Ever wondered why no reward is seemingly too low for some cybercriminals to target? In the case of DNA test kits mailed to random strangers, the prize hackers had their eyes on were ten-dollar gift cards. Get the full story on this – and more – in this week's Roundup!
The second of three grants this quarter has been awarded to the Knox County Genealogical Society. The grant funds covered the cost of a special camera and software for photographing and digitizing church records and other historical books, some of which date back to the early 1900s.
In this week's Roundup: an advice column on responding to secrets unearthed by DNA, families are reunited with fallen military members decades later, a unique and intriguing gift idea, and more...
In this week's Roundup: Explore the resurgence of interest in genealogy in China – “Genealogy is like an encyclopedia of Chinese families,” says one enthusiast; check out plans for a future exhibit at Ellis Island, and much more!
This quarter, I'm awarding a grant to Mac Titmus and his co-volunteers of Long Island Genealogy. Long Island research can actually be quite challenging, so I'm really happy to support a resource I've found to be so helpful. Since they never charge for information, the group would like to file for not-for-profit status, which has a number of costs associated with it. The post explains how you can join me in supporting them.
This week's Roundup serves up a plethora of goodies, including a look at family trees through 3,000 years of history, news of a 70-year-old first-time mother in India, archives in the Villa le Corti spanning 600 years of one family's history, and more.
The Emmy nominated series Who Do You Think You Are? returns this spring to follow more of today's most beloved and iconic celebrities as they embark on personal journeys of self-discovery to trace their family trees.
To me, the heart and soul of genealogy is uncovering and learning the stories of our ancestors. It's about them, but if your end goal is name collecting or name dropping, you're making it all about you. Should the success of the Global Family Renuion allow the luxury of a recurring event, wouldn't it be wonderful if our ancestors could take center stage?
If everyone got a quarter of Hillary Clinton's tree wrong, what about yours? Are the names adorning your family tree really your ancestors or just crowd-sourced fiction?