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Genealogy Research: Mugshots

Posted October 1, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Do you have any black sheep in your family tree? If your ancestor has an arrest under their belt, police reports may exist that will give you very interesting insights into your relative’s history. Not to mention that a mugshot would be a unique addition to your genealogy record collection! The mugshot was invented by Alphonse Bertillon, a French police officer and biometrics researcher. He applied the anthropological technique of anthropometry to law enforcement, creating an identification… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for September 29, 2014

Posted September 29, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Here’s a roundup of family history articles from the past week! Image: Day out at the gallows and other bygone photographic oddities / BBC News The Genealogy Sphere Day out at the gallows and other bygone photographic oddities (BBC News) – A glimpse into the funny side of the people from the Victorian era Why Was Robert Webster, a slave, Wearing What Looks Like a Confederate Uniform? (Smithsonian.com) - The remarkable story of a man who… Read the full story

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New on Geni: Multilingual Profiles

Posted September 22, 2014 by Amanda | Comments Off
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Geni’s World Family Tree, now almost 80 million profiles strong, enables people of all nationalities and cultures to work together to discover their shared ancestry. One of the greatest challenges of creating a single family tree of the world is accommodating the many languages spoken by our international community. Today we’re excited to announce that Geni’s World Family Tree now supports multilingual profiles. This means you can enter names and biographies in multiple languages, and… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for September 22, 2014

Posted September 22, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Enjoy this week’s roundup of articles from around the web! Image: 30 Discoveries About Family History in Spanish Surnames / Mental_Floss The Genealogical Sphere President Obama is Sen. Ted Cruz’s cousin! Really! (CNN) - CNN’s Kelly Wallace chats with AJ Jacobs about the upcoming Global Family Reunion. Watch as AJ shows how everyone’s related using Geni 30 Discoveries About Family History in Spanish Surnames (Mental_Floss) – Have Spanish surnames in your family tree? Check out what… Read the full story

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Creative Ways to Display Your Family Tree

Posted September 18, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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One of the most exciting parts of researching your family history is getting the opportunity to share it with others. And part of the fun is coming up with unique and clever ideas to display your family tree, whether it’s a mural on the wall of your home or a shadowbox showcasing your family history. Here are few creative ways to display your family tree: Family Tree Cutout This is a really beautiful family tree showcasing family… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for September 15, 2014

Posted September 15, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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What great genealogy breakthroughs did you make this weekend? Let’s kickstart the new week with these articles from around the web! Image: World War One submarine ‘found’ by Australian navy / The Telegraph The Genealogy Sphere Identity of notorious serial killer Jack the Ripper finally revealed (London Evening Standard) – Does recent DNA evidence really reveal the identity of Jack the Ripper? Sisters in Photos (FamilyTree Magazine blog) – Photo detective Maureen Taylor compares the… Read the full story

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Video: Inspiring Interview with MyHeritage CEO

Posted September 12, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Last week, MyHeritage founder and CEO Gilad Japhet gave a very inspirational interview with Israel’s leading primetime news program. In the video, subtitled in English, Gilad discusses some of MyHeritage’s wonderful pro bono projects. For those unfamiliar, these projects include discovering heirs for unclaimed assets confiscated in WWII, returning looted art to its rightful owners and our global crowdsourcing project with BillionGraves to digitally preserve the world’s cemeteries. The story is truly amazing and heart-warming and we wanted to share it… Read the full story

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Strange Royal Epithets in History

Posted September 10, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Do you have royal ancestors in your family tree? You may be familiar with some of the epithets that follow their names. An epithet is an adjective or descriptive phrase expressing a quality characteristic of the person or thing mentioned. Many figures throughout history are remembered and referred to by their epithets, long after they are deceased. A familiar one from history may be Richard the Lionheart, who earned his nickname because of his reputation… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for September 8, 2014

Posted September 8, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Have a great weekend? Kickstart your week with these articles from around the web. Image: 1900: “Visions of 2000″ / Retronaut The Genealogy Sphere 1900: “Visions of 2000″ (Retronaut) – See how people of the 1900s envisioned the future How a mysterious box of photos sent an Evanston couple halfway around the world (Chicago Reader) – For a quarter century, this couple have been trying to figure out the identity of the photographer responsible for a… Read the full story

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Patents: George Eastman and the Roll Film Camera

Posted September 4, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Do you remember the days when cameras used film rolls? Today most of us take photos digitally, either with our phones, tablets or a digital camera and it’s easy to forget that it wasn’t always so easy to snap a picture. Nearly fifty years after the world was first introduced to the daguerrotype, American inventor and entrepreneur George Eastman sought to find a way to make photography less cumbersome and easier for the average person… Read the full story

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