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  • Ashkenazi or Sephardi? DNA Unites Jewish Families, but Raises Questions
    Twenty-five families, 22 of them now Jewish, have been identified via DNA testing as descendants of a common paternal ancestor who lived several hundred years ago., May 29, 2006.

  • Library and Archives Canada: Unique Website Allows Chinese-Canadians to Explore their Roots
    Library and Archives Canada is pleased to announce a new partnership initiative that allows Canadians of Chinese origin to explore their roots. Press Release (NJ), May 31, 2006.

  • A time to honor ancestors, veterans
    Victory (New York) Union Cemetery contains the graves of early settlers and founding fathers, politicians and professionals, veterans of all wars, and more than 200 graves of the very young. Auburn Citizen (NY), May 29, 2006.

  • Web site locates graves in Utah
    The Utah Division of State History offers a searchable Web site that can quickly tell where 605,931 people are buried in 365 Utah cemeteries. Deseret Morning News (UT), May 29, 2006.

  • Scout's cemetery service draws national attention
    Brad Jencks, 15, compiled a 1,500-page book of information about the old Bingham Cemetery in Utah. The information he collected is now online. Deseret News (UT), May 28, 2006.

  • Holocaust Victims' Names May Remain in Mormon Database
    Jewish leaders in a dispute with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints over the practice of posthumous baptisms say there is new evidence that names of Jewish Holocaust victims continue to show up in the church's vast genealogical database. KSL-TV (UT), May 26, 2006.

  • Never forgotten
    Missing in a lost grave on a remote Alaskan island for 60 years, the remains of a World War II aviator Robert Keller are coming home to Colorado. Rocky Mountain News (CO), May 26, 2006.

  • Hall of Heroes effort to honor Talladega County, Alabama war-time veterans
    More than 110 photographs and bios have been submitted to date, with more coming in every day. The Daily Home (AL), May 28, 2006.

  • Experts foresee computer changes
    Corporate and university researchers chart four major compass points for the future. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (PA), May 25, 2006.

  • Origini : One man's quest to trace his Italian heritage
    Mass. : A Leominster man with more than four decades experience in industry and education is now completing a 400page manuscript chronicling his Italian roots. Leominster Champion (MA), May 24, 2006.

  • 'It's been a great quest'
    Thousands of Americans died at war without their families knowing the details of how the end came, but the unanswered questions can beg answers for generations in a family. The Republican (MA), May 24, 2006.

  • County’s past recaptured as archive center debuts
    Scores of documents are made available to the public through the opening of the newly created Delaware County (Pennsylvania) Archives. Delaware County Times (PA), May 24, 2006.

  • Website aids Jews' search for ancestors
    Jews rely more on a genealogy community because they face hurdles others don't. Boston Globe (MA), May 25, 2006.

  • National Archives Sponsors Mandatory Declassification Review Workshop
    Have you ever requested a record from the National Archives or one of its Presidential Libraries only to be informed it was not available because it contained classified national security information? Learn about your rights to insist that the record be reviewed in order to ensure that it still meets the standards for continued classification, a process that, the vast majority of times, results in the record being declassified in whole or in part. NARA Press Release, May 12, 2006.

  • Bones back in Kansas
    DNA evidence pending in landmark 1879 case involving John Wesley Hillmon. Rocky Mountain News (CO), May 22, 2006.

  • NARA sets ERA release date
    The National Archives and Records Administration expects to unveil initial capabilities of its Electronic Records Archive in September 2007. (US), May 22, 2006.

  • Disturbed cemetery descendants traced
    New evidence in the investigation of a rural Dougherty County, Georgia cemetery that was harrowed over by workers at a neighboring plantation. WALB News 10 (GA), May 19, 2006.

  • The National Archives website is now searchable at the touch of a button
    WThe National Archives Global Search, the organisation´s most comprehensive online search engine yet, has now gone live. For the first time you can easily access 11 catalogues and databases on the website through one easy search. News from the National Archives (UK), May 17, 2006.

  • So, what's it worth?
    With the National Archives´ new currency conversion program, you can convert old money into new equivalent values, and you can also see what the relative buying power of money was in days gone by. News from the National Archives (UK), May 12, 2006.

  • The nation's attic
    While national institutions grab all the attention, much of the UK's regional identity is enshrined in small museums. BBC News Magazine (UK), May 15, 2006.

  • Bad Axe woman’s book details her family history
    Ida Berniece Krohn Hearsch spent five years writing, “The Roots, the Tree, the Branches: One Woman’s Memories,” a book detailing the history of seven generations of an American immigrant family of English and German descent. Huron Daily Tribune (MI), May 16, 2006.

  • Online release of 1911 census
    The National Archives is already making plans to make the 1911 census available online in just under six years´ time, on the first working day of 2012. News from the National Archives (UK), May 11, 2006.

  • Retired pharmacist collecting information on Pittston’s history
    Pennsylvania : For several years, John Dziak has been searching libraries, the Internet and people’s memories for clues to the more than two centuries of Greater Pittston’s past. Scranton Times-Tribune (PA), May 11, 2006.

  • American trace ancestors' steps
    A group of Americans have travelled to Flintshire to follow in the footsteps of their ancestors. BBC News (UK), May 12, 2006.

  • Find out where your roots are, via your family tree
    Estimates of the number of genealogy enthusiasts in Australia range from 300,000 to 4 million. Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), May 10, 2006.

  • Tracing a family’s heritage to a farm in Germany
    Germany was their homeland, but today there are more people with the surname Klausing in the United States than Germany. Lima News (OH), May 10, 2006.

  • Homemade recipe collections honor the cooks of the clan
    Grandma's cookie recipe might have been "a little of" this and "a pinch of" that, but recording it in a family book ensures that it will not be lost to future generations. The Register-Guard (OR), May 10, 2006.

  • DAR chapter forms in Orange
    A new chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is forming in Orange County, Virginia. Free Lance Star (VA), May 9, 2006.

  • Longview genealogist has a passion for the past
    It took Carl Devin until his retirement six years ago to plunge into his personal history. He hasn't surfaced since. Longview Daily News (WA), May 9, 2006.

  • Surplus used microfilms offered for disposal
    The National Archives is offering a batch of redundant microfilms, free, on a first-come-first served basis.This offer opens on 31 May at 10:00 UK time. News from the National Archives, May 4, 2006.

  • A riddle of roots
    Glenn grew up hearing about mysterious English cousins and Adrian had heard about distant American cousins. Independently, each man became a serious family historian. They finally met in 2005. (Israel), May 9, 2006.

  • BYU Students Create Free Online Tutorial for Popular Genealogy Program
    A team of Brigham Young University students and faculty members recently created a new free online tutorial for the Personal Ancestral File program. Beehive Standard Weekly (NV).

  • Geneaology Trips Transport You to the Past
    A growing number of travelers who take "genealogy trips" to their ancestral homeland to learn more about where they come from and who they are. ABC News (US), May 7, 2006.

  • 'Big Ben' Travels To Switzerland
    Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will promote WPXI (PA), May 8, 2006.

  • Important changes for users of the reading rooms at Kew
    Following the discovery of forged papers in the archives last year we have revised the rules on notebooks and loose sheets that can be taken into the reading rooms. News from the National Archives, May 4, 2006.

  • Library a treasure for Uniontown area
    The Pennsylvania Room in The Uniontown Public Library offers an impressive amount of genealogical and local history information and data. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (PA), May 7, 2006.

  • Completing the record : Graves may link Jewish families
    After about 30,000 Lithuanians immigrated to Boston in the early 1900s, many of them came to rest in Vilno Cemetery. Boston Globe (MA), May 7, 2006.

  • Tracing family heritage favored pastime for some Midlanders
    Midland, Texas has several resources available to help guide genealogists -- from the novice to the more advanced researchers. Midland Reporter-Telegram (TX), May 7, 2006.

  • JPMorgan adds Arizona history to company's archive center
    The archivist for JPMorgan Chase & Co. visited Phoenix this week to examine some of the documents and other items from Arizona being woven into JPMorgan Chase's long history. Arizona Republic (AZ), May 6, 2006.

  • Forgotten hero of 1911 Connellsville fire finally honored
    What started out as an Internet request for information about a 1911 fire in Connellsville, Pa. has led to a public tribute to Francesco Stirone's long forgotten act of heroism one January morning. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (PA), May 7, 2006.

  • Goverrnment and Police Gazette Digitisation Project
    Complementing the recent release of indexes of New South Wales Government Gazettes and Queensland Police Gazettes is the Gazette Digitisation Project of Archive CD Books Australia. AUS-GEN-EVENTS-L, May 3, 2006.

  • How the Slavs conquered Russia
    Geneticist specialists from the Institute of Biological Problems of the North, Far-East Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, are reconstructing the picture of Eurasia colonization by the Slavs. Innovations Report, May 5, 2006.

  • Tennant to appear on BBC genealogy show
    Actor David Tennant is to travel back in time - by appearing on BBC genealogy series Who Do You Think You Are., May 6, 2006.

  • Family tree sites bear fruit as interest in genealogy blossoms
    About 500,000 amateur family historians flocked to the website after it unveiled an online version of the UK's first comprehensive census from 1841. Financial Times (UK), May 1, 2006.

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