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Inside a Report on Slavery and Its Legacy

Inside a Report on Slavery and Its Legacy

A ledger that includes slave policy information is on display at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
Wealth Matters: Family Cemeteries Bind Generations, for Remembrance and Tax Reasons

Wealth Matters: Family Cemeteries Bind Generations, for Remembrance and Tax Reasons

John Sanderson, left, with his grandchildren Luke and Clinton and his son Bill during a visit to their family cemetery in Cartersville, Va.
Feature: Who Decides Who Counts as Native American?

Feature: Who Decides Who Counts as Native American?

Adelina Narte-Parker, one of the Nooksack 306, at her home in Indianola, Wash.
Family DNA Searches Seen as Crime-Solving Tool, and Intrusion on Rights

Family DNA Searches Seen as Crime-Solving Tool, and Intrusion on Rights

Philip Vetrano on the path in Queens where his daughter Karina was jogging when she was killed last year. Mr. Vetrano has urged the use of familial DNA searches.
Family DNA Searches Seen as Crime-Solving Tool, and Intrusion on Rights

Family DNA Searches Seen as Crime-Solving Tool, and Intrusion on Rights

Philip Vetrano on the path in Queens where his daughter Karina was jogging when she was killed last year. Mr. Vetrano has urged the use of familial DNA searches.
Tracing Your Roots: Help Me Separate Fact From Family Fiction!

Tracing Your Roots: Help Me Separate Fact From Family Fiction!

An upcoming family reunion motivates a young woman to prepare an accurate presentation about the storied family matriarch.Read more...
Tracing His Roots, Georgetown Employee Learns University Sold His Ancestor

Tracing His Roots, Georgetown Employee Learns University Sold His Ancestor

Jeremy Alexander, a Georgetown employee, recently discovered that his paternal great-great-great-grandmother, Anna Mahoney Jones, was one of the 272 slaves sold by two Jesuit priests at the university
Tracing Your Roots: How Safe Is It to Date a Cousin?

Tracing Your Roots: How Safe Is It to Date a Cousin?

A woman seeks to know the risks of dating—and the risk of having offspring with—a relative.Read more...
Tracing Your Roots: Our Family Matriarch Was a White Indentured Servant

Tracing Your Roots: Our Family Matriarch Was a White Indentured Servant

Untangling the origins of Virginian ancestors whose lives crossed boundaries of race, freedom and the law. Read more...
Buried at an Asylum, the ‘Unspoken, Untold History’ of the South
Tracing Your Roots: Deciphering Illegible Genealogy Records

Tracing Your Roots: Deciphering Illegible Genealogy Records

Use these pro tips for handling poorly reproduced images from microfilm or microfiche. Read more...
Genealogy Website Ancestry.com Files for Confidential IPO

Genealogy Website Ancestry.com Files for Confidential IPO

It traces familial history and provides personal DNA testing.
Genealogy Website Ancestry.com Files for Confidential IPO

Genealogy Website Ancestry.com Files for Confidential IPO

It traces familial history and provides personal DNA testing.
A Patriotic Tune, Perched on a Branch of a Family Tree

A Patriotic Tune, Perched on a Branch of a Family Tree

A painting by A.M. Willard made in the late 19th century, originally titled “Yankee Doodle,” came to be known as “The Spirit of ’76.”
The Museum of You: The International African American Museum Wants to Personalize African-American History With Its Genealogy Center

The Museum of You: The International African American Museum Wants to Personalize African-American History With Its Genealogy Center

Museums can impart a vast amount of information to visitors, sharing with them history, culture, science, art. But what if a museum could personalize your own story, your own background and your own

Tech Tip: Finding Your Roots, Free

Subscription-based genealogy sites offer plenty of convenience for the price, but you don’t always have to pay to research your family history online.
Tech Tip: Finding Your Roots, Free

Tech Tip: Finding Your Roots, Free

Subscription-based genealogy sites offer plenty of convenience for the price, but you don’t always have to pay to research your family history online.
Trilobites: Fate of Ancient Canaanites Seen in DNA Analysis: They Survived

Trilobites: Fate of Ancient Canaanites Seen in DNA Analysis: They Survived

Remnants from an ancient Canaanite found in the Sidon excavation site. A genetic analysis found that the Canaanites survived a divine call for their extinction and that their descendants live in
Tracing Your Roots: Untangle My Redbone Heritage

Tracing Your Roots: Untangle My Redbone Heritage

A mystery illustrates how an 18th-century family became caught up in Virginia’s laws around race, sex and freedom. Read more...
With a Drop of Saliva, Family Histories Are Rewritten

With a Drop of Saliva, Family Histories Are Rewritten

Bob Hutchinson at his home in Pacifica, Calif. He learned of his mixed-race ancestory through a genetic test, and discovered relatives.