Victorian archives reveal brothers aged 7 and 9 were flogged and given hard labour for stealing sweets

Mugshots of a town's most feared criminals - including a seven-year-old boy given a flogging and hard labour in Victorian times for stealing sweets - have been released.

1890 in glorious colour: the magic of photochromes – in pictures

A new exhibition explores Hans Jakob Schmid’s Photochrome printing process

Why Your Family Name Was Not Changed at Ellis Island (and One That Was)

There is a myth that persists in the field of genealogy, or more accurately, in family lore, that family names were changed at Ellis Island. They were not.

Surprising Real Names of Famous Celebrities of Yesteryear

These 10 famous stars changed their names after immigrating to the United States. Do you share any of these real names of famous celebrities?

Let Vintage Guidebooks Steer You |

A different idea for locating information and even photos of ancestors -- use a guidebook.

The French and Native American Relations —

The French enjoyed much better relations with Native Americans than other European groups when they first came to American shores. Here are the reasons why.

AncestryDNA: 2,000,000 Genomes

AncestryDNA is honored to be the first and only consumer genetics company to reach the two million-customer milestone. And with thousands more joining the co...

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