Latest Personal genealogy News

Correction: Paul Ryan story

Aug. 1, 2018 12:41 PM EDT

In a story July 31 about the upcoming season of the PBS series "Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.," The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of Gates' wife. Her name is Marial Iglesias Utset, not Sharon Adams. A corrected version of the story is below: House Speaker Paul Ryan uncovers Jewish...

Family who lost 9 in duck boat tragedy files 2nd lawsuit

Jul. 31, 2018 5:57 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Fifty-three members of an Indiana family who lost nine relatives when a duck boat sank in Missouri described their pain and unfathomable loss Tuesday while calling for a ban on the amphibious tourist boats that their attorney likened to "coffins and death traps." Each member of the...

The Latest: Indiana family in duck boat tragedy seeks ban

Jul. 31, 2018 3:33 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the sinking of tourist boat in Branson(all times local): 2:55 p.m. Dozens of members of an Indiana family who lost nine relatives when a duck bank sank this month in Missouri are calling for a ban on the tourist boats. Fifty-three members of the extended Coleman family...

In cricket-mad India, 1 distant corner is crazy for soccer

Jun. 29, 2018 6:41 AM EDT

KOHIMA, India (AP) — An order, sent by Nagaland state officials earlier this month, made clear this was no ordinary time for the state's power authority. In this corner of India's far northeast, where electricity is sometimes available for just a few hours a day, engineers, supervisors and switchboard...

BYU students helping find living relatives of MIA soldiers

Jun. 29, 2018 2:05 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Melanie Torres didn't have much to start with. The personnel file she got from the Army listed only the missing soldier's name and his brother's name. A partial immigration record from 1905 noted the little village in Italy where their family lived before resettling in the United...

Long-lost sisters meet after DNA test reveals relation

Jun. 25, 2018 7:29 PM EDT

BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — Two long-lost sisters had no idea they share the same parents until an Ancestry.com DNA test revealed the fact six months ago. The Kitsap Sun reports 78-year-old Beverly Meier flew into Seattle from Sacramento, California, last week to meet her sister, 83-year-old Joyce Risher, in...