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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…

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…

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 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…

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…

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…

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…

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 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…