Tower skulls from Bavaria

In recent weeks, we have reported about DNA analysis in genealogy. In this context, a genealogist from Pro Heraldica came to my office with an interesting topic: Tower Skull. You have never heard of it? I’ve also never heard of it before. Genetic specificity artificially induced? The background: During various excavations in the graves of… Read more »

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Genetic Genealogy – Family Research from the Lab

DNA-Experiment

With DNA analysis as in CSI:Miami you cannot only convict a criminal and relieve an innocent defendant. Today, modern genetics are also used to determine ancestors and their descendants. All people have more than 99 percent of identical genetic material. Consequently, only a very small part of our DNA makes us unique and is relevant… Read more »

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RootsTech 2018 – Review

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Last weekend, Dr. Rolf Sutter and I came back with many new impressions from the RootsTech 2018 in Salt Lake City. This year I travelled to this event for the first time. That’s why it was the size of the show that really impressed me. During the congress, there was a total of 320 lectures, always… Read more »

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RootsTech 2018

Today this year’s RootsTech starts in Salt Lake City, Utah. By March 3rd, more than 13,000 conference attendees are expected at the largest genealogy and family history conference held in North America. The RootsTech opens its doors this year for the eighth time. The first RootsTech was held in February 2011, drawing around 3,000 people…. Read more »

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The Coat of Arms of John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy would turn 100 on May 29th 2017. He was born in 1917 in Brooklyn, Massachusetts and died in 1963 by a number of gunshots when he was driving in a convertible car through the city of Dallas. John F. Kennedy was the 35th president of the US from 1961 – 1963. Up… Read more »

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Why do you do genealogy?

Often people ask: Why should someone research his ancestry? Why is it interesting for someone to know ancestors who lived 300 or 400 years ago? What are the motives for a genealogy? Today we want to tell you some basics about the genealogy in other terms the family research. Identity, rooting and the sense for traditions The… Read more »

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650th Birthday of Henry IV

On the occasion of the 650th birthday of Henry IV (*April or May 1366 or 1367 at Bolingbroke Castle in Lincolnshire; † March 20th 1413 in London), King of England at the time, we decided to compare his Coat of Arms with the one of Queen Elizabeth II. The life of Henry IV Henry IV was… Read more »

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