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Cornies: Ancestry searches prove the elemental need to know ourselves – The London Free Press

Cornies: Ancestry searches prove the elemental need to know ourselves  The London Free Press

They are questions as old as humankind: Where did I come from? How did I get here? What is my story?They are important, defining questions. And answering …

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SeaTac man found guilty for 1987 murders of young Canadians – Seattle PI

SeaTac man found guilty for 1987 murders of young Canadians  Seattle PI

EVERETT — A SeaTac man was found guilty Friday of the brutal 1987 double murder of a young Canadian couple in Western Washington. Snohomish County …

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Claiming to be Cherokee, contractors with white ancestry got $300 million – Los Angeles Times

Claiming to be Cherokee, contractors with white ancestry got $300 million  Los Angeles Times

A Los Angeles Times investigation finds white-owned companies in 18 states, including California, got over $300 million in contracts set aside for minorities.

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The horrific cold case that might be solved by tracing the suspect’s family tree – KUOW News and Information

The horrific cold case that might be solved by tracing the suspect’s family tree  KUOW News and Information

Wednesday, November 18, 1987. Dirty Dancing was in theaters. Ted Bundy was on death row (the Green River Killer was still on the loose). Baby Jessica had …

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Death in Ice Valley: New clues in Isdal Woman mystery – BBC News

Death in Ice Valley: New clues in Isdal Woman mystery  BBC News

A man who may have seen the Isdal Woman on the way to her death; a police officer bitter that the case was shut down – new leads in a 49-year-old puzzle.

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After hitting walls with traditional methods, black genealogists turn to DNA testing | News – witf.org

After hitting walls with traditional methods, black genealogists turn to DNA testing | News  witf.org

The shifting nature of DNA results can be disappointing for some African Americans, who often find the document trail runs cold after the 1870 U.S. Census.

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Documenting Slave Voyages – Emory News Center

Documenting Slave Voyages  Emory News Center

Led by Emory, a massive digital memorial shines new light on one of the most harrowing chapters of human history.

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Police: Wisconsin campground killer evaded us for 42 years, but science caught up to him – Green Bay Press Gazette

Police: Wisconsin campground killer evaded us for 42 years, but science caught up to him  Green Bay Press Gazette

The entrance to the campground in McClintock Park in the Marinette County town of Silver Cliff, where David Schuldes and Ellen Matheys were shot to death on …

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A new technique helped solve this cold case. But prosecutors are downplaying it – KUOW News and Information

A new technique helped solve this cold case. But prosecutors are downplaying it  KUOW News and Information

The trial of William Talbott II is underway in Snohomish County. Police found him using genetic genealogy. Siblings of Jay Cook and Tanya van Cuylenborg …

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The Death Of The Family Secret – HuffPost

The Death Of The Family Secret  HuffPost

Ancestry and other DNA-testing companies are bringing old family secrets to light. These friends are now dealing with the truth about their fathers.