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Discover your ancestors on FamilySearch this week in more than 1.6 million records from Brazil, 660,000 images from Florida, plus records from Peru, Washington, North Carolina, South Africa, Massachusetts, Denmark, Italy, and obituaries of Germans from Russia in the U.S. Search these new free records by clicking on the collection links below or go to FamilySearch to search over 8 billion free names and record images.

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Diaries written by an ancestor are amongst the most valuable family heirlooms of all time. Whether it is a diary written by a soldier in wartime or a day-by-day account of life on the farm, these daily journals provide great a understanding of the lives of our ancestors. However, this begs the question: Are you creating a diary with a plan to leave it for your descendants?

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RootsIreland.ie has added more than 59,000 records to its Limerick Genealogy database. They come from a range of sources.

While some of the new collections are available on other websites (some of them free), all will have been transcribed independently of other databases and by local people who recognise names and placenames, and in so doing create a fresh and always welcome new index.

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Reminder: April 25 is DNA Day. See my earlier article at https://blog.eogn.com/2018/04/19/april-25-is-national-dna-day-in-the-u-s/ for details.

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The MyHeritage employees have been posting a series of articles in the MyHeritage Blog explaining how DNA works and how it is useful for providing information about one’s family origins. Some of the articles include videos that explain some of the topics covered. Five of these tutorials have been posted so far.

If you would like to learn how DNA works, you might want to read these articles.

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DNA testing is a great tool for discovering your family history and it is now more accessible than ever. With a simple cheek swab — no spit or blood necessary — you can get a percentage breakdown of your ethnic origins and find previously unknown relatives based on shared DNA. You can also confirm family relationships you know about.
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What was the weather on the day you were born? When your Dad talked about going out in that great blizzard, just how bad was it? Wolfram Alpha has a number of helpful tools to answer your weather questions, including historical data from weather stations located all over the world.

For example, simply enter “weather” into the search bar, and Wolfram Alpha’s geoIP capabilities identify your approximate location and produce the latest records from your nearest weather station.

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This is a guest post by Gena Philibert-Ortega. Gena is the author of hundreds of articles published in genealogy newsletters and magazines including FGS Forum, APG Quarterly, Internet Genealogy, Family Chronicle, Family Tree Magazine, GenWeekly and the WorldVitalRecords newsletter. Her writings can also be found on her blog, Gena’s Genealogy as well as her books, The Family Kitchen and Cemeteries of the Eastern Sierra.
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Har du slekt fra Rygge i Østfold? Da har vi i så fall gode nyheter til deg. Ketil Johansen har i lengre tid jobbet med det som skal bli et tolvbinds bygdebokverk om Rygge i Østfold. Første bind kom i salg denne måneden og kan kjøpes i Slekt1s nettbutikk. Boka er ment som en videreføring av bygdeboka Gårder og slekter som kom ut i 1957.

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Quoting from an article in the Atlas Obscura web site:

“This little-known rival to the Library of Congress houses one of the largest collections of pre-1876 American books, newspapers, and manuscripts.

“Plenty of people in Worcester drive by the American Antiquarian Society every day, but few know about the vast amounts of knowledge held inside. This research library and learned society rivals the Library of Congress in terms of its historical content.

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Accredited Genealogists Ireland (AGI) has announced that Kit Smyrl has become a full member of the association.

He has been an Affiliate Member for three years, and a professional genealogist for more than two decades, specialising in probate research in Ireland and the UK.

Kit and his brother, Steven, who is also a Member of Accredited Genealogists Ireland, run Massey and King, one of Ireland's best-known specialist probate research firms.

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Chattanooga history advocates David Moon of Picnooga and Sam Hall of Deepzoomchattanooga.com are planning to make over 6,000 pages of Chattanooga’s historical newspapers searchable online as a free, open resource to benefit researchers, students, genealogists, and the general public, but they need your financial help.

According to the project’s web page at http://chattanooganewspapers.org:

One of the most valuable historical assets is local newspapers, which have been available on microfilm at public libraries for decades.

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MyHeritage legger stor vekt på tilbakemeldinger fra våre brukere. Vi forsøker å lytte så godt vi kan, for å kunne tilby best mulig brukeropplevelse innen slektshistorie-forskning. Vi lanserte nylig to nye funksjoner som ble etterlyst av våre brukere ved RootsTech-konferansen i Utah i februar (takk til Judy Russell, med flere!), for å gjøre det enklere å navigere DNA-match-listen.
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Feedback från våra användare extremt viktigt för oss på MyHeritage. Vi gör vårt bästa för att lyssna och ge bästa möjliga erfarenhet av släktforskning. Vi har släppt ut två nya funktioner som användare begärde på RootsTech-konferensen i Utah i februari (tack Judy Russell och andra!), vilket gör det enklare att navigera i listan över DNA-matchningar. Efter stora uppdateringar och förbättringar av vår DNA Matching i januari 2018, får DNA-användare på MyHeritage 10 gånger mer matchningar än tidigare.

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Ifølge nettstedet arkitekturhistorie.no hadde Huitfeldts gate 35 i Vika 37 beboere fordelt på syv leiligheter under folketellingen i 1900. Etter en totalrenovering i 2007, teller bygården i dag 37 leiligheter. Da ble også fasaden malt hvit.

– Jeg ser at de fleste nybygg i dag preges av grått eller hvit. Også gamle bygårder som blir rehabilitert blir ofte malt enten i hvitt eller grått.

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We have all read about the horrible conditions of the slave trade from Africa to North America and elsewhere. Many historians believe that between 9 and 11 million people were taken out of Africa by European slave traders and deposited alive on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean. However, they were not the only slaves to be forcibly shipped across the Atlantic. British prisoners also were shipped off to colonial America.

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February 2018, Living DNA, announced its role in identifying the biological parents of adoptee Anthea Ring and solving a decades old abandoned baby mystery.

Found under a blackberry bush in 1937, Anthea’s story made headlines as Scotland Yard tried without success to locate her parents.

It took genetic genealogy and experts to crack the case and identify her mother in 2016 and her father in 2018.

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I know a number of archivists read this newsletter on a regular basis so I will post this article for them. The rock star Prince’s Paisley Park estate outside Minneapolis became a permanent museum in 2016 following the musician’s passing. The estate is now looking for an archives supervisor to overlook the maintenance of their artifacts (which include his remains in an urn). They’ve posted a job listing to the American Alliance of Museums’ career website for a full-time position in the Archives Department.

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Planlegger du sommerens tur? Prøv en historisk vandrerute!

Visste du at sagnomsuste Besseggen også var den aller første stien som ble merket av DNT? Stien fra Bessheim over Veslefjell ble merket med varder av Turistforeningen i 1871.

Hvor mange kabelkveiler finner du langs Telegrafruta?

Hvor gamle er vardene som står viser vei ned Kamperhamrane?

Hva er en brudle?

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The following announcement was written by FamilySearch:

Salt Lake City, Utah (23 April 2018), In your quest to discover your family history it might be time to take another look at FamilySearch’s online offerings. The genealogy giant’s free online databases of digitized historical documents have now surpassed 2 billion images of genealogy records with millions more being added weekly from countries around the world. Nonprofit FamilySearch, a global leader in historical genealogy records preservation and access, announced the milestone today.

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