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UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 12:59 p.m.

Ancestry pulls slavery-era ad after backlash

Ancestry.com on Friday apologized for an ad that showed a mixed-race couple discussing escaping to the North during the Civil War era.


UPDATED: Tue., July 31, 2018, 6:47 p.m.

Ancestry, 23andMe and others say they will follow these rules when giving DNA data to businesses or police

Ancestry, 23andMe and other popular companies that offer genetic testing pledged on Tuesday to be upfront when they share users’ DNA data with researchers, hand it over to police or …


Six tips: Genealogy research basics help you dig into your roots

Digitized records and newer sleuthing tips can bring you closer to ancestors.


Swiss mummy identified as ancestor of Boris Johnson

Scientists have identified a mummified body found in a Swiss churchyard as the great-great-great-great-great-great-grandmother of British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.


Take advantage of holiday visits to record family history

Spend some holiday time recording family stories, as festivities bring far-flung generations together. That’s the advice of Beryl Pielli, of Newport, who years ago taped interviews with her mother, Alice …


Ancestry puzzle complete for Coeur d’Alene woman

Heather Livergood considered herself lucky when she discovered who her birth mother was last year. She never thought the other half of the mystery - her father’s identity - would …


Law enforcement investigators seek out private DNA databases

Investigators are broadening their DNA searches beyond government databases and demanding genetic information from companies that do ancestry research for their customers.


E-mail gave new value to the census

There are moments in life that take your breath away. Literally. These moments compare to a pivotal point in a movie where the bellow of, “Lights! Camera! Action!” resonates amid …