This Month’s Articles of Interest

DNA Testing for Beginners

Canada History – 16 January 2020

Charlie Baker Wants to Restrict Access to Birth, Death and Marriage Records

www.boston.com – 31 January 2020

New England Historical Genealogical Society Statement in Opposition to MA Governor’s Budget Proposals Limiting Access to Public Records

American Ancestors – 13 February 2020

Concerns Raised about Gov’s Proposed Limits on Access to Vital Documents

Worcester Telegram – 15 February 2020

Modern Humans May Have More Neanderthal DNA Than Previously Thought

Smithsonian Magazine – 4 February 2020

December’s Articles of Interest

Two Families Shared A Harrowing History – one black, one white. Then they met.

The Washington Post – 23 Oct 2019

Police Were Cracking Cold Cases with a DNA Website. Then the Fine Print Changed.

NBC News – 23 Oct 2019

DNA Test Leads Man To Biological Parents He Thought Died 50 Years Ago

People.com – 1 Nov 2019

Abandoned Baby Finds His Family 74 Years Later

Texarkana Gazette – 31 Oct 2019

Woman Reunited With Vietnamese Mom Who Lost Her 44 Years Ago

NextShark – 8 Nov 2019

We’re Losing Generations of Family History Because We Don’t Share Our Stories

Good Housekeeping – 13 Nov 2019

New Articles on our Website

Here are links to two recent articles of genealogical interest.  Both deal with the consequences of DNA testing, one from each side of the issue.

DNA Testing Creates Wrenching Dilemmas for the Family Historian
From The Wall Street Journal – 20 July 2019.

He Took a DNA Test in Search of his Birth Father – and Found a Daughter Instead.
From NBC News – 14 Feb 2019