Genealogy Blog http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/ en Mon, 02 Mar 2015 13:15:02 +0100 Geneanet 2012 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Dotclear 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 a GEDCOM file' 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-002-02.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 Winchester Cathedral's 'Royal Bones' Chests Analysed http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Winchester-Cathedral-s-Royal-Bones-Chests-Analysed.html urn:md5:d1d674bb773ef1987f173cdbeba6e23e Wed, 11 Feb 2015 09:15:00 +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/_80759219_80759218.jpg" />Six chests thought to contain the remains of some of the early Royal Families of Wessex and England are being recorded and analysed.<br /> <br /> The project is part of an initial assessment of Winchester Cathedral's Renaissance mortuary chests. The remains of three bishops and other artefacts are also believed to be contained inside. Some of the remains have already been radiocarbon-dated to the late Anglo-Saxon and early Norman periods. <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hampshire-31115104">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Winchester-Cathedral-s-Royal-Bones-Chests-Analysed.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Winchester-Cathedral-s-Royal-Bones-Chests-Analysed.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33432 Pictures of the Pont du Cens Cemetery, Nantes, France, Now Available on Geneanet http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Pictures-of-the-Pont-du-Cens-Cemetery-Nantes-France-Now-Available-on-Geneanet.html urn:md5:c58740b4e8de1cdf8506ffa21260a40e Tue, 10 Feb 2015 09:15:00 +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__14854.jpg" />The Pont du Cens communal cemetery was started in 1939 to supplement the ten other burial grounds within the boundaries of the commune.<br /> <br /> There are now over 100, 1939-45 war casualties commemorated in this site. Some were moved into the cemetery from isolated graves at Vivonne, Les Rochelles and near Vertou, and others from Tours (La Salle) Communal Cemetery, St. Brevin-les Pins Communal Cemetery, St. Pere-en-Retz Communal Cemetery, Bougenais Communal Cemetery. <em>(Source: CWGC)</em><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.geneanet.org/gallery/collection/cimetiere-militaire/5112-cimetiere-de-pont-du-cens-cimetiere-anglais">Click here</a> to access this new collection (103 indexed pictures).<br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Pictures-of-the-Pont-du-Cens-Cemetery-Nantes-France-Now-Available-on-Geneanet.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Pictures-of-the-Pont-du-Cens-Cemetery-Nantes-France-Now-Available-on-Geneanet.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33428 Are You Related to Laura Dern? http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Are-You-Related-to-Laura-Dern.html urn:md5:b3047dcfc0a19a1a76f28c8f965e598d Tue, 10 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/dernl.jpg" />Dern was born on February 10, 1967, in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of actors Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd, and great-granddaughter of former Utah governor and Secretary of War, George Dern. <br /> <br /> The poet, writer, and Librarian of Congress Archibald MacLeish was her great-great-uncle. Laura Dern's film debut was a cameo in her mother's film White Lightning (1973). <br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=dernl&amp;celebrite=Laura-DERN">Laura Dern's Family Tree</a><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Are-You-Related-to-Laura-Dern.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Are-You-Related-to-Laura-Dern.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33368 National WW1 Welsh Letters Archive Plans http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/National-WW1-Welsh-Letters-Archive-Plans.html urn:md5:8a0c52e82e183bcc6eb871b68722dc80 Mon, 09 Feb 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/Screenshot__14852.jpg" />There is a call to search drawers and attics for World War One letters home, as part of a bid to establish a national archive of war correspondence.<br /> <br /> About 400,000 men from Wales took part in the conflict - and for many writing a letter to loved ones was a brief escape from horrors of the frontline trench warfare. Carwyn Jones has more. <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-31172966">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/National-WW1-Welsh-Letters-Archive-Plans.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/National-WW1-Welsh-Letters-Archive-Plans.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33415 Shackleton and Scott's Historic Antarctic Huts Saved From Ruin http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Shackleton-and-Scott-s-Historic-Antarctic-Huts-Saved-From-Ruin.html urn:md5:19f74e5f4a73f3858570e23272b37520 Mon, 09 Feb 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/shakelton.jpg" />At the turn of the last century, Antarctica was the ultimate prize for explorers like Sir Ernest Shackleton and Captain Robert Falcon Scott.<br /> <br /> Scott set off to conquer the South Pole while Shackleton aimed to cross the icy continent sea to sea via the pole. As they made their treacherous treks across the barren landscape, they took shelter in meager huts, for weeks or months at a time. <a href="http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.fr/2015/02/shackleton-and-scotts-historic.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Shackleton-and-Scott-s-Historic-Antarctic-Huts-Saved-From-Ruin.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Shackleton-and-Scott-s-Historic-Antarctic-Huts-Saved-From-Ruin.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33414 Working Women of World War I http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Working-Women-of-World-War-I.html urn:md5:6624863b68410ef4d0aa88111f3e652c Mon, 09 Feb 2015 12:15:00 +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/Women-WWI.jpg" />During World War I, with vast numbers of men either enlisting or conscripted to fight in the various forces, women stepped up to take their place as workers. <br /> <br /> As well as traditionally female occupations at the time, such as nurses or teachers, many women undertook conventionally male roles in transport, for example, fire fighting, hauling coal and piloting. However heavy and arduous the work, women proved capable of it. <a href="http://mashable.com/2015/02/08/women-wwi-workers/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Working-Women-of-World-War-I.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Working-Women-of-World-War-I.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33413 Forgotten Edition of Magna Carta Found in Kent Council Archive http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Forgotten-Edition-of-Magna-Carta-Found-in-Kent-Council-Archive.html urn:md5:03a90009fdb50f3cbde4369280ee8379 Mon, 09 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/Pg-19-deadlock1-getty-v2.jpg" />An edition of the Magna Carta, which is estimated to be worth up to £10 million despite severe damage, has been found after it lay forgotten in a council’s archives.<br /> <br /> The document – that established the principle of the rule of law and protection of civil liberties in 1215 was found in the files of the history department of Kent County Council. The charter, which was originally drafted by the then-Archbishop of Canterbury and agreed by King John of England to make peace with rebel barons, was kept in archives in Maidstone but belongs to the seaside town of Sandwich. <a href="http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/forgotten-edition-of-magna-carta-found-in-kent-council-archive-could-fetch-up-to-10m-10031788.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Forgotten-Edition-of-Magna-Carta-Found-in-Kent-Council-Archive.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Forgotten-Edition-of-Magna-Carta-Found-in-Kent-Council-Archive.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33412 New Geneanet Genealogy Library Home Page http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/New-Geneanet-Genealogy-Library-Home-Page.html urn:md5:dca736144f11bd0b0c681020b0a74aa5 Mon, 09 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-new-genealogy-library-00.jpg" />The Geneanet Genealogy Library contains more than 1 billion names and about 4 million documents!<br /> <br /> Did you ever try to search it?<br /> <br /> Search your for amazing detail about your ancestors in old books, newspapers, directories, yearbooks, genealogical and historical publications, and much more.<br /> <br /> <p>Click 'Search &gt; Genealogy Library' in the top menu bar or simply click the following link: <a href="http://en.geneanet.org/library">http://en.geneanet.org/library</a></p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-new-genealogy-library-01.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p>Here is the new Geneanet Genealogy Library home page:</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-new-genealogy-library-02.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p>Page contents:</p> <ul> <li>1. A powerful search engine to search the library by last name and first name, and by keywords such as place, occupation, etc.</li> <li>2. List of the recently added documents.</li> <li>3. The collections: <ul> <li>More than 600,000 old books (family history, directories, indexes, yearbooks, military, local history, etc.) Reserved for Premium members.</li> <li>More than 3.2 million newspapers, a gold mine where you can find articles and amazing detail about your ancestors. Reserved for Premium members.</li> <li>More than 42,000 genealogical and historical publications. Reserved for Premium members.</li> <li>More than 2,000 recent books (bibliographies, genealogy works, magazines, etc.) provided by our partners. Pay per view.</li> </ul> </li> <li>4. Some information about the terms of use of the library.</li> <li>5. A slideshow which shows how to search the library.</li> </ul> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/New-Geneanet-Genealogy-Library-Home-Page.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/New-Geneanet-Genealogy-Library-Home-Page.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33395 Replica of Lincoln Coffin on Display at Arlington Cemetery http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Replica-of-Lincoln-Coffin-on-Display-at-Arlington-Cemetery.html urn:md5:5afac5a674a59141e25624f69944b976 Fri, 06 Feb 2015 13:15:00 +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/AR-150209774.jpg_maxh_400_maxw_667.jpg" />In observance of Presidents Day, a replica of Abraham Lincoln’s coffin will be on display in the Williamsburg Chapel of Arlington Cemetery and Toppitzer Funeral Home, 2900 State Road in the Drexel Hill section of Upper Darby.<br /> <br /> The Lincoln coffin at Arlington is one of five replicas constructed 10 years ago by craftsmen at Batesville Casket Co. in Indiana, said Buss. Four are lent to funeral homes nationwide for display and one is part of the permanent collection of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Ill. <a href="http://www.delcotimes.com/general-news/20150205/replica-of-lincoln-coffin-on-display-at-arlington-cemetery">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Replica-of-Lincoln-Coffin-on-Display-at-Arlington-Cemetery.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Replica-of-Lincoln-Coffin-on-Display-at-Arlington-Cemetery.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33394 Old Cemetery Found in central Copenhagen, Denmark http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Old-cemetery-found-in-central-Copenhagen-Denmark.html urn:md5:fc6b8c33c27337f2896561c5a4d2e192 Fri, 06 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/Denmark_01.jpg" />Archaeologists from the Museum of Copenhagen are digging under the cobblestones and unearthing skeleton upon skeleton in what was once an old cemetery, reports Berlingske. <br /> <br /> So far, more than 100 skeletons have been found, and according to Jacob Mosekilde, one of the archaeologists, they are from before the 1800’s, though they haven’t been precisely dated yet. “The most interesting thing about them is the fact that they do not have holes in their teeth,” Mosekilde tells Berlingske. “And that means that they are from a period where we had not traded sugar from the colonies.” <a href="http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.fr/2015/02/old-cemetery-found-in-central-copenhagen.html">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Old-cemetery-found-in-central-Copenhagen-Denmark.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Old-cemetery-found-in-central-Copenhagen-Denmark.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33393 Donation Will Preserve Historic Documents Burned in 1911 New York Capitol Fire http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Donation-Will-Preserve-Historic-Documents-Burned-in-1911-New-York-Capitol-Fire.html urn:md5:5e897901e5f39f30b489b10d3e9e7ea5 Fri, 06 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_7/628x471.jpg" />A $20,000 donation from telecommunications company AT&T will support the conservation and digitization of documents burned in the 1911 state Capitol fire, the State Archives and the Archives Partnership Trust said on Thursday.<br /> <br /> The blaze destroyed most of the state's Revolutionary War-era records and almost a quarter of its English colonial documents. Although the written texts of the documents that survived are somewhat legible, their edges are charred and are so vulnerable to damage that researchers are not allowed to use the originals. <a href="http://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Donation-to-fund-digitizing-documents-damaged-in-6065355.php">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Donation-Will-Preserve-Historic-Documents-Burned-in-1911-New-York-Capitol-Fire.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Donation-Will-Preserve-Historic-Documents-Burned-in-1911-New-York-Capitol-Fire.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33392 Genealogy Software Updates of the Week http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html urn:md5:ecc6fedd82b3dfa64d45a32fc80b054e Thu, 05 Feb 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://bkwin.org">Brother's Keeper</a></strong> 7.0.42 <em>(Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Changed: Translators can translate new words.<br /> • New: File, Utilities, Edit Custom Event/Fact. Use this to make changes to your existing custom events and facts. <br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://genealone.com/">Genealone</a></strong> 1.5.0 <em>(Web Publishing - Windows, Mac, Linux - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • You can display all events (with a date) which happened in a selected place.<br /> • You can display all events (with a date) related to a last name.<br /> • External links can be added to persons.<br /> • You can mark a last name as a variant (e.g. because of different spelling) of an another last name.<br /> • External links page.<br /> • External links front page module.<br /> • Simple blogging tool (not in Genealone WP).<br /> • Online traffic is recorded and displayed (not in Genealone WP).<br /> • Message center – copies of all messages for the Administrator are now saved on the server and can be displayed and answered (not in Genealone WP).<br /> • Suggest a new information/correction form (not in Genealone WP).<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/storypress-app/id789604985">StoryPress for iPhone and iPad</a></strong> 3.5 <em>(Mobile - Freeware)</em><br /><br /> • Enhancements to social sharing.<br /> • Bug fixes and general 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> 1.9.7 <em>(Mobile - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Upgrade to Android 5.0.1.<br /> • Updating personal family tree.<br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33386 National Archives Open in New Taipei City, Taiwan http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/National-Archives-Open-in-New-Taipei-City-Taiwan.html urn:md5:b1c86d62102e6df8d89d5f61cfb60cce Thu, 05 Feb 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_7/52414511671.jpg" />Taiwan’s first permanent national archives were inaugurated Feb. 3 in New Taipei City, bringing under the same roof historical records from the last three centuries.<br /> <br /> Operated by the National Archives Administration under the National Development Council, the Xinzhuang District facility spans 4,773 square meters. If stacked one atop the other, stored files at maximum capacity would reach 60 times the height of Taipei 101. <a href="http://www.taiwantoday.tw/ct.asp?xItem=227140&ctNode=445">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/National-Archives-Open-in-New-Taipei-City-Taiwan.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/National-Archives-Open-in-New-Taipei-City-Taiwan.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33381 100 Years Since First New Zealand Death in WWI http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/100-Years-Since-First-New-Zealand-Death-in-WWI.html urn:md5:d1dea3fce8aa332ce05de0761c0b7b97 Thu, 05 Feb 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/eight_col_Private_William_Ham.jpg" />Private William Ham from the small settlement of Ngatimoti near Nelson died from his wounds at the Battle of the Suez Canal in February 1915.<br /> <br /> In all, some 18,000 New Zealanders died during World War I from the 100,000 that served overseas during the four-year conflict. Born in Ireland in 1892, William Ham emigrated with his family to New Zealand in 1900, eventually ending up in Ngatimoti in 1905. <a href="http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/265325/100-years-since-first-nz-death-in-wwi">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/100-Years-Since-First-New-Zealand-Death-in-WWI.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/100-Years-Since-First-New-Zealand-Death-in-WWI.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33380 Four Surviving Original Copies of the Magna Carta Will Be Displayed Together for the First Time To Mark 800th Anniversary of Document that Launched Parliamentary Democracy http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Four-Surviving-Original-Copies-of-the-Magna-Carta-Will-Be-Displayed-Together-for-the-First-Time-To-Mark-800th-Anniversary-of-Document-that-Launched-Parliamentary-Democracy.html urn:md5:8e5d987b31838e6ae190dcdac0315748 Thu, 05 Feb 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_7/25458E3D00000578-2936585-image-a-7_1422892511791.jpg" />The four surviving original copies of the Magna Carta have been brought together for the first time since 1215.<br /> <br /> Copies of the document - one of the first steps in the journey towards parliamentary democracy - will go on show together at The British Library in central London to mark the 800th anniversary since it was signed. More than 40,000 people entered a public ballot for the chance to see them with 1,215 winning the opportunity to visit the display. <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2936585/Four-surviving-original-copies-Magna-Carta-displayed-time-mark-800th-anniversary-document-launched-parliamentary-democracy.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Four-Surviving-Original-Copies-of-the-Magna-Carta-Will-Be-Displayed-Together-for-the-First-Time-To-Mark-800th-Anniversary-of-Document-that-Launched-Parliamentary-Democracy.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Four-Surviving-Original-Copies-of-the-Magna-Carta-Will-Be-Displayed-Together-for-the-First-Time-To-Mark-800th-Anniversary-of-Document-that-Launched-Parliamentary-Democracy.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33378 Australian Students To Explore World War I in Unique Project http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Australian-Students-To-Explore-World-War-I-in-Unique-Project.html urn:md5:2fd2b89384d0760297963a3aec52a9e9 Tue, 03 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_7/002268-faf2cabc-a51d-11e4-aae9-583d6fa89765.jpg" />It was through the heroic, horrific sacrifice of its best and brightest in World War I that the federated states and territories of the Great South Land became a nation in spirit as well as name. It is why Anzac Day is now our de facto national day.<br /> <br /> With the centenary of that momentous first Anzac Day drawing near, NewsLocal today launches a unique competition for junior high school students to bring to life the impact and experiences the conflict wrought on this young country. <a href="http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/west/students-to-explore-world-war-i-in-unique-project/story-fngr8i5s-1227204995052?nk=9811e5396dcffc0fc8875670df4d2544">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Australian-Students-To-Explore-World-War-I-in-Unique-Project.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Australian-Students-To-Explore-World-War-I-in-Unique-Project.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33344 New Tools Getting Boston Public Library’s Old Treasures Online to Millions http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/New-Tools-Getting-Boston-Public-Librarys-Old-Treasures-Online-to-Millions.html urn:md5:a0541daa7b16092b29997c9b1c816845 Tue, 03 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/Boghosian_BPLarchives13_ART.jpg" />"The True Copie of the Court Booke of the Governor and Society of the Massachusetts Bay in New England" begins in London in 1628, as the founders of the Massachusetts Bay Colony prepare to set off for the New World. <br /> <br /> This delicate document, bound in calf hair, handwritten in iron gall ink, documents in real time the doings of the magistrate until 1645, from ship landings to the colony’s first laws. <a href="http://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/books/2015/02/03/new-tools-getting-boston-public-library-old-treasures-online-millions/nK0MmnOs2FCRQCYnrab9UO/story.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/New-Tools-Getting-Boston-Public-Librarys-Old-Treasures-Online-to-Millions.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/New-Tools-Getting-Boston-Public-Librarys-Old-Treasures-Online-to-Millions.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33343 Civil War Mural, Obscured for Decades, Resurfaces on a Shelf http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Civil-War-Mural-Obscured-for-Decades-Resurfaces-on-a-Shelf.html urn:md5:67cdd59796cde62eac9c8782f30fd382 Tue, 03 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_7/31PAINTING1-master675.jpg" />A historic Civil War mural that bounced, mislabeled, from museum to museum for several decades has emerged from storage, its identity reclaimed. But because of its size, its owners are still pondering where it can be displayed.<br /> <br /> From 1887 to 1958, “The Battle of Resaca,” a 5-feet-by-12-feet oil-on-canvas mural by the Civil War artist James Walker, hung in an imposing brick and granite edifice on the Upper West Side. <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/31/nyregion/civil-war-mural-obscured-for-decades-resurfaces-on-a-shelf.html?_r=0">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Civil-War-Mural-Obscured-for-Decades-Resurfaces-on-a-Shelf.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Civil-War-Mural-Obscured-for-Decades-Resurfaces-on-a-Shelf.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33341 Spanish Civil War: Rediscovered Photos in Navarra Museum http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Spanish-Civil-War%3A-Rediscovered-Photos-in-Navarra-Museum.html urn:md5:aa1eda536b91fd091c1317e21fe4ae34 Mon, 02 Feb 2015 12:15:00 +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/_80589135_robert-capa-republican-wome.gif" />A museum has opened in the Spanish city of Pamplona that brings together the performing arts, painting, sculpture and one of Spain's largest collection of photographs, dating back to the 19th Century.<br /> <br /> The Museum University of Navarra, built by celebrated Spanish architect Rafael Moneo, features previously unseen works by Picasso, Rothko and Kandinsky and also one of Spain's largest collections of photos from the 19th Century. <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-30992883">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Spanish-Civil-War%3A-Rediscovered-Photos-in-Navarra-Museum.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Spanish-Civil-War%3A-Rediscovered-Photos-in-Navarra-Museum.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33332 Moscow Library Fire Damages One Million Documents and Books in 'Cultural Chernobyl' http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Moscow-Library-Fire-Damages-One-Million-Documents-and-Books-in-Cultural-Chernobyl.html urn:md5:50583b33a9550066eb65b9066f5a37cd Mon, 02 Feb 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_7/253D78D200000578-0-image-a-2_1422813730571.jpg" />A fire that ripped through one of Russia's largest public libraries has been likened to a cultural 'Chernobyl'. <br /> <br /> The blaze began late on Friday at the Institute of Scientific Information on Social Sciences in Moscow, which was created in 1918 and holds more than 14 million items. It also contains documents from the League of Nations, UNESCO, and early parliamentary reports dating back as far as 1789. <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2935410/Moscow-library-fire-damages-one-million-documents-books-cultural-Chernobyl.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Moscow-Library-Fire-Damages-One-Million-Documents-and-Books-in-Cultural-Chernobyl.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Moscow-Library-Fire-Damages-One-Million-Documents-and-Books-in-Cultural-Chernobyl.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33331 A New Home Page for Your Geneanet Archival Documents and Pictures http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/A-New-Home-Page-for-Your-Geneanet-Archival-Documents-and-Pictures.html urn:md5:eb8c093bbda03f2dd5c99385ef6c7a3d Mon, 02 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-archive-pictures-00.jpg" />As promised, some new, simple and effective services now come with the new version of Geneanet to help you grow your family tree.<br /> <br /> On Geneanet, you can upload family pictures, archival records, indexes, pictures of headstones and memorials, family letters, postcards, coats of arms, and much more.<br /> <br /> A new page is now available to view, edit and add all of your archival documents and pictures.<br /><br /> <p>Click 'Family Tree &gt; Your Archive &amp; Pictures' in the top menu bar of the site, or simply click the following link: <a href="http://www.geneanet.org/media/">www.geneanet.org/media/</a></p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-archive-pictures-01.jpg" alt="EN-archive-pictures-01.jpg" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" /></p> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/A-New-Home-Page-for-Your-Geneanet-Archival-Documents-and-Pictures.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/A-New-Home-Page-for-Your-Geneanet-Archival-Documents-and-Pictures.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33321 Meet Ida May Fuller, Recipient of the First Social Security Check Numbered 00-000-001 http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Meet-Ida-May-Fuller-Recipient-of-the-First-Social-Security-Check-Numbered-00-000-001.html urn:md5:f71f022f1fee336e23ade323ccb1e6c9 Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:15:00 +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/Ida_May_Fuller.jpg" />Seventy-five years ago, the government cut 65-year-old Ida May Fuller a check. It was numbered 00-000-001 - the first Social Security payout.<br /> <br /> Fuller, of Ludlow, Vermont, didn't realize it at the time, but her check helped launch the granddaddy of all entitlement programs. She had only paid three years' worth of payroll taxes before retiring but by the time of her death in 1975 at age 100, she collected $22,888.92 from Social Security monthly benefits. <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2932568/Meet-Ida-May-Fuller-recipient-1st-Social-Security-check.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Meet-Ida-May-Fuller-Recipient-of-the-First-Social-Security-Check-Numbered-00-000-001.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Meet-Ida-May-Fuller-Recipient-of-the-First-Social-Security-Check-Numbered-00-000-001.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33325 Earliest Dated Building in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, Revealed http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Earliest-Dated-Building-in-Londonderry-Northern-Ireland-Revealed.html urn:md5:3684a619f3632527e5b997be2ae33676 Fri, 30 Jan 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/Ireland_01.jpg" />An excavation carried out in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, has brought to light part of a building that is thought to have burned down during the Cahir O’Doherty rising of 1608, whose lands had been confiscated for colonization during the reign of King James I. The structure pre-dates the walled city.<br /> <br /> The building, only a very small part of which has survived, had stone foundations and a cellar above which the upper floors were constructed of timber. <a href="http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.fr/2015/01/earliest-dated-building-in-derry.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Earliest-Dated-Building-in-Londonderry-Northern-Ireland-Revealed.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Earliest-Dated-Building-in-Londonderry-Northern-Ireland-Revealed.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33308 Cervantes Searchers Find Casket With His Initials http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Cervantes-Searchers-Find-Casket-With-His-Initials.html urn:md5:1f84a140dda6c9c67baa4f30fede431f Fri, 30 Jan 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/Cervanted_01.jpg" />Experts searching for the remains of Miguel de Cervantes said Monday that they found wooden fragments of a casket bearing the initials "M.C." with bones in and around them in a crypt underneath the chapel of a cloistered convent in Madrid.<br /> <br /> The "Don Quixote" author was buried in 1616 at Convent of the Barefoot Trinitarians in Madrid's historic Barrio de las Letras, or Literary Quarter. But the exact whereabouts of his grave within the convent chapel were unknown. <a href="http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.fr/2015/01/cervantes-searchers-find-casket-with.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Cervantes-Searchers-Find-Casket-With-His-Initials.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Cervantes-Searchers-Find-Casket-With-His-Initials.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33306 Library and Archives Canada: Canadian Directories Online http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Library-and-Archives-Canada%3A-Canadian-Directories-Online.html urn:md5:37686bfca16f5c76360f1884af19e950 Fri, 30 Jan 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/Screenshot__14734.jpg" />Library and Archives Canada announces the release of a new version of the online database Canadian Directories. An addition to the page includes full versions of the directories in PDF format, as well as newly digitized directories which are not available through the database.<br /> <br /> These 152 new directories are for the Ontario cities of Hamilton, Kingston and London and for the counties of Southwestern Ontario. <a href="http://thediscoverblog.com/2015/01/29/canadian-directories-online/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Library-and-Archives-Canada%3A-Canadian-Directories-Online.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Library-and-Archives-Canada%3A-Canadian-Directories-Online.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33305 Are You Related to Gene Hackman? http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Are-You-Related-to-Gene-Hackman.html urn:md5:339aad2b69ec72352c51a1543b4ee95f Fri, 30 Jan 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/hackmane.jpg" />Hackman was born on January 30, 1930, in San Bernardino, California, the son of Lyda Hackman (née Gray) and Eugene Ezra Hackman. He has a brother, Richard. <br /> <br /> He has Pennsylvania Dutch (German), English, and Scottish ancestry, and his mother was born in Canada. His family moved frequently, finally settling in Danville, Illinois, where they lived in the house of his English-born maternal grandmother, Beatrice. Hackman's father operated the printing press for the Commercial-News, a local paper.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=hackmane&amp;celebrite=Gene-HACKMAN">Gene Hackman's Family Tree</a><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Are-You-Related-to-Gene-Hackman.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Are-You-Related-to-Gene-Hackman.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33281 Scenes From the History of Snow Removal http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Scenes-From-the-History-of-Snow-Removal.html urn:md5:ee7ff9f710c7682b6b5a9d1ab996eade Thu, 29 Jan 2015 20:15:00 +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/uvmsctous2013-full_0.jpg" />In some areas, the weather outside is pretty frightful. And since you've no place to go but outside to shovel, get cozy and read about snow removal in the good old days.<br /> <br /> For a good stretch of American history, getting rid of snow was of no great concern. In fact, people actually wanted it around. While this might blow the minds of modern Northeasterners and Midwesterners, keep in mind that these were the days of the horse-drawn vehicle, not the Prius. <a href="http://mentalfloss.com/article/32006/scenes-history-snow-removal">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Scenes-From-the-History-of-Snow-Removal.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Scenes-From-the-History-of-Snow-Removal.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33301 Genealogy Software Updates of the Week http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html4 urn:md5:bc4a8edca5102ae79db88c45c39bf0e0 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:15:00 +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://itunes.apple.com/fr/app/geneanet/id405274427">GeneaNet pour iPhone &amp; iPad</a></strong> 2.14 <em>(Mobile - Freeware)</em><br /><br /> • Pictures can now be added to your family tree.<br /> • Added pictures gallery for each individual.<br /> • Minor bug fixes.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://humogen.com/">HuMo-gen</a></strong> 5.1 <em>(Web Publishing - Windows - Freeware)</em><br /><br /> • Added improved editor features.<br /> • Added international display settings.<br /> • Added Chinese language version. http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html4#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html4#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33296 Sold as Scrap, Richest Ottoman Archives in Bulgarian Library http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Sold-as-Scrap-Richest-Ottoman-Archives-in-Bulgarian-Library.html urn:md5:3c91ec11949432ee946328f0f368fae1 Thu, 29 Jan 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/sofya-osmanli-arsiv1.JPG" />For more than a 100 years the Sofia National Library has hosted the culturally rich Ottoman archives. In particular, Ottoman experts and scientists have protected the archives that contain more than 1 million documents and at the same time have provided reading rooms for those who wish to access and study the documents.<br /> <br /> These documents at one point in history were sold in the streets of Bulgaria are now protected at the St. Cyril and Methodius National Library in Sofia. <a href="http://www.worldbulletin.net/turkey/153966/sold-as-scrap-richest-ottoman-archives-in-bulgarian-library">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Sold-as-Scrap-Richest-Ottoman-Archives-in-Bulgarian-Library.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Sold-as-Scrap-Richest-Ottoman-Archives-in-Bulgarian-Library.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33294 RELIC Program To Explore History of Creoles http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/RELIC-Program-To-Explore-History-of-Creoles.html urn:md5:6f20e0ce0bbc670f37c0d20676c3c781 Wed, 28 Jan 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_7/6551696_G.jpg" />Creole identity and culture have become uniquely associated with Louisiana and have both persisted and undergone dynamic change in our state's history, but who or what is Creole?<br /> <br /> The Calcasieu Parish Public Library is offering the public an opportunity to consider why Creole identity migrated among groups over history and how class, race, and culture have been used by writers of the Creole experience. <a href="http://www.kplctv.com/story/27953933/relic-program-to-explore-history-of-creoles">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/RELIC-Program-To-Explore-History-of-Creoles.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/RELIC-Program-To-Explore-History-of-Creoles.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33280 Solo Tourists Banned in New Orleans' Oldest Cemetery http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Solo-Tourists-Banned-in-New-Orleans-Oldest-Cemetery.html urn:md5:5bc9f4e48b935ea27bd367aab149c445 Wed, 28 Jan 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_7/012715-st-louis-cemetary-600.jpg" />A historic New Orleans cemetery that may have started New Orleans' tradition of above-ground crypts will soon be off-limits to tourists on their own because of repeated vandalism among the tombs, the Roman Catholic archdiocese that owns the property has announced.<br /> <br /> Starting in March, entry to St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 and its labyrinth of mausoleums will be restricted to the relatives of the dead buried there and to tourists whose guide is registered with the Archdiocese of New Orleans. <a href="http://www.philly.com/philly/living/travel/20150127_ap_b9ae153d80c3415288461dc6a035562e.html?c=r">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Solo-Tourists-Banned-in-New-Orleans-Oldest-Cemetery.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Solo-Tourists-Banned-in-New-Orleans-Oldest-Cemetery.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33279 British Library Opens National Newspaper Building http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/British-Library-Opens-National-Newspaper-Building.html urn:md5:1822fd9c59a22d92af45f19690cd6a4e Wed, 28 Jan 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-storage-void-of-the-new-british-library-national-newspaper-building-at-boston-spa-in-west-yorkshire-2.jpg" />The UK national newspaper collection, held by the British Library, is one of the greatest of its kind in the world. <br /> <br /> Spanning more than three centuries, it comprises local, regional and national newspapers from across the UK as well as many overseas titles. It is an invaluable historical resource for tens of thousands of researchers every year and continues to grow as some 1200 titles every week are received by the Library through legal deposit. <a href="http://www.bl.uk/press-releases/2015/january/british-library-opens-national-newspaper-building">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/British-Library-Opens-National-Newspaper-Building.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/British-Library-Opens-National-Newspaper-Building.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33278 More Union Writing Discovered at Brandy Station's Graffiti House in Virginia http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/More-Union-Writing-Discovered-at-Brandy-Station-s-Graffiti-House-in-Virginia.html urn:md5:d4d161084d889e54f9cf9e9cab087874 Tue, 27 Jan 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_7/54c5b5fd6bd9c.image.jpg" />A conservator working this week at the historic Graffiti House in Brandy Station has for the first time uncovered Civil War-era writing on the ground floor of the structure.<br /> <br /> The newest uncovered writing appears to be from Union soldiers, apparently during the period the house was used as part of the headquarters of Union Gen. Henry Prince, said Foundation President Jim McKinney. <a href="http://www.tricities.com/news/local/article_01619ea8-a50c-11e4-8d7f-ff86d5e5298d.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/More-Union-Writing-Discovered-at-Brandy-Station-s-Graffiti-House-in-Virginia.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/More-Union-Writing-Discovered-at-Brandy-Station-s-Graffiti-House-in-Virginia.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33267 Santa Monica College Student Newspaper Archives Now Available Digitally http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Santa-Monica-College-Student-Newspaper-Archives-Now-Available-Digitally.html urn:md5:8235a75517f391fc71f0c82681f13c69 Tue, 27 Jan 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/Screenshot__14719.jpg" />Thousands of historic pages of the Santa Monica College newspaper, the Corsair, crumbling and fading with age, have now been safely preserved and converted into a more research-friendly digital format.<br /> <br /> The Corsair digital collection – representing 14,000 pages of Corsair editions from 1929 through 2011 – is now a searchable database hosted by the California Digital Newspaper Collection (CDNC), a virtual newsstand of historic and current California newspapers. <a href="http://www.smmirror.com/articles/News/Santa-Monica-College-Student-Newspaper-Archives-Now-Available-Digitally/42530">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Santa-Monica-College-Student-Newspaper-Archives-Now-Available-Digitally.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Santa-Monica-College-Student-Newspaper-Archives-Now-Available-Digitally.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33266 Historic Collection of Documents To Remain in Lancashire County Archives, England http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Historic-Collection-of-Documents-To-Remain-in-Lancashire-County-Archives-England.html urn:md5:64b1e105ab300bce4188fdc0029a7c3b Mon, 26 Jan 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_7/3498769.jpg" />A historic collection of documents covering the period between 1199 and 1947 has been saved for Lancashire.<br /> <br /> The Hulton Archive, of great significance both to the North-West and nationally, has been looked after by Lancashire County Council since 1943. It contains a major collection of medieval deeds and other material from the Middle Ages and documents which shed light on Lancashire as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. <a href="http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/11746808.Historic_collection_of_documents_to_remain_in_county_archives/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Historic-Collection-of-Documents-To-Remain-in-Lancashire-County-Archives-England.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Historic-Collection-of-Documents-To-Remain-in-Lancashire-County-Archives-England.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33252 Genealogy: 2 Billion Individuals on Geneanet http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Genealogy%3A-2-Billion-Individuals-on-Geneanet.html urn:md5:80386ece6354f749444c8093ba7e45aa Mon, 26 Jan 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-2-billion-individuals-00.jpg" />We are happy to announce that we have reached the milestone of 2 billion indexed individuals on Geneanet!<br /> <br /> It took almost 16 years to reach the milestone of one billion individuals, and only 2 years to index one billion more individuals.<br /> <br /> This is a new step: Geneanet becomes more and more useful and efficient for your genealogy research.<br /> <br /> That show our involvement in the free and collaborative genealogy: On Geneanet, you can create your family tree, search your ancestors and share with other members. The <a href="http://www.geneanet.org/privilege">Premium Membership</a> offers access to additional Geneanet services and options.<br /> <br /> We thank all of our members worldwide. You are our strength!<br /> <br /> <img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-2-billion-individuals-02.jpg" alt="EN-2-billion-individuals-01.jpg" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="EN-2-billion-individuals-01.jpg, Jan 2015" /><br /> <br /> Geneanet key figures:<br /> <br /> <ul> <li>2 billion individuals,</li> <li>2 million members,</li> <li>600,000 family trees,</li> <li>2 million unique visitors per month,</li> <li>Millions of old postcards, family pictures et archival records shared by our members.</li> </ul> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Genealogy%3A-2-Billion-Individuals-on-Geneanet.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Genealogy%3A-2-Billion-Individuals-on-Geneanet.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33232 Are You Related to Ellen DeGeneres? http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Are-You-Related-to-Ellen-DeGeneres.html urn:md5:9974b997aa86ce043b9fdf78c5774542 Mon, 26 Jan 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/degenerese.jpg" />DeGeneres was born on January 26, 1958, in Metairie, Louisiana, the daughter of Elizabeth Jane "Betty" Pfeffer, a speech therapist, and Elliott Everett DeGeneres, an insurance agent. She has one brother, Vance, a musician and producer. <br /> <br /> She is of French, English, German, and Irish descent. She was raised as a Christian Scientist until age 13. In 1973, her parents filed for separation and were divorced the following year.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=degenerese&amp;celebrite=Ellen-DEGENERES">Ellen DeGeneres' Family Tree</a><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Are-You-Related-to-Ellen-DeGeneres.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Are-You-Related-to-Ellen-DeGeneres.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33211 First World War Officer's Time Capsule Found Tucked Away in Storage at School History Department http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/First-World-War-Officer-s-Time-Capsule-Found-Tucked-Away-in-Storage-at-School-History-Department.html urn:md5:675d7b6aebe97eaf1958a357d73c254a Sun, 25 Jan 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_7/24F951B000000578-0-image-m-10_1422087095850.jpg" />The immaculate uniform, trench maps and belongings of a First World War officer have been discovered in his 'time capsule' trunk nearly 100 years after they were last folded away.<br /> <br /> The set of items includes the neatly folded uniform of Lieutenant Howard Hands, his officer's cap, belts, cigarette case, photographs, newspapers and even his bedpan. His own trench maps showing a network of secret tunnels and mine galleries that ran under enemy positions on the Western Front were also found in the stash. <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2924488/First-World-War-officer-s-time-capsule-containing-perfectly-preserved-uniform-trench-maps-newspapers-tucked-away-storage-school-history-department.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/First-World-War-Officer-s-Time-Capsule-Found-Tucked-Away-in-Storage-at-School-History-Department.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/First-World-War-Officer-s-Time-Capsule-Found-Tucked-Away-in-Storage-at-School-History-Department.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33244 In an Old Church, the Internet Archive Stores our Digital History http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/In-an-Old-Church-the-Internet-Archive-Stores-our-Digital-History.html urn:md5:07b0ed6795f04133a0bd60c554c3382b Fri, 23 Jan 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_7/5079018246_633d6a3ea0_o.jpg" />In San Francisco’s Richmond District, where Geary Boulevard meets Park Presidio, there stands a bright, white, defunct Christian Science church. There are big white columns out front, with pink steps leading up to iron double doors.<br /> <br /> But, what goes on inside this church is not quite what you’d expect. <a href="http://kalw.org/post/old-church-internet-archive-stores-our-digital-history">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/In-an-Old-Church-the-Internet-Archive-Stores-our-Digital-History.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/In-an-Old-Church-the-Internet-Archive-Stores-our-Digital-History.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33229 A 16th Century View of North America in the Vallard Atlas http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/A-16th-Century-View-of-North-America-in-the-Vallard-Atlas.html urn:md5:dfb0a0873765988f271409eba4f4ac16 Fri, 23 Jan 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/vallard-atlas-north-America.jpg" />The prolific Dieppe school of Northern France produced some of the atlases with the most innovative and beautiful marginalia. <br /> <br /> The Vallard Atlas, which was made in 1547 and ascribed to the Dieppe cartography school, has a clearly Portuguese flavour due to either its anonymous creator or the model that inspired it. <a href="http://www.medievalists.net/2015/01/22/16th-century-view-north-america-vallard-atlas/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/A-16th-Century-View-of-North-America-in-the-Vallard-Atlas.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/A-16th-Century-View-of-North-America-in-the-Vallard-Atlas.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33228 Genealogy Software Updates of the Week http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html3 urn:md5:0c651844e5624a9239a385d50542cdfe Thu, 22 Jan 2015 12:15:00 +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> 7.0.41 <em>(Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • When you are making a Backup, there is a new option to only copy files that have changed since the last backup to the same location.<br /> • When you are making a Backup, it will now remember your settings for Text, Picture, and Media files.<br /> • On the report: Lists, List of Surnames, there is a new option to select Ancestors of a person. <br /> <br /> <strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.geneanet.gw&amp;hl=fr">GeneaNet for Android</a></strong> 2.14 <em>(Mobile - Freeware)</em><br /><br /> • Pictures can now be added to your family tree.<br /> • Added pictures gallery for each individual.<br /> • Minor bug fixes.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://www.chronosnet.com/Products/iscrapbook.html">iScrapbook</a></strong> 5.0.1 <em>(Family Pictures - Mac - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Added 45+ all-new pre-designed templates with rich photo placeholders.<br /> • Added 13 drag-and-drop vintage water stains.<br /> • Added ability to convert text to outlines so the text is treated like any other shape.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/app/mobilefamilytree-7/id609547919">MobileFamilyTree for iPhone and iPad</a></strong> 7.3.2 <em>(Mobile - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Stability improvements using FamilySearch integration.<br /> • Issue displaying the correct name format resolved.<br /> • Further smaller bugs fixed.<br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html3#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html3#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33220 15th-Century Irish Town Found Near Medieval Castle http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/15th-Century-Irish-Town-Found-Near-Medieval-Castle.html urn:md5:22eeec6d5a88aa3735f5c0cf3c70ee52 Thu, 22 Jan 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/irish-exvacation-settlement-670.jpg" />The medieval Dunluce Castle, located on the craggy rocks of Northern Ireland's coast, is neighbors with a mysterious stone settlement, according to a recent excavation.<br /> <br /> The castle dates back to the 15th century, and once housed the powerful MacQuillan family, which controlled a large amount of territory in Northern Ireland. On a recent dig, the Northern Ireland Environment Agency planned to uncover part of the lost 17th century town of Dunluce near the castle. <a href="http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/15th-century-irish-town-found-near-medieval-castle-150121.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/15th-Century-Irish-Town-Found-Near-Medieval-Castle.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/15th-Century-Irish-Town-Found-Near-Medieval-Castle.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33218 DNA Tests Suggest Kennewick Man Was Native American http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/DNA-Tests-Suggest-Kennewick-Man-Was-Native-American.html urn:md5:b092a90000039054f91ba6289ee09cac Thu, 22 Jan 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/Kennewick_Man_01.jpg" />Nearly two decades after the ancient skeleton called Kennewick Man was discovered on the banks of the Columbia River, the mystery of his origins appears to be nearing resolution.<br /> <br /> Genetic analysis is still under way in Denmark, but documents obtained through the federal Freedom of Information Act say preliminary results point to a Native-American heritage. <a href="http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.fr/2015/01/dna-tests-suggest-kennewick-man-was.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/DNA-Tests-Suggest-Kennewick-Man-Was-Native-American.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/DNA-Tests-Suggest-Kennewick-Man-Was-Native-American.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33217 Magna Carta Through the Ages Exhibition To Take Place in London, England http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Magna-Carta-Through-the-Ages-Exhibition-To-Take-Place-in-London-England.html urn:md5:ab71f48291e3536b58b3a7196e7435e4 Tue, 20 Jan 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/Society-of-Antiquaries.jpg" />The Society of Antiquaries of London will launch a historic exhibition to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta. It will bring together and display, for the first time, the Society’s three copies of the charter.<br /> <br /> Magna Carta Through the Ages, which takes place from May 26th to July 31st, will explore the antiquarian interest in the charter through the centuries and the ways in which Magna Carta has continued to be relevant to successive generations. <a href="http://www.medievalists.net/2015/01/19/magna-carta-ages-exhibition-take-place-london/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Magna-Carta-Through-the-Ages-Exhibition-To-Take-Place-in-London-England.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Magna-Carta-Through-the-Ages-Exhibition-To-Take-Place-in-London-England.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33204 Inmates Volunteer for Family History Work, Indexing in Utah, Arizona and Idaho http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Inmates-Volunteer-for-Family-History-Work-Indexing-in-Utah-Arizona-and-Idaho.html urn:md5:c2d4e88a4da32e6b766cdef5ba93fafd Tue, 20 Jan 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_7/25490997.jpg" />Inside county jails across Utah, Arizona and Idaho, nearly 2,300 inmates voluntarily meet as family history indexing teams to help organize genealogical records around the world.<br /> <br /> Using FamilySearch.org, the inmates view digital images of the genealogical records and enter the data into a document, which is then compiled into a searchable index and made available for public use, according to a news release. <a href="http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&amp;sid=33131183">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Inmates-Volunteer-for-Family-History-Work-Indexing-in-Utah-Arizona-and-Idaho.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Inmates-Volunteer-for-Family-History-Work-Indexing-in-Utah-Arizona-and-Idaho.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33203 Pennsylvania has a new archivist to go with a new archives building http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Pennsylvania-has-a-new-archivist-to-go-with-a-new-archives-building.html urn:md5:da5afbfafbbd757f0b412b23f6cd77e7 Mon, 19 Jan 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/The-Pennsylvania-State-Archives-Building-in-Harrisburg.jpg" />The windowless concrete slab of a building looms more than 20 stories over downtown Harrisburg near the state Capitol complex.<br /> <br /> The Pennsylvania State Archives building, used by scholars and the public, have more than 235 million pages of documents and manuscripts, 30,000 reels of microfilm containing images of county deeds, wills, mortgages and estate papers and more than 1 million special collection items such as photographs, negatives, maps, audio recordings and films. <a href="http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2015/01/18/Preserving-our-history/stories/201501120007">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Pennsylvania-has-a-new-archivist-to-go-with-a-new-archives-building.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Pennsylvania-has-a-new-archivist-to-go-with-a-new-archives-building.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33184 31 Rolls of Undeveloped Film from a Soldier in WWII Discovered and Processed http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/31-Rolls-of-Undeveloped-Film-from-a-Soldier-in-WWII-Discovered-and-Processed.html urn:md5:1b9e35f548abf8253e5543c73eb012e9 Mon, 19 Jan 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/ww2film.jpg" />Photographer Levi Bettweiser is the man behind the Rescued Film Project, an effort to find and rescue old and undeveloped rolls of film from the far corners of the world.<br /> <br /> He recently came across one of his biggest finds so far: 31 undeveloped rolls of film shot by a single soldier during World War II. Bettweiser tells us he found the film rolls in late 2014 at an auction in Ohio. About half the rolls were labeled with various location names (i.e. Boston Harbor, Lucky Strike Beach, LaHavre Harbor). <a href="http://petapixel.com/2015/01/16/31-rolls-undeveloped-film-soldier-wwii-discovered-processed/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/31-Rolls-of-Undeveloped-Film-from-a-Soldier-in-WWII-Discovered-and-Processed.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/31-Rolls-of-Undeveloped-Film-from-a-Soldier-in-WWII-Discovered-and-Processed.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33183 DNA Tests Prove Scots Clan Are Viking not Irish http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/DNA-Tests-Prove-Scots-Clan-Are-Viking-not-Irish.html urn:md5:133431812e17843fb951b219497cbc4a Mon, 19 Jan 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/DNA_CLAN_SHOCK_DN01-web2.jpg" />DNA tests on a Scottish clan have destroyed their claim to royal Irish ancestry – and proved they are Vikings.<br /> <br /> For centuries the MacNeil clan based on the Hebridean island of Barra have claimed to be descendants of a Ireland’s “greatest” King, Niall of the Nine Hostages. But hundreds of cheek swabs taken from Barra MacNeils as far away as Canada and Australia have proved that the blood of fierce Norse raiders runs through their veins. <a href="http://www.deadlinenews.co.uk/2015/01/15/dna-tests-prove-scots-clan-are-viking-not-irish/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/DNA-Tests-Prove-Scots-Clan-Are-Viking-not-Irish.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/DNA-Tests-Prove-Scots-Clan-Are-Viking-not-Irish.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33182 The GeneaNet 'Individual Matches' http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/The-GeneaNet-Individual-Matches.html urn:md5:b98f4a403f25d86d5bc7953fe4e8b860 Mon, 19 Jan 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-individual-matches-v5-00.jpg" />The GeneaNet 'Individual Matches' allows you to automatically search the GeneaNet database for individuals which may match your ancestors.<br /> <br /> This powerful feature is reserved for GeneaNet Club Privilege members.<br /> <br /> Other GeneaNet members can search for 'Individual Matches' in the Archival Records and Indexes but not in the collaborative family trees. <p>Go to the page of an individual in your Online Family Tree (GeneWeb) then click the 'Individual Matches' tab:</p> <p><img title="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-individual-matches-v5-01.jpg" /></p> <p>This will open a new page with the list of the individuals that may match with your ancestor, as shown below:</p> <p><img title="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-individual-matches-v5-02.jpg" /></p> <p>If there are too many or not enough search results in the list, you can edit the search criteria:</p> <p>- Search by name variants<br /> - Search for exact first name or search for first names which contain the one of your ancestor<br /> - Ignore the place<br /> - Change the year range</p> <p>Click the 'Archive &amp; Indexes' box to search for 'Individual Matches' in the Archival Records and Indexes:</p> <p><img title="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-individual-matches-v5-03.jpg" /></p> <br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/The-GeneaNet-Individual-Matches.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/The-GeneaNet-Individual-Matches.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33164 Geneanet Ranks #6 on Top 100 Genealogy Websites of 2015 http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Geneanet-Ranks-6-on-Top-100-Genealogy-Websites-of-2015.html urn:md5:ccae3084cf9fff0d8173a9d2c5e07b14 Sun, 18 Jan 2015 12:15:00 +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/top-10-genealogy-website-2015.jpg" />GenealogyInTime Magazine has released the 2015 list of the Top 100 Genealogy Websites from around the world. The list is the end product of an extensive and exhaustive evaluation of thousands of genealogy websites. It is the most comprehensive list available on the genealogy industry.<br /> <br /> Geneanet ranks #6 (Geneanet was ranked #7 last year).<br /> <br /> And Geneanet ranks #3 in the Top 10 Free Genealogy Websites of 2015.<br /> <br /> GenealogyInTime Magazine says: "Geneanet moved up one position to number 6. It is the top French genealogy website and it specializes in family trees. Over the years, we have seen Geneanet slowly move up the rankings from the number 9 position in 2012 to where it is today. It continues to grow in popularity, having 2 million members and some 600,000 family trees."<br /> <br /> We thank all of our members for their support, and we will continue to develop tools and services to help you in your genealogy research.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.genealogyintime.com/articles/top-100-genealogy-websites-of-2015-page02.html">Top 100 Genealogy Websites of 2015</a><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Geneanet-Ranks-6-on-Top-100-Genealogy-Websites-of-2015.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Geneanet-Ranks-6-on-Top-100-Genealogy-Websites-of-2015.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33171 Are You Related to Jim Carrey? http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Are-You-Related-to-Jim-Carrey.html urn:md5:62dcb5c548093ee5eff94d5a80d31413 Sat, 17 Jan 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-Jim_Carrey_2008.jpg" />James Eugene Carrey was born on January 17, 1962, in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada, to Kathleen (née Oram), a homemaker, and Percy Carrey (1927–1994), a musician and accountant. He has three older siblings, John, Patricia, and Rita. He was raised Roman Catholic. <br /> <br /> His mother was of French, Irish, and Scottish descent and his father was of French-Canadian ancestry (the family's original surname was Carré). <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=carreyj&amp;celebrite=Jim-CARREY">Jim Carrey's Family Tree</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Are-You-Related-to-Jim-Carrey.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Are-You-Related-to-Jim-Carrey.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33125 Battle of Waterloo: Search for UK Soldiers' Descendants http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Battle-of-Waterloo%3A-Search-for-UK-Soldiers-Descendants.html urn:md5:bb4dd4e8933c12f3039b5ed8641c0f22 Sat, 17 Jan 2015 00:15:00 +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/_80199155_80199149.jpg" />A search is being launched for Britons whose ancestors fought at Waterloo, on the 200th anniversary of Britain and its allies' victory over Napoleon.<br /> <br /> Hundreds of thousands of people in the UK are estimated to have relatives who fought in June 1815. The campaign is one of several events planned to commemorate a turning point in European history. <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-30773030">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Battle-of-Waterloo%3A-Search-for-UK-Soldiers-Descendants.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Battle-of-Waterloo%3A-Search-for-UK-Soldiers-Descendants.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33169 British Library Endangered Archives: 4 Million Images Now Online! http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/British-Library-Endangered-Archives%3A-4-Million-Images-Now-Online.html urn:md5:06097b12beec9550a0740f615b804e1e Fri, 16 Jan 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_7/6a00d8341c464853ef01b8d0bfb6ba970c-800wi.jpg" />The Endangered Archives Programme is celebrating reaching over 4 million images available in their online collections. <br /> <br /> The three new projects online this month have moved them over this milestone. These are EAP532, EAP584 and EAP676. They come from Nigeria, India and Nepal. <a href="http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/endangeredarchives/2015/01/new-online-collections-january-2015-4-million-images-now-online.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/British-Library-Endangered-Archives%3A-4-Million-Images-Now-Online.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/British-Library-Endangered-Archives%3A-4-Million-Images-Now-Online.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33161 Rare World War I Exhibits To Go on Display in Mogilev, Belarus http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Rare-World-War-I-Exhibits-To-Go-on-Display-in-Mogilev-Belarus.html urn:md5:ab4a8e85bf3f07f03ef1edea056e081f Fri, 16 Jan 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_7/001629_00000078739.jpg" />Rare World War I exhibits will be displayed at the Mogilev Requiem exhibition due to open at the Mogilev Regional History Museum on 17 January, BelTA learned from senior fellow of the Mogilev Regional History Museum Lyudmila Tomchik.<br /> <br /> Last year, the whole world celebrated the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War 1914-1918 which has become one of the largest armed conflicts in the history of mankind. <a href="http://eng.belta.by/all_news/culture/Rare-World-War-I-exhibits-to-go-on-display-in-Mogilev_i_78739.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Rare-World-War-I-Exhibits-To-Go-on-Display-in-Mogilev-Belarus.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Rare-World-War-I-Exhibits-To-Go-on-Display-in-Mogilev-Belarus.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33160 Where Have All the Scots Irish Gone? Numbers Way Down http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Where-Have-All-the-Scots-Irish-Gone-Numbers-Way-Down.html urn:md5:a473beea768013b8e1866da33c9ce409 Fri, 16 Jan 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/MI_Still_from_How_the_Scots_Irish.jpg" />The 2013 census survey showed 3 million Americans with Scots Irish ancestry in 2013. That’s way down from 5.4 million in the 2006 census.<br /> <br /> It is not clear what caused the drop, but it does seem that Scots Irish ancestry is far less valued than it used to be or people are just referring to Irish ancestry if the census figures are correct. In 2013 33 million Americans were of Irish descent according to the latest figures. The combined total is 36 million of Irish extraction if you include the 3 million Scots Irish. <a href="http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/ancestry/Where-have-all-the-Scots-Irish-gone-Numbers-way-down.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Where-Have-All-the-Scots-Irish-Gone-Numbers-Way-Down.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Where-Have-All-the-Scots-Irish-Gone-Numbers-Way-Down.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33159 Genealogy Software Updates of the Week http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html2 urn:md5:a3108efab9f43fecf9ef953acbe234b4 Thu, 15 Jan 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://sorky.net/Joomla/index.php/blog/24-genealogy-1">Family Tree Helper</a></strong> 1.0 <em>(Other Tools - Windows - Freeware)</em> <strong>NEW!</strong><br /><br /> • A new way to pass raw text into a format that most genealogy applications/sites can understand (GEDCOM files).<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=nu.sundin.gedexplorer">GEDexplorer for Android</a></strong> 1.15 <em>(Mobile - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Bug fixes.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://www.chronosnet.com/Products/iscrapbook.html">iScrapbook</a></strong> 5.0 <em>(Family Pictures - Mac - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • New: 3D Headlines (control lighting, 3D perspective, materials, reflections, more).<br /> • New: Paper texture overlays for photos (33 overlays in 6 categories: folded, crumpled, canvas, linen, textured, paint).<br /> • New: Glass texture overlays for photos (8 overlays).<br /> • New: "Old film look" overlays for photos (8 overlays in 3 categories: dust &amp; scratches, dust, crackle).<br /> • New: Auto Enhance for one-click corrections to photos.<br /> • New: 8 Vintage photo effects: B&amp;W, B/W High Contrast, B/W Low Contrast, Fade, Warm, Cool, Bold, Instant.<br /> • New: Vibrance photo effect.<br /> • New: Line Art photo effect.<br /> • New: Straighten photos.<br /> • More…<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/legacystories/id595257747">LegacyStories</a></strong> 1.9 <em>(Mobile - Freeware)</em><br /><br /> • Metadata change.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://www.tcgr.bufton.org/">The Complete Genealogy Reporter</a></strong> 2015 build 150108 <em>(Family Books - Windows - Shareware)</em><br /><br /> • Fixed: When the analysis is generation limited, spouses of the last reported generation were not appearing in the Descendants Chart.<br /> • Improved: Translations for German reports.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/timeline-3d-make-present-timelines/id522442098">Timeline 3D for iPhone and iPad</a></strong> 2.1.2 <em>(Timeline - Mobile - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Fixes crashing bug with AirPlay presentations on iOS 8.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://www.johncardinal.com/tmgutil/">TMG Utility</a></strong> 7.3 Build 3 <em>(Other Tools - Windows - Freeware)</em><br /><br /> • Fixed a bug in Change Place Parts where [DETAIL] was not recognized in a text value.<br /> • Fixed a bug in Change Citation Parts where setting Detail1, Detail2, etc., did not work.<br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html2#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html2#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33138 132-Year-Old Rifle Found Leaning on Tree in Nevada Park http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/132-Year-Old-Rifle-Found-Leaning-on-Tree-in-Nevada-Park.html urn:md5:1778df78a76359613f736e4424b35433 Thu, 15 Jan 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_7/635568417205435215-old-gun-combo.jpg" />A 132-year-old rifle was the last thing Great Basin National Park officials were expecting to wander across.<br /> <br /> There are still a lot of questions around the discovery of a Winchester Model 1873 Rifle recovered by Great Basin National Park archaeologists in November 2014. The rifle had been "exposed to the sun, wind, snow and rain" and was found leaning against a tree in the park. <a href="http://www.9news.com/story/news/weird/2015/01/14/rifle-tree-great-basin-national-park/21758445/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/132-Year-Old-Rifle-Found-Leaning-on-Tree-in-Nevada-Park.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/132-Year-Old-Rifle-Found-Leaning-on-Tree-in-Nevada-Park.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33135 Treasure Trove of Historic Pictures To Be Unveiled in South Essex, England http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Treasure-Trove-of-Historic-Pictures-To-Be-Unveiled-in-South-Essex-England.html urn:md5:977fcc3e473b42b5fc813e251d4ef9ab Wed, 14 Jan 2015 13:15:00 +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_7/3471397.jpg" />Thousands of historic pictures of Hadleigh and Thundersely will be made available to the public after a community group received £10,000 of Lottery cash.<br /> <br /> The Heritage Lottery Fund awarded Hadleigh and Thundersley Community Archive £10,000 to scan and publish thousands of donated photographs and postcards. The huge archive, from prominent collectors and powerful families, will be made freely available in slide shows, books and online. <a href="http://www.clactonandfrintongazette.co.uk/news/south_essex_news/11713662.Treasure_trove_of_historic_pictures_to_be_unveiled/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Treasure-Trove-of-Historic-Pictures-To-Be-Unveiled-in-South-Essex-England.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Treasure-Trove-of-Historic-Pictures-To-Be-Unveiled-in-South-Essex-England.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33124