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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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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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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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Web 2.5: DNA Social Networking

According to The Globe and Mail Technology, the hottest trend in online social networking is genealogy, but not genealogy as you might imagine. This is a far cry from your family history blog. Rather than exchanging photos, music and cellphone … Continue reading


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Finding Ancestors Thrills: Arab Royalty With European Genes

The thrill of identifying an ancestor is always exciting in family history research. Sometimes it’s a predictable find (Norwegians finding Norwegians in their past), and sometimes unpredictable (Norwegians finding Africans in their past). Then there are truly “shocking” and yet … Continue reading


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Library and Archives of Canada offers Oral Histories of the First World War

The Library and Archives of Canada have Oral Histories of the First World War: Veterans 1914-1918 online exhibition and resources. Library and Archives Canada (LAC), in partnership with Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), presents Oral … Continue reading


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How Would You Use a Timeline on Your Family History Blog?

Dan Lawyer has been talking about Timelines for displaying on your family history site or blog. One of the focus areas for some prototyping we plan to do in the near future is an effort to allow users to explore … Continue reading


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US Library of Congress Gets $2 Million to Digitize Historical Books

The US Library of Congress announces a grant to help digitize thousands of books for online access. Librarian of Congress James H. Billington today announced that the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has awarded the Library of Congress a $2 million … Continue reading


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Thursdays in February: History of New England Styles

According to Boston 1775, each Thursday in February 2007 will offer a midday presentations of “Fashion Conscious: A History of New England Style” at the Old South Meeting-House in downtown Boston. Check the article for more information and links to … Continue reading


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