A librarian going through an old book recently literally wound up running across a library in glee. In an old book he discovered what was labeled as a lock of George Washington’s hair.
Everyone’s genealogical journey begins with some kind of trigger. In the case of Janice Sharp , it was the discovery of an ancestor’s business card that revealed her activity as a suffragette.
The odds of family members in three straight generations having the same birthday are set at 48,000,000 to 1! Seems like this family should play the lottery.
The Whydah Galley, a renowned pirate ship. sunk in a fierce storm off Cape Cod in 1717. It was discovered in the 1980s, and recently human remains were found. Now, DNA is being put to the test to find out if those remains belonged to their captain, “Black Sam” Bellamy.
There “could be” up to $60 million in gold in a mine that was first opened up in 1874. It’ll cost you $3 million to own the property it’s on. Oh, and the mine has 50 very cool and dangerous tunnels!
A cemetery caretaker has posted about the bad karma men bring upon themselves when they steal cemetery flowers for their valentines!
It happened in Boston with the Red Sox in 2004, and again with the Cubs in 2016. Now it has happened in Philadelphia with the Eagles and the Superbowl. Loved ones’ ashes have been shared along the victory parade route.
In 2014, a law went into effect that was phased in. It has now gone into full force, allowing adoptees to obtain their original birth certificates, more easily search for birth families, and learn the full “story of me.”
The 2020 Census is now just two years away. For the first time it will ask Americans who identify as “white” about their specific ethnicity.
Terry Ward of DeMotte, Indiana recently passed at 71 having written his own obituary as only he could!