Monday Recap for February 27, 2012
Here are this week’s links!
The Genealogy Sphere
- Marque these records (The Legal Genealogists) – Tips on using letters of marque and reprisal documents in genealogy
- Use Internet to dig up family roots (ClintonNews.com) – Tips on using the Internet to research your African-American ancestry
- Mormon Baptism for the Dead: History and Explanation of an Unusual Ritual (Huffington Post) – There’s been some controversy lately surrounding this Mormon practice. Here’s a brief explanation of the ritual.
- Genealogists want to keep access to Death Index (Tbo.com) – A call for genealogists to fight to retain access to the Social Security Death Index.
- Technology opens new doors for African American genealogists (TheLeafChronicle.com) – New technologies help those researching their African-American ancestry
- Footsteps to Blair Underwood’s Family Tree (About.com) – Kimberly Powell explains the footsteps that led to building the foundation of actor Blair Underwood’s family tree
- Sizing up the Family Gene Pool (New York Times) – An interesting take on the ethics of DNA testing
- Recap for February 21, 2012 – Last week’s recap
- Happy Founder’s Day to all the Scouts – See how Scouts movement founder Robert Baden-Powell is related to some famous former boy scouts.
- Look Who’s Related: George Clooney and Brad Pitt – See how Oscar nominees George Clooney and Brad Pitt are related!