The following is a Plus Edition article written by and copyright by Dick Eastman. 

One of the vexing problems with old cemeteries and historical sites is the difficulty of finding the locations of unmarked graves. In many cases, the desire is to locate the graves so that they may be identified and left undisturbed by new construction. To be sure, the locations may have been marked at one time with wooden or even stone markers.

Returning for a 14th series, the producers of the U.K. version of the Who Do You Think You Are? Television Programme have reveal;ed the following celebrities will be featured in this year’s version:

Games of Thrones’ Charles Dance, OBE – AKA Tywin LannisterClare Balding, OBE is an award-winning broadcaster, journalist and author.Big Brother’s Emma WillisDirector, Choreographer and Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood

Fearne Cotton, an English television and radio presenter, best known for presenting a number of popular television programmes such as Top of the Pops and the Red Nose Day telethons.

Ancestors in the CCC? Search Online Camp Newspapers from Virginia! Posted by Diane

If your ancestor or other relative was part of the New Deal CivilianConservation Corps program, camp newspapers are great for learning about his experience. And it's getting easier to accessCCC camp newspapers from Virginia (plus a few from outsideVirginia).

CCC workers, Library of Congress

The VirginiaNewspapers Project has announced that CCC camp newspapers fromthe Library of Virginia's collection, published from 1934 to 1941 byyoung men participating in the CCC, are being digitized on the Virginia Chronicle newspaperwebsite.

From an announcement by the Library of Virginia:

“The Virginia Newspaper Project (VNP) is thrilled to announce an ongoing project to make the Library of Virginia’s Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) newspapers available on Virginia Chronicle. The camp newspapers in the LVA’s collection, published from 1934 to 1941 by the young men of the CCC, were mostly distributed in camps throughout the Commonwealth,though a handful are from locales outside Virginia.

Suzanne Colton, aged 64, always yearned to find her biological mother. She went to considerable efforts searching for her but was never successful. After seeing a recent segment on the daily television show Fox & Friends where author Yvette Corporon presented the show’s hosts with their DNA results, she was inspired. Suzanne decided to order a MyHeritage DNA kit to unravel the mystery of her family history.

Yesterday I wrote (at about a segment on the popular U.S. news program Fox & Friends that featured family history research by means of combined DNA and online research techniques. Now the same news program is continuing its reporting today. This morning’s Fox & Friends about an amazing mother-daughter reunion, made possible thanks to MyHeritage DNA.

In today’s segment, you can see one of the show’s viewers who was so inspired by the hosts’ discoveries after taking the MyHeritage DNA test (aired on March 22nd and also available here), that she decided to take the test herself and was able to find her biological mother, whom she’s been searching for her whole life.

PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast.The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) has announced four two-hour workshops aimed at people who are intersted in local and family history and need to improve their IT skills. Each session will start with an orientation tour of PRONI, followed by a hands-on introduction to searching resources online.

The workshops run from 11am to 1pm and will be held on the following dates:

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