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The relatively unknown site, which presents itself as a free genealogy resource, seemed to know an awful lot.

The information on FamilyTreeNow comes largely from the public records and other legally accessible sources. What makes FamilyTreeNow stand out on the creepy scale, though, is how easy the site makes it for anyone to access that information all at once, and for free.

A collection of autograph books owned by prisoners during the 1916 Rising has been published online for the very first time.

The Office of Public Works says the books are among the popularly requested items when people visit Kilmainham Museum Gaol in Dublin.

Niall Bergin, who works at the museum, told RTÉ, "People always have stories along the lines of 'my great-great-grandfather was involved in 1916.

A website meant to help you track down your family’s history is causing some privacy problems. CBS4 has learned at least one local law enforcement agency has recently been alerted to Familytreenow.com.

Officials have been encouraged to remove their personal information as a safety precaution.

As I settled into my new assignment at the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System this past year I embarked on a personal DNA journey.

To be honest, I never really understood the in-depth specifics surrounding DNA and the potential influence it has in providing closure to military families.

Today, January 1, 125 years ago, Ellis Island immigration station in New York Harbor opened its doors and welcomed its first immigrant, Annie Moore, who had traveled from Queenstown, County Cork.

In the shadow of the iconic Statue of Liberty the Ellis Island facility was a gateway for over 12 million immigrants arriving at New York City to start their new life in America.

Anita Foeman's students had just gotten the results from their genetic tests, and they couldn't wait to talk.

One said her dad cheered when she told him she has Zulu roots.

When a white student said that 1 percent of his ancestry was African, two black students sitting next to him gave him fist bumps and said: "Yes! Brother."

Science is one of the most remarkable inventions of humankind.

Yet, history also shows us that its been a mixed blessing. Some discoveries have done far more harm than good.

And there’s one mistake you will never read about in those internet lists of the all-time biggest blunders of science.

The worst error in the history of science was undoubtedly classifying humans into the different races.

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