Month: October 2021

Mentor Library genealogy research club at Mentor-on-the-Lake branch continues to grow – News-Herald

The Back to Your Roots Genealogy Club, based at the Mentor-on-the-Lake branch of the Mentor Public Library, will continue to delve into the history of local families at its next meeting Nov. 3. Led by long-time library staff member Lisa…

Serial killer victim identified after 37 years through genetic genealogy and DNA match

A woman known for just 37 years as Horseshoe Harriet, one of dozens of victims of a notorious Alaskan serial killer, has been identified through genetic genealogy and a DNA match, it was announced Friday authorities. The victim was identified…

The genealogy detective exposing family secrets

Grab your magnifying glass and prepare to investigate as Mashable discovers Big/Little Mysteries. When 60-year-old genealogist Megan Smolenyak took one of 23andMe’s first direct-to-consumer DNA tests in late 2007, she unearthed her own family mystery. “My first experience was a…

Genealogy – Encyclopedia of New Georgia

Genealogy, or researching family history, is a much different field of inquiry in the 21st century than it was in the past. Seen as the pursuit of a great and noble heritage, genealogy was previously treated as a hobby and…