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  • Six Million U.S. Adults Identify as Afro-Latino

    May 12

    The Pew Research Center posted information titled: "About 6 million U.S. adults identify as Afro-Latino". The Pew Research Center states that this information was gathered in a different approach than that of the U.S. Census Bureau sources. Afro-Latino identity is a distinct one, with deep roots in colonial Latin America. As a result, it ca...

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  • 23andMe Acquired Lemonaid Health

    May 10

    23andMe announced another step toward unlocking the power of genetic health information. 23andMe acquired Lemonaid Health, a telemedicine company, last fall.  Instead of being treated for an illness, most of us would prefer to avoid getting sick in the first place. But in large measure, our health care system isn’t geared for that. It’...

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  • Ancestry Introduces SideView for Greater DNA Insights

    Apr 21

    Ancestry, the global leader in family history and consumer genomics, unveiled SideView technology, a first-of-its-kind scientific innovation that separates DNA into parental sides giving AncestryDNA customers new insights into which side of the family they inherited their genetics from.  With more than 20 million people in its growing cons...

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  • The 2020 Census Was Undercounted

    Apr 19

    In March of 2022, the United States Census Bureau website released results from two analyses about the quality of the 2020 Census counts. One analysis was from the Post-Enumeration Survey (PES) and the other was from the Demographic Analysis Estimates (DA).  Both studies estimated how well the 2020 Census counted everyone in the n...

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  • Ancestry’s AI Helped Process 1950 Census

    Apr 14

    On April 1, 2022 the 1950 U.S. Census was released and Ancestry has been working around the clock to create over 150 million searchable records, state-by-state using their new AI handwriting recognition technology. Ancestry is excited to announce that just 9 days later, all states have been processed - the next step in enabling users to find r...

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  • 23andMe New Study on Depression and Bipolar Disorder

    Apr 12

    A 23andMe study published in April of 2022 provides insight into the cause and overlapping genetics of two mental health disorders - depression and bipolar disorder. The National institutes of Health estimates that more than 16 million Americans are affected by depression each year, while nearly 6 million Americans have bipolar disorder. Ge...

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  • MyHeritage Publishes 1950 U.S. Census

    Apr 8

    MyHeritage announced that they have published an image-only collection of the 1950 U.S. Census, 72 years after the enumeration was initiated - and it is now available for you to search for FREE!  The census provides fascinating details about the lives of the 150 million Americans living in the U.S. and its territories from 1940 to 1950, I...

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  • California is Working on Reparations

    Apr 6

    California has been working on a way to provide reparations for African Americans. This effort began in 2020, when Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation giving special consideration to Black Americans. The legislation, which was authored by former Assemblymember Shirley Weber, called for the creation of a task force that would study an...

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  • Survey: Half of Americans Can’t Name All Four Grandparents

    Apr 3

    A new survey from Ancestry, the leader in family history, found more than half (53%) of Americans can’t name all four grandparents - demonstrating a knowledge gap in key information about more recent family history. Released every 10 years, census records are one of the most valuable ways people can learn about their family’s past, as they...

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  • Where Did Halloween Come From?

    Oct 28

    Halloween originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in). According to History.com, the Celts lived in the area that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom, and northern France about 2,000 years ago. Samhain was considered the start of a new year. Samhain marked the end of the summer and the harvest and the beginning...

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