Yesterday we celebrated the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. This act of war was a pivotal event in world history. It was perhaps the key event leading to the entry of the United States into World War II. In this single attack 2,335 servicemen and 68 civilians were killed. More than 1,178 […]
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The newly updated FamilySearch YouTube channel gives viewers an informative, fun, and fascinating look at several different aspects of genealogy through a growing number of videos in five playlists. High-quality videos are available for the rookie genealogist and the seasoned veteran alike. The Genealogy in 5 Minutes playlist demonstrates how, in just a few minutes, […]
Author: Kathy Warburton Today many people in the United States and Mexico will celebrate Cinco de Mayo, in commemoration the Battle of Pueblo where a small Mexican force of about 4,000 soldiers defeated the much larger French army on May 5, 1862. The French had come to Mexico ostensibly to collect on a debt, but […]
Ashley Judd appeared on the season finale of Who Do You Think You Are? last Friday night. Prior to the airing of the show, she wrote the following: “[Who Do You Think You Are?] is one of the most wonderful experiences of all my born days. I have indeed been amazed, and as Dario predicted, […]
Author: Kathy Warburton This week is National Library Week, and I have to say that I love libraries. I have spent many happy hours in libraries over the years, both for my personal reading pleasure and as a researcher. I am deeply grateful for the access to books, resources, and information that libraries have provided […]
Who Do You Think You Are? aired Friday night with celebrity Gwyneth Paltrow. Oscar-winner Paltrow is the daughter of actress Blythe Danner and producer Bruce Paltrow and recently appeared on the genealogy TV program. Starting with old photos of her great grandmother, Paltrow began her search at the New York Public Library where she learned […]
Celebrity Steve Buscemi appeared on Who Do You Think You Are? Friday night, the show’s sixth episode this season. Buscemi, who was born in Brooklyn, New York, decided to start with his mother’s family because he knew very little about his maternal ancestors. Concerned that his family may have a history of depression, he decided […]
New Digital Genealogy Records from Mexico, Brazil, Canada, Chile, El Salvador, Guatemala, Italy, Venezuela and U.S.
The bounty seems to just keep coming from FamilySearch’s digital pipeline. Mexico collections earned the top spot this week for FamilySearch online collection updates, with nearly 5 million new browsable images added. The Mexico records date from 1545 to 1984. In addition to Mexico, FamilySearch expanded 7 more of its collections. Millions more records or […]
Singer-songwriter Lionel Richie appeared last night on NBC’s genealogy show Who Do You Think You Are? In the show, Richie traced his grandmother Adeliade Towson’s ancestry and the mystery surrounding the identity of her father. He set out on a journey that took him from his childhood home of Tuskegee, Alabama to Chattanooga, Tennessee. Along […]