Genealogy News Bites to July 19, 2014.

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Following are the most recent genealogy news bites and headlines up to July 19, 2014.
Genealogy news bites
Genealogy news bites to July 19, 2014.

National Archives

CSV validator – a new digital preservation tool

Today marks the official release of a new digital preservation tool developed by The National Archives, CSV Validator version 1.0. This follows on from well known tools such as DROID…

Olive Tree Genealogy

Who Do You Think You Are is Back!

Who Do You Think You Are? is launching on July 23rd at 9/8c with an outstanding cast on TLC. Ancestry.com is the main sponsor. If you aren’t familiar with the show, it features stars uncovering secrets and learning their histories as they travel the world in search of their family histories…

Help Return WW2 Soldier Edwin Manktelow Dog Tag – Case #22

Steve is asking for help finding a WW2 soldier or his family. Here’s his email to Olive Tree Genealogy: While out with my metal detector here in England yesterday I found my first American dog tag, although it is in 3 pieces it very clearly reads…

Fergus Falls Daily Journal

Henning woman donates genealogy collection to state society

Ginny Swartz has been gathering genealogical information for more than three decades. She finally decided it was time to share her work. Swartz donated her collection to the Minnesota Genealogy Society, according to a report in the Citizen’s Advocate...

NARAtions

Have Your Say: Revising the Digitization Strategy

In September 2007, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) requested public input on a Draft Plan for Digitizing Archival Materials. Incorporating feedback from the public, NARA issued the Strategy for Digitizing Archival Materials for Public Access, 2007-2016 in May 2008…

Fold3

Access the Revolutionary War Collection

As we celebrate the founding of America this month, learn more about the people who made it possible by exploring Fold3’s Revolutionary War collection for free July 14–31…

Endocrinetoday

Genetic ancestry data could improve PCOS classification, treatment

Genetic ancestry data could help avoid polycystic ovary syndrome misclassification that can occur through self-reported ethnicity, according to research published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Verifying genetic ancestry in patients with PCOS could particularly help…

Utah Health and Wellness

Ancestry, Location, Outdoor Rec. Pushes Utah’s Skin Cancer Rate Higher

Utah has officially entered the dog days of summer, and with the heat comes the risk of burns. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 40 males and 1 in 50 females in the state will develop melanoma, one of three common types of skin cancer…

The Champaign County News-Gazette

Illinois Ancestors: Mennonite ancestry in database

The California Mennonite Historical Society has created The GRANDMA database (Genealogical Registry And Database of Mennonite Ancestry) with information on over a million individuals, “most of whose ancestral lines can be traced to Mennonite communities in Prussia (now Poland)…

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