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FAMOUS PEOPLE WHO MARRIED THEIR COUSINS

10 Nov

“A weekly show hosted by John Green, where knowledge junkies get their fix of trivia-tastic information. This week, John looks at some rather famous people who married their cousins including Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin and Queen Victoria.”

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Can’t Buy Me Love: How Romance Wrecked Traditional Marriage

3 Nov

Can’t Buy Me Love: How Romance Wrecked Traditional Marriage

 “Love was considered a reason not to get married. It was seen as lust, as something that would dissipate.”

For most of recorded human history, marriage was an arrangement designed to maximize financial stability. Elizabeth Abbott, the author of “A History of Marriage” explains that in ancient times, marriage was intended to unite various parts of a community, cementing beneficial economic relationships. “Because it was a financial arrangement, it was conceived of and operated as such. It was a contract between families. For example, let’s say I’m a printer and you make paper, we might want a marriage between our children because that will improve our businesses.” Even the honeymoon, often called the “bridal tour,” was a communal affair, with parents, siblings, and other close relatives traveling together to reinforce their new familial relationships.”

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Scientists trace 19 living relatives of Ötzi the Iceman whose 5,300-year-old body was found frozen in the Alps

12 Oct

Scientists trace 19 living relatives of Ötzi the Iceman whose 5,300-year-old body was found frozen in the Alps

 

Scientists in Austria have found 19 living  descendants of a prehistoric iceman whose 5,300-year-old body was found frozen  in the Alps.

Researchers from the Institute of Legal  Medicine at Innsbruck Medical University took DNA samples from blood donors in  Tyrol in the west of the country.

They managed to match a particular genetic  mutation with that of Ötzi, whose body was discovered back in 1991.Descendants: Scientists have found 19 living relatives of Ötzi the Iceman who was found frozen in the Alps

 

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THE JEWISH THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY: The Library

19 Sep

THE JEWISH THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY: The Library

 

“Welcome to The Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary, which serves JTS students as well as scholars and researchers around the world. Home to more than 425,000 volumes, The Library has the largest and most extensive collection of Hebraic and Judaic material in the Western Hemisphere.”

 

JUDAEA, First Jewish War. 66-70 CE. AR Shekel ...

JUDAEA, First Jewish War. 66-70 CE. AR Shekel (22mm, 13.19 g, 12h). Dated year 3 (68/9 CE). “Shekel of Israel,” Omer cup with pearled rim; date above / “Jerusalem the Holy,” sprig of three pomegranates. Meshorer 202; Hendin 662. EF, attractive dark gray toning. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Digitizing the Hanging Court

30 Aug

Digitizing the Hanging Court

“Cutpurses! Blackguards! Fallen women! The Proceedings of the Old Bailey is an epic chronicle of crime and vice in early London. Now anyone with a computer can search all 52 million words…The Old Bailey (in 1809) was the venue for more than 100,000 criminal trials between 1674 and 1834, including all death penalty cases.”

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A Brief History of Humankind Dr. Yuval Noah Harari

25 Aug

Free course! Click on link to sign up!
https://www.coursera.org/course/humankind

“This course will explain how we humans have conquered planet Earth, and how we have changed our environment, our societies, and our own bodies and minds. The aim of the course is to give students a brief but complete overview of history, and to answer some basic historical questions such as:

What is religion?

What is an empire?

What is money?

What is science?

What is capitalism?

Why did almost all societies believe that women are inferior to men?

Does history have a direction?

Did people become happier as history progressed?

And what is the likely future of humankind?

NATIONAL ARCHIVES

10 Nov
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NATIONAL ARCHIVES

National Archives and Records Administration

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Information from NARA about archival management and preservation of historical records.

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Resources for Genealogists

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Research Our Records

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National Archives and Records Administration

www.archives.gov/

Information from NARA about archival management and preservation of historical records.

Visit Us

The National Archives Experience: Visit Us. Skip to Content  Take 

Resources for Genealogists

Look at Resources Tools for Genealogists · Free Databases 

Research Our Records

Order Copies of Records – Getting Started Overview – ARC – Topics

National Archives Experience

The National Archives Experience depicts our astounding national 

Veterans’ Service Records

DD Form 214 – Replace Medals and Awards – World War II Photos

Your Military Service Record

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National Archives Experience

The National Archives Experience depicts our astounding national 

Veterans’ Service Records

DD Form 214 – Replace Medals and Awards – World War II Photos

Your Military Service Record

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