Genealogy Blog 2015-04-18T19:31:47+02:00 Geneanet urn:md5:137eeaa00c40515e81be86b078a43655 Dotclear Are You Related to Conan O'Brien? urn:md5:37d11b20531775e9873c674dc78e99e2 2015-04-18T06:15:00+02:00 2015-04-15T10:04:23+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/obrienc0.jpg" />O'Brien was born on April 18, 1963, in Brookline, Massachusetts. His father, Thomas Francis O'Brien, is a physician, epidemiologist, and professor of medicine at Harvard. <br /> <br /> His mother, Ruth O'Brien (née Reardon), is an attorney and partner at the Boston firm Ropes &amp; Gray. He is the third of six children. O'Brien's family is Irish Catholic; some of his Irish ancestors immigrated before the American Civil War. In a Late Night episode, O'Brien paid a visit to County Kerry, Ireland, where his ancestors originated.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=obrienc0&amp;celebrite=Conan-O%27BRIEN">Conan O'Brien's Family Tree</a><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Are-You-Related-to-Conan-O-Brien.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34053 Gallipoli 2015: Online Sleuthing Helps Solve Mystery of WWI Soldier's Life After the War urn:md5:0cedc35463c9a76c9104140d325ec8b5 2015-04-17T15:15:00+02:00 2015-04-17T10:19:21+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/6398110-3x4-340x453.jpg" />A librarian in Brisbane has solved the mystery of what happened to a north Queensland soldier after World War I after his diary was found in an RSL collection.<br /> <br /> The diary of Private George Pierce Foot was returned to Townsville this week, after it showed up mysteriously at the Yeronga Dutton Park RSL in Brisbane last year. George was a grazier from Charters Towers, who went to the war in 1915, serving briefly at Gallipoli, where two of his brothers died, before being transported to Egypt. <a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-04-14/online-sleuthing-solves-mystery-of-wwi-soldiers-life-after-war/6397246">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Gallipoli-2015%3A-Online-Sleuthing-Helps-Solve-Mystery-of-WWI-Soldier-s-Life-After-the-War.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34085 WWI Canadian Nurses Honored on Greek Island of Lemnos urn:md5:56bb5f0fef96d920e8989f4fa2b7381e 2015-04-17T13:15:00+02:00 2015-04-17T10:16:46+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/canadian_nurses.jpg" />These days, it’s easy to forget the role that the northeastern Aegean island of Lemnos played in the First World War. However, with the centenary of the Gallipoli Campaign coming up on April 25, that looks set to change.<br /> <br /> Despite the failure of the Gallipoli Campaign, which was launched from the island port of Mudros, Lemnos remained the allied base for the blockade of the Dardanelles during the war. <a href="http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite6_1_16/04/2015_549141">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/WWI-Canadian-Nurses-Honored-on-Greek-Island-of-Lemnos.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34084 Six Unknown British Soldiers Killed During the First Battles of World War One Are Buried in Flanders Field urn:md5:66c93078ae8f9e111a529cff1f61780c 2015-04-17T11:15:00+02:00 2015-04-17T10:14:22+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/27A0419D00000578-0-image-a-3_1429192083369.jpg" />Six soldiers have finally been put to rest in a cemetery - more than 100 years after they were killed in the first months of World War One.<br /> <br /> Little has been discovered about the soldiers, as no relatives have been found, and their graves will be labelled as 'Known Unto God' - a description on headstones of all unknown soldiers, which was chosen by author Rudyard Kipling. <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3042014/Six-unknown-British-soldiers-killed-battles-World-War-One-buried-Flanders-Field.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Six-Unknown-British-Soldiers-Killed-During-the-First-Battles-of-World-War-One-Are-Buried-in-Flanders-Field.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34083 Hillary Clinton Falsely Says Her Grandmother Was Born in Wales urn:md5:c89bbfc6cfc6bef27bc3bb39953896ef 2015-04-17T09:15:00+02:00 2015-04-17T10:11:46+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/hillary_3085682b.jpg" />Hillary Clinton’s British roots tripped her up on the campaign trail on Thursday after she inaccurately claimed that her grandmother was born in Wales.<br /> <br /> While many Americans can trace some family history back to the UK, Mrs Clinton does have an unusually direct connection to Britain. Her grandfather Hugh Rodham was born in Northumberland in 1879 and brought to Pennsylvania as a child along with his six brothers and sisters. <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/hillary-clinton/11543115/Hillary-Clinton-falsely-says-her-grandmother-was-born-in-Wales.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Hillary-Clinton-Falsely-Says-Her-Grandmother-Was-Born-in-Wales.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34082 Pentagon To Exhume Remains of 400 Pearl Harbor Marines and Sailors urn:md5:a7d22b2ac9fc49eb1055f2c952599523 2015-04-16T09:15:00+02:00 2015-04-16T09:27:33+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/2794CE0F00000578-3039088-image-a-28_1429065928663.jpg" />The Pentagon said Tuesday it would exhume and try to identify the remains of nearly 400 sailors and Marines killed when the USS Oklahoma sank in the bombing of Pearl Harbor.<br /> <br /> The ship capsized after being hit by nine torpedoes during the December 7, 1941 surprise attack from Japanese forces. Altogether, 429 sailors and Marines onboard were killed. Only 35 were identified in the years immediately after. <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3039088/Remains-unidentified-Pearl-Harbor-dead-disinterred.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Pentagon-To-Exhume-Remains-of-400-Pearl-Harbor-Marines-and-Sailors.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34074 Centuries of Italian History Are Unearthed in Quest to Fix Toilet urn:md5:15980e49119a6afb49089ee4c85c6028 2015-04-15T19:15:00+02:00 2015-04-15T12:57:22+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/15ITALY-master675.jpg" />All Luciano Faggiano wanted when he purchased the seemingly unremarkable building at 56 Via Ascanio Grandi was to open a trattoria. The only problem was the toilet.<br /> <br /> Sewage kept backing up. So Mr. Faggiano enlisted his two older sons to help him dig a trench and investigate. He predicted the job would take about a week. If only. He found a subterranean world tracing back before the birth of Jesus. <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/15/world/europe/centuries-of-italian-history-are-unearthed-in-quest-to-fix-toilet.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Centuries-of-Italian-History-Are-Unearthed-in-Quest-to-Fix-Toilet.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34055 Genealogy Software Updates of the Week urn:md5:419f87d1b64fd7d8a5a1d4e31a19ebca 2015-04-15T17:15:00+02:00 2015-04-15T12:24:59+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Software <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/software-box.jpg" /><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/anc-explorer/id562937243">Arlington National Cemetery Explorer for iPhone and iPad</a></strong> 2.1.3 <em>(Mobile - Freeware)</em><br /><br /> • Minor Improvements and bug fixes.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://humogen.com/">HuMo-gen</a></strong> 5.1.2 <em>(Web Publishing - Windows - Freeware)</em><br /><br /> • Danish interface added.<br /> • Mobile interface improved.<br /> • Added pictures in graphical reports.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/irish-roots/id587314488">Irish Roots Magazine for iPhone and iPad</a></strong> 4.0.5 <em>(Mobile - Freeware)</em><br /><br /> • New Software and Interface update.&gt;<br /> • Added search function.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://www.tcgr.bufton.org/">The Complete Genealogy Reporter</a></strong> 2015 build 150409 <em>(Family Books - Windows - Shareware)</em><br /><br /> • Fixed: An error whereby the linkages of notes assigned to sources could trigger an Unexpected Program Error when importing a GEDCOM file.<br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week-20150415.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34054 Battered Remains of Medieval Knight Found in UK urn:md5:3a58bdce69a0368fa62bfad79646ceff 2015-04-15T15:15:00+02:00 2015-04-15T09:33:25+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/jouster-knight-670.jpg" />The battered remains of a medieval man uncovered at a famous cathedral hint that he may have been a Norman knight with a proclivity for jousting.<br /> <br /> The man may have participated in a form of jousting called tourney, in which men rode atop their horses and attacked one another, in large groups, with blunted weapons. <a href="http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/battered-remains-of-medieval-knight-found-in-uk-cathedral-150414.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Battered-Remains-of-Medieval-Knight-Found-in-UK.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34052 Civil War-Era Diaries Found in Lowell, Michigan, Garage Document Lincoln's Assassination urn:md5:9ebd3a75e920eb04dbffd87a1335279c 2015-04-15T13:15:00+02:00 2015-04-15T09:31:08+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/635646340004348658-Still0414-00000.jpg" />When Ron Stevens, a Lowell resident and former teacher, was 15, he discovered some historical treasures that linked President Lincoln to Grand Rapids.<br /> <br /> When Stevens and his father were sifting through old boxes in a garage, they came across fifty leather-bound diaries, which they later learned were written by a gentleman named Robert Loomis. <a href="http://www.wzzm13.com/story/life/2015/04/14/civil-war-diaries-lowell-ron-stevens-lincoln-assassination/25788753/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Civil-War-Era-Diaries-Found-in-Lowell-Michigan-Garage-Document-Lincoln-s-Assassination.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34051 National Archive of Cuba Begins Scanning Its Collections urn:md5:38fdcb3c0f3dac93a9a4198a8f1a78f0 2015-04-15T11:15:00+02:00 2015-04-15T09:26:47+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Obras-de-construccion-del-Archivo-Nacional-de-la-Republica-de-Cuba-03.jpg" />Experts from the National Archives of the Republic of Cuba (ARNAC), headquartered in Havana, began digitizing least 300 maps of their holdings and collections of the institution, local media reported today.<br /> <br /> Related to the war of independence of Cuba in 1895 and the Revolutionary Party created in 1892 by the hero of the island, José Martí, documents are among those that pass to electronic format, explained the director of the National Archives, Martha Ferriol. <a href="http://www.cubaheadlines.com/2015/03/18/p6/national-archive-of-cuba-begins-scanning-its-collections.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/National-Archive-of-Cuba-Begins-Scanning-Its-Collections.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34050 1940 Guam Census Now Online as Database urn:md5:67795a5b439a66c554e58656cc81ae87 2015-04-15T09:15:00+02:00 2015-04-15T09:25:32+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__15283.jpg" />When the U.S. Census Bureau released the 1940 Guam census documents three years ago, it quickly became apparent that the information would be more useful for Guam residents if it could be searched by name and village.<br /> <br /> The Pacific Daily News took on the challenge, and the project took several weeks to complete. It involved retyping information from census documents, written mostly in cursive, into a new database. <a href="http://www.guampdn.com/article/20150415/NEWS01/304150005/1940-census-now-online-database">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/1940-Guam-Census-Now-Online-as-Database.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34049 Are You Related to Emma Watson? urn:md5:5991d1822887cae6b6fea3e7c4a00bc3 2015-04-15T06:15:00+02:00 2015-04-08T10:04:42+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/watsone.jpg" />Watson was born on April 15, 1990 in Paris, the daughter of English lawyers Jacqueline Luesby and Chris Watson. Watson lived in Paris until the age of five. <br /> <br /> Her parents separated when she was young; following their divorce, Watson moved back to England to live with her mother in Oxfordshire while spending weekends at her father's house in London. Watson has stated that she speaks some French, though "not as well" as she used to. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=watsone&amp;celebrite=Emma-WATSON">Emma Watson's Family Tree</a><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Are-You-Related-to-Emma-Watson.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33976 Did Richard III Manage To Keep His Scoliosis a Secret Up Until His Death in 1485? urn:md5:15901724eb459d3d08b4aabde2004824 2015-04-14T09:15:00+02:00 2015-04-14T09:59:15+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/640px-King_Richard_III.jpg" />Last month saw the mortal remains of King Richard III reinterred at Leicester Cathedral, more than two years after University of Leicester archaeologists discovered his skeleton in a car park in August 2012.<br /> <br /> No mention of Richard's distinctive physique survives from during his lifetime, perhaps out of respect to a reigning monarch, or perhaps because he hid it so well. <a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/04/150413075017.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Did-Richard-III-Manage-To-Keep-His-Scoliosis-a-Secret-Up-Until-His-Death-in-1485.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34036 'Ottoman Athens, 1458-1833' at the Gennadius Library, Athens, Greece urn:md5:f60fa1fd019c2e2e28dde51c62dd6d3a 2015-04-13T16:15:00+02:00 2015-04-13T09:39:14+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Greece_01.jpg" />The Gennadius Library of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens is presenting an exhibition entitled "Ottoman Athens, 1458-1833", from February 10 to June 30, 2015.<br /> <br /> The main concept is to explore the topography, archaeology and history of Ottoman Athens showcasing travelers’ books, works of art, and topographical renderings from the Gennadius collections as well as archaeological finds from the excavations of the Ancient Agora. <a href="http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.fr/2015/04/ottoman-athens-1458-1833-at-gennadius.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Ottoman-Athens-1458-1833-at-the-Gennadius-Library-Athens-Greece.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34023 150 Years After Lincoln Assassination, Massive Online Archive in the Works urn:md5:6549a6579fc6ed2a2ce89b9b80fab056 2015-04-13T14:15:00+02:00 2015-04-13T09:36:40+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/abraham_lincoln_online_archive_red-100578384-primary.idge.png" />As the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's assassination approaches, a massive digital archive is in the works that will be home to more than 100,000 documents related to the Civil War-era commander-in-chief.<br /> <br /> The Papers of Abraham Lincoln is a project of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, and it is co-sponsored by the Center for State Policy and Leadership at the University of Illinois Springfield and the Abraham Lincoln Association. <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/article/2908432/150-years-after-lincoln-assassination-massive-online-archive-goes-live.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/150-Years-After-Lincoln-Assassination-Massive-Online-Archive-in-the-Works.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34021 Important Irish Artifact from WWI Discovered at British Yard Sale urn:md5:d06ff6c7979780f6410ca731894f105b 2015-04-13T12:15:00+02:00 2015-04-13T09:33:57+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/WW1-Print-MI.jpg" />Seven years ago, an English couple paid $36 for a print at a yard sale in Lincolnshire, East England. It wasn’t until a recent Irish Times article about the painting the print depicts, that the couple became aware of the enormous historical and financial value of what lay in their home.<br /> <br /> The print depicts the famous World War One painting by Fortunino Matania, "The Last General Absolution of the Munsters at Rue du Bois," one the most poignant events in the history of Irish involvement in the war. <a href="http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/history/Important-Irish-artifact-from-WWI-discovered-at-British-yard-sale.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Important-Irish-Artifact-from-WWI-Discovered-at-British-Yard-Sale.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34020 Russian Museum Closes Amid Scandal Over U.S. and British WWII Photos urn:md5:4fd8c6b3f2cb748b7a9364df1ed40ef3 2015-04-13T10:15:00+02:00 2015-04-13T09:31:14+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/5588-exhibition.jpg" />A major museum in the Urals city of Yekaterinburg has closed for an "undetermined period" amid a scandal over an exhibition of World War II photos co-organized by the U.S. and British consulates.<br /> <br /> The Metenkov House Museum of Photography in Russia's fourth-largest city was scheduled on Friday to open an exhibition of 150 wartime images by British and American photographers as the countries mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. <a href="http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/russian-museum-closes-amid-scandal-over-us-and-british-wwii-photos/518978.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Russian-Museum-Closes-Amid-Scandal-Over-US-and-British-WWII-Photos.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34019 Sponsor a Friend or Family Member, and Get a Premium Extra Month Free urn:md5:8ff3468feea22cfe364617491f7995eb 2015-04-13T08:00:00+02:00 2015-04-10T12:25:44+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) GeneaNet Tips <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-sponsor-a-friend-00.jpg" />On Geneanet, you can sponsor a friend or family member, and get a Premium extra month free!<br /><br /> <p>Click 'Community &gt; Sponsr a friend' in the menu bar at the top of the screen.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-sponsor-a-friend-01.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p>Enter the Geneanet username of the persons you want to sponsor (<a href="http://www.geneanet.org/contacts/search">click here</a> to search the username of a member by name).</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-sponsor-a-friend-02.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p>When having sent 5 invitations, you must wait for them to be accepted or to expire (45 days) to gain new sponsor rights.</p> <p>Sponsored persons will be invited to try the Geneanet Premium free for one month.</p> <p>If they subscribe to the Premium during the free trial, the remaining free weeks will be added to their 1-year or 2-year membership, and you will get an extra month free!</p> <p align="center"><a href="http://www.geneanet.org/privilege/"><strong>&gt;&gt;&gt; CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE GENEANET PREMIUM &lt;&lt;&lt;</strong></a></p> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Sponsor-a-Friend-or-Family-Member-and-Get-a-Premium-Extra-Month-Free.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34002 British Library Endangered Archives: New Online Collections urn:md5:31ca396a6a70188225b59ececde9fa8c 2015-04-10T09:15:00+02:00 2015-04-10T09:57:52+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__15262.jpg" />This month three projects have gone up online. EAP031, EAP039 and EAP286. EAP031 and EAP039 both digitised Buddhist manuscripts, the first from Mongolia and the latter from Bhutan. EAP286 digitised a collection of manuscripts from Ethiopia.<br /> <br /> EAP031 digitised the private collection of Danzan Ravjaa. Ravjaa was the 5th incarnation in the lineage of the Gobi Noyons, whose monastery was at the centre of a political and artistic renaissance located at the crossroads of Tibet, Mongolia and China during the 19th century. <a href="http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/endangeredarchives/2015/04/new-online-collections-april-2015.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/British-Library-Endangered-Archives%3A-New-Online-Collections.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34000 Genealogy Software Updates of the Week urn:md5:63a8031df24d489c54a2186b2ad7ebd8 2015-04-09T11:15:00+02:00 2015-04-09T11:58:38+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Software <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/software-box.jpg" /><strong><a href="http://www.ancestralsources.com/">Ancestral Sources</a></strong> 5.0 <em>(Transcriptions &amp; Indexes - Windows - Freeware)</em><br /><br /> • Ancestral Sources now supports the entry of birth sources such as birth certificates.<br /> • There are now options to allow informants for deaths and births to be linked to the event using the Witness Roles introduced in Family Historian 6.<br /> • There are now more colour options in the customise screen including some new themes.<br /> • Witness roles created for linked individuals now include a source citation.<br /> • There is now an option to retain any witnesses when replacing an existing fact.<br /> • There is now an option, requested by Bill Henshaw, to always show the source type label next to the toolbar buttons, rather than just for the currently selected source type. <br /> • Bug fixes.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id778124225">Branches for iPad</a></strong> 2.2 <em>(Mobile - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Fixed an issue with loading and processing certain GEDCOM's.<br /> • Fixed a bug causing media not to appear when attached to certain GEDCOM's.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mygenealogy/id624478127">myGenealogy for iPad</a></strong> 1.9.1 <em>(Mobile - Freeware)</em><br /><br /> • 64bit ready.<br /> • Setting of a picture will be reflected to button immediately.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://www.tcgr.bufton.org">The Complete Genealogy Builder</a></strong> 2015 build 150406 <em>(Full Featured - Windows - Shareware)</em><br /><br /> • Fixed: The program title bar showed The Complete Genealogy Builder 2012 instead of The Complete Genealogy Builder 2015,<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://www.tcgr.bufton.org/">The Complete Genealogy Reporter</a></strong> 2015 build 150406 <em>(Family Books - Windows - Shareware)</em><br /><br /> • Fixed: An error in Version 2015 whereby events within a place of the Index of Places may not be correctly sorted in date order.<br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week-1005.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33987 Jacksboro, Texas, Local Newspapers Soon To Go Digital urn:md5:fc4feb7e8e1c6ecc363ea6a8122452df 2015-04-09T09:15:00+02:00 2015-04-09T09:25:05+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/20150407_034144_w_collection_JCNC_300.jpg" />The oldest business institution in Jack County will soon have all of it’s history online. Well, most of it. Thanks to the Gladys Johnson Ritchie Public Library, Jacksboro Newspapers will soon be available on the University of North Texas’ Portal to Texas History.<br /> <br /> Librarian Lanora Joslin wrote and received a $25,000 grant to digitize the Jacksboro Gazette-News and Jack County Herald through 1965. <a href="http://www.jacksboronewspapers.com/news/ci_27866860/local-newspapers-soon-go-digital">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Jacksboro-Texas-Local-Newspapers-Soon-To-Go-Digital.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33985 Lizzie Borden Gravestone Defaced in Fall River, Massachusetts urn:md5:f58a0cf85d4e548fa6b97b06c5209516 2015-04-08T09:15:00+02:00 2015-04-08T09:37:05+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__15256.jpg" />The monument that marks the Bordens’ final resting place was defaced with black and green paint, likely on Sunday night. "It’s not the first time,” said Oak Grove Cemetery Director Tony Eaton. “I’d like to catch the guys who did it."<br /> <br /> The Bordens, including the infamous Lizzie Borden, her sister Emma, and her father and stepmother that she was accused of murdering, are buried in the same plot at Oak Grove Cemetery, a grave yard that dates back to 1855. <a href="http://www.southcoasttoday.com/article/20150407/NEWS/150409481/101193">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Lizzie-Borden-Gravestone-Defaced-in-Fall-River-Massachusetts.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33975 Contract Worker at National Records Center in St. Louis County Fired for Mishandling Draft-Card Information urn:md5:43b247f35bf31d8693b100d720313a2e 2015-04-07T18:15:00+02:00 2015-04-07T09:03:23+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/5097d3d80df9f.preview-620.jpg" />An employee of ancestry.com who was working at the federal records center in north St. Louis County was fired for allegedly throwing out draft-card information, a federal administrator said.<br /> <br /> Bryan McGraw, director of the National Personnel Records Center, said Friday that his staff recovered all the papers, some of them from a trash can. The incident on March 12 prompted the federal agency to halt contract work by Ancestry Inc., which operates as ancestry.com, at St. Louis and four other sites. <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/contract-worker-at-national-records-center-fired-for-mishandling-draft/article_e059b8b8-215e-5a86-ae74-1f5a7b14a7c2.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Contract-Worker-at-National-Records-Center-in-St-Louis-County-Fired-for-Mishandling-Draft-Card-Information.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33965 Gertrude Weaver Dies Aged 116, Just 5 Days After Becoming World's Oldest Person urn:md5:34a36d66b544c35058feb4f513827cce 2015-04-07T16:15:00+02:00 2015-04-07T08:55:06+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Deceased People <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/72c07a02-b88e-42a0-bc7f-ea95488a7fb6-620x372.jpeg" />Just days after becoming the world’s oldest documented person, 116-year-old Gertrude Weaver died on Monday in Arkansas.<br /> <br /> Weaver became the oldest person in the world after the death of a 117-year-old Japanese woman last week, according to records kept by the Los Angeles-based Gerontology Research Group. Weaver was born in 1898. <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/apr/07/gertrude-weaver-dies-aged-116-days-after-becoming-worlds-oldest-person">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Gertrude-Weaver-Dies-Aged-116-Just-5-Days-After-Becoming-World-s-Oldest-Person.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33964 1,000 Irish Died with American Army in WWI urn:md5:2f4ca57c2650046e23396433d14bf5f4 2015-04-07T14:15:00+02:00 2015-04-07T08:51:30+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/2015-04-05_iri_8361691_I1.JPG" />Almost 1,000 Irish-born soldiers died serving with the United States army in World War I, three times higher than previous estimates, a genealogist has discovered.<br /> <br /> Speaking to the Sunday Independent, Megan Smolenyak, the genealogist who traced Barack Obama's roots to Moneygall, Co Offaly, says previous research "significantly understated" the real losses of Irishmen in the Great War. <a href="http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/1000-irish-died-with-american-army-in-wwi-31118703.html">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/1000-Irish-Died-with-American-Army-in-WWI.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33963 Secret Special Operations Australia WWII Commando Training Captured in Rare, Colour Footage urn:md5:dda575bf0795edc90304eebfa5b7e9e4 2015-04-07T12:15:00+02:00 2015-04-07T08:47:39+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__15252.jpg" />The Australian Story episode Into the Lion's Den showcases some rare, colour footage of Special Operations Australia commandos training in secret during World War II.<br /> <br /> Shot in the remote bush of Fraser Island in Queensland, well away from the public gaze, it is a glimpse into the world of espionage and the art of killing as taught more than 70 years ago. The commandos were being trained for operations behind the Japanese lines throughout South-East Asia. <a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-04-06/secret-z-special-unit-wwii-training-captured-on-film/6371730">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Secret-Special-Operations-Australia-WWII-Commando-Training-Captured-in-Rare-Colour-Footage.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33962 Teenager Attracts Thousands of Fans To His Website on Historic Bishop Auckland urn:md5:30c946d74241644d998f361b6f72cfe4 2015-04-07T10:15:00+02:00 2015-04-07T08:43:11+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__15249.jpg" />A teenager who set up a website on his home town in his spare time three months ago is hoping to meet the thousands of fans of his work from around the globe.<br /> <br /> Alex Tighe, 17, of Etherley Dene, near Bishop Auckland, set up the History of Bishop Auckland Facebook page at the start of the year. The teenager, who has autism, uses the site to list photos and messages from people about Bishop Auckland’s history. <a href="http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/12873640.Teenager_attracts_thousands_of_fans_to_his_website_on_historic_Bishop_Auckland/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Teenager-Attracts-Thousands-of-Fans-To-His-Website-on-Historic-Bishop-Auckland.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33961 Graffiti by 1,800 WWI Soldiers Found in Underground Quarry urn:md5:c2702c78ef90b8e9d5c5b3b0b07ddc13 2015-04-07T08:15:00+02:00 2015-04-07T08:40:21+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__15248.jpg" />The graffiti, written in a French chalk quarry and dating back almost 100 years, is plain and stark. "HJ Leach. Merely a private. 13/7/16. SA Australia," reads one inscription. "HA Deanate, 148th Aero Squadron, USA. 150 Vermilyea Ave, New York City," another says. "9th Batt Australians, G. Fitzhenry, Paddington, Sydney, N.S.W., 1916 July; Alistair Ross, Lismore, July," reads a third.<br /> <br /> They were World War I soldiers, four of almost 2,000, whose writings have recently been found underneath battlefields near Naours, France, about 120 miles north of Paris. <a href="http://edition.cnn.com/2015/04/06/world/feat-wwi-graffiti-found/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Graffiti-by-1800-WWI-Soldiers-Found-in-Underground-Quarry.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33960 3 Tips for Creating and Viewing Your Geneanet Email Alerts urn:md5:dd3d89d6c6233577b9f95788a3bcb4cb 2015-04-06T08:00:00+02:00 2015-04-03T14:52:32+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) GeneaNet Tips <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-001-00.jpg" />As much as possible, we will post blog notes to answer your most frequently asked questions about using Geneanet.<br /> <br /> Tips of the week are:<br /> <br /> - How to create your Email Alerts by Last Name?<br /> - How to create your Email Alerts by Individual (Premium members)?<br /> - How to view your Email Alerts? <br /> <p><strong>1. How to create your Email Alerts by Last Name?</strong></p> <p>Receive a weekly email summary of the latest entries and grow your family tree!</p> <p>Click 'Email Alert by Last Name' in the drop-down menu at the top right of the screen, then click 'Create a New Email Alert'.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-005-01.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p>Fill in the form, then click 'Save'.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-005-02.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p>You can also make a search in the Geneanet database, then click 'Create a New Email Alert' at the bottom of the search results list.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-005-03.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p><strong>2. How to create your Email Alerts by Individual (Premium members)?</strong></p> <p>Receive a weekly email summary of the latest entries and grow your family tree!</p> <p>Click 'Email Alert by Individual' in the drop-down menu at the top right of the screen, then click 'Create a New Email Alert'.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-005-04.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p>Fill in the form, then click 'Save'.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-005-05.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p>You can also make a search in the Geneanet database, then click 'Create a New Email Alert' at the bottom of the search results list.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-005-06.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p>If you have a Geneanet family tree, you can automatically create Email Alerts from a selection of individuals in your family tree.</p> <p>Click 'Email Alert by Individual' in the drop-down menu at the top right of the screen (as shown above), then click the 'Configure Automatic Email Alerts' tab.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-005-07.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p><strong>3. How to view your Email Alerts?</strong></p> <p>You can view the latest entries by clicking the links given in your weekly email summary, but you can also view the history of these results on Geneanet.</p> <p>Click 'Email Alert by Last Name' or 'Email Alert by Individual' in the drop-down menu at the top right of the screen.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-005-01.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p>Just select the list you want to view again.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-005-08.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/3-Tips-for-Creating-and-Viewing-Your-Geneanet-Email-Alerts.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33945 Are You Related to Merle Haggard? urn:md5:a1845db5a8b580be1e3b93b27dbf4d4e 2015-04-06T06:15:00+02:00 2015-04-01T09:41:59+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/haggardm.jpg" />Haggard's parents, Flossie Mae Harp and James Francis Haggard, moved to California from their home in Checotah, Oklahoma, during the Great Depression, after their barn burned in 1934. They settled with their children, Lowell and Lillian, in an apartment in Bakersfield, while James Francis Haggard started working for the Santa Fe Railroad. <br /> <br /> A woman who owned a boxcar, which was placed in Oildale, a nearby town north of Bakersfield, asked Haggard's father about the possibility of converting it into a house. He remodeled the boxcar, and soon after moved in, also purchasing the lot, where Merle Ronald Haggard was born on April 6, 1937. <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=haggardm&amp;celebrite=Merle-HAGGARD">Merle Haggard's Family Tree</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Are-You-Related-to-Merle-Haggard.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33907 Hudson, New York: Stone Plaque for City’s Original Universalist Church Found urn:md5:7f8808dc4e4d70d1efbac5da57012757 2015-04-03T10:15:00+02:00 2015-04-03T09:05:07+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/551dfd6389c10.image.jpg" />A recent discovery of a large, inscribed stone plaque from 1817 hearkens back to a religion that flourished in Hudson’s first full century but has disappeared entirely from the local landscape.<br /> <br /> The weighty plaque, measuring about 4 feet wide by 2 feet high, is inscribed, in an oval within the rectangular stone, “This House, erected by the first society of Universalists in the City of Hudson in the year of our LORD 1817.” <a href="http://www.registerstar.com/news/article_7087429c-d9aa-11e4-9716-3bcbd85585ef.html">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Hudson-New-York%3A-Stone-Plaque-for-Citys-Original-Universalist-Church-Found.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33942 Canada: Ottawa Museums and Archives Go Digital urn:md5:c9a3109f7eacdcd9574a941b154a07d7 2015-04-03T08:15:00+02:00 2015-04-03T09:07:54+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/the-ottawa-museums-and-archives-virtual-collections-catalogu.jpg" />Ottawa’s history is going online with the launch of the Ottawa Museums and Archives virtual collections catalogue.<br /> <br /> The virtual catalogue includes digitized records and artifacts ranging from old military gear to letters to old bylaws and maps. So far it has 34,000 records active on the website, and it will continue to grow. <a href="http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/city-archives-museums-go-digital">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Canada%3A-Ottawa-Museums-and-Archives-Go-Digital.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33943 Genealogy Software Updates of the Week urn:md5:e78dd19c37684247e0639aef9b6727b6 2015-04-02T16:15:00+02:00 2015-04-02T16:29:51+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Software <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/software-box.jpg" /><strong><a href="http://humogen.com/">HuMo-gen</a></strong> 5.1.1 <em>(Web Publishing - Windows - Freeware)</em><br /><br /> • Russian interface added.<br /> • Many improvements.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://www.syniumsoftware.com/macfamilytree/">MacFamilyTree</a></strong> 7.3.4 <em>(Full Featured - Mac - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • GEDCOM import issues fixed.<br /> • Duplicate search improved.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://itunes.apple.com/en/app/shoebox-by-1000memories/id472126139">Shoebox for iPhone and iPad</a></strong> 3.1 <em>(Mobile - Freeware)</em><br /><br /> • Bug fixes.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://www.tcgr.bufton.org">The Complete Genealogy Builder</a></strong> 2015 build 150329 <em>(Full Featured - Windows - Shareware)</em><br /><br /> • New: Control key shortcuts for Open Project (Ctrl+O), New Project (Ctrl+N), Save Project (Ctrl+S), and Exit (Ctrl+Q).<br /> • New: A new item under the Tools menu which will adjust the order of children within families where the order of the children recorded in the project is inconsistent with the order of their birth dates.<br /> • New: A new item under the Tools menu which will adjust the order of partners of individuals where the order of the partners recorded in the project is inconsistent with the order of their marriage dates.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://www.tcgr.bufton.org/">The Complete Genealogy Reporter</a></strong> 2015 build 150329 <em>(Family Books - Windows - Shareware)</em><br /><br /> • New: Control key shortcuts for Open GEDCOM File (Ctrl+O) and Exit (Ctrl+Q).<br /> • New: The ability to specify addition spacing before each of the main segments (Media references, Notes, Citations, Family details) of a narrative entry.<br /> • New: The ability to restrict the Index of Places, Index of Dates and Index of anniversaries to include only Births and Deaths, or only Births, Marriages and Deaths.<br /> • New: The ability to insert descriptions in the Index of Places for places that do not specifically appear in the data.<br /> • Improved: The hierarchical order of the Index of Places has been improved such that "France" will now appear before "France, Paris", which will appear before "France, Paris, Montmartre".<br /> • Improved: For media items are assigned only to sources, these will appear in the same order as the sources appear in the Sources section.<br /> • Improved: The specification of the width of thumbnail images previously provided a selection from 0.25 inches to 2 inches in 0.25 inch increments. This is now 0.2 inches to 2 inches in 0.1 inch increments.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://itunes.apple.com/en/app/family-chronicle/id435897167">Your Genealogy Today for iPhone and iPad</a></strong> 4.9.76 <em>(Mobile - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • New app interface.<br /> • Improved download speeds and performance.<br /> • Restore purchases fix.<br /> • Share now available.<br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33936 English Manor Rolls Go Online at Harvard Law School urn:md5:4ee64af8fe114fa086ee32f17e3703f9 2015-04-02T12:15:00+02:00 2015-04-02T08:50:43+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Manor-roll-16A-2-350x304.jpg" />Historical & Special Collections is pleased to announce that we have begun a multi-year project to conserve and digitize our collection of English manor rolls. <br /> <br /> The rolls came to Harvard over a century ago, purchased in 1892 and 1893 by Harvard Professor William James Ashley (1860-1927) from London bookseller James Coleman. In 1925 the College Library transferred the collection to the Harvard Law School Library. <a href="http://etseq.law.harvard.edu/2015/03/early-english-manor-rolls-go-online/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/English-Manor-Rolls-Go-Online-at-Harvard-Law-School.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33926 Queen Stunned by Inventory of historical Royal Gifts urn:md5:0d8395f08e8de41cc53d870cf0708ba9 2015-04-02T10:15:00+02:00 2015-04-02T08:48:10+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/2732805300000578-3021667-image-a-8_1427901422371.jpg" />The Queen is said to have been 'stunned' by the beauty of royal gifts given to her forebear George III after setting eyes on them for the first time.<br /> <br /> Her Majesty, who was attending the launch of a new digitised archive of Georgian royal papers at Windsor Castle, joked with guests that 'you don’t get gifts like that any more.' <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3021667/The-Queen-stunned-beauty-royal-presents-given-George-IV-seeing-time-jokes-don-t-gifts-like-more.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Queen-Stunned-by-Inventory-of-historical-Royal-Gifts.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33925 Bodies of Japanese WWII Soldiers Believed To Have Been Found in Palau Cave Sealed Off for 70 years urn:md5:ae685f26f589e013da5e928ab3179d05 2015-04-02T08:15:00+02:00 2015-04-02T08:45:56+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/6335746-3x4-340x453.jpg" />The bodies of six soldiers, believed to be Japanese troops who fought in World War II, have been discovered in a reopened cave in the tiny Pacific nation of Palau.<br /> <br /> The site — one of around 200 sealed caves on the island of Pelileu — was recently opened again for the first time in nearly 70 years. The caves were used when US and Japanese forces fought a fierce battle on the island's beaches in September 1944. <a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-04-01/japanese-wwii-soldiers-remains-found-in-palau-cave/6365980">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Bodies-of-Japanese-WWII-Soldiers-Believed-To-Have-Been-Found-in-Palau-Cave-Sealed-Off-for-70-years.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33924 David Cameron Reveals He Is Related to Kim Kardashian urn:md5:ddd55e5fb8ebd6920cce2453c726fe4d 2015-04-01T14:15:00+02:00 2015-04-01T14:16:28+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/cameron_3251779b.jpg" />David Cameron has said he is related to Kim Kardashian-West, the reality TV star. The Prime Minister said he was thirteenth cousin of the celebrity, who is married to rapper Kanye West.<br /> <br /> Asked by Heat magazine whether he watched the television show Keeping Up With The Kardashians, featuring Kim and her family, Mr Cameron volunteered: "No, but I'm related to them. Did you know I'm 13th cousins with them?" <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/david-cameron/11506560/David-Cameron-reveals-he-is-related-to-Kim-Kardashian.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/David-Cameron-Reveals-He-Is-Related-to-Kim-Kardashian.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33910 World's Oldest Person Misao Okawa Dies in Japan urn:md5:2bceaf6adbe54f90f6a4c134ed0f20ac 2015-04-01T12:15:00+02:00 2015-04-01T09:24:50+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Deceased People <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/_82048592_026171470-1.jpg" />The world's oldest living person, Japan's Misao Okawa, has died from heart failure at the age of 117. She died in a nursing home in Osaka, the city she was born in on 5 March 1898.<br /> <br /> She is survived by three children, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Ms Okawa was recognised in 2013 as the world's oldest living person, as well as the world's oldest living woman, by Guinness World Records. <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-32142212">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/World-s-Oldest-Person-Misao-Okawa-Dies-in-Japan.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33906 25th Anniversary of the Friends of the National Library of Australia urn:md5:8d3e51bd09ec75a8f23539e1d25ea0ad 2015-04-01T10:15:00+02:00 2015-04-01T09:14:50+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/gough.jpg" />2015 marks the 25th anniversary of the formation of Friends of the National Library of Australia.<br /> <br /> The Friends of the National Library was launched by Mr Whitlam at the inaugural Kenneth Myer Memorial Lecture on 5 April 1990. This was followed by a Friends Welcome Day on 7 April 1990 with the late Ruth Cracknell AO officiating. Approximately 2200 people attended this day and participated in a number of activities including behind the scenes tours. <a href="https://www.nla.gov.au/blogs/behind-the-scenes/2015/03/30/25th-anniversary-of-the-friends-of-the-national-library">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/25th-Anniversary-of-the-Friends-of-the-National-Library-of-Australia.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33905 Over 1,000 People Discovered at Medieval Cemetery Underneath the University of Cambridge, England urn:md5:a1267857bc21001e315919f2e0808263 2015-04-01T08:15:00+02:00 2015-04-01T09:12:05+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/medieval-cemetery-cambridge.jpeg" />Archaeologists working on a site at the University of Cambridge have reported the discovery of a cemetery belonging to a medieval hospital. They believe it is one of the largest graveyards of its kind found in Britain, with as many as 1500 people buried there.<br /> <br /> The first academic report of the excavations beneath the Old Divinity School at St John’s College, Cambridge, has been published in Archaeological Journal. <a href="http://www.medievalists.net/2015/03/31/medieval-cemetery-discovered-underneath-the-university-of-cambridge/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Over-1000-People-Discovered-at-Medieval-Cemetery-Underneath-the-University-of-Cambridge-England.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33904 Rare Medieval Devotional Panel Found by River Thames Goes on Show urn:md5:7822c857e73c44147f6b9fb6d14492fb 2015-03-31T11:15:00+02:00 2015-03-31T08:24:16+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/panel.jpg" />A rare medieval devotional panel is now on display at the Museum of London. Depicting the capture, trial and execution of Thomas, Earl of Lancaster, political rebel turned martyr, the object was discovered by archaeologists from MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology), whilst excavating by the River Thames in London.<br /> <br /> A fascinating piece of political propaganda and religious art, the panel is one of the largest and the finest examples of its kind. <a href="http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/03/2015/rare-medieval-devotional-panel-found-by-river-thames-goes-on-show">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Rare-Medieval-Devotional-Panel-Found-by-River-Thames-Goes-on-Show.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33900 The Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Libraries Joins the Flickr Commons urn:md5:5fd50c1117cdebb01f5caa4deb2fedb8 2015-03-31T09:15:00+02:00 2015-03-31T08:20:52+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/16243664643_7db19a7daf_b.jpg" />The VCU Libraries include prints, works of art, historic and medical artifacts, archives and manuscripts, maps and rare books and periodicals, as well as one of the largest collections of comic arts, book art, alternative newspapers and zines in the USA. <br /> <br /> The bulk of their shared items come from VCU Libraries Special Collections and Archives, but they also digitize and make available other resources in partnership with local institutions. <a href="https://blog.flickr.net/en/2015/03/25/welcome-vcu-libraries-to-the-flickr-commons/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/The-Virginia-Commonwealth-University-VCU-Libraries-Joins-the-Flickr-Commons.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33899 Tanzania: Legislators Call for Recovery of Stolen Unguja Archives urn:md5:797a32c4c41a4adbe330f79c9b5bf6eb 2015-03-31T07:15:00+02:00 2015-03-31T08:11:25+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/dra-picture-002.jpg" />Members of the Zanzibar House of Representatives are appealing to the general public and to institutions to recover lost and stolen archives.<br /> <br /> The appeal came after the House probe committee led by Mr Mahmoud Mohammed Mussa revealed the theft of important historical documents and souvenirs. <a href="http://allafrica.com/stories/201503302462.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Tanzania%3A-Legislators-Call-for-Recovery-of-Stolen-Unguja-Archives.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33898 King Richard III's Monumental Tomb Unveiled urn:md5:6ec67a160ab49f1983c7a789072be02f 2015-03-30T16:15:00+02:00 2015-03-30T09:45:26+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/dnews-files-2015-03-richard-III-tomb-revealed-150327-jpg.jpg" />King Richard III finally got his monumental burial this morning, 530 years after his death in battle. A 2.3-ton tombstone was lowered overnight into place, sealing the king beneath and marking Richard’s place of honor in Leicester cathedral.<br /> <br /> Coming from a quarry in North Yorkshire which Richard would have owned as the Duke of York, the Swaledale fossil stone sits on a slab of dark Kilkenny marble, inscribed with the king’s name, dates, motto and coat of arms. <a href="http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/king-richard-iiis-monumental-tomb-unveiled-150327.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/King-Richard-III-s-Monumental-Tomb-Unveiled.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33881 30,000 NYPD Crime Photographs Will Go Online urn:md5:4408e24abaf0431c58b206586db1ee48 2015-03-30T14:15:00+02:00 2015-03-30T09:43:21+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/municipalarchivescrime1.jpg" />From contorted corpses splayed on the sidewalk to errant streetcars lodged in storefronts, the New York Police Department (NYPD) has photographed crime scenes almost since the technology was available. <br /> <br /> A new grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, announced on Monday, will support the digitization of around 30,000 of these photographs from 1914 to 1975, making them viewable to the public for the first time. <a href="http://hyperallergic.com/193721/30000-nypd-crime-photographs-will-go-online/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/30000-NYPD-Crime-Photographs-Will-Go-Online.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33880 New Zealand: New Website Showcases World War I Footage urn:md5:9c249b4c3d2505ef042aa2a09c8b6992 2015-03-30T12:15:00+02:00 2015-03-30T09:39:13+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__15124.jpg" />New Zealand Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says a new website featuring previously unavailable film from World War I is an engrossing historical resource.<br /> <br /> Anzac: Sights & Sounds, from Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision, gives an evocative, insightful and compelling view of the conflict, using archival film footage gathered from across the world, recorded interviews, songs and photographs. <a href="http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA1503/S00436/new-website-showcases-world-war-i-footage.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/New-Zealand%3A-New-Website-Showcases-World-War-I-Footage.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33879 Library of Congress Acquires Rare Trove of Civil War Images urn:md5:2e9fe1c9dff180a877fc034ec2dcf3b7 2015-03-30T10:15:00+02:00 2015-03-30T09:35:31+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Civil_War_Images-2.jpg" />A Houston housewife who has quietly collected rare Civil War images for 50 years has sold more than 500 early photographs to the Library of Congress.<br /> <br /> The library announced the acquisition Sunday and is placing the first 77 images online. On Friday, 87-year-old Robin Stanford delivered the historic stereograph images from her collection to the library. <a href="http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/03/29/library-congress-acquires-rare-trove-civil-war-images-many-by-confederate/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Library-of-Congress-Acquires-Rare-Trove-of-Civil-War-Images.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33878 Take Pictures of Cemeteries with GeneaGraves, The Geneanet Mobile App for iOS and Android urn:md5:887db214bcdfe54a0f35d5d9a8c98f15 2015-03-30T08:00:00+02:00 2015-03-27T12:46:17+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-geneagraves-weekend-report-00.jpg" />Cemeteries are one of the most important resources for genealogists, and we must capture headstones before they are lost. <br /> <br /> Join the GeneaGraves project! It's free and easy!<br /> <br /> Upload your pictures to Geneanet with a wifi access point. Then, index the name of the persons listed on the gravestones with the help of other Geneanet members.<br /> <br /> <p align="center"><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.geneanet.sauvonsTombes"><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-geneagraves-weekend-21.jpg" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/geneagraves/id925283154"><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-geneagraves-weekend-22.jpg" /></a></p> <br /> <img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-geneagraves-01.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Take-Pictures-of-Cemeteries-with-GeneaGraves-The-Geneanet-Mobile-App-for-iOS-and-Android.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33863 Are You Related to Lady Gaga? urn:md5:34cd5cf13aa6f40fde67074adfe1fa04 2015-03-28T06:15:00+01:00 2015-03-25T10:09:54+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_7/640px-Lady_Gaga_during_the_ArtRave_Tour.png" />Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta was born on March 28, 1986 at the Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, New York City, to a Catholic family. <br /> <br /> She is the elder daughter of Cynthia Louise "Cindy" (Bissett; born c. 1955), and internet entrepreneur Joseph Anthony "Joe" Germanotta, Jr. Gaga is of 75 percent Italian ancestry, and also has French Canadian ancestry. Her sister Natali (born c. 1992) is a fashion student.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=germanottas&amp;celebrite=Lady-GAGA">Lady Gaga's Family Tree</a><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Are-You-Related-to-Lady-Gaga.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33820 Genealogy Software Updates of the Week urn:md5:44cdcbae09ce352e126d0bb2c8581514 2015-03-27T01:15:00+01:00 2015-03-26T18:07:27+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://bkwin.org">Brother's Keeper</a></strong> 7.0.47 <em>(Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Fixed a problem where the shortcut keys: CTRL+SHIFT+Letter were not working on the Select Person screen.<br /> • On the Source Grid that shows the 10 most recently used sources, if you add or view a source with a different page number, it will show on the list of 10 even if the same source was there with a different page number.<br /> • Fixed a problem in the Split Database or Merge Database routines where if a location had Pictures attached, or the new extra fields attached, they were not being attached to the location in the new database.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://www.familybookcreator.com/">Family Book Creator</a></strong> Build 267 <em>(Family Books - Windows - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Fixed: Swedish output: There was a spelling issue inside the generated sentence in case of unknown relationships of children to their father or mother. The word "Släktskapet" was spelled wrong.<br /> • Fixed: Gender-symbols ("♂" or "♀") to indicate the sex of individuals inside the list of children did not show up for females if Danish, Norwegian or Swedish were used as output languages.<br /> • Fixed: It could happen that inside a family headline the name of the primary individual with multiple relationships was included twice.<br /> • Fixed: If the option "Include only preferred partner" was used it could happen that paragraphs for primary individuals with multiple relationships were missing inside the report.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://genealone.com/">Genealone</a></strong> 1.5.2 <em>(Web Publishing - Windows, Mac, Linux - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Several bugs in GEDCOM file import have been fixed. Genealone WP now import name prefixes correctly and some sources and citations which were not imported before are imported now.<br /> • New: Captcha on contact form and suggestion form pages. Captcha sould prevent spamming by robots which has appeared recently.<br /> • New: Delete link in the message central. Saved message can be deleted after its content is displayed.<br /> <br /> <b><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/storypress-app/id789604985">StoryPress for iPhone and iPad</a></b> 3.6 <i>(Mobile - Freeware)</i><br><br> • Addition of tutorial screen overlays for first time users.<br> • Bug fixes.<br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html3#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33857 'Faces: The Many Visages of Human History' at the University of Padua, Italy urn:md5:6b0520dd8443a49625b12374a37b8c8b 2015-03-26T23:15:00+01:00 2015-03-26T13:10:29+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/Padua_faces_01b.jpg" />One bust depicts a gaunt-faced man with a beaked nose and angular chin. Nearby, another has rounded cheeks and a softer nose and chin. But the two faces were both created based on the skull of one man, St. Anthony of Padua.<br /> <br /> The gaunt face, a reconstruction made 20 years ago, is closer to how St. Anthony appears in religious artwork. The rounder face was created in late 2013 by a team of archaeologists and 3-D modelers from Italy and Brazil. <a href="http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.fr/2015/03/faces-many-visages-of-human-history-at.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Faces%3A-The-Many-Visages-of-Human-History-at-the-University-of-Padua-Italy.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33855 Ice Age Hunters Were in North America Earlier Than Believed urn:md5:eea8eec97c3d5bf707d2dff75a0330b4 2015-03-26T21:15:00+01:00 2015-03-26T13:08:34+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/Ice_Age_Hunters_01.jpg" />New research shows that prehistoric Ice-Age people hunted horse and camel 13,300 years ago in North America, much earlier than previously believed, according to a team of researchers led by a Texas A&M University anthropologist.<br /> <br /> Waters and the research team examined the skeletal remains of seven horses and one camel found in an area called Wally’s Beach, located about 80 miles south of Calgary in Canada. <a href="http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.fr/2015/03/ice-age-hunters-were-in-north-america.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Ice-Age-Hunters-Were-in-North-America-Earlier-Than-Believed.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33854 Ring Brings Ancient Viking, Islamic Civilizations Closer Together urn:md5:800d93f26dfad3bea6159a8fc86301ec 2015-03-26T19:15:00+01:00 2015-03-26T13:05:55+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_7/26B2C30900000578-0-image-a-35_1426515188138.jpg" />More than a century after its discovery in a ninth century woman’s grave, an engraved ring has revealed evidence of close contacts between Viking Age Scandinavians and the Islamic world.<br /> <br /> Excavators of a Viking trading center in Sweden called Birka recovered the silver ring in the late 1800s. Until now, it was thought that it featured a violet amethyst engraved with Arabic-looking characters. <a href="https://www.sciencenews.org/article/ring-brings-ancient-viking-islamic-civilizations-closer-together">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Ring-Brings-Ancient-Viking-Islamic-Civilizations-Closer-Together.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33853 DNA Records Effects of Slave Trade in the Americas urn:md5:d29537bf99d29d424ccfbe19c0541afd 2015-03-26T17:15:00+01:00 2015-03-26T13:00:15+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/larger-11-RESEARCH-DNA-2B.jpg" />The Internet and modern genetics have been a pair of high-wattage searchlights slicing through one of the darkest periods of modern human history: more than three centuries of conquest, slave trade and population displacement in the Americas.<br /> <br /> Historians now can sort through ship manifests once scattered across continents and even search a database for the names of slaves uprooted from Africa and brought across the Atlantic. <a href="http://www.sci-tech-today.com/story.xhtml?story_id=12200C40BPV6">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/DNA-Records-Effects-of-Slave-Trade-in-the-Americas.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33852 Iceland Has Become The Perfect Genetics Experiment urn:md5:9e07c9f09d4b4f284ce021f76e959637 2015-03-26T15:15:00+01:00 2015-03-26T12:58:39+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/hv6hvxtyy9ccjy9majgu.jpg" />A millennium ago, a group settled in Iceland and have stayed there ever since, with few people coming and going. <br /> <br /> And so their DNA has stayed remarkably homogenous. That’s a major boon for genetics researchers, who today have released the results of sequencing the complete genomes of 2636 Icelanders — the largest such countrywide project ever. <a href="http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2015/03/icelands-tiny-isolated-population-makes-it-the-perfect-genetics-lab/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Iceland-Has-Become-The-Perfect-Genetics-Experiment.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33851 Rare WWI Photos Go On Show After Being Discovered Under a House urn:md5:278dd903e6ff14df0c1da930abf0c809 2015-03-26T13:15:00+01:00 2015-03-26T12:57:08+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/r1405370_20091087.jpg" />Hundreds of fragile glass slides containing rare images of the early days of World War One have been restored after being discovered under a local house.<br /> <br /> Wrapped in towels and placed in cardboard boxes, the slides had been exposed to the heat, moisture, cold and wind that had saturated the region over the last several decades. <a href="http://www.abc.net.au/local/photos/2015/03/26/4205412.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Rare-WWI-Photos-Go-On-Show-After-Being-Discovered-Under-a-House.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33850 Richard III DNA Tests Uncover Evidence of Further Royal Scandal urn:md5:c683dc9fd413813507f4e4cc52fd5572 2015-03-26T11:15:00+01:00 2015-03-26T12:54:34+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/f0667d47-240d-4748-8834-8e25e3e311b8-620x372.jpeg" />When scientists revealed last year that an adulterous affair had apparently broken the male line in Richard III’s family tree, they vowed to investigate further.<br /> <br /> But rather than clear up the mystery, their latest genetic tests have uncovered evidence of another royal sex scandal. This time, the indiscretion could potentially undermine the legitimacy of the entire House of Plantagenet. <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/mar/25/richard-iii-dna-tests-uncover-evidence-of-further-royal-scandal">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Richard-III-DNA-Tests-Uncover-Evidence-of-Further-Royal-Scandal.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33848 Are You Related to Diana Ross? urn:md5:1b135231d4ffd0e5b62b2919a1ddcc19 2015-03-26T06:15:00+01:00 2015-03-18T09:43:53+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/rossd.jpg" />Diana Ross was born on March 26, 1944 at Hutzel Women's Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. The second-eldest child of Ernestine (née Moten; January 27, 1916 – October 9, 1984), a schoolteacher, and Fred Ross, Sr. (July 4, 1920 – November 21, 2007), a former United States Army soldier, Ross would later say that she didn't see much of her father until he had returned from service following World War II. <br /> <br /> Much has been made of whether her first name ends in an "a" or an "e". According to Ross, her mother actually named her "Diane" but a clerical error resulted in her name being recorded as "Diana" on her birth certificate.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=rossd&amp;celebrite=Diana-ROSS">Diana Ross' Family Tree</a><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Are-You-Related-to-Diana-Ross.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33758 Previously Unseen Photographs Show British and German Soldiers Posing Up with Their Pets in WW1 France urn:md5:a66d339905ecde2bcff675c1c010a662 2015-03-25T08:15:00+01:00 2015-03-25T09:39:38+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_7/26F1AD0800000578-0-image-a-1_1427196815105.jpg" />Photographs capturing soldiers posing with the dogs that helped carry messages, detect enemy troops and simply provide comfort in the trenches while they were fighting during World War One have been found.<br /> <br /> Libby Hall, of Hackney in east London, has spent four decades collecting dog photos and stumbled on the collection of wartime snaps at a market stall. <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3009324/Previously-unseen-photographs-British-German-soldiers-posing-pets-WW1-France.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Previously-Unseen-Photographs-Show-British-and-German-Soldiers-Posing-Up-with-Their-Pets-in-WW1-France.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33819 Angie Harmon 'Finds a Relative Who Was Bought and Sold' as a Slave urn:md5:e02179c50cd843dc065822deec97802a 2015-03-24T11:15:00+01:00 2015-03-24T10:46:21+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_7/26D7F41800000578-0-image-m-33_1426872617333.jpg" />Angie Harmon discovered her fifth great-grandfather Michael was an indentured servant in the latest teaser of TLC's Who Do You Think You Are.<br /> <br /> The 42-year-old actress - who always believed she was of Greek, Irish and Native American descent - made a surprising discovery when she traced all the way up her family tree. The Rizzoli & Isles star searched through old family records to find more information regarding her ancestor who emigrated from Germany as a slave. <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3004564/Angie-Harmon-finds-relative-bought-sold-slave-latest-Think-teaser.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Angie-Harmon-Finds-a-Relative-Who-Was-Bought-and-Sold-as-a-Slave.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33810 Archivists Unearth Rare First Edition of the 1815 'Map that Changed the World' urn:md5:bbdd0b85fa53bc7b659bca9dec586f5f 2015-03-24T09:15:00+01:00 2015-03-24T10:25:11+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_7/150323075432-large.jpg" />A rare early copy of William Smith's 1815 Geological Map of England and Wales, previously thought lost, has been uncovered by Geological Society archivists. <br /> <br /> The new map has been digitised and made available online in time for the start of celebrations of the map's 200th anniversary, beginning with an unveiling of a plaque at Smith's former residence by Sir David Attenborough. <a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/03/150323075432.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Archivists-Unearth-Rare-First-Edition-of-the-1815-Map-that-Changed-the-World.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33809 Vatican Archives Shed Light on Tragedy of Armenian Genocide urn:md5:5b506a9670552e75c17b12ab8770d762 2015-03-23T12:15:00+01:00 2015-03-23T11:10:48+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/Armenians_being_deported_Credit_Narek_via_Flickr_CC_BY_SA_20_CNA_3_20_15.jpg" />Ahead of Pope Francis’ Mass commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, newly released historic documents confirm the Holy See’s broad commitment to helping the Armenian people at a time when few others would.<br /> <br /> The Italian Jesuit-run magazine La Civiltà Cattolica stressed that newly published documents "prove how the Holy See, always informed about events, had not remained passive, but was strongly committed to face the issue" of the Armenian Genocide. <a href="http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/vatican-archives-shed-light-on-tragedy-of-armenian-genocide-30124/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Vatican-Archives-Shed-Light-on-Tragedy-of-Armenian-Genocide.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33803 Thousands Witness King Richard III’s Final Journey urn:md5:0d38d096e65500bf0f1c6117c29bacc2 2015-03-23T10:15:00+01:00 2015-03-23T11:05:26+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/Screenshot__15088.jpg" />Richard III’s mortal remains were transported in a cortege procession on a 22-mile journey through the county and city before arriving at Leicester Cathedral – in stark contrast to his undignified end at Bosworth 530 years ago.<br /> <br /> The events of a momentous day started with a dawn vigil at around 5am at Fenn Lane Farm – alongside the field where archaeologists believe Richard lost his life in battle – and ended 13 hours later when Richard III’s coffin was officially received at the Cathedral gates for an evening service. <a href="http://www.medievalists.net/2015/03/23/thousands-witness-king-richard-iiis-final-journey/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Thousands-Witness-King-Richard-IIIs-Final-Journey.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33802 3 Tips for Using Geneanet #4 urn:md5:074e878f7cdd64a4316b64837df4005f 2015-03-23T08:00:00+01:00 2015-03-20T15:30:27+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-tips-for-using-geneanet-001-00.jpg" />As much as possible, we will post blog notes to answer your most frequently asked questions about using Geneanet.<br /> <br /> Tips of the week are:<br /> <br /> - How to download the Geneanet mobile app?<br /> - How to match your family tree?<br /> - How to match your family tree (Premium members)? <br /> <p><strong>1. How to download the Geneanet mobile app?</strong></p> <p><strong>Geneanet mobile app for Android</strong></p> <p>Go to Google Play on your mobile or tablet, then search 'Geneanet' and click 'Install'.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-004-01.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p>Or click the following link in web browser: <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.geneanet.gw">https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.geneanet.gw</a>.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-004-02.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p><strong>Geneanet mobile app for iOS</strong></p> <p>Go to the Apple Store on your mobile or tablet, and search 'Geneanet', or click the following link in your web browser: <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/geneanet/id405274427">https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/geneanet/id405274427</a>.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-004-03.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p><strong>2. How to match your family tree?</strong></p> <p>Click 'Search &gt; Match your Family Tree' in the menu bar at the top of the screen.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-004-04.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p>Fill in the search form. If left blank, it will match your entire family tree.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-004-05.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p>Here is the list of matches by last name, place and date.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-004-06.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p><strong>3. How to match your family tree (Premium members)?</strong></p> <p>Click 'Search &gt; Match your Family Tree' in the menu bar at the top of the screen.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-004-04.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p>Fill in the search form. If left blank, it will match your entire family tree.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-004-07.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p>Here is the list of matches by full name, spouse, place and date.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-004-08.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/3-Tips-for-Using-Geneanet-4.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33793 Turing Manuscript and German 'Enigma' Code Writer on Display in Hong Kong urn:md5:86625c57e202c9b7d7488c792068ac12 2015-03-20T08:15:00+01:00 2015-03-20T09:48:08+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/Screenshot__15055.jpg" />A notebook about mathematics and computer science written by Nazi-code breaker Alan Turing was previewed by auction house Bonhams in Hong Kong on Thursday (March 19).<br /> <br /> The 56-page manuscript is expected to fetch at least seven figures, with a portion of the proceeds going to charity, when it goes up for sale on April 13 in New York. <a href="http://www.ntd.tv/en/news/world/europe/20150319/249327-turing-manuscript-and-german-39enigma39-code-writer-on-display-in-hong-kong.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Turing-Manuscript-and-German-Enigma-Code-Writer-on-Display-in-Hong-Kong.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33790 Genealogy Software Updates of the Week urn:md5:5c8bcc6e46373f884182e8578eb4a56c 2015-03-19T14:15:00+01:00 2015-03-19T12:25:04+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://www.chronosnet.com/Products/iscrapbook.html">iScrapbook</a></strong> 5.0.3 <em>(Family Pictures - Mac - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Fixed problem with "Define as Placeholder" control in Smart Inspector.<br /> • Fixed problem with the Tint image effect and non-RGB colors.<br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html2#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33769 Apparent Remains of Don Quixote Writer Cervantes Found urn:md5:79e44750109b83aecde57755c3b37f95 2015-03-19T12:15:00+01:00 2015-03-19T09:25:07+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/cervantes-670.jpg" />Spain said this week it had unearthed the apparent remains of a literary giant, "Don Quixote" author Miguel de Cervantes, in a Madrid convent almost 400 years after his death.<br /> <br /> Researchers said they were "convinced" that among crumbling remains in a crypt they had found Cervantes, hailed by academics as the father of the modern novel. <a href="http://news.discovery.com/history/apparent-remains-of-don-quixote-writer-cervantes-found-150318.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Apparent-Remains-of-Don-Quixote-Writer-Cervantes-Found.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33767 First Fine-Scale Genetic Map of the British Isles urn:md5:ae256ea6ed52157ed8b50de951f4045d 2015-03-19T10:15:00+01:00 2015-03-19T09:22:53+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_7/150318145420-large.jpg" />Many people in the UK feel a strong sense of regional identity, and it now appears that there may be a scientific basis to this feeling, according to a landmark new study into the genetic makeup of the British Isles.<br /> <br /> An international team, led by researchers from the University of Oxford, UCL (University College London) and the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute in Australia, used DNA samples collected from more than 2,000 people to create the first fine-scale genetic map of any country in the world. <a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/03/150318145420.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/First-Fine-Scale-Genetic-Map-of-the-British-Isles.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33766 Genetic Study Reveals 30% of White British DNA Has German Ancestry urn:md5:ec61d4d86f8ab0e7039e2ff7518946a0 2015-03-19T08:15:00+01:00 2015-03-19T09:20:19+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_7/26a94b47-cc52-49db-ab92-3b1cfbf9d198-620x372.jpeg" />The Romans, Vikings and Normans may have ruled or invaded the British for hundreds of years, but they left barely a trace on our DNA, the first detailed study of the genetics of British people has revealed.<br /> <br /> The analysis shows that the Anglo-Saxons were the only conquering force, around 400-500 AD, to substantially alter the country’s genetic makeup, with most white British people now owing almost 30% of their DNA to the ancestors of modern-day Germans. <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/mar/18/genetic-study-30-percent-white-british-dna-german-ancestry">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Genetic-Study-Reveals-30-of-White-British-DNA-Has-German-Ancestry.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33765 Are You Related to Glenn Close? urn:md5:ca4c3ddefce480f2e704882101f0c60a 2015-03-19T06:15:00+01:00 2015-03-10T11:32:13+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/glenncloseg.jpg" />Close was born on March 19, 1947, in Greenwich, Connecticut, the daughter of socialite Bettine Moore Close and William Taliaferro Close, a doctor who operated a clinic in the Belgian Congo and served as a personal physician to Congo/Zaire President Mobutu Sese Seko. <br /> <br /> Her father was a descendant of the Taliaferros of Virginia; her paternal grandfather, Edward Bennett Close, a stockbroker and director of the American Hospital Association, was first married to Post Cereals' Marjorie Merriweather Post.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=glenncloseg&amp;celebrite=Glenn-CLOSE">Glenn Close's Family Tree</a><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Are-You-Related-to-Glenn-Close.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33679 Richard III's Remains Sealed Inside Coffin at Leicester University urn:md5:61fe4720a1c61897900dbdaadf594378 2015-03-18T11:15:00+01:00 2015-03-18T09:17:00+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/_81683748_richardiiicompo.jpg" />Richard III's remains have been sealed inside a coffin for the first time since his death more than five centuries ago.<br /> <br /> The former king's skeleton was found buried under a car park - the site of a former chapel - in Leicester in 2012. At a private ceremony on Sunday, his bones were sealed in a lead-lined inner casket which was then placed inside an oak coffin. <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-leicestershire-31911490">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Richard-III-s-Remains-Sealed-Inside-Coffin-at-Leicester-University.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33757 United States Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights Go on Display in the UK for First Time urn:md5:12370e7a1622e61e00cb90ccf3bac989 2015-03-18T09:15:00+01:00 2015-03-18T09:13:30+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/Screenshot__15050.jpg" />The United States Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights have gone on display in the UK for the first time as part of a new exhibition at the British Library.<br /> <br /> Commemorating the 800 years since the Magna Carta was signed, 'Magna Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy' also contains two original 1215 Magna Carta manuscripts, the unique 'draft' of Magna Carta, known as the Articles of the Barons (1215), the Petition of Right (1628), the English Bill of Rights (1689) and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) on display together. <a href="http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/united-states-declaration-independence-bill-rights-go-display-uk-first-time-1491463">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/United-States-Declaration-of-Independence-and-Bill-of-Rights-Go-on-Display-in-the-UK-for-First-Time.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33756 Thousands of Bodies Could Be Exhumed from Guildford, England, Graveyard urn:md5:32f895b9a2359666a2f5bb450e49d7cf 2015-03-18T07:15:00+01:00 2015-03-18T09:06:44+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/JS50262687.jpg" />An international dispute has erupted as thousands of bodies could be exhumed from a Guildford graveyard and reburied in a shared grave to make way for a new community centre and car park.<br /> <br /> When proposals were first put forward by St John’s Church, to sell off its west graveyard, on the other side of Stoke Road, Guildford, it was thought approximately 200 graves would be dug up. The number is now thought to be in the thousands and plans to build a multimillion pound community centre in the east graveyard could mean moving many hundred more. <a href="http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/thousands-bodies-could-exhumed-guildford-8855611">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Thousands-of-Bodies-Could-Be-Exhumed-from-Guildford-England-Graveyard.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33755 Reconstructing the Site of Richard III’s Last 'Resting Place' Before Bosworth urn:md5:b1519e0f6868e61bd5ee1f9f879b85b4 2015-03-17T10:15:00+01:00 2015-03-17T09:52:43+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_7/121217234942-large.jpg" />A team from the University of Leicester has reconstructed models of the Blue Boar Inn -- reputed to have housed King Richard III before the battle of Bosworth -- following the discovery of a notebook in a private collection containing a measured survey of the iconic local timber framed building.<br /><br /> The survey was made shortly before the inn was demolished in 1836 by Henry Goddard, but was never drawn up and has remained forgotten for over 170 years. <a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/12/121217234942.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Reconstructing-the-Site-of-Richard-IIIs-Last-Resting-Place-Before-Bosworth.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33746 DNA Helps Find Fromelles WW1 Digger Maurice Corigliano After Para Hills Family Feared He Was Lost Forever urn:md5:c79fc8e06af8425228db92e5b533c591 2015-03-17T08:15:00+01:00 2015-03-17T09:48:54+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_7/714550-7e5bd59a-c951-11e4-a49a-609830eae447.jpg" />Shiralee Reardon can only imagine the courage it must have taken for her great uncle to fight and die in the bloodiest 24 hours in Australian history.<br /> <br /> Private Maurice Corigliano died during the Battle of Fromelles in France in July 1916. He had been in the trenches for just two days when he was killed in the ill-fated attack. <a href="http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/anzac-centenary/dna-helps-find-fromelles-ww1-digger-maurice-corigliano-after-para-hills-family-feared-he-was-lost-forever/story-fnmeodw8-1227266714983">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/DNA-Helps-Find-Fromelles-WW1-Digger-Maurice-Corigliano-After-Para-Hills-Family-Feared-He-Was-Lost-Forever.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33745 World's Oldest Pretzel Found in Germany urn:md5:ae7d6600ec1d2685d6c30bcbb97d5e07 2015-03-16T14:15:00+01:00 2015-03-16T11:34:49+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/dnews-files-2015-03-world-oldest-pretzel-found-150313-jpg.jpg" />German archaeologists announced this week they have discovered what could be the world’s oldest pretzel.<br /> <br /> Unearthed during a large excavation on the “Donaumarkt” in Regensburg, an area nearby the Danube which was destroyed in the 1950-60s, the charred pretzel fragments are believed to be 250 years old. They were recovered beneath a floor in a structure long known to be a bakery. <a href="http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/worlds-oldest-pretzel-found-in-germany-150313.htm">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/World-s-Oldest-Pretzel-Found-in-Germany.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33728 Unravelling the Lineage of Modern Japanese urn:md5:ef08cba42c6ce7bc061fd3ddf3ecdc6b 2015-03-16T12:15:00+01:00 2015-03-16T11:32:02+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/Ainu.jpg" />Was there a single migration event or gradual mixing of cultures that gave rise to modern Japanese? <br /> <br /> According to current theory, about 2,000-3,000 years ago, two populations, the hunter-gatherer Jomon from the Japanese archipelago, and the agricultural Yayoi from continental East Asia, intermingled to give rise to the modern Japanese population. <a href="http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/03/2015/unravelling-the-lineage-of-modern-japanese">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Unravelling-the-Lineage-of-Modern-Japanese.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33727 United Arab Emirates: Archive of Documents Gives Invaluable Glimpse Into Ajman’s Past urn:md5:bafef3d33833d3f53390c989314c3780 2015-03-16T10:15:00+01:00 2015-03-16T11:32:36+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/_MaxW_640_imageVersion_default_AR-150319567.jpg" />With almost four decades of research behind him, Abdulghani Bahlooq, 63, has a vast collection of information about his home emirate.<br /> <br /> The Emirati municipality worker has been chronicling details of the births, deaths and marriages of citizens since he was 24 years old. But his records stretch back farther than that as Mr Bahlooq took up the practice from his cousins, who began collating records in Ajman in 1927. <a href="http://www.thenational.ae/uae/heritage/archive-of-documents-gives-invaluable-glimpse-into-ajmans-past">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/United-Arab-Emirates%3A-Archive-of-documents-gives-invaluable-glimpse-into-Ajmans-past.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33726 3 Tips for Using Geneanet #3 urn:md5:25a30e46cb40e491779008844c1750b1 2015-03-16T08:00:00+01:00 2015-03-14T11:39:32+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/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-001-00.jpg" />As much as possible, we will post blog notes to answer your most frequently asked questions about using Geneanet.<br /> <br /> Tips of the week are:<br /> <br /> - How to delete your Geneanet family tree?<br /> - How to print and export an illustrated family tree?<br /> - How to check your Geneanet family tree for errors? <br /> <p><strong>1. How to delete your Geneanet family tree?</strong></p> <p>Click 'Family Tree &gt; Import/Export &amp; Other Tools' in the menu bar at the top of the screen.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-003-01.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p>Click 'Advanced Options' in the left sidebar, then click the 'Delete Family Tree' tab.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-003-02.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p><strong>2. How to print and export an illustrated family tree?</strong></p> <p>Click 'Charts &amp; Lists &gt; Ancestry &gt; Illustrated Family Tree' in the menu bar at the top of the screen.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-003-03.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p>Select the theme, content and font, then click 'Create'.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-003-04.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p><strong>3. How to check your Geneanet family tree for errors?</strong></p> <p>Click 'Family Tree &gt; Import/Export &amp; Other Tools' in the menu bar at the top of the screen.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-003-01.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p>Click 'Check Family Tree' in the left sidebar, then Geneanet automatically says if there are individuals whose date of marriage is later than date of death, if there are women whose date of death is before the date of birth of their child, and much more!</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-003-05.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/3-Tips-for-Using-Geneanet-3.html2#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33714 'Bedlam' Graveyard Excavation May Reveal Thousands of Skeletons urn:md5:62311b9bc35a8855a8a239e10a80204c 2015-03-12T11:15:00+01:00 2015-03-12T10:38:09+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/crossrail-excavation.jpg" />Archaeologists could pull thousands of skeletons out of the ground in London over the next few weeks as they dig up the 450-year-old Bedlam graveyard to make room for a new train line.<br /> <br /> London's Liverpool Street station is under construction so that it will be able accommodate a new east-west train line, dubbed Crossrail. The tracks will be laid deep underground, about 130 feet (40 meters) below the city's current street surface. <a href="http://www.livescience.com/50104-archaeologists-excavate-bedlam-graveyard.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Bedlam-Graveyard-Excavation-May-Reveal-Thousands-of-Skeletons.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33706 Millions of People Are Descended From Genghis Khan and 10 Other Asian Dynastic Leaders, Researchers Find urn:md5:3fba4c5de4290ae425bf5f96061aece1 2015-03-12T09:15:00+01:00 2015-03-12T10:36:29+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/genghis-khan.jpg" />Geneticists from the University of Leicester have discovered that millions of modern Asian men are descended from 11 powerful dynastic leaders who lived up to 4,000 years ago – including Mongolian warlord Genghis Khan.<br /> <br /> The study, which is funded by the Wellcome Trust and published in the journal European Journal of Human Genetics, examined the male-specific Y chromosome, which is passed from father to son, in more than 5,000 Asian men belonging to 127 populations. <a href="http://www.medievalists.net/2015/03/11/millions-people-descendant-genghis-khan-10-asian-dynastic-leaders-researchers-find/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Millions-of-People-Are-Descended-From-Genghis-Khan-and-10-Other-Asian-Dynastic-Leaders-Researchers-Find.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33705 Genealogy Software Updates of the Week urn:md5:585c4ff4d4b6afec8ec542164c60215f 2015-03-11T17:15:00+01:00 2015-03-11T18:29:25+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> 7.0.44 <em>(Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • New report on the Ancestor menu to find all 'End of line ancestors'.<br /> • New report on the List menu to find all twins. (Siblings born on the same day or 1 day apart.)<br /> • On the Select Person screen (when searching for a name) there is a drop down arrow for the name field where you can select from the 10 most recent searches.<br /> • Fixed two problems in the Utility to 'Compare two databases' where sometimes when moving a child from the right side to the left side, it gave an error saying it could not attach the parents correctly. Also fixed an error message sometimes when adding a spouse. <br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://chronoplexsoftware.com/gedcomvalidator/index.htm">GEDCOM Validator</a></strong> 3.0.1.0 <em>(GEDCOM Tools - Windows - Freeware)</em><br /><br /> • You can now search a device for GEDCOM files.<br /> • General performance in several scenarios has been improved.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://chronoplexsoftware.com/">My Family Tree</a></strong> 4.0.7.0 <em>(Full Featured - Windows - Freeware)</em><br /><br /> • Global spell checking, with custom dictionary support has been added to the application. <br /> • Spell check as you type has been added for English, French, German and Spanish.<br /> • Printing options have been improved.<br /> • Improvements have been made to the family chart including the clearer display of descendant groups and extra customisation options.<br /> • GEDCOM support has been enhanced.<br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week-1001.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33695 Bright Hallmarks of Early German Immigrants, Fraktur Collection Goes To Philly Art Museum urn:md5:e00a100788fdc42b81c9c8ad119904ee 2015-03-11T08:15:00+01:00 2015-03-11T10:02:17+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/Screenshot__15022.jpg" />Life was not easy for many of the German immigrants who arrived in Philadelphia in the 18th century. They dispersed throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania in search of economic prosperity and religious freedom.<br /> <br /> Farming, building churches, opening schools and businesses, they cultivated their corner of their new country. And they brought with them an old folk art tradition -- fraktur. <a href="http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/local/arts-culture/79392-bright-hallmarks-of-early-german-immigrants-fraktur-collection-goes-to-philly-art-museum-">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Bright-Hallmarks-of-Early-German-Immigrants-Fraktur-Collection-Goes-To-Philly-Art-Museum.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33692 Australians' DNA Helped Identify King's Body After 500 Years urn:md5:04983e8da51db48add7013b1c823f63f 2015-03-10T11:15:00+01:00 2015-03-10T11:32:46+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/remains_identified_as_king_richard_iii_aap_larger.jpg" />SBS World News can reveal the remains of King Richard III, unearthed 500 years after they were buried, were identified with the help of three Australians' DNA samples.<br /> <br /> As Brett Mason reports, those distant descendants will soon meet for the first time when their royal relative is reburied. He was England's missing king for more than five centuries, finally unearthed in 2012 deep below an inner city carpark in the modern day city of Leicester. <a href="http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2015/03/06/australians-dna-helped-identify-kings-body-after-500-years">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Australians-DNA-Helped-Identify-King-s-Body-After-500-Years.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33669 DNA Traces Origins of 17th Century African Slaves urn:md5:5ab264189665f4fcc9e811bc9ea9258c 2015-03-10T09:15:00+01:00 2015-03-10T10:14:39+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/r1398410_19937403.jpg" />The 17th century bones of three African slaves have been traced to their countries of origin for the first time.<br /> <br /> Until now, uncovering the precise origins of the 12 million African slaves sent to the New World between 1500 and 1850 has been challenging, since few historical records exist from the time. Often, the ports from which the slaves were shipped is known, but not the nations from which they came. <a href="http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2015/03/10/4194640.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/DNA-Traces-Origins-of-17th-Century-African-Slaves.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33678 Are You Related to Edie Brickell? urn:md5:088455de13ccd3ae5c6fa85df490b2ef 2015-03-10T06:15:00+01:00 2015-03-04T10:59:03+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/brickelle.jpg" />Brickell was born on March 10, 1966, in Oak Cliff, Dallas, Texas, to mother Larry Jean (Sellers) Linden and father Paul Edward Brickell. She has one older sibling, Laura. She attended high school at the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas. She attended Southern Methodist University until she joined a band and decided to focus on songwriting.<br /> <br /> In 1985, Brickell was invited to sing one night with friends from her high school in a local folk rock group, New Bohemians. She would join the band as lead singer.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=brickelle&amp;celebrite=Edie-BRICKELL">Edie Brickell's Family Tree</a><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Are-You-Related-to-Edie-Brickell.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33623 Palace of Governors Acquires Rare Photo of New Mexico Businessman urn:md5:beab012dd45ed1b3366b6b47aa7f6f1a 2015-03-09T16:15:00+01:00 2015-03-09T11:04:58+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_7/54f934534edec.image.jpg" />The Palace of the Governors Photo Archives announced this week that it has acquired what, in all likelihood, is the only known photograph of Ceran St. Vrain, an entrepreneur and close associate of Territorial Gov. Charles Bent and frontiersman Kit Carson.<br /> <br /> The Museum of New Mexico Foundation purchased the rare carte de visite from Cliff Mills, a photographer, collector and Plaza vendor for some 20 years. <a href="http://www.santafenewmexican.com/life/features/palace-of-governors-acquires-rare-photo-of-new-mexico-businessman/article_0b442800-c2b7-5638-aca2-6bcc30c0a437.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Palace-of-Governors-Acquires-Rare-Photo-of-New-Mexico-Businessman.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33670 Calcutta To Boast India’s First Digital Municipal Archive urn:md5:19d60e34c7615858ee49649bbaadef0f 2015-03-09T12:15:00+01:00 2015-03-09T10:59:42+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/INDIA__F__0305_-_Archivio_Calcutta.jpg" />In an effort to preserve and tell the more than four centuries of history and evolution of Calcutta, the local government will set up a complete archive, full of rare photographs, text, sound recordings, manuscripts, maps and digital documents.<br /> <br /> On 4 March, the first Municipal "data bank" in India was presented to the public. The development of the project is managed in its entirety by the city council. <a href="http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Calcutta-to-boast-India%E2%80%99s-first-digital-municipal-archive-33648.html">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Calcutta-To-Boast-Indias-First-Digital-Municipal-Archive.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33668 Lithuania's Lost Jewish Archives Come To Life Online urn:md5:52b283ee2d707547a910e0d9542e8701 2015-03-09T10:15:00+01:00 2015-03-09T10:56:35+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_7/504973901001398640360no.jpg" />Thousands of Yiddish manuscripts that survived Holocaust and Stalin's anti-Jewish onslaught are finally seeing light of day after being holed up in basement of Catholic church for seven decades. <br /> <br /> It will allow Lithuanians "to understand that Jewish culture was an integral part of Lithuanian culture, to have access to that hidden part of their past." The project's hefty price tag of $5.25 million (4.6 million euros) is funded by the Vilnius government, private foundations and individual donations, Brent said. <a href="http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4633851,00.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Lithuania-s-Lost-Jewish-Archives-Come-To-Life-Online.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33667 New On Your Family Tree: Add Family Pictures With The Geneanet Mobile App urn:md5:71636d23329a72a5005c5f0868c6e190 2015-03-09T08:00:00+01:00 2015-03-06T13:03:48+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-mobile-app-add-family-pictures-00.jpg" />You can now add family pictures on your family tree with the Geneanet mobile app.<br /> <br /> At a family reunion, take pictures of your parents, siblings, children, grandchildren, etc. and immediately add them to your family tree.<br /> <br /> Or, select a picture from your mobile gallery, Dropbox or Google Drive.<br /> <br /> Your family tree and your pictures are automatically synced with your account on Geneanet.org.<br /> <br /> With the Geneanet mobile app, show your family tree and pictures to your family and friends at any time, wherever you are!<br /> <br /> This option is free, as usual. <br /> <img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-mobile-app-add-family-pictures-01.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /><br /> <br /> Privacy: Your family tree privacy options are the same as in your Geneanet account. If you don't want information and pictures of living persons to be displayed, just change your privacy options.<br /> <br /> You can give 'Guest' access rights to your family and friends so they can see your private information and pictures.<br /> <br /> Main features of the Geneanet mobile app:<br /> <br /> - Create your family tree from scratch or download it from your Geneanet account. Then, your family tree will be automatically synced between your mobile device and the Geneanet website.<br /> - View and edit your family tree.<br /> - View and add family pictures.<br /> - Receive birthday reminders.<br /> <br /> Install the Geneanet mobile app for <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.geneanet.gw">Android</a> and <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/geneanet/id405274427">iOS</a> on your mobile or tablet.<br /> <p align="center"><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.geneanet.gw"><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-geneagraves-weekend-21.jpg" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/geneanet/id405274427"><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-geneagraves-weekend-22.jpg" /></a></p> <em>The Geneanet mobile app is available on Android and iOS. If you have a BlackBerry or Windows Mobile device, you can go to the Geneanet website from your web browser.</em><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/New-On-Your-Family-Tree%3A-Add-Family-Pictures-With-the-Geneanet-Mobile-App.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33656 Yes, 5 People Born in the 1800s Are Still With Us urn:md5:cd88ae747941391d4b1d732d1460d030 2015-03-04T22:15:00+01:00 2015-03-04T23:57:18+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_7/1409965139000-AFP_527776408.jpg" />Has it really been more than 15 years since we were marking the arrival of a new century?<br /> <br /> How about nearly 115 years? Yes, there are still five people alive — all of them women — who saw the dawn of the 20th century. And three of them are Americans. <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/09/05/six-people-still-alive-who-were-born-in-the-19th-century/15122367/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Yes-5-People-Born-in-the-1800s-Are-Still-With-Us.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33636 Genealogy Software Updates of the Week urn:md5:85349bb9ddec509500c27881ebee2173 2015-03-04T18:15:00+01:00 2015-03-04T19:16:15+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://genealone.com/">Genealone</a></strong> 1.5.1 <em>(Web Publishing - Windows, Mac, Linux - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • New: Popup information windows on charts pages.<br /> • New: Malformed dates in Tribal Pages GEDCOM files imported correctly.<br /> • Several bugs have been fixed.<br /> • Names with prefixes are now displayed correctly on the Last names page.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/storypress-app/id789604985">StoryPress for iPhone and iPad</a></strong> 3.5.1 <em>(Applications pour mobiles - Mobile - Freeware)</em><br /><br /> • Bug fixes.<br /> • Performance optimizations.<br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33635 The Story of Jack Harris, The Sydney Boy Soldier, Revealed as Gallipoli Anniversary Approaches urn:md5:f6072a5bffdbf0fc8151cf4a8c57ef17 2015-03-04T09:15:00+01:00 2015-03-04T10:46:53+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_7/668732-d94e3b7a-be2d-11e4-9d92-97de7eaded95.jpg" />He was just a baby-faced boy when he landed on the shores of Gallipoli and was thrust straight into one of Australia’s bloodiest military battles, the rifle and bayonet he grimly carried as tall as he was.<br /> <br /> Fifteen-year-old Sydney schoolboy Jack Harris, who lied about his age to enlist in World War I, would soon lay dead on the bloodied battleground of Anzac Cove, the youngest Australian to die in battle. <a href="http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/the-story-of-jack-harris-the-boy-soldier-revealed-as-gallipoli-anniversary-approaches/story-fni0cx12-1227242669287">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/The-Story-of-Jack-Harris-The-Sydney-Boy-Soldier-Revealed-as-Gallipoli-Anniversary-Approaches.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33622 200 Bodies Found in Mass Grave Beneath Paris Supermarket in France urn:md5:ad31bab23459b701f074a2b503e151f3 2015-03-03T08:15:00+01:00 2015-03-03T09:59:53+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/bodies_3215437b.jpg" />More than 200 bodies have been found laid out in neat rows in a communal grave beneath a supermarket in central Paris.<br /> <br /> The site was formerly the cemetery of a hospital that functioned from the 12th to the 17th century but it was believed the corpses had been moved in the 18th century to the Paris Catacombs which house the bones of six million people transferred from the city's cemeteries 200 years ago. <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/11442043/200-bodies-found-in-mass-grave-beneath-Paris-supermarket.html">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/200-Bodies-Found-in-Mass-Grave-Beneath-Paris-Supermarket-in-France.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33615 Library and Archives Canada Acquires Huge Malak Karsh Collection urn:md5:b5286f45d849c7a9ebbacc141e841ca7 2015-03-02T14:15:00+01:00 2015-03-02T09:58:25+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/november-24-1997-11772-renowned-landscape-photographer-m.jpg" />Malak Karsh’s vibrant photos of Ottawa tulips, Gatineau leaves and Canada’s full glory are about to be preserved for future generations. <br /> <br /> Library and Archives Canada will announce the purchase of more than 200,000 photographic images from Malak’s vast collection of transparencies, negatives and prints. The images, captured between 1968 and 2001, include many colour photos of Parliament Hill and the tulip festival, along with landscapes from across the country. <a href="http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/library-and-archives-canada-acquires-huge-malak-karsh-collection">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Library-and-Archives-Canada-Acquires-Huge-Malak-Karsh-Collection.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33607 Coffin-Within-a-Coffin Opened at Richard III Grave urn:md5:c62a91a72d14227e3d1295ca37f1928b 2015-03-02T12:15:00+01:00 2015-03-02T09:52:47+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/dnews-files-2015-03-mystery-coffin-within-a-coffin-found-at-Richard-III-site-opened-15-0301-jpg.jpg" />A mysterious lead coffin found close to King Richard III’s grave beneath a parking lot in Leicester, England, contained the skeleton of an elderly woman, archaeologists at Leicester University announced.<br /> <br /> Featuring an inlaid crucifix, carefully soldered on all sides but with feet sticking out of the bottom, the lead coffin was discovered inside a larger limestone sarcophagus in August 2013 . The discovery came one year after the battle-scarred remains of the last Plantagenet king of England — the family ruled vast areas of Europe — were unearthed. <a href="http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/coffin-within-a-coffin-opened-at-richard-iii-grave-150301.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Coffin-Within-a-Coffin-Opened-at-Richard-III-Grave.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33606 Founding Father Samuel Chase's Birthplace Identified in Somerset County, Maryland urn:md5:302e76571582b512e2c365b31233fa9a 2015-03-02T10:15:00+01:00 2015-03-02T09:50:49+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/B9316182540Z.1_20150301143016_000_GH9A0AR8J.1-0.jpg" />For more than a century there been a mystery in Somerset County linked to the legacy of Samuel Chase, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and a U.S. Supreme Court judge.<br /> <br /> Mark Tyler, of The Capt. John Smoot Chapter of the Maryland Society Sons of the American Revolution, has been looking for the site of Chase's birthplace for the past two years. He has spent so much time researching the background of the former Somerset County resident that he calls the historical figure "Sam Chase." <a href="http://www.delmarvanow.com/story/news/local/maryland/2015/03/01/samuel-chase-birthplace/24223929/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Founding-Father-Samuel-Chase-s-Birthplace-Identified-in-Somerset-County-Maryland.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33605 3 Tips for Using Geneanet #2 urn:md5:c99417d7cb0e46183b7a6d94232aab53 2015-03-02T08:00:00+01:00 2015-03-13T12:53:12+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-tips-for-using-geneanet-001-00.jpg" />As much as possible, we will post blog notes to answer your most frequently asked questions about using Geneanet.<br /> <br /> Tips of the week are:<br /> <br /> - How to delete a Geneanet account?<br /> - How to import a GEDCOM file into Geneanet?<br /> - How to contact a Geneanet member? <br /> <p><strong>1. How to delete a Geneanet account?</strong></p> <p>Click 'Profile' in the drop-down menu at the top right of the screen.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-001-01.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p>Click 'Delete Account' at the bottom of the page.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-002-01.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p><strong>2. How to import a GEDCOM file into Geneanet?</strong></p> <p>Click 'Family Tree &gt; Import/Export &amp; Other Tools' in the menu bar at the top of the screen.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-003-01.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p>Select your GEDCOM file, then click 'Send'.</p> <p>If your GEDCOM file is bigger than 10MB, you can ZIP it and upload the ZIP file to Geneanet.</p> <p>If your GEDCOM file contains an additional branch, select the option 'Add Data' to merge it to your actual family tree.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-002-03.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p><strong>3. How to contact a Geneanet member?</strong></p> <p>When browsing the family tree of a Geneanet member, click the 'Home' icon at the top left of the screen.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-002-04.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p>This will open a new page, then click 'Public Contact Page'.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-002-05.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p>You can send an email to the member or you can directly send a message to their Geneanet mailbox.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-002-06.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/3-Tips-for-Using-Geneanet-2.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33589 Are You Related to Karen Carpenter? urn:md5:18de58de9e7a896b136bc275a5c93a65 2015-03-02T06:15:00+01:00 2015-02-25T11:18:25+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/carpenterk.jpg" />Carpenter was born on March 2, 1950, in New Haven, Connecticut, the daughter of Agnes Reuwer (née Tatum) and Harold Bertram Carpenter. <br /> <br /> When she was young, she enjoyed playing baseball with other children on the street. On the TV program This Is Your Life, she stated that she liked pitching. Later, in the early 1970s, she would become the pitcher on the Carpenters' official softball team. Her brother Richard developed an interest in music at an early age, becoming a piano prodigy. The family moved in June 1963 to the Los Angeles suburb of Downey.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=carpenterk&amp;celebrite=Karen-CARPENTER">Karen Carpenter's Family Tree</a><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Are-You-Related-to-Karen-Carpenter.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33560