|Genealogy in the News|
GENEALOGY IN THE NEWS - NOVEMBER 2007
An analysis of genealogy records linked to death certificates in Utah suggests that the risk of dying from an asthma attack is hereditary. Reuters, November 28, 2007.
Footnote.com today announced the release of original images from The Times (London from 1785 – 1820). Footnote press release (UT), November 28, 2007.
The European digital library is developing its prototype site for launch next year. British Library press release (UK), November 28, 2007.
As the number of test takers and companies has grown, so has the number of scientists who have questioned assertions that companies make about their tests. New York Times (NY), November 25, 2007.
The independent producer behind the BBC television genealogy series Who Do You Think You Are? is set to be acquired by Shed Media, a rival television producer. The Times (UK), November 26, 2007.
The Ontario government has decided not to appeal a judicial ruling that struck down a new law that would have retroactively opened confidential adoption records. Global Gazette (Canada), November 19, 2007.
Pulling together an accurate family history is problematic because we rely largely on the efforts made by humans decades, even centuries, ago. Albuquerque Tribune (NM), November 22, 2007.
This book seeks to fill in the huge gap in our knowledge of Native American tribes before the period of removal to Indian Territory. Tribune-Star (IN), November 23, 2007.
Read more about Indian Tribes of North America from the publisher's Web site.
A genealogy investigation revealed that the King George Hemingways are not related to Ernest’s famous literary family. However, they are part of another very famous branch of a Hemingway tree. The Journal (VA), November 21, 2007.
Helen Kelly, Genealogy Butler at the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin, calls it the "goosebump trail". The Mercury (Australia), November 19, 2007.
This winter a new history website called History Nexus has been launched. Press release, November 18, 2007.
Smith remains the most common surname in the United States, but Rodriguez and Garcia are close behind according to the latest data released by the U.S. Census Bureau. About Genealogy, November 19, 2007.
Sue McBeth will go that extra kilometre or thousand to track down beneficiaries. The Age (Australia), November 17, 2007.
During a bi-annual sojourn around Fort Stewart (Georgia), families remember their ancestors long buried beneath the installation's soil. Savannah Morning News (GA), November 15, 2007.
The revolution in human genomics is about to hit the street, at least for those able to pay about $1,000 for a glance at their entire genome. New York Times (NY), November 17, 2007.
The ICRC has been in discussion with genealogy groups with an interest in helping to get the records online. EarthTimes.org, November 15, 2007.
Scholar founds a firm after DNA tracer put forebear in wrong place. The Wall Street Journal (NY), November 15, 2007.
The "freedom papers" and documents of indenture were discovered earlier this year. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (PA), November 14, 2007.
The Red Cross archives in Geneva contain poignant details in the many files listing those lost, killed or captured in World War I. BBC News (UK), November 9, 2007.
Two early Latter-day Saints thought by some to be Church founder Joseph Smith's children are not his descendants. Deseret Morning News (UT), November 10, 2007.
Leon Joseph Laurent, her great-great-uncle was buried as an unknown. Herald And Review (IL), November 6, 2007.
A group of Bexhill Museum volunteers has laid the foundation for a planned facility which will give visitors access to their family history. Mid Sussex Times (UK), November 6, 2007.
GEN (USA), November 6, 2007.
Prince Charles is to be patron of the biggest clan gathering in Edinburgh for almost 190 years. BBC News (UK), November 5, 2007.
Jewish genealogy has become something of an obsession among Jews who lost relatives in the Holocaust or who do not know whether their relatives survived. Jerusalem Post (Israel), November 5, 2007.
10,000 volunteers are needed to help index Mexican, Argentine and other Latin American records for the Internet. Pegasus News (TX), November 5, 2007.
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