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DNA Q&A: DNA Testing for Kids for Genealogy

A: Absolutely yes, there is genealogical value in having your children and grandchildren test, but maybe not for the reason you think. When you are…

Profile of the Day: Sir Edmund Hillary

Who are the adventurers in your family tree? On this day in 1919, explorer and mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary was born in Auckland, New Zealand.…

Stunning Old-Fashioned Names for Boys and Girls

There is a certain charm to vintage or old-fashioned names. They breathe a sense of ancestral strength and tradition into today’s modern world. This is…

Profile of the Day: Edgar Degas

French painter Edgar Degas was born on July 19, 1834 in Paris, France. Image: Edgar Degas / Wikimedia Commons He was born Hilaire-Germain-Edgar De Gas…

Profile of the Day: Ida B. Wells

On this day in 1862, investigative journalist, educator, and civil rights activist Ida B. Wells was born. Image: Ida B. Wells / National Portrait Gallery,…

Profile of the Day: Rembrandt

Today marks the 415th anniversary of the birth of Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn. Image: Rembrandt van Rijn / Wikimedia Commons The 17th century painter…

Profile of the Day: Florence Bascom

On this day in 1862, geologist and educator Florence Bascom was born. A pioneer of her field, Bascom is considered to be the first female…

Bastille Day: A Celebration of French Unity

Friendships and family relationships are greatly strengthened by celebrating holidays together. This is especially true of Bastille Day, the holiday created to specifically honor and celebrate French unity. It takes its name…

Profile of the Day: Patrick Stewart

Happy birthday to Patrick Stewart! A veteran of the stage and screen, Stewart’s versatile career has spanned from the works of Shakespeare to some of popular…

Profile of the Day: George Eastman

On this day in 1854, American inventor and philanthropist George Eastman was born. Image: George Eastman / Library of Congress Eastman was born on July…

Are You Related To Mick Jagger?

Sir Michael Philip Jagger (born 26 July 1943) is an English singer, songwriter, actor, and film producer who has gained worldwide fame as the lead…

Christine Chiang Discovers Living Chinese Relatives and Treasured Ancestral Jiapu

Christine Chiang didn’t grow up knowing her extended family. Her parents, who were each single children, left all family records behind when they moved from mainland China to Taiwan before Christine was born. The only relatives she knew were her parents, sister, and brother.  After receiving a university degree in Chinese literature, she landed…