Genealogy Roundup, August 7

Genealogy Roundup, August 7

How Ancestry.com’s Find A Grave Encourages Bad Actors and Bad Data – How mostly non-genealogists see FindaGrave – but also, Amy Johnson Crow!

William & Mary gets $1M grant to research links to slavery – So that’s Georgetown, University of Virginia, and William & Mary so far. Who else?

Soldier Accounted For From Korean War (Phy, H.) – So glad that Corporal Herman Raymond Phy has been identified. Had the opportunity to correct some previous research errors and find his relatives. Welcome home, Sir.

Sweden’s ‘Book Boat’ – 🥰📚🚤

5 locations that are special to Irish-Americans in Ireland – I had a little something to do with two of the locations (Moneygall and Cobh) as it happens – not bad!

Mail-in DNA test results bring surprises about family history for many users – This and a number of other interesting stats about genetic genealogy 🧬

“About four-in-ten (38%) say they were surprised by what their DNA test results showed about what countries or continents their ancestors came from, while 27% express surprise at what these results indicated about their ancestors’ racial or ethnic background.”

Photo Credit: Photography by Levi Mandel, Illustration by Ariel Davis

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