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GENEALOGY IN THE NEWS

My Genealogy Hound now offers free access to thousands of family biographies and county maps read here

In genealogy, you have to dig deep, even when 'the name's the same' read here

Marion County, Missouri burial records on Palmyra library website read here

Most Unfortunate Town Name in the U.S.: Toad Suck, Arkansas read here

Researching Acadian & Cajun Ancestors read here

Reading Old Handwriting read here

Genealogists must take care not to become pirates read here

Genealogists want to keep access to Social Security Death Index read here

Martin Sheen, Reba McEntire, Rob Lowe Among 'Who Do You Think You Are?' Season 3 Cast read here

Quaker history reveals hidden genealogy read here

Birth and Death Records Search in Texas read here

Fraudulent Claims in Genealogy read here

Vets use genealogy as recovery tool read here

Website a hub for researching Irish genealogy read here

Certificate of Irish Heritage is now available for Americans of Irish ancestry read here

Cemetery Cameras Could Stop Vandals read here

PBS explores genealogy again read here

 

 

Graves may be exhumed over Pennsylvania sinkhole read here

Ellis Island Still Needs Restoration read here

Radar survey of Montgomery, Alabama cemetery finds possibly thousands buried in unmarked graves read here

Texas State Cemetery teaches Texas history read here

Lack of cash brings old cemetery restoration to halt in Salem, New York read here

25 Revolutionary War Ancestors of Sarah Palin read here

Arkansas Institute Offers Genealogy Research For Free read here

U.S. Polish Immigration Patterns Before WWI read here

DVD Review: Who Do You Think You Are? Season 1 read here

West Virginian ancestors can be studied on the Internet read here

Two Websites detail information about Illinois settlers read here

Sometimes genealogy is a matter of we aren't read here

Scottish Villages celebrate links with legendary Johnny Cash read here

Website provides details about Revolutionary troops read here

Fears Led to Lies at Ellis Island read here

Old family cemeteries may fade into oblivion read here

Genealogy Special Collections at the St. Louis County, Missouri Library read here

Is There Anybody Obama's Not Related To? read here

Genealogy research secrets of the North Carolina Research Room read here

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library a treasure trove for researchers and genealogists read here

Church Records Are Worth Exploring read here

Scotland's People genealogy website revamped read here

Pioneer spirit lives on with St. Stephen Cemetery's revival, Chicago read here

Where Did They Go? Searching for ancestors who seem to have disappeared read here

President Obama Descends from14 Revolutionary War Soldiers

Meet Ireland's most prolific high king - you may be descended from him

Catholic Cemeteries to permit gas drilling among the headstones

New Alex Haley museum lets visitors search their own roots

Researching Family History: Finding and sharing our genealogical treasure

Decatur, Alabama Cemeteries can be tourist attractions

Irish roots of Mormon founder Joseph Smith discovered

Marietta Ohio cemeteries running out of burial sites

New York State Cemetery Vandalism Funds used to balance State budget

Tombstones Go Digital

Genealogy research helps win battle with Baseball Hall of Fame

A genealogy treasure trove: Translating an Italian midwife's records gives birth to history in Tampa

Britain TV’S Who Do You Think You Are? Sparks interest in family roots

Making a Living from Genealogy: Guidelines for Starting a Genealogy Business

Archive center continues work documenting Cape Girardeau County Missouri cemeteries

Camden, NJ Threatens To Permanently Close Its Libraries

The coming genealogical dark ages

Self-guided tours at Jackson, Michigan cemeteries offer historic lessons

Minnesota Graveyards where history lives on

Future Still Unclear for the Library of Michigan's Genealogical Collections

N.J. firms awarded $27M in contracts for Ellis Island stimulus projects

Tulsa Genealogy Center resources help track ancestry

Growing Cremations Lower Demand for Cemetery Plots

Australian Cemetery hosts outdoor film festival

Vandals damage historic Haverhill Massachusetts cemetery

The most beautiful cemeteries in the United States

A court clerk can be your best friend in genealogy research

Website makes early 20th century Rensselaer County, New York marriage records easily available

St. Mary’s Cemetery in Lynn, Massachusetts vandalized

90 years after his death, remains of World War I soldier found

The Irish Cultural and Heritage Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin faces loss of building

Lots of family trees have roots in Berks County, Pennsylvania

The Curious Mystery of the Sidewalk Tombstone

Battle grows bitter as Tennessee recognizes new Indian tribes

Grosse Isle, Canada's Ellis Island and the Entry Point for Immigration

Genealogy: Another Reason for Your Family to Hate You

Florida funeral home proposes eco-friendly cemetery

New Book Highlights Italian-American Family History

McCandless Pennsylvania cemetery could be swallowed by time

Cemeteries under Washington Park may delay project in Cincinnati Ohio

Vandals damage more than 80 tombstones at Hartsburg, Missouri  cemetery

Brunswick County, North Carolina  needs help finding old family cemeteries

Anyone seeking Irish roots has received a massive boost

Ceremony marks reburial of early Tucson, Arizona remains

Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, the resting ground of the rich and famous

Genealogists Say "Twilight" Star Robert Pattinson is Related to Dracula

Badger Boneyard: Wisconsin author digs up buried stories

Historic Brownsville, Texas cemeteries get national citation

Wireless Headstone Shares Its Owner’s Story With Future Generations

100 cemeteries and counting: A Middletown Connecticut man's genealogical journey

Tennessee Newspapers to soon be digitized and online

Digging up the Dead

Prairie Dogs dig for bones in New Mexico cemetery

What Did Our Ancestors Wear?

Obtaining Social Security (SS-5) Applications

Maryland Archives an information treasure-trove

Finding our Irish roots

Exploring Cherokee tribal history and lineage

Some Hispanics feel mysterious tug of Jewish heritage

Census Bureau denies workers are fudging citizens forms without their knowledge

Book rich with McDonald County, Missouri details

There's no one as Irish as Barack O'Bama

Special resources await black families researching ancestry at Pascagoula, Mississippi public library

Genealogy research easier, but is it as much fun?

The Deadly Influenza Epidemic of 1918

Irish genealogy data never before seen published online

Keeping up with the Jones’s (Jones surname)

June brides (and all the rest) lost more than their name

Common sense can help you keep research sane

Graves Defaced in World I Cemetery in France

 

DNA IN THE NEWS

Tracking Surnames: DNA and One-Name Studies read here

A Second Chance to Be a Genetic Pioneer read here

Roanoke Revisited read here

23andMe controversies in the genetic genealogy community read here

The Blood of Kings

DNA points to royal roots in Africa

Sequencing the Genome of Sitting Bull and Other Famous People

Creating a Family Finder Project

Autosomal Testing Helps Traditional DNA Projects

DNA Dilemma: The FAQs

We are the DNA children of Adam and Eve

Genetic test to pinpoint where your ancestors came from to within five miles

Three DNA Tests for Genealogy, part 1

Three DNA Tests for Genealogy, part 2: Y-DNA & mtDNA

Three DNA Tests for Genealogists, part 3 Autosomal

Live Long and Proper: Genetic Factors Associated with Increased Longevity Identified

The Paternity Myth Explored

Genetic Testing Company's Mix Up Stirs Regulation Debate

Genealogy DNA Project Helps Family Tree Builders Trace Roots Back to Northeast Missouri

DNA Identifies Sailor from WWII Pearl Harbor attack

FDA Likely to Require Pre-market Clearance for Personal Genomics Tests

Gene test mix-up brings scrutiny to industry

Personalized Genetic Testing

DNA study confirms geographical origin of Jews

 

HISTORY IN THE NEWS

New York State Legislation Passed To Protect Civil War Vet Graves read here

Abraham Lincoln's Tomb to Undergo $700,000 in Repairs read here

Benton County Missouri Historical Society Keeps County History Alive read here

Mapping Montana: Two Centuries of Cartography read here

Awe-inspiring early steamboats on the Missouri River read here

New Book chronicles Civil War in Newton County, Missouri read here

Tenth Alabama Regiment cemetery in Virginia uncovered 150 years later read here

Ohio Historical Society offering tours of its Civil War archives read here

'Damnable' time: The Civil War Battles at Newtonia, Missouri

Newtonia Civil War battle sites under study

Planned Driving Trail To Mark 150th Anniversary Of Civil War In Missouri

Black Civil War soldiers' graves found in Boonville, Missouri

The unquiet grave of Jesse James

Daniel Boone burial site bursts with historical value

Historian fights to preserve Civil War battle ground

Historic Guitar Mansion sold to surprised bidder (Columbia, Missouri)

Touring West Tennessee’s Civil War Heritage Trail

Small town, big art: Wall murals tell an illustrated history of Louisiana, MO

Dormant Blue Whale icon resurfaces to greet tourists on Route 66

Webb City, MO Route 66 center highlights famed roadway

Camp Butler National Cemetery at Springfield Illinois provides amazing military history

Cuba, MO Mural City Rocks Route 66 with a Quartet of Attractions

Guide to Georgia Civil War sites now available

Historic Missouri Ozarks photograph collection placed online

In search of stolen national treasures from The National Archives

British general buried in unmarked grave at Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg, Virginia

125 years can't dim Ulysses S Grant's presence

Casinos again pose a threat to Gettysburg battlefield

Shepherd of the Hills attraction built on history

Against dwindling interest, Stamford Connecticut Historical Society looks to preserve city's oldest house

Historic Leavitt House reborn as Prairie Creek Inn Bed and Breakfast at Walton, Nebraska

Thousands of errors unearthed at Arlington National Cemetery

Eads Bridge over Mississippi featured in latest issue of Historic Illinois

Historic Cape Girardeau Missouri

Architect seeks Joplin Missouri Union Depot photos

Get to know George Washington Carver

Missouri Route 66 Fan Creates Directory for Historic Businesses

Follow footsteps of Oregon Trail pioneers

America's Early History Lives Again in Williamsburg

A Brief History Of Civil War Reenactment

Boone County Missouri Civil War website develops

States look for new ways to promote Route 66 attractions

Kick back on Missouri’s old Route 66

Hull of a ship found at Ground Zero of the World Trade Center

George Washington's Whiskey For Sale

Grant’s Farm could become national park

Historic Log Cabin Uncovered in North GA

Westport Massachusetts historic Handy House put on the market

100th birthday could bring rebirth for historic Joplin Missouri Union Depot

Contractor: Joplin Missouri Union Depot ‘built to last forever’

Washington's Headquarters at Morristown National Historical Park Reopens

Maryland prepares grand salute to War of 1812

Pipeline plan upsets those planning for Bull Run anniversary

Pony Express mail service starts on streets of St. Joseph, MO, to Sacramento, CA, and back again—150 years ago

UK's Heritage at Risk: The recession hit historic buildings

Documents are sought concerning the Civil War in Northwest Missouri and Northeast Kansas

Carthage, Missouri marks date of Civil War battle

Historic Bartow, Florida Cigar Factory to Be Torn Down

Many Mesa, Arizona historic buildings lost in rush to grow

Words of fiery attack on Revolutionary Fairfield, Connecticut live again

What Americans don't know about their history

Time to test you knowledge of the United States’ history

John Adams: Architect of Liberty

Lessons of Thomas Jefferson's dark hours

African American historical site excavated in New Jersey

Gettysburg casino plan raises hackles of historians

Boulder County, Colorado opens historic Blue Bird Mine to public

Author talks about book on history of homeless boys in St. Louis

Arlington Cemetery officials knew about discarded tombstones found in stream

Fun day trips along Route 66

Normandy cemeteries also include graves of German soldiers

Visitors may retrace steps of Harry Truman

Missouri Historical society seeks commitment for proposed museum site

Explore dark side of Missouri: Show-Me State has 6,300 caves

Medieval Castle Coming to Life in the Arkansas Ozarks

Calico Rock, Arkansas Historic cabin makes move to new spot

The surprising history of the Liberty Bell

New historical marker tells the story of Nevada, Missouri burning in Civil War

Fishermen reel in relic from Civil War

When the GAR camped in Atlantic City

Dalton Georgia plans outdoor museum on Civil War

Historic mansion in Cambridge Massachusetts needs loving touch

Topeka, Kansas: Historic Thacher building made new again

Pierce City, Missouri school again on endangered list

Downtown Louisiana, Missouri Loses Another Historic Building

Historic Worcester, Massachusetts Church may be demolished

Uncle Tom's Cabin Turning Into Historical Site And Museum

Van Buren-to-Winslow Arkansas train takes travelers back in time

Tennessee boasts a proud heritage in the manufacturing of spirits

Burglar takes 25 Civil War-era rifles bound for museum

State park preserves life of Thomas Hart Benton

Carthage Missouri Kiwanians to reprint Schrantz Civil War history book

Arkansas disaster with Civil War connection

In the footsteps of the Oregon Trail pioneers

Keeping Lewis and Clark Trail alive

Pony Express, the stuff of American legend

Setting the record straight on the Missouri 'Hawn's' Mill Massacre

American Civil War Museum of Ohio May Soon Open

Dedham Massachusetts Historical society seeks memorabilia from town's three squares

Kentucky museum attains documents at Lincoln auction

Milwaukee, Wisconsin Mansion is Truly a Castle

New book shows construction of Kentucky's Capitol

Created in Terre Haute, history of iconic Coca-Cola bottle clouded

Historic Mount Olivet Chapel in Danger, Nashville, Tennessee

A small publishing company, which put a disclaimer on America’s constitution, Declaration of Independence, other historical documents has come under heavy criticism

Chaos at Arlington National Cemetery: Mis-marked graves, dumping of urns

Utah Heritage Foundation offering historical building tours

Historical Wonders: The 1816 Schoolhouse, Mamaroneck, New York

Sticky Rice Made Ancient Mortar Stronger

Tennessee Civil War Trails Map-Guides Now Available

        

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