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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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  • Are Your Grandparents on Facebook?

    Nov 2

    Facebook is more than a place to go when you want to play Farmville. It is also an quick and easy way to keep in touch with living family members. The simple interface of this social networking website makes it easy for even the least computer savvy person in your family to use. All that you need to do is remember one password, and you can connect ...

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  • Professional Genealogists to the Rescue!

    Nov 2

    There is a phrase genealogists tend to use when they have done absolutely all the research from each and every source they could find, only to come up with nothing. It's called “hitting a brick wall”. This colorful phrase evokes the frustration one feels when you give something your very best effort and do not get the result you hoped for. It a...

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  • Does the Liberal Gene Run In Your Family?

    Nov 2

    Politics, and political leanings, are a big subject, especially as America prepares itself for an upcoming election. It isn't unheard of for an entire family line to decide to vote a certain way, or to be strongly supportive of either the Democratic or the Republican candidates. Did you ever wonder why that is so?Researchers have found that while t...

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  • Do Your Research Online

    Nov 2

    Doing genealogy research can be time consuming. If you don't happen to be a professional genealogist, then at least some of your day is taken up by your job. Another large portion of your day is going to be spent taking care of your children, eating meals with your family, and doing the general day to day cleaning and chores that everyone has to do...

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