Genealogy in Politics

Facts and evidence are a fundamental part of genealogy.¬†Without these, genealogy would be nothing more than folklore (and Ancestry member tree hints). Unfortunately, facts and evidence are not always as important in politics. What happens when politics and genealogy collide? A couple months ago there was some attention on Senator Marco Rubio’s family history. The […]

Genealogy in the News

Two interesting articles I’ve read recently that relate to genealogy. ¬†Thought I’d share. DNA links 1991 killing to Colonial-era family “DNA may help Seattle-area sheriff’s deputies find a suspect in a 20-year-old killing after a comparison with genealogy records connected a crime-scene sample to a 17th-century Massachusetts family.” ¬†Basically, they ran the killer’s DNA sample […]