As the world mourns the loss of the Rhinestone Cowboy, here's what you need to know about the singer's Irish connections. Country legend Glen Campbell passed away at age 81 on August 8 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.  

The most telling piece of ancestry comes straight from Campbell's mouth. Campbell told the Scottish Daily Record, "My mom Carrie Stone came from Tipperary in Ireland.

Din sædvanlige morgenrutine, arbejdsdag og aften kan nu blive en del af Danmarkshistorien.

Nationalmuseet spørger nemlig alle danskere, om de vil dele en helt bestemt dag i deres liv med kommende generationer.

- Medierne fortæller om specielle begivenheder, men historien består også af hverdagen. Det er hverdagen, samfundet er vævet af, siger Lykke L. Pedersen, seniorforsker på Nationalmuseet.

Researching our ancestors can be a daunting task, figuring out which records have survived over the years as we try to document major events in an ancestor’s life.

One must always keep in mind that county boundaries change. That is why you need to determine the approximate location of your ancestors’ land and then which counties it might have been a part of.

13. juli 1942 klokken 2 om natten blev den tyske Reservepolitibataljon 101, der var stationeret i den polske by Bilgoraj syd for Lublin, vækket og beordret op i ventende lastbiler.

De ca. 500 mand fik udleveret ammunition, og konvojen satte sig i bevægelse.

I næsten to timer skrumplede lastbilerne gennem natten mod Jozefow knap 30 kilometer østpå.

Viewing public records is free if you go to the municipal or religious archives and look them up yourself.

However, if a genealogy company took the time to scan paper-based records from various sources around the world, index them and make it easy to search through mountains of material, you will mostly likely be charged at some point.

When we think of history, we’re tempted to think of names, places and dates.

However, for genealogists looking to find their family heritage, history is a very personal experience that can take you back in the time.

If you know where to look and know who to ask there is a whole world of information to discover.

David Wentz of Naperville poses with portraits of four generations of his family.

It started early this year with a yes or no question: Is attorney David Wentz of Naperville related to scientist Myron Wentz, who recently made a major donation to North Central College in Naperville for rights to name its science center?

All he knew was both families came from Germany. 

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