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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 common was that their father that day could tell them...
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. A relative of yours may have submitted a DNA sample...
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...
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...
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 to forget the notices of marriage and confirmation, are all...
Family research is easier than you might think. The ones who search for their Norwegian ancestry are actually quite lucky. The reason we are fortunate is that we have The National Archives of Norway. Through the Digital Archives they digitize and make a number of family history sources available online...
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