Profile of the Day: W.B. Yeats

Do you have Irish ancestors? On this day in 1865, Irish poet W.B. Yeats was born in Dublin, Ireland. W.B. Yeats / Library of Congress William Butler Yeats was the son of John Butler Yeats, a lawyer and portrait painter, and Susan Mary Pollexfen, whose wealthy merchant family owned a milling and shipping business. His father was not the only artist of the family. His brother Jack became a well-known artist and Olympic medalist, while his… Read the full story

Missouri Military Ancestors

From 1812 to World War One (1919) the Missouri Digital Heritage has now in digital format soldiers’ records covering that time frame. That is about 1.5 million pages for soldiers in domestic and foreign wars. There are individual service cares, muster rolls, special orders and reports. This covers more than 576,000 Missourians (when a territory […]

MyHeritage Introduces DNA Health + Ancestry Test

MyHeritage announced the launch of the MyHeritage DNA Health + Ancestry Test. It offers new dimensions of genetic insight to enrich your life, enlighten you about your health, and help you make informed lifestyle choices. The MyHeritage DNA Health + Ancestry test includes dozens of personalized and easy-to-understand health reports. It also includes all of […]

New Historical Irish Birth, Marriage and Death Registers Available Online for Public To Access

Employment Affairs and Social Protection Minister, Regina Doherty, TD, and Josepha Madigan, TD, Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht have announced that a further tranche of Ireland’s historical Registers of Births, Marriages and Deaths are now available online and free for the public to access. These records hold the births for 1917 and 1918, […]