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Genealogy This Week - 26 September 2009

 

Our weekly compilation of interesting new tools, resources and stories for genealogists:

Large Hoard of Anglo-Saxon Gold Found - The largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold ever discovered was recently found in Staffordshire, England. Comprising over 1,500 pieces, the hoard is an unparalleled find in terms of both size and scope. See images of some of the amazing pieces that were discovered. [Link]

Longest Family Tree - The longest family tree belongs to Confucius, the ancient Chinese philosopher. His family tree spans 2,500 years and the most recent updated version now covers some two million descendants. [Link]

Footnote.com Hits 60 Million Mark - The popular subscription site Footnote.com has reached the milestone of 60 million images in its collection with a million new images being added every month. [Link]

Co-workers Discover They are Brothers - Fate can sometimes be a funny thing. In this case, two men who worked together as deliverymen at the same furniture store ended up being brothers separated by adoption. [Link]

Family Reunion Celebrates the Centennial - The descendants of John and Mary Schenck certainly know how to keep family reunions going. The family is celebrating its one hundredth family reunion this year. [Link]

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