Friday, April 30, 2010

Who Do You Think You Are with Spike Lee

Tonight is the last episode of Who Do You Think You Are? This Week's Episode features Spike Lee and looks like it should be quite interesting. The website for Who Do You Think You Are? can be found at The website features bios of the celebrities featured in the show, photos, and several video clips as well as articles on how to get started in family history. is a partner with NBC on this genealogy show.

I'm going to miss the show when it is over but NBC has picked it up for another season!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Who Do You Think You Are?

Last nights episode of Who Do You Think You Are? featuring Susan Sarandon was pretty good. I enjoyed this episode quite a bit more than the last one. This episode focused on Susan's attempts to find out what had what had happened to her grandmother Anita who was last seen in the 1930s. I don't want to spoil it for anyone who has not had a chance to see it yet but I will say that they do find out what happened to Anita.

If you did not get a chance to watch last nights episode I would recommend you take the time. You can watch past episodes at NBC.Com

Or go to to start looking for your own ancestors. is a partner with NBC on this genealogy show.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Dont Forget, Who Do You Think You Are? Is Back On This Week

This Week's Episode of Who Do You Think You Are? will air this Friday. Susan Sarandon sets out to learn more about her grandmother Anita, who led a life shrouded with mystery and who disappeared out of Susan's mother's life when her mother was just a child. In the episode, Susan visits the New York City Public Library and the New City Library in Rockland, New York.

You can learn more about
Who Do You Think You Are? on the NBC website.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Soldier's cross found under junk pile

A rare historical artefact from World War I, found languishing among rubbish in a Lumsden church, has been preserved for future generations.

The hand-crafted wooden cross, which marked the grave of Captain Eric Buckingham Alley in a cemetery near Flanders, was believed to be one of only two crosses of its type in New Zealand.

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Friday, April 16, 2010

DNA from letters helps identify Pearl Harbor casualty

DNA lifted from envelopes sent home by a young sailor aboard the battleship USS Oklahoma in 1941 helped identify his remains 68 years after he died at Pearl Harbor.
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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Archaeologists discover a Roman-era mummy

A Roman-era mummy was recently unearthed in a Bahariya Oasis cemetery, about 190 miles southwest of Cairo. The 3-foot-tall female mummy was discovered by Egyptian archaeologists. The figure was found covered with plaster decorated to resemble Roman dress and jewelry,

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

'Vandal pinned down by Jesus tombstone Down Under'

A man was pinned to the ground by a tombstone bearing an image of Jesus during an alleged vandalism attack on a Brisbane cemetery, a court has heard.
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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Tip Of The Week - Manitoba Vital Stats

Manitoba Vital Statistics. Genealogy Searches for Unrestricted Records. Manitoba has unrestricted access to the following records online:

Births more than 100 years ago.
Marriages more than 80 years ago.
Deaths more than 70 years ago.