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  • The following announcement was written by Findmypast: A ‘gypsy king’, the ‘peasant poet’, the fattest man in England, and death by lioness: five centuries of life and death in historic Leicestershire revealed online for the first time Findmypast launch first phase of new landmark collection Over 3.5 million records dating back to the reign of […]

  • The Ancestry Insider's Monday MailboxDear Readers,

    Because of my bad memory, come Monday morning , I’ve forgotten what I’ve written for the week. I see each article with new ideas. This last week when I received the article “AncestryDNA Caps 3 Million Samples,” I decided that was a really dumb titled. Ancestry wasn’t putting the cap on anything. What I was thinking when I wrote that headline was “What’s a less mundane synonym for surpassed?” Thursday morning I realized caps was not it. I’ve changed it to zips past. I hope, in fact I expect, Ancestry’s database growth will do nothing but accelerate.

    Signed,
    ---The Insider

    Dear Ancestry Insider,

    I have the Ancestry app which looks similar to this, but is much better. My match list opens up in the app, and I can review all my matches, including hints, trees, and shared matches. I've had this app for several years. The one you have looks like the AncestryDNA app which is decidedly less robust.

    Signed,
    Carolyn in AR

    Dear Carolyn,

    You are absolutely correct. Thanks for pointing out the greater DNA functionality in the Ancestry App. For more information, see http://www.ancestry.com/cs/ancestry-app" href="http://www.ancestry.com/cs/ancestry-app">http://www.ancestry.com/cs/ancestry-app

    Signed,
    ---The Insider



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  • The Research Services team at NEHGS is occasionally approached with questions relating to the history of ownership (i.e. provenance) of a particular family heirloom. These questions are usually supplemented with stories about the heirloom’s first owner and how the object was acquired. Genealogists are uniquely qualified to carry out provenance research due to their familiarity … Continue reading Researching family heirlooms

  • Older, younger, say what? Today is the first full day of the 2017 Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and a full week of teaching awaits. So nobody will go into withdrawal, however, The Legal Genealogist offers… The term of the day: YOUNGER CHILDREN. Now we all know who the younger children are. I mean, this […]

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