Latest News Digest: Feb 2017.

Chinese family of 500 reunite for supersize group photo

Members of the Ren clan gather in eastern china for portrait to commemorate the completion of detailed family tree

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/08/chinese-family-500-reunite-supersize-group-photo

 

IHTA towns of Early Modern, Gaelic and Plantation origins are now available online

https://www.ria.ie/news/irish-historic-towns-atlas/ihta-towns-early-modern-gaelic-and-plantation-origins-are-now

 

We welcome Limerick woman Ruth Negga’s Oscar nomination for her role as Mildred Loving.

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/jan/29/ruth-negga-loving-interview-rising-star-oscar-nomination

 

New releases from the Irish Military History archives shows the 1920s ideological battle for the soul of Ireland, as medics and chaplains disagreed about the appropriate treatment of venereal disease.

https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/heritage/army-declared-war-on-sexually-transmitted-diseases-in-1920s-1.2969761?utm_source=morning_digest&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=news_digest

 

UCD research project documents the cultural experiences of growing up Protestant

http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/people/the-secret-lives-of-ireland-s-protestants-1.2955670

 

DNA Study by the Royal College of Surgeons and the University of Edinburgh proves that Irish Travellers are descended from the earliest Irish settlers, but have lived apart from the main settled Irish community for ca. 500 years.

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/science/travellers-as-genetically-different-from-settled-irish-as-spanish-1.2969515

 

Traveller groups welcome findings of DNA project: Pavee Point director says dispelling the ‘Famine myth’ was most important outcome

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/traveller-groups-welcome-findings-of-dna-study-1.2970096

Thinker, Talker, Soldier, Spy – Wild Bill Donovan

https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/thinker-talker-soldier-spy-an-irishman-s-diary-about-wild-bill-donovan-1.2951142

https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/thinker-talker-soldier-spy-an-irishman-s-diary-about-wild-bill-donovan-1.2951142

 

What links the town of Carrickmacross in county Monaghan and Trenchtown Jamaica?

https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/trenchtown-warfare-an-irishman-s-diary-on-the-little-known-parallels-between-south-monaghan-and-jamaica-1.2954031

 

We all feel stronger when we’re part of a tapestry: research suggests knowing our family histories makes us more healthy emotionally.

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/jan/14/children-family-histories-tales?CMP=fb_gu

The Irish Times offered a glimpse into the past: the travelling dentist on fair-day in 1940s Ireland

http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/bloody-teeth-extractions-are-what-i-remember-from-fair-day-1.2949676

 

Out of many, one people. Photos of Jamaica in the 1890s.

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2017/feb/02/jamaica-in-the-1890s-in-pictures

 

DNA technology has changed genealogy a lot – but also not much

https://www.concordmonitor.com/genealogy-DNA-7894204

 

Ireland’s population will grow to pre-famine levels in the next 20 years

http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/ireland-s-population-will-grow-to-pre-famine-levels-in-the-next-20-years

 

It’s a record! Six Galway siblings all reach 100

 http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/genealogy/it-s-a-record-six-galway-siblings-all-reach-100

 

Song School Workshops at Heritage Centre, Kells

http://www.discoverboynevalley.ie/whats-on/song-school-workshops-heritage-centre-kells

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