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...
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.
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...
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.
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...
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!
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.
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...
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...
If you have ancestors who migrated to the United States before 1890, their first meeting with the new country could have been Castle Garden. The better known immigrant reception area on Ellis Island did not start up until 1892. Castle...