Genealogy Blog - History 2015-05-28T12:13:13+02:00 Geneanet urn:md5:137eeaa00c40515e81be86b078a43655 Dotclear Indiana's Early Black Settlements Are Now Documented Online urn:md5:23a924c94633bc495a9e27a8794b16ca 2015-04-24T14:15:00+02:00 2015-04-24T09:06:32+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__15309.jpg" />The Indiana Historical Society (IHS) has made available online the results of its research on early black settlements in Indiana. This effort is part of the Early African American Settlement Heritage Initiative.<br /> <br /> During the summer of 2014, the Indiana Historical Society embarked upon a journey to identify African-American rural settlements that existed in Indiana by 1870. <a href="http://www.flyergroup.com/news/state-s-early-black-settlements-are-now-documented-online/article_b0089caa-6579-5b90-9fae-c4fc05bc2c7c.html">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Indiana-s-Early-Black-Settlements-Are-Now-Documented-Online.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34166 A Tasmanian Tragedy: Honour Roll of the World War I Casualties urn:md5:9f05ae2f25c8f5aed3b57867b35080d9 2015-04-20T10:15:00+02:00 2015-04-20T09:21:12+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/048937-5284b5a0-e5cf-11e4-8000-4408b9292b45.jpg" />From its small population that had just passed 200,000 for the first time, Tasmania sent more than 15,000 of its men, women and boys to the war.<br /> <br /> Hundreds of Tasmanians enlisted elsewhere, expanding that number. Nearly 2900 died as a result of their service. <a href="http://www.news.com.au/national/anzac-day/a-tasmanian-tragedy-honour-roll-of-our-world-war-i-casualties/story-fnmewwpe-1227310048332">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/A-Tasmanian-Tragedy%3A-Honour-Roll-of-the-World-War-I-Casualties.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34099 WWI Canadian Nurses Honored on Greek Island of Lemnos urn:md5:56bb5f0fef96d920e8989f4fa2b7381e 2015-04-17T13:15:00+02:00 2015-04-17T10:16:46+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/canadian_nurses.jpg" />These days, it’s easy to forget the role that the northeastern Aegean island of Lemnos played in the First World War. However, with the centenary of the Gallipoli Campaign coming up on April 25, that looks set to change.<br /> <br /> Despite the failure of the Gallipoli Campaign, which was launched from the island port of Mudros, Lemnos remained the allied base for the blockade of the Dardanelles during the war. <a href="http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite6_1_16/04/2015_549141">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/WWI-Canadian-Nurses-Honored-on-Greek-Island-of-Lemnos.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34084 Did Richard III Manage To Keep His Scoliosis a Secret Up Until His Death in 1485? urn:md5:15901724eb459d3d08b4aabde2004824 2015-04-14T09:15:00+02:00 2015-04-14T09:59:15+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/640px-King_Richard_III.jpg" />Last month saw the mortal remains of King Richard III reinterred at Leicester Cathedral, more than two years after University of Leicester archaeologists discovered his skeleton in a car park in August 2012.<br /> <br /> No mention of Richard's distinctive physique survives from during his lifetime, perhaps out of respect to a reigning monarch, or perhaps because he hid it so well. <a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/04/150413075017.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Did-Richard-III-Manage-To-Keep-His-Scoliosis-a-Secret-Up-Until-His-Death-in-1485.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34036 'Ottoman Athens, 1458-1833' at the Gennadius Library, Athens, Greece urn:md5:f60fa1fd019c2e2e28dde51c62dd6d3a 2015-04-13T16:15:00+02:00 2015-04-13T09:39:14+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Greece_01.jpg" />The Gennadius Library of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens is presenting an exhibition entitled "Ottoman Athens, 1458-1833", from February 10 to June 30, 2015.<br /> <br /> The main concept is to explore the topography, archaeology and history of Ottoman Athens showcasing travelers’ books, works of art, and topographical renderings from the Gennadius collections as well as archaeological finds from the excavations of the Ancient Agora. <a href="http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.fr/2015/04/ottoman-athens-1458-1833-at-gennadius.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Ottoman-Athens-1458-1833-at-the-Gennadius-Library-Athens-Greece.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34023 Russian Museum Closes Amid Scandal Over U.S. and British WWII Photos urn:md5:4fd8c6b3f2cb748b7a9364df1ed40ef3 2015-04-13T10:15:00+02:00 2015-04-13T09:31:14+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/5588-exhibition.jpg" />A major museum in the Urals city of Yekaterinburg has closed for an "undetermined period" amid a scandal over an exhibition of World War II photos co-organized by the U.S. and British consulates.<br /> <br /> The Metenkov House Museum of Photography in Russia's fourth-largest city was scheduled on Friday to open an exhibition of 150 wartime images by British and American photographers as the countries mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. <a href="http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/russian-museum-closes-amid-scandal-over-us-and-british-wwii-photos/518978.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Russian-Museum-Closes-Amid-Scandal-Over-US-and-British-WWII-Photos.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34019 1,000 Irish Died with American Army in WWI urn:md5:2f4ca57c2650046e23396433d14bf5f4 2015-04-07T14:15:00+02:00 2015-04-07T08:51:30+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/2015-04-05_iri_8361691_I1.JPG" />Almost 1,000 Irish-born soldiers died serving with the United States army in World War I, three times higher than previous estimates, a genealogist has discovered.<br /> <br /> Speaking to the Sunday Independent, Megan Smolenyak, the genealogist who traced Barack Obama's roots to Moneygall, Co Offaly, says previous research "significantly understated" the real losses of Irishmen in the Great War. <a href="http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/1000-irish-died-with-american-army-in-wwi-31118703.html">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/1000-Irish-Died-with-American-Army-in-WWI.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33963 'Faces: The Many Visages of Human History' at the University of Padua, Italy urn:md5:6b0520dd8443a49625b12374a37b8c8b 2015-03-26T23:15:00+01:00 2015-03-26T13:10:29+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Padua_faces_01b.jpg" />One bust depicts a gaunt-faced man with a beaked nose and angular chin. Nearby, another has rounded cheeks and a softer nose and chin. But the two faces were both created based on the skull of one man, St. Anthony of Padua.<br /> <br /> The gaunt face, a reconstruction made 20 years ago, is closer to how St. Anthony appears in religious artwork. The rounder face was created in late 2013 by a team of archaeologists and 3-D modelers from Italy and Brazil. <a href="http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.fr/2015/03/faces-many-visages-of-human-history-at.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Faces%3A-The-Many-Visages-of-Human-History-at-the-University-of-Padua-Italy.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33855 Reconstructing the Site of Richard III’s Last 'Resting Place' Before Bosworth urn:md5:b1519e0f6868e61bd5ee1f9f879b85b4 2015-03-17T10:15:00+01:00 2015-03-17T09:52:43+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/121217234942-large.jpg" />A team from the University of Leicester has reconstructed models of the Blue Boar Inn -- reputed to have housed King Richard III before the battle of Bosworth -- following the discovery of a notebook in a private collection containing a measured survey of the iconic local timber framed building.<br /><br /> The survey was made shortly before the inn was demolished in 1836 by Henry Goddard, but was never drawn up and has remained forgotten for over 170 years. <a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/12/121217234942.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Reconstructing-the-Site-of-Richard-IIIs-Last-Resting-Place-Before-Bosworth.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33746 Yes, 5 People Born in the 1800s Are Still With Us urn:md5:cd88ae747941391d4b1d732d1460d030 2015-03-04T22:15:00+01:00 2015-03-04T23:57:18+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/1409965139000-AFP_527776408.jpg" />Has it really been more than 15 years since we were marking the arrival of a new century?<br /> <br /> How about nearly 115 years? Yes, there are still five people alive — all of them women — who saw the dawn of the 20th century. And three of them are Americans. <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/09/05/six-people-still-alive-who-were-born-in-the-19th-century/15122367/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Yes-5-People-Born-in-the-1800s-Are-Still-With-Us.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33636 The Story of Jack Harris, The Sydney Boy Soldier, Revealed as Gallipoli Anniversary Approaches urn:md5:f6072a5bffdbf0fc8151cf4a8c57ef17 2015-03-04T09:15:00+01:00 2015-03-04T10:46:53+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/668732-d94e3b7a-be2d-11e4-9d92-97de7eaded95.jpg" />He was just a baby-faced boy when he landed on the shores of Gallipoli and was thrust straight into one of Australia’s bloodiest military battles, the rifle and bayonet he grimly carried as tall as he was.<br /> <br /> Fifteen-year-old Sydney schoolboy Jack Harris, who lied about his age to enlist in World War I, would soon lay dead on the bloodied battleground of Anzac Cove, the youngest Australian to die in battle. <a href="http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/the-story-of-jack-harris-the-boy-soldier-revealed-as-gallipoli-anniversary-approaches/story-fni0cx12-1227242669287">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/The-Story-of-Jack-Harris-The-Sydney-Boy-Soldier-Revealed-as-Gallipoli-Anniversary-Approaches.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33622 African Americans Who Fled the South During Great Migration Led Shorter Lives urn:md5:39f6a4416eaf1d3c4d72c7f77fd6ace6 2015-02-27T09:15:00+01:00 2015-02-27T10:16:10+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/The_Great_Migration.jpg" />Millions of African Americans moved from the South in the early 20th century to seek better job opportunities and higher wages, but a new study on the historic Great Migration shows that with improved economic conditions came a greater risk of mortality.<br /> <br /> A paper published in the February issue of American Economic Review found that, on average, African Americans who migrated died 1.5 years sooner than their peers who stayed in the South. <a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150226141400.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/African-Americans-Who-Fled-the-South-During-Great-Migration-Led-Shorter-Lives.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33586 National Archive of the Republic of Armeni To Present 'Hundred Names' Project urn:md5:5f9329da261d7dfb3a1ee40c5b89a443 2015-02-26T13:15:00+01:00 2015-02-26T11:04:37+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__14945.jpg" />The national Archive of the Republic of Armenia in association with the Initiatives for Development of Armenia (IDeA) Charitable Foundation will present to the public the project 'Hundred names', which will tell about hundred survivors of the Armenian Genocide, who or whose heirs got international recognition. <br /> <br /> The Director of the National Archive Amatuni Virabyan told about it on February 25 during a press conference. <a href="http://armenpress.am/eng/news/795533/national-archive-to-present-%E2%80%9Chundred-names%E2%80%9D-project.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/National-Archive-of-the-Republic-of-Armeni-To-Present-Hundred-Names-Project.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33575 1850 Census Data Paint a Picture of Early Texans urn:md5:5106a598d61c4df1d6396c2b8fbfb4f3 2015-02-11T11:15:00+01:00 2015-02-11T10:25:50+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/texas_census.jpg" />Digging through the University of Virginia's handy historical census browser, there's a nice trove of data about people living in 1850 Texas.<br /> <br /> Some highlights and unfortunate lowlights include the total population, how many people attended school and the total number of slaves in each county. <a href="http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/1850-census-data-shows-who-early-Texans-were-6072117.php">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/1850-Census-Data-Paint-a-Picture-of-Early-Texans.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33433 Working Women of World War I urn:md5:6624863b68410ef4d0aa88111f3e652c 2015-02-09T12:15:00+01:00 2015-02-09T12:04:53+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Women-WWI.jpg" />During World War I, with vast numbers of men either enlisting or conscripted to fight in the various forces, women stepped up to take their place as workers. <br /> <br /> As well as traditionally female occupations at the time, such as nurses or teachers, many women undertook conventionally male roles in transport, for example, fire fighting, hauling coal and piloting. However heavy and arduous the work, women proved capable of it. <a href="http://mashable.com/2015/02/08/women-wwi-workers/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Working-Women-of-World-War-I.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33413 100 Years Since First New Zealand Death in WWI urn:md5:d1dea3fce8aa332ce05de0761c0b7b97 2015-02-05T10:15:00+01:00 2015-02-05T09:28:45+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/eight_col_Private_William_Ham.jpg" />Private William Ham from the small settlement of Ngatimoti near Nelson died from his wounds at the Battle of the Suez Canal in February 1915.<br /> <br /> In all, some 18,000 New Zealanders died during World War I from the 100,000 that served overseas during the four-year conflict. Born in Ireland in 1892, William Ham emigrated with his family to New Zealand in 1900, eventually ending up in Ngatimoti in 1905. <a href="http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/265325/100-years-since-first-nz-death-in-wwi">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/100-Years-Since-First-New-Zealand-Death-in-WWI.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33380 Australian Students To Explore World War I in Unique Project urn:md5:2fd2b89384d0760297963a3aec52a9e9 2015-02-03T13:15:00+01:00 2015-02-03T10:26:55+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/002268-faf2cabc-a51d-11e4-aae9-583d6fa89765.jpg" />It was through the heroic, horrific sacrifice of its best and brightest in World War I that the federated states and territories of the Great South Land became a nation in spirit as well as name. It is why Anzac Day is now our de facto national day.<br /> <br /> With the centenary of that momentous first Anzac Day drawing near, NewsLocal today launches a unique competition for junior high school students to bring to life the impact and experiences the conflict wrought on this young country. <a href="http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/west/students-to-explore-world-war-i-in-unique-project/story-fngr8i5s-1227204995052?nk=9811e5396dcffc0fc8875670df4d2544">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Australian-Students-To-Explore-World-War-I-in-Unique-Project.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33344 Meet Ida May Fuller, Recipient of the First Social Security Check Numbered 00-000-001 urn:md5:f71f022f1fee336e23ade323ccb1e6c9 2015-01-30T21:15:00+01:00 2015-01-30T22:17:21+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Ida_May_Fuller.jpg" />Seventy-five years ago, the government cut 65-year-old Ida May Fuller a check. It was numbered 00-000-001 - the first Social Security payout.<br /> <br /> Fuller, of Ludlow, Vermont, didn't realize it at the time, but her check helped launch the granddaddy of all entitlement programs. She had only paid three years' worth of payroll taxes before retiring but by the time of her death in 1975 at age 100, she collected $22,888.92 from Social Security monthly benefits. <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2932568/Meet-Ida-May-Fuller-recipient-1st-Social-Security-check.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Meet-Ida-May-Fuller-Recipient-of-the-First-Social-Security-Check-Numbered-00-000-001.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33325 Scenes From the History of Snow Removal urn:md5:ee7ff9f710c7682b6b5a9d1ab996eade 2015-01-29T20:15:00+01:00 2015-01-29T22:02:01+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/uvmsctous2013-full_0.jpg" />In some areas, the weather outside is pretty frightful. And since you've no place to go but outside to shovel, get cozy and read about snow removal in the good old days.<br /> <br /> For a good stretch of American history, getting rid of snow was of no great concern. In fact, people actually wanted it around. While this might blow the minds of modern Northeasterners and Midwesterners, keep in mind that these were the days of the horse-drawn vehicle, not the Prius. <a href="http://mentalfloss.com/article/32006/scenes-history-snow-removal">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Scenes-From-the-History-of-Snow-Removal.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33301 RELIC Program To Explore History of Creoles urn:md5:6f20e0ce0bbc670f37c0d20676c3c781 2015-01-28T13:15:00+01:00 2015-01-28T10:51:03+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/6551696_G.jpg" />Creole identity and culture have become uniquely associated with Louisiana and have both persisted and undergone dynamic change in our state's history, but who or what is Creole?<br /> <br /> The Calcasieu Parish Public Library is offering the public an opportunity to consider why Creole identity migrated among groups over history and how class, race, and culture have been used by writers of the Creole experience. <a href="http://www.kplctv.com/story/27953933/relic-program-to-explore-history-of-creoles">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/RELIC-Program-To-Explore-History-of-Creoles.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33280 A 16th Century View of North America in the Vallard Atlas urn:md5:dfb0a0873765988f271409eba4f4ac16 2015-01-23T09:15:00+01:00 2015-01-23T10:29:39+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/vallard-atlas-north-America.jpg" />The prolific Dieppe school of Northern France produced some of the atlases with the most innovative and beautiful marginalia. <br /> <br /> The Vallard Atlas, which was made in 1547 and ascribed to the Dieppe cartography school, has a clearly Portuguese flavour due to either its anonymous creator or the model that inspired it. <a href="http://www.medievalists.net/2015/01/22/16th-century-view-north-america-vallard-atlas/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/A-16th-Century-View-of-North-America-in-the-Vallard-Atlas.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33228 Hidden World War II Battlefields Reveal Germans' Tactics urn:md5:71d6bc238fbe1486e23a0884fafe914b 2015-01-06T08:15:00+01:00 2015-01-06T10:08:57+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/german-foxhole.jpg" />Deep in the forests of northwestern Europe, the ghosts of battle from World War II remain. These landscapes preserve troves of bomb craters, trenches and even the remains of supply depots — all of which have not been well studied until now.<br /> <br /> These battleground remnants may shed new light on logistical support of German field armies and the impact of Allied bombings, researchers said in a new study. <a href="http://news.discovery.com/history/hidden-world-war-ii-battlefields-reveal-germans-tactics-150105.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Hidden-World-War-II-Battlefields-Reveal-Germans-Tactics.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33049 Japanese Newspaper Prints Apology for Using the Term ‘Sex Slaves’ urn:md5:8117181fd0e173f4d4054c4408f7ac3a 2014-12-01T10:15:00+01:00 2014-12-01T10:31:38+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/The_Yomiuri_Shimbun.png" />The Yomiuri Shimbun, the conservative newspaper that is the largest-circulation daily in Japan, has apologized for using the term “sex slaves” to refer to the women many historians say were coerced into working in a sprawling network of brothels supervised by the Japanese military during World War II.<br /> <br /> In a challenge to the view held by those historians, as well as by the governments of South Korea and China, the newspaper said it was “inappropriate” to suggest that the women had been recruited against their will. Writing “as if coercion by the Japanese government or the army was an objective fact” was incorrect, it said.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/29/world/asia/japan-yomiuri-shimbun-apology-sex-slaves.html?_r=0">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Japanese-Newspaper-Prints-Apology-for-Using-the-Term-Sex-Slaves.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32759 New Ulster Museum Exhibition Is Insight Into 500 Years of History in Northern Ireland urn:md5:a1afa33805edddb0a2c781c704abf052 2014-11-26T14:15:00+01:00 2014-11-26T10:21:07+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__14350.jpg" />Ulster's fascinating past is on display in a major new exhibition at the Ulster Museum, showcasing 500 years of history.<br /> <br /> Almost 400 objects have now been put on show at the Belfast museum, some 150 of which have not previously been on display. The exhibit, Modern History, is arranged around particular events and themes and tells the story of the historic province of Ulster from 1500 to 1968.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/new-ulster-museum-exhibition-is-insight-into-500-years-of-history-in-northern-ireland-30773360.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/New-Ulster-Museum-Exhibition-Is-Insight-Into-500-Years-of-History-in-Northern-Ireland.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32710 Photographer Unearths 'Lost' Underground Cities of World War I urn:md5:1e782d5ee9990eda08e75a377d36cc7b 2014-11-13T09:15:00+01:00 2014-11-13T10:46:39+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__14170.jpg" />A Houston area doctor is revealing for the first time photographs taken of underground cities used to house troops in France during World War I. The vast giant underground spaces, sometimes measuring over 18 miles long, are forgotten quarries which ran under the Western front line.<br /> <br /> During the Great War, which began a century ago this year, the quarries were transformed into fully-functioning cities with electric lighting systems, plumbing, railways, chapels and formal living quarters. Some even had street signs on the walls so soldiers wouldn't get lost.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.chron.com/neighborhood/bayarea/news/article/Baytown-doctor-reveals-moving-photos-of-lost-WW1-5888660.php">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Photographer-Unearths-Lost-Underground-Cities-of-World-War-I.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32574 France Unveils New Monument To Commemorate WWI urn:md5:9a852ff80d3cdb86509910a412dfdc19 2014-11-12T10:15:00+01:00 2014-11-12T10:21:51+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__14149.jpg" />President François Hollande on Tuesday is presiding over a series of commemorations marking the end of World War I, culminating with the inauguration of a breathtaking new monument in northern France.<br /> <br /> Tributes will be paid in France and around the world on Tuesday to the millions of servicemen who died in the Great War.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.france24.com/en/20141111-france-world-war-one-centenary-hollande-ring-remembrance-wwi/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/France-Unveils-New-Monument-To-Commemorate-WWI.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32555 The Saddest Selfie: Touching Self Portrait Taken By WW1 Soldier Reveals Proud Young Man in His Bedroom Shortly Before Flying To His Death at the Age of Just 21 urn:md5:00b04938a77fe2514a49896ecbd01f35 2014-11-10T16:15:00+01:00 2014-11-10T10:31:40+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/1415377703050_wps_41_THOMAS_BAKER_WWI_MIRROR_S.jpg" />A photograph uncovered among records from World War I shows a fresh-faced soldier taking a picture of himself in front of a bedroom mirror.<br /> <br /> Just months later, the 21-year-old soldier was shot down during an air battle over Germany along with a comrade from No 4. Squadron. His story, and haunting photo, has been released ahead of Remembrance Day next week, and to commemorate 2014 as the 100-year anniversary since the start of the Great War.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2825566/The-selfie-taken-soldier-World-War-Touching-image-reveals-proud-young-man-bedroom-shortly-flying-death-age-just-21.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/The-Saddest-Selfie%3A-Touching-Self-Portrait-Taken-By-WW1-Soldier-Reveals-Proud-Young-Man-in-His-Bedroom-Shortly-Before-Flying-To-His-Death-at-the-Age-of-Just-21.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32525 End of the Line: The Rusting Relics of an Eerie Hungarian Train Graveyard, Including Carriages That Carried Jews To Their Deaths at Auschwitz urn:md5:f53fb196953915c9c46f2281535c3f4c 2014-10-30T08:15:00+01:00 2014-10-30T10:08:46+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/1414586847455_wps_80_A_train_carriage_similar_.jpg" />These are the eerie images of an abandoned train yard in Hungary where visitors can see rotting carriages once used by the Nazis to transport hundreds of thousands of Jews to their deaths at Auschwitz concentration camp.<br /> <br /> The pictures, taken at the Istvantelek train workshop near Budapest, are a snapshot of a bygone era, with huge locomotives standing in a crumbling shed that is slowly being reclaimed by nature.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2812432/End-line-rusting-relics-eerie-Hungarian-train-graveyard-including-carriages-carried-Jews-deaths-Auschwitz.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/End-of-the-Line%3A-The-Rusting-Relics-of-an-Eerie-Hungarian-Train-Graveyard-Including-Carriages-That-Carried-Jews-To-Their-Deaths-at-Auschwitz.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32418 Secret WWI History of Australian Soldiers with Venereal Disease urn:md5:03fbeef27b06905bd4b10ec6bc816bd3 2014-10-24T11:15:00+02:00 2014-10-24T10:18:29+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Article_Lead_-_wide6260755111adhbimage.related.articleLeadwide.729x410.119wan.png1414067124226.jpg-620x349.jpg" />Around 60,000 Australian soldiers ended up contracting venereal disease by the end of the First World War. Just as they were hidden away to undergo treatment at the time, their story has, up until now, remained largely untold.<br /> <br /> The image of a soldier riddled with gonorrhoea and syphilis, hiding weeping ulcers on his genitals beneath the emblematic khaki uniform, is a far cry from the usual portrayal of the ANZAC digger.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/secret-wwi-history-of-australian-soldiers-with-venereal-disease-20141022-119wan.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/Secret-WWI-History-of-Australian-Soldiers-with-Venereal-Disease.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32355 10 Things You Didn’t Know Were Canadian World War I Memorials urn:md5:278831a3d28df3cbf0d9df500c0efd53 2014-10-17T12:15:00+02:00 2014-10-17T09:07:04+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/molson.jpg" />When we think of war memorials, we picture cenotaphs, statues of angels and soldiers, but after the First World War, communities searched for original ways to honour their fallen citizens. <br /> <br /> Some took the traditional route, while others came up with other methods to memorialize the dead. Here are 10 places and things that you may not realize were meant to honour Canada’s war dead.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://ww1.canada.com/battlefront/10-things-you-didnt-know-were-first-world-war-memorials">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/10-Things-You-Didnt-Know-Were-Canadian-World-War-I-Memorials.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32276 Ireland's Korean War Veterans Remembered urn:md5:543628b131837fe7000e74bb1bbb2885 2014-10-17T10:15:00+02:00 2014-10-17T09:04:53+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Irish__Korean_War_Veterans_honoured_at_Ceremony_in_Thurles_Co_Tiperary__01_optomised.jpg" />Nestled between the vast expanse of World War II and the shock and horror of VietNam, the Korean War is sometimes overlooked. <br /> <br /> It was a bitter and bloody conflict, which has left political scars on the Korean peninsula which ache to this day. Its legacy is bitter division betwen Seoul and Pyongyang, violent flare-ups between North Korea - ruled by the insane and despotic Kim dynasty - and democratic South Korea, and the infamous 'DMZ' which separates the two warring states, strewn with landmines.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://thecorknews.ie/articles/irelands-korean-war-veterans-remembered-16499">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/Ireland-s-Korean-War-Veterans-Remembered.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32275 Australia Claims Britain Ignoring World War One Hero as 'Mere Colonial' urn:md5:23ca8319328f0718d67e8fefd9cc4fd9 2014-10-16T09:15:00+02:00 2014-10-16T09:28:39+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/John-Monash-_3073435b.jpg" />Imperial War Museum's failure to acknowledge Australian war hero Sir John Monash prompts anger in Australia, with critics saying it reflects Britain's disdain for 'mere colonials'.<br /> <br /> Australia will press Britain over the failure of the revamped Imperial War Museum to recognise Australia's famous wartime hero Sir John Monash, who was regarded as one of the best military minds on the Western Front during the First World War. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/australia/11163683/Australia-claims-Britain-ignoring-World-War-One-hero-as-mere-colonial.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/Australia-Claims-Britain-Ignoring-World-War-One-Hero-as-Mere-Colonial.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32270 An American Sculptor’s Masks Restored French Soldiers Disfigured in World War I urn:md5:9e1b23bd0a09ed81147b88a1c15f9820 2014-09-23T08:15:00+02:00 2014-09-23T08:52:27+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/mask_0121407878715.jpg" />On the day after Christmas in 1920, a French mailman and veteran of World War I wrote an American woman named Anna Coleman Ladd to thank her for what she had done for him during the war.<br /> <br /> Ladd knew the veteran, Charles Victor, who had been wounded in the face by a hand grenade in 1915. She had two photos of him. In one, he is sitting in a chair, wearing his uniform and military medals. He has large ears and a shock of dark hair, parted on the side. But the lower half of his face is mutilated. Most of his nose and lips are gone, and his mouth looks crooked and rearranged.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/an-american-sculptors-masks-restored-french-soldiers-disfigured-in-world-war-i/2014/09/22/4748b8d4-38ec-11e4-9c9f-ebb47272e40e_story.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/09/An-American-Sculptors-Masks-Restored-French-Soldiers-Disfigured-in-World-War-I.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32032 Toronto’s First Casualty of World War I urn:md5:8810a9ed7335a263915c0611275d4d16 2014-09-09T08:15:00+02:00 2014-09-09T08:52:12+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/as_naval_cadet.jpg.size.xxlarge.promo.jpg" />In a war rife with brutality, it is unreasonable to categorize one soldier’s demise as more harrowing than another’s, or his grace in dying as more admirable than that of those who fell around him.<br /> <br /> So the horrible circumstances surrounding the death of Bertram Denison, Toronto’s first casualty of the First World War, and the kindness he demonstrated in his final days, didn’t exceed those of his fellow servicemen. They exemplified them.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.thestar.com/news/world/ww1/2014/09/08/torontos_first_casualty_of_world_war_i.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/09/Torontos-First-Casualty-of-World-War-I.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31900 World War I: Australian Teenage Girl Maud Butler Cut Hair, Dressed as Soldier and Stowed Away on Troopship urn:md5:b71536013c87ea810c35a2719c9c70c8 2014-09-04T08:15:00+02:00 2014-09-04T08:33:25+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/5634626-3x4-340x453.jpg" />A teenage girl from the Hunter Valley coalfields was so desperate to be a part of Australia's war effort that she cut her hair, dressed as a soldier and stowed away on a troopship.<br /> <br /> The exploits of Maud Butler, a resourceful 16-year-old waitress with a sense of adventure, are being researched by historian Professor Victoria Haskins. As part of her study, Professor Haskins is researching Maud's expedition, which she says runs several chapters. Here, Professor Haskins writes about Maud's initial run-in with authorities.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-09-04/world-war-i-teenage-girl-stowed-away-on-troopship/5687202">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/09/World-War-I%3A-Australian-Teenage-Girl-Maud-Butler-Cut-Hair-Dressed-as-Soldier-and-Stowed-Away-on-Troopship.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31844 War Against Japan Archives Cover Disastrous Defense of Nanking urn:md5:e1b5a3e92158e49096dbbbe39271a3a0 2014-09-03T08:15:00+02:00 2014-09-03T08:51:26+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/002564936a81156a8b9d1e_copy1.jpg" />The eighth part of an archive series on the Second Sino-Japanese War on Monday covered the Battle of Nanking (Nanjing) in 1937, in which Japanese troops captured the Republic of China capital and unleashed a six-week orgy of slaughter.<br /> <br /> Starting on Aug. 25, the archive series is being released on the website of China's State Archives Administration, one battle per day, in a drive to raise awareness of the war, known in China as the War of Resistance Against Japan.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20140902000104&cid=1101">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/09/War-Against-Japan-Archives-Cover-Disastrous-Defense-of-Nanking.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31830 20,000 Irishmen Fought for Canada in World War I urn:md5:562e2dd4cee591395e3576b259de30b4 2014-08-25T20:15:00+02:00 2014-08-25T10:48:33+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/MI_World_War_1_One_soldiers_getty.jpg" />Almost 20,000 Irish soldiers fought in the Canadian army during World War I new figures show. According to an unpublished document from Canada’s Department of National Defense, 19,327 Irish served in the Canadian Expeditionary Force.<br /> <br /> However, the Irish Times reports that number may be underestimated as many Irish who enlisted in the army came from across US border and would have been regarded as American. Canada went out of its way to recruit Irish soldiers and a number of Irish battalions were raised during the war.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/history/20000-Irishmen-fought-for-Canada-in-World-War-I.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/08/20000-Irishmen-Fought-for-Canada-in-World-War-I.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31764 Mysteries of Medieval Graffiti in England's Churches urn:md5:f78695bf1b4c2d739ef716e959396173 2014-07-21T10:15:00+02:00 2014-07-21T09:10:18+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/_76100778_strawmen.jpg" />Medieval graffiti of straw kings, pentagrams, crosses, ships and "demon traps" have been offering a tantalising glimpse into England's past. What do the pictures reveal about life in the Middle Ages?<br /> <br /> A project to record the graffiti, which began in Norfolk, has now been rolled out to other areas and is gradually spreading across England. Armed with just a torch and a camera, a team of volunteers have recorded more than 28,000 images from churches in Norfolk alone and are a third of the way through searching Norwich Cathedral, where there are many more examples.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-28035013">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/07/Mysteries-of-Medieval-Graffiti-in-England-s-Churches.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31521 First Aussie To Die in WWI Recognised urn:md5:880a1877bebcf183b4a86122ae54b76f 2014-07-10T09:15:00+02:00 2014-07-10T10:37:39+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/429337771-19rrfp5.jpg" />The name of the soldier who may well be the first Australian killed in World War I has been added to the Australian War Memorial's commemorative roll, nearly 100 years after he was killed in action.<br /> <br /> Australian-born Lt William Malcolm Chisholm was serving in a British uniform when he was wounded in the Battle of Le Cateau, on August 26, 1914, just three days after arriving in France, and died the next day, aged 22.<br /> <br /> <a href="https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/24425833/first-aussie-to-die-in-wwi-recognised/">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/07/First-Aussie-to-die-in-WWI-recognised.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31436 Ashes of WWII Chinese Soldiers from Burma Buried in Yunnan urn:md5:c8286c05e6da0d64d1c2499dda583e1d 2014-06-17T08:15:00+02:00 2014-06-17T08:53:02+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Reunion_of_forces_at_Mongyu.jpg" />Twenty-two urns containing the ashes of soldiers from the Chinese Expeditionary Forces who fought against the Japanese during World War II were transported from Burma and reburied in China’s Yunnan Province last week.<br /> <br /> In 1942, two brigades of Chinese soldiers from the Chinese Expeditionary Forces were part of the Allied Forces led by US commander Gen Joseph "Vinegar Joe" Stilwell.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.dvb.no/news/ashes-of-wwii-chinese-soldiers-from-burma-buried-in-yunnan-burma-myanmar/41539">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/06/Ashes-of-WWII-Chinese-Soldiers-from-Burma-Buried-in-Yunnan.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31179 Tuam Mother and Baby Home: The Trouble with the Septic Tank Story urn:md5:082222e2d6b953cf6677808817d23442 2014-06-13T08:15:00+02:00 2014-06-13T08:43:32+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Catherine_Corless_-_Copy.jpg" />"I never used that word 'dumped'," Catherine Corless, a local historian in Co Galway, tells The Irish Times. "I never said to anyone that 800 bodies were dumped in a septic tank. That did not come from me at any point. They are not my words."<br /> <br /> The story that emerged from her work was reported this week in dramatic headlines around the world. Corless, who lives outside Tuam, has been working for several years on records associated with the former St Mary’s mother-and-baby home in the town. Her research has revealed that 796 children, most of them infants, died between 1925 and 1961, the 36 years that the home, run by Bon Secours, existed.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/tuam-mother-and-baby-home-the-trouble-with-the-septic-tank-story-1.1823393">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/06/Tuam-Mother-and-Baby-Home%3A-The-Trouble-with-the-Septic-Tank-Story.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31146 Then and Now in Pictures: 70 Years Later, Normandy's Beaches Retain Memory of D-Day Invasion urn:md5:7f495c1d4ac3b01ea5546c48086469be 2014-06-04T12:15:00+02:00 2014-06-04T10:48:46+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__13287.jpg" />As many around the world prepare to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings of June 6, 1944, pictures of Normandy's now-touristy beaches stand in stark contrast to images taken around the time of the invasion. <br /> <br /> But while the landscape has changed, the memory of the momentous event lives on.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.theglobeandmail.com//news/world/then-and-now-in-pictures-70-years-later-normandys-beaches-retain-memory-of-d-day-invasion/article18914332/">Source & Pictures</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/06/Then-and-Now-in-Pictures%3A-70-Years-Later-Normandy-s-Beaches-Retain-Memory-of-D-Day-Invasion.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31045 Online Archive of WWI Letters Gives Glimpse Into the Irish Experience of War urn:md5:72177e4548fe8ee00323d3a08b27e88b 2014-05-27T10:15:00+02:00 2014-05-27T08:28:08+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/MI_World_War_One_WWI_Soldiers_trenches.jpg" />A large archive of letters from the frontline of WWI is being built at letter1916.ie and the public is being invited to contribute materials from the era which may have been passed down in the family.<br /> <br /> Professor Susan Schreibman of NUI Maynooth who is assembling the archive told the Irish Independent: "It's a crowd-sourcing project that depends on public participation. Not only do we value material sent in, but people can go online and transcribe the letters."<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/history/Online-archive-of-WWI-letters-gives-glimpse-into-the-Irish-experience-of-war.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/05/Online-Archive-of-WWI-Letters-Gives-Glimpse-Into-the-Irish-Experience-of-War.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30964 A Mysterious 19th-Century Tattoo Artist, Identified At Last urn:md5:ddd7fc82949a6c3aa189d2482df32a0e 2014-05-27T02:15:00+02:00 2014-05-26T10:25:44+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/1983_52_3_65.jpg" />With a quarter of Americans sporting at least one tattoo, it’s become impossible to walk down the street in summertime without navigating a virtual museum of color on skin. But who are the artists? <br /> <br /> Unlike a painting or a piece of music, which are closely identified with their creators, tattoos are less likely to come with an authorial pedigree. Never mind being able to identify someone else’s piece—many people (including me) don’t know the names of all the artists who produced their own.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2014/05/24/mysterious-century-tattoo-artist-identified-last/u7ayzx9RU2Ezmw550bDK0O/story.html">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/05/A-Mysterious-19th-Century-Tattoo-Artist-Identified-At-Last.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30940 First World War Diaries Reveal 'Sports' Played in the Trenches urn:md5:2df576864b81a445fcc02974e4e6cd18 2014-05-26T20:15:00+02:00 2014-05-26T10:14:07+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Two-soldiers-in-the-trenc-011.jpg" />Pillow fights, wheelbarrow races, and wrestling on mules were among entertainments arranged by officers to maintain morale among British troops in the trenches during the first world war, according to a sports day programme dated 31 October 1914 – among more than 700 digitised war diaries made available online by the National Archives.<br /> <br /> Other "company sports" designed to take minds off the battles included blindfold squad drill, blindfold driving, tug of war, a boat race, and a high jump.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/22/first-world-war-diaries-sports-trenches-national-archive">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/05/First-World-War-Diaries-Reveal-Sports-Played-in-the-Trenches.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30944 The Couple Who Killed Themselves To Avoid the Horrors of WWI urn:md5:17e5b5efe1eab8be0b588d1a44dc0be0 2014-05-26T18:15:00+02:00 2014-05-26T10:12:14+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/article-2636179-1E194F3A00000578-288_306x513.jpg" />A heartbreaking suicide pact taken in 1915 between a soldier and his wife so they could avoid the horrors of the First World War has been discovered in archives.<br /> <br /> Shadrach Critchley, 35, and his wife Annie, 45, were found lying side by side on a mattress at their home in Leigh, Greater Manchester, on Monday May 24, 1915 - shortly after Mr Critchley was recruited to the Cheshire Regiment. A newspaper cutting from the time reveals that alongside the couple were two handwritten notes, expressing their wish 'never to be parted'.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2636179/Soldier-wifes-1915-suicide-pact-avoid-horrors-WWI-Couple-dead-home-notes-saying-didnt-want-parted.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/05/The-Couple-Who-Killed-Themselves-To-Avoid-the-Horrors-of-WWI.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30943 Amsterdam To Compensate Jews for WWII Taxes, Fines urn:md5:9b8d38c1f1b220bc439a029558f9428e 2014-05-26T16:15:00+02:00 2014-05-26T10:09:36+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/amsterdam-635x357.jpg" />Amsterdam says it will pay compensation to Jewish residents who fled or were forced from their homes during World War II — and returned to find overdue taxes and late payment fines waiting for them.<br /> <br /> The city council says in Thursday’s statement it will repay survivors or their families 820,000 euros ($1.1 million). It plans a wider investigation into unfair postwar charges. Mayor Eberhard van der Laan said: “With the eyes of today, but also with the eyes of then, the city levying fines on war victims was formalistic and inappropriate.”<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.timesofisrael.com/amsterdam-to-compensate-jews-for-wwii-taxes-fines/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/05/Amsterdam-To-Compensate-Jews-for-WWII-Taxes-Fines.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30942 10 Intimate Photographs of World War II Soldiers in the Buff urn:md5:1bb5f80b4119f64075196ce5cadf851a 2014-05-26T14:15:00+02:00 2014-05-26T10:06:29+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/001-Ochs_Ivan_Dmitri_002.w1120.h1646.jpg" />The fleet is in! And so is My Buddy: World War II Laid Bare (Taschen Books), an astounding collection assembled by the excellent smut historian Dian Hanson. <br /> <br /> We see, in this chunky Taschen volume, hundreds of nameless men photographed in groups, nude or nearly so, by fellow soldiers, sailors, corpsmen, and airmen.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/05/privates-and-corporals-and-ensigns-on-parade.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/05/10-Intimate-Photographs-of-World-War-II-Soldiers-in-the-Buff.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30941 WWII French and German Soldiers Are Best Friends 70 Years After Normandy Landings urn:md5:9ca407a646e404175d4c11fa3c3bfdf0 2014-05-13T13:15:00+02:00 2014-05-13T08:28:47+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/article-0-1DC5AB3A00000578-34_634x423.jpg" />When Leon Gautier landed on Sword Beach in a hail of enemy fire on June 6, 1944 the last thing he expected was that 70 years later one of the 'Boches' he was fighting against would be a friend and neighbour.<br /> <br /> Yet today, Mr Gautier, now 91, and Johannes Boerner, 88, live side-by-side in the very town where the French commando came ashore in the first wave of the D-Day invasion. They are two of the dwindling number of veterans of the Allies' Normandy landings and the ensuing three-month battle to push German forces back on the western front of Nazi-occupied Europe.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2626309/We-fought-D-Day-town-live-WWII-French-German-soldiers-best-friends-70-years-Normandy-landings.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/05/WWII-French-and-German-Soldiers-Are-Best-Friends-70-Years-After-Normandy-Landings.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30834 New Project To Look at Medieval Miracles in the British Isles urn:md5:32e3e0403a802fe9cf2a061f6ad506df 2014-05-13T11:15:00+02:00 2014-05-13T08:26:08+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Life-of-st-cuthbert-650x463.jpg" />A team of researchers from the University of Cambridge have started creating an online database to categorize the miracles found in saints’ lives that were written in Britain and Ireland between 500 and 1300.<br /> <br /> Known as Mapping Miracles, the project is run by Robert Gallagher, Julianne Pigott and Sarah Waidler of the University of Cambridge along with Jennifer Key of the University of St.Andrews. By developing this database, they hope to show what were the similarities and differences in the miracles recorded in saints’ lives, even those that were written in other different parts of the British Isles and centuries apart.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.medievalists.net/2014/05/12/new-project-look-medieval-miracles-british-isles/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/05/New-Project-To-Look-at-Medieval-Miracles-in-the-British-Isles.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30833 Were Red Cross Parcels Invented in Bristol in WWI? urn:md5:7ceb5b41b842ae7739d83ad98c5c16e1 2014-05-07T11:15:00+02:00 2014-05-07T11:00:33+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__13135.jpg" />Wednesday January 8 1919, 11am. Hundreds of men, most of them pale, all of them thin – some dangerously so – started to gather on Corn Street. They stood in small groups chatting, sharing cigarettes, waiting.<br /> <br /> Most were in uniform, and fell silent as an officer – Major Dinham, 2nd Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment – standing on the Council House steps, called for order.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Red-Cross-Parcels-invented-Bristol-WWI/story-21061542-detail/story.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/05/Were-Red-Cross-Parcels-Invented-in-Bristol-in-WWI.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30775 Slave Girl Who Changed History urn:md5:367de88268cbc2b2a725559ebd3fc1c9 2014-04-28T17:15:00+02:00 2014-04-28T09:05:17+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/belle_2893807b.jpg" />Earlier this year, the film 12 Years A Slave — a searingly brutal account of the helplessness of 19th-century slaves in America’s Deep South — swept the 'best picture' category at the leading Hollywood award ceremonies.<br /> <br /> Now, a new film made in Britain will tell the story of the remarkable relationship that may have lain at the heart of the abolition of slavery on this side of the Atlantic. It centres on the 1st Earl of Mansfield, the most influential Lord Chief Justice of the 18th century, and the woman he helped to raise — Dido Elizabeth Belle, the daughter of a black slave woman.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/film-news/10790304/Slave-girl-who-changed-history.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/Slave-Girl-Who-Changed-History.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30673 Unlocking the Secrets to Sweden’s Holy King urn:md5:cf6e6263c85922cec12a20741b807086 2014-04-24T13:15:00+02:00 2014-04-24T08:48:57+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/King-erik-iX-650x495.jpg" />Researchers in Sweden have opened the casket of King Erik IX, and hope to analyze his bones to understand more about the health of the twelfth-century ruler and to even make sure these remains are his.<br /> <br /> King Erik IX ruled Sweden from 1155 to 1160 and was murdered, allegedly by an assassin working for a rival noble family or for a Danish claimant to his throne. Within a few years his remains were being revered as holy relics, and Uppsala Cathedral was built on the site where he was killed.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.medievalists.net/2014/04/23/unlocking-secrets-swedens-holy-king/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/Unlocking-the-Secrets-to-Swedens-Holy-King.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30635 Inside The Mundaneum urn:md5:3dc933a31d7425e072fce7716b8c97b3 2014-04-22T21:15:00+02:00 2014-04-22T10:02:23+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__13054.jpg" />On the night of June 1, 1934, a Belgian information scientist named Paul Otlet sat in silent, peaceful protest outside the locked doors of a government building in Brussels from which he had just been evicted. <br /> <br /> Inside was his life’s work: a vast archive of more than twelve million bibliographic three-by-five-inch index cards, which attempted to catalog and cross-reference the relationships among all the world’s published information. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://canopycanopycanopy.com/issues/8/contents/inside_the_mundaneum">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/Inside-The-Mundaneum.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30607 College Student Fought Dutch Bureaucrats To Obtain Justice for Amsterdam Holocaust Survivors urn:md5:d6406766840d4f9082d1edeb7fddda92 2014-04-22T15:15:00+02:00 2014-04-22T09:50:26+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Netherlands_Holocaust_Survivors_Taxes-2.jpg" />Charlotte van den Berg was a 20-year-old college student working part-time in Amsterdam's city archives when she and other interns came across a shocking find: letters from Jewish Holocaust survivors complaining that the city was forcing them to pay back taxes and late payment fines on property seized after they were deported to Nazi death camps.<br /> <br /> Following her discovery four years ago, Van den Berg waged a lonely fight against Amsterdam's modern bureaucracy to have the travesty publicly recognized. Now, largely due to her efforts, <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/04/19/college-student-fought-dutch-bureaucrats-to-obtain-justice-for-amsterdam/">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/College-Student-Fought-Dutch-Bureaucrats-To-Obtain-Justice-for-Amsterdam-Holocaust-Survivors.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30604 Scotland Gets Ready To Celebrate Battle of Bannockburn's 700th Anniversary urn:md5:54901d4a475933a0c1f8d118d2707f30 2014-04-16T13:15:00+02:00 2014-04-16T09:49:01+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Statue_of_Robert_the_Bruce-1458179.jpg" />Music, culture, ancestry, food, drink and fight re-enacting will make the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn a memorable one.<br /> <br /> Bannockburn Live on June 28-29 will see hundreds of artists and clan members unite for a festival at the Stirling battlefield where Robert the Bruce’s army annihilated the English, led by Edward II, and paved the way for Scottish independence.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/travel/british-breaks/scotland-gets-ready-celebrate-battle-3413740">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/Scotland-Gets-Ready-To-Celebrate-Battle-of-Bannockburn-s-700th-Anniversary.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30552 The Bravest Street in England: Cul-de-Sac Where 161 Men Joined Up for WWI - and 50 Gave Their Lives for Their Country urn:md5:661e822b2de5f821d359e0a36e32a117 2014-04-04T13:15:00+02:00 2014-04-04T08:33:58+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/article-2596292-0046287100000258-27_634x448.jpg" />On the eve of the First World War it was just another ordinary British street - a nondescript cul-de-sac of 60 terrace houses, home to dozens of hard-working blue-collar families. <br /> <br /> But by November 1918, some 161 residents of Chapel Street in Altrincham had stepped up to serve their country in the trenches of the Great War. Of those 29 were killed in action while a further 20 would succumb to their injuries on their return. Such was its sacrifice that King George V called Chapel Street the 'bravest little street in England' for having provided so many volunteers.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2596292/The-bravest-street-England-Road-161-men-joined-WWI-29-gave-lives-country.html">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/The-Bravest-Street-in-England%3A-Cul-de-Sac-Where-161-Men-Joined-Up-for-WWI-and-50-Gave-Their-Lives-for-Their-Country.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30422 Diaries Reveal New Details About Gas Attack on Irish Soldiers in 1916 urn:md5:1a088886e8910f35dc8fdce8ff93ff7b 2014-04-02T13:15:00+02:00 2014-04-02T08:33:03+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/world-war-n.jpg" />Hundreds of Irishmen fighting for the British Army in World War 1 perished in a horrific German gas attack as their countrymen battled to end British rule in Ireland.<br /> <br /> The National Archives in Kew has this week released war diaries from the 8th Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, which reveal details of the deadly German attack that left 500 Irish soldiers dead.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.irishpost.co.uk/news/diaries-reveal-new-details-gas-attack-irish-soldiers-1916">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/Diaries-Reveal-New-Details-About-Gas-Attack-on-Irish-Soldiers-in-1916.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30400 1 in 4 Indians Believe India Fought Against UK in WWI urn:md5:9aaaad73447dc247a6cd0a790125b125 2014-03-31T18:15:00+02:00 2014-03-31T08:27:16+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/Hodsons_Horse_France_1917_IWM_Q_2061.jpg" />Over 1 in 4 Indians believe India was fighting the British and against the UK in the First World War.<br /> <br /> As part of its commemoration to mark 100 years of the war, the British Council commissioned YouGov to carry out a survey among the adult populations of Egypt, France, Germany, India, Russia, Turkey and the UK to gauge their knowledge surrounding the war.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/uk/1-in-4-Indians-believe-India-fought-against-UK-in-WWI/articleshow/32996585.cms">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/03/1-in-4-Indians-Believe-India-Fought-Against-UK-in-WWI.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30362 Hungarian WWI Soldiers Heroes, Not Only Victims, Says Defence Minister urn:md5:53b3bb17c4c415a98583bffba338ceb4 2014-03-31T12:15:00+02:00 2014-03-31T08:16:24+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/sturm1.jpg" />Hungarian soldiers who fell in World War I were not only victims, but heroes as well, the Hungarian defence minister said in western Hungary on Sunday, at a commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the war.<br /> <br /> The example of these of our heroes, their personal sacrifice as well as their loyalty, are also part of a decision taken in a referendum later in 1923 by the locals in Narda expressing their wish to belong to Hungary, said Csaba Hende in the village located on the border with Austria.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.politics.hu/20140330/hungarian-wwi-soldiers-heroes-not-only-victims-says-defence-minister/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/03/Hungarian-WWI-Soldiers-Heroes-Not-Only-Victims-Says-Defence-Minister.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30359 French Say First Australian To Die in WWI Was Sydney’s Lieutenant William Malcolm Chisholm urn:md5:2713ce9d6019e7c15f0f1393d7df788c 2014-03-24T16:15:00+01:00 2014-03-24T09:49:48+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/529397-51d9ef30-afc5-11e3-bf6a-6ec13e402258.jpg" />French authorities believe they have identified the first Australian to have died during World War I as they prepare to honour the sacrifice made by the then “young nation” from the other side of the world.<br /> <br /> The Australian War Memorial has long listed the first Australian fatalities of the Great War as being sailors from the Australian Navy and Military Expeditionary Force during the landing on German New Guinea in September 1914.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.news.com.au/national/french-say-first-australian-to-die-in-wwi-was-sydneys-lieutenant-william-malcolm-chisholm/story-fncynjr2-1226861523375">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/03/French-Say-First-Australian-To-Die-in-WWI-Was-Sydneys-Lieutenant-William-Malcolm-Chisholm.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30288 WWI Diaries Tell How Dummy Troops Fooled the Germans urn:md5:e4d650f9d8a236d1f7999c542ed3707c 2014-03-13T11:15:00+01:00 2014-03-13T09:16:10+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/article-2579642-1C38746900000578-402_634x691.jpg" />As shells rained down on No Man’s Land and poisonous gas swirled into the trenches, a company of British soldiers stood firm. They were the timber Tommies of the First World War and they proved a vital tool in the battle to keep the Germans guessing.<br /> <br /> The wooden cut-outs made to resemble live soldiers on the move were positioned above the trenches to trick the enemy into concentrating their defences in one area, or provoking them to open fire while an attack was launched from another direction.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2579642/Our-timber-Tommies-WWI-diaries-tell-dummy-troops-fooled-Germans.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/03/WWI-Diaries-Tell-How-Dummy-Troops-Fooled-the-Germans.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30176 WW1 German Soldier Recalls Moment He Bayoneted Foe To Death urn:md5:2ecb55ce3ba5f5cc3f913c91c4b104a4 2014-03-12T13:15:00+01:00 2014-03-12T10:11:10+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/WW1_3__2845797b.jpg" />The German Army of the Kaiser consisted of 800,000 conscripts. There were hardly any professional soldiers. Amongst these 800,000 men they had ten thousand who were called One Year’s Volunteers. That means mostly students and men with higher certification of education.<br /> <br /> The medical students had to serve only for half a year with the Infantry. And then, after they were qualified the next half year as doctors, as Medical Officers.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/world-war-one/10683313/WW1-German-soldier-recalls-moment-he-bayoneted-foe-to-death.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/03/WW1-German-Soldier-Recalls-Moment-He-Bayoneted-Foe-To-Death.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30166 The Forgotten Indian Soldiers of WWI’s European Battlefields urn:md5:d65d36501e57f12d9e0e317891e90c86 2014-03-10T12:15:00+01:00 2014-03-10T10:43:33+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/Screenshot__12849.jpg" />Thousands of kilometres from home, on First World War battlefield in France, an Indian soldier composed a letter. “There is no telling whether the war will be over in two years or in three, for in one hour 10,000 men are killed. What more can I write?”<br /> <br /> His name, like the names of so many other Indian soldiers on those battlefields, has disappeared from public memory. But his despondency, amid a war that he was dragged into, survived in his letter.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.thenational.ae/world/india/the-forgotten-indian-soldiers-of-wwis-european-battlefields">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/03/The-Forgotten-Indian-Soldiers-of-WWIs-European-Battlefields.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30143 Australian World War I Dead To Be Honoured in Light Spectacular urn:md5:30bcf48409c5a585b784140e1579a021 2014-03-03T10:15:00+01:00 2014-03-03T11:13:15+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/art-353-ANZAC-CENTENARY-DINK-300x0.jpg" />The names of each of the 62,000 Australians who died in World War I will be emblazoned, one by one, onto the stones of the Hall of Memory at the Australian War Memorial over the next four years.<br /> <br /> The projection of each of the names will be visible all the way down Anzac Avenue and across Lake Burley Griffin, and descendants will be advised when their fallen relative will be commemorated in light. Each name will be projected for 30 seconds on 19 occasions over the next four years, the war memorial's director, Brendan Nelson, says.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.smh.com.au/national/world-war-i-dead-to-be-honoured-in-light-spectacular-20140228-33qhb.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/03/Australian-World-War-I-Dead-To-Be-Honoured-in-Light-Spectacular.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30062 Drought Contributed to Typhus Epidemics in Mexico from 1655 to 1918, Study Shows urn:md5:9601020c3a04b8f455af7ab74717992e 2014-02-19T16:15:00+01:00 2014-02-19T09:31:18+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/140213141949-large.jpg" />Epidemiological data integrated with climate data taken from tree-ring estimates of soil moisture levels demonstrate that drought contributed to the spread of typhus in Mexico from 1655 to 1918, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Arkansas.<br /> <br /> The study has modern-day policy implications because although typhus can be treated with modern antibiotics, it remains a threat in remote, impoverished areas of South America, Asia and Africa and could reemerge as a serious infectious disease, especially where social strife and underdeveloped public health programs persist.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140213141949.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/02/Drought-Contributed-to-Typhus-Epidemics-in-Mexico-from-1655-to-1918-Study-Shows.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29960 First World War: Around the War In a Handful of Objects urn:md5:9202bd4b331791df56e779724b968fbb 2014-02-17T14:15:00+01:00 2014-02-17T10:50:33+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/WW1-gasmasks_2823426b.jpg" />The First World War played a vital role in shaping the world we live in. One hundred years on, its events and its impact can be difficult to comprehend – but break it down into smaller narratives and it becomes more accessible.<br /> <br /> The objects pictured here are mute witnesses from the conflict: each has a story of its creation and its subsequent use in the field. For many items associated with war, that tale is plain to see: machine guns intended to kill, gas masks to protect.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/world-war-one/10640588/First-World-War-Around-the-war-in-a-handful-of-objects.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/02/First-World-War%3A-Around-the-War-In-a-Handful-of-Objects.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29932 Why the Real World War One Heroine Who Was Inspiration Behind Downton Abbey Refused To Accept a CBE for Her Work Caring for the Wounded urn:md5:94a773a9b161233081e43eba7684d9c6 2014-02-04T17:15:00+01:00 2014-02-04T10:21:23+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/article-2546026-1AF4950500000578-394_306x423.jpg" />The socialite who was the inspiration for Downton Abbey’s Lady Cora refused an honour recognising her work caring for the wounded during the First World War. Almina, the 5th Countess of Carnarvon, who trained as a nurse and turned Highclere Castle into a military hospital, apparently did not think she merited the CBE offered in the 1920 Honours List.<br /> <br /> Her decision is recorded in Cabinet Office papers obtained by The Mail on Sunday. They reveal she was one of several female aristocrats who declined to be honoured.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2546026/Why-real-World-War-One-heroine-inspiration-Downton-Abbey-refused-accept-CBE-work-caring-wounded.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/02/Why-the-Real-World-War-One-Heroine-Who-Was-Inspiration-Behind-Downton-Abbey-Refused-To-Accept-a-CBE-for-Her-Work-Caring-for-the-Wounded.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29794 France's Oldest Factory, Dating Back More Than 500 Years, To Close urn:md5:61c62910fee9d0197a675630a5491cf8 2014-01-24T17:15:00+01:00 2014-01-24T17:28:42+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/4352216_3_9d59_site-de-l-usine-a-docelles-vosges-en-2010_c99372de0a63d70a83acb3e2f3aad320.jpg" />What is believed to be the oldest factory in France, dating back to 1478, is set to close its doors. The Docelles paper mill employs 161 people, and while its Finland-based owner UPM is open to the sale of the mill’s machinery and property, the workers will lose their jobs.<br /> <br /> Minister for industry, Arnaud Montebourg, has said he will look to help find a buyer, while the workers themselves have spoken of setting up a co-operative to protect some jobs.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.thisfrenchlife.com/thisfrenchlife/2014/01/frances-oldest-factory-dating-back-more-than-500-years-to-close.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/01/France-s-Oldest-Factory-Dating-Back-More-Than-500-Years-To-Close.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29687 1918 Flu Pandemic That Killed 50 Million Originated in China, Historians Say urn:md5:8ba7058027ac1f252af9fb0160d3a503 2014-01-24T09:15:00+01:00 2014-01-24T09:56:08+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/flu-1918-origins-china_75459_990x742.jpg" />The global flu outbreak of 1918 killed 50 million people worldwide, ranking as one of the deadliest epidemics in history.<br /> <br /> For decades, scientists have debated where in the world the pandemic started, variously pinpointing its origins in France, China, the American Midwest, and beyond. Without a clear location, scientists have lacked a complete picture of the conditions that bred the disease and factors that might lead to similar outbreaks in the future.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/01/140123-spanish-flu-1918-china-origins-pandemic-science-health/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/01/1918-Flu-Pandemic-That-Killed-50-Million-Originated-in-China-Historians-Say.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29678 First World War Killed One Million More Soldiers Than Records Show urn:md5:4122f9a96599b15f2245bfc69946c875 2014-01-22T15:15:00+01:00 2014-01-22T16:14:41+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/article-2542536-196DD96900000578-416_634x382.jpg" />One million more soldiers may have died in the First World War than first believed while survivors left with crippling shell-shock were also severely underestimated, leading academics said today.<br /> <br /> Antoine Prost, Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Paris, says that in the chaos after the Great War governments, including Britain's, produced conservative death figures. Professor Prost also says errors in casualty lists and the vast number of missing soldiers means ten million probably perished in trench warfare between 1914 and 1918, not nine million as first thought.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2542536/First-World-War-killed-one-million-records-academics-claim.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/01/First-World-War-Killed-One-Million-More-Soldiers-Than-Records-Show.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29655 Londonderry, Northern Ireland: Six Brothers and The First World War urn:md5:926cb77dda07aaad08d0a6ab3723bb98 2014-01-20T14:15:00+01:00 2014-01-20T09:26:24+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/3024614700.jpg" />Local man David Jenkins has been researching his family history and in the process has uncovered a fascinating tale of bravery, coincidence and tragedy. The story of Samuel, John James, Albert, Austin, Thomas and William Jenkins’ involvement in the ‘Great War’ is one that shows the devastating scale of the First World War and its impact on families throughout Ireland and Britain.<br /> <br /> His grandfather, Samuel and five of Samuel’s brothers fought in different regiments and battalions in the war but all six are likely to have witnessed unthinkable horrors as they fought bravely for their country.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.londonderrysentinel.co.uk/news/local-news/six-brothers-and-the-first-world-war-1-5798991">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/01/Londonderry-Northern-Ireland%3A-Six-Brothers-and-The-First-World-War.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29617 British Government Accused of 'Social Engineering' Over WW1 Plans urn:md5:2d741df6af327028ba15ebf99018a9da 2014-01-17T10:15:00+01:00 2014-01-17T11:15:16+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/Anzac_2785959b.jpg" />Ministers have been accused of “social engineering” over their plans to mark the centenary of the First World War, by downplaying the role of Australian and New Zealand soldiers in favour of the contribution from New Commonwealth nations.<br /> <br /> Critics claim the government is focusing on black and Asian servicemen from other parts of the British Empire, such as India, as well as Caribbean and West African nations, at the expense of the Anzac forces, along with those from Canada and South Africa. They have accused British ministers of “political correctness” and a “whitewashing” of history.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/world-war-one/10561430/Government-accused-of-social-engineering-over-WW1-plans.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/01/British-Government-Accused-of-Social-Engineering-Over-WW1-Plans.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29600 Rare Fungus May Have Arrived on WWI Soldiers' Boots urn:md5:d228c667a065c41d06f98becd517056d 2014-01-13T11:15:00+01:00 2014-01-13T09:41:24+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/_72233749_fungipic.jpg" />A rare fungus discovered near a former Edinburgh war hospital may have been unwittingly brought to the area by World War One soldiers. The fungi Clavulinopsis cinereoides - rarely seen in Europe - has been spotted for the first time in Scotland.<br /> <br /> Ecologist Abbie Patterson made the discovery on a lawn at Napier University's Craiglockhart Campus. She said soldiers' boots may have picked up spores while tramping the fields of Flanders.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-25705024">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/01/Rare-Fungus-May-Have-Arrived-on-WWI-Soldiers-Boots.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29538 After 68 Years, Daughter of Anne Frank's Classmate Finally Gets Her Chance To Thank the British Officer Who Saved Her Mother From Nazi Concentration Camp urn:md5:4e82984e221e3fd0f7923fbe4189d520 2014-01-09T13:15:00+01:00 2014-01-09T10:05:44+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/article-2534077-1A6E410400000578-100_306x423.jpg" />The daughter of a Jewish classmate of Anne Frank rescued from the horrors of Bergen Belsen concentration camp has met the British officer who saved her mother's life. Grateful Elizabeth Kahn, 59, flew to Israel to meet Major Leonard Berney, 93, from Plymouth, Devon, and present him with a special silver platter paid for by the family in recognition of his heroics.<br /> <br /> Jewish Leonard, of the British 11th Armoured division, was one of the first army officers through the gates of Belsen when the camp was liberated on April 15, 1945.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2534077/After-68-years-daughter-Anne-Franks-classmate-finally-gets-chance-thank-British-officer-saved-mother-Nazi-concentration-camp.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/01/After-68-Years-Daughter-of-Anne-Frank-s-Classmate-Finally-Gets-Her-Chance-To-Thank-the-British-Officer-Who-Saved-Her-Mother-From-Nazi-Concentration-Camp.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29504 World War II Female Secret Agents 'Very Afraid' urn:md5:091adc99e2ee2a7518d688538ad1464e 2013-12-04T13:15:00+01:00 2013-12-04T10:05:10+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/Untitled-1.jpg" />The Prince of Wales has unveiled a memorial to the women who were secret agents during World War II. More than 80 British women are believed to have infiltrated enemy lines during the war, with four being awarded the George Cross for their bravery.<br /> <br /> Noreen Riols, who was in the Special Operations Executive (SOE), described the women as "very brave, very courageous, and very afraid", and said they mostly acted as couriers behind enemy lines.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25197354">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/12/World-War-II-Female-Secret-Agents-Very-Afraid.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29210 Awe-Inspiring Spirit of WWI Hero Who Lost Two Brothers In Action And A Sister In A Zeppelin Raid But Survived Being Left For Dead In A Heap of Bodies At Passchendale urn:md5:650f1f26f48fdf188ebcbe5148920937 2013-12-02T15:15:00+01:00 2013-12-02T10:07:04+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/article-2516471-19C163E800000578-667_306x423.jpg" />A soldier who survived the Somme and fought at Ypres was left for dead after being shot in the stomach at Passchendale, his son has revealed.<br /> <br /> The body of Robert Collie was then thrown onto a heap of corpses while he was still alive and he was only saved after a passing India medic saw him twitching. He survived his wounds and returned to the fighting, serving in India after World War I finished and rising through the ranks from Private to Major.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2516471/Robert-Collie--The-WWI-soldier-refused-die.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/12/Awe-Inspiring-Spirit-of-WWI-Hero-Who-Lost-Two-Brothers-In-Action-And-A-Sister-In-A-Zeppelin-Raid-But-Survived-Being-Left-For-Dead-In-A-Heap-of-Bodies-At-Passchendale.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29183 Efforts of 20,000 Dogs On the Front Line in World War I Discovered in Records That Show They Carried Aid To The Wounded And Pulled Equipment urn:md5:4ebf4de6d61effd8c0fc1b2c803c63cb 2013-11-28T14:15:00+01:00 2013-11-28T10:39:19+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/article-2514593-19AE80BE00000578-787_634x452.jpg" />The undying loyalty of ‘man’s best friend’ has rarely been in question. But never has the bond between man and dog been tested more so than in the First World War.<br /> <br /> It is thought around 20,000 dogs were pressed into service during the war effort, and now researchers have unearthed details of their heart-wrenching exploits. These ‘dogs of war’ became unsung heroes to the men in the trenches.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2514593/Efforts-20-000-dogs-line-World-War-I-discovered-records.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/11/Efforts-of-20000-Dogs-On-the-Front-Line-in-World-War-I-Discovered-in-Records-That-Show-They-Carried-Aid-To-The-Wounded-And-Pulled-Equipment.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29147 Did Minneapolis Man Order Nazi-Led Attack That Killed Dozens Of Civilians? urn:md5:6813894a68fe3886e80bfd9fdfbdf649 2013-11-19T08:15:00+01:00 2013-11-19T09:14:31+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/131118-karkoc-nazis-01.380_380_7_70_0.jpg" />A retired Minnesota carpenter, shown in a June investigation to be a former commander in a Nazi SS-led unit, ordered his men to attack a Polish village that was razed to the ground, according to testimony newly uncovered by The Associated Press.<br /> <br /> The account of the massacre that killed dozens of women and children contradicts statements by the man's family that he was never at the scene of the 1944 bloodshed. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/11/18/21517501-did-minneapolis-man-order-nazi-led-attack-that-killed-dozens-of-civilians?lite">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/11/Did-Minneapolis-Man-Order-Nazi-Led-Attack-That-Killed-Dozens-Of-Civilians.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29041 1st-Century Roots of 'Little Red Riding Hood' Found urn:md5:bc06934de7faaca44eca478d76dd625d 2013-11-15T12:15:00+01:00 2013-11-15T10:41:12+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/red-riding-hood-670x440.jpg" />Folktales can evolve much like species do, taking on new features and dropping others as they spread to different parts of the world.<br /> <br /> One researcher in the United Kingdom tested this analogy quite literally, using analytical models that are typically used to study the relationships between species to create an evolutionary tree for "Little Red Riding Hood" and its cousins.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://news.discovery.com/history/first-century-roots-of-red-riding-hood-found-131114.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/11/1st-Century-Roots-of-Little-Red-Riding-Hood-Found.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29022 Killed in WWI, French Soldier Finally Laid To Rest urn:md5:96385470a711f84bff436e2b9bb0f368 2013-11-12T13:15:00+01:00 2013-11-12T10:46:24+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/561997.jpg" />A French soldier killed in action during World War I was finally laid to rest in his hometown Monday just months after his remains were discovered by chance by German tourists.<br /> <br /> Jean Caillou was 41 when he was gunned down in March 1916 near Verdun in the northeast, the scene of one of the bloodiest battles in the devastating 1914-18 war that claimed the lives of 1.4 million French people.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/world/379369/killed-in-wwi-french-soldier-finally-laid-to-rest">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/11/Killed-in-WWI-French-Soldier-Finally-Laid-To-Rest.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/28969 The Last Widow of the Great War: Devoted Wife Pays Tribute To Hero Husband Whose Remarkable WWI Story Inspired War Horse urn:md5:194bd5dd26beaf98dd893535ca7f7c92 2013-11-12T11:15:00+01:00 2013-11-12T10:42:35+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/article-2500031-1958AE8E00000578-586_634x656.jpg" />Dorothy Ellis, 93, the last surviving widow of a soldier from the First World War, laid a wreath in memory of her late husband, Wilfred, who died in 1982, at a ceremony commemorating the Armistice in Staffordshire this morning.<br /> <br /> Wilfred Ellis survived being shot, gassed and left for dead in the mud of northern France to return home to eventually marry Dorothy, who was born three years after the end of the war.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2500031/The-widow-Great-War-Devoted-wife-pays-tribute-hero-husband-remarkable-WWI-story-inspired-War-Horse.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/11/The-Last-Widow-of-the-Great-War%3A-Devoted-Wife-Pays-Tribute-To-Hero-Husband-Whose-Remarkable-WWI-Story-Inspired-War-Horse.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/28968 European Court Rebukes Russia for WWII Massacre of Polish Soldiers urn:md5:5ba99ea45b83c43ca0fb86ccc6197b87 2013-10-22T14:15:00+02:00 2013-10-22T10:22:23+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/131021115842-katyn-memorial-poland-story-top.jpg" />The European Court of Human Rights declined Monday to rule on the key points of a claim against Russia by relatives of victims of the 1940 Katyn massacre, but did rebuke Russia for refusing to hand over all of its files on the incident.<br /> <br /> The court said it did not have the authority to rule on whether Russia had deprived the victims of their right to life because the World War II massacre happened before Russia joined the European Convention on Human Rights.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://edition.cnn.com/2013/10/21/world/europe/russia-katyn-massacre/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/10/European-Court-Rebukes-Russia-for-WWII-Massacre-of-Polish-Soldiers.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/28787 15th-Century Manuscript Sheds Light On Richard III's Relationship With York urn:md5:e42a06cf58974af538bf987fae85c5ff 2013-10-21T20:15:00+02:00 2013-10-21T09:22:00+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/2686203.jpg" />An original manuscript dating back almost 600 years is offering a fascinating glimpse of Richard III and his relationship with the city that claims him as its own.<br /> <br /> York is currently embroiled in a row over whether the remains of the medieval monarch, rediscovered last year, should be interred there or in Leicester, where the skeleton was found. And the manuscript reveals how York flamboyantly prepared for his state visits, wrestled with rumours of treason and ultimately what the city leaders felt about the King’s death in 1485.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/10746861.15th_century_manuscript_sheds_light_on_Richard_III_s_relationship_with_York/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/10/15th-Century-Manuscript-Sheds-Light-On-Richard-III-s-Relationship-With-York.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/28777 'We Stabbed Each Other, Strangled Each Other, Went For Each Other... Like Mad Dogs': Haunting Interviews With WWI Veterans From Both Sides of The Trenches To Be Heard For The First Time To Commemorate Centenary urn:md5:dc96065ad78c53b863f7e8b2facbf010 2013-10-18T21:15:00+02:00 2013-10-18T18:44:47+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/article-2463434-18CBACE600000578-662_634x468.jpg" />Never-before-seen interviews with First World War soldiers revealing the true horror of going 'over the top' in battle are to be shown on television for the first time.<br /> <br /> In the heart-wrenching footage the former soldiers tell the true story of life in the trenches, and the emotions that went through the minds of the young men who gave their all in the deadly conflict. In one poignant clip, to be shown on the BBC as part of a series of programmes commemorating the Great War, one unnamed German veteran asks: 'What was it, that we soldiers stabbed each other, strangled each other, went for each other, like mad dogs?'<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2463434/Voices-sides-WWI-trenches-heard-centenary.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/10/We-Stabbed-Each-Other-Strangled-Each-Other-Went-For-Each-Other-Like-Mad-Dogs-%3A-Haunting-Interviews-With-WWI-Veterans-From-Both-Sides-of-The-Trenches-To-Be-Heard-For-The-First-Time-To-Commemorate-Centenary.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/28762 Welsh Soldier's Relatives Back WWI Memorial urn:md5:bd73645dbb7ac0260923f5519ba48b8a 2013-10-16T09:15:00+02:00 2013-10-16T08:54:21+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/Flanders1NEW-6182044.jpg" />The Canadian descendants of a First World War soldier from Bala have backed a campaign to build a memorial in Flanders for Welsh veterans. Campaigners have launched a £90,000 appeal to build a monument or cromlech of a dragon on rocks to be erected in Langemark near Ypres in Belgium.<br /> <br /> The Passchendaele Society has already built a memorial to Scottish soldiers who were among the total of 250,000 Allied troops who fell at the battlefield between July and November 1917.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/local-news/bala-soldiers-relatives-back-wwi-6181994">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/10/Welsh-Soldier-s-Relatives-Back-WWI-Memorial.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/28725 Report Lists Oldest Scottish Family Firms urn:md5:dd844d3f597c20bc673b4adb071bad09 2013-10-02T11:15:00+02:00 2013-10-02T08:44:52+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/_70212694_70212693.jpg" />Scotland's 25 oldest family firms have clocked up more than 3,700 years in business between them, according to new research. A report by Family Business United and Close Brothers Asset Management (CBAM) found the companies had been trading for an average of 148 years each.<br /> <br /> It named Fife-based John White &amp; Son Ltd as Scotland's oldest family firm. The company, which operates from Auchtermuchty, started producing weighing machines in 1715.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-24353956">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/10/Report-Lists-Oldest-Scottish-Family-Firms.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/28582 Call To Rethink Cases of French WWI 'Coward' Soldiers urn:md5:d0d93b5d009af4f389666e15f81d2241 2013-10-02T09:15:00+02:00 2013-10-02T08:42:49+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/_70221296_70219408.jpg" />A panel of French historians has called for the records of soldiers who were shot for cowardice and desertion in World War I to be rewritten. The historians' report, commissioned by the government, called for the cases of 650 men shot during the war to be reconsidered.<br /> <br /> Many of them are "worthy and deserving of moral, civic and public-spirited rehabilitation", the report says. Veterans' minister Kader Arif has promised to consider the issue.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-24356041">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/10/Call-To-Rethink-Cases-of-French-WWI-Coward-Soldiers.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/28581 Those Magnificent Ladies in Their Flying Machines urn:md5:a69efb0890d68d1f45c548ecae52be60 2013-09-12T17:15:00+02:00 2013-09-12T14:01:43+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/800title_0.jpg" />In the early days of human flight, a new word entered our lexicon: "aviatrix," the female version of "aviator." <br /> <br /> These women were true pioneers, although if you asked them, they would probably tell you they were just adventurous and loved flying -same as the men who took to the air in those days. Or even today, for that matter. But for a woman to drive one of the newfangled flying machines in the early 20th century took a can-do attitude that wasn't normally encouraged in women.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://mentalfloss.com/article/52653/those-magnificent-ladies-their-flying-machines">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/09/Those-Magnificent-Ladies-in-Their-Flying-Machines.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/28385 10 Snapshots of British Schoolchildren During World War II urn:md5:2baf2e51436d183c60c6d81bf32f98a0 2013-09-12T15:15:00+02:00 2013-09-12T13:58:42+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/Screenshot__10602.jpg" />World War II had a huge impact on the daily lives of the people of Britain, but soldiers and grieving widows weren’t the only ones whose lives were irrevocably altered by the war. <br /> <br /> Young schoolchildren in cities across Britain found themselves evacuated to the relative safety of the countryside, separated from their families and identified by nothing more than a brown paper tag. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.bachelor-of-education.org/10-snapshots-british-schoolchildren-world-war-ii/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/09/10-Snapshots-of-British-Schoolchildren-During-World-War-II.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/28384 The British WWI Prisoner of War Who Returned To Captivity urn:md5:9cdf68fafe6940f2b12847ff3864d484 2013-09-05T09:15:00+02:00 2013-09-05T09:09:24+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/_69644731_captaincampbell.jpg" />A British officer captured during World War I was granted leave to visit his dying mother on one condition - that he return, a historian has discovered. And Capt Robert Campbell kept his promise to Kaiser Wilhelm II and returned from Kent to Germany, where he stayed until the war ended in 1918.<br /> <br /> Historian Richard van Emden told the BBC that Capt Campbell would have felt a duty to honour his word. It also emerged that Capt Campbell tried to escape as soon as he returned.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-23957605">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/09/The-British-WWI-Prisoner-of-War-Who-Returned-To-Captivity.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/28306 Your Ancestors Didn’t Sleep Like You urn:md5:7fd775da41f3224e16af0458466d44ea 2013-08-27T14:15:00+02:00 2013-08-27T13:43:13+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/.ancestor-sleep_t.jpg" />Ok, maybe your grandparents probably slept like you. And your great, great-grandparents. But once you go back before the 1800s, sleep starts to look a lot different. Your ancestors slept in a way that modern sleepers would find bizarre – they slept twice.<br /> <br /> The existence of our sleeping twice per night was first uncovered by Roger Ekirch, professor of History at Virginia Tech. His research found that we didn’t always sleep in one eight hour chunk. We used to sleep in two shorter periods, over a longer range of night.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://slumberwise.com/science/your-ancestors-didnt-sleep-like-you/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/08/Your-Ancestors-Didnt-Sleep-Like-You.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/28217 Secret Code wWthin WWII POW's Letters Cracked 70 Years Later urn:md5:2387b59ad2869062495dcb3d4968d422 2013-07-29T13:15:00+02:00 2013-07-29T11:05:56+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_5/.american-prisoners-of-war-640_t.jpg" />Thousands of British servicemen were captured during World War II. They endured life in German prison camps, but a few managed to send coded letters with vital military intelligence back home. <br /> <br /> The secret messages of one such prisoner are being revealed 70 years later. The evacuation of British and Allied troops from Dunkirk early in World War II was either a military disaster or a strategic withdrawal. Winston Churchill called the rescue of more than 300,000 troops hemmed in by the Nazi advance a miracle.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505263_162-57595452/secret-code-within-wwii-pows-letters-cracked-70-years-later/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/07/Secret-Code-wWthin-WWII-POW-s-Letters-Cracked-70-Years-Later.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/28036 World War Two Code Breaker Alan Turing Set To Be Pardoned For His Gay Conviction urn:md5:dee9a22053608327485951698a510317 2013-07-23T10:15:00+02:00 2013-07-23T09:53:27+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_5/.alanTuring3_2427431b_t.jpg" />The Government said it would not stand in the way of legislation to offer a full Parliamentary pardon for Turing, who helped Britain to win the Second World War as a skilled code-breaker.<br /> <br /> Until now, the Government has resisted using the Royal Prerogative to pardon Turing for his conviction for gross indecency in 1952 because he was a homosexual. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/world-war-two/10191547/World-War-Two-code-breaker-Alan-Turing-set-to-be-pardoned-for-his-gay-conviction.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/07/World-War-Two-Code-Breaker-Alan-Turing-Set-To-Be-Pardoned-For-His-Gay-Conviction.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/27995 Irish Historians Team Up With Gardai To Trace Relatives of World War I Internees urn:md5:9ef1b8abe261c65dba6eeea4d6683e33 2013-07-22T10:15:00+02:00 2013-07-22T10:21:33+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_5/.Templemore_POWs__1470_x_858__t.jpg" />Historians and the Garda Siochana are attempting to trace relatives of more than 2,600 German and Austro-Hungarian citizens who were interned in Ireland during World War I. The move is part of a major campaign to mark the centenary of Ireland's connections to the 1914-18 war.<br /> <br /> The internment of German and Austro-Hungarian citizens on the outbreak of the war is one of the long forgotten aspects of Ireland's involvement in the Great War. But while 300 people were effectively imprisoned for no other reason than their nationality, Ireland's major involvement came when 2,300 captured German and Austro-Hungarian prisoners of war (POW) were shipped to Tipperary and Meath.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/historians-team-up-with-gardai-to-trace-relatives-of-world-war-i-internees-29437476.html">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/07/Irish-Historians-Team-Up-With-Gardai-To-Trace-Relatives-of-World-War-I-Internees.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/27984 Jews Should Get WWII Property Taxes Back, Says Amsterdam Mayor urn:md5:afcfeaa433cc1c1a2f5d8e6b98390643 2013-07-18T12:15:00+02:00 2013-07-18T09:27:59+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_5/.bigdutch01_t.jpg" />Jewish Amsterdammers who were charged ground rent for their properties over the years they spent in concentration camps or in hiding during World War II should get that money back, according to the city’s mayor.<br /> <br /> In April, students discovered that hundreds of Jews were sent the bills when they returned to their homes after the war. They should now get that money back plus interest, Eberhard van der Laan told KRO television programme Oog in Oog.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2013/07/jews_should_get_wwii_property.php">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/07/Jews-Should-Get-WWII-Property-Taxes-Back-Says-Amsterdam-Mayor.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/27963 The Ruins of Normandy: Unpublished Color Photos From France, 1944 urn:md5:2bda40e9336fb1812d4b3c825e66b2cf 2013-06-22T08:15:00+02:00 2013-06-21T23:45:08+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_5/.article-0-1A5EF080000005DC-894_964x605_t.jpg" />The ruins left behind after warfare speak a language of their own. And, even more strikingly, no matter where the conflict has taken place — whether it’s in northern Europe or the South Pacific, the Middle East or Central Africa — the vernacular of destruction is very often the same. <br /> <br /> Buildings reduced to rubble and dust. A scarred, tortured landscape seemingly devoid of any life at all, aside from small human forms trying to piece it back together. Twisted, rusting, abandoned vehicles. And always, above it all, the silent, indifferent sky.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://life.time.com/history/after-d-day-unpublished-color-photos-from-normandy-summer-1944/#1">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/06/The-Ruins-of-Normandy%3A-Unpublished-Color-Photos-From-France-1944.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/27712 Alleged Nazi SS Commander Found Living in Minnesota urn:md5:df9eacd6f7bc76fea57c561cdd2e3f34 2013-06-17T17:15:00+02:00 2013-06-17T11:07:19+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_5/.Screenshot__8943_t.jpg" />Polish prosecutors have pledged to help U.S. investigators bring to justice a 94-year-old man living in Minnesota, who is accused of being a former commander of a Nazi SS unit responsible for killing scores of women and children during World War II.<br /> <br /> A lengthy investigation across six countries led the Associated Press to discover Michael Karkoc living quietly in Minneapolis. Karkoc is accused of leading the SS-led Ukrainian Self Defense Legion, an organization whose members massacred civilians and resistance fighters throughout Ukraine and Poland and helped suppress the Warsaw Uprising. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/US/alleged-nazi-ss-commander-found-living-minnesota/story?id=19404716">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/06/Alleged-Nazi-SS-Commander-Found-Living-in-Minnesota.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/27639 'The First Chinese American' is chronicled in first biography urn:md5:faeb3db4db12826379c0237e4e8280df 2013-05-29T11:15:00+02:00 2013-05-29T09:12:58+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_5/.Wong_Chin_Foo_t.jpg" />A new book by Washington, DC author Scott D. Seligman traces the life and times of Wong Chin Foo (1847-1898), an early Chinese American journalist, lecturer and political activist.<br /> <br /> Just released by Hong Kong University Press, The First Chinese American: The Remarkable Life of Wong Chin Foo fills in a forgotten chapter in the struggle for equal rights in America. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://sampan.org/2013/05/the-first-chinese-american-is-chronicled-in-first-biography/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/05/The-First-Chinese-American-is-chronicled-in-first-biography.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/27445 Plague Helped Bring Down Roman Empire urn:md5:5091cf933f8e9cfe7d45492766be8ae0 2013-05-21T07:15:00+02:00 2013-05-19T01:42:12+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_5/.plague-helped-fall-of-roman-empire-130510_t.jpg" />To help solve this mystery, scientists investigated ancient DNA from the teeth of 19 different sixth-century skeletons from a medieval graveyard in Bavaria, Germany, of people who apparently succumbed to the Justinianic Plague.<br /> <br /> They unambiguously found the plague bacterium Y. pestis there.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/plague-helped-fall-of-roman-empire-130510.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/05/Plague-Helped-Bring-Down-Roman-Empire.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/27358