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Utah teen's love for genealogy earns him time on History Channel

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Fifteen-year-old Brad Jencks of South Jordan was honored with a "Top High School Volunteer for the State of Utah" in the 2006 Prudential Spirit of the Community Awards Program. His work is also slated to be featured on the History Channel within the next year.

"It's more of a hobby for me. I enjoy doing family history," Brad Jencks told ABC4 News. "Our family's really into family history and it's just a tender part of my heart."

Elizabeth Hur



Fountain Genealogy Library gets help to grow

VEEDERSBURG — The Fountain County Genealogy Society is getting some help to acquire some much needed storage space for its ever-growing supply of research material.

The society has received a $1395 grant from Tipmont REMC which will be used for a new bookcase, file cabinet and other storage equipment at the society’s West Central Indiana Genealogy Research Library, housed in the d’Arlier Cultural Center in Veedersburg.

By Bill Dotson



Trace your family history online

Forget spending long hours down at the Public Records Office - tracking down your family tree online is a lot more fun. But which are the best ancestry websites?

The internet can reveal all kinds of facts about your family. While idly browsing the Friends Reunited website recently, for example, I found out that my dad, a retired teacher, had once silenced a rowdy class with a terrifyingly accurate Darth Vader impression. But slightly less esoteric information about previous generations is also becoming widely available online.

By Rhodri Marsden



`Jesus family tree' rooted in wishes

Noted Egyptologist John Romer has talked about a cocktail party he attended years ago where a biblical archaeologist dropped a bombshell.

The colleague mentioned offhandedly that he'd discovered a first century Jerusalem tomb bearing the name and body of "a Jesus." Romer gasped and asked him why he hadn't published the find. Could this be the Jesus!? That's not possible, came the reply. Everyone knows Jesus ascended to heaven.

By Jackie Loohauis



Open door to family's history

Joseph Bronson was trying to do the near-impossible in 1932 -- build a sturdy house for his family in the depths of the Great Depression.

He chose a design of a Normandy French cottage, partly because it reminded him of the New England cottages where his wife, Marjorie, had grown up, and partly because it was an economical design. More...

By Joan Morris



Chimp study shakes human family tree

The very roots of the human family tree have been redrawn thanks to a groundbreaking study that has compared the genetic codes of humans and chimpanzees.

The US research, published in Nature, shows that the evolutionary split between humans and chimpanzees was not clean and sudden 7 million years ago, as previously suspected. More....


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Family Research site lineages.co.uk is a emagazine covering stories and sources of information for Irish, English and Scottish Genealogy and is widely used by genealogists at home and abroad. Have a look yourself today...



The original Bagpuss. A dollop of medieval poo. Afingerprint machine. A skeleton or two. While national institutions grab all the attention, much of the UK's regional identity is enshrined in small museums. Like the very best sort of attic - stuffed to the rafters with quirky relics and keepsakes - the small museums that cover the UK contain a treasure trove for those who choose to burrow within their sometimes unprepossessing walls.

By Megan Lane



Getting Started

You might think that starting out building your family tree is going to be a daunting task. Well, it doesn't have to be. Below you will find the most common sets of records to help you start or finish your genealogy research and build that family tree. See Getting Started with Genealogy for more information

Census Records

A census is an official enumeration of the population in a particular area. In addition to counting the inhabitants of an area, the census generally collects other vital information, such as names, ages, citizenship status, and ethnic background. Each census can prove to be invaluable in painting a portrait of a family at a particular place and time.

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Birth Marriage & Death records -

Civil vital records—for Births, Marriage and Deaths —mark the milestones of our lives, and are the foundation of family history research. Chronicling the personal moments of our lives through the objective perspective of the public record, vital records can offer details often found through no other genealogical resource. They can be useful in proving or disproving other sources, give you a more complete picture of your ancestor, help you distinguish between two people with the same name, and help you find clues to earlier life events.

With these records, you can gain access to information regarding your ancestor's lives, such as the locations and causes of their deaths, the names of children or parents, their wedding dates and locations, and the many other details that help us record and remember the important moments in the lives of our families.

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Church -

Church records contain information about baptisms, marriages, burials, and membership. In addition to the name of the person, church records often provide information about family members.

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Cemetery -

Some of the cemetery records included are tombstone inscriptions, burial permits, and death indexes. These records usually show names, birth and death dates; sometimes, they include information on surviving family members.

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