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Royal Roots for All?
 
An article from NBC News, “Genealogists Discover Royal Roots for All,” states:
 
“Even without a documented connection to a notable forebear, experts say the odds are virtually 100 percent that every person on Earth is descended from one royal personage or another.”

Do you know your royal connection? Tell us about your royal roots in the comments.
 
Illustration: Berengaria of Navarre, queen of England. Source: Wikimedia Commons.
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Google Remembers Olympian & Surfer Duke Kahanamoku

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This week’s Google Doodle honors famed five-time Olympic medalist, Hawaiian athlete and swimmer, Duke Kahanamoku (1890-1968), who was born 24 August 1890 in Hawaii. He was known as the “Father of Surfing.”
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Vintage Fashion: Our Ancestors’ Summer Apparel

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In this blog article, Gena Philibert-Ortega searches old newspapers to find articles and advertisements that show what our ancestors wore during the hot summer months.
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Read more examples of funny quotes & sayings for genealogists on the GenealogyBank blog: http://bit.ly/1eozuW1
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Native American Research: The Indian Tribes of North America

The Indian Tribes of North America by John R. Swanton in Bulletin 145 of the Bureau of American Ethnology includes the tribal history, geographic locations and population details for every major American Indian tribe. This comprehensive list is arranged by state and tribal name.

The Bureau of American Ethnology reports are a rich resource for Native American Indian genealogy research. Access these publications online in GenealogyBank's historical documents archives here: http://bit.ly/1NAvGoW
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Hawaii Archives: 25 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

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If you are researching your ancestry from Hawaii, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online HI newspaper archives: 25 titles to help you search your family history in “The Aloha State,” providing coverage from 1836 to Today. There are more than 166,000 articles and records in our online Hawaii newspaper archives!
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William George Doty: Mayflower Descendant’s Obituary
 
It’s so handy when an obituary spells it out – and tells us that a person is a Mayflower descendant. William George Doty’s (1852-1919) obituary did just that, referring to his ancestor Edward:
 
“Edward Doty, the first of the name whose record is obtainable, was one of the passengers on the Mayflower.”

With that genealogy tip, all we have to do is chain William’s line back to document his Mayflower heritage.
 
Remembering Mayflower Pilgrim Edward Doty, who died 360 years ago this month.

Did You Know?
 
More than 92,000 descendants of Edward Doty have been identified over the last 120 years and more than 12% of Americans are directly descended from the Mayflower? Learn more at the Pilgrim Edward Doty Society: http://www.edward-doty.org/
 
Bay City Times Tribune (Bay City, Michigan), 13 January 1919, page 2
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Have You Written Your Personal Story?
 
Genealogists are pretty good at writing up and sharing the stories of their ancestors – but how about writing our own personal stories?

Tafta Watson shares her upbeat suggestions to getting that done in this recent newspaper article.
 
Read the full article written by Marianne Holman Prescott at the Deseret News (Salt Lake City, Utah), 13 August 2015, here: http://bit.ly/1hjevwg
 
The key is to take your time, writing up one story of your life at a time. Tafta suggests writing down the titles of the personal stories you need to write about so you won’t forget them. Then you can compile your life story a piece at a time. Before you know it – you will have written down your personal story for future generations.
 
Start now.
 
Source: Deseret News
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First the timeline, then the stories. I use a 3-ring binder.
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Bad Day to Watch a Squirrel Hunt
 
It didn’t turn out so well for John Van Ness when he set out one day in 1834 to watch his friends hunt squirrels in the woods.

According to this newspaper article in the Boston Traveler, John was instantly killed when a bullet ricocheted off a tree and hit him.
 
There was no word on the health of the squirrel.
 
Boston Traveler (Boston, Massachusetts), 15 July 1834, page 3
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Calvert Family Bible Worth Share of $300 Million!

Read the story on the GenealogyBank blog: http://bit.ly/1IcHvL1

What’s your old family Bible worth? For the Calvert family of Mason, Lewis and Bracken counties in Kentucky, their family Bible was invaluable.
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August Update: 4 Million Genealogy Records Just Added!

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Every day, GenealogyBank is working hard to digitize more newspapers and obituaries, expanding our burgeoning collection to give you the largest newspaper archives for family history research available online. We just completed adding 4 million more U.S. genealogy records, vastly increasing our content coverage from coast to coast!
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Funny Friday Newspaper Find: Kids Say the Darndest Things: http://on.fb.me/1HZLg6y  #funny #humor
Funny Friday Newspaper Find: Kids Say the Darndest Things Happy Friday! Have you stumbled across any funny newspaper articles like this one in your...
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GenealogyBank is a genealogy website that is home to the largest online newspaper archive dedicated to family history research in the United States. 

With over one billion genealogy records in our vast online collection, our searchable database provides easy access to information on millions of American families from 1690–today. 

Search over 5,800 newspapers that provide first-hand accounts about your ancestors that simply can't be found at other genealogy websites. Visit GenealogyBank today and discover the story of your family's past like never before.