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GENEALOGY IN THE NEWS

  • DNA Reveals Surprises About Life On Plantation
    Book review : "The Genetic Strand: Exploring a Family History Through DNA," by Edward Ball. The Tampa Tribune (FL), December 30, 2007.
    Read more about this book at : Amazon.com (United States), Amazon.co.uk (United Kingdom), and Amazon.ca (Canada).

  • Descendants meet 110 years later
    Through their passion for genealogy, Nova Scotia resident, Tim McDonald and California resident, Jonathan Cowie discovered their families did business together over a century ago. The Advance (NS), December 27, 2007.

  • Thankful for help in hunt for family history? Give back
    In the genealogy world, we all benefit from volunteers who have spent countless hours making our genealogy hunts easier. The Albuquerque Tribune (NM), December 27, 2007.

  • The quest for roots
    As a rule, it is easier to look up francophone, Roman Catholic ancestors in Quebec than it is to look up anglophone ones. The Chronicle (QC), December 25, 2007.

  • Whatever happened to ... the Chesapeake genealogist who helps reunite families?
    Deborah Holmes, a senior police officer and amateur genealogist, loves solving real-life mysteries. The Virginian-Pilot (VA), December 24, 2007.

  • Genealogy Today: Internet genealogy in 2008
    Letís look at what the coming year promises for family researchers on the Internet. Green Valley News & Sun (AZ), December 24, 2007.

  • Emotional mission to restore Jewish cemetery
    On a heart-wrenching visit to his father's Polish home town, Warren Grynberg found desecrated Jewish headstones littering a former German police headquarters. Ilford Recorder (UK), December 20, 2007.

  • Germans spend time in Hays, Kansas
    Members of the area Sunflower Chapter of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia hosted the 38th annual international AHSGR convention this summer in Hays. Hays Daily News (KS), December 20, 2007.

  • Holidays offer time to learn family health history
    Knowing your familyís health history is important because it gives you a reflection of whatís possible for yourself. The Janesville Gazette (WI), December 22, 2007.

  • Family Tree Tracker Website Reunites Cousins After 70 Years
    A web search reunited two South Florida sisters with their Russian cousin, after being separated for 70 years. AHN (US), December 18, 2007.

  • Generous benefactor has deep roots in Rochester
    In 1726, Richard Church bought a 350-acre tract of land along the Mattapoisett River. Ten generations of the Church clan have occupied that land ever since. Standard Times (MA), December 19, 2007.

  • Past meets present
    The Genealogy Room of the Marion County Public Library (Florida) contains hundreds of genealogical references centered primarily on family lines in North Central Florida and southern Georgia. Star-Banner (FL), December 20, 2007.

  • NARA Microfilm Publications Issued in 2007
    List updated December 20, 2007. Archives.gov (US).

  • Symbolic start to 'invaluable' new archive centre
    A turf-cutting ceremony at the Bught in Inverness yesterday signalled the start of building work for the city's new £10.5 million Highland Archive and Registration Centre. The Inverness Courier (SCT), December 18, 2007.

  • Footnote.com Releases Lincoln Assassination Papers and Images of John Wilkes Booth Diary
    Foonote.com today announced the release of rare documents from The National Archives that provide a unique perspective of the Lincoln assassination and a first-hand look at this critical event in Americaís history. Footnote press release (UT), December 19, 2007.

  • Boost for family history research
    Scotland's first family history centre has opened in Dundee. BBC News (UK), December 14, 2007.

  • Itís good to be the king (maybe)
    David Howe of Frederick County, Maryland Grace has learned he is an heir to the Kingdom of the Isle Of Man. Frederick News Post (MD), December 16, 2007.

  • Bad Girls, Bad Boys - We're Gonna Come For You
    In today's world of genealogy, quite often we can be downright delighted to discover a scoundrel and share the tales with friends. The Tribune (FL), December 16, 2007.

  • Digitizing Denver's Historic Neighborhoods
    The project will create a centralized digital repository of materials about Denver, Colorado. Cherry Creek News (CO), December 14, 2007.

  • Trace your North Tipp ancestors online
    You can now trace your North Tipperary ancestors with a few clicks on your computer. Nenagh Guardian (Ireland), December 14, 2007.

  • Baby Tayla is great, great and great again
    having six direct generations alive at the same time is something quite rare and special. Waikato Times (NZ), December 10, 2007.

  • World War II Internment Records
    The internment of Japanese Americans, as well as many Americans of German and Italian ancestry during WWII generated a number of records of interest to family historians. About Genealogy, December 10, 2007.

  • DNA Kits: Secrets of Your Past or Scientific Scam?
    A few hundred years, a few generations, and every person's history is a genetic mishmash. LiveScience.com (NY), December 7, 2007.

  • Recording our history
    The Ashburton District Family History Group (New Zealand) has a big project under way, recording the districtís gravesites. The Ashburton Guardian (NZ), December 8, 2007.

  • Pennsylvania Dutch Fraktur
    Fraktur documents are of special value to genealogists of German and Swiss heritage because they celebrate family events among some of America's earliest immigrant families. About Genealogy, December 8, 2007.

  • Wall to Wall builds up web TV channels
    Wall to Wall is planning an internet TV channel based on its hit genealogy show Who Do You Think You Are? c21media.net (UK), December 6, 2007.

  • 1981 murder still a mystery
    Investigators are now using genealogy Web sites to search Kenneth J. Clennell's name hoping to find relatives. Redding Record Searchlight (CA), December 6, 2007.

  • Footnote.com Launches the Largest Collection of World War II Photos on the Web
    Footnote.com today announced the addition of thousands of US Air Force photos to their digital World War II collection. Footnote press release (UT), December 6, 2007.

  • Counting Bristol's headstones takes detective work
    Vermont : Two Bristol residents tallying up everyone buried in Bristolís five cemeteries say the task involves quite a bit of detective work. Addison County Independent (VT), December 3, 2007.

  • New scanning technology unearths history of graves
    The system is a solid technique to solve the practical problem of not being able to read the inscribed information on gravestones. The Tartan (PA), December 3, 2007.

  • Digitization of Irish 1901 and 1911 census records
    The Archives of Ireland are digitizing Irish census and making them available online. Global Gazette (Canada), December 4, 2007.

  • Outing the ancestors
    Portraits of 80 PEI Acadian ancestors recently excavated from the Acadian Museum's permanent collection are schowcased in new exhibit. The Guardian (Canada), December 1, 2007.

  • Miami Indians were predominant tribe of Indiana
    The Miami tribe belonged to the Algonquin linguistic group. Read more... Tribune-Star (IN), December 1, 2007.
    The information for this article is from this yearís reprinting of Indian Tribes of North America.



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