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Police can request your DNA from sites like Ancestry, 23andMe.

Police can request your DNA from sites like Ancestry, 23andMe.

  Millions of people have handed their DNA over to genetic testing companies like Ancestry or 23andMe to learn more about their family history. Eric Yarham wanted to learn about his heritage, so he mailed off his saliva to 23andMe. “I’m just trying to unravel the mystery that is your genetics,” said Yarham.   Yarham was …

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Funny genealogy.

The ancestor quest: humor, poems and prose for Genealogists.

I have gathered and transcribed several items of humor, poems and prose for Genealogists that have touched me in some way. The ones I have selected and printed below are my favorites of the hundreds that can be found – and the ones that hit home the most.     Dear Ancestor   Your tombstone …

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Family history for youth.

I’ve learned of more positive benefits from teens’ family history knowledge.

  One day, I logged onto my Facebook to see a link posted by Cyndi’s List to the Washington Post article by Michael Alison Chandler, “Study: Teen’s knowledge of family history a sign of social-emotional health.”   …and I couldn’t agree more.   Through my own dedicated genealogy research and experience, I have learned of the …

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must know the genealogy questions

Ancestry and FamilySearch Updates and Additions to 17 Jan 2015.

The following are the Ancestry and FamilySearch Updates and Additions since January 6, 2015.   FamilySearch Updates and Additions Argentina Argentina, National Census, 1895 Belgium Belgium, Brabant, Civil Registration, 1582-1914 Belgium, East Flanders, Civil Registration, 1541-1912 Canada Newfoundland, 1921 Census Newfoundland Census, 1935 Newfoundland Census, 1945 Ontario, Toronto Trust Cemeteries, 1826-1989 Guatemala Guatemala, Alta Verapaz, …

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Ancestry.com Partnership Agreement for public comment

Genealogy: Children learn about their ethnicity, history and culture.

  Genealogy is an ideal way in which children learn about their ethnicity, history and culture.   By researching their own ancestry, their attention will also be drawn to the times, locations, circumstances and eras in which they lived, thereby learning about history in general.   I grew up as a military ‘brat’. There’s no malice …

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Relatives of adopted adults are now able to trace family tree.

Press release: Relatives of adopted adults now able to trace family tree. From: Department for Education and Edward Timpson MP First published: 25 September 2014 Part of: Improving the adoption system and services for looked-after children and children and young people Children, grandchildren and other relatives of adopted adults can now trace back through their …

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Genealogy News Bites to July 19, 2014.

Following are the most recent genealogy news bites and headlines up to July 19, 2014. National Archives CSV validator – a new digital preservation tool Today marks the official release of a new digital preservation tool developed by The National Archives, CSV Validator version 1.0. This follows on from well known tools such as DROID… …

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Genealogy News Bites to 12 Jun 2014

Following are the current genealogy news bites and headlines up to June 12, 2014. Ancestry.com Blog Comments on Y-DNA and mtDNA Tests As many of you know, we announced last week that we’re retiring our Y-DNA and mtDNA tests. Unfortunately, we didn’t explain clearly our rationale for our decision, which has led to confusion. We’d …

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Genealogy News Bites to May 26, 2014

Following are the recent Genealogy News Bites and Headlines to May 26, 2014   Genealogy News Bites and Headlines National Archives The National Archives at St. Louis thanks WWII Navy veteran Paul Wittmer The National Archives at St. Louis staff extended a special thanks to World War II U.S. Navy Veteran Paul Wittmer on April …

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Genealogy News Bites – May 14, 2014

Following are the newest ancestry and genealogy news bites and headlines since May 5, 2014. FamilySearch.org Blog Discussions: Users Can Now Delete Legacy Disputes A few years ago, FamilySearch.org copied disputes from new.FamilySearch.org into the Discussions feature in Family Tree. Those disputes are referred to as “legacy disputes.” When they were copied into Family Tree, …

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Genealogy News Bites – May 5, 2014

In an effort to help ease the load of searching for genealogy news and genealogy events, I prepare a ‘Genealogy News Bites’ post to gather together what I feel are the most important or informative genealogy news headlines from the previous week (or thereabouts). Following are the most recent and relevant genealogy news headlines.   …

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Genealogy News Bites – April 10, 2014

Following are the genealogy news bites and headlines up to April 10, 2014. The Week Adolf Hitler’s wife Eva Braun ‘had Jewish ancestry’ Scientists who extracted genetic material from Eva Braun’s hair found she had Jewish ancestry… Gloucester Citizen Old fashioned baby names dying out: The full list from Ancestry.co.uk Research carried out by Ancestry.co.uk …

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King Richard III’s genome to be sequenced by scientists.

Previous posts I’ve written described our fascination with King Richard III and the search for his grave, which ended successfully when his skeleton was unearthed in a Leicester parking lot in England. Now scientists have announced they will be sequencing Richard III’s DNA, which is of great interest to us and numerous other descendants of …

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