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  • Local descendants of two accused witches and one witch snitch tell their harrowing tales
    In one year in Salem, Mass., from 1692 to 1693, more than 150 'witches' were arrested and jailed. Idaho Statesman (ID), October 30, 2007.

  • Bush's Famous Family Tree
    President's Distant Relatives Include John Kerry, Marilyn Monroe And Princess Diana. CBS News (US), October 29, 2007.

  • First Annual Family Restoration Conference Set for The Gambia West Africa in June 2008
    The Family Restoration Conference is hosted by Slave Descendants Freedom Society and Diversity Restoration Solutions. Press release (US), October 29, 2007.

  • Using Batch Numbers in the LDS International Genealogical Index
    To take full advantage of this database of transcribed parish records, it really helps to understand and make use of batch numbers. About Genealogy (US), October 29, 2007.

  • FamilySearch completes two new online projects
    FamilySearch has announced the completion of two new online projects and asks for volunteers to help them in a third. Terre Haute Tribune-Star (IN), October 27, 2007.

  • Family historians aghast as paper records locked away before online version ready
    Interim microfiche system unusable, say researchers of births, marriages and deaths. The Gardian (UK), October 29, 2007.

  • Facts for Feature
    American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month: November 2007. US Census Bureau press release (US), October 29, 2007.

  • National Archives seeks input on digitizing historical records
    The Archives is requesting input from the public as to which records the public deems most important to digitize first. The Oklahoman (OK), October 25, 2007.

  • 30-year rule review - independent consultation launched
    The Prime Minister announced on 25 October that he has commissioned a review of when historical records are transferred to The National Archives and largely opened to public access. News from the National Archives (UK), October 25, 2007.

  • Research odd names to find clues
    Honing in on peculiar names can help with our research. Albuquerque Tribune (NM), October 24, 2007.

  • Does the shoebox in the attic hold family secrets?
    With millions of Americans obsessively tracing their roots, Maureen Taylor has emerged as the nation's foremost historical photo detective. Daily Herald (IL), October 24, 2007.

  • National Archives and the Genealogical Society of Utah (GSU) Announce Digitizing Partnership
    Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein and Wayne Metcalfe, vice president of the Genealogical Society of Utah, today announced a five-year partnership agreement to digitize case files of approved pension applications of widows of Civil War Union soldiers from the National Archives. NARA press release (US), October 23, 2007.

  • National Personnel Records Center Opens more than Six Million New Military Personnel Files
    The National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) will open for the first time all of the individual Official Military Personnel Files (OMPFs) of Army, Army Air Corps, Army Air Forces, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard military personnel who served and were discharged, retired or died while in the service, prior to 1946. NARA press release (US), October 22, 2007.

  • National Archives & FamilySearch Team Up
    A five-year partnership agreement between the U.S. National Archives and FamilySearch will lead to the digitization of millions of historical documents over the next several years. About Genealogy (US), October 23, 2007.

  • Sorenson Companies Launch GeneTree
    GeneTree is a unique genetic-genealogy social networking Web site. Press release (UT), October 23, 2007.

  • Hold the front page
    The 19th century British Library Newspapers website will offer one million pages from 46 19th century newspapers, unlocking a rich seam of hidden treasures. British Library press release (UK), October 22, 2007.

  • Individual Deceased Personnel File gives wartime death info
    If you have a family member killed in WW II or Korea, requesting the Individual Deceased Personnel File can give you information about the circumstances of that person’s death in wartime. The Tribune-Star (IN), October 20, 2007.

  • It's time to fell our family trees
    Following one branch of your family tree is not the key to who you are. It's just a good anecdote. The Observer (UK), October 21, 2007.

  • Cheney and Obama: It’s Not Genetic
    The fact of their genealogical relationship, whatever its political symbolism, is genetically meaningless. New York Times (NY), October 21, 2007.

  • Leader of The Genographic Project Spencer Wells comes to Gallaudet
    Spencer Wells discussed human genealogy as part of The Schaefer Distinguished Lecture Series. Inside Gallaudet (DC), October 19, 2007.

  • Cancer and family history
    Family history is not just for genealogy buffs. It’s important when it comes to cancer, too. Big Bear Grizzly (CA), October 20, 2007.

  • Boone historical museum opens genealogy-research office
    The new office is located in Belvidere, Boone County, Illinois. Rockford Register Star (IL), October 17, 2007.

  • Old and rare books on CD
    The Archive CD Books Project creates digital reproductions of old and rare books, maps and other material that interests genealogists and historians. The Western Star (Canada), October 18, 2007.

  • Local book goes to Library of Congress
    The 2007 edition of "African American Genealogical Research: How to Trace Your Family History" by Harry Bradshaw Matthews is now enshrined in the world's largest library. Daily Star (NY), October 18, 2007.

  • Flying Boat Builders From Lost Wartime Village Tell Their Stories
    The Short Sunderland flying boat factory on the shores of Windermere and the Calgarth housing estate are the subject of a fascinating oral history project. 24 Hour Museum (UK), October 18, 2007.

  • Cheney and Obama are distant cousins
    So says the vice president's wife, Lynne Cheney. Reuters, October 16, 2007.

  • Library and Archives Canada Makes Tracing Your Canadian Ancestors Easier
    Library and Archives Canada (LAC) today announced three new online products to assist genealogists and family historians to access information on their ancestors in both LAC and other Canadian collections. LAC press release (Canada), October 15, 2007.

  • Nephew of Alex Haley Using DNA To Trace Family Line
    In 1976, when Alex Haley published “Roots,” he didn’t have help from genealogical or DNA databases. (UT), October 16, 2007.

  • British TV show films at historical house in Haverhill
    Producers from the BBC show "Who Do You Think You Are?" came to Haverhill, Mass. Friday from New Brunswick, Canada, where they filmed other portions for the show. Eagle Tribune (MA), October 14, 2007.

  • Priests' records makefor a fascinating read
    Book Review : "The Priests of Benedicta and Houlton Maine 1833-1861, their records of Baptism and Marriage" Bangor Daily News (ME), October 15, 2007.

  • 275,000 death certificates from 1919 to 1927 linked with index and images
    FamilySearch and the Georgia Archives announced today that Georgia's death index from 1919 to 1927 can be accessed for free online. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints press release (UT), October 15, 2007.

  •, an Innovative Tool Designed for Genealogy Enthusiasts
    Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ) is pleased to announce a new Web site dedicated to genealogical research. Press release (QC), October 12, 2007.

  • DNA may prove Russian poet's Scottish roots
    British scientists are looking for anyone with the surname Lermontov and Learmonth for the study. Russia Today (Russia), October 13, 2007.

  • ‘Find a Grave’ tremendous on many different levels
    “Find a Grave” is a tremendous Web site on many different levels. Terre Haute Tribune Star (IN), October 13, 2007.

  • Index keeps periodicals organized
    PERSI is the world's most comprehensive subject index for genealogical and historical periodical articles. Albuquerque Tribune (NM), October 11, 2007.

  • 10,000 Volunteers Sought to Put Mexican and Other Latin American Records on Web
    Massive effort will provide online access to millions of Latin American genealogical records. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints press release (UT), October 11, 2007.

  • North Hills genealogists' new book unburies local history
    The North Hills Genealogists club (Pennsylvania) has published "Pioneer Cemeteries of Franklin Park Borough and Marshall Township. Pittsburgh Tribune Review (PA), October 11, 2007.

  • Spilling the beans on TV star's Yorkshire ancestry
    Irish chat show host Graham Norton is said to have been lost for words to discover he has a connection – with Rotherham. Yorkshire Post (UK), October 11, 2007.

  • Shocking truth about celebs
    CBC Television's Who Do You Think You Are? a charming new series that combines the allure of genealogy with the cult of celebrity. Toronto Star (Canada), October 11, 2007.

  • Special Programs to Highlight National Archives Records in November
    In November, the National Archives will feature a series of programs highlighting records from its holdings, including a session on using Revolutionary War Records for genealogical research. NARA press release (US), October 10, 2007.

  • Sorenson Genomics Announces Merger of Its Identigene and GeneTree DNA Testing Business Units
    The merger brings together two pioneers and market leaders in the DNA testing industry. GEN (NY), October 9, 2007.

  • 3D Scan Technology Reveals Lost Gravestone Inscriptions
    New technology developed at Carnegie Mellon University has made it possible to reveal carved inscriptions in previously unreadable tombstones. About Genealogy (US), October 9, 2007.

  • Scotland's Rural Past Celebrates First Birthday With New Website
    A heritage project launched in Scotland a year ago to investigate and document the country’s abandoned rural settlements is celebrating its first birthday with the launch of a new website. 24 Hour Museum (UK), October 10, 2007.

  • Reconstructing The Family Tree
    Lesley Stahl Reports On The Hopes And Limitations Of Genetic Genealogy. CBS News (US), October 7, 2007.

  • Tracing the roots
    A genealogist, Shamshu Deen traces families for people who would like to create a link with their ancestral land in India. India Post (CA), October 8, 2007.

  • Many share memories of Pamlico County on heritage day
    North Carolina : About 400 people shared stories about industry, genealogy and county history at the third annual Pamlico County Heritage Day. Sun Journal (NC), October 6, 2007.

  • Ute, Colorado museum plans expansion
    Adding a genealogy center is among plans for the museum over the next year. Montrose Daily Press (CO), October 6, 2007.

  • Census of 1850 included agricultural, industry schedules
    Although usually overlooked, these schedules are likely to be a great help for family researchers. Terre Haute Tribune-Star (IN), October 6, 2007.

  • Every family has a history
    Ricky Drummond’s ancestors owned a castle in the highlands of Scotland with a garden surrounding it. The Providence Journal (RI), October 7, 2007.

  • Emerald Announces Digitisation of Complete Archive
    British Library assists in project digitising articles dating back to 1800s. British Library press release (UK), October 5, 2007.

  • Family History Library Hosts Tenth Annual Hispanic Family History Conference
    The Family History Library in Salt Lake City will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by hosting the tenth annual Hispanic Family History Conference on 19-20 October, 2007. Deseret Morning News (UT), October 10, 2007.

  • Preserve it, protect it: Our history, gathering dust
    Locked away in the basement of the Calhoun County (Alabama) Courthouse rests decades of records. The Anniston Star (AL), October 4, 2007.

  • We the People: More historical records available on Internet
    A comprehensive collection of family and local histories will eventually be available free online. (OK), October 4, 2007.

  • Voices of the past
    Resident reunited with family members after 40 years thanks to genealogy research and the internet. The Shelbyville News (IN), October 4, 2007.

  • Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation Announces Dramatic Acceleration in DNA Collections and Analysis Activity
    Press release (US), October 1, 2007.

  • Veterans Roll of Honor of Owasco
    The names of all of the known Revolutionary War veterans of Owasco, New York. The Citizen (NY), October 1, 2007.

  • Refurbishment Work Begins On The New £14.7m Ulster Museum
    The construction phase will last 15 months. 24 Hour Museum (UK), October 1, 2007.

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