Category Archives: Genealogy News

We are learning about genealogy as we work on this blog, so we like to share what genealogy news and information we find as we do our research.

The Genealogical Paradox

The Genealogical Paradox

In a BBC article, “Family trees: Tracing the world’s ancestor,” it talks about the process of building your family tree, and the problems associated with it. The surprise comes if we look at inheritance from both parents. Here, the numbers … Continue reading


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DNA Could Prove to Be the Best Storage Option for Our Family History

DNA is being investigated for long-term data storage. Did you catch the news? From the links listed below, I learned recently that scientists are investigating, and succeeding, in storing information on a string of synthetic DNA. They have succeeded in … Continue reading


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Family History Blogging Tips and Resources

In anticipation of a series of workshops and classes I will be teaching soon on family history blogging, I’ve put together “Family History Blogging Resources and Tips” as a long list of family history and genealogy blogging tips, techniques, and … Continue reading


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Check Out Genealogy Insider Blog for News and Tips

Genealogy Insider is the blog for Diane Haddad, Family Tree Magazine blogger and staff member, stuffed with tons of information and resources for family history researchers. She publishes a link roundup called Genealogy News Corral of the latest news, books, … Continue reading


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Antique Photographs Improve with Age – Ha!

In “Photographs Look Even Better With 200 Years of Decay,” Ashley Feinberg writes on Gizmodo about the decay of photographs, negatives, and photographic plates in the Library of Congress. While slightly satirical, the artistic quality of the images created by … Continue reading


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A Family History Letter to Mitt Romney

While I don’t take sides in politics in any country I’ve lived in, I found some information in the Mitt Romney family history fascinating – and the author of the following highlighted article giving me a fit of the family … Continue reading


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Family Search Library Expanded to 40,000 Genealogy and Family History Records

The The Oklahoman highlighted the Family History Library recently, a fantastic resource with more than 40,000 genealogy and family history publications from family history library archives around the world not just for families associated with Oklahoma. The collection features family … Continue reading


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Find an Image that Defines the Life of a Family Member

The New York Times is launching a new project, “The Lives They Lived: Share Your Photos,” asking the public to contribute a photograph representing the life of a family member or close friend who died this past year. For our … Continue reading


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Genealogy is Serious Big Business for Ancestry.com and MyHeritage

In a time when all online businesses are looking at how to turn their sites into profits, genealogy sites are reporting online business models that are turning our passion for family history into big money. Investors.com reported recently on Ancestry.com … Continue reading


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A Step Back: When Will the War End

In 2006, just after starting this family history blog, I found a poem written out in the Knapp Family Journal 1916-1924, which is probably not original but a proximate version of the original poem called “When The War Will End.” … Continue reading


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