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Inmates Assist Family Historians

Inmates Assist Family Historians

There is a little unknown project going on at Utah State Prison. The medium security facility houses those convicted on drug charges, theft, and so forth.   These inmates with nothing but time on their hands are being introduced to genealogy.  It’s producing some amazing results. The LDS Church, known for their genealogy practices, have a program going at the Utah State Prison where they hope to turn inmates on to the obsession known as genealogy.  They’ve set up family…

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Chris Haley Carries the Torch for Uncle Alex

Chris Haley Carries the Torch for Uncle Alex

Alex Haley wrote a wonderful book Roots. It was probably the reason why many people began their family tree research. Although Haley has passed away, his research lives on in his nephew, Chris Haley. Haley is 40 years old. He’s the research director of the Legacy of Slavery Project worked works out of the Maryland State Archives. Haley decided to take a DNA test to see what else he can learn about his heritage be gone what his uncle had…

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Orphan’s Reunited

Orphan’s Reunited

Lynn Ackinclose, 58, left England 18 years ago. She’s been living in Perth, Australia. She’d been orphaned as a child and didn’t think she’d ever see her siblings again. James Parry, 61, is the president of the Hudson Coronation Street Appreciation Society. He lives in Canada. He was quite surprised when he was contacted by Lynn’s husband. Her husband is interested in genealogy. He found articles written by James Parry and wondered if it was Lynn’s brother. Lynn and James’s…

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