21 January 2023 - Edition #16
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Family History Zone Update

The Week on FamilyHistory.Zone

RootsTech 2023 Keynote Speaker revealed

RootsTech 2023 has revealed that this year's keynote speaker will be singer, songwriter, and actress Jordin Sparks.
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Finding your Roots latest episode reveals Joe Manganiello is descended from slaves

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Actor Joe Manganiello (Magic Mike, Spiderman) experienced some surprising revelations on the latest episode of Finding your Roots.

Egyptian pharaoh Ramesses II brought back to life

Using mummified remains, the face of Ramesses II, an ancient Egyptian pharaoh, has been revealed by UK scientists.
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½ Americans know more about fictional TV families than their own family tree

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A recent survey has found that half (50%) of Americans know more about families from their favourite TV shows than their own family tree.

300th anniversary of the Constitutions of the Free-Masons

To celebrate the tercentenary of the Constitutions of the Free-Masons, a year-long free exhibition opened on 9 January 2023.
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