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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…