Genealogy Blog - Historic Preservation/Heritage 2014-12-19T14:17:20+01:00 Geneanet urn:md5:137eeaa00c40515e81be86b078a43655 Dotclear Historic Map To Go on Display at the Idaho State Historical Archives urn:md5:047fdce3133d0cc7adabe053e388c87f 2014-12-19T12:15:00+01:00 2014-12-19T10:46:31+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/lBEq7.AuSt.36.jpg" />When Nels and Emma Just built their home in Idaho's Blackfoot River Valley in 1887, they bought a big U.S. map to hang in the hallway. It hung there for 127 years until April, 2014, when the Presto Preservation Association, a group founded by the Just family, took it down for restoration. <br /> <br /> The restored map, along with interpretive panels about the Just family, are on display through Jan. 13 at the Idaho State Historical Archives, 2205 Old Penitentiary Road in Boise. <a href="http://www.idahostatesman.com/2014/12/18/3548445_historic-map-to-go-on-display.html?sp=/99/101/&rh=1">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Historic-Map-To-Go-on-Display-at-the-Idaho-State-Historical-Archives.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32975 A Genealogist Who Spent His Life Building a Cherokee Archive Retires urn:md5:46f85bf6dc5360f896c6492c105ba7ec 2014-12-15T09:15:00+01:00 2014-12-15T09:29:43+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/tom-mooney-retirement-cherokee-heritage-center.jpg" />When Tom Mooney started working as a genealogist and archivist for Cherokee Heritage Center on December 6, 1976, he had one filing cabinet to store items.<br /> <br /> After 38 years, Mooney has retired from the Cherokee Heritage Center, leaving behind a vast collection of more than 400,000 historical documents and items that fill hundreds of square feet of space at the museum. <a href="http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/12/14/genealogist-who-spent-his-life-building-cherokee-archive-retires-158216">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/A-Genealogist-Who-Spent-His-Life-Building-a-Cherokee-Archive-Retires.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32931 France Pays Tribute to 'Forgotten' Chinese WWI Labourers urn:md5:e1c5d8d205538be174e9ec400308b977 2014-11-27T10:15:00+01:00 2014-11-27T08:35:21+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/520836691.jpg" />France on Wednesday paid tribute to an often forgotten corps of 140,000 Chinese labourers who dug trenches, worked in weapons factories and, for many, lost their lives helping France's World War I effort.<br /> <br /> Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian laid a wreath in front of a commemorative stele in a park in Paris's Chinese district to honour the little-known contribution of these labourers, before a military band played Le Marseillaise.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/europe/France-pays-tribute-to-forgotten-Chinese-WWI-labourers/articleshow/45286580.cms">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/France-Pays-Tribute-to-Forgotten-Chinese-WWI-Labourers.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32723 Bulgaria President To Honour Memory of Bulgarian Soldiers Who Died in WWI urn:md5:8dcca3fcd07b091c5b69eb323f30d07e 2014-11-27T08:15:00+01:00 2014-11-27T08:33:37+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/415056d9fbc05cfa969017f24628b301.jpg" />Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev is to honour Thursday the memory of the Bulgarian soldiers who died in the First World War, the press centre of the President’s Office announced.<br /> <br /> Mr Plevneliev will lay a wreath at the Monument to the Unknown Soldier in the capital Sofia, paying respect to the memory of the Bulgarian soldiers and officers who died fighting in the First World War.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.focus-fen.net/news/2014/11/27/355639/bulgaria-president-to-honour-memory-of-bulgarian-soldiers-who-died-in-wwi.html">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Bulgaria-President-To-Honour-Memory-of-Bulgarian-Soldiers-Who-Died-in-WWI.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32722 Britain's Princess Anne Opens Magna Carta Exhibition in Washington urn:md5:e2963f1e2433ac8a70b8977fd51ea9a9 2014-11-10T18:15:00+01:00 2014-11-10T09:33:34+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/article-b974a40c-03f7-4947-891a-eeb19f55f473-6TtRn5xvR-HSK1-965_634x458.jpg" />Britain's Princess Anne opened Thursday a 10-week exhibition at the Library of Congress that features one of only four surviving original copies of the nearly 800-year-old Magna Carta.<br /> <br /> The 64-year-old daughter of Queen Elizabeth hailed the "shared values" of Britain and the United States, at a ceremony alongside the Lincoln Cathedral copy of the historic document. "Nearly 800 years ago, Magna Carta gave us our first concept of a society governed by the rule of law -– a major step," the princess said.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-2824530/Princess-Anne-opens-Magna-Carta-exhibition-Washington.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Britain-s-Princess-Anne-Opens-Magna-Carta-Exhibition-in-Washington.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32526 Incredible Collection of First 'Tabloids' Which Reveal Crimes and Dying Confessions of Hanged 18th Century Convicts Due To Be Sold at Auction urn:md5:e9c12bab6fcf6fb8e9e1f166835754c0 2014-11-06T09:15:00+01:00 2014-11-06T09:42:19+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/1415146280988_wps_41_The_Trial_and_Execution_o.jpg" />An incredible collection of the earliest tabloid 'newspapers', which detail the shocking crimes and dying confessions of hanged 18th century convicts, are due to be sold at auction next week. The so-called 'Execution Broadsides' - which usually consisted of just a single sheet of paper - documented the gruesome and gory facts and rumours which surrounded public hangings.<br /> <br /> The sheets of printed news, which were usually sold for a penny near the gallows on the day of the hanging, covered the crime committed, a woodcut illustration, a description of the convict's final hours and their last dying confession - all in sensational, dramatic detail.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2821221/First-tabloids-revealing-shocking-crimes-dying-confessions-hanged-18th-century-convicts-sold-auction.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Incredible-Collection-of-First-Tabloids-Which-Reveal-Crimes-and-Dying-Confessions-of-Hanged-18th-Century-Convicts-Due-To-Be-Sold-at-Auction.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32491 Sequoyah National Research Center Acquires Collection of Alaska Native Archives urn:md5:8e938a48cfe117e6ee6abec3f06f7766 2014-10-22T10:15:00+02:00 2014-10-22T08:23:58+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/4579224_orig.jpg" />The University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Sequoyah National Research Center (SNRC) has acquired the Jeanie Greene Collection from television journalist Jeanie Greene of Anchorage, Alaska.<br /> <br /> Throughout her career, Greene has conducted a wide variety of research projects on Alaska Native cultures and individuals within those cultures.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://ualr.edu/www/2014/10/21/center-acquires-collection-of-native-alaskan-archives/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/Sequoyah-National-Research-Center-Acquires-Collection-of-Alaska-Native-Archives.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32320 National Archives of Malta, City Council of Girona Sign Agreement Over Photographic Archives urn:md5:e6a60ed5b91754a91d1acb691e72158b 2014-10-16T13:15:00+02:00 2014-10-16T08:26:53+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__13979.jpg" />The National Archives of Malta, the Richard Ellis Archive (Malta) and the City Council of Girona- Centre de Recerca i Difusió de la Imatge (Centre for Image Research and Diffusion) have signed a memorandum of understanding. The aim is for them to work together in the preservation and promotion of their photographic archives.<br /> <br /> “This is the beginning of a project through which we can reach the next stage in the development of our archives, this time in the photographaic sector,” National Archivist Charles Farrugia said.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.maltatoday.com.mt/news/national/44983/national_archives_girona_sign_agreement_over_photographic_archives__">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/National-Archives-of-Malta-City-Council-of-Girona-Sign-Agreement-Over-Photographic-Archives.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32268 French Soldier’s Room Unchanged 96 Years After His Death in First World War urn:md5:fef39a39e54bb3ad64505e4a99c20c99 2014-10-15T01:15:00+02:00 2014-10-15T00:20:25+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Soldiers-room-009.jpg" />The name of dragoons officer Hubert Rochereau is commemorated on a war memorial in Bélâbre, his native village in central France, along with those of other young men who lost their lives in the first world war.<br /> <br /> But Rochereau also has a much more poignant and exceptional memorial: his room in a large family house in the village has been preserved with his belongings for almost 100 years since his death in Belgium.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/14/french-soldier-room-unchanged-first-world-war">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/French-Soldiers-Room-Unchanged-96-Years-After-His-Death-in-First-World-War.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32254 Four Copies of Magna Carta To Be Shown Together for First Time urn:md5:ad3c7b335255e7c7bd1823cf48870b22 2014-10-10T10:15:00+02:00 2014-10-10T09:17:10+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Magna-Carta-under-UV-ligh-011.jpg" />The four surviving copies of the original Magna Carta from 1215 will come together for the first time in history next February as part of a one-off event to mark the 800th anniversary of the signing of the historic document.<br /> <br /> The Magna Carta – literally, Great Charter – was issued by King John in 1215, as his barons revolted and civil war loomed. It saw the monarch avert crisis by acknowledging that the king was not above the law, and with the granting of a range of rights to English citizens. “To no one will we sell, to no one deny or delay right or justice,” runs one of its most famous clauses.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/oct/08/four-copies-magna-carta-british-library">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/Four-Copies-of-Magna-Carta-To-Be-Shown-Together-for-First-Time.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32206 Help the National Library of France Acquire a National Treasure urn:md5:2ce4b7097a07504844322ab87eb1dd87 2014-10-06T16:15:00+02:00 2014-10-06T07:54:12+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Hadrien-f-28v.jpg" />The French National Library has launched a public appeal for the acquisition of a royal manuscript of King François I of France,Description des Douze Césars avec leurs figures (Tours, c. 1520).<br /> <br /> This exceptional manuscript, classified as a national treasure, was illustrated by Jean Bourdichon for King François I of France. The manuscript, which is one of three original copies, is the most beautiful and will be the first to enter the French national collections.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://blog.europeana.eu/2014/10/help-the-national-library-of-france-acquire-a-national-treasure/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/Help-the-National-Library-of-France-Acquire-a-National-Treasure.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32156 Bosnia and Herzegovina Burnt State Archives Restored urn:md5:a6d8820d4697b5e2e4b7c546a6d8c3f3 2014-10-06T12:15:00+02:00 2014-10-06T07:49:58+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/1392290149-tika-bosna-hersek-devlet-arsivlerine-ait-zarar-goren-belgelerin-kurtarilmasi-icin-insiyatif-baslatti-6.jpg" />Bosnia and Herzegovina's state archives hold “great importance” for Turkey, Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency Vice President Ali Maskan said Thursday.<br /> <br /> He made the remarks at a ceremony held Thursday to reopen the state archives at the Bosnia and Herzegovina Presidency Building, which was set ablaze during an anti-government protest last February. The archives included documents from the Ottoman period.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.worldbulletin.net/news/145597/bosnia-and-herzegovina-burnt-state-archives-restored">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/Bosnia-and-Herzegovina-Burnt-State-Archives-Restored.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32154 Iran State TV Accuses BBC of Document Theft from Government Archives urn:md5:ee40500ebbdfeb05316c31d5e922b757 2014-09-30T08:15:00+02:00 2014-09-30T07:37:31+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Iran-flag-011.jpg" />Iranian state television accused the BBC on Sunday of trying to steal “artistic, historic and cultural documents” from government archives in the Islamic Republic.<br /> <br /> The BBC had no immediate comment on the claim, coming in a report on the Iranian broadcasting company’s website, though Iran has a history of accusing the British broadcaster as operating as a cover for spies and dissidents.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/28/iran-state-tv-accuses-bbc-document-theft-government-archives">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/09/Iran-State-TV-Accuses-BBC-of-Document-Theft-from-Government-Archives.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32106 Race To Stop Historic Hulton Family Archives Going Into Private Ownership urn:md5:e0322003257a45b291045321ec86e74e 2014-09-25T08:15:00+02:00 2014-09-25T07:52:15+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__13913.jpg" />A group of historians are in a race against time to stop the records of an aristocratic family - who lived in Bolton for almost a millennium - from going into private ownership.<br /> <br /> The Hulton Archive is being sold for £95,000 by family member who is not a direct descendant. When Sir Geoffrey Hulton died in the 1990s, he was the last in a line of Hultons which go back to 1167.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/11487663.Race_to_stop_vital_piece_of_Bolton_s_history_going_into_private_ownership/?ref=mr">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/09/Race-To-Stop-Historic-Hulton-Family-Archives-Going-Into-Private-Ownership.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32051 Egypt: Project to Preserve National Archives Under Way urn:md5:16d6fce99c356ef8c42a307940ad7ec4 2014-09-11T08:15:00+02:00 2014-09-11T07:45:09+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/2012-634614489469324929-932.jpg" />The National Archives of Egypt, founded in Cairo in 1828, is one of the oldest in the world.<br /> <br /> It dates back to the 19th century when Mohamed Ali Pasha constructed a place in the Cairo Citadel (El-Qalaa) to preserve official records and named it Daftarkhana (House of Documentation).<br /> <br /> <a href="http://allafrica.com/stories/201409101506.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/09/Egypt%3A-Project-to-Preserve-National-Archives-Under-Way.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31917 World War I: German Soldier Otto Strube's Photographs Captured Life Behind the Lines urn:md5:6d95b49d8b6c71c451ef476d43174bda 2014-09-05T11:15:00+02:00 2014-09-05T08:14:52+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/5700298-3x2-700x467.jpg" />When German photographer Otto Strube was called upon to fulfil his responsibilities of military service at the start of World War I, his camera went along with him. Now his family have shared his photographs, offering us a remarkable view of the German perspective of the war.<br /> <br /> Otto served as a soldier in the German 44th Reserve Field Artillery Regiment and according to his grandson, ABC journalist Bernie Bowen, was involved in many of the battles Australians also fought on the Western Front.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-09-05/world-war-i-german-soldier-photographs-behind-enemy-lines/5700758">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/09/World-War-I%3A-German-Soldier-Otto-Strube-s-Photographs-Captured-Life-Behind-the-Lines.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31861 Holocaust Museum Acquires Copy of UN War Crimes Archive from WWII, Will Give Public Access urn:md5:762f9b4bd957b8eefcc503e8b6b739c0 2014-07-21T12:15:00+02:00 2014-07-21T08:12:38+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/UN_War_Crimes_Archive-1.jpg" />From Adolf Hitler down to the petty bureaucrats who staffed the Nazi death camps, thousands of perpetrators of World War II war crimes were eventually written up in vast reams of investigative files — files that now, for the first time, can be viewed in their entirety by the public.<br /> <br /> The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington has obtained a full copy of the U.N. War Crimes Commission archive that has largely been locked away for the past 70 years under restricted access at the United Nations. On Thursday, the museum will announce it has made the entire digital archive freely available to visitors in its research room.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/07/17/holocaust-museum-acquires-copy-un-war-crimes-archive-from-wwii-will-give-public/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/07/Holocaust-Museum-Acquires-Copy-of-UN-War-Crimes-Archive-from-WWII-Will-Give-Public-Access.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31522 Soldier's Civil War Letters to Ohio Woman Compiled Into Book urn:md5:df892ab2c9b95c497f8e059f886a4f58 2014-07-03T08:15:00+02:00 2014-07-03T07:54:47+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/1ej8e1.AuSt.79.jpeg" />Gerald Dougherty's relative found the letters, dozens of them, in the upstairs of an Ohio barn. They were yellowed with age, and some showed signs of nibbling by pests, but overall, they were in pretty good shape.<br /> <br /> The letters, many written to Eve Ann (sometimes spelled Anne) Huffman, a 21-year-old woman from a small farming town in central Ohio, were from four young men — two of whom were her brothers — serving on the Union side during the Civil War.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2014/07/02/3320316/soldiers-civil-war-letters-to.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/07/Soldier-s-Civil-War-Letters-to-Ohio-Woman-Compiled-Into-Book.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31352 National Library of India Graveyard for Rare Books and Newspapers urn:md5:7a955e5e46468f2822ce28bcb5982c9a 2014-06-30T10:15:00+02:00 2014-06-30T08:14:09+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/371155-national-library.jpg" />National Library of India, which could have been a repository of priceless books and documents, has turned into a dumping ground. The roof of the new section -built at a cost of Rs 148 crore just nine years ago -has started leaking forcing employees to cover treasured books with tarpaulin.<br /> <br /> Sources in the museum told TOI that rare books are being ripped apart, page by page, in the name of digital scanning and the original copies dumped like waste material.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata/National-Library-graveyard-for-rare-books-and-newspapers/articleshow/37361891.cms">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/06/National-Library-of-India-Graveyard-for-Rare-Books-and-Newspapers.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31308 Historic Torrington, Connecticut, Photos Unearthed Ahead of Frederick Law Olmsted Documentary June 27 urn:md5:365abbb299646a6f129ff488b77024ae 2014-06-27T08:15:00+02:00 2014-06-27T07:53:44+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/AR-140629682.jpg_maxh_400_maxw_667.jpg" />Research in advance of a screening of a PBS documentary on Frederick Law Olmsted has unearthed 250 photographs of the city in the early 1900s.<br /> <br /> According to a release from the Torrington Historical Society, Edward Cannata, a volunteer at the Society, uncovered the photographs at a Massachusetts archive while researching Frederick Law Olmsted’s involvement with the city.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.registercitizen.com/general-news/20140626/historic-torrington-photos-unearthed-ahead-of-frederick-law-olmsted-documentary-june-27">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/06/Historic-Torrington-Connecticut-Photos-Unearthed-Ahead-of-Frederick-Law-Olmsted-Documentary-June-27.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31285 South Wales Archives To Join Collection of Worldwide Historically Important Documents urn:md5:d88d3b02970ad4cb391f0d888b03243c 2014-06-25T13:15:00+02:00 2014-06-25T09:45:32+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/_71229202_neathabbey1.jpg" />Archives from South Wales are to sit alongside the Domesday Book and Winston Churchill's papers in a project which collects documents of historical importance from across the globe.<br /> <br /> The Unesco Memory of the World programme is building a list of documents of specific historical or cultural significance and the UK register features the writings by Britain's wartime leader, as well as the death warrant signed by Parliament that cost Charles I his head.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.southwales-eveningpost.co.uk/Historic-past-world-memories/story-21281304-detail/story.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/06/South-Wales-Archives-To-Join-Collection-of-Worldwide-Historically-Important-Documents.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31260 Oldest Known Irish Manuscript To Be Exhibited Publicly urn:md5:5e353919864c613a208f201e19bff53f 2014-06-24T11:15:00+02:00 2014-06-24T08:27:23+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Susie_Bioletti.jpg" />The oldest known surviving Irish manuscript will be among a number of works to be exhibited publicly for the first time in 2016, after Trinity College Dublin secured funding for a major conservation project.<br /> <br /> The Codex Usserianius Primus, or First Book of Ussher, is an incomplete copy of the four Gospels on vellum, which may have been created as early as the 5th century, several centuries earlier than the Book of Kells.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/heritage/oldest-known-irish-manuscript-to-be-exhibited-publicly-1.1840340">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/06/Oldest-Known-Irish-Manuscript-To-Be-Exhibited-Publicly.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31239 Scotland: 15th Century Copy of Battle of Bannockburn Poem Restored urn:md5:b7812cea70bb8e15694cecafdf995423 2014-06-24T09:15:00+02:00 2014-06-24T08:24:54+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/JS40008751.jpg" />A copy of a poem revealing the details of the Battle of Bannockburn has been restored for the 700th anniversary of the battle. "The Brus" is believed to have been written by the Archdeacon of Aberdeen in 1375 and tells of Robert the Bruce's wars for Scottish independence.<br /> <br /> The battle was fought on June 23 and 24 in 1314 and is relived through the 1,400-line poem. Now, a 15th century copy of the poem has been restored by a team at St John's College at Cambridge University.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.scotlandnow.dailyrecord.co.uk/lifestyle/15th-century-copy-battle-bannockburn-3747161">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/06/Scotland%3A-15th-Century-Copy-of-Battle-of-Bannockburn-Poem-Restored.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31238 Pre-1989 Communist Documents To Be Transferred To National Archives of Hungary urn:md5:b7034e8d6b74f97d7663bb8796a0576f 2014-06-13T12:15:00+02:00 2014-06-13T07:48:46+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__13337.jpg" />The Institute of Political History (PTI) will have to transfer its archives stemming from the period 1944-1989 to the National Archives as the Kuria, Hungary’s supreme court, rejected the institute’s appeal on Wednesday, national dailies Nepszabadsag and Nepszava said on Thursday.<br /> <br /> The archives concerned contain the documents of the Hungarian Socialist Workers’ Party and its predecessors, other left-wing political and social organisations as well as trade unions.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.politics.hu/20140612/pre-1989-communist-documents-to-be-transferred-to-national-archives/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/06/Pre-1989-Communist-Documents-To-Be-Transferred-To-National-Archives-of-Hungary.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31148 Earliest Known Portrait of an African-American Slave Comes to US urn:md5:f0c608197e983f70845809ae7d005e99 2014-06-10T10:15:00+02:00 2014-06-10T07:14:28+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/slave.jpg" />A rare oil painting of an African slave from circa 1733 has been acquired by Virginia’s Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, which runs the history museums at the Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center. The portrait is one of a pair of paintings by William Hoare of Bath that shows the earliest known depictions of an African slave in the American colonies.<br /> <br /> The portrait depicts Ayuba Suleiman Diallo, an educated African from a prominent family of Muslim clerics who was kidnapped on the Gambia River in 1731 and sold into slavery in colonial Maryland.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://news.artnet.com/in-brief/earliest-known-portrait-of-an-african-american-slave-comes-to-us-36514">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/06/Earliest-Known-Portrait-of-an-African-American-Slave-Comes-to-US.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31101 Woman Receives WWI Love Letters 95 Years After They Were Written To Her Grandmother urn:md5:83157e73136387d7c7c6318ee97033f3 2014-06-09T12:15:00+02:00 2014-06-09T08:14:43+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__13313.jpg" />An Oregon woman is now discovering the love that blossomed nearly a century ago between her grandmother and grandfather, all thanks to the kind determination of a total stranger.<br /> <br /> It all started in 1918 when Nathan Byrd, serving in the military in France, wrote 25 letters to his wife Lota Byrd at home in Phoenix, Arizona. The story might have ended there, until a woman named Sheryl Caliguire found Nathan's letters to Lota in a Southern California car port 30 years ago, and held on to them all this time.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/06/wwi-love-letters-returned-95-years-later_n_5460749.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/06/Woman-Receives-WWI-Love-Letters-95-Years-After-They-Were-Written-To-Her-Grandmother.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31087 Auction of Civil War Soldier's Skull Found at Gettysburg Canceled urn:md5:fb348c4fc8bced58f684aaa71fd6eb8e 2014-06-04T08:15:00+02:00 2014-06-04T07:43:17+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/civilwarskull.jpg" />An auction company late Monday canceled plans to sell the skull of a Civil War soldier and military items found near Gettysburg, Pa.<br /> <br /> After facing mounting criticism, the Estate Auction Company, which had hoped the skull would sell for between $50,000 and $250,000, will instead hand over the skull to the Gettysburg National Military Park, auctioneer Thomas Taylor said. Katie Lawhon, spokeswoman for Gettysburg National Military Park, had described the proposed sale as "very unfortunate.”<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/06/03/auction-skull-civil-war-soldier-found-at-gettysburg-canceled-after-uproar/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/06/Auction-of-Civil-War-Soldier-s-Skull-Found-at-Gettysburg-Canceled.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31040 Norway To Open War Treason Archives urn:md5:62f2b1fb08a0b30359ba8ea597bcb419 2014-05-16T10:15:00+02:00 2014-05-16T07:37:46+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/800px-Quisling_Terboven_Hirden-e1400145573219.jpg" />The head of the National Archives of Norway, Ivar Fonnes, announced this week that he’ll be opening up long-sealed files on the state’s court cases against tens of thousands of Norwegians who were accused of treason during World War II.<br /> <br /> Only researchers and those directly affected by the charges filed and court cases held after the war have had access to the files. They include information on around 90,000 cases of alleged treason and more than 350 cases against Norwegians accused of war crimes.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.newsinenglish.no/2014/05/15/norway-to-open-war-treason-archives/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/05/Norway-To-Open-War-Treason-Archives.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30878 Will the UK Government Ever Release These Secret Files to the Public? urn:md5:321433658c2a25bfcb8ccff333b828cd 2014-05-16T08:15:00+02:00 2014-05-16T07:35:48+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/IMGP6383.jpg" />On Tuesday, for the first time ever, the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) welcomed a small group of reporters to the archives of Hanslope Park, a secretive, high-security compound in Buckinghamshire that it shares with intelligence agencies MI5 and MI6.<br /> <br /> Some of the documents in question date back to the 17th century; others contain incriminating evidence of murder and torture by British colonial authorities – another NSA splash waiting to happen, if headline writers thought that 200-year-old stories would sell.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/the-uk-government-are-opening-thousands-of-secret-files-to-the-public">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/05/Will-the-UK-Government-Ever-Release-These-Secret-Files-to-the-Public.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30877 Famed Sarajevo Library Reopens 22 Years After Destruction urn:md5:f5d06637ea0e761044a978a1542df622 2014-05-12T20:15:00+02:00 2014-05-12T09:22:18+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/2014_05_10_16_32_44.jpg" />Sarajevo's famed architectural jewel, "City Hall", or the National Library, reopened on Friday, 22 years after it was destroyed by Bosnian Serb forces' shelling during the 1992-1995 war.<br /> <br /> "It is the symbol of our strength to overcome the past and our hope for a better future," Sarajevo's mayor Ivo Komsic said at the opening ceremony after the sounds of Beethoven's "Ode to Joy." In August 1992, Bosnian Serb gunners, who kept Sarajevo under a three-and-a-half-year long siege, targeted the library, built in 1896 in a pseudo-Moorish style, almost burning it to the ground.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/360460/lifestyle/artandculture/famed-sarajevo-library-reopens-22-years-after-destruction">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/05/Famed-Sarajevo-Library-Reopens-22-Years-After-Destruction.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30815 Melbourne, Australia: Victorian Archives Centre Open Doors to Hidden Records urn:md5:9db8c98306d5552dbd31e5e42a7ca129 2014-05-09T13:15:00+02:00 2014-05-09T07:53:51+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__13143.jpg" />Public Record Office Victoria's Jack Martin is pretty good at reading copperplate. Looking at the elaborate hand in which Edward 'Ned' Kelly's prison record is written, the need for such a skill becomes obvious.<br /> <br /> "If you look at a page from a record, particularly 19th Century, reading can be slow," says Jack Martin. Although he's probably looked at Ned Kelly's record thousands of times, Jack is still excited by the detail, pointing out where someone has done a scrawled long subtraction in order to work out how old Kelly was when he died.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.abc.net.au/local/photos/2014/05/08/4000670.htm">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/05/Melbourne-Australia%3A-Victorian-Archives-Centre-Open-Doors-to-Hidden-Records.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30782 A Glimpse Under a Mountain at the World’s Largest Photo Archive urn:md5:c8d85399daca948205cc0586e52f15aa 2014-05-05T14:15:00+02:00 2014-05-05T09:30:21+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/screen_shot_2014-05-02_at_12.50.44_pm.png" />Think that your cloud backup, off-site hard copies, and RAID setup will keep your photo collection safe? Well, probably. But some folks go to more extreme measures to preserve their archives.<br /> <br /> Underground, a 16-minute documentary by the Carnegie Museum of Art, takes a look at the Bettman Archive, owned by Corbis Images. It’s a collection of more than 11 million photos, housed in a climate-controlled environment under a mountain in Pennsylvania.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2014/05/02/a-glimpse-under-a-mountain-at-the-worlds-largest-photo-archive">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/05/A-Glimpse-Under-a-Mountain-at-the-Worlds-Largest-Photo-Archive.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30750 U.S. National Archives To Get Nazi Photo Album of Looted Art To Mark End of WWII in Europe urn:md5:7f403aace93f99ab1947361595479578 2014-05-02T14:15:00+02:00 2014-05-02T09:26:02+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/01naziartA1392966670.jpg" />Another volume of Adolf Hitler’s notorious photo albums of looted Nazi art is set to be given to the National Archives on May 8 to mark the anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe, the Archives said Thursday.<br /> <br /> The album, which contains photographs of looted paintings and other cultural items, is being donated to the Archives by the Monuments Men Foundation, an organization dedicated to the story of the lost art and the men who helped recover it.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/national-archives-to-get-photo-album-of-looted-hitler-art-to-mark-end-of-world-war-ii-in-europe/2014/05/01/83b3c874-d152-11e3-9e25-188ebe1fa93b_story.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/05/US-National-Archives-To-Get-Nazi-Photo-Album-of-Looted-Art-To-Mark-End-of-WWII-in-Europe.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30736 Wales' National Library Launches Plan One Year After Fire urn:md5:96af9b6de27d1fa3761b1d7f38daa7ee 2014-04-28T09:15:00+02:00 2014-04-28T08:00:21+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/_74444664_llyfrgelltan1.jpg" />The National Library of Wales' chief executive has set out new plans for the institution a year after a fire destroyed archives there. Aled Gruffydd Jones launched a three-year strategy twelve months after the fire caused £5m of damage to the library's roof.<br /> <br /> Proposals include leading a debate on establishing a National Archive for Wales. It also aims to develop projects with the public sector. Mr Jones told staff the plan gave them a chance "not only to look back", but also an opportunity "to look forward".<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-mid-wales-27149791">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/Wales-National-Library-Launches-Plan-One-Year-After-Fire.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30671 National Archives of Australia Battle To Preserve Nation's 'Birth Certificates' urn:md5:b274e63454841292334c773f3d6ea810 2014-04-22T09:15:00+02:00 2014-04-22T08:28:02+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/r0_0_729_410_w1200_h678_fmax.jpg" />Australians have the chance for a relatively rare glimpse of some of the most important documents in the country's history, with the nation's "birth certificates" on show at the National Archives.<br /> <br /> Three of the seven precious documents that changed Australia's relationship with Britain are so fragile that their dark covers are taken off only for occasional viewing by the public, including the Easter and Anzac Day long weekends.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.greatlakesadvocate.com.au/story/2229988/national-archives-battle-to-preserve-nations-birth-certificates/?cs=7">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/National-Archives-of-Australia-Battle-To-Preserve-Nation-s-Birth-Certificates.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30601 Rosa Parks Archives Remain Unsold in Warehouse urn:md5:307feabccf6a9dc73db4c8e7691b23f3 2014-04-14T14:15:00+02:00 2014-04-14T08:17:42+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__13010.jpg" />At a time when interest in civil rights memorabilia is rekindled, a lifetime’s worth of Rosa Parks’ belongings — among them her Presidential Medal of Freedom — sits in a New York warehouse, unseen and unsold.<br /> <br /> Parks’ archives could be worth millions, especially now that 50th anniversaries of the civil rights era are being celebrated and the hunt is on for artifacts to fill a new Smithsonian museum of African-American history. But a years-long legal fight between Parks’ heirs and her friends led to the memorabilia being taken away from her home city of Detroit and offered up to the highest bidder.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/rosa-parks-archives-remain-unsold-in-warehouse/2014/04/10/06a4c614-c084-11e3-9ee7-02c1e10a03f0_story.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/Rosa-Parks-Archives-Remain-Unsold-in-Warehouse.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30509 Toyota Helps Preserve Historic Documents Through $100,000 Gift to National Archives urn:md5:67eac0018d94b2514342c941785e2ea5 2014-04-11T09:15:00+02:00 2014-04-11T07:48:27+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/foundation_national_archives.jpg" />Millions of people who visit Washington each year go to see its famous monuments or view the historic records, which chronicle significant events in the nation’s history. Toyota is helping preserve a portion of that history through a $100,000 gift to the Foundation for the National Archives.<br /> <br /> More than 10 historic documents, from Congressional passage of the Bill of Rights in 1789 to President Nixon’s letter of resignation in 1973, will be part of the notable records that Toyota will help protect.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://3blmedia.com/News/Toyota-Helps-Preserve-Historic-Documents-Through-100000-Gift-National-Archives">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/Toyota-Helps-Preserve-Historic-Documents-Through-100000-Gift-to-National-Archives.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30494 Priceless Tapestry Which Depicts Victory Over French by Winston Churchill’s Ancestor the First Duke of Marlborough Is Restored for First Time in 300 Years urn:md5:6bec703c6716a88aa12672eb4c1e18ab 2014-04-04T17:15:00+02:00 2014-04-04T07:43:46+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/article-2596029-1CCA8A7400000578-81_636x422.jpg" />A priceless 300-year-old tapestry depicting the ‘finest hour’ of Winston Churchill’s most illustrious ancestor has undergone a major restoration for the first time. The work of art hangs at Blenheim Palace and tells the story of the 1st Duke of Marlborough’s victories over the French in the War of the Spanish Succession.<br /> <br /> The Duke, John Churchill, was a brilliant military strategist and much like Winston Churchill two centuries later, led an Allied force to victory in Europe.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2596029/Priceless-tapestry-depicts-victory-French-Winston-Churchill-ancestor-Duke-Marlborough-restored-time-300-years.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/Priceless-Tapestry-Which-Depicts-Victory-Over-French-by-Winston-Churchills-Ancestor-the-First-Duke-of-Marlborough-Is-Restored-for-First-Time-in-300-Years.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30425 Skolt Sámi Archives Candidate for UNESCO List urn:md5:5c409fb40374b667c6020f8628aefc85 2014-04-02T11:15:00+02:00 2014-04-02T07:30:45+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/skolt_saami.jpg" />The National Archives Service of Finland and the Sámi Archives have proposed including the Skolt Sámi archives in the UNESCO Memory of the World Register. Only 301 items have been listed in the register so far.<br /> <br /> The archives from Suonjel, Pechenga, are the most significant body of documentation in the cultural heritage of the Skolt Sámi. The oldest document in the archives dates to 1601 and the most recent document to 1775.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://barentsobserver.com/en/culture/2014/04/skolt-sami-archives-candidate-unesco-list-01-04">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/Skolt-Sami-Archives-Candidate-for-UNESCO-List.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30399 Rare and Important Declaration of Independence on Offer at Bonhams New York urn:md5:38e3f9c2610d89c632da648794d43b3e 2014-04-01T15:15:00+02:00 2014-04-01T07:35:21+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/bondec-2.jpg" />Bonhams sale Treasures from The Caren Archive on April 7 will feature a rare and exceedingly important early newspaper printing of the Declaration of Independence as published in The New England Chronicle (Powars and Willis) on July 18, 1776 (est. $50,000-70,000). <br /> <br /> The 4-page newspaper tied with Gill’s Continental Journal as the first Boston appearance of the Declaration of Independence. One can easily imagine the excitement among the city’s residents as they absorbed the enormity of the news contained therein.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=69133">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/Rare-and-Important-Declaration-of-Independence-on-Offer-at-Bonhams-New-York.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30386 Meet the Photo Detective: Maureen Taylor urn:md5:b070af3fe1c1a296d7ccb06ca12dbadb 2014-04-01T11:15:00+02:00 2014-04-01T07:27:45+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/53373405e174f.preview-300.jpg" />Maureen Taylor owes her path in life to something many people have trouble pronouncing. It’s called a daguerreotype, a kind of shiny metal image that hallmarked the beginnings of modern-day photography. <br /> <br /> Taylor, who will serve as keynote speaker at the Saturday, April 26, segment of the Lancaster Family History Conference, sponsored by the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, literally fell in love with something that conveyed an impression of people stepping out of the past.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://lancasteronline.com/lifestyle/the-photo-detective-maureen-taylor/article_553769d4-b784-11e3-a231-001a4bcf6878.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/Meet-the-Photo-Detective%3A-Maureen-Taylor.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30384 The Man Who Owns A Magna Carta urn:md5:c071bb95b2c1efd4e9a52c4f7e179f3b 2014-04-01T09:15:00+02:00 2014-04-01T07:24:34+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/0328_life-david-rubenstein_1024x576.jpg" />David Rubenstein, the private equity billionaire and philanthropist, slips easily into the role of learned scholar as he strolls down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., on his way to the National Archives. <br /> <br /> The 64-year-old co-CEO of the Carlyle Group is carefully attired in a pin-striped suit and blue and white-polka-dot tie. He mentions the hidden river that runs under the pavement and lectures on the area’s transformation from a virtual ghetto to an awe-inspiring site of federal offices and monuments. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/abrambrown/2014/03/31/the-man-who-owns-a-magna-carta/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/The-Man-Who-Owns-A-Magna-Carta.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30383 Photos of Slave Descendants Donated To Smithsonian urn:md5:acfe11aebae8905c57e69b38b76153c4 2014-03-25T10:15:00+01:00 2014-03-25T08:19:26+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/176-PY2ix.AuSt.55.jpeg" />A "time capsule" of photographs documenting the descendants of slaves on a long-isolated island off the South Carolina-Georgia coast will have a new home at the Smithsonian's African-American history museum.<br /> <br /> Bank of America, which has a vast art collection it lends to museums, donated a collection of 61 photographs by Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe, the wife of the late tennis player Arthur Ashe, to the museum on Monday. Officials tell The Associated Press the bank will also give $1 million to help build the $500 million museum. This is the bank's second $1 million donation.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/03/24/3729127/photos-of-slave-descendants-donated.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/03/Photos-of-Slave-Descendants-Donated-To-Smithsonian.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30310 Dustman Saves 5,000 Rare First World War Photos From Rubbish Dumps urn:md5:9bd976101224f9669d8a5fc4a2d5b13a 2014-03-25T08:15:00+01:00 2014-03-25T08:12:07+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/WWI-British-Tank_2861338b.jpg" />A former dustman has amassed one of the Britain's best collections of First World War photographs after spending decades rescuing them from rubbish tips and bins. Bob Smethurst spent 36 years working as a refuse collector and began saving the remarkable pictures during the 1970s.<br /> <br /> He believes as soldiers from the conflict grew old and passed away a lot of their remarkable pictures and memorabilia was often thrown out especially in the 1970s and 1980s.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/10719074/Dustman-saves-5000-rare-First-World-War-photos-from-rubbish-dumps.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/03/Dustman-Saves-5000-Rare-First-World-War-Photos-From-Rubbish-Dumps.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30308 Historic Taiwan Feminist Archive Moves To TKU urn:md5:41785a965ab8dc571ca599ea6cc74ccc 2014-03-21T17:15:00+01:00 2014-03-21T09:42:37+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/43201663471.jpg" />New Taipei City-based Tamkang University’s Chueh-sheng Memorial Library signed an agreement March 17 to take over the archive of the Awakening Foundation, a pioneering Taiwan women’s rights nonprofit organization.<br /> <br /> The foundation’s digital archive and the hard copies of the books, journals, magazines and other materials collected over more than 30 years, which systematically document the progress of the women’s rights movement in Taiwan, will be transferred to the university and made available for public viewing.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.taiwantoday.tw/ct.asp?xItem=215624&ctNode=445">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/03/Historic-Taiwan-Feminist-Archive-Moves-To-TKU.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30266 Island in the Pacific Is Home to Countless WWII Relics urn:md5:ab495e7ed08ea0954d55069d9a4bcc03 2014-03-21T15:15:00+01:00 2014-03-21T09:40:56+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/Screenshot__12916.jpg" />The small island of Mili in the southeast corner of the Marshall Islands is now populated by only 300 people, and was once under Japanese Imperial Army control during World War II. Time has passed but the artifacts of war remain and make the island a virtual military museum with remains of the past still to be discovered.<br /> <br /> The locals have made use of some of the artifacts in their everyday lives. Anet Maun, pounds dried panadanus leaves with an old projectile. Maun uses the leaves for weaving and said, “This works really well and gets the work done much faster. The leaves flatten very nicely.”<br /> <br /> <a href="http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/oddnews/island-in-the-pacific-is-home-to-countless-wwii-relics-210512181.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/03/Island-in-the-Pacific-Is-Home-to-Countless-WWII-Relics.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30265 Auschwitz Acquires Stamps Used To Tattoo Prisoners urn:md5:a0e0dfff0e4933b76b1333f773d1fbae 2014-03-17T16:15:00+01:00 2014-03-17T08:43:25+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/ALeqM5jCTlzSFQVg_xFm4zmHq-vcmvK9fQ.jpg" />Rare metal stamps used by the Nazis to tattoo prisoners at the infamous Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp have surfaced in Poland. A donor insisting on anonymity handed over the stamps to the memorial museum at the site of the World War II-era camp in Oswiecim, southern Poland.<br /> <br /> "We obtained the stamps a couple of weeks ago and have confirmed their authenticity," Bartosz Bartyzel, a spokesman for the museum, told AFP on Thursday. "There are five stamps including one zero, two threes and two sixes or nines," he said, adding that Auschwitz was the only Nazi German camp to use tattoos to identify prisoners.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5h71kMjV2HMC0yV9U9x1MH8V0ReFA?docId=45d4a0ce-d04c-4943-85aa-d057f3b05fff">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/03/Auschwitz-Acquires-Stamps-Used-To-Tattoo-Prisoners.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30207 German Soldier's Kindness Denied Tommy War Grave urn:md5:30591a122f838d2a20c11e2d10e697b7 2014-03-17T12:15:00+01:00 2014-03-17T08:34:35+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/Percy-Buck-soldier_2851818b.jpg" />A dying soldier's last wish for a photo he was found holding to be returned to his family was fulfilled by the German who killed him, as personal stories marking the centenary of World War One emerge.<br /> <br /> Sergeant Percy Buck clutched the black and white photo of his wife Bertha and young son Cyril as he lay fatally wounded in a shell hole on the Western Front in 1917. On the back, he had written his address and asked for whoever found the photo to post it to his loved ones in the event of his death.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/world-war-one/10697214/German-soldier-returned-photo-of-dead-British-comrade.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/03/German-Soldier-s-Kindness-Denied-Tommy-War-Grave.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30205 Australia's First Banknote Uncovered in Scotland Goes Under Hammer urn:md5:92fc5644838c00c3563e3f664af3a65f 2014-03-14T12:15:00+01:00 2014-03-14T10:25:57+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/ALeqM5hVIvQQiSCB23q6HhZyWedWJw5-ow.jpg" />The only known specimen of the first official banknote issued in Australia, uncovered in Scotland, is expected to fetch at least Aus$250,000 (US$224,000) at an auction in Sydney this month, officials said Wednesday.<br /> <br /> The ten shilling note, issued on the order of New South Wales governor Lachlan Macquarie in 1817 by the Bank of New South Wales (now called Westpac) on the day it opened, is expected to attract bids from collectors around the world.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5i-r8DPZyJNe6Xqkuv5Q-ivZU5VdA?docId=1cb859af-18b9-4603-8032-422eb548ba49">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/03/Australia-s-First-Banknote-Uncovered-in-Scotland-Goes-Under-Hammer.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30190 In the Basement of the Masonic Library in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, There's a Hidden Treasure urn:md5:84e6602df8ab1a28aa1cc62b43010c2a 2014-03-06T17:15:00+01:00 2014-03-06T11:49:06+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/Screenshot__12844.jpg" />In the basement of the Masonic Library in Cedar Rapids, there's a hidden treasure that few people know about.<br /> <br /> "We have almost anything that you'd ever look for," said Charlene Hansen with the Linn County Genealogical Society. She's been helping people track down deceased relatives, birth records, and old pictures since the early 1970's. Most of it was given to the Society by Linn County.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.kcrg.com/news/local/Linn-County-Genealogical-Society-a-Hidden-Treasure-238776691.html">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/03/In-the-Basement-of-the-Masonic-Library-in-Cedar-Rapids-Iowa-There-s-a-Hidden-Treasure.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30101 Vietnam Veterans Trying To Save Bronx Community College's Damaged Relics from World War I, Civil War urn:md5:653b7f70077c693acd5b9db24f10ebe0 2014-03-05T10:15:00+01:00 2014-03-05T10:10:13+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/cannon5b-1-web.jpg" />Three historic cannons and a British naval deck gun that have languished for decades at a Bronx college campus need to be protected, two Vietnam veterans say.<br /> <br /> Brothers Kevin and Bill Farrell, both 61, are trying to secure $200,000 to restore two World War I-era German cannons, a Civil War Dictator Mortar cannon and a gun that has been rusting away outside since the 1920s.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/bronx/vets-mount-push-save-college-war-relics-article-1.1710554">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/03/Vietnam-Veterans-Trying-To-Save-Bronx-Community-College-s-Damaged-Relics-from-World-War-I-Civil-War.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30084 Suitcase Full of WWII Love Letters Finds it Way Back To Family urn:md5:309aab2693e6ab286c00288adcfe62da 2014-03-04T10:15:00+01:00 2014-03-04T09:43:29+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/Screenshot__12828.jpg" />A suitcase full of lost love letters written during Word War II have found their way home to a North Carolina woman. The suitcase of letters was found in a storage unit in Reno. A man gave the suitcase to a police officer at the VA Medical Center.<br /> <br /> That officer opened some of the letters and discovered that they were love letters from a Major Lamont Haas to his wife Betty Lou. Haas had left medical school to enlist in 1951. He was lost in a mid-air collision over France during the war.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.jrn.com/ktnv/news/Suitcase-full-of-WWII-love-letters-finds-it-way-back-to-family-248192631.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/03/Suitcase-Full-of-WWII-Love-Letters-Finds-it-Way-Back-To-Family.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30076 Fire Breaks Out at National Archives in Kew, London urn:md5:d2cfb9a90f1a0c10ff2ab2a99892bbc9 2014-02-17T12:15:00+01:00 2014-02-17T09:48:23+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/Screenshot__12160.jpg" />A fire broke out at the National Archives in Kew, home to some of the UK's most important historical documents. Some 20 firefighters tackled the blaze, which affected two disused water towers at the site in Richmond, south-west London.<br /> <br /> London Fire Brigade(LFB), which was called out at about 12:30 GMT, said the blaze was now out. The National Archives is the official UK government archive and publisher. Held there are 11 million historical documents of national importance, some dating back more than 1,000 years.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-26208830">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/02/Fire-Breaks-Out-at-National-Archives-in-Kew-London.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29931 Irish Teenager Leads Bid To Save Historic WWI British Legion Hall in Dublin urn:md5:9ee3cdb04c27eda596214c193a589bef 2014-02-13T11:15:00+01:00 2014-02-13T11:18:02+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/PANews_BT_35979b78-934e-45ef-9d6b-c9419884f8ef_I1.jpg" />Politicians are being urged to support a campaign to save one of the few remaining British Legion halls in Ireland built for World War I veterans. The building in Killester, north Dublin -- part of a suburb known originally known as Little Britain -- has gone on sale for €50,000 after pleas to preserve it as a war memorial were rejected.<br /> <br /> Aaron Crampton (16), whose great-grandfather John Brophy fought in World War I, said preserving it as some form of mini-cenotaph or community centre and peace park would be a fitting tribute.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/republic-of-ireland/irish-teenager-leads-bid-to-save-historic-wwi-british-legion-hall-in-dublin-30005996.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/02/Irish-Teenager-Leads-Bid-To-Save-Historic-WWI-British-Legion-Hall-in-Dublin.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29903 Sarajevo Fire May Have Destroyed State’s Ottoman Archives urn:md5:23081f95cce82c4cae64b7004aaf54a5 2014-02-11T10:15:00+01:00 2014-02-11T10:01:21+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/sarajevo.jpg" />Some of the most important historical documents charting the history of central Europe in the 20th century are feared lost, after a fire at the state archives of Bosnia-Herzegovina in Sarajevo.<br /> <br /> The archive, which contains mostly documents from 1878 to 1918, when the Austro-Hungarian ministry of finance was in charge of Bosnia, but also older material from the Ottoman period and documents from the war crimes commission after the second World War, was targeted by protesters.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/uk/sarajevo-fire-may-have-destroyed-state-s-ottoman-archives-1.1685423">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/02/Sarajevo-Fire-May-Have-Destroyed-States-Ottoman-Archives.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29864 9 Die in Fire Destroying Argentine Bank Archives urn:md5:4195dc5050fdef9750095d97e78e66e1 2014-02-06T11:15:00+01:00 2014-02-06T09:34:52+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/Screenshot__12082.jpg" />Nine first-responders were killed and seven others injured as they battled a fire of unknown origin that destroyed an archive of corporate and banking industry documents in Argentina’s capital on Wednesday.<br /> <br /> The fire at the Iron Mountain warehouse took hours to control and at least half of the sprawling building was ruined despite the efforts of at least 10 squads of firefighters.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/7-die-in-fire-destroying-argentine-bank-archives/2014/02/05/7c489abc-8e70-11e3-878e-d76656564a01_story.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/02/9-Die-in-Fire-Destroying-Argentine-Bank-Archives.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29828 Senate Boosts Efforts To Keep Iraqi Jewish Archive Out of Iraq urn:md5:4567807d10ccf91b6542110626d9e01d 2014-02-04T11:15:00+01:00 2014-02-04T09:13:25+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/iraq-haggadah.jpg" />Efforts to keep a significant collection of artifacts seized from Iraq’s Jewish community by Saddam Hussein from being returned to the Gulf nation by the United States may be picking up steam on Capitol Hill.<br /> <br /> With just months to go before a June deadline mandates the return of the religious archive, U.S. Sens. Pat Toomey (R-PA), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) are shepherding a resolution that asks the State Department to renegotiate an earlier agreement reached with the Iraqi government.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.jns.org/latest-articles/2014/2/3/senate-boosts-efforts-to-keep-iraqi-jewish-archive-out-of-iraq">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/02/Senate-Boosts-Efforts-To-Keep-Iraqi-Jewish-Archive-Out-of-Iraq.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29791 Churches Can Use Ancient Law To Demand Cash From Householders urn:md5:1044a35c21b3882f52a0230f90efe706 2014-01-28T12:15:00+01:00 2014-01-28T09:47:05+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/5711749-large.jpg" />Four Anglican churches in North Lincolnshire have taken advantage of a 475-year-old law that gives them the right to demand money from home and land owners to help pay repair bills.<br /> <br /> All Saints' at Winterton, St Mary's at Wrawby, St Nicholas' at Searby and St Hybald's at Scawby have so far registered 29 homes or plots of land as carrying liabilities to pay. Letters informing owners of their liabilities, which date back to the reign of Henry VIII, have been sent out by the Land Registry, which manages the list.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.scunthorpetelegraph.co.uk/Churches-demand-cash-repair-bills/story-20448804-detail/story.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/01/Churches-Can-Use-Ancient-Law-To-Demand-Cash-From-Householders.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29712 First English Book on Women's Rights From 1632 To Sell at Bonhams urn:md5:e8687402f5716c5b89087b0445a861a2 2014-01-22T11:15:00+01:00 2014-01-22T08:54:25+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/Screenshot__11922.jpg" />The first book in English to compile laws on the rights of women is to be sold at Bonhams on 5 March as part of the sale of rare and historic European law books from the collection of the Los Angeles County Law Library. <br /> <br /> The book, entitled The Lawes of Resolutions of Women’s Rights: or the Lawes, Provision for Women, was compiled by Thomas Edgar and sold by John Grove in 1632. Estimated at £2,000-3,000 it is the earliest work in English on the laws and rights applicable to women including issues such as divorce, polygamy, promises of marriage and rape.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=67620">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/01/First-English-Book-on-Women-s-Rights-From-1632-To-Sell-at-Bonhams.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29650 Smithsonian Archives Preserve Lost and Dying Languages urn:md5:3a377cdd66c7b2538e26c09db5cc4126 2014-01-21T09:15:00+01:00 2014-01-21T08:22:52+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/003273001389644111.jpg" />Daryl Baldwin learned about the Smithsonian’s National Anthropological Archives when he was trying to find out more about his Native American heritage and the language of his tribe, the Miami of Oklahoma.<br /> <br /> He was 28 and working construction in Ohio when he came across some Miami words his late grandfather had written in his personal papers. Baldwin knew nothing of the language except some ancestral names, but the words piqued his interest. There were no Miami speakers left, but a friend mentioned the archives, an immense hoard of recorded voices, documents and other materials describing more than 250 languages from all over the world.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/smithsonian-archives-preserve-lost-and-dying-languages/2014/01/17/2a2c3218-74a1-11e3-8b3f-b1666705ca3b_story.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/01/Smithsonian-Archives-Preserve-Lost-and-Dying-Languages.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29630 Revealed: Black Watch Hero's Diaries Provide Eyewitness Account of WWI Attacks on Enemy Lines From France To North Africa and Middle East urn:md5:13997f68eb532d1a473d2f3aabc4e96e 2014-01-14T17:15:00+01:00 2014-01-14T08:27:15+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/war-diaries-3006986.jpg" />A black Watch hero’s World War I diaries were opened for the first time yesterday. Lieutenant Colonel John Stewart, of the 9th Battalion, ordered that his personal memoirs only be revealed in 2014.<br /> <br /> When experts at the Black Watch regimental museum in Perth unsealed the records, they discovered bundles of letters and diaries from WW1, giving eyewitness accounts of key battles. Museum archivist Richard McKenzie said it was an exciting find.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/real-life/revealed-black-watch-heros-diaries-3007222">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/01/Revealed%3A-Black-Watch-Hero-s-Diaries-Provide-Eyewitness-Account-of-WWI-Attacks-on-Enemy-Lines-From-France-To-North-Africa-and-Middle-East.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29560 Diary of First World War Hero To Be Blogged 100 Years After Each Day's Entry Was Written urn:md5:d340fa8020becf81bfcb8529c5fb12e8 2014-01-14T15:15:00+01:00 2014-01-14T08:24:37+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/115892.jpg" />Private Arthur Linfoot volunteered for the Royal Army Medical Corps when he was 25 in 1915 and kept a diary of his experiences in the trenches of France. His diary, written in Pitman shorthand, chronicled January 1 1914 to December 31 1918 and have been decoded by his 82-year-old son Denis.<br /> <br /> Mr Linfoot, from Canterbury in Kent, learnt the old form of shorthand so he could read his father's diaries and spent months looking at the journals.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.express.co.uk/news/world-war-1/452952/Diary-of-First-World-War-hero-to-be-blogged-every-day-100-years-after-entries-were-written">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/01/Diary-of-First-World-War-Hero-To-Be-Blogged-100-Years-After-Each-Day-s-Entry-Was-Written.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29559 Saving Relics, Afghans Defy the Taliban urn:md5:cb68e85e64db5a0a5ca6b8d0995741ab 2014-01-13T13:15:00+01:00 2014-01-13T08:44:10+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/Screenshot__11792.jpg" />Every piece of antiquity that is restored to the halls of the bombed, pillaged and now rebuilt National Museum of Afghanistan sends a message of defiance and resilience.<br /> <br /> These are messages to the Taliban, who in 2001 smashed every museum artifact that they could find that bore a human or animal likeness. But these are messages for others as well: to the warlords who looted the museum, some of whom are still in positions of power in Afghanistan; to corrupt custodians of the past who stood by while some 70,000 objects walked out the door.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/13/world/asia/saving-relics-afghans-defy-the-taliban.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/01/Saving-Relics-Afghans-Defy-the-Taliban.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29539 Franklin County, North Carolina: State-Led Destruction of Town Archives Leaves Historians and Citizens Devastated urn:md5:ad2ad0f6c49229783ffd80fbbc239cb9 2014-01-09T09:15:00+01:00 2014-01-09T08:58:37+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/Screenshot__11771.jpg" />Franklin County citizens expressed their frustration and anger during a town hall meeting on Monday over the decision to incinerate newly-discovered town records dating back from the 1840's. <br /> <br /> When the documents were discovered in a long-sealed room under the Franklin County Courthouse by a "Clerk of Court" in North Carolina in May, the residents were delighted. Diane Taylor Torrent of the Heritage Society of Franklin County, NC detailed the timeline of events on her must-read Facebook post. She said that "a quick investigation of the records revealed boxes from most every department of the Franklin County government."<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.examiner.com/article/destruction-of-town-archives-leaves-historians-and-residents-devastated">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/01/Franklin-County-North-Carolina%3A-State-Led-Destruction-of-Town-Archives-Leaves-Historians-and-Citizens-Devastated.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29502 The Amazing Quest To Preserve And Restore 52,000 Holocaust Testimonials urn:md5:08ac5f09b1833c3e2cb0846594031d0f 2013-12-30T16:15:00+01:00 2013-12-30T10:26:04+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/original.jpg" />From 1994 to 1999, some 52,000 testimonies from Holocaust survivors and eye-witnesses were recorded on Betacam SP tapes by USC’s Shoah Foundation’s Institute for Visual History and Education. <br /> <br /> Last year, a massive preservation project was completed that digitised all the inventory — but about five per cent of the tapes were discovered to be almost completely unwatchable.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2013/12/the-incredible-quest-to-preserve-and-restore-52000-holocaust-testimonials/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/12/The-Amazing-Quest-To-Preserve-And-Restore-52000-Holocaust-Testimonials.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29418 Protect the Iraqi Jewish Archive, or it Will Face a Terrible Fate urn:md5:14b406bbbea96b927375b8fbaf956a6a 2013-12-30T12:15:00+01:00 2013-12-30T10:20:40+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/iraq-talmud-300x225.jpg" />The 2,000-year-old Jobar Synagogue in Damascus is said to be the site where the prophet Elijah concealed himself from persecution and anointed his successor, Elisha. It was a UNESCO World Heritage Site until last March when someone appeared to have blown it up. <br /> <br /> The Syrian government and the rebels blamed one another and most of the world — including UNESCO — yawned.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.algemeiner.com/2013/12/27/protect-the-iraqi-jewish-archive-or-it-will-face-a-terrible-fate/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/12/Protect-the-Iraqi-Jewish-Archive-or-it-Will-Face-a-Terrible-Fate.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29416 £100,000 Funds for Northern Ireland World War I Projects urn:md5:bbb23310a87f021a90c01697a66bdac1 2013-12-16T09:15:00+01:00 2013-12-16T08:35:47+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/_71709468_rollofhonour2.jpg" />Grants totalling £100,000 are being awarded to projects to help Northern Ireland communities explore their links to the First World War. The money from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) will support five new heritage projects.<br /> <br /> The projects aim to help communities better understand the First World War period and other events that impacted on both local life and the world stage. Among them are projects in Newry and Mourne, Ballymoney and Tandragee.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-25357750">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/12/100000-Funds-for-Northern-Ireland-World-War-I-Projects.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29330 Historical Texts in Turkey's National Library Sold For Paper Value urn:md5:e67250262246a3b3745dc02f092cf057 2013-12-12T16:15:00+01:00 2013-12-19T14:07:07+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/Screenshot__11654.jpg" />More than 140 tons of historical texts were sold to second-hand booksellers for their paper value by Turkey’s National Library. The historical pieces were bought by booksellers and collectors, who then allegedly sold the texts to auctioneers at high prices.<br /> <br /> Culture and Tourism Minister Ömer Çelik said they would clamp down on the corruption in the National Library on Dec. 7 via his Twitter account.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/historical-texts-in-turkeys-national-library-sold-for-paper-value.aspx?PageID=238&amp;NID=59305&amp;NewsCatID=341">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/12/Turkish-National-Library-Sold-147-Tons-of-Books-from-15-Cents-per-Kilo.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29299 Haiti Quake Destroyed or Damaged 60 Years of Archives urn:md5:e544a6c6b6bc5b0a20e010763c2f3457 2013-12-12T14:15:00+01:00 2013-12-12T11:31:14+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/Screenshot__11653.jpg" />The huge, deadly earthquake that pulverized Haiti in 2010 also caused destruction or heavy damage to 60 years of public records, the country's director of National Archives said Wednesday.<br /> <br /> The nation lacked an inventory, so what exactly was lost is in doubt, but "I can say that there were enormous losses," said Jean-Wilfrid Bertrand at an international gathering of Francophone archives experts being held in Haiti. "More than 60 years of archives are badly stored, damaged or lost," Bertrand said. "After the earthquake, the situation got worse."<br /> <br /> <a href="http://news.yahoo.com/haiti-quake-destroyed-damaged-60-years-archives-193444679.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/12/Haiti-Quake-Destroyed-or-Damaged-60-Years-of-Archives.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29298 US Archives To Showcase Magna Carta in New Gallery urn:md5:0224b389e84005257fdc926eedf7231c 2013-12-11T10:15:00+01:00 2013-12-11T10:25:20+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/800px-Magna_Carta__British_Library_Cotton_MS_Augustus_II.106_.jpg" />The only original copy of the Magna Carta in the United States is the centerpiece of a new museum gallery at the National Archives, tracing the evolution of rights and freedoms through present day.<br /> <br /> On Wednesday, the archives will open its new "Records of Rights" permanent exhibit in an expanded museum space on the National Mall. Philanthropist David Rubenstein donated $13.5 million to fund the project, along with funds from Congress. Rubenstein also is loaning the 1297 copy of Magna Carta to the archives.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/us-archives-showcase-magna-carta-gallery-21172960">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/12/US-Archives-To-Showcase-Magna-Carta-in-New-Gallery.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29283 The Revolver JRR Tolkien Carried With Him In The Trenches of WWI Is Going On Display For The First Time urn:md5:097636d9db625213d6284c3c8a93f8c5 2013-12-05T09:15:00+01:00 2013-12-05T09:17:45+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/article-2517560-19CED28B00000578-512_634x326.jpg" />During the dark days of the First World War, 2nd Lieutenant JRR Tolkien kept his revolver close to him at all times as he fought to survive the front-line trenches.<br /> <br /> Now the precious gun is going on display for the first time, helping Lord of the Rings fans connect with the history that helped shape the author's writing. The Webley MK VI was given to Tolkien who joined the 11th Battalion of the Lancashire Fusiliers in June 1916.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2517560/His-precious-The-revolver-JRR-Tolkien-carried-trenches-WWI-going-display-time.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/12/The-Revolver-JRR-Tolkien-Carried-With-Him-In-The-Trenches-of-WWI-Is-Going-On-Display-For-The-First-Time.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29223 'Sacred World War I Soil' From Flanders Field Brought To London For a New Memorial Garden To Mark 100th Anniversary of Horrific Conflict urn:md5:3e8acb34dcf012acc13330eaf66f2e54 2013-12-02T09:15:00+01:00 2013-12-02T08:56:43+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/article-2516019-19B823AD00000578-635_306x423.jpg" />Soil from the First World War battlefields of Flanders was today blessed and added to a memorial garden which will mark next year's 100th anniversary of the start of the conflict.<br /> <br /> Seventy bags arrived in London yesterday and were taken by gun carriage from HMS Belfast to Wellington Barracks, where the Flanders Field Memorial Garden is being created. On the way the carriage passed national landmarks such as St Paul's Cathedral and Buckingham Palace.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2516019/Sacred-World-War-I-soil-Flanders-Field-brought-London-new-memorial-garden.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/12/Sacred-World-War-I-Soil-From-Flanders-Field-Brought-To-London-For-a-New-Memorial-Garden-To-Mark-100th-Anniversary-of-Horrific-Conflict.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29180 Transcript of Nuremberg Trials Coverage From World War II Donated To US Holocaust Museum urn:md5:7107a1f980ef8b6449832bb7f840e914 2013-11-20T13:15:00+01:00 2013-11-20T08:48:28+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/abeb1d3a00d49427430f6a706700fdbe.jpg" />A one-time U.S. Army reporter during World War II donated a never-before-published transcript of radio coverage of the Nuremberg war crimes trials of Nazi leaders to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum on Tuesday — 68 years to the day after he began reporting on the landmark military tribunal.<br /> <br /> Harold Burson covered the trials in 1945 and 1946 for the American Forces Network on the radio. He wrote extensive scripts for on-air announcers who were broadcasting to U.S. soldiers in Europe and to the English-speaking population in Germany during the first Nuremberg trial.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/11/19/transcript-nuremberg-trials-coverage-from-world-war-ii-donated-to-us-holocaust/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/11/Transcript-of-Nuremberg-Trials-Coverage-From-World-War-II-Donated-To-US-Holocaust-Museum.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29059 Biola University, California, USA: Library Archives Mold Free And Open To Students urn:md5:fdb5ba9a81213918ea35796af6b2724a 2013-11-20T11:15:00+01:00 2013-11-20T08:43:59+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/mold_Matt_Johnson.jpg" />The library archives are open for use after being closed for nearly two months due to the presence of non-toxic mold. The archives were made available on Nov. 14, said Sue Whitehead, interim co-director of the library.<br /> <br /> The situation was initially investigated by Healthy Buildings, whose experts tested the mold and determined that it was not toxic. Healthy Buildings also installed data loggers in the archive room to get hourly readings on the temperature and moisture in the room, said Beverly Cain, assistant director of facilities management.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://chimes.biola.edu/story/2013/nov/18/bye-bye-mold-hello-archives/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/11/Biola-University-California-USA%3A-Library-Archives-Mold-Free-And-Open-To-Students.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29057 Rare Depiction of Jacobite Heroine Flora MacDonald For Sale at Bonhams Edinburgh urn:md5:fc21aef1f2cb238f0944d9288a07416c 2013-11-14T15:15:00+01:00 2013-11-14T09:23:45+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/Screenshot__11429.jpg" />A portrait of Flora MacDonald, a heroine of the Jacobite risings, who helped Bonnie Prince Charlie escape after the Battle of Culloden is to be sold at Bonhams Scottish pictures sale in Edinburgh on Thursday 5 December. <br /> <br /> It is estimated at £7,000-10,000. Following his defeat at Culloden on 16 April 1746, Charles Edward Stuart - Bonnie Prince Charlie - fled the field and went into hiding. Pursued by the army of George II, whose claim to the British throne he had challenged, the Prince took refuge on the Hebridean island of Benbecula, which was under the control of the government.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=66217">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/11/Rare-Depiction-of-Jacobite-Heroine-Flora-MacDonald-For-Sale-at-Bonhams-Edinburgh.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29009 Rescued From Saddam, Iraqi Jewish Archive Finally On Display urn:md5:bc630d94f9e9cae1d4fc436918165dcd 2013-11-06T10:15:00+01:00 2013-11-06T09:02:15+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/books-mukharabat-drying-xl.jpg" />In May 2003, just days after American-led coalition forces ousted Saddam Hussein, a group of US soldiers from Mobile Exploitation Team Alpha were searching the headquarters of Saddam’s fearsome intelligence service for signs of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons. Submerged under four feet of water in the building’s basement, they instead happened upon five centuries’ worth of books and documents relating to Baghdad’s erstwhile Jewish community.<br /> <br /> The thousands of waterlogged materials were quickly rescued and placed outside, but immediately began accumulating mold in Iraq’s powerful summer heat and humidity.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.timesofisrael.com/rescued-from-saddam-iraqi-jewish-archive-finally-on-display/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/11/Rescued-From-Saddam-Iraqi-Jewish-Archive-Finally-On-Display.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/28910 National Museum of Australia Acquires Earliest Melbourne Cup Trophy urn:md5:b8d1638466692dfd5a255c8d667b1fa8 2013-11-04T14:15:00+01:00 2013-11-04T09:28:03+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/Cup_373w.jpg" />The 1866 Melbourne Cup won by The Barb is the earliest known Melbourne Cup in its original state. First run in 1861, the Melbourne Cup was a cup in name only, with prizes including a gold watch and cash purse. <br /> <br /> The first official trophy cup was awarded in 1865. The 1865 trophy was sold by its owner, who reportedly found it unattractive. It was rebranded and presented as the Flemington Hunt Club Cup. The 1866 trophy is therefore the oldest Melbourne Cup in original condition. The National Museum of Australia acquired the 1866 cup in 2012.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.nma.gov.au/collections/highlights/1866_melbourne_cup">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/11/National-Museum-of-Australia-Acquires-Earliest-Melbourne-Cup-Trophy.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/28891 National Archives in Washington To Display Trove of Iraqi Jewish Books; Conflict Over To Whom They Belong urn:md5:26c8e79b6bcb587160a6d406899942e6 2013-10-31T09:15:00+01:00 2013-10-31T08:27:50+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/Screenshot__10894.jpg" />The tattered Torah scroll fragments, Bibles and other religious texts found in a flooded Baghdad basement 10 years ago testify to a once-thriving Jewish population that’s all but disappeared from Iraq.<br /> <br /> Recovered from the Iraqi intelligence headquarters and shipped to the United States for years of painstaking conservation was a literary trove of more than 2,700 books and tens of thousands of documents that are being digitized and put online. A sample of that treasure is being displayed for the first time this fall at the National Archives in Washington.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/national-archives-to-display-trove-of-iraqi-jewish-books-conflict-over-to-whom-they-belong/2013/10/30/1f76b8c8-415e-11e3-b028-de922d7a3f47_story.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/10/National-Archives-in-Washington-To-Display-Trove-of-Iraqi-Jewish-Books-Conflict-Over-To-Whom-They-Belong.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/28866 Lee Harvey Oswald’s Wedding Band Goes For $108,000 At Auction urn:md5:b0c59763b8d773ab5da5ec5cd7816092 2013-10-28T12:15:00+01:00 2013-10-28T10:21:30+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/oswald-ring-auction-d_lea_s160x95.jpg" />Lee Harvey Oswald’s gold wedding band, which he left in a cup on a dresser the morning he assassinated President John F. Kennedy, sold at auction for $108,000 in Boston on Thursday.<br /> <br /> The ring was among nearly 300 items linked to the former president, who was shot on Nov. 22, 1963, that were auctioned by RR Auction, The Associated Press reported. The auction house said Oswald’s ring, which has a tiny hammer and sickle engraved on the inside, was sold to a Texas buyer who wished to remain anonymous.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/oct/27/lee-harvey-oswalds-wedding-band-goes-108000-auctio/">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/10/Lee-Harvey-Oswalds-Wedding-Band-Goes-For-108000-At-Auction.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/28845 Rare Copy of First Ever Printed British Newspaper Which Includes Article on Bubonic Plague Death Toll Is Up For Sale urn:md5:c4aa5b66c74ec348056a1d2e51c75c77 2013-10-22T19:15:00+02:00 2013-10-22T18:06:53+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/article-2465997-004D1A8E00000258-877_634x429.jpg" />A rare copy of the first ever newspaper printed in Britain is to be auctioned nearly 350 years after it came off the press. The Oxford Gazette was published on November 7, 1665, at a time when London was in the grip of the devastating bubonic plague.<br /> <br /> It was the first newspaper in the world to be printed in English.The two-page first edition contained an eclectic mix of news including military and naval engagements, debates in the House of Commons and overseas dispatches.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2465997/Worlds-English-newspaper-expected-fetch-15-000-auctioned-350-years-published.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/10/Rare-Copy-of-First-Ever-Printed-British-Newspaper-Which-Includes-Article-on-Bubonic-Plague-Death-Toll-Is-Up-For-Sale.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/28791 Mata Hari's Netherlands Birthplace Destroyed In Fire urn:md5:75b149f39e0aeafcfa2993aec4067e9a 2013-10-21T14:15:00+02:00 2013-10-21T08:13:01+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/_70598181_70596320.jpg" />The house in the Netherlands in which exotic dancer and WWI spy Mata Hari was born has been destroyed in a fire. One person was killed by the fire on Saturday evening as it engulfed several buildings in Leeuwarden, about 140km (87 miles) north of Amsterdam.<br /> <br /> Local media said the victim was thought to be a 24-year-old man who had lived in a flat in the buildings. Mata Hari was born Margaretha Geertruida Zelle in August 1876, to a shopkeeper and a Javanese mother.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-24602474">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/10/Mata-Hari-s-Netherlands-Birthplace-Destroyed-In-Fire.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/28773 Texas State Archives Exhibiting Gov. Connally’s Clothing When He Was Shot With JFK In 1963 urn:md5:d37041adba58056723275720f3394ea7 2013-10-17T11:15:00+02:00 2013-10-17T07:57:31+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/Screenshot__10837.jpg" />Your eyes instinctively seek the holes in the vintage 1960s black wool men’s business suit. The white cotton dress shirt with now-faded blood stains more vividly illustrates the horror of a half century ago.<br /> <br /> Emergency room staff at Dallas’ Parkland Memorial Hospital removed the clothing from seriously wounded Texas Gov. John Connally, in the rush to save his life from the same burst of gunfire that also had left President John Kennedy mortally wounded.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/texas-state-archives-exhibiting-gov-connallys-clothing-when-he-was-shot-with-jfk-in-1963/2013/10/15/dd1ac72c-3608-11e3-89db-8002ba99b894_story.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/10/Texas-State-Archives-Exhibiting-Gov-Connallys-Clothing-When-He-Was-Shot-With-JFK-In-1963.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/28742 George Washington’s 1789 Proclamation Establishing Thanksgiving Heads To NYC Auction urn:md5:37915ea9cef5f9a9f64ca86251938fb3 2013-10-10T22:15:00+02:00 2013-10-10T09:05:31+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/Thanksgiving_Day_Proclamation_Auction.JPEG-0bbc9.jpg" />President George Washington’s 1789 proclamation establishing the first Day of Thanksgiving is set to be auctioned in New York City. The document will be sold Nov. 14 at Christie’s. The only other known copy of the proclamation is at the Library of Congress, the auction house said.<br /> <br /> The proclamation, which set the first national day of thanksgiving for Thursday, Nov. 26, 1789, is estimated to sell for $8 million to $12 million. It’s being sold by a private American collector.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-10-02/national/42595991_1_proclamation-nyc-auction-thursday">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/10/George-Washingtons-1789-Proclamation-Establishing-Thanksgiving-Heads-To-NYC-Auction.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/28674 Mummified Head May Not Belong to King Henry IV urn:md5:5b8869c0630c97ddb4de818c4b6f2429 2013-10-10T20:15:00+02:00 2013-10-10T09:02:23+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/Screenshot__10774.jpg" />A mummified head identified as that of the French king Henry IV three years ago may not belong to the monarch after all.<br /> <br /> In 2010, researchers used digital facial reconstruction on the head, which had been in the hands of private collectors, to identify it as the "good King Henry," who ruled France from 1589 to 1610. The king, according to historical legend, was exhumed and posthumously beheaded in 1793 during the French Revolution.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://news.discovery.com/history/mummified-head-may-not-belong-to-king-henry-iv-131009.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/10/Mummified-Head-May-Not-Belong-to-King-Henry-IV.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/28673 Violin That Was Played To Calm Passengers As Titanic Sank Undergoes CT Scan To Prove Authenticity Before Going To Auction urn:md5:ae9b58dbea7a58a8669c1caee72168de 2013-10-10T18:15:00+02:00 2013-10-10T08:59:58+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/article-2450871-18A08EFC00000578-881_634x406.jpg" />The violin played by the bandmaster of the Titanic as the ship was sinking is finally being auctioned for an estimated £400,000. The historic instrument, which underwent a CT scan to prove it is the real deal, is expected to make a world record sum for a piece of Titanic memorabilia at the British auction, which is attracting huge international interest.<br /> <br /> The wooden fiddle has been forensically proven to be the one used by Wallace Hartley as his band famously played on to help keep the passengers calm during the disaster.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2450871/Titanic-violin-set-400k-auction.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/10/Violin-That-Was-Played-To-Calm-Passengers-As-Titanic-Sank-Undergoes-CT-Scan-To-Prove-Authenticity-Before-Going-To-Auction.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/28672 70 Years After Stealing Photograph, World War II Soldier Returns It To Its Owner urn:md5:5acf56a2e350297e225e6e20ef64a95b 2013-10-07T10:15:00+02:00 2013-10-07T08:33:17+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/ruby6n-1-web.jpg" />Jim Williams, World War II soldier, stole a framed portrait from a girl he went on a date with in 1943 and took it with him when he went fight in the South Pacific. 70 years later, a 92-year-old Williams returned the portrait to the also 92-year-old Ruby Hazen.<br /> <br /> Jim Williams of Springfield, Ill., says he went dancing with the young woman who was then Ruby Ruff in 1943 in Portland, Ore. They were both 22; he was in the Coast Guard. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/70-years-picture-stolen-date-returned-article-1.1477507">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/10/70-Years-After-Stealing-Photograph-World-War-II-Soldier-Returns-It-To-Its-Owner.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/28633 Lost Portrait of Britain's Wealthiest Woman Aquired by National Portrait Gallery urn:md5:d3a977f2fd6dc3ab5584fc43559440b7 2013-10-03T10:15:00+02:00 2013-10-03T08:30:02+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/Anne-Clifford_2690356b.jpg" />A lost portrait of one of the UK's earliest feminists has been bought by the National Portrait Gallery. The portrait, which is of Lady Anne Clifford by William Larkin and was painted in 1618, was recorded only in Clifford's diary entries until it was discovered eight years ago in a German private collection by gallerist Mark Weiss.<br /> <br /> The Gallery bought the portrait for £275,000, £70,000 of which was given by the Art Fund and more than £45,000 from private donations.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/art-news/10350429/Lost-portrait-of-Britains-wealthiest-woman-aquired-by-National-Portrait-Gallery.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/10/Lost-Portrait-of-Britain-s-Wealthiest-Woman-Aquired-by-National-Portrait-Gallery.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/28598 Could Your Family Photos And Letters Help Researchers Examine 1916 Easter Rising? urn:md5:c4085b9c2d96902122e702dbad67090a 2013-09-25T13:15:00+02:00 2013-09-25T09:47:47+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/DublinMum.jpg" />Members of the public are being called upon to dig out old family letters and photographs, to help researchers better understand life in Ireland around the time of the 1916 Easter Rising.<br /> <br /> From love letters to correspondence about politics or everyday life, families are being urged to submit letters written six months before and after the Easter Rising. The Rising was an armed insurrection staged in Ireland during Easter week, 1916. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.historyextra.com/news/could-your-family-photos-and-letters-help-researchers-examine-1916-easter-rising">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/09/Could-Your-Family-Photos-And-Letters-Help-Researchers-Examine-1916-Easter-Rising.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/28514 'Most Damaged' Charter In State Archives Gets Restored, Returned To Chesterfield, Massachusetts urn:md5:89fdfe1e7eddc2acdb799c7dbd8b6d17 2013-09-25T11:15:00+02:00 2013-09-25T09:45:03+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls.jpg" />After being found in a state of advanced deterioration at the State Archives, the original Chesterfield Town Charter has been meticulously restored and copies of the document given to as a gift to the town courtesy of state Rep. Stephen Kulik, D-Worthington, state Sen. Benjamin B. Downing, D-Pittsfield, and state Sen. Stanley Rosenberg, D-Amherst.<br /> <br /> Kulik and Downing presented a copy of the fully restored charter to the Select Board Monday afternoon, joined over speakerphone by Rosenberg. Several residents also attended the presentation.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.gazettenet.com/home/8657847-95/most-damaged-charter-in-state-archives-gets-restored-returned-to-chesterfield">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/09/Most-Damaged-Charter-In-State-Archives-Gets-Restored-Returned-To-Chesterfield-Massachusetts.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/28513 Funds for Richard III's Tomb Are Pulled Because The Proposed Modern Design 'Doesn't Befit a Warrior King' urn:md5:bee8c5fefeb688d5585d0e45b2e0aeef 2013-09-24T10:15:00+02:00 2013-09-24T08:54:25+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/article-2429916-183218CC00000578-133_634x445.jpg" />A bitter row has erupted over the planned tomb of Richard III after a historical society announced it is withdrawing £40,000 in funding because members are unhappy with the design of the tomb. Leicester Cathedral announced proposals for the £1.3m raised tomb last week, which the Richard III Society has branded 'too modern and stylised'.<br /> <br /> The Cathedral, which is set to be the final resting place for the king, responded by saying it will not change the plans for the tomb to secure the donation.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2429916/Richard-IIIs-tomb-plans-pulled-proposed-modern-design-doesnt-befit-warrior-king.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/09/Funds-for-Richard-III-s-Tomb-Are-Pulled-Because-The-Proposed-Modern-Design-Doesn-t-Befit-a-Warrior-King.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/28501 WWII Soldier's Letter Reaches Daughter After Seven Decades urn:md5:eede4dadbace6dac3698a03f26d7b56c 2013-09-23T12:15:00+02:00 2013-09-23T08:23:37+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/130922-eddington-letter-hmed-745a.photoblog600.jpg" />A World War II soldier's heartfelt letter to his daughter has finally reached her, seven decades after it was written.<br /> <br /> Peggy Eddington-Smith received the letter penned by her father, Pfc. John Eddington, as well as his Bronze Star and Purple Heart medals, during an emotional ceremony Saturday in Dayton, Nev., about 40 miles southeast of Reno. The father she never met wrote the three-page letter shortly after she was born and shortly before he died in Italy in June 1944. He sent it while stationed in Texas, just before he was sent overseas. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/09/22/20630560-wwii-soldiers-letter-reaches-daughter-after-seven-decades">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/09/WWII-Soldier-s-Letter-Reaches-Daughter-After-Seven-Decades.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/28481 Millions go to Preserve Historical Archives At University of South Alabama urn:md5:9661efaeb9f3efde1b7095edf1958b85 2013-09-16T12:15:00+02:00 2013-09-16T07:52:07+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/MzkzZWYwMDc4YmNi_3724.jpg" />Millions of dollars from a local family will go to preserve historical archives. The University of South Alabama Board of Trustees honored the Marx family for their donation of three million dollars to the USA Library. <br /> <br /> Two million will benefit the future library project. One million will help renovate the library’s third floor. The library will bring its USA photo archive from Springhill Ave. back to campus. That way, historical photos can be easily accessed by students, researchers and the public.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://local15tv.com/shared/news/features/top-stories/stories/wpmi_millions-go-preserve-historical-archives-3724.shtml">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/09/Millions-go-to-Preserve-Historical-Archives-At-University-of-South-Alabama.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/28418 Urinating WWII Great Dane's Medal Sold urn:md5:7cf39d831139d689c48ba9564285f5d1 2013-09-09T12:15:00+02:00 2013-09-09T08:04:44+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/_69690633_60cb885a-38b6-4ceb-8b86-f0ac039815e6.jpg" />A medal awarded to a dog in World War II for extinguishing a bomb by urinating on it has been sold at auction for £1,100. The 1941 Blue Cross medal was found in a property clearance in Bristol along with a painting of Great Dane Juliana.<br /> <br /> A plaque on it describes how the dog put out an incendiary bomb dropped by the Luftwaffe on her owner's home. "This was clearly a Great Dane with a great bladder," auctioneer Philip Taubenheim said. Mr Taubenheim, of Wotton Auction Rooms, in Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire, said it was a "remarkable story".<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-23985116">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/09/Urinating-WWII-Great-Dane-s-Medal-Sold.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/28339 Canada Archives Missed Chance at Bargain Manuscripts urn:md5:6f455796ff27f068886fb23575fcc27b 2013-09-09T10:15:00+02:00 2013-09-09T08:02:32+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/cpt113127510_high.jpg" />Canada’s cash-strapped national archives may have missed a chance to buy rare maps and manuscripts at bargain prices because years of austerity have severed its special connections with auction houses and private sellers. That’s the lesson being drawn by senior staff at Library and Archives Canada after the agency paid about three times the pre-sales estimate as winning bidder at a spring auction for the Sherbrooke collection.<br /> <br /> The rich bounty of Canadian maps and manuscripts from the early 1800s cost the agency about $720,000, including taxes and shipping. Bonhams, the house that conducted the auction in London on June 19, had estimated the value somewhere between $160,000 and $230,000, plus a buyer’s premium.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://metronews.ca/scene/788806/archives-missed-chance-at-bargain-manuscripts/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/09/Canada-Archives-Missed-Chance-at-Bargain-Manuscripts.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/28338 Library of Birmingham, England: Official Opening of £189m Building urn:md5:aa6085c6933b1b7531d2a8a2dccf9f2f 2013-09-04T09:15:00+02:00 2013-09-04T07:43:30+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/_69622664_69621600.jpg" />The £189m Library of Birmingham, which houses a collection of one million books, has opened. The library has more than 200 public access computers, theatres, an exhibition gallery and music rooms.<br /> <br /> It was officially opened by Malala Yousafzai, the teenager shot in the head in Pakistan by the Taliban for championing women's rights. She was treated at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham and now lives in the city.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-23934792">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/09/Library-of-Birmingham-England%3A-Official-Opening-of-189m-Building.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/28293 U.S. National Archives Project Secures Iraq’s Jewish Past urn:md5:cbf3319aa06961ad77f83d622128bfd4 2013-09-02T09:15:00+02:00 2013-09-02T08:13:01+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/.5223f7629c24b.preview-300_t.jpg" />A trove of waterlogged treasures from Baghdad’s Jewish past is being conserved at the National Archives for a return to Iraq next year. The material, found when U.S. troops invaded Iraq a decade ago, includes a 400-year-old Hebrew Bible and a 200-year-old Talmud from Vienna.<br /> <br /> There is also a small, hand-inked 1902 Passover Haggada, a colorful 1930 prayer book in French and a beautifully printed collection of sermons by a rabbi made in Germany in 1692. The National Archives plans to open a major exhibit of some of the items on Oct. 11.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.timesdispatch.com/news/national-world/archives-project-secures-iraq-s-jewish-past/article_a42c9078-2c02-52a6-a678-b57c7ee87bef.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/09/US-National-Archives-Project-Secures-Iraqs-Jewish-Past.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/28258 Notarial Archives: ‘Malta’s National Monument of Shame’ urn:md5:e54acc9ad2b44e0235408a5722c15e71 2013-08-26T14:15:00+02:00 2013-08-26T09:01:36+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/.Screenshot__10493_t.jpg" />The Notarial Archives in Valletta were today described as "Malta's national monument of shame," by the archive's resources council founder member Joan Abela.<br /> <br /> During a visit by the Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, finance minister Edward Scicluna and parliamentary secretary for justice Owen Bonnici, Abela said the notarial records which are found in a dilapidated building in St Christopher Street in Valletta was the "mother of all archives."<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.maltatoday.com.mt/en/newsdetails/news/national/Notarial-Archives-Malta-s-national-monument-of-shame-20130819">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/08/Notarial-Archives%3A-Maltas-National-Monument-of-Shame.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/28201 Rare Bible Rescued From Trash Provides Missing Family History urn:md5:be47ae6d08e1155eb1089829705ae44e 2013-07-23T12:15:00+02:00 2013-07-23T08:55:39+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_5/.1176139_t.jpg" />An old Bible rescued from the garbage more than 40 years ago recently emerged as a priceless family history treasure for one California couple.<br /> <br /> Elder Ed Jones and his wife, Sister Dawna Jones, serve as family history missionaries and directors of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints FamilySearch Library in San Diego. While going about his regular duties one hectic Monday morning, Ed Jones received a phone call that has greatly blessed his life.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865583398/Rare-Bible-rescued-from-trash-provides-missing-family-history.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/07/Rare-Bible-Rescued-From-Trash-Provides-Missing-Family-History.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/27996 Schindler's Actual List To Be Auctioned On eBay For $3 Million urn:md5:fb2e335d36f5cea3cd710ac261f3d81d 2013-07-22T14:15:00+02:00 2013-07-22T09:35:07+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_5/.Screenshot__10386_t.jpg" />An original copy of Schindler’s list -- not the movie, but the actual list of Jewish refugees that German businessman Oskar Schindler is credited with saving from the Nazis -- will be available on eBay Friday evening, the New York Post reports.<br /> <br /> The document, which is 14 pages long and contains the names of the 801 “highly specialized munitions Jews laborers" Schindler saved, was typed out on April 18, 1945, right before the end of World War II, according to CNN. Schindler bribed officials to let him keep more than 1,000 workers and set up a factory in Czechoslovakia, according to History.com. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/19/schindlers-list-ebay_n_3622844.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/07/Schindler-s-Actual-List-To-Be-Auctioned-On-eBay-For-3-Million.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/27986 England: Barnardo's Archive 'Up For Grabs' or Destruction urn:md5:bd529ed271b7a7f29c076b9fd6b8f335 2013-07-22T12:15:00+02:00 2013-07-22T09:22:57+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_5/.barnardo_t.jpg" />One of the oldest, extant, dedicated photographic archives in the world, the Barnardo's photographic archive, currently housed in Barkingside, East London is under significant threat of destruction following its digitisation.<br /> <br /> Over the next few months, Barnardo's will be having its entire photographic archive digitised in Manchester. Due to space issues at Barnardo's, the organisation will then destroy the original images unless an archive or museum can be persuaded to save these important historic documents. The material consists of about of shelving around fifteen feet in length holding archival boxes about 8 inches deep and about 20 inches high. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://britishphotohistory.ning.com/profiles/blog/show?id=2680769:BlogPost:72775">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/07/England%3A-Barnardo-s-Archive-Up-For-Grabs-or-Destruction.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/27985