Long Line Of Macs

New Zealander John McIntosh can trace his family lineage to the inventor of the raincoat, Charles MacKintosh and to John Mackintosh, the inventor of Mackintosh’s Toffee. McIntosh is now following the path of McIntoshes into Pictou County, Novia Scotia, through genealogical records and DNA testing as part of a project he’s working on with other McIntoshes. If he succeeds, he will successfully link a family that dispersed around the world more than 200 years ago. He said his interest in genealogy started when he could not find a birth certificate for his great-grandfather or a marriage certificate for his parents. “What drew me initially is that I realized I only knew about six facts about the family and knew no further back than my grandfather,” he said.


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Long-Legged Penguin Fossils Add to Rich Record

Long-Legged Penguin Fossils Add to Rich Record

The discovery of a complete fossilised ancient giant penguin skeleton in the upper Kawhia Harbour, Waikato is helping scientists fill in some gaps in natural history, Sofia Quaglia reports for The…