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GENEALOGY IN THE NEWS - DECEMBER 2003

  • Measure toughens penalties for desecrating historic cemeteries
    The bill (HB 46) was signed into law by Gov. Ed Rendell on Dec. 16 after receiving overwhelming support in the House and Senate. Citizen's Voice (PA), December 24, 2003.

  • Largest Mongol genealogy listed in ancient archive
    The genealogy of a Mongol family related to the descendants of the great Mongol Emperor Genghis Khan has been included in China's list of ancient archives. ChinaView, December 22, 2003.

  • Dundee genealogy unit hailed as success
    A new development by Dundee City Council will make it easier for individuals or families trying to trace their roots. Evening Telegraph (Scotland), December 24, 2003

  • German finds roots in Robeson : Family tree adds branch for Christmas
    All Stephanie Hunt wanted for Christmas was a 57-year-old truck driver from Germany. All Herbert Ederer wanted for Christmas was a homecoming with the seven brothers and sisters he didn't know existed until the summer of 2002. Together, they're celebrating the granting of their Christmas wishes. The Robesonian (NC), December 22, 2003

  • Address books can be a source of information
    We need to be careful to keep all of our old address books for posterity to find, even those old ones from "way, way back." Pittsburg Morning Sun (KS), December 21, 2003

  • Think about how to preserve family history
    Families not only preserve their history through genealogy and oral traditions, but they often maintain collections of family material. Community News Weekly (NY), December 19, 2003

  • Genealogy Forum : Medical records can reveal data
    Records of physicians' attendance to people who have been injured on the job are an often overlooked source in tracing people. Pittsburg Morning Sun (KS), December 14, 2003

  • Roommates discover a bond going back to Lewis and Clark
    A random room assignment at a North Seattle nursing home recently brought together two strangers with common roots in the collaboration of discovery that defined America. Seattle Post Intelligencer (WA), December 12, 2003

  • We're All Cousins...Sort Of
    For 27 years Brooke Shiotani thought she had a 50-50 heritage because her mother is German, her father Japanese. But her DNA revealed something different. KOMO News (WA), December 12, 2003

  • Give the gift that unwraps you -- a DNA family tree
    Belltown company offers trace of roots -- into prehistory. Seattle Post Intelligencer (WA), December 11, 2003

  • Census information a key research item
    Genealogy Forum : Census highlights for three states: Arkansas, California, and Colorado. Pittsburg Morning Sun (KS), December 7, 2003

  • Web Spawns Growth in Tracing Family Trees
    At 62, Dolores Farley Mason recently tracked down a sister she never knew she had along with about 100 other family members. FOX News (USA), December 8, 2003

  • Hokah bones stir up theories: Many talking about local woman who disappeared in 1928
    Anna Vogel disappeared without a trace from her Hokah, Minnesota home Dec. 11, 1928. Winona Daily News (MN), December 4, 2003

  • Collector Wants To Return Family Bible
    Joyce McLean Smith of Lillington has a Bible she wants to give to family members of Mary E. Robertson Hundley who was born May 2, 1871. She was given the Bible during a yard sale in Angier. Dunn Daily Record (NC), December 1, 2003



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