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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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..
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, …
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.