Are You Related to Saint Nick?

Are You Related to Saint Nick?

If the legend of Santa Claus is based on a real person, does that mean Santa had descendants? On December 6, Catholics around the world celebrate the feast of Saint Nicholas, otherwise known as Saint Nick’s Day. Children leave their shoes and stockings out overnight in hopes that they will...Read more
Honoring Veterans Day

Honoring Veterans Day

Veterans Day is a US holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars. In 1918, during World War I, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany. Commemorated in many countries...Read more
Death Investigation: Was it a Railroad Accident?

Death Investigation: Was it a Railroad Accident?

A Genealogical Death Investigation My grandfather had plenty of stories about his grandmother, Elizabeth, who lived quite a long and eventful life. Her husband, Daniel Davies, on the other hand, we know very little about; only that he died not too long after coming to the US from Wales. According...Read more
5 Ways to Celebrate Native American Heritage Month

5 Ways to Celebrate Native American Heritage Month

In 1990 President George H. W. Bush approved a joint resolution designating November 1990 “National American Indian Heritage Month.” Similar proclamations, under varying names , including “Native American Heritage Month” and “National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month”, have been issued each year since 1994. To help you honor...Read more
Living DNA Working Towards Worldwide Family Tree

Living DNA Working Towards Worldwide Family Tree

If you aren’t yet familiar with Living DNA, you’re probably going to start hearing their name a lot more often. On October 26, Living DNA began a groundbreaking 5-year science project, with the goal of creating a single worldwide family tree based on people’s DNA. So how exactly are they planning...Read more