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  • How To Rescue A Family Bible

    Aug 23

    For generations, there were families who carefully recorded meaningful family events into the back of their Bibles. Sometimes, those Bibles are lost, forgotten about, or discarded. A company called Bible Rescue helps rescue those Bibles and return them to a family member. has a blog post written by Patty Taylor regarding rescuing...


  • Tracing Mexican Roots With DNA Records

    Aug 21

    Ancestry has provided helpful information about how to trace your Mexican roots with DNA and records. The information was posted under Family History by Jensen Cordon, Professional Genealogist at Ancestry. Immigration from Mexico to the U.S. has been ongoing for hundreds of years. But tracing your family’s story across time and borders ca...


  • Explore Millions of Records From The British Isles

    Aug 16

    FindMyPast wrote that with extensive record additions and over 100,000 newspaper pages, you can discover the stories of your ancestors like never before. Over three centuries of history are covered. Our team has been hard at work, bolstering five of our existing collections with new additions, and adding two brand-new sets into the mix. If ...


  • Family Of Henrietta Lacks Settles With Biotech Company

    Aug 14

    More than 70 years after doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital took Henrietta Lacks’ cervical cells without her knowledge, a lawyer for her descendants said they have reached a settlement with a biotechnology company they sued in 2021, accusing its leaders of reaping billions of dollars in a racist medical system, NBC News reported. Tissue ta...


  • Surprising Facts About The History Of Barbie

    Aug 9

    How much do you know about the history of the Barbie doll? Perhaps you and your friends played with these iconic and ever-changing dolls when you were children. MyHeritage has put together a blog post with some surprising things about Barbie. The new Barbie movie is making a huge splash in theaters, with many finding it a surprising and ref...


  • Historical DNA Reveals Connection Between Living People And Enslaved African Americans

    Aug 7

    We don’t know their names, but a new historical DNA analysis by researchers at 23andMe, Harvard University, and the Smithsonian Institution has revealed more about the enslaved and freed African Americans who labored at a Maryland iron furnace, just after the founding of the United States.  Along with insights into the lives of these f...


  • Find The U.S. Immigration Ports Your Ancestors Used

    Jul 27

    The major U.S. immigration ports in the 19th and 20th centuries were New York, Boston, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Charleston, San Francisco, and New Orleans, FamilySearch wrote. What are Legal Ports of Entry? A port of entry is a location where a person can legally enter the country. Historically, ports of entry were typically seaports. Ho...


  • Understanding Ashkenazi Jewish Ancestry & Genetics

    Jul 25

    The history and culture of Ashkenazi Jewish people, the waves of persecution, pogroms, and communal isolation over centuries, help explain the genetic uniqueness of Ashkenazi ancestry and it’s implications on health, 23andMe wrote. While people of Ashkenazi ancestry have deep roots in eastern and central Europe, their ancestral lines tra...


  • Tricare Will Cover 5 New Genetic Diagnostic Tests

    Jul 20

    The Defense Health Agency has extended a pilot program that covers many now-common laboratory genetic tests and added five more to improve diagnostics and care for patients with breast, blood and prostate cancer and suspicious-looking moles or skin legions, reported. The Pentagon’s health arm announced Thursday that it has e...


  • California Reparations Task Force Concluded

    Jul 18

    The California reparations task force last week concluded two years of hard work with a 1,100-page, comprehensive report that details the harms of slavery on Black people from California, recommendations of financial compensation and the creation of a myriad of programs and policies to redress the historical wrongs, NBC News reported. The ...


  • 23andMe Adds More Detail To Central American Ancestry

    Jul 13

    23andMe has added finer detail for customers with roots that trace back to Indigenous American ancestors, with 18 regions in Central America, from Guatemala in the north to Panama in the South.  The update is part of our continuing work to improve 23andMe’s Ancestry reports and features. Recently, 23andMe added new details for people wit...


  • Celebrating Chinese Canadian Immigration

    Jul 11

    Have you ever wondered about the Chinese immigrant experience in North America? Why they left their homeland? Where they settled? What they did for a living? Discover your ancestors and their story in these unique immigration records on FamilySearch! History of Chinese Immigration to Canada Depending on the year and place, Chinese immigr...


  • Explore The Free Chinese Exclusion Era Collection On Ancestry

    Jul 7

    Ancestry announced the free availability of more than 500,000 records from the Chinese Exclusion Era - a 60 year period in the U.S. and Canada when laws were enacted to restrict immigration and rights of people of Chinese descent. Beyond discovering potential family connections, these significant records offer the opportunity to look into a c...


  • The Look Of Your Eyebrow Is In Your Genes

    Jun 23

    The first gene mapping study on eyebrow thickness in Europeans discovered three previously unreported genetic loci, The Jerusalem Post reported.  Cosmetics including eye pencils, shadow, or powder can help you create your look, but according to a new study conducted by the International Visible Trait Genetics (VisGen) Consortium, and publi...


  • Parallel Reparations Efforts In California and Capitol Hill

    Jun 21

    As California prepares to release a report that will recommend reparations for descendants of enslaved people, federal lawmakers are pursuing their own efforts to redress the effects of slavery and the generations of discrimination that followed for Black Americans, NBC News reported.  Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., introduced the latest federal ...


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