The “We Can Do It” poster that became famous in the 1980s became the personification of “Rosie the Riveter,” the women war workers who played a large role in America’s war machine. But just who the woman was who served as inspiration for the poster has been a subject of debate. And while the identity hasn’t been 100% proven, we have a much better idea now.
DNA tests can bring the joy of discovery… or the pain of discovery. For two men who were taken from their mother in Puerto Rico in the 1970s, it was pure joy!
The Old Testament tells about the people of Canaan and how the Israelites were commanded by God to destroy them. Well clearly, not all were destroyed. Who are they today? DNA has given us the answer.
Do you have ancestors from Medieval London? Read this incredible story of how some of their lives may have ended.
It took years of research, but a Massachusetts man finally was able to identify the burial site of his ancestor Revolutionary. This past weekend, it was rededicated.
In October of 2015, DNA Detective CeCe Moore joined me with two women whose DNA unveiled a mystery they hadn’t known existed until they tested. The story is so remarkable, that almost two years later, the Chicago Tribune has chimed in on it.
Our friends at the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) have partnered with the General Society of Mayflower Descendants to make available on line the famous “Silver Books,” which fully document the first five generations from the Mayflower passengers. That’s not quite half way there, but if you’re wanting to know if you’re a descendant as we near the 400th anniversary, here’s the easiest access to the Silver Books that’s ever been!
Meet Ben, a Brit who has decided he would rather live in 1946. And so he does!
So many of us have World War II ancestors, so movies such as Dunkirk continue to fascinate. This movie, already being touted for Academy Awards, is particularly intense. And the music is one key reason why. And this flick uses a unique musical trick to further inflict that intensity.
At the height of the Civil War, a letter from President Lincoln consoling a mother, who it was said lost five sons in battle, found its way into print. The original is believed to have been destroyed. Experts have debated for years over its true authorship… Lincoln, or his young personal secretary John Hay. Now a new technique has been used to apparently settle the debate.