Genealogy movies

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…