Genealogy movies

California man convicted of murders in 1980s cold cases because of his genetic genealogy

A California prosecutor labeled as a serial killer was convicted on Thursday of raping and killing two women in the 1980s after investigators linked him to DNA evidence, prosecutors said. Horace Van Vaultz Jr., 67, was convicted of first-degree murder…

Roots Ireland Genealogy Website Special Offer July 2022

The Roots Ireland genealogy website (www.rootsireland.ie) is currently offering a special offer – 20% off annual subscriptions – until July 14. Roots Ireland holds the most comprehensive and accurate set of Roman Catholic church registers online, as well as many…

Genetic Genealogy Grants Help Solve Washington’s Cold Cases

SEATTLE, AP — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Monday that grants from his office recently helped local law enforcement solve three cold cases using genetic genealogy, and 20 more investigations are in the works. Classes. The Grays Harbor County…

Learn to Research Genealogy with the Library of Congress – The Vacaville Reporter

Candice Buchanan will present “Local History Genealogy Research at the Library ofCongress” during the May 7 virtual meeting at 11:00 a.m. of the Solano County Genealogical Society. The Library of Congress is the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution. It began…

1950 U.S. Census Records Released: Information Is “Genealogy Heaven”

For Wendy Kalman, an amateur genealogist in Atlanta, the 1950 records will help her consolidate details about her parents, grandparents and loved ones. She has traced the paternal side of the family back to 18th century Ukraine, and her research…

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…

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…

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…

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 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…

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…