Genealogy Blog - Historic Preservation/Heritage 2015-03-31T06:24:16+02:00 Geneanet urn:md5:137eeaa00c40515e81be86b078a43655 Dotclear Tanzania: Legislators Call for Recovery of Stolen Unguja Archives urn:md5:797a32c4c41a4adbe330f79c9b5bf6eb 2015-03-31T07:15:00+02:00 2015-03-31T08:11:25+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/dra-picture-002.jpg" />Members of the Zanzibar House of Representatives are appealing to the general public and to institutions to recover lost and stolen archives.<br /> <br /> The appeal came after the House probe committee led by Mr Mahmoud Mohammed Mussa revealed the theft of important historical documents and souvenirs. <a href="http://allafrica.com/stories/201503302462.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Tanzania%3A-Legislators-Call-for-Recovery-of-Stolen-Unguja-Archives.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33898 Library of Congress Acquires Rare Trove of Civil War Images urn:md5:2e9fe1c9dff180a877fc034ec2dcf3b7 2015-03-30T10:15:00+02:00 2015-03-30T09:35:31+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Civil_War_Images-2.jpg" />A Houston housewife who has quietly collected rare Civil War images for 50 years has sold more than 500 early photographs to the Library of Congress.<br /> <br /> The library announced the acquisition Sunday and is placing the first 77 images online. On Friday, 87-year-old Robin Stanford delivered the historic stereograph images from her collection to the library. <a href="http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/03/29/library-congress-acquires-rare-trove-civil-war-images-many-by-confederate/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Library-of-Congress-Acquires-Rare-Trove-of-Civil-War-Images.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33878 Turing Manuscript and German 'Enigma' Code Writer on Display in Hong Kong urn:md5:86625c57e202c9b7d7488c792068ac12 2015-03-20T08:15:00+01:00 2015-03-20T09:48:08+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__15055.jpg" />A notebook about mathematics and computer science written by Nazi-code breaker Alan Turing was previewed by auction house Bonhams in Hong Kong on Thursday (March 19).<br /> <br /> The 56-page manuscript is expected to fetch at least seven figures, with a portion of the proceeds going to charity, when it goes up for sale on April 13 in New York. <a href="http://www.ntd.tv/en/news/world/europe/20150319/249327-turing-manuscript-and-german-39enigma39-code-writer-on-display-in-hong-kong.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Turing-Manuscript-and-German-Enigma-Code-Writer-on-Display-in-Hong-Kong.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33790 United States Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights Go on Display in the UK for First Time urn:md5:12370e7a1622e61e00cb90ccf3bac989 2015-03-18T09:15:00+01:00 2015-03-18T09:13:30+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__15050.jpg" />The United States Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights have gone on display in the UK for the first time as part of a new exhibition at the British Library.<br /> <br /> Commemorating the 800 years since the Magna Carta was signed, 'Magna Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy' also contains two original 1215 Magna Carta manuscripts, the unique 'draft' of Magna Carta, known as the Articles of the Barons (1215), the Petition of Right (1628), the English Bill of Rights (1689) and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) on display together. <a href="http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/united-states-declaration-independence-bill-rights-go-display-uk-first-time-1491463">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/United-States-Declaration-of-Independence-and-Bill-of-Rights-Go-on-Display-in-the-UK-for-First-Time.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33756 United Arab Emirates: Archive of Documents Gives Invaluable Glimpse Into Ajman’s Past urn:md5:bafef3d33833d3f53390c989314c3780 2015-03-16T10:15:00+01:00 2015-03-16T11:32:36+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/_MaxW_640_imageVersion_default_AR-150319567.jpg" />With almost four decades of research behind him, Abdulghani Bahlooq, 63, has a vast collection of information about his home emirate.<br /> <br /> The Emirati municipality worker has been chronicling details of the births, deaths and marriages of citizens since he was 24 years old. But his records stretch back farther than that as Mr Bahlooq took up the practice from his cousins, who began collating records in Ajman in 1927. <a href="http://www.thenational.ae/uae/heritage/archive-of-documents-gives-invaluable-glimpse-into-ajmans-past">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/United-Arab-Emirates%3A-Archive-of-documents-gives-invaluable-glimpse-into-Ajmans-past.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33726 Bright Hallmarks of Early German Immigrants, Fraktur Collection Goes To Philly Art Museum urn:md5:e00a100788fdc42b81c9c8ad119904ee 2015-03-11T08:15:00+01:00 2015-03-11T10:02:17+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__15022.jpg" />Life was not easy for many of the German immigrants who arrived in Philadelphia in the 18th century. They dispersed throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania in search of economic prosperity and religious freedom.<br /> <br /> Farming, building churches, opening schools and businesses, they cultivated their corner of their new country. And they brought with them an old folk art tradition -- fraktur. <a href="http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/local/arts-culture/79392-bright-hallmarks-of-early-german-immigrants-fraktur-collection-goes-to-philly-art-museum-">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Bright-Hallmarks-of-Early-German-Immigrants-Fraktur-Collection-Goes-To-Philly-Art-Museum.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33692 Palace of Governors Acquires Rare Photo of New Mexico Businessman urn:md5:beab012dd45ed1b3366b6b47aa7f6f1a 2015-03-09T16:15:00+01:00 2015-03-09T11:04:58+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/54f934534edec.image.jpg" />The Palace of the Governors Photo Archives announced this week that it has acquired what, in all likelihood, is the only known photograph of Ceran St. Vrain, an entrepreneur and close associate of Territorial Gov. Charles Bent and frontiersman Kit Carson.<br /> <br /> The Museum of New Mexico Foundation purchased the rare carte de visite from Cliff Mills, a photographer, collector and Plaza vendor for some 20 years. <a href="http://www.santafenewmexican.com/life/features/palace-of-governors-acquires-rare-photo-of-new-mexico-businessman/article_0b442800-c2b7-5638-aca2-6bcc30c0a437.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Palace-of-Governors-Acquires-Rare-Photo-of-New-Mexico-Businessman.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33670 Library and Archives Canada Acquires Huge Malak Karsh Collection urn:md5:b5286f45d849c7a9ebbacc141e841ca7 2015-03-02T14:15:00+01:00 2015-03-02T09:58:25+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/november-24-1997-11772-renowned-landscape-photographer-m.jpg" />Malak Karsh’s vibrant photos of Ottawa tulips, Gatineau leaves and Canada’s full glory are about to be preserved for future generations. <br /> <br /> Library and Archives Canada will announce the purchase of more than 200,000 photographic images from Malak’s vast collection of transparencies, negatives and prints. The images, captured between 1968 and 2001, include many colour photos of Parliament Hill and the tulip festival, along with landscapes from across the country. <a href="http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/library-and-archives-canada-acquires-huge-malak-karsh-collection">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Library-and-Archives-Canada-Acquires-Huge-Malak-Karsh-Collection.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33607 WWI Soldier's Heartbreaking Scribbled Farewell Thrown in Matchbox From Moving Train as He Headed To the Western Front - Where He Died Just Two Weeks Later urn:md5:1c0e71718ea844a0079da2958b87b971 2015-02-27T11:15:00+01:00 2015-02-27T10:21:55+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_7/261B95E200000578-2970180-image-m-59_1424949961236.jpg" />A First World War soldier who was called to the Western Front at short notice made a desperate bid to say goodbye to his family by scribbling a note in a matchbox and throwing it from a moving train.<br /> <br /> Sergeant Major George Cavan hurled the message onto the platform of Carluke train station in South Lanarkshire, Scotland, and shouted to a passenger to give it to his wife, Jean. The serviceman and his unit were suddenly called to fight in the Ludendorff Offensive - Germany's last major effort to win the war - from their base in Glasgow, but didn't have time to tell loved ones. <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2970180/WWI-soldier-s-heartbreaking-scribbled-farewell-thrown-matchbox-moving-train-headed-Western-died-just-two-weeks-later.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/WWI-Soldier-s-Heartbreaking-Scribbled-Farewell-Thrown-in-Matchbox-From-Moving-Train-as-He-Headed-To-the-Western-Front-Where-He-Died-Just-Two-Weeks-Later.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33587 National Archives' New Facility To Help Store Australia's Paper Records in Canberra urn:md5:6da21e43fcb6b6b468ef5a10f663490f 2015-02-26T09:15:00+01:00 2015-02-26T10:58:43+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_7/6265304-3x2-700x467.jpg" />Storage facilities for the National Archives of Australia are nearing capacity, but a plan for a new purpose-built facility in Canberra will help ease the load.<br /> <br /> The archive currently has about 380 kilometres of shelf space at repositories around the nation, including Mitchell, Greenaway and Parkes in Canberra. Archives director-general David Fricker said there was another 250 kilometres of records destined for permanent care in the years ahead. <a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-02-26/national-archives-of-australia-new-storage-facility/6265174">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/National-Archives-New-Facility-To-Help-Store-Australia-s-Paper-Records-in-Canberra.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33573 Library of Birmingham, England, Photo Archive 'Still at Risk' urn:md5:279d0ab43c27b7fce1eb317d6726b3ae 2015-02-24T09:15:00+01:00 2015-02-24T11:05:13+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_7/The-Library-of-Birmingham-28.jpg" />The Library of Birmingham's renowned photographic archives remain at risk despite a council U-turn on proposed budget cuts, it has been claimed.<br /> <br /> The influential Royal Photographic Society says it remains concerned for the future of the nationally recognised archives and four specialist staff. Archivist roles were among 100 jobs at the landmark library placed at risk when a £1.5 million package of cuts to its £10 million-a-year running costs was proposed in December. <a href="http://www.birminghampost.co.uk/news/regional-affairs/library-birmingham-photo-archive-still-8686588">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Library-of-Birmingham-England-Photo-Archive-Still-at-Risk.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33550 Man Gets 10 Years for Stealing Priceless 12th-Century Manuscript in Spain urn:md5:18e07cd498e3b2d6a537cd2250370b6c 2015-02-19T11:15:00+01:00 2015-02-19T10:25:14+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_7/compos_2.jpg" />A Spanish court sentenced a man on Wednesday to 10 years in prison for crimes including the theft of a priceless medieval document considered the first guidebook to Spain's Saint James pilgrimage trail. <br /> <br /> Police recovered the unique 12th-century manuscript in July 2012, a year after it was found to have gone missing from a safe in the famous cathedral of the northwestern city of Santiago de Compostela. <a href="http://artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=76585">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Man-Gets-10-Years-for-Stealing-Priceless-12th-Century-Manuscript-in-Spain.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33513 National WW1 Welsh Letters Archive Plans urn:md5:8a0c52e82e183bcc6eb871b68722dc80 2015-02-09T16:15:00+01:00 2015-02-09T12:09:42+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__14852.jpg" />There is a call to search drawers and attics for World War One letters home, as part of a bid to establish a national archive of war correspondence.<br /> <br /> About 400,000 men from Wales took part in the conflict - and for many writing a letter to loved ones was a brief escape from horrors of the frontline trench warfare. Carwyn Jones has more. <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-31172966">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/National-WW1-Welsh-Letters-Archive-Plans.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33415 Shackleton and Scott's Historic Antarctic Huts Saved From Ruin urn:md5:19f74e5f4a73f3858570e23272b37520 2015-02-09T14:15:00+01:00 2015-02-09T12:07:03+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_7/shakelton.jpg" />At the turn of the last century, Antarctica was the ultimate prize for explorers like Sir Ernest Shackleton and Captain Robert Falcon Scott.<br /> <br /> Scott set off to conquer the South Pole while Shackleton aimed to cross the icy continent sea to sea via the pole. As they made their treacherous treks across the barren landscape, they took shelter in meager huts, for weeks or months at a time. <a href="http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.fr/2015/02/shackleton-and-scotts-historic.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Shackleton-and-Scott-s-Historic-Antarctic-Huts-Saved-From-Ruin.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33414 Donation Will Preserve Historic Documents Burned in 1911 New York Capitol Fire urn:md5:5e897901e5f39f30b489b10d3e9e7ea5 2015-02-06T09:15:00+01:00 2015-02-06T10:28:02+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_7/628x471.jpg" />A $20,000 donation from telecommunications company AT&T will support the conservation and digitization of documents burned in the 1911 state Capitol fire, the State Archives and the Archives Partnership Trust said on Thursday.<br /> <br /> The blaze destroyed most of the state's Revolutionary War-era records and almost a quarter of its English colonial documents. Although the written texts of the documents that survived are somewhat legible, their edges are charred and are so vulnerable to damage that researchers are not allowed to use the originals. <a href="http://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Donation-to-fund-digitizing-documents-damaged-in-6065355.php">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Donation-Will-Preserve-Historic-Documents-Burned-in-1911-New-York-Capitol-Fire.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33392 Four Surviving Original Copies of the Magna Carta Will Be Displayed Together for the First Time To Mark 800th Anniversary of Document that Launched Parliamentary Democracy urn:md5:8e5d987b31838e6ae190dcdac0315748 2015-02-05T08:15:00+01:00 2015-02-05T09:26:38+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_7/25458E3D00000578-2936585-image-a-7_1422892511791.jpg" />The four surviving original copies of the Magna Carta have been brought together for the first time since 1215.<br /> <br /> Copies of the document - one of the first steps in the journey towards parliamentary democracy - will go on show together at The British Library in central London to mark the 800th anniversary since it was signed. More than 40,000 people entered a public ballot for the chance to see them with 1,215 winning the opportunity to visit the display. <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2936585/Four-surviving-original-copies-Magna-Carta-displayed-time-mark-800th-anniversary-document-launched-parliamentary-democracy.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Four-Surviving-Original-Copies-of-the-Magna-Carta-Will-Be-Displayed-Together-for-the-First-Time-To-Mark-800th-Anniversary-of-Document-that-Launched-Parliamentary-Democracy.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33378 Spanish Civil War: Rediscovered Photos in Navarra Museum urn:md5:aa1eda536b91fd091c1317e21fe4ae34 2015-02-02T12:15:00+01:00 2015-02-02T10:10:57+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_7/_80589135_robert-capa-republican-wome.gif" />A museum has opened in the Spanish city of Pamplona that brings together the performing arts, painting, sculpture and one of Spain's largest collection of photographs, dating back to the 19th Century.<br /> <br /> The Museum University of Navarra, built by celebrated Spanish architect Rafael Moneo, features previously unseen works by Picasso, Rothko and Kandinsky and also one of Spain's largest collections of photos from the 19th Century. <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-30992883">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Spanish-Civil-War%3A-Rediscovered-Photos-in-Navarra-Museum.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33332 Moscow Library Fire Damages One Million Documents and Books in 'Cultural Chernobyl' urn:md5:50583b33a9550066eb65b9066f5a37cd 2015-02-02T10:15:00+01:00 2015-02-02T10:05:39+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_7/253D78D200000578-0-image-a-2_1422813730571.jpg" />A fire that ripped through one of Russia's largest public libraries has been likened to a cultural 'Chernobyl'. <br /> <br /> The blaze began late on Friday at the Institute of Scientific Information on Social Sciences in Moscow, which was created in 1918 and holds more than 14 million items. It also contains documents from the League of Nations, UNESCO, and early parliamentary reports dating back as far as 1789. <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2935410/Moscow-library-fire-damages-one-million-documents-books-cultural-Chernobyl.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Moscow-Library-Fire-Damages-One-Million-Documents-and-Books-in-Cultural-Chernobyl.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33331 Sold as Scrap, Richest Ottoman Archives in Bulgarian Library urn:md5:3c91ec11949432ee946328f0f368fae1 2015-01-29T08:15:00+01:00 2015-01-29T09:41:25+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/sofya-osmanli-arsiv1.JPG" />For more than a 100 years the Sofia National Library has hosted the culturally rich Ottoman archives. In particular, Ottoman experts and scientists have protected the archives that contain more than 1 million documents and at the same time have provided reading rooms for those who wish to access and study the documents.<br /> <br /> These documents at one point in history were sold in the streets of Bulgaria are now protected at the St. Cyril and Methodius National Library in Sofia. <a href="http://www.worldbulletin.net/turkey/153966/sold-as-scrap-richest-ottoman-archives-in-bulgarian-library">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Sold-as-Scrap-Richest-Ottoman-Archives-in-Bulgarian-Library.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33294 British Library Opens National Newspaper Building urn:md5:1822fd9c59a22d92af45f19690cd6a4e 2015-01-28T09:15:00+01:00 2015-01-28T10:45:44+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/the-storage-void-of-the-new-british-library-national-newspaper-building-at-boston-spa-in-west-yorkshire-2.jpg" />The UK national newspaper collection, held by the British Library, is one of the greatest of its kind in the world. <br /> <br /> Spanning more than three centuries, it comprises local, regional and national newspapers from across the UK as well as many overseas titles. It is an invaluable historical resource for tens of thousands of researchers every year and continues to grow as some 1200 titles every week are received by the Library through legal deposit. <a href="http://www.bl.uk/press-releases/2015/january/british-library-opens-national-newspaper-building">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/British-Library-Opens-National-Newspaper-Building.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33278 Historic Collection of Documents To Remain in Lancashire County Archives, England urn:md5:64b1e105ab300bce4188fdc0029a7c3b 2015-01-26T10:15:00+01:00 2015-01-26T10:46:02+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_7/3498769.jpg" />A historic collection of documents covering the period between 1199 and 1947 has been saved for Lancashire.<br /> <br /> The Hulton Archive, of great significance both to the North-West and nationally, has been looked after by Lancashire County Council since 1943. It contains a major collection of medieval deeds and other material from the Middle Ages and documents which shed light on Lancashire as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. <a href="http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/11746808.Historic_collection_of_documents_to_remain_in_county_archives/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Historic-Collection-of-Documents-To-Remain-in-Lancashire-County-Archives-England.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33252 Magna Carta Through the Ages Exhibition To Take Place in London, England urn:md5:ab71f48291e3536b58b3a7196e7435e4 2015-01-20T11:15:00+01:00 2015-01-20T11:09:45+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_7/Society-of-Antiquaries.jpg" />The Society of Antiquaries of London will launch a historic exhibition to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta. It will bring together and display, for the first time, the Society’s three copies of the charter.<br /> <br /> Magna Carta Through the Ages, which takes place from May 26th to July 31st, will explore the antiquarian interest in the charter through the centuries and the ways in which Magna Carta has continued to be relevant to successive generations. <a href="http://www.medievalists.net/2015/01/19/magna-carta-ages-exhibition-take-place-london/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Magna-Carta-Through-the-Ages-Exhibition-To-Take-Place-in-London-England.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33204 31 Rolls of Undeveloped Film from a Soldier in WWII Discovered and Processed urn:md5:1b9e35f548abf8253e5543c73eb012e9 2015-01-19T11:15:00+01:00 2015-01-19T10:27:10+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_7/ww2film.jpg" />Photographer Levi Bettweiser is the man behind the Rescued Film Project, an effort to find and rescue old and undeveloped rolls of film from the far corners of the world.<br /> <br /> He recently came across one of his biggest finds so far: 31 undeveloped rolls of film shot by a single soldier during World War II. Bettweiser tells us he found the film rolls in late 2014 at an auction in Ohio. About half the rolls were labeled with various location names (i.e. Boston Harbor, Lucky Strike Beach, LaHavre Harbor). <a href="http://petapixel.com/2015/01/16/31-rolls-undeveloped-film-soldier-wwii-discovered-processed/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/31-Rolls-of-Undeveloped-Film-from-a-Soldier-in-WWII-Discovered-and-Processed.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33183 Rare World War I Exhibits To Go on Display in Mogilev, Belarus urn:md5:ab4a8e85bf3f07f03ef1edea056e081f 2015-01-16T11:15:00+01:00 2015-01-16T11:10:01+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_7/001629_00000078739.jpg" />Rare World War I exhibits will be displayed at the Mogilev Requiem exhibition due to open at the Mogilev Regional History Museum on 17 January, BelTA learned from senior fellow of the Mogilev Regional History Museum Lyudmila Tomchik.<br /> <br /> Last year, the whole world celebrated the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War 1914-1918 which has become one of the largest armed conflicts in the history of mankind. <a href="http://eng.belta.by/all_news/culture/Rare-World-War-I-exhibits-to-go-on-display-in-Mogilev_i_78739.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Rare-World-War-I-Exhibits-To-Go-on-Display-in-Mogilev-Belarus.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33160 Treasure Trove of Historic Pictures To Be Unveiled in South Essex, England urn:md5:977fcc3e473b42b5fc813e251d4ef9ab 2015-01-14T13:15:00+01:00 2015-01-14T11:29:05+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_7/3471397.jpg" />Thousands of historic pictures of Hadleigh and Thundersely will be made available to the public after a community group received £10,000 of Lottery cash.<br /> <br /> The Heritage Lottery Fund awarded Hadleigh and Thundersley Community Archive £10,000 to scan and publish thousands of donated photographs and postcards. The huge archive, from prominent collectors and powerful families, will be made freely available in slide shows, books and online. <a href="http://www.clactonandfrintongazette.co.uk/news/south_essex_news/11713662.Treasure_trove_of_historic_pictures_to_be_unveiled/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Treasure-Trove-of-Historic-Pictures-To-Be-Unveiled-in-South-Essex-England.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33124 Wales and Waterloo: Napoleonic Tales Among Archive Cash urn:md5:48894b3ff258ceab1edf4c48081d3322 2015-01-14T09:15:00+01:00 2015-01-14T11:24:06+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_7/_80174677_williams004_ceredigionarchives.jpg" />A letter marking the Battle of Waterloo is among important Welsh archives being preserved with the help of £40,000.<br /> <br /> Written by the son of a Cardiganshire farmer, Morris Williams tells his parents "thank the Lord" for protecting him as he faced Napoleon's troops. The letter held by the Ceredigion Archives is undergoing careful conservation work, along with documents from four other Welsh archives. <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-30755518">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Wales-and-Waterloo%3A-Napoleonic-Tales-Among-Archive-Cash.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33122 Robert Wolfe, Expert Who Oversaw German WWII Records, Dies at 93 urn:md5:35b3d13aef96c53e2a81ad1276df5265 2015-01-07T08:15:00+01:00 2015-01-07T09:28:24+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/Robert_Wolfe.jpg" />Robert Wolfe, who for more than 30 years served as a specialist in Nazi Germany at the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, has died. He was 93.<br /> <br /> Wolfe died Dec. 9 of respiratory failure at a suburban hospital, his son Marc Wolfe confirmed Monday. Wolfe joined the archives in 1961 and worked there until his retirement in 1995, though he continued to serve as a consultant and help researchers as a volunteer, his son said. <a href="http://www.stripes.com/news/robert-wolfe-expert-who-oversaw-german-wwii-records-dies-at-93-1.322459">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Robert-Wolfe-Expert-Who-Oversaw-German-WWII-Records-Dies-at-93.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33058 Old Delaware Newspapers Sorted, Cataloged urn:md5:af705afd9fc8b67f83b84fff96167bdd 2014-12-31T09:15:00+01:00 2014-12-31T10:46:31+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/B9315587438Z.1_20141228173639_000_GKQ9FGVQ7.1-0.jpg" />For a historian or genealogist, local newspapers have always been a productive resource. And Delaware is a prime example.<br /> <br /> From its beginnings, more than 300 years ago, Delaware has been home to more than 200 local newspapers throughout its three counties. Since the early 1700s, residents have depended on a local newspaper for local, state, national and international news along with the latest in social events, gossip, opinion, advertisements and obituaries. <a href="http://www.delawareonline.com/story/life/2014/12/31/old-delaware-newspapers-sorted-cataloged/20975945/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Old-Delaware-Newspapers-Sorted-Cataloged.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33017 Tiny French Village Appeals For Funds To Turn Soldier's Bedroom That Has Remained Untouched for Almost 100 Years Into Museum urn:md5:9a10bd311f331997d08f8c5cf390af65 2014-12-30T11:15:00+01:00 2014-12-30T11:04:53+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_7/24514CF000000578-2890270-image-a-3_1419873674192.jpg" />A tiny village in central France is appealing for funds to help preserve the bedroom of a First World War soldier that has remained completely unchanged since his death in 1918.<br /> <br /> Dragoons' Second lieutenant Hubert Rochereau died in the back of a British field ambulance after being wounded during fighting for the village of Loker in Belgium almost 100 years ago. His body was originally buried in a British cemetery, and his parents, who initially had no idea where their son's body was, decided to preserve his old bedroom as a permanent shrine. <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2890270/Tiny-French-village-appeals-funds-turn-soldier-s-bedroom-remained-untouched-100-years-museum.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Tiny-French-Village-Appeals-For-Funds-To-Turn-Soldier-s-Bedroom-That-Has-Remained-Untouched-for-Almost-100-Years-Into-Museum.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33002 Historic Map To Go on Display at the Idaho State Historical Archives urn:md5:047fdce3133d0cc7adabe053e388c87f 2014-12-19T12:15:00+01:00 2014-12-19T11:46:31+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 2014-12-15T10:29:43+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 2014-11-27T09:35:21+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 2014-11-27T09:33:37+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 2014-11-10T10:33:34+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 2014-11-06T10:42:19+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 2014-10-22T09:23:58+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 2014-10-16T09:26:53+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 2014-10-15T01:20:25+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 2014-10-10T10:17:10+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 2014-10-06T08:54:12+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 2014-10-06T08:49:58+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 2014-09-30T08:37:31+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 2014-09-25T08:52:15+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 2014-09-11T08:45:09+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 2014-09-05T09:14:52+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 2014-07-21T09:12:38+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 2014-07-03T08:54:47+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 2014-06-30T09:14:09+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 2014-06-27T08:53:44+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 2014-06-25T10:45:32+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 2014-06-24T09:27:23+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 2014-06-24T09:24:54+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 2014-06-13T08:48:46+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 2014-06-10T08:14:28+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 2014-06-09T09:14:43+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 2014-06-04T08:43:17+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 2014-05-16T08:37:46+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 2014-05-16T08:35:48+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 2014-05-12T10:22:18+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 2014-05-09T08:53:51+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 2014-05-05T10:30:21+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 2014-05-02T10:26:02+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 2014-04-28T09:00:21+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 2014-04-22T09:28:02+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 2014-04-14T09:17:42+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 2014-04-11T08:48:27+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 2014-04-04T08:43:46+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 2014-04-02T08:30:45+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 2014-04-01T08:35:21+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 2014-04-01T08:27:45+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 2014-04-01T08:24:34+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 2014-03-25T09:19:26+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 2014-03-25T09:12:07+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 2014-03-21T10:42:37+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 2014-03-21T10:40:56+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 2014-03-17T09:43:25+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 2014-03-17T09:34:35+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 2014-03-14T11:25:57+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 2014-03-06T12:49:06+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 2014-03-05T11:10:13+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 2014-03-04T10:43:29+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 2014-02-17T10:48:23+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 2014-02-13T12:18:02+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 2014-02-11T11:01:21+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 2014-02-06T10:34:52+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 2014-02-04T10:13:25+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 2014-01-28T10:47:05+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 2014-01-22T09:54:25+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 2014-01-21T09:22:52+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 2014-01-14T09:27:15+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 2014-01-14T09:24:37+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 2014-01-13T09:44:10+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 2014-01-09T09:58:37+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 2013-12-30T11:26:04+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 2013-12-30T11:20:40+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 2013-12-16T09:35:47+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 2013-12-19T15:07:07+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 2013-12-12T12:31:14+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 2013-12-11T11:25:20+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 2013-12-05T10:17:45+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