Recent Articles of Interest

Why are Americans Obsessed with Genealogy? – 13 Oct 2020 – Psychology Today

Out On a Limb:  1920 Census Raised Some Hackles – 23 Oct 2020 – Wilkes-Barre Times Leader

The Secret Society that Left a Trail of Human Skeletons in it’s Wake – 26 Oct 2020 – MentalFloss.com

Two Sisters Took a DNA Test.  It Revealed That Everything They Knew About Their Family Was Wrong – 6 Nov 2020 – Good Housekeeping

What You Learned About the “First Thanksgiving” Isn’t True.  Here’s the Real Story – 24 Nov 2020 – Cape Cod Times

Long Lost Siblings Finally Meet – 26 November 2020 – Adirondack Daily Enterprise

 

Recent Articles of Interest

How a Toronto Woman Discovered She Has Up To 600 Half-Siblings – CBC Radio, 19 September 2020

Capturing Ellis Island’s Lost Period – Atlas Obscura, 18 September 2020

Curiosity, Anxiety Give Way to Elation When Woman Finds Her Biological Mother – The Philadelphia Inquirer, 4 October 2020

Neanderthal Gene Variant Linked To Higher Risk of Developing Severe COVID-19 – Medical/Life Sciences News, 30 September 2020

RootsTech Connect 2021 is FREE!

If you are involved in genealogy research in more than just a casual capacity you have probably heard of the RootsTech Conference that FamilySearch puts on in Salt Lake City every year.  It’s one of the biggest, if not the biggest, annual genealogy conferences in the world and it usually costs a good bit of cash to attend.  They often put on international genealogy conferences as well.  For example, there was one scheduled for next year in London that has been cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

But this year, for the first time, RootsTech is going virtual!  The conference will be held completely online from February 25th through February 27th, 2021, and here’s the really good news:  ITS COMPLETELY FREE! 

Interested?  We hope you are and that you don’t miss this terrific opportunity.  For more information and to register, follow this link:  https://www.rootstech.org/?lang=eng

Did we happen to mention it’s FREE???

Recent Stories of Interest

Headlines Told of a Baby Found Near Baltimore’s Penn Station.  New DNA Tests Offer an Answer to the Mystery

There’s No Such Thing as Family Secrets in the Age of 23andMe

The Uncertain Future of Places That Preserve America’s Past

A Palm Springs Man Was Separated from his Sister in 1946.  Here’s How They Finally Reconnected in 2020

Daughter Connects with Long Lost Father

Baby Jessica:  Infant Abandoned in a British Columbia Ditch Grows Up and Tracks Down Her Parents

Too Many Parents Don’t Share Their History with Curious Children, Readers Say:  “Why Didn’t They Tell Me More?”

“Its Lovely To Find Them.”  Offaly Siblings Find Long-Lost Relatives in New York

Separated for Decades, Long-Lost Connecticut and Massachusetts Siblings Reunited by Online DNA Testing

Vast Holocaust Database Goes Online

 

Cyndi’s List – Webinar Free Through September 16th.

Legacy Family Tree presented Cyndi Ingle discussing her website, Cyndi’s List, on September 9th and apologies for not getting it up before hand.  However you can watch the recorded version free from this link  https://familytreewebinars.com/download.php?webinar_id=1223  until September 16.  If you are interested in learning about Cyndi’s List from the creator, be sure to check out this webinar.

Win a Trip to Ireland from the Irish Cultural Center of Western Massachusetts

The ICC has announced their annual Saint Brigid’s Day Raffle and the first prize is a trip for two to Ireland on one of the ICC’s group tours to Ireland in 2021.  The drawing for the winner(s) will take place at the ICC Trinity Pub on February 1st, but you don’t have to be present to win.  Raffle tickets are $20 each.

If you want to take a chance on winning a trip to the Old Sod, click here for more information:  https://www.irishcenterwne.org/win-a-trip-to-ireland-st-brigids-day-raffle-drawing-on-february-1/

You’ll find a link for the raffle ticket order form at the bottom of their announcement.