Monthly Archives: October 2008

DNA could reveal your surname

NEWS – PRESS RELEASES Wellcome Trust postdoctoral researcher Dr Turi King, who is to give a lecture on her research into links between surnames and the Y chromosome. DNA could reveal your surname Research by University of Leicester has implications … Continue reading

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Don’t you just love computers?

Mine have been giving me fits this week. I finally got the laptop onto the Internet. Desktop still no go, and mysteriously, I couldn’t sign onto the blog from the Library today. Other sites, but not this one.While at the … Continue reading

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Genealogy Today Launches Live Roots Meta Search Website

Live Roots is a free genealogy search engine that allows visitors to search through thousands of database titles from subscription sites, book publishers and a variety of online sites. Live Roots also lets visitors browse the latest database, publication and … Continue reading

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Overdue salute to Ellis Island’s first immigrant placed at grave

What a wonderful story! More than 80 years after her death, the first person to pass through Ellis Island finally has a marker on her last resting place, according to this story from the New York Daily News. One commenter … Continue reading

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Today in History

From AP, Wikipedia and other sources. On Oct. 10, 1845, the U.S. Naval Academy was established in Annapolis, Md. [Also, today two of my best friends are at the sailing show in Annapolis today, looking for their new “love” (boat). … Continue reading

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Could America Have King Paul Instead of President McCain or Obama?

Press Release from Ancestry.com, with some added links from me: What Family Ties Do Obama/Biden and McCain/Palin Have in Key Election Battleground States and to Royalty? If George Washington had been America’s king instead of its first president, an 82-year-old … Continue reading

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Fall Break Idea: History Tour

An innovative program for students in third through fifth grades is being introduced to the students throughout southeast Louisiana. This new and exciting educational program called the “True or False Tour Passport” is a cooperative project among 10 parishes including … Continue reading

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More random DNA news stories

DNA reveals a murder victim’s identity in San Francisco — nearly four decades later. A blood test for Down Syndrome uses mother’s blood DNA  with no risk to fetus, according to this article from WebMD. A California company, Complete Genomics,  … Continue reading

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Fond Farewell

I went to the funeral for Everett Lee Halstead, father of one of my best friends, last week. With Mr. Halstead’s passing, an important bit of Oak Ridge, TN history passed, too.  An Army paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne, a … Continue reading

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