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  • MyHeritage Introduces Reimagine Photo App

    Jun 16

    We’re excited to announce the launch of Reimagine, a groundbreaking new mobile app for family photos. Reimagine harnesses the power of MyHeritage’s world-class AI technologies for improving historical photos, and boasts a powerful photo scanner that enables high-speed scanning of entire album pages. Reimagine is available on both iOS and A...


  • 23andMe Adds More Detail For Indigenous Mexican Ancestry

    Jun 14

    23andMe has added finer details for customers with roots that trace back to Indigenous American ancestors from 28 different regions in what is now Mexico. The update is part of our continuing work to improve 23andMe’s Ancestry reports and features. This new update allows customers with Indigenous American ancestry from one of these Geneti...


  • FamilySearch Wrote About Canadian Immigration

    Jun 9

    Immigration has been a part of world history since it all began. Reasons for immigration are many and oftentimes complex. War, disparity, land opportunities, educational opportunities, and hope for a better life might be a few of the most common reasons. When genealogists think of immigration and immigrants, they might focus on their immigrant...


  • Ancestry To Apply AI-Driven Handwriting Recognition Technology

    Jun 7

    The Ancestry Team stated that access to this highly anticipated census collection will be available to search sooner than any previous census collection. Using new, proprietary Artificial intelligence (AI) handwriting recognition technology, Ancestry announced it will deliver a searchable index of the 1931 Census of Canada to customer...


  • Succession to the British Throne Under King Charles III

    Jun 4

    Many people watched the coronation of King Charles III. Wikipedia noted that he is now the sovereign, and his heir apparent is his elder son, William, Prince of Wales. William’s three children are next, in order of birth: Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis. Fifth in line is Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, the younger son of th...


  • Thomasville Chapter DAR Features Technology For Genealogy

    May 23

    The April meeting of the Thomasville Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) featured a program by Melody Porter about the use of technology in genealogy research. Chapter Regent Charlotte Brown introduced the speaker. Porter’s background is in IT as a software business analyst and project manager but she has ...


  • Underwater Hospital And Cemetery Found At Dry Tortugas

    May 18

    Dry Tortugas National Park announced the finding of archaeological remains of a 19th century quarantine hospital and cemetery on a submerged island near Garden Key. While only one grave has been identified, historical records indicate that dozens of people, mostly U.S. soldiers stationed at Fort Jefferson, may have been buried there. The sm...


  • Reparations Task Force Recommends “Down Payments”

    May 16

    The California Reparations Task Force was scheduled to meet on May 6, 2023. The Task Force published documents on Monday, May 1. 2023, indicating it had plans to recommend the state apologize for racism and slavery, and consider “down payments’ of varying amounts to eligible African American residents, Cal Matters reported. The doc...


  • New Enhancements To cM Explainer

    May 11

    Last month at RootsTech 2023, MyHeritage announced the release of the cM Explainer, a powerful feature that estimates familiar relationships between DNA Matches. For every DNA Match, cM Explainer provides predictions of possible relationships between the two people, and their respective probabilities.  cM Explainer uses a novel approach th...


  • 23andMe Adds More Details For Indigenous Caribbean Ancestry

    May 9

    23andMe has added finer detail for customers with roots that trace back to four Indigenous Caribbean populations, which include Indigenous ancestry in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, and the Southern Caribbean. The update is part of our continuing work to improve ancestry reports and features. This new update allows customers wit...


  • 1931 Census Of Canada Releases June 1, 2023

    May 4

    After the legislated 92 years in the vault, the highly anticipated 1931 Census of Canada will be made available to the Public, FamilySearch wrote.  Collected during the Great Depression and at a time of significant immigration, the census provides a snapshot of the more than 10 million people living in Canada in 1931. On June 1, 2023, Cana...


  • Ancestry Survey Reveals Americans Know Little About Mom’s Past

    May 1

    Ancestry, the leader in family history, released survey findings that revealed Americans may have a blind spot about what their parents’ lives were like before parenthood. In fact, only 37% are familiar with their mother’s life before having them - yet, an overwhelming majority of moms (79%) are willing to share their stories. Despite t...


  • New York’s Hart Island Is Becoming A Park

    Apr 25

    Hart Island was once a penal colony, and it has been run since the 19th century by New York’s jail system, which used inmate gravediggers and kept it off limits until 2021, when the city transferred the island over to the parks department, The New York Times reported.  Now, in a remarkable break with the decades-old policy of keeping...


  • MyHeritage Has New Look for Historical Records

    Apr 20

    We’re pleased to announce that we enhanced the look of the category and collection pages on MyHeritage’s search engine for historical records, making them easier to use. This continues a redesign that started several years ago. On MyHeritage, historical records are arranged in categories, for example Birth, Marriage and Death, Census, I...


  • 23andMe Discusses COVID-19 Three Years Later

    Apr 18

    In early March 2020, the World Health Organization declared we were in the middle of a worldwide pandemic. Three years later, and few things left untouched by the COVID-19 virus. Almost seven million people worldwide have died, and untold millions are still struggling with long COVID. Yet, looking at all that has happened and continues to tran...


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