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  • World’s Largest Family Tree Templates Available For Free

    Nov 10

    Do you come from an extremely large family? I do! The very idea of trying to fit all of my relatives, and all of my ancestors, onto one family tree template seemed impossible to me. In fact, the very idea was so intimidating that I really haven't put much effort into attempting it. However, now that there are giant family tree charts that can be do...

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  • His Ancestor is a Saint

    Nov 9

    It can be comforting when your genealogy research reveals that your ancestors were good people. It must be extremely exciting to learn that one of your ancestors was, in fact, a saint! Strangely enough, this is precisely what genealogy research revealed for one man. Which means that many of his relatives will also have the blood of a saint running ...

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  • Gene Mutation Links Dyslexia and Handedness

    Nov 8

    Recent studies reveal that there is a link between reading ability, brain asymmetry, and the hand a person prefers to write with. Researchers found this after studying the genomes of 192 children who had difficulty with reading. This means there is a genetic reason why some children are dyslexic. It also reveals interesting things about what hand t...

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  • Harry Potter Stars Came From Neighboring Villages

    Nov 7

    Sometimes, the world seems like a very small place. According to Dr. Nick Barratt, who is involved in the television series called “Who Do You Think You Are?”, two of the stars of the Harry Potter series of movies had ancestors who lived in neighboring villages. Now, around 200 years later, their descendants are movie stars. News about the ance...

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  • Family Tree Maker for Mac

    Nov 6

    Something exciting has come to members of the Ancestry.com website! It's called Family Tree Maker for Mac. This is the Mac version of the Family Tree Maker that was already available to members who were using PC computers. Finally, people who have Mac computers can take full advantage their Ancestry.com membership. What does the Family Tree Make...

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  • Photos of my Grandfather

    Nov 5

    Earlier this week, my uncle sent me a very interesting email through Facebook. He said that he has been connecting with some long lost family members, (whom I never new existed). One of these newly found family members put some really old family photos onto his Facebook page. My uncle said that some of the photos were of his father, who was my gran...

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  • Adoptee Finds Birth Mother and Biological Son

    Nov 4

    A woman named Jo Galloway was adopted when she was a child. Years later, she gave birth to a son, whom she had to give up for adoption. Now, years later, she has become reunited with both her birth mother and her long lost son. Considering how difficult it can be to locate biological family after an adoption has taken place, this story is rather re...

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  • Genetic Studies Provide Possibilities In Cancer Treatment

    Nov 3

    Pancreatic cancer is an especially serious and frightening form of cancer. It is often completely undetected until it has reached an advanced stage. It tends to reject many forms of treatment. Around 43,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer each year. Less than one out of five cases are caught early enough to be surgi...

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  • Gene Variant May Protect Against Alcoholism

    Nov 2

    Alcoholism is a complex disease. It appears to run in families, yet it doesn't cause every member of a particular family to become an alcoholic. Not much is understood about exactly why a person decides to start drinking, or what factors cause that person to continue to drink despite negative repercussions. Ultimately, the result of having a drink ...

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  • Your Great Grandparents Were People, Too

    Nov 2

    It can be easy to give in to the impulse to idealize your ancestors. Everyone wants to think that their grandparents, great grandparents, or great great grandparents were perfectly sweet and decent people. This is especially true when you see a photo of your great grandmother doing something like working in her flower garden, or a photo of your gre...

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  • Studies Show Link Between Depression And Genetic Pathway

    Nov 2

    Depression is a mental health issue that tends to run in families. Around 7% of the population of the United States of America will be affected by depression in one year. While the percentage number may not sound very big, it doesn't reflect how debilitating it can be if you are the person who is experiencing depression. It also doesn't describe h...

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  • Newspaper Article Connects Long Lost Family

    Nov 2

    It started with a newspaper article. Christina Bellars-Strait, who lives in America, read an online news article about a man named Malcolm Carter, who lives in the UK. The article was on the Cambs Times website, and it told the story of a last minute salvage of Malcolm Carter's business. The article involved Malcolm Carter as well as his grandson, ...

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  • Genealogist Searches For Girl Behind the Ghost

    Nov 2

    One genealogist is searching for the truth behind the ghost of a little girl. Genealogy research is a great way to learn more about the actual people that are the inspiration for local ghost stories. While this research is not going to be a definitive way to confirm, or dispute, the existence of a ghost, it can be a way to discover more about the e...

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  • Breast Cancer Gene Can Be Passed Paternally

    Nov 2

    Most of the time, when a genetic screening is done of family members who may carry the genes that increase the risk of breast cancer, it is only the women of the family who are tested. However, it is also very important that the men in the family have the same genetic screening done as well. It turns out that the genes that increase the risk ...

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  • Family Tree Templates Make Things Easier

    Nov 2

    Working on your family tree can be a lot like putting together pieces of a puzzle. Your genealogy research reveals little clues, which you collect up, and put into place. Perhaps you started with yourself, and then connected to your parents and siblings. Maybe you decided to work on just one side of your family for now, with intent to focus on the ...

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