Genealogy Blog http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/ en Wed, 01 Apr 2015 12:16:28 +0200 Geneanet 2012 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Dotclear David Cameron Reveals He Is Related to Kim Kardashian http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/David-Cameron-Reveals-He-Is-Related-to-Kim-Kardashian.html urn:md5:ddd55e5fb8ebd6920cce2453c726fe4d Wed, 01 Apr 2015 14:15:00 +0200 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/cameron_3251779b.jpg" />David Cameron has said he is related to Kim Kardashian-West, the reality TV star. The Prime Minister said he was thirteenth cousin of the celebrity, who is married to rapper Kanye West.<br /> <br /> Asked by Heat magazine whether he watched the television show Keeping Up With The Kardashians, featuring Kim and her family, Mr Cameron volunteered: "No, but I'm related to them. Did you know I'm 13th cousins with them?" <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/david-cameron/11506560/David-Cameron-reveals-he-is-related-to-Kim-Kardashian.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/David-Cameron-Reveals-He-Is-Related-to-Kim-Kardashian.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/David-Cameron-Reveals-He-Is-Related-to-Kim-Kardashian.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33910 World's Oldest Person Misao Okawa Dies in Japan http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/World-s-Oldest-Person-Misao-Okawa-Dies-in-Japan.html urn:md5:2bceaf6adbe54f90f6a4c134ed0f20ac Wed, 01 Apr 2015 12:15:00 +0200 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Deceased People <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/_82048592_026171470-1.jpg" />The world's oldest living person, Japan's Misao Okawa, has died from heart failure at the age of 117. She died in a nursing home in Osaka, the city she was born in on 5 March 1898.<br /> <br /> She is survived by three children, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Ms Okawa was recognised in 2013 as the world's oldest living person, as well as the world's oldest living woman, by Guinness World Records. <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-32142212">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/World-s-Oldest-Person-Misao-Okawa-Dies-in-Japan.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/World-s-Oldest-Person-Misao-Okawa-Dies-in-Japan.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33906 25th Anniversary of the Friends of the National Library of Australia http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/25th-Anniversary-of-the-Friends-of-the-National-Library-of-Australia.html urn:md5:8d3e51bd09ec75a8f23539e1d25ea0ad Wed, 01 Apr 2015 10:15:00 +0200 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/gough.jpg" />2015 marks the 25th anniversary of the formation of Friends of the National Library of Australia.<br /> <br /> The Friends of the National Library was launched by Mr Whitlam at the inaugural Kenneth Myer Memorial Lecture on 5 April 1990. This was followed by a Friends Welcome Day on 7 April 1990 with the late Ruth Cracknell AO officiating. Approximately 2200 people attended this day and participated in a number of activities including behind the scenes tours. <a href="https://www.nla.gov.au/blogs/behind-the-scenes/2015/03/30/25th-anniversary-of-the-friends-of-the-national-library">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/25th-Anniversary-of-the-Friends-of-the-National-Library-of-Australia.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/25th-Anniversary-of-the-Friends-of-the-National-Library-of-Australia.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33905 Over 1,000 People Discovered at Medieval Cemetery Underneath the University of Cambridge, England http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Over-1000-People-Discovered-at-Medieval-Cemetery-Underneath-the-University-of-Cambridge-England.html urn:md5:a1267857bc21001e315919f2e0808263 Wed, 01 Apr 2015 08:15:00 +0200 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/medieval-cemetery-cambridge.jpeg" />Archaeologists working on a site at the University of Cambridge have reported the discovery of a cemetery belonging to a medieval hospital. They believe it is one of the largest graveyards of its kind found in Britain, with as many as 1500 people buried there.<br /> <br /> The first academic report of the excavations beneath the Old Divinity School at St John’s College, Cambridge, has been published in Archaeological Journal. <a href="http://www.medievalists.net/2015/03/31/medieval-cemetery-discovered-underneath-the-university-of-cambridge/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Over-1000-People-Discovered-at-Medieval-Cemetery-Underneath-the-University-of-Cambridge-England.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Over-1000-People-Discovered-at-Medieval-Cemetery-Underneath-the-University-of-Cambridge-England.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33904 Rare Medieval Devotional Panel Found by River Thames Goes on Show http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Rare-Medieval-Devotional-Panel-Found-by-River-Thames-Goes-on-Show.html urn:md5:7822c857e73c44147f6b9fb6d14492fb Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:15:00 +0200 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/panel.jpg" />A rare medieval devotional panel is now on display at the Museum of London. Depicting the capture, trial and execution of Thomas, Earl of Lancaster, political rebel turned martyr, the object was discovered by archaeologists from MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology), whilst excavating by the River Thames in London.<br /> <br /> A fascinating piece of political propaganda and religious art, the panel is one of the largest and the finest examples of its kind. <a href="http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/03/2015/rare-medieval-devotional-panel-found-by-river-thames-goes-on-show">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Rare-Medieval-Devotional-Panel-Found-by-River-Thames-Goes-on-Show.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Rare-Medieval-Devotional-Panel-Found-by-River-Thames-Goes-on-Show.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33900 The Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Libraries Joins the Flickr Commons http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/The-Virginia-Commonwealth-University-VCU-Libraries-Joins-the-Flickr-Commons.html urn:md5:5fd50c1117cdebb01f5caa4deb2fedb8 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:15:00 +0200 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/16243664643_7db19a7daf_b.jpg" />The VCU Libraries include prints, works of art, historic and medical artifacts, archives and manuscripts, maps and rare books and periodicals, as well as one of the largest collections of comic arts, book art, alternative newspapers and zines in the USA. <br /> <br /> The bulk of their shared items come from VCU Libraries Special Collections and Archives, but they also digitize and make available other resources in partnership with local institutions. <a href="https://blog.flickr.net/en/2015/03/25/welcome-vcu-libraries-to-the-flickr-commons/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/The-Virginia-Commonwealth-University-VCU-Libraries-Joins-the-Flickr-Commons.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/The-Virginia-Commonwealth-University-VCU-Libraries-Joins-the-Flickr-Commons.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33899 Tanzania: Legislators Call for Recovery of Stolen Unguja Archives http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Tanzania%3A-Legislators-Call-for-Recovery-of-Stolen-Unguja-Archives.html urn:md5:797a32c4c41a4adbe330f79c9b5bf6eb Tue, 31 Mar 2015 07:15:00 +0200 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/dra-picture-002.jpg" />Members of the Zanzibar House of Representatives are appealing to the general public and to institutions to recover lost and stolen archives.<br /> <br /> The appeal came after the House probe committee led by Mr Mahmoud Mohammed Mussa revealed the theft of important historical documents and souvenirs. <a href="http://allafrica.com/stories/201503302462.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Tanzania%3A-Legislators-Call-for-Recovery-of-Stolen-Unguja-Archives.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Tanzania%3A-Legislators-Call-for-Recovery-of-Stolen-Unguja-Archives.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33898 King Richard III's Monumental Tomb Unveiled http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/King-Richard-III-s-Monumental-Tomb-Unveiled.html urn:md5:6ec67a160ab49f1983c7a789072be02f Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:15:00 +0200 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/dnews-files-2015-03-richard-III-tomb-revealed-150327-jpg.jpg" />King Richard III finally got his monumental burial this morning, 530 years after his death in battle. A 2.3-ton tombstone was lowered overnight into place, sealing the king beneath and marking Richard’s place of honor in Leicester cathedral.<br /> <br /> Coming from a quarry in North Yorkshire which Richard would have owned as the Duke of York, the Swaledale fossil stone sits on a slab of dark Kilkenny marble, inscribed with the king’s name, dates, motto and coat of arms. <a href="http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/king-richard-iiis-monumental-tomb-unveiled-150327.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/King-Richard-III-s-Monumental-Tomb-Unveiled.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/King-Richard-III-s-Monumental-Tomb-Unveiled.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33881 30,000 NYPD Crime Photographs Will Go Online http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/30000-NYPD-Crime-Photographs-Will-Go-Online.html urn:md5:4408e24abaf0431c58b206586db1ee48 Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:15:00 +0200 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/municipalarchivescrime1.jpg" />From contorted corpses splayed on the sidewalk to errant streetcars lodged in storefronts, the New York Police Department (NYPD) has photographed crime scenes almost since the technology was available. <br /> <br /> A new grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, announced on Monday, will support the digitization of around 30,000 of these photographs from 1914 to 1975, making them viewable to the public for the first time. <a href="http://hyperallergic.com/193721/30000-nypd-crime-photographs-will-go-online/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/30000-NYPD-Crime-Photographs-Will-Go-Online.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/30000-NYPD-Crime-Photographs-Will-Go-Online.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33880 New Zealand: New Website Showcases World War I Footage http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/New-Zealand%3A-New-Website-Showcases-World-War-I-Footage.html urn:md5:9c249b4c3d2505ef042aa2a09c8b6992 Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:15:00 +0200 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__15124.jpg" />New Zealand Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says a new website featuring previously unavailable film from World War I is an engrossing historical resource.<br /> <br /> Anzac: Sights & Sounds, from Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision, gives an evocative, insightful and compelling view of the conflict, using archival film footage gathered from across the world, recorded interviews, songs and photographs. <a href="http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA1503/S00436/new-website-showcases-world-war-i-footage.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/New-Zealand%3A-New-Website-Showcases-World-War-I-Footage.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/New-Zealand%3A-New-Website-Showcases-World-War-I-Footage.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33879 Library of Congress Acquires Rare Trove of Civil War Images http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Library-of-Congress-Acquires-Rare-Trove-of-Civil-War-Images.html urn:md5:2e9fe1c9dff180a877fc034ec2dcf3b7 Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:15:00 +0200 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Civil_War_Images-2.jpg" />A Houston housewife who has quietly collected rare Civil War images for 50 years has sold more than 500 early photographs to the Library of Congress.<br /> <br /> The library announced the acquisition Sunday and is placing the first 77 images online. On Friday, 87-year-old Robin Stanford delivered the historic stereograph images from her collection to the library. <a href="http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/03/29/library-congress-acquires-rare-trove-civil-war-images-many-by-confederate/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Library-of-Congress-Acquires-Rare-Trove-of-Civil-War-Images.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Library-of-Congress-Acquires-Rare-Trove-of-Civil-War-Images.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33878 Take Pictures of Cemeteries with GeneaGraves, The Geneanet Mobile App for iOS and Android http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Take-Pictures-of-Cemeteries-with-GeneaGraves-The-Geneanet-Mobile-App-for-iOS-and-Android.html urn:md5:887db214bcdfe54a0f35d5d9a8c98f15 Mon, 30 Mar 2015 08:00:00 +0200 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) GeneaNet Tips <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-geneagraves-weekend-report-00.jpg" />Cemeteries are one of the most important resources for genealogists, and we must capture headstones before they are lost. <br /> <br /> Join the GeneaGraves project! It's free and easy!<br /> <br /> Upload your pictures to Geneanet with a wifi access point. Then, index the name of the persons listed on the gravestones with the help of other Geneanet members.<br /> <br /> <p align="center"><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.geneanet.sauvonsTombes"><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-geneagraves-weekend-21.jpg" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/geneagraves/id925283154"><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-geneagraves-weekend-22.jpg" /></a></p> <br /> <img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-geneagraves-01.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Take-Pictures-of-Cemeteries-with-GeneaGraves-The-Geneanet-Mobile-App-for-iOS-and-Android.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Take-Pictures-of-Cemeteries-with-GeneaGraves-The-Geneanet-Mobile-App-for-iOS-and-Android.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33863 Are You Related to Lady Gaga? http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Are-You-Related-to-Lady-Gaga.html urn:md5:34cd5cf13aa6f40fde67074adfe1fa04 Sat, 28 Mar 2015 06:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/640px-Lady_Gaga_during_the_ArtRave_Tour.png" />Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta was born on March 28, 1986 at the Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, New York City, to a Catholic family. <br /> <br /> She is the elder daughter of Cynthia Louise "Cindy" (Bissett; born c. 1955), and internet entrepreneur Joseph Anthony "Joe" Germanotta, Jr. Gaga is of 75 percent Italian ancestry, and also has French Canadian ancestry. Her sister Natali (born c. 1992) is a fashion student.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=germanottas&amp;celebrite=Lady-GAGA">Lady Gaga's Family Tree</a><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Are-You-Related-to-Lady-Gaga.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Are-You-Related-to-Lady-Gaga.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33820 Genealogy Software Updates of the Week http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html3 urn:md5:44cdcbae09ce352e126d0bb2c8581514 Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Software <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/software-box.jpg" /><strong><a href="http://bkwin.org">Brother's Keeper</a></strong> 7.0.47 <em>(Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Fixed a problem where the shortcut keys: CTRL+SHIFT+Letter were not working on the Select Person screen.<br /> • On the Source Grid that shows the 10 most recently used sources, if you add or view a source with a different page number, it will show on the list of 10 even if the same source was there with a different page number.<br /> • Fixed a problem in the Split Database or Merge Database routines where if a location had Pictures attached, or the new extra fields attached, they were not being attached to the location in the new database.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://www.familybookcreator.com/">Family Book Creator</a></strong> Build 267 <em>(Family Books - Windows - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Fixed: Swedish output: There was a spelling issue inside the generated sentence in case of unknown relationships of children to their father or mother. The word "Släktskapet" was spelled wrong.<br /> • Fixed: Gender-symbols ("♂" or "♀") to indicate the sex of individuals inside the list of children did not show up for females if Danish, Norwegian or Swedish were used as output languages.<br /> • Fixed: It could happen that inside a family headline the name of the primary individual with multiple relationships was included twice.<br /> • Fixed: If the option "Include only preferred partner" was used it could happen that paragraphs for primary individuals with multiple relationships were missing inside the report.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://genealone.com/">Genealone</a></strong> 1.5.2 <em>(Web Publishing - Windows, Mac, Linux - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Several bugs in GEDCOM file import have been fixed. Genealone WP now import name prefixes correctly and some sources and citations which were not imported before are imported now.<br /> • New: Captcha on contact form and suggestion form pages. Captcha sould prevent spamming by robots which has appeared recently.<br /> • New: Delete link in the message central. Saved message can be deleted after its content is displayed.<br /> <br /> <b><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/storypress-app/id789604985">StoryPress for iPhone and iPad</a></b> 3.6 <i>(Mobile - Freeware)</i><br><br> • Addition of tutorial screen overlays for first time users.<br> • Bug fixes.<br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html3#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html3#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33857 'Faces: The Many Visages of Human History' at the University of Padua, Italy http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Faces%3A-The-Many-Visages-of-Human-History-at-the-University-of-Padua-Italy.html urn:md5:6b0520dd8443a49625b12374a37b8c8b Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Padua_faces_01b.jpg" />One bust depicts a gaunt-faced man with a beaked nose and angular chin. Nearby, another has rounded cheeks and a softer nose and chin. But the two faces were both created based on the skull of one man, St. Anthony of Padua.<br /> <br /> The gaunt face, a reconstruction made 20 years ago, is closer to how St. Anthony appears in religious artwork. The rounder face was created in late 2013 by a team of archaeologists and 3-D modelers from Italy and Brazil. <a href="http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.fr/2015/03/faces-many-visages-of-human-history-at.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Faces%3A-The-Many-Visages-of-Human-History-at-the-University-of-Padua-Italy.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Faces%3A-The-Many-Visages-of-Human-History-at-the-University-of-Padua-Italy.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33855 Ice Age Hunters Were in North America Earlier Than Believed http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Ice-Age-Hunters-Were-in-North-America-Earlier-Than-Believed.html urn:md5:eea8eec97c3d5bf707d2dff75a0330b4 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Ice_Age_Hunters_01.jpg" />New research shows that prehistoric Ice-Age people hunted horse and camel 13,300 years ago in North America, much earlier than previously believed, according to a team of researchers led by a Texas A&M University anthropologist.<br /> <br /> Waters and the research team examined the skeletal remains of seven horses and one camel found in an area called Wally’s Beach, located about 80 miles south of Calgary in Canada. <a href="http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.fr/2015/03/ice-age-hunters-were-in-north-america.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Ice-Age-Hunters-Were-in-North-America-Earlier-Than-Believed.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Ice-Age-Hunters-Were-in-North-America-Earlier-Than-Believed.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33854 Ring Brings Ancient Viking, Islamic Civilizations Closer Together http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Ring-Brings-Ancient-Viking-Islamic-Civilizations-Closer-Together.html urn:md5:800d93f26dfad3bea6159a8fc86301ec Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/26B2C30900000578-0-image-a-35_1426515188138.jpg" />More than a century after its discovery in a ninth century woman’s grave, an engraved ring has revealed evidence of close contacts between Viking Age Scandinavians and the Islamic world.<br /> <br /> Excavators of a Viking trading center in Sweden called Birka recovered the silver ring in the late 1800s. Until now, it was thought that it featured a violet amethyst engraved with Arabic-looking characters. <a href="https://www.sciencenews.org/article/ring-brings-ancient-viking-islamic-civilizations-closer-together">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Ring-Brings-Ancient-Viking-Islamic-Civilizations-Closer-Together.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Ring-Brings-Ancient-Viking-Islamic-Civilizations-Closer-Together.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33853 DNA Records Effects of Slave Trade in the Americas http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/DNA-Records-Effects-of-Slave-Trade-in-the-Americas.html urn:md5:d29537bf99d29d424ccfbe19c0541afd Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/larger-11-RESEARCH-DNA-2B.jpg" />The Internet and modern genetics have been a pair of high-wattage searchlights slicing through one of the darkest periods of modern human history: more than three centuries of conquest, slave trade and population displacement in the Americas.<br /> <br /> Historians now can sort through ship manifests once scattered across continents and even search a database for the names of slaves uprooted from Africa and brought across the Atlantic. <a href="http://www.sci-tech-today.com/story.xhtml?story_id=12200C40BPV6">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/DNA-Records-Effects-of-Slave-Trade-in-the-Americas.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/DNA-Records-Effects-of-Slave-Trade-in-the-Americas.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33852 Iceland Has Become The Perfect Genetics Experiment http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Iceland-Has-Become-The-Perfect-Genetics-Experiment.html urn:md5:9e07c9f09d4b4f284ce021f76e959637 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/hv6hvxtyy9ccjy9majgu.jpg" />A millennium ago, a group settled in Iceland and have stayed there ever since, with few people coming and going. <br /> <br /> And so their DNA has stayed remarkably homogenous. That’s a major boon for genetics researchers, who today have released the results of sequencing the complete genomes of 2636 Icelanders — the largest such countrywide project ever. <a href="http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2015/03/icelands-tiny-isolated-population-makes-it-the-perfect-genetics-lab/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Iceland-Has-Become-The-Perfect-Genetics-Experiment.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Iceland-Has-Become-The-Perfect-Genetics-Experiment.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33851 Rare WWI Photos Go On Show After Being Discovered Under a House http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Rare-WWI-Photos-Go-On-Show-After-Being-Discovered-Under-a-House.html urn:md5:278dd903e6ff14df0c1da930abf0c809 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/r1405370_20091087.jpg" />Hundreds of fragile glass slides containing rare images of the early days of World War One have been restored after being discovered under a local house.<br /> <br /> Wrapped in towels and placed in cardboard boxes, the slides had been exposed to the heat, moisture, cold and wind that had saturated the region over the last several decades. <a href="http://www.abc.net.au/local/photos/2015/03/26/4205412.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Rare-WWI-Photos-Go-On-Show-After-Being-Discovered-Under-a-House.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Rare-WWI-Photos-Go-On-Show-After-Being-Discovered-Under-a-House.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33850 Richard III DNA Tests Uncover Evidence of Further Royal Scandal http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Richard-III-DNA-Tests-Uncover-Evidence-of-Further-Royal-Scandal.html urn:md5:c683dc9fd413813507f4e4cc52fd5572 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/f0667d47-240d-4748-8834-8e25e3e311b8-620x372.jpeg" />When scientists revealed last year that an adulterous affair had apparently broken the male line in Richard III’s family tree, they vowed to investigate further.<br /> <br /> But rather than clear up the mystery, their latest genetic tests have uncovered evidence of another royal sex scandal. This time, the indiscretion could potentially undermine the legitimacy of the entire House of Plantagenet. <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/mar/25/richard-iii-dna-tests-uncover-evidence-of-further-royal-scandal">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Richard-III-DNA-Tests-Uncover-Evidence-of-Further-Royal-Scandal.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Richard-III-DNA-Tests-Uncover-Evidence-of-Further-Royal-Scandal.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33848 Are You Related to Diana Ross? http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Are-You-Related-to-Diana-Ross.html urn:md5:1b135231d4ffd0e5b62b2919a1ddcc19 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 06:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/rossd.jpg" />Diana Ross was born on March 26, 1944 at Hutzel Women's Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. The second-eldest child of Ernestine (née Moten; January 27, 1916 – October 9, 1984), a schoolteacher, and Fred Ross, Sr. (July 4, 1920 – November 21, 2007), a former United States Army soldier, Ross would later say that she didn't see much of her father until he had returned from service following World War II. <br /> <br /> Much has been made of whether her first name ends in an "a" or an "e". According to Ross, her mother actually named her "Diane" but a clerical error resulted in her name being recorded as "Diana" on her birth certificate.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=rossd&amp;celebrite=Diana-ROSS">Diana Ross' Family Tree</a><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Are-You-Related-to-Diana-Ross.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Are-You-Related-to-Diana-Ross.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33758 Previously Unseen Photographs Show British and German Soldiers Posing Up with Their Pets in WW1 France http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Previously-Unseen-Photographs-Show-British-and-German-Soldiers-Posing-Up-with-Their-Pets-in-WW1-France.html urn:md5:a66d339905ecde2bcff675c1c010a662 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 08:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/26F1AD0800000578-0-image-a-1_1427196815105.jpg" />Photographs capturing soldiers posing with the dogs that helped carry messages, detect enemy troops and simply provide comfort in the trenches while they were fighting during World War One have been found.<br /> <br /> Libby Hall, of Hackney in east London, has spent four decades collecting dog photos and stumbled on the collection of wartime snaps at a market stall. <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3009324/Previously-unseen-photographs-British-German-soldiers-posing-pets-WW1-France.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Previously-Unseen-Photographs-Show-British-and-German-Soldiers-Posing-Up-with-Their-Pets-in-WW1-France.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Previously-Unseen-Photographs-Show-British-and-German-Soldiers-Posing-Up-with-Their-Pets-in-WW1-France.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33819 Angie Harmon 'Finds a Relative Who Was Bought and Sold' as a Slave http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Angie-Harmon-Finds-a-Relative-Who-Was-Bought-and-Sold-as-a-Slave.html urn:md5:e02179c50cd843dc065822deec97802a Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/26D7F41800000578-0-image-m-33_1426872617333.jpg" />Angie Harmon discovered her fifth great-grandfather Michael was an indentured servant in the latest teaser of TLC's Who Do You Think You Are.<br /> <br /> The 42-year-old actress - who always believed she was of Greek, Irish and Native American descent - made a surprising discovery when she traced all the way up her family tree. The Rizzoli & Isles star searched through old family records to find more information regarding her ancestor who emigrated from Germany as a slave. <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3004564/Angie-Harmon-finds-relative-bought-sold-slave-latest-Think-teaser.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Angie-Harmon-Finds-a-Relative-Who-Was-Bought-and-Sold-as-a-Slave.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Angie-Harmon-Finds-a-Relative-Who-Was-Bought-and-Sold-as-a-Slave.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33810 Archivists Unearth Rare First Edition of the 1815 'Map that Changed the World' http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Archivists-Unearth-Rare-First-Edition-of-the-1815-Map-that-Changed-the-World.html urn:md5:bbdd0b85fa53bc7b659bca9dec586f5f Tue, 24 Mar 2015 09:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/150323075432-large.jpg" />A rare early copy of William Smith's 1815 Geological Map of England and Wales, previously thought lost, has been uncovered by Geological Society archivists. <br /> <br /> The new map has been digitised and made available online in time for the start of celebrations of the map's 200th anniversary, beginning with an unveiling of a plaque at Smith's former residence by Sir David Attenborough. <a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/03/150323075432.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Archivists-Unearth-Rare-First-Edition-of-the-1815-Map-that-Changed-the-World.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Archivists-Unearth-Rare-First-Edition-of-the-1815-Map-that-Changed-the-World.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33809 Vatican Archives Shed Light on Tragedy of Armenian Genocide http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Vatican-Archives-Shed-Light-on-Tragedy-of-Armenian-Genocide.html urn:md5:5b506a9670552e75c17b12ab8770d762 Mon, 23 Mar 2015 12:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Armenians_being_deported_Credit_Narek_via_Flickr_CC_BY_SA_20_CNA_3_20_15.jpg" />Ahead of Pope Francis’ Mass commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, newly released historic documents confirm the Holy See’s broad commitment to helping the Armenian people at a time when few others would.<br /> <br /> The Italian Jesuit-run magazine La Civiltà Cattolica stressed that newly published documents "prove how the Holy See, always informed about events, had not remained passive, but was strongly committed to face the issue" of the Armenian Genocide. <a href="http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/vatican-archives-shed-light-on-tragedy-of-armenian-genocide-30124/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Vatican-Archives-Shed-Light-on-Tragedy-of-Armenian-Genocide.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Vatican-Archives-Shed-Light-on-Tragedy-of-Armenian-Genocide.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33803 Thousands Witness King Richard III’s Final Journey http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Thousands-Witness-King-Richard-IIIs-Final-Journey.html urn:md5:0d38d096e65500bf0f1c6117c29bacc2 Mon, 23 Mar 2015 10:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__15088.jpg" />Richard III’s mortal remains were transported in a cortege procession on a 22-mile journey through the county and city before arriving at Leicester Cathedral – in stark contrast to his undignified end at Bosworth 530 years ago.<br /> <br /> The events of a momentous day started with a dawn vigil at around 5am at Fenn Lane Farm – alongside the field where archaeologists believe Richard lost his life in battle – and ended 13 hours later when Richard III’s coffin was officially received at the Cathedral gates for an evening service. <a href="http://www.medievalists.net/2015/03/23/thousands-witness-king-richard-iiis-final-journey/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Thousands-Witness-King-Richard-IIIs-Final-Journey.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Thousands-Witness-King-Richard-IIIs-Final-Journey.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33802 3 Tips for Using Geneanet #4 http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/3-Tips-for-Using-Geneanet-4.html urn:md5:074e878f7cdd64a4316b64837df4005f Mon, 23 Mar 2015 08:00:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) GeneaNet Tips <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-001-00.jpg" />As much as possible, we will post blog notes to answer your most frequently asked questions about using Geneanet.<br /> <br /> Tips of the week are:<br /> <br /> - How to download the Geneanet mobile app?<br /> - How to match your family tree?<br /> - How to match your family tree (Premium members)? <br /> <p><strong>1. How to download the Geneanet mobile app?</strong></p> <p><strong>Geneanet mobile app for Android</strong></p> <p>Go to Google Play on your mobile or tablet, then search 'Geneanet' and click 'Install'.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-004-01.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p>Or click the following link in web browser: <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.geneanet.gw">https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.geneanet.gw</a>.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-004-02.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p><strong>Geneanet mobile app for iOS</strong></p> <p>Go to the Apple Store on your mobile or tablet, and search 'Geneanet', or click the following link in your web browser: <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/geneanet/id405274427">https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/geneanet/id405274427</a>.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-004-03.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p><strong>2. How to match your family tree?</strong></p> <p>Click 'Search &gt; Match your Family Tree' in the menu bar at the top of the screen.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-004-04.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p>Fill in the search form. If left blank, it will match your entire family tree.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-004-05.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p>Here is the list of matches by last name, place and date.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-004-06.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p><strong>3. How to match your family tree (Premium members)?</strong></p> <p>Click 'Search &gt; Match your Family Tree' in the menu bar at the top of the screen.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-004-04.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p>Fill in the search form. If left blank, it will match your entire family tree.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-004-07.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p>Here is the list of matches by full name, spouse, place and date.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-004-08.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/3-Tips-for-Using-Geneanet-4.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/3-Tips-for-Using-Geneanet-4.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33793 Turing Manuscript and German 'Enigma' Code Writer on Display in Hong Kong http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Turing-Manuscript-and-German-Enigma-Code-Writer-on-Display-in-Hong-Kong.html urn:md5:86625c57e202c9b7d7488c792068ac12 Fri, 20 Mar 2015 08:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__15055.jpg" />A notebook about mathematics and computer science written by Nazi-code breaker Alan Turing was previewed by auction house Bonhams in Hong Kong on Thursday (March 19).<br /> <br /> The 56-page manuscript is expected to fetch at least seven figures, with a portion of the proceeds going to charity, when it goes up for sale on April 13 in New York. <a href="http://www.ntd.tv/en/news/world/europe/20150319/249327-turing-manuscript-and-german-39enigma39-code-writer-on-display-in-hong-kong.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Turing-Manuscript-and-German-Enigma-Code-Writer-on-Display-in-Hong-Kong.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Turing-Manuscript-and-German-Enigma-Code-Writer-on-Display-in-Hong-Kong.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33790 Genealogy Software Updates of the Week http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html2 urn:md5:5c8bcc6e46373f884182e8578eb4a56c Thu, 19 Mar 2015 14:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Software <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/software-box.jpg" /><strong><a href="http://www.chronosnet.com/Products/iscrapbook.html">iScrapbook</a></strong> 5.0.3 <em>(Family Pictures - Mac - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Fixed problem with "Define as Placeholder" control in Smart Inspector.<br /> • Fixed problem with the Tint image effect and non-RGB colors.<br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html2#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html2#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33769 Apparent Remains of Don Quixote Writer Cervantes Found http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Apparent-Remains-of-Don-Quixote-Writer-Cervantes-Found.html urn:md5:79e44750109b83aecde57755c3b37f95 Thu, 19 Mar 2015 12:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/cervantes-670.jpg" />Spain said this week it had unearthed the apparent remains of a literary giant, "Don Quixote" author Miguel de Cervantes, in a Madrid convent almost 400 years after his death.<br /> <br /> Researchers said they were "convinced" that among crumbling remains in a crypt they had found Cervantes, hailed by academics as the father of the modern novel. <a href="http://news.discovery.com/history/apparent-remains-of-don-quixote-writer-cervantes-found-150318.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Apparent-Remains-of-Don-Quixote-Writer-Cervantes-Found.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Apparent-Remains-of-Don-Quixote-Writer-Cervantes-Found.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33767 First Fine-Scale Genetic Map of the British Isles http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/First-Fine-Scale-Genetic-Map-of-the-British-Isles.html urn:md5:ae256ea6ed52157ed8b50de951f4045d Thu, 19 Mar 2015 10:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/150318145420-large.jpg" />Many people in the UK feel a strong sense of regional identity, and it now appears that there may be a scientific basis to this feeling, according to a landmark new study into the genetic makeup of the British Isles.<br /> <br /> An international team, led by researchers from the University of Oxford, UCL (University College London) and the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute in Australia, used DNA samples collected from more than 2,000 people to create the first fine-scale genetic map of any country in the world. <a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/03/150318145420.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/First-Fine-Scale-Genetic-Map-of-the-British-Isles.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/First-Fine-Scale-Genetic-Map-of-the-British-Isles.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33766 Genetic Study Reveals 30% of White British DNA Has German Ancestry http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Genetic-Study-Reveals-30-of-White-British-DNA-Has-German-Ancestry.html urn:md5:ec61d4d86f8ab0e7039e2ff7518946a0 Thu, 19 Mar 2015 08:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/26a94b47-cc52-49db-ab92-3b1cfbf9d198-620x372.jpeg" />The Romans, Vikings and Normans may have ruled or invaded the British for hundreds of years, but they left barely a trace on our DNA, the first detailed study of the genetics of British people has revealed.<br /> <br /> The analysis shows that the Anglo-Saxons were the only conquering force, around 400-500 AD, to substantially alter the country’s genetic makeup, with most white British people now owing almost 30% of their DNA to the ancestors of modern-day Germans. <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/mar/18/genetic-study-30-percent-white-british-dna-german-ancestry">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Genetic-Study-Reveals-30-of-White-British-DNA-Has-German-Ancestry.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Genetic-Study-Reveals-30-of-White-British-DNA-Has-German-Ancestry.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33765 Are You Related to Glenn Close? http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Are-You-Related-to-Glenn-Close.html urn:md5:ca4c3ddefce480f2e704882101f0c60a Thu, 19 Mar 2015 06:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/glenncloseg.jpg" />Close was born on March 19, 1947, in Greenwich, Connecticut, the daughter of socialite Bettine Moore Close and William Taliaferro Close, a doctor who operated a clinic in the Belgian Congo and served as a personal physician to Congo/Zaire President Mobutu Sese Seko. <br /> <br /> Her father was a descendant of the Taliaferros of Virginia; her paternal grandfather, Edward Bennett Close, a stockbroker and director of the American Hospital Association, was first married to Post Cereals' Marjorie Merriweather Post.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=glenncloseg&amp;celebrite=Glenn-CLOSE">Glenn Close's Family Tree</a><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Are-You-Related-to-Glenn-Close.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Are-You-Related-to-Glenn-Close.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33679 Richard III's Remains Sealed Inside Coffin at Leicester University http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Richard-III-s-Remains-Sealed-Inside-Coffin-at-Leicester-University.html urn:md5:61fe4720a1c61897900dbdaadf594378 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 11:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/_81683748_richardiiicompo.jpg" />Richard III's remains have been sealed inside a coffin for the first time since his death more than five centuries ago.<br /> <br /> The former king's skeleton was found buried under a car park - the site of a former chapel - in Leicester in 2012. At a private ceremony on Sunday, his bones were sealed in a lead-lined inner casket which was then placed inside an oak coffin. <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-leicestershire-31911490">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Richard-III-s-Remains-Sealed-Inside-Coffin-at-Leicester-University.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Richard-III-s-Remains-Sealed-Inside-Coffin-at-Leicester-University.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33757 United States Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights Go on Display in the UK for First Time http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/United-States-Declaration-of-Independence-and-Bill-of-Rights-Go-on-Display-in-the-UK-for-First-Time.html urn:md5:12370e7a1622e61e00cb90ccf3bac989 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 09:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__15050.jpg" />The United States Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights have gone on display in the UK for the first time as part of a new exhibition at the British Library.<br /> <br /> Commemorating the 800 years since the Magna Carta was signed, 'Magna Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy' also contains two original 1215 Magna Carta manuscripts, the unique 'draft' of Magna Carta, known as the Articles of the Barons (1215), the Petition of Right (1628), the English Bill of Rights (1689) and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) on display together. <a href="http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/united-states-declaration-independence-bill-rights-go-display-uk-first-time-1491463">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/United-States-Declaration-of-Independence-and-Bill-of-Rights-Go-on-Display-in-the-UK-for-First-Time.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/United-States-Declaration-of-Independence-and-Bill-of-Rights-Go-on-Display-in-the-UK-for-First-Time.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33756 Thousands of Bodies Could Be Exhumed from Guildford, England, Graveyard http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Thousands-of-Bodies-Could-Be-Exhumed-from-Guildford-England-Graveyard.html urn:md5:32f895b9a2359666a2f5bb450e49d7cf Wed, 18 Mar 2015 07:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/JS50262687.jpg" />An international dispute has erupted as thousands of bodies could be exhumed from a Guildford graveyard and reburied in a shared grave to make way for a new community centre and car park.<br /> <br /> When proposals were first put forward by St John’s Church, to sell off its west graveyard, on the other side of Stoke Road, Guildford, it was thought approximately 200 graves would be dug up. The number is now thought to be in the thousands and plans to build a multimillion pound community centre in the east graveyard could mean moving many hundred more. <a href="http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/thousands-bodies-could-exhumed-guildford-8855611">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Thousands-of-Bodies-Could-Be-Exhumed-from-Guildford-England-Graveyard.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Thousands-of-Bodies-Could-Be-Exhumed-from-Guildford-England-Graveyard.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33755 Reconstructing the Site of Richard III’s Last 'Resting Place' Before Bosworth http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Reconstructing-the-Site-of-Richard-IIIs-Last-Resting-Place-Before-Bosworth.html urn:md5:b1519e0f6868e61bd5ee1f9f879b85b4 Tue, 17 Mar 2015 10:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/121217234942-large.jpg" />A team from the University of Leicester has reconstructed models of the Blue Boar Inn -- reputed to have housed King Richard III before the battle of Bosworth -- following the discovery of a notebook in a private collection containing a measured survey of the iconic local timber framed building.<br /><br /> The survey was made shortly before the inn was demolished in 1836 by Henry Goddard, but was never drawn up and has remained forgotten for over 170 years. <a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/12/121217234942.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Reconstructing-the-Site-of-Richard-IIIs-Last-Resting-Place-Before-Bosworth.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Reconstructing-the-Site-of-Richard-IIIs-Last-Resting-Place-Before-Bosworth.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33746 DNA Helps Find Fromelles WW1 Digger Maurice Corigliano After Para Hills Family Feared He Was Lost Forever http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/DNA-Helps-Find-Fromelles-WW1-Digger-Maurice-Corigliano-After-Para-Hills-Family-Feared-He-Was-Lost-Forever.html urn:md5:c79fc8e06af8425228db92e5b533c591 Tue, 17 Mar 2015 08:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/714550-7e5bd59a-c951-11e4-a49a-609830eae447.jpg" />Shiralee Reardon can only imagine the courage it must have taken for her great uncle to fight and die in the bloodiest 24 hours in Australian history.<br /> <br /> Private Maurice Corigliano died during the Battle of Fromelles in France in July 1916. He had been in the trenches for just two days when he was killed in the ill-fated attack. <a href="http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/anzac-centenary/dna-helps-find-fromelles-ww1-digger-maurice-corigliano-after-para-hills-family-feared-he-was-lost-forever/story-fnmeodw8-1227266714983">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/DNA-Helps-Find-Fromelles-WW1-Digger-Maurice-Corigliano-After-Para-Hills-Family-Feared-He-Was-Lost-Forever.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/DNA-Helps-Find-Fromelles-WW1-Digger-Maurice-Corigliano-After-Para-Hills-Family-Feared-He-Was-Lost-Forever.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33745 World's Oldest Pretzel Found in Germany http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/World-s-Oldest-Pretzel-Found-in-Germany.html urn:md5:ae7d6600ec1d2685d6c30bcbb97d5e07 Mon, 16 Mar 2015 14:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/dnews-files-2015-03-world-oldest-pretzel-found-150313-jpg.jpg" />German archaeologists announced this week they have discovered what could be the world’s oldest pretzel.<br /> <br /> Unearthed during a large excavation on the “Donaumarkt” in Regensburg, an area nearby the Danube which was destroyed in the 1950-60s, the charred pretzel fragments are believed to be 250 years old. They were recovered beneath a floor in a structure long known to be a bakery. <a href="http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/worlds-oldest-pretzel-found-in-germany-150313.htm">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/World-s-Oldest-Pretzel-Found-in-Germany.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/World-s-Oldest-Pretzel-Found-in-Germany.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33728 Unravelling the Lineage of Modern Japanese http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Unravelling-the-Lineage-of-Modern-Japanese.html urn:md5:ef08cba42c6ce7bc061fd3ddf3ecdc6b Mon, 16 Mar 2015 12:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Ainu.jpg" />Was there a single migration event or gradual mixing of cultures that gave rise to modern Japanese? <br /> <br /> According to current theory, about 2,000-3,000 years ago, two populations, the hunter-gatherer Jomon from the Japanese archipelago, and the agricultural Yayoi from continental East Asia, intermingled to give rise to the modern Japanese population. <a href="http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/03/2015/unravelling-the-lineage-of-modern-japanese">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Unravelling-the-Lineage-of-Modern-Japanese.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Unravelling-the-Lineage-of-Modern-Japanese.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33727 United Arab Emirates: Archive of Documents Gives Invaluable Glimpse Into Ajman’s Past http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/United-Arab-Emirates%3A-Archive-of-documents-gives-invaluable-glimpse-into-Ajmans-past.html urn:md5:bafef3d33833d3f53390c989314c3780 Mon, 16 Mar 2015 10:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/_MaxW_640_imageVersion_default_AR-150319567.jpg" />With almost four decades of research behind him, Abdulghani Bahlooq, 63, has a vast collection of information about his home emirate.<br /> <br /> The Emirati municipality worker has been chronicling details of the births, deaths and marriages of citizens since he was 24 years old. But his records stretch back farther than that as Mr Bahlooq took up the practice from his cousins, who began collating records in Ajman in 1927. <a href="http://www.thenational.ae/uae/heritage/archive-of-documents-gives-invaluable-glimpse-into-ajmans-past">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/United-Arab-Emirates%3A-Archive-of-documents-gives-invaluable-glimpse-into-Ajmans-past.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/United-Arab-Emirates%3A-Archive-of-documents-gives-invaluable-glimpse-into-Ajmans-past.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33726 3 Tips for Using Geneanet #3 http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/3-Tips-for-Using-Geneanet-3.html2 urn:md5:25a30e46cb40e491779008844c1750b1 Mon, 16 Mar 2015 08:00:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) GeneaNet Tips <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-001-00.jpg" />As much as possible, we will post blog notes to answer your most frequently asked questions about using Geneanet.<br /> <br /> Tips of the week are:<br /> <br /> - How to delete your Geneanet family tree?<br /> - How to print and export an illustrated family tree?<br /> - How to check your Geneanet family tree for errors? <br /> <p><strong>1. How to delete your Geneanet family tree?</strong></p> <p>Click 'Family Tree &gt; Import/Export &amp; Other Tools' in the menu bar at the top of the screen.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-003-01.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p>Click 'Advanced Options' in the left sidebar, then click the 'Delete Family Tree' tab.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-003-02.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p><strong>2. How to print and export an illustrated family tree?</strong></p> <p>Click 'Charts &amp; Lists &gt; Ancestry &gt; Illustrated Family Tree' in the menu bar at the top of the screen.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-003-03.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p>Select the theme, content and font, then click 'Create'.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-003-04.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p><strong>3. How to check your Geneanet family tree for errors?</strong></p> <p>Click 'Family Tree &gt; Import/Export &amp; Other Tools' in the menu bar at the top of the screen.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-003-01.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p>Click 'Check Family Tree' in the left sidebar, then Geneanet automatically says if there are individuals whose date of marriage is later than date of death, if there are women whose date of death is before the date of birth of their child, and much more!</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-003-05.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/3-Tips-for-Using-Geneanet-3.html2#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/3-Tips-for-Using-Geneanet-3.html2#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33714 'Bedlam' Graveyard Excavation May Reveal Thousands of Skeletons http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Bedlam-Graveyard-Excavation-May-Reveal-Thousands-of-Skeletons.html urn:md5:62311b9bc35a8855a8a239e10a80204c Thu, 12 Mar 2015 11:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/crossrail-excavation.jpg" />Archaeologists could pull thousands of skeletons out of the ground in London over the next few weeks as they dig up the 450-year-old Bedlam graveyard to make room for a new train line.<br /> <br /> London's Liverpool Street station is under construction so that it will be able accommodate a new east-west train line, dubbed Crossrail. The tracks will be laid deep underground, about 130 feet (40 meters) below the city's current street surface. <a href="http://www.livescience.com/50104-archaeologists-excavate-bedlam-graveyard.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Bedlam-Graveyard-Excavation-May-Reveal-Thousands-of-Skeletons.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Bedlam-Graveyard-Excavation-May-Reveal-Thousands-of-Skeletons.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33706 Millions of People Are Descended From Genghis Khan and 10 Other Asian Dynastic Leaders, Researchers Find http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Millions-of-People-Are-Descended-From-Genghis-Khan-and-10-Other-Asian-Dynastic-Leaders-Researchers-Find.html urn:md5:3fba4c5de4290ae425bf5f96061aece1 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 09:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/genghis-khan.jpg" />Geneticists from the University of Leicester have discovered that millions of modern Asian men are descended from 11 powerful dynastic leaders who lived up to 4,000 years ago – including Mongolian warlord Genghis Khan.<br /> <br /> The study, which is funded by the Wellcome Trust and published in the journal European Journal of Human Genetics, examined the male-specific Y chromosome, which is passed from father to son, in more than 5,000 Asian men belonging to 127 populations. <a href="http://www.medievalists.net/2015/03/11/millions-people-descendant-genghis-khan-10-asian-dynastic-leaders-researchers-find/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Millions-of-People-Are-Descended-From-Genghis-Khan-and-10-Other-Asian-Dynastic-Leaders-Researchers-Find.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Millions-of-People-Are-Descended-From-Genghis-Khan-and-10-Other-Asian-Dynastic-Leaders-Researchers-Find.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33705 Genealogy Software Updates of the Week http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week-1001.html urn:md5:585c4ff4d4b6afec8ec542164c60215f Wed, 11 Mar 2015 17:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Software <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/software-box.jpg" /><strong><a href="http://bkwin.org">Brother's Keeper</a></strong> 7.0.44 <em>(Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • New report on the Ancestor menu to find all 'End of line ancestors'.<br /> • New report on the List menu to find all twins. (Siblings born on the same day or 1 day apart.)<br /> • On the Select Person screen (when searching for a name) there is a drop down arrow for the name field where you can select from the 10 most recent searches.<br /> • Fixed two problems in the Utility to 'Compare two databases' where sometimes when moving a child from the right side to the left side, it gave an error saying it could not attach the parents correctly. Also fixed an error message sometimes when adding a spouse. <br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://chronoplexsoftware.com/gedcomvalidator/index.htm">GEDCOM Validator</a></strong> 3.0.1.0 <em>(GEDCOM Tools - Windows - Freeware)</em><br /><br /> • You can now search a device for GEDCOM files.<br /> • General performance in several scenarios has been improved.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://chronoplexsoftware.com/">My Family Tree</a></strong> 4.0.7.0 <em>(Full Featured - Windows - Freeware)</em><br /><br /> • Global spell checking, with custom dictionary support has been added to the application. <br /> • Spell check as you type has been added for English, French, German and Spanish.<br /> • Printing options have been improved.<br /> • Improvements have been made to the family chart including the clearer display of descendant groups and extra customisation options.<br /> • GEDCOM support has been enhanced.<br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week-1001.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week-1001.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33695 Bright Hallmarks of Early German Immigrants, Fraktur Collection Goes To Philly Art Museum http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Bright-Hallmarks-of-Early-German-Immigrants-Fraktur-Collection-Goes-To-Philly-Art-Museum.html urn:md5:e00a100788fdc42b81c9c8ad119904ee Wed, 11 Mar 2015 08:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__15022.jpg" />Life was not easy for many of the German immigrants who arrived in Philadelphia in the 18th century. They dispersed throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania in search of economic prosperity and religious freedom.<br /> <br /> Farming, building churches, opening schools and businesses, they cultivated their corner of their new country. And they brought with them an old folk art tradition -- fraktur. <a href="http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/local/arts-culture/79392-bright-hallmarks-of-early-german-immigrants-fraktur-collection-goes-to-philly-art-museum-">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Bright-Hallmarks-of-Early-German-Immigrants-Fraktur-Collection-Goes-To-Philly-Art-Museum.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Bright-Hallmarks-of-Early-German-Immigrants-Fraktur-Collection-Goes-To-Philly-Art-Museum.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33692 Australians' DNA Helped Identify King's Body After 500 Years http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Australians-DNA-Helped-Identify-King-s-Body-After-500-Years.html urn:md5:04983e8da51db48add7013b1c823f63f Tue, 10 Mar 2015 11:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/remains_identified_as_king_richard_iii_aap_larger.jpg" />SBS World News can reveal the remains of King Richard III, unearthed 500 years after they were buried, were identified with the help of three Australians' DNA samples.<br /> <br /> As Brett Mason reports, those distant descendants will soon meet for the first time when their royal relative is reburied. He was England's missing king for more than five centuries, finally unearthed in 2012 deep below an inner city carpark in the modern day city of Leicester. <a href="http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2015/03/06/australians-dna-helped-identify-kings-body-after-500-years">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Australians-DNA-Helped-Identify-King-s-Body-After-500-Years.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Australians-DNA-Helped-Identify-King-s-Body-After-500-Years.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33669 DNA Traces Origins of 17th Century African Slaves http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/DNA-Traces-Origins-of-17th-Century-African-Slaves.html urn:md5:5ab264189665f4fcc9e811bc9ea9258c Tue, 10 Mar 2015 09:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/r1398410_19937403.jpg" />The 17th century bones of three African slaves have been traced to their countries of origin for the first time.<br /> <br /> Until now, uncovering the precise origins of the 12 million African slaves sent to the New World between 1500 and 1850 has been challenging, since few historical records exist from the time. Often, the ports from which the slaves were shipped is known, but not the nations from which they came. <a href="http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2015/03/10/4194640.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/DNA-Traces-Origins-of-17th-Century-African-Slaves.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/DNA-Traces-Origins-of-17th-Century-African-Slaves.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33678 Are You Related to Edie Brickell? http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Are-You-Related-to-Edie-Brickell.html urn:md5:088455de13ccd3ae5c6fa85df490b2ef Tue, 10 Mar 2015 06:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/brickelle.jpg" />Brickell was born on March 10, 1966, in Oak Cliff, Dallas, Texas, to mother Larry Jean (Sellers) Linden and father Paul Edward Brickell. She has one older sibling, Laura. She attended high school at the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas. She attended Southern Methodist University until she joined a band and decided to focus on songwriting.<br /> <br /> In 1985, Brickell was invited to sing one night with friends from her high school in a local folk rock group, New Bohemians. She would join the band as lead singer.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=brickelle&amp;celebrite=Edie-BRICKELL">Edie Brickell's Family Tree</a><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Are-You-Related-to-Edie-Brickell.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Are-You-Related-to-Edie-Brickell.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33623 Palace of Governors Acquires Rare Photo of New Mexico Businessman http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Palace-of-Governors-Acquires-Rare-Photo-of-New-Mexico-Businessman.html urn:md5:beab012dd45ed1b3366b6b47aa7f6f1a Mon, 09 Mar 2015 16:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/54f934534edec.image.jpg" />The Palace of the Governors Photo Archives announced this week that it has acquired what, in all likelihood, is the only known photograph of Ceran St. Vrain, an entrepreneur and close associate of Territorial Gov. Charles Bent and frontiersman Kit Carson.<br /> <br /> The Museum of New Mexico Foundation purchased the rare carte de visite from Cliff Mills, a photographer, collector and Plaza vendor for some 20 years. <a href="http://www.santafenewmexican.com/life/features/palace-of-governors-acquires-rare-photo-of-new-mexico-businessman/article_0b442800-c2b7-5638-aca2-6bcc30c0a437.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Palace-of-Governors-Acquires-Rare-Photo-of-New-Mexico-Businessman.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Palace-of-Governors-Acquires-Rare-Photo-of-New-Mexico-Businessman.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33670 Calcutta To Boast India’s First Digital Municipal Archive http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Calcutta-To-Boast-Indias-First-Digital-Municipal-Archive.html urn:md5:19d60e34c7615858ee49649bbaadef0f Mon, 09 Mar 2015 12:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/INDIA__F__0305_-_Archivio_Calcutta.jpg" />In an effort to preserve and tell the more than four centuries of history and evolution of Calcutta, the local government will set up a complete archive, full of rare photographs, text, sound recordings, manuscripts, maps and digital documents.<br /> <br /> On 4 March, the first Municipal "data bank" in India was presented to the public. The development of the project is managed in its entirety by the city council. <a href="http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Calcutta-to-boast-India%E2%80%99s-first-digital-municipal-archive-33648.html">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Calcutta-To-Boast-Indias-First-Digital-Municipal-Archive.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Calcutta-To-Boast-Indias-First-Digital-Municipal-Archive.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33668 Lithuania's Lost Jewish Archives Come To Life Online http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Lithuania-s-Lost-Jewish-Archives-Come-To-Life-Online.html urn:md5:52b283ee2d707547a910e0d9542e8701 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 10:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/504973901001398640360no.jpg" />Thousands of Yiddish manuscripts that survived Holocaust and Stalin's anti-Jewish onslaught are finally seeing light of day after being holed up in basement of Catholic church for seven decades. <br /> <br /> It will allow Lithuanians "to understand that Jewish culture was an integral part of Lithuanian culture, to have access to that hidden part of their past." The project's hefty price tag of $5.25 million (4.6 million euros) is funded by the Vilnius government, private foundations and individual donations, Brent said. <a href="http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4633851,00.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Lithuania-s-Lost-Jewish-Archives-Come-To-Life-Online.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Lithuania-s-Lost-Jewish-Archives-Come-To-Life-Online.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33667 New On Your Family Tree: Add Family Pictures With The Geneanet Mobile App http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/New-On-Your-Family-Tree%3A-Add-Family-Pictures-With-the-Geneanet-Mobile-App.html urn:md5:71636d23329a72a5005c5f0868c6e190 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 08:00:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) GeneaNet Tips <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-mobile-app-add-family-pictures-00.jpg" />You can now add family pictures on your family tree with the Geneanet mobile app.<br /> <br /> At a family reunion, take pictures of your parents, siblings, children, grandchildren, etc. and immediately add them to your family tree.<br /> <br /> Or, select a picture from your mobile gallery, Dropbox or Google Drive.<br /> <br /> Your family tree and your pictures are automatically synced with your account on Geneanet.org.<br /> <br /> With the Geneanet mobile app, show your family tree and pictures to your family and friends at any time, wherever you are!<br /> <br /> This option is free, as usual. <br /> <img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-mobile-app-add-family-pictures-01.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /><br /> <br /> Privacy: Your family tree privacy options are the same as in your Geneanet account. If you don't want information and pictures of living persons to be displayed, just change your privacy options.<br /> <br /> You can give 'Guest' access rights to your family and friends so they can see your private information and pictures.<br /> <br /> Main features of the Geneanet mobile app:<br /> <br /> - Create your family tree from scratch or download it from your Geneanet account. Then, your family tree will be automatically synced between your mobile device and the Geneanet website.<br /> - View and edit your family tree.<br /> - View and add family pictures.<br /> - Receive birthday reminders.<br /> <br /> Install the Geneanet mobile app for <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.geneanet.gw">Android</a> and <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/geneanet/id405274427">iOS</a> on your mobile or tablet.<br /> <p align="center"><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.geneanet.gw"><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-geneagraves-weekend-21.jpg" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/geneanet/id405274427"><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-geneagraves-weekend-22.jpg" /></a></p> <em>The Geneanet mobile app is available on Android and iOS. If you have a BlackBerry or Windows Mobile device, you can go to the Geneanet website from your web browser.</em><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/New-On-Your-Family-Tree%3A-Add-Family-Pictures-With-the-Geneanet-Mobile-App.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/New-On-Your-Family-Tree%3A-Add-Family-Pictures-With-the-Geneanet-Mobile-App.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33656 Yes, 5 People Born in the 1800s Are Still With Us http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Yes-5-People-Born-in-the-1800s-Are-Still-With-Us.html urn:md5:cd88ae747941391d4b1d732d1460d030 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/1409965139000-AFP_527776408.jpg" />Has it really been more than 15 years since we were marking the arrival of a new century?<br /> <br /> How about nearly 115 years? Yes, there are still five people alive — all of them women — who saw the dawn of the 20th century. And three of them are Americans. <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/09/05/six-people-still-alive-who-were-born-in-the-19th-century/15122367/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Yes-5-People-Born-in-the-1800s-Are-Still-With-Us.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Yes-5-People-Born-in-the-1800s-Are-Still-With-Us.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33636 Genealogy Software Updates of the Week http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html urn:md5:85349bb9ddec509500c27881ebee2173 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Software <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/software-box.jpg" /><strong><a href="http://genealone.com/">Genealone</a></strong> 1.5.1 <em>(Web Publishing - Windows, Mac, Linux - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • New: Popup information windows on charts pages.<br /> • New: Malformed dates in Tribal Pages GEDCOM files imported correctly.<br /> • Several bugs have been fixed.<br /> • Names with prefixes are now displayed correctly on the Last names page.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/storypress-app/id789604985">StoryPress for iPhone and iPad</a></strong> 3.5.1 <em>(Applications pour mobiles - Mobile - Freeware)</em><br /><br /> • Bug fixes.<br /> • Performance optimizations.<br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33635 The Story of Jack Harris, The Sydney Boy Soldier, Revealed as Gallipoli Anniversary Approaches http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/The-Story-of-Jack-Harris-The-Sydney-Boy-Soldier-Revealed-as-Gallipoli-Anniversary-Approaches.html urn:md5:f6072a5bffdbf0fc8151cf4a8c57ef17 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 09:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/668732-d94e3b7a-be2d-11e4-9d92-97de7eaded95.jpg" />He was just a baby-faced boy when he landed on the shores of Gallipoli and was thrust straight into one of Australia’s bloodiest military battles, the rifle and bayonet he grimly carried as tall as he was.<br /> <br /> Fifteen-year-old Sydney schoolboy Jack Harris, who lied about his age to enlist in World War I, would soon lay dead on the bloodied battleground of Anzac Cove, the youngest Australian to die in battle. <a href="http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/the-story-of-jack-harris-the-boy-soldier-revealed-as-gallipoli-anniversary-approaches/story-fni0cx12-1227242669287">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/The-Story-of-Jack-Harris-The-Sydney-Boy-Soldier-Revealed-as-Gallipoli-Anniversary-Approaches.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/The-Story-of-Jack-Harris-The-Sydney-Boy-Soldier-Revealed-as-Gallipoli-Anniversary-Approaches.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33622 200 Bodies Found in Mass Grave Beneath Paris Supermarket in France http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/200-Bodies-Found-in-Mass-Grave-Beneath-Paris-Supermarket-in-France.html urn:md5:ad31bab23459b701f074a2b503e151f3 Tue, 03 Mar 2015 08:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/bodies_3215437b.jpg" />More than 200 bodies have been found laid out in neat rows in a communal grave beneath a supermarket in central Paris.<br /> <br /> The site was formerly the cemetery of a hospital that functioned from the 12th to the 17th century but it was believed the corpses had been moved in the 18th century to the Paris Catacombs which house the bones of six million people transferred from the city's cemeteries 200 years ago. <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/11442043/200-bodies-found-in-mass-grave-beneath-Paris-supermarket.html">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/200-Bodies-Found-in-Mass-Grave-Beneath-Paris-Supermarket-in-France.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/200-Bodies-Found-in-Mass-Grave-Beneath-Paris-Supermarket-in-France.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33615 Library and Archives Canada Acquires Huge Malak Karsh Collection http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Library-and-Archives-Canada-Acquires-Huge-Malak-Karsh-Collection.html urn:md5:b5286f45d849c7a9ebbacc141e841ca7 Mon, 02 Mar 2015 14:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/november-24-1997-11772-renowned-landscape-photographer-m.jpg" />Malak Karsh’s vibrant photos of Ottawa tulips, Gatineau leaves and Canada’s full glory are about to be preserved for future generations. <br /> <br /> Library and Archives Canada will announce the purchase of more than 200,000 photographic images from Malak’s vast collection of transparencies, negatives and prints. The images, captured between 1968 and 2001, include many colour photos of Parliament Hill and the tulip festival, along with landscapes from across the country. <a href="http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/library-and-archives-canada-acquires-huge-malak-karsh-collection">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Library-and-Archives-Canada-Acquires-Huge-Malak-Karsh-Collection.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Library-and-Archives-Canada-Acquires-Huge-Malak-Karsh-Collection.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33607 Coffin-Within-a-Coffin Opened at Richard III Grave http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Coffin-Within-a-Coffin-Opened-at-Richard-III-Grave.html urn:md5:c62a91a72d14227e3d1295ca37f1928b Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/dnews-files-2015-03-mystery-coffin-within-a-coffin-found-at-Richard-III-site-opened-15-0301-jpg.jpg" />A mysterious lead coffin found close to King Richard III’s grave beneath a parking lot in Leicester, England, contained the skeleton of an elderly woman, archaeologists at Leicester University announced.<br /> <br /> Featuring an inlaid crucifix, carefully soldered on all sides but with feet sticking out of the bottom, the lead coffin was discovered inside a larger limestone sarcophagus in August 2013 . The discovery came one year after the battle-scarred remains of the last Plantagenet king of England — the family ruled vast areas of Europe — were unearthed. <a href="http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/coffin-within-a-coffin-opened-at-richard-iii-grave-150301.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Coffin-Within-a-Coffin-Opened-at-Richard-III-Grave.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Coffin-Within-a-Coffin-Opened-at-Richard-III-Grave.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33606 Founding Father Samuel Chase's Birthplace Identified in Somerset County, Maryland http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Founding-Father-Samuel-Chase-s-Birthplace-Identified-in-Somerset-County-Maryland.html urn:md5:302e76571582b512e2c365b31233fa9a Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/B9316182540Z.1_20150301143016_000_GH9A0AR8J.1-0.jpg" />For more than a century there been a mystery in Somerset County linked to the legacy of Samuel Chase, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and a U.S. Supreme Court judge.<br /> <br /> Mark Tyler, of The Capt. John Smoot Chapter of the Maryland Society Sons of the American Revolution, has been looking for the site of Chase's birthplace for the past two years. He has spent so much time researching the background of the former Somerset County resident that he calls the historical figure "Sam Chase." <a href="http://www.delmarvanow.com/story/news/local/maryland/2015/03/01/samuel-chase-birthplace/24223929/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Founding-Father-Samuel-Chase-s-Birthplace-Identified-in-Somerset-County-Maryland.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Founding-Father-Samuel-Chase-s-Birthplace-Identified-in-Somerset-County-Maryland.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33605 3 Tips for Using Geneanet #2 http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/3-Tips-for-Using-Geneanet-2.html urn:md5:c99417d7cb0e46183b7a6d94232aab53 Mon, 02 Mar 2015 08:00:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) GeneaNet Tips <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-001-00.jpg" />As much as possible, we will post blog notes to answer your most frequently asked questions about using Geneanet.<br /> <br /> Tips of the week are:<br /> <br /> - How to delete a Geneanet account?<br /> - How to import a GEDCOM file into Geneanet?<br /> - How to contact a Geneanet member? <br /> <p><strong>1. How to delete a Geneanet account?</strong></p> <p>Click 'Profile' in the drop-down menu at the top right of the screen.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-001-01.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p>Click 'Delete Account' at the bottom of the page.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-002-01.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p><strong>2. How to import a GEDCOM file into Geneanet?</strong></p> <p>Click 'Family Tree &gt; Import/Export &amp; Other Tools' in the menu bar at the top of the screen.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-003-01.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p>Select your GEDCOM file, then click 'Send'.</p> <p>If your GEDCOM file is bigger than 10MB, you can ZIP it and upload the ZIP file to Geneanet.</p> <p>If your GEDCOM file contains an additional branch, select the option 'Add Data' to merge it to your actual family tree.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-002-03.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p><strong>3. How to contact a Geneanet member?</strong></p> <p>When browsing the family tree of a Geneanet member, click the 'Home' icon at the top left of the screen.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-002-04.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p>This will open a new page, then click 'Public Contact Page'.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-002-05.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p>You can send an email to the member or you can directly send a message to their Geneanet mailbox.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-002-06.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/3-Tips-for-Using-Geneanet-2.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/3-Tips-for-Using-Geneanet-2.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33589 Are You Related to Karen Carpenter? http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Are-You-Related-to-Karen-Carpenter.html urn:md5:18de58de9e7a896b136bc275a5c93a65 Mon, 02 Mar 2015 06:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/carpenterk.jpg" />Carpenter was born on March 2, 1950, in New Haven, Connecticut, the daughter of Agnes Reuwer (née Tatum) and Harold Bertram Carpenter. <br /> <br /> When she was young, she enjoyed playing baseball with other children on the street. On the TV program This Is Your Life, she stated that she liked pitching. Later, in the early 1970s, she would become the pitcher on the Carpenters' official softball team. Her brother Richard developed an interest in music at an early age, becoming a piano prodigy. The family moved in June 1963 to the Los Angeles suburb of Downey.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=carpenterk&amp;celebrite=Karen-CARPENTER">Karen Carpenter's Family Tree</a><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Are-You-Related-to-Karen-Carpenter.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Are-You-Related-to-Karen-Carpenter.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33560 British Library Endangered Archives: New Online Collections http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/British-Library-Endangered-Archives%3A-New-Online-Collections.html urn:md5:be628f261a0015a432478e8b80c93a07 Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/6a00d8341c464853ef01b8d0d42bc8970c-800wi.jpg" />Project EAP164 digitised collections which document pre-industrial society on the Ukrainian Steppe (personal memoirs, diaries and letters as well as official records and photographs), project EAP566 digitised Urdu periodicals from India and Pakistan (these periodicals have enormous significance for the understanding of Urdu culture and history of colonial India), and project EAP684 surveyed the collections of the National Archives of Burundi to provide information on the documents which are in a fragile physical condition. <a href="http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/endangeredarchives/2015/02/new-online-collections-february-2015-part-2.html">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/British-Library-Endangered-Archives%3A-New-Online-Collections.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/British-Library-Endangered-Archives%3A-New-Online-Collections.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33588 WWI Soldier's Heartbreaking Scribbled Farewell Thrown in Matchbox From Moving Train as He Headed To the Western Front - Where He Died Just Two Weeks Later http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/WWI-Soldier-s-Heartbreaking-Scribbled-Farewell-Thrown-in-Matchbox-From-Moving-Train-as-He-Headed-To-the-Western-Front-Where-He-Died-Just-Two-Weeks-Later.html urn:md5:1c0e71718ea844a0079da2958b87b971 Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/261B95E200000578-2970180-image-m-59_1424949961236.jpg" />A First World War soldier who was called to the Western Front at short notice made a desperate bid to say goodbye to his family by scribbling a note in a matchbox and throwing it from a moving train.<br /> <br /> Sergeant Major George Cavan hurled the message onto the platform of Carluke train station in South Lanarkshire, Scotland, and shouted to a passenger to give it to his wife, Jean. The serviceman and his unit were suddenly called to fight in the Ludendorff Offensive - Germany's last major effort to win the war - from their base in Glasgow, but didn't have time to tell loved ones. <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2970180/WWI-soldier-s-heartbreaking-scribbled-farewell-thrown-matchbox-moving-train-headed-Western-died-just-two-weeks-later.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/WWI-Soldier-s-Heartbreaking-Scribbled-Farewell-Thrown-in-Matchbox-From-Moving-Train-as-He-Headed-To-the-Western-Front-Where-He-Died-Just-Two-Weeks-Later.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/WWI-Soldier-s-Heartbreaking-Scribbled-Farewell-Thrown-in-Matchbox-From-Moving-Train-as-He-Headed-To-the-Western-Front-Where-He-Died-Just-Two-Weeks-Later.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33587 African Americans Who Fled the South During Great Migration Led Shorter Lives http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/African-Americans-Who-Fled-the-South-During-Great-Migration-Led-Shorter-Lives.html urn:md5:39f6a4416eaf1d3c4d72c7f77fd6ace6 Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/The_Great_Migration.jpg" />Millions of African Americans moved from the South in the early 20th century to seek better job opportunities and higher wages, but a new study on the historic Great Migration shows that with improved economic conditions came a greater risk of mortality.<br /> <br /> A paper published in the February issue of American Economic Review found that, on average, African Americans who migrated died 1.5 years sooner than their peers who stayed in the South. <a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150226141400.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/African-Americans-Who-Fled-the-South-During-Great-Migration-Led-Shorter-Lives.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/African-Americans-Who-Fled-the-South-During-Great-Migration-Led-Shorter-Lives.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33586 Genealogy Software Updates of the Week http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week-1000.html urn:md5:c540f11cf9a1ea668ae3ba0474400436 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Software <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/software-box.jpg" /><strong><a href="http://www.ancestralauthor.com">Ancestral Author</a></strong> 2.9q <em>(Family Books - Windows - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Added checks for unsupported GEDCOM character sets.<br /> • Increased the maximum number of GEDCOM errors that are tolerated before AA refuses to read the rest of the GEDCOM.<br /> • Fixed several bugs.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://bkwin.org">Brother's Keeper</a></strong> 7.0.43 <em>(Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • There is a new option on the Edit screen to mark a person as 'private'. Pick from the top menu Edit, Mark this pereson as private, then pick one of the four types of privacy.<br /> • There is a new option on the descendant Box chart to exclude data for living people.<br /> • A problem was fixed on the Reasonableness report where it was not finding siblings born less than 6 1/2 months apart.<br /> • If you pick Lists, Sources, Show everyone this is attached to: there is a new button to print all the citations for that one source.<br /> • Fixed a problem on Utilities, Find Duplicates in Database, if moving a spouse from the right to the left.<br /> • On the Book reports, it will not say (2) for a marriage if the first relationship was 'Not Married'.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=nu.sundin.gedexplorer">GEDexplorer for Android</a></strong> 1.16 <em>(Mobile - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Support for place and media records as exported by Family Historian.<br /> • Bug fixes. http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week-1000.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week-1000.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33580 Pictures of the Vignacourt British Cemetery, Vignacourt, France, Now Available on Geneanet http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Pictures-of-the-Vignacourt-British-Cemetery-Vignacourt-France-Now-Available-on-Geneanet.html urn:md5:73d07c6b62cdc5c4593dca666c84f148 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__14946.jpg" />When the German advance began in March 1918, Vignacourt was occupied by the 20th and 61st Casualty Clearing Stations. It also became a headquarters of Royal Air Force squadrons. The cemetery was begun in April and closed in August, and the burials reflect the desperate fighting of the Australian forces on the Amiens front. Six burials made in the communal cemetery between October 1915 and March 1918 were brought into the cemetery after the Armistice. <em>(Source: CWGC)</em><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.geneanet.org/gallery/collection/cimetiere-militaire/4567-vignacourt-british-cemetery-cimetiere-britannique-de-vignacourt">Click here</a> to access this new collection (322 indexed pictures).<br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Pictures-of-the-Vignacourt-British-Cemetery-Vignacourt-France-Now-Available-on-Geneanet.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Pictures-of-the-Vignacourt-British-Cemetery-Vignacourt-France-Now-Available-on-Geneanet.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33579 National Archive of the Republic of Armeni To Present 'Hundred Names' Project http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/National-Archive-of-the-Republic-of-Armeni-To-Present-Hundred-Names-Project.html urn:md5:5f9329da261d7dfb3a1ee40c5b89a443 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__14945.jpg" />The national Archive of the Republic of Armenia in association with the Initiatives for Development of Armenia (IDeA) Charitable Foundation will present to the public the project 'Hundred names', which will tell about hundred survivors of the Armenian Genocide, who or whose heirs got international recognition. <br /> <br /> The Director of the National Archive Amatuni Virabyan told about it on February 25 during a press conference. <a href="http://armenpress.am/eng/news/795533/national-archive-to-present-%E2%80%9Chundred-names%E2%80%9D-project.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/National-Archive-of-the-Republic-of-Armeni-To-Present-Hundred-Names-Project.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/National-Archive-of-the-Republic-of-Armeni-To-Present-Hundred-Names-Project.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33575 'Unique' Roman Tombstone Found in Cirencester, England http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Unique-Roman-Tombstone-Found-in-Cirencester-England.html urn:md5:3df1945b06d3c5dffe4c118c3a84b47e Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/_81231554_81227045.jpg" />A "unique" Roman headstone is the first of its kind unearthed in the UK, experts believe. The tombstone was found near skeletal remains thought to belong to the person named on its inscription, making the discovery unique.<br /> <br /> Archaeologists behind the dig in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, said they believed it marked the grave of a 27-year-old woman called Bodica. The bodies of three children were also found in the "family burial plot". <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-31610266">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Unique-Roman-Tombstone-Found-in-Cirencester-England.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Unique-Roman-Tombstone-Found-in-Cirencester-England.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33574 National Archives' New Facility To Help Store Australia's Paper Records in Canberra http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/National-Archives-New-Facility-To-Help-Store-Australia-s-Paper-Records-in-Canberra.html urn:md5:6da21e43fcb6b6b468ef5a10f663490f Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/6265304-3x2-700x467.jpg" />Storage facilities for the National Archives of Australia are nearing capacity, but a plan for a new purpose-built facility in Canberra will help ease the load.<br /> <br /> The archive currently has about 380 kilometres of shelf space at repositories around the nation, including Mitchell, Greenaway and Parkes in Canberra. Archives director-general David Fricker said there was another 250 kilometres of records destined for permanent care in the years ahead. <a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-02-26/national-archives-of-australia-new-storage-facility/6265174">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/National-Archives-New-Facility-To-Help-Store-Australia-s-Paper-Records-in-Canberra.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/National-Archives-New-Facility-To-Help-Store-Australia-s-Paper-Records-in-Canberra.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33573 Revealed: Benedict Cumberbatch Is a Descendant of Slave owners in Barbados http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Revealed%3A-Benedict-Cumberbatch-Is-a-Descendant-of-Slave-owners-in-Barbados.html urn:md5:fd89a19cf935afba2b45e11a515e40f4 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 10:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/1B07FF7300000578-2959344-image-m-4_1424302020799.jpg" />Almost five years ago, a hand-written letter arrived at the stage door of London’s National Theatre, where Benedict Cumberbatch was starring in a revival of Terence Rattigan’s After The Dance.<br /> <br /> It came from the actor’s cousin, Helen Ashton, who had discovered ‘something interesting’ about their shared ancestry stretching back to when the family’s fortune was made from sugar and slavery in Barbados. <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2959344/Sherlock-star-Benedict-Cumberbatch-provoked-storm-using-term-coloured-host-black-relatives-descended-slave-owning-ancestors-mixed-blood-himself.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Revealed%3A-Benedict-Cumberbatch-Is-a-Descendant-of-Slave-owners-in-Barbados.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Revealed%3A-Benedict-Cumberbatch-Is-a-Descendant-of-Slave-owners-in-Barbados.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33561 Hill Memorial Library, Louisiana State University, To Digitize Reveille Archives http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Hill-Memorial-Library-Louisiana-State-University-To-Digitize-Reveille-Archives.html urn:md5:f2842e47a11422d8da226ae668a37436 Tue, 24 Feb 2015 11:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/54ebc1572bcd3.image.jpg" />In 1934, Huey P. Long ordered LSU President James Monroe Smith to expel seven members of The Reveille. The student journalists dared to publish a letter to the editor criticizing Long and refused to submit to discipline for the act.<br /> <br /> The rest of the Reveille Seven story is part of the rich legacy of the publication that can be viewed in Hill Memorial Library. The original anti-Long letter and every other printed Reveille issue from 1897 to 2001 can be found in its archives. <a href="http://www.lsureveille.com/daily/hill-memorial-library-to-digitize-reveille-archives/article_0edf87d4-bbb9-11e4-b674-7f60d461ad2a.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Hill-Memorial-Library-Louisiana-State-University-To-Digitize-Reveille-Archives.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Hill-Memorial-Library-Louisiana-State-University-To-Digitize-Reveille-Archives.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33551 Library of Birmingham, England, Photo Archive 'Still at Risk' http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Library-of-Birmingham-England-Photo-Archive-Still-at-Risk.html urn:md5:279d0ab43c27b7fce1eb317d6726b3ae Tue, 24 Feb 2015 09:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/The-Library-of-Birmingham-28.jpg" />The Library of Birmingham's renowned photographic archives remain at risk despite a council U-turn on proposed budget cuts, it has been claimed.<br /> <br /> The influential Royal Photographic Society says it remains concerned for the future of the nationally recognised archives and four specialist staff. Archivist roles were among 100 jobs at the landmark library placed at risk when a £1.5 million package of cuts to its £10 million-a-year running costs was proposed in December. <a href="http://www.birminghampost.co.uk/news/regional-affairs/library-birmingham-photo-archive-still-8686588">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Library-of-Birmingham-England-Photo-Archive-Still-at-Risk.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Library-of-Birmingham-England-Photo-Archive-Still-at-Risk.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33550 Cambridgeshire Church Plague Graffiti Reveals 'Heartbreaking' Find http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Cambridgeshire-Church-Plague-Graffiti-Reveals-Heartbreaking-Find.html urn:md5:ff8790b504c7dd7dee1c664f340e0a94 Mon, 23 Feb 2015 18:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/_81086986_kingston2.jpg" />"Heartbreaking" graffiti uncovered in a Cambridgeshire church has revealed how three sisters from one family died in a plague outbreak in 1515.<br /> <br /> The names Cateryn, Jane and Amee Maddyngley and the date were inscribed on stonework in Kingston parish church. It was found by Norfolk and Suffolk Medieval Graffiti Survey volunteers. Archaeologist Matt Champion said the project had shown church plague graffiti was "far more common than previously realised". <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-31459761">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Cambridgeshire-Church-Plague-Graffiti-Reveals-Heartbreaking-Find.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Cambridgeshire-Church-Plague-Graffiti-Reveals-Heartbreaking-Find.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33546 WWI Trench System Unearthed in Cork, Ireland http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/WWI-Trench-System-Unearthed-in-Cork-Ireland.html urn:md5:093d32ec4ba902a4de9ba9beb081d18b Mon, 23 Feb 2015 12:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/WorldWar1Trench_large.jpg" />Archaeologists at a military camp in North Cork have discovered one of the largest and best preserved First World War underground bunker and trench systems ever built in Britain and Ireland.<br /> <br /> Details of the find by a team from Queen’s University Belfast, revealed exclusively to the Irish Examiner, show the underground bunkers, built around 1915, could have accommodated sleeping quarters for up to 300 troops. <a href="http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/wwi-trench-system-unearthed-in-cork-308695.html">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/WWI-Trench-System-Unearthed-in-Cork-Ireland.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/WWI-Trench-System-Unearthed-in-Cork-Ireland.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33544 Denmark's Largest Digital Archive Opens Today http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Denmark-s-Largest-Digital-Archive-Opens-Today.html urn:md5:40aea5cea66e7dde5d89329431abb33c Mon, 23 Feb 2015 10:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/450.jpg" />Denmark's largest digital photo album with nearly two million images will open to the general public today at 4pm.<br /> <br /> Danes will have access to the online database at Arkive.dk, which includes 1,841,254 documents such as photos, diaries, letters, and sound and video recordings. Since the late 1980s, all items from the country's more than 550 archives have been recorded electronically, and today a large portion of them becomes freely available to the public. <a href="http://cphpost.dk/news/denmarks-largest-digital-archive-opens-today.12735.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Denmark-s-Largest-Digital-Archive-Opens-Today.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Denmark-s-Largest-Digital-Archive-Opens-Today.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33543 3 Tips for Using Geneanet #1 http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/3-Tips-for-Using-Geneanet-1.html urn:md5:2252e073dded5f2f2d0e4044e1fa817f Mon, 23 Feb 2015 08:00:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) GeneaNet Tips <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-001-00.jpg" />As much as possible, we will post blog notes to answer your most frequently asked questions about using Geneanet.<br /> <br /> Tips of the week are:<br /> <br /> - How to change your email address?<br /> - How to unsubscribe from the Geneanet newsletter?<br /> - How to add a family picture to your Geneanet family tree? <br /> <p><strong>1. How to change your email address?</strong></p> <p>Click 'Profile' in the drop-down menu at the top right of the screen.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-001-01.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p>Change your email address, then click 'OK' at the bottom of the page.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-001-02.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p><strong>2. How to unsubscribe from the Geneanet newsletter?</strong></p> <p>Click 'Newsletters' in the drop-down menu at the top right of the screen.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-001-03.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p>Unselect the newsletters you don't want to receive anymore, then click 'OK' at the bottom of the page. To unsubscribe from the 'Birthday Reminder' and from the 'Email Alerts', click the tabs.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-001-04.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p><strong>3. How to add a family picture to your Geneanet family tree?</strong></p> <p>Go to a person in your family tree, then click 'Archive & Pictures > Add a Picture' in menu bar at the top of the page.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-001-05.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p>The picture will be automatically linked to the person. If there are many persons on the picture, you can add names to link it to every person.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-tips-for-using-geneanet-001-06.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/3-Tips-for-Using-Geneanet-1.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/3-Tips-for-Using-Geneanet-1.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33529 Are You Related to Drew Barrymore? http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Are-You-Related-to-Drew-Barrymore.html urn:md5:d071cec5cd3c461cc659cd8f69bb3fa5 Sun, 22 Feb 2015 06:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/220px-Drew_Barrymore_Berlin_2014.jpg" />Barrymore was born on February 22, 1975, in Culver City, California, to American actor John Drew Barrymore and Jaid Barrymore (née Makó), an aspiring actress. <br /> <br /> Barrymore's mother was born in a Displaced persons camp in Brannenburg, West Germany, to Hungarian World War II refugees. Barrymore's father was of English, Irish, and German ancestry. Her parents divorced in 1984, when she was nine years old. She is one of four children with a half-brother, John Blyth Barrymore, who is also an actor, and two half-sisters, Blyth Dolores Barrymore and Jessica Blyth Barrymore (Brahma).<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=barrymore&amp;celebrite=Drew-BARRYMORE">Drew Barrymore's Family Tree</a><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Are-You-Related-to-Drew-Barrymore.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Are-You-Related-to-Drew-Barrymore.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33505 Genealogy Software Updates of the Week http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html3 urn:md5:541f607f2d8646e2efbb64ff21b99055 Fri, 20 Feb 2015 00:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Software <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/software-box.jpg" /><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uk.co.telgen.families">Families (Legacy Family Tree) for Android</a></strong> 2.2.3 <em>(Mobile - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Fix font size problem on Family View.<br /> • Fix exception when bookmark referencing a deleted individual or couple is accessed.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.familygtg.app">Family Get-To-Gether for Android</a></strong> 1.3.2 <em>(Mobile - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • New fields (‘Census’ &amp; ‘Property’) are now supported.<br /> • Photos referenced in events and family GEDCOM records are now imported.<br /> • 3rd party file explorer apps (or Google Drive app) can now be used to directly pick up the GEDCOM file to import.<br /> • German translation is now more complete.<br /> • Arabic translation is added.<br /> • New options to share &amp; rate the app are added.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://www.chronosnet.com/Products/iscrapbook.html">iScrapbook</a></strong> 5.0.2 <em>(Family Pictures - Mac - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Fixed issues related to preview images for pages.<br /> • Fixed issue with dashed outline in placeholders.<br /> • Fixed issue where placeholder backgrounds in old templates would sometimes appear blank.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://www.pocketgenealogist.com/">Pocket Genealogist</a></strong> 4.09A05 Public Beta <em>(Mobile - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Support for Legacy v8.<br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html3#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html3#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33525 Edinburgh Team To Create Visual Archive of UK Tower Blocks http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Edinburgh-Team-To-Create-Visual-Archive-of-UK-Tower-Blocks.html urn:md5:c9e22c092d1a2761613d89fe393efbe7 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 13:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/_80945386_025822819-1.jpg" />Social and architectural historians from Edinburgh College of Art are behind the project, described as a "Domesday Book" of the UK's post-war reconstruction.<br /> <br /> Entitled 'Tower Blocks - Our Blocks!', it will also include images of tower blocks demolished over 30 years ago. The project is to receive a £52,900 grant of Heritage Lottery funding. <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-31415005">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Edinburgh-Team-To-Create-Visual-Archive-of-UK-Tower-Blocks.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Edinburgh-Team-To-Create-Visual-Archive-of-UK-Tower-Blocks.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33514 Man Gets 10 Years for Stealing Priceless 12th-Century Manuscript in Spain http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Man-Gets-10-Years-for-Stealing-Priceless-12th-Century-Manuscript-in-Spain.html urn:md5:18e07cd498e3b2d6a537cd2250370b6c Thu, 19 Feb 2015 11:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/compos_2.jpg" />A Spanish court sentenced a man on Wednesday to 10 years in prison for crimes including the theft of a priceless medieval document considered the first guidebook to Spain's Saint James pilgrimage trail. <br /> <br /> Police recovered the unique 12th-century manuscript in July 2012, a year after it was found to have gone missing from a safe in the famous cathedral of the northwestern city of Santiago de Compostela. <a href="http://artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=76585">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Man-Gets-10-Years-for-Stealing-Priceless-12th-Century-Manuscript-in-Spain.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Man-Gets-10-Years-for-Stealing-Priceless-12th-Century-Manuscript-in-Spain.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33513 British Library Digitises 4M Photos from Endangered Archives http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/British-Library-Digitises-4M-Photos-from-Endangered-Archives.html urn:md5:6c92595e807b1b8aff69b7554427ea74 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 09:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/eap_1.jpg" />A pioneering initiative from the British Library has seen over four million images from endangered archives all over the world digitised and put online. <br /> <br /> The Endangered Archives Programme has been running since 2004 and has funded 246 projects in 78 countries. Some projects have seen the digitisation of medieval manuscripts that date back as far as the 12th century. <a href="http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2015-02/18/british-library-endangered-archives">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/British-Library-Digitises-4M-Photos-from-Endangered-Archives.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/British-Library-Digitises-4M-Photos-from-Endangered-Archives.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33512 Thousands of African-American Graves Found Beneath Philadelphia Playground http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Thousands-of-African-American-Graves-Found-Beneath-Philadelphia-Playground.html urn:md5:70919655e5eb46469333a93ca8eb9510 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 12:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Thousands-of-African-American-Graves-Buried-Beneath-Philadelphia-Playground-650x433.jpg" />Days after archaeologists on Maryland’s eastern shore uncovered what they believe to be the oldest settlement of African-Americans in the United States, another team in Philadelphia unearthed what may be the resting place of nearly 3,000 others under a playground in the city’s Weccecoe Park.<br /> <br /> Underneath the swing sets of an urban playground in the Queen Village neighborhood of South Philadelphia are the forgotten remains of an estimated 3,000 African-Americans. <a href="http://guardianlv.com/2013/07/thousands-of-african-american-graves-found-beneath-philadelphia-playground/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Thousands-of-African-American-Graves-Found-Beneath-Philadelphia-Playground.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Thousands-of-African-American-Graves-Found-Beneath-Philadelphia-Playground.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33504 Immigrants Made Up 1% of the Population in Medieval England, Researchers Find http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Immigrants-Made-Up-1-of-the-Population-in-Medieval-England-Researchers-Find.html urn:md5:b4bc523fde921f062b7a4de9ed2739c9 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 10:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__14885.jpg" />About one out of every hundred people in late medieval England was an immigrant, according to researchers at the universities of York and Sheffield. They have also launched a new database that offers details about 65,000 immigrants who lived in England between 1330 and 1550.<br /> <br /> The England’s Immigrants project was created by these universities with support from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). It is led by Mark Ormrod, of the University of York’s Centre for Medieval Studies. <a href="http://www.medievalists.net/2015/02/17/immigrants-made-1-population-medieval-england-researchers-find/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Immigrants-Made-Up-1-of-the-Population-in-Medieval-England-Researchers-Find.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Immigrants-Made-Up-1-of-the-Population-in-Medieval-England-Researchers-Find.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33503 Medieval Battle Site Yields UK’s Oldest Cannon Ball http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Medieval-Battle-Site-Yields-UKs-Oldest-Cannon-Ball.html urn:md5:84a2da39b8e84d64088dfbcf63b65fb7 Tue, 17 Feb 2015 12:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/UK_cannon_ball.jpg" />A lead ball found at a medieval battle site could be the oldest surviving cannonball in England, an expert says.<br /> <br /> The damaged ball was found at the site of the Battle of Northampton fought during the War of the Roses. Medieval artillery expert Dr Glenn Foard said: "It is highly likely the projectile was fired during the battle [10 July 1460]." It will be revealed to the public at a Northampton hotel in Eagle Drive close to the battlefield on Thursday night. <a href="http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.fr/2015/02/medieval-battle-site-yields-uks-oldest.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Medieval-Battle-Site-Yields-UKs-Oldest-Cannon-Ball.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Medieval-Battle-Site-Yields-UKs-Oldest-Cannon-Ball.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33492 Why British People Are Looking for Ancestors in India Decades After the Raj Ended http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Why-British-People-Are-Looking-for-Ancestors-in-India-Decades-After-the-Raj-Ended.html urn:md5:5cf16a2769a282ba5b4ed3d8c246b6ca Tue, 17 Feb 2015 10:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/1422130375-390_Widows---Orphans.jpg" />In the middle of 2013, an odd piece of news hit the international pages of Indian newspapers. <br /> <br /> DNA-testing showed that Prince William of the United Kingdom had some Indian ancestry on his maternal side around eight generations ago. The British, who had so long ruled India, were now set to be ruled by someone who had Indian blood. <a href="http://scroll.in/article/702270/Why-British-people-are-looking-for-ancestors-in-India-decades-after-the-Raj-ended">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Why-British-People-Are-Looking-for-Ancestors-in-India-Decades-After-the-Raj-Ended.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Why-British-People-Are-Looking-for-Ancestors-in-India-Decades-After-the-Raj-Ended.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33491 Are You Related to Hal Holbrook? http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Are-You-Related-to-Hal-Holbrook.html urn:md5:32c5e9db18ff2a86894b93014a779beb Tue, 17 Feb 2015 06:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/MTIwNjA4NjMzNjMwNzg3MDg0.jpg" />Holbrook was born on February 17, 1925, in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Aileen (Davenport) Holbrook, a vaudeville dancer, and Harold Rowe Holbrook, Sr. <br /> <br /> After being abandoned by his parents at age two, he and his two sisters were raised by his paternal grandparents, first in South Weymouth, Massachusetts, and then in the Cleveland suburb of Lakewood. He graduated from the Culver Academies and Denison University, where an honors project about Mark Twain led him to develop the one-man show for which he is best known, a series of performances called Mark Twain Tonight.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=haroldroweholbrookh&amp;celebrite=Hal-HOLBROOK">Hal Holbrook's Family Tree</a><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Are-You-Related-to-Hal-Holbrook.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Are-You-Related-to-Hal-Holbrook.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33434 Archaeologists To Explore Waterloo Battlefield http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Archaeologists-To-Explore-Waterloo-Battlefield.html urn:md5:04f213daa00fae699b885e1e9baa6ef3 Mon, 16 Feb 2015 16:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/waterloo_02b.jpg" />An international team of battlefield experts, led by the University of Glasgow’s Dr Tony Pollard, will start work at farm buildings of Hougoumont in April 2015.<br /> <br /> The research is being undertaken as part of Waterloo Uncovered, which is launching today and aims to transform our understanding of the battle that created modern Europe and ended the Napoleonic era. <a href="http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.fr/2015/02/archaeologists-to-explore-waterloo.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Archaeologists-To-Explore-Waterloo-Battlefield.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Archaeologists-To-Explore-Waterloo-Battlefield.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33484 Mystery Photo Unseen for 30 Years May Be the Only Existing Image of a Submerged Civil War Gunship http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Mystery-Photo-Unseen-for-30-Years-May-Be-the-Only-Existing-Image-of-a-Submerged-Civil-War-Gunship.html urn:md5:04f8db528cfacf5fc21346bb9f62daf5 Mon, 16 Feb 2015 14:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/25AEE91200000578-0-image-a-2_1423946408301.jpg" />Archaeologists with the Army Corps of Engineers are searching for what may be the sole photograph of Civil War-era ironclad CSS Georgia as they salvage its remains from the Savannah River.<br /> <br /> So far, the only person able to verify details about the photo is the man who found it at a yard sale in Georgia in the 1980s - John Potter. Potter said he was looking through a collection of antiques at a home in Waycross when he stumbled upon a picture frame that caught his eye. <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2953895/Archaeologists-working-salvage-wreck-CSS-Georgia-search-believed-known-photo-Civil-War-ironclad.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Mystery-Photo-Unseen-for-30-Years-May-Be-the-Only-Existing-Image-of-a-Submerged-Civil-War-Gunship.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Mystery-Photo-Unseen-for-30-Years-May-Be-the-Only-Existing-Image-of-a-Submerged-Civil-War-Gunship.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33483 Ancient Graveyard in Italy May Yield Clues on Cholera's Evolution http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Ancient-Graveyard-in-Italy-May-Yield-Clues-on-Cholera-s-Evolution.html urn:md5:9bf19c79cc58a61af0d83b4db9b3defb Mon, 16 Feb 2015 12:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/240px-Cholera_bacteria_SEM.jpg" />Ancient graveyard in Italy may help archaeologists and other researchers yield clues on cholera's evolution.<br /> <br /> The researchers are excavating the graveyard surrounding the abandoned Badia Pozzeveri church in the Tuscany region of Italy. The site contains victims of the cholera epidemic that swept the world in the 1850s, said Clark Spencer Larsen, professor of anthropology at The Ohio State University. <a href="http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ani/ancient-graveyard-in-italy-may-yield-clues-on-cholera-s-evolution-115021600584_1.html">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Ancient-Graveyard-in-Italy-May-Yield-Clues-on-Cholera-s-Evolution.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Ancient-Graveyard-in-Italy-May-Yield-Clues-on-Cholera-s-Evolution.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33481 Experts Explore Identities of 5,000 Buried in Bedlam Psychiatric Hospital Graveyard in London, England http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Experts-Explore-Identities-of-5000-Buried-in-Bedlam-Psychiatric-Hospital-Graveyard-in-London-England.html urn:md5:7ccd1b6a5ff2d6385d11fd5f5cf4e220 Mon, 16 Feb 2015 10:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Bedlam-psychiatric-hospital.jpg" />Officials building a huge cross-London underground railway are starting to publish the identity of some of the thousands of people buried 400 to 500 years ago in Bedlam cemetery. <br /> <br /> After researching parish records, the Crossrail project has released a fascinating database online giving names, occupations and causes of death. The graveyard, which dates back to 1569, was found in 2013 during excavations to construct the 13-mile high-speed Crossrail tunnel under Central London. <a href="http://www.ancient-origins.net/news-history-archaeology/experts-explore-identities-5000-buried-bedlam-psychiatric-hospital-020217">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Experts-Explore-Identities-of-5000-Buried-in-Bedlam-Psychiatric-Hospital-Graveyard-in-London-England.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Experts-Explore-Identities-of-5000-Buried-in-Bedlam-Psychiatric-Hospital-Graveyard-in-London-England.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33482 New Cemetery Home Page on Geneanet http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/New-Cemetery-Home-Page-on-Geneanet.html urn:md5:302dda869d2a5378d4fd0470b8df6688 Mon, 16 Feb 2015 08:00:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) GeneaNet Tips <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-cemetery-home-page-00.jpg" />Many Geneanet members take pictures of cemeteries and upload them to the collaborative database.<br /> <br /> They can easily do it with our mobile app for <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/geneanet/id925283154">iOs</a> and <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.geneanet.sauvonsTombes">Android</a>.<br /> <br /> Geneanet has released a new and beautiful 'Cemetery home page' to promote their pictures of graves and commemorative plaques. <br /> <p>Here is an example of the new 'Cemetery home page'.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-cemetery-home-page-01.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p>To see the list of cemeteries by country, click 'Search &gt; Browse the Collections' in the top menu bar as shown below.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-cemetery-home-page-02.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/New-Cemetery-Home-Page-on-Geneanet.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/New-Cemetery-Home-Page-on-Geneanet.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33466 First-Known Footage Found of 1915 Chicago Boating Tragedy that Killed 844 Passengers http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/First-Known-Footage-Found-of-1915-Chicago-Boating-Tragedy-that-Killed-844-Passengers.html urn:md5:a8949b213df5e44b39765b984dcf16d1 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 21:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/258AB39000000578-2947748-image-a-27_1423585516587.jpg" />Almost a century on, footage has surfaced of a freak boating disaster that killed 844 people traveling to a company picnic in Chicago.<br /> <br /> On the morning of July 24, 1915 the SS Eastland capsized while it was still docked in around 20ft of water. Many of the victims were children and teenagers, who drowned while wearing their Sunday best. Two newly-discovered grainy black and white clips of the incident show workers trying to right the luxury vessel, with survivors huddled together shivering in blankets. <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2947748/Footage-1915-Chicago-ship-disaster-killed-844-found.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/First-Known-Footage-Found-of-1915-Chicago-Boating-Tragedy-that-Killed-844-Passengers.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/First-Known-Footage-Found-of-1915-Chicago-Boating-Tragedy-that-Killed-844-Passengers.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33470 Richard III Killed by Sword Thrust Upwards Into Neck http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Richard-III-Killed-by-Sword-Thrust-Upwards-Into-Neck.html urn:md5:6780786a4f6b3c3373987128c9c2fbef Fri, 13 Feb 2015 10:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/dnews-files-2015-02-king-richard-III-killer-blow-150212-jpg.jpg" />King Richard III was killed by a sword thrust from the base of the neck all the way up into his head, according to researchers at the University of Leicester who have located a major injury in the interior surface of the skull.<br /> <br /> Guy Rutty of East Midlands Forensic Pathology Unit, based at the University of Leicester, spotted the fatal wound while examining the skull of the last Plantagenet king. <a href="http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/richard-iii-killed-by-sword-thrust-upwards-into-neck-150212.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Richard-III-Killed-by-Sword-Thrust-Upwards-Into-Neck.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Richard-III-Killed-by-Sword-Thrust-Upwards-Into-Neck.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33465 Urban Explorer Who Ventured Into Derelict Home To Take Eerie Photographs Finds $7,000... and Then Tracks Down the Owner To Hand It Over http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Urban-Explorer-Who-Ventured-Into-Derelict-Home-To-Take-Eerie-Photographs-Finds-7000-and-Then-Tracks-Down-the-Owner-To-Hand-It-Over.html urn:md5:52ae13e2860feda8bd2e7fda15ae105f Thu, 12 Feb 2015 21:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/24A9C96D00000578-2916736-image-a-43_1421673548815.jpg" />A photographer who went into an abandoned house to take pictures of its antiques found almost $7,000 in bundles of cash - and was then able to reunite it with its rightful owners after tracking them down.<br /> <br /> The man only known as Dave, of Freaktography came across the derelict property in Ontaria, Canada after being tipped off by a friend and was desperate to go inside and capture images. <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2916736/Photographer-finds-stash-7-000-mattress-abandoned-house-Canada-tracks-owner-s-family-hand-cash.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Urban-Explorer-Who-Ventured-Into-Derelict-Home-To-Take-Eerie-Photographs-Finds-7000-and-Then-Tracks-Down-the-Owner-To-Hand-It-Over.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Urban-Explorer-Who-Ventured-Into-Derelict-Home-To-Take-Eerie-Photographs-Finds-7000-and-Then-Tracks-Down-the-Owner-To-Hand-It-Over.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33462 Genealogy Software Updates of the Week http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html2 urn:md5:849264f06e4bee0bcf5c1836ac721ce1 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 13:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Software <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/software-box.jpg" /><strong><a href="http://humogen.com/">HuMo-gen</a></strong> 5.1.0.1 <em>(Web Publishing - Windows - Freeware)</em><br /><br /> • Adds a Hungarian and Traditional Chinese interface.<br /> • Editor improvements.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ru.com.familytree">The Family Tree of Family for Android</a></strong> 1.9.8 <em>(Mobile - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Fixed bug in ascending personal tree.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://www.jacobboerema.nl/en/Freeware.htm">Transcript</a></strong> 2.5 <em>(Transcriptions &amp; Indexes - Windows - Freeware)</em><br /><br /> • Improved stability.<br /> • Fixed minor bugs.<br /> • Support for multipage TIF images.<br /> • Ability to drop files on top of Transcript.<br /> • Better translation support. http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html2#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html2#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33459 16th Century Silver Extraction Pollution Found in Peruvian Ice Cap http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/16th-Century-Silver-Extraction-Pollution-Found-in-Peruvian-Ice-Cap.html urn:md5:ca326043ead536201231411c1f9d2993 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 11:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Peruicecap-800x600.jpg" />In the 16th century, during its conquest of South America, the Spanish Empire forced countless Incas to work extracting silver from the mountaintop mines of Potosí, in what is now Bolivia—then the largest source of silver in the world. <br /> <br /> The Inca already knew how to refine silver, but in 1572 the Spanish introduced a new technology that boosted production many times over and sent thick clouds of lead dust rising over the Andes for the first time in history. <a href="http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/02/2015/16th-century-silver-extraction-pollution-found-in-peruvian-ice-cap">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/16th-Century-Silver-Extraction-Pollution-Found-in-Peruvian-Ice-Cap.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/16th-Century-Silver-Extraction-Pollution-Found-in-Peruvian-Ice-Cap.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33456 German Crew’s Rotterdam WWII Destruction Film Discovered http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/German-Crews-Rotterdam-WWII-Destruction-Film-Discovered.html urn:md5:4d4747d34f10ee31460ef4b920dd69e2 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 09:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Exterieur_OVERZICHT_NA_BOMBARDEMENT_OORLOGSSCHADE_-_Rotterdam_-_20264975_-_RCE-1200x575.jpg" />The German Federal Archive has found video images of the destruction of Rotterdam and Middelburg which was filmed by a German film crew in August 1940, a few months after the bombing, NOS reports.<br /> <br /> Rotterdam was the first city to be redesigned after the total destruction the bombing caused and German planners were very interested in the process. Shortly after the bombing the German government architect Otto traveled to Rotterdam to discuss the plans with mayor Oud and city architect Witteveen. <a href="http://www.nltimes.nl/2015/02/11/german-crews-rotterdam-wwii-destruction-film-discovered/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/German-Crews-Rotterdam-WWII-Destruction-Film-Discovered.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/German-Crews-Rotterdam-WWII-Destruction-Film-Discovered.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33455 1850 Census Data Paint a Picture of Early Texans http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/1850-Census-Data-Paint-a-Picture-of-Early-Texans.html urn:md5:5106a598d61c4df1d6396c2b8fbfb4f3 Wed, 11 Feb 2015 11:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/texas_census.jpg" />Digging through the University of Virginia's handy historical census browser, there's a nice trove of data about people living in 1850 Texas.<br /> <br /> Some highlights and unfortunate lowlights include the total population, how many people attended school and the total number of slaves in each county. <a href="http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/1850-census-data-shows-who-early-Texans-were-6072117.php">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/1850-Census-Data-Paint-a-Picture-of-Early-Texans.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/1850-Census-Data-Paint-a-Picture-of-Early-Texans.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33433