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Peter Jackson is the man behind the films from Tolkien's book, "The Lord of the Rings". With his new documentary, "They Shall Not Grow Old", he has again completed a project in the forefront of what is possible in the film industry today. This time his project is...
Spotify is one of the world's largest distributors of streamed music and has now entered into a partnership with AncestryDNA. This means that once your genetic composition is uncovered, you can listen to your own playlists adapted to your DNA. As we know, the saliva sample delivered to AncestryDNA results...
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 the elders before it's too lateThe information they provide can...
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 and sisters. Anonymous sperm donor After the initial shock he was curious...
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 of the content that was stolen was uploaded to findagrave.com...
Historical maps have become very accessible online. A Google search on historical maps will show a number of websites that have collected maps of many different areas in the world. Two web pages stand out as very good for general map searches in Norway. Maybe you want to look a little closer at how an ancestor's world...
Summer is a time of the year when many of us are planning to visit key locations for some of our family branches. By moving our focus on our ancestors from a textual to a physical approach can give many of us a good memory for life. There is something special to be in...
Through a collaboration with various actors, The National Archives is to digitize more than 500 volumes of U.S. Navy muster rolls. The muster rolls will be accessible to the public through the National Archives Catalog. The project is part of...
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 siblings? Sometimes we...
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 descendants will place your work in a drawer hopefully to...
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