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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 cooperation between Ancestry, MyHeritage and FamilySearch, all church registries from...
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. Read also: Norwegian emigrants to New Zealand
Dick Eastman · October 14, 2019 · Humor, People · No Comments I have been collecting humorous obituaries for a while. This story isn’t about an obituary but about something related, as created by a man with a similar sense of humor. As described by Ellie Houghtaling in the Mashable web Read more on Eastman's Genealogy Newsletter
Since last year, the Danish National Archives has been working to digitize archive material concerning the Faeroe Islands. The work has now come so far that some of the material has also been published atArkivalieronline under the theme Faeroe Islands. The Faeroe Islands consist of a number of small islands. They are located just...
Dick Eastman · October 14, 2019 · Uncategorized · No Comments Alternative Title: Columbus was Really Bad at Math Almost all the “facts” you learned in school about Christopher Columbus are wrong! Amongst other things, Columbus never proved that the earth is round and he never set foot in what is now North America. Read more on Eastman's...
Dick Eastman · October 14, 2019 · Societies · No Comments The following announcement was written by the Irish Genealogical Research Society: The Irish Genealogical Research Society is pleased to announce that it has revived its Student Membership Scheme and admitted a young enthusiast under the category. Daniel Loftus, a teenager from Co. Cork, has Read more...
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! The image is...
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. "The Golden State Killer" was apprehended in 2018 when the...
There were about 360 Norwegians and 11 Swedes who wanted to try their luck in New Zealand. It was then an unknown land far away on the other side of the world. They left Norway on the 30th of May. After 3 1/2 months at sea, on September 15th in 1872 they finally arrived in the new...
Some places are of greater cultural-historical value to us than others. One of these places is the immigrant reception at Ellis Island. Over 12 million people passed here before they could start their new life in America. Ellis Island opened its doors on January 1, 1892 as a reception for...
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