|Genealogy in the News|
GENEALOGY IN THE NEWS
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).
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.
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.
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.
Deborah Holmes, a senior police officer and amateur genealogist, loves solving real-life mysteries. The Virginian-Pilot (VA), December 24, 2007.
Letís look at what the coming year promises for family researchers on the Internet. Green Valley News & Sun (AZ), December 24, 2007.
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.
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.
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.
A web search reunited two South Florida sisters with their Russian cousin, after being separated for 70 years. AHN (US), December 18, 2007.
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.
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.
List updated December 20, 2007. Archives.gov (US).
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.
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.
Scotland's first family history centre has opened in Dundee. BBC News (UK), December 14, 2007.
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.
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.
The project will create a centralized digital repository of materials about Denver, Colorado. Cherry Creek News (CO), December 14, 2007.
You can now trace your North Tipperary ancestors with a few clicks on your computer. Nenagh Guardian (Ireland), December 14, 2007.
having six direct generations alive at the same time is something quite rare and special. Waikato Times (NZ), December 10, 2007.
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.
A few hundred years, a few generations, and every person's history is a genetic mishmash. LiveScience.com (NY), December 7, 2007.
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.
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 is planning an internet TV channel based on its hit genealogy show Who Do You Think You Are? c21media.net (UK), December 6, 2007.
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 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.
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.
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.
The Archives of Ireland are digitizing Irish census and making them available online. Global Gazette (Canada), December 4, 2007.
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.
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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