|Genealogy in the News|
GENEALOGY IN THE NEWS - JANUARY 2004
About 120 eighth-graders from Hamilton Middle School (Montana) spent the past six weeks researching their genetic and genealogical histories as part of a project for history and health classes. The Missoulian (MT), January 31, 2004.
Three judges have ruled that Ranald MacDonald should be recognised as Chief of the Name and Arms of MacDonald of Keppoch on present information. The Scotsman (UK), January 31, 2004.
The staff of the La Crosse Public Library's Archives and Local History room is researching answers to an increasing number of questions from the public. La Crosse Tribune (WI), January 30, 2004.
Some of the 850 historical sites surveyed in Cleburne County (Alabama) were presented recently in a special program sponsored by the Cleburne County Historical Society and Cleburne County Chamber of Commerce. Cleburne News (AL), January 29, 2004.
Two new public rooms containing information from the General Register Office for Scotland, National Archives of Scotland and the Court of the Lord Lyon are expected to be operational by 2006. Edinburgh Evening News (Scotland), January 28, 2004.
Eight years after he launched a one-man effort to clear brush and tidy up grave markers at abandoned Animas City Cemetery (Colorado), Henry Ninde threw in his pruning shears and cleaning rags. Durango Herald (CO), January 26, 2004.
Intergen has just started on a project to make New Zealand birth, marriage and death information available on the web. Computerworld New Zealand, January 21, 2004.
Family history research experts Ancestors Professional Genealogy Service, which offers professional family history research, has moved to Birmingham from Dover. Birmingham Evening Mail (England), January 20, 2004.
Modern day Kansas seems so mainstream with the rest of the United States but when we read the genealogy books about early day settlers from all over the world we realize the wide diversity within this country. Pittsburg Morning Sun (KS), January 18, 2004.
A Swain County (North Carolina) community group is nearly finished with plans to convert a vacant portion of the historic courthouse into a cultural heritage museum. Smoky Mountain News (NC), January 14, 2004.
A controversial DNA test is sold by a Sarasota biotechnology firm. DNA Print Genomics says it can tell your ancestral mixture of four major groups: African, European, American Indian and east Asian. St. Petersburg Times (FL), January 11, 2004.
A 715-page document --- containing almost 2,800 Waverly Phoenix obituaries in German --- is now available at the Waverly Public Library. Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier (IA), January 8, 2004.
Many genealogists who trace their family history find themselves with the additional burden of losing their name in translation. The Family Tree Magazine (GA), February/March 2004.
Colorado : Reconstructing the original hip roof of the Animas Museum will provide space for the new Generations Project Research Center. The center will house maps, books, genealogy files, marriage records, obituaries, photos and computer stations. Durango Herald (CO), January 5, 2004.
The funds will be used to buy supplies to re-house archives and manuscripts dating from 1805 to 1977 that document the public history of Middletown, CT. Middletown Press (CT), January 2, 2004.
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