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

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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 or insult implied …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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) …

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 …