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How BYU and the University of Washington are preventing hereditary cancer one family tree at a time

March 17, 2021
A collaboration between BYU and the University of Washington uses science and family history to prevent hereditary cancer.
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BYU student-driven 1918 dataset details how pandemics spread

January 19, 2021
BYU professors and students developed a tool that can auto-index the cause of death from death certificates.
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100 years later: Find out who in your family was a WWI veteran

November 07, 2018
Joshua Seth Hunt grew up knowing he carried the namesake of his great granduncle, Moroni Seth McConkie, who was killed in a French train accident while serving in World War I.
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BYU students connect missing soldiers to their families

June 20, 2018
The U.S. Army called in genealogical reinforcements in the form of BYU students who track down living relatives of soldiers who have 

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BYU Library Webinars Teach Family History Anytime Anyplace

March 14, 2016
The BYU Family History Library has expanded it's genealogy classes offerings, now providing online webinars to let anyone learn about family history right from home. 

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BYU helps “find your roots” at RootsTech 2016

January 29, 2016
For anyone going to RootsTech later this week, it's going to be hard to miss BYU's presence.
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“Relative Finder” now certified with FamilySearch

January 26, 2015
Have you ever been with a group of people and wondered, “I wonder if any of us are related?” Thanks to a BYU-developed app called "Relative Finder, you can find out how closely related you are to neighbors and coworkers. 

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