This is how they teach South Carolina students about slavery. | ThinkProgress

This is how they teach slavery in South Carolina.

In Charleston, South Carolina, Civil War history and accounts of plantation life are a huge part of the town, and state, culture. An entire tourism business thrives off of showing visitors parts of this history – reenactments of Civil War battles, tours of mansions once owned by slave-owners, and staged scenes of home life for …

RootsBidTM now officially certified by FamilySearch.org.

Tree branches and roots.

The following press release from RootsBidTM announces that it is now officially certified by FamilySearch.org. American Fork, Utah (PRWEB) June 04, 2015 RootsBid today announces certification for RootsBid.com on FamilySearch, the world’s largest collection of genealogical records. As part of the partnership, the RootsBid web application is featured prominently on FamilySearch’s App Gallery: a place …

Ancestry.com closes SMGF Database due to controversy over murder case.

Access denied - Ancestry.com closes SMGF Database due to controversy over murder case.

Ancestry.com has decided to suspend access to the SMGF database of genetic information after the resource was used by law enforcement authorities to identify a suspect in a decades-old murder case.   The move came after multiple media outlets reported this month that Ancestry.com had divulged the identity of a donor in the Sorenson Molecular …

eBooks from Google eBooks and Internet Archive: A researcher’s gold mine!

eBooks from Google eBooks and Internet Archive.

This article’s title “eBooks from Google eBooks and Internet Archive: A researcher’s gold mine!” aptly describes how I feel about including ebooks and online publications and libraries in my genealogy research.   I believe in using primary sources as much as possible in my genealogy research. This is the only way to be sure the …

‘Blythe Genealogy’ is undergoing site maintenance.

I have just done a major update of the database for the Blythe Genealogy site, the place where all of my years of genealogy research, data, sources and images are available for free download.   Unfortunately, each time I update the database, the ID numbers for the individuals change, possibly causing you to not get …

Sir Philip Basset, Lord Basset, Justiciar of England

Battle of Evesham

Sir Philip Basset is 24th great grandfather to my kids, born circa 1184 in Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England.   He was the son of Alan Basset, Baron of Wycombe, and Aline de Gai. In 1227, Philip married his first wife, Hawise de Louvaine in Essex, England. Born in 1225, Hawise was the daughter of Matthew de Louvain, Lord …