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  • Buried beneath the Green: skulls, bones, et cetera
    Featuring tombstones dating back to 1687, the Center Church Crypt is one of only a handful of crypts like it in the United States. Yale Daily News (CT), October 31, 2003

  • Researcher Tracks Family History in Finklea Community
    Carolyn Harrelson Buckley is tracing a genealogy that tells as much about Horry County as it does about her own ancestors. Loris Scene (SC), October 29, 2003

  • Order of the First Families of Maryland
    Some families might find genealogy information in special organizations such as The Order of the First Families. Pittsburg Morning Sun (KS), October 26, 2003

  • Philadelphia and Hempstead Make a Genealogical Connection through African Atlantic Genealogical Society
    A delegation from the African American Museum in Philadelphia paid a visit to the African American Museum of Nassau County, in Hempstead, to observe the recently established Genealogy Room. Press Release, October 27, 2003

  • Professor Bryan Sykes - Genetics as History
    Pete Hodgson, the Minister for Research, Science and Technology, can trace a direct line of maternal descent back to a woman who lived in Syria about 10,000 years ago, according to results just announced by the Royal Society of New Zealand.. Press Release: The Royal Society of New Zealand, October 24, 2003.

  • Gravestone rubber's tales from beyond
    Armed with a wax wedge and archival paper, Roberta Halporn peruses cemeteries looking for interesting stones. Jewish World Review

  • Online access to Scots wills
    The final wills and testaments of some of Scotland's most famous and influential figures have been made available online for the first time.. BBC News (UK), October 23, 2003.

  • More than ancestry ties Czechoslovak society members together
    Protivin and Spillville are heavily populated Czechoslovak communities. And a new chapter of the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences has found a home in Spillville. Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier (IA), October 20, 2003.

  • A woman's rightful place
    Book review : America's Women: 400 Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates, and Heroines. The Boston Globe (MA), October 19, 2003.

  • Tracking genes in Iceland
    Sifting Viking records yields a marker for stroke. San Francisco Chronicle (CA), October 19, 2003.

  • Library to display Lemen photos on Web site
    Historic photographs taken by prolific Madison photographer Harry Lemen document Madison, Jefferson County and other locations in Indiana through the mid-20th century. Madison Courier (IN), October 18, 2003.

  • Non-traditional places can yield information
    Genealogy : Don't overlook some obvious references because they are in non-traditional places. Pittsburg Morning Sun (KS), October 19, 2003.

  • Marker to be placed at grave of soldier
    Marty Meek has located what he believes to be the gravesite of his great-great-grandfather, Sidney Martin Meeks, a civil war veteran. The Meeks family is planning a dedication ceremony to recognize and commemorate their ancestor. Cleburne News (AL), October 17, 2003.

  • Library dedication set
    The new library for Prescott and Nevada County, Arkansas is about to open. The new facilities genealogy department will have state-of-the equipment, more computers for the public to use and a children's area. Nevada County Picayune (AR), October 15, 2003.

  • Pioneers who put the brave into New World
    New exhibition at the Royal Museum in Edinburgh : Trailblazers - Scots in Canada.The Scotsman (UK), October 13, 2003.

  • For the record
    Alice Henneberry, an officer in the Erie Society for Genealogical Research, has been working on her family history for decades. Erie Times-News (PA), October 12, 2003.

  • Roland Bailey To Receive Award
    The Woolwich Historical Society (Maine) announced this week that Roland Bailey has been selected as the organization's first recipient of the Distinguished Service Award. Bailey is renowned for his encyclopedic knowledge of the genealogy of Woolwich families and for his willingness to share it with others. Wiscasset Newspaper (ME), October 9, 2003.

  • City council OKs more cash for turning old armory into museum
    Athens, Ohio City Council voted Monday to appropriate $2,500 more to help the Athens County Historical Society and Museum fund a design proposal for transforming the armory building into a museum and genealogical library. The Athens News (OH), October 9, 2003.

  • Stadium is first step
    Along with the stadium plans, Liverpool Football Club bosses are handing in proposals for the renovation of Stanley Park, including the neighbouring Anfield Cemetery, and a ground-breaking genealogy centre. Liverpool Echo (UK), October 8, 2003.

  • Reunion brings common ground
    Descendants of a white slave owner and his African-American slaves gathered yesterday to learn more about their shared past as Friersons, which came about because slaves often took the name of the landowner. The Tennessean (TN), October 8, 2003.

  • Oregon, Ohio museum loaded with variety of artifacts
    Every time period after 1800 exists in harmony at the Oregon-Jerusalem Historical Society. Toledo Blade (OH), October 9, 2003.

  • Heart Study
    World-renown study began as a high school project, when students were given forms to fill out about family history. Bogalusa Daily News (LA), October 8, 2003.

  • Society nurtures Holt County history
    A good chunk of history was lost in the fire of the museum in 1994, but the Holt County Historical Society continues to seek out and collect documents and artifacts that detail the county’s history. St. Joseph News Press (MO), October 4, 2003.

  • History center offers insight into ancestors
    More than 40 events are scheduled throughout family history month at the Michigan Library and Historical Center, most of them free. Lansing State Journal (MI), October 3, 2003.

  • Fair helps trace roots
    Chicago Archives Fair will be hosted by the South Suburban Genealogical and Historical Society from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the society's new location, 3000 W. 170th Place, Hazel Crest. The Times (Munster, IN), October 16, 2003.

  • A Happy Mother-Daughter Reunion
    Troy Dunn, the chief reunion officer for, says, “Our number one technique for finding lost family members is actually to do genealogy.” CBS News (USA), September 30, 2003.

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