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The Common Room / MOVED: WDYTYA USA
« on: Wednesday 21 March 18 07:29 GMT (UK)  »

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The Lighter Side / Family reunion ... for 4.500 people !
« on: Saturday 17 March 18 08:46 GMT (UK)  »
An article in the (online) Guardian today:
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'It could be huge. It could be a nightmare': attempting the largest family reunion in the world

AJ Jacobs tracked down as many distant relations as he could, but would he beat the world record of 4,500?
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/mar/17/huge-nightmare-biggest-family-reunion-world-record-attempt

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The Common Room / Maria Elisabeth O'CARROL, died 1832 in Hildesheim ...
« on: Tuesday 06 March 18 16:38 GMT (UK)  »
In 'my' german forum they have a sub-forum "Random findings", where members post (unexpected) stuff they have found, which might be of interest to someone, somewhere ...

A member posted this today:
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O'Carroll † in Hildesheim
Maria Elisabeth O'Carroll, ein Fräulein (Miss) von hohem Stande, aus London, 61 Jahre alt, gestorben an Brustkrankheit und Lungenentzündung.
http://forum.genealogy.net/index.php?page=Thread&postID=396050#post396050

There is also a link to the image of the death register.

So if you are connected to an O'Carroll, and are wondering where Maria Elisabeth disappeared to, perhaps this might help.

regards,
Bob

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The Lighter Side / "Thirteen million degrees of Kevin Bacon"
« on: Friday 02 March 18 12:26 GMT (UK)  »
I found this article in a german newspaper today.

"Größter Stammbaum verbindet 13 Millionen Menschen"
i.e Biggest family tree connects 13 million people"
https://www.tagesspiegel.de/wissen/ahnenforschung-groesster-stammbaum-verbindet-13-millionen-menschen/21024170.html

The german article was a report on an article in "Science"
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Thirteen million degrees of Kevin Bacon: World’s largest family tree shines light on life span, who marries whom.

Researchers have published what may be the largest family tree ever: a genealogy database stretching back 5 centuries that links 13 million people related by blood or marriage. The tree has already led to such insights as the link between genes and longevity and why our ancestors married whom they did. And researchers say that’s just a start.  [...]
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/03/thirteen-million-degrees-kevin-bacon-world-s-largest-family-tree-shines-light-life-span

regards,
Bob

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