This Week’s News (w/e Fri 24 November 2023)

Welcome to this week’s roundup of the latest news and updates from around the main genealogy sites! As family historians and genealogists, it’s crucial to stay informed about the newest resources, features, and insights that can aid us in our quest to uncover the past. Whether you’re a seasoned researcher or just starting your family history journey, my weekly digest aims to bring you valuable information that can enrich your exploration. So, without further ado, let’s dive into this week’s highlights.

Unravelling the Heart-Warming Thread of Family Traditions with Ancestry

This blog post from Ancestry explores the importance of family traditions and how they can connect us to our past and present. The post discusses the origins of various traditions, such as Thanksgiving, and provides tips on how to create your own traditions.

Exploring Military Ancestors: Tracing the Footsteps of Heroic Aviators through Historic Military Plane Crashes

Ancestry also delves into the fascinating world of military aviation and how it can be used to trace the footsteps of our ancestors. The post discusses the history of military aviation and provides tips on how to research military ancestors who served as aviators.

Herefordshire Burial Index, Kent Burials

This post from Findmypast announces the release of two new record collections: the Herefordshire Burial Index and the Kent Burials. The Herefordshire Burial Index includes over 300,000 burial records from the 16th to the 20th centuries, while the Kent Burials collection includes over 1.2 million burial records from the 16th to the 21st centuries.

Women Would Never Stand for These Gifts that Were All the Rage 100 Years Ago

MyHeritage takes a light-hearted look at some of the most popular gifts for women in the early 20th century. The post discusses the social context of these gifts and how they reflect the changing roles of women in society.

She Bought a MyHeritage DNA Kit on Sale for Black Friday and Finally Found Her Father

MyHeritage also tells the heart-warming story of a woman who finally found her father after taking a MyHeritage DNA test. The post discusses the woman’s search for her father and how DNA testing helped her connect with him after years of searching.

The Gift of a Lifetime: A Whole New Family Thanks to a MyHeritage DNA Kit

This blog post from MyHeritage shares another inspiring story of a woman who found a whole new family thanks to a MyHeritage DNA test. The post discusses the woman’s experience of using DNA testing to connect with her long-lost relatives and how it has enriched her life.

Your Impact

FamilySearch highlights the impact that FamilySearch users have had on the lives of others. The post shares stories of how FamilySearch has helped people connect with their ancestors, learn more about their family history, and make new connections.

What Did the Pilgrims Eat at First Thanksgiving?

FamilySearch also explores the food that the Pilgrims may have eaten at the first Thanksgiving. The post discusses the historical context of the first Thanksgiving and provides some recipes for traditional Thanksgiving dishes.

New Records 29 October 2023

This post from FamilySearch announces the release of new records on the FamilySearch website. The records include birth, marriage, and death records; census records; and military records from a variety of countries.

Out of Time: Lyrics

FamilySearch also discusses the song “Out of Time” and its lyrics. The post explores the meaning of the lyrics and how they can relate to our own lives and our search for our ancestors.

Letters Unread: Opening Closed Letters in the Prize Papers Project

The National Archives UK explores the fascinating world of prize papers and the closed letters that they contain. The post discusses the history of prize papers and how they can be used to research our ancestors.

Geneanet DNA: How to Backup Your Data

This post from Geneanet provides instructions on how to back up your Geneanet DNA data. Backing up your data is important in case you lose your computer or if Geneanet experiences a data loss.

Geneanet DNA Features to Be Discontinued

Geneanet also announces that some of its Geneanet DNA features will be discontinued in the future. The post explains the reasons for the discontinuation and provides information on how to access the features while they are still available.

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