Genealogy Blog 2015-01-30T05:15:01+01:00 Geneanet urn:md5:137eeaa00c40515e81be86b078a43655 Dotclear Are You Related to Gene Hackman? urn:md5:339aad2b69ec72352c51a1543b4ee95f 2015-01-30T06:15:00+01:00 2015-01-28T10:21:23+01:00 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/hackmane.jpg" />Hackman was born on January 30, 1930, in San Bernardino, California, the son of Lyda Hackman (née Gray) and Eugene Ezra Hackman. He has a brother, Richard. <br /> <br /> He has Pennsylvania Dutch (German), English, and Scottish ancestry, and his mother was born in Canada. His family moved frequently, finally settling in Danville, Illinois, where they lived in the house of his English-born maternal grandmother, Beatrice. Hackman's father operated the printing press for the Commercial-News, a local paper.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=hackmane&amp;celebrite=Gene-HACKMAN">Gene Hackman's Family Tree</a><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Are-You-Related-to-Gene-Hackman.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33281 Scenes From the History of Snow Removal urn:md5:ee7ff9f710c7682b6b5a9d1ab996eade 2015-01-29T20:15:00+01:00 2015-01-29T21:02:01+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/uvmsctous2013-full_0.jpg" />In some areas, the weather outside is pretty frightful. And since you've no place to go but outside to shovel, get cozy and read about snow removal in the good old days.<br /> <br /> For a good stretch of American history, getting rid of snow was of no great concern. In fact, people actually wanted it around. While this might blow the minds of modern Northeasterners and Midwesterners, keep in mind that these were the days of the horse-drawn vehicle, not the Prius. <a href="http://mentalfloss.com/article/32006/scenes-history-snow-removal">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Scenes-From-the-History-of-Snow-Removal.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33301 Genealogy Software Updates of the Week urn:md5:bc4a8edca5102ae79db88c45c39bf0e0 2015-01-29T15:15:00+01:00 2015-01-29T16:03:00+01:00 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://itunes.apple.com/fr/app/geneanet/id405274427">GeneaNet pour iPhone &amp; iPad</a></strong> 2.14 <em>(Mobile - Freeware)</em><br /><br /> • Pictures can now be added to your family tree.<br /> • Added pictures gallery for each individual.<br /> • Minor bug fixes.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://humogen.com/">HuMo-gen</a></strong> 5.1 <em>(Web Publishing - Windows - Freeware)</em><br /><br /> • Added improved editor features.<br /> • Added international display settings.<br /> • Added Chinese language version. http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html4#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33296 Sold as Scrap, Richest Ottoman Archives in Bulgarian Library urn:md5:3c91ec11949432ee946328f0f368fae1 2015-01-29T08:15:00+01:00 2015-01-29T08:41:25+01:00 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/sofya-osmanli-arsiv1.JPG" />For more than a 100 years the Sofia National Library has hosted the culturally rich Ottoman archives. In particular, Ottoman experts and scientists have protected the archives that contain more than 1 million documents and at the same time have provided reading rooms for those who wish to access and study the documents.<br /> <br /> These documents at one point in history were sold in the streets of Bulgaria are now protected at the St. Cyril and Methodius National Library in Sofia. <a href="http://www.worldbulletin.net/turkey/153966/sold-as-scrap-richest-ottoman-archives-in-bulgarian-library">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Sold-as-Scrap-Richest-Ottoman-Archives-in-Bulgarian-Library.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33294 RELIC Program To Explore History of Creoles urn:md5:6f20e0ce0bbc670f37c0d20676c3c781 2015-01-28T13:15:00+01:00 2015-01-28T09:51:03+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/6551696_G.jpg" />Creole identity and culture have become uniquely associated with Louisiana and have both persisted and undergone dynamic change in our state's history, but who or what is Creole?<br /> <br /> The Calcasieu Parish Public Library is offering the public an opportunity to consider why Creole identity migrated among groups over history and how class, race, and culture have been used by writers of the Creole experience. <a href="http://www.kplctv.com/story/27953933/relic-program-to-explore-history-of-creoles">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/RELIC-Program-To-Explore-History-of-Creoles.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33280 Solo Tourists Banned in New Orleans' Oldest Cemetery urn:md5:5bc9f4e48b935ea27bd367aab149c445 2015-01-28T11:15:00+01:00 2015-01-28T09:47:47+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/012715-st-louis-cemetary-600.jpg" />A historic New Orleans cemetery that may have started New Orleans' tradition of above-ground crypts will soon be off-limits to tourists on their own because of repeated vandalism among the tombs, the Roman Catholic archdiocese that owns the property has announced.<br /> <br /> Starting in March, entry to St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 and its labyrinth of mausoleums will be restricted to the relatives of the dead buried there and to tourists whose guide is registered with the Archdiocese of New Orleans. <a href="http://www.philly.com/philly/living/travel/20150127_ap_b9ae153d80c3415288461dc6a035562e.html?c=r">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Solo-Tourists-Banned-in-New-Orleans-Oldest-Cemetery.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33279 British Library Opens National Newspaper Building urn:md5:1822fd9c59a22d92af45f19690cd6a4e 2015-01-28T09:15:00+01:00 2015-01-28T09:45:44+01:00 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/the-storage-void-of-the-new-british-library-national-newspaper-building-at-boston-spa-in-west-yorkshire-2.jpg" />The UK national newspaper collection, held by the British Library, is one of the greatest of its kind in the world. <br /> <br /> Spanning more than three centuries, it comprises local, regional and national newspapers from across the UK as well as many overseas titles. It is an invaluable historical resource for tens of thousands of researchers every year and continues to grow as some 1200 titles every week are received by the Library through legal deposit. <a href="http://www.bl.uk/press-releases/2015/january/british-library-opens-national-newspaper-building">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/British-Library-Opens-National-Newspaper-Building.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33278 More Union Writing Discovered at Brandy Station's Graffiti House in Virginia urn:md5:d4d161084d889e54f9cf9e9cab087874 2015-01-27T11:15:00+01:00 2015-01-27T09:19:25+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/54c5b5fd6bd9c.image.jpg" />A conservator working this week at the historic Graffiti House in Brandy Station has for the first time uncovered Civil War-era writing on the ground floor of the structure.<br /> <br /> The newest uncovered writing appears to be from Union soldiers, apparently during the period the house was used as part of the headquarters of Union Gen. Henry Prince, said Foundation President Jim McKinney. <a href="http://www.tricities.com/news/local/article_01619ea8-a50c-11e4-8d7f-ff86d5e5298d.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/More-Union-Writing-Discovered-at-Brandy-Station-s-Graffiti-House-in-Virginia.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33267 Santa Monica College Student Newspaper Archives Now Available Digitally urn:md5:8235a75517f391fc71f0c82681f13c69 2015-01-27T09:15:00+01:00 2015-01-27T09:11:50+01:00 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__14719.jpg" />Thousands of historic pages of the Santa Monica College newspaper, the Corsair, crumbling and fading with age, have now been safely preserved and converted into a more research-friendly digital format.<br /> <br /> The Corsair digital collection – representing 14,000 pages of Corsair editions from 1929 through 2011 – is now a searchable database hosted by the California Digital Newspaper Collection (CDNC), a virtual newsstand of historic and current California newspapers. <a href="http://www.smmirror.com/articles/News/Santa-Monica-College-Student-Newspaper-Archives-Now-Available-Digitally/42530">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Santa-Monica-College-Student-Newspaper-Archives-Now-Available-Digitally.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33266 Historic Collection of Documents To Remain in Lancashire County Archives, England urn:md5:64b1e105ab300bce4188fdc0029a7c3b 2015-01-26T10:15:00+01:00 2015-01-26T09:46:02+01:00 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_7/3498769.jpg" />A historic collection of documents covering the period between 1199 and 1947 has been saved for Lancashire.<br /> <br /> The Hulton Archive, of great significance both to the North-West and nationally, has been looked after by Lancashire County Council since 1943. It contains a major collection of medieval deeds and other material from the Middle Ages and documents which shed light on Lancashire as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. <a href="http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/11746808.Historic_collection_of_documents_to_remain_in_county_archives/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Historic-Collection-of-Documents-To-Remain-in-Lancashire-County-Archives-England.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33252 Genealogy: 2 Billion Individuals on Geneanet urn:md5:80386ece6354f749444c8093ba7e45aa 2015-01-26T08:00:00+01:00 2015-01-23T14:00:07+01:00 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-2-billion-individuals-00.jpg" />We are happy to announce that we have reached the milestone of 2 billion indexed individuals on Geneanet!<br /> <br /> It took almost 16 years to reach the milestone of one billion individuals, and only 2 years to index one billion more individuals.<br /> <br /> This is a new step: Geneanet becomes more and more useful and efficient for your genealogy research.<br /> <br /> That show our involvement in the free and collaborative genealogy: On Geneanet, you can create your family tree, search your ancestors and share with other members. The <a href="http://www.geneanet.org/privilege">Premium Membership</a> offers access to additional Geneanet services and options.<br /> <br /> We thank all of our members worldwide. You are our strength!<br /> <br /> <img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-2-billion-individuals-02.jpg" alt="EN-2-billion-individuals-01.jpg" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="EN-2-billion-individuals-01.jpg, Jan 2015" /><br /> <br /> Geneanet key figures:<br /> <br /> <ul> <li>2 billion individuals,</li> <li>2 million members,</li> <li>600,000 family trees,</li> <li>2 million unique visitors per month,</li> <li>Millions of old postcards, family pictures et archival records shared by our members.</li> </ul> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Genealogy%3A-2-Billion-Individuals-on-Geneanet.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33232 Are You Related to Ellen DeGeneres? urn:md5:9974b997aa86ce043b9fdf78c5774542 2015-01-26T06:15:00+01:00 2015-01-21T10:07:20+01:00 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/degenerese.jpg" />DeGeneres was born on January 26, 1958, in Metairie, Louisiana, the daughter of Elizabeth Jane "Betty" Pfeffer, a speech therapist, and Elliott Everett DeGeneres, an insurance agent. She has one brother, Vance, a musician and producer. <br /> <br /> She is of French, English, German, and Irish descent. She was raised as a Christian Scientist until age 13. In 1973, her parents filed for separation and were divorced the following year.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=degenerese&amp;celebrite=Ellen-DEGENERES">Ellen DeGeneres' Family Tree</a><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Are-You-Related-to-Ellen-DeGeneres.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33211 First World War Officer's Time Capsule Found Tucked Away in Storage at School History Department urn:md5:675d7b6aebe97eaf1958a357d73c254a 2015-01-25T21:15:00+01:00 2015-01-25T21:46:39+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/24F951B000000578-0-image-m-10_1422087095850.jpg" />The immaculate uniform, trench maps and belongings of a First World War officer have been discovered in his 'time capsule' trunk nearly 100 years after they were last folded away.<br /> <br /> The set of items includes the neatly folded uniform of Lieutenant Howard Hands, his officer's cap, belts, cigarette case, photographs, newspapers and even his bedpan. His own trench maps showing a network of secret tunnels and mine galleries that ran under enemy positions on the Western Front were also found in the stash. <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2924488/First-World-War-officer-s-time-capsule-containing-perfectly-preserved-uniform-trench-maps-newspapers-tucked-away-storage-school-history-department.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/First-World-War-Officer-s-Time-Capsule-Found-Tucked-Away-in-Storage-at-School-History-Department.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33244 In an Old Church, the Internet Archive Stores our Digital History urn:md5:07b0ed6795f04133a0bd60c554c3382b 2015-01-23T11:15:00+01:00 2015-01-23T09:32:42+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/5079018246_633d6a3ea0_o.jpg" />In San Francisco’s Richmond District, where Geary Boulevard meets Park Presidio, there stands a bright, white, defunct Christian Science church. There are big white columns out front, with pink steps leading up to iron double doors.<br /> <br /> But, what goes on inside this church is not quite what you’d expect. <a href="http://kalw.org/post/old-church-internet-archive-stores-our-digital-history">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/In-an-Old-Church-the-Internet-Archive-Stores-our-Digital-History.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33229 A 16th Century View of North America in the Vallard Atlas urn:md5:dfb0a0873765988f271409eba4f4ac16 2015-01-23T09:15:00+01:00 2015-01-23T09:29:39+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/vallard-atlas-north-America.jpg" />The prolific Dieppe school of Northern France produced some of the atlases with the most innovative and beautiful marginalia. <br /> <br /> The Vallard Atlas, which was made in 1547 and ascribed to the Dieppe cartography school, has a clearly Portuguese flavour due to either its anonymous creator or the model that inspired it. <a href="http://www.medievalists.net/2015/01/22/16th-century-view-north-america-vallard-atlas/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/A-16th-Century-View-of-North-America-in-the-Vallard-Atlas.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33228 Genealogy Software Updates of the Week urn:md5:0c651844e5624a9239a385d50542cdfe 2015-01-22T12:15:00+01:00 2015-01-22T12:52:01+01:00 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> 7.0.41 <em>(Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • When you are making a Backup, there is a new option to only copy files that have changed since the last backup to the same location.<br /> • When you are making a Backup, it will now remember your settings for Text, Picture, and Media files.<br /> • On the report: Lists, List of Surnames, there is a new option to select Ancestors of a person. <br /> <br /> <strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.geneanet.gw&amp;hl=fr">GeneaNet for Android</a></strong> 2.14 <em>(Mobile - Freeware)</em><br /><br /> • Pictures can now be added to your family tree.<br /> • Added pictures gallery for each individual.<br /> • Minor bug fixes.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://www.chronosnet.com/Products/iscrapbook.html">iScrapbook</a></strong> 5.0.1 <em>(Family Pictures - Mac - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Added 45+ all-new pre-designed templates with rich photo placeholders.<br /> • Added 13 drag-and-drop vintage water stains.<br /> • Added ability to convert text to outlines so the text is treated like any other shape.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/app/mobilefamilytree-7/id609547919">MobileFamilyTree for iPhone and iPad</a></strong> 7.3.2 <em>(Mobile - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Stability improvements using FamilySearch integration.<br /> • Issue displaying the correct name format resolved.<br /> • Further smaller bugs fixed.<br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html3#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33220 15th-Century Irish Town Found Near Medieval Castle urn:md5:22eeec6d5a88aa3735f5c0cf3c70ee52 2015-01-22T11:15:00+01:00 2015-01-22T10:00:00+01:00 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/irish-exvacation-settlement-670.jpg" />The medieval Dunluce Castle, located on the craggy rocks of Northern Ireland's coast, is neighbors with a mysterious stone settlement, according to a recent excavation.<br /> <br /> The castle dates back to the 15th century, and once housed the powerful MacQuillan family, which controlled a large amount of territory in Northern Ireland. On a recent dig, the Northern Ireland Environment Agency planned to uncover part of the lost 17th century town of Dunluce near the castle. <a href="http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/15th-century-irish-town-found-near-medieval-castle-150121.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/15th-Century-Irish-Town-Found-Near-Medieval-Castle.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33218 DNA Tests Suggest Kennewick Man Was Native American urn:md5:b092a90000039054f91ba6289ee09cac 2015-01-22T09:15:00+01:00 2015-01-22T09:58:02+01:00 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/Kennewick_Man_01.jpg" />Nearly two decades after the ancient skeleton called Kennewick Man was discovered on the banks of the Columbia River, the mystery of his origins appears to be nearing resolution.<br /> <br /> Genetic analysis is still under way in Denmark, but documents obtained through the federal Freedom of Information Act say preliminary results point to a Native-American heritage. <a href="http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.fr/2015/01/dna-tests-suggest-kennewick-man-was.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/DNA-Tests-Suggest-Kennewick-Man-Was-Native-American.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33217 Magna Carta Through the Ages Exhibition To Take Place in London, England urn:md5:ab71f48291e3536b58b3a7196e7435e4 2015-01-20T11:15:00+01:00 2015-01-20T10:09:45+01:00 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/Society-of-Antiquaries.jpg" />The Society of Antiquaries of London will launch a historic exhibition to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta. It will bring together and display, for the first time, the Society’s three copies of the charter.<br /> <br /> Magna Carta Through the Ages, which takes place from May 26th to July 31st, will explore the antiquarian interest in the charter through the centuries and the ways in which Magna Carta has continued to be relevant to successive generations. <a href="http://www.medievalists.net/2015/01/19/magna-carta-ages-exhibition-take-place-london/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Magna-Carta-Through-the-Ages-Exhibition-To-Take-Place-in-London-England.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33204 Inmates Volunteer for Family History Work, Indexing in Utah, Arizona and Idaho urn:md5:c2d4e88a4da32e6b766cdef5ba93fafd 2015-01-20T09:15:00+01:00 2015-01-20T10:13:26+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/25490997.jpg" />Inside county jails across Utah, Arizona and Idaho, nearly 2,300 inmates voluntarily meet as family history indexing teams to help organize genealogical records around the world.<br /> <br /> Using FamilySearch.org, the inmates view digital images of the genealogical records and enter the data into a document, which is then compiled into a searchable index and made available for public use, according to a news release. <a href="http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&amp;sid=33131183">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Inmates-Volunteer-for-Family-History-Work-Indexing-in-Utah-Arizona-and-Idaho.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33203 Pennsylvania has a new archivist to go with a new archives building urn:md5:da5afbfafbbd757f0b412b23f6cd77e7 2015-01-19T13:15:00+01:00 2015-01-19T09:29:45+01:00 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-Pennsylvania-State-Archives-Building-in-Harrisburg.jpg" />The windowless concrete slab of a building looms more than 20 stories over downtown Harrisburg near the state Capitol complex.<br /> <br /> The Pennsylvania State Archives building, used by scholars and the public, have more than 235 million pages of documents and manuscripts, 30,000 reels of microfilm containing images of county deeds, wills, mortgages and estate papers and more than 1 million special collection items such as photographs, negatives, maps, audio recordings and films. <a href="http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2015/01/18/Preserving-our-history/stories/201501120007">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Pennsylvania-has-a-new-archivist-to-go-with-a-new-archives-building.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33184 31 Rolls of Undeveloped Film from a Soldier in WWII Discovered and Processed urn:md5:1b9e35f548abf8253e5543c73eb012e9 2015-01-19T11:15:00+01:00 2015-01-19T09:27:10+01:00 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/ww2film.jpg" />Photographer Levi Bettweiser is the man behind the Rescued Film Project, an effort to find and rescue old and undeveloped rolls of film from the far corners of the world.<br /> <br /> He recently came across one of his biggest finds so far: 31 undeveloped rolls of film shot by a single soldier during World War II. Bettweiser tells us he found the film rolls in late 2014 at an auction in Ohio. About half the rolls were labeled with various location names (i.e. Boston Harbor, Lucky Strike Beach, LaHavre Harbor). <a href="http://petapixel.com/2015/01/16/31-rolls-undeveloped-film-soldier-wwii-discovered-processed/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/31-Rolls-of-Undeveloped-Film-from-a-Soldier-in-WWII-Discovered-and-Processed.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33183 DNA Tests Prove Scots Clan Are Viking not Irish urn:md5:133431812e17843fb951b219497cbc4a 2015-01-19T09:15:00+01:00 2015-01-19T09:24:57+01:00 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/DNA_CLAN_SHOCK_DN01-web2.jpg" />DNA tests on a Scottish clan have destroyed their claim to royal Irish ancestry – and proved they are Vikings.<br /> <br /> For centuries the MacNeil clan based on the Hebridean island of Barra have claimed to be descendants of a Ireland’s “greatest” King, Niall of the Nine Hostages. But hundreds of cheek swabs taken from Barra MacNeils as far away as Canada and Australia have proved that the blood of fierce Norse raiders runs through their veins. <a href="http://www.deadlinenews.co.uk/2015/01/15/dna-tests-prove-scots-clan-are-viking-not-irish/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/DNA-Tests-Prove-Scots-Clan-Are-Viking-not-Irish.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33182 The GeneaNet 'Individual Matches' urn:md5:b98f4a403f25d86d5bc7953fe4e8b860 2015-01-19T08:00:00+01:00 2015-01-19T09:36:27+01:00 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-individual-matches-v5-00.jpg" />The GeneaNet 'Individual Matches' allows you to automatically search the GeneaNet database for individuals which may match your ancestors.<br /> <br /> This powerful feature is reserved for GeneaNet Club Privilege members.<br /> <br /> Other GeneaNet members can search for 'Individual Matches' in the Archival Records and Indexes but not in the collaborative family trees. <p>Go to the page of an individual in your Online Family Tree (GeneWeb) then click the 'Individual Matches' tab:</p> <p><img title="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-individual-matches-v5-01.jpg" /></p> <p>This will open a new page with the list of the individuals that may match with your ancestor, as shown below:</p> <p><img title="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-individual-matches-v5-02.jpg" /></p> <p>If there are too many or not enough search results in the list, you can edit the search criteria:</p> <p>- Search by name variants<br /> - Search for exact first name or search for first names which contain the one of your ancestor<br /> - Ignore the place<br /> - Change the year range</p> <p>Click the 'Archive &amp; Indexes' box to search for 'Individual Matches' in the Archival Records and Indexes:</p> <p><img title="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-individual-matches-v5-03.jpg" /></p> <br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/The-GeneaNet-Individual-Matches.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33164 Geneanet Ranks #6 on Top 100 Genealogy Websites of 2015 urn:md5:ccae3084cf9fff0d8173a9d2c5e07b14 2015-01-18T12:15:00+01:00 2015-01-18T12:29:32+01:00 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/top-10-genealogy-website-2015.jpg" />GenealogyInTime Magazine has released the 2015 list of the Top 100 Genealogy Websites from around the world. The list is the end product of an extensive and exhaustive evaluation of thousands of genealogy websites. It is the most comprehensive list available on the genealogy industry.<br /> <br /> Geneanet ranks #6 (Geneanet was ranked #7 last year).<br /> <br /> And Geneanet ranks #3 in the Top 10 Free Genealogy Websites of 2015.<br /> <br /> GenealogyInTime Magazine says: "Geneanet moved up one position to number 6. It is the top French genealogy website and it specializes in family trees. Over the years, we have seen Geneanet slowly move up the rankings from the number 9 position in 2012 to where it is today. It continues to grow in popularity, having 2 million members and some 600,000 family trees."<br /> <br /> We thank all of our members for their support, and we will continue to develop tools and services to help you in your genealogy research.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.genealogyintime.com/articles/top-100-genealogy-websites-of-2015-page02.html">Top 100 Genealogy Websites of 2015</a><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Geneanet-Ranks-6-on-Top-100-Genealogy-Websites-of-2015.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33171 Are You Related to Jim Carrey? urn:md5:62dcb5c548093ee5eff94d5a80d31413 2015-01-17T06:15:00+01:00 2015-01-14T10:43:02+01:00 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-Jim_Carrey_2008.jpg" />James Eugene Carrey was born on January 17, 1962, in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada, to Kathleen (née Oram), a homemaker, and Percy Carrey (1927–1994), a musician and accountant. He has three older siblings, John, Patricia, and Rita. He was raised Roman Catholic. <br /> <br /> His mother was of French, Irish, and Scottish descent and his father was of French-Canadian ancestry (the family's original surname was Carré). <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=carreyj&amp;celebrite=Jim-CARREY">Jim Carrey's Family Tree</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Are-You-Related-to-Jim-Carrey.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33125 Battle of Waterloo: Search for UK Soldiers' Descendants urn:md5:bb4dd4e8933c12f3039b5ed8641c0f22 2015-01-17T00:15:00+01:00 2015-01-17T00:45:48+01:00 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/_80199155_80199149.jpg" />A search is being launched for Britons whose ancestors fought at Waterloo, on the 200th anniversary of Britain and its allies' victory over Napoleon.<br /> <br /> Hundreds of thousands of people in the UK are estimated to have relatives who fought in June 1815. The campaign is one of several events planned to commemorate a turning point in European history. <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-30773030">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Battle-of-Waterloo%3A-Search-for-UK-Soldiers-Descendants.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33169 British Library Endangered Archives: 4 Million Images Now Online! urn:md5:06097b12beec9550a0740f615b804e1e 2015-01-16T13:15:00+01:00 2015-01-16T10:14:17+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/6a00d8341c464853ef01b8d0bfb6ba970c-800wi.jpg" />The Endangered Archives Programme is celebrating reaching over 4 million images available in their online collections. <br /> <br /> The three new projects online this month have moved them over this milestone. These are EAP532, EAP584 and EAP676. They come from Nigeria, India and Nepal. <a href="http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/endangeredarchives/2015/01/new-online-collections-january-2015-4-million-images-now-online.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/British-Library-Endangered-Archives%3A-4-Million-Images-Now-Online.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33161 Rare World War I Exhibits To Go on Display in Mogilev, Belarus urn:md5:ab4a8e85bf3f07f03ef1edea056e081f 2015-01-16T11:15:00+01:00 2015-01-16T10:10:01+01:00 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_7/001629_00000078739.jpg" />Rare World War I exhibits will be displayed at the Mogilev Requiem exhibition due to open at the Mogilev Regional History Museum on 17 January, BelTA learned from senior fellow of the Mogilev Regional History Museum Lyudmila Tomchik.<br /> <br /> Last year, the whole world celebrated the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War 1914-1918 which has become one of the largest armed conflicts in the history of mankind. <a href="http://eng.belta.by/all_news/culture/Rare-World-War-I-exhibits-to-go-on-display-in-Mogilev_i_78739.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Rare-World-War-I-Exhibits-To-Go-on-Display-in-Mogilev-Belarus.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33160 Where Have All the Scots Irish Gone? Numbers Way Down urn:md5:a473beea768013b8e1866da33c9ce409 2015-01-16T09:15:00+01:00 2015-01-16T10:07:29+01:00 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/MI_Still_from_How_the_Scots_Irish.jpg" />The 2013 census survey showed 3 million Americans with Scots Irish ancestry in 2013. That’s way down from 5.4 million in the 2006 census.<br /> <br /> It is not clear what caused the drop, but it does seem that Scots Irish ancestry is far less valued than it used to be or people are just referring to Irish ancestry if the census figures are correct. In 2013 33 million Americans were of Irish descent according to the latest figures. The combined total is 36 million of Irish extraction if you include the 3 million Scots Irish. <a href="http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/ancestry/Where-have-all-the-Scots-Irish-gone-Numbers-way-down.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Where-Have-All-the-Scots-Irish-Gone-Numbers-Way-Down.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33159 Genealogy Software Updates of the Week urn:md5:a3108efab9f43fecf9ef953acbe234b4 2015-01-15T13:15:00+01:00 2015-01-17T00:48:39+01:00 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://sorky.net/Joomla/index.php/blog/24-genealogy-1">Family Tree Helper</a></strong> 1.0 <em>(Other Tools - Windows - Freeware)</em> <strong>NEW!</strong><br /><br /> • A new way to pass raw text into a format that most genealogy applications/sites can understand (GEDCOM files).<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=nu.sundin.gedexplorer">GEDexplorer for Android</a></strong> 1.15 <em>(Mobile - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Bug fixes.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://www.chronosnet.com/Products/iscrapbook.html">iScrapbook</a></strong> 5.0 <em>(Family Pictures - Mac - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • New: 3D Headlines (control lighting, 3D perspective, materials, reflections, more).<br /> • New: Paper texture overlays for photos (33 overlays in 6 categories: folded, crumpled, canvas, linen, textured, paint).<br /> • New: Glass texture overlays for photos (8 overlays).<br /> • New: "Old film look" overlays for photos (8 overlays in 3 categories: dust &amp; scratches, dust, crackle).<br /> • New: Auto Enhance for one-click corrections to photos.<br /> • New: 8 Vintage photo effects: B&amp;W, B/W High Contrast, B/W Low Contrast, Fade, Warm, Cool, Bold, Instant.<br /> • New: Vibrance photo effect.<br /> • New: Line Art photo effect.<br /> • New: Straighten photos.<br /> • More…<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/legacystories/id595257747">LegacyStories</a></strong> 1.9 <em>(Mobile - Freeware)</em><br /><br /> • Metadata change.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://www.tcgr.bufton.org/">The Complete Genealogy Reporter</a></strong> 2015 build 150108 <em>(Family Books - Windows - Shareware)</em><br /><br /> • Fixed: When the analysis is generation limited, spouses of the last reported generation were not appearing in the Descendants Chart.<br /> • Improved: Translations for German reports.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/timeline-3d-make-present-timelines/id522442098">Timeline 3D for iPhone and iPad</a></strong> 2.1.2 <em>(Timeline - Mobile - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Fixes crashing bug with AirPlay presentations on iOS 8.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://www.johncardinal.com/tmgutil/">TMG Utility</a></strong> 7.3 Build 3 <em>(Other Tools - Windows - Freeware)</em><br /><br /> • Fixed a bug in Change Place Parts where [DETAIL] was not recognized in a text value.<br /> • Fixed a bug in Change Citation Parts where setting Detail1, Detail2, etc., did not work.<br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html2#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33138 132-Year-Old Rifle Found Leaning on Tree in Nevada Park urn:md5:1778df78a76359613f736e4424b35433 2015-01-15T09:15:00+01:00 2015-01-15T09:45:38+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/635568417205435215-old-gun-combo.jpg" />A 132-year-old rifle was the last thing Great Basin National Park officials were expecting to wander across.<br /> <br /> There are still a lot of questions around the discovery of a Winchester Model 1873 Rifle recovered by Great Basin National Park archaeologists in November 2014. The rifle had been "exposed to the sun, wind, snow and rain" and was found leaning against a tree in the park. <a href="http://www.9news.com/story/news/weird/2015/01/14/rifle-tree-great-basin-national-park/21758445/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/132-Year-Old-Rifle-Found-Leaning-on-Tree-in-Nevada-Park.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33135 Treasure Trove of Historic Pictures To Be Unveiled in South Essex, England urn:md5:977fcc3e473b42b5fc813e251d4ef9ab 2015-01-14T13:15:00+01:00 2015-01-14T10:29:05+01:00 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_7/3471397.jpg" />Thousands of historic pictures of Hadleigh and Thundersely will be made available to the public after a community group received £10,000 of Lottery cash.<br /> <br /> The Heritage Lottery Fund awarded Hadleigh and Thundersley Community Archive £10,000 to scan and publish thousands of donated photographs and postcards. The huge archive, from prominent collectors and powerful families, will be made freely available in slide shows, books and online. <a href="http://www.clactonandfrintongazette.co.uk/news/south_essex_news/11713662.Treasure_trove_of_historic_pictures_to_be_unveiled/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Treasure-Trove-of-Historic-Pictures-To-Be-Unveiled-in-South-Essex-England.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33124 The Most Requested Photo in the U.S. National Archives is of Nixon and Elvis urn:md5:e724136fc1a020138b7199eb07bea24e 2015-01-14T11:15:00+01:00 2015-01-14T10:26:12+01:00 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/dgbvmepopy5qme39f6em.jpg" />What do you suppose the most requested photo from the U.S. National Archives might be? Troops raising the American flag on Iwo Jima? That sailor kissing a random woman at the end of WWII? Nope. It's Richard Nixon shaking Elvis Presley's hand.<br /> <br /> The meeting took place in the Oval Office on December 21, 1970 and the photo itself is pretty surreal. But the official meeting notes are somehow even more bizarre. <a href="http://factually.gizmodo.com/the-most-requested-photo-in-the-national-archives-is-of-1678324964">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/The-Most-Requested-Photo-in-the-US-National-Archives-is-of-Nixon-and-Elvis.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33123 Wales and Waterloo: Napoleonic Tales Among Archive Cash urn:md5:48894b3ff258ceab1edf4c48081d3322 2015-01-14T09:15:00+01:00 2015-01-14T10:24:06+01:00 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/_80174677_williams004_ceredigionarchives.jpg" />A letter marking the Battle of Waterloo is among important Welsh archives being preserved with the help of £40,000.<br /> <br /> Written by the son of a Cardiganshire farmer, Morris Williams tells his parents "thank the Lord" for protecting him as he faced Napoleon's troops. The letter held by the Ceredigion Archives is undergoing careful conservation work, along with documents from four other Welsh archives. <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-30755518">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Wales-and-Waterloo%3A-Napoleonic-Tales-Among-Archive-Cash.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33122 What Happens To Your Data After You're Dead? urn:md5:1b3e0861b8b83d45ed25c74076045133 2015-01-12T08:00:00+01:00 2015-01-09T16:41:38+01:00 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-your-data-after-youre-dead-00.jpg" />You have a Geneanet family tree and you have uploaded family pictures and archival records. What will happen to your data after you're dead?<br /> <br /> This is the question that many people ask.<br /> <br /> Geneanet offers to write your will and to explain what should happen to your Geneanet family tree and data after you're dead.<br /><br /> <strong>Who owns your data on Geneanet?</strong><br /> <br /> You own your Geneanet data.<br /> <br /> Each Geneanet data is linked to a single account and every member can delete their data at any time (family tree, pictures, archival records, etc.)<br /> <br /> Geneanet don't keep your data and personal information after you have deleted your account.<br /> <br /> Geneanet will never sell your data and will never share it with third parties.<br /> <br /> <strong>And what happens to your data after you're dead?</strong><br /> <br /> To write your will, go to the 'Personal Options' menu, then click the 'Your Geneanet Account After You Die' tab, or <a href="https://www.geneanet.org/profile/genealogical/testimony">simply click here</a>.<br /> <br /> <img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-your-data-after-youre-dead-01.jpg" alt="EN-your-data-after-youre-dead-01.jpg" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="EN-your-data-after-youre-dead-01.jpg, Jan 2015" /><br /> <br /> On this page, you can easily say if you want your data to be deleted or not, and explain why.<br /> <br /> If Geneanet is notified about the death of a member and if the 'Delete data' option is set to 'Yes', their account and data will be immediately deleted.<br /> <br />If the 'Delete data' option is set to 'No', data will still be available to Geneanet visitors but newsletters will not be send anymore to the given email address. This is a good way to memorialise the genealogy research of a loved one.<br /> <br /> This is an important topic. Take a few minutes to write your Geneanet will.<br /> <br /> <p align="center"><a href="https://www.geneanet.org/profile/genealogical/testimony">Your Geneanet Account After You Die</a></p> <br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/What-Happens-To-Your-Data-After-You-re-Dead.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33097 Are You Related to Lee Van Cleef? urn:md5:a6bf9f9a7a67de45fec07cd9e03b1dd1 2015-01-09T06:15:00+01:00 2015-01-07T08:48:03+01:00 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/clarenceleroyvanclec.jpg" />Clarence Leroy "Lee" Van Cleef, Jr. was born on January 9, 1925 in Somerville, New Jersey, the son of Marion Levinia (née Van Fleet) and Clarence LeRoy Van Cleef Sr. Both of his parents were of Dutch ancestry. The rumor that Van Cleef's mother was also of Indonesian ancestry has been proven false.<br /> <br /> At the age of 17, Van Cleef obtained his high school diploma early in his senior year in order to enlist in the United States Navy in September, 1942.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=clarenceleroyvanclec&amp;celebrite=Lee-VAN+CLEEF">Lee Van Cleef's Family Tree</a><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Are-You-Related-to-Lee-Van-Cleef.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33059 Genealogy Software Updates of the Week urn:md5:416e7c75ff68c0f43e948e8a4af2d8a1 2015-01-08T12:15:00+01:00 2015-01-15T11:49:01+01:00 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> 7.0.39 <em>(Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Sometimes the Descendant Box Chart would print a child name and not 'see children above' when you had the option set to not show duplicates caused by a cousin marriage. Fixed.<br /> • When typing in new text on the Notes tab for a person, pressing the TAB key was not moving the cursor. Fixed.<br /> • CTRL+X was not working correctly for Event Notes. Fixed.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://itunes.apple.com/en/app/build-your-family-tree/id368369914">Build Your Family Tree for iPhone and iPad</a></strong> 7.10 <em>(Mobile - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Minor performance improvement.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/storypress-app/id789604985">StoryPress for iPhone and iPad</a></strong> 3.4 <em>(Mobile - Freeware)</em><br /><br /> • Bug fixes.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://www.jacobboerema.nl/en/Freeware.htm">Transcript</a></strong> 2.4.1 build 103 beta <em>(Transcriptions &amp; Indexes - Windows - Freeware)</em><br /><br /> • Add: Link to Transcript on Facebook.<br /> • Add: Link to buy Transcript Pro.<br /> • Updated the help file a bit.<br /> • Fix: Crash when trying to load a bmp image that has a non standard (or no) extension.<br /> • Change message when locale folder not found.<br /> • Some internal reordering of code, no change in functionality.<br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33074 1795 Time Capsule Opened, Centuries After Revere and Adams Buried It urn:md5:2c592fa1ed1e9addec792ab17c7e3bf2 2015-01-08T10:15:00+01:00 2015-01-08T09:10:39+01:00 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__14651.jpg" />More than 200 years after Samuel Adams and Paul Revere first buried it in Boston, it took an hour to remove all the objects crammed inside a tiny time capsule.<br /> <br /> Onlookers anxiously watched the unveiling Tuesday, worrying the items might not have weathered the years very well. <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2015/01/06/us/feat-paul-revere-sam-adams-boston-time-capsule/">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/1795-Time-Capsule-Opened-Centuries-After-Revere-and-Adams-Buried-It.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33072 Jersey Deportees to Australia Shown in Archive Book urn:md5:c2c58ce804e2ad23939ed7e2e5eaf4dc 2015-01-08T08:15:00+01:00 2015-01-08T09:10:24+01:00 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/_80099795_book4.jpg" />A cattle thief and a brothel owner who murdered a police officer were among Jersey residents deported to Australia in the 19th Century.<br /> <br /> A book showing details of deportees has been made public by the Jersey Archive. The Transportation Register is the last of its kind and also includes information on more than 60 convicts sent from the island to Australia. <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-jersey-30660043">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Jersey-Deportees-to-Australia-Shown-in-Archive-Book.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33073 Robert Wolfe, Expert Who Oversaw German WWII Records, Dies at 93 urn:md5:35b3d13aef96c53e2a81ad1276df5265 2015-01-07T08:15:00+01:00 2015-01-07T08:28:24+01:00 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/Robert_Wolfe.jpg" />Robert Wolfe, who for more than 30 years served as a specialist in Nazi Germany at the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, has died. He was 93.<br /> <br /> Wolfe died Dec. 9 of respiratory failure at a suburban hospital, his son Marc Wolfe confirmed Monday. Wolfe joined the archives in 1961 and worked there until his retirement in 1995, though he continued to serve as a consultant and help researchers as a volunteer, his son said. <a href="http://www.stripes.com/news/robert-wolfe-expert-who-oversaw-german-wwii-records-dies-at-93-1.322459">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Robert-Wolfe-Expert-Who-Oversaw-German-WWII-Records-Dies-at-93.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33058 Hidden World War II Battlefields Reveal Germans' Tactics urn:md5:71d6bc238fbe1486e23a0884fafe914b 2015-01-06T08:15:00+01:00 2015-01-06T09:08:57+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/german-foxhole.jpg" />Deep in the forests of northwestern Europe, the ghosts of battle from World War II remain. These landscapes preserve troves of bomb craters, trenches and even the remains of supply depots — all of which have not been well studied until now.<br /> <br /> These battleground remnants may shed new light on logistical support of German field armies and the impact of Allied bombings, researchers said in a new study. <a href="http://news.discovery.com/history/hidden-world-war-ii-battlefields-reveal-germans-tactics-150105.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Hidden-World-War-II-Battlefields-Reveal-Germans-Tactics.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33049 The Stories Behind the Forgotten Cemetery in Northeast El Paso, Texas urn:md5:cd1ecf64f596dce033a3acaaf54876b8 2015-01-05T10:15:00+01:00 2015-01-05T08:20:27+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/20150104__EPT-L-Cemetery-0105_p3.jpg" />Deep in the heart of Northeast El Paso sits a mostly forgotten cemetery--the final resting place for thousands of people, many unclaimed and unidentified.<br /> <br /> One of the oldest cemeteries in El Paso County, the McGill Pauper Cemetery dates back to the 1930s and is home to heroes and outlaws, as well as the poor and homeless who had no families or whose families could not afford a funeral for them. <a href="http://www.elpasotimes.com/news/ci_27256789/stories-behind-forgotten-cemetery-northeast-el-paso">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/The-Stories-Behind-the-Forgotten-Cemetery-in-Northeast-El-Paso-Texas.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33036 Top 10 GeneaNet Blog Posts of 2014 urn:md5:ac8cc18a2c32a8d4d41a978b5a351415 2015-01-05T08:00:00+01:00 2014-12-31T12:58:25+01:00 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-top-10-blog-posts-00.jpg" />GeneaNet wish you a Happy New Year!<br /> <br /> 2014 has gone by. It was a great year for genealogy and for GeneaNet.<br /> <br /> As we look towards the new year, let's take a moment to have a look to the top 10 GeneaNet blog posts of 2014. <br /> Most popular GeneaNet blog posts of 2014:<br /> <br /> 1. <a href="http://www.geneanet.org/genealogyblog/index.php/post/2014/05/Groundbreaking-Geographic-Population-Structure-GPS-Tool-Finds-your-Ancestors-Genealogy-Family-Tree-and-History.html">Groundbreaking Geographic Population Structure (GPS) Tool Finds your Ancestors, Genealogy, Family Tree and History</a><br /> <br /> 2. <a href="http://www.geneanet.org/genealogyblog/index.php/post/2014/03/How-To-Export-a-GEDCOM-File-from-your-Personal-Genealogy-Software.html">How To Export a GEDCOM File from your Personal Genealogy Software?</a><br /> <br /> 3. <a href="http://www.geneanet.org/genealogyblog/index.php/post/2014/02/200-Year-Old-Douche-Found-Under-New-York-s-City-Hall.html">200-Year-Old Douche Found Under New York's City Hall</a><br /> <br /> 4. <a href="http://www.geneanet.org/genealogyblog/index.php/post/2014/07/Sex-And-The-City-Star-Cynthia-Nixon-Is-Shocked-To-Find-her-Ancestor-Murdered-her-Abusive-Husband-with-an-Axe.html">Sex And The City Star Cynthia Nixon Is Shocked To Find her Ancestor Murdered her Abusive Husband with an Axe</a><br /> <br /> 5. <a href="http://www.geneanet.org/genealogyblog/index.php/post/2014/06/Skeletons-of-800-Babies-Infants-Believed-To-Be-Buried-at-Bon-Secours-Sisters-Site-in-Ireland.html">Skeletons of 800 Babies, Infants Believed To Be Buried at Bon Secours Sisters Site in Ireland</a><br /> <br /> 6. <a href="http://www.geneanet.org/genealogyblog/index.php/post/2014/05/A-Retiree-Digitizes-27-Million-Old-Newspaper-Pages-in-His-Living-Room-and-Libraries-Fight-to-Catch-Up.html">A Retiree Digitizes 27 Million Old Newspaper Pages in His Living Room (and Libraries Fight to Catch Up)</a><br /> <br /> 7. <a href="http://www.geneanet.org/genealogyblog/index.php/post/2014/01/Franklin-County-North-Carolina%3A-State-Led-Destruction-of-Town-Archives-Leaves-Historians-and-Citizens-Devastated.html">Franklin County, North Carolina: State-Led Destruction of Town Archives Leaves Historians and Citizens Devastated</a><br /> <br /> 8. <a href="http://www.geneanet.org/genealogyblog/index.php/post/2014/02/Naval-Archivists-Discover-Trove-of-Never-Before-Seen-Photographs-from-Spanish-American-Conflict-of-1898.html">Naval Archivists Discover Trove of Never Before Seen Photographs from Spanish-American Conflict of 1898</a><br /> <br /> 9. <a href="http://www.geneanet.org/genealogyblog/index.php/post/2014/09/500-Child-Skeletons-Found-in-Workhouse-Mass-Grave-Tell-of-Struggles-During-the-Irish-Great-Hunger.html">500 Child Skeletons Found in Workhouse Mass Grave Tell of Struggles During the Irish Great Hunger</a><br /> <br /> 10. <a href="http://www.geneanet.org/genealogyblog/index.php/post/2014/01/DNA-Shows-Irish-People-Have-More-Complex-Origins-Than-Previously-Thought.html">DNA Shows Irish People Have More Complex Origins Than Previously Thought</a><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Top-10-GeneaNet-Blog-Posts-of-2014.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33019 Are You Related to Patty Loveless? urn:md5:47a95be1fe46e1b6d1c6fceef1e09f42 2015-01-04T06:15:00+01:00 2014-12-17T11:05:23+01:00 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/lovelessp.jpg" />Patty Lee Ramey was born on January 4, 1957, the sixth of seven children to John and Naomie Ramey outside of Pikeville, Kentucky on 4 January 1957. Although born in Pikeville, the family lived in Elkhorn City, Kentucky where her father was a coal miner.<br /> <br /> Patty Ramey's interest in music started when she was a young child. In 1969, when she was twelve, the Ramey family moved to Louisville, Kentucky in search of medical care for John Ramey, who was afflicted with "Black Lung Disease" (Coalworker's pneumoconiosis). Patty would attend Fairdale Jr. High school for two years, and Fairdale High for four, graduating in 1975.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=lovelessp&amp;celebrite=Patty-LOVELESS">Patty Loveless' Family Tree</a><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Are-You-Related-to-Patty-Loveless.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32948 Did You Know That Geneanet Is Now Responsive? urn:md5:7cb01f4d91001c44873e849eeff7ba2d 2015-01-02T06:00:00+01:00 2015-01-02T07:52:44+01:00 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-v5-responsive-00.jpg" />Almost all of the pages of Geneanet are now responsive.<br /> <br /> It means that the Geneanet layout automatically adapts itself to a particular viewing environment such as desktop, tablet or mobile.<br /> <br /> You can now browse Geneanet wherever you are!<br /> <br /> <img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-v5-responsive-01.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Did-You-Know-That-Geneanet-Is-Now-Responsive.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32897 Genealogy Software Updates of the Week urn:md5:956302d619d0eb02fa7b9f5d8d6d32c8 2014-12-31T11:15:00+01:00 2015-01-15T11:49:27+01:00 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> 4.5.0 <em>(Transcriptions &amp; Indexes - Windows - Freeware)</em><br /><br /> • Added support for new Family Historian 6 witness roles for associated individuals.<br /> • There is now an extended birth support option to enter birthplace, age and date of birth fields for parents in baptisms, marriages, deaths and burials and for spouse in deaths and burials.<br /> • Added a new parameter option to ASSOCLIST for auto-text templates that use associated individual entries.<br /> • Updated various auto-text templates to take advantage of ability to use witness roles in Family Historian 6.<br /> • There are now 3 new functions available for Auto-text templates AND, OR, NOT.<br /> • It is now possible to drag and drop a file onto the image viewer as an alternative to selecting the file using the 'Select File…' button.<br /> • When adding list items (e.g. relationships) to census templates there is now an option to duplicate the items from a similar column in another template.<br /> • Added a new individual gender auto-text template sub-tag WIDOWWIDOWER.<br /> • And much more.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dnamatch4ipad/id695164642">DNAMatch4iPad</a></strong> 2.0 <em>(Mobile - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • You can now enter a partial name in the search part to search for matches.<br /> • You can now import matches from GEDMatch.com.<br /> • The popup view from the list view has been replaced with a full fledged Surnames detail view. You can now add Notes and Locations to a surname with the new Surnames Detail view. You can also see the profiles that are associated with the surname in the detail view.<br /> • Locations that have been added to a Surname can now be used in querying the DNAMatch project databases.<br /> • The Surnames List View can now be sorted either alphabetically by Surname or by the number of profiles that the surname is associated with.<br /> • You can now edit the Note field in a Person's profile from the popup view of the profile in the Matches grid.<br /> • Minor bugs and performance improvements.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.geneanet.sauvonsTombes">Geneagraves for Android</a></strong> 1.2 <em>(Mobile - Freeware)</em><br /><br /> • New Statistics section.<br /> • New Place Information section (number of pictures, link to the pictures).<br /> • Places are now sorted by nearby area in the search results list.<br /> • Bug fixes.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://genealone.com/">Genealone</a></strong> New Hosting Plans <em>(Web Publishing - Windows, Mac, Linux - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Current Genealone hosting plans have been upgraded with more disk space. Genealone Basic now goes with 500 MB and Genealone Pro now goes with 1 GB of disk space.<br /> • Two more hosting plans have been introduced: Genealone Pro+ is similar to Genealone Pro and goes with 4GB of disk space; Genealone Pro WP is hosting of a WordPress site with Genealone WP plugin installed.<br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html4#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33018 Old Delaware Newspapers Sorted, Cataloged urn:md5:af705afd9fc8b67f83b84fff96167bdd 2014-12-31T09:15:00+01:00 2014-12-31T09:46:31+01:00 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/B9315587438Z.1_20141228173639_000_GKQ9FGVQ7.1-0.jpg" />For a historian or genealogist, local newspapers have always been a productive resource. And Delaware is a prime example.<br /> <br /> From its beginnings, more than 300 years ago, Delaware has been home to more than 200 local newspapers throughout its three counties. Since the early 1700s, residents have depended on a local newspaper for local, state, national and international news along with the latest in social events, gossip, opinion, advertisements and obituaries. <a href="http://www.delawareonline.com/story/life/2014/12/31/old-delaware-newspapers-sorted-cataloged/20975945/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Old-Delaware-Newspapers-Sorted-Cataloged.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33017 Tiny French Village Appeals For Funds To Turn Soldier's Bedroom That Has Remained Untouched for Almost 100 Years Into Museum urn:md5:9a10bd311f331997d08f8c5cf390af65 2014-12-30T11:15:00+01:00 2014-12-30T10:04:53+01:00 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_7/24514CF000000578-2890270-image-a-3_1419873674192.jpg" />A tiny village in central France is appealing for funds to help preserve the bedroom of a First World War soldier that has remained completely unchanged since his death in 1918.<br /> <br /> Dragoons' Second lieutenant Hubert Rochereau died in the back of a British field ambulance after being wounded during fighting for the village of Loker in Belgium almost 100 years ago. His body was originally buried in a British cemetery, and his parents, who initially had no idea where their son's body was, decided to preserve his old bedroom as a permanent shrine. <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2890270/Tiny-French-village-appeals-funds-turn-soldier-s-bedroom-remained-untouched-100-years-museum.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Tiny-French-Village-Appeals-For-Funds-To-Turn-Soldier-s-Bedroom-That-Has-Remained-Untouched-for-Almost-100-Years-Into-Museum.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33002 Blue-Eyed Humans Have a Single, Common Ancestor urn:md5:06f2707589d633a7e5d16aa700b546af 2014-12-30T09:15:00+01:00 2014-12-30T10:02:32+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/080130170343-large.jpg" />New research shows that people with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor. Scientists have tracked down a genetic mutation which took place 6,000-10,000 years ago and is the cause of the eye color of all blue-eyed humans alive on the planet today.<br /> <br /> "Originally, we all had brown eyes," said Professor Hans Eiberg from the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine. "But a genetic mutation affecting the OCA2 gene in our chromosomes resulted in the creation of a "switch," which literally "turned off" the ability to produce brown eyes." <a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/01/080130170343.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Blue-Eyed-Humans-Have-a-Single-Common-Ancestor.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33000 Are You Related to Del Shannon? urn:md5:83bb7757d88fa1736b4f72d6d0525f7d 2014-12-30T06:15:00+01:00 2014-12-17T10:56:39+01:00 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-Del_Shannon_1965.jpg" />Charles Weedon Westover was born on December 30, 1934, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and grew up in nearby Coopersville. He learned ukulele and guitar and listened to country and western music, including Hank Williams, Hank Snow, and Lefty Frizzell. <br /> <br /> He was drafted into the Army in 1954, and while in Germany played guitar in a band called the Cool Flames. When his service ended, he returned to Battle Creek, Michigan, and worked as a carpet salesman and as a truck driver in a furniture factory. He found part-time work as a rhythm guitarist in singer Doug DeMott's group called Moonlight Ramblers, working at the Hi-Lo Club.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=shannond&amp;celebrite=Del-SHANNON">Del Shannon's Family Tree</a><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Are-You-Related-to-Del-Shannon.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32947 British Government Made 41 Million Wills Available To Search Online for the First Time urn:md5:830cb2d23d95ce8fb940efedb0b621ac 2014-12-29T16:15:00+01:00 2014-12-29T09:34:04+01:00 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/s300_wills-storage.jpg" />The government’s archive of 41 million wills dates back to 1858 and will enable people to find out more about their family histories, as well as researching the last wishes of some of the most influential people of the 19th and 20th century. <br /> <br /> The wills of Charles Dickens, Winston Churchill, Alan Turing and Beatrix Potter are among millions which have been made accessible to the public through a searchable online database. <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/41-million-wills-available-to-search-online-for-the-first-time">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/British-Government-Made-41-Million-Wills-Available-To-Search-Online-for-the-First-Time.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32997 WW I Soldiers' Files Being Digitized by Library and Archives Canada urn:md5:528497060f2af1c9fe3a195264d6337a 2014-12-29T14:15:00+01:00 2014-12-29T09:27:48+01:00 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__14601.jpg" />Library and Archives Canada is in the process of digitizing all soldiers' records from the First World War, the most requested items in its collection.<br /> <br /> Sylvain Bélanger, director-general in the stewardship branch of Library and Archives Canada, said there are about 640,000, and within each of those folders there are numerous documents. He estimates that, in the end, about four million images will be scanned and digitized. <a href="http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/ww-i-soldiers-files-being-digitized-by-library-and-archives-canada-1.2879590">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/WW-I-Soldiers-Files-Being-Digitized-by-Library-and-Archives-Canada.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32996 Russia to Launch National Digital Library in 2015 urn:md5:dedd0cd3186f853575379b49617a1ba8 2014-12-29T12:15:00+01:00 2014-12-29T09:23:45+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/2014_12_28_03_06_2014_12_23_23_46_1843_10_Meeting.jpeg" />Work on developing electronic libraries across Russian is soon to begin, Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky said last week. <br /> <br /> At a joint meeting of the State Council and the Presidential Council on Culture and the Arts, Medinsky said that the new initiative will transform local libraries into modern information and cultural hubs, adding that citizens’ access to the service will be via the internet with a single electronic library ticket. <a href="http://sptimes.ru/index_bp.php?action_id=2&story_id=41544&section=4">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Russia-to-Launch-National-Digital-Library-in-2015.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32995 US-Swedish Newspaper Archive Nears Completion urn:md5:3da674c96b0fd50b11150f0ad48f34ba 2014-12-29T10:15:00+01:00 2014-12-29T09:22:01+01:00 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/d1defa1d4b6c885c2df87627f441391d72acded3acd45e4c8b6ed680854b8ab1.jpg" />The Swedish-language press flourished in the US in the late 19th century as Swedes moved in, and a new project to archive and digitize the wealth of historical material is set to go live in 2015.<br /> <br /> Some 1.3 million Swedes left Europe for the promise of North America and many of them settled in the mid-west. The immigrants established communities, churches and societies and more than 600 Swedish-language newspapers were published in the United States in the 19th and early 20th centuries. <a href="http://www.thelocal.se/20141222/online-archive-of-us-swedish-newspapers-nears-completion">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/US-Swedish-Newspaper-Archive-Nears-Completion.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32994 Geneanet Wish You a Happy New Year! urn:md5:8459c95abbed5a1cb35d08f9496c381c 2014-12-29T08:00:00+01:00 2014-12-24T14:16:58+01:00 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-happy-new-year-2015-10.jpg" />We wish you a Happy New Year!<br /> <br /> Many thanks to all of you for supporting Geneanet!<br /> <br /> Now, it's time to set some genealogy goals for the upcoming year and we hope that 2015 will bring you many new ancestors and lost relatives!<br /> <br /> <img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-happy-new-year-2015-11.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /><br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/GeneaNet-Wish-You-a-Happy-New-Year.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32893 Geneanet Wish You a Merry Christmas! urn:md5:c44e70df2564f9e17a62118669acd0d3 2014-12-22T08:00:00+01:00 2014-12-24T14:17:11+01:00 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-merry-christmas-2014-00.jpg" />We wish you a very Merry Christmas!<br /> <br /> Have a great time with your family and friends.<br /> <br /> Geneanet<br /> <br /> <br /> <img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-merry-christmas-2014-01.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /><br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/GeneaNet-Wish-You-a-Merry-Christmas.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32898 Are You Related to Samuel L. Jackson? urn:md5:4e4cde1860b7c22154eb69925fe0c4ec 2014-12-21T06:15:00+01:00 2014-12-17T10:48:42+01:00 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-Samuel_L._Jackson_SDCC_2014__cropped_.jpg" />Jackson was born on December 21, 1948, in Washington, D.C. and grew up as an only child in Chattanooga, Tennessee. <br /> <br /> His father lived away from the family in Kansas City, Missouri, and later died from alcoholism. Jackson only met his father twice during his life. Jackson was raised by his mother, Elizabeth Jackson (née Montgomery), who was a factory worker and later a supplies buyer for a mental institution, and by his maternal grandparents and extended family. According to DNA tests, Jackson partially descends from the Benga people of Gabon.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=samuelleroyjacksons&amp;celebrite=Samuel+L.-JACKSON">Samuel L. Jackson's Family Tree</a><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Are-You-Related-to-Samuel-L-Jackson.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32946 Historic Map To Go on Display at the Idaho State Historical Archives urn:md5:047fdce3133d0cc7adabe053e388c87f 2014-12-19T12:15:00+01:00 2014-12-19T10:46:31+01:00 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/lBEq7.AuSt.36.jpg" />When Nels and Emma Just built their home in Idaho's Blackfoot River Valley in 1887, they bought a big U.S. map to hang in the hallway. It hung there for 127 years until April, 2014, when the Presto Preservation Association, a group founded by the Just family, took it down for restoration. <br /> <br /> The restored map, along with interpretive panels about the Just family, are on display through Jan. 13 at the Idaho State Historical Archives, 2205 Old Penitentiary Road in Boise. <a href="http://www.idahostatesman.com/2014/12/18/3548445_historic-map-to-go-on-display.html?sp=/99/101/&rh=1">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Historic-Map-To-Go-on-Display-at-the-Idaho-State-Historical-Archives.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32975 National Archive Restores Old Georgian Maps urn:md5:d41b383d99f2ed3afc8711d66fb963af 2014-12-19T10:15:00+01:00 2014-12-19T10:44:16+01:00 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/Map_ancient_archive.jpg" />Unique maps preserved in storage of Georgia’s National Archive in Tbilisi will be renovated and converted into digital format.<br /> <br /> Renovation works have already started at the Laboratory of Restoration of National Archive. The restoration work is a part of the Electronic Cartography project. This year almost 50 old and unique maps showing Georgia’s boundaries and territories in the 18-20th Centuries were renovated and published on the Internet. <a href="http://agenda.ge/news/26713/eng">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/National-Archive-Restores-Old-Georgian-Maps.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32974 Genealogy Software Updates of the Week urn:md5:1fd7e501a7601bfd830f65e2930db90f 2014-12-18T17:15:00+01:00 2015-01-15T11:49:37+01:00 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> 7.0.38 <em>(Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Fixed: Sometimes the new option for printing names of Media files on the Group sheet was printing those of the parents and not the correct person.<br /> • Fixed a problem where the cursor was not blinking when you tabbed to a location even if the option was set correctly.<br /> • Fixed a problem where if you had an empty database and went to Edit and picked the choice to convert from 6 to 7 the convert routine was not starting.<br /> • This version changes the French Canadian month abbreviations back to having the first letter not in uppercase.<br /> • This version has a new option on Group sheets to print the names of Media files that are attached to people.<br /> • This version will let you show two Occupations on a Custom List. If you put field number 178 two times on your fields to include, it will print the second occupation also.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://chronoplexsoftware.com/gedcomvalidator/index.htm">GEDCOM Validator</a></strong> 2.0.8.0 <em>(GEDCOM Tools - Windows - Freeware)</em><br /><br /> • Auto set theme based on system theme setting.<br /> • UI and performance improvements.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uk.co.telgen.gedfamilies">GedFamilies for Android</a></strong> 2.1.0 <em>(Mobile - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Fix problem assigning incorrect gender when adding new wife.<br /> • Fix problem adding existing person as new spouse.<br /> • Display cursor in EditText fields.<br /> • Fix problems adding and deleting additional spouses.<br /> • Enable selection of "Unknown" spouse.<br /> • Fix web server upload problem.<br /> • Use larger font in Family View on high res screens.<br /> • Improve Pedigree View layout.<br /> • Improve handling of external SD cards.<br /> • Fix problem in Bonjour initialisation.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://chronoplexsoftware.com/">My Family Tree</a></strong> 4.0.6.0 <em>(Full Featured - Windows - Freeware)</em><br /><br /> • Added relationship status to relatives report.<br /> • Fixed minor issue with GEDCOM import.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/storypress-app/id789604985">StoryPress for iPhone and iPad</a></strong> 3.3 <em>(Mobile - Freeware)</em><br /><br /> • Better integration of Twitter and Facebook.<br /> • Ability to save photos and videos taken with StoryPress in your iOS library.<br /> • Bug fixes and memory optimizations.<br /> • Network performance optimizations. http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html3#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32969 Are You Related to Katie Holmes? urn:md5:66ba33770fdcc2011cfbc2375bb3fa31 2014-12-18T06:15:00+01:00 2014-12-17T10:48:57+01:00 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/holmesk.jpg" />Kate Noelle "Katie" Holmes was born on December 18, 1978 in Toledo, Ohio. She is the youngest of five children born to Kathleen (née Stothers), a homemaker and philanthropist, and Martin Joseph Holmes, Sr., an attorney. <br /> <br /> She has three sisters and one brother: Tamera, Holly Ann, Martin Joseph, Jr., and Nancy Kay. Holmes was baptized a Roman Catholic and attended Christ the King Church in Toledo. She graduated from the all-female Notre Dame Academy in Toledo (also her mother's alma mater), where she was a 4.0 student.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=holmesk&amp;celebrite=Katie-HOLMES">Katie Holmes' Family Tree</a><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Are-You-Related-to-Katie-Holmes.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32870 Newspapers of Turkish WWI Prisoners Tell Their Own Story urn:md5:3e99f46f55a13963a1847c34304cbc8b 2014-12-16T09:15:00+01:00 2014-12-16T09:38:55+01:00 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/gazete.jpg" />It has been recently discovered that there have been dozens of newspaper printed to distribute to Ottoman soldiers that were captured prisoners in the First World War to keep up their morale.<br /> <br /> The soldiers, named Mehmetcik in Turkish were held captive in the camps of Egypt published magazines like Nilufer, Ocak, Hilal, Turk Varligi and Light, which were among 23 different newspapers, and those held in camps in Russia, India, Tatarstan and Siberia published newspapers such as “Puskullu Bela, Kopuk, Niyet, Altay, Ne Munasebet” with a few others bringing the newspaper count to 10. <a href="http://www.worldbulletin.net/news/150811/newspapers-of-turkish-wwi-prisoners-tell-their-own-story">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Newspapers-of-Turkish-WWI-Prisoners-Tell-Their-Own-Story.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32945 Czech Home Owners Find Hidden Jewish Artifacts from WWII urn:md5:1cabc6960edc4f7f8d9288fa1a3b63e9 2014-12-15T11:15:00+01:00 2014-12-15T09:33:07+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/1824399635.jpg" />House owners rebuilding their attic in the Czech town of Terezin have found photos, shoes and other possessions of Jews forced into a ghetto there under Nazi rule, a heritage project said.<br /> <br /> Terezin (Theresienstadt), a fortress and garrison town built at the end of the 18th century, was used by the Nazis as a transit camp for Jews rounded up in Czechoslovakia and deported from elsewhere in Europe. They were held in the ghetto until they could be transported to camps farther east. <a href="http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/jewish-world-news/1.631751">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Czech-Home-Owners-Find-Hidden-Jewish-Artifacts-from-WWII.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32932 A Genealogist Who Spent His Life Building a Cherokee Archive Retires urn:md5:46f85bf6dc5360f896c6492c105ba7ec 2014-12-15T09:15:00+01:00 2014-12-15T09:29:43+01:00 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/tom-mooney-retirement-cherokee-heritage-center.jpg" />When Tom Mooney started working as a genealogist and archivist for Cherokee Heritage Center on December 6, 1976, he had one filing cabinet to store items.<br /> <br /> After 38 years, Mooney has retired from the Cherokee Heritage Center, leaving behind a vast collection of more than 400,000 historical documents and items that fill hundreds of square feet of space at the museum. <a href="http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/12/14/genealogist-who-spent-his-life-building-cherokee-archive-retires-158216">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/A-Genealogist-Who-Spent-His-Life-Building-a-Cherokee-Archive-Retires.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32931 Railwaymen Gravestone Project Wins National Recognition in Bromsgrove, England urn:md5:8afdd2263fd74eab822e730cfa79d439 2014-12-12T10:15:00+01:00 2014-12-12T08:39:29+01:00 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/P_c2103919_141211_604.jpg" />The work restoring two world-famous gravestones in memory of two railwaymen has been commended at a national awards ceremony.<br /> <br /> All those involved with the works on the memorials, which have stood for more than 170 years in St John’s Church Graveyard, in Bromsgrove, were thrilled to walk away with The Supporters Award. <a href="http://www.bromsgrovestandard.co.uk/2014/12/11/news-Railwaymen-gravestone-project-wins-national-recognition-123128.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Railwaymen-Gravestone-Project-Wins-National-Recognition-in-Bromsgrove-England.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32909 Revolutionary War-Era Time Capsule Found in Massachusetts State House urn:md5:281c329a9858f39c2b7514209b14fae7 2014-12-12T08:15:00+01:00 2014-12-12T08:35:32+01:00 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/bfd923ec-ea5f-4b90-80fb-5e705f095309-460x276.jpeg" />Crews worked carefully on Thursday to remove a time capsule dating back to 1795 from the granite cornerstone of the Massachusetts statehouse, where historians believe it was originally placed by Revolutionary war luminaries Samuel Adams and Paul Revere among others.<br /> <br /> The time capsule is believed to contain items such as old coins and newspapers, but the condition of the contents was not known and the Massachusetts secretary of state, William Galvin, speculated that some could have deteriorated over time. <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2014/dec/11/revolutionary-war-era-time-capsule-massachusetts-state-house">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Revolutionary-War-Era-Time-Capsule-Found-in-Massachusetts-State-House.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32908 Genealogy Software Updates of the Week urn:md5:4e817d2cf52908a436d40ad274d6e9e8 2014-12-11T13:15:00+01:00 2015-01-15T11:49:47+01:00 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> 5.0.9.1 <em>(Web Publishing - Windows - Freeware)</em><br /><br /> • New editing (dragging) features.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/irish-roots/id587314488">Irish Roots Magazine for iPhone and iPad</a></strong> 32.3.2.0 <em>(Mobile - Freeware)</em><br /><br /> • iOS 8.<br /> • New home interface screen feature larger latest edition cover.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/livehistory/id551017306">LiveHistory for iPhone and iPad</a></strong> 1.2.3 <em>(Mobile - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Bugfixes and internal updates.<br /> • Improved GEDCOM import.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://www.syniumsoftware.com/macfamilytree/">MacFamilyTree</a></strong> 7.3.2 <em>(Full Featured - Mac - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Stability improvements using FamilySearch integration.<br /> • Issue displaying the correct name format resolved.<br /> • Stability issue when adding photos from iPhoto resolved.<br /> • Further smaller bugs fixed.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://www.rootsmagic.com/RootsMagic/">RootsMagic</a></strong> 7.0.2.2 <em>(Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • New: Info button in File Compare source copy now brings up citation edit screen.<br /> • New: File Compare now takes Unique ID into account (and displays %match in blue for UniqueID matches).<br /> • Fixed: Long delays could occur after editing a person in very large databases.<br /> • Fixed: Updating large groups in large databases could take a very long time.<br /> • Fixed: Cancelling during File Compare works properly now.<br /> • Fixed: Memory leak when searching or selecting by criteria for a person's name.<br /> • Fixed: Numerous minor bug fixes. http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html2#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32889 Lute Manuscripts Uploaded to Cambridge Digital Library urn:md5:e5c98a6af7fa0707fdf08ddaac2a8b93 2014-12-11T11:15:00+01:00 2014-12-11T09:22:31+01:00 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/_79624037_2638011.jpg" />A "remarkable" collection of lute manuscripts dating back to the 16th Century has been put online by the University of Cambridge.<br /> <br /> The 650 pieces include handwritten scores by John Dowland, Francis Cutting and other early modern composers. John Robinson of the Lute Society said the collection was "invaluable", with many works being lost over centuries. <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-30400165">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Lute-Manuscripts-Uploaded-to-Cambridge-Digital-Library.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32888 Parchment's Hidden Stories Revealed urn:md5:b0a348ca5672650c8bc4739b477cc045 2014-12-11T09:15:00+01:00 2014-12-11T09:20:39+01:00 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/Parchment_03.JPG" />Millions of documents stored in archives could provide scientists with the key to tracing the development of agriculture in the British Isles over the last 700 years, according to new research at the University of York and Trinity College Dublin.<br /> <br /> But the crucial information the documents hold is not contained in their texts but the parchment on which it is written. Researchers in Dublin and York used the latest scientific techniques to extract ancient DNA and protein from tiny samples of parchment from documents from the late 17th and late 18th centuries. <a href="http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.fr/2014/12/parchments-hidden-stories-revealed.html">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Parchment-s-Hidden-Stories-Revealed.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32887 Meter Television Are Searching For Americans With Swedish Ancestry For a Reality TV-Show urn:md5:e9cb533f2cdb590a768f8f59754ec53d 2014-12-10T15:15:00+01:00 2014-12-19T15:17:20+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Multimedia <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/Screenshot__11767.jpg" />After the major success of the 4 seasons of the nominated TV-series Allt för Sverige - Great Swedish Adventure (The American title of the show), Meter Television are now casting for season 5. The deadline to apply is February 15, 2015, and the show will be shooting in the summer 2015.<br /> <br /> In the years 1846-1930, 1.3 million Swedish people immigrated to America to build a better life for their families. Today, more than 4.8 million Americans have Swedish heritage.<br /> <br /> To apply for the show, go to: <a href="http://www.greatswedishadventure.com">www.greatswedishadventure.com</a><br /><br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Meter-Television-Are-Searching-For-Americans-With-Swedish-Ancestry-For-a-Reality-TV-Show.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32877 Viking Women Colonized New Lands, Too urn:md5:4f0e21d259c3b84cf85ea898f66236da 2014-12-09T10:15:00+01:00 2014-12-09T09:11:06+01:00 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/vikings-pirates-660.jpg" />Vikings may have been family men who traveled with their wives to new lands, according to a new study of ancient Viking DNA.<br /> <br /> Maternal DNA from ancient Norsemen closely matches that of modern-day people in the North Atlantic isles, particularly from the Orkney and Shetland Islands. The findings suggest that both Viking men and women sailed on the ships to colonize new lands. <a href="http://news.discovery.com/history/viking-women-colonize-new-lands-too-141208.htm">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Viking-Women-Colonized-New-Lands-Too.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32866 British Library Endangered Archives: New Online Collections urn:md5:54bbd188824fb6a4204a71904912e65e 2014-12-09T08:15:00+01:00 2014-12-09T09:10:52+01:00 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__14479.jpg" />These collections come from Bolivia, Ukraine, Mali and Nicaragua.<br /> <br /> 'EAP160' digitised records relating to the indigenous population of Bolivia during the 19th century; 'EAP220' was a pilot project that searched for and catalogued all archival material from the archaeological studies carried out at the ancient Russ hillfort Rajki in Ukraine; 'EAP449' digitised the archives of two professional photographers from Mali, Abdourahmane Sakaly and Mamadou Cissé; 'EAP571' digitised newspapers from Nicaragua dating from the first half of the 20th century. <a href="http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/endangeredarchives/2014/12/new-online-collections-december-2014.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/British-Library-Endangered-Archives%3A-New-Online-Collections.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32867 1890 Census Records for Waterville, Maine, Gets Reprinted as New 284-Page Book urn:md5:b919cd9cb2b7e55e9f6e393f53ef7fd8 2014-12-08T10:15:00+01:00 2014-12-08T09:40:02+01:00 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_7/51Csldy4qHL.jpg" />You may know that 99 percent of the 1890 U.S. Census was destroyed by fire years ago, leaving an unfortunate gap between the 1880 and 1900 censuses. <br /> <br /> Some communities have put together a kind of “substitute census” using other local records, but in Waterville, there remains a copy of the 1890 Census — the real thing. Thanks to the efforts of Taconnett Falls Chapter of the Maine Genealogical Society, “Waterville, Maine Census of 1890” has been reprinted. <a href="http://bangordailynews.com/2014/12/07/living/1890-census-records-for-waterville-gets-reprinted-as-new-284-page-book/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/1890-Census-Records-for-Waterville-Maine-Gets-Reprinted-as-New-284-Page-Book.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32842 The Ring of Remembrance: The Names of 579,606 Soldiers Who Lost Their Lives During World War I urn:md5:d3166ab76c90704ab21bd12924bef324 2014-12-08T08:00:00+01:00 2014-12-05T16:51:27+01:00 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-ring-of-remembrance-00.jpg" />The Ring of Remembrance has been inaugurated by French president François Hollande on November 11, 2014 to pay tribute to those who died in northern France during World War I. The names of 579,606 soldiers are presented without any reference to nationality.<br /> <br /> Geneanet offers to find your ancestors: the 500 sheets of bronzed stainless steel have been photographed and all the names have been indexed. <br /> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-ring-of-remembrance-01.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p>Geneanet have photographed the 500 sheets and indexed the 579,606 names of these soldiers who came from 40 countries: Australia, the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, the United States of America,...</p> <p>Discover this collection of pictures and names on our page: <a href="http://www.geneanet.org/anneau_memoire">'The Ring of Remembrance'</a></p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-ring-of-remembrance-02.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p>Search a name or browse the pictures.</p> <p>To attach a picture to an individual in your Geneanet family tree, just click 'Link to your family tree' below the picture.</p> <p>Of course, access to the pictures and to the index is freely available for everyone.</p> <p align="center">Discover this collection on our page: <a href="http://www.geneanet.org/anneau_memoire">'The Ring of Remembrance'</a></p> <p><em>Photo of The Ring of Remembrance: © Felouch Kotek, Wikipedia</em></p> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/The-Ring-of-Remembrance%3A-The-Names-of-579606-Soldiers-Who-Lost-Their-Lives-During-World-War-I.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32818 Are You Related to Jim Morrison? urn:md5:dc5894b216e52ebcad40084ac16dd121 2014-12-08T06:15:00+01:00 2014-12-03T10:15:52+01:00 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-Jim_Morrison_1969.jpg" />James Douglas Morrison was born on December 8, 1943 in Melbourne, Florida, the son of Clara Virginia (née Clarke) and future Rear Admiral George Stephen Morrison. <br /> <br /> Morrison had a sister, Anne Robin, who was born in 1947 in Albuquerque, New Mexico; and a brother, Andrew Lee Morrison, who was born in 1948 in Los Altos, California. His ancestors were Scottish, Irish, and English. In 1947, Morrison, then four years old, allegedly witnessed a car accident in the desert, in which a family of Native Americans were injured and possibly killed.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=morrisonj&amp;celebrite=Jim-MORRISON">Jim Morrison's Family Tree</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Are-You-Related-to-Jim-Morrison.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32793 Skeletons Found In Ancient Cemetery Still Have Shackles On Their Necks urn:md5:8d791337a32eeb53c072b465c82912b5 2014-12-05T14:15:00+01:00 2014-12-05T10:34:43+01:00 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/oozmnnlzs0kf84nstj90.jpg" />Archaeologists working in southwest France have discovered hundreds of Gallo-Roman graves dating to the second half of the 2nd century AD, with some of the skeletons featuring shackles still strapped around their necks and ankles.<br /> <br /> The site, which may have been part of an important Gallo-Roman necropolis, is situated near the amphitheatre of Saintes. The Romans dominated the area during the first and second centuries AD. <a href="http://io9.com/skeletons-found-in-ancient-cemetery-still-have-shackles-1666633361">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Skeletons-Found-In-Ancient-Cemetery-Still-Have-Shackles-On-Their-Necks.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32816 Poignant Letter Unearthed from World War I Christmas Day Truce Between British and German Soldiers urn:md5:4270dd8b2a1495d56b8ca5e082d5c5bb 2014-12-05T12:15:00+01:00 2014-12-05T10:31:36+01:00 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-letter-main.jpg" />It is one of the most iconic moments of the 20th century – when British and German troops put down their weapons to play football on the Western Front.<br /> <br /> And now a remarkable letter has revealed a British general’s reluctance to fraternise with the enemy during the 1914 Christmas Day truce of the First World War. <a href="http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/poignant-letter-unearthed-world-war-4750901">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Poignant-Letter-Unearthed-from-World-War-I-Christmas-Day-Truce-Between-British-and-German-Soldiers.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32815 Poland Unearths One of WWII's Darkest Secrets urn:md5:5c799ba0a7de9b4777d1e6739ec2e43f 2014-12-05T10:15:00+01:00 2014-12-05T10:29:40+01:00 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/ac80bb727d663091f7ffcba611a298674ba3d156.jpg" />Anastasia carefully digs through the earth with her trowel. Bit by bit, a human skeleton emerges, piled on top of more bones. She removes them with care, slipping them gently into a plastic container.<br /> <br /> Was it an Italian soldier? Or a Soviet? Identifying the bodies, while possible, is tricky. What is known is the man died in one of numerous stalags (German prisoner-of-war camps) where Red Army and Allied troops -- including Italians after Italy switched sides from the fascist camp -- were interned. <a href="http://www.afp.com/en/news/poland-unearths-one-wwiis-darkest-secrets">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Poland-Unearths-One-of-WWII-s-Darkest-Secrets.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32814 Genealogy Software Updates of the Week urn:md5:400a8212cd2c507d178f0654c893bcc3 2014-12-04T17:15:00+01:00 2015-01-15T11:49:55+01:00 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://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=nu.sundin.gedexplorer">GEDexplorer for Android</a></strong> 1.14 <em>(Mobile - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Bug fixes.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://genealone.com/">Genealone</a></strong> 1.4.2 <em>(Web Publishing - Windows, Mac, Linux - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Several bugs have been fixed.<br /> • CSS has been improved. Different page types can be formatted differently, now.<br /> • New feature: Photograph in the gallery can be replaced with a new file.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://www.tcgr.bufton.org/">The Complete Genealogy Reporter</a></strong> 2014 build 141128 <em>(Family Books - Windows - Shareware)</em><br /><br /> • Fixed: "Suppress repetition of individual's name" was not suppressing the name for death events.<br /> • Improved: Translations for German and Portuguese (Brazil) reports. http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32811 Remains of 818 Korean War Dead Enshrined urn:md5:b3ef2fa3d66a144b2439007d046e2047 2014-12-04T11:15:00+01:00 2014-12-04T09:25:36+01:00 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/KoreanWar_recover_Seoul.jpg" />The remains of more than 800 South Korean soldiers killed in action during the 1950-53 Korean War were enshrined at a national cemetery in Seoul on Thursday, the government said.<br /> <br /> A total of 818 troops recovered this year in 27 areas across the country were laid to rest in a ceremony at the Seoul National Cemetery, according to the Prime Minister's Secretariat. The bodies will then go through an identification process.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20141204000806">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Remains-of-818-Korean-War-Dead-Enshrined.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32806 Historic Films from Russian State Archives To Be Released Worldwide urn:md5:e68e615999236589a30074ea06a05b64 2014-12-04T09:15:00+01:00 2014-12-04T09:22:05+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/141110_Telegraph_047_adam-468.jpg" />The home movies of the last of the Romanov emperors, shot before revolution changed Russia forever, are housed alongside footage recording the Gulag prison camps of the 1930s, the wartime siege of Leningrad, scenes from Gagarin's epic space flight, Bolshoi Ballet performances and rarely seen images of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, and thousands of other priceless film footage cared for by the Russian State Archive.<br /> <br /> Housed in a guarded nondescript industrial building on the outskirts of Moscow, the Archive is an immense treasure trove of film and video documenting the history and culture of the country from the time of the tsars to the break-up of the Soviet Union.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://rbth.co.uk/arts/2014/12/03/historic_films_from_russian_state_archives_to_be_released_worldwide_41915.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Historic-Films-from-Russian-State-Archives-To-Be-Released-Worldwide.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32805 Richard III's DNA Throws Up Infidelity Surprise urn:md5:1f3f51fd676e0f067fb7b5db45dbaa76 2014-12-03T09:15:00+01:00 2014-12-03T09:48:25+01:00 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/_79448765_richardcomp.jpg" />Analysis of DNA from Richard III has thrown up a surprise: evidence of infidelity in his family tree. Scientists who studied genetic material from remains found in a Leicester car park say the finding might have profound historical implications.<br /> <br /> Depending on where in the family tree it occurred, it could cast doubt on the Tudor claim to the English throne or, indeed, on Richard's.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30281333">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Richard-III-s-DNA-Throws-Up-Infidelity-Surprise.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32791 The Secrets of Irish Parishes Will Be Online Soon urn:md5:803df6a88331754dba9f82899d22e4c0 2014-12-02T12:15:00+01:00 2014-12-02T11:13:22+01:00 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/p2434_226_clonfert_mullagh-abbeygorman-and-killoran_05_scr-390x285.jpg" />If you want to know more about your parish, then a new project from the National Library will help you out.<br /> <br /> It has set about working on its most ambitious digitisation project to date – putting its entire collection of Catholic parish register microfilms online for free by summer 2015.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.thejournal.ie/digitisation-parish-records-ireland-national-library-1808912-Dec2014/">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/The-Secrets-of-Irish-Parishes-Will-Be-Online-Soon.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32774 Slave Wharf Remnants Found at African American Museum Site urn:md5:92d3e257fecf6c718919d991f3608857 2014-12-02T10:15:00+01:00 2014-12-02T11:13:09+01:00 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__14440.jpg" />Surveying crews found remnants of Gadsden's Wharf on the proposed site for the International African American Museum in Charleston, South Carolina.<br /> <br /> Gadsden's Wharf was built in 1767 and served as one the largest wharf's during the 18th and 19th century. Historians estimate 40% of enslaved Africans came to America through Charleston. Three separate trenches were found by workers on the 1.23-acre site near the Cooper River. Centuries-old timber and bricks were found seven feet below the surface.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.counton2.com/story/27519533/slave-wharf-remnants-found-at-african-american-museum-site">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Slave-Wharf-Remnants-Found-at-African-American-Museum-Site.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32775 Japanese Newspaper Prints Apology for Using the Term ‘Sex Slaves’ urn:md5:8117181fd0e173f4d4054c4408f7ac3a 2014-12-01T10:15:00+01:00 2014-12-01T09:31:38+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/The_Yomiuri_Shimbun.png" />The Yomiuri Shimbun, the conservative newspaper that is the largest-circulation daily in Japan, has apologized for using the term “sex slaves” to refer to the women many historians say were coerced into working in a sprawling network of brothels supervised by the Japanese military during World War II.<br /> <br /> In a challenge to the view held by those historians, as well as by the governments of South Korea and China, the newspaper said it was “inappropriate” to suggest that the women had been recruited against their will. Writing “as if coercion by the Japanese government or the army was an objective fact” was incorrect, it said.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/29/world/asia/japan-yomiuri-shimbun-apology-sex-slaves.html?_r=0">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Japanese-Newspaper-Prints-Apology-for-Using-the-Term-Sex-Slaves.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32759 Some New Useful Sections on Your Geneanet Home Page urn:md5:a0cfdbfd19cb6a9e010f9251daeca3c3 2014-12-01T08:00:00+01:00 2014-11-28T10:40:53+01:00 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-v5-new-home-page-section-00.jpg" />Some new useful sections have been added to your Geneanet home page.<br /> <br /> Depending on the number of individuals in your family tree, one of these new sections offers different kind of tools to help you build your family tree.<br /> <br /> Another new section invites you to index our collection of headstones and memorials, and another one shows recently added archive and pictures to the Geneanet database. <p>1. If you already have a Geneanet family tree, a new section shows a carousel with most recently added or updated individuals (items are clickable), date of last update, number of attached archival records &amp; pictures and number of possible errors (with a link to the 'Check Family Tree' option). If you have 'Guest' or 'Admin' access rights to some member's family tree, you will be able to directly switch between them by selecting an item in the 'Other family tree' drop-down list.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-v5-new-home-page-section-01.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p>2. If you have less than 7 individuals in your Geneanet family tree, you can click a box to add new persons in it.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-v5-new-home-page-section-02.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p>3. If you don't have a Geneanet family tree, you can directly build it from scratch.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-v5-new-home-page-section-03.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p>Another new section invites you to index our collection of headstones and memorials, and another one shows recently added archive and pictures to the Geneanet database.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-v5-new-home-page-section-04.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Some-New-Useful-Sections-on-Your-Geneanet-Home-Page.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32716 Pictures of Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L'Avoue, France, Now Available on Geneanet urn:md5:8659487dc0442c23b13735b0c235b012 2014-11-28T12:15:00+01:00 2014-11-28T13:10:42+01:00 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/le-touret-military-cemetery-00.jpg" />The Cemetery was begun by the Indian Corps (and in particular by the 2nd Leicesters) in November, 1914, and it was used continuously by Field Ambulances and fighting units until March, 1918. It passed into German hands in April, 1918, and after its recapture a few further burials were made in Plot IV in September and October.<br /> <br /> There are now over 900, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. The graves of three men of the King's Liverpool Regiment, which were destroyed by shell fire, are now represented by special headstones. <em>(CWGC)</em><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.geneanet.info/gallery/?action=search&amp;rubrique=monuments&amp;projet_id=2072">Click here</a> to access this new collection (982 pictures + casualty record).<br /> <br /> If you want to join the Collaborative Indexing Project, please click the 'Index names' link above any picture of grave.<br /> <br /> <img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/le-touret-military-cemetery-01.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Pictures-of-Le-Touret-Military-Cemetery-Richebourg-L-Avoue-France-Now-Available-on-Geneanet.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32749 Northern Ireland: Vandals Damage Ancient Gravestone in Devenish Island urn:md5:047dd9caab202e2103feaf87b8c75bf8 2014-11-28T10:15:00+01:00 2014-11-28T08:38:29+01:00 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/_79303947_9l172vt9.jpg" />Vandals have destroyed the engraving on a 15th Century gravestone on a lake island in County Fermanagh.<br /> <br /> The stone on Devenish Island in Lower Lough Erne was damaged by fire at some point in the last week, police said. It was cracked in several places and the writing has been lost forever. Police have appealed for anyone with information to contact them. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-30221419">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Northern-Ireland%3A-Vandals-Damage-Ancient-Gravestone-in-Devenish-Island.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32743 Rare First Shakespeare Edition Found in French Library urn:md5:c94b07db16f32485bc05538a20ec8934 2014-11-28T08:15:00+01:00 2014-11-28T08:34:43+01:00 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/Shakespeare_01.jpg" />A copy of William Shakespeare's First Folio, the first-ever compilation of the Bard's plays published in 1623, has been discovered in the library of an ancient port town in northern France.<br /> <br /> One of the world's most valuable and coveted books, the First Folio was uncovered when librarian Remy Cordonnier dusted off a copy of Shakespeare's works dating to the 18th century for an exhibition on English literature in the town of Saint-Omer near Calais.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.fr/2014/11/rare-first-shakespeare-edition-found-in.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Rare-First-Shakespeare-Edition-Found-in-French-Library.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32742 Are You Related to Anna Nicole Smith? urn:md5:c4a93cdafb305a8314cabaf41dfc885f 2014-11-28T06:15:00+01:00 2014-11-27T00:18:40+01:00 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/vickielynnhoganv.jpg" />Born Vickie Lynn Hogan on November 28, 1967 in Houston, Texas, and raised in Mexia, Texas, Anna Nicole was the daughter of Donald Eugene Hogan (July 12, 1947 – September 19, 2009) and Virgie Mae (née Tabers; born July 12, 1951), who married on February 22, 1967 and divorced on November 4, 1969. <br /> <br /> She had five half siblings including half-sister Donna Hogan. Anna Nicole was raised by her mother and aunt. Virgie subsequently married Donald R. Hart in 1971. After Virgie married Donald, Anna Nicole changed her name from Vickie Hogan to Nikki Hart.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=vickielynnhoganv&amp;celebrite=Anna+Nicole-SMITH">Anna Nicole Smith's Family Tree</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Are-You-Related-to-Anna-Nicole-Smith.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32711 Polish Town Plans To Turn Jewish Cemetery Into Apartment Complex urn:md5:482758f4542fb85758df11bdbe0535b4 2014-11-27T12:15:00+01:00 2014-11-27T08:37:37+01:00 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/Robert_Augustyniak.jpg" />A town in central Poland has prepared a development plan that will turn a Jewish cemetery into a residential complex with underground parking. The Jewish community of Warsaw and local activist Robert Augustyniak, who is not Jewish, have protested the plan.<br /> <br /> The City Council in Grodzisk Mazowiecki held a public discussion on the plan on Monday. Following the meeting, Mayor Grzegorz Benedykcinski suspended action on the plan pending clarification of the cemetery’s boundaries.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Polish-town-plans-to-turn-Jewish-cemetery-into-apartment-complex-382883">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Polish-Town-Plans-To-Turn-Jewish-Cemetery-Into-Apartment-Complex.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32724 France Pays Tribute to 'Forgotten' Chinese WWI Labourers urn:md5:e1c5d8d205538be174e9ec400308b977 2014-11-27T10:15:00+01:00 2014-11-27T08:35:21+01:00 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_7/520836691.jpg" />France on Wednesday paid tribute to an often forgotten corps of 140,000 Chinese labourers who dug trenches, worked in weapons factories and, for many, lost their lives helping France's World War I effort.<br /> <br /> Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian laid a wreath in front of a commemorative stele in a park in Paris's Chinese district to honour the little-known contribution of these labourers, before a military band played Le Marseillaise.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/europe/France-pays-tribute-to-forgotten-Chinese-WWI-labourers/articleshow/45286580.cms">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/France-Pays-Tribute-to-Forgotten-Chinese-WWI-Labourers.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32723 Bulgaria President To Honour Memory of Bulgarian Soldiers Who Died in WWI urn:md5:8dcca3fcd07b091c5b69eb323f30d07e 2014-11-27T08:15:00+01:00 2014-11-27T08:33:37+01:00 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_7/415056d9fbc05cfa969017f24628b301.jpg" />Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev is to honour Thursday the memory of the Bulgarian soldiers who died in the First World War, the press centre of the President’s Office announced.<br /> <br /> Mr Plevneliev will lay a wreath at the Monument to the Unknown Soldier in the capital Sofia, paying respect to the memory of the Bulgarian soldiers and officers who died fighting in the First World War.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.focus-fen.net/news/2014/11/27/355639/bulgaria-president-to-honour-memory-of-bulgarian-soldiers-who-died-in-wwi.html">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Bulgaria-President-To-Honour-Memory-of-Bulgarian-Soldiers-Who-Died-in-WWI.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32722 Genealogy Software Updates of the Week urn:md5:2cd807e6294e10501646738c145a1a4d 2014-11-26T16:15:00+01:00 2015-01-15T11:50:04+01:00 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://itunes.apple.com/en/app/build-your-family-tree/id368369914">Build Your Family Tree for iPhone and iPad</a></strong> 7.00 <em>(Mobile - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Minor bug fixes.<br /> • Link to parents by name instead of by ID Number.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/storypress-app/id789604985">StoryPress for iPhone and iPad</a></strong> 3.2 <em>(Mobile - Freeware)</em><br /><br /> • Bug fixes and memory optimizations.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://www.tcgr.bufton.org/">The Complete Genealogy Reporter</a></strong> 2014 build 141125 <em>(Family Books - Windows - Shareware)</em><br /><br /> • Fixed: Half-sibling relationships were not being counted as blood-relations which resulted in issues where reports were restricted to exclude marriage relationships.<br /> • Fixed: The relationships for some marriages between relations were reported incorrectly.<br /> • Improved: In Spanish reports, "Ver Nota xxx" is now narrated instead of "Nota xxx se aplica". http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html4#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32713 New Ulster Museum Exhibition Is Insight Into 500 Years of History in Northern Ireland urn:md5:a1afa33805edddb0a2c781c704abf052 2014-11-26T14:15:00+01:00 2014-11-26T09:21:07+01:00 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__14350.jpg" />Ulster's fascinating past is on display in a major new exhibition at the Ulster Museum, showcasing 500 years of history.<br /> <br /> Almost 400 objects have now been put on show at the Belfast museum, some 150 of which have not previously been on display. The exhibit, Modern History, is arranged around particular events and themes and tells the story of the historic province of Ulster from 1500 to 1968.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/new-ulster-museum-exhibition-is-insight-into-500-years-of-history-in-northern-ireland-30773360.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/New-Ulster-Museum-Exhibition-Is-Insight-Into-500-Years-of-History-in-Northern-Ireland.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32710 How England’s 1% Remained the Same Since 1066 urn:md5:17e4458a8f78b60d8afca4d6cd165e8e 2014-11-26T12:15:00+01:00 2014-11-26T09:17:51+01:00 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/Thomas_Gainsborough_-_Mr_and_Mrs_Andrews.jpg" />If your surname reveals that you descended from the “in” crowd in the England of 1066—the Norman Conquerors—then even now you are more likely than the average Brit to be upper class. <br /> <br /> To a surprising degree, the social status of your ancestors many generations in the past still exerts an influence on your life chances, say Gregory Clark of the University of California, Davis, and Neil Cummins of the London School of Economics. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.medievalists.net/2014/11/26/englands-1-remained-since-1066/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/How-Englands-1-Remained-the-Same-Since-1066.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32709 National Archive Show Launched in New Taipei City, Taiwan urn:md5:0551579df67048dc4a3500af7ce1a2fb 2014-11-26T10:15:00+01:00 2014-11-26T09:15:16+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/4112613461271.jpg" />An exhibition of national archives kicked off Nov. 25 in New Taipei City as part of government efforts raising public awareness of the Republic of China’s storied past.<br /> <br /> “Archives serve as key indicators of a country’s history,” National Development Council Minister Kuan Chung-ming said at the launch ceremony. “Such an event aims to enhance understanding of government operations and landmark developments.” <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.taiwantoday.tw/ct.asp?xItem=224483&ctNode=445">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/National-Archive-Show-Launched-in-New-Taipei-City-Taiwan.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32708 Library and Archives Canada Struggling With Backlog of Material urn:md5:3ae84b85b2ca16b626847a4e62924690 2014-11-26T08:15:00+01:00 2014-11-26T09:11:09+01:00 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/archives.jpg.size.xxlarge.promo.jpg" />Auditor general says Library and Archives Canada has a backlog of approximately 98,000 boxes of unsorted files, including 24,000 boxes of military records.<br /> <br /> Library and Archives Canada say they scrapped a $15.4 million digital archive system because it would have been “too costly” to run. The archival department spent five years and over $15 million to develop its own “trusted digital repository” — a system for storing and preserving digital records — before shuttering the system in 2012.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2014/11/25/federal_library_struggling_with_backlog_key_records_poorly_filed_auditors_find.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Library-and-Archives-Canada-Struggling-With-Backlog-of-Material.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32707 The New Geneanet Website Will Be Formally Launched on December 1, 2014 urn:md5:c343e3e5acfe2a1a3d16a0f14b2854a9 2014-11-25T15:15:00+01:00 2014-11-25T15:27:36+01:00 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-new-website-formally-launched-00.jpg" />As of December 1, 2014, find the new Geneanet website at <a href="http://www.geneanet.org/">www.geneanet.org</a>.<br /> <br /> The old website will be discontinued and the address <a href="http://www.geneanet.info/">www.geneanet.info</a> will not be available anymore.<br /> <br /> This new version will help us to develop new, simple and effective services and options, and to help you grow your family tree.<br /> <br /> <p><table width="100%" bgcolor="lightgrey" border="0"><tbody><tr><td><div align="center"><p align="center"><strong>IMPORTANT: Geneanet will be down for maintenance on December 1, 2014 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm (Paris, France, Time Zone)</strong></p> </div></td></tr></tbody></table></p> <br /><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-new-website-formally-launched-01.jpg" alt="EN-new-website-formally-launched-01.jpg" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="EN-new-website-formally-launched-01.jpg, Nov 2014" /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/The-New-Geneanet-Website-Will-Be-Formally-Launched-on-December-1-2014.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32692