Genealogy Blog - Historic Findings 2014-12-19T14:17:20+01:00 Geneanet urn:md5:137eeaa00c40515e81be86b078a43655 Dotclear Newspapers of Turkish WWI Prisoners Tell Their Own Story urn:md5:3e99f46f55a13963a1847c34304cbc8b 2014-12-16T09:15:00+01:00 2014-12-16T09:38:55+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/gazete.jpg" />It has been recently discovered that there have been dozens of newspaper printed to distribute to Ottoman soldiers that were captured prisoners in the First World War to keep up their morale.<br /> <br /> The soldiers, named Mehmetcik in Turkish were held captive in the camps of Egypt published magazines like Nilufer, Ocak, Hilal, Turk Varligi and Light, which were among 23 different newspapers, and those held in camps in Russia, India, Tatarstan and Siberia published newspapers such as “Puskullu Bela, Kopuk, Niyet, Altay, Ne Munasebet” with a few others bringing the newspaper count to 10. <a href="http://www.worldbulletin.net/news/150811/newspapers-of-turkish-wwi-prisoners-tell-their-own-story">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Newspapers-of-Turkish-WWI-Prisoners-Tell-Their-Own-Story.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32945 Czech Home Owners Find Hidden Jewish Artifacts from WWII urn:md5:1cabc6960edc4f7f8d9288fa1a3b63e9 2014-12-15T11:15:00+01:00 2014-12-15T09:33:07+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/1824399635.jpg" />House owners rebuilding their attic in the Czech town of Terezin have found photos, shoes and other possessions of Jews forced into a ghetto there under Nazi rule, a heritage project said.<br /> <br /> Terezin (Theresienstadt), a fortress and garrison town built at the end of the 18th century, was used by the Nazis as a transit camp for Jews rounded up in Czechoslovakia and deported from elsewhere in Europe. They were held in the ghetto until they could be transported to camps farther east. <a href="http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/jewish-world-news/1.631751">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Czech-Home-Owners-Find-Hidden-Jewish-Artifacts-from-WWII.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32932 Revolutionary War-Era Time Capsule Found in Massachusetts State House urn:md5:281c329a9858f39c2b7514209b14fae7 2014-12-12T08:15:00+01:00 2014-12-12T08:35:32+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/bfd923ec-ea5f-4b90-80fb-5e705f095309-460x276.jpeg" />Crews worked carefully on Thursday to remove a time capsule dating back to 1795 from the granite cornerstone of the Massachusetts statehouse, where historians believe it was originally placed by Revolutionary war luminaries Samuel Adams and Paul Revere among others.<br /> <br /> The time capsule is believed to contain items such as old coins and newspapers, but the condition of the contents was not known and the Massachusetts secretary of state, William Galvin, speculated that some could have deteriorated over time. <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2014/dec/11/revolutionary-war-era-time-capsule-massachusetts-state-house">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Revolutionary-War-Era-Time-Capsule-Found-in-Massachusetts-State-House.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32908 Poignant Letter Unearthed from World War I Christmas Day Truce Between British and German Soldiers urn:md5:4270dd8b2a1495d56b8ca5e082d5c5bb 2014-12-05T12:15:00+01:00 2014-12-05T10:31:36+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/ww1-letter-main.jpg" />It is one of the most iconic moments of the 20th century – when British and German troops put down their weapons to play football on the Western Front.<br /> <br /> And now a remarkable letter has revealed a British general’s reluctance to fraternise with the enemy during the 1914 Christmas Day truce of the First World War. <a href="http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/poignant-letter-unearthed-world-war-4750901">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Poignant-Letter-Unearthed-from-World-War-I-Christmas-Day-Truce-Between-British-and-German-Soldiers.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32815 Slave Wharf Remnants Found at African American Museum Site urn:md5:92d3e257fecf6c718919d991f3608857 2014-12-02T10:15:00+01:00 2014-12-02T11:13:09+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__14440.jpg" />Surveying crews found remnants of Gadsden's Wharf on the proposed site for the International African American Museum in Charleston, South Carolina.<br /> <br /> Gadsden's Wharf was built in 1767 and served as one the largest wharf's during the 18th and 19th century. Historians estimate 40% of enslaved Africans came to America through Charleston. Three separate trenches were found by workers on the 1.23-acre site near the Cooper River. Centuries-old timber and bricks were found seven feet below the surface.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.counton2.com/story/27519533/slave-wharf-remnants-found-at-african-american-museum-site">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Slave-Wharf-Remnants-Found-at-African-American-Museum-Site.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32775 Rare First Shakespeare Edition Found in French Library urn:md5:c94b07db16f32485bc05538a20ec8934 2014-11-28T08:15:00+01:00 2014-11-28T08:34:43+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Shakespeare_01.jpg" />A copy of William Shakespeare's First Folio, the first-ever compilation of the Bard's plays published in 1623, has been discovered in the library of an ancient port town in northern France.<br /> <br /> One of the world's most valuable and coveted books, the First Folio was uncovered when librarian Remy Cordonnier dusted off a copy of Shakespeare's works dating to the 18th century for an exhibition on English literature in the town of Saint-Omer near Calais.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.fr/2014/11/rare-first-shakespeare-edition-found-in.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Rare-First-Shakespeare-Edition-Found-in-French-Library.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32742 A Belfast Soldier Secretly Photographed World War I urn:md5:3777b5d0dbb59d937e434fb96696c45b 2014-11-25T08:15:00+01:00 2014-11-25T08:40:05+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/hackney-1.jpg" />When Belfast photographer George Hackney was called to fight in World War I in October of 1915, he brought his camera with him. He defied his chiefs and risked facing court martial to document life on the front line.<br /> <br /> His incredible collection is a testimony to life behind the scenes in a war that saw over 37 million soldiers killed – where the men laugh, write letters home, huddle for warmth and read the newspaper.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/history/A-Belfast-soldier-secretly-photographed-World-War-I-PHOTOS.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/A-Belfast-Soldier-Secretly-Photographed-World-War-I.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32689 WWII Mementos Found in Suitcase at Thrift Store urn:md5:66041f3c6168384446fb5387f1a0e9d0 2014-11-24T10:15:00+01:00 2014-11-24T09:42:51+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/622x350.jpg" />Relics of a soldier's past are now back with his family after ending up at a thrift store.<br /> <br /> Brenda Monson, a history teacher at West Lake Junior High School, bought the old, locked suitcase at a Deseret Industries store over the summer. She recently shared the contents of the suitcase with her students during a Veterans Day lesson.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.mysanantonio.com/business/article/WWII-mementos-found-in-suitcase-at-thrift-store-5909196.php">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/WWII-Mementos-Found-in-Suitcase-at-Thrift-Store.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32678 New 1906 San Francisco Earthquake Photos Discovered at Flea Market urn:md5:d841a211fb4b1f3e00ae4dc781c411c0 2014-11-19T09:15:00+01:00 2014-11-19T10:02:49+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/eq-bank-maybe.jpg" />For the past 40 years, Bob Bragman has spent most of his Sunday mornings combing through flea markets looking for historical photos and other vintage treasures. Recently Bragman, a contributor at SFGate.com, came across an unassuming Ziploc bag full of old black-and-white images.<br /> <br /> "I picked it up and saw that the first one was an '06 quake photo. The vendor said that they were just cutouts from a magazine. She was asking $5.00 for them. I saw that, at the very least, the first one was a real photo. I made the purchase."<br /> <br /> <a href="http://sf.curbed.com/archives/2014/11/18/new_1906_earthquake_photos_discovered_at_flea_market.php">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/New-1906-San-Francisco-Earthquake-Photos-Discovered-at-Flea-Market.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32633 Unseen World War One Photos Uncovered in Ulster Archives urn:md5:40712844ef31e2c425a31b753f7b27d0 2014-11-18T09:15:00+01:00 2014-11-18T09:17:41+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__14238.jpg" />A startling collection of previously unseen photographs has provided a fresh perspective of life and death in the trenches during World War One.<br /> <br /> Belfast man George Hackney, who was an amateur photographer in the years before the outbreak of war, took his camera with him when he was sent off to fight in 1915.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-30078208">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Unseen-World-War-One-Photos-Uncovered-in-Ulster-Archives.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32613 Photos Kept in Family for 47 Years Show Che Guevara After He Was Killed by the Bolivian Army in 1967 urn:md5:6efebfb9c31beb8538a9e5d5a6ba5fc2 2014-11-17T10:15:00+01:00 2014-11-17T08:54:33+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/1415926699090_wps_10_TO_GO_WITH_AFP_STORY_BY_G.jpg" />A man has revealed how photos showing Ernesto 'Che' Guevara's dead body in Bolivia wound up with his family in Spain. <br /> <br /> 'My uncle brought them when he came to the wedding of my parents, who were married in late November 1967,' Imanol Arteaga told AFP. Arteaga told the wire service his uncle Luis Cartero had been a missionary in Bolivia.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2834026/Photos-kept-family-47-years-Che-Guevara-killed-Bolivian-army-1967.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Photos-Kept-in-Family-for-47-Years-Show-Che-Guevara-After-He-Was-Killed-by-the-Bolivian-Army-in-1967.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32601 Virginia Couple Find Civil War Graffiti in Home urn:md5:68aadc7a058f92c24fe930ebb7f3d2ce 2014-11-12T08:15:00+01:00 2014-11-12T09:17:54+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/1437808.jpg" />There's an old saying: "If walls could talk." In the case of the house known as Glen Owen, located east of Berryville in Clarke County, architectural historian Maral Kalbian noted, "They really are."<br /> <br /> In September, owners William "Biff" and Barbara Genda discovered Civil War-era graffiti on the wall in a stairwell when they removed paint from the area.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765662506/Va-couple-find-Civil-War-graffiti-in-home.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Virginia-Couple-Find-Civil-War-Graffiti-in-Home.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32554 Aberdeenshire World War I Documents Recovered urn:md5:5d91dcb9de3c2175c9acae583c72a550 2014-11-10T12:15:00+01:00 2014-11-10T09:25:46+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/World-War-1-e1415385797897-660x496.jpg" />Forgotten documents honouring World War One soldiers from Aberdeenshire have been unearthed from the back of an old church cupboard after more than 90 years.<br /> <br /> Reverend Brian Dingwall discovered the roll of honour along with other paperwork under the pulpit during a clear out at Lumsden Church, near Alford. Most of the papers had to be thrown out because they were so damp but Mr Dingwall managed to save some of them.<br /> <br /> <a href="https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/aberdeenshire/395095/undefined-headline-650/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Aberdeenshire-World-War-I-Documents-Recovered.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32523 19th Century Shipwreck Uncovered Under New Jersey Sand urn:md5:cd59b160bda962c88ede8eba8a5488d2 2014-11-06T13:15:00+01:00 2014-11-06T09:47:00+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/shipwreck-1.jpg" />Work on a coastal steel wall to protect one of the areas hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy has come to a standstill after the discovery of a 19th-century shipwreck about 25 feet underneath the sand.<br /> <br /> Mayor John G. Ducey said workers using a specialized drill struck the relic last week. They were doing excavating work for the 3.5-mile long structure, which is intended to shield Route 35 and oceanfront homes in Mantoloking and Brick on the northern barrier island from the catastrophic impact of a future major hurricane or nor'easter comparable to the Oct. 29, 2012, disaster.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.fr/2014/11/19th-century-shipwreck-uncovered-under.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/19th-Century-Shipwreck-Uncovered-Under-New-Jersey-Sand.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32493 Wreck of 17th-Century Dutch Warship Discovered urn:md5:c91a06585687b1604bfb8c92245a8c67 2014-11-05T10:15:00+01:00 2014-11-05T09:05:58+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/dutch-wreck.jpg" />The wreck of a 17th-century Dutch warship has been discovered off the coast of Tobago, a small island located in the southern Caribbean. Marine archaeologists believe the vessel is possibly the Huis de Kreuningen, which was lost during a bloody fight between Dutch and French colonists.<br /> <br /> On March 3, 1677, the French Navy launched a fierce attack against the Dutch in Tobago's Rockley Bay. European settlers coveted Tobago for its strategic location; in fact, the island changed hands more than 30 times after Christopher Columbus arrived in the New World.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/wreck-of-17th-century-dutch-warship-discovered-141104.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Wreck-of-17th-Century-Dutch-Warship-Discovered.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32478 Amelia Earhart Plane Fragment Identified urn:md5:3965575a2833a21528511f756afd2504 2014-10-29T10:15:00+01:00 2014-10-29T08:33:34+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/1.earhart-find-141028-aluminium-sheet.jpg" />A fragment of Amelia Earhart's lost aircraft has been identified to a high degree of certainty for the first time ever since her plane vanished over the Pacific Ocean on July 2, 1937, in a record attempt to fly around the world at the equator.<br /> <br /> New research strongly suggests that a piece of aluminum aircraft debris recovered in 1991 from Nikumaroro, an uninhabited atoll in the southwestern Pacific republic of Kiribati, does belong to Earhart’s twin-engined Lockheed Electra.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://news.discovery.com/history/us-history/aluminum-fragment-appears-to-belong-to-earharts-plane-141028.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/Amelia-Earhart-Plane-Fragment-Identified.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32405 Civil War Time Capsule Found During Street Repairs in Richmond, Indiana urn:md5:c0697fb34694ef9a993604f897dc8d42 2014-10-29T08:15:00+01:00 2014-10-29T08:31:37+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/timecapsule.jpg" />Sometimes street repairs can reveal unexpected things.<br /> <br /> With South E Street being dug up for major changes, Thomas Owens, owner of the former firehouse on the southwest corner of South Ninth and E streets, decided it was necessary to protect an important asset — a monument marking the site as the location of the Civil War-era Camp Wayne.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.pal-item.com/story/news/local/2014/10/27/time-capsule-dates-civil-war-era/18025353/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/Civil-War-Time-Capsule-Found-During-Street-Repairs-in-Richmond-Indiana.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32404 WWII Pilot Found Buried in Italian Corn Field urn:md5:244e927595dab3e48f9a373906a16b70 2014-10-28T10:15:00+01:00 2014-10-28T08:55:20+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/4.excavation-wwii-pilot-141027-guerrino-bortolani.jpg" />The remains of an Italian WWII pilot who died in a dogfight with U.S. pilots 70 years ago have finally been unearthed -- still sitting on the parachute in the cockpit.<br /> <br /> Found 13 feet underground with the wreckage of his crashed plane, a Macchi C.205 Veltro, the pilot was identified as being Lieutenant Guerrino Bortolani. His plane literately disappeared in the Padua countryside in northern Italy, planting itself deep in the bank of a ditch as it crashed on March 11, 1944.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://news.discovery.com/history/wwii-pilot-found-buried-in-italian-cornfield-141027.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/WWII-Pilot-Found-Buried-in-Italian-Corn-Field.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32389 WWI Trenches Discovered in Kent, England urn:md5:04ab988ee193d8501af0888f85bca452 2014-10-28T08:15:00+01:00 2014-10-28T08:53:33+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__14071.jpg" />A forgotten First World War trench system which was part of Britain’s home defences has been discovered. The fortifications stretched for more than 11 miles on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent and protected the Thames Estuary against German invasion.<br /> <br /> It became known as Barbed Wire Island and was a restricted area with residents given identity cards dubbed the Sheppey Passport. To leave the island locals had to get the document signed by police with checkpoints in place at the bridge and the railway station.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://metro.co.uk/2014/10/27/wwi-trenches-discovered-in-kent-4923835/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/WWI-Trenches-Discovered-in-Kent-England.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32388 MI5 Spied on Leading British Historians for Decades, Secret Files Reveal urn:md5:32567584256b583c86fbb454b6213ed5 2014-10-27T13:15:00+01:00 2014-10-27T09:59:25+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/19d544a9-705f-4428-9688-5183c18f4de7-460x370.png" />MI5 amassed hundreds of records on Eric Hobsbawm and Christopher Hill, two of Britain’s leading historians who were both once members of the Communist party, secret files have revealed.<br /> <br /> The scholars were subjected to persistent surveillance for decades as MI5 and police special branch officers tapped and recorded their telephone calls, intercepted their private correspondence and monitored their contacts, the files show. Some of the surveillance gave MI5 more details about their targets’ personal lives than any threat to national security.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/24/mi5-spied-historians-eric-hobsbawm-christopher-hill-secret-files">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/MI5-Spied-on-Leading-British-Historians-for-Decades-Secret-Files-Reveal.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32375 Melting Antarctic Snow Has Revealed the Notebook of Captain Robert Scott’s Official Expedition Photographer urn:md5:d867269d5813ddfe7a2056a5eb5b1c27 2014-10-24T09:15:00+02:00 2014-10-24T09:16:11+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/1414060284711_wps_24_Notebook_open_JPG.jpg" />Melting Antarctic snow has revealed the notebook of Captain Robert Scott’s official expedition photographer. Researchers found George Levick’s journal outside the 1911 Terra Nova base in the heart of the Antarctic following this year's annual thaw.<br /> <br /> Despite thaws in previous years, this is the first time the notebook has been seen in more than a century. The notebook is called Wellcome Photographic Exposure Record and Diary 1910 and was discovered by New Zealand’s Antarctic Heritage Trust.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2804698/Notebook-lost-100-years-discovered-Antarctic-snow-Photographer-s-journal-dates-Captain-Scott-s-ill-fated-expedition.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/Melting-Antarctic-Snow-Has-Revealed-the-Notebook-of-Captain-Robert-Scotts-Official-Expedition-Photographer.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32354 13th Century Note Etched on Bark Found in Russia urn:md5:fefb43ca2876531fafb9e471d62795d1 2014-10-21T09:15:00+02:00 2014-10-21T08:38:43+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Russia_birch_01b.jpg" />The note, from father to son, was the sort of routine shopping list that today would be dashed off on a smartphone. In 14th century Russia, it was etched into the bark of a birch tree and curled into a scroll.<br /> <br /> "Send me a shirt, towel, trousers, reins, and, for my sister, send fabric," the father, whose name was Onus, wrote to his son, Danilo, the block letters of Old Novgorod language, a precursor to Russian, neatly carved into the wood with a stylus. Onus ended with a bit of humor. "If I am alive," he wrote, "I will pay for it."<br /> <br /> <a href="http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.fr/2014/10/13th-century-note-etched-on-bark-found.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/13th-Century-Note-Etched-on-Bark-Found-in-Russia.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32311 Evidence of Medieval Church Found in North Yorkshire, England urn:md5:f60e94815fd2c659e1398379c01bb25c 2014-10-17T14:15:00+02:00 2014-10-17T08:10:56+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__14012.jpg" />Archaeologists have unearthed ancient human remains and evidence of a medieval church on the site of a new extra care scheme.<br /> <br /> The discovery in Leyburn, North Yorkshire, has been described as an "intriguing conundrum" by experts. Tests and further digging is now underway to learn more about the finds in a field being developed by Broadacres housing association.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.darlingtonandstocktontimes.co.uk/news/11537977.Ancient_bones_and_evidence_of_medieval_church_found_on_building_site/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/Evidence-of-Medieval-Church-Found-in-North-Yorkshire-England.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32277 Richard III Archaeologists Now Search for King Harold To See If He Survived Battle of Hastings urn:md5:ecf7228b3d832116fc6528336f1cfbb4 2014-10-15T08:15:00+02:00 2014-10-15T08:06:42+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/hastings_2751293b.jpg" />Archaeologists will this week test if the Bayeux Tapestry correctly depicts Harold II’s death, when they scan a graveyard to investigate whether he in fact survived the Battle of Hastings.<br /> <br /> The same survey team used to find the remains of Richard III under a Leicester car park is now searching for the remains of England’s last Saxon king in the grounds of Waltham Abbey Church in Essex.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/11157181/Richard-III-archaeologists-now-search-for-King-Harold-to-see-if-he-survived-Battle-of-Hastings.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/Richard-III-Archaeologists-Now-Search-for-King-Harold-To-See-If-He-Survived-Battle-of-Hastings.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32256 Remains of Alexander the Great's Father Confirmed Found urn:md5:167a6188b7cf5285560aeb6f490eda1e 2014-10-13T14:15:00+02:00 2014-10-13T07:53:29+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/philip-woman-warrior-greaves_as_found.jpg" />A team of Greek researchers has confirmed that bones found in a two-chambered royal tomb at Vergina, a town some 100 miles away from Amphipolis's mysterious burial mound, indeed belong to the Macedonian King Philip II, Alexander the Great's father.<br /> <br /> The anthropological investigation examined 350 bones and fragments found in two larnakes, or caskets, of the tomb. It uncovered pathologies, activity markers and trauma that helped identify the tomb's occupants.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/remains-of-alexander-the-greats-father-confirmed-found-141009.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/Remains-of-Alexander-the-Great-s-Father-Confirmed-Found.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32225 Slave Photo Discovered from Robert E. Lee's Home urn:md5:841b5c0949265e5088bca7e19e6128ec 2014-10-13T10:15:00+02:00 2014-10-13T07:48:09+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/civil-war-photo-slaves.jpg" />The National Park Service has acquired a rare Civil War-era photograph of an enslaved woman who helped save Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's home in Arlington, Virginia.<br /> <br /> The previously unknown photograph depicts Selina Gray, the head housekeeper to Lee and his family, along with two girls. The photograph was unveiled Thursday at the Arlington House plantation overlooking the nation's capital that was home to Lee and dozens of slaves before the Civil War.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://bigstory.ap.org/article/cad0b00482ff4cab853b54bf0afb716b/slave-photo-discovered-robert-e-lees-home">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/Slave-Photo-Discovered-from-Robert-E-Lee-s-Home.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32223 Forgotten Ghost Ships Off Golden Gate Revealed urn:md5:dfbca15ec813966859f60c7f9d4f7c47 2014-09-17T11:15:00+02:00 2014-09-17T08:30:16+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/140916112246-large.jpg" />A team of NOAA researchers today confirmed the discovery just outside San Francisco's Golden Gate strait of the 1910 shipwreck SS Selja and an unidentified early steam tugboat wreck tagged the "mystery wreck." <br /> <br /> The researchers also located the 1863 wreck of the clipper ship Noonday, currently obscured by mud and silt on the ocean floor.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/09/140916112246.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/09/Forgotten-Ghost-Ships-Off-Golden-Gate-Revealed.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31968 500 Child Skeletons Found in Workhouse Mass Grave Tell of Struggles During the Irish Great Hunger urn:md5:a07342a2a70676616c970c7e4bda3abc 2014-09-15T10:15:00+02:00 2014-09-15T08:25:38+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/mi-famine-children.jpg" />Skeletons of over 500 children who died during the Great Hunger were found seven years ago buried in a mass grave within what was once the Kilkenny Union Workhouse. With over three years of research on their bones, bio-archaeologists have been able to uncover the children's harrowing stories and medical secrets.<br /> <br /> The new study, funded by the Irish Research Council, is based upon the "skeletal manifestation of stress in child victims of the Great Hunger."<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/history/500-child-skeletons-found-in-workhouse-mass-grave-tell-struggles-of-the-Great-Hunger.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/09/500-Child-Skeletons-Found-in-Workhouse-Mass-Grave-Tell-of-Struggles-During-the-Irish-Great-Hunger.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31948 Black Death Skeletons Unearthed in Peterborough, England urn:md5:0ad48206946e0abc4e33b1001b13d4ab 2014-09-12T10:15:00+02:00 2014-09-12T07:44:10+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/UK_blackdeath_01.jpg" />Developers building houses in Peterborough have unearthed a fascinating glimpse of the city's past. <br /> <br /> They've discovered a huge burial ground in Midland Road containing the skeletons of at least 70 people. It's thought the remains could be victims of the Black Death. For centuries they lay undisturbed while above them life went on for successive generations of Peterboreans.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.fr/2014/09/black-death-skeletons-unearthed-in.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/09/Black-Death-Skeletons-Unearthed-in-Peterborough-England.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31930 In Search of the Spanish Armada Off the Irish Coast urn:md5:4c6145c35d3bbe325ec90d6e0443836a 2014-09-12T08:15:00+02:00 2014-09-12T07:41:53+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Ireland_armada_01.jpg" />The Invincible Armada had been navigating its way through the wilderness of the North Atlantic. <br /> <br /> On the dawn of September 7, 1588, the Duke of Medina Sidonia, captain of the San Martín and the commanding officer of the vast fleet Philip II had created to invade England, scanned the horizon. Low on water and provisions, he now faced the task of returning to Spain with 112 badly damaged vessels carrying around 3,000 wounded by sailing round Scotland, and then the west coast of Ireland.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.fr/2014/09/in-search-of-spanish-armada-off-irish.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/09/In-Search-of-the-Spanish-Armada-Off-the-Irish-Coast.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31929 Fluke Discovery of World War I Officer’s Diary Under the Floorboards During a House Renovation urn:md5:650a1a949525f34bb114c1ac1ad3704a 2014-09-05T09:15:00+02:00 2014-09-05T08:12:34+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/407346-ca7ba288-3307-11e4-9b43-be4884f49da2.jpg" />Ripping up floorboards in old houses usually yields nothing more historic than rot and rats. But the State Library of NSW is the richer for what Glen Butler found while renovating his Manly home.<br /> <br /> It was a WWI diary penned by Sydney-born military officer Geoffrey Gaden while fighting the Germans in the trenches of France in 1916. The almost pristine diary was secreted under the floorboards of an upstairs bedroom and evidently forgotten before Mr Butler bought the house about three years ago.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/anzac-centenary/fluke-discovery-of-world-war-i-officers-diary-under-the-floorboards-during-a-manly-house-renovation/story-fnmeodw8-1227048409479?nk=3e2ab56af17c7ed1fb921b13a46de6c0">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/09/Fluke-Discovery-of-World-War-I-Officers-Diary-Under-the-Floorboards-During-a-House-Renovation.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31860 Royal Canadian Geographical Society's New Hunt On for Lost Franklin Ships urn:md5:ecd74c6401793e2f74aec3b4a111e3ec 2014-08-27T09:15:00+02:00 2014-08-27T08:32:15+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/undated-the-erebus-and-the-terror-ships-from-the-1845-franklin-expedition-o.jpg" />The Royal Canadian Geographical Society is using new technologies to hunt for old shipwrecks: Erebus and Terror, the missing ships of Sir John Franklin’s doomed Arctic expedition.<br /> <br /> The two British warships were trapped in ice in 1848, and all 129 men in the expedition died. Now wreck hunters will focus on Victoria Strait, a different area from the places where many previous expeditions have searched.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://ottawacitizen.com/technology/science/new-hunt-on-for-lost-franklin-ships">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/08/Royal-Canadian-Geographical-Society-s-New-Hunt-On-for-Lost-Franklin-Ships.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31779 Black Death Mass Grave Found in Barcelona, Spain urn:md5:38bc0096bf21bfe72c8654d1e15d8adb 2014-08-26T00:15:00+02:00 2014-08-25T09:58:29+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Spain_01.jpg" />The Basilica of Sant Just i Pastor, in the heart of Barcelona’s historic Gothic Quarter, has been a place of Christian worship since the fourth century. <br /> <br /> In recent years it has provided archeologists with rich bounty: Roman remains from the first century, when the colony of Barcino was founded by the emperor Augustus, along with a Visigothic baptismal font, and the chancel from a sixth-century basilica. The latest find is around 120 bodies packed like sardines in a mass grave under the sacristy that could provide new insight into the impact of the Black Death, which devastated Europe in the mid-14th century.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.fr/2014/08/black-death-mass-grave-found-in.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/08/Black-Death-Mass-Grave-Found-in-Barcelona-Spain.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31766 WWI Scottish Regiment Soldier 'May Have Been First Australian-Born Casualty' urn:md5:ec76d242a99293f1bc8df7cc6896c92f 2014-08-25T10:15:00+02:00 2014-08-25T09:35:38+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/5690220-3x4-340x453.jpg" />New details have emerged indicating Lieutenant Leslie Richmond, born in Victoria, died at the Battle of Mons on August 23, 1914 while serving with the 1st Gordon Highlanders.<br /> <br /> Just weeks ago, the Australian War Memorial altered their records to recognise Lieutenant Malcolm Chisholm as the first Australian-born casualty after he was killed in France on August 27. For many years, Seaman William "Billy" Williams and Captain Brian Pockley were honoured as the first Australians to fall after their deaths on September 11, 1914 in the battle of Bita Paka in Papua New Guinea.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-08-23/leslie-richmond-first-aust-born-soldier-killed/5685774">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/08/WWI-Scottish-Regiment-Soldier-May-Have-Been-First-Australian-Born-Casualty.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31759 Scientists: Ship Found Buried at New York's World Trade Center Predates American Revolution urn:md5:6e004810a4a308b3c791144c4daaf2c4 2014-08-01T08:15:00+02:00 2014-08-01T08:15:57+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Ground_Zero_Buried_Ship-1.jpg" />Researchers say a ship unearthed at the site of New York's World Trade Center predates American independence.<br /> <br /> Columbia University scientists say they've determined wood used in the ship's frame came from a Philadelphia-area forest in 1773 — three years before the signing of the Declaration of Independence and start of the Revolutionary War.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.foxnews.com/science/2014/07/31/scientists-ship-found-buried-at-new-york-world-trade-center-predates-american/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/08/Scientists%3A-Ship-Found-Buried-at-New-York-s-World-Trade-Center-Predates-American-Revolution.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31653 Mystery Poem Found in World War One Kilt urn:md5:aa19be62ee3ea27a89677457603d41fc 2014-07-28T14:15:00+02:00 2014-07-28T08:21:47+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/_76494120_de39.jpg" />A hidden poem from a Glasgow woman has been found sewn into the folds of a World War One kilt owned by a Southampton academic. Dr Helen Paul discovered the hand-written message when she was removing the packing stitches from the kilt, which has been passed down her family.<br /> <br /> The note is a poem with lines including: "If married never mind, if single drop a line". It is signed by Helen Govan, of 49 Ardgowan Street in Glasgow.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hampshire-28466800">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/07/Mystery-Poem-Found-in-World-War-One-Kilt.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31600 400-Year-Old Crucifix Found by Canadian Student urn:md5:0bc9ff457d4d1ea540c1f7df5fe78f74 2014-07-24T11:15:00+02:00 2014-07-24T09:20:49+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/dnews-files-2014-07-ancient-crucifix-670-jpg.jpg" />It is tiny in size — measuring only 1.1 inches in width — and its top is broken, but a 400- year-old copper crucifix found at Newfoundland's Avalon Peninsula earlier in July has big historical significance, according to historians. It symbolizes an early dream of religious freedom in North America.<br /> <br /> The artifact is clearly a Catholic item, featuring a simple representation of Christ on the front and the Virgin Mary and Christ Child on the back. Yet it was found in a predominantly English settlement.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/400-year-old-crucifix-found-by-canadian-student-140723.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/07/400-Year-Old-Crucifix-Found-by-Canadian-Student.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31556 British Student Discovers Iconic World War II Bunker Buried More than 70 Years urn:md5:02582bbe6acbe4bbb26106a9942d13f2 2014-07-18T09:15:00+02:00 2014-07-18T10:01:25+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/pupils-finds-wwii-shelter.jpg" />A World War II air raid shelter buried for more than 70 years has been discovered at a primary school by a pupil — and it was so well-preserved the light bulb still works. The iconic Anderson shelter was unearthed at Stoke Community Primary School, in Medway, Kent.<br /> <br /> Youngster Harvey Cotton, 10, had been taking part in a school activity when he saw a block of concrete at the back of what used to be an orchard in the school grounds. School caretaker Chris Poulter was sent to investigate and was amazed at what he found.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/british-boy-discovers-world-war-ii-bunker-article-1.1870281">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/07/British-student-discovers-iconic-World-War-II-bunker-buried-more-than-70-years.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31507 Mystery of Irishman Who Was WWII Hero Solved After 62 Years urn:md5:dee773b0b950fdeae9bfd458df345f9b 2014-07-09T10:15:00+02:00 2014-07-09T10:55:43+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/NWS_2014-07-08_NEW_003_32234376_I1.JPG" />The 62-year mystery of an Irishman whose investigations during World War II helped return millions in stolen art and diamonds has finally been solved.<br /> <br /> Eugene Smith, who was born in Lavey, Co Cavan, in 1913 but emigrated to the US as a child, disappeared after his military plane crashed into a glacier in Alaska in 1952. For decades his family, both in America and in Cavan, suspected he had died in the crash, but were never able to recover his body or give Eugene a proper burial.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/mystery-of-irishman-who-was-wwii-hero-solved-after-62-years-30413173.html">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/07/Mystery-of-Irishman-Who-Was-WWII-Hero-Solved-After-62-Years.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31426 Rare World War II Map Found in Deceased Veteran's Garage urn:md5:1b42b8f4734f9bb6f31c4c04263efd0b 2014-07-08T07:15:00+02:00 2014-07-08T06:36:40+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__13583.jpg" />Fifty-two World War II stories that were hidden in a Rehoboth Beach garage will finally be told. In just a few weeks, a World War II museum in Delaware will welcome a new, historic artifact – an enormous map documenting a rear admiral's travels, as well as every U.S. submarine lost in the war.<br /> <br /> "I think it’s safe to say that there is no other map like this in the country," Dr. Gary Wray, president of the Fort Miles Historical Association, said.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Rare-World-War-II-Map-Found-in-Deceased-Veterans-Garage-266087021.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/07/Rare-World-War-II-Map-Found-in-Deceased-Veteran-s-Garage.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31412 Amelia Earhart's Disappearance: The Answer in Photos? urn:md5:c54965899c7e53998d0bebc1e6a4cdcb 2014-07-07T14:15:00+02:00 2014-07-07T09:34:18+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/aluminium_sheet-amelia-670.jpg" />New forensic imaging techniques might solve the longstanding mystery over the fate of Amelia Earhart, whose plane vanished over the Pacific Ocean on July 2, 1937, in a record attempt to fly around the world at the equator.<br /> <br /> At the center of sophisticated imaging techniques are a handful of 1937 pictures of Earhart’s twin-engined Lockheed "Electra." Those were taken in Miami -- the fourth stop on the aviator’s attempt to circumnavigate the globe -- and show a distinctive patch of metal installed to replace a navigational window.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://news.discovery.com/history/amelia-earhart-disappearance-the-answer-in-photos-140704.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/07/Amelia-Earhart-s-Disappearance%3A-The-Answer-in-Photos.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31392 Spanish Documents Suggest Irish Arrived in America Before Columbus urn:md5:739202bc053044b2e8009fe0c623aebe 2014-06-25T09:15:00+02:00 2014-06-25T09:37:45+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/MI_Before_Columbus.jpg" />While Christopher Columbus is generally credited with having discovered America in 1492, a 1521 Spanish report provides inklings of evidence that there were, in fact, Irish people settled in America prior to Columbus’ journey.<br /> <br /> “Researchers feel certain that there was a colony of Irish folk living in what is now South Carolina, when Christopher Columbus “thought” he had discovered the New World,” writes Richard Thornton for The Examiner.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/history/old-spanish-document-suggests-irish-were-in-america-before-columbus-190817901-237769001.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/06/Spanish-Documents-Suggest-Irish-Arrived-in-America-Before-Columbus.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31258 Dracula's Tomb Found in Italy? Er...Not Really urn:md5:0d3d5e4bdf22afb2825244bb3055d8a2 2014-06-20T08:15:00+02:00 2014-06-20T08:32:32+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/dnews-files-2014-06-dracula-buried-in-naples-140617-jpg.jpg" />Has the tomb of Vlad III the Impaler, the historical Dracula, been found in the center of Naples in Italy? Not really. Experts and bloggers are now debunking the claim that circulated late last week, saying it’s not rooted in real history but rather resembles a Da Vinci Code conspiracy novel.<br /> <br /> According to a report in the Italian daily Il Mattino, the remains of the 15th century Romanian prince upon which Bram Stoker's gothic novel "Dracula" is based, lie in a cloister in the Santa Maria La Nova church in Naples.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://news.discovery.com/history/draculas-tomb-found-in-italy-er-not-really-140617.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/06/Dracula-s-Tomb-Found-in-Italy-ErNot-Really.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31211 'Incredibly Important' Medieval Find in Wales urn:md5:a020fdf595bd44c190a1f216cfd89aaf 2014-06-10T08:15:00+02:00 2014-06-10T07:16:09+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/UK_Wales_01.jpg" />Archaeologists says they have discovered an "incredibly important" medieval convent, cemetery and Tudor mansion in Ceredigion. The location of Llanllyr nunnery in the Aeron Valley had been a mystery until now. <br /> <br /> The convent, founded by Lord Rhys ap Gruffudd in 1180, was a daughter house of the Strata Florida abbey, a former Cistercian monastery which was of immense importance to Wales during the Middle Ages.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.fr/2014/06/incredibly-important-medieval-find-in.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/06/Incredibly-Important-Medieval-Find-in-Wales.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31102 10th-Century Viking king May Have Been Discovered in Scotland urn:md5:ed89893777623016ed2f033b59dc120c 2014-06-09T16:15:00+02:00 2014-06-09T08:19:49+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Olaf-Guthfrithsson-428x500.jpg" />In 2005 archaeologists working in eastern Scotland came across the skeleton of a warrior buried in a saint’s cemetery. A historian now believes these might be the remains of Olaf Guthfrithsson, King of Dublin and Northumbria from 934 to 941.<br /> <br /> The remains were uncovered in the village of Auldhame, East Lothian, which is home to an Anglo-Saxon church and cemetery. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.medievalists.net/2014/06/06/10th-century-viking-king-may-discovered-scotland/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/06/10th-Century-Viking-king-May-Have-Been-Discovered-in-Scotland.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31089 Oldest Known Pair of Pants Unearthed urn:md5:505ac2936a2b8b87b40d4f88ee1ab854 2014-06-05T09:15:00+02:00 2014-06-05T08:35:59+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/dnews-files-2014-06-ancient-pants-670x440-jpg.jpg" />The world’s first-known pants were recently excavated from tombs in western China, reports a new study.<br /> <br /> The pants, which date from 3,000 to 3,300 years ago, are tattered, but are surprisingly stylish, combining attractive form with function. Made out of wool, the trousers feature straight-fitting legs and a wide crotch. The pants were discovered in an excavation led by archaeologists Ulrike Beck and Mayke Wagner of the German Archaeological Institute in Berlin.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://news.discovery.com/history/oldest-known-pair-of-pants-unearthed-140604.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/06/Oldest-Known-Pair-of-Pants-Unearthed.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31059 Remains of Five World War I Soldiers Found in France urn:md5:1ad771252fab0facfe7fa724ad721a72 2014-06-02T18:15:00+02:00 2014-06-02T08:18:32+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/french_world_war_soldiers_AFP_360x270_story.jpg" />The remains of five French soldiers who fought in World War I have been found along with their weapons in a wood in the country's east, a man behind the discovery said on Sunday.<br /> <br /> The skeletons were discovered along with Lebel rifles, the basic weapon of the French infantry during the Great War, in a forest near the town of Luneville, Philippe Sugg told AFP. One of them had his identity tag and was a 27-year-old from an area near the southern city of Perpignan, he said.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.ndtv.com/article/world/remains-of-five-world-war-i-soldiers-found-in-france-534310">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/06/Remains-of-Five-World-War-I-Soldiers-Found-in-France.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31017 Medieval Skulls Found in Coventry's Old Grammar School urn:md5:818a5a82c3cb0c29b10da6f17fe33942 2014-06-02T16:15:00+02:00 2014-06-02T08:16:39+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/_75144541_dsc_0212-2.jpg" />Fragments of medieval skulls and bones have been found during the restoration of a 12th Century building in Coventry. The bones found in the Old Grammar School are believed to date back to some time between the 12th and 16th Centuries.<br /> <br /> The excavation of the Grade I listed building is part of an £8.5m scheme to restore the building and extend the neighbouring Transport Museum. Experts described the finds as "surprising".<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-27600093">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/06/Medieval-Skulls-Found-in-Coventry-s-Old-Grammar-School.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31016 Unique Silk Cloth Found in Emperor Henry VII's Coffin urn:md5:351064b821b3cb148105d3eca61c7821 2014-06-02T14:15:00+02:00 2014-06-02T08:13:15+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/henry-vii-exhumed_coffin-670x440-gallery-140530.jpg" />A unique silk cloth has been found in the tomb of German king and Holy Roman emperor Henry VII of Luxembourg (1275-1313), among bones and what remains of his boiled head, Italian researchers announced this week.<br /> <br /> Resting in Pisa Cathedral, the remains of Henry VII were exhumed last fall with the aim of getting more insights into the emperor’s physical features and cause of death. The research is still ongoing, but the opening of the sarcophagus has already revealed a medieval treasure trove.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/unique-silk-cloth-found-in-emperor-henry-viis-coffin-140530.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/06/Unique-Silk-Cloth-Found-in-Emperor-Henry-VII-s-Coffin.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31015 Trenches used for WWI training unearthed in Iowa urn:md5:4018a7d0eb11f840f89e54b4de357c40 2014-05-30T11:15:00+02:00 2014-05-30T08:44:08+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/3845098_G.jpg" />Archaeologists hired to dig at World War I training trenches on the Iowa National Guard Base at Camp Dodge have uncovered several artifacts dating to when the United States entered the war: rifle shell casings, a machine gun suppressor from the era and non-exploding grenades.<br /> <br /> Excavation began last week in Johnston and continued Wednesday with the team working to learn more about the trench systems, which were used for training U.S. soldiers before they were shipped out to Europe.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.myfoxphilly.com/story/25643935/wwi-training-unearthed-">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/05/Trenches-used-for-WWI-training-unearthed-in-Iowa.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30994 Remains of 40 Confederate Soldiers Discovered in Virginia Cemetery urn:md5:cb6553b3d4a2013cea5d6c9a64deae16 2014-05-27T08:15:00+02:00 2014-05-27T07:21:29+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Lynchburg1.jpg" />Their remains sat, unmarked, in shallow graves at the Old City Cemetery in Lynchburg, Va., for decades. Now, two centuries after the Civil War, the bodies of 40 Confederate soldiers discovered over the past two months will receive a proper memorial.<br /> <br /> "It's been very meaningful to us to find these spots, identify these soldiers and bring closure to families," said Ted Delaney, the cemetery's assistant director, who, along with a team of archaeologists, uncovered the exact resting place of some 40 Confederate soldiers as well as the plots where Union soldiers were once buried and later exhumed.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/05/26/remains-40-confederate-soldiers-discovered-in-virginia-cemetery/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/05/Remains-of-40-Confederate-Soldiers-Discovered-in-Virginia-Cemetery.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30963 'Magical' 18th-Century Artifacts Found in Caribbean urn:md5:e1c38df65675b279af95efc26724f705 2014-05-27T06:15:00+02:00 2014-05-26T09:36:55+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/18-century-caribbean-artifacts-670x440-140520.jpg" />Archaeologists working on two small Caribbean islands have found artifacts intentionally buried beneath two 18th-century plantation houses.<br /> <br /> They appear to have been placed there for their spiritual power, protecting the inhabitants against harm, said John Chenoweth, a professor at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. The discoveries were made recently in the British Virgin Islands, an overseas territory of the United Kingdom.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/magical-18th-century-artifacts-found-in-caribbean-140520.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/05/Magical-18th-Century-Artifacts-Found-in-Caribbean.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30949 Found: Lost Photos of WWI Soldier Who Fought in the Trenches Alongside Siegfried Sassoon and Robert Graves and Inspired Their Poems urn:md5:9944d4bfdb104d168d1d9db378e77a91 2014-05-27T04:15:00+02:00 2014-05-26T09:33:38+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/article-2630339-1DE5FB0600000578-272_306x439.jpg" />Long-lost photos of a soldier who inspired First World War poets Siegfried Sassoon and Robert Graves have been uncovered by his former school.<br /> <br /> Pictured for the first time as a carefree school sportsman, David Cuthbert Thomas inspired Sassoon's A Subaltern - written in the trenches of the Somme just a week before Thomas was killed by a sniper. His poet friends described him as 'a gentle soldier, perfect and without stain' as they wept at his funeral, which was interrupted by the crashing of German weaponry.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2630339/Found-Lost-photos-WWI-soldier-fought-trenches-alongside-Siegfried-Sassoon-Robert-Graves-inspired-poems.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/05/Found%3A-Lost-Photos-of-WWI-Soldier-Who-Fought-in-the-Trenches-Alongside-Siegfried-Sassoon-and-Robert-Graves-and-Inspired-Their-Poems.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30948 Skeleton Reveals Secrets of New World's First People urn:md5:663aa06355b941baf10359f56e34b4fd 2014-05-16T12:15:00+02:00 2014-05-16T07:39:33+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/r1276890_17256314.jpg" />A superbly preserved skeleton found in an underwater Mexican cave is that of a teenage girl that lived around 13,000 years ago, a genetic analysis of her remains has revealed.<br /> <br /> The study of DNA extracted from the girl's wisdom tooth sheds light on a longstanding debate about the origins of the Western Hemisphere's first people and their relationship to today's Native American populations.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2014/05/16/4005954.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/05/Skeleton-Reveals-Secrets-of-New-World-s-First-People.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30879 Heartbreaking Letters From WWI Soldier To His Fiancee Just Months Before He Died on the Somme urn:md5:34bcd6b6e4c83e7e764cbde753e9a6c8 2014-05-15T08:15:00+02:00 2014-05-15T07:43:47+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/article-2627052-1DCCAB1700000578-879_634x589.jpg" />A series of love letters sent from one of the first soldiers to die during the Battle of the Somme to his fiancee have been found in a dusty attic.<br /> <br /> Private Frederick Bertram Key served with the 1/8th Battalion of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment as part of the ‘pals battalions’ between 1914 to 1916. He was killed at the age of 27 while fighting the German Empire during the bloody battle of the Somme, in France on July 1st, 1916 - the day the conflict began.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2627052/My-darling-Zen-I-love-sure-turn-end-Heartbreaking-letters-WWI-soldier-fiancee-just-months-died-Somme.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/05/Heartbreaking-Letters-From-WWI-Soldier-To-His-Fiancee-Just-Months-Before-He-Died-on-the-Somme.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30862 Letters Found in Maine Bring Bloody Civil War Battle Alive urn:md5:e479f6351f978bfbfe123132b636c8f4 2014-05-14T11:15:00+02:00 2014-05-14T07:45:23+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__13165.jpg" />One-hundred-fifty years ago this week, soldiers from Maine were among those taking part in one of the bloodiest clashes of the Civil War: the battle of Spotsylvania Court House. <br /> <br /> For one Vermont resident, it's an historical event bought to life by a recently-discovered cache of letters written by her great-great-grandfather who was there - and captured an enemy flag before being wounded. Tom Porter has more.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.mpbn.net/Home/tabid/36/ctl/ViewItem/mid/5347/ItemId/33723/Default.aspx">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/05/Letters-Found-in-Maine-Bring-Bloody-Civil-War-Battle-Alive.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30852 Christopher Columbus's Santa Maria Wreck 'Found' urn:md5:ae3f0ae75079d7eafb5d7224397d77e5 2014-05-14T09:15:00+02:00 2014-05-14T07:46:38+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/_74824592_acwfxcweb.jpg" />A US underwater investigator has said he believes he has found the wreck of the Santa Maria, the flagship of Christopher Columbus's famed expedition. Barry Clifford said evidence "strongly suggests" a ruin off Haiti's north coast is the Santa Maria.<br /> <br /> Mr Clifford's team has measured and taken photos of the wreck. He says he is working with the Haitian government to protect the site for a more detailed investigation.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-27397579">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/05/Christopher-Columbus-s-Santa-Maria-Wreck-Found.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30853 1850s Cell Block Unearthed at Historic Australian Prison urn:md5:ab8ee04b893713fe85ba58273cea5690 2014-05-13T09:15:00+02:00 2014-05-13T07:22:39+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Australia-prison.jpg" />Archaeologists say remains of a rare, circular 1850s prison block unearthed at the former Pentridge Prison is of world significance in penal history. The public will next month be able to view the extraordinary bluestone foundations of the panopticon, shaped like a Trivial Pursuit token, which experts say is one of the few examples of its type to survive. <br /> <br /> It was part of a brutal 19th-century movement to keep prisoners in solitary contemplation, under total surveillance. Pentridge had three: this one, next to A Division on the north of the site is the first to be unearthed.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.fr/2014/05/1850s-prison-block-unearthed-at.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/05/1850s-Cell-Block-Unearthed-at-Historic-Australian-Prison.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30832 Mysterious 150-Year-Old Writing in Rare Copy of Homer's 'Odyssey' Identified urn:md5:0835fb05650d6b5ca1ac351332e28420 2014-05-06T09:15:00+02:00 2014-05-06T08:32:31+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/140505155143-large.jpg" />The case of the mystery marginalia began when the University received a donation of Homer's works from collector M.C. Lang in 2007. <br /> <br /> The collection included a 1504 Venetian edition of the Odyssey containing handwritten annotations in an unknown script. The annotations were thought to date back to the mid-19th century, but nothing else was known about them.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/05/140505155143.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/05/Mysterious-150-Year-Old-Writing-in-Rare-Copy-of-Homer-s-Odyssey-Identified.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30766 Britain’s Oldest Settlement Is Amesbury Not Thatcham, Say Scientists urn:md5:d91e057d27c9ab886d429ef61debd0e0 2014-05-05T10:15:00+02:00 2014-05-05T09:19:02+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/1399055141793.jpg" />Britain’s oldest settlement is not where we thought it was, a team of archaeologists said on Thursday as they announced with confidence that Amesbury should now hold the distinction.<br /> <br /> It was previously considered that Thatcham in Berkshire held the distinction but researchers from the University of Buckingham are certain we need to look 40 miles west, to the parish of Amesbury, in Wiltshire, which also includes Stonehenge.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/05/2014/britains-oldest-settlement-is-amesbury-not-thatcham-say-scientists">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/05/Britains-Oldest-Settlement-Is-Amesbury-Not-Thatcham-Say-Scientists.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30747 Lost Medieval Village Discovered in Scottish Borderlands urn:md5:2f05ef93e1423fdeadb4f8ba38ba4828 2014-04-30T09:15:00+02:00 2014-04-30T07:42:58+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/lost-medieval-village.png" />An archaeological team working in southern Scotland have uncovered the remains of a village that existed between the 14th and 16th centuries.<br /> <br /> The discoveries were made during a Scottish Water project to lay a new water main on the outskirts of Selkirk. The archaeologists uncovered the foundations of stone built structures, cobbled farmyards and the foundations of walls, buildings and hearths.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.medievalists.net/2014/04/29/lost-medieval-village-discovered-scottish-borderlands/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/Lost-Medieval-Village-Discovered-in-Scottish-Borderlands.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30718 Rare Medal Sale Reveals Story of Soldier Who Became Professional Footballer After Standing on Bomb To Save Comrades urn:md5:649f0ce9af0993c5063365c155208f1d 2014-04-29T09:15:00+02:00 2014-04-29T07:26:25+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Lance-Corporal-James-Collins.jpg" />The astonishing story of how a soldier stood on a bomb to save his comrades and recovered enough to go on to play professional football has emerged after his medals were sold.<br /> <br /> Lance Corporal James Collins was advised to have his lower right leg amputated after being seriously injured in the blast in the trenches on the Western Front. But the talented footballer refused to allow medics to remove the limb and instead underwent 14 operations over the next two years to save his foot.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/world-war-i-rare-medal-3470869">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/Rare-Medal-Sale-Reveals-Story-of-Soldier-Who-Became-Professional-Footballer-After-Standing-on-Bomb-To-Save-Comrades.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30685 SS City of Chester, Sunken 1888 Shipwreck, Found Near Golden Gate Bridge urn:md5:45bce2127e241b1f83a0af2544bc38a5 2014-04-25T10:15:00+02:00 2014-04-25T07:28:02+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__13089.jpg" />A steamship that sank with 16 passengers aboard in 1888 has been located again under the Golden Gate Bridge, leading to the release of new sonar images of the boat sitting upright, covered in mud.<br /> <br /> James Delgado, director of maritime heritage for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Marine Sanctuaries, called the rediscovery of the passenger ship the "City of Chester," which was first located more than 100 years ago, quite remarkable. And not just because it was the Bay Area’s second most deadly shipwreck.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/1888-City-of-Chester-Shipwreck-Discovered-in-San-Francisco-Bay-256378751.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/SS-City-of-Chester-Sunken-1888-Shipwreck-Found-Near-Golden-Gate-Bridge.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30652 15 Veteran Cemetery Markers Found Roadside in Zanesville, Ohio urn:md5:3b6f6110febb2dc9814b0f7dd6cde51b 2014-04-25T08:15:00+02:00 2014-04-25T07:18:19+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/bilde.jpg" />When Bobby Kimes was picking up empty soda cans with his daughter Elizabeth last Friday, he never expected to find what he did. Thrown on the side of Crock Road were 15 bronze cemetery markers, the kind used to mark the graves of armed forces veterans.<br /> <br /> Kimes then examined the medallions, noticing some were decorated with World War I, Gulf War and Vietnam War inscriptions. Others had their inscriptions ground off, he said, but most remained in good condition.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.zanesvilletimesrecorder.com/article/20140424/NEWS01/304240025/15-veteran-cemetery-markers-found-roadside">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/15-Veteran-Cemetery-Markers-Found-Roadside-in-Zanesville-Ohio.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30651 Woman Finds Love Letter 6 Decades Old and Tracks Down Soldier Who Wrote It urn:md5:2b0bfeaac1c6d6d9bdaa3f3954b4b038 2014-04-24T11:15:00+02:00 2014-04-24T07:45:50+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Korean-War-photo.jpg" />A couple of years ago, Sandi Blood of Murrells Inlet, S.C., purchased a pile of paperbacks at a used bookstore in the next town. When she opened one of her “fictional beach reads,” she said a letter slipped out. For years, it had been lost inside the pages.<br /> <br /> The yellowed envelope was dated November 1951. It was one of those red, white and blue air-mailed envelopes, she said, with an Army/Air Force Postal Service postmark and a 6-cent stamp still stuck to the corner. And it was sent from a "G. LeBlanc."<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/04/23/woman-finds-love-letter-6-decades-old-and-tracks-down-soldier-who-wrote-it/?tid=hp_mm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/Woman-Finds-Love-Letter-6-Decades-Old-and-Tracks-Down-Soldier-Who-Wrote-It.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30634 Amelia Earhart Wreckage: Real or Not? urn:md5:c667adfb32a3770e4e09826e5759105f 2014-04-22T19:15:00+02:00 2014-04-22T08:56:49+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/storymaker-amelia-earhart-fate-recontructed-1207130-1.jpg" />Underwater video shot four years ago in a remote South Pacific island doesn’t show the wreckage of the airplane flown by Amelia Earhart on her fateful round-the-world flight of 1937, say experts retained by an aircraft preservation group.<br /> <br /> Stating that the video does not provide evidence for an aircraft debris field, the reports were filed in court this week by expert witnesses for The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR), which has long been investigating Earhart's fate.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://news.discovery.com/history/amelia-earhart-wreckage-real-or-not-140418.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/Amelia-Earhart-Wreckage%3A-Real-or-Not.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30606 World War II Dog Tags Found in Saipan May Solve 70-Year-Old Mystery urn:md5:2399ba7de65613baf406b1ec1578768b 2014-04-22T11:15:00+02:00 2014-04-22T08:40:37+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Bernard-Gavrin-dog-tags.jpg" />Old and battered dog tags found in a cave in the South Pacific may crack a 70-year-old mystery. The dog tags are those of a 31-year-old Army infantryman from New York named Bernard Gavrin. <br /> <br /> He was reported missing in action during the battle of Saipan in World War II and never found. His 81-year-old nephew David Rogers, of West Delray, Fla., said the family never knew what happened.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/04/20/world-war-ii-dog-tags-found-in-saipan-may-solve-70-year-old-mystery/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/World-War-II-Dog-Tags-Found-in-Saipan-May-Solve-70-Year-Old-Mystery.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30602 WWI Soldier's Love Letters Found Hidden Behind Attic Wall urn:md5:96ffd41c8da5dace70273b982a3b75f5 2014-04-17T09:15:00+02:00 2014-04-17T07:52:02+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/9506580_448x252.jpg" />A bit of history and romance has been found during a home renovation in Indiana -- love letters sent to a woman from a soldier during World War I were found behind a wall.<br /> <br /> The letters were discovered after the homeowners hired a contractor to redo their bathroom. The contractor found letter after letter hidden in the attic wall. They dated back to July 1918 from a man named Clement to his love, named Mary. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/bizarre&id=9506577">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/WWI-Soldier-s-Love-Letters-Found-Hidden-Behind-Attic-Wall.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30564 Severe Scurvy Struck Christopher Columbus's Crew urn:md5:cf9222ddbe7127efe9eedded91cfb312 2014-04-16T15:15:00+02:00 2014-04-16T08:51:01+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/christopher-columbus-scurvy-01_78681_990x742.jpg" />Severe scurvy struck Columbus's crew during his second voyage and after its end, forensic archaeologists suggest, likely leading to the collapse of the first European town established in the New World.<br /> <br /> In 1492, Christopher Columbus crossed the Atlantic, beginning Europe's discovery of the New World. Two years later on his second voyage, he and 1,500 colonists founded La Isabela, located in the modern-day Dominican Republic.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/04/140415-columbus-crew-town-scurvy-science/#close-modal">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/Severe-Scurvy-Struck-Christopher-Columbus-s-Crew.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30554 Earliest Evidence of Human Presence in Scotland Found urn:md5:170b8207ce02559884dbf46de6c94147 2014-04-11T11:15:00+02:00 2014-04-11T07:51:00+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Scotland_01.jpg" />Archaeologists have uncovered the earliest evidence of the presence of humans in Scotland it was announced today. An assemblage of over 5,000 flint artefacts was recovered in 2005-9 by Biggar Archaeology Group in fields at Howburn, near Biggar in South Lanarkshire, and subsequent studies have dated their use to 14,000 years ago. <br /> <br /> Prior to the find, the oldest evidence of human occupation in Scotland could be dated to around 13,000 years ago at a now-destroyed cave site in Argyll.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.fr/2014/04/earliest-evidence-of-human-presence-in.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/Earliest-Evidence-of-Human-Presence-in-Scotland-Found.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30495 Japan: Lost 1890 Imperial Rescript on Education Is Found urn:md5:a7495e338663fd27a856f298ced61a36 2014-04-09T10:15:00+02:00 2014-04-09T09:05:21+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/Screenshot__13001.jpg" />Linked with prewar militaristic education in Japan, the original 1890 Imperial Rescript on Education issued by Emperor Meiji (1852-1912) has been found about half a century after going missing, the education ministry said Tuesday.<br /> <br /> The document, which was badly damaged in the 1923 earthquake that struck the Kanto region, disappeared after being was put on display at an exhibition in Tokyo in 1962.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/04/08/national/lost-education-rescript-is-found/">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/Japan%3A-Lost-1890-Imperial-Rescript-on-Education-Rescript-Is-Found.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30472 Message in Bottle Arrives After 101 Years urn:md5:d96f864d6f7947d01e01c02689c35416 2014-04-08T09:15:00+02:00 2014-04-08T07:29:01+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/70892d6b-210b-4993-881b-4273dfc66120-460x276.jpeg" />A message in a bottle tossed in the sea in Germany 101 years ago and believed to be the world's oldest has been presented to the sender's granddaughter, a museum said on Monday.<br /> <br /> A fisherman pulled the beer bottle with the scribbled message out of the Baltic off the northern city of Kiel last month, said Holger von Neuhoff of the International Maritime Museum in the northern port city of Hamburg. "This is certainly the first time such an old message in a bottle was found, particularly with the bottle intact," he said.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/08/message-in-bottle-arrives-after-101-years">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/Message-in-Bottle-Arrives-After-101-Years.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30455 Developers and Preservationists Find Historic Common Ground in Miami urn:md5:b9a23aa021064a826bf2b2f42f1d5c1a 2014-04-07T22:15:00+02:00 2014-04-07T14:07:31+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/ap580326128961-1-_78139_990x742.jpg" />When an archaeologist unearths a significant find on the site of a multimillion-dollar development, it rarely ends with smiles and handshakes. But at Miami's Met Square development, where archaeologist Robert Carr recently discovered the remnants of a an ancient Tequesta Indian village, that's exactly what has happened.<br /> <br /> Last night, the Miami City Commission approved an agreement hammered out in mediation last week between MDM Development Group and several private and governmental preservationist parties, and all sides agree that the solution is as historic as the site it preserves.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/03/140328-archeology-miami-tequesta-indians-preservation-met-square-native-americans/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/Developers-and-Preservationists-Find-Historic-Common-Ground-in-Miami.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30450 French Colonial Houses Discovered in St. Louis, Missouri urn:md5:d936683621033b7eabe0801a6f70249a 2014-04-04T15:15:00+02:00 2014-04-04T07:41:04+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/french_colonial-2.jpg" />Archaeologists from the Missouri Department of Transportation are ecstatic over a discovery beneath the Poplar Street Bridge in St. Louis. They’ve uncovered the first physical evidence dating to when the French founded St. Louis in 1764.<br /> <br /> The findings help confirm written documentation of St. Louis’ earliest European settlers and shed new light on the people who live here. Michael Meyer is an archaeologist with MoDOT and the principal investigator of the department’s work in St. Louis.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.fr/2014/04/french-colonial-houses-discovered-in-st.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/French-Colonial-Houses-Discovered-in-St-Louis-Missouri.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30424 A Treasure Trove of Silent American Movies Found in Amsterdam urn:md5:215f8baf7ead1e68d7f5d72efef28304 2014-03-31T14:15:00+02:00 2014-03-31T07:18:51+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/600.jpg" />Long-missing comedy shorts such as 1927’s “Mickey’s Circus,” featuring a 6-year-old Mickey Rooney in his first starring role, 1917's "Neptune's Naughty Daughter"; 1925’s “Fifty Million Years Ago,” an animated introduction to the theory of evolution; and a 1924 industrial short, “The Last Word in Chickens,” are among the American silent films recently found at the EYE Filmmusem in Amsterdam.<br /> <br /> EYE and the San Francisco-based National Film Preservation Foundation have partnered to repatriate and preserve these films -- the majority either don’t exist in the U.S. or only in inferior prints.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/moviesnow/la-et-mn-silent-american-movies-amsterdam-20140328,0,7141573.story#axzz2xW5vQEYH">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/03/A-Treasure-Trove-of-Silent-American-Movies-Found-in-Amsterdam.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30360 Richard III Expert: The Skeleton in the Car Park May Not Be the Missing Monarch After All urn:md5:e1506ebbe46987763869eab52c56b57d 2014-03-28T14:15:00+01:00 2014-03-28T10:47:10+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/richardIII-v4.jpg" />Such was the certainty with which a twisted skeleton found in a Leicester car park was identified last year as the remains of Richard III that a High Court battle is being fought over the right to decide where to bury the fallen monarch.<br /> <br /> But confirmation “beyond reasonable doubt” that the hunchbacked king demonised by Shakespeare was found has been challenged by two leading academics, who claim there can be no confidence that the bones belong to Richard. They suggest an inquest-type hearing should now be held to examine the evidence.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/richard-iii-expert-the-skeleton-in-the-car-park-may-not-be-the-missing-monarch-after-all-9219513.html">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/03/Richard-III-Expert%3A-The-Skeleton-in-the-Car-Park-May-Not-Be-the-Missing-Monarch-After-All.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30343 England: Northampton Project Angel Reveals Town's Medieval Past urn:md5:3341baccd5ca9e04775a9984b583585c 2014-03-17T18:15:00+01:00 2014-03-17T08:45:54+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/UK_Northampton_01.jpg" />Three "star finds" have been discovered by archaeologists at a dig on the site for Northamptonshire County Council's forthcoming new £43m headquarters. The excavation in Fetter Street, Northampton, has revealed the remains of a medieval bread oven, an early 13th Century well shaft and trading tokens. <br /> <br /> Jim Brown, from the Museum of London Archaeology, said the 12th Century oven suggested "a settlement nearby". Excavation on the 1,400 sq m site continues until the end of August.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.fr/2014/03/northampton-project-angel-reveals-towns.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/03/England%3A-Northampton-Project-Angel-Reveals-Town-s-Medieval-Past.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30208 Man Finds Letters from a WWI Soldier Under His Bertmount Ave. Porch in Leslieville, Canada urn:md5:2ca46862e41230c3f1f7be5cc98eb87f 2014-03-17T14:15:00+01:00 2014-03-17T08:38:21+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/larry_mclean.jpg.size.xxlarge.letterbox.jpg" />On a cold Saturday in France a few days before Christmas, Leslie George Currell wrote a letter home to his sister, Gertrude, on Bertmount Ave. in Toronto. It was a cold winter in 1917, the frost on the trees an inch thick, the ground coated with snow.<br /> <br /> “I can hardly realize that Tuesday is Xmas,” wrote the 24-year-old private in the Canadian Expeditionary Force fighting in World War I. “We were just talking about it today, the ground was white with snow but still it did not seem like the time of year it is. I presume you are all busy getting ready for it, tonight. I would like to be home for the day.”<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2014/03/15/the_lost_post_leslieville_man_finds_letters_from_a_wwi_soldier_under_his_bertmount_ave_porch.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/03/Man-Finds-Letters-from-a-WWI-Soldier-Under-His-Bertmount-Ave-Porch-in-Leslieville-Canada.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30206 Ancient Egyptian Soldier's Letter Deciphered After 1,800 Years urn:md5:5ff9e6058c07779b92746afc1e7d2200 2014-03-12T11:15:00+01:00 2014-03-12T09:08:57+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/o-ANCIENT-EGYPTIAN-LETTER-570.jpg" />A newly deciphered letter home dating back around 1,800 years reveals the pleas of a young Egyptian soldier named Aurelius Polion who was serving, probably as a volunteer, in a Roman legion in Europe. In the letter, written mainly in Greek, Polion tells his family that he is desperate to hear from them and that he is going to request leave to make the long journey home to see them.<br /> <br /> Addressed to his mother (a bread seller), sister and brother, part of it reads: "I pray that you are in good health night and day, and I always make obeisance before all the gods on your behalf. I do not cease writing to you, but you do not have me in mind," it reads. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/07/ancient-egyptian-letter-deciphered_n_4919537.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/03/Ancient-Egyptian-Soldier-s-Letter-Deciphered-After-1800-Years.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30165 How Germany Was Crucified in the First World War: Hidden for 100 Years, the Astonishing Photos by 16-Year-Old Soldier Shows How his Brothers-in-Arms Would Forever Be Haunted by the Spectre of Defeat urn:md5:3a374ae737a46df72a50d7a711b413dc 2014-03-10T16:15:00+01:00 2014-03-10T09:49:39+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/article-2576335-1C20AD6E00000578-391_964x673.jpg" />They lay forgotten in a dank cellar for almost a century. But these remarkable photos, published for the first time, give a rare and uncensored view of the horrors of the First World War from behind enemy lines.<br /> <br /> They were taken by Walter Kleinfeldt who joined a German gun crew in 1915 and fought at the Somme aged just 16. As his haunting pictures, taken with a Contessa camera, make all too clear, life in the trenches was a harrowing experience. The images provide an insight into the epic machinery of war – and capture the darkest moments of battle, with bodies strewn among the rubble.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2576335/How-Germany-crucified-Hidden-100-years-astonishing-images-German-soldiers-haunted-spectre-defeat-paying-ultimate-price-captured-camera-one-brothers-arms.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/03/How-Germany-Was-Crucified-in-the-First-World-War%3A-Hidden-for-100-Years-the-Astonishing-Photos-by-16-Year-Old-Soldier-Shows-How-his-Brothers-in-Arms-Would-Forever-Be-Haunted-by-the-Spectre-of-Defeat.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30145 Rediscovered Trenches Bring World War I To Life in England urn:md5:87ad578984a43e56c56230f20970f39f 2014-03-10T14:15:00+01:00 2014-03-10T09:44:46+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/531bdcf57b3c9.preview-300.jpg" />Two lines of trenches face off across No Man's Land. A soldier marches, rifle in hand, along a ditch. These are instantly familiar images of World War I - but this is Britain, a century on and an English Channel away from the battlefields of the Western Front.<br /> <br /> This overgrown and oddly corrugated patch of heathland on England's south coast was once a practice battlefield, complete with trenches, weapons and barbed wire. Thousands of troops trained here to take on the German army.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.theitem.com/news/ap_news/rediscovered-trenches-bring-world-war-i-to-life-in-england/article_5fc0d0d1-b4cf-5a6f-bc38-a9925015cc59.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/03/Rediscovered-Trenches-Bring-World-War-I-To-Life-in-England.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30144 Native American Cahokia Was The Country’s First 'Melting Pot' urn:md5:393a2555c3c5650b5b2e7ee04746896c 2014-03-05T12:15:00+01:00 2014-03-05T10:15:20+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/native.png" />Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have discovered new evidence that establishes a Native American city as America’s first “melting pot.”<br /> <br /> The team found that Cahokia, a pre-Columbian city that sat between the Missouri and Mississippi rivers, hosted a large population of immigrants. Previously, researchers believed this city consisted of a homogenous, stable population drawn from the area. However, new studies have revealed a different scenario.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1113086667/native-american-cahokia-city-melting-pot-030414/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/03/Native-American-Cahokia-Was-The-Countrys-First-Melting-Pot.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30085 A Story of Love Revealed in WWI Soldier's Letters To Home urn:md5:bae16916b3f778f58eb0f9ef4241265b 2014-03-03T12:15:00+01:00 2014-03-03T10:31:27+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/JS33182231-6762922.jpg" />When Joan Nash was clearing out her mother-in-law’s house, the last thing she expected to find was a casket of love letters from her teenage sweetheart, who died in World War One.<br /> <br /> Mrs Nash, 80, from New Inn, stumbled upon the love letters wrapped up in the bottom drawer of an old fashioned wardrobe in her mother-in-law Rose Nash’s house in Abersychan. The collection of over 100 letters were from Rose’s war time boyfriend, Will O’Brien, who fought in the 5th Battalion of the Grenadier Guards.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/story-love-revealed-wwi-soldiers-6763571">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/03/A-Story-of-Love-Revealed-in-WWI-Soldier-s-Letters-To-Home.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30064 800 Years of Irish History Unraveled in Castle Dig urn:md5:3afbd45c24400696ba8d171793dfb106 2014-02-26T13:15:00+01:00 2014-02-26T11:01:45+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/Ireland_castle-1.jpg" />Excavation work has started at Carrickfergus Castle in Co Antrim, Ireland’s best preserved Anglo Norman castle, in a bid to find out more about the 800-year-old fortification.<br /> <br /> Archaeologists began test excavations at the site last week as part of the ongoing work by the Department of the Environment to uncover more of the landmark’s history and to help guide future development of the castle to improve visitor experience.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.fr/2014/02/800-years-of-irish-history-unraveled-in.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/02/800-Years-of-Irish-History-Unraveled-in-Castle-Dig.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30026 Woman Finds Sealed, WWII-Era Letter urn:md5:a555124943a5a734e4ffdccbbf5ad850 2014-02-25T14:15:00+01:00 2014-02-25T10:25:18+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/Screenshot__12498.jpg" />Sheila Polk loves anything related to World War II, especially memorabilia. She certainly did not expect to find the intriguing piece that she did recently at the Goodwill Store in Lakeland.<br /> <br /> It is a letter dated 1945 and addressed to PFC Helen Rothurmel, 555th WAC Squadron, Love Field, Dallas Texas. The 555th was an African American unit. The letter is from Sgt. Albert C. Alm , Jr. , Army Airfield, Palm Springs, California. It is still sealed.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/story/24811087/2014/02/24/woman-finds-sealed-wwii-era-letter">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/02/Woman-Finds-Sealed-WWII-Era-Letter.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30020 200-Year-Old Douche Found Under New York's City Hall urn:md5:954822aaa091676a1f64d89cfcd99514 2014-02-25T10:15:00+01:00 2014-02-25T10:13:46+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/vaginal-syringe-670.jpg" />While sifting through a 19th-century trash heap buried below Manhattan's City Hall Park, archaeologists found a dirt-caked tube that was finely carved out of bone and had a perforated, threaded screw cap. Only recently did they discover it was actually a vaginal syringe used for douching.<br /> <br /> The feminine hygiene device seems to have been tossed out with the refuse of a pretty good party around the time City Hall was being built 200 years ago.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://news.discovery.com/history/us-history/200-year-old-douche-found-under-new-yorks-city-hall-140224.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/02/200-Year-Old-Douche-Found-Under-New-York-s-City-Hall.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30018 Oldest Fortified Settlement in North America Discovered in Georgia? urn:md5:d0d8c579c39d83c00a4f69e118d3cc0d 2014-02-24T10:15:00+01:00 2014-02-24T09:09:33+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/oldest_fort-1.jpg" />In an announcement that could rewrite the book on early colonization of the New World, two researchers today said they have proposed a location for the oldest fortified settlement ever found in North America. Speaking at an international conference on France at Florida State University, the pair announced that they have proposed a new location for Fort Caroline, a long-sought fort built by the French in 1564.<br /> <br /> This fort is older than St. Augustine, considered to be the oldest continuously inhabited city in America. It's older than the Lost Colony of Virginia by 21 years; older than the 1607 fort of Jamestown by 45 years; and predates the landing of the Pilgrims in Massachusetts in 1620 by 56 years.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.fr/2014/02/oldest-fortified-settlement-in-north.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/02/Oldest-Fortified-Settlement-in-North-America-Discovered-in-Georgia.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30008 Discovery of Lost 200-Year-Old Bible Reveals Family History urn:md5:57d59dbd5f818732dd31077e019916a7 2014-02-19T12:15:00+01:00 2014-02-19T08:24:02+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/Screenshot__12178.jpg" />The recent discovery of a 200-year-old Bible brought a Kentucky woman to tears. Inside, it holds living proof of a family history that had been lost for generations.<br /> <br /> From the Netherlands, to a flea market in Virginia Beach, and back to Lexington: a piece of history makes its journey home. Kathy Clark never fought so hard to open a package, anxious for a family reunion long overdue.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.wdrb.com/story/24756142/discovery-of-lost-200-year-old-bible-reveals-family-history">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/02/Discovery-of-Lost-200-Year-Old-Bible-Reveals-Family-History.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29957 100 Torah Scrolls Looted From Hungary in World War II Discovered in Russia urn:md5:1f9e9ec7bf98cd2673fa4ba3d9d47d07 2014-02-19T10:15:00+01:00 2014-02-19T08:21:16+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/Nizhny_Novgorod-021814.jpg" />One hundred Torah scrolls that were looted from Hungary during World War II were discovered in Russia by a chief rabbi of Hungary.<br /> <br /> Rabbi Slomo Koves, executive rabbi of the Unified Hungarian Jewish Congregation, or EMIH, discovered the scrolls and other pieces of Judaica in the Lenin Library in the town of Nizhniy Novgorod. Hungary’s artifacts, among them the famous Calvinist library of Sarospatak in eastern Hungary, were taken from the country by the Russian army during the war.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://forward.com/articles/193004/-torah-scrolls-looted-from-hungary-in-world-war/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/02/100-Torah-Scrolls-Looted-From-Hungary-in-World-War-II-Discovered-in-Russia.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29956 Pressed Poppies Picked on the Battlefield by WWI Soldier and Sent Home to Lover Unearthed for First Time urn:md5:b8e990df56951b4f8862a0ef9c43dd9a 2014-02-19T08:15:00+01:00 2014-02-19T08:19:13+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/article-2561937-1B99CA9800000578-256_634x807.jpg" />A mysterious scrapbook of pressed flowers that a soldier sent to his sweetheart while he was fighting in the First World War has come to light. The book belonged to a woman named only as Lizzie and was used by her to keep flowers that her soldier boyfriend sent home from the battlefield.<br /> <br /> The man, who is referred to as 'Bert' sent the cuttings to the young woman by post while he fought in the war from 1917 to 1919.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2561937/Flowers-frontline-Preserved-poppies-sent-soldiers-loved-ones-WWI-trenches-unearthed-time.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/02/Pressed-Poppies-Picked-on-the-Battlefield-by-WWI-Soldier-and-Sent-Home-to-Lover-Unearthed-for-First-Time.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29955 South Carolina Archeologists Race To Uncover Civil War Prison urn:md5:9c472823a43a2b1f6174258db0447d2d 2014-02-17T10:15:00+01:00 2014-02-17T09:23:06+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/1301342.jpg" />Racing against time, South Carolina archeologists are digging to uncover the remnants of a Civil War-era prisoner-of-war camp before the site in downtown Columbia is cleared to make room for a mixed-use development.<br /> <br /> The researchers have been given four months to excavate a small portion of the 165-acre grounds of the former South Carolina State Hospital to find the remnants of what was once known as "Camp Asylum." Conditions at the camp, which held 1,500 Union Army officers during the winter of 1864-65, were so dire that soldiers dug and lived in holes in the ground, which provided shelter against the cold.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765647842/SC-archeologists-race-to-uncover-Civil-War-prison.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/02/South-Carolina-Archeologists-Race-To-Uncover-Civil-War-Prison.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29930 Note From 1916 Discovered Behind a Fireplace Is Finally Delivered to WWI Seaman's Great Granddaughter urn:md5:4bb32a8fad5b2744ff513020890adf1c 2014-02-14T10:15:00+01:00 2014-02-14T09:38:57+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/article-2558241-1B6B832500000578-708_634x429.jpg" />A forgotten letter from a mystery First World War sailor has found its way to his granddaughter after almost a century. The note dated 1916 was discovered behind a fireplace in Kirkwall, Orkney, and signed ‘Your Blue Jacket Boy’.<br /> <br /> Addressed to the serviceman’s family, it was sealed and stamped but never posted. Staff at Orkney Library hoped to identify the letter writer and launched an appeal on their blog. The hunt spread to Canada, where a distant relative suggested the sailor might be David John Phillips from Llanelli, South Wales.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2558241/Sailors-letter-arrives-century-later-Note-1916-finally-delivered-WWI-seamans-great-granddaughter.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/02/Note-From-1916-Discovered-Behind-a-Fireplace-Is-Finally-Delivered-to-WWI-Seaman-s-Great-Granddaughter.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29913 Naval Archivists Discover Trove of Never Before Seen Photographs from Spanish-American Conflict of 1898 urn:md5:5f03eeaba87e5d6d4f2b1d5a3f25258a 2014-02-13T15:15:00+01:00 2014-02-13T11:24:29+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/article-0-1B431B9D00000578-874_634x386.jpg" />Archivists at the Naval History and Heritage Command in Washington DC were going through a backlog of artifacts this week when they came across an unexpected treasure: a wooden box filled with 150 original glass plate photos from the Spanish-American War.<br /> <br /> ‘The plates were individually wrapped in tissue paper and include full captions and dates, which were likely prepared by the photographer, Douglas White,’ said Lisa Crunk, NHHC's photo archives branch head.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2554703/Ghosts-forgotten-war-Naval-archivists-discover-trove-never-seen-photographs-Spanish-American-conflict-1898.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/02/Naval-Archivists-Discover-Trove-of-Never-Before-Seen-Photographs-from-Spanish-American-Conflict-of-1898.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29905 New Zealand's First Missionary Station Uncovered urn:md5:a4a91219cf23889313aa7b36f405ed35 2014-02-12T17:15:00+01:00 2014-02-12T11:36:15+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/New_Zealand_01.jpeg" />The site of New Zealand's first missionary's station and its first classroom have been discovered by archaeologists after two years of research and fieldwork. <br /> <br /> Artefacts from the Hohi Mission Station at Kerikeri have uncovered details about the daily lives of the first permanent European settlers, researchers said. University of Otago Anthropology and Archaeology Associate Professor Ian Smith and Archaeology Honourary Research Fellow Dr Angela Middleton led the excavation team.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.fr/2014/02/nzs-first-missionary-station-uncovered.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/02/New-Zealand-s-First-Missionary-Station-Uncovered.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29887 3D Technology Gives Face To Ancient Female Skull urn:md5:cc9b16382a9c6fc970910a1e31d6b48e 2014-02-12T15:15:00+01:00 2014-02-12T11:33:51+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/Turkey-skull.jpg" />A scattered female skull, which was found during excavations in the Aktopraklık tumulus in Turkey's northwestern province of Bursa’s Akçalar district and determined to have been killed with torture, has been reassembled and its face has been constructed with 3D technology.<br /> <br /> Excavations have been carried out in the 8,500-year-old tumulus under the leadership of Istanbul University Prehistory Department member Associate Professor Necmi Karul.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.fr/2014/02/3d-technology-gives-face-to-ancient.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/02/3D-Technology-Gives-Face-To-Ancient-Female-Skull.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29886 Oklahoma Woman Discovers Civil War Documents urn:md5:06d60a72e04467d0208f3debb9eb0a58 2014-02-11T12:15:00+01:00 2014-02-11T10:03:36+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/24686667_BG2.jpg" />An Oklahoma woman has discovered a rare historical find in her home. "I found something with some pretty writing on it," Julie Mathis said. Mathis was cleaning out a box to use to move when she uncovered pieces of American history.<br /> <br /> "Letters, stamps, writing utensils, locks," said Mathis. "It seemed to be almost a whole bit of history, a whole person's history just wrapped in twine." Among the findings: a handwritten letter from 1866 with a colorful government seal and signed by several Pennsylvania lawmakers.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.news9.com/story/24686667/edmond-woman-discovers-civil-war-documents">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/02/Oklahoma-Woman-Discovers-Civil-War-Documents.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29865 Map Discovered in Drawer Details WWII POW Experience urn:md5:5957f22ef8963dd2a3ee2cb5663663d4 2014-02-10T12:15:00+01:00 2014-02-10T09:28:18+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/passtevens020914b_12424005_8col.jpg" />For six years, the mobile home sat empty on 5 acres, a buffer between Richard White and a deteriorating neighborhood.<br /> <br /> Veryl and Norma Orcutt had lived there in the winters since 1990, escaping the Wisconsin snow. But then old age and Veryl's illness put an end to the lifestyle. That and the drugs. "We just couldn't stand all the shady characters who started coming around,'' Norma said. "It soured us on Florida.''<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.tampabay.com/news/humaninterest/map-discovered-in-drawer-details-wwii-pow-experience/2164646">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/02/Map-Discovered-in-Drawer-Details-WWII-POW-Experience.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29860 German Federal Archives Authenticates Recently Released Himmler Letters urn:md5:9dcaa72f7b769179e8178e6060b5c8a8 2014-02-06T13:15:00+01:00 2014-02-06T09:41:38+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/6.jpg" />As Germany was invading the Soviet Union in June of 1941, the wife of Heinrich Himmler, who was the chief of the Nazi Gestapo and the SS and also one of the primary orchestrators of the Holocaust, sent him a message: "There is a can of caviar in the ice box. Take it."<br /> <br /> At another time, Himmler’s wife, Margarete, received a note from her husband that read: "I am off to Auschwitz. Kisses, Your Heini."<br /> <br /> <a href="http://jewishvoiceny.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6626:german-federal-archives-authenticates-recently-released-himmler-letters&catid=106:international&Itemid=289">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/02/German-Federal-Archives-Authenticates-Recently-Released-Himmler-Letters.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29829 Remains of Blanche Mortimer Discovered in Lead Coffin urn:md5:0fbfbbb076821b886c55626f01b2ff12 2014-02-06T09:15:00+01:00 2014-02-06T09:32:50+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/blancheth.jpg" />The discovery of a body inside a church memorial has caused amazement in the world of archaeology and surprised experts. Michael Eastham, a conservator of sculpture has been working on the memorial in a Herefordshire Church for nearly two years but was taken aback when a mysterious coffin was discovered jammed inside the tomb-chest.<br /> <br /> Blanche was born around 1316 at Wigmore Castle in Herefordshire, and was the youngest child of Sir Roger Mortimer and Joan de Geneville. She became the wife of Peter de Grandison , but died in 1347. They had one son, Otto.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.medievalists.net/2014/02/05/remains-of-blanche-mortimer-discovered-in-lead-coffin/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/02/Remains-of-Blanche-Mortimer-Discovered-in-Lead-Coffin.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29827 Unique Documents Related to US-Dakota War of 1862 Located urn:md5:88ebfac2ffd452402f7eeefac4bae79d 2014-02-05T09:15:00+01:00 2014-02-05T09:29:54+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/548156_1.jpg" />Local historians are thrilled about a recent discovery that could lead to previously unknown yet extraordinarily valuable information about life in the area in the run-up to, and aftermath of, the US-Dakota War of 1862.<br /> <br /> The excitement comes in the wake of a significant find in the National Archives in Washington, D.C.: a private researcher, funded by a small private grant, last year located about half of the property-loss (or "depredation") claims filed by area residents just after the war.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.nujournal.com/page/content.detail/id/548156/Unique-documents-related-to-US-Dakota-War-of-1862-located.html?nav=5009">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/02/Unique-Documents-Related-to-US-Dakota-War-of-1862-Located.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29809