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GENEALOGY IN THE NEWS - NOVEMBER 2004
It takes a lot of patience to do genealogy and if you think it's going to go fast and furious, you will probably be very disappointed. Brewton Standard (AL), December 1, 2004.
The National Archives for Scotland has seen a 50 per cent increase in the number of people logging on to its website - most of them hours after BBC2 genealogy programme Who Do You Think You Are? has been screened. The Scotsman (UK), November 30, 2004.
1.8 million people call West Virginia home, but many more can trace their roots back to the Mountain State. Their desire to learn more about family histories has created a state tourism boom. USA Today (US), November 30, 2004.
The Houston County Historical Society needs more space and climate- controlled storage. To meet those needs, the board of directors launched a $700,000 capital fund drive. La Crosse Tribune (WI), November 29, 2004.
Sports commentator and former rugby player John Beattie was offered the chance to have his family tree researched by the General Registrar for Scotland to help promote their new online genealogy service. The Scotsman (SCT), November 26, 2004.
The abolition of 1,000 years of feudalism in Scotland will lead to a flood of bogus barony titles, the head of one of the country’s oldest noble families has warned. The Sunday Times (UK), November 28, 2004.
The branches of a family tree are wrought with many twisting and turning branches. But once a genealogy is begun, the searchers say the fruits of their harvest keep them hungering for more. Westside News (NY), November 28, 2004.
St. George, Utah, will be the site of the Genealogy and Family Heritage Jamboree, February 11-12, 2005, at the spacious Dixie Convention Center. Hurricane Valley Journal (UT), November 24, 2004.
Yad Vashem, the Holocaust museum and archive in Jerusalem, has assembled the largest and most comprehensive listing of Jewish Holocaust victims' names. Barre Montpelier Times Argus (VT), November 21, 2004.
If you don't record stories about your ancestors, they will become just names and dates on paper for your descendants. Winona Daily News (MN), November 19, 2004.
The Bureau County Genealogy Society (Illinois) will hear a presentation Dec. 2 on German influence on American culture. Kewanee Star Courier (IL), November 23, 2004.
A Website that lets families read their ancestors’ first world war medal records received more than 1m hits in the week before its official launch today, on Remembrance Sunday. The Sunday Times (UK), November 14, 2004.
History, archaeology, genealogy, romance and courage are all part of the lore of the Civil War submarine, H.L. Hunley, as recounted last week in the Salt Lake Main Library. Deseret Morning News (UT), November 8, 2004.
At family gatherings, talk of the latest ailments is a dinnertime staple. Federal health officials want Americans to take that a bit further over the Thanksgiving weekend and serve up a little health genealogy that could benefit current and future generations. Scripps Howard News Service (US), November 8, 2004.
The Saline County Genealogical Society, after spending its first 12 years operating without a permanent meeting place, has finally found the perfect place that they can call home. Beatrice Daily Sun (NE), November 6, 2004.
Ever since the Four Winds Tribe, Louisiana Cherokee Confederacy was recognized by the state in 1997, dozens of families in the Plainview area have researched their genealogy to find they, too, belong to the tribe. KATC-TV (LA), November 10, 2004.
It is a small gold badge dangling from a red, white and blue ribbon, small enough to fit in Donald Sanford's hand. But to the Lavalette, W.Va., resident, that medal is a priceless treasure that links him to his family history and to the bravery of a previous generation. The Ironton Tribune (OH), November 5, 2004.
A Birmingham couple, Alistair and Joanne MacNichol, are set to become the youngest people in Britain to be awarded their own coat of arms. Birmingham Post (England), November 5, 2004.
Edinburgh’s New Register House and sister building, General Register House, which holds the National Archives of Scotland, may look like antiquated repositories, but they are at the forefront of a genealogical revolution in which Scotland leads the world. The Scotsman (UK), November 3, 2004.
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