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The Daily Genealogist: Half-brothers Meet for the First Time, Thanks to Toronto Daily Star Article

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Lynn Betlock
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"That Gary, 68, should ever meet his half-brother, Keith Haakon Fackrell, 54, from Australia, would have been improbable, were it not for the Internet, a curious wife and daughter, a photo in a 1945 Toronto Daily Star story, and, well, fate."

 


The Daily Genealogist: Viking Legacy in Galway to Be Studied

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Lynn Betlock
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A new DNA "study will reveal whether Galway’s medieval families are genetically linked to Normans or to Vikings, and it will investigate the extent to which the Vikings intermarried with the native population."

More information on the study and on Viking settlers in Ireland is available on the study's website.


The Daily Genealogist: Piecing Together “The World’s Largest Jigsaw Puzzle”

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Lynn Betlock
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In 1989, East Germany’s secret police tore up millions of files compiled as a result of decades of spying on its citizens. Today, with these files in huge demand, "archivists are now using groundbreaking computer technology to reconstruct those shredded files."

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