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Today's Polar Bears Trace Ancestry To . . . Ireland?

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Jean Powers

Jean Powers
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According to a study in the journal Current Biology, every polar bear alive today can trace its ancestry to one mama bear that lived in Ireland during the last Ice Age.

A Journey that Leads to Long-lost Relatives

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Jean Powers
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The Poughkeepsie Journal reports: A New York woman succeeded in tracing lost branches of her grandmother’s family in California and County Cavan, Ireland.

‘All Jews Are One Big Extended Family’: Tel Aviv U. Professor Spearheads Global Jewish Genealogy Project

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Jean Powers

Jean Powers
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The Jewish Press reports that the Am HaZikaron Institute of Science and Heritage of the Jewish People in Israel has developed a number of genealogical initiatives, including a website which allows Jews to build family trees and collect family history artifacts with relatives from all over the world.

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