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GENEALOGY 

50 Free Genealogy Sites to Search Today: Have You Searched Them for Your Ancestors?

Looking for a list of free genealogy sites to search? Here are 50 no-cost family history resources where you will find birth, marriage and death records, obituaries, cemetery listings, newspaper articles, biographies, research tips and so much more. We had a lot of fun compiling this list of excellent websites. Remember, most free genealogy sites have been made available by the hard work and dedication of many volunteers! Don’t forget to thank them and give back when you can. Enjoy the search! 50 Free Genealogy Sites 1. FamilySearch: largest collection of…

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GENEALOGY 

50 Free Genealogy Sites to Search Today

Looking for a list of free genealogy sites to search? Here are 50 no-cost family history resources where you will find birth, marriage and death records, obituaries, cemetery listings, newspaper articles, biographies, research tips and so much more. We had a lot of fun compiling this list of excellent websites. Remember, most free genealogy sites have been made available by the hard work and dedication of many volunteers! Don’t forget to thank them and give back when you can. Enjoy the search! 50 Free Genealogy Sites 1. FamilySearch: largest collection of…

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GENEALOGY 

Here’s why DNA could eventually replace hard drives

The genetic coding system known as DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) stores a huge amount of data about our biological make-up on double-helix molecules – and that’s led scientists to wonder whether it could be rewritten with other types of data. In theory, it could replace the storage offered by today’s hard drives and servers in a microscopic space. Not only is that useful for the photos and music that we all store, but it could transform the way that larger companies such as Google and Facebook work. Many of the major…

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GENEALOGY 

DNA Analysis Reveals Potential For Previously Unknown Species Of Human

With more advanced DNA analysis techniques available to researchers, our understanding of how humans spread across the globe seems to get more and more complicated. Not only did modern humans leave Africa to find a world populated with Neanderthals and the more mysterious Denisovans, but it seems that there may have been another as yet unidentified human added to the mix. This conclusion is based on a recent whole genome analysis of DNA taken from people living on the Andaman Islands in Southeast Asia, as well as that of other Melanesians….

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Scientists Have Discovered A Second, Secret Layer Of Information In Our DNA

The way A, T, G, and C are arranged in the DNA double helix determines how proteins are produced in the body of multi-celled organisms like us. And now, physicists have confirmed that there’s a second layer of information in DNA. In addition to the genetic information, we’re also determined by the mechanical properties of DNA. The findings are published in PLOS ONE this week. Those same four letters are found in all our different cells within all our different organs. Since the 1980s, researchers have proposed that a second layer…

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GENEALOGY 

Scientists have found that memories may be passed down through generations in our DNA

New research from Emory University School of Medicine, in Atlanta, has shown that it is possible for some information to be inherited biologically through chemical changes that occur in DNA. During the tests they learned that that mice can pass on learned information about traumatic or stressful experiences – in this case a fear of the smell of cherry blossom – to subsequent generations. According to the Telegraph, Dr Brian Dias, from the department of psychiatry at Emory University, said: ”From a translational perspective, our results allow us to appreciate how the experiences of a parent,…

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Who were the Scythians, Sarmatians, Alans, Iazyges, Aorsi, Saka?

A brief history: The Scythians originated from the Pazyryk culture which existed in the Altay region. Their original homeland was in Central-Europe from where before the Celto-Pannonians they fled to Asia. First they migrated to the Volga-Kama region and from there to the Altay region. Genetics: Genetics confirm that the Scythians belonged to the Old-European R1a and N1a Haplogroups. They were tall, they had mostly blonde hair and green or blue eyes exactly as Ammianus Marcellinus described them. The best genetic proofs are found in an article called: “Ancient DNA…

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GENEALOGY 

Human intelligence is declining according to Stanford geneticist

Ever can’t help but think you’re surrounded by idiots? A leading scientist at Stanford University thinks he has the answer, and the bad news is things aren’t likely to get any better. Dr. Gerald Crabtree, a geneticist at Stanford, has published a study that he conducted to try and identify the progression of modern man’s intelligence. As it turns out, however, Dr. Crabtree’s research led him to believe that the collective mind of mankind has been on more or a less a downhill trajectory for quite some time. According to…

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GENEALOGY 

DNA uncovers mystery migration to the Americas

Two separate genetic analyses have found evidence for a surprising genetic link between the native populations of the Americas and Oceania. The DNA of some native Amazonians shows significant similarity to indigenous inhabitants of Australia and Melanesia. The two research groups, however, offer contrasting interpretations of how the Americas were first peopled. The studies have been published in the journals Science and Nature. There is agreement that the first people to populate the Americas came though Siberia – along a land bridge connecting it with Europe and Asia. But just…

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GENEALOGY 

7 Surprising Places To Find Photos Of Ancestors

Finding photos of ancestors gives us a sense of connection, even if we don’t them by name. Acquiring that feeling is one of the reasons why people do genealogy research. In this post from Crest Leaf, we will find out some of the best places to look for ancestor photos. Thank you to Lisa Lisson for coming up with this very useful article. If you would like to read its complete version, click here. Make sure to browse Crest Leaf for more informative family history posts. 1. Within Your Own Family If you are…

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