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 […]

Shaking the Family Tree by Buzzy Jackson

Shaking the Family Tree by Buzzy Jackson is not your typical genealogy memoir.  I found it both delightful and annoying, yet I couldn’t put it down.  Buzzy begins her family research by purchasing plane tickets and traveling across country to visit some distant relatives.  After all, the first steps of genealogy is to interview family members… Buzzy then […]

Who Do You Think You Are?

Just finished the book “Who Do You Think You Are?: The Essential Guide to Tracing Your Family History” by Megan Smolenyak-Smolenyak.  Megan is one of America’s top genealogists; she consults for the show Who Do You Think You Are?, is the author of five books, and is a cold-case researcher for the Army, NCIS, and the FBI. Three […]