Genealogy Blog 2015-05-22T03:09:06+02:00 Geneanet urn:md5:137eeaa00c40515e81be86b078a43655 Dotclear How To Restore and Export Your Geneanet Family Tree? urn:md5:8c4d2668d64e8faccc15fcc0a8739dcf 2015-05-18T08:00:00+02:00 2015-05-13T17:08:57+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Geneanet Tips <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-restore-export-family-tree-00.jpg" />As much as possible, we will post blog notes to answer your most frequently asked questions about using Geneanet.<br /> <br /> Tips of the week are:<br /> <br /><br /> - How to restore your Geneanet family tree (Premium members)?<br /> - How to export your Geneanet family tree?<br /> - How to export a single line from your Geneanet family tree? <br /> <p><strong>1. How to restore your Geneanet family tree (Premium members)?</strong></p> <p>Click 'Family Tree &gt; Import/Export &amp; Other Tools' in the menu bar at the top of the screen.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-003-01.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p>Click 'Restore' in the left sidebar, then select the earlier version of your family tree that you want to restore.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-restore-export-family-tree-01.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p><strong>2. How to export your Geneanet family tree?</strong></p> <p>Click 'Family Tree &gt; Import/Export &amp; Other Tools' in the menu bar at the top of the screen.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-003-01.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p>Click 'Export Family Tree' in the left sidebar, then export the latest GEDCOM file you have imported or export your actual Geneanet family tree to GEDCOM file format.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-restore-export-family-tree-02.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p><strong>3. How to export a single line from your Geneanet family tree?</strong></p> <p>Click 'Family Tree &gt; Import/Export &amp; Other Tools' in the menu bar at the top of the screen.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-003-01.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p>Click 'Export a Single Line' in the left sidebar, then enter the name of the first person and select the GEDCOM file format.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-restore-export-family-tree-03.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/How-To-Restore-and-Export-Your-Geneanet-Family-Tree.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34314 Are You Related to Tina Fey? urn:md5:c9ce1a84db2dc2503721130581781057 2015-05-18T06:15:00+02:00 2015-05-13T10:12:35+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/220px-Tina_Fey_Muppets_Most_Wanted_Premiere__cropped_.jpg" />Elizabeth Stamatina "Tina" Fey was born on May 18, 1970 in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania. Her mother, Zenobia "Jeanne" (née Xenaki), is a brokerage employee; her father, Donald Henry Fey, is a university grant proposal writer.<br /> <br /> Fey's father has English, German, and Scottish ancestry; one of Fey's paternal fifth great-grandfathers was John Hewson (1744–1821), a textile manufacturer who emigrated to America with the support of Benjamin Franklin, enabling Hewson to quickly open a quilting factory in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=feye&amp;celebrite=Tina-FEY">Tina Fey's Family Tree</a><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Are-You-Related-to-Tina-Fey.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34338 Ancient Skeleton Shows Leprosy May Have Spread to Britain from Scandinavia urn:md5:db686aedabd93289b6c68354ffb924f6 2015-05-15T12:15:00+02:00 2015-05-15T10:44:15+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/150513145507_1_540x360.jpg" />An international team, including archaeologists from the University of Southampton, has found evidence suggesting leprosy may have spread to Britain from Scandinavia.<br /> <br /> The team, led by the University of Leiden, and including researchers from Historic England and the universities of Southampton, Birmingham, Surrey, and Swansea, examined a 1500 year old male skeleton, excavated at Great Chesterford in Essex, England during the 1950s. <a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/05/150513145507.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Ancient-Skeleton-Shows-Leprosy-May-Have-Spread-to-Britain-from-Scandinavia.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34356 18 of 25 New Orleanians Identified in Iconic World War II Photo. Who Are The Other 7? urn:md5:d496e7275eb193e7e210f74599e1c1ff 2015-05-15T10:15:00+02:00 2015-05-15T10:42:13+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/v-j-day-in-new-orleans-1945-db3abd3ab80f4c13.jpg" />In a photograph that has become iconic, Roland K. Jauchler Jr. stands out for one reason: Of all the neighbors marching down the St. Roch Avenue neutral ground to celebrate the end of World War II, he's the only one with a musical instrument.<br /> <br /> It was just a cheap trumpet from a dime store, Jauchler said, but after nearly four years of war, people wanted to blow of steam when they got word in August 1945 that Japan had surrendered. <a href="http://www.nola.com/military/index.ssf/2015/05/world_war_ii_museum_new_orlean.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/18-of-25-New-Orleanians-Identified-in-Iconic-World-War-II-Photo-Who-Are-The-Other-7.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34355 British Library Endangered Archives: New Online Collections urn:md5:07220b3003bf57b13d58f84ec32d2bb9 2015-05-12T17:15:00+02:00 2015-05-12T09:43:35+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__15359.jpg" />This month has seen two new collections go online, EAP563 and EAP619. They are from Argentina and Bangladesh.<br /> <br /> - EAP563 is digitised documents of the Hume family collection in Argentina. The Hume family arrived in Argentina in the late 19th century and founded the engineering firm ‘Hume Brothers’ in 1880 which existed until the 1970s.<br /> - EAP 619 is a fascinating project which surveyed and digitised Thakbast maps from the former East Bengal (present day Bangladesh), these maps date from 1848-1850. <a href="http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/endangeredarchives/2015/05/new-online-collections-may-2015.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/British-Library-Endangered-Archives%3A-New-Online-Collections.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34313 19th Century Schooner Discovered on Toronto's Historic Waterfront urn:md5:80d8e1f6d58bd7a29718c234dad6af8f 2015-05-12T15:15:00+02:00 2015-05-12T09:39:32+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Canada_Schooner_02.jpg" />An archaeological dig has uncovered the historic remains of an early nineteenth-century schooner near Toronto's old shoreline. <br /> <br /> The ship, which could date back to as early as the 1830s, is incomplete, with only the keel, the lowermost portions of the stern and bow and a limited section of the bottom of the hull on the port side intact. The vessel was found on a Concord Adex development site. <a href="http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.fr/2015/05/19th-century-schooner-discovered-on.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/19th-Century-Schooner-Discovered-on-Toronto-s-Historic-Waterfront.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34312 Unearthing Slave Artifacts in South Carolina urn:md5:cedfee83603359b6b52670ba77103e00 2015-05-12T13:15:00+02:00 2015-05-12T09:37:47+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Slave-Cabins_01.jpg" />When Sharon Moses and a group of Northern Arizona University students conduct an historical archaeology field school later this month they will be looking for relics buried beneath former slave quarters to gain additional insights on religious practices among different ethnicities and cultures.<br /> <br /> Moses, an assistant professor of anthropology and archaeology, is investigating the site of the Hume Plantation's slave quarters on South Carolina's Cat Island, specifically looking for items related to rituals and spirituality. <a href="http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.fr/2015/05/unearthing-slave-artifacts-in-south.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Unearthing-Slave-Artifacts-in-South-Carolina.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34311 Nepal Quake Leaves Century-Old Library in Ruins urn:md5:c951ca7655c2de6c02cea6a84d6f7fc9 2015-05-12T11:15:00+02:00 2015-05-12T09:36:00+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/0efc95f414587cb4b7cb410ce0435db865c066f2.jpg" />Janaki Karmacharya sits on a plastic chair under the tarpaulin that now serves as her office and despairs at the wreckage of her once magnificent library in the heart of Kathmandu.<br /> <br /> Until last month's earthquake, the Kaiser Library buzzed with Nepali students, intellectuals and tourists attracted by its collection of rare books, maps and ancient manuscripts -- all housed in an opulent former palace. <a href="https://en-maktoob.news.yahoo.com/nepal-quake-leaves-century-old-library-ruins-121703007.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Nepal-Quake-Leaves-Century-Old-Library-in-Ruins.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34310 Arabic Digital Library To Launch By Year's End in Dubai urn:md5:f3830049c995f2d2622bfb541c7b0a05 2015-05-12T09:15:00+02:00 2015-05-12T09:34:17+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/_MaxW_640_MaxH_427_AR-141219826.jpg" />The first phase of a digital library offering a collection of Arabic books is to launch by the end of the year.<br /> <br /> The Dubai Digital Library, which is being set up by the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation (MBRF), aims to keep pace with the changes in publishing, growth of technology and use of internet and smart devices for reading and research. <a href="http://www.thenational.ae/uae/technology/arabic-digital-library-to-launch-by-years-end-in-dubai">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Arabic-Digital-Library-To-Launch-By-Year-s-End-in-Dubai.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34309 Possible Captain Kidd Treasure Found off Madagascar urn:md5:8ee4d5633dfae7a618e8ac25a8bcc1ec 2015-05-11T14:15:00+02:00 2015-05-11T09:40:57+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/captain-kidd-treasure-silver-bar-670.jpg" />A team of American explorers on Thursday claimed to have discovered silver treasure from the infamous 17th-century Scottish pirate William Kidd in a shipwreck off the coast of Madagascar.<br /> <br /> Marine archaeologist Barry Clifford told reporters he had found a 50-kilogram (110-pound) silver bar in the wreck of Kidd's ship the Adventure Gallery, close to the small island of Sainte Marie. <a href="http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/possible-captain-kidd-treasure-found-off-madagascar-150508.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Possible-Captain-Kidd-Treasure-Found-off-Madagascar.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34302 Human Remains and 17th Century Gravestone Found in Gloucester Cathedral Grounds urn:md5:8481f7d1d60e00170b8cdf1664ba158a 2015-05-11T12:15:00+02:00 2015-05-11T09:38:32+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/10025425-large.jpg" />Human remains and a 17th century gravestone have been found in the grounds of Gloucester Cathedral.<br /> <br /> A team of archaeologists has been digging trenches in the grounds of the cathedral to determine whether anything of significance could be disturbed by the proposed development of the New Cathedral Green as part of Project Pilgrim. The area being investigated served predominantly as a cemetery throughout the monastic period and remained open for burials until the early 19th century. <a href="http://www.gloucestercitizen.co.uk/Human-remains-17th-Century-gravestone-Gloucester/story-26465721-detail/story.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Human-Remains-and-17th-Century-Gravestone-Found-in-Gloucester-Cathedral-Grounds.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34301 New National Archives of Japan Must Be Source of Knowledge About Dramas of History urn:md5:2c25215405fdc383085205c11be2b28e 2015-05-11T10:15:00+02:00 2015-05-11T09:36:05+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/National_Archives_of_Japan_-_Tokyo__Japan_-_DSC06527.JPG" />Official documents that record the decision-making process behind policies and other matters for future generations are assets that belong communally to the public. The National Archives of Japan plays an extremely important role in the collection and preservation of these documents.<br /> <br /> Plans are moving ahead to build a new National Archives near the Diet Building because the storage space at the archives’ main building in Kitanomaru Park, Tokyo, and its annex building in Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture, will be filled in several years. <a href="http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0002133851">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/New-National-Archives-of-Japan-Must-Be-Source-of-Knowledge-About-Dramas-of-History.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34300 Geneanet Weekend 'A Cemetery for Posterity': Thank You To All of You! urn:md5:c650b826235072261a6f47c7beb6181b 2015-05-11T08:00:00+02:00 2015-05-06T17:39:34+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Geneanet Tips <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-geneagraves-weekend-report-00.jpg" />Last weekend, Geneanet has invited you to take pictures of graves. You were there and we thank you very much!<br /> <br /> All these pictures will be freely available for all fellow genealogists.<br /> <br /> Unfortunately we can't name everyone but here are some of the cemeteries which are now available on Geneanet. <br /> <ul> <li><strong>Thanks to Julene Julene</strong> for the pictures of the <strong>Saint Michael Polish Catholic cemetery, San Antonio, Texas, USA</strong>. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.geneanet.org/gallery/collection/cimetiere/12628-st-michael-polish-catholic">Click here</a> to view the pictures</li> <br /> <li><strong>Thanks to Jaye Procure</strong> for the pictures of the <strong> Laurentian Cemetery, Petawawa, Canada</strong>. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.geneanet.org/gallery/collection/cimetiere/12692-laurentian-cemetery">Click here</a> to view the pictures</li> <br /> <li><strong>Thanks to Zanne Harvey</strong> for the pictures of the <strong>Aalborg cemetery, Hervey bay, Australia</strong>. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.geneanet.org/gallery/collection/cimetiere/12661-aalborg">Click here</a> to view the pictures</li> <br /> <li><strong>Thanks to Ursula Honerlage</strong> for the pictures of the <strong>Friedhof Johannesweg, Rietberg</strong> et du <strong>Friedhof Neuenkirchen, Rietberg, Germany</strong>. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.geneanet.org/gallery/collection/cimetiere/12698-friedhof-johannesweg">Click here</a> and <a href="http://www.geneanet.org/gallery/collection/cimetiere/12699-friedhof-neuenkirchen">Click here</a> to view the pictures</li> <br /> <li><strong>Thanks to Matthias Palmer</strong> for the pictures of the <strong>Historischer friedhof großkühnau, Dessau-roßlau ot großkühnau, Germany</strong>. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.geneanet.org/gallery/collection/cimetiere/12655-historischer-friedhof-groskuhnau">Click here</a> to view the pictures</li> <br /> <li><strong>Thanks to Manuela Mandel</strong> for the pictures of the <strong>Evangelischer friedhof mahlsdorf ii, Berlin, Germany</strong>. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.geneanet.org/gallery/collection/cimetiere/12691-evangelischer-friedhof-mahlsdorf-ii">Click here</a> to view the pictures</li> <br /> <li><strong>Thanks to Anja Kretschmer</strong> for the pictures of the <strong>Waldfriedhof aachen, Aachen, Germany</strong>. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.geneanet.org/gallery/collection/cimetiere/12625-waldfriedhof-aachen">Click here</a> to view the pictures</li> <br /> <li><strong>Thanks to Ataulfo Saiz Carrero</strong> for the pictures of the <strong>Cementerio Sacramental de San Justo, Madrid, Spain</strong>. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneanet.org/gallery/collection/cemetery/12693-cementerio-sacramental-de-san-justo">Click here</a> to view the pictures</li> <br /> <li><strong>Thanks to Stefano Bacchetta</strong> for the pictures of the <strong>Cimitero comunale, Novara, Italy</strong>. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.geneanet.org/gallery/collection/cimetiere/12695-cimitero-comunale">Click here</a> to view the pictures</li> </ul> <br /> <br /> <img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__15349.jpg" alt="Screenshot__15349.jpg" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="Screenshot__15349.jpg, May 2015" /><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Geneanet-Weekend-A-Cemetery-for-Posterity-%3A-Thank-You-To-All-of-You.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34259 Are You Related to John Wilkes Booth? urn:md5:2a1f53059d092b2f8b745508f76451c1 2015-05-10T06:15:00+02:00 2015-05-06T10:00:02+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/220px-John_Wilkes_Booth-portrait.jpg" />Booth was born on May 10, 1838 in Bel Air, Maryland, USA. His parents, the noted British Shakespearean actor Junius Brutus Booth and his mistress Mary Ann Holmes, came to the United States from England in June 1821. <br /> <br /> They purchased a 150-acre (61 ha) farm near Bel Air in Harford County, Maryland, where John Wilkes Booth was born in a four-room log house on May 10, 1838, the ninth of ten children. He was named after the English radical politician John Wilkes, a distant relative.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=boothj&amp;celebrite=John+Wilkes-BOOTH">John Wilkes Booth's Family Tree</a><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Are-You-Related-to-John-Wilkes-Booth.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34257 Digital 'Inspiration Lab' Opens at Vancouver Public Library urn:md5:29514700554fc6fe173214bd96b7e455 2015-05-07T14:15:00+02:00 2015-05-07T11:01:07+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__15355.jpg" />Vancouver Public Library's downtown branch unveiled its brand new, custom-built digital media lab on Tuesday.<br /> <br /> The 7,500 sq. foot 'Inspiration Lab' features high-speed computers with the latest audio and video editing software and fully-equipped recording studios. <a href="http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/digital-inspiration-lab-opens-at-vancouver-public-library-1.3062671">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Digital-Inspiration-Lab-Opens-at-Vancouver-Public-Library.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34279 The Internet Archive Has Grown Up With A Gorgeous New Design urn:md5:50e689ddfb9b7b6a1325af5f4d10810f 2015-05-07T12:15:00+02:00 2015-05-07T10:55:54+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__15352.jpg" />If you’ve logged onto the Internet Archive recently, you might’ve noticed that humanity’s ultimate information dump has a pretty new face. And about time too.<br /> <br /> The Internet Archive is a digital library with a Herculean task: providing “universal access to all knowledge”. It houses over 10 petabytes — that’s 10,000,000,000,000,000 bytes — of information. It’s got music, videos, books, software, and snapshots of basically the entire internet. <a href="http://gizmodo.com/the-internet-archive-has-grown-up-with-a-gorgeous-new-d-1702174418">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/The-Internet-Archive-Has-Grown-Up-With-A-Gorgeous-New-Design.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34278 National Archives Exhibit Examines America’s History Through the Lens of a Cocktail Glass urn:md5:36c049b7ec3a2db359ae5de2d47365ce 2015-05-07T10:15:00+02:00 2015-05-07T10:53:12+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__15351.jpg" />In 1830, it was not uncommon for the average American to consume 7.1 gallons of pure alcohol in one year. In fact, it was the norm.<br /> <br /> And perhaps it’s one reason why 50 years later, it became illegal to manufacture and distribute alcohol in the United States. It’s no bartender’s secret that throughout history, America has had a rocky relationship with alcohol. Now, you can stumble through that history at the National Archives’ latest exhibit, “Spirited Republic.” <a href="http://wtop.com/living/2015/05/national-archives-exhibit-examines-americas-history-through-the-lens-of-a-cocktail-glass/slide/1/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/National-Archives-Exhibit-Examines-Americas-History-Through-the-Lens-of-a-Cocktail-Glass.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34277 Genealogy Software Updates of the Week urn:md5:fc524192e4786d5b529362839969ef3f 2015-05-06T13:15:00+02:00 2015-05-06T13:27:10+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Software <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/software-box.jpg" /><strong><a href="http://bkwin.org">Brother's Keeper</a></strong> 7.0.49 <em>(Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Fixed a problem when searching for names when using the Danish or Norwegian language versions of Brother's Keeper.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://www.gramps-project.org">GRAMPS</a></strong> 4.1.3 <em>(Full Featured - Linux - Freeware/Open Source)</em><br /><br /> • Many bug fixes.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://www.chronosnet.com/Products/iscrapbook.html">iScrapbook</a></strong> 5.1.0 <em>(Family Pictures - Mac - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Added All-New media browser with the following new features: supports Apple's new Photos application, supports iTunes music, supports movies, face searching for photos, favorite searching for photos, place searching for photos, automatic sorting of photos by year, place, face, album, etc.<br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34263 'Significant' Genealogy Project Makes 400,000 Historic Irish Records Publicly Available This Summer urn:md5:cc21c0449037f4e240a0435b09513257 2015-05-06T09:15:00+02:00 2015-05-06T09:26:49+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Parish-register-Ireland-landscape-n.jpg" />Nearly 400,000 Irish Catholic parish records will be made publically accessible via a new genealogy resource website due to be launched this summer.<br /> <br /> People researching their Irish family tree from all corners of the globe will be able to search the records – which date from the 1740s to the 1880s – for free, thanks to a new National Gallery of Ireland initiative. <a href="http://www.irishpost.co.uk/news/significant-genealogy-project-makes-400000-historic-records-publicly-available-this-summer">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Significant-Genealogy-Project-Makes-400000-Historic-Irish-Records-Publicly-Available-This-Summer.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34256 Moravian Archives To Digitize Virgin Islands Records urn:md5:a6d4728dea9334a71980b98fb9e3edd8 2015-05-05T10:15:00+02:00 2015-05-05T08:51:29+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__15345.jpg" />A small federal grant to an archive in Pennsylvania could have a huge impact for Virgin Islands historians.<br /> <br /> The Moravian Archives in Bethlehem, Pa., has received a $37,982 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to conserve and digitize 120 linear feet of archival records documenting Moravian mission work in the Caribbean - specifically the territory now known as the U.S. Virgin Islands. <a href="http://virginislandsdailynews.com/news/moravian-archives-to-digitize-v-i-records-1.1875110">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Moravian-Archives-To-Digitize-Virgin-Islands-Records.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34248 Lawmakers Block Canal Site for New Indiana Archives Building urn:md5:15d0474b29f1887b814ddd85bec0f400 2015-05-05T08:15:00+02:00 2015-05-05T08:45:33+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/new-canal.jpg" />Indiana lawmakers have blocked a proposal for building a new state archives building at a site along downtown Indianapolis’ canal.<br /> <br /> The new state budget approved by the General Assembly includes $25 million toward a new archives building, but also has a provision barring its construction at the canal site. <a href="http://wishtv.com/2015/05/04/lawmakers-block-canal-site-for-new-indiana-archives-building/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Lawmakers-Block-Canal-Site-for-New-Indiana-Archives-Building.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34247 Daniel Craig's Ancestors Are French Clergymen and Adventurers urn:md5:17143e98fb1da6dca3ed3e8efe2b8d1e 2015-05-04T09:15:00+02:00 2015-05-04T09:15:48+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/0BB5BACF00000514-0-image-a-27_1430422536391.jpg" />It’s the kind of genealogical puzzle that James Bond himself would have been satisfied to solve.<br /> <br /> Researchers have discovered that 007 star Daniel Craig has a rather more exotic heritage than the fictional Englishman he plays on screen. Records reveal that the actor’s ancestors are French and that he comes from a long line of distinguished clergymen and adventurers. <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3063136/Daniel-Craigs-ancestors-French-clergymen-adventurers-ancestry-records-reveal.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Daniel-Craig-s-Ancestors-Are-French-Clergymen-and-Adventurers.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34243 Charlie Chaplin's Divorce Papers Reveal Film Star's 'Cruel and Inhumane' Treatment of His Teenage Bride Lita Grey urn:md5:4c9d958499829954a72907cffb7172cb 2015-05-01T23:15:00+02:00 2015-05-02T00:01:32+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/27302A9D00000578-3021828-The_papers_for_sale_were_sent_to_the_1st_National_Bank_of_Los_An-a-12_1427913804062.jpg" />Charlie Chaplin's divorce papers lay bare the film star's 'cruel and inhumane' treatment of his teenage bride during their short-lived marriage. Chaplin's union to Lita Grey, who was nearly 20 years his junior, lasted just three years.<br /> <br /> An original copy of the couples 50-page divorce papers was set to fetch an estimated £15,000 when it goes under the hammer, after being found in America. <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3021828/Charlie-Chaplin-s-divorce-papers-reveal-film-star-s-cruel-inhumane-treatment-teenage-bride-short-lived-marriage.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Charlie-Chaplin-s-Divorce-Papers-Reveal-Film-Star-s-Cruel-and-Inhumane-Treatment-of-His-Teenage-Bride-Lita-Grey.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34229 Are You Related to Rita Coolidge? urn:md5:4e2d8779be7df4c2fb63ae843b4deb03 2015-05-01T06:15:00+02:00 2015-04-29T10:28:30+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/ritacoolidge.jpg" />Coolidge was born on May 1, 1945 in Lafayette, Tennessee. Coolidge attended Nashville's Maplewood High School. She graduated from Andrew Jackson Senior High in Jacksonville, Florida. <br /> <br /> She is a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority. She is of Scottish and Cherokee ancestry.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=coolidger&amp;celebrite=Rita-COOLIDGE">Rita Coolidge's Family Tree</a><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Are-You-Related-to-Rita-Coolidge.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34211 Geneanet Weekend 'A Cemetery for Posterity', May 1-3, 2015 urn:md5:7c61712d166a9251b18b9dc4a16f9b52 2015-04-30T18:00:00+02:00 2015-04-30T12:46:43+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Geneanet Tips <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-geneagraves-weekend-new-00.jpg" />On May 1-3, 2015, take pictures of graves in a nearby cemetery.<br /> <br /> Cemeteries are one of the most important resources for genealogists, and we must capture headstones before they are lost. That's why Geneanet has launched the project 'A Cemetery for Posterity'.<br /> <br /> On May 1-3, 2015, we will need you to picture as many graves as possible worldwide. <br /> <strong>How to participate?</strong><br /> <br /> <strong>1. You have a mobile or tablet</strong><br /> <br /> <ul> <li> Install the GeneaGraves app for Android and iOS,</li> <p align="center"><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.geneanet.sauvonsTombes"><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-geneagraves-weekend-21.jpg" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/geneagraves/id925283154"><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-geneagraves-weekend-22.jpg" /></a></p> <li>Go to a nearby cemetery, launch the app, select a project or create a new one, then take as many pictures as you want,</li> <li>Once you're back home, upload the pictures to your Geneanet account via a Wi-Fi access point. These pictures will be free for every Geneanet member.</li> </ul> <br /> <br /> <strong>2. You don't have a mobile or tablet</strong><br /> <br /> <ul> <li>Go to a nearby cemetery and take pictures of graves with a camera,</li> <li>Once you're back home, upload the pictures to your personal computer, then send a message at <a href="mailto:archivalrecords@geneanet.org">archivalrecords@geneanet.org</a> with the name of the cemetery and the number of graves your have photographed, and we will explain how to import your pictures to your Geneanet account.</li> </ul> <a href="http://en.geneanet.org/gallery/?action=about&amp;rubrique=monuments">Please click here</a> to see if your nearby cemetery is not already listed on Geneanet.<br /> <br /> <img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-geneagraves-weekend-new-01.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Geneanet-Weekend-A-Cemetery-for-Posterity-May-1-3-2015.html2#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34222 All Modern Inuit Descended From North Slope Populations, DNA Study Reveals urn:md5:6e5e62bc3e5c8d492075d2124092c569 2015-04-30T10:15:00+02:00 2015-04-30T08:52:00+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/inuit-mother.jpg" />Modern Inuit peoples all descend from populations that lived in the North Slope region of Alaska. This finding, revealed in DNA analysis of ancient and contemporary cultures, could answer questions about migrations thousands of years in the past.<br /> <br /> Northwestern University researchers examined genetic material from living Inuit people as well as older samples from Neo- and Paleo-Eskimos. <a href="http://www.techtimes.com/articles/49686/20150429/eskimos-descended-north-slope-populations-dna-study-reveals.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/All-Modern-Inuit-Descended-From-North-Slope-Populations-DNA-Study-Reveals.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34221 National Library of Ireland Will Make its Collection of Catholic Parish Register Microfilms Freely Available Online urn:md5:dff0c2cf7a13e90c8cc78e1985f98f29 2015-04-30T08:15:00+02:00 2015-04-30T08:50:10+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__15333.jpg" />The entire collection of Catholic parish register microfilms held by the National Library of Ireland (NLI) will be made available online – for free – from 8th July 2015 onwards. <br /> <br /> On that date, a dedicated website will go live, with over 390,000 digital images of the microfilm reels on which the parish registers are recorded. The NLI has been working to digitise the microfilms for over three years under its most ambitious digitisation programme to date. <a href="http://www.nli.ie/en/list/latest-news.aspx?article=2345487b-12cb-4de2-91dc-f43bed57a577">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/National-Library-of-Ireland-Will-Make-its-Collection-of-Catholic-Parish-Register-Microfilms-Freely-Available-Online.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34220 Genealogy Software Updates of the Week urn:md5:3314355cfb81d2e4c619f164318800af 2015-04-29T16:15:00+02:00 2015-04-29T16:35:39+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Software <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/software-box.jpg" /><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id778124225">Branches for iPad</a></strong> 2.3 <em>(Mobile - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Added support for PDF file formats including zooming.<br /> • Fixed bug in media linking.<br /> • Simplified user interface and terminology.<br /> • Enhanced import and export of GEDCOM files created from FamilySearch downloads.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://bkwin.org">Brother's Keeper</a></strong> 7.0.48 <em>(Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • New: Option on Ancestor chart to not show adoptive, step, or foster ancestors.<br /> • New: On book reports, has new option for the word "Notes:" instead of just a blank line before notes.<br /> • Fixed a problem when sorting a name Index for a report that was over 100,000 names.<br /> • Fixed error on Ahnentafel book (with children option) if one spouse was Private causing subscript out of range.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.familygtg.app">Family Get-To-Gether for Android</a></strong> 1.3.3 <em>(Mobile - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Facebook integration to optionally import family members and miscellaneous enhancements.<br /> • Places of events can be viewed by Google Maps app (if installed).<br /> • Enhanced GEDCOM import for events photos.<br /> • French &amp; German translations are now more complete.<br /> • Miscellaneous quality enhancements.<br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week-20150429.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34213 Turkey's Archives on 1915 Events 'Open To Historians' urn:md5:fde084784a24a3bb0f09513b20210d1f 2015-04-29T12:15:00+02:00 2015-04-29T10:04:35+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/adnan-yildirim-jpg20150428103853.jpg" />Turkish Deputy Economy Minister Adnan Yildirim has said Turkey is very open to international cooperation to examine Armenian allegations about the 1915 events.<br /> <br /> "Turkey is extremely transparent in opening its official and military archives to international historians," Yildirim told reporters in the Italian city of Milano Monday. <a href="http://www.aa.com.tr/en/turkey/500760--turkeys-archives-on-1915-events-open-to-historians">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Turkey-s-Archives-on-1915-Events-Open-To-Historians.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34210 Armenian President Grants Armenian Passports To Five Members of Genealogy Group urn:md5:31db84319ae55fb83e98f2b9d51a9ac7 2015-04-29T10:15:00+02:00 2015-04-29T10:02:49+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__15332.jpg" />On April 27, President of the Republic of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan received the six members of the Genealogy group, who will be representing Armenia and the new generation of Armenians on five continents of the globe in the form of five petals of a Forget-me-not at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest.<br /> <br /> Chairman of the Council of Public Television and Radio Ruben Jaghinyan and head of the Armenian delegation to Eurovision Gohar Gasparyan participated in the meeting with the President. <a href="http://armenpress.am/eng/news/803515/armenian-president-grants-armenian-passports-to-five-members-of-genealogy-group.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Armenian-President-Grants-Armenian-Passports-To-Five-Members-of-Genealogy-Group.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34209 Are You Related to Uma Thurman? urn:md5:a4d162c9a794bf4268e1da16d170376c 2015-04-29T06:15:00+02:00 2015-04-22T09:41:33+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/372px-Uma_Thurman_2014__cropped_.jpg" />Thurman was born on April 29, 1970, in Boston, Massachusetts. Her father, Robert Alexander Farrar Thurman, a New York-born professor, is a Buddhist writer and academic. <br /> <br /> Her mother, Nena von Schlebrügge, was a model who was born in Mexico City, Mexico, of German, Swedish and Danish descent. During her childhood, Thurman and her siblings spent time in the Himalayan town of Almora, Uttarakhand, India, where the Dalai Lama, to whom Robert Thurman has long been close, once visited their home.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=umakarunathurmanu&amp;celebrite=Uma-THURMAN">Uma Thurman's Family Tree</a><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Are-You-Related-to-Uma-Thurman.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34131 Golfers and Historians Working to Restore Graveyard in Charlottesville, Virginia urn:md5:5125a28ca5c60745fa62606e93d257b2 2015-04-28T08:15:00+02:00 2015-04-28T08:40:53+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/7583031_G.jpg" />Some golfers and history enthusiasts are rallying around an effort to fix-up the graves of three families in the middle of a Charlottesville city golf course. The graves hold remains of some of central Virginia's most prominent families from the days of our nation's founding.<br /> <br /> The headstone for Doctor George Gilmer rests near the tee for the 14th hole at Meadowcreek Golf Course. Dr. Gilmer was President Thomas Jefferson's personal physician. <a href="http://www.nbc29.com/story/28909921/golfers-and-historians-working-to-restore-graveyard">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Golfers-and-Historians-Working-to-Restore-Graveyard-in-Charlottesville-Virginia.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34198 Postcards From WWI Soldiers To Nurse Reveal Tales of Love and Loneliness urn:md5:cc3f06cf262af03e3a44c26a202bb5d2 2015-04-27T12:15:00+02:00 2015-04-27T10:22:52+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/6420004-3x4-340x453.jpg" />Tales of love, injury, loneliness and humour on postcards written by a group of young soldiers during WWI to a woman living in an isolated part of Western Australia can be seen nearly 100 years after they were posted from the Western Front.<br /> <br /> Eliza 'Lida' Jane Downey spent the war writing to six soldiers serving with the Australian Imperial Forces from Boulder, where she worked as a home nurse. <a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-04-25/postcards-from-soldiers-to-nurse-reveal-tales-of-love-and-lonel/6420106">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Postcards-From-WWI-Soldiers-To-Nurse-Reveal-Tales-of-Love-and-Loneliness.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34194 Establishment of Ireland as European Centre of Genealogical Excellence Urged urn:md5:fc583cf72f4f4113416e230eb0e1db81 2015-04-27T10:15:00+02:00 2015-04-27T10:19:06+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Irish_Roots.jpg" />Just before Christmas 2013, the Oireachtas Joint Committee on the Environment, Culture and the Gaeltacht held a series of public hearings on maximising our cultural and genealogical heritage. Its report was finally published at the start of this month.<br /> <br /> Catherine Murphy TD, prime mover behind the hearings and the author of the report, was only given authority to act on behalf of the committee (as “rapporteur”) in January of this year. Hence the delay. <a href="http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/heritage/irish-roots-establishment-of-ireland-as-european-centre-of-genealogical-excellence-urged-1.2182289">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Establishment-of-Ireland-as-European-Centre-of-Genealogical-Excellence-Urged.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34193 Try The New Search Engine in The Geneanet Collections! urn:md5:aa76ed307f8c3ffd9142d1e562eea2b1 2015-04-27T08:00:00+02:00 2015-04-24T15:49:07+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Geneanet Tips <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-try-new-collections-search-engine-00.jpg" />A new search engine has been released for the Geneanet Collections and you can try the beta version.<br /> <br /> You can now search all the Geneanet Collections at once!<br /> <br /> To try the new search engine, click 'Search &gt; Browse the Collections' in the menu bar at the top of the screen, then click the link 'Try the beta version' at the top of the page.<br /> <br /> Discover some new uselful search options:<br /> <br /> • Search most recently uploaded collections (within the last 10 days or within the last month),<br /> • Don't show collections with fee paying access,<br /> • Select collections by language.<br /> <br /> If you wish to report a bug or make a suggestion, please click the link above the search engine.<br /> <br /> <p align="center"><a href="http://www.geneanet.org/search/collection"><strong>Click here to try the new search engine</strong></a></p> <br /> <img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-try-new-collections-search-engine-01.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Try-The-New-Search-Engine-in-The-Geneanet-Collections.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34172 Indiana's Early Black Settlements Are Now Documented Online urn:md5:23a924c94633bc495a9e27a8794b16ca 2015-04-24T14:15:00+02:00 2015-04-24T09:06:32+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__15309.jpg" />The Indiana Historical Society (IHS) has made available online the results of its research on early black settlements in Indiana. This effort is part of the Early African American Settlement Heritage Initiative.<br /> <br /> During the summer of 2014, the Indiana Historical Society embarked upon a journey to identify African-American rural settlements that existed in Indiana by 1870. <a href="http://www.flyergroup.com/news/state-s-early-black-settlements-are-now-documented-online/article_b0089caa-6579-5b90-9fae-c4fc05bc2c7c.html">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Indiana-s-Early-Black-Settlements-Are-Now-Documented-Online.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34166 Anzac Day 2015: WWI Aboriginal Soldier's Service Records Discovered After Almost 100 Years urn:md5:57691bad71907caca99d5e4435ca7a64 2015-04-24T12:15:00+02:00 2015-04-24T09:05:34+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/6416744-3x2-340x227.jpg" />The service records of an Aboriginal soldier who disappeared after returning from World War I have been uncovered, weeks before Anzac Day.<br /> <br /> Queensland soldier Private Valentine Hare, like many Aboriginal troops, who lied about his heritage to enlist and even changed his name. His family knew he had fought for his country and returned home, but that was where the story stopped. <a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-04-23/wwi-aboriginal-soldiers-service-records-return-before-anzac-day/6416726">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Anzac-Day-2015%3A-WWI-Aboriginal-Soldier-s-Service-Records-Discovered-After-Almost-100-Years.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34168 Ottoman Military Graveyard Found on Greek Island Off Gallipoli urn:md5:56a09c4171564f6c95542ba5811de394 2015-04-24T10:15:00+02:00 2015-04-24T09:03:43+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/n_81491_1.jpg" />Days before the 100th anniversary commemoration of the Gallipoli Campaign, Ankara has discovered a military graveyard for Ottoman soldiers on a Greek island where Turkish and Egyptian soldiers were buried by British forces.<br /> <br /> Britain, the leader of the multinational invasion attempt on the Ottoman peninsula of Gallipoli in 1915, had chosen the nearby Aegean island of Lemnos as a military logistics base. <a href="http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/Default.aspx?pageID=238&nid=81491&NewsCatID=510">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Ottoman-Military-Graveyard-Found-on-Greek-Island-Off-Gallipoli.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34167 New Archive Creates Global Access to Rare African Photos urn:md5:a250a5e4e30697874556b9bb8951e193 2015-04-24T08:15:00+02:00 2015-04-24T09:08:34+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/malian-photo-negatives_lg.jpg" />Hoping to preserve cultural heritage and change Western thought on Africa, a Michigan State University researcher will use a $300,000 National Endowment for the Humanities grant to digitize 100,000 original black-and-white negatives of Mali’s most important photographers, dating from the 1940s.<br /> <br /> Candace Keller, assistant professor of African art history and visual culture, is collaborating with MSU’s MATRIX: The Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences and the Maison Africaine de la Photographie in Bamako, Mali, to create the Archive of Malian Photography. <a href="http://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2015/new-archive-creates-global-access-to-rare-african-photos/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/New-Archive-Creates-Global-Access-to-Rare-African-Photos.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34169 Genealogy Software Updates of the Week urn:md5:c768ba02402a2c35a4c1723887b77913 2015-04-23T18:15:00+02:00 2015-04-23T17:41:27+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Software <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/software-box.jpg" /><strong><a href="http://www.jacobboerema.nl/en/Freeware.htm">Transcript</a></strong> 2.5.9 build 105 beta <em>(Transcriptions &amp; Indexes - Windows - Freeware)</em><br /><br /> • Fix: Save Dialog doesn't open when there's a tab on the first line of text, making it impossible to save a file that doesn't have a name yet.<br /> • Fix: Image settings not always updated when switching projects.<br /> • Fix: Image highlighter height not saved before changing image.<br /> • Internal changes to the components used in About Dialog. http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html2#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34161 102 y/o Dancer Sees Herself on Film for the First Time urn:md5:846bc34fff2c713a82bcac091b0adf07 2015-04-23T16:15:00+02:00 2015-04-23T16:27:15+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__15307.jpg" />Alice Barker was a chorus line dancer during the Harlem Renaissance of the the 1930s and 40s. She danced at clubs such as The Apollo, Cotton Club, and Zanzibar Club, with legends including Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly, and Bill "Bojangles" Robinson.<br /> <br /> Although she danced in numerous movies, commercials and TV shows, she had never seen any of them, and all of her photographs and memorabilia have been lost over the years.<br /> <br /><br /> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/bktozJWbLQg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/102-y/o-Dancer-Sees-Herself-on-Film-for-the-First-Time.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34160 Melissa Etheridge Uncovers Her Ancestry on Finale Episode of 'Who Do You Think You Are?' urn:md5:7c1abae28edc473e292e886b610511a5 2015-04-23T11:15:00+02:00 2015-04-23T10:08:29+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/melissa-ethridge.jpg" />In this Sunday's finale episode Who Do You Think You Are? singer Melissa Etheridge, 53, uncovers stories of her ancestors and reflects on her own personal legacy.<br /> <br /> "I had no idea what to expect. I knew a lot about my mother’s family but my father kept it really quiet. I’m glad they took my father’s side of the family that I knew nothing about. All of a sudden it’s like someone pulls back a back a curtain and you see into this rich pat and I think wait a minute, no I can’t define myself like that anymore look at this." <a href="http://www.closerweekly.com/posts/melissa-etheridge-uncovers-her-ancestry-on-finale-episode-of-who-do-you-think-you-are-56741">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Melissa-Etheridge-Uncovers-Her-Ancestry-on-Finale-Episode-of-Who-Do-You-Think-You-Are.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34151 Growing Numbers of Turks Discover Armenian Ancestry urn:md5:817bdab08649e783969ff72cebf8a0c6 2015-04-23T09:15:00+02:00 2015-04-23T10:06:06+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__15303.jpg" />In a climate of improved tolerance, growing numbers of people in Turkey are discovering their grandmothers were Armenian, and the revelations are being viewed as an important step.<br /> <br /> Hundreds of thousands of Armenians escaped the mass deportations and slaughter of the early 1990's by forced conversion to Islam. Also, some Armenian children were taken in by Turkish families and assimilated. <a href="http://www.voanews.com/content/growing-numbers-of-turks-discover-armenian-ancestry/2731238.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Growing-Numbers-of-Turks-Discover-Armenian-Ancestry.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34150 The Story of Hillary Clinton's 'Real' Welsh Great-Grandmother Revealed by History Detective urn:md5:9379a411a2e5aa6960a51d688cddaae4 2015-04-22T09:15:00+02:00 2015-04-22T09:10:47+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/JS59525606JPG.jpg" />Megan Smolenyak, a “history detective” made waves this month when she argued that genealogists have “attached” her Welsh grandmother to the wrong parents.<br /> <br /> She argues that two girls named Hannah Jones were born in Scranton and people have “latched on to the wrong one” and that “everyone” has “quarter of her family tree wrong”. <a href="http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/story-hillary-clintons-real-welsh-9057418">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/The-Story-of-Hillary-Clinton-s-Real-Welsh-Great-Grandmother-Revealed-by-History-Detective.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34130 Ohio Woman Searching for Biological Mother Discovers Co-Worker Is Her Mom urn:md5:66c2013ff73586fda67d261acae6b490 2015-04-21T23:15:00+02:00 2015-04-21T23:37:49+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__15296.jpg" />An adopted Ohio woman who was searching for her biological mom was left stunned after learning that the woman she was looking for was actually a co-worker at the same company.<br /> <br /> La-Sonya Mitchell-Clark found out her mother's name was Francine Simmons after the state's Department of Health released birth records for those born between Jan. 1964 and Sept. 1996. <a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ohio-woman-discovers-co-worker-biological-mother-article-1.2188816">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Ohio-Woman-Searching-for-Biological-Mother-Discovers-Co-Worker-Is-Her-Mom.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34121 Puerto Rico Rediscovering Its Native Roots, in Schools, Legislature and Census urn:md5:0839cf381bfea676ec8d2de1455b7f9b 2015-04-21T09:15:00+02:00 2015-04-21T09:24:50+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/PR_Taino_Culture.jpg" />In Puerto Rico's misty, bamboo-studded mountains, elementary school students are studying a nearly extinct language, beating on drums and growing native crops like cassava and sweet potato as they learn about the indigenous people who lived on the island before Christopher Columbus.<br /> <br /> "If you don't know your roots, you don't know yourself," said anthropologist Carlalynne Yarey Melendez, director of the Taino cultural organization that runs the educational program. <a href="http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/lifestyle/2015/04/20/puerto-rico-rediscovering-its-native-roots-in-schools-legislature-and-census/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Puerto-Rico-Rediscovering-Its-Native-Roots-in-Schools-Legislature-and-Census.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34111 Armenian Newspaper Holds Century of Memories in Istanbul urn:md5:e5bf42f2ec83df1c05bcca09e961392b 2015-04-20T16:15:00+02:00 2015-04-20T09:34:24+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/afp-armenian-newspaper-holds-century-of-memories-in-istanbul.jpg" />It's witnessed the collapse of an empire, the horrendous massacre of its people and the birth of an entirely new state. And it keeps on printing.<br /> <br /> The newspaper "Jamanak" ("The Times" in Armenian) is the oldest continuously-running newspaper in Turkey and oldest anywhere in the Armenian language. It published its first issue on October 28, 1908, in the final one-and-a-half decades of the Ottoman Empire when Armenians were still citizens of the empire. <a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/afp-armenian-newspaper-holds-century-of-memories-in-istanbul-2015-4?IR=T">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Armenian-Newspaper-Holds-Century-of-Memories-in-Istanbul.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34102 My, My! Many Britons Ignorant About Battle of Waterloo urn:md5:09f80b885be1146f8effe5c94cdb9c0a 2015-04-20T14:15:00+02:00 2015-04-20T09:31:52+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__15291.jpg" />As Britain prepares to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, a survey shows that many Britons know little about the fight and associate the name with an ABBA song or a London railway station.<br /> <br /> The National Army Museum survey revealed that more than a quarter of the people surveyed - 28 percent - had no idea who won the battle and 14 percent believed the French were victorious over the British and their Prussian allies. One if five knew absolutely nothing about it. <a href="http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/04/18/uk-britain-waterloo-idUKKBN0N908I20150418">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/My-My-Many-Britons-Ignorant-About-Battle-of-Waterloo.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34101 Digital Archive Seeks WWI Memorabilia in North Wales urn:md5:b020c0c27592af79caa52886c8ff3681 2015-04-20T12:15:00+02:00 2015-04-20T09:22:56+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/_82389368_castle.jpg" />A unique campaign aimed at digitalising photographs, letters and diaries of World War One soldiers is set to visit north Wales for the first time.<br /> <br /> Families have been asked to bring the memorabilia to the Never Forget Your Welsh Heroes roadshow on Saturday. Held at the Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum in Caernarfon Castle, the items will be added to a national online archive. <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-32352741">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Digital-Archive-Seeks-WWI-Memorabilia-in-North-Wales.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34100 A Tasmanian Tragedy: Honour Roll of the World War I Casualties urn:md5:9f05ae2f25c8f5aed3b57867b35080d9 2015-04-20T10:15:00+02:00 2015-04-20T09:21:12+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/048937-5284b5a0-e5cf-11e4-8000-4408b9292b45.jpg" />From its small population that had just passed 200,000 for the first time, Tasmania sent more than 15,000 of its men, women and boys to the war.<br /> <br /> Hundreds of Tasmanians enlisted elsewhere, expanding that number. Nearly 2900 died as a result of their service. <a href="http://www.news.com.au/national/anzac-day/a-tasmanian-tragedy-honour-roll-of-our-world-war-i-casualties/story-fnmewwpe-1227310048332">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/A-Tasmanian-Tragedy%3A-Honour-Roll-of-the-World-War-I-Casualties.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34099 Geneanet Weekend 'A Cemetery for Posterity', May 1-3, 2015 urn:md5:d5f6b25cd4f53bf1f865858cedf93675 2015-04-20T08:00:00+02:00 2015-04-17T17:33:15+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Geneanet Tips <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-geneagraves-weekend-new-00.jpg" />On May 1-3, 2015, take pictures of graves in a nearby cemetery.<br /> <br /> Cemeteries are one of the most important resources for genealogists, and we must capture headstones before they are lost. That's why Geneanet has launched the project 'A Cemetery for Posterity'.<br /> <br /> On May 1-3, 2015, we will need you to picture as many graves as possible worldwide. <br /> <strong>How to participate?</strong><br /> <br /> <strong>1. You have a mobile or tablet</strong><br /> <br /> <ul> <li> Install the GeneaGraves app for Android and iOS,</li> <p align="center"><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.geneanet.sauvonsTombes"><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-geneagraves-weekend-21.jpg" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/geneagraves/id925283154"><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-geneagraves-weekend-22.jpg" /></a></p> <li>Go to a nearby cemetery, launch the app, select a project or create a new one, then take as many pictures as you want,</li> <li>Once you're back home, upload the pictures to your Geneanet account via a Wi-Fi access point. These pictures will be free for every Geneanet member.</li> </ul> <br /> <br /> <strong>2. You don't have a mobile or tablet</strong><br /> <br /> <ul> <li>Go to a nearby cemetery and take pictures of graves with a camera,</li> <li>Once you're back home, upload the pictures to your personal computer, then send a message at <a href="mailto:archivalrecords@geneanet.org">archivalrecords@geneanet.org</a> with the name of the cemetery and the number of graves your have photographed, and we will explain how to import your pictures to your Geneanet account.</li> </ul> <a href="http://en.geneanet.org/gallery/?action=about&amp;rubrique=monuments">Please click here</a> to see if your nearby cemetery is not already listed on Geneanet.<br /> <br /> <img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-geneagraves-weekend-new-01.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Geneanet-Weekend-A-Cemetery-for-Posterity-May-1-3-2015.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34092 Ben Affleck Reportedly Asked PBS To Censor His Slave-Owning Ancestor urn:md5:dbdcbc74b5e54c52888fcd5f29647f2b 2015-04-19T16:15:00+02:00 2015-04-19T16:37:03+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/n-BEN-AFFLECK-large570.jpg" />The PBS series "Finding Your Roots" is all about uncovering the ancestry of the show's celebrity guests. But according to a hacked Sony email, one guest requested to have his family tree censored.<br /> <br /> Ben Affleck was featured in a "Finding Your Roots" episode from last October, "Roots of Freedom," which discusses his Freedom Rider mother, a Revolutionary War ancestor and his third great-grandfather. But according to a hacked Sony email posted by WikiLeaks on Thursday, Affleck reportedly asked PBS to edit out information about an ancestor who owned slaves. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/18/ben-affleck-slave-ancestor-censor_n_7093234.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Ben-Affleck-Reportedly-Asked-PBS-To-Censor-His-Slave-Owning-Ancestor.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34095 Are You Related to Conan O'Brien? urn:md5:37d11b20531775e9873c674dc78e99e2 2015-04-18T06:15:00+02:00 2015-04-15T10:04:23+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/obrienc0.jpg" />O'Brien was born on April 18, 1963, in Brookline, Massachusetts. His father, Thomas Francis O'Brien, is a physician, epidemiologist, and professor of medicine at Harvard. <br /> <br /> His mother, Ruth O'Brien (née Reardon), is an attorney and partner at the Boston firm Ropes &amp; Gray. He is the third of six children. O'Brien's family is Irish Catholic; some of his Irish ancestors immigrated before the American Civil War. In a Late Night episode, O'Brien paid a visit to County Kerry, Ireland, where his ancestors originated.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=obrienc0&amp;celebrite=Conan-O%27BRIEN">Conan O'Brien's Family Tree</a><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Are-You-Related-to-Conan-O-Brien.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34053 Gallipoli 2015: Online Sleuthing Helps Solve Mystery of WWI Soldier's Life After the War urn:md5:0cedc35463c9a76c9104140d325ec8b5 2015-04-17T15:15:00+02:00 2015-04-17T10:19:21+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/6398110-3x4-340x453.jpg" />A librarian in Brisbane has solved the mystery of what happened to a north Queensland soldier after World War I after his diary was found in an RSL collection.<br /> <br /> The diary of Private George Pierce Foot was returned to Townsville this week, after it showed up mysteriously at the Yeronga Dutton Park RSL in Brisbane last year. George was a grazier from Charters Towers, who went to the war in 1915, serving briefly at Gallipoli, where two of his brothers died, before being transported to Egypt. <a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-04-14/online-sleuthing-solves-mystery-of-wwi-soldiers-life-after-war/6397246">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Gallipoli-2015%3A-Online-Sleuthing-Helps-Solve-Mystery-of-WWI-Soldier-s-Life-After-the-War.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34085 WWI Canadian Nurses Honored on Greek Island of Lemnos urn:md5:56bb5f0fef96d920e8989f4fa2b7381e 2015-04-17T13:15:00+02:00 2015-04-17T10:16:46+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/canadian_nurses.jpg" />These days, it’s easy to forget the role that the northeastern Aegean island of Lemnos played in the First World War. However, with the centenary of the Gallipoli Campaign coming up on April 25, that looks set to change.<br /> <br /> Despite the failure of the Gallipoli Campaign, which was launched from the island port of Mudros, Lemnos remained the allied base for the blockade of the Dardanelles during the war. <a href="http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite6_1_16/04/2015_549141">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/WWI-Canadian-Nurses-Honored-on-Greek-Island-of-Lemnos.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34084 Six Unknown British Soldiers Killed During the First Battles of World War One Are Buried in Flanders Field urn:md5:66c93078ae8f9e111a529cff1f61780c 2015-04-17T11:15:00+02:00 2015-04-17T10:14:22+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/27A0419D00000578-0-image-a-3_1429192083369.jpg" />Six soldiers have finally been put to rest in a cemetery - more than 100 years after they were killed in the first months of World War One.<br /> <br /> Little has been discovered about the soldiers, as no relatives have been found, and their graves will be labelled as 'Known Unto God' - a description on headstones of all unknown soldiers, which was chosen by author Rudyard Kipling. <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3042014/Six-unknown-British-soldiers-killed-battles-World-War-One-buried-Flanders-Field.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Six-Unknown-British-Soldiers-Killed-During-the-First-Battles-of-World-War-One-Are-Buried-in-Flanders-Field.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34083 Hillary Clinton Falsely Says Her Grandmother Was Born in Wales urn:md5:c89bbfc6cfc6bef27bc3bb39953896ef 2015-04-17T09:15:00+02:00 2015-04-17T10:11:46+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/hillary_3085682b.jpg" />Hillary Clinton’s British roots tripped her up on the campaign trail on Thursday after she inaccurately claimed that her grandmother was born in Wales.<br /> <br /> While many Americans can trace some family history back to the UK, Mrs Clinton does have an unusually direct connection to Britain. Her grandfather Hugh Rodham was born in Northumberland in 1879 and brought to Pennsylvania as a child along with his six brothers and sisters. <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/hillary-clinton/11543115/Hillary-Clinton-falsely-says-her-grandmother-was-born-in-Wales.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Hillary-Clinton-Falsely-Says-Her-Grandmother-Was-Born-in-Wales.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34082 Pentagon To Exhume Remains of 400 Pearl Harbor Marines and Sailors urn:md5:a7d22b2ac9fc49eb1055f2c952599523 2015-04-16T09:15:00+02:00 2015-04-16T09:27:33+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/2794CE0F00000578-3039088-image-a-28_1429065928663.jpg" />The Pentagon said Tuesday it would exhume and try to identify the remains of nearly 400 sailors and Marines killed when the USS Oklahoma sank in the bombing of Pearl Harbor.<br /> <br /> The ship capsized after being hit by nine torpedoes during the December 7, 1941 surprise attack from Japanese forces. Altogether, 429 sailors and Marines onboard were killed. Only 35 were identified in the years immediately after. <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3039088/Remains-unidentified-Pearl-Harbor-dead-disinterred.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Pentagon-To-Exhume-Remains-of-400-Pearl-Harbor-Marines-and-Sailors.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34074 Centuries of Italian History Are Unearthed in Quest to Fix Toilet urn:md5:15980e49119a6afb49089ee4c85c6028 2015-04-15T19:15:00+02:00 2015-04-15T12:57:22+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/15ITALY-master675.jpg" />All Luciano Faggiano wanted when he purchased the seemingly unremarkable building at 56 Via Ascanio Grandi was to open a trattoria. The only problem was the toilet.<br /> <br /> Sewage kept backing up. So Mr. Faggiano enlisted his two older sons to help him dig a trench and investigate. He predicted the job would take about a week. If only. He found a subterranean world tracing back before the birth of Jesus. <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/15/world/europe/centuries-of-italian-history-are-unearthed-in-quest-to-fix-toilet.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Centuries-of-Italian-History-Are-Unearthed-in-Quest-to-Fix-Toilet.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34055 Genealogy Software Updates of the Week urn:md5:419f87d1b64fd7d8a5a1d4e31a19ebca 2015-04-15T17:15:00+02:00 2015-04-15T12:24:59+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Software <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/software-box.jpg" /><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/anc-explorer/id562937243">Arlington National Cemetery Explorer for iPhone and iPad</a></strong> 2.1.3 <em>(Mobile - Freeware)</em><br /><br /> • Minor Improvements and bug fixes.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://humogen.com/">HuMo-gen</a></strong> 5.1.2 <em>(Web Publishing - Windows - Freeware)</em><br /><br /> • Danish interface added.<br /> • Mobile interface improved.<br /> • Added pictures in graphical reports.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/irish-roots/id587314488">Irish Roots Magazine for iPhone and iPad</a></strong> 4.0.5 <em>(Mobile - Freeware)</em><br /><br /> • New Software and Interface update.&gt;<br /> • Added search function.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://www.tcgr.bufton.org/">The Complete Genealogy Reporter</a></strong> 2015 build 150409 <em>(Family Books - Windows - Shareware)</em><br /><br /> • Fixed: An error whereby the linkages of notes assigned to sources could trigger an Unexpected Program Error when importing a GEDCOM file.<br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week-20150415.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34054 Battered Remains of Medieval Knight Found in UK urn:md5:3a58bdce69a0368fa62bfad79646ceff 2015-04-15T15:15:00+02:00 2015-04-15T09:33:25+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/jouster-knight-670.jpg" />The battered remains of a medieval man uncovered at a famous cathedral hint that he may have been a Norman knight with a proclivity for jousting.<br /> <br /> The man may have participated in a form of jousting called tourney, in which men rode atop their horses and attacked one another, in large groups, with blunted weapons. <a href="http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/battered-remains-of-medieval-knight-found-in-uk-cathedral-150414.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Battered-Remains-of-Medieval-Knight-Found-in-UK.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34052 Civil War-Era Diaries Found in Lowell, Michigan, Garage Document Lincoln's Assassination urn:md5:9ebd3a75e920eb04dbffd87a1335279c 2015-04-15T13:15:00+02:00 2015-04-15T09:31:08+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/635646340004348658-Still0414-00000.jpg" />When Ron Stevens, a Lowell resident and former teacher, was 15, he discovered some historical treasures that linked President Lincoln to Grand Rapids.<br /> <br /> When Stevens and his father were sifting through old boxes in a garage, they came across fifty leather-bound diaries, which they later learned were written by a gentleman named Robert Loomis. <a href="http://www.wzzm13.com/story/life/2015/04/14/civil-war-diaries-lowell-ron-stevens-lincoln-assassination/25788753/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Civil-War-Era-Diaries-Found-in-Lowell-Michigan-Garage-Document-Lincoln-s-Assassination.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34051 National Archive of Cuba Begins Scanning Its Collections urn:md5:38fdcb3c0f3dac93a9a4198a8f1a78f0 2015-04-15T11:15:00+02:00 2015-04-15T09:26:47+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Obras-de-construccion-del-Archivo-Nacional-de-la-Republica-de-Cuba-03.jpg" />Experts from the National Archives of the Republic of Cuba (ARNAC), headquartered in Havana, began digitizing least 300 maps of their holdings and collections of the institution, local media reported today.<br /> <br /> Related to the war of independence of Cuba in 1895 and the Revolutionary Party created in 1892 by the hero of the island, José Martí, documents are among those that pass to electronic format, explained the director of the National Archives, Martha Ferriol. <a href="http://www.cubaheadlines.com/2015/03/18/p6/national-archive-of-cuba-begins-scanning-its-collections.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/National-Archive-of-Cuba-Begins-Scanning-Its-Collections.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34050 1940 Guam Census Now Online as Database urn:md5:67795a5b439a66c554e58656cc81ae87 2015-04-15T09:15:00+02:00 2015-04-15T09:25:32+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__15283.jpg" />When the U.S. Census Bureau released the 1940 Guam census documents three years ago, it quickly became apparent that the information would be more useful for Guam residents if it could be searched by name and village.<br /> <br /> The Pacific Daily News took on the challenge, and the project took several weeks to complete. It involved retyping information from census documents, written mostly in cursive, into a new database. <a href="http://www.guampdn.com/article/20150415/NEWS01/304150005/1940-census-now-online-database">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/1940-Guam-Census-Now-Online-as-Database.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34049 Are You Related to Emma Watson? urn:md5:5991d1822887cae6b6fea3e7c4a00bc3 2015-04-15T06:15:00+02:00 2015-04-08T10:04:42+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/watsone.jpg" />Watson was born on April 15, 1990 in Paris, the daughter of English lawyers Jacqueline Luesby and Chris Watson. Watson lived in Paris until the age of five. <br /> <br /> Her parents separated when she was young; following their divorce, Watson moved back to England to live with her mother in Oxfordshire while spending weekends at her father's house in London. Watson has stated that she speaks some French, though "not as well" as she used to. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=watsone&amp;celebrite=Emma-WATSON">Emma Watson's Family Tree</a><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Are-You-Related-to-Emma-Watson.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33976 Did Richard III Manage To Keep His Scoliosis a Secret Up Until His Death in 1485? urn:md5:15901724eb459d3d08b4aabde2004824 2015-04-14T09:15:00+02:00 2015-04-14T09:59:15+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/640px-King_Richard_III.jpg" />Last month saw the mortal remains of King Richard III reinterred at Leicester Cathedral, more than two years after University of Leicester archaeologists discovered his skeleton in a car park in August 2012.<br /> <br /> No mention of Richard's distinctive physique survives from during his lifetime, perhaps out of respect to a reigning monarch, or perhaps because he hid it so well. <a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/04/150413075017.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Did-Richard-III-Manage-To-Keep-His-Scoliosis-a-Secret-Up-Until-His-Death-in-1485.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34036 'Ottoman Athens, 1458-1833' at the Gennadius Library, Athens, Greece urn:md5:f60fa1fd019c2e2e28dde51c62dd6d3a 2015-04-13T16:15:00+02:00 2015-04-13T09:39:14+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Greece_01.jpg" />The Gennadius Library of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens is presenting an exhibition entitled "Ottoman Athens, 1458-1833", from February 10 to June 30, 2015.<br /> <br /> The main concept is to explore the topography, archaeology and history of Ottoman Athens showcasing travelers’ books, works of art, and topographical renderings from the Gennadius collections as well as archaeological finds from the excavations of the Ancient Agora. <a href="http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.fr/2015/04/ottoman-athens-1458-1833-at-gennadius.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Ottoman-Athens-1458-1833-at-the-Gennadius-Library-Athens-Greece.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34023 150 Years After Lincoln Assassination, Massive Online Archive in the Works urn:md5:6549a6579fc6ed2a2ce89b9b80fab056 2015-04-13T14:15:00+02:00 2015-04-13T09:36:40+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/abraham_lincoln_online_archive_red-100578384-primary.idge.png" />As the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's assassination approaches, a massive digital archive is in the works that will be home to more than 100,000 documents related to the Civil War-era commander-in-chief.<br /> <br /> The Papers of Abraham Lincoln is a project of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, and it is co-sponsored by the Center for State Policy and Leadership at the University of Illinois Springfield and the Abraham Lincoln Association. <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/article/2908432/150-years-after-lincoln-assassination-massive-online-archive-goes-live.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/150-Years-After-Lincoln-Assassination-Massive-Online-Archive-in-the-Works.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34021 Important Irish Artifact from WWI Discovered at British Yard Sale urn:md5:d06ff6c7979780f6410ca731894f105b 2015-04-13T12:15:00+02:00 2015-04-13T09:33:57+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/WW1-Print-MI.jpg" />Seven years ago, an English couple paid $36 for a print at a yard sale in Lincolnshire, East England. It wasn’t until a recent Irish Times article about the painting the print depicts, that the couple became aware of the enormous historical and financial value of what lay in their home.<br /> <br /> The print depicts the famous World War One painting by Fortunino Matania, "The Last General Absolution of the Munsters at Rue du Bois," one the most poignant events in the history of Irish involvement in the war. <a href="http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/history/Important-Irish-artifact-from-WWI-discovered-at-British-yard-sale.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Important-Irish-Artifact-from-WWI-Discovered-at-British-Yard-Sale.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34020 Russian Museum Closes Amid Scandal Over U.S. and British WWII Photos urn:md5:4fd8c6b3f2cb748b7a9364df1ed40ef3 2015-04-13T10:15:00+02:00 2015-04-13T09:31:14+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/5588-exhibition.jpg" />A major museum in the Urals city of Yekaterinburg has closed for an "undetermined period" amid a scandal over an exhibition of World War II photos co-organized by the U.S. and British consulates.<br /> <br /> The Metenkov House Museum of Photography in Russia's fourth-largest city was scheduled on Friday to open an exhibition of 150 wartime images by British and American photographers as the countries mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. <a href="http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/russian-museum-closes-amid-scandal-over-us-and-british-wwii-photos/518978.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Russian-Museum-Closes-Amid-Scandal-Over-US-and-British-WWII-Photos.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34019 Sponsor a Friend or Family Member, and Get a Premium Extra Month Free urn:md5:8ff3468feea22cfe364617491f7995eb 2015-04-13T08:00:00+02:00 2015-04-10T12:25:44+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Geneanet Tips <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-sponsor-a-friend-00.jpg" />On Geneanet, you can sponsor a friend or family member, and get a Premium extra month free!<br /><br /> <p>Click 'Community &gt; Sponsr a friend' in the menu bar at the top of the screen.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-sponsor-a-friend-01.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p>Enter the Geneanet username of the persons you want to sponsor (<a href="http://www.geneanet.org/contacts/search">click here</a> to search the username of a member by name).</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-sponsor-a-friend-02.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p>When having sent 5 invitations, you must wait for them to be accepted or to expire (45 days) to gain new sponsor rights.</p> <p>Sponsored persons will be invited to try the Geneanet Premium free for one month.</p> <p>If they subscribe to the Premium during the free trial, the remaining free weeks will be added to their 1-year or 2-year membership, and you will get an extra month free!</p> <p align="center"><a href="http://www.geneanet.org/privilege/"><strong>&gt;&gt;&gt; CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE GENEANET PREMIUM &lt;&lt;&lt;</strong></a></p> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Sponsor-a-Friend-or-Family-Member-and-Get-a-Premium-Extra-Month-Free.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34002 British Library Endangered Archives: New Online Collections urn:md5:31ca396a6a70188225b59ececde9fa8c 2015-04-10T09:15:00+02:00 2015-04-10T09:57:52+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__15262.jpg" />This month three projects have gone up online. EAP031, EAP039 and EAP286. EAP031 and EAP039 both digitised Buddhist manuscripts, the first from Mongolia and the latter from Bhutan. EAP286 digitised a collection of manuscripts from Ethiopia.<br /> <br /> EAP031 digitised the private collection of Danzan Ravjaa. Ravjaa was the 5th incarnation in the lineage of the Gobi Noyons, whose monastery was at the centre of a political and artistic renaissance located at the crossroads of Tibet, Mongolia and China during the 19th century. <a href="http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/endangeredarchives/2015/04/new-online-collections-april-2015.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/British-Library-Endangered-Archives%3A-New-Online-Collections.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34000 Genealogy Software Updates of the Week urn:md5:63a8031df24d489c54a2186b2ad7ebd8 2015-04-09T11:15:00+02:00 2015-04-09T11:58:38+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Software <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/software-box.jpg" /><strong><a href="http://www.ancestralsources.com/">Ancestral Sources</a></strong> 5.0 <em>(Transcriptions &amp; Indexes - Windows - Freeware)</em><br /><br /> • Ancestral Sources now supports the entry of birth sources such as birth certificates.<br /> • There are now options to allow informants for deaths and births to be linked to the event using the Witness Roles introduced in Family Historian 6.<br /> • There are now more colour options in the customise screen including some new themes.<br /> • Witness roles created for linked individuals now include a source citation.<br /> • There is now an option to retain any witnesses when replacing an existing fact.<br /> • There is now an option, requested by Bill Henshaw, to always show the source type label next to the toolbar buttons, rather than just for the currently selected source type. <br /> • Bug fixes.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id778124225">Branches for iPad</a></strong> 2.2 <em>(Mobile - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Fixed an issue with loading and processing certain GEDCOM's.<br /> • Fixed a bug causing media not to appear when attached to certain GEDCOM's.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mygenealogy/id624478127">myGenealogy for iPad</a></strong> 1.9.1 <em>(Mobile - Freeware)</em><br /><br /> • 64bit ready.<br /> • Setting of a picture will be reflected to button immediately.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://www.tcgr.bufton.org">The Complete Genealogy Builder</a></strong> 2015 build 150406 <em>(Full Featured - Windows - Shareware)</em><br /><br /> • Fixed: The program title bar showed The Complete Genealogy Builder 2012 instead of The Complete Genealogy Builder 2015,<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://www.tcgr.bufton.org/">The Complete Genealogy Reporter</a></strong> 2015 build 150406 <em>(Family Books - Windows - Shareware)</em><br /><br /> • Fixed: An error in Version 2015 whereby events within a place of the Index of Places may not be correctly sorted in date order.<br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week-1005.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33987 Jacksboro, Texas, Local Newspapers Soon To Go Digital urn:md5:fc4feb7e8e1c6ecc363ea6a8122452df 2015-04-09T09:15:00+02:00 2015-04-09T09:25:05+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/20150407_034144_w_collection_JCNC_300.jpg" />The oldest business institution in Jack County will soon have all of it’s history online. Well, most of it. Thanks to the Gladys Johnson Ritchie Public Library, Jacksboro Newspapers will soon be available on the University of North Texas’ Portal to Texas History.<br /> <br /> Librarian Lanora Joslin wrote and received a $25,000 grant to digitize the Jacksboro Gazette-News and Jack County Herald through 1965. <a href="http://www.jacksboronewspapers.com/news/ci_27866860/local-newspapers-soon-go-digital">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Jacksboro-Texas-Local-Newspapers-Soon-To-Go-Digital.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33985 Lizzie Borden Gravestone Defaced in Fall River, Massachusetts urn:md5:f58a0cf85d4e548fa6b97b06c5209516 2015-04-08T09:15:00+02:00 2015-04-08T09:37:05+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__15256.jpg" />The monument that marks the Bordens’ final resting place was defaced with black and green paint, likely on Sunday night. "It’s not the first time,” said Oak Grove Cemetery Director Tony Eaton. “I’d like to catch the guys who did it."<br /> <br /> The Bordens, including the infamous Lizzie Borden, her sister Emma, and her father and stepmother that she was accused of murdering, are buried in the same plot at Oak Grove Cemetery, a grave yard that dates back to 1855. <a href="http://www.southcoasttoday.com/article/20150407/NEWS/150409481/101193">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Lizzie-Borden-Gravestone-Defaced-in-Fall-River-Massachusetts.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33975 Contract Worker at National Records Center in St. Louis County Fired for Mishandling Draft-Card Information urn:md5:43b247f35bf31d8693b100d720313a2e 2015-04-07T18:15:00+02:00 2015-04-07T09:03:23+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/5097d3d80df9f.preview-620.jpg" />An employee of ancestry.com who was working at the federal records center in north St. Louis County was fired for allegedly throwing out draft-card information, a federal administrator said.<br /> <br /> Bryan McGraw, director of the National Personnel Records Center, said Friday that his staff recovered all the papers, some of them from a trash can. The incident on March 12 prompted the federal agency to halt contract work by Ancestry Inc., which operates as ancestry.com, at St. Louis and four other sites. <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/contract-worker-at-national-records-center-fired-for-mishandling-draft/article_e059b8b8-215e-5a86-ae74-1f5a7b14a7c2.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Contract-Worker-at-National-Records-Center-in-St-Louis-County-Fired-for-Mishandling-Draft-Card-Information.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33965 Gertrude Weaver Dies Aged 116, Just 5 Days After Becoming World's Oldest Person urn:md5:34a36d66b544c35058feb4f513827cce 2015-04-07T16:15:00+02:00 2015-04-07T08:55:06+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Deceased People <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/72c07a02-b88e-42a0-bc7f-ea95488a7fb6-620x372.jpeg" />Just days after becoming the world’s oldest documented person, 116-year-old Gertrude Weaver died on Monday in Arkansas.<br /> <br /> Weaver became the oldest person in the world after the death of a 117-year-old Japanese woman last week, according to records kept by the Los Angeles-based Gerontology Research Group. Weaver was born in 1898. <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/apr/07/gertrude-weaver-dies-aged-116-days-after-becoming-worlds-oldest-person">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Gertrude-Weaver-Dies-Aged-116-Just-5-Days-After-Becoming-World-s-Oldest-Person.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33964 1,000 Irish Died with American Army in WWI urn:md5:2f4ca57c2650046e23396433d14bf5f4 2015-04-07T14:15:00+02:00 2015-04-07T08:51:30+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/2015-04-05_iri_8361691_I1.JPG" />Almost 1,000 Irish-born soldiers died serving with the United States army in World War I, three times higher than previous estimates, a genealogist has discovered.<br /> <br /> Speaking to the Sunday Independent, Megan Smolenyak, the genealogist who traced Barack Obama's roots to Moneygall, Co Offaly, says previous research "significantly understated" the real losses of Irishmen in the Great War. <a href="http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/1000-irish-died-with-american-army-in-wwi-31118703.html">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/1000-Irish-Died-with-American-Army-in-WWI.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33963 Secret Special Operations Australia WWII Commando Training Captured in Rare, Colour Footage urn:md5:dda575bf0795edc90304eebfa5b7e9e4 2015-04-07T12:15:00+02:00 2015-04-07T08:47:39+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__15252.jpg" />The Australian Story episode Into the Lion's Den showcases some rare, colour footage of Special Operations Australia commandos training in secret during World War II.<br /> <br /> Shot in the remote bush of Fraser Island in Queensland, well away from the public gaze, it is a glimpse into the world of espionage and the art of killing as taught more than 70 years ago. The commandos were being trained for operations behind the Japanese lines throughout South-East Asia. <a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-04-06/secret-z-special-unit-wwii-training-captured-on-film/6371730">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Secret-Special-Operations-Australia-WWII-Commando-Training-Captured-in-Rare-Colour-Footage.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33962 Teenager Attracts Thousands of Fans To His Website on Historic Bishop Auckland urn:md5:30c946d74241644d998f361b6f72cfe4 2015-04-07T10:15:00+02:00 2015-04-07T08:43:11+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__15249.jpg" />A teenager who set up a website on his home town in his spare time three months ago is hoping to meet the thousands of fans of his work from around the globe.<br /> <br /> Alex Tighe, 17, of Etherley Dene, near Bishop Auckland, set up the History of Bishop Auckland Facebook page at the start of the year. The teenager, who has autism, uses the site to list photos and messages from people about Bishop Auckland’s history. <a href="http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/12873640.Teenager_attracts_thousands_of_fans_to_his_website_on_historic_Bishop_Auckland/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Teenager-Attracts-Thousands-of-Fans-To-His-Website-on-Historic-Bishop-Auckland.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33961 Graffiti by 1,800 WWI Soldiers Found in Underground Quarry urn:md5:c2702c78ef90b8e9d5c5b3b0b07ddc13 2015-04-07T08:15:00+02:00 2015-04-07T08:40:21+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__15248.jpg" />The graffiti, written in a French chalk quarry and dating back almost 100 years, is plain and stark. "HJ Leach. Merely a private. 13/7/16. SA Australia," reads one inscription. "HA Deanate, 148th Aero Squadron, USA. 150 Vermilyea Ave, New York City," another says. "9th Batt Australians, G. Fitzhenry, Paddington, Sydney, N.S.W., 1916 July; Alistair Ross, Lismore, July," reads a third.<br /> <br /> They were World War I soldiers, four of almost 2,000, whose writings have recently been found underneath battlefields near Naours, France, about 120 miles north of Paris. <a href="http://edition.cnn.com/2015/04/06/world/feat-wwi-graffiti-found/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Graffiti-by-1800-WWI-Soldiers-Found-in-Underground-Quarry.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33960 3 Tips for Creating and Viewing Your Geneanet Email Alerts urn:md5:dd3d89d6c6233577b9f95788a3bcb4cb 2015-04-06T08:00:00+02:00 2015-04-03T14:52:32+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Geneanet Tips <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-001-00.jpg" />As much as possible, we will post blog notes to answer your most frequently asked questions about using Geneanet.<br /> <br /> Tips of the week are:<br /> <br /> - How to create your Email Alerts by Last Name?<br /> - How to create your Email Alerts by Individual (Premium members)?<br /> - How to view your Email Alerts? <br /> <p><strong>1. How to create your Email Alerts by Last Name?</strong></p> <p>Receive a weekly email summary of the latest entries and grow your family tree!</p> <p>Click 'Email Alert by Last Name' in the drop-down menu at the top right of the screen, then click 'Create a New Email Alert'.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-005-01.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p>Fill in the form, then click 'Save'.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-005-02.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p>You can also make a search in the Geneanet database, then click 'Create a New Email Alert' at the bottom of the search results list.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-005-03.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p><strong>2. How to create your Email Alerts by Individual (Premium members)?</strong></p> <p>Receive a weekly email summary of the latest entries and grow your family tree!</p> <p>Click 'Email Alert by Individual' in the drop-down menu at the top right of the screen, then click 'Create a New Email Alert'.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-005-04.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p>Fill in the form, then click 'Save'.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-005-05.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p>You can also make a search in the Geneanet database, then click 'Create a New Email Alert' at the bottom of the search results list.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-005-06.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p>If you have a Geneanet family tree, you can automatically create Email Alerts from a selection of individuals in your family tree.</p> <p>Click 'Email Alert by Individual' in the drop-down menu at the top right of the screen (as shown above), then click the 'Configure Automatic Email Alerts' tab.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-005-07.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p><strong>3. How to view your Email Alerts?</strong></p> <p>You can view the latest entries by clicking the links given in your weekly email summary, but you can also view the history of these results on Geneanet.</p> <p>Click 'Email Alert by Last Name' or 'Email Alert by Individual' in the drop-down menu at the top right of the screen.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-005-01.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p>Just select the list you want to view again.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-005-08.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/3-Tips-for-Creating-and-Viewing-Your-Geneanet-Email-Alerts.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33945 Are You Related to Merle Haggard? urn:md5:a1845db5a8b580be1e3b93b27dbf4d4e 2015-04-06T06:15:00+02:00 2015-04-01T09:41:59+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/haggardm.jpg" />Haggard's parents, Flossie Mae Harp and James Francis Haggard, moved to California from their home in Checotah, Oklahoma, during the Great Depression, after their barn burned in 1934. They settled with their children, Lowell and Lillian, in an apartment in Bakersfield, while James Francis Haggard started working for the Santa Fe Railroad. <br /> <br /> A woman who owned a boxcar, which was placed in Oildale, a nearby town north of Bakersfield, asked Haggard's father about the possibility of converting it into a house. He remodeled the boxcar, and soon after moved in, also purchasing the lot, where Merle Ronald Haggard was born on April 6, 1937. <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=haggardm&amp;celebrite=Merle-HAGGARD">Merle Haggard's Family Tree</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Are-You-Related-to-Merle-Haggard.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33907 Hudson, New York: Stone Plaque for City’s Original Universalist Church Found urn:md5:7f8808dc4e4d70d1efbac5da57012757 2015-04-03T10:15:00+02:00 2015-04-03T09:05:07+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/551dfd6389c10.image.jpg" />A recent discovery of a large, inscribed stone plaque from 1817 hearkens back to a religion that flourished in Hudson’s first full century but has disappeared entirely from the local landscape.<br /> <br /> The weighty plaque, measuring about 4 feet wide by 2 feet high, is inscribed, in an oval within the rectangular stone, “This House, erected by the first society of Universalists in the City of Hudson in the year of our LORD 1817.” <a href="http://www.registerstar.com/news/article_7087429c-d9aa-11e4-9716-3bcbd85585ef.html">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Hudson-New-York%3A-Stone-Plaque-for-Citys-Original-Universalist-Church-Found.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33942 Canada: Ottawa Museums and Archives Go Digital urn:md5:c9a3109f7eacdcd9574a941b154a07d7 2015-04-03T08:15:00+02:00 2015-04-03T09:07:54+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/the-ottawa-museums-and-archives-virtual-collections-catalogu.jpg" />Ottawa’s history is going online with the launch of the Ottawa Museums and Archives virtual collections catalogue.<br /> <br /> The virtual catalogue includes digitized records and artifacts ranging from old military gear to letters to old bylaws and maps. So far it has 34,000 records active on the website, and it will continue to grow. <a href="http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/city-archives-museums-go-digital">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Canada%3A-Ottawa-Museums-and-Archives-Go-Digital.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33943 Genealogy Software Updates of the Week urn:md5:e78dd19c37684247e0639aef9b6727b6 2015-04-02T16:15:00+02:00 2015-04-02T16:29:51+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Software <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/software-box.jpg" /><strong><a href="http://humogen.com/">HuMo-gen</a></strong> 5.1.1 <em>(Web Publishing - Windows - Freeware)</em><br /><br /> • Russian interface added.<br /> • Many improvements.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://www.syniumsoftware.com/macfamilytree/">MacFamilyTree</a></strong> 7.3.4 <em>(Full Featured - Mac - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • GEDCOM import issues fixed.<br /> • Duplicate search improved.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://itunes.apple.com/en/app/shoebox-by-1000memories/id472126139">Shoebox for iPhone and iPad</a></strong> 3.1 <em>(Mobile - Freeware)</em><br /><br /> • Bug fixes.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://www.tcgr.bufton.org">The Complete Genealogy Builder</a></strong> 2015 build 150329 <em>(Full Featured - Windows - Shareware)</em><br /><br /> • New: Control key shortcuts for Open Project (Ctrl+O), New Project (Ctrl+N), Save Project (Ctrl+S), and Exit (Ctrl+Q).<br /> • New: A new item under the Tools menu which will adjust the order of children within families where the order of the children recorded in the project is inconsistent with the order of their birth dates.<br /> • New: A new item under the Tools menu which will adjust the order of partners of individuals where the order of the partners recorded in the project is inconsistent with the order of their marriage dates.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://www.tcgr.bufton.org/">The Complete Genealogy Reporter</a></strong> 2015 build 150329 <em>(Family Books - Windows - Shareware)</em><br /><br /> • New: Control key shortcuts for Open GEDCOM File (Ctrl+O) and Exit (Ctrl+Q).<br /> • New: The ability to specify addition spacing before each of the main segments (Media references, Notes, Citations, Family details) of a narrative entry.<br /> • New: The ability to restrict the Index of Places, Index of Dates and Index of anniversaries to include only Births and Deaths, or only Births, Marriages and Deaths.<br /> • New: The ability to insert descriptions in the Index of Places for places that do not specifically appear in the data.<br /> • Improved: The hierarchical order of the Index of Places has been improved such that "France" will now appear before "France, Paris", which will appear before "France, Paris, Montmartre".<br /> • Improved: For media items are assigned only to sources, these will appear in the same order as the sources appear in the Sources section.<br /> • Improved: The specification of the width of thumbnail images previously provided a selection from 0.25 inches to 2 inches in 0.25 inch increments. This is now 0.2 inches to 2 inches in 0.1 inch increments.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://itunes.apple.com/en/app/family-chronicle/id435897167">Your Genealogy Today for iPhone and iPad</a></strong> 4.9.76 <em>(Mobile - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • New app interface.<br /> • Improved download speeds and performance.<br /> • Restore purchases fix.<br /> • Share now available.<br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33936 English Manor Rolls Go Online at Harvard Law School urn:md5:4ee64af8fe114fa086ee32f17e3703f9 2015-04-02T12:15:00+02:00 2015-04-02T08:50:43+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Manor-roll-16A-2-350x304.jpg" />Historical & Special Collections is pleased to announce that we have begun a multi-year project to conserve and digitize our collection of English manor rolls. <br /> <br /> The rolls came to Harvard over a century ago, purchased in 1892 and 1893 by Harvard Professor William James Ashley (1860-1927) from London bookseller James Coleman. In 1925 the College Library transferred the collection to the Harvard Law School Library. <a href="http://etseq.law.harvard.edu/2015/03/early-english-manor-rolls-go-online/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/English-Manor-Rolls-Go-Online-at-Harvard-Law-School.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33926 Queen Stunned by Inventory of historical Royal Gifts urn:md5:0d8395f08e8de41cc53d870cf0708ba9 2015-04-02T10:15:00+02:00 2015-04-02T08:48:10+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/2732805300000578-3021667-image-a-8_1427901422371.jpg" />The Queen is said to have been 'stunned' by the beauty of royal gifts given to her forebear George III after setting eyes on them for the first time.<br /> <br /> Her Majesty, who was attending the launch of a new digitised archive of Georgian royal papers at Windsor Castle, joked with guests that 'you don’t get gifts like that any more.' <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3021667/The-Queen-stunned-beauty-royal-presents-given-George-IV-seeing-time-jokes-don-t-gifts-like-more.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Queen-Stunned-by-Inventory-of-historical-Royal-Gifts.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33925 Bodies of Japanese WWII Soldiers Believed To Have Been Found in Palau Cave Sealed Off for 70 years urn:md5:ae685f26f589e013da5e928ab3179d05 2015-04-02T08:15:00+02:00 2015-04-02T08:45:56+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/6335746-3x4-340x453.jpg" />The bodies of six soldiers, believed to be Japanese troops who fought in World War II, have been discovered in a reopened cave in the tiny Pacific nation of Palau.<br /> <br /> The site — one of around 200 sealed caves on the island of Pelileu — was recently opened again for the first time in nearly 70 years. The caves were used when US and Japanese forces fought a fierce battle on the island's beaches in September 1944. <a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-04-01/japanese-wwii-soldiers-remains-found-in-palau-cave/6365980">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Bodies-of-Japanese-WWII-Soldiers-Believed-To-Have-Been-Found-in-Palau-Cave-Sealed-Off-for-70-years.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33924 David Cameron Reveals He Is Related to Kim Kardashian urn:md5:ddd55e5fb8ebd6920cce2453c726fe4d 2015-04-01T14:15:00+02:00 2015-04-01T14:16:28+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/cameron_3251779b.jpg" />David Cameron has said he is related to Kim Kardashian-West, the reality TV star. The Prime Minister said he was thirteenth cousin of the celebrity, who is married to rapper Kanye West.<br /> <br /> Asked by Heat magazine whether he watched the television show Keeping Up With The Kardashians, featuring Kim and her family, Mr Cameron volunteered: "No, but I'm related to them. Did you know I'm 13th cousins with them?" <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/david-cameron/11506560/David-Cameron-reveals-he-is-related-to-Kim-Kardashian.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/David-Cameron-Reveals-He-Is-Related-to-Kim-Kardashian.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33910 World's Oldest Person Misao Okawa Dies in Japan urn:md5:2bceaf6adbe54f90f6a4c134ed0f20ac 2015-04-01T12:15:00+02:00 2015-04-01T09:24:50+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Deceased People <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/_82048592_026171470-1.jpg" />The world's oldest living person, Japan's Misao Okawa, has died from heart failure at the age of 117. She died in a nursing home in Osaka, the city she was born in on 5 March 1898.<br /> <br /> She is survived by three children, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Ms Okawa was recognised in 2013 as the world's oldest living person, as well as the world's oldest living woman, by Guinness World Records. <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-32142212">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/World-s-Oldest-Person-Misao-Okawa-Dies-in-Japan.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33906 25th Anniversary of the Friends of the National Library of Australia urn:md5:8d3e51bd09ec75a8f23539e1d25ea0ad 2015-04-01T10:15:00+02:00 2015-04-01T09:14:50+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/gough.jpg" />2015 marks the 25th anniversary of the formation of Friends of the National Library of Australia.<br /> <br /> The Friends of the National Library was launched by Mr Whitlam at the inaugural Kenneth Myer Memorial Lecture on 5 April 1990. This was followed by a Friends Welcome Day on 7 April 1990 with the late Ruth Cracknell AO officiating. Approximately 2200 people attended this day and participated in a number of activities including behind the scenes tours. <a href="https://www.nla.gov.au/blogs/behind-the-scenes/2015/03/30/25th-anniversary-of-the-friends-of-the-national-library">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/25th-Anniversary-of-the-Friends-of-the-National-Library-of-Australia.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33905 Over 1,000 People Discovered at Medieval Cemetery Underneath the University of Cambridge, England urn:md5:a1267857bc21001e315919f2e0808263 2015-04-01T08:15:00+02:00 2015-04-01T09:12:05+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/medieval-cemetery-cambridge.jpeg" />Archaeologists working on a site at the University of Cambridge have reported the discovery of a cemetery belonging to a medieval hospital. They believe it is one of the largest graveyards of its kind found in Britain, with as many as 1500 people buried there.<br /> <br /> The first academic report of the excavations beneath the Old Divinity School at St John’s College, Cambridge, has been published in Archaeological Journal. <a href="http://www.medievalists.net/2015/03/31/medieval-cemetery-discovered-underneath-the-university-of-cambridge/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Over-1000-People-Discovered-at-Medieval-Cemetery-Underneath-the-University-of-Cambridge-England.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33904 Rare Medieval Devotional Panel Found by River Thames Goes on Show urn:md5:7822c857e73c44147f6b9fb6d14492fb 2015-03-31T11:15:00+02:00 2015-03-31T08:24:16+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/panel.jpg" />A rare medieval devotional panel is now on display at the Museum of London. Depicting the capture, trial and execution of Thomas, Earl of Lancaster, political rebel turned martyr, the object was discovered by archaeologists from MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology), whilst excavating by the River Thames in London.<br /> <br /> A fascinating piece of political propaganda and religious art, the panel is one of the largest and the finest examples of its kind. <a href="http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/03/2015/rare-medieval-devotional-panel-found-by-river-thames-goes-on-show">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Rare-Medieval-Devotional-Panel-Found-by-River-Thames-Goes-on-Show.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33900 The Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Libraries Joins the Flickr Commons urn:md5:5fd50c1117cdebb01f5caa4deb2fedb8 2015-03-31T09:15:00+02:00 2015-03-31T08:20:52+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/16243664643_7db19a7daf_b.jpg" />The VCU Libraries include prints, works of art, historic and medical artifacts, archives and manuscripts, maps and rare books and periodicals, as well as one of the largest collections of comic arts, book art, alternative newspapers and zines in the USA. <br /> <br /> The bulk of their shared items come from VCU Libraries Special Collections and Archives, but they also digitize and make available other resources in partnership with local institutions. <a href="https://blog.flickr.net/en/2015/03/25/welcome-vcu-libraries-to-the-flickr-commons/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/The-Virginia-Commonwealth-University-VCU-Libraries-Joins-the-Flickr-Commons.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33899 Tanzania: Legislators Call for Recovery of Stolen Unguja Archives urn:md5:797a32c4c41a4adbe330f79c9b5bf6eb 2015-03-31T07:15:00+02:00 2015-03-31T08:11:25+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/dra-picture-002.jpg" />Members of the Zanzibar House of Representatives are appealing to the general public and to institutions to recover lost and stolen archives.<br /> <br /> The appeal came after the House probe committee led by Mr Mahmoud Mohammed Mussa revealed the theft of important historical documents and souvenirs. <a href="http://allafrica.com/stories/201503302462.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Tanzania%3A-Legislators-Call-for-Recovery-of-Stolen-Unguja-Archives.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33898 King Richard III's Monumental Tomb Unveiled urn:md5:6ec67a160ab49f1983c7a789072be02f 2015-03-30T16:15:00+02:00 2015-03-30T09:45:26+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/dnews-files-2015-03-richard-III-tomb-revealed-150327-jpg.jpg" />King Richard III finally got his monumental burial this morning, 530 years after his death in battle. A 2.3-ton tombstone was lowered overnight into place, sealing the king beneath and marking Richard’s place of honor in Leicester cathedral.<br /> <br /> Coming from a quarry in North Yorkshire which Richard would have owned as the Duke of York, the Swaledale fossil stone sits on a slab of dark Kilkenny marble, inscribed with the king’s name, dates, motto and coat of arms. <a href="http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/king-richard-iiis-monumental-tomb-unveiled-150327.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/King-Richard-III-s-Monumental-Tomb-Unveiled.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33881 30,000 NYPD Crime Photographs Will Go Online urn:md5:4408e24abaf0431c58b206586db1ee48 2015-03-30T14:15:00+02:00 2015-03-30T09:43:21+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/municipalarchivescrime1.jpg" />From contorted corpses splayed on the sidewalk to errant streetcars lodged in storefronts, the New York Police Department (NYPD) has photographed crime scenes almost since the technology was available. <br /> <br /> A new grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, announced on Monday, will support the digitization of around 30,000 of these photographs from 1914 to 1975, making them viewable to the public for the first time. <a href="http://hyperallergic.com/193721/30000-nypd-crime-photographs-will-go-online/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/30000-NYPD-Crime-Photographs-Will-Go-Online.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33880 New Zealand: New Website Showcases World War I Footage urn:md5:9c249b4c3d2505ef042aa2a09c8b6992 2015-03-30T12:15:00+02:00 2015-03-30T09:39:13+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__15124.jpg" />New Zealand Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says a new website featuring previously unavailable film from World War I is an engrossing historical resource.<br /> <br /> Anzac: Sights & Sounds, from Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision, gives an evocative, insightful and compelling view of the conflict, using archival film footage gathered from across the world, recorded interviews, songs and photographs. <a href="http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA1503/S00436/new-website-showcases-world-war-i-footage.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/New-Zealand%3A-New-Website-Showcases-World-War-I-Footage.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33879 Library of Congress Acquires Rare Trove of Civil War Images urn:md5:2e9fe1c9dff180a877fc034ec2dcf3b7 2015-03-30T10:15:00+02:00 2015-03-30T09:35:31+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Civil_War_Images-2.jpg" />A Houston housewife who has quietly collected rare Civil War images for 50 years has sold more than 500 early photographs to the Library of Congress.<br /> <br /> The library announced the acquisition Sunday and is placing the first 77 images online. On Friday, 87-year-old Robin Stanford delivered the historic stereograph images from her collection to the library. <a href="http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/03/29/library-congress-acquires-rare-trove-civil-war-images-many-by-confederate/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Library-of-Congress-Acquires-Rare-Trove-of-Civil-War-Images.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33878