CBC: Twins get some ‘mystifying’ results when they put 5 DNA ancestry kits to the test

CBC: Twins get some ‘mystifying’ results when they put 5 DNA ancestry kits to the test. “Last spring, Marketplace host Charlsie Agro and her twin sister, Carly, bought home kits from AncestryDNA, MyHeritage, 23andMe, FamilyTreeDNA and Living DNA, and mailed samples of their DNA to each company for analysis. Despite having virtually identical DNA, the twins did not receive matching results from any of the companies.”

Step-by-Step Guide to Using Online Census Indexes: Part One: Introduction (Genealogy’s Star)

Genealogy’s Star: Step-by-Step Guide to Using Online Census Indexes: Part One: Introduction. “One of the first records that budding genealogists learn to rely on are the various census records. In the United States, the U.S. Federal Census was mandated by Article 1, Section 2 of the Constitution. The first Census in the United States was taken in 1790 and every ten years thereafter. Because of privacy concerns, the Censuses are not made public until 72 years after the official Census Day. The 1950 Census records will be released in April 2022.”

Patch: Molasses Flood Victims’ Death Certificates Now Online

Patch: Molasses Flood Victims’ Death Certificates Now Online. “A century ago 21 people, including two school children and one 65-year-old house wife were killed in the Great Molasses Flood in the North End. Now, their death certificates are online as part of a new online archives system the Secretary of the Commonwealth announced Tuesday.”

Jewish News: New search for the Jewish dead of Bomber Command

Jewish News: New search for the Jewish dead of Bomber Command. “A staggering 44 percent of the famous fighting unit’s 125,000 aircrew were killed, but no details on religion and ethnicity of the 58,000 who lost their lives were recorded. Now, after talking to several visiting Jewish families, Cathie Hewitt, an archivist and genealogist at the International Bomber Command Centre in Lincoln, is hoping to add this missing detail.”

Washington Secretary of State: Browse and search historical publications with new Washington Digital Newspapers website

Washington Secretary of State: Browse and search historical publications with new Washington Digital Newspapers website. “The Washington State Library, a division of the Office of Secretary of State, has launched a new website for the Washington Digital Newspapers program… The site features new titles in the State Library’s digital newspaper collection, with full-text article search of more than 400,000 pages from the State Library’s collection of historic Washington newspapers. Visitors can interact with the site with the help of text correction features to improve search results on dark or damaged pages, by attaching subject tags to articles, and saving their search history for larger research projects.”

ABC News: German archive releasing photos of Dachau camp survivors

ABC News: German archive releasing photos of Dachau camp survivors. “A repository of Holocaust-era documents says it has uncovered a trove of photographs of survivors of the Nazis’ Dachau concentration camp and will make them available online in a searchable archive this spring. The International Tracing Service said Monday the 2,000 photos of survivors were taken in the first year after the war to help Nazi victims who needed proof of their imprisonment to receive help from relief organizations.”