Genealogy Blog - Web Sites 2015-05-22T03:09:06+02:00 Geneanet urn:md5:137eeaa00c40515e81be86b078a43655 Dotclear Teenager Attracts Thousands of Fans To His Website on Historic Bishop Auckland urn:md5:30c946d74241644d998f361b6f72cfe4 2015-04-07T10:15:00+02:00 2015-04-07T08:43:11+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="" />A teenager who set up a website on his home town in his spare time three months ago is hoping to meet the thousands of fans of his work from around the globe.<br /> <br /> Alex Tighe, 17, of Etherley Dene, near Bishop Auckland, set up the History of Bishop Auckland Facebook page at the start of the year. The teenager, who has autism, uses the site to list photos and messages from people about Bishop Auckland’s history. <a href="">Source & Full Story</a> Website Launched To Remember Welsh World War One Heroes urn:md5:69196374c8a15b3a123519035da19c95 2014-11-20T09:15:00+01:00 2014-11-20T10:34:16+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="" />Around 100 people gathered in Ebbw Vale for the official launch of the Blaenau Gwent remembers website.<br /> <br /> The site, set up by Blaenau Gwent AM Alun Davies, aims to commemorate those from the borough who served during World War One. The site includes details of family history, documents, letters and photographs of local people, as well as details of war memorials and war graves and newspaper cuttings from the time.<br /> <br /> <a href="">Source & Full Story</a> Personal Data Removed from Irish Genealogy Site Over Security Fears urn:md5:565f387c47c489f1ec9c9db3c9e65cb9 2014-07-22T08:15:00+02:00 2014-07-22T08:52:02+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="" />The Irish government closed part of its genealogy website on Friday, after the country's data protection commissioner warned that potentially sensitive personal details were available to all.<br /> <br /> Irish Genealogy, a website created by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, offered people born or married in Ireland the ability to search for civil records such as birth certificates as part of their research into their heritage.<br /> <br /> <a href="">Source & Full Story</a> New British Website: Children's Homes urn:md5:0b5ecb4d4d9210a6f3f2713bbcc3acba 2014-05-12T22:15:00+02:00 2014-05-12T10:25:44+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="" />The Children's Homes website aims to provide information on all of the many and varied institutions that — for whatever reason — became home for thousands of children and young people in Britain. <br /> <br /> They include a wide variety of establishments ranging from orphanages, homes for those in poverty, and children with special needs, through to reformatories, industrial and approved schools, training ships, and hostels.<br /> <br /> <a href="">Children's Homes</a> Mapping Slavery in Detroit urn:md5:27bd8600229079b37173969cb87d7d06 2014-02-11T14:15:00+01:00 2014-02-11T11:07:50+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="" />Detroit is a fascinating American city with a rich and sometimes troubled history. Mapping Slavery in Detroit is a University of Michigan Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) project to develop and explore the history of slavery in Detroit and its effect on the modern-day city.<br /> <br /> The existence of slavery in the city of Detroit and its surrounding areas is a topic that has yet to be thoroughly researched and explained. In fact, current public portrayals of Detroit’s history still emphasize the role of the Underground Railroad.<br /> <br /> <a href="">Mapping Slavery in Detroit</a> New Online Holocaust Archive Tells Untold Stories of Heroism urn:md5:6f29f42105910f5edb38069d90402c1d 2013-11-08T09:15:00+01:00 2013-11-08T09:43:27+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="" />A new Hebrew University website, sponsored by the school's Oral History Division, allows users to search and access 900 previously unavailable Holocaust-related voice recordings and transcripts. Many of the interviews include testimonies recorded in the 1930s, constituting some of the earliest recorded oral history archives of the Holocaust.<br /> <br /> The site, which goes on line Thursday, was established to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Kristallnacht attacks of November 9-10, 1938.<br /> <br /> <a href="">Source & Full Story</a> Cymru’n Cofio Wales Remembers 1914-1918 urn:md5:663390fdd94848414924769df71ed5ca 2013-10-08T10:15:00+02:00 2013-10-08T10:02:41+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="" />The 'Cymru’n Cofio Wales Remembers 1914-1918' is the official website for the latest information, news and events on how Wales will commemorate the centenary of the First World War.<br /> <br /> The Commemoration Programme for Wales is being developed by the Welsh Government in partnership with key organisations from Wales and will be launched in the autumn of 2013. The programme will be published on this site and will set out some of the key events that are planned for the commemoration period from 2014 to 2018.<br /> <br /> <a href="">Cymru’n Cofio Wales Remembers 1914-1918</a> Hack Genealogy: A New Genealogy and Technology Resource urn:md5:d2edf249fd0b4d8fe0469ce876639192 2013-07-18T14:15:00+02:00 2013-07-18T09:30:56+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="" />Genealogy educator and author Thomas MacEntee announces the debut of Hack Genealogy, a new resource for the genealogy industry and the growing community of genealogy and family history enthusiasts.<br /> <br /> Hack Genealogy is about “repurposing today's technology for tomorrow's genealogy” and a little bit more. Hack Genealogy is more than just a list of resources: It provides information on emerging technology inside and outside the genealogy industry. <br /> <br /> <a href="">Source & Full Story</a> Closure of Ancestry24 urn:md5:8b1cf3d9251a0c0cd73a47998f40b7df 2013-01-22T17:15:00+01:00 2013-01-22T10:28:10+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="" />Announcement by Ancestry24: "We regret to advise that the Ancestry24 business will close on 28 February 2013. After this date, the web-site will cease to function.<br /> <br /> With regard to any premium subscription, which was planned to continue past 28 February 2013, we will be refunding the entire subscription amount that you paid to us."<br /> <br /> <a href="">Source & Full Story</a> Arlington National Cemetery Has Developed ANC Explorer urn:md5:00fb288cc00503b9d89b9bde4350b265 2012-10-24T15:15:00+02:00 2012-10-24T09:02:34+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="" />Arlington National Cemetery has developed <a href="">ANC Explorer</a>, an application that is available across common web browsers and on mobile smart phones. This app enables veterans, family members and the public to locate gravesites; generate front and back photos of a headstone or monument; and receive directions to those locations. <br /> <br /> <a href="">ANC Explorer</a> Library of Congress To Launch Civil War Blog Featuring Historical Figures In Their Own Words urn:md5:234dee888209afebca10a2eb70114264 2012-10-17T15:15:00+02:00 2012-10-17T11:52:50+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="" />First-person accounts from the Civil War are being brought to life in a new blog that will feature the voices of Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant and others.<br /> <br /> The Library of Congress announced Tuesday that it will launch the blog from diaries, letters and other writings pulled from its collection. It will chronicle the sacrifices and accomplishments of both North and South to accompany a major new exhibit, “The Civil War in America.”<br /> <br /> <a href="">Source & Full Story</a> New Twist for Old Plots urn:md5:a2ebf7b4c3dc54c5f57a57599b369f95 2012-10-08T18:15:00+02:00 2012-10-08T09:33:45+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="" />A new website with the slightly cheesy name appears to be just another gravestone transcription site, albeit more comprehensive than most, covering graveyards in the Magherafelt area. <br /> <br /> Looked at more closely, however, the site is something genuinely new. It is a commercial operation, but the target customer is not the hapless, ever-skint genealogist, but all bodies responsible for maintaining the graveyard.<br /> <br /> <a href="">Source &amp; Full Story</a> GenerousGenealogists: Free Genealogy Research & Support urn:md5:ccc486567b04e6807f43d2d22f711fa0 2012-09-26T16:15:00+02:00 2012-09-26T09:24:51+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="" />An announcement by GenerousGenealogists: <em>"We are a community of volunteers who agree to provide free genealogy research and assistance, as an act of kindness, to “those in need.” But, that simple statement does not define us totally. <br /> <br /> We are a vibrant, vital and growing community teaching and helping each other in the best methods and traditions of the genealogists of today, yesterday and hopefully tomorrow."</em><br /> <br /> <a href="">GenerousGenealogists</a> Genealogy Q&A Site Proposal Needs Support urn:md5:558d2fdf3a0d1a74cfb9985f1cf489a1 2012-08-31T17:15:00+02:00 2012-08-31T15:28:12+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="" />Genealogists always have had questions on how to do their genealogy, how to find certain records, and whether there is any information available on the family lines they are researching. To date, there has not been one specific place they could go to ask their questions and get answers.<br /> <br /> <a href="">A new proposal for a Question and Answer site for genealogy</a> is now underway at the StackExchange network. They are looking for genealogists interested in signing up and participating to help give the site the momentum it needs to get through the Beta phase.<br /> <br /> <a href="">Source & Full Story</a> Scot Launches World's Biggest War Memorial on Internet urn:md5:e7478de048979edf52cfc3b11a81a3af 2012-06-18T13:15:00+02:00 2012-06-18T09:51:07+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="" />They are soldiers, sailors and airmen who died serving their country, some hundreds of years apart but whose stories sit alongside side each other in the world’s biggest war memorial.<br /> <br /> From the lost soldiers of Vietnam to US troops who died in Afghanistan, the online roll of honour created by Scots engineer Brian Foster has been opened for the first time for the public to see.<br /> <br /> <a href="">Source &amp; Full Story</a> The National Archives of Finland Updates the Europeana Heraldica Database urn:md5:61663e1a31da0427c7e2f1cadcd98004 2012-05-30T15:15:00+02:00 2012-05-30T10:01:18+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="" />The heraldic database, Europeana Heraldica, operating on the website of the National Archives Service at has been updated. Its search functions are now available in 14 languages and it has been designed as part of Europe's digital Europeana library.<br /> <br /> Upon expanding the database, the municipal coats of arms of Norway, Sweden and Denmark – both historical and those in official use – were added to the database. This was a cooperative effort with the respective national archives of other Nordic countries. <br /> <br /> <a href="">Source & Full Story</a> Old Maps Online: Discovering the Cartography of the Past urn:md5:b783516fc4a3b15349e7de4d3eab8a07 2012-03-08T09:15:00+01:00 2012-03-08T10:00:13+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="" />The <a href="">OldMapsOnline</a> Portal is an easy-to-use gateway to historical maps in libraries around the world. It allows the user to search for online digital historical maps across numerous different collections via a geographical search.<br /> <br /> OldMapsOnline has been created by a collaboration between The Great Britain Historical GIS Project based at The University of Portsmouth, UK and Klokan Technologies GmbH, Switzerland. <br /> <br /> <a href="">Old Maps Online</a> Holocaust Victims Database Aims to Restore Lost Identities urn:md5:638f07a5cd4beb0b7741826052d777dd 2011-11-28T14:15:00+01:00 2011-11-28T10:12:38+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="" />Alison Shein considers herself an amateur genealogist, spending hours online searching for information about family members she never knew. Among them: Alison's great-great-grandmother Bella Shein, who died in the Holocaust. The circumstances surrounding her death are still murky.<br /> <br /> "They were living in this town called Volkovysk, which is currently in Belarus, and when the Germans were coming, some of her children and her grandchildren said, 'OK, we're going to leave. <br /> <br /> <a href="">Source & Full Story</a> a New Open Source Community urn:md5:d28cea78a8dfcdfa9c111b3163513ec4 2011-10-10T14:15:00+02:00 2011-10-10T08:11:31+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="" />Real-Time Collaboration and Legacy Family Tree have announced the addition of thousands of SourceTemplates and a SourceTemplate model to help standardize the tracking of source materials. <br /><br />This addition of SourceTemplates and the SourceTemplate model have culminated in a comprehensive resource available for the genealogy community. is also welcomed to the effort to develop a widely supported international model for source citations.<br /> <br /> <a href="">Source &amp; Full Story</a> A Palo Alto-Based Startup Launches the World Virtual Cemetery urn:md5:3ee934a113c588131f8de72d0328031c 2011-09-13T19:15:00+02:00 2011-09-13T18:41:02+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="" />A Palo Alto-based startup, I-Postmortem Limited, today launched two online services:<br /> <br /> <a href=""></a>t enables people to create virtual memorials for friends and loved ones who are already deceased.<br /> <br /> <a href=""></a> is the website that enables living people to build their own virtual memorial, leave posthumous messages and organize their affairs, for the day they depart.<br /> <br /> <a href="">Source &amp; Full Story</a> 1,700-Year-Old Map of Roman Roads Used for Online Journey Planner urn:md5:1178527e3afe9ce3adec6dd1580754c3 2011-09-08T21:15:00+02:00 2011-09-08T17:42:09+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="" />A Dutch historian has used a unique 1,700 year old map of Roman roads to create an online journey planner giving the destinations, distances and timings of routes used by ancient travellers in the days of empire. <br /> <br /> Routes are based on the Tabula Peutingeriana, a one of a kind chart, which shows an imperial Roman road network, or curses public's, that stretches from Britain to the river Ganges that flows through India and Bangladesh.<br /> <br /> <a href="">Source & Full Story</a> Remember Me? Finding the Hidden Jewish Children of the Holocaust urn:md5:0ce47424c8f772001a21010ab6043236 2011-08-14T05:15:00+02:00 2011-08-12T21:42:29+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="" />They were a generation of young fugitives, hiding from the Nazi hunters intent on murdering their families. Their nameless faces stare out at the numerous photographers who captured the awful moments in time – and now an effort is being made to find them.<br /> <br /> “Remember Me?” is a project launched by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. to find the children in the photos, collect their stories and videotape an interview with the now-grown survivors. <br /> <br /> <a href="">Source & Full Story</a> Routes to Your North East Roots urn:md5:2708dbd5688d7530b6fb8c59c12a7acf 2011-08-02T16:15:00+02:00 2011-08-02T10:40:37+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="" />The purpose of <a href="">this website</a> is to give you an initial steer on your journey, acting as a directory to the organisations and institutions in the City of Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire which hold original records or secondary sources of information that you may find useful in the quest for your ancestors.<br /> <br /> <a href="">Routes to Your North East Roots</a> The Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Archive on Google Earth was Launched urn:md5:d221b7a1662db89fd3dcff4c023a1c21 2011-07-18T13:15:00+02:00 2011-07-18T12:47:18+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="" />What is“The Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Archive”? “Hiroshima Archive” is a pluralistic digital archive using the digital virtual globe "Google Earth” to display on it in a multilayered way all the materials gained from such sources as the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, the Hiroshima Jogakuin Gaines Association, and the Hachioji Hibakusha (A-bomb Survivors) Association.<br /> <br /> <a href="">Official website</a> (English and Japanese)<br /> <br /> <a href="">Source & Full Story</a> New Virginia Website Traces Ancestor's Movements on Civil War Battlefields urn:md5:691171e98e55a0aebe79db152df7b5f9 2011-06-23T09:15:00+02:00 2011-06-23T08:34:59+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="" />Visiting a Virginia Civil War battlefield can be a profoundly moving experience, especially for visitors who have an ancestral connection to those battles. More than two million soldiers fought in the American Civil War and more of them fought in Virginia than in any other state. It follows that millions of Americans today are descendants of Civil War soldiers who fought in Virginia. Now for the first time visitors can track the movements of a soldier or regiment with the new Walk In Their Footsteps program at <a href=""></a>.<br /> <br /> <a href=",0,3320298.story">Source & Full Story</a> Cyndi's List Announces a Newly Upgraded Web Site urn:md5:74aa0efc3b3405e04979631c9e66329d 2011-06-08T09:15:00+02:00 2011-06-08T08:44:44+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="" />From an announcement by Cyndi Ingle Howells: <em>"Cyndi's List is proud to announce a newly upgraded web site. With improved navigation, a custom database, and a custom administrative interface, the upgrade means that everything will be quicker and easier for both visitors and for the site's owner and administrator, Cyndi Ingle Howells. The upgrade has been done by fusionSpan of Maryland. Their staff worked closely with Cyndi to make improvements and to implement new technology and new ideas designed specifically for Cyndi’s List and for the genealogical community."</em><br /> <br /> <a href="">Source & Full Story</a> Ireland Genealogy urn:md5:8e165b870e814a5722430897cdfaa0db 2011-05-04T13:15:00+02:00 2011-05-04T10:33:02+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="" /><a href="">Ireland Genealogy</a> is a fascinating new web site for anyone doing Irish Family Tree Investigation. Irish Family History studies are normally quite hard and time-consuming due to the deficiency of information, and much more specifically the possible lack of virtually any comprehensive Census details right before 1901.<br /> <br /> That's why almost any records which contain knowledge extracted from the Irish Census are usually of such vital value in ancestral investigation. One way to obtain info is the Irish Pension Records. <br /> <br /> <a href="">Source &amp; Full Story</a> Swedish History and Genealogy urn:md5:6c05c6ea6c3a41fdf509b4571137a60f 2011-04-05T20:15:00+02:00 2011-04-05T13:27:50+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="" /><a href=""></a> is a web publication in English aimed at Swedish descendants around the World, but primarily in North America. It contains Swedish history, genealogy and other related articles. Besides being just a web publication it will also be a meeting place and knowledge bank for those interested in their heritage. <br /> <br /> <a href=""></a> Ellis Island Online Is Asking for Help urn:md5:72865e78266521973f1ad427020fba0e 2011-03-23T18:15:00+01:00 2011-03-23T11:25:44+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="" />An announcement by the Ellis Island Foundation: "There is an urgent need to support <a href="">Ellis Island Online</a>, and I hope you can be one of the supporters of The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation who acts now to make a real difference.<br /> <br /> You see, the recent recession has been tough on non-profits. Many charitable organizations cut back on services or shut down altogether. But for ten years now, The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation has made Ellis Island Online available to you and millions of other Americans for free, and we hope to continue that excellent public service." Our Ontario urn:md5:02bf0406d5d1f093a0a2480df45bb084 2011-02-27T19:15:00+01:00 2011-02-27T12:01:49+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="" /><a href="">Our Ontario</a> is a unique partnership with cultural and heritage organizations of all shapes and sizes, designed to make their digital content discoverable to a global audience. They are part of Knowledge Ontario, a not-for-profit collaborative that offers programs and services addressing the information and learning needs of Ontarians in the digital environment.<br /> <br /> Their goal is to help Ontarians of all ages discover the extraordinary stories contained in the digital collections of their culture and history organizations and communities.<br /> <br /> <a href="">Our Ontario</a> Vote for the Family Tree Magazine 40 Best Genealogy Blogs! urn:md5:5f74db5c25d1aa1b01d22e6ca1ae3eb5 2010-12-13T21:27:00+01:00 2010-12-13T22:27:16+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <p><img title="Family_Tree_40.png, Dec 2010" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="" />An announcement from Family Tree Magazine: <em>In the July 2011 Family Tree Magazine, we’ll name the 40 Best Genealogy Blogs—the Family Tree 40. And we’d like your help in choosing from blogs nominated by the genealogy community.</em><br style="font-style: italic;"> <br style="font-style: italic;"><em> Voting is open until 11:59 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20. You may vote multiple times.</em><br /> <br />To <strong>vote for the GeneaNet Genealogy Blog</strong> and your other favorite blogs, use the survey at <a href=""></a>. </p> Historvius: Mapping History urn:md5:20ca35ec81a9afe4d1ebf81de29ba7e2 2010-11-28T15:21:00+01:00 2010-11-28T16:21:18+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <img title="Historvius.jpg, Nov 2010" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="" /><a href="">Historvius</a> is a community-based historic destinations directory run by history enthusiasts who are passionate about the web.<br /> <br /> <em>The site grew from a desire to make historic sites more accessible to those planning a trip. We have designed Historvius to give a smooth and simple user experience that will allow people to find historic sites near their holiday resorts, or to assist them with planning a bespoke tour based around the particular period of history they love.</em><br /> <br /> <a href="">Historvius</a> Nominate a Genealogy Blog for the 2011 Family Tree 40 urn:md5:fe320e7608b8ca0c5277ae7c5cb9d815 2010-11-16T08:26:00+01:00 2010-11-16T09:26:36+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <img src="" alt="40bestblogs2011_nominate.gif" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" title="40bestblogs2011_nominate.gif, Nov 2010" /><a href="" hreflang="en">Family Tree Magazine</a> has <a href="" hreflang="en">announced</a> that it will be naming the Family Tree Magazine 40 Best Genealogy Blogs.<br /> <br /> All genealogists are asked to nominate their favorite genealogy blogs through Tuesday, Nov. 30. You can nominate your favorite genealogy blogs using <a href="">Family Tree Magazine's nomination form</a>.<br /> <br /> <a href="">Source &amp; Full Story</a> Build A BetterGEDCOM urn:md5:de3de5a4ade593b796ca9ef7b56ff6ed 2010-11-10T00:12:00+01:00 2010-11-10T01:12:46+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <img title="better-gedcom.png, Nov 2010" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="" />A group of genealogists and programmers have established a workspace called Build A BetterGEDCOM for developing better data exchange standards to facilitate sharing between researchers using a variety of technology platforms, genealogy products and services.<br /> <br /> The BetterGEDCOM wiki site is open to all, and is located at <a href=""></a>.<br /> <br /> <a href="">Source &amp; Full Story</a> Old Weather - An Historical Perspective urn:md5:a93bbb7902e33466ae1d72a90f6f10a3 2010-10-19T08:27:00+02:00 2010-10-19T08:27:59+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <img title="young-gordon-smith.jpeg, Oct 2010" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="" /><a href="">Old Weather</a> is a revolutionary approach to naval, as well as family history research. More and more people are fascinated by their past, including the naval and military careers of their British forebears, especially in the two world wars. As so many families are now spread around the world, this is a global interest, especially in the United States and the Commonwealth. <br /><br />A decade or so back finding out about World War 2 experiences was a lengthy task, but possible. Now, with the advent of the internet and many fine naval history sites, this is often a ten minute task. But not when it comes to World War 1. There are great gaps in the published stories of the many ships that served. <br /> <br /> <a href="">Source &amp; Full Story</a> BackupMyTree Goes Live – Free and Automatic Family Tree Backup urn:md5:a858ab50a8cfc3824e426af8a55d7f93 2010-09-14T10:58:00+02:00 2010-09-14T10:59:28+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <img title="backupmytree.png, Sep 2010" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="" />BackupMyTree (<a href=""></a>), a new service offering free and automatic backup of family trees, launches today. BackupMyTree enables worry-free research for genealogists and family history enthusiasts, preventing loss of years of work due to a computer disaster such as a virus or hard disk crash. By automatically finding family tree files and creating a remote, off-site backup, BackupMyTree’s software ensures complete protection of family tree data.<br /> <br /> The free backup service provides:<br /> <br /> - Support for a wide array of family tree file formats created by popular family tree software packages. Industry standard GEDCOM files are supported too.<br /> - Anywhere access of family tree files using a web browser.<br /> - Monitoring of all family trees for changes and automatic backup of the updated files.<br /> - Storage of previous versions of family tree files should anything become corrupted.<br /> - Instant retrieval in case of data loss - by simply re-downloading the latest family tree backups.<br /> <br /> <a href="">Source &amp; Full Story</a> New Chinese-Canadian Website A Portal To Past urn:md5:032a36244a2476a954e139b8fd1a1283 2010-09-01T18:52:00+02:00 2010-09-01T18:52:45+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <img title="chinese-settlers.jpg, Sep 2010" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="" />The Canadian government announced Monday 900,000 U.S. dollars for the creation of a new website documenting the experiences of Chinese settlers, past and present.<br /> <br /> The bilingual portal, "Chinese Canadian stories: Uncommon stories from a common past history," will be created by the University of British Columbia with funding from the Community Historical Recognition Program (CHRP). It will focus on the collection, documentation and preservation of the legacies of Chinese Canadians and their role in building Canada.<br /> <br /> The portal will launch in March 2012, with an online virtual experience featuring portable interactive kiosks and a searchable database of digital materials created by the CHRP-funded partner organizations.<br /> <br /> <a href="">Source &amp; Full Story</a> Guam's World War II Survivors Seek Compensation urn:md5:1645ac144a6762b011f573033e91e512 2010-09-01T18:42:00+02:00 2010-09-01T18:42:15+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <img title="guam-survivors.png, Sep 2010" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="" />The website, <a href=""></a>, allows community members to submit their own stories and photos, and includes a section where people can sign a petition to Congress. It was set up by Reyes' son-in-law, territorial Sen. Frank Blas Jr.<br /> <br /> According to the site, more than 22,000 civilians lived through the war on Guam but fewer than 1,000 are still alive today. Guam's delegate to Congress, Madeleine Bordallo, has submitted legislation that would set aside $126 million to compensate living survivors.<br /> <br /> <a href="">Source &amp; Full Story</a> Russian WWII Veteran Becomes One Of World's Oldest Bloggers urn:md5:4fdbe4ecd042c38ebef31eb96cdfe199 2010-07-30T19:30:00+02:00 2010-07-30T19:30:26+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <img title="veteranvoini.png, Jul 2010" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="" />An 89-year-old WWII veteran in southern Russia has started a blog on the social networking site LiveJournal, local media said on Friday.<br /> <br /> "I am used to being in step with the times and discovering new technologies," Gennady Ganushkin wrote in <a href="">his first blog</a>. "That's why I became a blogger."<br /> <br /> The veteran soon attracted attention for being one of the oldest LiveJournal users.<br /> <br /> <a href="">Source &amp; Full Story</a> Alabama Genealogy Site Launches urn:md5:30501bf91d3b2b656ab63f7a23b02ca5 2010-07-28T17:16:00+02:00 2010-07-28T17:16:42+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <img title="alabama-genealogy.png, Jul 2010" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="" /><a href=""></a> today announced the completion of the first phase of work on their county profile pages which marks their official online grand opening. <br /> <br /> The site organizes family history and genealogy references in an easy to find format organized by each county. This helps family history researchers to more easily find the records that they are looking for to help document and expand their heritage research. There are also brief historical profiles for each county and an ongoing article series related to the history of Alabama.<br /> <br /> <a href="">Source &amp; Full Story</a> Family Tree Magazine 101 Best Websites of 2010 urn:md5:0b3c4512903e3faa9d39abe27463c962 2010-07-10T10:13:00+02:00 2010-07-10T10:13:17+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <img title="101bestwebsites2010.jpg, Jul 2010" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="" />From state vital records and censuses to historical books and immigration data, this year’s <a href="">101 Best Websites list</a> features tools that can bust your brick walls -- but not your budget. <br /> <br /> In a bumpy economy, is there any more welcome word than free? When we took a break from checking our credit-card balances and 401(k) accounts to consider this year’s 101 Best Websites, the theme was as obvious as the lint in our wallets: the best free genealogy sites. Fortunately, when it comes to online genealogy, the old sayings “There’s no such thing as a free lunch” and “You get what you pay for” go right out the window. You can learn plenty about your family history without ever entering a credit-card number.<br /> <br /> <a href="">Source &amp; Full Story</a> 'We Are What We Do' Launches 'Historypin' urn:md5:5fc36eda1a10ca07434a6ead2ad2f6d1 2010-06-30T10:21:00+02:00 2010-06-30T10:21:24+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <img title="historypin.png, Jun 2010" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="" />Social movement We Are What We Do has joined forces with Google to create <a href="">Historypin</a> - a digital time machine that allows people to view and share history in a totally new way.<br /> <br /> Using Google Maps and Street View technology, Historypin aims to become the largest user-generated archive of the world's historical images and stories.<br /> <br /> Historypin invites the public to dig out, upload and pin their own old photos, as well as the stories behind them, onto the Historypin map. Uniquely, Historypin allows users to layer their old images onto modern Street View scenes, revealing a series of windows into the past.<br /> <br /> <a href="">Source &amp; Full Story</a> Violating Copyright urn:md5:310260d60bc5c18ce578afe37bf12c3c 2010-06-18T08:54:00+02:00 2010-06-18T08:54:32+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <img title="copyright.png, Jun 2010" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="" />The <a href="">GeneaBloggers</a> are warning the genealogy community:<br /> <br /> Heads up to all genealogy bloggers – there is a new splog (spam blog) that is stealing content from many of us including this site and my personal blog, Destination: Austin Family.<br /> <br /> The site is called and it is posting blog content in violation of copyright by a) not properly linking back to the original post and in some cases b) disregarding the Creative Commons licensing provisions.<br /> <br /> The owner of Easy-Genealogy has also blacklisted certain sites from leaving comments – most likely the sites from whom they’ve stolen content.<br /> <br /> <a href="">Source &amp; Full Story</a> Announcing the Family Tree Magazine 40 Best Genealogy Blogs urn:md5:557f2eacad7d1c830d7f0412f93a2aa4 2010-02-22T18:55:00+01:00 2010-02-22T19:55:39+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <img style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0; width: 120px; height: 60px;" alt="" src="" />Family Tree Magazine <a hreflang="en" href="">announces</a> its 40 Best Genealogy Blogs.<br /> <br /> Here are my some of my favorites:<br /> <br /><br /> - <a hreflang="en" href="">GeneaBloggers</a> by Thomas MacEntee<br /> - <a hreflang="en" href="">Genea-Musings</a> by Randy Seaver <br /> - <a hreflang="en" href="">The Association of Graveyard Rabbits</a> by several authors<br /> - <a hreflang="en" href="">The Genetic Genealogist</a> by Blaine Bettinger <br /> - <a href="" hreflang="en">Genealogy Guys</a> by George G. Morgan and Drew Smith <br /> - <a href="" hreflang="en">DearMyrtle</a> by Pat Richley-Erickson ProGenealogists’ Canadian Website urn:md5:cbaf8ed5bb19de554b026c32e0e24e3d 2009-12-15T09:10:00+01:00 2009-12-15T10:10:25+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <img style="margin: 0 1em 1em 0; float: left;" alt="" src="" />Announcement by <a href="" hreflang="en">ProGenealogists</a>:<br /> <br /> We're glad to announce that ProGenealogists has created a new country website for Canada. You can find it at <a href="" hreflang="en"></a>. Over the coming months we are planning to extend the scope of the site so that it truly can be a starting place for anyone wishing to conduct genealogy in Canada. At this time there is limited information on each of the provinces, but our sleuth page is already full of links to browse. Researching in Canada is a lot of fun, with many great resources available to the genealogist.<br /> <br /> <a href="" hreflang="en">Source &amp; Full Story</a> GenQueries: The Online Database of Genealogy Queries urn:md5:5270d25bef9b23a9f1ed9b9626dc0b1e 2009-11-04T12:00:00+01:00 2009-11-04T13:00:41+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <img style="margin: 0 1em 1em 0; float: left; width: 110px; height: 50px;" alt="" src="" /><a href="" hreflang="en">Dick Eastman</a> has launched <a href="" hreflang="en"></a>, The Online Database of Genealogy Queries.<br /> <br /> is a free service that provides an online database for genealogy queries for individuals as well as advertisements for societies, professional and amateur genealogy researchers, authors, publishers, genealogy web sites, adoptee searches, and more. <br /> <br /> <a href="" hreflang="en">Source &amp; Full Story</a> Map Of London 1868 urn:md5:e578b4a089a97c939618fbcde7d029bd 2009-09-19T12:43:00+02:00 2009-09-19T12:43:47+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <img style="margin: 0 1em 1em 0; float: left;" alt="" src="" /><a href="" hreflang="en">This map</a> originates from a large scale map of London compiled and engraved by Edward Weller F.R.G.S., issued in parts as supplements to the Weekly Dispatch newspaper during 1861 and 1862. The map consisted of nine sheets on a scale of 9⅜" to 1 statue mile. This map predates Edward Stanford's Library Map of London (Hyde No. 91) produced for the 1862 International Exhibition, and Weller's map is on a much larger scale than Stanford's 6" to 1 mile Library map.<br /> <br /> The map was purchased by Alfred John Owen on a trip to England from Australia around 1880. Upon Alfred's death the map passed to his daughter Lyzette Owen, and it remained in possession of the Owen family of Victoria, Australia, from the 1880s until 2007, when it was purchased by MAPCO for display on the MAPCO : Map And Plan Collection Online website.<br /> <br /> Use the thumbnail map at the top of each page to navigate your way around the map.<br /> <br /> <a href="" hreflang="en">Map Of London 1868</a> Manchester and Lancashire Family History Society Toolbar urn:md5:3edfccebe28869e0b672ae9be52b7c60 2009-09-15T13:43:00+02:00 2009-09-15T13:43:03+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <img style="margin: 0 1em 1em 0; float: left; width: 172px; height: 38px;" alt="" src="" /><a href="" hreflang="en">Manchester and Lancashire Family History Society (MLFHS)</a>, based in the U.K. is pleased to announce the release of its <a href="" hreflang="en">genealogy toolbar</a> which integrates seamlessly with the users browser (IE, Firefox, Safari) to provide instant access to family history sites including online BMD, Archives, Societies, Pay to View and many more.<br /> <br /> The toolbar is completely free to download and use and has been developed by Family Historians for use by Family Historians.<br /> <br /> <a href="" hreflang="en">Source &amp; Full Story</a> History Of Britain’s Changing Places And Lives Is Put Online urn:md5:1b389fcfa4f9796b9f77a0708e6247fd 2009-07-07T23:56:00+02:00 2009-07-07T23:57:37+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <img style="margin: 0 1em 1em 0; float: left;" alt="" src="" />The JISC-funded <a hreflang="en" href="">A Vision of Britain Through Time</a> website launches today, giving e-access, often for the first time, to over two centuries’ worth of facts, figures, surveys, maps, election results and travel writing showing how 15,000 UK places have changed.<br /> <br /> The changing story of Britain’s towns and villages can be explored in new depth online, which unites more than 200 years worth of official documents, maps and travel stories.<br /> <br /> Its launch provides an e-portal to over 12 million facts about places and lives in Britain. The site includes new-to-view historic boundary maps, a land use survey that helped to defeat Hitler, unemployment and wage records, farm surveys from 1866, the biggest e-library of historic British travel writing and - with pointers for Gordon Brown and his rivals - the results of every Parliamentary election since 1833.<br /> <br /> <a href="" hreflang="en">Source &amp; Full Story</a> Ten New Family Trees Have Been Added to urn:md5:f7af3116d18714387cedd692ed6bca1a 2009-06-24T11:06:00+02:00 2009-06-24T11:06:42+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <img style="margin: 0 1em 1em 0; float: left;" alt="" src="" />Ten new family trees have been added to the Web site <a href="" hreflang="en"></a>. The site now offers more than 40 family tree templates, blank ancestor charts and genealogy helpers designed to help hobbyists, schoolchildren and researchers trace and record their family history.<br /> <br /> The new family tree templates include more three-, four- and five-generation family trees as well as a free-form unlabeled family tree, two trees with room for as many as eight siblings and a new version of the popular birth and adoptive family tree with room for even more family members. Most of the new trees are in full color, with attractive graphics such as trees, birds and even an acorn theme.<br /> <br /> <a href=",200927468.aspx" hreflang="en">Source &amp; Full Story</a> Family Tree Magazine: 101 Best Web Sites 2009 urn:md5:f3b86cffe9fb14d9cd58eee6ec32580b 2009-06-17T21:53:00+02:00 2014-07-29T09:16:04+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <img style="margin: 0 1em 1em 0; float: left; width: 146px; height: 37px;" alt="" src="" />Family Tree Magazine has published their <a href="" hreflang="en">101 Best Web Sites 2009</a>.<br /><br /> • <a hreflang="en" href="">10 Best Web Sites for Vital Records</a> - These are the best searchable databases of vital records from health departments, historical societies and state archives.<br /> • <a hreflang="en" href="">10 Best Web Sites for Storing and Sharing</a> - Sharing your family history just got easier with these Web sites that let you create a family tree, store pictures and more.<br /> • <a hreflang="en" href="">10 Best Big Web Sites</a> - You're sure to find information about your family in these stellar genealogy Web sites.<br /> • <a hreflang="en" href="">10 Best Web Sites for Maps</a> - Trace your family's paths, find your ancestors' homes and explore the old country.<br /> • <a hreflang="en" href="">10 Best Web Sites for Local Searches</a> - You can thank your lucky stars if your ancestors resided in the areas these Web sites cover.<br /> • <a hreflang="en" href="">10 Best Web Sites for International Searches</a> - Tracking down immigrant ancestors has never been easier.<br /> • <a hreflang="en" href="">10 Best Cutting-edge Web Sites</a> - Stay informed about the latest technology for genealogists with these sites.<br /> • <a hreflang="en" href="">10 Best Web Sites for Military Research</a> - Find ancestors who served their country in these databases and archives.<br /> • <a hreflang="en" href="">10 Best Virtual Library Web Sites</a> - Powerful search tools let you explore great library collections in the comfort of your own home.<br /> • <a hreflang="en" href="">10 Best Web Sites to See Dead People</a> - Use these sites to find obituaries, cemeteries and other traces of your departed ancestors. From Pilgrim to President urn:md5:0dc03944dfe0bac971c25f49b9fb5304 2009-05-12T08:00:00+02:00 2009-05-12T01:34:02+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <img style="margin: 0 1em 1em 0; float: left;" alt="" src="" />The <a href="" hreflang="en">Pilgrim Archives Leiden</a> give a surprising look in a unique piece of Leiden history: the story of the Pilgrims. The Pilgrims were English Protestants, who fled England to escape the oppressive regime of James I and the Anglican established church. They lived and worked in Leiden from 1609 to 1620.<br /> <br /> From 1620 groups of Pilgrims travelled onwards to North America: the 'New World'. There, people still celebrate Thanksgiving Day, in memory of the Pilgrims' ordeals and eventual deliverance. The influence of the Pilgrims on the future United States has been great. Just take the fact that no fewer than seven <a href="" hreflang="en">American Presidents</a> are direct descendants of the Leiden Pilgrims. 100 Genealogy Resources to Discover Your Ancestry urn:md5:b285a641fb110ae5f77f7ea0a4fb84ce 2009-05-03T20:53:00+02:00 2009-05-03T20:53:29+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites Research and discover your ancestry with these 100 tools to get you started building a family tree. Trace back as far as you can find and share your results with friends and family. Many of the forums in this list will also garner you a few new friends in the genealogy spectrum. Tracing your roots will give you insight into your family’s past and give you an edge in your own forensic education endeavors.<br /> <br /> <a href="" hreflang="en">Read "100 Genealogy Resources to Discover Your Ancestry"</a> City of Rome, Georgia, U.S., Cemetery Burial Data Now Online urn:md5:7723301c7d0fe47220627e3cf68fd1c8 2009-04-29T21:43:00+02:00 2009-05-07T11:14:23+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <img style="margin: 0 1em 1em 0; float: left;" alt="" src="" />Thanks to a new burial data program on the <a hreflang="en" href="">city of Rome's Web</a> site, genealogy researchers and loved ones may have an easier time locating their ancestors buried in Rome's public cemeteries.<br /> <br /> The service can assist those looking for the plots of ancestors, family or friends buried in city-owned cemeteries — Eastview, Oakland and Myrtle Hill.<br /> <br /> "We’re one of the first two or three cities to give this feature," said Rome Cemetery Director Stan Rogers.<br /> <br /> The information only covers burial records, the cemetery lot number and plot location number. The site can also generate clickable maps of the cemeteries that allow the user to navigate and find the exact placement of the plot.<br /> <br /> <a href="" hreflang="en">Eastview and Oakland Cemetery Search</a><br /> <a href="" hreflang="en">Myrtle Hill Cemetery Search</a><br /> <br /> <a href=";id=2462522&amp;widget=push&amp;instance=home_news_lead_story&amp;article-City%20of%20Rome%20cemetery%20burial%20data%20now%20online%20=&amp;open=&amp;" hreflang="en">Source &amp; Full Story</a> British History Online urn:md5:1ad8ba6bc65c2631c2c9c670f8df2daa 2009-04-26T22:16:00+02:00 2009-04-26T22:23:10+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites I just came across this amazing website:<br /><br />Created by the Institute of Historical Research and the History of Parliament Trust, <a hreflang="en" href="">British History Online</a> is a digital library containing some of the core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval and modern history of the British Isles.<br /><br />A lot of free resources and a full-text search of all the sources in the website! ProQuest Offers Free, Open Access to ProQuest Student Resources during National Library Week urn:md5:00036bdc56bb76fc7064d7a529443be8 2009-04-13T21:12:00+02:00 2009-04-13T21:12:44+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites ProQuest will provide free, open access during National Library Week to three of its most popular student resources—CultureGrams®, eLibrary®, and SIRS Discoverer®. These online resources connect learners of all ages to media-rich content that helps with homework, course study, and research.<br /> <br /> From Monday, April 13 through Friday April 17 CultureGrams®, eLibrary®, and SIRS Discoverer® will be freely available at <a href="" hreflang="en"></a>. CultureGrams®offers concise, reliable, and up-to-date country reports on the cultures of the world—from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. eLibrary® delivers high-quality, high-interest, and highly usable full-text and multimedia content—all via an engaging, contemporary interface. SIRS Discoverer® connects users to a wide range of topics, articles, graphics, and websites editorially selected from more than 1,900 sources worldwide.<br /> <br /> <a href="" hreflang="en">Source & Information</a> Poland Launches World War II Victims Database urn:md5:f84b4f8f20d824eaed3f44f45116efbb 2009-04-09T15:15:00+02:00 2009-04-09T15:16:18+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites Seventy years after the outbreak of World War II, Poland will launch a database of some 2 million victims of the fighting, the daily Polska reported on Thursday.<br /> <br /> The database will be available in the next several days on <a hreflang="en" href=""></a>, and will include the location and circumstances of the victims' death. Families or loved ones will have the option to add to the list of victims.<br /> <br /> Officials hope that the database will grow to 4 million names within a year or two.<br /> <br /> 'Launching such a database is a big event,' historian Wojciech Roszkowski told the daily. 'Up until now, researchers trying to determine the number of victims always hit a wall. They weren't able to determine in various places how many were really died.'<br /> <br /> <a href="" hreflang="en">Source</a> Old Aerial Photographs of the UK Available Online urn:md5:5a683c20d5857855891f02bf86fcccc7 2009-04-08T01:43:00+02:00 2009-04-08T01:43:50+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <em><a hreflang="en" href=""></a> is an unsurpassed collection of information about old aerial photographs of the UK, from the 40's to the 90's. Our aim is to offer you the ability to search through hundreds of thousands of aerial photos, both vertical and oblique, at the click of a button, and to then select and purchase photos of your choice. You can select either a print or a digital scan.</em><br style="font-style: italic;"><br style="font-style: italic;"><em>Our team of experts has collated the photography held on the site from many independent and historic archives, and for the first time you are able to view the exact positions of these photos and see what area they cover on a map. Please note that currently only vertical aerial photographs are offered on the website. Oblique photographs are coming soon.</em> 25 Most Popular Genealogy Blogs urn:md5:97aaccf3c3bfbd907b054f2845f71c4a 2009-04-06T12:15:00+02:00 2009-04-06T12:17:38+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites List of the <a href="" hreflang="en">25 Most Popular Genealogy Blogs</a> as of April 3, 2009, determined by Technorati.<br /><ol><li><a target="_blank" href=""> Genealogy</a>&nbsp;(Kimberly Powell)&nbsp;</li> <li><a target="_blank" href="">Eastman Online Newsletter</a>* (Dick Eastman)</li> <li><a target="_blank" href="">Genea-Musings</a>&nbsp;(Randy Seaver)&nbsp;</li> <li><a target="_blank" href="">Creative Gene</a>&nbsp;(Jasia)&nbsp;</li> <li><a target="_blank" href="">Dear Myrtle</a>&nbsp;(Pat Richely)&nbsp;</li> <li><a target="_blank" href="">AnceStories</a>&nbsp;(Miriam Midkiff)&nbsp;</li> <li><a target="_blank" href="">Genealogue</a>&nbsp;(Chris Dunham)</li> <li><a target="_blank" href="">footnoteMaven</a>&nbsp;(Anonymous)&nbsp;</li> <li><a target="_blank" href="">Genetic Genealogist&nbsp;</a>(Blaine Bettinger)&nbsp;</li> <li><a target="_blank" href="">Tracing The Tribe: Jewish Genealogy Blog</a>&nbsp;(Schelly Talalay Dardashti)&nbsp;</li> <li><a target="_blank" href="">GenaBlogie</a>&nbsp;(Craig Manson)&nbsp;</li> <li><a target="_blank" href="">Olive Tree Genealogy Blog</a>&nbsp;(Lorine McGinnis Schulze)&nbsp;</li> <li><a target="_blank" href="">Steve’s Genealogy Blog</a>&nbsp;(Stephen J. Danko)&nbsp;</li> <li><a target="_blank" href="">24-7 Family History Circle</a>&nbsp;(Juliana Smith)</li> <li><a target="_blank" href="">TransylvanianDutch</a>&nbsp;(John Newmark)&nbsp;</li> <li><a target="_blank" href="">GenDisasters</a>&nbsp;(Stu Beitler)&nbsp;</li> <li><a target="_blank" href="">Genealogy Insider @ FamilyTree</a>&nbsp;(Diane Hadd)&nbsp;</li> <li><a target="_blank" href="">Think Genealogy</a>&nbsp;(Mark Tucker)&nbsp;</li> <li><a target="_blank" href="">California Genealogical Society and Library Blog</a>&nbsp;(California Genealogical Society)&nbsp;</li> <li><a target="_blank" href="">The Genealogy Guys</a>&nbsp;(George G. Morgan and Drew Smith)&nbsp;</li> <li><a target="_blank" href="">CanadaGenealogy</a>, or, 'Jane's Your Aunt'&nbsp;(Diane Rogers)&nbsp;</li> <li><a target="_blank" href="">Ancestry Insider&nbsp;</a>(Anonymous)&nbsp;</li> <li><a target="_blank" href="">GenealogyBlog</a>&nbsp;(Leland Meitzler)&nbsp;</li> <li><a target="_blank" href="">Ancestor Search Blog</a>&nbsp;(Kathi)&nbsp;</li> <li><a target="_blank" href="">Tie&nbsp;Hugh Watkins Genealogue</a>&nbsp;(Hugh Watkins) - It's a tie</li> <li>&nbsp;<a target="_blank" href="">Legacy News</a>&nbsp;(Legacy Tree Software) - It's a tie</li> </ol> Geneally: New Genealogy and Family History Search Engine urn:md5:68050fa72faf1b206817911344a44d57 2009-04-01T10:37:00+02:00 2009-04-01T10:37:14+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <a href="" hreflang="en"></a> is a new dedicated genealogy and family search engine, built from the ground up to create a useful resource for anyone researching their ancestry.<br /> <br /> Hundreds of new links are added each day. If you run a genealogy-related website, do contact us and we'll do our best to add the details of your site to our database.<br /> <br /> In November 2008 Geneally acquired the former genealogy news site, making the best starting point for all matters of interest to family historians. Dublin Interment Records Coming Online urn:md5:4516cfa1419582a02b9010943401a163 2009-03-23T09:58:00+00:00 2009-03-26T07:04:19+00:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites Glasnevin Cemetery group hold records for five Dublin cemeteries, some open to the public and others now closed. Select records on interments are now available to certified genealogists and will be available to the general public for online search starting on April 8, 2009. Included will be records for Goldenbridge Cemetery on Dublin 8, Dublin’s first Catholic cemetery. The initial records becoming available will date back until 1890; however, the project will be ongoing until all records are added. Glasnevin Cemetery opened in 1832, and Goldenbridge opened in 1829. The other three cemeteries managed by this group are: Dordistown, Newlands Cross and Palmerstown.<br /> <br /> For details please visit: <a href="" hreflang="ab"></a><br /> <br /> Thanks to Deborah Nilles - <a href="" hreflang="ab"></a> 10 Fascinating Graveyards You Must See urn:md5:81e9cbf6c59959b30bc4e493741b0bfe 2009-03-22T13:23:00+01:00 2009-03-22T14:23:38+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites While still considered a strange destination on holiday, a growing number of people are seeking out cemeteries to visit. There is an inherent fascination in cemeteries that should be embraced. Whether you are interested in the architecture or artwork of the tombs, the history of the area, or simply seeking out the final resting place of a favorite personality, cemeteries are a worthwhile destination.<br /> <br /> <a href="" hreflang="en">The List Universe</a> list a by-no-means definitive <a href="" hreflang="en">list of some of the most famous cemeteries in the world</a>. Internet Archive to Unveil Massive Wayback Machine Data Center urn:md5:bce8fcf26b8f6e8faa2d460cb2211f88 2009-03-20T17:16:00+01:00 2009-03-20T18:16:26+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites The Internet Archive organization plans next week to announce the opening of a new data center to house two petabytes of information for its <a href="" hreflang="en">Wayback Machine</a>, the digital time capsule that stores archived versions of Web pages dating back to 1996.<br /> <br /> The Wayback Machine houses 85 billion Web pages archived for more than a dozen years, which amounts to three petabytes of data, or about 150 times the content of the Library of Congress. Only five years ago, the Wayback Machine contained about 30 billion Web pages. It is expected to continue to grow by 100TB of data per month now that it's live.<br /> <br /> The Internet Archive's massive database is mirrored to the <a href="" hreflang="en">Bibliotheca Alexandrina</a>, the new Library of Alexandria in Egypt, for disaster recovery purposes.<br /> <br /> <a href="" hreflang="en">Source</a> New Website For Irish Diaspora In USA urn:md5:60c447f2cc532a5207209b6eda65e0de 2009-03-18T18:37:00+01:00 2009-03-18T19:37:50+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites A new web site, <a href="" hreflang="en"></a>, has arrived offering Irish-American news and entertainment.<br /> <br /> Niall O'Dowd, the New York-based Irish publisher is behind the site, which includes genealogy information, top tourist spots in Ireland as well as breaking news and features. Its target audience is the Irish diaspora, which numbers 36.5 million in the United States, more than eight times the population of Ireland.<br /> <br /> <a href="" hreflang="en">Source</a> Usenet Newsgroups Provider Helps With Genealogy Research urn:md5:a8c340247d8b40ed28497e8bc5070289 2009-03-13T21:40:00+01:00 2009-03-13T22:41:25+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites Usenet Newsgroups Provider <a hreflang="en" href=""></a> now provides access to an extensive collection of newsgroups related to the topic of genealogy, making <a hreflang="en" href="">genealogy research with Usenet</a> easier. This allows researchers to take advantage of extensive research conducted by the newsgroup community going back to 1995.<br /> <br /> In order to access these newsgroups, it's required to have access to Usenet. NewsDemon provides a free public server for this purpose. Just use the nntp address, login, and password <a hreflang="en" href="">found here</a>.<br /> <br /> <a href="" hreflang="en">Source</a> Interactive Cemetery Published on Web Site urn:md5:4fdf1f7d40592f860b26c1189f1de849 2009-03-12T15:09:00+01:00 2009-03-12T16:09:29+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites Cedar City is creating an interactive cemetery online thanks to an Eagle Scout project by Cedar City resident Curtis Weber, 18.<br /> <br /> Cedar City Engineer Troy Maxwell has been assisting Weber with the project.<br /> <br /> "He was trying to put together a database where people could look it up," Maxwell said. "I said I could incorporate it to where they have a picture of where the plots are located."<br /> <br /> Maxwell said that although the interactive cemetery is being worked on, people can still look online at what has been done so far online.<br /> <br /> For more information, go to <a hreflang="en" href=""></a> and click on the "cemetery interactive map" link.<br /> <br /> <a href="" hreflang="en">Source &amp; Full Story</a> FamilyHistoryOnline Will Close On Monday 2nd March 2009 urn:md5:a108eecf73ff94942f01a9c5ec25e42e 2009-02-26T22:23:00+01:00 2009-02-26T23:23:07+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <p><a hreflang="en" href="">FamilyHistoryOnline</a> will close on Monday 2nd March 2009 and the data will be transfered to <a hreflang="en" href=""></a>.</p><p>The Federation of Family History Societies and its services company will not be able to invest sufficient time and money in the considerable resources that would be necessary to enable FamilyHistoryOnline to continue as a viable alternative to other commercial sites.</p><p>The hosting of FamilyHistoryOnline by is providing greater access to this valuable information and bringing the data to a wider audience worldwide. It will also produce greater returns to the family history societies who own this data, and they will be able to use this income to support their educational, project and other work.</p><p>An online partnership between the Federation of Family History Societies and was announced in a <a href="">press release</a> on 1st September 2007.</p> <p>Read more at <a hreflang="en" href=""></a>.</p> The Scottish Register Of Tartans Goes Live urn:md5:499c3ebe46dbd92f0ce736666377deeb 2009-02-21T23:26:00+01:00 2009-02-22T00:27:12+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <a hreflang="en" href="">The National Archives of Scotland</a> (NAS) launched <a hreflang="en" href="">The Scottish Register of Tartans</a> to promote and preserve information about registered tartans. The Register, which will be maintained by the NAS, will provide a focal point for tartan, its design and production and for genealogical research.<br /> <br /> Tartan, known throughout the world as a national symbol of Scotland, has now been officially recognised by the Parliament in Edinburgh. It has taken six years to complete the legislation establishing the Register with The Scottish Register of Tartan Act receiving Royal Assent in November 2008.<br /> <br /> <a hreflang="en" href="">The Register</a> will provide users with the opportunity to search its database for tartans already recorded and will also provide a registration service for recording new tartans. The Scottish Register of Tartans Act specifies the criteria which new tartans will be required to meet, and these official vetting procedures will promote and protect the status of registered tartans.<br /> <br /> <a href="" hreflang="en">Source</a> A Digital Atlas Of Denmark Tracking Data From The 1600s urn:md5:70bbf97a451be265c77426bea562a475 2009-02-19T18:59:00+01:00 2009-02-19T19:59:14+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites The National Archive has received a 15 million kroner grant from the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation to create a digital atlas of Denmark, tracking data from the 1600s.<br /> <br /> Trade publication Ingeniøren reports that the joint project, which includes the archives, the National Survey and Cadastre, and the University of Copenhagen, will map historical Danish data to provide a detailed tool for researchers.<br /> <br /> The three-year project will create an internet-based GIS (geographic information system) map that will include a database of cultural, historical and geographical information.<br /> <br /> <a href="" hreflang="en">Source</a> Dictionary Of Scottish Architects, 1840-1980 urn:md5:042533c39bde88db0370a9b637d9d61f 2009-02-10T10:26:00+01:00 2009-02-10T11:26:41+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <p>The <a hreflang="en" href="">Dictionary of Scottish Architects</a> (DSA) is a database providing biographical information and job lists for all architects known to have worked in Scotland during the period 1840-1980, whether as principals, assistants or apprentices.</p> <p>The resource is searchable by name or location of architect, practice, or building, as well as by client. Architects based in Scotland have their known works fully catalogued; but only the Scottish works of English and Irish architects have been included. The Dictionary is currently being extended to cover up to 1980 and the entries for many architects who practised after World War II are skeletons only. These will gradually be filled out over the next three years. The works of architects who trained in Scotland but practised in England, Wales, the Dominions and the USA have not been comprehensively catalogued because of time and cost constraints.</p> Live Roots On Second Life urn:md5:2885127f16f52699c049a46de6c8b2f6 2009-02-01T10:41:00+01:00 2009-02-01T22:35:57+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <p>A <a href=";xo=lrdoc&amp;xn=-1&amp;xr=178098">Second Life</a> destination created to assist researchers, much in the way the real life (RL) versions does.</p> <p>In the <a hreflang="en" href="">Live Roots</a> on Second Life area, you can easily locate all of the <a hreflang="en" href=";xo=linden&amp;">available SL genealogy (related) areas</a>, and get information about a variety of database companies in the upcoming exhibitor area.</p> <p>Future enhancements to the Live Roots on Second Life area will include being able to preview available results for a specific surname (or full name) you are researching on a variety of database sites.</p> <p>Already a Second Life member? <a href="" target="_blank">Jump to the Live Roots on Second Life area</a>.</p> Genealogy In Time urn:md5:0e10cf9cf7fd723d9ea0b4fba71499cc 2009-01-22T12:08:00+01:00 2009-01-22T13:09:55+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <p>MissingLink Software Corporation announces the official launch of its new web site <a hreflang="en" href="">Genealogy In Time</a>, a free online genealogy magazine containing genealogy news, articles and links.</p> <p>Genealogy In Time is owned by the MissingLink Software Corporation, an independent company located in Ottawa, Canada. They specialize in family history software.</p> Unfortunately there's no RSS feed available. Find Alternate Surname Spellings urn:md5:120c2c9f416611aef4d2e6321ea54e29 2009-01-15T21:34:00+01:00 2009-01-15T22:34:41+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites Enter the surname or given name that you want to find and <a hreflang="en" href="">FamilyTrackers</a> will give results including:<br /><br />- Surnames used by other researchers including those elusive dit names.<br />- Surnames that start the same way.<br />- Surnames that have a matching <a hreflang="en" href="">Soundex</a> code. GeoNames urn:md5:f678d708db3e9433ccb3671c8e1fe535 2009-01-14T21:46:00+01:00 2009-01-14T22:51:52+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <p>The <a hreflang="en" href="">GeoNames</a> geographical database is available for download free of charge under a creative commons attribution license. It contains over eight million geographical names and consists of 6.5 million unique features whereof 2.2 million populated places and 1.8 million alternate names.</p> <p>GeoNames is integrating geographical data such as names of places in various languages, elevation, population and others from various sources. All lat/long coordinates are in WGS84 (World Geodetic System 1984). Users may manually edit, correct and add new names using a user friendly wiki interface.</p> Family Health History urn:md5:7ed88e2317fe8137f8acedc0c677d077 2009-01-13T21:30:00+01:00 2009-01-13T22:30:26+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <a href="" hreflang="en"></a> is a new free, open-access Family Health History wich allows you to easily create your family pedigree, enter in diseases that run in your family, and present your family health history report to your healthcare professional.<br /><br /><em>"Because family members often share the same genes and environment which contribute to health risks, family health history is important health factor. Knowing your family history is a glimpse into your own genome. Talk to your family members about their health, doing so will help you determine which diseases you are at risk for so you can take prevention steps to avoid the disease."</em> The British Colonist 1858-1910 urn:md5:7b2fec918b6c20617429ccec1ab8bcdc 2008-12-11T21:51:00+01:00 2008-12-11T22:51:28+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites On December 11th, 1858, in the midst of a gold rush, a man with the improbable name Amor de Cosmos inked up an old hand press and launched a newspaper -- the British Colonist -- into the world. Published in Victoria, it became the leading paper in the colonies of Vancouver Island and British Columbia, and was the paper for the province of British Columbia until the emergence of Vancouver and competitors in the 1890s.<br /><br /> <a hreflang="en" href="">The British Colonist</a> website contains all the issues of the British Colonist (also called The Daily British Colonist, the Daily Colonist, and other variants) from its first issue in 1858 to June of 1910.<br /><br /> English Reports 1220-1873 Available Free Online urn:md5:c88cec862115eba5c998b18a88f42efa 2008-12-10T18:48:00+01:00 2008-12-10T19:51:44+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites The <a hreflang="en" href="">English Reports</a> from 1220 to 1873 are available online for free on <a hreflang="en" href="">CommonLII</a>.<br /><br />The English Reports is the oldest collection of the most authoritative, comprehensive law reports in publication. Over 100,000 of the most important cases reported between 1220 and 1873 compiled into one collection.<br /><br />These reports are available as printable PDFs that replicate the pagination and appearance of the hard copies exactly.<br /><br />The database is based on data provided by <a href="">Justis</a>. Voyages: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database urn:md5:2d4aeacd90ecd04adf61346914f2b5b2 2008-12-05T22:56:00+01:00 2008-12-05T23:58:40+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <p>Historians hope a new Web database will help bring millions of blacks closer to their African ancestors who were forced onto slave ships, connecting them to their heritage in a way that has long been possible for white Europeans.</p> <p><a hreflang="en" href="">Voyages: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database</a> launched today in conjunction with a conference at Emory University marking the bicentennial of the official end of the trans-Atlantic slave trade in 1808. Emory spearheaded the two-year interactive project, which is free to the public.</p> <p>"Voyages" documents the slave trade from Africa to the New World that took place over three centuries — between the 1500s and 1800s — and includes searchable information on nearly 35,000 trips and the names of 70,000 human cargo. The voluminous work includes data on more than 95 percent of all voyages that left ports from England — the country with the second-largest slave trade — and documents two-thirds of all slave trade voyages between 1514 and 1866.</p> Launched urn:md5:31d6c7d7fefdf8753d9d64929d212217 2008-11-04T10:00:00+01:00 2008-11-05T19:29:13+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <p>Ben Sayer, author of <a href=""></a>, has launched <a href=""></a>:</p> <p><em>"I was concerned that the Mac community would be confused or just not happy with my support of the PC. I decided to go ahead because my interest is helping genealogists and family historians regardless of their computer platform choice.</em></p> <p><em>I remain committed to improving the state of genealogy on the Mac. I think can, ironically, help toward that end as well."</em></p> A New Interface For Historical Content At WorldHistory urn:md5:8f001e883564b0b46d38175449b18a5a 2008-10-26T19:30:00+01:00 2008-10-30T23:18:12+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <p><a href="" target="_blank">WorldHistory</a> has just entered it’s private beta phase. The interesting interface allows users to pick a location on a map to see historical events that occurred there. You can even set a date range to see events that happened during those years. The program also allows you to enter your own ancestors and genealogy information to the site, say if you had an ancestor that fought in a historic battle.</p> <p>The program, for the most part, accesses Wikipedia data in order to create the content. They also say they are hard at work on an iPhone version of the program that will show historical events that occurred near you at any given time.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Click here</a> for a series of demo videos. </p> Get Addresses From Google Maps With Reverse Geocoding urn:md5:bb55f4070b7ce13de42584a5168b422f 2008-10-25T20:49:00+02:00 2008-10-25T20:54:16+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <p><a hreflang="en" href="">Google Maps</a> has long been able to convert an address into a latitude/longitude pair. <a href="">Now it can do the opposite</a>: converting a latitude/longitude pair into an address.<br /><br />Blogger <a hreflang="en" href="">Amit Agarawal</a> has created a mashup to <a href="">display the reverse-geocoded address when you click on a map</a>, and <a href="">MeetWays</a> provides you with an address of location equidistant between you and someone you'd like to hang out with.</p> Genealogy Today Launches Live Roots Meta Search Website urn:md5:edb1e88fc960469733b2604c5695cfcf 2008-10-13T18:43:00+02:00 2008-10-13T18:47:56+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <a hreflang="en" href="">Genealogy Today</a> announced the release of a new website designed to help researchers locate genealogical data -- both online and offline, and either digitized or in-print. <a hreflang="en" href="">Live Roots</a> bridges the gaps between independent websites, large commercial repositories and printed materials yet to be digitized and published on the World Wide Web.<br /><br />"I've always tried to stay informed about new resources; but with so many outlets, there hasn't been a single place to search across different catalogs," commented Illya D'Addezio, owner of Genealogy Today. "Through Live Roots I'm partnering with major genealogy companies and many medium and smaller publishers to combine their respective catalogs into one repository."<br /><br />"The "live" part of the Live Roots concept lets your research continue even when the publication isn't available online," added Illya. "There's nothing more frustrating than finding a resource that could hold the missing link in your tree, and then discovering that there aren't any places online to access it."<br /><br />For many of the resources in its catalog, Live Roots captures names from their listings and aggregates the data into a searchable index. This makes it possible to locate names within resources, rather than just searching for keywords in titles and descriptions. This includes many of the resources that have yet to be digitized and/or transcribed online.<br /><br />For additional details, visit "<a hreflang="en" href="">Genealogy Today Launches Live Roots Meta Search Website</a>" Canadian War Museum Launched “Canada and the First World War” Website urn:md5:07466a7e028bcc95d6181469b17dfd42 2008-09-26T15:53:00+02:00 2008-09-26T15:59:41+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <p>The <a hreflang="en" href="">Canadian War Museum</a>’s did for it’s newly launched <a href="" target="_blank">Canada and the First World War</a> Web site. The online resource will allow the public to read and view thousands of war-time photographs, art, letters and diaries. Kathryn Lyons, senior interpretative planner at the Ottawa-based museum, said the massive collection gives users an amazing look into the day-to-day lives of Canada’s soldiers circa 1914.</p> <p>"The thing that sets us apart from other Web projects is that we have hundreds of objects – lots of real stuff," she said. "We took really great, high-quality photos of all the objects we have in our collection as a way of rounding out the story for visitors to our site." </p> <p xmlns:dt="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:datatypes">But with a project of such massive scale comes serious technical issues. "Size was really the biggest challenge for us and probably the one we were least prepared for," Lyons said. "We had to edit and translate about 100,000 words of text and keep track of the thousands of images we created. It was about 925 pages of Web content." </p> <p xmlns:dt="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:datatypes">For museum staff, once it solved the problem of creating and compiling the digital artifacts, the focus shifted toward how to manage the content. </p> <p xmlns:dt="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:datatypes">"Our artifacts, images and archival material already have databases," Lyons said. "It’s how the content is managed – both in-house for us and for researchers who want to go through our catalogues." </p> <p xmlns:dt="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:datatypes">Source: <a hreflang="en" href="">itWorldCanada</a></p> urn:md5:c8c20b83c0e6cec4231d4541ad8330c4 2008-09-16T10:12:00+02:00 2008-09-16T10:14:40+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <p><a hreflang="en" href=""></a> is a new blog website for genealogists and family historians who prefer to work on Apple's Macintosh computers. Author Ben Sayer will provide video and written tutorials, tips, news, and reviews that help you accomplish your research goals more quickly and with Mac style.</p> The National Archives of the United Kingdom launches innovative new website on World War Two urn:md5:0f18bd96423cf1e5d11034b0bf0a698b 2008-09-15T21:35:00+02:00 2008-09-15T21:39:05+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <p>In its tenth year, Learning Curve, The National Archives award-winning education website has launched '<a hreflang="en" href="">World War II</a>', an innovative, interactive site for Key Stage 3 &amp; 4 History students and anyone with an interest in the Second World War.</p> <p>You can learn about the plan by British Intelligence agencies to produce the Himmler stamp to make the Germans think that Heinrich Himmler was trying to overthrow Adolf Hitler. Students can study the advice given about disguise from the special training programme used at the training schools for British agents. You can also discover the truth about ´Operation Mincemeat´ and actually hear from some of the people there at the time.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Supporting the National Curriculum's requirements that history students use archives and museums as well as technology in their studies, 'World War II' features the six theatres of war and within each a number of investigations, making up twenty in all. It features a range of sources from The National Archives that only a few researchers have ever seen, for example a personal and confidential telegram from Stalin to Churchill, never previously published online. History was never so much more fun or inspiring.</p> Source: <a hreflang="en" href="">The National Archives</a> New Online Map Site Shows State Routes of Old urn:md5:6624b49c8162556f3c98734ddf9c4bc9 2008-09-10T17:11:00+02:00 2008-09-10T17:11:29+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <p>From wagon routes to interstate highways, dating from the 1600s to the 1960s, maps that show where travelers were going in North Carolina are now online at, the new North Carolina Maps web site. A collaboration among the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources State Archives and its Outer Banks History Center with UNC-Chapel Hill, the <em><a hreflang="en" href="">North Carolina Maps</a></em> website will be the most complete online collection of state maps in the United States.</p> <p>The North Carolina Maps site is easy to use. You can search by location, date, subject, creator, or all maps. No additional software or modifications are needed. The site was announced at a conference at UNC-Chapel Hill in August.</p> Printable Family Tree Templates Available for Download at New Web Site urn:md5:38ea560e2744e2f8848cc3703784b295 2008-09-08T15:14:00+02:00 2008-09-08T15:17:54+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites A new web site offers more than 20 printable family tree templates and blank genealogy charts with variations designed for everyone from the seasoned genealogy buff to schoolchildren working on class projects.<br /><br />All of the family trees and charts at <a hreflang="en" href=""></a> can be instantly downloaded and printed for free in PDF form (compatible with Adobe Acrobat and similar readers), and a $4 premium version is available in .DOC format. The .DOC versions are fully editable with Microsoft Word, so users need only click and type to customize them and add family members’ names to the already-formatted templates.<br /><br />The categories at include: three-, four-, five- and six-generation family trees; family trees with and without graphics; family trees with room for photos; formal family trees and family trees for kids.<br /> PublicProfiler Worldnames: Global surname website launched urn:md5:c1e06b79102384e03f2d1ecf0f7b16b2 2008-08-30T15:25:00+02:00 2008-08-30T15:29:17+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <p>People interested in their family history can now find where their relatives have spread around the world by using a public website which maps surnames: <a hreflang="en" href="">PublicProfiler Worldnames</a></p> <p>A team of geographers from University College, London, have used data from electoral rolls and telephone directories to map the distribution of 10.8 million different last names.</p> <p>The information, which covers a billion people in 26 countries, shows amateur researchers just where different names originated and where families have scattered around the world through migration.</p> <p>The online maps also have information on which of 6.5 million forenames are most closely associated with different surnames and lists the top regions and cities for the presence of each last name.</p> <p>The study, presented at the Royal Geographical Society's annual conference, was based on research on the distribution of 25,000 Anglo-Saxon surnames in the UK.</p> <p>Source: <span><a hreflang="en" href="">The Press Association</a></span></p> New urn:md5:00a987790a1d20ea3026505d345685f7 2008-08-28T23:32:00+02:00 2008-08-28T23:38:02+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <p>Family Tree Magazine has just launched their new web site <a href=";"></a> a few minutes ago!</p> <p>Read more at <a hreflang="en" href="">Genealogy Insider</a>.</p> Executed Today urn:md5:8ac287380bf33748dfff5e6f008a9eb6 2008-08-13T18:20:00+02:00 2008-08-13T18:25:18+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <p><a hreflang="en" href="">Executed Today</a> is a blog of history, sociology, biography, criminology, law, and kismet — an unrepresentative but arresting view of the human condition across time and circumstance from the parlous vantage of the scaffold.</p> <p>Executed Today is a daily chronicle — each day the story of an historical execution that took place on this date, and the story behind it.</p> Today, 13 August 1964: Gwynne Owen Evans and Peter Anthony Allen, England's last hangings. Crimes and punishments of historical London unlocked urn:md5:efe90e9bc4988e5674017dd0d29079e4 2008-05-26T17:34:00+02:00 2008-05-26T17:39:34+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <p class="normal"> <img style="margin: 0 1em 1em 0; float: left;" alt="" src="" />Details of crimes, carried out by the likes of Oscar Wilde, the infamous Dr Crippen, suffragettes and Irish terrorists, can be viewed for the first time on the internet, thanks to a significant expansion of the innovative <a hreflang="en" href="">Old Bailey Proceedings Online</a> website.</p> <p class="normal">Researchers from the University of Sheffield, Hertfordshire and The Open University have doubled the size of the existing Old Bailey Proceedings Online 1674-1834 website, expanding its coverage to include details of criminal trials from 1674 to 1913, from just after the Great Fire to just before the Great War. <br /> <br />The website, which provides access to the largest single source of searchable information about "ordinary" British lives and behaviour ever published, details over 197,000 criminal trials held at London’s central criminal between 1674 and 1913. </p> <p class="normal">People from all over the world can visit the site and get a valuable insight into a diverse range of crimes from pick-pocketing and robbery, to abduction and murder. The addition of nineteenth and early twentieth century trials also highlights ‘new’ crimes, such as mothers convicted for neglecting their children, reflecting people’s attitudes at that time in history </p> Medieval England Soldier Database urn:md5:192af4975d77bd54d0d332387581e59f 2008-05-19T17:38:00+02:00 2008-05-20T18:11:55+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <img style="margin: 0 1em 1em 0; float: left;" alt="" src="" />The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) has awarded a Research Grant worth just under £500,000 to Dr Adrian Bell of the ICMA Centre and Professor Anne Curry of the University of Southampton to challenge assumptions about the emergence of professional soldiery between 1369 and 1453.<br /><br /> The project has an innovative methodological approach and will be producing an on-line searchable resource for public use of immense value and interest to genealogists as well as social, political and military historians. The project employs two Research Assistants over three years and also includes one Doctoral Research Studentship - all of whom began work on 1st October 2006. The whole team is working on a jointly authored book, conference papers, and articles.<br /><br /> A pilot project <a hreflang="en" href="">database is now available for searching</a>.<br /><br /> The online database currently holds just under 90,000 service records. These are taken from muster rolls, housed in The National Archives, for the years 1369 - 1453.<br /><br /> A section called <a hreflang="en" href="">'Soldier of the Month'</a> is featuring sketches of the careers in arms of interesting soldiers, drawing on the evidence provided by the online database.<br /><br />via <a hreflang="en" href="">Genealogy Reviews Online</a><br /> Potentially Fraudulent Sites Posing as Genealogy Websites urn:md5:048af2856d926a472d4400cfa060991e 2008-04-11T20:48:00+02:00 2008-05-21T16:23:29+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <p>From the <a href= ""> Ancestry Blog</a>:</p> <p>We have recently become aware of three websites purporting to allow family history research:, and The sites claim to have “the largest online genealogical search tool” and promote themselves as the foremost resources for genealogy, but from what we can tell, these sites are nothing more than a series of web pages with links to other services. These sites, in our opinion, are clearly fraudulent.</p> <p>On each site, potential customers are lured to purchase under what we feel to be false, misleading and deceitful promotional material, and get little or no value out of money spent at the websites. Blog and <a href= ""> message board posts</a> from the community confirm this opinion.</p> <p>The people/companies behind the websites are buying very high level paid search results on Google and other sites. In addition, they are using trademarks of well-known websites, including and, to get higher-than-normal natural search results. It appears the site colors, fonts, and pictures on at least one site are designed to mislead people into believing the site is related to</p> GeneaNet Enters List of 50 Most Popular Genealogy Websites urn:md5:83a306cdb677edb19e432aafce7600ac 2008-04-03T18:14:00+02:00 2008-05-21T16:23:17+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <p><a href="">ProGenealogists, Inc.</a> released the results of a study that identifies, for the first time, the <a href= "">50 most popular genealogy websites</a>.</p> <p>36th place is <a href= ";lang=en">GeneaNet</a>, French website dedicated to family trees, community, and submitted records.</p> <p>The list uses a “places rated” approach to average the website traffic rankings from four major web analytics companies.</p> <p>ProGenealogists is already looking forward to publishing 2009’s list…</p> Family Tree Kids! urn:md5:376e047b445051fb7003d54c83030f4f 2008-04-02T20:49:00+02:00 2008-05-21T16:23:15+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <p><a href="">Family Tree Kids!</a>, a kid-focused genealogy web site from <a href= "">Family Tree Magazine</a>, has family history-related games and crafts; activities that’ll help kids build their family detective skills and learn about their families; and a fun family tree kids can download, fill in with ancestors’ names, and print.</p> <p>A grownups’ section offers a resource toolkit for parents and teachers who are helping kids with genealogy projects.</p> <p>A partnership with <a href= "">Tamagotchi</a>, makers of the popular digital pets, inspired Family Tree Kids! Familitchi, the newest version of Tamagotchi’s pets, encourages kids to learn about family history.</p> Family Tree Mapper urn:md5:d4d630802c0420b1eb500cb0346ff1c1 2008-03-10T21:50:00+01:00 2008-05-21T16:22:52+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <p><a href="">Family Tree Mapper</a> is a tool, now in Beta, which plots your family tree with data from the <a href="">New Family Search</a>. You can then interact with your family tree to find out more about the places your ancestors lived.</p> <p>This is a senior capstone project for 7 students in BYU’s Information Technology major. It’s not done yet, but it’s at the point where we wanted to let people who were interested to take a look at it and give feedback.</p> American Varietal urn:md5:8f38942121ff53caa37f15e0731b0e15 2008-03-06T11:19:00+01:00 2008-03-06T12:24:00+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <p><a href=""><img style="margin: 0 1em 1em 0; float: left;" alt="" src="" />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> BBC Interactive British History Timeline urn:md5:6620d2a8b9f0bed251e65f0fbfe424cc 2008-03-03T11:13:00+01:00 2008-03-06T12:18:57+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <p><img style="margin: 0 1em 1em 0; float: left;" alt="" src="" /><a hreflang="fr" href="">Explore all of British history</a>, from the Neolithic to the present day, with this easy-to-use interactive timeline. Browse hundreds of key events and discover how the past has shaped the world we live in today.</p> <p>Neolithic and Bronze Ages, Iron Age, Roman Britain, Vikings and Anglo-Saxons, Norman Britain, Middle Ages, Tudors, Civil War and Revolution, Empire and Sea Power, Victorian Britain, World Wars, Britain: 1945 to Present.</p> <p>'Take a Journey' when the timeline has loaded to follow themes such as Slavery, Women's Rights and Technology. </p> New Genealogy Guide for Finland Research urn:md5:f8c27259cfa124ce843bf8868aa31255 2008-02-27T12:06:00+01:00 2008-05-21T16:22:42+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <p><a href="">FamilySearch</a> announced the release of a free new research tool that will help those with Finnish roots to find their ancestors. The research guide, <a href= ""> <em>Finding Records of Your Ancestors, Finland</em></a>, features easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions, colorful graphics, and tear-out worksheets.</p> <p>The 37 page guide simplifies the research process and is a must-have reference tool for researchers of Finnish genealogy. It explains different types of records in Finland and instructs the user when and how to use specific records. A real-life case study allows readers to see for themselves how the research process works. Expert search tips, including tips on how to use the Family History Library Catalog, are included. Also included are maps, key dates in Finnish history, and guides for reading Finnish genealogical records.</p> <p>Additional guides in the Finding Records of Your Ancestors series published previously include <a href= ";Aid=&amp;Gid=&amp;Lid=&amp;Sid=&amp;Did=&amp;Juris1=&amp;Event=&amp;Year=&amp;Gloss=&amp;Sub=&amp;Tab=&amp;Entry=&amp;Guide=36367_AfricanAmer2.ASP"> African American</a>, <a href= ";Aid=&amp;Gid=&amp;Lid=&amp;Sid=&amp;Did=&amp;Juris1=&amp;Event=&amp;Year=&amp;Gloss=&amp;Sub=&amp;Tab=&amp;Entry=&amp;Guide=36577_Denmark_Finding_Ancestor.ASP"> Denmark</a>, <a href= ";Aid=&amp;Gid=&amp;Lid=&amp;Sid=&amp;Did=&amp;Juris1=&amp;Event=&amp;Year=&amp;Gloss=&amp;Sub=&amp;Tab=&amp;Entry=&amp;Guide=36584_France_Finding_Ancestor.asp"> France</a>, <br /> <a href= ";Aid=&amp;Gid=&amp;Lid=&amp;Sid=&amp;Did=&amp;Juris1=&amp;Event=&amp;Year=&amp;Gloss=&amp;Sub=&amp;Tab=&amp;Entry=&amp;Guide=36693_Iceland_Finding_Ancestor.asp"> Iceland</a>, <a href= ";Aid=&amp;Gid=&amp;Lid=&amp;Sid=&amp;Did=&amp;Juris1=&amp;Event=&amp;Year=&amp;Gloss=&amp;Sub=&amp;Tab=&amp;Entry=&amp;Guide=36580_Italy_Finding_Ancestor.asp"> Italy</a>, <a href= ";Aid=&amp;Gid=&amp;Lid=&amp;Sid=&amp;Did=&amp;Juris1=&amp;Event=&amp;Year=&amp;Gloss=&amp;Sub=&amp;Tab=&amp;Entry=&amp;Guide=36581_Finding_Ancestors_Mexico.asp"> Mexico</a>, <a href= ";Aid=&amp;Gid=&amp;Lid=&amp;Sid=&amp;Did=&amp;Juris1=&amp;Event=&amp;Year=&amp;Gloss=&amp;Sub=&amp;Tab=&amp;Entry=&amp;Guide=36578_Norway_Finding_Ancestor.asp"> Norway</a>, and <a href= ";Aid=&amp;Gid=&amp;Lid=&amp;Sid=&amp;Did=&amp;Juris1=&amp;Event=&amp;Year=&amp;Gloss=&amp;Sub=&amp;Tab=&amp;Entry=&amp;Guide=36579_Sweden_Finding_Ancestors.asp"> Sweden</a>.</p> Digital databases for the Domesday Book urn:md5:f34cef0b200168a41e7b01b355f62e76 2008-02-12T14:41:00+01:00 2008-02-14T15:45:19+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <p><img style="margin: 0 1em 1em 0; float: left;" alt="" src="" />"Not even one ox, nor one cow, nor one pig was left out." But what William the Conqueror didn't have in the <em>Domesday Book</em> was an easy way of searching its reams of data. It has taken more than 900 years, but at last the internet has provided a solution.</p> <p>An academic at Hull University has produced the world's first complete, freely available online version.<br /><br />Professor John Palmer, whose work on the <em>Domesday Book</em> stretches back 25 years, has transformed its handwritten parchment pages into a <a href="" target="new">database</a> with searchable indexes, a detailed commentary and the ability to organise all its statistics in a tabulated format.</p> <p>The <em>Domesday Book</em>, the oldest and most famous public record, was based on the 1086 great survey of England.</p> <p>There would be nothing like it in England again until the censuses of the 19th century.</p> <p>But for nearly 1000 years it has been inaccessible to most people and difficult to understand. There are costly CD-Rom translations, and the UK's National Archives provides online searches, but Palmer has coded and tagged terms so they can be automatically retrieved and analysed.<br /><br />His software makes it possible to isolate certain variables and conduct several searches at once. The results can be displayed as a map, table or translated text, or as a combination of formats.</p> <p>The three-year project was funded by a £250,000 ($617, 000) grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council.</p> <p>Palmer, who worked on the project with his son, Matt, said: "My interest in <em>Domesday</em> began in about 1980 as a teaching project ... It developed into a research interest for the 900th anniversary in 1986, but computers weren't powerful enough then."</p> <p>Written in Latin, the <em>Domesday Book</em> lists places, landowners and tenants, tax assessments, cultivated land, numbers of oxen and plough teams, property values, legal claims, illegal activity and social classes such as freemen, villeins, smallholders, cottagers, slaves, priests and burgesses.</p> <p>Palmer said: "No English medieval historian can ignore the book because it's such an important source for social and economic medieval history."</p>