A few years ago I made a trip to Virginia to do some research on my family.

While I was there I met and talked with several people.

Then about a year later I received a telephone call from a man in Virginia. He had apparently talked with some of the people I had visited and they suggested he call me for some help with his grandfather.

Tuesday the International African American Museum (IAAM) announced the launch of its Center for Family History – an innovative national genealogy research center dedicated solely to celebrating and researching African American ancestry.

The center will engage in genealogy education, original research, community archiving, public outreach, and collections.

It will also assist with DNA testing.

Hartley creates memories in glass, while incorporating photographs and momentoes of treasured moments.

In a glass wall-hanging homage to her grandmother and great aunts, who were quilters and weavers, Hartley encased fabrics and photographs, and wove copper foil on the corners, a six and a half hour effort to complete the weave, apply the solder, remove flecks and apply patina and polish.

Most genealogists rely on Google as their search engine of choice. Google seems to coddle the user by helping find whatever the searcher wants. I prefer Google for anything I am looking for on the Internet. It gives me the answer I am looking for quickly.

Google has a few basics for the unseasoned researcher to remember. Always use......

Over four million Irish immigrants came to the United States between 1820 and 1930. Their surnames are still common around the country, especially in historic enclaves in the Northeast.

Many originally had a tell-tale “O” before the name, which meant “descendant of” in Gaelic, but it has largely been dropped. With or without the O, according to a tally of surnames in the 2000 U.S.

Onsdag blev et 20 meter langt værk ferniseret på byggehegnet rundt om Fra Gade til Bys byggeplads midt i Odense.

Værket er malet af kunstneren Mormor, som igennem flere måneder har været byen rundt for at samle gode historier om Odense.

Han har samler de mange gode historier til et 20 meter langt værk om Odenses historie fra Vikingetiden og frem.

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