TLC is airing a brand new season of “Who Do You Think You Are?” with eight episodes featuring celebrities on a journey through their own history. There’s an interesting lineup of celebrities: Christina Applegate Kelly Clarkson Cindy Crawford Zooey Deschanel Chelsea Handler Chris O’Donnell Jim Parsons Trisha Yearwood The premier airs on July 23 and […]

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Family Search continues to impress with their rapidly growing free records collection. The most recent update is listed below:  “FamilySearch has recently added more than 1.1 million images from Austria, England, Ivory Coast, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 96,841 images from the new U.S., New Hampshire, Cheshire County, […]

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Native American jewelry is rich in history and creativity and the newly launched website discussed below by PRWEB in their news release is worth exploring: “(PRWEB) June 25, 2013. A new website offers an in-depth look at authentic Native American jewelry. Collectors and lovers of Native American artisan jewelry can now visit AuthenticNativeAmericanJewelry.net in order […]

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On June 25, 1876 Native American forces led by Sioux Chiefs Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull defeated the U.S. Army led by George Armstrong Custer in a bloody battle close at Little Bighorn River in southern Montana. Those brave leaders of the Great Plains Sioux tribe strongly resisted the mid-19th-century efforts of the U.S. government […]

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The latest newsletter from ScotlandsPeople discusses further information to be found in the 1895 Valuation Rolls. It also features the top 5 Tee-Names and information about the Mary Queen of Scots exhibition of NRS documents at the National Museum of Scotland. Tee-names (nothing to do with a golf) are community nicknames for people in north-east […]

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England’s Origins.net has a remarkable National Wills Index database that you can search FREE of charge. The following newletter discusses their extensive collection along with an explanation of the value of wills to the family history researcher: Between 1541 and 1836 the diocese of Lichfield and Coventry was extensive, covering the entire counties of Staffordshire […]

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The largest known collection of War of 1812 documents consisting of letters, maps and other papers has been purchase at auction in London, England, by the Library and Archives of Canada for $573,000. The acquisition once belonged to Sir John Sherbrooke, the lieutenant-governor of Nova Scotia, who conquered Maine for the British during the War […]

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Findmypast.co.uk has recently added some fascinating Lincolnshire records: “Leading family history website findmypast.co.uk has today made available online records showing the life and times of some of the most famous figures in the largest county in east England, Lincolnshire. The handwritten registers from Lincolnshire Archives date back to 1538 and span more than 300 years; […]

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The following is a press release from the National Archives and Records Administration on the recent launch of the Founders Online website: “Washington, DC…The National Archives today launched the Founders Online website. This free online tool brings together the papers of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison in a single website […]

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The Smithsonian is a great place to visit and the latest exhibit “Unlocking Life’s Code” will not disappoint. Sixty years have passed since Crick and Watson showed the world the double helix structure of DNA. Great strides have been made in this area and the exhibition shows us how the genetic revolution continues to change […]

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Has Apple branded too well? While this may be true with their proprietary operating system, there are so many devotees it really won’t matter regardless of any comparison with the Android platform. Or, will it? Apple is certainly ahead of the field in the smart phone race and, according to many, it will always have […]

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The following is the latest news from the popular family history website Genes Reunited: “Today leading family history website Genes Reunited published new records including the Bank of England Wills Extracts from 1717-1845 and the London Probate Index from 1750-1858. The Bank of England Wills Extracts is a fantastic resource for family historians containing over 60,000 entries […]

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The following announcement comes from FamilySearch.org: “FamilySearch is pleased to announce the first Tree Share Certified applications for Mac OS X and iOS computers and mobile devices, MacFamilyTree and MobileFamilyTree.  Charting Companion for FamilySearch is now Tree Access Certified.  “Certified” means the product is compatible with FamilySearch.org and has features that conforms to our strict […]

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We’ve been hearing a lot about the lack of privacy these days and this one is very big (très grand, muy grande). You may remember the concerns that people have raised over Smart TVs being ripe for exploitation that would permit hackers to watch you watch TV, or one of the less nefarious concerns that […]

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The term D-Day is often used as military jargon for the day an event will happen, for many it is when we think of June 6, 1944. On that day the World War II Allied powers crossed the English Channel to land on the beaches of Normandy, France. This started the liberation of Western Europe […]

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When we go to the movies or watch crime shows on TV featuring all manner of theft and gun running its easy to forget, with all the modern technology,  that gun running and smuggling has being going on for a very long time. A ship wreck has been found off the coast of South Carolina’s […]

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U.K. based Deceased Online says the registers for the Cemetery are held at The National Archives (TNA) and Deceased Online digitally scanned all of these within the TNA building in Kew, South West London. Continue reading to learn the history of Brompton Cemetery and see the list of famous people interred, including Suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst: “Brompton Cemetery, consecrated by […]

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