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Wilkes-Barre City man grows farm-size pumpkin – Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

Wilkes-Barre City man grows farm-size pumpkin  Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

How much do you think it weighs?” Mike Hoover asked Thursday afternoon as his neighbor, a passerby and his little niece admired the largest pumpkin to come …

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Genealogy gathering set in Ripley – Progress Index

Genealogy gathering set in Ripley  Progress Index

Family ties is the topic of an upcoming event in Ripley. The Jackson County Historical Society is assisting with a Genealogy Gathering. It is scheduled from 9 …

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Wilkes University students enjoy trip to Peru – Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

Wilkes University students enjoy trip to Peru  Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

For about 20 Wilkes University students a visit to Machu Picchu — “the lost city of the Incas” — and Rainbow Mountain were highlights of a recent trip to Peru.

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How you spent your summer – CNN

How you spent your summer  CNN

For Labor Day, CNN Opinion gave readers the wheel. You helped us say goodbye to summer by sharing your stories of travel, struggle, joy and how to cope with …

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Out On a Limb: World War II draft cards gold mine of information – Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

Out On a Limb: World War II draft cards gold mine of information  Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

A new and potentially useful source of information about 20th-century American ancestors is being made available by FamilySearch, the free online data base.

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On US slavery’s 400th anniversary, how ancestry quests help heal – The Christian Science Monitor

On US slavery’s 400th anniversary, how ancestry quests help heal  The Christian Science Monitor

Why African Americans are digging into their past on the 400th anniversary of the beginning of slavery in the U.S..

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The Gene Genie: Family tree and genetic data privacy – Daily Maverick

The Gene Genie: Family tree and genetic data privacy  Daily Maverick

In April 2018, genetic genealogy helped solve the case of the ‘Golden State Killer’, behind at least 50 rapes, 13 murders and 100 burglaries in California, US, …

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DNA match leads to arrest in 1983 sexual assault case – WTKR News 3

DNA match leads to arrest in 1983 sexual assault case  WTKR News 3

A Florida woman who woke up to a stranger sexually assaulting her 36 years ago may finally get justice after DNA helped crack the brutal rape case.

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DNA helped crack 1983 rape case – KRDO

DNA helped crack 1983 rape case  KRDO

A Florida woman who woke up to a stranger sexually assaulting her 36 years ago may finally get justice after DNA helped crack the brutal rape case.