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This Week Genealogy News

Untouched 18th Century Woodworking Shop Found in Plymouth, Mass.

"The first time I saw it, I about fell over," said Ritchie Garrison, professor of history professor and director of the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture at the University of Delaware. "It was a bit [...]

10 Commandments Digitised by University of Cambridge

A 2,000-year-old copy of the 10 Commandments and other key religious manuscripts have been digitised and put online by the University of Cambridge. The fragile Nash Papyrus, as it is known, is one of the oldest [...]

Are You Related to Taylor Swift?

Taylor Alison Swift was born in Reading, Pennsylvania. Her father, Scott Kingsley Swift, is a Merrill Lynch financial adviser. He was raised in Pennsylvania and is the descendant of three generations of bank presidents. Her mother, [...]

Are You Related to Bob Barker?

Barker was born on December 12, 1923 in Darrington, Washington, and spent most of his youth on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The U.S. Indian Census Rolls, 1885-1940, list Barker as an official member [...]

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Brother's Keeper 6.6.5 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)
* Changed: Two ways to print Location Notes on Group sheet. One way prints the location name before printing the note.
* Fixed a problem of 'overflow' if you [...]

Evidence Of 98 Deaths At Florida Reform School Found

The researchers used ground penetrating radar to find at least 50 grave sites at the Arthur G Dozier School for Boys and said there could be more yet to be discovered. Evidence of other deaths was [...]

History Etched In Glass: Priceless Images Go To National Library of Australia

In an age when photographs are shot, finessed and circulated to millions of people within seconds, Australia's rarest collection of photojournalism is an evocative insight into another time.
Not just into the events of that time - [...]

Are You Related to Emily Dickinson?

Emily Elizabeth Dickinson was born at the family's homestead in Amherst, Massachusetts, into a prominent, but not wealthy, family. Two hundred years earlier, her patrilineal ancestors had arrived in the New World-in the Puritan Great Migration-where [...]

The Hobbit Author JRR Tolkien Link To Newcastle Found In Graveyard

A little piece of Hobbit history was discovered in the North East. In the month the new film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is released, it is Tyneside that holds a special Tolkien secret.
The first of [...]

GeneaNet: Download And Print A Very Attractive Ancestry Chart For Free!

On GeneaNet, you can now download (in PDF) and print a very attractive ancestry chart for free!
There are 5 themes available and you can change the content: font, date format, on a single page/on multiple pages, etc.
Offer a beautiful ancestry [...]

An Interactive Map of The Blitz: Where And When The Bombs Fell On London

The terrible density of bombs that fell on London during the Blitz - the prolonged Nazi bombing campaign that lasted from September 1940 to May 1941, and killed 40,000 civilians nationwide - is well-known. The city [...]

Honolulu, Hawaii: Pearl Harbor Survivor Helps Identify Unknown Dead

Ray Emory could not accept that more than one quarter of the 2,400 Americans who died at Pearl Harbor were buried, unidentified, in a volcanic crater. And so he set out to restore names to the [...]

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