There is an interesting project (if you’re into math), The Mathematics Genealogy Project, that is being run by the Department of Mathematics, North Dakota State University. This is not a “traditional” genealogy project, in the sense of doing family history research, rather it’s oriented towards mapping out mathemeticians and the programs they are in, and the people that influenced them.
Megan Smolenyak has put together an article, Unsung Genealogical Heroes, for Ancestry.com, about people who have greatly contributed to genealogy research, whether it’s new methods of going about things, or opening up information that wasn’t easily accessed before.
Catchy title, eh? Annie Brown has written an article for The Daily Record with just such a title, covering “How one woman’s search into her family’s past uncovered a forgotten episode in Scottish history”. The woman in question, Moira Stewart, while doing genealogy research found one of her ancestors involved in a little-known incident involving a shipwreck, alleged piracy, and a near-war between Brazil and Britain.
Connie Lenzen has written another genealogy article for The Columbian (Clark County, Washington), Genealogy Today: How to piece together the relationship puzzle that goes over how people are related, whether they are once or twice “removed” or half-cousins, etc. Many people hear these terms and don’t quite understand what they mean, because many genealogists just assume they know what they mean.