Genealogy Blog - Multimedia 2014-12-22T07:00:02+01:00 Geneanet urn:md5:137eeaa00c40515e81be86b078a43655 Dotclear Meter Television Are Searching For Americans With Swedish Ancestry For a Reality TV-Show urn:md5:e9cb533f2cdb590a768f8f59754ec53d 2014-12-10T15:15:00+01:00 2014-12-19T15:17:20+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Multimedia <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/Screenshot__11767.jpg" />After the major success of the 4 seasons of the nominated TV-series Allt för Sverige - Great Swedish Adventure (The American title of the show), Meter Television are now casting for season 5. The deadline to apply is February 15, 2015, and the show will be shooting in the summer 2015.<br /> <br /> In the years 1846-1930, 1.3 million Swedish people immigrated to America to build a better life for their families. Today, more than 4.8 million Americans have Swedish heritage.<br /> <br /> To apply for the show, go to: <a href="http://www.greatswedishadventure.com">www.greatswedishadventure.com</a><br /><br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Meter-Television-Are-Searching-For-Americans-With-Swedish-Ancestry-For-a-Reality-TV-Show.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32877 ‘Family Tree’ Brings Christopher Guest’s Mockumentary Style to HBO urn:md5:2bf93feedab76914e6d991de94f0afe5 2013-05-10T15:15:00+02:00 2013-05-10T07:42:59+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Multimedia <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_5/.1368002744623.cached_t.jpg" />Over the last few decades, the mockumentary format has become almost totally synonymous with Christopher Guest, the writer/director (and often actor) best known for films such as This Is Spinal Tap, Best in Show, Waiting for Guffman, A Mighty Wind, and For Your Consideration. <br /> <br /> Each film—to varying success—mined the documentary format for laughs, setting up its eccentric characters as the butts of the joke ... or the only ones in on it.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/05/08/family-tree-brings-christopher-guest-s-mockumentary-style-to-hbo.html">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/05/Family-Tree-Brings-Christopher-Guests-Mockumentary-Style-to-HBO.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/27274 Launch of the Library and Archives Canada Podcast Series urn:md5:2547d02534102ccb2afdb4cf3db07634 2012-02-10T14:15:00+01:00 2012-02-10T09:41:49+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Multimedia <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_4/Library_and_Archives_Canada.jpg.jpg" />Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is pleased to announce the release of the new podcast series, Discover Library and Archives Canada: Your History, Your Documentary Heritage.<br /> <br /> Developed and produced by the Resource Discovery Sector at LAC, the series showcases treasures from our vaults and explores topics such as Aboriginal peoples, transportation, immigration, genealogy, government, as well as military and peacekeeping.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/whats-new/013-563-e.html">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2012/02/Launch-of-the-Library-and-Archives-Canada-Podcast-Series.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/23389 Revitalised Domesday Project on Display at Bletchley Park urn:md5:8efaec87f0d476764c567df898f00de6 2011-12-07T11:15:00+01:00 2011-12-13T12:32:53+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Multimedia <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_3/.Revitalised_Domesday_Project_t.jpg" />A vast multimedia archive of life in the 80s as seen by the public has been re-invented in a new exhibit. The BBC's Domesday Project has been made into an interactive 'touchtable' now on display at The National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park.<br /> <br /> Visitors can zoom in on any part of the UK and see multimedia submitted in both the eighties and in 2011. Over one million people contributed to what is regarded as a pioneering experiment in crowd-sourcing.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-16053184">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2011/12/Revitalised-Domesday-Project-on-display-at-Bletchley-Park.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/22786 TV Show: Guess The Relative urn:md5:3e0f05967a725b8d1fe6cd3f727d4c9e 2011-04-12T01:15:00+02:00 2011-04-11T15:55:46+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Multimedia <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_2/.guess-the-relative_t.jpg" />An announcement by Dragonfly TV: <em>Do you think your family tree might have British roots? Would you like to travel to Great Britain to discover your living relatives? Dragonfly Film and TV in the UK is making an exciting new game show featuring families and long-lost relatives. And we're searching for people from all over the world, who think they might have British ancestry who they've never made contact with.</em><br /> <br /> <a href="http://apply.shinegroup.tv/GuessTheRelative/index.apply">Click here to apply</a> - via <a href="http://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2011/04/british-genealogical-tv-programme-is-looking-for-people-with-long-lost-british-roots.html">Dick Eastman</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2011/04/TV-Show%3A-Guess-The-Relative.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/20647 3D World War II Footage To Be Shown on TV urn:md5:7f00ae1f49b29f846d41fd92d1f82704 2011-04-08T17:15:00+02:00 2011-04-08T15:28:43+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Multimedia <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_2/._52064574_000193753-1_t.jpg" />Previously unseen 3D footage of World War II, showing a German anti-aircraft crew in 1943, is to be shown on TV. Footage including a 2D Nazi film explaining how to use 3D technology will also feature on the hour-long show, to be aired on Sky 3D on 26 May.<br /> <br /> Stereoscopic film found in the Imperial War Museum's archives and 3D allied reconnaissance photos will also be included in the WWII in 3D programme. Sky 3D director John Cassy said the footage was "a remarkable find".<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-13011475">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2011/04/3D-World-War-II-footage-to-be-shown-on-TV.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/20620 New Online Game Builds your Family Tree urn:md5:363ff3ce83c96edba33de875d9ccbb11 2011-03-21T21:15:00+01:00 2011-03-21T13:04:07+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Multimedia <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_2/.4d85a66e338c6.image_t.jpg" />Funium is set to release an online social game next month -- similar to "Farmville" or "Mafia Wars" -- that deals with real people, real history and real experiences, starring you and your ancestors.<br /> <br /> That's right, the Funium folks mashed social online gaming with genealogy and came out with a product that CEO Jeff Wells and others hope will bring to the masses the concept of family and lots of it. "Family Village" is set for release mid-April and will be played through Facebook.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.heraldextra.com/business/local/article_cd59f004-6dff-59a5-86f9-5eb591eb9494.html">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2011/03/New-Online-Game-Builds-your-Family-Tree.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/20397 The Great Swedish Adventure: Nationwide Casting Search urn:md5:957ae691c6452e8936ef130939b58728 2011-02-15T20:15:00+01:00 2011-02-15T19:01:23+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Multimedia <img title="The_Great_Swedish_Adventure.jpg, Feb 2011" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_2/.The_Great_Swedish_Adventure_t.jpg" />Meter Television are searching for Americans with Swedish ancestry for a new reality TV-show, set to be filmed in Sweden! In the years 1846-1930 1, 3 million Swedish people immigrated to America to build a better life for their families. Today, more than 4.8 million Americans have Swedish heritage. <br /> <br /> The Producers of the Swedish version of “American Idol” and “Minute to win it” are coming to the U.S. to find fun, outgoing Americans with Swedish ancestry to participate in their new reality television series “The Great Swedish Adventure.”<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.greatswedishadventure.com/">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2011/02/The-Great-Swedish-Adventure%3A-Nationwide-Casting-Search.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/20052 Norway Reality Show Seeks Americans of Norwegian Descent urn:md5:73b98bb27e669325be036548998d8737 2011-01-04T10:50:00+01:00 2011-01-04T08:52:48+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Multimedia <img title="norwaylofoten.jpg, Jan 2011" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_2/.norwaylofoten_t.jpg" />The producers of Norway's version of "Dancing With The Stars" and "American Idol" are coming back to the U.S. to find fun, outgoing Americans with Norwegian ancestry to participate in Season Two of their exciting and enormously successful reality television series "The Great Norway Adventure," according to a press release sent to the Norsk Museum in Norway, Ill.<br /> <br /> O'Connor Casting Company is conducting a nationwide search for adventurous Americans with Norwegian ancestry (even a little bit counts) who are interested in auditioning.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://mywebtimes.com/archives/ottawa/display.php?id=421292">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2011/01/Norway-Reality-Show-Seeks-Americans-of-Norwegian-Descent.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/19607 E-Tomb: Tweet and Like Me Even When I’m Dead! urn:md5:daf2cc1059c8c2db9afae853fa9f609e 2010-11-11T12:23:00+01:00 2010-11-11T12:23:22+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Multimedia <em><img title="etomb.jpg, Nov 2010" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog%20EN/.etomb_t.jpg" />"I guess the E-Tomb makes complete sense for people like me who spend endless hours tweeting, Facebook-ing and blogging. It’s the kinda tombstone with Bluetooth and solar panels and stores your logs; friends and family can come over and access your virtual life from it and keep each other updated with anecdotes about you by uploading their stories to the tombstone. Sounds a bit spooky right now, but since RFID Tags for this are already popular, the next best thing has to be updates from the gave, and the world beyond!"</em><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.yankodesign.com/2010/11/10/tweet-and-like-me-even-when-i%E2%80%99m-dead/">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2010/11/E-Tomb%3A-Tweet-and-Like-Me-Even-When-Im-Dead.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/19180 12th November: #followanarchive Day on Twitter urn:md5:c8af07d9f4a4323b6f37a963bda29a76 2010-11-10T17:00:00+01:00 2010-11-10T17:00:58+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Multimedia <img title="followanarchiveday.png, Nov 2010" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog%20EN/.followanarchiveday_t.jpg" />To get more intention for archives on Twitter there will be a Twitter action #followanarchive on 2010 November 12. <br /> <br /> This Twitter action is an initiative of Charlotte Jensen of the National Museum in Copenhagen, Bente Jensen of the City Archive of Aalborg (both in Denmark) and Poulus Bliek &amp; Anneke van Waarden-Koets of the Zealand Archive in Middelburg (the Netherlands). The Twitter action in an international event, so every archive in the world can take part. The name of the Twitter action is: Follow an archive! The hashtag (#) for the Twitter action is: #followanarchive.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://followanarchive.blogspot.com">http://followanarchive.blogspot.com</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2010/11/12th-November%3A-followanarchive-Day-on-Twitter.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/19166 Centenarian Soldier: Last Known Surviving American World War I Veteran Tells his Story urn:md5:ef3278567e6b09df7c4b94150a9fd99f 2010-10-01T22:11:00+02:00 2010-10-01T21:11:57+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Multimedia <img title="frank-buckles.jpg, Oct 2010" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog%20EN/.frank-buckles_t.jpg" />Though his words now come in a hushed whisper, Frank Woodruff Buckles’ 109-year-old eyes still gleam with wisdom and experience. Buckles, who served in the Army as a corporal, is the last known surviving American veteran of World War I – making him a living piece of American history.<br /> <br /> America entered World War I in 1917. Everyone was reading and talking about the war, and recruiting posters were set up everywhere to encourage Americans to do their duty and defend America, according to Buckles’ daughter, Susannah Buckles Flanagan.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.dvidshub.net/news/57300/centenarian-soldier-last-known-surviving-american-world-war-veteran-tells-his-story">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2010/10/Centenarian-Soldier%3A-Last-Known-Surviving-American-World-War-I-Veteran-Tells-his-Story.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/18763 Photo Album Story Teller urn:md5:0dd3c1ec21cd97f914e7add5789e2d70 2010-09-24T22:08:00+02:00 2010-09-24T21:08:42+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Multimedia <img title="photoalbumstoryteller.jpg, Sep 2010" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog%20EN/.photoalbumstoryteller_t.jpg" />Now your album can share not only just photos, but your personal story behind each one!<br /> <br /> When you add the Story Teller Voice Recorder to your photo-collecting efforts, you enhance your photo albums with immediately accessible, digital storytelling that will last for generations to come. It’s really easy: You simply attach a coded sticker near the photo, scan it with the Story Teller and then record your message. To play back the message associated with the photo, just place the Story Teller back over the sticker. Play back the story that’s associated with that particular photo, any time you wish.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.firststreetonline.com/Electronics+amp+Gadgets/Gadgets/Photo+Album+Story+Teller.axd">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2010/09/Photo-Album-Story-Teller.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/18679 England: Over 2000 Years Of Leicestershire History To Feature In National Television Series urn:md5:ce6f8424c61102e50a557da10a0d9172 2010-09-21T17:44:00+02:00 2010-09-21T16:44:56+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Multimedia <img title="romans-to-normans.jpg, Sep 2010" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog%20EN/.romans-to-normans_t.jpg" />Over 2000 years of Leicestershire history to feature in national television series. Three Leicestershire villages will feature in a new national BBC television series that will focus on over 2000 years of history discovered by local people.<br /> <br /> Over the past 14 months, the villages of Kibworth Harcourt, Kibworth Beauchamp and Smeeton Westerby have all been the subject of a new BBC television series ‘The Story of England’. Presented by Michael Woods, the programme will tell the story of one community through the whole of English history. The six part series begins on Wednesday 22nd September on BBC Four at 9pm. (Please visit: <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00tw231">www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00tw231</a> for more information and to see when it will be repeated).<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.inloughborough.com/news/098614/Over%202000%20years%20of%20Leicestershire%20history%20to%20feature%20in%20national%20television%20series">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2010/09/England%3A-Over-2000-Years-Of-Leicestershire-History-To-Feature-In-National-Television-Series.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/18640 Sneek Peak of New Disney Channel Series “My Family Tree” urn:md5:11c61fb25107791b19391b3f06129c31 2010-08-30T21:40:00+02:00 2010-08-30T20:40:57+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Multimedia <img title="gerry-family.jpg, Aug 2010" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog%20EN/.gerry-family_t.jpg" />Genealogy and geography are set to come together in a new Disney Channel series to premiere in November. “My Family Tree” will showcase kids from around the country engagingly reporting on their interesting ancestors and roots.<br /> <br /> Camera crews for the future series were recently spotted in Marblehead, Massachusetts, with the Gerry family. Though living in Florida, the Gerrys can trace their lineage back to Elbridge Gerry, who was a Marblehead navtive and the fifth vice president of the United States. Noah Gerry, the twelve-year-old star of that particular episode, reported on various town locations related to Elbridge Gerry for the Disney cameras.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.diszine.com/content/sneek-peak-of-new-disney-channel-series-my-family-tree">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2010/08/Sneek-Peak-of-New-Disney-Channel-Series-My-Family-Tree.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/18421 Flight Simulation Recreates Warsaw After Second World War urn:md5:1f7b3ac5cd4406e28c28d1af980dbc76 2010-07-28T17:26:00+02:00 2010-07-28T16:26:32+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Multimedia <img title="devastated-warsaw.jpg, Jul 2010" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog%20EN/.devastated-warsaw_t.jpg" />It took 40 experts and two years to make. But if the five-minute simulation helps educate a new generation about the terrible wartime destruction visited upon Warsaw, then historians say it will have been worth it.<br /> <br /> The unusual 3D film documents the shocking expanse of rubble to which Warsaw was reduced during the second world war. Specialists used historic images to create a computer simulation of a flight over the city in early 1945 that shows collapsed bridges, districts of roofless, burned-out houses, and the Warsaw Ghetto as a flat sea of rubble.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHYo8HBTHVA">Video: Miasto ruin</a> - <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jul/28/simulation-warsaw-second-world-war">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2010/07/Flight-Simulation-Recreates-Warsaw-After-Second-World-War.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/18253 A Dutch Version Of 'Who Do You Think You Are?' urn:md5:6ce0669ab8904722558a50b58f95ba0d 2010-06-02T21:34:00+02:00 2010-06-02T20:34:29+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Multimedia <img style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog%20EN/.who-do-you-think-you-are_t.jpg" />A film crew is in Muskegon, Michigan, this week shooting footage for an upcoming episode of a reality television series based in The Netherlands.<br /> <br /> The reality series follows a person who is famous as he or she traces his or her ancestry. In this case, the film crew is following an award-winning Dutch author who discovers his family ancestry in Muskegon.<br /> <br /> The producer and director for The Netherlands’ version of the NBC show “Who Do You Think You Are” were in Muskegon last week and completed their research for the filming.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/index.ssf/2010/06/dutch_film_crew_comes_to_muske.html" hreflang="en">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2010/06/A-Dutch-Version-Of-Who-Do-You-Think-You-Are.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/17732 LDS Granite Mountain Vault urn:md5:9200f919db8b4065f7aeedbf3c06193e 2010-05-11T22:09:00+02:00 2010-05-11T21:11:47+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Multimedia A massive excavation carved 700 feet into a solid granite mountain near Salt Lake City houses millions of feet of microfilm — all historical documents The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been keeping since 1938. The records are being digitized and published through FamilySearch, a genealogical resource provided free to the public.<br /> <br /> The Granite Mountain Records Vault is the official storage unit for 2.4 million rolls of microfilm containing approximately 3.5 billion images. The information links to billions of people in over 100 countries and is recorded in 170 languages.<br /> <br /> <object width="560" height="340"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/mwpyERKWVK8&hl=en_GB&fs=1&rel=0&color1=0x2b405b&color2=0x6b8ab6"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/mwpyERKWVK8&hl=en_GB&fs=1&rel=0&color1=0x2b405b&color2=0x6b8ab6" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="560" height="340"></embed></object><br /> <br /> See also Part 2 at <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFkUo37R_DQ" hreflang="en">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFkUo37R_DQ</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2010/05/LDS-Granite-Mountain-Vault.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/17580 NBC Renews 'Who Do You Think You Are?' urn:md5:b8dadbec7cf1db173574fd939c41675b 2010-04-06T10:03:00+02:00 2010-04-06T09:03:07+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Multimedia <img style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog%20EN/.lisa-kudrow_t.jpg" />NBC renews "Who Do You Think You Are?," a program hosted by Lisa Kudrow that traces the ancestry of famous people.<br /> <br /> "Who Do You Think You Are?" has performed well on Fridays, a night where the bar is definitely lower. Last week, the show actually beat CBS' "The Ghost Whisperer" in adults 18-49. Currently the show is averaging 6.8 million viewers and a 1.6 rating in the demographic.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/entertainmentnewsbuzz/2010/04/nbc-bringing-back-marriage-ref-minute-to-win-it-and-who-do-you-think-you-are.html" hreflang="en">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2010/04/NBC-Renews-Who-Do-You-Think-You-Are.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/17264 Finally, RootsTelevision Will Not Close! urn:md5:3fa88deefad6baa0ec04b32fec3ca466 2010-03-09T19:31:00+01:00 2010-03-09T19:31:35+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Multimedia <img style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog%20EN/.roots-television_t.jpg" />Megan Smolenyak <a href="http://rootstelevision.com/notice.html" hreflang="en">has posted the following announcement</a>:<br /> <br /> OK, you convinced me! After getting inundated with emails, tweets, and Facebook postings and messages about the closing of RootsTelevision.com (RTV), I’ve decided to keep it going. I honestly had no clue how valued it was by the genealogical community, and I agree with the many of you who pointed out that it serves a somewhat different purpose than the prime time programming that’s on TV at present (much as I’ve been enjoying that!). At the same time, I think many had not realized that RTV is a one-person company, but one that’s not inexpensive to provide.<br /> <br /> Thanks very much to all you who reached out to share your thoughts and experiences. Although I haven’t been able to respond to all of you, I hope you realize that your comments made all the difference in the world. Thanks also to the more than 20 individuals, organizations and companies that contacted me to explore the notion of adopting RTV. It’s refreshing to know how many were willing to step in and help. I also need to thank Brightcove, the video platform used by RTV, for working with me to find viable solutions. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://rootstelevision.com/notice.html" hreflang="en">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2010/03/Finally-RootsTelevision-Will-Not-Close.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/16996 The Graveyard Gone Mobile urn:md5:5e0bea46fdd14d7f1b52b3d186116443 2010-03-09T09:20:00+01:00 2010-03-09T09:20:21+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Multimedia <img style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog%20EN/.the-graveyard_t.jpg" />The Graveyard is a very short game. You play an elderly woman who visits a cemetery. She walks down a straight path towards a bench in front of a chapel. She is old and has trouble walking. So it takes a while to get there. During the difficult walk, we pass by the neatly arranged rows of concrete tombs embedded in a lush atmosphere of sun, clouds, trees, shrubs and animals who found a home in this place. When she finally arrives at the bench, the woman sits down and listens to a song. It's a pensive moment, a quiet pause. When the song is done, she gets up and walks back to the gate. In the full version of the game, there is a chance that she dies while sitting on the bench.<br /> <br /> The Graveyard can be downloaded via <a href="http://Tale-of-Tales.com/TheGraveyard" hreflang="en">http://Tale-of-Tales.com/TheGraveyard</a> Or directly from the App Store: <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/tale-of-tales/id349454576?uo=6" hreflang="en">http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/tale-of-tales/id349454576?uo=6</a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.gamershell.com/companies/tale_of_tales/701134.html" hreflang="en">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2010/03/The-Graveyard-Gone-Mobile.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/16991 RootsTelevision.com Will Close On March 10th urn:md5:5ff87aed8ba268977c8685f74d4d687b 2010-02-27T10:59:00+01:00 2010-02-27T14:00:52+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Multimedia <img style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog%20EN/.roots-television_t.jpg" />Megan Smolenyak <a href="http://rootstelevision.com/notice.html" hreflang="en">has posted the following announcement</a>:<br /> <br /> Dear RootsTelevision.com Viewer,<br /> <br /> It's with mixed feelings that I'm sharing the news that I will be closing RootsTelevision.com (RTV) as of March 10th. Back in 2006, RTV was launched to fill a void. As I wrote at the time:<br /> <br /> "We've been perplexed for a long time. These days, there's a horse channel, a wine channel, a sailing channel, a poker channel, a guitar channel, and even a shipwreck channel. So why, we wondered, isn't there a channel servicing the millions of people interested in genealogy and family history?"<br /> <br /> The good news is that this yawning gap is now being filled. Genealogy is finally going mainstream. Some of you are probably already watching Faces of America on PBS and The Generations Project on BYU. And many, I'm sure, have heard of the imminent launch on NBC of Who Do You Think You Are? (a series I'm proud to be affiliated with, and for which, I wrote the companion book). The non-genealogical world is finally waking up to the long overlooked potential of what we roots-sleuths do on a daily basis, as you can read in this article: Roots TV Becomes New Branch of Reality TV.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://rootstelevision.com/notice.html" hreflang="en">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2010/02/RootsTelevisioncom-Will-Close-On-March-10th.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/16912 Lisa Simpson Researches Her Ancestors urn:md5:c5fb75063c4269a307a24a3ac66d4745 2010-02-25T11:41:00+01:00 2010-02-25T12:17:59+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Multimedia In an episode entitled The Color Yellow (Season 21, Episode 13), Lisa Simpson researches her ancestors for a school project and learns that her Southern forebears helped a slave escape to freedom.<br /> <br /> <object width="560" height="340"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/5M4JQhng0bE&hl=en_GB&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/5M4JQhng0bE&hl=en_GB&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="560" height="340"></embed></object><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5M4JQhng0bE" hreflang="en">Part 1</a>, <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQEJ8EhbxUg" hreflang="en">Part 2</a>, <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2QlneIR32A" hreflang="en">Part 3</a>, <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqqACvUbaPk" hreflang="en">Part 4</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2010/02/Lisa-Simpson-Researches-Her-Ancestors.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/16882 Faces of America urn:md5:1dbb29e65e3f835808324fdcbbee838b 2010-01-16T21:46:00+01:00 2010-01-16T21:46:15+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Multimedia <a href="http://www.pbs.org/wnet/facesofamerica/" hreflang="en">Faces of America</a> premieres in the U.S. Wednesdays, February 10 - March 3, 2010 from 8-9 p.m. ET on PBS.<br /> <br /> What made America? What makes us? These two questions are at the heart of the new PBS series Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. The series turn to the latest tools of genealogy and genetics to explore the family histories of 12 renowned Americans.<br /> <br /> Eva Longoria, Meryl Streep, Mario Batali, Stephen Colbert, Malcolm Gladwell, Yo-Yo Ma, Mike Nichols, Kristi Yamaguchi, Elizabeth Alexander, Queen Noor, Louise Erdrich and Dr Mehmet Oz have all submitted DNA for the series.<br /> <br /> <object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/Ig_ji5vctyY&hl=en_GB&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/Ig_ji5vctyY&hl=en_GB&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2010/01/Faces-of-America.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/16578 The New Series "Who Do You Think You Are?" Will Premiere Friday, March 5 urn:md5:d2d18ebacc46eaa8af9de1e83b162cf4 2010-01-15T09:50:00+01:00 2010-01-15T09:50:43+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Multimedia <img style="margin: 0 1em 1em 0; float: left;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog%20EN/.who-do-you-think-you-are_t.jpg" />"Who Do You Think You Are?" premieres Friday, March 5 (8-9 p.m. ET) and gives viewers an up-close and personal look inside the family history of some of today's most beloved and iconic celebrities. Among the celebrities featured are Matthew Broderick, Lisa Kudrow, Spike Lee, Sarah Jessica Parker, Susan Sarandon, Brooke Shields and Emmitt Smith. Ancestry.com is NBC's official partner on the series. From executive producer Kudrow ("Friends," "The Comeback") - in conjunction with her production company Is or Isn't Entertainment and the U.K.'s Wall to Wall productions - "Who Do You Think You Are?" is an adaptation of the hit BBC television documentary series created and executive-produced by Alex Graham.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.nbc.com/news/2010/01/14/nbc-presents-post-winter-olympics-primetime-schedule-beginning-march-1/" hreflang="en">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2010/01/The-New-Series-Who-Do-You-Think-You-Are-Will-Premiere-Friday-March-5.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/16558 To Preserve Their History, Families Are Turning To Documentary Makers urn:md5:9725c7a949955221a54cc6ae7fb4fa45 2009-11-10T16:06:00+01:00 2009-11-10T16:06:32+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Multimedia <img style="margin: 0 1em 1em 0; float: left;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog%20EN/.karen-walsh_t.jpg" />Type the words “family history” into any internet search engine, and you will be presented with more than 240 million online pages devoted to one of our favourite hobbies. The whole world, it seems, is busy discovering its past. Some families, though, are going a step further than most to ensure that family history is kept for future generations.<br /> <br /> When 75-year-old Sydie Bones from Axminster was planning her son’s 50th birthday celebrations, she wanted the day to be marked by more than just snapshots for the family album.<br /> <br /> “When we look back at old photos we have no idea of what these people were really like,” Sydie says. “Were they lively, funny, or reserved, shy? How did they speak to each other, were they close, did they josh and joke with each other?” <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/family/6537531/Family-history-talking-pictures.html" hreflang="en">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2009/11/To-Preserve-Their-History-Families-Are-Turning-To-Documentary-Makers.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/16007 American History in Video urn:md5:30521fe22cc708c8d2c6f40acf50b424 2009-10-08T22:00:00+02:00 2009-10-08T21:00:22+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Multimedia <img style="margin: 0 1em 1em 0; float: left;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog%20EN/.american-history-in-video_t.jpg" /><a href="http://ahivfree.alexanderstreet.com/" hreflang="en">American History in Video</a> provides the largest and richest collection of video available online for the study of American history, with 2,000 hours and more than 5,000 titles on completion. The collection allows students and researchers to analyze historical events, and their presentation over time, through commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries. This release now provides 1526 titles, with new videos from California Newsreel and PBS, equalling approximately 528 hours.<br /> <br /> Free trial ends November 15, 2009.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://ahivfree.alexanderstreet.com/" hreflang="en">American History in Video</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2009/10/American-History-in-Video.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/15676 Houston Oral History Project urn:md5:fe2a58dd65549b3aa062e0a616b38925 2009-10-03T21:19:00+02:00 2009-10-03T20:19:20+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Multimedia <img style="margin: 0 1em 1em 0; float: left;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog%20EN/.houston-oral-history-project_t.jpg" />The <a href="http://www.houstonoralhistory.org/" hreflang="en">Houston Oral History Project</a> is an effort to record and preserve the dynamic history of Houston through the stories and experiences of its residents. It is a collaboration among the Mayor’s Office, the Houston Public Library and the University of Houston. The Project consists of several parts:<br /> <br /> • The Mayor Bill White Collection: Mayor White commissioned 100 initial interviews, directing that it include well-known political, business and civic leaders as well as witnesses to the events that shaped our city.<br /> • The Neighborhood Voices tapes: In the summer of 2008 citizens came to Houston Public Library locations throughout the city to record their own brief recollections about life in Houston.<br /> • HMRC Oral Histories: The Houston Metropolitan Research Center of the Houston Public Library recently digitized more than 200 oral histories from the 1970's and 1980's.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.houstonoralhistory.org/" hreflang="en">Houston Oral History Project</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2009/10/Houston-Oral-History-Project.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/15603 Anne Frank Channel on YouTube urn:md5:d1dcff1666b1153b792067cdb32a950a 2009-09-30T20:53:00+02:00 2009-09-30T19:53:15+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Multimedia <img style="margin: 0 1em 1em 0; float: left;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog%20EN/.anne-frank-channel-youtube_t.jpg" />Today the <a hreflang="en" href="http://www.annefrank.org/">Anne Frank House</a> is launching the <a hreflang="en" href="http://www.youtube.com/annefrank/">official Anne Frank Channel on YouTube</a> containing existing and new images about Anne Frank. These include excerpts from interviews with Otto Frank and witnesses like Miep Gies, as well as previews of the virtual museum of the Anne Frank House, soon to be opened to the public. With the Anne Frank Channel on YouTube, people around the world will be able to explore the life and significance of Anne Frank through unique images.<br /> <br /> The channel opens with the only existing film footage of Anne Frank, made during the wedding of her neighbor on 22 July 1941. In another film, Nelson Mandela talks about the strength he derived from Anne Frank’s diary during his imprisonment on Robben Island. The channel will also contain a series of new interviews with people who knew Anne Frank personally.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.annefrank.org/content.asp?PID=922&amp;LID=2" hreflang="en">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2009/09/Anne-Frank-Channel-on-YouTube.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/15571 US Version of Who Do You Think You Are? Sold Down Under urn:md5:c12fdb844496a7a5f12af0eff9338309 2009-09-26T09:47:00+02:00 2009-09-26T08:47:33+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Multimedia <img style="margin: 0 1em 1em 0; float: left;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog%20EN/.who-do-you-think-you-are_t.jpg" />Outright Distribution has sold the forthcoming US version of Who Do You Think You Are? into Australia.<br /> <br /> Australia’s Nine Network has picked up broadcast rights to the US adapation of the genealogical show, made by British indie Wall to Wall. It is due to launch in the US on NBC in January next year featuring Lisa Kudrow, Sarah Jessica Parker and Susan Sarandon amongst others.<br /> <br /> Nine has also picked up 6 x 60-minute ob doc series Sea Patrol, also distributed by Outright and produced by Wall to Wall, which aired on National Geographic UK over the summer.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.broadcastnow.co.uk/news/international/us-version-of-who-do-you-think-you-are-sold-down-under/5005933.article" hreflang="en">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2009/09/US-Version-of-Who-Do-You-Think-You-Are-Sold-Down-Under.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/15537 Video: Arrival Of Immigrants - Ellis Island - 1906 urn:md5:3bb54c550a864734aa539c52380fb076 2009-06-16T21:56:00+02:00 2009-06-16T21:00:34+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Multimedia Arrival Of Immigrants - Ellis Island - 1906 <br /><br />Depicts scenes at the Immigration Depot and a nearby dock on Ellis Island. Appears to show, first, a group of immigrants lined up to board a vessel leaving the island, then another group arriving at the island and being directed off of the dock and into the Depot by a uniformed official.<br /> <p align="center"><object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/s8bPDdNRoxc&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/s8bPDdNRoxc&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object></p> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2009/06/Video%3A-Arrival-Of-Immigrants-Ellis-Island-1906.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/14738 BBC1 Asks Again Who Do You Think You Are? urn:md5:098e0349303a6f92a279a2ee5f7047e2 2009-06-16T08:50:00+02:00 2009-06-16T07:50:31+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Multimedia <img style="margin: 0 1em 1em 0; float: left;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog%20EN/.moyles-chris_t.jpg" />Sex and the City star Kim Cattrall, Big Brother presenter Davina McCall and Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles are to all feature in the new run of BBC1’s genealogy series Who Do You Think You Are?<br /> <br /> The show, produced by Wall to Wall, will return in the summer for another 6 x 60-minute run which will also see Peep Show comedian David Mitchell, wildlife presenter Kate Humble and The Office star Martin Freeman all research their ancestry.<br /> <br /> McCall’s show, which opens the run, sees the presenter trace her past back through both French and English ancestors. Moyles examines his Irish roots, which takes him from the slums of Dublin to the First World War battle at Ypres.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.broadcastnow.co.uk/news/commissioning/bbc1-asks-again-who-do-you-think-you-are/5002469.article" hreflang="en">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2009/06/BBC1-Asks-Again-Who-Do-You-Think-You-Are.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/14731 Video: Better Way to Cite Online Sources urn:md5:416ffb1100579f805ac4cf4edf529991 2009-04-20T15:52:00+02:00 2009-04-20T14:52:02+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Multimedia Every genealogist and family historian from beginner to professional will at some time confront the issue of source citations. Although great advances have been made in recent years to standardize and simplify citations, it is still too difficult. Today on ThinkGenealogy.com, Mark Tucker has released <a href="http://www.thinkgenealogy.com/better-online-citations/" hreflang="en">a video that proposes a better way to cite online sources</a>.<br /> <br /> This 7.5 minute video consists of two sections. The first section discusses some of the current issues with citing sources especially when it comes to online sources. The second section demonstrates an approach to quickly and accurately cite online sources. The technology needed to accomplish this exists today. The changes proposed by this video requires collaboration between various providers of genealogy software and services.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.thinkgenealogy.com/2009/04/20/video-better-way-to-cite-online-sources/" hreflang="en">Source</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2009/04/Video%3A-Better-Way-to-Cite-Online-Sources.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/14272 Gale Celebrates National Library Week With Video Competition Showcasing Libraries That Bring 'Power to the User' urn:md5:394307c924e64fc19bd61edded3191b1 2009-04-13T21:14:00+02:00 2009-04-13T20:14:59+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Multimedia <a href="http://gale.cengage.com/" hreflang="en">Gale</a>, part of Cengage Learning and a leader in e-research and educational publishing for libraries, schools and businesses, launched its third annual YouTube video contest in recognition of National Library Week (April 12 -18, 2009). Library fans are invited to create a one-minute video segment to promote their library and explain how it brings “power to the users” in their community or school.<br /> <br /> Video entries should be no shorter than 30 seconds and no longer than 60 seconds in length. Entrants must load their videos to the Librareo group on YouTube (<a href="http://www.youtube.com/group/LIBRAREO" hreflang="en">www.youtube.com/group/LIBRAREO</a>) before midnight EST on June 1, 2009. Participants may submit as many videos as desired, provided each entry is entirely original. All entries must comply with the complete contest rules which can be viewed, along with video samples, at <a href="http://www.gale.com/librareo" hreflang="en">www.gale.com/librareo</a>.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://pressroom.gale.com/2009/04/gale-celebrates-national-library-week-with-video-competition-showcasing-libraries-that-bring-power-t.html" hreflang="en">Source & Information</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2009/04/Gale-Celebrates-National-Library-Week-With-Video-Competition-Showcasing-Libraries-That-Bring-Power-to-the-User.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/14213 NBC To Premiere New "Who Do You Think You Are?" Series On April 20 urn:md5:9b9e6fc4b19a067dcd0b804247761af6 2009-03-24T08:00:00+01:00 2009-03-24T00:34:15+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Multimedia <p>Lisa Kudrow, Sarah Jessica Parker and Susan Sarandon explore their family histories in the U.S. reality series "Who Do You Think You Are?" NBC said Tuesday.</p> <p>The program, which former "Friends" star Kudrow also executive produces, is set to premiere April 20.</p> <p>In conjunction with Kudrow's production company Is or Isn't Entertainment and the U.K.'s Wall to Wall productions, the new show is an adaptation of the hit, award-winning <a hreflang="en" href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/familyhistory/">British television documentary series</a> of the same name.</p> <p><a hreflang="en" href="http://www.realitytvworld.com/news/nbc-premiere-new-who-do-you-think-you-are-series-on-april-20-1015847.php">Source</a></p> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2009/03/NBC-To-Premiere-New-Who-Do-You-Think-You-Are-Series-On-April-20.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/14004 Microsoft Research Finds Future Value In Family History urn:md5:6c10d7b287ee856379b05fad3732d4e3 2009-03-09T21:49:00+01:00 2009-03-09T21:49:01+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Multimedia For those Microsoft Research staffers who work at the mothership in Redmond, the company's annual TechFest is a festive and busy week of chatting with the people you really meant to spend more time with during the rest of the year. But if you're from out of town -- in from one of Microsoft's five satellite facilities in Beijing, Bangalore, Cambridge-UK, Cambridge-US, or Mountain View -- this may be one of a very few opportunities all year for you to connect with, and very likely show up, your out-of-town colleagues.<br /> <br /> Take for instance the UK-based <a href="http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/groups/sds/default.aspx" hreflang="en">Socio-Digital Systems</a> group, working thousands of miles from the offline conversations that happen on the Redmond campus. Gathered in the "<a hreflang="en" href="http://community.research.microsoft.com/blogs/techfestlive/archive/2009/02/26/digital-past-to-digital-presence.aspx">Digital Past to Digital Presence</a>" booth at the recent 'Fest, the gear the UK group had to show didn't make tiny bubbles float in virtual airspace or synchronize several social networks. Actually, its job was to give a place and presence for people's own history in the here and now.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.betanews.com/article/Microsoft-Research-finds-future-value-in-family-history/1236389303" hreflang="en">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2009/03/Microsoft-Research-Finds-Future-Value-In-Family-History.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/13880 Legend Seekers: First TV Series Dedicated To The Genealogy Of Ordinary Everyday People urn:md5:df70aa3c1dcba2c34e6834b46e73e1ad 2009-02-17T18:40:00+00:00 2009-02-17T17:40:47+00:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Multimedia <p><a hreflang="ab" href="http://www.legendseekers.com/">Legend Seekers</a> is the first TV series dedicated to the genealogy of ordinary everyday people -- like you!</p> <p>Legend Seekers preview episode "The Lively Family Massacre" will begin airing on public television in select local markets starting with WFYI-TV Indianapolis, Thursday, March 26th at 9:30pm.</p> <p>Check website often starting in mid-March for a complete listing of listings and markets.</p> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2009/02/Legend-Seekers%3A-First-TV-Series-Dedicated-To-The-Genealogy-Of-Ordinary-Everyday-People.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/13723 Fresh Start For Lost File Formats urn:md5:472912563625f10fca3f5e530e9c776d 2009-02-13T15:49:00+01:00 2009-02-13T15:49:26+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Multimedia <p>Long lost file formats could soon be resurrected by pan-European research.</p><p>The 4.02m euro (£3.58m) project aims to create a universal emulator that can open and play obsolete file formats.</p><p>Using the emulator, researchers hope to ensure that digital materials such as games, websites and multimedia documents and are not lost for good.</p><p>The emulator will also be regularly updated to ensure that formats that fall out of favour remain supported in the near and far future.</p><p>Called Keeping Emulation Environments Portable (Keep), the project aims to create software that can recognise, play and open all types of computer file from the 1970s onwards.</p><p><a hreflang="en" href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7886754.stm">Source</a></p> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2009/02/Fresh-Start-For-Lost-File-Formats.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/13692 NBC To Premiere New "Who Do You Think You Are?" Series On April 20 urn:md5:7464f80b089433233b479f7e3703a664 2009-01-28T22:13:00+01:00 2009-02-02T10:33:01+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Multimedia <p>Lisa Kudrow, Sarah Jessica Parker and Susan Sarandon explore their family histories in the U.S. reality series "Who Do You Think You Are?" NBC said Tuesday.</p> <p>The program, which former "Friends" star Kudrow also executive produces, is set to premiere April 20.</p> <p>In conjunction with Kudrow's production company Is or Isn't Entertainment and the U.K.'s Wall to Wall productions, the new show is an adaptation of the hit, award-winning <a hreflang="en" href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/familyhistory/">British television documentary series</a> of the same name.</p> <p><a hreflang="en" href="http://www.realitytvworld.com/news/nbc-premiere-new-who-do-you-think-you-are-series-on-april-20-1015847.php">Source</a></p> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2009/01/NBC-To-Premiere-New-Who-Do-You-Think-You-Are-Series-On-April-20.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/13525 Norwegian TV Producers Seek Norwegian-Americans urn:md5:ead15428b1f593b9d3b7f3a2f282be42 2008-12-22T22:23:00+01:00 2008-12-22T22:23:12+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Multimedia <p>A television production company wants to give Norwegian-Americans in the Midwest a chance to go to their ancestor's homeland.</p><p>Producers of Norway's version of "American Idol" and other shows say they're looking for outgoing Americans with Norwegian ancestry to go to Norway and compete for a $50,000 prize in "The Great Norway Adventure."</p><p>Participants must be 18 to 60 years old and can't have traveled to Norway before, apparently so the producers can film their initial reactions to all things Norwegian.</p>The deadline to <a hreflang="en" href="http://www.oconnorcasting.tv/norway/">submit an application</a> to audition for the series is Jan. 25.<br /><br /><a hreflang="en" href="http://www.kare11.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=533348&amp;catid=14">Source</a><br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2008/12/Norwegian-TV-Producers-Seek-Norwegian-Americans.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/13341 The Genealogy Guys To Celebrate 150th Episode! urn:md5:713bff763b34f1d8855587e6159c515e 2008-09-08T10:15:00+02:00 2008-09-08T09:18:42+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Multimedia <p><a hreflang="en" href="http://www.genealogyguys.com/">The Genealogy Guys</a> Podcast will celebrate its 150th episode this week!</p> <p>Co-hosts George G. Morgan and Drew Smith published the first episode of the weekly podcast on 4 September 2005.</p> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2008/09/The-Genealogy-Guys-To-Celebrate-150th-Episode.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/12797 Family Tree Magazine has launched a Podcast urn:md5:ec3089e28a7a0b60875470876210e55f 2008-06-16T18:08:00+02:00 2008-06-16T17:11:14+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Multimedia <blockquote><p>Now you can hear about the best genealogy tools and tips by tuning into the free, monthly <a href="http://www.familytreemagazine.com/podcast/">Family Tree Magazine Podcast</a>.</p> <p>In this online radio show, host Lisa Louise Cooke — creator of the popular Genealogy Gems podcast — takes you behind the scenes to learn more about the topics covered in Family Tree Magazine. Each 30-minute episode features interviews with genealogy experts and Family Tree Magazine editors on using genealogy Web sites, records and resources. Plus, editor Allison Stacy gives you sneak previews on upcoming issues and managing editor Diane Haddad delivers the scoop on the latest genealogy news. </p> <p>You can listen whenever it’s convenient to you by visiting the FamilyTreeMagazine.com podcast page at <a href="http://www.familytreemagazine.com/podcast/">http://www.familytreemagazine.com/podcast/</a></p> </blockquote> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2008/06/Family-Tree-Magazine-has-launched-a-Podcast.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/12448 RootsTelevision Wins 4 Tellys Awards urn:md5:a333780064e03eabd2be8a291515223d 2008-03-20T19:38:00+01:00 2008-05-26T20:49:38+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Multimedia <p><a href="http://www.rootstelevision.com/">RootsTelevision</a> Wins 4 <a href="http://www.tellyawards.com/">Tellys Awards</a>.</p> <p>The Telly Awards “honor the very best local, regional and cable television commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions, and work created for the web.”</p> <p>via <a href= "http://www.rootstelevision.com/blogs/megans-rootsworld/2008/03/rootstelevisioncom_wins_4_tell.html"> Megan’s Roots World</a></p> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2008/03/rootstelevision-wins-4-tellys-awards#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/10694 BBC genealogy show bought by NBC urn:md5:e5e551fa1e3bf8443f5fdf7473e2a058 2008-03-12T12:45:00+01:00 2008-05-26T20:49:38+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Multimedia <p><img style="margin: 0 1em 1em 0; float: left;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog%20EN/EN-post-lisa-kudrow.jpg" /><a hreflang="fr" href="http://www.nbc.com/">NBC</a> is to make a US version of the hit <a hreflang="fr" href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/">BBC</a> genealogy series <a hreflang="fr" href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/familyhistory/get_started/">Who Do You Think You Are?</a>, which will be co-executive produced by Friends star Lisa Kudrow.<br /><br />Producers are researching the family trees of several interested candidates to see if they have compelling enough backgrounds.<br /><br />"It's great storytelling, a journey of self-discovery for these celebrities and truly moving and life-changing," the NBC executive vice-president of alternative programming, Craig Plestis, said. "You often see a very different side of them."<br /><br />Who Do You Think You Are? launched on BBC2 in 2004 and will air its fifth series this year on BBC1.</p> <p>The fourth series launched last summer with it highest audience ever - 6.8 million viewers - tuning in.</p> <p>International versions of the format are also in production in Canada and Australia.</p> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2008/03/BBC-genealogy-show-bought-by-NBC.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/10005 American Varietal urn:md5:cf649e152014c6f405bcd6544b58aa1a 2008-03-05T22:40:00+01:00 2008-05-21T15:22:47+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Multimedia <p><a href="http://salavon.com/AmVar/AmVarStudy_Stills.php">Jason Salavon</a> crunched mountains of US Census data with code written in C and fed it all into Maya to craft sinuous ribbons representing the population of every US county over the course of more than 200 years.</p> <p>“There are narratives in this data”, he says. “There are millions of stories about individuals and their travels across the country over time. I wanted to translate those into pure abstraction.”</p> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2008/03/american-varietal#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/10666 BBC’s Who Do You Think You Are? Scores Asian Deal urn:md5:501e98635c3616d3aea2b149cdfa374e 2008-02-11T22:35:00+01:00 2008-05-21T15:22:29+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Multimedia <p><a href="http://www.activetv.com.au/">activeTV</a> has optioned the format rights to the hit <a href= "http://www.bbc.co.uk/">BBC</a> celebrity ancestry series <a href= "http://www.bbc.net.uk/history/familyhistory/get_started/family_history_faq.shtml"> Who Do You Think You Are?</a> from British independent outfit <a href="http://www.walltowall.co.uk/">Wall to Wall</a>.</p> <p>The series was recently commissioned for a fifth season in the U.K., and has also been a ratings success on Australian pubcaster <a href="http://www.sbs.com.au/">SBS</a>. A locally produced version also airs in Canada on the <a href= "http://cbc.ca/newsworld/">CBC</a>.</p> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2008/02/bbc%E2%80%99s-who-do-you-think-you-are-scores-asian-deal#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/10638 Vidstone Serenity Panel: The electronic tombstone urn:md5:a2f5ca072976bc4461c2f9605c4440aa 2007-12-17T14:09:00+01:00 2007-12-18T14:17:04+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Multimedia <div class="entry entry-1"> <p>No one would set a scrapbook filled with pictures and memories on the tombstone of a loved one. But what about a high-tech, weatherproof version, with digital images powered by a solar cell?</p> <p>The <a href="http://www.vidstone.com/">Vidstone Serenity Panel</a> is groundbreaking. Utilizing specially patent-pending technology, this solar-powered panel provides families with the option of viewing a custom-created multimedia tribute at a loved one’s place of rest. This 7″ LCD Panel attaches to most upright or slanted gravesite monuments, including gravestones, mausoleums and columbariums. At the mere touch of a button, a 5 to 8 minute video plays on the screen, recounting the most precious and poignant memories of a loved one.</p> </div> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2007/12/Vidstone-Serenity-Panel%3A-The-electronic-tombstone.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/9758 BBC: Time for a Family Reunion? urn:md5:87949f68c2fe330b77ab033e960e4c4d 2007-11-27T15:16:00+01:00 2007-11-27T15:16:45+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Multimedia <p><a href="http://www.blastfilms.co.uk/">Blast! Films</a> is developing an important documentary series for the <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/">BBC</a> following the reunion of a large extended British family.</p> <p>The series intends to explore the fascinating past and present that all families have at their core, and to rediscover the importance and strength of family bonds and relationships in modern Britain. The reunion will offer one extended family the chance to discover their collective history over the course of an all-expenses paid weekend in Spring 2008.</p> <p>The weekend will be packed full of family activities, offering the chance to rediscover relationships and memories, see archive footage and photographs that may have lain unseen for decades, participate in genealogy workshops and meet distant family members.</p> <blockquote><p>We are currently looking for a family who’d like to get involved in the series. Specifically we’re looking for someone who is fascinated by genealogy and has already extensively researched their family’s history. They will have mapped out their family tree and know where some of the descendants from the closest branches of their family are. Most of the family should be based in the UK if possible. They may have got in touch with some but not all of them. And most importantly they would love to take advantage of this unique opportunity to reunite about 40-50 of their extended family for the first time, perhaps to celebrate an important family milestone.</p> </blockquote> <p>This is a unique opportunity for anyone interested in reuniting their extended family. If you’d like to find out more or think you might be interested in getting involved in the series, call Annabel on 020 7267 4260 or email <a href="mailto:aborthwick@blastfilms.co.uk">aborthwick@blastfilms.co.uk</a>.</p> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2007/11/BBC%3A-Time-for-a-Family-Reunion.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/9712 World’s First Genealogical Wave! urn:md5:3adfb2ea3c8eeeb310ca9c9dee19bc01 2007-11-05T22:08:00+01:00 2008-05-21T15:20:53+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Multimedia <p><a href= "http://www.rootstelevision.com/blogs/megans-rootsworld/2007/11/worlds_first_genealogical_wave.html"> Megan Smolenyak</a> has posted footage of the World’s First Genealogical Wave, taken during the last <a href= "http://www.whollygenes.com/cruise.htm">Wholly Genes cruise</a>.</p> <p>Video after the jump: <br /> <a id="more-299"></a> <br /> </p> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2007/11/worlds-first-genealogical-wave#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/10511 BBC Show Who Do You Think You Are? was faked urn:md5:1ca7eaface18eb91d8ebb42498747456 2007-10-10T22:49:00+02:00 2008-05-21T15:20:17+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Multimedia <p>THE BBC are under fire again after faking scenes in a documentary about <a href= "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carol_Vorderman">Carol Vorderman</a>.</p> <p>Film makers allegedly persuaded people to lie as they concocted scenes for the ancestry show <a href= "http://www.bbc.net.uk/history/familyhistory/get_started/family_history_faq.shtml"> Who Do You Think You Are?</a></p> <p>In the programme, cameras followed Vorderman through north Wales and traced the scene of a photograph.</p> <p>But it has now emerged that one important “surprise” scene and some other details in the show, broadcast on September 27 were staged. <br /> <a id="more-245" name="more-245"></a> <br /> Vorderman wanted to know where a photo of her great-grandfather was taken and was shown asking passers-by in Prestatyn for help.</p> <p>Finally, shop assistant Dawn Farrell identified it as Bodnant Gardens in the Conwy Valley.</p> <p>But Dawn revealed: “A man told me Carol was going to come into the shop with a photo and ask me about it. He said, “She is going to show you a photo - could you tell her it is Bodnant?”</p> <p>“I felt sorry for Carol. I realise she would never have gone along with it.”</p> <p>A spokesman for Vorderman said: “She was not aware of any of this.”</p> <p>The programme was filmed after concerns over faking were raised and orders were issued by BBC chiefs to end to such practices.</p> <p>But a BBC spokeswoman insisted: “This is absolutely not a case of misrepresentation.</p> <p>“We think viewers are aware that a formatted show is very different to an observational show and expect different approaches.”</p> <p>in <a href= "http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/2007/10/09/carol-vorderman-show-in-new-bbc-fake-row-86908-19918259/"> The DailyRecord</a></p> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2007/10/who-do-you-think-you-are-was-faked#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/10459 Scans reveal lost gravestone text urn:md5:494265199f0b11e2e03913619bd083e9 2007-10-04T10:40:00+02:00 2007-12-18T14:21:06+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Multimedia Illegible words on church headstones could be read once more thanks to a scan technology developed in the US. <br /><br /> Scientists at <a href="http://www.cmu.edu/">Carnegie Mellon University</a> are making high resolution 3D scans of tombstones to reveal the carved patterns in the stone. <br /><br /> A computer matches the patterns to a database of signature carvings which reveals the words. <br /><br /> Scientists often find it difficult to distinguish between natural phenomena and man-made art works carved into stone, due to the build-up of algae and surface dirt. <br /><br /> At the moment, archaeologists are forced to do hand-tracing work with plastic sheets and to examine objects first hand in order to decipher obscured writings. <p align="center"><img src="http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/44152000/jpg/_44152098_tombstone203.jpg" /></p> <br /> <br /> <strong>Carved figures</strong> <br /> <br /> And sometimes, it is just impossible to read what lies beneath the dirt. <br /> <br /> The new scanning method detects carved figures such as writings and drawings through 3D scans and computer analysis. <br /> <br /> "This technology is expected to reduce guessing work in field inspection," said Dr Yang Cai, director of the Ambient Intelligence Lab at <a href="http://www.cylab.cmu.edu/">Carnegie Mellon Cylab</a>. <br /> <br /> In recent weeks, Dr Cai's research team have been testing the new technique at a 200-year-old cemetery close to the university in Pittsburgh. <br /> <br /> The scientists have been scanning unreadable gravestones at Old St Luke's Church to help its Episcopal pastor identify all the names on the cemetery's tombstones. <br /> <br /> The technology has been built on top of existing 3D reconstruction techniques. But the team at Carnegie Mellon is focusing on surface signatures. <br /> <br /> <strong>Scan results</strong> <br /> <br /> The scan revealed the name "Isabella, wife of John Seville" on the headstone <br /> <br /> "We have designed special filters of 3D data that can detect curvature or linear features on a surface," Dr Cai said. <br /> <br /> The scientists scan the important areas in very high resolution and the rest in lower resolution, in order to avoid unmanageable digital file sizes. <br /> <br /> "This is similar to the human visual experience - we usually see the gazed area in high resolution but the peripheral area in a blurred vision," Dr Cai said. <br /> <br /> The team is also developing "template matching methods" to detect particular patterns such as carved shapes. <br /> <br /> For example, tombstone carvings usually contain continuous lines for letters. <br /> <br /> The new technique allows them to define patterns of "typical" lines and curves and store them in a database. <br /> <br /> "If the computer finds the data matches the patterns in the database, then it will highlight the area," Dr Cai said. <br /> <br /> Experienced archaeologists have lots of accumulated pattern descriptions. <br /> <br /> For example, natural holes on the rock normally have rounded edges but man-made carvings in rock usually have rather sharp edges around the holes. This knowledge can be encoded thanks to the new technique. <br /> <br /> <strong>Digital cemetery</strong> <br /> <br /> The database of 3D scan data can also be mapped onto other datasets, such as geographical information systems, historical weather databases and high-fidelity models of archaeological sites. <br /> <br /> In addition to discovering who is buried in the cemetery, Dr Cai's team is developing a digital cemetery for Old St. Luke's Church in order to help visualise the scanned data. <br /> <br /> It will be available for internet browsers, on DVD and interactive computer demos. <br /> <br /> The researchers believe the technology will also have practical applications in other industry sectors, such as the security and medical fields. <br /> <br /> Dr Cai said: "We may use the technology for the future UAVs (Unmanned Aviation vehicles) to detect ground signatures of ancient ruins and help medical doctors to diagnose patients' well-being through tongue inspection." <br /> <br /> The technology could also be used to predict a possible tsunami by examining the patterns on the surface of the world's oceans. <br /> <br /> in <a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7024672.stm">BBC News</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2007/10/Scans-reveal-lost-gravestone-text.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/9491 Grave Transcribing—Urban Archaeology At Its Best urn:md5:6da380e0f490529d867b944cc4718e12 2007-09-12T17:06:00+02:00 2007-12-18T14:22:17+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Multimedia <p>You've traced your roots through to great-grandma Edna back to the early 1900s, but that's when the trail suddenly goes cold. Who were her parents? And their parents? Has a seemingly futile search left you wanting to beat your pretty head against a brick wall?</p> <p align="center"><img style="width: 118px; height: 158px;" alt="" src="http://torontoist.com/attachments/toronto_alexm/2007_09_07grave.JPG" /></p> <p>If this scenario sounds familiar—or interesting—help is on the way. Before you give up the hunt, make sure you leave no stone unturned (particularly Nana’s headstone!). Information collected from gravestones, like baptismal, burial and census records, can be invaluable for genealogical research. </p> <p>Given this, the <a href="http://www.ogs.on.ca/">Ontario Genealogical Society</a> (OGS) has been working on a mammoth project to locate and transcribe the province’s gravestones. OGS volunteers are collecting information from 10 million gravestones and other markers located in 5,500 cemeteries across the province, in order to preserve the historical data they contain. </p> <p>While the OGS has managed to complete 95 percent of the work it started in 1973, many large cemeteries remain to be recorded. For instance, Toronto’s <a href="http://www.mountpleasantgroupofcemeteries.ca/our_cemeteries/mount_pleasant_cemetery.asp#gardens"> Mount Pleasant cemetery</a>—one of the largest in the province—has yet to be started.</p> <p>Cabbagetown resident and long time OGS volunteer, David Reed, first joined the OGS’ <a href="http://www.torontofamilyhistory.org/">Toronto Branch</a> in 1989 and helped transcribe the <a href="http://www.mountpleasantgroupofcemeteries.ca/our_cemeteries/toronto_necropolis.asp">Necropolis cemetery</a>—including the gravestones of Toronto's first mayor, William Lyon Mackenzie and <em>Globe and Mail</em> founder George Brown—an endeavour that took ten years to complete! </p> <p>Reed and a team of Toronto Branch volunteers are currently working on the 89,000 graves located in <a href="http://www.stjamescathedral.on.ca/cemetery.asp">St. James cemetery</a> in Cabbagetown. After six years labouring, the hardworking group has managed to transcribe half of the cemetery—but it is clear these urban archaeologists have their work cut out for them.</p> <p>Working in bi-weekly shifts from April to October, Toronto Branch volunteers work from a record of the cemetery’s plots which provides a sense of who was buried when and where. However, despite having this rough guide with them, stones are often difficult to find or missing entirely. </p> <p>Surprisingly, the hardest part of the job is not in the transcribing but “finding one that’s deep and digging it the heck out!” Reed says. For this physical hurdle, OGS volunteers depend on a host of tools to help them including heavy duty probes, edgers, spades, and trowels. </p> <p>Once the gravestone has been found, transcribing presents a completely different challenge. Sometimes stones are located in a dark corner of the cemetery, other times they are broken, covered in moss, or faded entirely. In these cases, the use of brooms and water bottles are helpful for cleaning. Then, magnifying glasses and mirrors aid in deciphering dark or faded lettering.</p> <p>in <a hreflang="en" href="http://torontoist.com/2007/09/grave_transcrib.php">Torontoist</a></p> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2007/09/Grave-TranscribingUrban-Archaeology-At-Its-Best.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/9395 DearMYRTLE’s Family History Hour: Legacy 7 and GeneLines urn:md5:ac8ed5c5d07b9696fff0f65701fcd2dc 2007-08-23T21:34:00+02:00 2008-05-21T15:19:25+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Multimedia <p>In this week’s <a href= "http://podcasts.dearmyrtle.com/2007/08/21/dearmyrtles-family-history-hour-21-aug-2007-genealogy-podcast.aspx"> DearMYRTLE’s Family History Hour</a>,</p> <p>• Geoff Rasmussen of <a href= "http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/">LegacyFamilyTree</a> discusses what’s coming down the pike for <a href= "http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/">Legacy</a> version 7 including compatibility with the much-anticipated new <a href= "http://www.familysearch.org/">FamilySearch</a>, also yet to be fully released. <br /> • Pierre Cloutier of <a href= "http://www.progenysoftware.com/">ProgenySoftware</a> discusses <a href= "http://www.progenygenealogy.com/genelines.html">GeneLines</a>, software to place your ancestor’s life in a timeline format, in relation to other family members and to points of local and national history. <br /> • Genealogy bloggers “Jasia” of <a href= "http://creativegene.blogspot.com/">CreativeGene</a> and Schelly Talalay Dardashti of <a href= "http://tracingthetribe.blogspot.com/">Tracing The Tribe</a> compare &amp; contrast the use of the terms “genealogist” and “family historian”.</p> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2007/08/dearmyrtle%E2%80%99s-family-history-hour-legacy-7-and-genelines#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/10390 The Mormons, a new documentary series about the LDS Church urn:md5:f8d5f96889f966f59abb58e577bbda2c 2007-07-04T17:32:00+02:00 2007-07-04T16:32:20+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Multimedia <p>American Experience and Frontline, two of <a hreflang="en" href="http://www.pbs.org/">PBS</a>' most acclaimed series, join forces to present <a style="font-style: italic;" hreflang="en" href="http://www.pbs.org/mormons/">The Mormons</a>, a new documentary series about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In two, two-hour episodes, filmmaker Helen Whitney explores both the history and the current reality of the Mormon faith.</p> <p>Whitney gained unusual access to Mormon archives and church leaders as well as dissident exiles, historians and scholars both within and outside the faith. "Through this film, I hope to take the viewer inside one of the most compelling and misunderstood religions of our time," says Whitney.<br /><br />Devout Mormons believe that in 1827 in the town of Palmyra, New York, 21-year-old <a href="http://www.pbs.org/mormons/themes/smith.html">Joseph Smith</a> dug up a set of golden tablets that contained the seeds of a new religion. According to Smith, he was guided to that spot by an angel who appeared to him in a vision.</p> <p align="center"><img alt="" src="http://www.pbs.org/mormons/peopleevents/images/p_smith_02.jpg" /></p> <p><em>The Mormons </em>begins with the turbulent early history of the Mormon faith, from Joseph Smith's <a href="http://www.pbs.org/mormons/themes/smithrevelation.html">astonishing visions</a> and the creation of <a href="http://www.pbs.org/mormons/themes/book.html">The Book of Mormon</a> through the Mormons' contentious and sometimes violent confrontations with their neighbors and the founding and ultimate abandonment of three major religious communities in Ohio, Missouri and Illinois. "The <a href="http://www.pbs.org/mormons/themes/problem.html">persecution of the Mormons</a> was officially sanctioned by at least two different state governments," says Dallin Oaks, elder of the Mormon Church. Adds Truman Madsen, author and historian, "House burning, rapings, abuse, taking over land and possessions -- all that was part of it, but it was also denunciation from every other level, from state houses to pulpits."<br /><br /><em>The Mormons </em>traces the Latter-day Saints' transformation in recent decades from the status of outcasts to <a href="http://www.pbs.org/mormons/themes/accommodation.html">mainstream players</a> in U.S. politics and culture, and into a global religion with as many as 240,000 converts annually, thanks to the efforts of Mormon missionaries. Each year, 50,000 Mormon teenagers join "God's Army" and march across the planet from Latin America to Mongolia to Zimbabwe. "You go," says Bryan Horn, a returned missionary. "Dad went. Grandpa went. And Grandpa, who's a descendant of Wilfred Woodruff, who was taught by Joseph Smith, went on missions."</p> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2007/07/The-Mormons-a-new-documentary-series-about-the-LDS-Church.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/9201 Channel 4 family history program, Empire’s Children urn:md5:f739ad4c3ee53dd4a20d11f6db437119 2007-06-28T18:05:00+02:00 2008-05-21T15:18:32+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Multimedia <p>Channel 4 has launched a new website to let viewers interact with its new family history program, <a hreflang="en" href= "http://channel4.empireschildren.co.uk/">Empire’s Children</a>.</p> <p>The British Empire expanded from the sixteenth century and by 1921 ruled over a quarter of the Earth’s land and population. By the 1940s, however, the Empire was in rapid decline. Empire’s Children tells the story of the end of the British Empire and the effects of its legacy through revealing the imperial backgrounds of various British celebrities, each a “child of the Empire”.</p> <p>The Empire’s Children website allows you to view and comment on these <a href= "http://channel4.empireschildren.co.uk/category/index.php?cat=2" title="Empire Stories">Empire stories</a>, as well as watch clips from the show after each episode has aired. You can also explore the <a href= "http://channel4.empireschildren.co.uk/category/index.php?cat=3" title="Historical Events">historical events</a> that shaped the Empire, enter our <a href= "http://channel4.empireschildren.co.uk/competition.php" title= "Competition">competition</a> and <a href= "http://channel4.empireschildren.co.uk/category/index.php?cat=1" title="Trace">trace</a> and <a href= "http://channel4.empireschildren.co.uk/login/index.php" title= "Tell">tell</a> your own Empire story.</p> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2007/06/channel-4-family-history-program-empires-children#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/10313 Channel 4 family history program, Empire's Children urn:md5:b689e40a64880de269f8875b3b790f63 2007-06-28T10:35:00+02:00 2007-06-28T09:35:37+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Multimedia <p>Channel 4 has launched a new website to let viewers interact with its new family history program, <a hreflang="en" href="http://channel4.empireschildren.co.uk/">Empire's Children</a>.</p> <p><span>The British Empire expanded from the sixteenth century and by 1921 ruled over a quarter of the Earth's land and population. By the 1940s, however, the Empire was in rapid decline.</span></p> <p><span>Empire's Children tells the story of the end of the British Empire and the effects of its legacy through revealing the imperial backgrounds of various British celebrities, each a "child of the Empire".<br /></span></p> <p align="center"><span><img alt="" src="http://channel4.empireschildren.co.uk/images/cimg/eclogo.jpg" /><br /></span></p> <p><span>The Empire's Children website allows you to view and comment on these <a href="http://channel4.empireschildren.co.uk/category/index.php?cat=2" title="Empire Stories">Empire stories</a>, as well as watch clips from the show after each episode has aired.</span></p> <div class="echomeitem"> You can also explore the <a href="http://channel4.empireschildren.co.uk/category/index.php?cat=3" title="Historical Events">historical events</a> that shaped the Empire, enter our <a href="http://channel4.empireschildren.co.uk/competition.php" title="Competition">competition</a> and <a href="http://channel4.empireschildren.co.uk/category/index.php?cat=1" title="Trace">trace</a> and <a href="http://channel4.empireschildren.co.uk/login/index.php" title="Tell">tell</a> your own Empire story.<br /><p><span><br /></span><img src="file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/JYves/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot-2.jpg" alt="" /><img alt="" style="margin: 0 10px 10px 0; float: left;" src="http://channel4.empireschildren.co.uk/assets/images/3wqc23tr.jpg" />The first episode is due to be broadcast on July 2 and will feature Dame Diana Rigg, 1960s icon of TV, film and stage, is best known for playing Emma Peel in the Avengers and Tracy Di Vicenzo, the only woman whom James Bond married. What is less well known about her is that she grew up in India, the daughter of a railway engineer in the final days of the British Raj.</p> </div> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2007/06/Channel-4-family-history-program-Empires-Children.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/9190 CBC's Who Do You Think You Are ? urn:md5:d7271fdf280213e01d721727d3ffa576 2007-06-25T14:53:00+02:00 2007-06-28T09:36:13+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Multimedia <p>This is a new 13-part series airing this fall on CBC Television. It launches Thursday, October 11 at 7:30pm Thirteen stars are taking part including: </p> <p>Don Cherry, Margot Kidder, Mary Walsh, Scott Thmpson, Gen. Lewis MacKenzie, Steven Page, Avi Lewis, Sonja Smits, Measha Brueggergosman, Randy Bachman, Shaun Majumder, Chantal Kreviazuk. The thirteenth subject - a French Canadian - is still pending.<br /><br />"A fascinating genealogical series in which well known Canadians go on a journey to discover their family history. The series combines the allure and appeal of celebrity with the intrigue of uncovering secret and tantalizing tales."</p> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2007/06/CBCs-Who-Do-You-Think-You-Are.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/9179 Ancestry.com Ad Campaign urn:md5:d477d3128c9ade669dc119fedb0d908f 2007-04-24T22:01:00+02:00 2008-05-21T15:17:50+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Multimedia <p>In March 2007, <a href= "http://www.myfamilyinc.com/">Ancestry.com</a> launches its first ever fully-integrated external marketing campaign. <a href= "http://myfamily.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=68">This campaign will run throughout 2007</a> and will include television, print, radio, out-of-home, and online.</p> <p>The ads capture the emotional experience of connecting with your ancestors and the rewards that result from gaining an understanding of your family history. The campaign will run on national cable including A&amp;E and Scripps network, nationally syndicated radio stations including Fox News Radio, Air America Radio, and CBS News, and weekly and monthly Time, Inc. publications.</p> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2007/04/ancestrycom-ad-campaign#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/10246 Roots Television Wants You to Share Your Wild Roots for $500 ! urn:md5:23465d92f04104b56d1c3b2e09849477 2007-04-12T11:00:42+00:00 2007-05-25T11:02:14+00:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Multimedia <p>Roots Television wants everyone to flaunt their roots! Launched just a few months ago, this first-ever online home for family history programming boasts 20 channels of great shows for the roots-enthusiast – all available 24/7 and almost all for free. And now viewers have the opportunity to submit their own video through the freshly introduced RootsTube channel and win $500!</p> <p>Yes, it's finally here! The perfect way for millions of genealogists around the globe to share their sleuthing adventures, family reunion mishaps, cemetery explorations, interviews with WWII vets, trips to the old country, or even the local society's monthly lectures. With a few easy-to-follow instructions, anyone can put their video out there for fellow roots-lovers to enjoy.</p> <p>To celebrate the launch of RootsTube, Roots Television is holding a <a href="http://www.rootstelevision.com/blogs/ogblog-contest070402.php">Wild Roots! contest</a>. While submissions of all things genealogical are welcome, viewers are invited to tell the world about the craziest thing they ever did in their quest to learn about their heritage. Did you accidentally pull an all-nighter at your computer? Did you cross a field with a bull in it to get to an old cemetery? Did you purposely get yourself locked into a library overnight? If so, we want to hear about it. You can tell your tale directly to the camera, re-enact it, animate it, use hand puppets or whatever appeals to you. Do it by yourself or with your sister, research buddies, fellow society members, or that 6th cousin of yours in New Zealand. On May 15, 2007, Roots Television will select and announce the winner of the Wild Roots! contest.</p> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2007/04/roots_television_wants_you_to_share_your_wild_roots_for_500.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/4703