Profile of the Day: Paul Revere

On this day in 1775, Paul Revere and William Dawes set out on horseback to warn the American colonies of approaching British troops. Revere’s role in the famous ride would later be immortalized in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem, “Paul Revere’s Ride.” Paul Revere’s ride / U.S. National Archives and Records Administration Late in the night on April 18, British troops began marching towards Lexington and Concord to capture Patriot leaders Samuel Adams and John Hancock. Taking separate routes,… Read the full story

23andMe Genetic Risk Report for TTR-Related Amyloidosis

23andMe added a new Genetic Health Risk report on TTR-related hereditary amyloidosis. It is a genetic, multi-system disease. Transthyretin amyloidosis is a slowly progressive condition characterized by the buildup of abnormal deposits of a protein called amyloid (amyloidosis) in the body’s organs and tissues. These protein deposits most frequently occur in the peripheral nervous system, […]

Profile of the Day: Benjamin Franklin

Today we remember Benjamin Franklin, who died on April 17, 1790 at the age of 84. Not only was Franklin one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, but he was also a leading author, scientist, inventor, diplomat, and more. Benjamin Franklin / Library of Congress Franklin was born on January 17, 1706 in Boston, Massachusetts to Josiah Franklin, a candlemaker, and his second wife, Abiah Folger. He was one of 17 children born… Read the full story

Bill H. R. 1953 “Hello Girls”

There were approximately 223 American ladies who served in France during World War One. They were not nurses but rather a new position, that of a member of the Signal Corps Female Telephone Operators Unit. They were sworn into the U. S. Army Signal Corps. This position was suggested by General John J. Pershing to […]

Tips for Planning Your Next Family Reunion

Are you planning for your next family reunion? The warm weather and breaks from school makes summer the perfect time to throw a family get-together. And before you know it, summer will be here so It’s important to get started early. With lots of planning and a little creativity, you can make it a reunion that your family will not soon forget. Check out these quick tips to help you get organized for your next family reunion. 1. Gather your team Family reunions… Read the full story

Profile of the Day: Wilbur Wright

On this day in 1867, aviator Wilbur Wright was born. A pioneer in aviation, Wright and his brother Orville, are best remembered for developing the first successful airplane. Wilbur Wright / Library of Congress Wright was born on April 16, 1867 near Millville, Indiana to Milton Wright, a Bishop in the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, and Susan Koerner. The third of seven children, Wright and his brother developed a fascination for aviation at an early age… Read the full story