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Clubs & Groups: Genealogy, History, Lodges - The Daily Herald

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 09:34:38 +0000


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Clubs & Groups: Genealogy, History, Lodges
The Daily Herald
Genealogy, Arlington: The Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society meets 1 p.m. second Tuesdays. Meeting locations change monthly while the Arlington Boys and Girls Club undergoes a remodel. The SVGS library is open select days at 6111 188th Place ...




Dallas group to get journalist's view of genealogy research - NewsOK.com

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 06:01:14 +0000


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Dallas group to get journalist's view of genealogy research
NewsOK.com
the Dallas Genealogical Society will meet 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 4 in the First Floor Auditorium, J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young Street, Dallas. Pat Gordon, a former newspaper reporter with The Dallas Morning News and recently ...




Delving into family history can bring surprises - CapeGazette.com

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 20:05:08 +0000

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Delving into family history can bring surprises
CapeGazette.com
Identification of ancestors becomes progressively more difficult the farther back you go in generations because records did not exist or were lost.” Some people use websites such as Ancestry.com or AncestryDNA to learn specifics about their geographic ...




Are you my cousin? A DNA check shows we're all just mutts | Quigley - NJ.com

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 14:46:31 +0000

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Are you my cousin? A DNA check shows we're all just mutts | Quigley
NJ.com
I remembered the stories my grandparents told, and I'd researched my heritage through Ancestry.com all the way back to the mid 1700's. Because my husband's ... None of our ancestors needed papers to cross a border generations ago. They required only ...




Free genealogy classes scheduled - Bryan-College Station Eagle

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 06:03:47 +0000


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Free genealogy classes scheduled
Bryan-College Station Eagle
Free classes designed for beginners who would like to explore genealogy or family history are set to start Monday. The classes, sponsored by the Texas Research Ramblers Genealogical Society, will run from 10:05 a.m. to 11:55 a.m. and continue Jan.




Genealogy workshops planned - The Daily Citizen

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 05:24:48 +0000

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The Daily Citizen

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Genealogy workshops planned
The Daily Citizen
Jean Drew, left, and Virgelia Meek work to solve a family tree research problem at a previous Whitfield-Murray Historical Society genealogy workshop. prev. next. The Whitfield-Murray Historical Society once again offers family tree research workshops.




Dubious ancestors - DAWN.com

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 03:28:09 +0000

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Dubious ancestors
DAWN.com
Take the example of the Pakistani-American lad who was always told that his ancestors came from Arabia until in August 2016 when he got his DNA tested. The results showed that he was 97 percent South Asian and had zero percent Middle Eastern ancestry ...




Genealogy Society of Cobb County Georgia set to have its Monthly Meeting on Tuesday - MDJOnline.com

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 03:14:10 +0000


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Genealogy Society of Cobb County Georgia set to have its Monthly Meeting on Tuesday
MDJOnline.com
The Genealogy Society of Cobb County Georgia Monthly Meeting for January will feature the program “How to Use Galileo for Genealogy Research” on Tuesday, Jan. 24, from 7 to 8 p.m.. Laura W. Carter, a native of Athens, Clarke County, Georgia, will ...




Free Family History Library webinars and classes in February 2017​ - Deseret News

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 00:47:50 +0000

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Free Family History Library webinars and classes in February 2017​
Deseret News
Treat yourself to a free family history class, or two or three, in February. There are 22 from which to choose. The world renowned Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, has announced its free line up of live webinars and classes in February 2017.




Canton Public Library announces free genealogy series - Canton Citizen Newspaper

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:21:08 +0000

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Canton Public Library announces free genealogy series
Canton Citizen Newspaper
The first program on Saturday, January 28, at 2 p.m. will cover some of the basics of genealogy research, including what resources the Canton Public Library has to offer. Subsequent programs will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 11, and ...




MLK's ancestors believed to have lived in Putnam County - Eatonton Messenger

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:20:51 +0000


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MLK's ancestors believed to have lived in Putnam County
Eatonton Messenger
According to the GenealBlogie, noted genealogist William Addams Reitwiesner, who compiled the “The Ancestry of Martin Luther King Jr.,” listed white plantation owner William Nelson Williams (1804-1863) as Dr. King's great-great grandfather on his ...




Biracial Actress Meghan Markle Recounts Her Family's History With Racism: 'It Still Haunts Me' - PEOPLE.com

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:16:26 +0000

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Biracial Actress Meghan Markle Recounts Her Family's History With Racism: 'It Still Haunts Me'
PEOPLE.com
Meghan Markle is opening up about her family's history with racism and the discrimination she has experienced being biracial. The 35-year-old actress, whose mother is African-American and father is Caucasian, penned a candid essay in honor of Martin ...




Local Woman Uses Genealogy To Unite Relatives, Preserve Gravesite Of Ancestors - Seattle Medium

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:07:23 +0000

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Local Woman Uses Genealogy To Unite Relatives, Preserve Gravesite Of Ancestors
Seattle Medium
Genealogy has motivated an emerging field of course work on college campuses and a proliferation of new television shows. And it has spawned affinity groups across the country, including the Black Genealogy Research Group in Seattle, of which Collins ...




Genealogy Site Cause for Concern - FOX Illinois

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:32:06 +0000

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Genealogy Site Cause for Concern
FOX Illinois
FamilyTreeNOW.com is a genealogy website that boasts they have "billions of historical records including census records, birth records, death records," and more -- much like other genealogy websites. But there's a catch as this one's for free. "There ...




How that creepy fake genealogy site knows - The Outline

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:05:29 +0000

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How that creepy fake genealogy site knows
The Outline
The website FamilyTreeNow presents itself as an alternative to genealogy websites such as Ancestry and FamilySearch. It claims to have “one of the largest collections of genealogy records anywhere.” Some old-timey photos adorning the site give the ...




Tracing your Irish ancestors? These new records might help - Irish Times

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:56:31 +0000

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Irish Times

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Tracing your Irish ancestors? These new records might help
Irish Times
Millions of historic Irish births, deaths and marriage records have become available to the public online for the first time. More than 2.5 million images of old documents from the General Register Office can now be accessed for free from ...




Family history classes offered at Riverton FamilySearch Library Jan. 21, 28 - Deseret News

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 12:00:25 +0000

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Family history classes offered at Riverton FamilySearch Library Jan. 21, 28
Deseret News
Classes offered at 10:10 a.m. include: “Why You Want a Tree in Ancestry.com” by Art Robbins; “Accessing and Navigating FamilySearch Family Tree” lab for beginners, by Linda Baker; “Research Using Ancestry.com, Part 1,” by Julie Merrill; and ...




Why children need to know their family history - The Guardian

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 06:15:31 +0000


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Why children need to know their family history
The Guardian
Much of this work is from the late 90s, when psychologists Marshall Duke and Robyn Fivush of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, asked 48 families 20 questions about their family history. They found that the more the children knew, the stronger their ...




Remove Your Name From This Creepy 'Family History' Site—If You Can - Fortune

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 20:26:38 +0000

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Remove Your Name From This Creepy 'Family History' Site—If You Can
Fortune
People began scrambling this week to erase their name from an obscure website called Family Tree Now after discovering a remarkable amount of personal information on the site—including age, home addresses (current and past) and names of family ...
Your personal information is being publicly displayed on Family Tree NowNEWS10 ABC
My Family Tree: How to opt out and remove personal information ...Business Insider

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The Citrus Family Tree - National Geographic

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 20:03:45 +0000

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National Geographic

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The Citrus Family Tree
National Geographic
Yet a fruit group of such illustrious history won't be exterminated so easily. The future is likely to bring more types of citrus, not fewer. “Citrus is competitive,” says citrus breeder and geneticist Fred Gmitter, explaining how global researchers ...




You've probably never heard of this creepy genealogy site, but it knows a lot about you - Chicago Tribune

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 05:03:51 +0000

Chicago Tribune You've probably never heard of this creepy genealogy site, but it knows a lot about youChicago TribuneEarly Tuesday morning, Anna Brittain got a text from her sister: Did she know about Familytreenow.com? The relatively unknown site, which presents itself as a free genealogy resource, seemed to know an awful lot about her. "The site listed my 3- and ...Genealogy website ignites privacy concernsKAREGenealogy site raises concerns about easy access to personal informationWSPA.comFree genealogy site lets anyone look up your personal information; Here's how to remove itNew York's PIX11 / WPIX-TVKSL.com -Newsday -snopes.comall 29 news articles » [...]



Learn family history, indexing Jan. 14 - Walton Sun

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:56:48 +0000

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Learn family history, indexing Jan. 14
Walton Sun
The family history team of Tom and Irene Price is poised to descend on the Fort Walton Beach Area from 4-6 p.m. Jan. 14. Childcare is available so bring your laptops and other devices to the Fort Walton Stake Center, 334 Lake Drive, and be prepared to ...




Looking for family history? Boston archdiocese is digitizing Catholic ... - Catholic News Agency

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 22:43:54 +0000

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Looking for family history? Boston archdiocese is digitizing Catholic ...
Catholic News Agency
If you've been wanting to learn more about your family tree, a new online database is making the search easier with digitized Catholic parish records in the ...

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Can you find your ancestors among these 1916 autographs? - IrishCentral

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 09:23:31 +0000

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Can you find your ancestors among these 1916 autographs?
IrishCentral
Inside Kilmainham Gaol: Prisoners' autograph books from 1916 published online. The collection offers a compelling insight into the minds of the men of 1916.Tourism Ireland. A collection of autograph books owned by prisoners during the 1916 Rising has ...




Boston Archdiocese creates online database to help Catholics trace family history - Catholic Herald Online

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 07:55:42 +0000

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Boston Archdiocese creates online database to help Catholics trace family history
Catholic Herald Online
Two of Boston's most venerable institutions are teaming up to create an online database of hundreds of thousands of Catholic Church documents to help people trace their family histories. The New England Historic Genealogical Society and the Archdiocese ...
Boston Archdiocese creates online database to help Catholics trace ...Malaysian Christian News

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Lifetime visa to Indians whose ancestors migrated abroad - Free Press Journal

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 06:05:08 +0000

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Lifetime visa to Indians whose ancestors migrated abroad
Free Press Journal
India's obsession with ascertaining the ancestry of every OCI card applicant is rooted in preventing those of Pakistani or Bangladeshi origin from using the facility to gain a lifelong visa to enter the country – though many of their ancestors came ...

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How to Discover and Preserve Your Family History - Good4Utah

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 16:11:02 +0000

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How to Discover and Preserve Your Family History
Good4Utah
Family History is discovering, preserving, and sharing family connections, memories, and stories. With that in mind, family history means connecting with family through social media. Family History means photographing family. Family History means ...




Benedict Cumberbatch is 'distantly related' to Sherlock Holmes author Arthur Conan Doyle, researchers claim - The Independent

Sun, 01 Jan 2017 12:58:04 +0000

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Benedict Cumberbatch is 'distantly related' to Sherlock Holmes author Arthur Conan Doyle, researchers claim
The Independent
In a piece of sleuthing Holmes himself might have been proud of, Ancestry.com said it had established that Mr Cumberbatch, 40, and Sir Arthur, who died in 1930, are sixteenth cousins, twice removed. Their common ancestor was John of Gaunt, duke of ...
Sherlock showrunner explains that shocking premiere endingEntertainment Weekly

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Benedict Cumberbatch is Related to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Because Of Course - The Mary Sue

Sat, 31 Dec 2016 22:05:03 +0000

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Benedict Cumberbatch is Related to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Because Of Course
The Mary Sue
The researchers at Ancestry.com have found that Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays Sherlock Holmes on the BBC/PBS show Sherlock, is (rather distantly) related to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the original writer of the Sherlock Holmes stories. They reportedly ...
'Sherlock' Season 4 Preview: Sherlock vs. Baby Watson — Final Season? | TVLineTVLine

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Bias meets DNA: Students at Pennsylvania college asked to learn their ancestry - Chicago Tribune

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 03:39:29 +0000

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Bias meets DNA: Students at Pennsylvania college asked to learn their ancestry
Chicago Tribune
When a white student said that 1 percent of his ancestry was African, two black students sitting next to him gave him fist bumps and said: "Yes! Brother." "Some people have never had a happy conversation about race," Foeman said. But in her class at ...

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