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Cindy Crawford was spotted in the Connecticut State Library Wednesday morning,
where onlookers said she was filming an episode of “Who Do You Think You Are?” NBC
canceled the celebrity genealogy reality series after last season, but TLC has
picked it up. Singer
Kelly Clarkson also is reported to have filmed for the resurrected series.
FamilySearch has added more than 9.4 million index records and images this week from
the United States, Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Honduras,
Italy, Peru, Sweden and Venezuela. They include data from BillionGraves (search results
link you to BillionGraves.com to see an image of the tombstone), Michigan death certificates
(1921-1952), New York, Southern District US District Court naturalizations (1824-1946),
Get a new take on your Irish Famine-era ancestors with findmypast.ie‘s
new online Famine
Memorial. Launched to coincide with the National Famine Commemoration 2013 in
Kilrush, County Clare, Ireland, the memorial gathers record collections—emigration,
census, newspaper, criminal and land records, as well as directories—that highlight
aspects of Irish life that were affected during the Great Irish Famine (1845-1852).
You’ll need to be a subscriber or use credits to view records, but the memorial also
provides interesting background information about the famine that anyone can view.
Family Tree DNA announced it has lowered
the price of its mid-level maternal line mtDNA test, called mtDNAPlus, to $49. This
two-thirds price reduction was made possible by a new squencing technique. The company
also has lowered the price of its 12-marker Y-DNA test to $49. Order
either test here.