Tuesday, 15 July 2008

So who has the biggest family tree?!

Two interesting posts on the websites of two British family history magazines...

Located at the blog of Ancestors magazine's editor Simon Fowler is a story about Ray Blackmore, a 76 family history enthusiast who has traced 10,000 members of his family tree, going back 1500 years. The research has taken him 28 years, and is to be shown in an exhibition at Taunton Library in Paul Street, Taunton. For more on the story, visit How Far Back Can You Go?.

Just as remarkable, DNA has taken two German family historians back to the Bronze Age. Little did Manfred Huchthausen and Uwe Lange, of Söse Valley in Lower Saxony, realise that the bones of one their ancestors from 3000 years ago were lying in the caves within which they used to play as children! Your Family Tree magazine has the story on its blog at DNA Reveals Bronze Age Ancestors.

Chris

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