An archive in the northeastern German city of Schwerin contains some 4000 books with information about births, marriages and funerals. That's made it a major resource for people who want to research their ancestors.
Many Americans have German ancestors, and that was thought to be the case for actress Meghan Markle, who will marry Prince Harry in May. But how certain are we that the princess-to-be's lineage leads back to Germany?
The New York Genome Center has put together a 13-million-person family tree. The project has provided several new insights — and has cast some doubt on one theory on longevity.
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