Genealogy Blog - Events 2015-05-25T06:00:19+02:00 Geneanet urn:md5:137eeaa00c40515e81be86b078a43655 Dotclear London’s Imperial War Museum Revisits Horrors of World War I urn:md5:add3ec07335f752a5aac154a39b53ba6 2014-09-01T14:15:00+02:00 2014-09-01T09:34:14+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Events <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="" />For the next four years, Britain will commemorate in a wide-ranging series of events and programs the centenary of the country’s entry into the First World War on Aug. 4, 1914, when it declared war against Germany. <br /> <br /> “The centerpiece of our commemorations,” in the words of Prime Minister David Cameron, is the renovation of the Imperial War Museum London.<br /> <br /> <a href="">Source & Full Story</a> AncestorEbooks Announces the 14th Annual Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International Genealogical & Cultural Conference urn:md5:347bc632d86e685a6eeace255a09507c 2013-10-23T09:15:00+02:00 2013-10-23T08:23:29+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Events <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="" />, an online company dedicated to the creative sharing of family history materials through personalized EBooks, announces the 14th annual Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International Conference Oct 23-26.<br /> <br /> The Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International Genealogical/Cultural Conference of 2013 (CGSIG) will be held in Westin, IL from October 23 through October 26. Many activities and sessions have been planned to include not only genealogy and research information, but also important sessions relating solely to the research and preservation of Czechoslovak ancestors and the cultural heritage.<br /> <br /> <a href="">Source & Full Story</a> First Nations Delegation Visits The National Archives of The UK urn:md5:0b53cfd93c103fb28b02dc13c5ad1730 2013-10-09T09:15:00+02:00 2013-10-09T08:58:25+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Events <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="" />A delegation from the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) in Canada visited The National Archives yesterday to view documents connected to the Royal Proclamation of 1763.<br /> <br /> The Royal Proclamation by King George III on 7 October 1763, 250 years ago, established government for Quebec, East Florida, West Florida and Grenada and is viewed as an important moment in the relationship between First Nations and the Crown. <br /> <br /> <a href="">Source & Full Story</a> Women’s Suffrage Petition on Display at Archives New Zealand urn:md5:3e4dc4a7382d71c50ea37c59f970c996 2013-09-18T09:15:00+02:00 2013-09-18T09:11:02+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Events <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="" />Many people around New Zealand will celebrate Suffrage Day on September 19. It will be 120 years since Kiwi women became the first in the world to win the right to vote in national elections.<br /> <br /> Statistics NZ and the Ministry of Women's Affairs have marked the anniversary by creating a graphic illustrating women's participation in New Zealand life and society over the past 120 years. It shows and compares things like the working-age women in employment, the average age of first birth and average number of children in 1893, 1953 and 2013.<br /> <br /> <a href="">Source & Full Story</a> Holocaust Survivors Reunite With World War II Veterans at US Holocaust Memorial Museum in DC urn:md5:79b727568d5c2ed4b34c050989ba0374 2013-04-30T11:15:00+02:00 2013-04-30T08:50:47+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Events <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="" />Elderly Holocaust survivors and the veterans who helped liberate them gathered for what could be their last big reunion Monday at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.<br /> <br /> Nearly 1,000 survivors and World War II vets joined with former President Bill Clinton and Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Holocaust activist Elie Wiesel to mark the museum’s 20th anniversary. Organizers chose not to wait for the 25th milestone because many survivors and vets may not be alive in another five or 10 years.<br /> <br /> <a href="">Source & Full Story</a> Rare Ten Commandments Scroll To Be Displayed In U.S. urn:md5:63962072e9f5808a381c4f6447e6fe64 2013-04-03T15:15:00+02:00 2013-04-03T08:47:39+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Events <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="" />The Ten Commandments scroll – one of the most important of the Dead Sea Scrolls in existence – is going on display in Cincinnati beginning Friday. The tightly guarded scroll, one of the approximately 900 Dead Sea Scrolls in existence, can be seen through April 14 at the Cincinnati Museum Center.<br /> <br /> The Ten Commandments scroll will be added for the last 17 days of the exhibit “Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times,” which also features 10 other scroll fragments from Israel. <br /> <br /> <a href="">Source & Full Story</a> 2013 Announced As Ireland’s "Family History Year"! urn:md5:e2d94cb8fa6d7e4063b365a631722d85 2013-02-27T09:15:00+01:00 2013-02-27T09:19:27+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Events <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="" />Tourism Ireland announced that 2013 is to be Ireland’s “Family History Year”, in a bid to encourage people in Britain and elsewhere around the world to find out more about their Irish ancestry. <br /> <br /> Hundreds of clan gatherings, as well as genealogy and local history events, are planned all over Ireland this year, as part of The Gathering Ireland 2013.<br /> <br /> <a href="">Source & Full Story</a> U.S. National Archives to Display 5th Page of the Constitution for the 1st Time To Mark Anniversary urn:md5:c77899f545bd2e9da265311962e4647c 2012-09-14T12:15:00+02:00 2012-09-14T10:13:42+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Events <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="" />The National Archives says it plans to display the so-called “fifth page” of the U.S. Constitution for the first time to celebrate the document’s 225th anniversary next week. The Archives says the extra page will be on display Friday through Monday in the East Rotunda Gallery. Monday is also known as Constitution Day.<br /> <br /> The fifth page of the Constitution is known as the transmittal page. It is signed by George Washington and describes how the Constitution was to be ratified and put into effect.<br /> <br /> <a href="">Source &amp; Full Story</a> National Archives (U.S.) Exhibit Shows Prejudices Faced by Immigrants Over the Years urn:md5:00c396373d5b4d1a3c431fa4443b8f44 2012-06-20T11:15:00+02:00 2012-06-20T08:38:51+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Events <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="" />The little girl with the dark circles under her eyes looks as though she’s been crying. She’s clutching a doll and has her left arm looped in the arm of the girl beside her.<br /> <br /> It is 1908. The place is the immigration depot on Ellis Island in New York’s harbor. It looks chilly, because many of the children are in hats and scarves. But the youngsters, and some adults, have gathered for a group photograph.<br /> <br /> <a href="">Source & Full Story</a> New York City - Archives At Queens Library Celebrate Centennial urn:md5:667dc2ac8ef79cb85d6d9abbcd26bbb0 2012-05-03T15:15:00+02:00 2012-05-03T08:56:04+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Events <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="" />In mid-October 1911, a fund of $500 was established by the board of trustees of the Queens Borough Public Library to start a collection of books, newspapers, journals and other materials on Queens County history and genealogy. <br /> <br /> Queens Library President and Chief Executive Officer Thomas Galante opened the centennial ceremony by observing that the board of trustees realized even a century ago that change in Queens was radical, and if the county’s past was to be preserved in any material way, the preservation must begin.<br /> <br /> <a href="">Source &amp; Full Story</a> Historical Exhibition Handed Over to Seychelles National Archives urn:md5:584c4ce632f9bc97a8ac4c3e58b6a18f 2012-04-13T11:15:00+02:00 2012-04-13T10:23:46+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Events <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="" />The Seychelles historical exhibition, Les Seychelles: des isles... des homes, has been officially handed over to the Seychelles Archives department. The exhibition, put together by the French author, Richard Touboul, after extensive research works in the French Archives, is now part of the historical documents of the Seychelles National Archives.<br /> <br /> The official handing over of the exhibition’s official documents was made by the French Ambassador to the Seychelles, Mr. Phillipe Delacroix to the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture Mr. Alain St.Ange.<br /> <br /> <a href="">Source & Full Story</a> RootsTech Conference Shows Technology’s Impact on Genealogy urn:md5:9a8e1a717029a71773f97489589f6fc0 2012-02-10T10:15:00+01:00 2012-02-10T10:25:59+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Events <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="" />A unique combination of young, old, international and innovative people joined together in Salt Lake City to contribute to the ongoing work of family history. Participants at this weekend’s RootsTech Conference had the opportunity to learn about the immense impact technology can have on genealogy.<br /> <br /> The staff, who registered participants throughout the conference, estimated more than 4,300 people attended the event — double last year’s number. Twenty-four countries were represented at the conference. This is the largest family history conference in North America.<br /> <br /> <a href="">Source & Full Story</a> Military Mail Stories at the Postal Museum at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum urn:md5:3e9ec228583dccebe96df1b74beb8986 2011-12-19T20:15:00+01:00 2011-12-19T15:27:20+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Events <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="" />With the war in Iraq officially declared over yesterday, it seemed appropriate to head to the National Postal Museum to reflect upon the experiences of servicemen who are stationed abroad. “Mail Call: A History of America’s Military Mail,” an exhibition that opened last month, tells the stories of individual soldiers through their mail, and traces the history of mail delivery for the military from the Revolutionary War through today.<br /> <br /> <a href="">Source & Full Story</a> Save Library and Archives Canada urn:md5:f1605927ba93a69ceeba4c38c6e29ea9 2011-10-31T14:15:00+01:00 2011-10-31T10:32:18+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Events <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="" />On Wednesday, November 2, the Canadian Association of University Teachers will launch its national campaign: “Save Library and Archives Canada”.<br /> <br /> The campaign will expose how major restructuring of Library and Archives Canada is undermining the institution responsible for preserving Canada’s history and heritage. “Library and Archives Canada is cutting services and acquisitions. Unless this is reversed, the damage to our country will be enormous,” said CAUT’s executive director James L. Turk.<br /> <br /> <a href="">Source & Full Story</a> National Genealogical Society Seeks Nominations for the 2012 Genealogy Hall of Fame urn:md5:0b61d5e5c07f0144318ea6d0f7207f93 2011-10-22T06:15:00+02:00 2011-10-21T19:05:59+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Events <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="" />Would your society like to honor a genealogist whose exemplary work lives on today? Perhaps there was a notable genealogist in your state or county whose name should be memorialized in the NGS Hall of Fame. <br /> <br /> If so, the National Genealogical Society would like to hear from you. NGS is seeking nominations from the entire genealogical community for persons whose achievements or contributions have made an impact on the field. <br /> <br /> <a href="">Source & Full Story</a> The First Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Conference Ready To Be Held urn:md5:780b79ab4e70bdd4373de84a69b1f103 2011-10-07T23:15:00+02:00 2011-10-07T19:22:21+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Events <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="" />Digital Public Library of America invites interested candidates to participate in the public conference to showcase innovative ideas for the Digital Public Library of America in Washington, DC on October 21, 2011.<br /> <br /> According to the organizers, “The first Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) conference will bring together government leaders, librarians, technologists, makers, students, and others interested in building a national digital library to present the vision for the DPLA effort and to create multiple points of entry for public participation in the initiative's work.<br /> <br /> <a href="">Source & Full Story</a> Museum of Fine Arts, Houston: Life & Luxury: The Art of Living in Eighteenth-Century Paris urn:md5:91dd73229518c2de564f3a2bba867b96 2011-09-20T13:15:00+02:00 2011-09-20T09:12:18+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Events <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="" />Experience the elegance of a typical day in a Paris town house during the 1700s. Life & Luxury: The Art of Living in Eighteenth-Century Paris re-imagines—through art and material culture—the lifestyle of elite 18th-century Parisians. This sumptuous exhibition offers a glimpse into the conventional activities in the cycle of a single day: dressing, writing, collecting, eating, and evening entertainment.<br /> <br /> Life & Luxury brings together some 160 objects, roughly half of them loans from 26 museums and private collections around the world. <br /> <br /> <a href="">Source & Full Story</a> Thousands Stop To See Emancipation Proclamation urn:md5:eb9ec2983250c9aded481feb29591916 2011-06-21T20:15:00+02:00 2011-06-21T18:13:58+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Events <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="" />Thousands have turned out at a Detroit-area museum to see the original Emancipation Proclamation during a free, around-the-clock display.<br /> <br /> The historic document went on display Monday evening. Henry Ford Museum in says it's the first time the Emancipation Proclamation has visited Michigan since 1948. The display runs through Wednesday morning.<br /> <br /> <a href="">Source & Full Story</a> On Thursday June 9th, 2011 it is #AskArchivists Day on Twitter urn:md5:9102e1d1156134a1c43ed4b140f4a096 2011-06-07T16:15:00+02:00 2011-06-07T16:15:14+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Events <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="" />To get more attention for archives on Twitter there will be a Twitter event #AskArchivists on 2011 June 9th. This Twitter event is managed by Charlotte S H Jensen of the National Museum (National Museet) in Copenhagen (Denmark) & Anneke van Waarden-Koets of the Zealand Archive (Zeeuws Archief) in Middelburg (the Netherlands). The Twitter event is an international happening, so every archive and archivist in the world can take part. The name of the Twitter event is: Ask Archivists. The hashtag (#) for the Twitter event is: #AskArchivists.<br /> <br /> <a href="">Source & Information</a> Clock is Ticking for Magna Carta Viewing urn:md5:01437a11e53c2666ed02551ba21b3e66 2011-02-10T06:15:00+01:00 2011-02-09T19:38:30+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Events <img title="PH2011020902580.jpg, Feb 2011" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="" />History buffs have only a few days left to look at the Magna Carta, the foundation of English law, at the National Archives before it is taken off display for one year. The 1297 document is being removed, the Archives announced, to prepare it for a new encasement. The last day for current viewing is March 1.<br /> <br /> When the document returns in March 2012, there will be some new bells and whistles. A new display case will have an interactive exhibit and visitors will be able to read the Latin document through a translation feature. The display will also have materials about the connections between the Magna Carta and American history. <br /> <br /> <a href="">Source &amp; Full Story</a> Getting Started in Digital Preservation - Glasgow - 28th February 2011 urn:md5:248140144b671eb0aafed449cc9c282a 2011-02-09T22:15:00+01:00 2011-02-09T11:41:06+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Events <img title="Digital_Preservation_Coalition.jpg, Feb 2011" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="" />Following on from the very successful 'Decoding the Digital' conference, the British Library Preservation Advisory Centre and the Digital Preservation Coalition are delighted to invite you to the second of four events designed to raise awareness of digital preservation issues, increase involvement with digital preservation activities.<br /> <br /> Where and when? 28th February 2011 (1030-1600), Wolfson Medical Building, Glasgow University, University Avenue, Glasgow G12 8QQ.<br /> <br /> <a href="">Source &amp; Full Story</a> Announcing The ‘history & Genealogy Expo Sydney 2010’ urn:md5:4408e0537e2267525a9149822e8446d1 2010-10-18T18:47:00+02:00 2010-10-18T18:47:43+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Events <img title="sydney-2010.png, Oct 2010" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="" />Unlock the Past with the support of the Society of Australian Genealogists announces the History &amp; Genealogy Expo Sydney 2010. This will be a fascinating 2 day exhibition and conference on 22-23 October 2010 at Parramatta RSL, Corner Macquarie and O’Connell Streets, Parramatta, NSW.<br /> <br /> For more information including speakers, exhibitors and program visit the Unlock the Past website: <a href=""></a><br /> <br /> <a href="">Source &amp; Full Story</a> The Filipino American History Month in Long Beach, California urn:md5:8be24583c6a30873e370603e901d1acc 2010-09-29T11:21:00+02:00 2010-09-29T11:21:11+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Events <img title="filipino-american-history.png, Sep 2010" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="" />Ala-ala: Remembrances - An exhibit of WWII photos, found by an artist among discarded items in the street, will be featured at the Long Beach Public Library and Information Center starting October 12, 2010. These historical pictures were taken by the United States Army Signal Corps during the liberation of the Philippines.<br /> <br /> visit the website at <a href=""></a> Midwestern Roots 2010: Family History and Genealogy Conference in Indianapolis urn:md5:74aad8ace5959e1cb966824e7bfff06a 2010-06-03T09:12:00+02:00 2010-06-03T09:12:59+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Events <img style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="" />The Indiana Historical Society will present Midwestern Roots 2010: Family History and Genealogy Conference Aug. 6-7, at the Indianapolis Marriott East.<br /> <br /> The regional event, themed Migration Then and Now, offers tools and techniques to help individuals identify and locate records that can lead to information about ancestors. Attendees can also learn about the resources that can answer the questions about their family's history and find out how those records have "migrated" to new technology. <br /> <br /> For conference information, registration forms, exhibitor information and specific pricing, call 1-317-232-1882 or log on to <a href="" hreflang="en"></a> <br /> <br /> <a href="" hreflang="en">Source &amp; Full Story</a> Earhart Exhibit Showcases World’s Largest Display On Pioneer Aviator urn:md5:25a324f2a54bb5923f0bcd490b29910f 2010-03-02T14:54:00+01:00 2010-03-02T15:54:15+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Events <img style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="" />Purdue Libraries’ Division of Archives and Special Collections (Indiana, USA) has opened a display for the world’s largest collection of papers, memorabilia and artifacts related to Amelia Earhart, the pioneer pilot who paved new paths for women at the university and in society.<br /> <br /> “Amelia Earhart: The Aviator, the Advocate, and the Icon” opened Monday (March 1) and will be shown through May 28 in the Virginia Kelly Karnes Archives and Special Collections Research Center on the fourth floor of the Humanities, Social Science and Education Library in Stewart Center. The display is free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each weekday. Beginning May 10, shortened summer hours will be in effect.<br /> <br /> <a href="" hreflang="en">Source &amp; Full Story</a> Australia: Shake Your Family Tree Day – 23 February 2010 urn:md5:37040a498692c873ae2c6981aacd4b30 2010-02-19T21:59:00+01:00 2010-02-19T22:59:19+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Events <img style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="" />To encourage more Australians to unearth personal treasures, the National Archives is hosting a Shake Your Family Tree day in each of our capital city offices.<br /> <br /> We have information in our vast collection about many Australian families – possibly your own. If members of your family migrated here in the 20th century, served in the defence forces, or worked for, or had any other dealings with, the Australian Government, we’re likely to have something to interest you.<br /> <br /> Each Archives office will offer a range of activities including talks, preservation workshops, demonstrations and introductory research training. With expert family historians on hand, visitors will learn how to locate treasures such as letters, photographs, service records, immigration and citizenship applications, employment records, copyright registrations and other government records.<br /> <br /> <a href="" hreflang="en">Source &amp; Full Story</a> 8th European Conference On Digital Archiving, 28-30 April 2010 urn:md5:3e3bc7d1bf4d44cb2a50e1ac5fba5c62 2009-11-17T09:12:00+01:00 2009-11-17T10:12:44+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Events <img style="margin: 0 1em 1em 0; float: left;" alt="" src="" />Announcement: The 8th European Conference on Digital Archiving will be held in Geneva from 28-30 April 2010. It will follow in the footsteps of the European Conferences on Archives of recent decades. By emphasizing digital elements and archiving as a function instead of the archive as an institution, however, it aims to take a new approach. The future will be digital, but we want to preserve the analogue tradition: the archive of the future must be a safe place for the analogue and digital traces of the past - this is our responsibility.<br /> <br /> We are already confident that you will enjoy an attractive and varied programme. Further information is available at: <a href="" hreflang="en"></a><br /> <br /> <a href="" hreflang="en">Source &amp; Full Story</a> IS&T Archiving Conference 2010 urn:md5:90b0334ecd2ee881736643235a84d0e3 2009-11-04T16:00:00+01:00 2009-11-04T17:00:19+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Events <img style="margin: 0 1em 1em 0; float: left;" alt="" src="" />The first <a href="" hreflang="en">IS&amp;T Archiving Conference</a> was held in 2004. Currently, the conference location alternates between the US and Europe.<br /> <br /> Since the first meeting, Archiving has continued to offer a unique opportunity for imaging scientists and those working in the cultural heritage community (curators, archivists, librarians, etc.), as well as in government, industry, and academia, to come together to discuss the most pressing issues related to the digital preservation and stewardship of hardcopy, audio, and video.<br /> <br /> Next Archiving Conference:<br /> <br /> Dates: June 1 - June 4, 2010<br /> Location: Den Haag, The Netherlands<br /> <br /> The latest information for the next Archiving conference is found at <a href="" hreflang="en"></a>. The London History Festival urn:md5:e99fc5bb53b94c3adc9d3c9503a3496d 2009-10-31T13:37:00+01:00 2009-10-31T14:37:32+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Events <img style="margin: 0 1em 1em 0; float: left;" alt="" src="" /><a href="" hreflang="en">The London History Festival</a> is a welcome new addition to the capital's cultural life and one that should help satisfy the already considerable appetite for history in one of the world's truly global cities. As editor of History Today, a publication whose mission is to bring the work of leading historians to the widest possible audience,<br /> <br /> The London History Festival is a social event too, encouraging its audience to mingle and share common interests. The authors will also be available for a book signing session and chat over a drink once the talks are completed.<br /> <br /> The festival runs from the 2nd - 10th November and takes place at <a href="" hreflang="en">Kenssington Central Library</a>, London, England.<br /> <br /> <a href="" hreflang="en"></a> 30 Swedish Heritage Sites And Museums In The Delaware Valley, USA urn:md5:04e9ef176a445159ec1e0e7c1fc3e76d 2009-10-27T23:52:00+01:00 2009-10-28T00:53:21+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Events <img style="margin: 0 1em 1em 0; float: left;" alt="" src="" />The New Sweden Centre has erected a map sign, at the Kalmar Nyckel Shipyard, 1124 E 7th St., Wilmington, DE, with 30 Swedish Heritage sites and museums the public may visit in the Delaware Valley. This informative sign has been designed to complement the State of Delaware’s newly launched Geo-caching History Trail that was initiated Oct 6th, 2009.<br /> <br /> The Swedish Council of America, a national umbrella organization of Swedish Culture and History, participated in the unveiling and dedication of map October 22nd as part of a tour of many of these sites in conjunction with their National conference held in Philadelphia, Pa.<br /> <br /> <a href="" hreflang="en">Source &amp; Full Story</a> National Genealogy Society Newsletter Competition urn:md5:28bd9c285f8d7c8a3d73523f538e95e7 2009-10-06T21:34:00+02:00 2009-10-06T21:34:57+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Events <img style="margin: 0 1em 1em 0; float: left;" alt="" src="" />The <a href="" hreflang="en">National Genealogy Society</a> <a href="" hreflang="en">Newsletter Competition</a> is aimed to recognize the hard work, long hours, and creativity that editors devote to their newsletters.<br /> <br /> Categories<br /> • Major Genealogical and/or Historical Societies<br /> • County/Local Genealogical and/or Historical Societies<br /> • Family Associations<br /> <br /> Prize<br /> • The winning society or association in each of the three categories will receive a complimentary one-year organizational NGS membership.<br /> • Feature in the NGS Magazine<br /> <br /> Submissions deadline: 31 December 2009<br /> <br /> <a href="" hreflang="en">Source &amp; Information</a> SwedGen Roadtour October 2009 urn:md5:7cd7e59833ca9b51936c0d7af6380e9b 2009-09-24T18:55:00+02:00 2009-09-24T18:55:06+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Events <img style="margin: 0 1em 1em 0; float: left;" alt="" src="" />Have you hit a brick wall in your Swedish research or don't know where to begin?<br /> <br /> A group of four Swedish genealogists are touring the United States for the sole purpose of helping Swedish-Americans learn more about their heritage. These four individuals participated in previous SwedGen tours and have decided to continue the tradition with the new <a href="" hreflang="en">SwedGen Roadtour 2009</a>. On previous trips, the group was successful in helping many individuals get started with their research as well as breaking down many brick walls. This year the group will make the following stops:<br /> <br /> - Saturday, October 3, 2009 - Worcester, MA<br /> - Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - Berlin, CT<br /> - Thursday, October 15, 2009 - Cambridge, MN<br /> - October 16-17, 2009 - St. Paul, MN<br /> <br /> One-on-one-sessions are available at all places. <a href="" hreflang="en">Preregistration</a> is needed. Southern California History Comes Alive at the Los Angeles Archives Bazaar urn:md5:aa65cf03dbefafae0896de8f47d669a0 2009-09-23T09:27:00+02:00 2009-09-23T09:27:04+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Events <img style="margin: 0 1em 1em 0; float: left;" alt="" src="" />The fourth-annual <a href="">Los Angeles Archives Bazaar</a> will feature exhibits by 60 local historical collections, book-signings by L.A. authors, documentary films about hidden L.A. stories, information about family genealogy and a wealth of other resources for exploring Southern California history. The event returns to the USC Davidson Conference Center on Saturday, October 17, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The bazaar is presented by L.A. as Subject, an association of historical collections hosted by the USC Libraries.<br /> <br /> At this year’s bazaar, visitors will be able to browse the collections of L.A. as Subject members, including the Academy Film Archive, All the Saints of the City of the Angels, the Autry National Center of the American West, El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument, the Filipino American Library, the Getty Research Institute, the Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles City Archives, the Mayme Clayton Library, the ONE National Gay &amp; Lesbian Archives, the Pasadena Museum of History, the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center and the USC Libraries Special Collections. <br /> <br /> Learn more at <a href="" hreflang="en"></a> or become a fan of the Los Angeles Archives Bazaar on Facebook. <br /> <br /> <a href=";newsId=20090922006534&amp;newsLang=en" hreflang="en">Source &amp; Full Story</a> Archivists around the world celebrate International Archives Day on June 9 2009 urn:md5:b28e185f6faeab6ee3369b4ae9f02fc7 2009-06-09T01:46:00+02:00 2009-06-09T01:46:16+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Events <img style="margin: 0 1em 1em 0; float: left;" alt="" src="" />The International Archives Day offers archivists throughout the world a tremendous opportunity to promote the cause of records and archives in their country. It can be used to persuade key decision-makers that effective record-keeping is an essential precondition for good governance, transparency and accountability; to emphasize the importance of preserving archives for the collective memory of nations and societies; and to encourage those members of the public who have never previously done so to consult archives for the first time. <br /> <br /> More generally, it can be used as a means of raising the public profile of archives and archivists in the media. In countries where there is currently no national celebration of archives, it provides a powerful impetus to organize one for the first time. And in those countries which already have well-established celebrations at other times of year, International Archives Day offers another chance to reinforce key messages about the significance of archives.<br /> <br /> <a href="" hreflang="en">Source &amp; Information</a> Henry VIII's Royal Jousting Tournament at Leeds Castle urn:md5:9136bd58c7b45667ea5f7e7b7a8d82a1 2009-05-08T15:03:00+02:00 2009-05-08T15:03:57+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Events <img style="margin: 0 1em 1em 0; float: left;" alt="" src="" />Take the family to historic Leeds Castle and celebrate the 500th Anniversary of Henry VIII's accession to the throne. From Tuesday May 26 to Sunday May 31, Henry VIII's Royal Jousting Tournament recreates the pageantry of Tudor England against the stunning backdrop of the 900-year-old castle near Maidstone, Kent.<br /> <br /> Experience the thrill of twice daily jousts with knights on horseback and men at arms. Staged by Europe's premier jousting company, the Knights of Royal England, the non-stop action features galloping horses, daredevil stunts, falls and fights in an authentic jousting arena complete with a royal box on the Cedar Lawn.<br /> <br /> For further information visit <a href="" hreflang="en"></a>.<br /> <br /> <a href="" hreflang="en">Source</a> National Archives Celebrates Jewish American Heritage Month in May urn:md5:bdff9f616f2840f37224306a8096b51e 2009-04-17T21:32:00+02:00 2009-04-17T21:32:54+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Events On Thursday, May 21, at 7 p.m., the National Archives will celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month with a special program entitled: "Exhibiting the American Jewish Experience." This event is free and open to the public, and will be held in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Building in Washington, D.C., located on the National Mall at Constitution Ave. and 7th Street, NW.<br /> <br /> <a href="" hreflang="en">Source & Information</a> April 17 is “Ellis Island Family History Day" urn:md5:0d58ecb5bb71b174db739d01f10ecb7d 2009-04-17T21:10:00+02:00 2009-10-08T22:29:14+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Events By official proclamation of our nation’s governors, April 17 has been designated as “Ellis Island Family History Day.” Under the auspices of The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. and the National Genealogical Society, the day has been set aside annually to recognize the achievements and contributions made to America by Ellis Island immigrants and their descendants.<br /> <br /> Historically, April 17 marks the day in 1907 when more immigrants were processed through Ellis Island than on any other day in its colorful history -- 11,747 people. Over 40% of the U.S. population today -- 100 million Americans – can trace their roots back to the 17 million brave and hopeful immigrants who took their first steps towards freedom and opportunity by going through the “Golden Door” of Ellis Island.<br /> <br /> <a href="" hreflang="en">Source & Further Information</a> 15th Annual Civil War Encampment – May 2, 2009, May 3, 2009 urn:md5:00b77a20291ce09667da77d11acb47dc 2009-03-31T17:40:00+02:00 2009-03-31T17:41:14+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Events The Elmbrook Historical Society invites history lovers and Civil War buffs throughout the State of Wisconsin to their 15th Annual Spring Civil War Encampment, a two day Civil War era re-enactment that will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2009 and Sunday, May 3, 2009 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on the grounds of the historic Dousman Stagecoach Inn, 1075 Pilgrim Parkway in Brookfield, Wisconsin.<br /> <br /> At the 15th Annual Civil War Encampment, visitors will have the opportunity to: Step back in time to the 1860’s...<br /> <br /> • Relive the experiences of the soldiers dressed in Confederate and Union army uniforms who fought in the Civil War.<br /> • See how they encamped and cooked.<br /> • View them marching and preparing for battle.<br /> • Observe a skirmish or two and an artillery demonstration.<br /> • Hear their canons roar.<br />• And much more...<br /><br /><a href="" hreflang="en">Source &amp; Information</a> National Archives Presents Unique Perspective on the Lincoln Assassination April 17 urn:md5:ee03f1e73f805bf5bc1e338337611643 2009-03-25T21:23:00+01:00 2009-03-25T22:23:53+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Events On Friday, April 17, at 7 PM, the National Archives continues its celebration of the 200th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's birth with a book talk on "The Lincoln Assassination Conspirators: their confinement and execution, as recorded in the Letterbook of John Frederick Hartranft." Editors Harold Holzer and Edward Steers, Jr., will discuss this Letterbook, a National Archives record, for the first time and provide a "behind the scenes" glimpse of the assassination's aftermath. This event will be held in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, located on the National Mall at Constitution Ave. and 7th Streets, NW. A book signing will follow the program.<br /> <br /> View the Calendar of Events at: <a href="" hreflang="en"></a>.<br /> <br /> <a href="" hreflang="en">Source & Information</a> National Archives to Hold 23rd Annual Preservation Conference March 26, 2009 urn:md5:80fa63b0aafbe9c86de152ce085c742c 2009-03-13T08:00:00+01:00 2009-03-12T22:29:17+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Events In celebration of its 75th anniversary, the National Archives will host its annual preservation conference entitled Digitizing for Preservation and Access: Past is Prologue, on Thursday, March 26, 2009.<br /> <br /> Adrienne Thomas, Acting Archivist of the United States, and Dr. Michael J. Kurtz, Assistant Archivist, Office of Records Services, will provide opening remarks for the event. The conference will be held in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, which is located on Constitution Ave. between 7th and 9th Streets NW, and is fully accessible.<br /> <br /> <a href="" hreflang="en">Source & Information</a> Brooklyn Genealogy Club Will Meet March 15 at Library urn:md5:d5fb74a757c11c70f3cce2898af39b13 2009-03-12T15:51:00+01:00 2009-03-12T16:51:14+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Events The Brooklyn Genealogy Club will meet at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Brookly Library, 4480 Ridge Road.<br /> <br /> The group's featured speaker will be John Stoika, who will give a presentation titled "How a Computer Can Help Your Research."<br /> <br /> Stoika has more than 40 years experience in the graphic arts business and is president of the Cuyahoga Valley Genealogy Society. Stoika is also the treasurer of the Computer Assisted Genealogy group and a member of the Western Reserve Historical Society Genealogy Committee.<br /> <br /> <a href="" hreflang="en">Source & Information</a> Who Do You Think You Are? Live 2009 urn:md5:47063eb01b201597a107e79152c4b382 2009-01-23T23:40:00+01:00 2009-01-24T00:42:59+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Events <a hreflang="en" href="">Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE</a> will be held from 27 February to 1 March 2009 in the Grand Hall, Olympia, London.<br /><br /><em>"If you have ever wondered what your ancestors were like, where they lived or what they did for a living - this is an event where you can make incredible discoveries about the story of your family.</em><br style="font-style: italic;"><br style="font-style: italic;"><em>With the largest gathering of TV historians, family history experts and nearly 200 exhibitors – this is a unique opportunity to fill in the gaps in your family tree and make your connection to events in history."</em> Homecoming Scotland 2009 urn:md5:4f38208a2100f2dd15d3034748c659df 2009-01-05T19:16:00+01:00 2009-01-05T20:18:52+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Events During <a hreflang="en" href="">Homecoming Scotland 2009</a> there will be many special events focussing on Scottish ancestry, traditions and culture all along the year:<br /><br />• <a href="" hreflang="en">Forest Heritage Scotland</a><br />• <a href="" hreflang="en">Meet Your Ancestors in Clackmannanshire</a><br />• <a href="" hreflang="en">A Home Away from Home: The Scottish Emigration Experience</a><br />• <a href="" hreflang="en">International Genealogy Festival</a><br />• <a href="" hreflang="en">Island Emigrants: Conference on Emigration from the Outer Hebrides</a><br />and much more...<br /><br />More information and calendar of events at <a hreflang="en" href=""></a><br /><br /> Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE urn:md5:9b79003e536e410d9338571aff139d8f 2008-03-21T11:29:00+01:00 2008-05-26T21:50:51+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Events <a hreflang="en" href=""><img style="margin: 0 1em 1em 0; float: left;" alt="" src="" />Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE</a>, sponsored by and supported by The Times Archive, will be held from 2-4 May 2008 in the Grand Hall, Olympia, London.<br /><br />You’ll have the chance to uncover generations of people who make up your family and find out how they used to live with the help of TV historians, family history experts and celebrity enthusiasts.<br /><br /><a hreflang="en" href=";task=view&amp;id=24&amp;Itemid=42">Military History LIVE</a> is a showcase of the Nation’s Military History which takes place alongside Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE. For those of you searching for information about ancestors who served in the Army, Navy or Air Force, the show offers you the opportunity to speak directly to organisations which hold vital records that will aid your research.<br /><br /><a hreflang="en" href=";task=view&amp;id=28&amp;Itemid=44">Archaeology LIVE</a> is a special event dedicated to the interests of Archaeologists. The show, which takes place alongside Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE, is the place to meet leading experts and TV personalities all engaged in this popular historical pursuit! You'll have the chance to come face to face with leading organisations and groups involved in Archaeology including those that are able to examine and identify your finds.<br /><br /> 700-year-old Magna Carta to be displayed at the U.S. National Archives urn:md5:ddf226066fe58a5e911609c77669eb16 2008-03-10T12:36:00+01:00 2008-05-26T21:50:51+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Events <p><img style="margin: 0 1em 1em 0; float: left;" alt="" src="" />An investment executive who paid more than $20 million for an original, handwritten copy of the Magna Carta presented the ancient paper last week to the media and plans to loan it to the National Archives.<br /><br />The National Archives considers the manuscript "a milestone in constitutional thought" from the 13th century, and plans to place it on public display later this month.<br /><br />The original Magna Carta was signed in 1215. Rubenstein's is one of four remaining copies of the document commissioned by the King of England in 1297 to establish basic human rights as part of English law.</p> A scholar's contemporary translation of the Latin describes the right of the country's people "to be free and to have all its rights fully and its liberties entirely," as among the 37 principles described in the Magna Carta.<br /><br /> The fragile paper is displayed in a sealed viewing box to protect it from damage.<br /><br />The Magna Carta will be on public display starting March 12 in the West Rotunda Gallery of the National Archives Building. BBC Radio 4: Tracing Your Roots urn:md5:cadc91b3842a2ed8035999b3e9e60d7f 2007-11-19T15:52:00+01:00 2008-05-21T16:21:14+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Events <p><a href= "">Tracing Your Roots</a> is the series that helps put branches on your family tree.</p> <p>Each week Sally Magnusson follows the ancestral trail back in time to uncover colourful stories and hidden slices of social history. Resident genealogist Nick Barratt is on hand with tips and inspiration to help you explore your own family’s lineage.</p> <p>Tracing Your Roots: Wednesday 1.30pm - 2.00pm, 24 October - 28 November 2007.</p> <p><a href= ""> Listen to the latest edition</a>.</p> 2008 Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference urn:md5:9c1a8628bd0c4b91b6e56f5caa36c3d7 2007-10-16T15:16:00+02:00 2007-10-16T15:19:16+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Events <p>The next FGS Conference will take place from 03-06 September&nbsp;2008 in historic Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.</p> This four day <em>Footprints of Family History</em> educational conference honors the host city as the place where the ancestors of millions of Americans first set foot on the continent. Family historians like to keep up with additional news and details about the annual FGS Conferences. The 2008 conference committee has a blog to provide that.<br /><br />It is easy to join in on the knowledge – just go to <a href=""></a>, click on Conferences, then on 2008 Conference, and on that page click on Blog. Direct access to the blog can be reached via <a href=""></a>. <p></p> Milwaukee Irish Fest, August 16-19, 2007 urn:md5:e88e14b934e570204c7dc4423e2c52ef 2007-08-14T09:49:00+02:00 2007-08-14T09:49:10+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Events <p>Genealogy Pavilion 2007<br /> <br /> <span> comes to Irish Fest!</span> </p> <p>This company offers <em>Family Tree Maker, Ancestry Magazine</em>, online subscriptions to a vast database of historical records, and publishes 62 products relating to Irish Research and more! Ancestry will again allow access to their database for the Fest through the Irish Emigration library!</p> 2007 FEATURES <ul><li>Pat Keeney Geyh, noted Irish American genealogist, author and this year's Summer School instructor will be available for research queries</li> <li>An group from Provo, Utah will be on hand to demonstrate their products and services to researchers</li> <li> Visit the Irish Genealogical Society of Wisconsin. The local experts and volunteer librarians for the Emigration Library will help your family search. </li> <li>Members of the 2nd wisconsin Volunteers and the National Soldiers' Home will show you how to access military and veteran records</li> <li>Updates in the field of DNA genealogy research</li> <li>For more information, please call the Irish Fest Center 414 476-3378 and leave a message for coordinators Jane Maher and Faith O'Connell.</li> </ul>More info at <a hreflang="en" href=""></a><br /> 07/07/07 is a Hot Date for Weddings! urn:md5:de86d2ea6d6cece86efbd78239bea381 2007-07-06T17:08:00+02:00 2008-05-26T21:50:51+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Events <p>Couples around the world are hoping that the lucky number 7, which tomorrow comes in threes, will give their relationship that little bit of extra luck. 07/07/07 has so far proven to be one of the most popular wedding dates of all-time.</p> <p>The fact that the lucky day falls on a Saturday in July makes it all the more popular.</p> <p>The number-one online wedding site,, reports that they've had inquiries from over 38,000 couples seeking out 07/07/07 as their wedding date. That is three times the normal number for a regular Saturday in July.</p> <p>"That concentration will make it the single largest wedding day in American history," said Carley Roney, founder and editor of</p> <p>Hotel reception rooms, restaurants, photographers, stylists, caterers, and limo rental services have been booked now for months, and in some cases, even years. Those hoping to tie the knot last minute on 07/07/07 are finding it very difficult to proceed. </p> <p>Los Angeles alone is expecting at least 2,000 couples to be wed tomorrow, and even Las Vegas is expecting significantly larger numbers of couples getting hitched on that date.</p> <p>Las Vegas' famous "Little White Chapel" is expecting about 400 quickie weddings on 07/07/07, which is about four times the number of couples for this time of the year. That means it will be an even more popular date than Valentine's Day, which sees about 300 couples wed.</p> <p>Even the celebrities aren't immune from the 07/07/07 wedding fever. Desperate Housewives' Eva Longoria and her NBA basketball player fiance Tony Parker are getting married, and chef Wolfgang Puck will marry his long-time partner, Gelila Assefa, on the Italian island of Capri.</p> <p>07/07/07 is also expected to be a popular date for gambling and even marriage proposals.</p> <p>in <a hreflang="en" href="">The Cleveland Leader</a></p> Daughters of Eve in DNA paintings urn:md5:bf235f1bfb1a1f298f8a0deffd1cc21e 2007-06-15T11:58:00+02:00 2008-05-26T21:50:51+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Events Danish artist <a href="" hreflang="en">Ulla Plougmand-Turner</a> has created portraits of the "Seven Daughters of Eve" using paint containing reconstructed ancient DNA. Ulla mixed sequences of ancient DNA, produced in an Oxford laboratory, into paint to create the images.<br /><br />The pictures represent seven women, from whom it is thought the majority of Europeans can trace their DNA line. Described as "a fusion of science and art", the paintings went on exhibition on Monday at Wolfson College, Oxford. <p align="center"><img alt="" src="" /></p> Prof Bryan Sykes, the head of human genetics at the University of Oxford, discovered that the majority of Europeans are descended, on the maternal line, from one of seven women - who he named the "Seven Daughters of Eve". <p> Professor Sykes identified the seven different clusters of DNA in 2000 after studying 6,000 random samples of mitochondrial DNA. </p> <p>"I know how it [DNA] can survive thousands of years and what I've done is to reverse this process making new DNA, reconstructed, and then put that into the paint," he said. </p> <p> Ms Plougmand-Turner described the experience of painting the "Seven Daughters of Eve" - named Ursula, Xenia, Helena, Velda, Tara, Katrine and Jasmine - as "amazing". </p> <p> "When you put the DNA in the paint it was amazing, you felt that something really strong was happening," she said. </p> <p> The exhibition runs until Friday, 22 June. </p> Roots 2007 urn:md5:2e42c72b4a58e0a503a3b00154eff4a0 2007-06-12T09:58:00+02:00 2007-06-12T09:58:44+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Events <p>Join in the 30th anniversary celebrations of the Quebec Family History Society at Roots 2007. </p> <p>This international conference on family history research will be held at Montreal's McGill University on June 15th, 16th &amp; 17th 2007.</p> <p>All events are open to the public and all lectures are in English.</p> Program and reservations at <a hreflang="en" href=""></a>. Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE urn:md5:65fe64ab3b93b69a971dc3a6cb89efc4 2007-04-29T21:59:00+02:00 2008-05-21T16:17:51+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Events <p>Following its unprecedented success, the hugely popular TV series Who Do You Think You Are? is launching a national history show, giving more people than ever before the chance to learn about their heritage.</p> <p><a href="">Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE</a>, sponsored by <a href= ""></a>, will be held on the bank holiday weekend from 5-7 May 2007 at the National Hall, Olympia, London.</p> Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE urn:md5:d90ae379d7fd71d8003aca81f285d113 2007-04-29T18:55:00+00:00 2008-05-26T19:50:51+00:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Events <p>Following its unprecedented success, the hugely popular TV series Who Do You Think You Are? is launching a national history show, giving more people than ever before the chance to learn about their heritage.</p> <p><a href="">Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE</a>, sponsored by, will be held on the bank holiday weekend from 5-7 May 2007 at the National Hall, Olympia, London.</p> <p>Plus, the event will incorporate the Society of Genealogists Family History Show, sponsored by, to create the largest ever event of its kind.</p> <p>You’ll have the chance to discover who your ancestors are and how they used to live with the help of the largest collection of TV historians, family history experts and celebrity enthusiasts than anywhere else. See the likes of David Starkey, Dan Snow, Neil Oliver, Bettany Hughes, Saul David, Nick Barratt and Jonathan Foyle.</p> <p>Colin Jackson, Ian Hislop and David Baddiel will be at the show discussing the experience of having their ancestors revealed to them on the TV programme.</p> <p>This is your chance to share your own discoveries and knowledge with others; take part in workshops and seminars, have access to the best records and information resources as well as enjoying themed entertainment to take you back in time!</p> <p>So, whether you’re part of the new generation inspired to trace your ancestry by the TV programme or whether you have already embarked upon your journey to uncovering your heritage, this event is not to be missed.</p> Centennial of the busiest day in Ellis Island urn:md5:e09a0049825d63095ed7d736c448266b 2007-04-17T18:32:00+02:00 2008-05-21T16:17:40+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Events <p>April 17, 2007 marks the Centennial of the busiest day in Ellis Island’s storied immigrant processing history, when 11,747 newcomers entered America through that gateway. A usual day saw some 5,000 immigrants processed.</p> <p>In celebration of this historic day The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation presented its <a href= "">6th Annual Ellis Island Family Heritage Awards</a> at 11 A.M. in the Great Hall at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. The awards celebrate the Golden Door to America for the 17 million immigrants who came to this country through the Port of New York and Ellis Island.</p> Centennial of the busiest day at Ellis Island - April 17, 2007 urn:md5:6f61523b153517d20e4cced07ccd74d2 2007-04-17T11:27:05+00:00 2008-05-26T19:50:51+00:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Events The historical timeline of American immigration includes many milestones, but few compare with the events of April 17, 1907. On that single day, immigration officials stationed in the Port of New York processed 11,747 arrivals through the famed Ellis Island receiving station. In the century that has passed, that single day marks the culmination of a peak period for immigrant arrivals through the &quot;Golden Door&quot; to America. <p>Today, only faded photographs and second-generation memories remain from that period in American history. International travel has become commonplace for many, with the speed and convenience of air travel making it that much harder to appreciate the true Ellis Island immigrant experience. By any measure, processing this many passengers through a single port, in a single day was an astounding acomplishment &mdash; especially with so much at stake for each arrival.</p><p>One word often associated with the immigrant experience is sacrifice. From an immigration perspective, few would know the meaning of that word better than a young family from the Netherlands who arrived through New York harbor in March 1907. Through a series of events, <a href="">Evert Jan Natte and his wife Cato</a> would have a front-row seat throughout April 1907 and become part of American immigration history.</p> The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation will celebrate this centennial by holding its 6th Annual <a href="">Ellis Island Family Heritage Awards</a>. These awards will honor three outstanding Americans with roots to Ellis Island: Mike (&quot;Coach K&quot;) Krzyzewski in Sports, Bill Novelli in Public Service, and John Mack in Business. The Peopling of America Award, honoring an immigrant from another time period or different port of entry, will salute fashion entrepreneur Josie Natori.