Study Finds Ashkenazi Jews Descend From 350 Individuals
- Published on Sunday, 14 September 2014 09:11
A new study published in Nature Communications published in Nature Communications, says Ashkenazi Jews can trace their ancestry to a “bottleneck” of just 350 individuals dating back to between 600 and 800 years ago.
The multi-authored study included Shai Carmi, a computer science professor at Columbia University, and more than 20 medical researchers from Yale, Columbia, Yeshiva University’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and other institutions.
Ireland - Websites of Interest for Irish Street Directories, Helping Aides and A National List of Teachers 1873-1874
- Published on Sunday, 14 September 2014 18:31
A website of historic Irish street directories and some historic maps of the country, also contains a townland database may be viewed. Access is free.
Scotland - BBC Database on Scottish Men and Women Who Lost Their Lives During WWII
- Published on Wednesday, 10 September 2014 18:22
To mark the 69th anniversary of VE Day in Europe, BBC Scotland has gathered data on the thousands of Scottish men and women who lost their lives during the Second World War. The database provides details on 21,740 Scots killed between 1939 and 1947.
The names of hundreds of Scots - killed in North Africa during World War Two – are on memorials at El Alamein cemetery in northern Egypt.
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