Monday, June 24, 2019

Ten tips to help you with genealogy

Are you new to this and do not know how to start with your family history? Have you worked on this for a while and need tips to get on? This list will be appropriate for you. Ask...

May have up to 1000 brothers and sisters

Five years ago Dutch Ivo van Halen was told by his parents that he had been born with the help of a sperm donor. Now Ivo from Rotterdam is looking for his brothers and sisters. A DNA test has put him on the track of a multitude of brothers...

Stole genealogical sources

For the past few weeks there has been drama in the genealogical society. A new website called peoplelegacy.com has been taken to steal the content of the site findagrave.com. Stole user-uploaded content While it's serious enough that content is stolen from another site and presented by others as "their own", some...

Ancestry gets 20 million in tax relief to stay in Utah

Utah's government recently decided that Ancestry will get $ 20 million in tax relief to still leave its headquarters in Lehi, Utah. The decision is based on Ancestry having plans for 500 new employees and an investment of about $ 90 million in Utah.

(+) Ahnentafel and Kekule Numbering Systems

The following is a Plus Edition article written by and copyright by Dick Eastman. Genealogists often use terms that are not familiar to others. Most of these terms become familiar soon after we get involved in searching for our family trees. We soon speak of pedigree charts, enumerators, Henry...

Did Hitler have descendants?

If the message given around a dinner table in 1972 was correct, Adolf Hitler had both children and grandchildren. 40 years ago, French Philippe Loret and his six siblings sat around the dinner table as usual. What was not so...

Ancestry® Unveils Over 225 New Communities for Members Who Have Ties to France, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand

The following announcement was written by Ancestry®: At Ancestry®, we leverage the latest cutting-edge DNA science and technology to deliver detailed historical insights that empower you to uncover more about your family’s origins. Today, we released over 225 new AncestryDNA® communities to help our members who have ties to France, Canada,...

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.

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...

Ancestry® Unveils Over 225 New Communities for Members Who Have Ties to France, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand

The following announcement was written by Ancestry®: At Ancestry®, we leverage the latest cutting-edge DNA science and technology to deliver detailed historical insights that empower you to uncover more about your family’s origins. Today, we released over 225 new AncestryDNA® communities to help our members who have ties to France, Canada,...

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.