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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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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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Monday Recap for September 1, 2014

Posted September 1, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Who are you researching this Labor Day weekend? Take a break with these articles from around the web! Image: 100 Year Old Life Hacks that Still Work Today / Guff.com The Genealogy Sphere Tuesday’s Tip – Records from Mental Hospitals (Your Swedish Heritage blog) – A great tip to check mental hospital records in your research The Well-Dressed Couple Again and Solving a Group Photo Mystery (Family Tree Magazine blog) – Photo detective Maureen Taylor figures… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for August 25, 2014

Posted August 25, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Make any great genealogy finds this this weekend? Kickstart your week with these family history articles from around the web! Image: Nephew finds WW2 PoW’s grave in Poland after 29 years / BBC News The Genealogy Sphere Still ‘Drinkable’: 200-Year-Old Booze Found in Shipwreck (LiveScience) – Cheers! Researchers discover well preserved bottle of alcohol in shipwreck 15 Century-Old Toys We Still Want to Buy (mental_floss) – Did your ancestors play with any of these toys? Man… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for August 18, 2014

Posted August 18, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Take a break from your Monday grind with these fascinating articles from the past week! Image: 100 Years On: Uncovering the Identities of Missing WW1 Soldiers / Readers Digest UK The Genealogy Sphere Long-lost family Bible returned to East Vandergrift woman (Triblive.com) – After 40 years, a family Bible is finally returned Heartrending letter exhausted First World War soldier penned to his wife just weeks before he was killed which she carried in her handbag… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for August 11, 2014

Posted August 11, 2014 by Amanda | 2 Comments
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Kickstart your week with these great articles from around the web! Image: Obituaries from the First World War / The Telegraph The Genealogy Sphere Obituaries from the First World War (The Telegraph) – UK’s The Telegraph shares obituaries of those who fought and survived the Great War Couple who could never forget one another reunited 70 years after their families forced them to break up in China (DailyMail UK) – The amazing story of a couple… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for August 4, 2014

Posted August 4, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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We hope you had a great genealogy-fun filled weekend! Let’s start off the new week with these family history articles from around the web. Image: Australian transitions 1914-2014 / ABC News Australia The Genealogy Sphere We Are Family: A Family Tree of the Entire Human Race (mental_floss) – Best selling author AJ Jacobs penned this great article about creating the family tree of the entire world and the Global Family Reunoin 10 Heroic Women of World… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for July 28, 2014

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Did you have fun researching your genealogy this weekend? Keep the fun going by checking out these articles from around the web. Image: Child Migrants Have Been Coming to America Alone Since Ellis Island / Mother Jones The Genealogy Sphere Old days in S.F. not so good (SF Gate) – San Francisco historian recounts how life in “good old days” were not so good in old San Francisco Tour the Beautiful Cemetery Where New York’s… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for July 21, 2014

Posted July 21, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Start the week with these interesting articles from around the web! Image: Time Travel Vacations Using Stereographs / FamilyTree Magazine blog The Genealogy Sphere 11 Childcare Inventions from 1900′s (ViralNova) – Oh my! These “helpful” childcare inventions from the early 20th century are a little scary Couple Married 63 Years Dies on the Same Day (The Huffington Post) – The bittersweet story of a couple married for 63 years and died within hours of each… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for July 14, 2014

Posted July 14, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Get your genealogy news fix with these family history articles from around the web. Image: Before and After: 30 of the Most Creative Recreations of Childhood Photos / BoredPanda The Genealogy Sphere Genealogy research reveals blood feud between local families (Tbo.com) – A local Tampa man researching his genealogy learns of an old family blood feud Mystery haunts woman left on doorstep as baby (NorwalkReflector.com) – A woman who discovered she was abandoned on a doorstep… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for July 7, 2014

Posted July 7, 2014 by Amanda | One Comment
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Did you have an excellent 4th of July weekend? Kickstart the new work week right with these family history articles from around the web. Image: Many English Last Names Began as Nicknames – Here are their Original Meanings / Business Insider The Genealogy Sphere Calculating age at death – and why (Vita-Brevis.org) – A good explanation of how early colonial America calculated the deceased’s age in years, months and days for tombstone engravings Many English… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for June 30, 2014

Posted June 30, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Check out these articles from around the web! Image: The 7 Deadliest Fashion Trends of All Time / io9.com The Genealogy Sphere Geni.com Relaxes Privacy Rules – A Good Thing (Genea-Musings Blog) – Geneablogger Randy Seaver gives his favorable opinion about Geni’s upcoming privacy changes The 7 Deadliest Fashion Trends of All Time (io9.com) – These dangerous fashion trends of our ancestors may have had some deadly consequences The Advantages of Working with a One… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for June 23, 2014

Posted June 23, 2014 by Amanda | One Comment
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Kickstart your week with this interesting articles from around the web! Image: Lost First World War bracelet returned to Arthur Erickson’s family / CBC The Genealogy Sphere 10 Dangerous Ways to Amuse Yourself from an 1820 Book (Mental Floss) – How times have changed! This 1820 book lists some crazy and very dangerous ways to amuse yourself in your spare time. Why Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes (BBC News) – For 75 years Finland’s… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for June 16, 2014

Posted June 16, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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We hope everyone had a great Father’s Day weekend! Here’s a few articles to kickstart your week. Image: Returned photos reveal a father never known, 50-year-old promise kept / Stripes.com The Genealogy Sphere The world’s largest family reunion…we’re all invited! (TED) – Check out author AJ Jacobs’s entertaining TED talk about the Global Family Reunion Eight decades in the wrong grave: Mac map collection helps solve family mystery (TheSpec.com) – A man solves a family… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for June 2, 2014

Posted June 2, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Catch up on some family history news with these articles from around the web! Image: Melting glaciers in northern Italy reveal corpses of WW1 soldiers / The Telegraph The Genealogy Sphere Here’s How People 100 Years Ago Thought We’d Be Living Today (Wired) – Check out these vintage postcards of how people thought we’d be living today D-Day remembered: Striking then-and-now photographs that capture how northern France was devastated 70 years ago – and how… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for May 19, 2014

Posted May 19, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Did you have any genealogy breakthroughs this weekend? Have some fun with these articles from around the web. Image: Found after 500 years, the wreck of Christopher Columbus’s flagship the Santa Maria / The Independent The Genealogy Sphere Still Paying for the Civil War (The Wall Street Journal) – Over a century later, families continue to receive Civil War benefits Exclusive: Found after 500 years, the wreck of Christopher Columbus’s flagship the Santa Maria (The… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for May 12, 2014

Posted May 12, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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We hope everyone had a very enjoyable Mother’s Day weekend. Jump start the new week with these fascinating family history stories from around the web! Image: Woman finds  love letter 6 decades old and tracks down soldier who wrote it / The Washington Post The Genealogy Sphere Rudyard Kipling and the century-old WWI mystery (The Star) – The story of the disappearance of Rudyard Kipling’s disappearance while in combat in 1915 France After His Death,… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for April 28, 2014

Posted April 28, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Everyone have a wonderful weekend? See what articles you may have missed last week! Image: Drones help find World War II’s missing soldiers / Engadget The Genealogy Sphere Drones help find World War II’s missing soldiers (Engadget) – Search uses drones to find missing soldiers of World War II Spotlighting a law that stripped U.S.-born women of citizenship (LA Times) – A look into the Expatriation Act of 1907 that required a woman who married… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for April 21, 2014

Posted April 21, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Have a wonderful Easter weekend? Catch up on some family history articles you may have missed this past week! Image: Ethnic America, mapped: Your country’s biggest ancestral populations / The Washington Post The Genealogy Sphere The uplifting story behind a blunt obituary (Sverigesradio.se) – The story behind the simple death notice of Stig Kernell, written before his death Ethnic America, mapped: Your county’s biggest ancestral populations (The Washington Post) – A very cool map that… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for April 14, 2014

Posted April 14, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Have a great genealogy-filled weekend? Check out these family history articles you may have missed. Image: Heirloom Bible discovered in Denver thrift store / 9news.com The Genealogy Sphere The Genetics of Procrastination (MotherBoard) – Scientists discover that your penchant for procrastination may be in the genes Watch L.A., Paris and Sao Paulo Grow in These Pretty Visualizations (Gizmodo) – Amazing visualizations of growing populations over time 100-Year-Old Message in a Bottle Plucked From Baltic Sea… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for April 7, 2014

Posted April 7, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Take a break from your Monday grind with these fascinating articles from the past week! Image: Who’s the man in the ‘mirror’? / CNN The Genealogy Sphere Who’s the man in the ‘mirror’? Historians investigate mystery photo booth portraits (CNN) – Mystery photo booth photos puzzle historians Our time traveling doll (The Guardian) – A family tradition sees a doll passed down through seven generations of daughters Band of ten brothers: When the call came… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for March 31, 2014

Posted March 31, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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It’s the end of the month! Treat yourself with these interesting articles from around the web. The Genealogy Sphere Maryland man may have found two lost or forgotten photos of Lincoln’s funeral procession (The Washington Post) – Mystery photos from the National Archives may be rare, long-forgotten photographs from Abraham Lincoln’s funeral procession Linda Hunt believes that knowing where we come from is integral to knowing who we are (Oregon Live) – A local woman… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for March 24, 2014

Posted March 24, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Here’s your weekly round-up of articles you may have missed in the past week! Image: Soldier’s fate revealed / Batley&Birstall News The Genealogy Sphere Watch as 1000 years of European borders change (loiter.co) – Watch this fascinating video of he changes in Europe’s borders for the last 1000 years Grandfather’s Brilliant Final Letter To His Grandkids Offers Life Lessons For The Rest Of Us (The Huffington Post) – Read this moving letter a grandfather wrote to… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for March 17, 2014

Posted March 17, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Get your genealogy fix today with these interesting articles from the past week. Image: 10 Fascinating Death Facts from the Victorian Era / Listverse.com The Genealogy Sphere 10 Fascinating Death Facts from the Victorian Era (Listvers.com) – Here are ten fascinating facts about death during the Victorian Era A Book Photography Stand (One Rhode Island Family blog) – Creative way for you to digitize some books for your genealogy research Are… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for March 10, 2014

Posted March 10, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Suffering from the Monday blues? Check out these articles for a quick family history pick-me-up to perk up your Monday! Image: 11 Jobs That No Longer Exist Today / 9gag.com) The Genealogy Sphere 11 Jobs That No Longer Exist Today (9gag.com) – Did your ancestors work jobs that no longer exist today? War Widow Finds Answers After Years (FaithIt.com) – A war widow discovers the truth about her missing husband after searching for 68 years… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for February 24, 2014

Posted February 24, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment

Get your genealogy and family history fix with this week’s roundup! The Genealogy Sphere Shakespeare’s 14th great-niece baptized at church where he is buried (DailyMail UK) – The 14th great-niece of the famous writer was baptized at the church where the playwright is buried Are You Related to A.J. Jacobs? (WNYC) – Listen to A.J. Jacobs on The Brian Lehrer Show discussing his global family reunion event The transported child (The Legal Genealogist) – Judy… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for February 10, 2014

Posted February 10, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Still recovering from RootsTech? Check out these articles from the past week! Image: World War One: How did 12 million letters a week reach soldiers? / BBC News The Genealogy Sphere World War One: How did 12 million letters a week reach soldiers? (BBC News) – Read how letters from home reached WWI soldiers in the battlefield Mystery girl in iconic photo comes to life (MSN News) – Amazing story of how a genealogist identified… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for February 3, 2014

Posted February 3, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Still recovering from yesterday’s Super Bowl party? Treat yourself with these articles from around the web. Image: Loot No Longer / The New York Times The Genealogy Sphere Are You My Cousin? (The New York Times) – Author A.J. Jacobs is organizing the largest family reunion and you’re invited! Geni is proud to be a part of this journey! Loot No Longer (The New York Times) – MyHeritage CEO Gilad Japhet is featured in The New York… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for January 27, 2014

Posted January 27, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Catch up on what you may have missed in the past week! Image: ‘Lost child of the Titanic and the fraud that haunted her family,’ The Telegraph The Genealogy Sphere Replica miniature homes chronicle 500 years of family history (The Telegraph) – A couple builds miniature models of their ancestors’ home spanning 500 years of family history This Guy Was Exploring His Grandpa’s Attic. What He Found is Mysteriously Awesome…Whoa (Viralnova.com) – A man discovers… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for January 20, 2014

Posted January 20, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Celebrate the holiday with these fascinating articles! Image: 10 Animations that show how faces age over time / TwistedSifter.com The Genealogy Sphere 11 Little-Known Worlds For Specific Family Members (Mental Floss) – Did you know English had these words for specific family members? Digging for their lives: Russia’s volunteer body hunters (BBC News) – These volunteers undertake the dangerous task of finding soldiers killed during World War II Merle Barwis is Canada’s last remaining link… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for January 13, 2014

Posted January 13, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Looking for something to perk up your Monday? Take a look at these interesting articles from around the web! Image: 10 Surprising Laws Passed During the First World War / Imperial War Museum The Genealogy Sphere Family who spent more than 60 years apart are reunited…after discovering they lived just yards away from each other (DailyMail UK) – Amazing story of a family reunited and discovered they were neighbors Holocaust Survivor Meets Her Liberator Nearly… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for January 6, 2014

Posted January 6, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Hope everyone had a great time welcoming in the New Year! Let’s start 2014 off with these articles you may have missed: Image: BBC The Genealogy Sphere 10 dangerous things in Victorian/Edwardian homes (BBC) – Interesting list of 10 things we couldn’t imagine in our homes today History comes calling as soldier’s dogtag surfaces (UnionLeader.com) – A World War II dogtag is returned to family Century-old remains returned to Ceres family (Modbee.com) – With the… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for December 30, 2013

Posted December 30, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment
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We hope everyone had a very happy holiday! Before we start the new year, check out some interesting articles from around the web: Image: O’Connor Family Photo/Masslive.com The Genealogy Sphere Family Tree: Memories of Christmases past help document genealogy (Masslive.com) – Sharing a lifetime of Christmas memories Century-old cremains create Modesto mystery (Modbee.com) – A corner tries to find the family of a woman who died in 1906 Trove of Information From the 1930s, Animated by… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for December 23, 2013

Posted December 23, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment
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Get into the holiday spirit with these great articles from around the web! Image: BBC The Genealogy Sphere Bristol Airport lost teddy bear family is identified (BBC News) – The family of a lost teddy bear found in Bristol Airport with a photograph dated 1918 has been identified 5 Fun Ways to Record Family Memories (ParentInformer.com) – Great tips on how to record your family memories Why Was My Black Ancestor Listed as a Slave Owner?… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for December 16, 2013

Posted December 16, 2013 by Amanda | 2 Comments
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Start your week with some interesting articles from around the web: What Kids Learn From Hearing Family Stories – The Atlantic (cdnsure/Flickr) The Genealogy Sphere What Kids Learn From Hearing Family Stories (The Atlantic) – Sharing family tales from the past has great education benefits for children Potter’s Field Records and Genealogy Research (a3Genealogy blog) – Tips on how to find Potter’s Field burial records Have We Found the Lost Colony of Roanoke Island? (National… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for December 9, 2013

Posted December 9, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment
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Wet your genealogy appetite with these great stories from around the web: The Soldier Who Just Refused to Give Up / DailyMail UK The Genealogy Sphere The Soldier Who Just Refused to Give Up (DailyMail UK) – The inspiring story of a World War I hero’s loss and struggle for survival Uncovering records that link the slaveholder and enslaved (Examiner.com) – Robin Foster shares what clues you can follow to untangle the link between slaves… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for December 2, 2013

Posted December 2, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment
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We hope everyone had a great holiday weekend! Here’s a quick roundup of some interesting articles you may have missed: Image: Mabel’s War: Diaries of World War I nurse / Daily Mail UK The Genealogy Sphere A life remembered: Ninety years later, marker placed on infant’s grave (Ohio.com) – After ninety years, a gravestone is finally placed on an infant’s grave Mabel’s War: Diaries of World War One nurse reveal lives of horrifically injured soldiers… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for November 25, 2013

Posted November 25, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment
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Take a genealogy break with these great articles from the past week! How My Sister Tracked Down a Family for Old Photos Found in a Thrift Store Dresser / Family Tree Magazine The Genealogy Sphere How My Sister Tracked Down a Family for Old Photos Found in a Thrift Store Dresser (Family Tree Magazine blog) – A treasure trove of photos discovered in a dresser is reunited with its family Scattered by storm, mementos find… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for November 18, 2013

Posted November 18, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment
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Check out some great genealogy articles! Image: How fast could you travel across the U.S. in the 1800s? / Mnn.com The Genealogy Sphere 5 Genealogy Research Techniques That Have Nothing To Do With Documents (The Ancestor Hunt blog) – Awesome research tips that go beyond documents Youngest WW1 soldier fought in the Somme aged 13 (DailyMail) – Documents reveal the youngest soldier to fight in the trenches was 13. He fought for six weeks before… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for November 11, 2013

Posted November 11, 2013 by Amanda | One Comment
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It’s Veterans Day in the U.S. Spend a few minutes this holiday by checking out these great articles! The Genealogy Blog Manhattan’s Forgotten Graveyards, Under Public Parks, Famous Hotels and Supermarkets (The Huffington Post) – He’s a chilling thought, while visiting one of New York’s many parks and squares, it’s likely you’re standing on land that was once a cemetery Mugshots from the 1920s are Significantly Cooler Thank Mugshots from Today (ThePhoblographer.com) – See some fascinating… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for November 4, 2013

Posted November 4, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment
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Start your week off with some great genealogy related articles! The Genealogy Sphere Unveiling the Halloween Monster DNA in Everyone (National Geographic) – The Genographic Project explores our creepier ancestors in honor of Halloween Where Did You Come From? This Map Shows You America’s Complete Ancestry (Polcymic.com) – Interesting map showing the melting pot of the U.S. Park Haven tombstone is a case of mistaken identity (StarBeacon.com) – Recently discovered tombstone of a Civil War soldier leads to… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for October 28, 2013

Posted October 28, 2013 by Amanda | 2 Comments
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Have a great weekend? Check out some interesting articles you may have missed in the passed week! The Genealogy Sphere Map: Six Decades of the Most Popular Names for Girls, State-by-State (Jezebel.com) – Fascinating maps of the most popular girl names. Do any of these pop up in your family tree? Eerie Cemeteries Left to Nature (PHOTOS) – Haunting images of nature reclaiming old cemeteries Blended families, blended names (CBC.ca) – Modern couples opting for… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for October 21, 2013

Posted October 21, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment
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Here are some interesting articles to start off your week! The Genealogy Sphere Living Relatives of 5,300-Year-Old Mummy Located in Austria (redOrbit) – Through DNA testing, scientists were able to identify living relatives to a 5,300-year-old mummy Adopted daughter rode the school bus for seven years before she discovered the conductor was her real mother (Daily Mail) – A woman discovers her childhood bus driver is her biological mother Goats successfully uncover graves at Md…. Read the full story

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Monday Recap for October 14, 2013

Posted October 14, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment
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Let’s get this week started with some great family history articles! The Genealogy Sphere Spotting a Copy (Family Tree Magazine blog) – Photo detective Maureen Taylor walks through how to spot a photo copy of an earlier image Here’s Why There Are So Many German-Americans in the U.S. (Business Insider) – A look into the history of early German immigration to the United States Ricky Gervais Asked Grandparents to Share the Most Important Lesson They… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for October 7, 2013

Posted October 7, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment

Here’s our weekly roundup of interesting genealogy and family history articles. Enjoy! The Genealogy Sphere 19 Ways to Find Someone’s Birth Information (The Ancestor Hunt blog) – Check out 19 great resources to track down birth data The alien rebel and his land (The Legal Genealogist blog) – Judy Russell looks deeper into land record to discover how a German-born ex-Confederate soldier claimed federal land The Changing Face of America (National Geographic) – An intriguing… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for September 30, 2013

Posted September 30, 2013 by Amanda | 3 Comments

Start the new week off right with some great articles from the past week! The Genealogy Sphere Webscape: Tracing your family history (BBC News) – Learn more about MyHeritage in this BBC report How to Get on Genealogy Roadshow (Or Not) (Taneya’s Genealogy Blog) – Read how genealogy blogger Taneya Koonce auditioned for PBS’s latest genealogy series Genealogy Roadshow Flooding of Chicago Effects Local Cemeteries (Finding Our Ancestors blog) – Check out first hand account… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for September 23, 2013

Posted September 23, 2013 by Amanda | One Comment

Start your week off right with these interesting genealogy and family history articles! The Genealogy Sphere DNA Stories: Did She Marry Her Cousin? (The Huffington Post) – Genealogist Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak shares how she used DNA testing to tackle her own family history Clues in Cookbooks (Genealogy Tip of the Day) – Great tip to look into the cookbooks of your ancestors for clues Tombstone’s origin a cold case mystery that’s finally solved (The Daily… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for September 16, 2013

Posted September 16, 2013 by Amanda | 2 Comments

Check out some interesting articles you may have missed! The Genealogy Sphere Effective Genealogy Writing: Tips to Attract Family Members to Family History (The Huffington Post) – Are you a genealogy writer? Here are some good tips to attract your family to your genealogy This girl ages into an old woman before your eyes without you noticing (io9.com) – An impressive video showing the aging process using a composit of portraits from related, multi-generational family… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for September 9, 2013

Posted September 9, 2013 by Amanda | One Comment

Check out some interesting articles from the past week! The Genealogy Sphere Scientists as Kids: 18 Science & Tech Luminaries When They Were Youngsters (Huffington Post) – Check out some childhood photos of famous scientists Do You Have an Artificial Brick Wall? (Reclaiming Kin blog) – Interesting article about you “brick wall” Remembering Mararethe (The Legal Genealogist blog) – Judy Russell remembers the short life of her third great grandparents’ young daughter The map that… Read the full story

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Recap for September 3, 2013

Posted September 3, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment

We hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend! Here’s your weekly genealogy round-up to get the new week started. The Genealogy Sphere Your Ancestors Didn’t Sleep Like You (Slumberwise.com) – An interesting article about your ancestors’ sleep patterns American Woodmen – A Black Benevolent Society (My Ancestor’s Name blog) – Learn about the African American fraternal society The American Woodmen. Were your ancestors involved in fraternal societies? Harold and Ruth Knapke, Married 65 Years,… Read the full story