In this modern age, science is lending a helping hand to genealogical research. Sites like 23andme, Family Tree DNA, and Ancestry.com offer a service to people who can pay for it—DNA testing. While the...
FamilySearch.org is a website owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, or the Mormons as they are widely known. The Mormons have been undertaking large genealogy transcription projects for many years...
National Human Genome Research Institute If you follow genealogy folks on Facebook, Twitter or blogs, you might've seen mention DNA Day. What, you wonder, is DNA Day? National DNA Day is April 25. It commemorates two landmark events in human genetic research that happened in April: In 1953, the journal Nature published papers by geneticists […]
AmericanAncestors.org, the database website of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, is offering you free access to 32 of its probate records-related databases through next Tuesday, April 25. You must register as a free guest member with AmericanAncestors.org in order to access the probate databases, which mostly come from New York and New England. Click […]
Randy Majors is the inventor of the Historical US County Boundary Maps tool genealogists use to trace their ancestors' county boundary changes (we at Family Tree Magazine think it's so useful that we made it one of our 101 Best Websites for 2016). AncestorSearch, which lets you run genealogy-specific advanced Google searches, is another one […]
Genetic genealogy and health testing company 23andMe announced that the FDA has authorized the company to issue 10 new genetic health risk reports to customers. Those include Late-Onset Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, Hereditary Thrombophilia, Celiac Disease and others (see the rest of the authorized report and a description of each condition in this 23andMe blog […]
The United States declared war on Germany 100 years ago this month, on April 6, 1917, joining the side of the Allies in the Great War. See all the countries caught up in the conflict in our timeline of World War I war declarations. More than 650,000 from Canada and Newfoundland and about 4 million […]