Genealogy Blog - Digitization - Archives 2015-04-27T08:22:52+02:00 Geneanet urn:md5:137eeaa00c40515e81be86b078a43655 Dotclear New Archive Creates Global Access to Rare African Photos urn:md5:a250a5e4e30697874556b9bb8951e193 2015-04-24T08:15:00+02:00 2015-04-24T09:08:34+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/malian-photo-negatives_lg.jpg" />Hoping to preserve cultural heritage and change Western thought on Africa, a Michigan State University researcher will use a $300,000 National Endowment for the Humanities grant to digitize 100,000 original black-and-white negatives of Mali’s most important photographers, dating from the 1940s.<br /> <br /> Candace Keller, assistant professor of African art history and visual culture, is collaborating with MSU’s MATRIX: The Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences and the Maison Africaine de la Photographie in Bamako, Mali, to create the Archive of Malian Photography. <a href="http://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2015/new-archive-creates-global-access-to-rare-african-photos/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/New-Archive-Creates-Global-Access-to-Rare-African-Photos.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34169 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 British Library Endangered Archives: New Online Collections urn:md5:be628f261a0015a432478e8b80c93a07 2015-02-27T13:15:00+01:00 2015-02-27T10:27:11+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_7/6a00d8341c464853ef01b8d0d42bc8970c-800wi.jpg" />Project EAP164 digitised collections which document pre-industrial society on the Ukrainian Steppe (personal memoirs, diaries and letters as well as official records and photographs), project EAP566 digitised Urdu periodicals from India and Pakistan (these periodicals have enormous significance for the understanding of Urdu culture and history of colonial India), and project EAP684 surveyed the collections of the National Archives of Burundi to provide information on the documents which are in a fragile physical condition. <a href="http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/endangeredarchives/2015/02/new-online-collections-february-2015-part-2.html">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/British-Library-Endangered-Archives%3A-New-Online-Collections.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33588 Hill Memorial Library, Louisiana State University, To Digitize Reveille Archives urn:md5:f2842e47a11422d8da226ae668a37436 2015-02-24T11:15:00+01:00 2015-02-24T11:08:19+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_7/54ebc1572bcd3.image.jpg" />In 1934, Huey P. Long ordered LSU President James Monroe Smith to expel seven members of The Reveille. The student journalists dared to publish a letter to the editor criticizing Long and refused to submit to discipline for the act.<br /> <br /> The rest of the Reveille Seven story is part of the rich legacy of the publication that can be viewed in Hill Memorial Library. The original anti-Long letter and every other printed Reveille issue from 1897 to 2001 can be found in its archives. <a href="http://www.lsureveille.com/daily/hill-memorial-library-to-digitize-reveille-archives/article_0edf87d4-bbb9-11e4-b674-7f60d461ad2a.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Hill-Memorial-Library-Louisiana-State-University-To-Digitize-Reveille-Archives.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33551 Denmark's Largest Digital Archive Opens Today urn:md5:40aea5cea66e7dde5d89329431abb33c 2015-02-23T10:15:00+01:00 2015-02-23T09:56:12+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/450.jpg" />Denmark's largest digital photo album with nearly two million images will open to the general public today at 4pm.<br /> <br /> Danes will have access to the online database at Arkive.dk, which includes 1,841,254 documents such as photos, diaries, letters, and sound and video recordings. Since the late 1980s, all items from the country's more than 550 archives have been recorded electronically, and today a large portion of them becomes freely available to the public. <a href="http://cphpost.dk/news/denmarks-largest-digital-archive-opens-today.12735.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Denmark-s-Largest-Digital-Archive-Opens-Today.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33543 Edinburgh Team To Create Visual Archive of UK Tower Blocks urn:md5:c9e22c092d1a2761613d89fe393efbe7 2015-02-19T13:15:00+01:00 2015-02-19T10:27:35+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/_80945386_025822819-1.jpg" />Social and architectural historians from Edinburgh College of Art are behind the project, described as a "Domesday Book" of the UK's post-war reconstruction.<br /> <br /> Entitled 'Tower Blocks - Our Blocks!', it will also include images of tower blocks demolished over 30 years ago. The project is to receive a £52,900 grant of Heritage Lottery funding. <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-31415005">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Edinburgh-Team-To-Create-Visual-Archive-of-UK-Tower-Blocks.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33514 British Library Digitises 4M Photos from Endangered Archives urn:md5:6c92595e807b1b8aff69b7554427ea74 2015-02-19T09:15:00+01:00 2015-02-19T10:17:26+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/eap_1.jpg" />A pioneering initiative from the British Library has seen over four million images from endangered archives all over the world digitised and put online. <br /> <br /> The Endangered Archives Programme has been running since 2004 and has funded 246 projects in 78 countries. Some projects have seen the digitisation of medieval manuscripts that date back as far as the 12th century. <a href="http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2015-02/18/british-library-endangered-archives">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/British-Library-Digitises-4M-Photos-from-Endangered-Archives.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33512 National Archives Open in New Taipei City, Taiwan urn:md5:b1c86d62102e6df8d89d5f61cfb60cce 2015-02-05T12:15:00+01:00 2015-02-05T09:30:46+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_7/52414511671.jpg" />Taiwan’s first permanent national archives were inaugurated Feb. 3 in New Taipei City, bringing under the same roof historical records from the last three centuries.<br /> <br /> Operated by the National Archives Administration under the National Development Council, the Xinzhuang District facility spans 4,773 square meters. If stacked one atop the other, stored files at maximum capacity would reach 60 times the height of Taipei 101. <a href="http://www.taiwantoday.tw/ct.asp?xItem=227140&ctNode=445">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/National-Archives-Open-in-New-Taipei-City-Taiwan.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33381 New Tools Getting Boston Public Library’s Old Treasures Online to Millions urn:md5:a0541daa7b16092b29997c9b1c816845 2015-02-03T11:15:00+01:00 2015-02-03T10:23:56+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/Boghosian_BPLarchives13_ART.jpg" />"The True Copie of the Court Booke of the Governor and Society of the Massachusetts Bay in New England" begins in London in 1628, as the founders of the Massachusetts Bay Colony prepare to set off for the New World. <br /> <br /> This delicate document, bound in calf hair, handwritten in iron gall ink, documents in real time the doings of the magistrate until 1645, from ship landings to the colony’s first laws. <a href="http://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/books/2015/02/03/new-tools-getting-boston-public-library-old-treasures-online-millions/nK0MmnOs2FCRQCYnrab9UO/story.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/New-Tools-Getting-Boston-Public-Librarys-Old-Treasures-Online-to-Millions.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33343 Library and Archives Canada: Canadian Directories Online urn:md5:37686bfca16f5c76360f1884af19e950 2015-01-30T10:15:00+01:00 2015-01-30T11:34:38+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__14734.jpg" />Library and Archives Canada announces the release of a new version of the online database Canadian Directories. An addition to the page includes full versions of the directories in PDF format, as well as newly digitized directories which are not available through the database.<br /> <br /> These 152 new directories are for the Ontario cities of Hamilton, Kingston and London and for the counties of Southwestern Ontario. <a href="http://thediscoverblog.com/2015/01/29/canadian-directories-online/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Library-and-Archives-Canada%3A-Canadian-Directories-Online.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33305 Santa Monica College Student Newspaper Archives Now Available Digitally urn:md5:8235a75517f391fc71f0c82681f13c69 2015-01-27T09:15:00+01:00 2015-01-27T10:11:50+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__14719.jpg" />Thousands of historic pages of the Santa Monica College newspaper, the Corsair, crumbling and fading with age, have now been safely preserved and converted into a more research-friendly digital format.<br /> <br /> The Corsair digital collection – representing 14,000 pages of Corsair editions from 1929 through 2011 – is now a searchable database hosted by the California Digital Newspaper Collection (CDNC), a virtual newsstand of historic and current California newspapers. <a href="http://www.smmirror.com/articles/News/Santa-Monica-College-Student-Newspaper-Archives-Now-Available-Digitally/42530">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Santa-Monica-College-Student-Newspaper-Archives-Now-Available-Digitally.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33266 In an Old Church, the Internet Archive Stores our Digital History urn:md5:07b0ed6795f04133a0bd60c554c3382b 2015-01-23T11:15:00+01:00 2015-01-23T10:32:42+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/5079018246_633d6a3ea0_o.jpg" />In San Francisco’s Richmond District, where Geary Boulevard meets Park Presidio, there stands a bright, white, defunct Christian Science church. There are big white columns out front, with pink steps leading up to iron double doors.<br /> <br /> But, what goes on inside this church is not quite what you’d expect. <a href="http://kalw.org/post/old-church-internet-archive-stores-our-digital-history">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/In-an-Old-Church-the-Internet-Archive-Stores-our-Digital-History.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33229 Inmates Volunteer for Family History Work, Indexing in Utah, Arizona and Idaho urn:md5:c2d4e88a4da32e6b766cdef5ba93fafd 2015-01-20T09:15:00+01:00 2015-01-20T11:13:26+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/25490997.jpg" />Inside county jails across Utah, Arizona and Idaho, nearly 2,300 inmates voluntarily meet as family history indexing teams to help organize genealogical records around the world.<br /> <br /> Using FamilySearch.org, the inmates view digital images of the genealogical records and enter the data into a document, which is then compiled into a searchable index and made available for public use, according to a news release. <a href="http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&amp;sid=33131183">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Inmates-Volunteer-for-Family-History-Work-Indexing-in-Utah-Arizona-and-Idaho.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33203 Pennsylvania has a new archivist to go with a new archives building urn:md5:da5afbfafbbd757f0b412b23f6cd77e7 2015-01-19T13:15:00+01:00 2015-01-19T10:29:45+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/The-Pennsylvania-State-Archives-Building-in-Harrisburg.jpg" />The windowless concrete slab of a building looms more than 20 stories over downtown Harrisburg near the state Capitol complex.<br /> <br /> The Pennsylvania State Archives building, used by scholars and the public, have more than 235 million pages of documents and manuscripts, 30,000 reels of microfilm containing images of county deeds, wills, mortgages and estate papers and more than 1 million special collection items such as photographs, negatives, maps, audio recordings and films. <a href="http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2015/01/18/Preserving-our-history/stories/201501120007">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Pennsylvania-has-a-new-archivist-to-go-with-a-new-archives-building.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33184 British Library Endangered Archives: 4 Million Images Now Online! urn:md5:06097b12beec9550a0740f615b804e1e 2015-01-16T13:15:00+01:00 2015-01-16T11:14:17+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/6a00d8341c464853ef01b8d0bfb6ba970c-800wi.jpg" />The Endangered Archives Programme is celebrating reaching over 4 million images available in their online collections. <br /> <br /> The three new projects online this month have moved them over this milestone. These are EAP532, EAP584 and EAP676. They come from Nigeria, India and Nepal. <a href="http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/endangeredarchives/2015/01/new-online-collections-january-2015-4-million-images-now-online.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/British-Library-Endangered-Archives%3A-4-Million-Images-Now-Online.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33161 The Most Requested Photo in the U.S. National Archives is of Nixon and Elvis urn:md5:e724136fc1a020138b7199eb07bea24e 2015-01-14T11:15:00+01:00 2015-01-14T11:26:12+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/dgbvmepopy5qme39f6em.jpg" />What do you suppose the most requested photo from the U.S. National Archives might be? Troops raising the American flag on Iwo Jima? That sailor kissing a random woman at the end of WWII? Nope. It's Richard Nixon shaking Elvis Presley's hand.<br /> <br /> The meeting took place in the Oval Office on December 21, 1970 and the photo itself is pretty surreal. But the official meeting notes are somehow even more bizarre. <a href="http://factually.gizmodo.com/the-most-requested-photo-in-the-national-archives-is-of-1678324964">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/The-Most-Requested-Photo-in-the-US-National-Archives-is-of-Nixon-and-Elvis.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33123 British Government Made 41 Million Wills Available To Search Online for the First Time urn:md5:830cb2d23d95ce8fb940efedb0b621ac 2014-12-29T16:15:00+01:00 2014-12-29T10:34:04+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/s300_wills-storage.jpg" />The government’s archive of 41 million wills dates back to 1858 and will enable people to find out more about their family histories, as well as researching the last wishes of some of the most influential people of the 19th and 20th century. <br /> <br /> The wills of Charles Dickens, Winston Churchill, Alan Turing and Beatrix Potter are among millions which have been made accessible to the public through a searchable online database. <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/41-million-wills-available-to-search-online-for-the-first-time">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/British-Government-Made-41-Million-Wills-Available-To-Search-Online-for-the-First-Time.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32997 WW I Soldiers' Files Being Digitized by Library and Archives Canada urn:md5:528497060f2af1c9fe3a195264d6337a 2014-12-29T14:15:00+01:00 2014-12-29T10:27:48+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__14601.jpg" />Library and Archives Canada is in the process of digitizing all soldiers' records from the First World War, the most requested items in its collection.<br /> <br /> Sylvain Bélanger, director-general in the stewardship branch of Library and Archives Canada, said there are about 640,000, and within each of those folders there are numerous documents. He estimates that, in the end, about four million images will be scanned and digitized. <a href="http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/ww-i-soldiers-files-being-digitized-by-library-and-archives-canada-1.2879590">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/WW-I-Soldiers-Files-Being-Digitized-by-Library-and-Archives-Canada.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32996 Russia to Launch National Digital Library in 2015 urn:md5:dedd0cd3186f853575379b49617a1ba8 2014-12-29T12:15:00+01:00 2014-12-29T10:23:45+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/2014_12_28_03_06_2014_12_23_23_46_1843_10_Meeting.jpeg" />Work on developing electronic libraries across Russian is soon to begin, Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky said last week. <br /> <br /> At a joint meeting of the State Council and the Presidential Council on Culture and the Arts, Medinsky said that the new initiative will transform local libraries into modern information and cultural hubs, adding that citizens’ access to the service will be via the internet with a single electronic library ticket. <a href="http://sptimes.ru/index_bp.php?action_id=2&story_id=41544&section=4">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Russia-to-Launch-National-Digital-Library-in-2015.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32995 US-Swedish Newspaper Archive Nears Completion urn:md5:3da674c96b0fd50b11150f0ad48f34ba 2014-12-29T10:15:00+01:00 2014-12-29T10:22:01+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/d1defa1d4b6c885c2df87627f441391d72acded3acd45e4c8b6ed680854b8ab1.jpg" />The Swedish-language press flourished in the US in the late 19th century as Swedes moved in, and a new project to archive and digitize the wealth of historical material is set to go live in 2015.<br /> <br /> Some 1.3 million Swedes left Europe for the promise of North America and many of them settled in the mid-west. The immigrants established communities, churches and societies and more than 600 Swedish-language newspapers were published in the United States in the 19th and early 20th centuries. <a href="http://www.thelocal.se/20141222/online-archive-of-us-swedish-newspapers-nears-completion">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/US-Swedish-Newspaper-Archive-Nears-Completion.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32994 National Archive Restores Old Georgian Maps urn:md5:d41b383d99f2ed3afc8711d66fb963af 2014-12-19T10:15:00+01:00 2014-12-19T11:44:16+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Map_ancient_archive.jpg" />Unique maps preserved in storage of Georgia’s National Archive in Tbilisi will be renovated and converted into digital format.<br /> <br /> Renovation works have already started at the Laboratory of Restoration of National Archive. The restoration work is a part of the Electronic Cartography project. This year almost 50 old and unique maps showing Georgia’s boundaries and territories in the 18-20th Centuries were renovated and published on the Internet. <a href="http://agenda.ge/news/26713/eng">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/National-Archive-Restores-Old-Georgian-Maps.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32974 Lute Manuscripts Uploaded to Cambridge Digital Library urn:md5:e5c98a6af7fa0707fdf08ddaac2a8b93 2014-12-11T11:15:00+01:00 2014-12-11T10:22:31+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/_79624037_2638011.jpg" />A "remarkable" collection of lute manuscripts dating back to the 16th Century has been put online by the University of Cambridge.<br /> <br /> The 650 pieces include handwritten scores by John Dowland, Francis Cutting and other early modern composers. John Robinson of the Lute Society said the collection was "invaluable", with many works being lost over centuries. <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-30400165">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Lute-Manuscripts-Uploaded-to-Cambridge-Digital-Library.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32888 British Library Endangered Archives: New Online Collections urn:md5:54bbd188824fb6a4204a71904912e65e 2014-12-09T08:15:00+01:00 2014-12-09T10:10:52+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__14479.jpg" />These collections come from Bolivia, Ukraine, Mali and Nicaragua.<br /> <br /> 'EAP160' digitised records relating to the indigenous population of Bolivia during the 19th century; 'EAP220' was a pilot project that searched for and catalogued all archival material from the archaeological studies carried out at the ancient Russ hillfort Rajki in Ukraine; 'EAP449' digitised the archives of two professional photographers from Mali, Abdourahmane Sakaly and Mamadou Cissé; 'EAP571' digitised newspapers from Nicaragua dating from the first half of the 20th century. <a href="http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/endangeredarchives/2014/12/new-online-collections-december-2014.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/British-Library-Endangered-Archives%3A-New-Online-Collections.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32867 Historic Films from Russian State Archives To Be Released Worldwide urn:md5:e68e615999236589a30074ea06a05b64 2014-12-04T09:15:00+01:00 2014-12-04T10:22:05+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/141110_Telegraph_047_adam-468.jpg" />The home movies of the last of the Romanov emperors, shot before revolution changed Russia forever, are housed alongside footage recording the Gulag prison camps of the 1930s, the wartime siege of Leningrad, scenes from Gagarin's epic space flight, Bolshoi Ballet performances and rarely seen images of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, and thousands of other priceless film footage cared for by the Russian State Archive.<br /> <br /> Housed in a guarded nondescript industrial building on the outskirts of Moscow, the Archive is an immense treasure trove of film and video documenting the history and culture of the country from the time of the tsars to the break-up of the Soviet Union.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://rbth.co.uk/arts/2014/12/03/historic_films_from_russian_state_archives_to_be_released_worldwide_41915.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Historic-Films-from-Russian-State-Archives-To-Be-Released-Worldwide.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32805 The Secrets of Irish Parishes Will Be Online Soon urn:md5:803df6a88331754dba9f82899d22e4c0 2014-12-02T12:15:00+01:00 2014-12-02T12:13:22+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/p2434_226_clonfert_mullagh-abbeygorman-and-killoran_05_scr-390x285.jpg" />If you want to know more about your parish, then a new project from the National Library will help you out.<br /> <br /> It has set about working on its most ambitious digitisation project to date – putting its entire collection of Catholic parish register microfilms online for free by summer 2015.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.thejournal.ie/digitisation-parish-records-ireland-national-library-1808912-Dec2014/">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/The-Secrets-of-Irish-Parishes-Will-Be-Online-Soon.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32774 National Archive Show Launched in New Taipei City, Taiwan urn:md5:0551579df67048dc4a3500af7ce1a2fb 2014-11-26T10:15:00+01:00 2014-11-26T10:15:16+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/4112613461271.jpg" />An exhibition of national archives kicked off Nov. 25 in New Taipei City as part of government efforts raising public awareness of the Republic of China’s storied past.<br /> <br /> “Archives serve as key indicators of a country’s history,” National Development Council Minister Kuan Chung-ming said at the launch ceremony. “Such an event aims to enhance understanding of government operations and landmark developments.” <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.taiwantoday.tw/ct.asp?xItem=224483&ctNode=445">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/National-Archive-Show-Launched-in-New-Taipei-City-Taiwan.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32708 Library and Archives Canada Struggling With Backlog of Material urn:md5:3ae84b85b2ca16b626847a4e62924690 2014-11-26T08:15:00+01:00 2014-11-26T10:11:09+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/archives.jpg.size.xxlarge.promo.jpg" />Auditor general says Library and Archives Canada has a backlog of approximately 98,000 boxes of unsorted files, including 24,000 boxes of military records.<br /> <br /> Library and Archives Canada say they scrapped a $15.4 million digital archive system because it would have been “too costly” to run. The archival department spent five years and over $15 million to develop its own “trusted digital repository” — a system for storing and preserving digital records — before shuttering the system in 2012.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2014/11/25/federal_library_struggling_with_backlog_key_records_poorly_filed_auditors_find.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Library-and-Archives-Canada-Struggling-With-Backlog-of-Material.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32707 Texas Land Office Preserves History with Digital Maps urn:md5:d8197307da956684a14a43c52691c976 2014-11-21T09:15:00+01:00 2014-11-21T11:06:20+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_7/2-dunningtom-office-jld7129_600xx5149-3433-0-123.jpg" />The General Land Office of Texas has made a collection of rare Texas maps available to the general public through a unique digitization process.<br /> <br /> High-quality digital reprints of the collection donated by Houston map collectors Frank and Carol Holcomb are now available for as little as $20 each. All proceeds from the sales will go to Save Texas History, a public-private effort to preserve and digitize historic maps and documents.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2014/11/19/texas-land-office-preserves-history-with-digital.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Texas-Land-Office-Preserves-History-with-Digital-Maps.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32659 Digitizing 1,000 Years of Gulf history urn:md5:2bb4cef6584c80d002df5525ad261b78 2014-11-18T11:15:00+01:00 2014-11-18T10:19:58+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/Main_scaled.png" />A window to ten centuries of Gulf region history has been flung open to the public via the Qatar Digital Library. The new $13.9 million digital project gives free online access to 500,000 historical documents from the region, with some manuscripts dating back to the 9th century. <br /> <br /> Many rare and precious documents were previously only available to researchers who physically visited the British Library to browse archives in need of re-organization. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.natureasia.com/en/nmiddleeast/article/10.1038/nmiddleeast.2014.264">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Digitizing-1000-Years-of-Gulf-history.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32614 South Dakota Digitizing Historic Newspapers urn:md5:0250b1d5a2e4065779682478bef7ee89 2014-11-17T12:15:00+01:00 2014-11-17T09:56:49+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/newspaper18.jpg" />The South Dakota Historical Society is digitizing archival newspapers to preserve state history and give researchers online access.<br /> <br /> The Daily Republic reports the historical society is using a nearly $300,000, two-year federal grant to work with the Minnesota Historical Society to modernize the South Dakota records. The historical society will digitize 100 rolls of microfilm from newspapers that stopped publication in 1922 or earlier.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.blackhillsfox.com/news/headlines/South-Dakota-digitizing-historic-newspapers-282857381.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/South-Dakota-Digitizing-Historic-Newspapers.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32602 India: Bihar State Archives To Compile Banned Documents urn:md5:b04a6dd2b81dc8e45c4190d2ba4f197c 2014-11-10T14:15:00+01:00 2014-11-10T10:28:50+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__14097.jpg" />In a first, the Bihar State Archives (BSA) has decided to compile the banned documents on Bihar during freedom movement. A special team is engaged in searching the rare classified political documents preserved in the state archives.<br /> <br /> "It would be a collector's item for researchers as well as history students to understand and analyse the British policy on press, peasants, terrorists and freedom movement. Some of the documents like the speeches made by the leaders during freedom struggle will also be documented," said BSA director Vijay Kumar.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/patna/State-archives-to-compile-banned-documents/articleshow/45091560.cms">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/India%3A-Bihar-State-Archives-To-Compile-Banned-Documents.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32524 Medieval English Law Manuscript Digitised urn:md5:55ef574c2860d61b8c1af82731ae3a91 2014-11-10T10:15:00+01:00 2014-11-10T10:23:05+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Textus-Roffensis.jpg" />A manuscript predating the Magna Carta is to be seen, in full, online, by the public for the first time thanks to a project involving digital experts at The University of Manchester working in partnership with Rochester Cathedral.<br /> <br /> The Textus Roffensis, a 12th century legal encyclopaedia compiled by a single scribe at Rochester Cathedral, in Kent, in the 1120s has been digitised by the University’s Centre for Heritage Imaging and Collection Care.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.medievalists.net/2014/11/07/medieval-english-law-manuscript-digitised/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Medieval-English-Law-Manuscript-Digitised.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32522 800,000 Pages of British Patient Art and Mental Health Archives Are Going Online urn:md5:d6ee3895d90c9229e3748d6ae75648c6 2014-11-05T08:15:00+01:00 2014-11-05T10:04:06+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/sidebottomart.jpg" />A few weeks ago, the Wellcome Library announced a new initiative to digitize more than 800,000 pages of material from British psychiatric hospitals. Dating between the 18th and 20th centuries, the trove includes examples of patient artwork and writing, as well as patient-produced publications.<br /> <br /> The digitizing starts this fall as part of a two-year project, and you can already explore materials from the York Retreat, St Luke’s Hospital Woodside, Crichton Royal Hospital, Gartnavel Royal Hospital, and Camberwell House Asylum.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://hyperallergic.com/157321/800000-pages-of-patient-art-and-mental-health-archives-are-going-online/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/800000-Pages-of-British-Patient-Art-and-Mental-Health-Archives-Are-Going-Online.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32477 UK Museums Want Copyright Changes So They Can Display WWI Documents urn:md5:ceecff4a34115d044ebd383531aefb23 2014-11-04T08:15:00+01:00 2014-11-04T09:59:42+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/copyright1.jpg" />Thanks to overly severe copyright laws, museums, libraries and other UK institutions have been unable to show important historical documents to the public. <br /> <br /> The Copyright, Designs and Patents Act (CDPA) 1988 is currently stopping an estimated 1.74 million 'orphan works' from the Great War, such as diaries and letters, from being displayed until 2039.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/11/03/uk-museums-want-copyright-laws-changed/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/UK-Museums-Want-Copyright-Changes-So-They-Can-Display-WWI-Documents.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32468 Portraits of Wounded Soldiers from the Civil War urn:md5:a967f531b7fa2526129dc6fcd1764af7 2014-10-29T14:15:00+01:00 2014-10-29T09:37:43+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/civilwarportraits12.jpg" />With a death toll estimated somewhere between 600k and 750k, the American Civil War was without a doubt the bloodiest conflict in U.S. history. But even the soldiers who made it out alive didn’t always do so without sustaining serious injuries.<br /> <br /> On its Flickr page, the US National Library of Medicine has shared a handful of portraits that depict the war-torn bodies of soldiers who fought through the war.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://petapixel.com/2014/10/28/portraits-of-wounded-soldiers-from-the-civil-war/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/Portraits-of-Wounded-Soldiers-from-the-Civil-War.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32407 Over 800,000 Pages of British Mental Health Records To Go Online urn:md5:c376ca6dfcde73f229f9759902995444 2014-10-27T15:15:00+01:00 2014-10-27T11:06:26+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/623x400xyork_retreat_623x400.jpg.pagespeed.ic.jHrQrAIB5D.jpg" />The Wellcome Library has announced that it is funding the scanning of over 800,000 pages of material relating to psychiatric hospitals across the UK, including the York Retreat, Crichton Royal Hospital and the Camberwell House Asylum.<br /> <br /> Made possible thanks to partnerships with repositories including Dumfries and Galloway Council Archives and London Metropolitan Archives, the project will see the digitisation of patient records, case notes and registers dating back to the 18th century.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.whodoyouthinkyouaremagazine.com/news/over-800000-pages-mental-health-records-go-online">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/Over-800000-Pages-of-British-Mental-Health-Records-To-Go-Online.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32376 History and Genealogy Treasures Online at Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, Ireland urn:md5:7cc081cc45e29245e686f79956c35f2f 2014-10-27T09:15:00+01:00 2014-10-27T10:53:53+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/FT5S_Guinness_Storehouse_Archives_barrells_trucks.jpg" />The Guinness Archive, housed by the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, collects, preserves and makes accessible records and artifacts from the formation of the company in 1759 to the present day, including 20,000 individual personnel records of past employees.<br /> <br /> The foundation document of the Guinness Archive is the 9,000 year lease signed by Arthur Guinness on the St. James’s Gate Brewery in 1759.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/genealogy/History-and-genealogy-treasures-online-at-Guinness-Storehouse-PHOTOS.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/History-and-Genealogy-Treasures-Online-at-Guinness-Storehouse-in-Dublin-Ireland.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32373 The National Archive Seeks To Compile the List of Armenian Genocide Victims urn:md5:f7cd725d8d467feff67a72ed0e84ddf7 2014-10-24T15:15:00+02:00 2014-10-24T11:52:29+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Amatuni-Virabyan03-620x300.jpg" />A century ago the world was caught in the clutches of the First World War, and the Armenians did not stay apart. The Armenian Genocide was also the direct consequence of WWI.<br /> <br /> The Armenian National Archive has prepared a Russian book titled "The Participation of Armenians in the First World War," which was published in Moscow. A three-volume publication titled "The Armenian Genocide in Ottoman Turkey" has also been released.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.armradio.am/en/2014/10/23/the-national-archive-seeks-to-compile-the-list-of-armenian-genocide-victims/">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/The-National-Archive-Seeks-To-Compile-the-List-of-Armenian-Genocide-Victims.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32356 Vatican Library Making 4,000 Ancient Manuscripts Available Online For Free urn:md5:2a3995d9d34567ef99b34b58b7a38e1b 2014-10-21T11:15:00+02:00 2014-10-21T09:40:23+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/bilingual-version-iliad-greek-text-latin-translation-double-facing-page.jpg" />The Vatican Apostolic Library is now digitising its valuable ancient religious manuscripts and putting them online via its website, available for the public to view for free, as well as turning to crowdfunding to help it complete its work.<br /> <br /> The Vatican Library was founded in 1451 AD and holds over 80,000 manuscripts, prints, drawings, plates and incunabula (books printed prior to 1500 AD) written throughout history by people of different faiths from across the world.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/vatican-library-making-4000-ancient-manuscripts-available-online-free-photos-1470911">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/Vatican-Library-Making-4000-Ancient-Manuscripts-Available-Online-For-Free.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32312 Library and Archives Canada: Soldiers of the First World War urn:md5:93334988057cd360f36027677191aa14 2014-10-17T08:15:00+02:00 2014-10-17T09:03:13+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/c029568k-v8.jpg" />The digitization of 640,000 Canadian Expeditionary Force personnel service files is under way. This project aims to provide access to high-quality digital copies of all service files, anytime and anywhere. <br /> <br /> To achieve this goal, LAC will be required to close portions of this collection as they undergo preparation, conservation, and digitization. LAC will not grant requests for direct consultation or copying of the records during these stages<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef/Pages/canadian-expeditionary-force.aspx">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/Library-and-Archives-Canada%3A-Soldiers-of-the-First-World-War.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32274 Hawaii State Archives Presents Digital Archives Update urn:md5:d8bf12244dc953a509e59d6170d26ce3 2014-10-13T12:15:00+02:00 2014-10-13T08:50:08+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_7/10-10-hawaii-state-archives.jpg" />The Hawaii State Archives has been storing paper records from various state agencies since 1906. Three years ago, it began building digital archives to better preserve these records. They say, the process has its challenges.<br /> <br /> “Paper can sit in a box. you don’t have to do anything with it. it can just sit there on a shelf and it’ll be fine, as long as you’re conditions are good around it 11.35 but with digital, no. it can’t just sit in a file in a folder on your computer. it has to be managed and managed continually,” state archivist Susan Shaner said.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://khon2.com/2014/10/10/hawaii-state-archives-presents-digital-archives-update/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/Hawaii-State-Archives-Presents-Digital-Archives-Update.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32224 Cincinnati Archdiocese Renovates Building To Display Archives, Relics urn:md5:04ad6c766091c3f08aadb7dad6691848 2014-10-07T10:15:00+02:00 2014-10-07T08:47:36+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/archdiocese2738_304xx3600-2400-0-0.jpg" />The Archdiocese of Cincinnati is renovating a downtown building to house nearly two centuries of church history, from blueprints of nearly every local Catholic house of worship to ceremonial vestments worn by the city’s first bishop.<br /> <br /> Working with Danis Building Construction and Chameleon Architecture, the archdiocese is nearing completion of an extensive interior renovation of what was once a private residence at 25 E. Eighth St., constructed circa 1850.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2014/10/06/cincinnati-archdiocese-renovates-building-to.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/Cincinnati-Archdiocese-Renovates-Building-To-Display-Archives-Relics.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32170 New YIVO Project Digitizes, Reunites Ransacked Pre-War Archive urn:md5:7902e8decb7bd7041dafeffec4833f57 2014-09-30T10:15:00+02:00 2014-09-30T08:40:31+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__13928.jpg" />The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research announced Sept. 23 the launch of the Vilna Project, a seven-year international project digitize YIVO’s pre-war archives online. <br /> <br /> Though ransacked by the Nazis in 1941, the YIVO archives still possess the largest collection of materials on the thousand-year history of Jewish life in Eastern Europe and Russia. The collections tell us how Jews lived, where they came from, how they raised and educated their families, how they created art, literature, music and language itself.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.thejewishweek.com/news/international/new-project-seeks-digitize-1000-years-jewish-history">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/09/New-YIVO-Project-Digitizes-Reunites-Ransacked-Pre-War-Archive.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32107 National Archives of the United Arab Emirates To Open Corner in Kidzania Dubai urn:md5:acd7f8b58d790c4bec46a225dbcd7f41 2014-09-26T13:15:00+02:00 2014-09-26T10:14:27+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__13917.jpg" />The National Archives of the United Arab Emirates signed with the children’s world city of education and entertainment ‘KidZania Dubai’ an agreement to allocate a corner to the National Archives in KidZania.<br /> <br /> This corner will open at the end of this year, thus the National Archives of the UAE’s will be the first archives in the world to have a branch in KidZania.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://gulftoday.ae/portal/0b2dfb66-7375-471c-bf29-8acf79bf28c9.aspx">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/09/National-Archives-of-the-United-Arab-Emirates-To-Open-Corner-in-Kidzania-Dubai.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32065 National Archives of India Invites Applications for 86 Posts urn:md5:b9a9235e325396972dbd9dc1713cc952 2014-09-26T11:15:00+02:00 2014-09-26T10:09:57+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/Pic53019601.jpg" />The National Archives of India, New Delhi has invited applications for recruitment from eligible and interested candidates for various Supervisors, Archival Assistant, Mender and other posts.<br /> <br /> The National Archives of India is the repository of the non-current records of the government of India and is holding them in trust for the use of administrators and scholars.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://indiatoday.intoday.in/education/story/national-archives-of-india-new-delhi-invites-employment-applications-for-86-various-vacant-posts/1/392633.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/09/National-Archives-of-India-Invites-Applications-for-86-Posts.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32064 National Library of Australia Invests in Digital Future urn:md5:f24bef04c0a0ab76a3917adb9ac72c1b 2014-09-26T09:15:00+02:00 2014-09-26T10:07:46+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/Dr_Marie-Louise_Ayres__1_.jpg" />Under an innovative digital library program, the National Library of Australia (NLA) is redeveloping infrastructure to manage its huge digital collections and provide access to collections from hundreds of libraries across its network.<br /> <br /> The library is expanding its online and mobile services for Australian and international users. More than 70,000 people use its Trove service each day and 22 million users were clocked up last year.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.cio.com.au/article/556019/national-library-australia-invests-digital-future/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/09/National-Library-of-Australia-Invests-in-Digital-Future.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32063 Help Support Digitizing Project for 106-Year-Old Sanford Herald urn:md5:c22b6a43620e9ad11edaf8ab06f8b2a9 2014-09-25T10:15:00+02:00 2014-09-25T08:58:42+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/trooperpaper1.jpg" />Through a fortunate gathering of partners, the historic issues of the Sanford Herald will soon be available online with word-searching capabilities similar to Google. Imagine being able to access a website for free and to search for your great aunt’s obituary or your cousin’s high school football win, all from your home computer!<br /> <br /> When this project is completed, researchers, historians, students and the average reader can easily search for historic information that has been preserved in this most American of institutions, the local newspaper.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.mysanfordherald.com/view/full_story/25828943/article-Help-support-digitizing-project-for-106-year-old-Sanford-Herald?instance=home_news_1st_left">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/09/Help-Support-Digitizing-Project-for-106-Year-Old-Sanford-Herald.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32052 The British Library’s Endangered Archives Programme: Call for Applications urn:md5:8db19faf87fb204e3371fb9699295345 2014-09-24T10:15:00+02:00 2014-09-24T10:51:12+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__13906.jpg" />The Endangered Archives Programme at the British Library is now accepting grant applications for the next round of funding. <br /> <br /> Detailed information on the timetable, criteria, eligibility and application procedures is available on the Programme’s website. Applications will be accepted in English or in French. The deadline for receipt of preliminary grant applications is 7 November 2014.<br /> <br /> <a href="https://networks.h-net.org/node/22055/discussions/40987/british-library%E2%80%99s-endangered-archives-programme-call-applications">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/09/The-British-Librarys-Endangered-Archives-Programme%3A-Call-for-Applications.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32044 Archives Compilation of Chinese Laborers Forced to Japan Issued urn:md5:0c2cd041c781ac7adcc5306872e76519 2014-09-19T08:15:00+02:00 2014-09-19T09:25:16+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__13892.jpg" />A staff member places original archives of Chinese laborers forced to Japan on a table during a seminar on issuing the archives compilation at the Museum of the War of the Chinese People's Resistance Against Japanese Aggression, in Beijing, China, Sept. 18, 2014. <br /> <br /> From 1943 to 1945, some 40,000 Chinese were captured and taken by the invaders to Japan, forcing them to work in mines and construction sites. A total of 6,830 died due to the ruthless exploitation, according to the data from Japan.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2014-09/18/c_133653725.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/09/Archives-Compilation-of-Chinese-Laborers-Forced-to-Japan-Issued.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31988 China Reveals Archives of Victory Against Japan in WWII urn:md5:8cdfc48a572185b30bcb863f4a2e4f11 2014-09-15T12:15:00+02:00 2014-09-15T09:27:46+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_7/126981538_14105715479061n.jpg" />China released archives of an important military victory in 1939, in which the Chinese army killed more than 4,000 Japanese soldiers.<br /> <br /> This is the 19th part of the series released daily by the State Archives Administration from Aug. 25, as the country marks the 69th anniversary of victory against Japan's aggression.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2014-09/12/c_126981538.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/09/China-Reveals-Archives-of-Victory-Against-Japan-in-WWII.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31949 A New Project from Yale Invites Viewers To Explore Some 175,000 Images of America in the 1930s and '40s urn:md5:f8375191496b6fcd317e0841b53d0746 2014-09-04T10:15:00+02:00 2014-09-04T08:30:38+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_7/1475f7e62.jpg" />For a singular image of the Great Depression and the roughness of those years, it's hard to do much better than Dorothea Lange's 1936 photograph of Florence Owens Thompson, two of her children tucking their faces over her shoulders, a baby in her lap.<br /> <br /> Where that image comes from, there are many, many more: around 175,000 surviving portraits of America between 1935 and 1945 taken by the photographers of the government's Farm Security Administration. The Library of Congress, which houses the collection, has, remarkably, digitized all the negatives and tagged the records with loads of data, such as who took the picture and where it was taken.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/08/seeing-the-great-depression/379238/">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/09/A-New-Project-from-Yale-Invites-Viewers-To-Explore-Some-175000-Images-of-America-in-the-1930s-and-40s.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31843 Archives New Zealand and National Library Open the Files on the First World War urn:md5:bfff05569b76301996cf648ea6287882 2014-09-01T10:15:00+02:00 2014-09-01T09:30:37+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/Service_record-large-700-wide.jpg" />More than 141,000 First World War service files are now available online, adding to the wealth of information detailing New Zealanders experience of the war made available by Archives New Zealand and the National Library.<br /> <br /> In possibly the largest and most complicated digitisation project in New Zealand’s history, Archives New Zealand staff identified over 141,000 First World War files, scanned the often crumbling, fragile pages and then digitised them and published them online.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://ww100.govt.nz/archives-new-zealand-and-national-library-open-the-files-on-the-first-world-war">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/09/Archives-New-Zealand-and-National-Library-Open-the-Files-on-the-First-World-War.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31815 Massive Photo Archive of Pre-Holocaust Eastern European Jewish Life Made Available to Public urn:md5:17362ac4b49b49e1674e4f256f5558ea 2014-08-28T14:15:00+02:00 2014-08-28T16:00:50+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/jews-1.jpg" />A vast U.S. archive of photographs of pre-Holocaust Eastern European Jewish life is being made available to the public and researchers.<br /> <br /> The International Center of Photography in New York and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday announced the joint creation of a digital database to facilitate access to photographer Roman Vishniac’s archive.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/08/26/massive-photo-archive-of-pre-holocaust-eastern-european-jewish-life-made-available-to-public/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/08/Massive-Photo-Archive-of-Pre-Holocaust-Eastern-European-Jewish-Life-Made-Available-to-Public.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31795 Photos From the Los Angeles City Archives Now Online urn:md5:04449ebac6c02fede194914df105448e 2014-08-28T12:15:00+02:00 2014-08-28T15:59:01+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/lachs-tujungawash-1938-thumb-600x477-25633.jpg" />The Los Angeles City Historical Society has put a growing database online of selected photographs from the Los Angeles City Archives. There's more than 600 images online now, and the project's lead historian, author Anna Sklar, tells there are a lot more photos coming. <br /> <br /> The mission of the Los Angeles City Historical Society is to research, study and disseminate knowledge of the rich and diverse multicultural history of the city of Los Angeles; to serve as a resource of historical information; and to assist in the preservation of the city's historic records. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.laobserved.com/archive/2014/08/photos_from_the_la_city_a.php">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/08/Photos-From-the-Los-Angeles-City-Archives-Now-Online.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31794 Experts Launch Project To Digitize Neglected Bosnian Heritage urn:md5:91bf2be0f38b625ae07a3d4b4c5d9e7a 2014-08-26T08:15:00+02:00 2014-08-26T08:44:47+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/Screenshot__13766.jpg" />A group of Balkan experts have launched a high-tech project to digitize Bosnia's historical archives which were partly destroyed during its three wars last century and are still under threat from neglect and a lack of funding.<br /> <br /> The project promises to make available online a host of records and papers detailing Bosnia's turbulent past, most notably the events and atmosphere surrounding the 1914 Sarajevo assassination that triggered World War One.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/08/20/us-bosnia-archives-idUKKBN0GK1BU20140820">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/08/Experts-Launch-Project-To-Digitize-Neglected-Bosnian-Heritage.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31774 Search the Entire 1914-19 Archives of the Celebrated Illustrated London News and the Great Eight Illustrated Magazines Collection urn:md5:03284751ccc7d44fae7da63864ae0d35 2014-08-25T22:15:00+02:00 2014-08-25T10:53:43+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/The-Press-Gang-300x300.jpg" />With the centenary of the First World War upon us, ILN Ltd, the custodians of the celebrated Illustrated London News and Great Eight Illustrated Magazine collection archives, felt a responsibility to make the 1914-18 archives available to the public for research, education and pleasure. With the help of a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, The Illustrated First World War website was created.<br /> <br /> Today, for the fist time in 100 years, the public are invited to search the First World War pages of The Illustrated London News.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.illustratedfirstworldwar.com">The Illustrated First World War</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/08/Search-the-Entire-1914-19-Archives-of-the-Celebrated-Illustrated-London-News-and-the-Great-Eight-Illustrated-Magazines-Collection.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31765 National Archives of the United Kingdom Piece Together the Records of 140,000 First World War officers urn:md5:795429560cab6c08badc100bf425a7cb 2014-08-25T14:15:00+02:00 2014-08-25T10:41:19+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/v0_master.jpg" />Volunteers have helped The National Archives piece together the paper records of nearly 140,000 officers who served in the First World War. They include the poignant letters written by Rudyard Kipling regarding his missing son Jack and even bandages and x-rays of the wounds officers received during their service in the trenches, and now thanks to the efforts of volunteers, they are available for the public to explore.<br /> <br /> The extensive cataloguing project now makes it even easier for people to uncover the stories of relatives who served in the War and research the stories of some of the famous names caught up in it.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritage/war-and-conflict/first-world-war/art496274-The-National-Archives-pieces-together-the-records-of-140000-First-World-War-officers">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/08/National-Archives-of-the-United-Kingdom-Piece-Together-the-Records-of-140000-First-World-War-officers.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31761 How To Scan 50 Miles of Historical Documents Into an Online Archive urn:md5:7e4c52d39d6a1040b1aaa997f7ec19ef 2014-07-28T10:15:00+02:00 2014-07-28T09:14:02+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__13727.jpg" />Tracking the lightning quick development of modern cities is easy with Google Street View, but a big new project aims to provide context for the past 1,000 years of urban evolution in Venice, Italy. <br /> <br /> The Venice Time Machine will digitize and catalog a staggering amount of historical documents—a combined 50 miles worth of shelves!—then turn the data into an internet archive and adaptable 3D model.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://gizmodo.com/how-to-scan-50-miles-of-historical-documents-into-an-on-1609143001">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/07/How-To-Scan-50-Miles-of-Historical-Documents-Into-an-Online-Archive.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31598 Germany Puts 700,000 WWI Docs Online urn:md5:7ba5186e8a6f699407dd9f8e67ce1caf 2014-07-24T09:15:00+02:00 2014-07-24T10:18:49+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/2ae25a270463534023778149955b002c8affebdf7453f4bb60405a3f59ff6b80.jpg" />Hundreds of thousands of rare records and images from World War I have been put online by the German government, ahead of Monday's 100th anniversary of the start of the conflict.<br /> <br /> More than 700,000 records relating to WWI, as well as photos, films and audio recordings were made accessible on a new portal on the Federal Archive's website. The collection includes private material as well as files of military and civilian authorities, records left by politicians and military officers, documentaries and propaganda films. Access to the complete archive is free.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.thelocal.de/20140723/german-government-wwi-archive-opened-to-public-online">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/07/Germany-Puts-700000-WWI-Docs-Online.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31555 AUB Libraries Joins US libraries To Create a Digital Library of Over 100,000 Arabic Volumes urn:md5:da2ab599d352ad88c15b2385a038ec97 2014-07-23T08:15:00+02:00 2014-07-23T08:36:08+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/AUB_zionism.jpg" />The American University of Beirut Libraries have joined Arabic Collections Online (ACO), a five-year project funded by New York University Abu Dhabi that aims to digitize and make accessible worldwide over 100,000 volumes of Arabic content. <br /> <br /> Along with New York University Libraries and its partners, the AUB libraries will create the Arabic Collections Online (ACO) project, a major digitization project funded by New York University Abu Dhabi, whose aim is to create a digital library of public-domain Arabic language content of over 100,000 volumes.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/aub-service-expansion-592246">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/07/AUB-Libraries-Joins-US-libraries-To-Create-a-Digital-Library-of-Over-100000-Arabic-Volumes.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31541 Historical Society Opens Up Vast Collection in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Archives urn:md5:b3021d874f87461021b4920096b63f28 2014-07-17T09:15:00+02:00 2014-07-17T10:39:34+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/AR-140717509.jpg_MaxW_650.jpg" />When Gavin Kleespies began his work at the Cambridge Historical Society, he was immediately blown away by the city’s breathtaking collections of photos, letters and diaries.<br /> <br /> Wanting to share these mostly unknown treasures with others, Kleespies, who is the Historical Society’s executive director, launched the annual Archives Tour in 2008. He took people on tours of the Historical Society, Mount Auburn Cemetery and Longfellow House collections.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://cambridge.wickedlocal.com/article/20140716/NEWS/140717509">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/07/Historical-Society-Opens-Up-Vast-Collection-in-Cambridge-Massachusetts-Archives.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31498 Ruston and Hornsby Archive To Be Digitised with £100,000 Heritage Lottery Grant urn:md5:7cd1b71dcf4ec549289fbc49bc6c84a7 2014-07-16T08:15:00+02:00 2014-07-16T08:51:44+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_7/6318396-large.jpg" />Volunteers are needed to catalogue a huge archive of Lincoln's unique engineering heritage using a £100,000 lottery windfall. The vast archive covers 150 years of Lincoln-based engineering firm Ruston and Hornsby, which became part of Siemens in 2003.<br /> <br /> Around 150,000 photographic negatives, 150 reels of cine film and the recorded memories of former workers will all be digitised, catalogued and made available online in a project of national significance.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Archive-saved-100-000/story-21465578-detail/story.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/07/Ruston-and-Hornsby-Archive-To-Be-Digitised-with-100000-Heritage-Lottery-Grant.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31477 New Hampshire Students Digitize Civil War Letters urn:md5:5e9df5e614277316472a27814a99285d 2014-07-15T10:15:00+02:00 2014-07-15T10:01:31+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/keene-letter-jpg.jpg" />Seven score and 12 years ago, a Civil War soldier was packing on the freshman 15 - and then some. In cheerful letters sent to his family back home in Hillsborough, Pvt. Willard Templeton describes at length the food he ate and the weight he gained as he traveled and fought with the 11th New Hampshire Regiment.<br /> <br /> "My health has been very good. I have gained in flesh a good deal and never felt better in my life," he wrote to his brother on Oct. 3, 1862.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.wmur.com/news/new-hampshire-students-digitize-civil-war-letters/26943152#!bflHqG">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/07/New-Hampshire-Students-Digitize-Civil-War-Letters.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31470 Arizona Homestead Records To Be Digitized urn:md5:289f8152b33fac38e535384244854149 2014-07-08T09:15:00+02:00 2014-07-08T07:39:29+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/homestead-record.jpg" />An important part of Arizona history will soon be available to view online. The Homestead National Monument of America is in the process of digitizing thousands of homestead records from the U.S. National Archive, and historian Blake Bell said Arizona's records will soon be complete.<br /> <br /> "These records are probably the most information-rich records I've ever come across as a historian," said Bell.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://ktar.com/22/1748080/Arizona-homestead-records-to-be-digitized">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/07/Arizona-Homestead-Records-To-Be-Digitized.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31413 Canadiana Organization Putting Canadian History Online urn:md5:734f0b86289fb393fb546a8962c3b814 2014-07-07T10:15:00+02:00 2014-07-07T10:28:44+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/ottawa-ont-july-10-2009-monument-to-colonel-john-by-majors-hill-park1.jpg" />The shelves are literally groaning under the weight of cartloads of microfilm at Canadiana, an organization working to create a massive digital library of Canadian history.<br /> <br /> Established in 1978, the organization was involved in creating the same cartloads of microfilm images of documents from Library and Archives Canada. Since the early 2000s, it has kept pace with new technology, continuing its partnership with the library by digitizing documents and the already-created microfilms.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/canadiana-organization-putting-canadian-history-online">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/07/Canadiana-Organization-Putting-Canadian-History-Online.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31390 The U.S. National Archives Wants to Put Its Whole Collection on Wikimedia Commons urn:md5:92b3ecd760684273af0395d4d1f9f471 2014-07-04T13:15:00+02:00 2014-07-04T09:48:47+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_7/07_03_2014_national_archives.jpg__800x600_q85_crop.jpg" />The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration has some amazing documents. But the collections don't only focus on the founding of the country—they're an incredibly varied lot. <br /> <br /> They include documents ranging from Robert E. Lee's resignation letter from the U.S. Army to thousands of books and documents describing the lives of Jewish people in Iraq that were discovered by the U.S. Army in 2003. And all of these documents and photographs and records should soon be available online—for free—as part of the Wikimedia Commons project.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/national-archives-wants-put-everything-wikimedia-commons-180951952/?no-ist">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/07/The-US-National-Archives-Wants-to-Put-Its-Whole-Collection-on-Wikimedia-Commons.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31366 Nebraska Is First To Digitize Homestead Records urn:md5:362064c681c46a192c7fd6bf59616511 2014-07-01T08:15:00+02:00 2014-07-01T08:46:24+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_7/53b21fdca3718.preview-620.jpg" />It's a task that would give even the most dedicated librarian gray hair: digitizing 30 million homesteading documents from 30 states. Where to start?<br /> <br /> How about Nebraska? Where 45 percent of all land was given to homesteaders -- the largest percentage of land distributed by any of the 30 states under the Homestead Act of 1862.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://journalstar.com/news/local/nebraska-is-first-to-digitize-homestead-records/article_a272e7ee-edac-504c-a6ad-b5e43ee5b371.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/07/Nebraska-Is-First-To-Digitize-Homestead-Records.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31324 Toronto Star Donates More than One Million Archive Photos to Public Library urn:md5:180722e8a0faf3a6212f7f26eb7cb05b 2014-06-26T10:15:00+02:00 2014-06-26T09:00:24+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/B821648728Z.1_20140625095942_000_G3H195OMH.1_Content.jpg" />The Toronto Star is donating more than one million vintage photographs — the contents of the Star's entire photo archive — to the Toronto Public Library.<br /> <br /> The images span the years 1900 to 1999, and offer a unique glimpse into how the city has changed and developed throughout the last century. Toronto Star publisher John Cruickshank says the Toronto Public Library is "an extraordinary city institution," and will be a great place for the collection.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.ourwindsor.ca/news-story/4597595-toronto-star-donates-more-than-one-million-archive-photos-to-public-library/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/06/Toronto-Star-Donates-More-than-One-Million-Archive-Photos-to-Public-Library.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31271 Dickinson Museum Center Creates Online Collection with 8,000 Photos; Thousands More Yet To Be Processed urn:md5:a68d4464e1c7602c621e18825dbd5633 2014-06-16T10:15:00+02:00 2014-06-16T09:44:51+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__13349.jpg" />In the 1930s, when Dickinson’s college was literally out of town — separated from the city by open spaces and a now long-gone golf course — amateur and professional photographers were taking pictures of those and other sights.<br /> <br /> Now, those thousands of images, some 19th century, but mostly 20th-century — everything from landscapes to Dickinson businesses, to wedding pictures, team photos and ranchers at work — have landed on one spot on the Internet.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.thedickinsonpress.com/content/archived-moments-museum-creates-online-collection-8000-photos-thousands-more-yet-be">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/06/Dickinson-Museum-Center-Creates-Online-Collection-with-8000-Photos-Thousands-More-Yet-To-Be-Processed.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31169 Nat'l Archives Unveils List of Koreans Killed After 1923 Quake in Japan urn:md5:17b8a17426fafd16f1090fc53cfe030b 2014-06-02T10:15:00+02:00 2014-06-02T08:51:15+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/PYH2014060200860031500_P2.jpg" />South Korea's national archives released Monday a list of some of the Korean victims killed by Japan after a powerful earthquake in Japan in 1923.<br /> <br /> The list includes the names and addresses of 318 Koreans massacred by Japan following the 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake in Japan as well as the circumstances under which the victims were killed, according to the National Archives of Korea.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/national/2014/06/02/86/0301000000AEN20140602002200315F.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/06/Nat-l-Archives-Unveils-List-of-Koreans-Killed-After-1923-Quake-in-Japan.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31013 Idaho State Archives Digitizing Historical Newspapers urn:md5:572e150fdf6e22e3f86cf2070cb7b38f 2014-05-30T13:15:00+02:00 2014-05-30T09:48:36+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_7/53881db709a0f.preview-300.jpg" />The Caldwell Tribune is among the first 11 Idaho newspaper titles to be digitized at the Idaho State Historical Society.<br /> <br /> The project is part of the National Digital Newspaper Project, managed by the Library of Congress and funded by a $277,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Idaho organization is partnering with the Montana Historical Society to digitize and prepare newspapers for posting online.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.idahopress.com/news/local/idaho-state-archives-digitizing-historical-newspapers/article_f9275bca-e7be-11e3-a3df-001a4bcf887a.html">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/05/Idaho-State-Archives-Digitizing-Historical-Newspapers.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30993 Indiana Working To Digitize Historic Newspapers urn:md5:0f29f24de77f4604842b84dcdd726b4b 2014-05-27T00:15:00+02:00 2014-05-26T10:18:07+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/53797d28e6b78.preview-620.jpg" />A staff of two at the Indiana State Library is working to preserve what is left of the printed record of Indiana's history as the yellowing, crumbling newspapers that chronicled Hoosiers' lives deteriorate with age.<br /> <br /> "We really want, for Indiana's bicentennial, to create a resource for all of Indiana to reflect state history as well as local history," said Connie Rendfeld, digital initiatives librarian for the Indiana State Library.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/munster/indiana-working-to-digitize-historic-newspapers/article_024c110e-dc6b-5eb8-b123-cbedc474751f.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/05/Indiana-Working-To-Digitize-Historic-Newspapers.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30946 An Online Archive Sheds Light On WWII Japanese-American Internment urn:md5:a972020a0e7a477efb2289c326c442cd 2014-05-26T22:15:00+02:00 2014-05-26T10:16:21+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/Screenshot__13243.jpg" />The Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Study Digital Archive is based on interdisciplinary academic research conducted by trained observers reporting from “war relocation centers.” <br /> <br /> The collection includes nearly 100,000 original manuscript items — among them personal narratives never before made public, due to restrictions on their release designed to protect individual internees who shared their experiences.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://newscenter.berkeley.edu/2014/05/19/an-online-archive-sheds-light-on-wwii-japanese-american-internment/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/05/An-Online-Archive-Sheds-Light-On-WWII-Japanese-American-Internment.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30945 A Retiree Digitizes 27 Million Old Newspaper Pages in His Living Room (and Libraries Fight to Catch Up) urn:md5:07a4798f25a61b30d78b58ac407added 2014-05-26T10:15:00+02:00 2014-05-26T10:30:56+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__13244.jpg" />Tom Tryniski, an eccentric retiree who has digitized (so far) about 27 million newspaper pages working alone in his living room and has made them free for anyone to search.<br /> <br /> The story offered an example of Tryniski’s prowess: In 2003, the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) spent $400,000 digitizing the first 62 years of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, which was among the most widely read and influential papers in 19th century America. A decade later, the library was still raising money to finish the remaining 52 years of the Daily Eagle's run. In the meantime, Tryniski digitized all 115 years of the paper in about five months working alone.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://reason.com/blog/2014/05/18/a-retiree-digitizes-27-million-old-newsp">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/05/A-Retiree-Digitizes-27-Million-Old-Newspaper-Pages-in-His-Living-Room-and-Libraries-Fight-to-Catch-Up.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30947 Digitizing 214,000 Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, Documents Took 2,000 Hours urn:md5:68d78c3596008679afd97cd702afdfdb 2014-05-12T14:15:00+02:00 2014-05-12T10:13:50+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/g0a0000000000000000ddb06db5c43db6ab898c2fd64c17915b998f9696.jpg" />It took Dauphin County nearly six months to scan and digitize 213,667 marriage licenses. It’s expected to take between two and three years to do the same for 10,000 descriptive property records awaiting the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County.<br /> <br /> In Northumberland County, where there are boxes upon boxes of courthouse records sitting in the damp basement, government officials are looking for options to preserve those important historical documents.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.dailyitem.com/0100_news/x1396843994/Digitizing-214-000-Dauphin-County-documents-took-2-000-hours">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/05/Digitizing-214000-Dauphin-County-Pennsylvania-Documents-Took-2000-Hours.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30812 British Digital Archive of WWI Stories urn:md5:f92b59113c05aff33d8e3aad89e6e86f 2014-05-12T10:15:00+02:00 2014-05-12T10:09:01+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/PANews_BT_P-88a1ca03-899a-4db2-9f19-12bae4d61de2_I1.jpg" />The life stories of millions of people who served during the First World War are to be preserved in a permanent digital memorial.<br /> <br /> Lives of the First World War will use information from the public over the next five years to piece together the stories of more than eight million people from across Britain and the Commonwealth who served abroad and on the home front.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/uk/digital-archive-of-wwi-stories-30265416.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/05/British-Digital-Archive-of-WWI-Stories.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30810 Israel: New Project Digitally Archives Testimonies of Hundreds of 1948 Veterans urn:md5:99f85d14bf904a8e87366f68d7e7f19e 2014-05-02T16:15:00+02:00 2014-05-02T10:29:03+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/ShowImage.ashx.jpg" />Toldot Yisrael, a Jerusalem- based nonprofit organization dedicated to recording the firsthand testimonies of men and women who helped found the State of Israel, unveiled on Wednesday a new partnership with the National Library of Israel.<br /> <br /> “These are people who are witnesses to history, people who were at the right place at the right time,” said Aryeh (Eric) Halivni, founder and executive director of Toldot Yisrael, at a press conference announcing the collaboration on Wednesday.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.jpost.com/National-News/New-project-digitally-archives-testimonies-of-hundreds-of-1948-veterans-350923">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/05/Israel%3A-New-Project-Digitally-Archives-Testimonies-of-Hundreds-of-1948-Veterans.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30737 Irish Census: Northern Ireland Documents Among 'Lost' Records urn:md5:5ecb91d9cb7fc46df57d2d4ed3f1c689 2014-04-30T11:15:00+02:00 2014-04-30T08:41:35+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/_74517665_1911censusofireland.jpg" />Thousands of Irish census documents, many dating back to the early 19th Century, have been made available to the public online for the first time. The vast majority of pre-1922 records were destroyed by a fire at the Public Record Office in the Irish Civil War.<br /> <br /> But some of the documents that survived the fire, and others held elsewhere, have now been collated and put online. They include partial census records from 1821 to 1851, a substantial amount from counties now in Northern Ireland.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-27205043">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/Irish-Census%3A-Northern-Ireland-Documents-Among-Lost-Records.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30717 China Releases Previously Confidential Japanese WWII Documents on 'Comfort Women' urn:md5:a39460b4825d00510f815cd7919aa22b 2014-04-28T11:15:00+02:00 2014-04-28T08:56:57+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/cw-415x260.png" />The Chinese government has made public what was previously a confidential trove of Japanese wartime documents, including some that give detail women who were forced into sex slavery by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II, this according to the country’s state-backed media. <br /> <br /> The publication of these documents comes during a time when Chinese courts have allowed individuals and groups to pursue lawsuits of war-related compensation from the Japanese government and some Japanese companies.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://japandailypress.com/china-releases-previously-confidential-japanese-wwii-documents-on-comfort-women-2847843/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/China-Releases-Previously-Confidential-Japanese-WWII-Documents-on-Comfort-Women.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30670 This is How the Vatican Will Digitize Millions of its Documents urn:md5:b6f409ebef11201c4eff56c5c9cabd12 2014-04-23T09:15:00+02:00 2014-04-23T08:23:20+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/thumb4.jpg" />Digitizing the Vatican's 40 million pages of library archives will take 50 experts, five scanners and many, many years before the process comes to a close.<br /> <br /> The Vatican Library was founded in 1451 and has around 82,000 manuscripts, some of which date back about 1,800 years. It will work in tandem with NTT Data, a Japanese IT firm, to convert the first batch of 3,000 manuscripts. It is expected to take four years to digitize the initial round, though some of those documents will be online toward the end of 2014.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://mashable.com/2014/04/20/vatican-digitize-documents/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/This-is-How-the-Vatican-Will-Digitize-Millions-of-its-Documents.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30625 Houghton Library: New Digitization January-March 2014 urn:md5:3bb53f73659d1d0b001baf1dfa12b10c 2014-04-22T17:15:00+02:00 2014-04-22T09:54:23+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_7/47752429.jpg" />Here are the complete works and collections the Houghton Library have digitized in the last three months. <br /> <br /> Highlights include one of their most spectacular medieval manuscripts, the Emerson-White Hours, a 17th century manuscript on magic tricks, a sonata by Handel, and a 19th century book of paper dolls.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/houghton/2014/04/21/new-digitization-january-march-2014/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/Houghton-Library%3A-New-Digitization-January-March-2014.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30605 Michigan Moves Digital Archive Records to Cloud urn:md5:9609bdc52ecce694f7736bcbdf0bf6d8 2014-04-22T13:15:00+02:00 2014-04-22T09:46:32+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/Bob1.jpg" />The Archives of Michigan is using a state-of-the-art and inexpensive option — the Internet — to store and preserve a growing collection of digital records that includes everything from 40 years' worth of election results to an index of thousands of proposed designs for the state's quarter released 10 years ago.<br /> <br /> The move to the cloud is expected to bolster a plan to help the public easily access some historical records without having to trek to the Archives' facility in Lansing.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.sacbee.com/2014/04/20/6338475/michigan-moves-digital-archive.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/Michigan-Moves-Digital-Archive-Records-to-Cloud.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30603 British Pathé Publishes Archive On YouTube urn:md5:2afbe872f40fbb1199a8f0b53f23c796 2014-04-16T11:15:00+02:00 2014-04-16T13:44:17+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/julie-andrews-king-george-1-522x293.jpg" />Film archive British Pathé has released its entire collection to YouTube, making more than 85,000 rare 20th Century videos available to the public.<br /> <br /> History enthusiasts are now able to browse more than 3,500 hours of some of the most significant moments of the last century. British Pathé says the films, which span from 1896 to 1976, cover every aspect of global culture and news.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://news.sky.com/story/1243055/british-pathe-publishes-archive-on-youtube">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/British-Pathe-Publishes-Archive-On-YouTube.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30553 British Library Endangered Archives: New Online Collections urn:md5:288e39248b34395f95098ca869d0c5a8 2014-04-15T15:15:00+02:00 2014-04-15T09:03:03+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_7/6a00d8341c464853ef01a73da58ef6970d-800wi.jpg" />Four new collections are now available online:<br /> <br /> - EAP408: From the brink: identifying, collecting and digitising records of the Turks and Caicos Islands after the destruction of Hurricane Ike,<br /> - EAP450: Manuscripts of the Sri Lankan Malays,<br /> - EAP570: Digital documentation of Dongkala, Chizing, Dodedra and Phajoding temple archives,<br /> - EAP596: Safeguarding Anguilla's heritage: a survey of the endangered records of Anguilla.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/endangeredarchives/2014/04/new-online-collections-april-2014-part-2.html">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/British-Library-Endangered-archives%3A-New-Online-Collections.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30528 Government of Canada Announces Appointment to Library and Archives Canada urn:md5:a4338d0cd45cb7ca0583bb7296ff9207 2014-04-15T11:15:00+02:00 2014-04-15T08:48:33+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__13034.jpg" />Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Shelly Glover today announced the appointment of Guy Berthiaume as Librarian and Archivist of Canada for a term of five years, effective June 23, 2014. <br /> <br /> "Having a person of Dr. Berthiaume's calibre leading Library and Archives Canada will be a solid asset to the organization. His extensive experience in the management of large cultural organizations and his strong leadership are important qualifications for this position." said Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.einnews.com/pr_news/200083372/government-of-canada-announces-appointment-to-library-and-archives-canada">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/Government-of-Canada-Announces-Appointment-to-Library-and-Archives-Canada.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30526 All Russian World War I Documents Available Online urn:md5:e94decd2eeb89698cff4eaae7545a132 2014-04-15T09:15:00+02:00 2014-04-15T08:44:51+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/thumb_5469_atlas_big.jpeg" />More than 300,000 documents from Russian military archives on World War I have been made available online, a senior archivist said Monday.<br /> <br /> The archival military records have been digitized and entered into a database on the website of the Military Historical Archive, said Andrei Artizov, head of the Federal Archive Agency. "Not a single record is being kept secret," Artizov said, Interfax reported. "Access it from Paris, Vilnius, Warsaw — wherever you want."<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/all-russian-world-war-i-documents-available-online/498026.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/All-Russian-World-War-I-Documents-Available-Online.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30524 Marching Into Digital Age at Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office urn:md5:b84a9f004f3aa83caff5bdb2d5e3724d 2014-04-14T10:15:00+02:00 2014-04-14T09:09:23+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/r0_412_4416_2895_w1200_h678_fmax.jpg" />Crowds line the street waving flags and cheering as an army band marches down a road in Deloraine. The band is followed by a parade of men with rifles, trucks, tanks and motorbikes.<br /> <br /> The sight is one you would probably expect to see on Anzac Day, but instead this is from a video circa 1941 that has recently been uploaded online by the Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office, which is part of LINC Tasmania.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.theadvocate.com.au/story/2215669/scape-marching-into-digital-age-at-tasmanian-archive-and-heritage-office/?cs=86">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/Marching-Into-Digital-Age-at-Tasmanian-Archive-and-Heritage-Office.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30507