Genealogy News and Interesting Links – 7/3/15

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Finding Your Roots postponed

One of the casualties of the hack into Sony’s email from a few months ago was an email exchange where actor Ben Affleck asked to have a bit of his family history – the fact that some of his ancestors owned slaves – be removed from the show about his genealogy. PBS has postponed the next season of the show while they work through what may need to happen so this doesn’t occur again.

You can read more at the LA Times … helps daughter find birth father

A cool story from this past week about how a woman used to help find her birth father.

You can read more online

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