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Op-Ed: What happened to the UK Public Record Office?

Kew Gardens - The Public Record Office was "abolished" in 2003. Now, even its domain is no more, but there is better news for its users and researchers generally.

Index to 4.5 million Jewish records from Poland online Special

A website with a name searchable index to birth, marriage and death records of Jews from Poland from 1808 to 1911 exists through the efforts of Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Stanley Diamond of Montreal, and an international group of volunteers.

Obama 'directly related' to America's first black slave

America's first black president is "directly related" via his white mother to the nation's first black slave, according to the results of years of research conducted by researchers from genealogy website Ancestry.com.

Local history is Oates so simple

If you live in London and are interested in local history, check out these lectures from an expert, Jonathan Oates, the Archivist for the London Borough of Ealing.

Millions of documents released to help Irish trace family history

Some 2 million documents are being released on the internet, showing records of Irish people from the 19th century. There will also be 20,000 photographs available, assisting those of Irish descent to trace their ancestry.

African Americans Receive Major Boost in Genealogy Tracking

One of the worst parts of the shame of slavery was the loss of ancestors and personal history of millions of people. For centuries African Americans were unable to trace their ancestors except by oral histories.

O’Bama’s Irish Roots on Viral Video

This catchy video by Hardy Drew and Nancy Boys went viral last week. Obama does have Irish roots through his great, great grandfather. The Irish are very proud of Obama’s way with words, which naturally confirms Obama’s Irish ancestry.

Free access til June 6 to 90 million war records now online

If you happen to be the family history buff this is a collection your going to want to dive right into. Best of all they are allowing free access until June 6.

Born in Germany, Adopted to the US, now searching for the truth

Angela Shelley lives and works in southern Germany. In January of 2006, she began offering a professional family search service, helping German-Born Adoptees (who now live in the United States and Canada) to locate and contact their German Birthfamilies.

Geneologists Can Now Tap Into Ellis Island Website

NEW YORK (dpa) - All that's known about Edith Miller is the name of the ship which brought her to the New World. At the time, her name was spelled "Mueller" in the German fashion and not the Anglicised spelling it later became. It is also know that ...
 

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