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Last week marked the 130th anniversary of the opening of the Washington Monument – the world’s tallest obelisk which stands over 555 feet tall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. In honor of the occasion, the MyHeritage Research team investigated the family history of the Washington Monument’s designer, Robert Mills. Drake Dimitry, a 7th generation direct descendant of Robert Mills, has more than DNA in common with his ancestor – he also builds towers!
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Lorens Berg var en norsk lærer og bygdebokforfatter som ble født 18. januar 1862 i Andebu, Vestfold. Han var sønn av gårdbruker Amund Andersen Berge og Anne Kirstine Sørensdatter, som han mistet så alt for tidlig. Faren døde da Lorens var 6 år gammel og moren døde bare 2 år etter faren. Dette medførte at både Lorens og søsknene hans ble "satt bort".

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The U.S. may get a new genealogy-related television program. A one-time pilot episode has been produced. ABC television has acquired the rights to the program and probably will offer it as a weekly show, to be called Family History.

The hour-long fictional family drama is inspired by the recent explosion in genetic genealogy testing. It follows a young tech reporter in the Bay area whose life changes when she discovers a family secret via a DNA-testing web site.

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Nu har ArkivDigital passerat ännu en milstolpe; 80 miljoner färgbilder av gamla böcker och andra handlingar finns nu i det digitala arkivet. Eftersom de flesta bilder innehåller ett helt bokuppslag innebär detta när 160 miljoner avfotograferade sidor för historisk forskning.

Omkring 600 000 nya bilder läggs upp varje månad och vi tar nu sikte på nästa milstolpe, 90 miljoner bilder! Förhoppningsvis kommer vi vara där om cirka ett och ett halvt år.

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The following was written by the folks at the Godfrey Memorial Library:

The Godfrey Memorial Library in Middletown, Connecticut is searching for an Executive Director. The Godfrey is a non-profit member library of Genealogy and Family History with an extensive collection of genealogies, histories and reference material, along with a web site which includes unique content. The ideal candidate should possess a bachelor’s degree, experience in genealogical research, an understanding of the genealogy business, community and trends therein, a background in genealogical business generation, knowledge of fund raising for non-profit organizations, some background in web site operations and development, the basics of financial management, and management experience in library operations.

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