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  • NBC Announced Return of “Roots Less Traveled”

    Oct 26

    NBC and Litton Entertainment announced that “The More You Know,” NBC’s Daytime Emmy award-winning-three-hour Saturday morning programming block, returned for its sixth season on October 2, 2021. With that comes the return of “Roots Less Traveled”, hosted by Faruq Tauheed. Each week, in partnership with Ancestry, the series feature...

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  • California Expands Consumer Protections for Genetic Testing

    Oct 21

    23andMe knows you care about privacy, and they have been working hard to deliver other promises of transparency and choice, even beyond your experience at 23andMe. 23andMe is excited to share that California recently enacted a new law to protect consumers’ genetic data privacy. 23andMe has worked hard with the Coalition for Genetic Data P...

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  • New Relationship Diagram on MyHeritage

    Oct 19

    MyHeritage has Introduced a New Relationship Diagram. When you add people to your family tree, their relationships to you are calculated automatically. The relationship is then shown anywhere on the MyHeritage site where the names of your site members and people in your tree appear. In the past, you would see the relationship listed for tha...

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  • 23andMe Provides Equity and Inclusion for People with Disabilities

    Oct 14

    23andMe’s CEO and Co-Founder, Anne Wojcicki, signed a letter, along with dozens of CEOs, making a commitment toward advancing equity and inclusion for employees and customers with disabilities. The move deepened 23andMe’s ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through participating in the Diversity Equality Index. The in...

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  • FamilySearch Completes Massive Microfilm Digitization

    Oct 12

    FamilySearch, a genealogy company that is provided as a service by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has completed the digitization of a massive microfilm collection. This effort makes billions of historical genealogy records freely available online. According to Family Search, it is a milestone 83 years in the making. Family...

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  • Ancestry Appoints Executives to Propel Family History and AncestryDNA

    Oct 9

    Ancestry, the global leader in family history and consumer genomics, announced it has named former Amazon and Facebook executives to its leadership team. Brian Donnelly, formerly head of Diagnostics and Genomics at Amazon, has been named Senior Vice President and General Manager of AncestryDNA, and Ashish Nayyar, Facebook’s Senior Directo...

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  • Church of England Begins Churchyard Mapping Project

    Sep 23

    The first of 19,000 churchyards will be surveyed as part of a Church of England project to create a free digital map of every grave and feature in every churchyard in the country. The ancient church of St Bega on the shores of the Bassenthwaite in the Diocese of Carlisle is the first churchyard to be scanned by surveyors using sophisticated...

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  • ANU Museum of the Jewish People Genealogy App

    Sep 21

    ANU Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Halfusot has a genealogy app. that will show visitors how they are connected to figures on display at the museum. It is a collection of persons who are in the museum’s permanent exhibition. ANU Museum of the Jewish People presents the 4,000-year-old story of the Jewish people - past, present and fut...

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  • 2020 Census Revealed a More MultiRacial United States

    Sep 16

    The United States Census Bureau released information from the 2020 census results on August 12, 2021. Nearly all racial groups saw population gains this decade, and the increase in the “Two or More Races” population (referred to as the Multiracial population) was especially large (up 276%). The White alone population declined by 8.6% since...

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  • Ancestry to Acquire French Genealogy Company Geneanet

    Sep 14

    Ancestry announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Geneanet, a leading French genealogy company. With over 30 billion records from more than 80 countries, Ancestry helps customers discover new details about their family story and ancestors. The terms of the agreement have not been disclosed. With a large and growing Europea...

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