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Genealogy News Bites – April 10, 2014

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

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

I logged onto my Facebook this morning 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. I’ve written in the past about my belief that teaching our kids about their heritage […]

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Icelandic Ancestry: the Icelandic genealogy database is now available online.

Icelandic Ancestry: the Icelandic genealogy database is now available online.

Previously, I wrote about the Incest Prevention App called ‘Sifjaspellsspillir’ or ‘Incest Spoiler’. It was created by University of Iceland students for a contest by the Íslendingabók database and its purpose is to alert two people of a possible familial connection when they tap their phones. Today, in a related story, the “Icelandic Roots: Genealogy, […]

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Debate about numbers, percentages and odds in genealogy fascinates.

Debate about numbers, percentages and odds in genealogy fascinates.

There will always be debate about numbers, percentages and odds in genealogy. I am so lucky that we have such a wide range of ancestries and national origins in my husband’s and my family trees. Those who have read my posts before are already well aware that our ancestries branch off from four (or five) […]

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The largest family tree ever may help with research into genetic traits.

The largest family tree ever may help with research into genetic traits.

I was amazed to read on the “nature” blog that a genome hacker has discovered what is believed to be the largest family tree of 13 million linked individuals. This family tree was constructed with data from online genealogy sites, and the researchers plan to analyse genetic traits and how they pass from generation to […]

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Genealogical Research of Vermont Ancestors is Getting Easier

Genealogical Research of Vermont Ancestors is Getting Easier

Find Your Vermont Ancestors A federal grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities has paid for a Vermont Digital Newspaper Project planned to take two years for scanning up to 100,00 pages from Vermont newspapers of the 1800′s and early 1900′s, providing highly sought information about Vermont ancestors of researchers. Vermont is only the […]

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Christine Blythe
Empty Nest Genealogy
Chilliwack , British Columbia , V2P 5B9Canada
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