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Faces of America on PBS Starts February 10

January 4th, 2010 Comments off

 

What made America? What makes us? These two questions are at the heart of the new PBS series Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Building on the success of his series African American Lives (called by the New York Times "the most exciting and stirring documentary on any subject to appear on television in a long time,") and African American Lives 2, Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. again turns to the latest tools of genealogy and genetics to explore the family histories of 12 renowned Americans.
The series premieres nationally Wednesdays, February 10 – March 3, 2010 from 8-9 p.m. ET on PBS.

For more information please see Faces of America at PBS.org

Do the Math

September 1st, 2009 Comments off

We each have two parents… four grandparents… eight great grandparents… and so on and so forth. Going back ten generations we each have 1,024 8th great-grandparents. That is pretty amazing when you think about it. In theory each individual’s family tree grows exponentially. However it is not entirely accurate to say that when going back ten generations that each of us has 1,024 unique individuals that we can claim as an ancestors. It means that in the 10th generation there are 1,024 parental positions and in many cases these positions are found to be occupied by the same person more than once. This phenomenon is known as "pedigree collapse" and it simply means that some of an individual’s ancestors were cousins to some degree.

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Get Yahoo! Searches Delivered To Outlook’s RSS Reader

August 22nd, 2009 Comments off

Inspired by Dan Lynch’s Google Your Family Tree I learned that many of the techniques taught in his book for searching with Google will also work with Yahoo!. In experimenting with Yahoo! I also discovered that Yahoo! has a feature that Google seems to lack.

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List of GEDCOM-To-HTML Tools

August 22nd, 2009 Comments off

Below is a list of various gedcom-to-html tools found on the web (including my own UncleGED). The description of each was taken from their web-sites:

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