Saturday, May 25, 2019

Tips to help you to get further with genealogy

We all have them in our family trees, the relatives that we cannot find out more about. Where did they disappear? Who really was the father of your great-grandfather? Why is the great great grandmother not listed in the same church records as their older and younger...

You can be tracked in the DNA bases of MyHeritage and Ancestry without even submitting a sample

DNA databases are beginning to spread in scope, both in terms of suppliers and, not least, in the amount of DNA that is stored. Even if you have not submitted your DNA yourself you can be found in these databases.

How to inspire young people to genealogy

The nightmare of every genealogist is that no one else in the family appreciates the work that you yourself have laboriously used many years to assemble. It would be frustrating that they might think it is not interesting at all! At best, you hope that your...

Genealogy will be easier in Norway from 2020

The National Archives is constantly working to simplify access to the family history sources and the information they contain. There are especially two changes that will make your work about finding your ancestors far easier from 2020. Through a...

Using a Chromebox as My Primary Day-to-day Computer

The following article has little to do with genealogy, family history, DNA, or the other topics normally covered in this newsletter. However, it does discuss my recent experiences with low-cost computing and I think it may be of interest to many readers of this newsletter. Here is a conversation I...

More about the first Norwegians in New Zealand (with link to the identified graves at Norsewood Cemetery)

Like many other cultures in foreign countries, the settlers in New Zealand had social gatherings. South of Norsewood, in the Wairarapa area, there was annually held "ring rider parties" with competitions that showed the participants' skills in different ways.

Struggling Care Worker Becomes Lord of $60 Million English Estate After DNA Test Proves He’s an Heir

Dick Eastman · May 24, 2019 · People · No Comments Did you ever wish to inherit a fortune from a rich uncle who had recently passed away? That happened to Jordan Adlard-Rogers. He received a roughly $60 million inheritance from an uncle that previously Adlard-Rogers...

Finding the date of death of your ancestors

Most genealogists have probably more birth dates on their family tree than death dates (or years). The reason for this is that it is primarily through censuses and baptism records that we find our ancestors. Censuses and baptism records, not...

X-rays recreated damaged photo

Madalena Kozachuck discovered, just by chance, that she was able to reproduce a destroyed image from the early 1900s. Kozachuck is a PhD fellow at the University of Western Ontario in Canada. Together with her colleagues, she was rather looking to reveal how the image was destroyed!

Struggling Care Worker Becomes Lord of $60 Million English Estate After DNA Test Proves He’s an Heir

Dick Eastman · May 24, 2019 · People · No Comments Did you ever wish to inherit a fortune from a rich uncle who had recently passed away? That happened to Jordan Adlard-Rogers. He received a roughly $60 million inheritance from an uncle that previously Adlard-Rogers...

Asking people to take DNA tests in search of criminals

Similar to many like-minded businesses, American FamilyTreeDNA now offers genealogists and other interested parties the opportunity to test their DNA. Potential customers are being urged to submit a saliva test to help the FBI find criminals.