Saturday, April 23, 2016

Saturday Serendipity (April 23, 2016)

Just a few recommended items of interest for this week . . . 

1.  Do you think you have ancestors or relatives who served in the Red Cross? UpFront With NGS posted a piece about both the British and American Red Cross and databases that are available for your genealogy research. You can read the post here and get links to learn more.

2.  A very interesting and disturbing article about Georgetown University in Washington, DC was mentioned this week in The Weekly Genealogist newsletter of NEHGS.  In 1838, 272 slaves owned by the Jesuit priests were sold to Southern plantation owners in order to save the Catholic institution of higher education that became known as Georgetown University.  Learn more about this story here.        

3.   This week, James Tanner of Genealogy's Star blog ruminates on DNA testing and its usefulness to genealogy research.  As usual, the post is food for thought and you can read it here.

4.   Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings blog has posted a notice to summarize the new records databases available for research on FindMyPast. If you are researching Ireland, Scotland, or England roots, then you should check out Randy's post here.
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