July 2013 - Genes News

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The Great Female Pilgrimage of 1913


Published in Genes News on 26 Jul 2013 09:46 : suffragette : 4 comments : 6685 views

Women trekked for weeks across the country to get the vote. A hundred years ago today, tens of thousands of women from all levels of society walked hundreds of miles along carefully planned routes to converge in London's Hyde Park to campaign for votes for women.


North-South death divide has been around for 150 years


Published in Genes News on 25 Jul 2013 15:27 : 3 comments : 2611 views

To coincide with the ONS report released today on life expectancy at birth, Genes Reunited searched the death records from 1866 and 1911 and found that the north-south divide was the same 150 years ago with people in the north dying earlier than those in the south.


A Right Royal Brood


Published in Genes News on 5 Jul 2013 16:20 : 2 comments : 2071 views

Following last year’s remarkably accurate predictions of the Royal baby’s birth date, the family history website Genes Reunited have researched The Duchess of Cambridge’s family tree in an attempt to uncover how many royal children we might expect.


Long lost twin sisters reunited after 55 years


Published in Genes News on 2 Jul 2013 12:30 : 4 comments : 2132 views

After 55 years sisters Helen and Jenny are finally reunited. To their astonishment they discovered that they were not just sisters, but also twins. For Helen that meant she was actually 14 months older than the age she had spent her whole life believing she was.