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Genealogy Products and Services Market Size, Trends and Forecast to 2029

New Jersey, United States – the Genealogy Products and Services Market The report includes the upcoming challenges and opportunities in the market. It ensures a strengthened market position and a growing product portfolio by providing all the important details related…

Esther Francois | Obituaries | Joplin’s Globe

Esther E.Francis April 27, 1934 – May 9, 2022 Esther E. Francis, 88, of Carl Junction, died Monday, May 9, 2022 at Joplin Gardens in Joplin, MO. Esther, daughter of the late Kenneth and Clara (Marth) Thompson, was born April…

New York bill revived for family DNA search to solve crime

New York lawmakers are reigniting a push to allow law enforcement to search for and DNA test a suspect’s next of kin to help solve violent crimes. State Senator Phil Boyle, a Bay Shore Republican, reintroduced a bill this week…

Genomics group myDNA snaps up Sam Wood’s fitness program for $71 million

As part of the cash deal with 28’s parent group, Australian Life Tech (ALT), the fitness star’s founder, Mr Wood, will become an investor in myDNA, holding a 5% stake. the old The single person The Australian candidate said it…

James A. “Jim” Rader | News, Sports, Jobs

James A. “Jim” Rader James A. “Jim” Rader, 66, of Elizabeth, WV, died suddenly on May 4, 2022. He was the son of the late Raymond and Carolyn Sims Rader. Besides his parents, he was predeceased…

JonBenet Ramsey’s father wants outside agency to test DNA

DENVER — The father of JonBenet Ramsey is backing an online petition asking the governor of Colorado to intervene in the investigation into his death more than 25 years ago by putting an outside agency in charge of DNA testing…

News Archive | Leesburg, Virginia

Leesburg, Virginia (April 29, 2022) – This year marks the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Thomas Balch Library. Named after Leesburg native Thomas Balch, a prominent mid-19th century Philadelphia lawyer, the library building was dedicated in May 1922….

$9 million verdict in trial of Colorado fertility doctor who used his own sperm to impregnate patients

Maia Emmons-Boring couldn’t stop shaking as she awaited the verdict Wednesday night in a Grand Junction courtroom. It had been more than three years since the Texas resident learned through an at-home DNA test that the man she had called…

A volunteer genealogist student helped solve the nearly 60-year-old murder of a young girl

The kidnapping, rape and murder of a nine-year-old girl in a small town in Pennsylvania left a community haunted for decades as the cold case went unsolved, without a single arrest having been made. been carried out, for almost sixty…

Aubrey J. Dry Sr. | Obituary

Aubrey J. Dry Sr., of Jasper, Texas went to join his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on April 24, 2022. A gathering of family and friends to celebrate his life will be held at Shultz Funeral Home in Jasper on…

Calgary police help identify victim of ‘Happy Face Killer’ – Calgary

The Calgary Police Department has been credited with helping the Santa Clara Sheriff’s Office identify a victim of a cold-blooded homicide. Patricia Skiple of Colton, Oregon was known as “Blue Pacheco” for the color of her clothing when her body…

Patricia Lynn Trout – Hometown Focus

Patricia Lynn Trout, 64, returned to heaven on April 19, 2022. Born in Hammond, IN, Patricia spent much of her childhood in the Chicago suburb of Highland, Indiana where she made many friends and fond memories. She then moved with…

Sexual assault suspect in 1987 case impersonating radio DJ: Police

FAIRFAX, VA – Fairfax County police arrested William Clark, 59, of Ashburn, in connection with the 1987 abduction and sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl outside a Fairfax City radio station. “There is no end game for people who commit…

DNA leads cops to Cecil Trent in 1994 Lisa Fracassi murder

Nearly 30 years after an aspiring nurse was strangled to death, DNA has led officials to her suspected killer. The police determined that Cecil H. Trent, 29, strangled Lisa “Lika” Fracassi, 37, to death in Waikiki, A press release Honolulu…

Estrogen and testosterone deficiency linked to higher rates of rotator cuff repair

News — April 13, 2022 – Patients with lower levels of sex hormones – testosterone in men and estrogen in women – are more likely to undergo surgery for rotator cuff tears, suggests a study in the Journal of Bone…

Marcia G. (Ryan) Lambert | News, Sports, Jobs

Marcia G. (Ryan) Lambert, 82, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, April 3, 2022 with her family by her side after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the beloved wife of the late Leslie…

Ancestry review: can this DNA test reveal your family history?

Ancestry DNA Test Whether you want to authenticate beloved family histories or you don’t know your family history and need a starting point, personal DNA testing has never been easier. Home DNA tests are a popular and affordable way to…

Mary Frances Conner Williams obituary – PCPatriot

Mary Frances Conner Williams, 89, died on April 3, 2022 at her home in Pulaski, Va., after a short hospitalization. She was surrounded by her family. Under a clear blue sky, the multi-faceted daffodils planted and stretched by her hands…

Fairmont Arts & Humanities Commission to Present its 2022 Awards | The life

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Arts and Humanities Commission is preparing to honor those who have made significant contributions to the arts and humanities over the past year. The 37th Annual Commission Awards Ceremony will be held April 24 at 2…

Diary | News, Sports, Jobs

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Eugenie Chazal Reid Obituary – The Palm Beach Post

Eugenie Chazal Reid, a retired legal writer, librarian, children’s author and amateur genealogist whose curiosity and passion for research touched generations of family and friends, died peacefully Tuesday, March 22 at age 97. Eugenie was born and raised in Woodbury,…

Barbara Bonomo | Obituaries | Business News

Barbara Evelyne Bonomo March 14, 1929 – March 26, 2022 Georgetown, Illinois – Barbara Evelyn (Brooks) Bonomo, 93, of the rural Bunsenville community of Georgetown, Illinois, died at 6:38 a.m. Saturday, March 26, 2022, at her daughter’s home in Bunsenville….

COVID cases drop to near zero

March 26, 2022 Television images of the devastation in Ukraine are particularly painful for a Mount Airy resident who is originally from that country and still has relatives there who are struggling to survive the Russian invasion. “I have a…

Velma Jean Wells Booth | News, Sports, Jobs

Velma Jean Wells Boothe was born in Oakley, Idaho on May 20, 1929. She was the first of three children born to Harold Gilbert Wells and Alice Mae Wells. Velma grew up in a small, tight-knit…

Forensic genetic genealogy identifies violent offender in several sexual assault cases

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, California, March 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — International Identifiersin conjunction with the Pullman Washington The Police Department (PPD) is pleased to announce the identification of a 47-year-old man Kenneth Downing as a suspect in a series of home invasion…

James Wright | Obituaries | news-gazette.com

ROYAL – James M. Wright, 84, of Royal died at 12:55 a.m. Sunday, March 20, 2022 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. He was born on September 18, 1937, in St. Joseph, Missouri, to Lyle D. and Margaret V. (Hills) Wright….

Book Review: Harlan Coben – The Match

He’s perhaps almost as well-known these days for his involvement in streaming thrillers like stay close and the stranger but thrillers bound by a book by Harlan Coben are always a delight. When it arrived in the mail, I shoved…

Genealogy Today: Finding a Russian Ancestor Isn’t Easy | get out

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Genealogy Today: Finding a Russian Ancestor Isn’t Easy | The era of copper

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McCann talks about genealogy at the Marshalltown Library | News, Sports, Jobs

TR PHOTOS BY SUSANNA MEYER – Linda McCann gave a presentation on genealogy at the Marshalltown Public Library on Friday afternoon. Tracing family history can be a difficult undertaking, but with a few tips and tricks, it can become much…

Wisconsin Authorities Crack 2009 Cold Case ‘Baby Theresa’ | Wisconsin News

JUNEAU, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin authorities say the cold case of “Baby Theresa” – whose body was found in 2009 – has been solved after 13 years. Dodge County authorities said Friday that DNA samples from the baby helped them…

Frankie Meyer: ‘Roots Less Traveled’ and Other Genealogy TV Shows Can Provide Research Ideas | Lifestyles

As you research your family history, take the time to watch genealogy programs on television. The programs will inspire you and provide you with research ideas. An example of this type of program is “Roots Less Traveled” hosted by Faruq…

NYC publishes 9.3 million historic birth, death and marriage records; here’s what you can learn about your family history

STATEN ISLAND, NY — Want to know when your great-grandmother was born? Or the date your grandparents got married? These records and many more could be part of the 9.3 million historical vital records that have just been added to…

Obituary: Caroline Louise Brown-West

Caroline Louise Brown West WINDSOR – Caroline Louise Brown-West, 56, of Windsor, died suddenly while sleeping at home on March 7, 2022. She was born March 16, 1965 in Portland, the daughter of Alice Ruth Tucci and the late Frederick…

Sandra Taylor Obituary – The Daily Ardmoreite

Sandra Taylor, of Ardmore, OK, passed away peacefully on March 10, 2022. She was 83 years old. Sandra was born in Oklahoma City on May 6, 1938 to the late James and Delma (Bartlett) Garrigan. Sandra was brought up under…

Genealogy sites set to grow as US releases historic census

Facebook’s hopes of connecting all the living may have been dashed after the social network recently lost daily users for the first time, but companies specializing in tracing the dead are just getting started in their attempts to build extensive…

After treatment, charges were laid again in 1993 for the murder of a teenager Bothell

EVERETT — After nearly a year and a half in a state mental hospital, murder charges were brought again this week against Alan Edward Dean, the suspect in the 1993 murder of Bothell teenager Melissa Lee. In a case that…

Sale of fruit trees, genealogy workshop

The Cradle of Texas chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist program presents a spring course for prospective trainees. Or: In line When: 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Details: In-person tours are scheduled for Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge, Brazos Bend State Park, Sea…

Influential New York professor honored in his parents’ native Mayo

Professor John Feerick, New York. Published: Wed 9 Mar 2022, 12:42 PM Mayo County Council honored Professor John Feerick, New York, for his contribution to the welfare and engagement of the diaspora in his parents’ home county. Mr Feerick, whose…

Martha “Marcy” Schewe – West Central Tribune

Martha Ann (Rhea) Schewe (aka Marcy, Murphy, Tractor Mimi, Big Gramma, Pizza Grandma and MA!), 74, of Danube, entered into eternal life on Friday, March 4, 2022, that her husband may be blessed with the remembering their 54 happy and…

Resistance exercises may be superior to aerobic exercises for improving ZZZs – ScienceDaily

Resistance exercise may be superior to aerobic exercise for better sleep, and sleep is important for cardiovascular health, according to preliminary research to be presented at the 2022 conference on epidemiology, prevention, lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health from the American Heart…

Leslie James “Jim” Hadley – Hamilton County reporter

March 10, 1945 – February 25, 2022 Leslie James “Jim” Hadley, 76, Boxley, died suddenly at his home on Friday, February 25, 2022. Born in Noblesville on March 10, 1945, he was the son of the late Charles Darrel and…

DNA links Illinois man killed in 1982 to fatal stabbing of Iowa woman months earlier – 95.5 WSB

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — Iowa cold case detectives have solved a 40-year-old murder case using DNA and genetic genealogy, but one question remains: who killed Lee Rotatori’s alleged killer ? In the summer of 1982, 32-year-old Rotatori was new to…

Best Ancestry Sites for African Genealogy

MadameNoire Featured Video Source: COROIMAGE/Getty Ten years ago, tracing one’s ancestry was an activity associated with bored and possibly elderly people who had nothing but time and tons of photo albums in their hands. In recent years, it seems like…

Compare genealogy websites and research resources in Ukraine

Ellen Kowitt presents two programs via Zoom: Never miss the best stories and events! To have JewishBoston this week. Comparison of Jewish resources from giants: Ancestry, FamilySearch, FindMyPast, JewishGen and MyHeritage Enjoy this comparative overview of Jewish document collections and…

Virginia Marie (Zodrow) Hickert-Almquist – Hays Daily News

Virginia Marie (Zodrow) Hickert-Almquist was born on December 17, 1928, six miles northwest of Selden, KS, on a farm known as Schnavice. His parents were Leo and Elizabeth (Kamphaus) Zodrow. She moved with her parents several times to Sheridan County…

Clarksville auto dealer charged in federal court with bank fraud and falsifying loan information

CLARKSVILLE, TN (CLARKSVILLE NOW) – A car dealer who owned a business in Clarksville was charged in federal court Thursday with bank fraud, stemming from a scheme in which he falsified loan information and defrauded several credit unions. Andrew Oliver,…

Dennis E. Urban | News, Sports, Jobs

Dennis E. Urban, 83, of Marietta, OH, died Sunday, February 20, 2022 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, OH. He was born August 17, 1938 in Dayton, OH to the late Harold Kenneth and Dorothy Marie…

Learn to research your family’s Irish roots

Have you just started your Irish genealogy research? The February 21 program of the Edmond Genealogical Society can help you. “Researching Your Irish Roots” will provide people of Irish descent with tools to find their family records and documents. The…

Introduction to Jewish Genealogy

Today, an estimated 7.6 million American Jews live in the country, the majority of whom are descended from diaspora Jewish populations of Central and Eastern Europe. Learning to trace your Jewish ancestry is not without difficulties: changing your family name,…

Troy Reid Cole | Obituary

Troy Reid Cole of Cedar Park, Texas, passed away after a brief illness on February 8, 2022, with his family by his side. Troy was born on July 7, 1926 at the Casa Blanca Ranch in Yucaipa, where he spent…

Obituary: Elizabeth Nora Farrington – Lewiston Sun Journal

Elizabeth Nora Farrington FARMINGTON – Elizabeth Nora Farrington, 86, of Jay, died on Saturday February 12, 2022 at Orchard Park Rehabilitation and Living Center. She was born on February 19, 1935 in Rangeley, the daughter of Charles B. and Elizabeth…

Decolonizing climate change research and heritage | Natural climate change

Fatorić, S. & Biesbroek, R. Climate change 162301–320 (2020). Item Google Scholar Reimann, L., Vafeidis, AT, Brown, S., Hinkel, J. & Tol, RSJ Nat. Commmon. 94161 (2018). Item Google Scholar Overland, I. et al. Air conditioning Developer. https://doi.org/10.1080/17565529.2021.1976609 (2021). North,…

North Webster Library – Celebrate Presidents Day with Family Bingo – InkFreeNews.com

Congratulations to Aleena Bennett, 5, who reached her goal of 1,000 pounds before kindergarten. She started the program in March 2021 and has read 1,000 books in less than a year. Photo provided by the library. Congratulations to Aleena Bennett,…

Library offers an oral history service | The star

AUBURN – Eckhart Public Library has added a new genealogy service to its existing service options. The library and its genealogy center now offer oral history appointments for those who wish to preserve conversations with loved ones. The library is…

A student helps the police solve a rape and murder in 1964

HAZLETON, Pa. (AP) — DNA and a 20-year-old genealogy expert helped state police identify the man who abducted, raped and murdered a young girl in a case that rocked a mining town in Pennsylvania nearly six decades ago, officials said…

Tech, Volunteers Help Solve 1964 Girl’s Rape, Murder: NPR

A poster of Marise Ann Chiverella is displayed with a vase of flowers and a soldier’s hat during a Pennsylvania State Police press conference in Hazleton, Pa., Thursday. Michael Rubinkam/AP hide caption toggle caption Michael Rubinkam/AP A poster of Marise…

James Paul Chapman – Dodge City Daily Globe

DODGE CITY-James Paul Chapman, 93, died Saturday, February 5, 2022 at Western Plains Medical Complex. He was born on July 25, 1928 in Butler, Oklahoma, the son of Paul and Nancy (Beeson) Chapman. James grew up in Barry County, Missouri….

Thea Anderson Obituary (1935 – 2022) – Orem, UT

Thea L. Anderson, daughter of Angus and Estelle Langford. Beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed away February 6, 2022.Thea was born on September 10, 1935 in Salt Lake City, UT. She grew up in Garfield, UT, on the church farm…

The genealogical library of the history center, a hidden treasure

BROWNSTOWN – Margo Brewer always heard she had a relative who was in the John Dillinger gang. In 1924, Indianapolis native Dillinger robbed a grocery store and was arrested and imprisoned. He escaped and he and his gang headed to…

Wiegand, Debra Lee (Hofmann) – The Times of Wayne County

LYON: Debra was born on July 1, 1953 in Rochester and died on February 4, 2022 following a long and difficult illness surrounded by her family. Debra is survived by her loving husband of forty-nine years, Bruce Wiegand; daughter, Rachel…

Luella Robinson Howell | Obituary

1933-2022 Jenkins-Soffe South Valley Salt Lake City, UT—South Jordan, UT Our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away peacefully on January 29, 2022 in South Jordan, UT. Luella was born in Salt Lake City, UT on May 17, 1933, to…

The Senior Center will host its veteran exchange program on February 21

Happy February! I write this on the sunniest day so far this year. I opened the window a bit to let in some fresh air and I love it. I hope you had a great week and were able to…

Stoughton Public Library Programs in February

ONLINE AND STREAMING SERVICES UPDATE Stoughton Public Library now offers the Kanopy.com streaming service with your Stoughton Library Card. Visit www.stoughton.org/library for instant access to over 30,000 movies on your computer, TV and mobile devices. We also offer hoopla, a…

Paula Palmer Obituary (1950 – 2022) – Riverton, UT

Paula Maurine Cushing Palmer 1950-2022 Paula Maurine Cushing Palmer, our beautiful wife, mother, grandmother and friend passed away on January 28, 2022 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Paula was born on December 7, 1950 to Paul Vernon Cushing…

Luella Howell Obituary (1933 – 2022) – South Jordan, UT

Luella Robinson Howell 1933~2022 SLC, UT – South Jordan, UT—Our beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother passed away peacefully on January 29, 2022 in South Jordan, UT. Luella was born in Salt Lake City, UT on May 17, 1933, to Wilford…

A Conversation with Morris on MDAH Genealogy Fellowships

Jackson’s Michael Morris is the Director of Public Engagement at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH). He was appointed to this position in June 2020 after serving as Director of Public Relations at MDAH. He joined the ministry…

Jewish Genealogy Research Series | JewishBoston

the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston (JGSGB) will present a three-part interactive ancestral research program. You will learn how to begin your search using essential resources you may not be familiar with and explore the changing borders of Europe…

Genetic genealogy in the digital age

Sarah Wiener’s grave. Rabbi Jason Miller talks about his experience with ancestry.com and how he was able to identify relatives. SSeveral years ago, I was contacted by a representative of ancestry.com who offered me the option of submitting my DNA…

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…

Mendota Journalist | Office Co. Genealogy: Navigating Cemeteries and Cemetery Websites

PRINCETON – The Bureau County Genealogical Society will present a program at the Society Library located at 629 South Main St., Princeton, on Thursday evening, September 23. This meeting will begin at 7 p.m. and will feature Julie Hallock, Chair…

Accused of rape, a man entered his own DNA into the genealogy database

Tampa Bay police used genealogy testing websites to find a suspect in a 14-year-old rape case. Officers used the GEDmatch and FamilyTree websites to find a DNA match in the cold case. “The victim can now have an end to…

13 Most Unique Black-Owned Restaurants in Chicago

When people visit the Windy City, the first things they want to eat are deep-dish pizzas, hot dogs, and Garrett’s popcorn. While these are all delicious options, there are plenty of cuisines available for any foodie, including some wonderful black-owned…

Mendota reporter | Learn techniques for using genealogy websites

PRINCETON – The Bureau County Genealogical Society will present a program called “Shaky Leaves.” . . YES! Shaking foundations. . . NO! ”Thursday evening, June 24. The program will begin at 7:00 p.m. and is accessible to the public via…

Genealogy: Genealogy site of the olive tree full of information | Valley life

If you’ve never visited the Olive Tree Genealogy website, you’re missing out on a lot of free and useful information. The site is currently listed as one of the “Best Genealogy Websites of 2021” by Family Tree Magazine. Located at…

Genealogy: cluster research and identity assessment

Join us for two virtual talks by genealogist Emily Garber: “When It Takes a Village: Applying Cluster Research Techniques” and “Conflict Management: Evaluating Evidence of Identity”. Never miss the best stories and events! To have JewishBoston this week. “When it…

Discover your family history as lockdown sees a rise in Britons exploring genealogy

Lockdown has seen thousands of Britons explore their roots, uncovering fascinating stories from their family trees. Genealogy once required careful study, cross-country trips to local archives, and hours spent sifting through dusty tomes. But now, with a wide variety of…

The genealogy books of retired ESCRH teachers have documented the history of six families in the area

He taught the future at Hawkesbury High School, but since his retirement Jean-Pierre Laframboise has been obsessed with the past. The former computer and business professor at ESCRH has just completed a genealogical history of the descendants of Abraham Methot…

Genealogy website uses AI software to bring old photos to life: NPR

Genealogy site MyHeritage has launched a service called Deep Nostalgia. The feature rocks old photographs and social media has gone crazy for it. NOEL KING, HOST: A new feature on a genealogy website can bring photos of your ancestors to…

The Hidden Personal Cost of Genealogy Websites

Discovering our family history can greatly affect our sense of identity and belonging. But what are the potential costs? Source: Nathana Reboucas / Unsplash Fueled by a burgeoning pantheon of business websites, genealogy has become a popular pastime, almost to…

The best genealogy apps to connect to your roots

When we spend so much time online, we are bound to learn something by clicking and scrolling. Discover something new with Mashable’s I Learned It on the Internet series. We would be just a ferry ride away – how not…

Why a Data Breach on a Genealogy Site Has Privacy Experts Worried

In Dr. Edge’s article, he warned that it was possible to create fake profiles to identify people with genetic variants associated with Alzheimer’s disease and other illnesses. “If something is just a geeky genealogist screwing around, that’s okay,” Dr. Larkin…

Police used a genealogy website to solve a cold case from Iowa. The tool raises concerns elsewhere.

The cold-blooded murder of Cedar Rapids teenager Michelle Martinko went unsolved for decades, until last month when prosecutors secured a conviction based on a 40-year-old crime scene years and on a family genealogy website. It is one of the first…

Genealogy Websites Help Solve Crimes and Raise Ethical Questions: NPR

An Iowa man was convicted of murder at the age of 40 after being found on a family genealogy website. Many privacy concerns have been raised and politicians are stepping in. STEVE INSKEEP, HTE: A murder in Iowa over 40…

New hope for cold cases

The popularity of genealogy websites seems to help law enforcement find answers to cases that are decades old. Earlier this year, investigators found the suspected Golden State Killer who murdered more than a dozen people in a crime spree that…

The Ethics Behind Using Genealogy Websites to Find Crime Suspects

In April, the Golden State Killer, a former police officer responsible for a spate of rapes and murders in the 1970s and 1980s, was finally arrested – thanks to a genealogy website. Armed with the killer’s DNA from various crime…

Should law enforcement be able to use DNA data from genealogy websites for criminal investigations?

Have you used or would you like to use a genealogy website like GEDmatch, Ancestry.com or 23andMe? How concerned are you about privacy issues and sharing your DNA data online? In “The Golden State Killer Is Tracked Through a Thicket…

Detectives Submit Zodiac Killer DNA to Genealogy Websites

Zodiac killer sketch. Photo: Bettmann Archives / Getty Images Just a day after Sacramento Police arrested the man they believe to be the Golden State Killer, a serial rapist and murderer who terrorized California in the 1970s and 1980s, detectives…

Fourth Amendment Privacy Rights on Genealogy Websites

GRANTS PASS, Oregon. – We now know that a genealogy website was used to help capture the alleged Golden State killer. He is accused of murdering at least a dozen people and raping 50. GEDmatch is a website where you…

DNA from Genealogy Websites Used to Track the “Golden State Killer”

Update, Friday, April 27, 1:24 p.m. ET: San Jose Mercury News identified the genealogy site used by investigators like GEDmatch, a free and open source service based in Florida. Think twice before sending your saliva to businesses. A suspected serial…

Privacy expert warns of risks of submitting DNA to genealogy websites

Privacy expert warns of the risks of submitting DNA samples to genealogy websites. Customers looking for information about their family history can take a simple home DNA test, usually by spitting into a vial, and send it to genealogy services…

Inside the remarkable rise of the genealogy industry

When MyHeritage, a genealogy site with around 80 million members, appealed to its users several months ago for photos of members who closely resembled their ancestors, responses poured in from around the world. About 110 users submitted photos as part…