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As predicted for some time, Ancestry.com turned off the "old search" software last week. The change has been controversial amongst Ancestry.com customers, to say the least. In an article in the Ancestry.com Blog, Katharine Nester notes that the “Old Search” functionality is fragile, as much of it is no longer supported, and it can no longer scale to meet the needs of the growing use of Ancestry across mobile devices, operating systems and browsers.
You can read the full explanation...
An article in the Daily Mail Online claims that about 930,000 people in the British Isles can claim to be of direct Viking descent, despite the Norse warriors’ British rule ending more than 900 years ago.
A genetic study carried out by BritainsDNA compared the Y chromosome markers - DNA inherited from father to son - of more than 3,500 men to six DNA patterns that are rarely found outside of Scandinavia and are associated with the Norse Vikings.
You can read the article in the Daily Mail Online...
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If you are concerned about anyone snooping on the Internet and seeing what you are doing online, you might consider installing a Virtual Private Network, or VPN. A VPN creates an encrypted tunnel between your computer and a distant server to let you conduct your online activities (visit the websites you want, make online transactions, download files) anonymously, without being tracked and spied upon. VPN...
The following book review was written by Bobbi King:
This is a whopper of a book.
So what occupies nearly 700 pages of text?
Mr. Kemp surveyed every state of our Union, plus the U.S Territories and Commonwealths, and describes in his book how to obtain the vital records of births, marriages, deaths, divorces,...