France - Military Records Online
- Published on Monday, 17 November 2014 17:09
The French authorities have announced the release on-line, by François Hollande and the French Culture Minister, Le Grand Memorial, of nearly nine million records of French soldier registrations. These are available to search.
South Africa - Canada - South African Jewish Immigrants - Legacy Project of OJA
- Published on Sunday, 05 October 2014 00:53
South Africa-Canada) South African Jewish Immigrants to Canada Subject of Legacy Project of Ontario Jewish Archives
The Canadian Jewish News reports about the Ontario (Canada) Jewish Archives (OJA) Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre, a department of UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, launching the “Southern African Legacy Project” this past spring.
With genetic testing, I gave my parents the gift of divorce
- Published on Monday, 15 September 2014 10:54
An unexpected twist to DNA testing. Link to Vox article by "George Doe", a stem cell and reproductive biologist who had his own DNA tested, and then gave DNA kits to both his parents. His surprise - it seems 23andme found a close relative, closer than anyone had expected.
Thanks to Dick Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter.