Genealogy Blog - Historic Findings 2015-05-22T03:09:06+02:00 Geneanet urn:md5:137eeaa00c40515e81be86b078a43655 Dotclear Ancient Skeleton Shows Leprosy May Have Spread to Britain from Scandinavia urn:md5:db686aedabd93289b6c68354ffb924f6 2015-05-15T12:15:00+02:00 2015-05-15T10:44:15+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/150513145507_1_540x360.jpg" />An international team, including archaeologists from the University of Southampton, has found evidence suggesting leprosy may have spread to Britain from Scandinavia.<br /> <br /> The team, led by the University of Leiden, and including researchers from Historic England and the universities of Southampton, Birmingham, Surrey, and Swansea, examined a 1500 year old male skeleton, excavated at Great Chesterford in Essex, England during the 1950s. <a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/05/150513145507.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Ancient-Skeleton-Shows-Leprosy-May-Have-Spread-to-Britain-from-Scandinavia.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34356 19th Century Schooner Discovered on Toronto's Historic Waterfront urn:md5:80d8e1f6d58bd7a29718c234dad6af8f 2015-05-12T15:15:00+02:00 2015-05-12T09:39:32+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Canada_Schooner_02.jpg" />An archaeological dig has uncovered the historic remains of an early nineteenth-century schooner near Toronto's old shoreline. <br /> <br /> The ship, which could date back to as early as the 1830s, is incomplete, with only the keel, the lowermost portions of the stern and bow and a limited section of the bottom of the hull on the port side intact. The vessel was found on a Concord Adex development site. <a href="http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.fr/2015/05/19th-century-schooner-discovered-on.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/19th-Century-Schooner-Discovered-on-Toronto-s-Historic-Waterfront.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34312 Unearthing Slave Artifacts in South Carolina urn:md5:cedfee83603359b6b52670ba77103e00 2015-05-12T13:15:00+02:00 2015-05-12T09:37:47+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Slave-Cabins_01.jpg" />When Sharon Moses and a group of Northern Arizona University students conduct an historical archaeology field school later this month they will be looking for relics buried beneath former slave quarters to gain additional insights on religious practices among different ethnicities and cultures.<br /> <br /> Moses, an assistant professor of anthropology and archaeology, is investigating the site of the Hume Plantation's slave quarters on South Carolina's Cat Island, specifically looking for items related to rituals and spirituality. <a href="http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.fr/2015/05/unearthing-slave-artifacts-in-south.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Unearthing-Slave-Artifacts-in-South-Carolina.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34311 Possible Captain Kidd Treasure Found off Madagascar urn:md5:8ee4d5633dfae7a618e8ac25a8bcc1ec 2015-05-11T14:15:00+02:00 2015-05-11T09:40:57+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/captain-kidd-treasure-silver-bar-670.jpg" />A team of American explorers on Thursday claimed to have discovered silver treasure from the infamous 17th-century Scottish pirate William Kidd in a shipwreck off the coast of Madagascar.<br /> <br /> Marine archaeologist Barry Clifford told reporters he had found a 50-kilogram (110-pound) silver bar in the wreck of Kidd's ship the Adventure Gallery, close to the small island of Sainte Marie. <a href="http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/possible-captain-kidd-treasure-found-off-madagascar-150508.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Possible-Captain-Kidd-Treasure-Found-off-Madagascar.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34302 Charlie Chaplin's Divorce Papers Reveal Film Star's 'Cruel and Inhumane' Treatment of His Teenage Bride Lita Grey urn:md5:4c9d958499829954a72907cffb7172cb 2015-05-01T23:15:00+02:00 2015-05-02T00:01:32+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/27302A9D00000578-3021828-The_papers_for_sale_were_sent_to_the_1st_National_Bank_of_Los_An-a-12_1427913804062.jpg" />Charlie Chaplin's divorce papers lay bare the film star's 'cruel and inhumane' treatment of his teenage bride during their short-lived marriage. Chaplin's union to Lita Grey, who was nearly 20 years his junior, lasted just three years.<br /> <br /> An original copy of the couples 50-page divorce papers was set to fetch an estimated £15,000 when it goes under the hammer, after being found in America. <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3021828/Charlie-Chaplin-s-divorce-papers-reveal-film-star-s-cruel-inhumane-treatment-teenage-bride-short-lived-marriage.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Charlie-Chaplin-s-Divorce-Papers-Reveal-Film-Star-s-Cruel-and-Inhumane-Treatment-of-His-Teenage-Bride-Lita-Grey.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34229 Digital Archive Seeks WWI Memorabilia in North Wales urn:md5:b020c0c27592af79caa52886c8ff3681 2015-04-20T12:15:00+02:00 2015-04-20T09:22:56+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/_82389368_castle.jpg" />A unique campaign aimed at digitalising photographs, letters and diaries of World War One soldiers is set to visit north Wales for the first time.<br /> <br /> Families have been asked to bring the memorabilia to the Never Forget Your Welsh Heroes roadshow on Saturday. Held at the Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum in Caernarfon Castle, the items will be added to a national online archive. <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-32352741">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Digital-Archive-Seeks-WWI-Memorabilia-in-North-Wales.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34100 Gallipoli 2015: Online Sleuthing Helps Solve Mystery of WWI Soldier's Life After the War urn:md5:0cedc35463c9a76c9104140d325ec8b5 2015-04-17T15:15:00+02:00 2015-04-17T10:19:21+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/6398110-3x4-340x453.jpg" />A librarian in Brisbane has solved the mystery of what happened to a north Queensland soldier after World War I after his diary was found in an RSL collection.<br /> <br /> The diary of Private George Pierce Foot was returned to Townsville this week, after it showed up mysteriously at the Yeronga Dutton Park RSL in Brisbane last year. George was a grazier from Charters Towers, who went to the war in 1915, serving briefly at Gallipoli, where two of his brothers died, before being transported to Egypt. <a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-04-14/online-sleuthing-solves-mystery-of-wwi-soldiers-life-after-war/6397246">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Gallipoli-2015%3A-Online-Sleuthing-Helps-Solve-Mystery-of-WWI-Soldier-s-Life-After-the-War.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34085 Centuries of Italian History Are Unearthed in Quest to Fix Toilet urn:md5:15980e49119a6afb49089ee4c85c6028 2015-04-15T19:15:00+02:00 2015-04-15T12:57:22+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/15ITALY-master675.jpg" />All Luciano Faggiano wanted when he purchased the seemingly unremarkable building at 56 Via Ascanio Grandi was to open a trattoria. The only problem was the toilet.<br /> <br /> Sewage kept backing up. So Mr. Faggiano enlisted his two older sons to help him dig a trench and investigate. He predicted the job would take about a week. If only. He found a subterranean world tracing back before the birth of Jesus. <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/15/world/europe/centuries-of-italian-history-are-unearthed-in-quest-to-fix-toilet.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Centuries-of-Italian-History-Are-Unearthed-in-Quest-to-Fix-Toilet.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34055 Battered Remains of Medieval Knight Found in UK urn:md5:3a58bdce69a0368fa62bfad79646ceff 2015-04-15T15:15:00+02:00 2015-04-15T09:33:25+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/jouster-knight-670.jpg" />The battered remains of a medieval man uncovered at a famous cathedral hint that he may have been a Norman knight with a proclivity for jousting.<br /> <br /> The man may have participated in a form of jousting called tourney, in which men rode atop their horses and attacked one another, in large groups, with blunted weapons. <a href="http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/battered-remains-of-medieval-knight-found-in-uk-cathedral-150414.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Battered-Remains-of-Medieval-Knight-Found-in-UK.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34052 Civil War-Era Diaries Found in Lowell, Michigan, Garage Document Lincoln's Assassination urn:md5:9ebd3a75e920eb04dbffd87a1335279c 2015-04-15T13:15:00+02:00 2015-04-15T09:31:08+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/635646340004348658-Still0414-00000.jpg" />When Ron Stevens, a Lowell resident and former teacher, was 15, he discovered some historical treasures that linked President Lincoln to Grand Rapids.<br /> <br /> When Stevens and his father were sifting through old boxes in a garage, they came across fifty leather-bound diaries, which they later learned were written by a gentleman named Robert Loomis. <a href="http://www.wzzm13.com/story/life/2015/04/14/civil-war-diaries-lowell-ron-stevens-lincoln-assassination/25788753/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Civil-War-Era-Diaries-Found-in-Lowell-Michigan-Garage-Document-Lincoln-s-Assassination.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34051 Important Irish Artifact from WWI Discovered at British Yard Sale urn:md5:d06ff6c7979780f6410ca731894f105b 2015-04-13T12:15:00+02:00 2015-04-13T09:33:57+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/WW1-Print-MI.jpg" />Seven years ago, an English couple paid $36 for a print at a yard sale in Lincolnshire, East England. It wasn’t until a recent Irish Times article about the painting the print depicts, that the couple became aware of the enormous historical and financial value of what lay in their home.<br /> <br /> The print depicts the famous World War One painting by Fortunino Matania, "The Last General Absolution of the Munsters at Rue du Bois," one the most poignant events in the history of Irish involvement in the war. <a href="http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/history/Important-Irish-artifact-from-WWI-discovered-at-British-yard-sale.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Important-Irish-Artifact-from-WWI-Discovered-at-British-Yard-Sale.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34020 Secret Special Operations Australia WWII Commando Training Captured in Rare, Colour Footage urn:md5:dda575bf0795edc90304eebfa5b7e9e4 2015-04-07T12:15:00+02:00 2015-04-07T08:47:39+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__15252.jpg" />The Australian Story episode Into the Lion's Den showcases some rare, colour footage of Special Operations Australia commandos training in secret during World War II.<br /> <br /> Shot in the remote bush of Fraser Island in Queensland, well away from the public gaze, it is a glimpse into the world of espionage and the art of killing as taught more than 70 years ago. The commandos were being trained for operations behind the Japanese lines throughout South-East Asia. <a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-04-06/secret-z-special-unit-wwii-training-captured-on-film/6371730">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Secret-Special-Operations-Australia-WWII-Commando-Training-Captured-in-Rare-Colour-Footage.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33962 Graffiti by 1,800 WWI Soldiers Found in Underground Quarry urn:md5:c2702c78ef90b8e9d5c5b3b0b07ddc13 2015-04-07T08:15:00+02:00 2015-04-07T08:40:21+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__15248.jpg" />The graffiti, written in a French chalk quarry and dating back almost 100 years, is plain and stark. "HJ Leach. Merely a private. 13/7/16. SA Australia," reads one inscription. "HA Deanate, 148th Aero Squadron, USA. 150 Vermilyea Ave, New York City," another says. "9th Batt Australians, G. Fitzhenry, Paddington, Sydney, N.S.W., 1916 July; Alistair Ross, Lismore, July," reads a third.<br /> <br /> They were World War I soldiers, four of almost 2,000, whose writings have recently been found underneath battlefields near Naours, France, about 120 miles north of Paris. <a href="http://edition.cnn.com/2015/04/06/world/feat-wwi-graffiti-found/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Graffiti-by-1800-WWI-Soldiers-Found-in-Underground-Quarry.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33960 Hudson, New York: Stone Plaque for City’s Original Universalist Church Found urn:md5:7f8808dc4e4d70d1efbac5da57012757 2015-04-03T10:15:00+02:00 2015-04-03T09:05:07+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/551dfd6389c10.image.jpg" />A recent discovery of a large, inscribed stone plaque from 1817 hearkens back to a religion that flourished in Hudson’s first full century but has disappeared entirely from the local landscape.<br /> <br /> The weighty plaque, measuring about 4 feet wide by 2 feet high, is inscribed, in an oval within the rectangular stone, “This House, erected by the first society of Universalists in the City of Hudson in the year of our LORD 1817.” <a href="http://www.registerstar.com/news/article_7087429c-d9aa-11e4-9716-3bcbd85585ef.html">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Hudson-New-York%3A-Stone-Plaque-for-Citys-Original-Universalist-Church-Found.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33942 Ice Age Hunters Were in North America Earlier Than Believed urn:md5:eea8eec97c3d5bf707d2dff75a0330b4 2015-03-26T21:15:00+01:00 2015-03-26T13:08:34+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Ice_Age_Hunters_01.jpg" />New research shows that prehistoric Ice-Age people hunted horse and camel 13,300 years ago in North America, much earlier than previously believed, according to a team of researchers led by a Texas A&M University anthropologist.<br /> <br /> Waters and the research team examined the skeletal remains of seven horses and one camel found in an area called Wally’s Beach, located about 80 miles south of Calgary in Canada. <a href="http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.fr/2015/03/ice-age-hunters-were-in-north-america.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Ice-Age-Hunters-Were-in-North-America-Earlier-Than-Believed.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33854 Ring Brings Ancient Viking, Islamic Civilizations Closer Together urn:md5:800d93f26dfad3bea6159a8fc86301ec 2015-03-26T19:15:00+01:00 2015-03-26T13:05:55+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/26B2C30900000578-0-image-a-35_1426515188138.jpg" />More than a century after its discovery in a ninth century woman’s grave, an engraved ring has revealed evidence of close contacts between Viking Age Scandinavians and the Islamic world.<br /> <br /> Excavators of a Viking trading center in Sweden called Birka recovered the silver ring in the late 1800s. Until now, it was thought that it featured a violet amethyst engraved with Arabic-looking characters. <a href="https://www.sciencenews.org/article/ring-brings-ancient-viking-islamic-civilizations-closer-together">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Ring-Brings-Ancient-Viking-Islamic-Civilizations-Closer-Together.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33853 Rare WWI Photos Go On Show After Being Discovered Under a House urn:md5:278dd903e6ff14df0c1da930abf0c809 2015-03-26T13:15:00+01:00 2015-03-26T12:57:08+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/r1405370_20091087.jpg" />Hundreds of fragile glass slides containing rare images of the early days of World War One have been restored after being discovered under a local house.<br /> <br /> Wrapped in towels and placed in cardboard boxes, the slides had been exposed to the heat, moisture, cold and wind that had saturated the region over the last several decades. <a href="http://www.abc.net.au/local/photos/2015/03/26/4205412.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Rare-WWI-Photos-Go-On-Show-After-Being-Discovered-Under-a-House.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33850 Previously Unseen Photographs Show British and German Soldiers Posing Up with Their Pets in WW1 France urn:md5:a66d339905ecde2bcff675c1c010a662 2015-03-25T08:15:00+01:00 2015-03-25T09:39:38+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/26F1AD0800000578-0-image-a-1_1427196815105.jpg" />Photographs capturing soldiers posing with the dogs that helped carry messages, detect enemy troops and simply provide comfort in the trenches while they were fighting during World War One have been found.<br /> <br /> Libby Hall, of Hackney in east London, has spent four decades collecting dog photos and stumbled on the collection of wartime snaps at a market stall. <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3009324/Previously-unseen-photographs-British-German-soldiers-posing-pets-WW1-France.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Previously-Unseen-Photographs-Show-British-and-German-Soldiers-Posing-Up-with-Their-Pets-in-WW1-France.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33819 Archivists Unearth Rare First Edition of the 1815 'Map that Changed the World' urn:md5:bbdd0b85fa53bc7b659bca9dec586f5f 2015-03-24T09:15:00+01:00 2015-03-24T10:25:11+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/150323075432-large.jpg" />A rare early copy of William Smith's 1815 Geological Map of England and Wales, previously thought lost, has been uncovered by Geological Society archivists. <br /> <br /> The new map has been digitised and made available online in time for the start of celebrations of the map's 200th anniversary, beginning with an unveiling of a plaque at Smith's former residence by Sir David Attenborough. <a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/03/150323075432.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Archivists-Unearth-Rare-First-Edition-of-the-1815-Map-that-Changed-the-World.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33809 Apparent Remains of Don Quixote Writer Cervantes Found urn:md5:79e44750109b83aecde57755c3b37f95 2015-03-19T12:15:00+01:00 2015-03-19T09:25:07+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/cervantes-670.jpg" />Spain said this week it had unearthed the apparent remains of a literary giant, "Don Quixote" author Miguel de Cervantes, in a Madrid convent almost 400 years after his death.<br /> <br /> Researchers said they were "convinced" that among crumbling remains in a crypt they had found Cervantes, hailed by academics as the father of the modern novel. <a href="http://news.discovery.com/history/apparent-remains-of-don-quixote-writer-cervantes-found-150318.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Apparent-Remains-of-Don-Quixote-Writer-Cervantes-Found.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33767 World's Oldest Pretzel Found in Germany urn:md5:ae7d6600ec1d2685d6c30bcbb97d5e07 2015-03-16T14:15:00+01:00 2015-03-16T11:34:49+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/dnews-files-2015-03-world-oldest-pretzel-found-150313-jpg.jpg" />German archaeologists announced this week they have discovered what could be the world’s oldest pretzel.<br /> <br /> Unearthed during a large excavation on the “Donaumarkt” in Regensburg, an area nearby the Danube which was destroyed in the 1950-60s, the charred pretzel fragments are believed to be 250 years old. They were recovered beneath a floor in a structure long known to be a bakery. <a href="http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/worlds-oldest-pretzel-found-in-germany-150313.htm">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/World-s-Oldest-Pretzel-Found-in-Germany.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33728 Founding Father Samuel Chase's Birthplace Identified in Somerset County, Maryland urn:md5:302e76571582b512e2c365b31233fa9a 2015-03-02T10:15:00+01:00 2015-03-02T09:50:49+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/B9316182540Z.1_20150301143016_000_GH9A0AR8J.1-0.jpg" />For more than a century there been a mystery in Somerset County linked to the legacy of Samuel Chase, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and a U.S. Supreme Court judge.<br /> <br /> Mark Tyler, of The Capt. John Smoot Chapter of the Maryland Society Sons of the American Revolution, has been looking for the site of Chase's birthplace for the past two years. He has spent so much time researching the background of the former Somerset County resident that he calls the historical figure "Sam Chase." <a href="http://www.delmarvanow.com/story/news/local/maryland/2015/03/01/samuel-chase-birthplace/24223929/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Founding-Father-Samuel-Chase-s-Birthplace-Identified-in-Somerset-County-Maryland.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33605 Cambridgeshire Church Plague Graffiti Reveals 'Heartbreaking' Find urn:md5:ff8790b504c7dd7dee1c664f340e0a94 2015-02-23T18:15:00+01:00 2015-02-23T19:16:17+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/_81086986_kingston2.jpg" />"Heartbreaking" graffiti uncovered in a Cambridgeshire church has revealed how three sisters from one family died in a plague outbreak in 1515.<br /> <br /> The names Cateryn, Jane and Amee Maddyngley and the date were inscribed on stonework in Kingston parish church. It was found by Norfolk and Suffolk Medieval Graffiti Survey volunteers. Archaeologist Matt Champion said the project had shown church plague graffiti was "far more common than previously realised". <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-31459761">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Cambridgeshire-Church-Plague-Graffiti-Reveals-Heartbreaking-Find.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33546 WWI Trench System Unearthed in Cork, Ireland urn:md5:093d32ec4ba902a4de9ba9beb081d18b 2015-02-23T12:15:00+01:00 2015-02-23T09:58:42+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/WorldWar1Trench_large.jpg" />Archaeologists at a military camp in North Cork have discovered one of the largest and best preserved First World War underground bunker and trench systems ever built in Britain and Ireland.<br /> <br /> Details of the find by a team from Queen’s University Belfast, revealed exclusively to the Irish Examiner, show the underground bunkers, built around 1915, could have accommodated sleeping quarters for up to 300 troops. <a href="http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/wwi-trench-system-unearthed-in-cork-308695.html">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/WWI-Trench-System-Unearthed-in-Cork-Ireland.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33544 Medieval Battle Site Yields UK’s Oldest Cannon Ball urn:md5:84a2da39b8e84d64088dfbcf63b65fb7 2015-02-17T12:15:00+01:00 2015-02-17T11:19:56+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/UK_cannon_ball.jpg" />A lead ball found at a medieval battle site could be the oldest surviving cannonball in England, an expert says.<br /> <br /> The damaged ball was found at the site of the Battle of Northampton fought during the War of the Roses. Medieval artillery expert Dr Glenn Foard said: "It is highly likely the projectile was fired during the battle [10 July 1460]." It will be revealed to the public at a Northampton hotel in Eagle Drive close to the battlefield on Thursday night. <a href="http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.fr/2015/02/medieval-battle-site-yields-uks-oldest.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Medieval-Battle-Site-Yields-UKs-Oldest-Cannon-Ball.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33492 Archaeologists To Explore Waterloo Battlefield urn:md5:04f213daa00fae699b885e1e9baa6ef3 2015-02-16T16:15:00+01:00 2015-02-16T11:04:30+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/waterloo_02b.jpg" />An international team of battlefield experts, led by the University of Glasgow’s Dr Tony Pollard, will start work at farm buildings of Hougoumont in April 2015.<br /> <br /> The research is being undertaken as part of Waterloo Uncovered, which is launching today and aims to transform our understanding of the battle that created modern Europe and ended the Napoleonic era. <a href="http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.fr/2015/02/archaeologists-to-explore-waterloo.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Archaeologists-To-Explore-Waterloo-Battlefield.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33484 Mystery Photo Unseen for 30 Years May Be the Only Existing Image of a Submerged Civil War Gunship urn:md5:04f8db528cfacf5fc21346bb9f62daf5 2015-02-16T14:15:00+01:00 2015-02-16T11:02:48+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_7/25AEE91200000578-0-image-a-2_1423946408301.jpg" />Archaeologists with the Army Corps of Engineers are searching for what may be the sole photograph of Civil War-era ironclad CSS Georgia as they salvage its remains from the Savannah River.<br /> <br /> So far, the only person able to verify details about the photo is the man who found it at a yard sale in Georgia in the 1980s - John Potter. Potter said he was looking through a collection of antiques at a home in Waycross when he stumbled upon a picture frame that caught his eye. <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2953895/Archaeologists-working-salvage-wreck-CSS-Georgia-search-believed-known-photo-Civil-War-ironclad.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Mystery-Photo-Unseen-for-30-Years-May-Be-the-Only-Existing-Image-of-a-Submerged-Civil-War-Gunship.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33483 Ancient Graveyard in Italy May Yield Clues on Cholera's Evolution urn:md5:9bf19c79cc58a61af0d83b4db9b3defb 2015-02-16T12:15:00+01:00 2015-02-16T10:51:08+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/240px-Cholera_bacteria_SEM.jpg" />Ancient graveyard in Italy may help archaeologists and other researchers yield clues on cholera's evolution.<br /> <br /> The researchers are excavating the graveyard surrounding the abandoned Badia Pozzeveri church in the Tuscany region of Italy. The site contains victims of the cholera epidemic that swept the world in the 1850s, said Clark Spencer Larsen, professor of anthropology at The Ohio State University. <a href="http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ani/ancient-graveyard-in-italy-may-yield-clues-on-cholera-s-evolution-115021600584_1.html">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Ancient-Graveyard-in-Italy-May-Yield-Clues-on-Cholera-s-Evolution.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33481 First-Known Footage Found of 1915 Chicago Boating Tragedy that Killed 844 Passengers urn:md5:a8949b213df5e44b39765b984dcf16d1 2015-02-13T21:15:00+01:00 2015-02-13T22:45:05+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_7/258AB39000000578-2947748-image-a-27_1423585516587.jpg" />Almost a century on, footage has surfaced of a freak boating disaster that killed 844 people traveling to a company picnic in Chicago.<br /> <br /> On the morning of July 24, 1915 the SS Eastland capsized while it was still docked in around 20ft of water. Many of the victims were children and teenagers, who drowned while wearing their Sunday best. Two newly-discovered grainy black and white clips of the incident show workers trying to right the luxury vessel, with survivors huddled together shivering in blankets. <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2947748/Footage-1915-Chicago-ship-disaster-killed-844-found.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/First-Known-Footage-Found-of-1915-Chicago-Boating-Tragedy-that-Killed-844-Passengers.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33470 Richard III Killed by Sword Thrust Upwards Into Neck urn:md5:6780786a4f6b3c3373987128c9c2fbef 2015-02-13T10:15:00+01:00 2015-02-13T11:30:55+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/dnews-files-2015-02-king-richard-III-killer-blow-150212-jpg.jpg" />King Richard III was killed by a sword thrust from the base of the neck all the way up into his head, according to researchers at the University of Leicester who have located a major injury in the interior surface of the skull.<br /> <br /> Guy Rutty of East Midlands Forensic Pathology Unit, based at the University of Leicester, spotted the fatal wound while examining the skull of the last Plantagenet king. <a href="http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/richard-iii-killed-by-sword-thrust-upwards-into-neck-150212.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Richard-III-Killed-by-Sword-Thrust-Upwards-Into-Neck.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33465 Urban Explorer Who Ventured Into Derelict Home To Take Eerie Photographs Finds $7,000... and Then Tracks Down the Owner To Hand It Over urn:md5:52ae13e2860feda8bd2e7fda15ae105f 2015-02-12T21:15:00+01:00 2015-02-12T22:46:52+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_7/24A9C96D00000578-2916736-image-a-43_1421673548815.jpg" />A photographer who went into an abandoned house to take pictures of its antiques found almost $7,000 in bundles of cash - and was then able to reunite it with its rightful owners after tracking them down.<br /> <br /> The man only known as Dave, of Freaktography came across the derelict property in Ontaria, Canada after being tipped off by a friend and was desperate to go inside and capture images. <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2916736/Photographer-finds-stash-7-000-mattress-abandoned-house-Canada-tracks-owner-s-family-hand-cash.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Urban-Explorer-Who-Ventured-Into-Derelict-Home-To-Take-Eerie-Photographs-Finds-7000-and-Then-Tracks-Down-the-Owner-To-Hand-It-Over.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33462 16th Century Silver Extraction Pollution Found in Peruvian Ice Cap urn:md5:ca326043ead536201231411c1f9d2993 2015-02-12T11:15:00+01:00 2015-02-12T10:59:32+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/Peruicecap-800x600.jpg" />In the 16th century, during its conquest of South America, the Spanish Empire forced countless Incas to work extracting silver from the mountaintop mines of Potosí, in what is now Bolivia—then the largest source of silver in the world. <br /> <br /> The Inca already knew how to refine silver, but in 1572 the Spanish introduced a new technology that boosted production many times over and sent thick clouds of lead dust rising over the Andes for the first time in history. <a href="http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/02/2015/16th-century-silver-extraction-pollution-found-in-peruvian-ice-cap">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/16th-Century-Silver-Extraction-Pollution-Found-in-Peruvian-Ice-Cap.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33456 German Crew’s Rotterdam WWII Destruction Film Discovered urn:md5:4d4747d34f10ee31460ef4b920dd69e2 2015-02-12T09:15:00+01:00 2015-02-12T10:57:13+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_7/Exterieur_OVERZICHT_NA_BOMBARDEMENT_OORLOGSSCHADE_-_Rotterdam_-_20264975_-_RCE-1200x575.jpg" />The German Federal Archive has found video images of the destruction of Rotterdam and Middelburg which was filmed by a German film crew in August 1940, a few months after the bombing, NOS reports.<br /> <br /> Rotterdam was the first city to be redesigned after the total destruction the bombing caused and German planners were very interested in the process. Shortly after the bombing the German government architect Otto traveled to Rotterdam to discuss the plans with mayor Oud and city architect Witteveen. <a href="http://www.nltimes.nl/2015/02/11/german-crews-rotterdam-wwii-destruction-film-discovered/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/German-Crews-Rotterdam-WWII-Destruction-Film-Discovered.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33455 Forgotten Edition of Magna Carta Found in Kent Council Archive urn:md5:03a90009fdb50f3cbde4369280ee8379 2015-02-09T10:15:00+01:00 2015-02-09T12:02:07+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/Pg-19-deadlock1-getty-v2.jpg" />An edition of the Magna Carta, which is estimated to be worth up to £10 million despite severe damage, has been found after it lay forgotten in a council’s archives.<br /> <br /> The document – that established the principle of the rule of law and protection of civil liberties in 1215 was found in the files of the history department of Kent County Council. The charter, which was originally drafted by the then-Archbishop of Canterbury and agreed by King John of England to make peace with rebel barons, was kept in archives in Maidstone but belongs to the seaside town of Sandwich. <a href="http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/forgotten-edition-of-magna-carta-found-in-kent-council-archive-could-fetch-up-to-10m-10031788.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Forgotten-Edition-of-Magna-Carta-Found-in-Kent-Council-Archive.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33412 Civil War Mural, Obscured for Decades, Resurfaces on a Shelf urn:md5:67cdd59796cde62eac9c8782f30fd382 2015-02-03T09:15:00+01:00 2015-02-03T10:21:57+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_7/31PAINTING1-master675.jpg" />A historic Civil War mural that bounced, mislabeled, from museum to museum for several decades has emerged from storage, its identity reclaimed. But because of its size, its owners are still pondering where it can be displayed.<br /> <br /> From 1887 to 1958, “The Battle of Resaca,” a 5-feet-by-12-feet oil-on-canvas mural by the Civil War artist James Walker, hung in an imposing brick and granite edifice on the Upper West Side. <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/31/nyregion/civil-war-mural-obscured-for-decades-resurfaces-on-a-shelf.html?_r=0">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Civil-War-Mural-Obscured-for-Decades-Resurfaces-on-a-Shelf.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33341 Earliest Dated Building in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, Revealed urn:md5:3684a619f3632527e5b997be2ae33676 2015-01-30T14:15:00+01:00 2015-01-30T11:38:32+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/Ireland_01.jpg" />An excavation carried out in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, has brought to light part of a building that is thought to have burned down during the Cahir O’Doherty rising of 1608, whose lands had been confiscated for colonization during the reign of King James I. The structure pre-dates the walled city.<br /> <br /> The building, only a very small part of which has survived, had stone foundations and a cellar above which the upper floors were constructed of timber. <a href="http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.fr/2015/01/earliest-dated-building-in-derry.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Earliest-Dated-Building-in-Londonderry-Northern-Ireland-Revealed.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33308 Cervantes Searchers Find Casket With His Initials urn:md5:1f84a140dda6c9c67baa4f30fede431f 2015-01-30T12:15:00+01:00 2015-01-30T11:36:35+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/Cervanted_01.jpg" />Experts searching for the remains of Miguel de Cervantes said Monday that they found wooden fragments of a casket bearing the initials "M.C." with bones in and around them in a crypt underneath the chapel of a cloistered convent in Madrid.<br /> <br /> The "Don Quixote" author was buried in 1616 at Convent of the Barefoot Trinitarians in Madrid's historic Barrio de las Letras, or Literary Quarter. But the exact whereabouts of his grave within the convent chapel were unknown. <a href="http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.fr/2015/01/cervantes-searchers-find-casket-with.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Cervantes-Searchers-Find-Casket-With-His-Initials.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33306 More Union Writing Discovered at Brandy Station's Graffiti House in Virginia urn:md5:d4d161084d889e54f9cf9e9cab087874 2015-01-27T11:15:00+01:00 2015-01-27T10:19:25+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/54c5b5fd6bd9c.image.jpg" />A conservator working this week at the historic Graffiti House in Brandy Station has for the first time uncovered Civil War-era writing on the ground floor of the structure.<br /> <br /> The newest uncovered writing appears to be from Union soldiers, apparently during the period the house was used as part of the headquarters of Union Gen. Henry Prince, said Foundation President Jim McKinney. <a href="http://www.tricities.com/news/local/article_01619ea8-a50c-11e4-8d7f-ff86d5e5298d.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/More-Union-Writing-Discovered-at-Brandy-Station-s-Graffiti-House-in-Virginia.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33267 First World War Officer's Time Capsule Found Tucked Away in Storage at School History Department urn:md5:675d7b6aebe97eaf1958a357d73c254a 2015-01-25T21:15:00+01:00 2015-01-25T22:46:39+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/24F951B000000578-0-image-m-10_1422087095850.jpg" />The immaculate uniform, trench maps and belongings of a First World War officer have been discovered in his 'time capsule' trunk nearly 100 years after they were last folded away.<br /> <br /> The set of items includes the neatly folded uniform of Lieutenant Howard Hands, his officer's cap, belts, cigarette case, photographs, newspapers and even his bedpan. His own trench maps showing a network of secret tunnels and mine galleries that ran under enemy positions on the Western Front were also found in the stash. <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2924488/First-World-War-officer-s-time-capsule-containing-perfectly-preserved-uniform-trench-maps-newspapers-tucked-away-storage-school-history-department.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/First-World-War-Officer-s-Time-Capsule-Found-Tucked-Away-in-Storage-at-School-History-Department.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33244 15th-Century Irish Town Found Near Medieval Castle urn:md5:22eeec6d5a88aa3735f5c0cf3c70ee52 2015-01-22T11:15:00+01:00 2015-01-22T11:00:00+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/irish-exvacation-settlement-670.jpg" />The medieval Dunluce Castle, located on the craggy rocks of Northern Ireland's coast, is neighbors with a mysterious stone settlement, according to a recent excavation.<br /> <br /> The castle dates back to the 15th century, and once housed the powerful MacQuillan family, which controlled a large amount of territory in Northern Ireland. On a recent dig, the Northern Ireland Environment Agency planned to uncover part of the lost 17th century town of Dunluce near the castle. <a href="http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/15th-century-irish-town-found-near-medieval-castle-150121.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/15th-Century-Irish-Town-Found-Near-Medieval-Castle.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33218 132-Year-Old Rifle Found Leaning on Tree in Nevada Park urn:md5:1778df78a76359613f736e4424b35433 2015-01-15T09:15:00+01:00 2015-01-15T10:45:38+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/635568417205435215-old-gun-combo.jpg" />A 132-year-old rifle was the last thing Great Basin National Park officials were expecting to wander across.<br /> <br /> There are still a lot of questions around the discovery of a Winchester Model 1873 Rifle recovered by Great Basin National Park archaeologists in November 2014. The rifle had been "exposed to the sun, wind, snow and rain" and was found leaning against a tree in the park. <a href="http://www.9news.com/story/news/weird/2015/01/14/rifle-tree-great-basin-national-park/21758445/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/132-Year-Old-Rifle-Found-Leaning-on-Tree-in-Nevada-Park.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33135 1795 Time Capsule Opened, Centuries After Revere and Adams Buried It urn:md5:2c592fa1ed1e9addec792ab17c7e3bf2 2015-01-08T10:15:00+01:00 2015-01-08T10:10:39+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__14651.jpg" />More than 200 years after Samuel Adams and Paul Revere first buried it in Boston, it took an hour to remove all the objects crammed inside a tiny time capsule.<br /> <br /> Onlookers anxiously watched the unveiling Tuesday, worrying the items might not have weathered the years very well. <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2015/01/06/us/feat-paul-revere-sam-adams-boston-time-capsule/">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/1795-Time-Capsule-Opened-Centuries-After-Revere-and-Adams-Buried-It.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33072 Newspapers of Turkish WWI Prisoners Tell Their Own Story urn:md5:3e99f46f55a13963a1847c34304cbc8b 2014-12-16T09:15:00+01:00 2014-12-16T10:38:55+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 2014-12-15T10:33:07+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 2014-12-12T09:35:32+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 2014-12-05T11:31:36+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 2014-12-02T12:13:09+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 2014-11-28T09:34:43+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 2014-11-25T09:40:05+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 2014-11-24T10:42:51+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 2014-11-19T11:02:49+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 2014-11-18T10:17:41+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 2014-11-17T09:54:33+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 2014-11-12T10:17:54+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 2014-11-10T10:25:46+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 2014-11-06T10:47:00+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 2014-11-05T10:05:58+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 2014-10-29T09:33:34+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 2014-10-29T09:31:37+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 2014-10-28T09:55:20+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 2014-10-28T09:53:33+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 2014-10-27T10:59:25+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 2014-10-24T10:16:11+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 2014-10-21T09:38:43+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 2014-10-17T09:10:56+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 2014-10-15T09:06:42+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 2014-10-13T08:53:29+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 2014-10-13T08:48:09+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 2014-09-17T09:30:16+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 2014-09-15T09:25:38+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 2014-09-12T08:44:10+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 2014-09-12T08:41:53+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 2014-09-05T09:12:34+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 2014-08-27T09:32:15+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 2014-08-25T10:58:29+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 2014-08-25T10:35:38+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 2014-08-01T09:15:57+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 2014-07-28T09:21:47+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 2014-07-24T10:20:49+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 2014-07-18T11:01:25+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 2014-07-09T11:55:43+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 2014-07-08T07:36:40+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 2014-07-07T10:34:18+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 2014-06-25T10:37:45+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 2014-06-20T09:32:32+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 2014-06-10T08:16:09+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 2014-06-09T09:19:49+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 2014-06-05T09:35:59+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 2014-06-02T09:18:32+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 2014-06-02T09:16:39+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 2014-06-02T09:13:15+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 2014-05-30T09:44:08+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 2014-05-27T08:21:29+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 2014-05-26T10:36:55+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 2014-05-26T10:33:38+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 2014-05-16T08:39:33+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 2014-05-15T08:43:47+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 2014-05-14T08:45:23+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 2014-05-14T08:46:38+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 2014-05-13T08:22:39+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