

Historical research tips for historians researching family trees | History Extra

Historical research tips for historians researching family trees | History Extra

1 Establish some research questions Conducting historical research will be much easier if it is directed towards some clear and realistic objectives. One way to define these objectives is to establish some questions that your research will help answer. These questions can take different forms, … Continue reading Historical research tips for historians researching family trees | History Extra

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.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 16 Jun 2018.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 16 Jun 2018. Featured image:  My husband’s family homestead in Kronoberg, Sweden.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 16 Jun 2018.   Australia Australia, Victoria, Tombstone Transcriptions from Various Cemeteries, 1850-1988 Brazil Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2016 Canada … Continue reading Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 16 Jun 2018.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 30 May 2018.

  The following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 30 May 2018. Featured image: Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 30 May 2018.   Benin Benin, Civil Registration of Deaths, 1891-2014 Bolivia Bolivia Catholic Church Records, 1566-1996 Colombia Colombia, … Continue reading Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 30 May 2018.

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

Library and Archives finally releases 98-year-old document on sick First Nations children. | CBC News

  Library and Archives Canada’s move to finally release a 98-year-old document on Ottawa’s treatment of sick First Nations children sheds a small sliver of light onto a part of Canada’s history still shrouded by the darkness of locked archives, researchers say.   Library and Archives initially … Continue reading Library and Archives finally releases 98-year-old document on sick First Nations children. | CBC News

Incredible journeys of Loyalist settlers given new life in digital map. | CBC News

  A digital mapping project created by librarians and students at the University of New Brunswick lets you follow the lives of Loyalist men and women, revealing the fascinating journeys of some of New Brunswick’s earliest settlers.   New Brunswick Loyalist Journeys is the result … Continue reading Incredible journeys of Loyalist settlers given new life in digital map. | CBC News

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