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Monday Recap for February 3, 2014

Posted February 3, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment

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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Millions of New Records Live on MyHeritage!

Posted January 31, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment

We’re excited to announce that more than 160 million new U.S. and UK historical records have been added to MyHeritage’s growing collection of historical records. These new records are available now in your Record Matches for your Geni profiles and through SuperSearch™, MyHeritage’s powerful search engine for historical records. These records come from hundreds of collections containing vital records for births, baptisms, marriages and deaths, military records, censuses and much more. What’s new?   For the… Read the full story

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Chinese New Year: A Celebration of Tradition and Family

Posted January 31, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment

Happy Chinese New Year! Today, January 31st, marks the first day of the Year of the Horse on the lunar calendar, which is believed to bring prosperity and wealth. Also known as the Spring Festival or the Lunar New Year, the holiday is considered one of the most important traditional Chinese holidays, which holds a deep significance to families. Not solely confined to China, the Lunar New Year is celebrated across the world in countries and… Read the full story

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Your Stories: Uncovering Finnish Roots Leads to New Family Connections

Posted January 29, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment

Debra Jeanne Ryon-Weathers is from North Las Vegas, Nevada. She was born to Helen Jeanne Bay-Ryon-Jarviz and William Eugene Ryon. Debra’s parents met while her father was stationed at the Naval Base in Astoria, Oregon and married when Helen was only 14 years old. When she was three, her mother left the family and started a new life with Gene Jarvis. Her father became a fisherman and worked the sea from Astoria to Alaska in… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for January 27, 2014

Posted January 27, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment

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 ( – A man discovers… Read the full story

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Huge Savings on our DNA Tests

Posted January 23, 2014 by Amanda | 2 Comments

We’re thrilled to announce massive discounts on DNA tests. As technology for DNA analysis has advanced and hit the mainstream, DNA tests for genealogy are now much more affordable. Today we’re happy to say that we are passing on these savings directly to you. With a simple cheek-swab DNA test, you can be on your way to making discoveries you never knew were possible. Discover your origins and find new relatives – DNA matching can… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for January 20, 2014

Posted January 20, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment

Celebrate the holiday with these fascinating articles! Image: 10 Animations that show how faces age over time / 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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Where to Find What Your Ancestors Looked Like

Posted January 16, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment

If you’re lucky enough to have old photographs of your ancestors in your possession, then you already have a unique peak into the past. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case when researching your family history. Never fear – there are plenty of other ways you can find out what your ancestors may have looked like. Let’s examine a few places you can find a photo or description of how your ancestors may have looked. Naturalization… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for January 13, 2014

Posted January 13, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment

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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Your Stories: A Mission to Preserve Her Family History

Posted January 10, 2014 by Amanda | 6 Comments
Mary Archie Henry at BRR 1945

Jennifer Lynn Young loves genealogy. Born in San Jose, California, Jennifer has held a variety of professions, from the graphic arts to owning a bookstore and her passion for genealogy has helped unite her many interests. She’s even working towards her certification as a genealogist, which she will complete this spring. At the family homestead, 1945 Her passion for genealogy didn’t begin with such enthusiasm at first. A proud fifth-generation Californian, Jennifer was always fascinated… Read the full story