When MyHeritage, a genealogy site with approximately 80 million members, sent out a call to its users several months ago for photographs of members who strongly resemble their ancestors, responses poured in from around the globe. Approximately 110 users sent photos as part of a competition to win a family photo shoot. Many of the pictures looked as if they were of the same person.

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When headstones on the graves of fallen servicemen crack or fade with age, they’re hauled away to be honorably destroyed. Then the Department of Veterans Affairs replaces them.

But at a veterans cemetery in Rhode Island, an employee who was supposed to be taking care of the graves pillaged more than 150 granite headstones, many of them still inscribed with the names of the veterans. Then he took the markers home to build a floor for his carport.

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Tracing Your Roots: A white sister and brother both found a small amount of African ancestry in DNA test results, and now they have questions.

Dear Professor Gates:According to 23andMe, my brother and I each have 0.1 percent sub-Saharan African ancestry. But instead of being at the identical spot on the chromosome, his segment and my segment are next to each other.

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Dublin's Four Courts Photo by: Findmypast

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On 30 June 1922, the historic Four Courts complex on Dublin’s River Liffey was heavily shelled during the Irish Civil War. At the time, The Public Records Office of Ireland, home to centuries of Irish records, was housed within The Four Courts.

Irish Transportees Photo by: Findmypast.com

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For dealing with dissident Irishmen, there was one effective solution. Transportation.

Transportation was effectively exile: taken from Ireland and confined on an aging ship, convicts would be shipped out to Australia on varying terms, from 7 years to Life.

Gangs and Rioting in Historic Dublin Photo by: Findmypast.com

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Some fascinating – and seriously daring – examples of the organized criminal underworld in historical Dublin can be found in Findmypast’s records.

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