Halloween's ancient Celtic origins; Ancestry offers a missing link for Black families : Here & Now The origins of Halloween traditions go back to an ancient Celtic festival involving animal sacrifice and a cave of demons in Rathcroghan, Ireland. Mike McCarthy, a tour guide at Rathcroghan, joins us. And last month, the company Ancestry unveiled the world's largest digitized and searchable collection of Freedman's Bank and Freedmen's Bureau, a post-Civil War agency created to help Black people transition from slavery. An Ancestry consultant shares what she found about her own family's origin.

Halloween's ancient Celtic origins; Ancestry offers a missing link for Black families

Halloween's ancient Celtic origins; Ancestry offers a missing link for Black families

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The origins of Halloween traditions go back to an ancient Celtic festival involving animal sacrifice and a cave of demons in Rathcroghan, Ireland. Mike McCarthy, a tour guide at Rathcroghan, joins us.

And last month, the company Ancestry unveiled the world's largest digitized and searchable collection of Freedman's Bank and Freedmen's Bureau, a post-Civil War agency created to help Black people transition from slavery. An Ancestry consultant shares what she found about her own family's origin.

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