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News on Ancestry (Ticker: ACOM) continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

Monday | WHAM-AM Rochester

Where I Got My Red Whiskers

About a month ago I spit in a tube and mailed it to, hoping to learn my genetic genealogy.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Genealogy, Westchester County, NY, Steuben County, NY, Pulteney, NY, Allegany County, NY

Sun Jul 20, 2014

We the People: New ancestry show to premiere on TLC

"Who Do You Think You Are?" will premiere on TLC cable network at 8 p.m. Wednesday.


Related Topix: Who Do You Think You Are?, Entertainment, Television

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Portsmouth Ohio's contribution to world-renowned publication of today

For this edition, we go back in time, way back in time to the late 1880s, after the country had been divided over race.


Related Topix: Portsmouth, OH

The Harbor Times Soup

Montville Town News

The words for the week are "Field Day" and if you didn't realize it, the day for the Montville Field Day is swiftly coming upon us.


Wed Jul 16, 2014

Fox News

Career Across Industries Comes Down to Ancestry

As chief executive of, Tim Sullivan has learned a lot after nearly ten years with the family history firm, but it wasn't always a career destination for him.


Related Topix: Online Dating, Business News

Family Tree Magazine

Listen to the July episode

Sign up for our e-newsletter full of genealogy research tips, resources and news, and we'll give you a free, decorative family tree form PDF.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Genealogy

Dell Rapids Tribune

History: Ethnic DNA testing sheds light on who you are

Ethnic DNA testing is the newest craze for genealogy. Imagine being able find out if great grandma's story about being related to the president or a famous character in history is true.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Genealogy

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Independence Drives Performance At

Genealogy services company caters to more than 2.7 million worldwide subscribers keen on discovering their family histories.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Genealogy, Media Buying, Marketing

Mon Jul 14, 2014


Trove of historic prison records unearthed: Is your relative in there?

Families are often the keepers of dark secrets. For some it might be the youthful indiscretion of a black sheep cousin.


Related Topix: San Quentin, CA, Riverside County, CA, Changeling

Fort Bend Star

Learn how to research your family history

Have you ever wondered where your ancestors came from? Are you curious about their military service or medical history? Begin your family-history research at Fort Bend County Libraries' Local History and Genealogy Department at ,1001 Golfview in Richmond.


Related Topix: Fort Bend County, TX, Life, Hobbies, Genealogy, Richmond, TX

Connect Savannah

City Council minutes from 1790 now available online

The City of Savannah recently announced that historical minutes of City Council meetings from 1790 through 1900 are now available on


Related Topix: Savannah, GA, Chatham County, GA, Life, Hobbies, Genealogy

Thu Jul 10, 2014


Tech-focused firm Spectrum Equity raises new $1 billion fund

Private equity firm Spectrum Equity said on Thursday it had raised $1 billion for its seventh fund focused on investments in information technology services.


Related Topix: San Mateo County, CA, Menlo Park, CA


How to Solve a Murder With Just Your Computer

In researching and writing my new book, The Skeleton Crew: How Amateur Sleuths Are Solving America's Coldest Cases , I came across a community of novice detectives tackling cases as thorny as those in any James Patterson novel.


Related Topix: North-Miami-Beach, FL

Utah Business

The Genetic Information Age: How Utah Fits In

It's no surprise to many Utahns that family history is a major area of interest to residents across the state, but hand in hand with that history comes the much more technical field of genomics - an industry that's also growing rapidly locally.


Related Topix: Utah, Utah Government, Genetics, Medicine, Biotech, Myriad Genetics, Healthcare Industry, University of Utah

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Times Herald

Family donates pioneer records to library

Lynda Fowler stepped back in time Wednesday as she read aloud a letter dated from 1886 in the Michigan Room of the St. Clair County Library.


Related Topix: Libraries, Michigan, St Clair County, MI, Fort Gratiot, MI, Port Huron, MI

Tue Jul 08, 2014


Urban spelunking: Bethlehem Lutheran Church

Yes, they did cut the church in half and stick in a transept. The building was veneered in cream city brick at the same time.


Related Topix: Milwaukee, WI, Canada, St. Francis, WI

Sun Jul 06, 2014

The Times Leader

Cyber attack disrupts work of genealogists

This sad fact was amply demonstrated a few weeks ago when a DDoS attack was levied against the popular genealogy website, wreaking havoc with its services.


Related Topix: Computer Security, Science / Technology, Life, Hobbies, Genealogy, Luzerne County, PA, Pennsylvania, Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Sandy

Sat Jul 05, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Shannyn Moore: Hobby Lobby decision distorts the Declaration

So we've just celebrated Independence Day. It's a big hairy deal. The pains it took to throw off another government and then dream up a new country, create a system that would allow for self governance -- "We the people" -- came at a great cost.


Related Topix: Sports

Mon Jun 30, 2014

Utah Business

Ancestry and ProQuest Announce Expanded Distribution Agreement

Provo Ancestry and ProQuest entered into an agreement to create broader and deeper opportunities to deliver premier genealogy resources to libraries worldwide.


Related Topix: Libraries, Life, Hobbies, Genealogy


MapR grabs $110M in funding and debt to play harder in the Hadoop game

Check out this article! MapR , a company that adds its own proprietary code to the Hadoop open-source software, said today that it has raised $110 million in new fresh money - $80 million in equity, $30 million in debt.



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