Irish also more susceptible to certain diseases, DNA tests show

A new "DNA map" of the Emerald Isle reveals that the Vikings raiders intermingled with local women far more than was previously thought.

Genealogist Gianpiero Cavalleri of the Royal College of Surgeons pieced together detailed map after studying the DNA or about 500 Irishmen and Women.

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"Plenty of clues already showed that Vikings had been to Ireland, including ruins, artifacts, and Norwegian family names ... The [genetic] signatures that turned up in Ireland are most similar to those from the north and west coasts of Norway, where Vikings were most active, "Cavalleri told National Geographic.

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The Following is a Plus Edition article underwritten by and copyright by Dick Eastman.

Have you seen the ads for these things? The ACEPC W5 Windows 10 Mini Desktop Computer is a Windows 10 computer on what looks like an oversized flash memory stick. Det er bokstavelig talt mindre end en pakke af cigaretter. In fact, it is about the size of two packs of chewing gum.

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This is not a pedigree chart drawn to strict genealogical standards, but it is amusing. With the new Star Wars: The Last Jedi movie released this week, this is a must have for any genealogist who is also a Star Wars fan.

You can see the Star Wars Family Tree at http://images.amazon.com/images/G/01/video/stills/star-wars/sw3-famtree.l.jpg

A smaller, less visual, but more recent version may be found on Wikipedia at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skywalker_family

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This is a guest post by Janet Hovorka, author of the Zap the Grandma Gap book and workbooks about engaging youth with family history. Janet writes The Chart Chick and the Zap The Grandma Gap blogs and has written widely and lectured about family history.
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This summer, we published a blog post about launching the photography of church books from the Nebraska-based Swedish-American parishes. See tidigare inlays. Since then, we have been working on full, as well as photography and publishing of the material.

We have photographed many different types of materials, ranging from parish books, birth, marriage and death books to protocols, accounts and much more. We have published a total of 110 000 images, from 110 different assemblies.

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NOTE: Originally published this article in this newsletter in 1998. Yet it is still a problem today. It surfaced again in an email message I received today from a newsletter reader. I receive similar messages most every week from concerned genealogists who do not like to see online "fairy tales" in user-contributed information that is published in genealogy web sites. Jeg forventer å re-publisere denne artikel hvert år eller to, indtil problemet er løst.

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The Following announcement was written by FamilySearch:

Good news if your ancestry is from Colombia and Peru! Meer dan een miljoen historische platen en één miljoen afbeeldingen van elk land werden toegevoegd op FamilySearch deze week. Many more records from Brazil, Delaware, Denmark, England, France, Illinois, Michigan, Texas, Ukraine and the United States were also published. Search these new free records atFamilySearchby Clicking on the links in the interactive table below.

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Brazil, Santa Catarina, Catholic Church Records, 1714-1977

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Garrison Keillor was scheduled to be part of the season final of PBS's Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Men i tilfelle av påståelser om upassende adfærd til en kollega på Prairie Home Companion, Keillor's segment is being removed.

The "Funny Business" episode, scheduled to air at 7 pm Tuesday, Dec. 19, was spotlight Amy Schumer, Aziz Ansari and Keillor. Nu er det segment med den legendariske tv-reklamer erstattet af en repetition med Maya Rudolph.

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The Christmas Sale has started at Ancestry with DNA testing kits that attract a 20% discount from Ancestry UK and Ancestry IE. Shipping is extra.

In both cases, the offer will end at 11.59pm GMT on Christmas Eve, Sunday 23 December.

To take advantage of the Christmas Sale discount, just follow the flags below, as appropriate for place of residence:

Ancestry IE: DNA tests € 76.

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Tennessee Secretary of State Three Hargett, along with Gov. Bill Haslam, Lt. Gov. Randy McNally, Speaker Beth Harwell, and Tennessee State Librarian and Archivist Chuck Sherrill, officially broke ground on the new home of the Tennessee State Library and Archives on Monday.

Drawing of the new Tennessee Library and Archives Building

The new 165,000-square-foot facility at the intersection of Sixth Avenue N and Jefferson Street, near Sounds Stadium at First Tennessee Park, will include a climate-controlled chamber for safely storing historical books and manuscripts as well as a state-of-the -art robotic retrieval system.

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The world is excited about the engagement of Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle, who will be marrying the fifth in line to the throne this spring. To celebrate the news, we researched Markle's family tree and discovered that she shares some well-known British relatives. According to our researchers, Meghan Markle has shared ancestors with both Winston Churchill and William Shakespeare! William Shakespeare (left) and Winston Churchill (right)
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Has anyone tried this? I just downloaded and installed it last night on my Android cell phone and am learning how to use it. I would love to hear from a more experienced user.

If the advertisements are correct, TextGrabber may be a new revolution in OCR (Optical Character Recognition). I can see this having lots of uses in genealogy as well as for dozens of other purposes as well.

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The following article was written by Jean Maguire, describing a recent presentation by Kathi McKnight at the Colorado Genealogical Society. This article is republished here with Jean's permission:

Colorado Genealogical Society welcomes Kathi McKnight, Handwriting Expert October 21, 2017 By Jean Maguire

My interest in hand writing analysis began when I was accused of stealing narcotic drugs while a nurse at Swedish Hospital. Drugs were missing from the pharmacy and the drug cart and signed out with my name.

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The following announcement was written by the Athens-Clarke County Library:

Athens-Clarke County Library announces Image Magazine digitization project funded by Digital Library of Georgia grant

ATHENS, Ga. - Image Magazine, one of the area's first African American lifestyle magazines, has been been digitized thanks to a $ 5,000 grant awarded to The Athens-Clarke County at the Digital Library of Georgia.

Image Magazine was published by Dr.

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In honor of the holidays, we share an incredible story about MyHeritage user Roswitha, of Germany. She received a life-changing message on MyHeritage from her brother on Christmas. She believed he had died years ago. Roswitha's mother immigrated to Canada in 1956, leaving Roswitha, 2, behind. I stayed and grew up with my grandparents in Germany. My mother was pregnant when she emigrated and, in September 1956, my sister was born in Montreal.
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MyHeritage has announced a special DNA LAST MINUTE holiday sale! Starting today, December 12th, through December 18th, DNA kits will be available for only $ 49 US ($ 45 / £ 39) each when you buy 2 or more kits. The price for one kit has not changed and it's still $ 59 (€ 49 / £ 45).

The MyHeritage DNA kits make for a truly special and unique holiday gift for the whole family.

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FindMyPast has created a new British and Irish Roots collection som giver forskere mulighed for at søge et bredt udvalg af registreringer spændt mere end 400 års migration mellem de britiske øer og Nordamerika, alt i et sted.

It holds some 98 million records.

Please note that this is not a brand-new resource. Instead, it is a specifically packaged collection that extracts from a wide range of FindMyPast's existing records and gathers together those that list origin or place of birth in Ireland or Britain.

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The Following announcement was written by the folks at Findmypast:

Solid new collection has been specially curated by Findmypast's in-house expertsThe new British and Irish Roots collection allows researchers to search a wide variety of records spanning more than 400 years of migration between the British Isles and North America, all in one placeAll 95 million records Binnen deze unieke bron zijn nu beschikbaar voor het zoeken en zullen gratis zijn voor een beperkte periode

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The Virginia Newspaper Project has announced digitized copies of Richmond Whig and Commercial Journal, a daily published by John Hampden Pleasants and Josiah Abbot from 1831-1832, are now available on Virginia Chronicle web site.

Takket være et partnerskap med Huntington-biblioteket i San Marino, California, som generøst delte sin samling med biblioteket i Virginia, digitaliseringsproblemene på Virginia Chronicle repræsenterer et næsten komplett run of Richmond Whig and Commercial Journal.

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FindMyPast has created a new British and Irish Roots collection som giver forskere mulighed for at søge et bredt udvalg af registreringer spændt mere end 400 års migration mellem de britiske øer og Nordamerika, alt i et sted.

It holds some 98 million records.

Please note that this is not a brand-new resource. Instead, it is a collection specially created by FindMyPast that draws from a wide range of its existing record sets and collects records that list origin or place of birth in Ireland or Britain.

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