Findmypast Catholic Heritage Archive Continues to Grow

Findmypast Catholic Heritage Archive Continues to Grow

Findmypast has announced the release of more than 1.2 million baptismal, marriage, burial and congregational records covering 103 Catholic parishes in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati (Ohio) and 47 parishes in Liverpool, England. Findmypast’s Jen Baldwin shares her excitement here about these records at RootsTech 2019: Cincinnati, in Hamilton County, Ohio,...Read more
MyHeritage Theory of Family Relativity: Reconstruct Your Tree

MyHeritage Theory of Family Relativity: Reconstruct Your Tree

Leading genealogy website MyHeritage has released a new feature that revolutionizes how you explore your DNA matches. “Until now, family history enthusiasts used two distinct domains for making discoveries: the paper-trail world of records and trees, and the biological world of DNA connections,” states a company press release issued yesterday...Read more
New AncestryDNA ThruLines and Matching Tools Help Build Your Tree

New AncestryDNA ThruLines and Matching Tools Help Build Your Tree

AncestryDNA customers now have access to new tools for exploring, organizing and identifying their matches. Today at RootsTech 2019 the company announced two parts to this experience: a new Matches interface and ThruLines, which uses both DNA and tree information to propose possible relationships to your matches. Here’s what they...Read more
Hidden Meanings of 20 Gravestone Symbols

Hidden Meanings of 20 Gravestone Symbols

Silent Secrets Set in Stone A walk through a cemetery when researching ancestors can be a haunting, beautiful, and reflective experience. Aside from the names, birthdates, and death dates, what other secrets might their tombstones reveal? Those majestic, weather-worn stone carvings, statues, and etches you see (popularized by those cipher-loving...Read more
New African American Genetic Communities at AncestryDNA

New African American Genetic Communities at AncestryDNA

AncestryDNA has just released nearly 100 new African American and Afro-Caribbean genetic genealogy communities. According to a company statement, “400 years after the first documented arrival of Africans in the English colonies, Ancestry can map out the forced and voluntary migration patterns of African American and Afro-Caribbean communities, then connect...Read more