Recent Articles of Interest

Tracing Pilgrim Roots Gets Easier – Wicked Local – 28 Nov 2020

Abandoned in a car 83 years ago, “Billy Sunshine” finally finds his roots – Portland Press Herald – 20 Dec 2020

Roots :  Lost…and Found! – Canada’s History – 12 Nov 2020

An Extraordinary Year of Milestones in DNA Testing – Psychology Today – 7 Dec 2020

We Are Family:  Adopted Maui woman discovered 8 siblings through 23andMe – Maui Now – 25 Dec 2020

Last Known Widow of a Civil War Veteran dies at 101 in Missouri – People – 5 Jan 2021

The Search for an Uncle lost to a Pandemic Past – Tampa Bay Times – 14 Jan 2021

 

 

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???