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This Popular Website Helps Icelandic Couples Avoid Incest

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The Íslendingabók database contains genealogical information about the inhabitants of Iceland dating back more than 1200 years. The project goal of tracing all known family connections between Icelanders from the time of the settlement to the present also has practical applications — to help avoid dating between close relatives in this country of 300,000 people.

Remembering “Roots”: The Series that Inspired a Nation

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An article in the Sag Harbor [N.Y.] Express features interviews with members of the Eastville Community Historical Society about the impact of “Roots,” thirty-five years after it debuted.

Rare List of P.E.I. Acadians Intrigues N.B. Researchers

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Jean Powers
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“Acadian researchers at l'Université de Moncton have discovered a list of 289 names of Acadians who were living on Prince Edward Island in 1763.”

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