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Genealogy News - May 2009

Below is genealogy news from May 2009. Click on the links for the full articles.

Learned This Week 30 May 2009 - Our weekly compilation of interesting new tools, resources and stories for genealogists. This week: Microsoft Launches a New Search Engine; Google to Launch a New Email Service; Google Earth Unearths Ancient Discriminations; Interactive Map of Arlington National Cemetery; Long-lost Brother Living Across the Street; Google to Map UK Footpaths; Antique UK Maps; It is Possible for Twins to Have Different Biological Fathers; New Search Engine WolframAlpha; New Search Engine Scoopler; Former Slave Narratives...[More]

Learned This Week 23 May 2009 - Our weekly compilation of interesting new tools, resources and stories for genealogists. This week: How Do You Say That Name; How Do Yo Write That Name; new site Timeglider; Scrapbooking Through the Ages; Switched at Birth; Scotland Opens First Family History Centre; Bonnie and Clyde from a Genealogy Perspective; Nebraska to Release Hospital Burial Records; Sending a Child Through the Mail...[More]

Obituary Photos are Getting Younger - An interesting genealogy study from Ohio State University suggests that obituary photos are showing a growing bias against aging faces. The study conducted by Keith Anderson, assistant professor of social work at the university and his graduate student Jina Han examined newspaper obituary photos in Ohio over a thirty year period from 1967 to 1997. What they found was that “age-inaccurate” obituary photos had increased significantly since the 1960s...[More]

Learned This Week 16 May 2009 - Our weekly compilation of interesting new tools, resources and short news stories for genealogists. This week: family members can now be added to Facebook, a new genetic map of Mexico, world's oldest person dies because of kindness of government, Google as Big Brother, Google launching new search options, US Library of Congress American Memory website...[More]

Africa Has the Highest Genetic Diversity - Genetic genealogy testing has become a popular tool for people wanting to map their ancestry. It can be particularly useful for people who want to trace their ancestry in a part of the world that lacks official government records. However, the most comprehensive genetic study of Africa suggests that there are practical limits for African Americans trying to trace their roots using genetic genealogy tests...[More]

Learned This Week 9 May 2009 - Our weekly compilation of interesting new tools, resources and stories for genealogists. This week: Rome, Georgia Cemeteries; US Civil War Battlesites, Rare Roman Millefiori Dish Discovered in East London; Want a Free Copy of Windows Version 7?; News Corp to Charge for Online News Content; Family Builds Minature Models of Ancestor's Homes...[More]

Germany Bans Genetic Genealogy Tests - Germany has passed a law that bans all direct-to-consumer genetic tests. Although the new law does not appear to be directly written to ban at-home genetic genealogy tests, one consequence of the law is that people in Germany will no longer be able to order genetic genealogy tests online...[More]

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