Genealogy Blog http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/ en Sun, 21 Dec 2014 05:15:02 +0100 Geneanet 2012 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Dotclear Are You Related to Samuel L. Jackson? http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Are-You-Related-to-Samuel-L-Jackson.html urn:md5:4e4cde1860b7c22154eb69925fe0c4ec Sun, 21 Dec 2014 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-Samuel_L._Jackson_SDCC_2014__cropped_.jpg" />Jackson was born on December 21, 1948, in Washington, D.C. and grew up as an only child in Chattanooga, Tennessee. <br /> <br /> His father lived away from the family in Kansas City, Missouri, and later died from alcoholism. Jackson only met his father twice during his life. Jackson was raised by his mother, Elizabeth Jackson (née Montgomery), who was a factory worker and later a supplies buyer for a mental institution, and by his maternal grandparents and extended family. According to DNA tests, Jackson partially descends from the Benga people of Gabon.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=samuelleroyjacksons&amp;celebrite=Samuel+L.-JACKSON">Samuel L. Jackson's Family Tree</a><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Are-You-Related-to-Samuel-L-Jackson.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Are-You-Related-to-Samuel-L-Jackson.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32946 Historic Map To Go on Display at the Idaho State Historical Archives http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Historic-Map-To-Go-on-Display-at-the-Idaho-State-Historical-Archives.html urn:md5:047fdce3133d0cc7adabe053e388c87f Fri, 19 Dec 2014 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/lBEq7.AuSt.36.jpg" />When Nels and Emma Just built their home in Idaho's Blackfoot River Valley in 1887, they bought a big U.S. map to hang in the hallway. It hung there for 127 years until April, 2014, when the Presto Preservation Association, a group founded by the Just family, took it down for restoration. <br /> <br /> The restored map, along with interpretive panels about the Just family, are on display through Jan. 13 at the Idaho State Historical Archives, 2205 Old Penitentiary Road in Boise. <a href="http://www.idahostatesman.com/2014/12/18/3548445_historic-map-to-go-on-display.html?sp=/99/101/&rh=1">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Historic-Map-To-Go-on-Display-at-the-Idaho-State-Historical-Archives.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Historic-Map-To-Go-on-Display-at-the-Idaho-State-Historical-Archives.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32975 National Archive Restores Old Georgian Maps http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/National-Archive-Restores-Old-Georgian-Maps.html urn:md5:d41b383d99f2ed3afc8711d66fb963af Fri, 19 Dec 2014 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/Map_ancient_archive.jpg" />Unique maps preserved in storage of Georgia’s National Archive in Tbilisi will be renovated and converted into digital format.<br /> <br /> Renovation works have already started at the Laboratory of Restoration of National Archive. The restoration work is a part of the Electronic Cartography project. This year almost 50 old and unique maps showing Georgia’s boundaries and territories in the 18-20th Centuries were renovated and published on the Internet. <a href="http://agenda.ge/news/26713/eng">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/National-Archive-Restores-Old-Georgian-Maps.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/National-Archive-Restores-Old-Georgian-Maps.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32974 Genealogy Software Updates of the Week http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html3 urn:md5:1fd7e501a7601bfd830f65e2930db90f Thu, 18 Dec 2014 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_6/software.jpg" /><strong><a href="http://bkwin.org">Brother's Keeper</a></strong> 7.0.38 <em>(Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Fixed: Sometimes the new option for printing names of Media files on the Group sheet was printing those of the parents and not the correct person.<br /> • Fixed a problem where the cursor was not blinking when you tabbed to a location even if the option was set correctly.<br /> • Fixed a problem where if you had an empty database and went to Edit and picked the choice to convert from 6 to 7 the convert routine was not starting.<br /> • This version changes the French Canadian month abbreviations back to having the first letter not in uppercase.<br /> • This version has a new option on Group sheets to print the names of Media files that are attached to people.<br /> • This version will let you show two Occupations on a Custom List. If you put field number 178 two times on your fields to include, it will print the second occupation also.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://chronoplexsoftware.com/gedcomvalidator/index.htm">GEDCOM Validator</a></strong> 2.0.8.0 <em>(GEDCOM Tools - Windows - Freeware)</em><br /><br /> • Auto set theme based on system theme setting.<br /> • UI and performance improvements.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uk.co.telgen.gedfamilies">GedFamilies for Android</a></strong> 2.1.0 <em>(Mobile - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Fix problem assigning incorrect gender when adding new wife.<br /> • Fix problem adding existing person as new spouse.<br /> • Display cursor in EditText fields.<br /> • Fix problems adding and deleting additional spouses.<br /> • Enable selection of "Unknown" spouse.<br /> • Fix web server upload problem.<br /> • Use larger font in Family View on high res screens.<br /> • Improve Pedigree View layout.<br /> • Improve handling of external SD cards.<br /> • Fix problem in Bonjour initialisation.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://chronoplexsoftware.com/">My Family Tree</a></strong> 4.0.6.0 <em>(Full Featured - Windows - Freeware)</em><br /><br /> • Added relationship status to relatives report.<br /> • Fixed minor issue with GEDCOM import.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/storypress-app/id789604985">StoryPress for iPhone and iPad</a></strong> 3.3 <em>(Mobile - Freeware)</em><br /><br /> • Better integration of Twitter and Facebook.<br /> • Ability to save photos and videos taken with StoryPress in your iOS library.<br /> • Bug fixes and memory optimizations.<br /> • Network performance optimizations. http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html3#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html3#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32969 Are You Related to Katie Holmes? http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Are-You-Related-to-Katie-Holmes.html urn:md5:66ba33770fdcc2011cfbc2375bb3fa31 Thu, 18 Dec 2014 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/holmesk.jpg" />Kate Noelle "Katie" Holmes was born on December 18, 1978 in Toledo, Ohio. She is the youngest of five children born to Kathleen (née Stothers), a homemaker and philanthropist, and Martin Joseph Holmes, Sr., an attorney. <br /> <br /> She has three sisters and one brother: Tamera, Holly Ann, Martin Joseph, Jr., and Nancy Kay. Holmes was baptized a Roman Catholic and attended Christ the King Church in Toledo. She graduated from the all-female Notre Dame Academy in Toledo (also her mother's alma mater), where she was a 4.0 student.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=holmesk&amp;celebrite=Katie-HOLMES">Katie Holmes' Family Tree</a><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Are-You-Related-to-Katie-Holmes.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Are-You-Related-to-Katie-Holmes.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32870 Newspapers of Turkish WWI Prisoners Tell Their Own Story http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Newspapers-of-Turkish-WWI-Prisoners-Tell-Their-Own-Story.html urn:md5:3e99f46f55a13963a1847c34304cbc8b Tue, 16 Dec 2014 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/gazete.jpg" />It has been recently discovered that there have been dozens of newspaper printed to distribute to Ottoman soldiers that were captured prisoners in the First World War to keep up their morale.<br /> <br /> The soldiers, named Mehmetcik in Turkish were held captive in the camps of Egypt published magazines like Nilufer, Ocak, Hilal, Turk Varligi and Light, which were among 23 different newspapers, and those held in camps in Russia, India, Tatarstan and Siberia published newspapers such as “Puskullu Bela, Kopuk, Niyet, Altay, Ne Munasebet” with a few others bringing the newspaper count to 10. <a href="http://www.worldbulletin.net/news/150811/newspapers-of-turkish-wwi-prisoners-tell-their-own-story">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Newspapers-of-Turkish-WWI-Prisoners-Tell-Their-Own-Story.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Newspapers-of-Turkish-WWI-Prisoners-Tell-Their-Own-Story.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32945 Czech Home Owners Find Hidden Jewish Artifacts from WWII http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Czech-Home-Owners-Find-Hidden-Jewish-Artifacts-from-WWII.html urn:md5:1cabc6960edc4f7f8d9288fa1a3b63e9 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 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_7/1824399635.jpg" />House owners rebuilding their attic in the Czech town of Terezin have found photos, shoes and other possessions of Jews forced into a ghetto there under Nazi rule, a heritage project said.<br /> <br /> Terezin (Theresienstadt), a fortress and garrison town built at the end of the 18th century, was used by the Nazis as a transit camp for Jews rounded up in Czechoslovakia and deported from elsewhere in Europe. They were held in the ghetto until they could be transported to camps farther east. <a href="http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/jewish-world-news/1.631751">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Czech-Home-Owners-Find-Hidden-Jewish-Artifacts-from-WWII.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Czech-Home-Owners-Find-Hidden-Jewish-Artifacts-from-WWII.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32932 A Genealogist Who Spent His Life Building a Cherokee Archive Retires http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/A-Genealogist-Who-Spent-His-Life-Building-a-Cherokee-Archive-Retires.html urn:md5:46f85bf6dc5360f896c6492c105ba7ec Mon, 15 Dec 2014 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/tom-mooney-retirement-cherokee-heritage-center.jpg" />When Tom Mooney started working as a genealogist and archivist for Cherokee Heritage Center on December 6, 1976, he had one filing cabinet to store items.<br /> <br /> After 38 years, Mooney has retired from the Cherokee Heritage Center, leaving behind a vast collection of more than 400,000 historical documents and items that fill hundreds of square feet of space at the museum. <a href="http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/12/14/genealogist-who-spent-his-life-building-cherokee-archive-retires-158216">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/A-Genealogist-Who-Spent-His-Life-Building-a-Cherokee-Archive-Retires.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/A-Genealogist-Who-Spent-His-Life-Building-a-Cherokee-Archive-Retires.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32931 Railwaymen Gravestone Project Wins National Recognition in Bromsgrove, England http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Railwaymen-Gravestone-Project-Wins-National-Recognition-in-Bromsgrove-England.html urn:md5:8afdd2263fd74eab822e730cfa79d439 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 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/P_c2103919_141211_604.jpg" />The work restoring two world-famous gravestones in memory of two railwaymen has been commended at a national awards ceremony.<br /> <br /> All those involved with the works on the memorials, which have stood for more than 170 years in St John’s Church Graveyard, in Bromsgrove, were thrilled to walk away with The Supporters Award. <a href="http://www.bromsgrovestandard.co.uk/2014/12/11/news-Railwaymen-gravestone-project-wins-national-recognition-123128.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Railwaymen-Gravestone-Project-Wins-National-Recognition-in-Bromsgrove-England.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Railwaymen-Gravestone-Project-Wins-National-Recognition-in-Bromsgrove-England.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32909 Revolutionary War-Era Time Capsule Found in Massachusetts State House http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Revolutionary-War-Era-Time-Capsule-Found-in-Massachusetts-State-House.html urn:md5:281c329a9858f39c2b7514209b14fae7 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 08:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/bfd923ec-ea5f-4b90-80fb-5e705f095309-460x276.jpeg" />Crews worked carefully on Thursday to remove a time capsule dating back to 1795 from the granite cornerstone of the Massachusetts statehouse, where historians believe it was originally placed by Revolutionary war luminaries Samuel Adams and Paul Revere among others.<br /> <br /> The time capsule is believed to contain items such as old coins and newspapers, but the condition of the contents was not known and the Massachusetts secretary of state, William Galvin, speculated that some could have deteriorated over time. <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2014/dec/11/revolutionary-war-era-time-capsule-massachusetts-state-house">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Revolutionary-War-Era-Time-Capsule-Found-in-Massachusetts-State-House.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Revolutionary-War-Era-Time-Capsule-Found-in-Massachusetts-State-House.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32908 Genealogy Software Updates of the Week http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html2 urn:md5:4e817d2cf52908a436d40ad274d6e9e8 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 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_6/software.jpg" /><b><a href="http://humogen.com/">HuMo-gen</a></b> 5.0.9.1 <i>(Web Publishing - Windows - Freeware)</i><br><br> • New editing (dragging) features.<br /> <br /> <b><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/irish-roots/id587314488">Irish Roots Magazine for iPhone and iPad</a></b> 32.3.2.0 <i>(Mobile - Freeware)</i><br><br> • iOS 8.<br> • New home interface screen feature larger latest edition cover.<br /> <br /> <b><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/livehistory/id551017306">LiveHistory for iPhone and iPad</a></b> 1.2.3 <i>(Mobile - Purchase)</i><br><br> • Bugfixes and internal updates.<br> • Improved GEDCOM import.<br /> <br /> <b><a href="http://www.syniumsoftware.com/macfamilytree/">MacFamilyTree</a></b> 7.3.2 <i>(Full Featured - Mac - Purchase)</i><br><br> • Stability improvements using FamilySearch integration.<br> • Issue displaying the correct name format resolved.<br> • Stability issue when adding photos from iPhoto resolved.<br> • Further smaller bugs fixed.<br /> <br /> <b><a href="http://www.rootsmagic.com/RootsMagic/">RootsMagic</a></b> 7.0.2.2 <i>(Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)</i><br><br> • New: Info button in File Compare source copy now brings up citation edit screen.<br> • New: File Compare now takes Unique ID into account (and displays %match in blue for UniqueID matches).<br> • Fixed: Long delays could occur after editing a person in very large databases.<br> • Fixed: Updating large groups in large databases could take a very long time.<br> • Fixed: Cancelling during File Compare works properly now.<br> • Fixed: Memory leak when searching or selecting by criteria for a person's name.<br> • Fixed: Numerous minor bug fixes. http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html2#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html2#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32889 Lute Manuscripts Uploaded to Cambridge Digital Library http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Lute-Manuscripts-Uploaded-to-Cambridge-Digital-Library.html urn:md5:e5c98a6af7fa0707fdf08ddaac2a8b93 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 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/_79624037_2638011.jpg" />A "remarkable" collection of lute manuscripts dating back to the 16th Century has been put online by the University of Cambridge.<br /> <br /> The 650 pieces include handwritten scores by John Dowland, Francis Cutting and other early modern composers. John Robinson of the Lute Society said the collection was "invaluable", with many works being lost over centuries. <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-30400165">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Lute-Manuscripts-Uploaded-to-Cambridge-Digital-Library.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Lute-Manuscripts-Uploaded-to-Cambridge-Digital-Library.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32888 Parchment's Hidden Stories Revealed http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Parchment-s-Hidden-Stories-Revealed.html urn:md5:b0a348ca5672650c8bc4739b477cc045 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 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/Parchment_03.JPG" />Millions of documents stored in archives could provide scientists with the key to tracing the development of agriculture in the British Isles over the last 700 years, according to new research at the University of York and Trinity College Dublin.<br /> <br /> But the crucial information the documents hold is not contained in their texts but the parchment on which it is written. Researchers in Dublin and York used the latest scientific techniques to extract ancient DNA and protein from tiny samples of parchment from documents from the late 17th and late 18th centuries. <a href="http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.fr/2014/12/parchments-hidden-stories-revealed.html">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Parchment-s-Hidden-Stories-Revealed.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Parchment-s-Hidden-Stories-Revealed.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32887 Meter Television Are Searching For Americans With Swedish Ancestry For a Reality TV-Show http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Meter-Television-Are-Searching-For-Americans-With-Swedish-Ancestry-For-a-Reality-TV-Show.html urn:md5:e9cb533f2cdb590a768f8f59754ec53d Wed, 10 Dec 2014 15:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Multimedia <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/Screenshot__11767.jpg" />After the major success of the 4 seasons of the nominated TV-series Allt för Sverige - Great Swedish Adventure (The American title of the show), Meter Television are now casting for season 5. The deadline to apply is February 15, 2015, and the show will be shooting in the summer 2015.<br /> <br /> In the years 1846-1930, 1.3 million Swedish people immigrated to America to build a better life for their families. Today, more than 4.8 million Americans have Swedish heritage.<br /> <br /> To apply for the show, go to: <a href="http://www.greatswedishadventure.com">www.greatswedishadventure.com</a><br /><br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Meter-Television-Are-Searching-For-Americans-With-Swedish-Ancestry-For-a-Reality-TV-Show.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Meter-Television-Are-Searching-For-Americans-With-Swedish-Ancestry-For-a-Reality-TV-Show.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32877 Viking Women Colonized New Lands, Too http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Viking-Women-Colonized-New-Lands-Too.html urn:md5:4f0e21d259c3b84cf85ea898f66236da Tue, 09 Dec 2014 10:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/vikings-pirates-660.jpg" />Vikings may have been family men who traveled with their wives to new lands, according to a new study of ancient Viking DNA.<br /> <br /> Maternal DNA from ancient Norsemen closely matches that of modern-day people in the North Atlantic isles, particularly from the Orkney and Shetland Islands. The findings suggest that both Viking men and women sailed on the ships to colonize new lands. <a href="http://news.discovery.com/history/viking-women-colonize-new-lands-too-141208.htm">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Viking-Women-Colonized-New-Lands-Too.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Viking-Women-Colonized-New-Lands-Too.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32866 British Library Endangered Archives: New Online Collections http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/British-Library-Endangered-Archives%3A-New-Online-Collections.html urn:md5:54bbd188824fb6a4204a71904912e65e Tue, 09 Dec 2014 08:15:00 +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__14479.jpg" />These collections come from Bolivia, Ukraine, Mali and Nicaragua.<br /> <br /> 'EAP160' digitised records relating to the indigenous population of Bolivia during the 19th century; 'EAP220' was a pilot project that searched for and catalogued all archival material from the archaeological studies carried out at the ancient Russ hillfort Rajki in Ukraine; 'EAP449' digitised the archives of two professional photographers from Mali, Abdourahmane Sakaly and Mamadou Cissé; 'EAP571' digitised newspapers from Nicaragua dating from the first half of the 20th century. <a href="http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/endangeredarchives/2014/12/new-online-collections-december-2014.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/British-Library-Endangered-Archives%3A-New-Online-Collections.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/British-Library-Endangered-Archives%3A-New-Online-Collections.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32867 1890 Census Records for Waterville, Maine, Gets Reprinted as New 284-Page Book http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/1890-Census-Records-for-Waterville-Maine-Gets-Reprinted-as-New-284-Page-Book.html urn:md5:b919cd9cb2b7e55e9f6e393f53ef7fd8 Mon, 08 Dec 2014 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_7/51Csldy4qHL.jpg" />You may know that 99 percent of the 1890 U.S. Census was destroyed by fire years ago, leaving an unfortunate gap between the 1880 and 1900 censuses. <br /> <br /> Some communities have put together a kind of “substitute census” using other local records, but in Waterville, there remains a copy of the 1890 Census — the real thing. Thanks to the efforts of Taconnett Falls Chapter of the Maine Genealogical Society, “Waterville, Maine Census of 1890” has been reprinted. <a href="http://bangordailynews.com/2014/12/07/living/1890-census-records-for-waterville-gets-reprinted-as-new-284-page-book/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/1890-Census-Records-for-Waterville-Maine-Gets-Reprinted-as-New-284-Page-Book.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/1890-Census-Records-for-Waterville-Maine-Gets-Reprinted-as-New-284-Page-Book.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32842 The Ring of Remembrance: The Names of 579,606 Soldiers Who Lost Their Lives During World War I http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/The-Ring-of-Remembrance%3A-The-Names-of-579606-Soldiers-Who-Lost-Their-Lives-During-World-War-I.html urn:md5:d3166ab76c90704ab21bd12924bef324 Mon, 08 Dec 2014 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-ring-of-remembrance-00.jpg" />The Ring of Remembrance has been inaugurated by French president François Hollande on November 11, 2014 to pay tribute to those who died in northern France during World War I. The names of 579,606 soldiers are presented without any reference to nationality.<br /> <br /> Geneanet offers to find your ancestors: the 500 sheets of bronzed stainless steel have been photographed and all the names have been indexed. <br /> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-ring-of-remembrance-01.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p>Geneanet have photographed the 500 sheets and indexed the 579,606 names of these soldiers who came from 40 countries: Australia, the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, the United States of America,...</p> <p>Discover this collection of pictures and names on our page: <a href="http://www.geneanet.org/anneau_memoire">'The Ring of Remembrance'</a></p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-ring-of-remembrance-02.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p>Search a name or browse the pictures.</p> <p>To attach a picture to an individual in your Geneanet family tree, just click 'Link to your family tree' below the picture.</p> <p>Of course, access to the pictures and to the index is freely available for everyone.</p> <p align="center">Discover this collection on our page: <a href="http://www.geneanet.org/anneau_memoire">'The Ring of Remembrance'</a></p> <p><em>Photo of The Ring of Remembrance: © Felouch Kotek, Wikipedia</em></p> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/The-Ring-of-Remembrance%3A-The-Names-of-579606-Soldiers-Who-Lost-Their-Lives-During-World-War-I.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/The-Ring-of-Remembrance%3A-The-Names-of-579606-Soldiers-Who-Lost-Their-Lives-During-World-War-I.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32818 Are You Related to Jim Morrison? http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Are-You-Related-to-Jim-Morrison.html urn:md5:dc5894b216e52ebcad40084ac16dd121 Mon, 08 Dec 2014 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_Morrison_1969.jpg" />James Douglas Morrison was born on December 8, 1943 in Melbourne, Florida, the son of Clara Virginia (née Clarke) and future Rear Admiral George Stephen Morrison. <br /> <br /> Morrison had a sister, Anne Robin, who was born in 1947 in Albuquerque, New Mexico; and a brother, Andrew Lee Morrison, who was born in 1948 in Los Altos, California. His ancestors were Scottish, Irish, and English. In 1947, Morrison, then four years old, allegedly witnessed a car accident in the desert, in which a family of Native Americans were injured and possibly killed.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=morrisonj&amp;celebrite=Jim-MORRISON">Jim Morrison's Family Tree</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Are-You-Related-to-Jim-Morrison.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Are-You-Related-to-Jim-Morrison.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32793 Skeletons Found In Ancient Cemetery Still Have Shackles On Their Necks http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Skeletons-Found-In-Ancient-Cemetery-Still-Have-Shackles-On-Their-Necks.html urn:md5:8d791337a32eeb53c072b465c82912b5 Fri, 05 Dec 2014 14:15:00 +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/oozmnnlzs0kf84nstj90.jpg" />Archaeologists working in southwest France have discovered hundreds of Gallo-Roman graves dating to the second half of the 2nd century AD, with some of the skeletons featuring shackles still strapped around their necks and ankles.<br /> <br /> The site, which may have been part of an important Gallo-Roman necropolis, is situated near the amphitheatre of Saintes. The Romans dominated the area during the first and second centuries AD. <a href="http://io9.com/skeletons-found-in-ancient-cemetery-still-have-shackles-1666633361">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Skeletons-Found-In-Ancient-Cemetery-Still-Have-Shackles-On-Their-Necks.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Skeletons-Found-In-Ancient-Cemetery-Still-Have-Shackles-On-Their-Necks.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32816 Poignant Letter Unearthed from World War I Christmas Day Truce Between British and German Soldiers http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Poignant-Letter-Unearthed-from-World-War-I-Christmas-Day-Truce-Between-British-and-German-Soldiers.html urn:md5:4270dd8b2a1495d56b8ca5e082d5c5bb Fri, 05 Dec 2014 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/ww1-letter-main.jpg" />It is one of the most iconic moments of the 20th century – when British and German troops put down their weapons to play football on the Western Front.<br /> <br /> And now a remarkable letter has revealed a British general’s reluctance to fraternise with the enemy during the 1914 Christmas Day truce of the First World War. <a href="http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/poignant-letter-unearthed-world-war-4750901">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Poignant-Letter-Unearthed-from-World-War-I-Christmas-Day-Truce-Between-British-and-German-Soldiers.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Poignant-Letter-Unearthed-from-World-War-I-Christmas-Day-Truce-Between-British-and-German-Soldiers.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32815 Poland Unearths One of WWII's Darkest Secrets http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Poland-Unearths-One-of-WWII-s-Darkest-Secrets.html urn:md5:5c799ba0a7de9b4777d1e6739ec2e43f Fri, 05 Dec 2014 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/ac80bb727d663091f7ffcba611a298674ba3d156.jpg" />Anastasia carefully digs through the earth with her trowel. Bit by bit, a human skeleton emerges, piled on top of more bones. She removes them with care, slipping them gently into a plastic container.<br /> <br /> Was it an Italian soldier? Or a Soviet? Identifying the bodies, while possible, is tricky. What is known is the man died in one of numerous stalags (German prisoner-of-war camps) where Red Army and Allied troops -- including Italians after Italy switched sides from the fascist camp -- were interned. <a href="http://www.afp.com/en/news/poland-unearths-one-wwiis-darkest-secrets">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Poland-Unearths-One-of-WWII-s-Darkest-Secrets.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Poland-Unearths-One-of-WWII-s-Darkest-Secrets.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32814 Genealogy Software Updates of the Week http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html urn:md5:400a8212cd2c507d178f0654c893bcc3 Thu, 04 Dec 2014 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_6/software.jpg" /><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=nu.sundin.gedexplorer">GEDexplorer for Android</a></strong> 1.14 <em>(Mobile - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Bug fixes.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://genealone.com/">Genealone</a></strong> 1.4.2 <em>(Web Publishing - Windows, Mac, Linux - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Several bugs have been fixed.<br /> • CSS has been improved. Different page types can be formatted differently, now.<br /> • New feature: Photograph in the gallery can be replaced with a new file.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://www.tcgr.bufton.org/">The Complete Genealogy Reporter</a></strong> 2014 build 141128 <em>(Family Books - Windows - Shareware)</em><br /><br /> • Fixed: "Suppress repetition of individual's name" was not suppressing the name for death events.<br /> • Improved: Translations for German and Portuguese (Brazil) reports. http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32811 Remains of 818 Korean War Dead Enshrined http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Remains-of-818-Korean-War-Dead-Enshrined.html urn:md5:b3ef2fa3d66a144b2439007d046e2047 Thu, 04 Dec 2014 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/KoreanWar_recover_Seoul.jpg" />The remains of more than 800 South Korean soldiers killed in action during the 1950-53 Korean War were enshrined at a national cemetery in Seoul on Thursday, the government said.<br /> <br /> A total of 818 troops recovered this year in 27 areas across the country were laid to rest in a ceremony at the Seoul National Cemetery, according to the Prime Minister's Secretariat. The bodies will then go through an identification process.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20141204000806">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Remains-of-818-Korean-War-Dead-Enshrined.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Remains-of-818-Korean-War-Dead-Enshrined.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32806 Historic Films from Russian State Archives To Be Released Worldwide http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Historic-Films-from-Russian-State-Archives-To-Be-Released-Worldwide.html urn:md5:e68e615999236589a30074ea06a05b64 Thu, 04 Dec 2014 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_7/141110_Telegraph_047_adam-468.jpg" />The home movies of the last of the Romanov emperors, shot before revolution changed Russia forever, are housed alongside footage recording the Gulag prison camps of the 1930s, the wartime siege of Leningrad, scenes from Gagarin's epic space flight, Bolshoi Ballet performances and rarely seen images of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, and thousands of other priceless film footage cared for by the Russian State Archive.<br /> <br /> Housed in a guarded nondescript industrial building on the outskirts of Moscow, the Archive is an immense treasure trove of film and video documenting the history and culture of the country from the time of the tsars to the break-up of the Soviet Union.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://rbth.co.uk/arts/2014/12/03/historic_films_from_russian_state_archives_to_be_released_worldwide_41915.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Historic-Films-from-Russian-State-Archives-To-Be-Released-Worldwide.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Historic-Films-from-Russian-State-Archives-To-Be-Released-Worldwide.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32805 Richard III's DNA Throws Up Infidelity Surprise http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Richard-III-s-DNA-Throws-Up-Infidelity-Surprise.html urn:md5:1f3f51fd676e0f067fb7b5db45dbaa76 Wed, 03 Dec 2014 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/_79448765_richardcomp.jpg" />Analysis of DNA from Richard III has thrown up a surprise: evidence of infidelity in his family tree. Scientists who studied genetic material from remains found in a Leicester car park say the finding might have profound historical implications.<br /> <br /> Depending on where in the family tree it occurred, it could cast doubt on the Tudor claim to the English throne or, indeed, on Richard's.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30281333">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Richard-III-s-DNA-Throws-Up-Infidelity-Surprise.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Richard-III-s-DNA-Throws-Up-Infidelity-Surprise.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32791 The Secrets of Irish Parishes Will Be Online Soon http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/The-Secrets-of-Irish-Parishes-Will-Be-Online-Soon.html urn:md5:803df6a88331754dba9f82899d22e4c0 Tue, 02 Dec 2014 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/p2434_226_clonfert_mullagh-abbeygorman-and-killoran_05_scr-390x285.jpg" />If you want to know more about your parish, then a new project from the National Library will help you out.<br /> <br /> It has set about working on its most ambitious digitisation project to date – putting its entire collection of Catholic parish register microfilms online for free by summer 2015.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.thejournal.ie/digitisation-parish-records-ireland-national-library-1808912-Dec2014/">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/The-Secrets-of-Irish-Parishes-Will-Be-Online-Soon.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/The-Secrets-of-Irish-Parishes-Will-Be-Online-Soon.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32774 Slave Wharf Remnants Found at African American Museum Site http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Slave-Wharf-Remnants-Found-at-African-American-Museum-Site.html urn:md5:92d3e257fecf6c718919d991f3608857 Tue, 02 Dec 2014 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/Screenshot__14440.jpg" />Surveying crews found remnants of Gadsden's Wharf on the proposed site for the International African American Museum in Charleston, South Carolina.<br /> <br /> Gadsden's Wharf was built in 1767 and served as one the largest wharf's during the 18th and 19th century. Historians estimate 40% of enslaved Africans came to America through Charleston. Three separate trenches were found by workers on the 1.23-acre site near the Cooper River. Centuries-old timber and bricks were found seven feet below the surface.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.counton2.com/story/27519533/slave-wharf-remnants-found-at-african-american-museum-site">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Slave-Wharf-Remnants-Found-at-African-American-Museum-Site.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Slave-Wharf-Remnants-Found-at-African-American-Museum-Site.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32775 Japanese Newspaper Prints Apology for Using the Term ‘Sex Slaves’ http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Japanese-Newspaper-Prints-Apology-for-Using-the-Term-Sex-Slaves.html urn:md5:8117181fd0e173f4d4054c4408f7ac3a Mon, 01 Dec 2014 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/The_Yomiuri_Shimbun.png" />The Yomiuri Shimbun, the conservative newspaper that is the largest-circulation daily in Japan, has apologized for using the term “sex slaves” to refer to the women many historians say were coerced into working in a sprawling network of brothels supervised by the Japanese military during World War II.<br /> <br /> In a challenge to the view held by those historians, as well as by the governments of South Korea and China, the newspaper said it was “inappropriate” to suggest that the women had been recruited against their will. Writing “as if coercion by the Japanese government or the army was an objective fact” was incorrect, it said.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/29/world/asia/japan-yomiuri-shimbun-apology-sex-slaves.html?_r=0">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Japanese-Newspaper-Prints-Apology-for-Using-the-Term-Sex-Slaves.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Japanese-Newspaper-Prints-Apology-for-Using-the-Term-Sex-Slaves.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32759 Some New Useful Sections on Your Geneanet Home Page http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Some-New-Useful-Sections-on-Your-Geneanet-Home-Page.html urn:md5:a0cfdbfd19cb6a9e010f9251daeca3c3 Mon, 01 Dec 2014 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-v5-new-home-page-section-00.jpg" />Some new useful sections have been added to your Geneanet home page.<br /> <br /> Depending on the number of individuals in your family tree, one of these new sections offers different kind of tools to help you build your family tree.<br /> <br /> Another new section invites you to index our collection of headstones and memorials, and another one shows recently added archive and pictures to the Geneanet database. <p>1. If you already have a Geneanet family tree, a new section shows a carousel with most recently added or updated individuals (items are clickable), date of last update, number of attached archival records &amp; pictures and number of possible errors (with a link to the 'Check Family Tree' option). If you have 'Guest' or 'Admin' access rights to some member's family tree, you will be able to directly switch between them by selecting an item in the 'Other family tree' drop-down list.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-v5-new-home-page-section-01.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p>2. If you have less than 7 individuals in your Geneanet family tree, you can click a box to add new persons in it.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-v5-new-home-page-section-02.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p>3. If you don't have a Geneanet family tree, you can directly build it from scratch.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-v5-new-home-page-section-03.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> <p>Another new section invites you to index our collection of headstones and memorials, and another one shows recently added archive and pictures to the Geneanet database.</p> <p><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-v5-new-home-page-section-04.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /></p> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Some-New-Useful-Sections-on-Your-Geneanet-Home-Page.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Some-New-Useful-Sections-on-Your-Geneanet-Home-Page.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32716 Pictures of Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L'Avoue, France, Now Available on Geneanet http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Pictures-of-Le-Touret-Military-Cemetery-Richebourg-L-Avoue-France-Now-Available-on-Geneanet.html urn:md5:8659487dc0442c23b13735b0c235b012 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 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/le-touret-military-cemetery-00.jpg" />The Cemetery was begun by the Indian Corps (and in particular by the 2nd Leicesters) in November, 1914, and it was used continuously by Field Ambulances and fighting units until March, 1918. It passed into German hands in April, 1918, and after its recapture a few further burials were made in Plot IV in September and October.<br /> <br /> There are now over 900, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. The graves of three men of the King's Liverpool Regiment, which were destroyed by shell fire, are now represented by special headstones. <em>(CWGC)</em><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.geneanet.info/gallery/?action=search&amp;rubrique=monuments&amp;projet_id=2072">Click here</a> to access this new collection (982 pictures + casualty record).<br /> <br /> If you want to join the Collaborative Indexing Project, please click the 'Index names' link above any picture of grave.<br /> <br /> <img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/le-touret-military-cemetery-01.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Pictures-of-Le-Touret-Military-Cemetery-Richebourg-L-Avoue-France-Now-Available-on-Geneanet.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Pictures-of-Le-Touret-Military-Cemetery-Richebourg-L-Avoue-France-Now-Available-on-Geneanet.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32749 Northern Ireland: Vandals Damage Ancient Gravestone in Devenish Island http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Northern-Ireland%3A-Vandals-Damage-Ancient-Gravestone-in-Devenish-Island.html urn:md5:047dd9caab202e2103feaf87b8c75bf8 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 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/_79303947_9l172vt9.jpg" />Vandals have destroyed the engraving on a 15th Century gravestone on a lake island in County Fermanagh.<br /> <br /> The stone on Devenish Island in Lower Lough Erne was damaged by fire at some point in the last week, police said. It was cracked in several places and the writing has been lost forever. Police have appealed for anyone with information to contact them. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-30221419">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Northern-Ireland%3A-Vandals-Damage-Ancient-Gravestone-in-Devenish-Island.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Northern-Ireland%3A-Vandals-Damage-Ancient-Gravestone-in-Devenish-Island.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32743 Rare First Shakespeare Edition Found in French Library http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Rare-First-Shakespeare-Edition-Found-in-French-Library.html urn:md5:c94b07db16f32485bc05538a20ec8934 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 08:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Shakespeare_01.jpg" />A copy of William Shakespeare's First Folio, the first-ever compilation of the Bard's plays published in 1623, has been discovered in the library of an ancient port town in northern France.<br /> <br /> One of the world's most valuable and coveted books, the First Folio was uncovered when librarian Remy Cordonnier dusted off a copy of Shakespeare's works dating to the 18th century for an exhibition on English literature in the town of Saint-Omer near Calais.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.fr/2014/11/rare-first-shakespeare-edition-found-in.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Rare-First-Shakespeare-Edition-Found-in-French-Library.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Rare-First-Shakespeare-Edition-Found-in-French-Library.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32742 Are You Related to Anna Nicole Smith? http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Are-You-Related-to-Anna-Nicole-Smith.html urn:md5:c4a93cdafb305a8314cabaf41dfc885f Fri, 28 Nov 2014 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/vickielynnhoganv.jpg" />Born Vickie Lynn Hogan on November 28, 1967 in Houston, Texas, and raised in Mexia, Texas, Anna Nicole was the daughter of Donald Eugene Hogan (July 12, 1947 – September 19, 2009) and Virgie Mae (née Tabers; born July 12, 1951), who married on February 22, 1967 and divorced on November 4, 1969. <br /> <br /> She had five half siblings including half-sister Donna Hogan. Anna Nicole was raised by her mother and aunt. Virgie subsequently married Donald R. Hart in 1971. After Virgie married Donald, Anna Nicole changed her name from Vickie Hogan to Nikki Hart.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=vickielynnhoganv&amp;celebrite=Anna+Nicole-SMITH">Anna Nicole Smith's Family Tree</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Are-You-Related-to-Anna-Nicole-Smith.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Are-You-Related-to-Anna-Nicole-Smith.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32711 Polish Town Plans To Turn Jewish Cemetery Into Apartment Complex http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Polish-Town-Plans-To-Turn-Jewish-Cemetery-Into-Apartment-Complex.html urn:md5:482758f4542fb85758df11bdbe0535b4 Thu, 27 Nov 2014 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/Robert_Augustyniak.jpg" />A town in central Poland has prepared a development plan that will turn a Jewish cemetery into a residential complex with underground parking. The Jewish community of Warsaw and local activist Robert Augustyniak, who is not Jewish, have protested the plan.<br /> <br /> The City Council in Grodzisk Mazowiecki held a public discussion on the plan on Monday. Following the meeting, Mayor Grzegorz Benedykcinski suspended action on the plan pending clarification of the cemetery’s boundaries.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Polish-town-plans-to-turn-Jewish-cemetery-into-apartment-complex-382883">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Polish-Town-Plans-To-Turn-Jewish-Cemetery-Into-Apartment-Complex.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Polish-Town-Plans-To-Turn-Jewish-Cemetery-Into-Apartment-Complex.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32724 France Pays Tribute to 'Forgotten' Chinese WWI Labourers http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/France-Pays-Tribute-to-Forgotten-Chinese-WWI-Labourers.html urn:md5:e1c5d8d205538be174e9ec400308b977 Thu, 27 Nov 2014 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_7/520836691.jpg" />France on Wednesday paid tribute to an often forgotten corps of 140,000 Chinese labourers who dug trenches, worked in weapons factories and, for many, lost their lives helping France's World War I effort.<br /> <br /> Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian laid a wreath in front of a commemorative stele in a park in Paris's Chinese district to honour the little-known contribution of these labourers, before a military band played Le Marseillaise.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/europe/France-pays-tribute-to-forgotten-Chinese-WWI-labourers/articleshow/45286580.cms">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/France-Pays-Tribute-to-Forgotten-Chinese-WWI-Labourers.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/France-Pays-Tribute-to-Forgotten-Chinese-WWI-Labourers.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32723 Bulgaria President To Honour Memory of Bulgarian Soldiers Who Died in WWI http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Bulgaria-President-To-Honour-Memory-of-Bulgarian-Soldiers-Who-Died-in-WWI.html urn:md5:8dcca3fcd07b091c5b69eb323f30d07e Thu, 27 Nov 2014 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_7/415056d9fbc05cfa969017f24628b301.jpg" />Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev is to honour Thursday the memory of the Bulgarian soldiers who died in the First World War, the press centre of the President’s Office announced.<br /> <br /> Mr Plevneliev will lay a wreath at the Monument to the Unknown Soldier in the capital Sofia, paying respect to the memory of the Bulgarian soldiers and officers who died fighting in the First World War.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.focus-fen.net/news/2014/11/27/355639/bulgaria-president-to-honour-memory-of-bulgarian-soldiers-who-died-in-wwi.html">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Bulgaria-President-To-Honour-Memory-of-Bulgarian-Soldiers-Who-Died-in-WWI.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Bulgaria-President-To-Honour-Memory-of-Bulgarian-Soldiers-Who-Died-in-WWI.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32722 Genealogy Software Updates of the Week http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html4 urn:md5:2cd807e6294e10501646738c145a1a4d Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Software <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/software.jpg" /><strong><a href="http://itunes.apple.com/en/app/build-your-family-tree/id368369914">Build Your Family Tree for iPhone and iPad</a></strong> 7.00 <em>(Mobile - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Minor bug fixes.<br /> • Link to parents by name instead of by ID Number.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/storypress-app/id789604985">StoryPress for iPhone and iPad</a></strong> 3.2 <em>(Mobile - Freeware)</em><br /><br /> • Bug fixes and memory optimizations.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://www.tcgr.bufton.org/">The Complete Genealogy Reporter</a></strong> 2014 build 141125 <em>(Family Books - Windows - Shareware)</em><br /><br /> • Fixed: Half-sibling relationships were not being counted as blood-relations which resulted in issues where reports were restricted to exclude marriage relationships.<br /> • Fixed: The relationships for some marriages between relations were reported incorrectly.<br /> • Improved: In Spanish reports, "Ver Nota xxx" is now narrated instead of "Nota xxx se aplica". http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html4#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html4#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32713 New Ulster Museum Exhibition Is Insight Into 500 Years of History in Northern Ireland http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/New-Ulster-Museum-Exhibition-Is-Insight-Into-500-Years-of-History-in-Northern-Ireland.html urn:md5:a1afa33805edddb0a2c781c704abf052 Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:15:00 +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__14350.jpg" />Ulster's fascinating past is on display in a major new exhibition at the Ulster Museum, showcasing 500 years of history.<br /> <br /> Almost 400 objects have now been put on show at the Belfast museum, some 150 of which have not previously been on display. The exhibit, Modern History, is arranged around particular events and themes and tells the story of the historic province of Ulster from 1500 to 1968.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/new-ulster-museum-exhibition-is-insight-into-500-years-of-history-in-northern-ireland-30773360.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/New-Ulster-Museum-Exhibition-Is-Insight-Into-500-Years-of-History-in-Northern-Ireland.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/New-Ulster-Museum-Exhibition-Is-Insight-Into-500-Years-of-History-in-Northern-Ireland.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32710 How England’s 1% Remained the Same Since 1066 http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/How-Englands-1-Remained-the-Same-Since-1066.html urn:md5:17e4458a8f78b60d8afca4d6cd165e8e Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:15:00 +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/Thomas_Gainsborough_-_Mr_and_Mrs_Andrews.jpg" />If your surname reveals that you descended from the “in” crowd in the England of 1066—the Norman Conquerors—then even now you are more likely than the average Brit to be upper class. <br /> <br /> To a surprising degree, the social status of your ancestors many generations in the past still exerts an influence on your life chances, say Gregory Clark of the University of California, Davis, and Neil Cummins of the London School of Economics. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.medievalists.net/2014/11/26/englands-1-remained-since-1066/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/How-Englands-1-Remained-the-Same-Since-1066.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/How-Englands-1-Remained-the-Same-Since-1066.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32709 National Archive Show Launched in New Taipei City, Taiwan http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/National-Archive-Show-Launched-in-New-Taipei-City-Taiwan.html urn:md5:0551579df67048dc4a3500af7ce1a2fb Wed, 26 Nov 2014 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_7/4112613461271.jpg" />An exhibition of national archives kicked off Nov. 25 in New Taipei City as part of government efforts raising public awareness of the Republic of China’s storied past.<br /> <br /> “Archives serve as key indicators of a country’s history,” National Development Council Minister Kuan Chung-ming said at the launch ceremony. “Such an event aims to enhance understanding of government operations and landmark developments.” <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.taiwantoday.tw/ct.asp?xItem=224483&ctNode=445">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/National-Archive-Show-Launched-in-New-Taipei-City-Taiwan.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/National-Archive-Show-Launched-in-New-Taipei-City-Taiwan.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32708 Library and Archives Canada Struggling With Backlog of Material http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Library-and-Archives-Canada-Struggling-With-Backlog-of-Material.html urn:md5:3ae84b85b2ca16b626847a4e62924690 Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:15:00 +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/archives.jpg.size.xxlarge.promo.jpg" />Auditor general says Library and Archives Canada has a backlog of approximately 98,000 boxes of unsorted files, including 24,000 boxes of military records.<br /> <br /> Library and Archives Canada say they scrapped a $15.4 million digital archive system because it would have been “too costly” to run. The archival department spent five years and over $15 million to develop its own “trusted digital repository” — a system for storing and preserving digital records — before shuttering the system in 2012.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2014/11/25/federal_library_struggling_with_backlog_key_records_poorly_filed_auditors_find.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Library-and-Archives-Canada-Struggling-With-Backlog-of-Material.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Library-and-Archives-Canada-Struggling-With-Backlog-of-Material.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32707 The New Geneanet Website Will Be Formally Launched on December 1, 2014 http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/The-New-Geneanet-Website-Will-Be-Formally-Launched-on-December-1-2014.html urn:md5:c343e3e5acfe2a1a3d16a0f14b2854a9 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:15:00 +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/EN-new-website-formally-launched-00.jpg" />As of December 1, 2014, find the new Geneanet website at <a href="http://www.geneanet.org/">www.geneanet.org</a>.<br /> <br /> The old website will be discontinued and the address <a href="http://www.geneanet.info/">www.geneanet.info</a> will not be available anymore.<br /> <br /> This new version will help us to develop new, simple and effective services and options, and to help you grow your family tree.<br /> <br /> <p><table width="100%" bgcolor="lightgrey" border="0"><tbody><tr><td><div align="center"><p align="center"><strong>IMPORTANT: Geneanet will be down for maintenance on December 1, 2014 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm (Paris, France, Time Zone)</strong></p> </div></td></tr></tbody></table></p> <br /><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-new-website-formally-launched-01.jpg" alt="EN-new-website-formally-launched-01.jpg" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="EN-new-website-formally-launched-01.jpg, Nov 2014" /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/The-New-Geneanet-Website-Will-Be-Formally-Launched-on-December-1-2014.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/The-New-Geneanet-Website-Will-Be-Formally-Launched-on-December-1-2014.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32692 Discovered Unmarked Tombstone Along the Minnesota River Unearths a Mystery http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Discovered-Unmarked-Tombstone-Along-the-Minnesota-River-Unearths-a-Mystery.html urn:md5:611b8e5ac7360dba0a764535febab7e4 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 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/AR-141129832.jpg_MaxW_650.jpg" />The identity of a 24-year-old female whose resting place had been marked by a now over century old tombstone that was recently unearthed along the Minnesota River remains a mystery despite the best efforts of resident history buffs.<br /> <br /> On Friday, October 10, a pair of those buffs, Barb and Paul Benson, received a phone call about the find from an Xcel employee who contacted the Benson’s after finding Barb’s name on the Granite Falls Historical Society website. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20141124/NEWS/141129832/10054/NEWS">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Discovered-Unmarked-Tombstone-Along-the-Minnesota-River-Unearths-a-Mystery.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Discovered-Unmarked-Tombstone-Along-the-Minnesota-River-Unearths-a-Mystery.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32690 A Belfast Soldier Secretly Photographed World War I http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/A-Belfast-Soldier-Secretly-Photographed-World-War-I.html urn:md5:3777b5d0dbb59d937e434fb96696c45b Tue, 25 Nov 2014 08:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/hackney-1.jpg" />When Belfast photographer George Hackney was called to fight in World War I in October of 1915, he brought his camera with him. He defied his chiefs and risked facing court martial to document life on the front line.<br /> <br /> His incredible collection is a testimony to life behind the scenes in a war that saw over 37 million soldiers killed – where the men laugh, write letters home, huddle for warmth and read the newspaper.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/history/A-Belfast-soldier-secretly-photographed-World-War-I-PHOTOS.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/A-Belfast-Soldier-Secretly-Photographed-World-War-I.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/A-Belfast-Soldier-Secretly-Photographed-World-War-I.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32689 WWII Mementos Found in Suitcase at Thrift Store http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/WWII-Mementos-Found-in-Suitcase-at-Thrift-Store.html urn:md5:66041f3c6168384446fb5387f1a0e9d0 Mon, 24 Nov 2014 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_7/622x350.jpg" />Relics of a soldier's past are now back with his family after ending up at a thrift store.<br /> <br /> Brenda Monson, a history teacher at West Lake Junior High School, bought the old, locked suitcase at a Deseret Industries store over the summer. She recently shared the contents of the suitcase with her students during a Veterans Day lesson.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.mysanantonio.com/business/article/WWII-mementos-found-in-suitcase-at-thrift-store-5909196.php">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/WWII-Mementos-Found-in-Suitcase-at-Thrift-Store.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/WWII-Mementos-Found-in-Suitcase-at-Thrift-Store.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32678 Upload Family Pictures To Your Geneanet Family Tree http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Upload-Family-Pictures-to-your-Geneanet-Family-Tree.html urn:md5:9f307a27537217861eabae9a6e7c0a3f Mon, 24 Nov 2014 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-v5-upload-family-pictures-00.jpg" />If you have family pictures, you can upload them to your Geneanet family tree to make it more attractive. It's free and easy.<br /> <br /> And you can kill two birds with one stone by uploading your family pictures to your Geneanet family tree as that will also backup your files!<br /> <br /> So, it's now time to get that shoebox filled with old family pictures and to turn them into digital files... <br />Click 'Archive &amp; Pictures &gt; Add Picture' in the menu bar at the top of the page.<br /> <br /> <img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-v5-upload-family-pictures-01.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /><br /> <br /> Enter the name of all persons and the picture will be automatically attached to them in your family tree.<br /> <br /> <img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-v5-upload-family-pictures-02.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /><br /> <br /> The picture has been added to your family tree.<br /> <br /> <img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-v5-upload-family-pictures-03.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /><br /> <br /> If you have uploaded multiple pictures for a person, click 'Archive &amp; Pictures &gt; View' to see them all.<br /> <br /> <img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-v5-upload-family-pictures-04.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /><br /> <br /> <p align="center"><strong><a href="https://www.geneanet.info/mon_compte/arbre_show.php">&gt;&gt;&gt; VIEW AND EDIT YOUR FAMILY TREE &lt;&lt;&lt;</a></strong></p> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Upload-Family-Pictures-to-your-Geneanet-Family-Tree.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Upload-Family-Pictures-to-your-Geneanet-Family-Tree.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32654 Are You Related to Miley Cyrus? http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Are-You-Related-to-Miley-Cyrus.html urn:md5:8e951ac64f0a7f7419783aabe246e7da Sun, 23 Nov 2014 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/miley-cyrus-102713sp.jpg" />Destiny Hope Cyrus was born on November 23, 1992, in Franklin, Tennessee, a suburb of Nashville, to Letitia Jean "Tish" Finley Cyrus and country singer Billy Ray Cyrus. <br /> <br /> She grew up on a 500-acre (2.0 km2) farm in Franklin. Her name was derived from her parents' belief that she would accomplish great things, and she was given the nickname "Smiley", later shortened to "Miley", because she often smiled as an infant.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=destinyhopecyrusd&amp;celebrite=Miley-CYRUS">Miley Cyrus' Family Tree</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Are-You-Related-to-Miley-Cyrus.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Are-You-Related-to-Miley-Cyrus.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32635 Welsh Songwriter Gruff Rhys Follows Ancestor's 18th Century Trek to America for Documentary http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Welsh-Songwriter-Gruff-Rhys-Follows-Ancestor-s-18th-Century-Trek-to-America-for-Documentary.html urn:md5:b487b3a5fc11039d8c343021223fd87c Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/10399853.jpg" />The final scenes of Gruff Rhys’s documentary, American Interior, are of a joyful New Orleans-styled funeral march in the mountains near Waunfawr in Wales.<br /> <br /> Shot in beautiful black and white, the scene shows a guitar-slinging Rhys in an elaborate Davy Crockett-styled wolf-themed head covering, followed by a brass band and child singers.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.calgaryherald.com/entertainment/movie-guide/Welsh+songwriter+Gruff+Rhys+follows+ancestor/10399852/story.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Welsh-Songwriter-Gruff-Rhys-Follows-Ancestor-s-18th-Century-Trek-to-America-for-Documentary.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Welsh-Songwriter-Gruff-Rhys-Follows-Ancestor-s-18th-Century-Trek-to-America-for-Documentary.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32660 Texas Land Office Preserves History with Digital Maps http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Texas-Land-Office-Preserves-History-with-Digital-Maps.html urn:md5:d8197307da956684a14a43c52691c976 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 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_7/2-dunningtom-office-jld7129_600xx5149-3433-0-123.jpg" />The General Land Office of Texas has made a collection of rare Texas maps available to the general public through a unique digitization process.<br /> <br /> High-quality digital reprints of the collection donated by Houston map collectors Frank and Carol Holcomb are now available for as little as $20 each. All proceeds from the sales will go to Save Texas History, a public-private effort to preserve and digitize historic maps and documents.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2014/11/19/texas-land-office-preserves-history-with-digital.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Texas-Land-Office-Preserves-History-with-Digital-Maps.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Texas-Land-Office-Preserves-History-with-Digital-Maps.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32659 Genealogy Software Updates of the Week http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html3 urn:md5:5991e960f5ca43514f2220071c358b9b Thu, 20 Nov 2014 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_6/software.jpg" /><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/anc-explorer/id562937243">Arlington National Cemetery Explorer for iPhone and iPad</a></strong> 2.1.0 <em>(Mobile - Freeware)</em><br /><br /> • Improvements to walking directions.<br /> • View a grave by tapping it on the map.<br /> • Updates to support iOS8.<br /> • Bug Fixes.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.familygtg.app">Family Get-To-Gether for Android</a></strong> 1.3.1 <em>(Mobile - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • New search button for the members list, and new options button for relevant list items.<br /> • New on-screen search button added for the members list.<br /> • New options button added for list items in 'My Families', 'Members', 'Log' pages to open the context menu (also via a long-click).<br /> • Miscellaneous quality enhancements.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=nu.sundin.gedexplorer">GEDexplorer for Android</a></strong> 1.12 <em>(Mobile - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Now preserves line breaks in notes (if the "CONT" tag was used in the GEDCOM file).<br /> • Added support for persons with more than one name.<br /> • Added support for multiple birth/death events (useful if sources are ambiguous).<br /> • Fixed a bug that could cause a crash while reading a file.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://humogen.com/">HuMo-gen</a></strong> 5.0.8 <em>(Web Publishing - Windows - Freeware)</em><br /><br /> • Added new editing and GEDCOM export features.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/story-catcher/id689792581">StoryCatcher Pro for iPhone and iPad</a></strong> 1.3 <em>(Mobile - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Fixed a bug that prevented users from adding images and/or quotes to videos recorded inside the app.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/storypress-app/id789604985">StoryPress for iPhone and iPad</a></strong> 3.1 <em>(Mobile - Freeware)</em><br /><br /> • Network connectivity optimizations.<br /> • Bug fixes.<br /> • Faster loading of stories. http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html3#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html3#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32652 Website Launched To Remember Welsh World War One Heroes http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Website-Launched-To-Remember-Welsh-World-War-One-Heroes.html urn:md5:69196374c8a15b3a123519035da19c95 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Web Sites <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/BGRuse.jpg" />Around 100 people gathered in Ebbw Vale for the official launch of the Blaenau Gwent remembers website.<br /> <br /> The site, set up by Blaenau Gwent AM Alun Davies, aims to commemorate those from the borough who served during World War One. The site includes details of family history, documents, letters and photographs of local people, as well as details of war memorials and war graves and newspaper cuttings from the time.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/local-news/website-launched-remember-world-war-8131741">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Website-Launched-To-Remember-Welsh-World-War-One-Heroes.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Website-Launched-To-Remember-Welsh-World-War-One-Heroes.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32647 Are You Related to Duane Allman? http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Are-You-Related-to-Duane-Allman.html urn:md5:2682f1ce9a9fd851b59725e3e96f444c Thu, 20 Nov 2014 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/howardduaneallmanh.jpg" />Duane Allman was born on November 20, 1946 in Nashville, Tennessee. He was the eldest son of Willis Allman, a career United States Army sergeant, and Geraldine (née Robbins). His younger brother Gregg Allman was born in late 1947.<br /> <br /> While the family were living near Norfolk, Virginia, his father was murdered by a fellow veteran hitchhiker. In order to retrain as an accountant, Geraldine "Mama A" Allman sent Duane and Gregg to Castle Heights Military Academy in Lebanon, Tennessee, which they both disliked intensely. In 1957, the family moved to Daytona Beach, Florida where the boys attended Seabreeze High School.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=howardduaneallmanh&amp;celebrite=Duane-ALLMAN">Duane Allman's Family Tree</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Are-You-Related-to-Duane-Allman.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Are-You-Related-to-Duane-Allman.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32558 New 1906 San Francisco Earthquake Photos Discovered at Flea Market http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/New-1906-San-Francisco-Earthquake-Photos-Discovered-at-Flea-Market.html urn:md5:d841a211fb4b1f3e00ae4dc781c411c0 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 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/eq-bank-maybe.jpg" />For the past 40 years, Bob Bragman has spent most of his Sunday mornings combing through flea markets looking for historical photos and other vintage treasures. Recently Bragman, a contributor at SFGate.com, came across an unassuming Ziploc bag full of old black-and-white images.<br /> <br /> "I picked it up and saw that the first one was an '06 quake photo. The vendor said that they were just cutouts from a magazine. She was asking $5.00 for them. I saw that, at the very least, the first one was a real photo. I made the purchase."<br /> <br /> <a href="http://sf.curbed.com/archives/2014/11/18/new_1906_earthquake_photos_discovered_at_flea_market.php">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/New-1906-San-Francisco-Earthquake-Photos-Discovered-at-Flea-Market.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/New-1906-San-Francisco-Earthquake-Photos-Discovered-at-Flea-Market.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32633 'GeneaGraves Weekend': Thanks To All of You! http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/-GeneaGraves-Weekend-%3A-Thanks-To-All-of-You.html urn:md5:48ce1098d1d674ee6f3353422b64ed32 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 13:15:00 +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/EN-geneagraves-weekend-report-00.jpg" />Last weekend, Geneanet has invited you to take pictures of graves to formally launch the GeneaGraves mobile app. You were there and we thank you very much!<br /> <br /> All these pictures and indexes will be freely available for all fellow genealogists.<br /> <br /> Here are some statistics about these two days dedicated to the preservation of our heritage. <br />You were 1,001 volunteers.<br /> <br /> You have taken pictures of more than 25,000 graves.<br /> <br /> You have transcribed more than 62,000 names.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.geneanet.org/gallery/?action=about&amp;rubrique=monuments">Click here</a> to access our pictures of graves collection.<br /> <br /> Top 15 photographers (username/number of pictures) :<img title="EN-geneagraves-weekend-report-01.jpg, Nov 2014" style="float: right; margin: 0 0 1em 1em;" alt="EN-geneagraves-weekend-report-01.jpg" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-geneagraves-weekend-report-01.jpg" /><br /> <br />atrebate : 1780<br /> danyfeschet : 1095<br /> joelthome : 912<br /> hbartholomeus : 867<br /> rro100 : 541<br /> hcamping : 515<br /> xbrboulanger : 459<br /> sbouda : 423<br /> stueckrath : 378<br /> debruijnc : 355<br /> mturbil : 334<br /> dmontier : 316<br /> etude : 279<br /> angeheureux : 257<br /> pereno1221 : 255<br /> <br /> Top 15 transcribers (username/number of names) :<img title="EN-geneagraves-weekend-report-02.jpg, Nov 2014" style="float: right; margin: 0 0 1em 1em;" alt="EN-geneagraves-weekend-report-02.jpg" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-geneagraves-weekend-report-02.jpg" /><br /> <br />melabdi : 2491<br /> adesgranges1 : 1477<br /> dominique48 : 1308<br /> fat32 : 1189<br /> miot : 1101<br /> michelelemmery : 1056<br /> riojacques : 1010<br /> cmonique25 : 894<br /> frany1 : 876<br /> aclaudbosc : 868<br /> bribri95 : 868<br /> rebrol : 842<br /> beouzilleau1 : 803<br /> misseslya : 598<br /> iricheux : 593<br /> <br /> We have received pictures and indexes from all over the world: Germany, Belgium, Canada, Spain, USA, France, Iceland, Sweden, Tunisia, ...<br /> <br /> It has been a great satisfaction and we hope you will join us again next spring for another 'GeneaGraves Weekend'.<br /> <br /> Once again, thanks to all of you!<br /> <br /> Read more:<br /> <br />- <a href="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/09/New%3A-Take-Pictures-of-Cemeteries-with-GeneaGraves-the-New-Geneanet-Mobile-App-for-Android.html">Take Pictures of Cemeteries with GeneaGraves, the New Geneanet Mobile App for Android</a><br /> <br />- <a href="http://www.geneanet.org/community/cimetiere/">A Cemetery for Posterity</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/-GeneaGraves-Weekend-%3A-Thanks-To-All-of-You.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/-GeneaGraves-Weekend-%3A-Thanks-To-All-of-You.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32617 Digitizing 1,000 Years of Gulf history http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Digitizing-1000-Years-of-Gulf-history.html urn:md5:2bb4cef6584c80d002df5525ad261b78 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 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/Main_scaled.png" />A window to ten centuries of Gulf region history has been flung open to the public via the Qatar Digital Library. The new $13.9 million digital project gives free online access to 500,000 historical documents from the region, with some manuscripts dating back to the 9th century. <br /> <br /> Many rare and precious documents were previously only available to researchers who physically visited the British Library to browse archives in need of re-organization. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.natureasia.com/en/nmiddleeast/article/10.1038/nmiddleeast.2014.264">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Digitizing-1000-Years-of-Gulf-history.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Digitizing-1000-Years-of-Gulf-history.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32614 India: Oriental Institute, National Manuscripts Mission Start Digitization of 30,000 Manuscripts http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/India%3A-Oriental-Institute-National-Manuscripts-Mission-Start-Digitization-of-30000-Manuscripts.html urn:md5:3a76059a772f55647c56fe6e7fecd1d6 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 09:23:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/banner_139712002117.jpeg" />MS University's (MSU) Oriental Institute on Monday started the mammoth task of digitizing thousands of manuscripts.<br /> <br /> The institute has a rich collection of around 30,000 rare and valuable manuscripts of which around 6,000 manuscripts pertaining to Jainism have already got digitized by a Jain organisation.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/vadodara/Oriental-Institute-NMM-start-digitization-of-30000-manuscripts/articleshow/45186269.cms">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/India%3A-Oriental-Institute-National-Manuscripts-Mission-Start-Digitization-of-30000-Manuscripts.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/India%3A-Oriental-Institute-National-Manuscripts-Mission-Start-Digitization-of-30000-Manuscripts.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32615 Unseen World War One Photos Uncovered in Ulster Archives http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Unseen-World-War-One-Photos-Uncovered-in-Ulster-Archives.html urn:md5:40712844ef31e2c425a31b753f7b27d0 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 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/Screenshot__14238.jpg" />A startling collection of previously unseen photographs has provided a fresh perspective of life and death in the trenches during World War One.<br /> <br /> Belfast man George Hackney, who was an amateur photographer in the years before the outbreak of war, took his camera with him when he was sent off to fight in 1915.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-30078208">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Unseen-World-War-One-Photos-Uncovered-in-Ulster-Archives.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Unseen-World-War-One-Photos-Uncovered-in-Ulster-Archives.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32613 South Dakota Digitizing Historic Newspapers http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/South-Dakota-Digitizing-Historic-Newspapers.html urn:md5:0250b1d5a2e4065779682478bef7ee89 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 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/newspaper18.jpg" />The South Dakota Historical Society is digitizing archival newspapers to preserve state history and give researchers online access.<br /> <br /> The Daily Republic reports the historical society is using a nearly $300,000, two-year federal grant to work with the Minnesota Historical Society to modernize the South Dakota records. The historical society will digitize 100 rolls of microfilm from newspapers that stopped publication in 1922 or earlier.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.blackhillsfox.com/news/headlines/South-Dakota-digitizing-historic-newspapers-282857381.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/South-Dakota-Digitizing-Historic-Newspapers.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/South-Dakota-Digitizing-Historic-Newspapers.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32602 Photos Kept in Family for 47 Years Show Che Guevara After He Was Killed by the Bolivian Army in 1967 http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Photos-Kept-in-Family-for-47-Years-Show-Che-Guevara-After-He-Was-Killed-by-the-Bolivian-Army-in-1967.html urn:md5:6efebfb9c31beb8538a9e5d5a6ba5fc2 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 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_7/1415926699090_wps_10_TO_GO_WITH_AFP_STORY_BY_G.jpg" />A man has revealed how photos showing Ernesto 'Che' Guevara's dead body in Bolivia wound up with his family in Spain. <br /> <br /> 'My uncle brought them when he came to the wedding of my parents, who were married in late November 1967,' Imanol Arteaga told AFP. Arteaga told the wire service his uncle Luis Cartero had been a missionary in Bolivia.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2834026/Photos-kept-family-47-years-Che-Guevara-killed-Bolivian-army-1967.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Photos-Kept-in-Family-for-47-Years-Show-Che-Guevara-After-He-Was-Killed-by-the-Bolivian-Army-in-1967.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Photos-Kept-in-Family-for-47-Years-Show-Che-Guevara-After-He-Was-Killed-by-the-Bolivian-Army-in-1967.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32601 The GeneaNet 'Email Alert by Individual' http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/The-GeneaNet-Email-Alert-by-Individual.html urn:md5:13a7b4d986484da732e17c12d5ed1339 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 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-email-alert-individual-v5-00.jpg" />GeneaNet has a powerful feature called 'Email Alert by Individual'.<br /><br />Premium members can receive accurate emails with the latest entries by name (with name variants), by first name (with name variants), by place, by year, by occupation and by spouse.<br /><br />These Email Alerts can be automatically generated from your GeneaNet family tree!<br /> <p>Click the ‘Email Alert by Individual’ item in the drop down menu at the top right of the screen:</p> <p><img title="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-email-alert-individual-v5-01.jpg" /></p> <p><strong>Configure Automatic Email Alerts</strong></p> <p>You can create Automatic Email Alerts from a selection of individuals in your family tree to receive a weekly email with the latest entries:</p> <p><img title="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-email-alert-individual-v5-02.jpg" /></p> <p>If your family tree contains more than 2,000 individuals, the 'Sosa-Stradonitz (Ahnentafel) numbered individuals only' option is automatically selected.</p> In most cases, if you select the 'Only individuals with one or less parent' option, you will automatically create Email Alerts for individuals who are at the end of the line in your family tree.<br /><br />If you select the 'Exclude results with no additional information' option, matches will not appear in your Email Alert if the GeneaNet member doesn't have any additional information about the ancestors (parents) of the individual. <p><strong>View/Edit</strong></p> <p>You can edit your Automatic Email Alerts and you can add new ones:</p> <p><img title="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-email-alert-individual-v5-03.jpg" /></p> <p>Edit your Email Alert then click 'OK', or click 'Delete':</p> <p><img title="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-email-alert-individual-v5-04.jpg" /></p> <p>To easily create a new Email Alert, make a search in the GeneaNet database then click 'Create a new Email Alert' at the bottom of the search results list:</p> <p><img title="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-email-alert-individual-v5-05.jpg" /></p> <p><strong>Email Alert</strong></p> <p>You will receive a weekly email with the latest entries for your Email Alerts:</p> <p><img title="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_5/EN-email-alert-individual-004.jpg" /></p> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/The-GeneaNet-Email-Alert-by-Individual.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/The-GeneaNet-Email-Alert-by-Individual.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32584 First Europeans 'Weathered Ice Age' http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/First-Europeans-Weathered-Ice-Age.html urn:md5:a657e62016fdc8a1ba9ec864773f3bb4 Fri, 14 Nov 2014 12:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/_78804320_78804318.jpg" />The genetic ancestry of the earliest Europeans survived the ferocious Ice Age that took hold after the continent was initially settled by modern people.<br /> <br /> That is the suggestion of a study of DNA from a male hunter who lived in western Russia 36,000 years ago. His genome is not exactly like those of people who lived in Europe just after the ice sheets melted 10,000 years ago.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29940694">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/First-Europeans-Weathered-Ice-Age.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/First-Europeans-Weathered-Ice-Age.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32581 Jennifer Aniston Likes a Nice Romantic Picnic... in a Graveyard http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Jennifer-Aniston-Likes-a-Nice-Romantic-Picnic-in-a-Graveyard.html urn:md5:c8df770e261d0a3d02af8e954380305b Fri, 14 Nov 2014 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/JenniferAniston2013_large.jpg" />Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux go on dates in graveyards.<br /> <br /> Despite both stars being successful actors, the 'Cake' actress insists she and her fiance rarely bring their work home and find it easy to switch off by enjoying a romantic meal among dead bodies. Asked if they talk about work at home, she said: "To be honest, we're like, 'Oh baby, how was your day? Man it's good, let's take a romantic picnic to the cemetery.'<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/entertainment/jennifer-aniston-like-a-nice-romantic-picnic-in-a-graveyard-650894.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Jennifer-Aniston-Likes-a-Nice-Romantic-Picnic-in-a-Graveyard.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Jennifer-Aniston-Likes-a-Nice-Romantic-Picnic-in-a-Graveyard.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32580 Genealogy Software Updates of the Week http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html2 urn:md5:afd69ed969f8e1024959d33e78842203 Thu, 13 Nov 2014 11:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Software <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/software.jpg" /><strong><a href="http://bkwin.org">Brother's Keeper</a></strong> 7.0.36 <em>(Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • On the select person screen, there is a new Option, and if it is turned on, then you can type just the last name without having to type * for the first name.<br /> • With this version, if your data is in a folder DROPBOX or ONEDRIVE or GOOGLE DRIVE then the program will create temporary files in the Windows temp folder and not your data folder. Hopefully this will stop some errors when printing reports when data is in one of those folders.<br /> • On Lists, Numeric Report or Alphabetical Report there is a field 85 'first media file name' to print the name of the first media file.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://itunes.apple.com/en/app/families/id379619019">Families (Legacy Family Tree) for iPhone and iPad</a></strong> 2.2.1 <em>(Mobile - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Bug fixes.<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 <em>(Mobile - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Major UI revamp.<br /> • Pinch to zoom in/out the tree view. Double-tap to zoom in or restore default size.<br /> • Multiple photos per member is now allowed.<br /> • Photos import report is optionally available. Go to ‘Family Files’ page, press ‘Menu’ button, select ‘Report’ option, and then select 'On'.<br /> • Miscellaneous quality enhancements.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://genealone.com/">Genealone</a></strong> 1.4.1 <em>(Web Publishing - Windows, Mac, Linux - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Visibility of persons from the whole branch can now be changed in bulk.<br /> • New parameter for WordPress plugin shortcode: [genealone-wp branch_id=1] will display branch 1 only. You can have more Genealone pages in your WordPress with different content, now.<br /> • Site description in the page headers can now be replaced with any HTML code of any length.<br /> • Several bugs have been fixed.<br /> • Two new color schemes (earth colors and turquoise) have been added.<br /> • A new layout with proportional width and user bar on the top has been added.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://www.beedocs.com/timeline3D/">Timeline 3D for Mac OS X</a></strong> 5.0 b2 <em>(Timeline - Mac - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Fixed: Layout was crashing for 3D renders of large timelines.<br /> • Fixed: Crashing bug when timelines were exported prior to naming document.<br /> • Fixed: Movie export help text reflects current settings.<br /> • Improved: Timelines display sharper text and images when zoomed in 3D renders.<br /> • Improved: Code signed so that you won’t get Gatekeeper warnings during first launch. http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html2#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html2#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32575 Photographer Unearths 'Lost' Underground Cities of World War I http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Photographer-Unearths-Lost-Underground-Cities-of-World-War-I.html urn:md5:1e782d5ee9990eda08e75a377d36cc7b Thu, 13 Nov 2014 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/Screenshot__14170.jpg" />A Houston area doctor is revealing for the first time photographs taken of underground cities used to house troops in France during World War I. The vast giant underground spaces, sometimes measuring over 18 miles long, are forgotten quarries which ran under the Western front line.<br /> <br /> During the Great War, which began a century ago this year, the quarries were transformed into fully-functioning cities with electric lighting systems, plumbing, railways, chapels and formal living quarters. Some even had street signs on the walls so soldiers wouldn't get lost.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.chron.com/neighborhood/bayarea/news/article/Baytown-doctor-reveals-moving-photos-of-lost-WW1-5888660.php">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Photographer-Unearths-Lost-Underground-Cities-of-World-War-I.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Photographer-Unearths-Lost-Underground-Cities-of-World-War-I.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32574 France Unveils New Monument To Commemorate WWI http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/France-Unveils-New-Monument-To-Commemorate-WWI.html urn:md5:9a852ff80d3cdb86509910a412dfdc19 Wed, 12 Nov 2014 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/Screenshot__14149.jpg" />President François Hollande on Tuesday is presiding over a series of commemorations marking the end of World War I, culminating with the inauguration of a breathtaking new monument in northern France.<br /> <br /> Tributes will be paid in France and around the world on Tuesday to the millions of servicemen who died in the Great War.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.france24.com/en/20141111-france-world-war-one-centenary-hollande-ring-remembrance-wwi/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/France-Unveils-New-Monument-To-Commemorate-WWI.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/France-Unveils-New-Monument-To-Commemorate-WWI.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32555 Virginia Couple Find Civil War Graffiti in Home http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Virginia-Couple-Find-Civil-War-Graffiti-in-Home.html urn:md5:68aadc7a058f92c24fe930ebb7f3d2ce Wed, 12 Nov 2014 08:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/1437808.jpg" />There's an old saying: "If walls could talk." In the case of the house known as Glen Owen, located east of Berryville in Clarke County, architectural historian Maral Kalbian noted, "They really are."<br /> <br /> In September, owners William "Biff" and Barbara Genda discovered Civil War-era graffiti on the wall in a stairwell when they removed paint from the area.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765662506/Va-couple-find-Civil-War-graffiti-in-home.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Virginia-Couple-Find-Civil-War-Graffiti-in-Home.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Virginia-Couple-Find-Civil-War-Graffiti-in-Home.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32554 New Project Hopes To Find Out How Many Irishmen Died in the First World War http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/New-Project-Hopes-To-Find-Out-How-Many-Irishmen-Died-in-the-First-World-War.html urn:md5:7fdbe0f29741346dd1dad82d65b86a7b Mon, 10 Nov 2014 20:15:00 +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__14104.jpg" />The Irish War Memorial Records, which list the names of 49,400 men who died in the first World War, are to be updated. The Government is to combine with Google and the In Flanders Fields museum in Ypres to update the records, which were first created in 1922. They hope the project will give a more accurate picture of how many Irishmen died in the war.<br /> <br /> The records represent an attempt to catalogue all those who died, but they include non-Irish soldiers who died in Irish regiments and exclude many Irishmen who died in non-Irish regiments. There are also many double entries and errors.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/new-project-hopes-to-find-out-how-many-irishmen-died-in-the-first-world-war-1.1978689">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/New-Project-Hopes-To-Find-Out-How-Many-Irishmen-Died-in-the-First-World-War.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/New-Project-Hopes-To-Find-Out-How-Many-Irishmen-Died-in-the-First-World-War.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32529 Britain's Princess Anne Opens Magna Carta Exhibition in Washington http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Britain-s-Princess-Anne-Opens-Magna-Carta-Exhibition-in-Washington.html urn:md5:e2963f1e2433ac8a70b8977fd51ea9a9 Mon, 10 Nov 2014 18:15:00 +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/article-b974a40c-03f7-4947-891a-eeb19f55f473-6TtRn5xvR-HSK1-965_634x458.jpg" />Britain's Princess Anne opened Thursday a 10-week exhibition at the Library of Congress that features one of only four surviving original copies of the nearly 800-year-old Magna Carta.<br /> <br /> The 64-year-old daughter of Queen Elizabeth hailed the "shared values" of Britain and the United States, at a ceremony alongside the Lincoln Cathedral copy of the historic document. "Nearly 800 years ago, Magna Carta gave us our first concept of a society governed by the rule of law -– a major step," the princess said.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-2824530/Princess-Anne-opens-Magna-Carta-exhibition-Washington.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Britain-s-Princess-Anne-Opens-Magna-Carta-Exhibition-in-Washington.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Britain-s-Princess-Anne-Opens-Magna-Carta-Exhibition-in-Washington.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32526 The Saddest Selfie: Touching Self Portrait Taken By WW1 Soldier Reveals Proud Young Man in His Bedroom Shortly Before Flying To His Death at the Age of Just 21 http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/The-Saddest-Selfie%3A-Touching-Self-Portrait-Taken-By-WW1-Soldier-Reveals-Proud-Young-Man-in-His-Bedroom-Shortly-Before-Flying-To-His-Death-at-the-Age-of-Just-21.html urn:md5:00b04938a77fe2514a49896ecbd01f35 Mon, 10 Nov 2014 16:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/1415377703050_wps_41_THOMAS_BAKER_WWI_MIRROR_S.jpg" />A photograph uncovered among records from World War I shows a fresh-faced soldier taking a picture of himself in front of a bedroom mirror.<br /> <br /> Just months later, the 21-year-old soldier was shot down during an air battle over Germany along with a comrade from No 4. Squadron. His story, and haunting photo, has been released ahead of Remembrance Day next week, and to commemorate 2014 as the 100-year anniversary since the start of the Great War.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2825566/The-selfie-taken-soldier-World-War-Touching-image-reveals-proud-young-man-bedroom-shortly-flying-death-age-just-21.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/The-Saddest-Selfie%3A-Touching-Self-Portrait-Taken-By-WW1-Soldier-Reveals-Proud-Young-Man-in-His-Bedroom-Shortly-Before-Flying-To-His-Death-at-the-Age-of-Just-21.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/The-Saddest-Selfie%3A-Touching-Self-Portrait-Taken-By-WW1-Soldier-Reveals-Proud-Young-Man-in-His-Bedroom-Shortly-Before-Flying-To-His-Death-at-the-Age-of-Just-21.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32525 India: Bihar State Archives To Compile Banned Documents http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/India%3A-Bihar-State-Archives-To-Compile-Banned-Documents.html urn:md5:b04a6dd2b81dc8e45c4190d2ba4f197c Mon, 10 Nov 2014 14:15:00 +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__14097.jpg" />In a first, the Bihar State Archives (BSA) has decided to compile the banned documents on Bihar during freedom movement. A special team is engaged in searching the rare classified political documents preserved in the state archives.<br /> <br /> "It would be a collector's item for researchers as well as history students to understand and analyse the British policy on press, peasants, terrorists and freedom movement. Some of the documents like the speeches made by the leaders during freedom struggle will also be documented," said BSA director Vijay Kumar.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/patna/State-archives-to-compile-banned-documents/articleshow/45091560.cms">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/India%3A-Bihar-State-Archives-To-Compile-Banned-Documents.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/India%3A-Bihar-State-Archives-To-Compile-Banned-Documents.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32524 Aberdeenshire World War I Documents Recovered http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Aberdeenshire-World-War-I-Documents-Recovered.html urn:md5:5d91dcb9de3c2175c9acae583c72a550 Mon, 10 Nov 2014 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/World-War-1-e1415385797897-660x496.jpg" />Forgotten documents honouring World War One soldiers from Aberdeenshire have been unearthed from the back of an old church cupboard after more than 90 years.<br /> <br /> Reverend Brian Dingwall discovered the roll of honour along with other paperwork under the pulpit during a clear out at Lumsden Church, near Alford. Most of the papers had to be thrown out because they were so damp but Mr Dingwall managed to save some of them.<br /> <br /> <a href="https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/aberdeenshire/395095/undefined-headline-650/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Aberdeenshire-World-War-I-Documents-Recovered.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Aberdeenshire-World-War-I-Documents-Recovered.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32523 Medieval English Law Manuscript Digitised http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Medieval-English-Law-Manuscript-Digitised.html urn:md5:55ef574c2860d61b8c1af82731ae3a91 Mon, 10 Nov 2014 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/Textus-Roffensis.jpg" />A manuscript predating the Magna Carta is to be seen, in full, online, by the public for the first time thanks to a project involving digital experts at The University of Manchester working in partnership with Rochester Cathedral.<br /> <br /> The Textus Roffensis, a 12th century legal encyclopaedia compiled by a single scribe at Rochester Cathedral, in Kent, in the 1120s has been digitised by the University’s Centre for Heritage Imaging and Collection Care.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.medievalists.net/2014/11/07/medieval-english-law-manuscript-digitised/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Medieval-English-Law-Manuscript-Digitised.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Medieval-English-Law-Manuscript-Digitised.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32522 Participate in the 'GeneaGraves Weekend' on November 15-16, 2014 http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Participate-in-the-GeneaGraves-Weekend-on-November-15-16-2014.html2 urn:md5:932a6d081cb98ff025d4c10fe12f9704 Mon, 10 Nov 2014 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-geneagraves-weekend-00.jpg" />A few weeks ago, Geneanet has launched the GeneaGraves mobile app for Android and iOS. With this app, you can easily take pictures of graves and upload them into Geneanet. Then, these pictures are free for every Geneanet member.<br /> <br /> Pictures can also be attached to any person in the Geneanet family tree. That show our involvement in the free and collaborative genealogy.<br /> <br /> To formally launch this new service, we will organise the 'GeneaGraves Weekend' for all of our members worldwide. On November 15-16, 2014, take pictures of graves in a nearby cemetery! <img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-geneagraves-weekend-10.jpg" alt="EN-geneagraves-weekend-10.jpg" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="EN-geneagraves-weekend-10.jpg, Oct 2014" /><br /> <br /><strong>How to participate?</strong><br /> <br /> 1. Install the GeneaGraves app for <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.geneanet.sauvonsTombes">Android</a> and <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/geneagraves/id925283154">iOS</a> on your mobile or tablet.<br /> <p align="center"><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.geneanet.sauvonsTombes"><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-geneagraves-weekend-21.jpg" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/geneagraves/id925283154"><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-geneagraves-weekend-22.jpg" /></a></p> <br /> 2. Go to a nearby cemetery, launch the app, select a project or create a new one, then take as many pictures as you want.<br /> <br /> 3. Once you're back home, upload the pictures into your Geneanet account via a Wi-Fi access point. These pictures will be free for every Geneanet member.<br /> <br /> If you can't go to a cemetery or if you don't have a mobile/tablet, you can <a href="http://en.geneanet.org/gallery/random.php">participate in the collaborative index of pictures</a> which have been uploaded into Geneanet.<br /> <br /> See if your nearby cemetery is not already <a href="http://en.geneanet.org/gallery/?action=about&amp;rubrique=monuments">listed on Geneanet</a>.<br /> <br /> Participate in the 'GeneaGraves Weekend' and help to grow our free database of tombstones. http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Participate-in-the-GeneaGraves-Weekend-on-November-15-16-2014.html2#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Participate-in-the-GeneaGraves-Weekend-on-November-15-16-2014.html2#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32508 Are You Related to Mary Travers? http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Are-You-Related-to-Mary-Travers.html urn:md5:468e4c220ad913d63ffe1a60f9a6962d Sun, 09 Nov 2014 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/mary_travers-300x300.jpg" />Mary Travers was born on November 9, 1936 in Louisville, Kentucky, to Robert Travers and Virginia Coigney, both journalists and active organizers for The Newspaper Guild, a trade union. In 1938, the family moved to Greenwich Village in New York City. Travers attended the Little Red School House there, but left in the 11th grade.<br /> <br /> While in high school, Travers joined the Song Swappers, who sang backup for Pete Seeger when Folkways Records reissued a union song collection, Talking Union, in 1955.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=traversm&amp;celebrite=Mary-TRAVERS">Mary Travers' Family Tree</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Are-You-Related-to-Mary-Travers.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Are-You-Related-to-Mary-Travers.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32479 The Puzzle Tombstone of Henrietta and Susanna Bean in Rushes Cemetery, near Crosshill, Wellesley Township, Ontario, Canada http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/The-Puzzle-Tombstone-of-Henrietta-and-Susanna-Bean-in-Rushes-Cemetery-near-Crosshill-Wellesley-Township-Ontario-Canada.html urn:md5:e99a6b174244222a5cdb03d8e8ff1aba Fri, 07 Nov 2014 08:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Puzzel_Stone.jpg" />Samuel Bean was first a teacher, then a doctor and later a pastor in the Evangelical Association. While practising the medical profession, he lived in Linwood, Ontario, and it was during this period that he erected the puzzle stone. <br /> <br /> He later married for a third time, lived in New York and Iowa and was lost at sea off the coast of Cuba in 1904. He was clearly a brilliant man with a searching mind who found pleasure in conundrums similar to that found on this gravestone.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.waterlooogs.ca/cemeterypics/RushesCemetery.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/The-Puzzle-Tombstone-of-Henrietta-and-Susanna-Bean-in-Rushes-Cemetery-near-Crosshill-Wellesley-Township-Ontario-Canada.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/The-Puzzle-Tombstone-of-Henrietta-and-Susanna-Bean-in-Rushes-Cemetery-near-Crosshill-Wellesley-Township-Ontario-Canada.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32507 Genealogy Software Updates of the Week http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html urn:md5:62578c912d7eb625c5f96a5f705a58cd Thu, 06 Nov 2014 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_6/software.jpg" /><strong><a href="http://bkwin.org">Brother's Keeper</a></strong> 7.0.35 <em>(Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • For a long time, users have been able to add a Custom Event on the Edit screen using the Add menu. Now users can also add a Custom Fact. The difference is that a Fact has a Description and not a Location.<br /> <br /> <b><a href="http://www.beholdgenealogy.com/gedcomfilefinder.php">GEDCOM File Finder</a></b> 1.0 <i>(GEDCOM Tools - Windows - Freeware)</i> <strong>NEW</strong><br><br> • GEDCOM File Finder can find and classify all the GEDCOM files on your computer.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://www.chronosnet.com/Products/iscrapbook.html">iScrapbook</a></strong> 4.1.4 <em>(Family Pictures - Mac - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Fixed problem updating font in text box when no characters are selected.<br /> • Fixed problem where the Dimensions inspector would show line length instead width/height for Bezier shapes.<br /> • Transitioned to Apple's version 2 code signing.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://chronoplexsoftware.com/">My Family Tree</a></strong> 4.0.4.0 <em>(Full Featured - Windows - Freeware)</em><br /><br /> • Added new place editor tools view including place grouping and filtering, application wide place editing and tools to resolve place coordinates.<br /> • Added wildcard support to find and replace tool.<br /> • Added set current person as primary person shortcut.<br /> • Added navigate to primary person shortcut for charts.<br /> • Added option to display spouses and children of current person in ancestors chart.<br /> • Added number of distinct last names to summary statistics.<br /> • Improved icons.<br /> • UI improvements.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://www.johncardinal.com/ss">Second Site</a></strong> 5.3 Build 3 <em>(Web Publishing - Windows - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • The Virtual Witnesses filter was added to the Tag Filter tab of the Tag Groups facility in version 5.3.2, but not mentioned in the Change Log.<br /> • Fixed a bug where a leading space was dropped in sentences that began with a "[+]" followed by a space.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/storypress-app/id789604985">StoryPress for iPhone and iPad</a></strong> 3.0 <em>(Mobile - Freeware)</em><br /><br /> • Invite and follow your friends, listen to and share their stories.<br /> • Receive notifications when your stories are watched, liked, or commented on.<br /> • News feed that keeps you up to date on all the happenings of your followers and the people you are following.<br /> • Discover trending stories.<br /> • New quick capture feature allowing you to quickly snap a photo or take a video and tell a story about it.<br /> • Check out the stories, libraries, and profiles of others. http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32496 19th Century Shipwreck Uncovered Under New Jersey Sand http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/19th-Century-Shipwreck-Uncovered-Under-New-Jersey-Sand.html urn:md5:cd59b160bda962c88ede8eba8a5488d2 Thu, 06 Nov 2014 13:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/shipwreck-1.jpg" />Work on a coastal steel wall to protect one of the areas hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy has come to a standstill after the discovery of a 19th-century shipwreck about 25 feet underneath the sand.<br /> <br /> Mayor John G. Ducey said workers using a specialized drill struck the relic last week. They were doing excavating work for the 3.5-mile long structure, which is intended to shield Route 35 and oceanfront homes in Mantoloking and Brick on the northern barrier island from the catastrophic impact of a future major hurricane or nor'easter comparable to the Oct. 29, 2012, disaster.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.fr/2014/11/19th-century-shipwreck-uncovered-under.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/19th-Century-Shipwreck-Uncovered-Under-New-Jersey-Sand.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/19th-Century-Shipwreck-Uncovered-Under-New-Jersey-Sand.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32493 300 Year Old 'Witch Grave' Found in Scotland http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/300-Year-Old-Witch-Grave-Found-in-Scotland.html urn:md5:2481f534d9839bafbec4974120870ddd Thu, 06 Nov 2014 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/scotland_01.jpg" />Back in 1704, in Torryburn on the south west Fife coast, they had a problem disposing of toxic material - it was what you might call a toxic witch problem. <br /> <br /> Lilias Adie, a poor woman who confessed to being a witch and having sex with the devil, died in prison before she could be tried, sentenced and burned. So they buried her deep in the sticky, sopping wet mud of the foreshore - between the high tide and low tide mark - and they put a heavy flat stone over her.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.fr/2014/10/300-year-old-witch-grave-found-in.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/300-Year-Old-Witch-Grave-Found-in-Scotland.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/300-Year-Old-Witch-Grave-Found-in-Scotland.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32492 Incredible Collection of First 'Tabloids' Which Reveal Crimes and Dying Confessions of Hanged 18th Century Convicts Due To Be Sold at Auction http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Incredible-Collection-of-First-Tabloids-Which-Reveal-Crimes-and-Dying-Confessions-of-Hanged-18th-Century-Convicts-Due-To-Be-Sold-at-Auction.html urn:md5:e9c12bab6fcf6fb8e9e1f166835754c0 Thu, 06 Nov 2014 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_7/1415146280988_wps_41_The_Trial_and_Execution_o.jpg" />An incredible collection of the earliest tabloid 'newspapers', which detail the shocking crimes and dying confessions of hanged 18th century convicts, are due to be sold at auction next week. The so-called 'Execution Broadsides' - which usually consisted of just a single sheet of paper - documented the gruesome and gory facts and rumours which surrounded public hangings.<br /> <br /> The sheets of printed news, which were usually sold for a penny near the gallows on the day of the hanging, covered the crime committed, a woodcut illustration, a description of the convict's final hours and their last dying confession - all in sensational, dramatic detail.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2821221/First-tabloids-revealing-shocking-crimes-dying-confessions-hanged-18th-century-convicts-sold-auction.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Incredible-Collection-of-First-Tabloids-Which-Reveal-Crimes-and-Dying-Confessions-of-Hanged-18th-Century-Convicts-Due-To-Be-Sold-at-Auction.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Incredible-Collection-of-First-Tabloids-Which-Reveal-Crimes-and-Dying-Confessions-of-Hanged-18th-Century-Convicts-Due-To-Be-Sold-at-Auction.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32491 Are You Related to Sally Field? http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/Are-You-Related-to-Sally-Field.html urn:md5:f1fbedc3da7c8bc48fcb9c7bb8917c70 Thu, 06 Nov 2014 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/Sally-Field-4.jpg" />Sally Field was born on November 6, 1946 in Pasadena, California. Her father, Richard Dryden Field, was an Army officer, and her mother Margaret Field (née Morlan) was an actress. Her parents divorced in 1950; her mother later married actor and stuntman Jock Mahoney.<br /> <br /> Field attended Portola Middle School, followed by Birmingham High School in Van Nuys, where she was a cheerleader.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=fields&amp;celebrite=Sally-FIELD">Sally Field's Family Tree</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/Are-You-Related-to-Sally-Field.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/Are-You-Related-to-Sally-Field.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32408 Wreck of 17th-Century Dutch Warship Discovered http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Wreck-of-17th-Century-Dutch-Warship-Discovered.html urn:md5:c91a06585687b1604bfb8c92245a8c67 Wed, 05 Nov 2014 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/dutch-wreck.jpg" />The wreck of a 17th-century Dutch warship has been discovered off the coast of Tobago, a small island located in the southern Caribbean. Marine archaeologists believe the vessel is possibly the Huis de Kreuningen, which was lost during a bloody fight between Dutch and French colonists.<br /> <br /> On March 3, 1677, the French Navy launched a fierce attack against the Dutch in Tobago's Rockley Bay. European settlers coveted Tobago for its strategic location; in fact, the island changed hands more than 30 times after Christopher Columbus arrived in the New World.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/wreck-of-17th-century-dutch-warship-discovered-141104.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Wreck-of-17th-Century-Dutch-Warship-Discovered.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Wreck-of-17th-Century-Dutch-Warship-Discovered.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32478 800,000 Pages of British Patient Art and Mental Health Archives Are Going Online http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/800000-Pages-of-British-Patient-Art-and-Mental-Health-Archives-Are-Going-Online.html urn:md5:d6ee3895d90c9229e3748d6ae75648c6 Wed, 05 Nov 2014 08:15:00 +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/sidebottomart.jpg" />A few weeks ago, the Wellcome Library announced a new initiative to digitize more than 800,000 pages of material from British psychiatric hospitals. Dating between the 18th and 20th centuries, the trove includes examples of patient artwork and writing, as well as patient-produced publications.<br /> <br /> The digitizing starts this fall as part of a two-year project, and you can already explore materials from the York Retreat, St Luke’s Hospital Woodside, Crichton Royal Hospital, Gartnavel Royal Hospital, and Camberwell House Asylum.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://hyperallergic.com/157321/800000-pages-of-patient-art-and-mental-health-archives-are-going-online/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/800000-Pages-of-British-Patient-Art-and-Mental-Health-Archives-Are-Going-Online.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/800000-Pages-of-British-Patient-Art-and-Mental-Health-Archives-Are-Going-Online.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32477 UK Museums Want Copyright Changes So They Can Display WWI Documents http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/UK-Museums-Want-Copyright-Changes-So-They-Can-Display-WWI-Documents.html urn:md5:ceecff4a34115d044ebd383531aefb23 Tue, 04 Nov 2014 08:15:00 +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/copyright1.jpg" />Thanks to overly severe copyright laws, museums, libraries and other UK institutions have been unable to show important historical documents to the public. <br /> <br /> The Copyright, Designs and Patents Act (CDPA) 1988 is currently stopping an estimated 1.74 million 'orphan works' from the Great War, such as diaries and letters, from being displayed until 2039.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/11/03/uk-museums-want-copyright-laws-changed/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/UK-Museums-Want-Copyright-Changes-So-They-Can-Display-WWI-Documents.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/UK-Museums-Want-Copyright-Changes-So-They-Can-Display-WWI-Documents.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32468 Participate in the 'GeneaGraves Weekend' on November 15-16, 2014 http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Participate-in-the-GeneaGraves-Weekend-on-November-15-16-2014.html urn:md5:3403730ea041be57e6aaf67c57be908a Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:15:00 +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/EN-geneagraves-weekend-00.jpg" />A few weeks ago, Geneanet has launched the GeneaGraves mobile app for Android and iOS. With this app, you can easily take pictures of graves and upload them into Geneanet. Then, these pictures are free for every Geneanet member.<br /> <br /> Pictures can also be attached to any person in the Geneanet family tree. That show our involvement in the free and collaborative genealogy.<br /> <br /> To formally launch this new service, we will organise the 'GeneaGraves Weekend' for all of our members worldwide. On November 15-16, 2014, take pictures of graves in a nearby cemetery! <img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/EN-geneagraves-weekend-01.jpg" alt="EN-geneagraves-weekend-01.jpg" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="EN-geneagraves-weekend-01.jpg, Oct 2014" /><br /> <br /><strong>How to participate?</strong><br /> <br /> 1. See if your nearby cemetery is not already <a href="http://en.geneanet.org/gallery/?action=about&amp;rubrique=monuments">listed on Geneanet</a>.<br /> <br /> 2. Install the GeneaGraves app for <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.geneanet.sauvonsTombes">Android</a> and <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/geneagraves/id925283154">iOS</a> on your mobile or tablet.<br /> <br /> 3. On November 15-16, 2014, take pictures of graves in a nearby cemetery.<br /> <br /> If you can't go to a cemetery or if you don't have a mobile/tablet, you can <a href="http://en.geneanet.org/gallery/random.php">participate in the collaborative index of pictures</a> which have been uploaded into Geneanet.<br /> <br /> You will soon receive more information on how to participate in the 'GeneaGraves Weekend'... http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Participate-in-the-GeneaGraves-Weekend-on-November-15-16-2014.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Participate-in-the-GeneaGraves-Weekend-on-November-15-16-2014.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32394 Genealogy Software Updates of the Week http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html5 urn:md5:e6e6160a3435da1dc232b0a79c2e6f40 Thu, 30 Oct 2014 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_6/software.jpg" /><strong><a href="http://bkwin.org">Brother's Keeper</a></strong> 7.0.34 <em>(Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Fixed a problem in Gedom Import caused by version 7.0.33 for the first 10 marriages imported.<br /> • Fixed a problem when adding a brand new database, where the first links to a spouse did not show up unless you picked File, Re-Index Database.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=nu.sundin.gedexplorer">GEDexplorer for Android</a></strong> 1.10 <em>(Mobile - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • The split view can now also be turned on in portrait orientation.<br /> • Added support for more events and attributes (education, nationality, graduation, retirement, emigration, immigration, naturalization, census, engagement and annulment).<br /> • All events and attributes that contain a date are now shown in chronological order under "Events". Those without a date are shown under "Attributes".<br /> • Added support for Samsung Multi Window (available on many Samsung devices).<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gedfamilies/id546608544">GedFamilies for iPhone &amp; iPad</a></strong> 2.0.1 <em>(Mobile - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Bug fixes.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://www.gramps-project.org">GRAMPS</a></strong> 4.1.1 <em>(Full Featured - Linux - Freeware/Open Source)</em><br /><br /> • Fix custom place types in the place editor.<br /> • Allow place type combobox to receive focus.<br /> • Store custom place types in the metadata table.<br /> • Fix place type for places without a main location.<br /> • Fix bug adding parent places to a new place.<br /> • And much more.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://www.syniumsoftware.com/macfamilytree/">MacFamilyTree</a></strong> 7.3.1 <em>(Full Featured - Mac - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Graphical glitch displaying charts corrected.<br /> • Localization issues corrected.<br /> • M4a audio files can now be added to the database.<br /> • Other smaller fixes.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/app/mobilefamilytree-7/id609547919">MobileFamilyTree for iPhone and iPad</a></strong> 7.3.1 <em>(Mobile - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Graphical glitch displaying charts corrected.<br /> • Localization issues corrected.<br /> • Other smaller fixes.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://www.johncardinal.com/ss">Second Site</a></strong> 5.3 Build 2 <em>(Web Publishing - Windows - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Added the Post-Make Site Batch File capability.<br /> • Documented a previously hidden feature, External Command entries in the Utilities menu.<br /> • Changed the width computation for checkbox properties in the main Second Site window to make them narrower. http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html5#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html5#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32421 End of the Line: The Rusting Relics of an Eerie Hungarian Train Graveyard, Including Carriages That Carried Jews To Their Deaths at Auschwitz http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/End-of-the-Line%3A-The-Rusting-Relics-of-an-Eerie-Hungarian-Train-Graveyard-Including-Carriages-That-Carried-Jews-To-Their-Deaths-at-Auschwitz.html urn:md5:f53fb196953915c9c46f2281535c3f4c Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/1414586847455_wps_80_A_train_carriage_similar_.jpg" />These are the eerie images of an abandoned train yard in Hungary where visitors can see rotting carriages once used by the Nazis to transport hundreds of thousands of Jews to their deaths at Auschwitz concentration camp.<br /> <br /> The pictures, taken at the Istvantelek train workshop near Budapest, are a snapshot of a bygone era, with huge locomotives standing in a crumbling shed that is slowly being reclaimed by nature.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2812432/End-line-rusting-relics-eerie-Hungarian-train-graveyard-including-carriages-carried-Jews-deaths-Auschwitz.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/End-of-the-Line%3A-The-Rusting-Relics-of-an-Eerie-Hungarian-Train-Graveyard-Including-Carriages-That-Carried-Jews-To-Their-Deaths-at-Auschwitz.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/End-of-the-Line%3A-The-Rusting-Relics-of-an-Eerie-Hungarian-Train-Graveyard-Including-Carriages-That-Carried-Jews-To-Their-Deaths-at-Auschwitz.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32418 Portraits of Wounded Soldiers from the Civil War http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/Portraits-of-Wounded-Soldiers-from-the-Civil-War.html urn:md5:a967f531b7fa2526129dc6fcd1764af7 Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:15:00 +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/civilwarportraits12.jpg" />With a death toll estimated somewhere between 600k and 750k, the American Civil War was without a doubt the bloodiest conflict in U.S. history. But even the soldiers who made it out alive didn’t always do so without sustaining serious injuries.<br /> <br /> On its Flickr page, the US National Library of Medicine has shared a handful of portraits that depict the war-torn bodies of soldiers who fought through the war.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://petapixel.com/2014/10/28/portraits-of-wounded-soldiers-from-the-civil-war/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/Portraits-of-Wounded-Soldiers-from-the-Civil-War.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/Portraits-of-Wounded-Soldiers-from-the-Civil-War.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32407 Bursary To Expand Archive of Irish in first World War http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/Bursary-To-Expand-Archive-of-Irish-in-first-World-War.html urn:md5:46cde49f240508d16c2b3ca2ce47c40f Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:15:00 +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/boy_walks_between_gravestones.jpg" />A bursary scheme to allow Irish university students to research Ireland’s involvement in the first World War was announced yesterday by Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys in the Flemish town of Ypres, as representatives of more than 80 countries gathered in Flanders to commemorate the war.<br /> <br /> The scheme, which will begin next year and run until 2018, will allow five university students from Ireland to spend the summer months at the In Flanders Fields Museum in Ypres.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/bursary-to-expand-archive-of-irish-in-first-world-war-1.1979854">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/Bursary-To-Expand-Archive-of-Irish-in-first-World-War.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/Bursary-To-Expand-Archive-of-Irish-in-first-World-War.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32406 Amelia Earhart Plane Fragment Identified http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/Amelia-Earhart-Plane-Fragment-Identified.html urn:md5:3965575a2833a21528511f756afd2504 Wed, 29 Oct 2014 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_7/1.earhart-find-141028-aluminium-sheet.jpg" />A fragment of Amelia Earhart's lost aircraft has been identified to a high degree of certainty for the first time ever since her plane vanished over the Pacific Ocean on July 2, 1937, in a record attempt to fly around the world at the equator.<br /> <br /> New research strongly suggests that a piece of aluminum aircraft debris recovered in 1991 from Nikumaroro, an uninhabited atoll in the southwestern Pacific republic of Kiribati, does belong to Earhart’s twin-engined Lockheed Electra.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://news.discovery.com/history/us-history/aluminum-fragment-appears-to-belong-to-earharts-plane-141028.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/Amelia-Earhart-Plane-Fragment-Identified.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/Amelia-Earhart-Plane-Fragment-Identified.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32405 Civil War Time Capsule Found During Street Repairs in Richmond, Indiana http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/Civil-War-Time-Capsule-Found-During-Street-Repairs-in-Richmond-Indiana.html urn:md5:c0697fb34694ef9a993604f897dc8d42 Wed, 29 Oct 2014 08:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/timecapsule.jpg" />Sometimes street repairs can reveal unexpected things.<br /> <br /> With South E Street being dug up for major changes, Thomas Owens, owner of the former firehouse on the southwest corner of South Ninth and E streets, decided it was necessary to protect an important asset — a monument marking the site as the location of the Civil War-era Camp Wayne.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.pal-item.com/story/news/local/2014/10/27/time-capsule-dates-civil-war-era/18025353/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/Civil-War-Time-Capsule-Found-During-Street-Repairs-in-Richmond-Indiana.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/Civil-War-Time-Capsule-Found-During-Street-Repairs-in-Richmond-Indiana.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32404 WWII Pilot Found Buried in Italian Corn Field http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/WWII-Pilot-Found-Buried-in-Italian-Corn-Field.html urn:md5:244e927595dab3e48f9a373906a16b70 Tue, 28 Oct 2014 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_7/4.excavation-wwii-pilot-141027-guerrino-bortolani.jpg" />The remains of an Italian WWII pilot who died in a dogfight with U.S. pilots 70 years ago have finally been unearthed -- still sitting on the parachute in the cockpit.<br /> <br /> Found 13 feet underground with the wreckage of his crashed plane, a Macchi C.205 Veltro, the pilot was identified as being Lieutenant Guerrino Bortolani. His plane literately disappeared in the Padua countryside in northern Italy, planting itself deep in the bank of a ditch as it crashed on March 11, 1944.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://news.discovery.com/history/wwii-pilot-found-buried-in-italian-cornfield-141027.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/WWII-Pilot-Found-Buried-in-Italian-Corn-Field.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/WWII-Pilot-Found-Buried-in-Italian-Corn-Field.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32389 WWI Trenches Discovered in Kent, England http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/WWI-Trenches-Discovered-in-Kent-England.html urn:md5:04ab988ee193d8501af0888f85bca452 Tue, 28 Oct 2014 08:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__14071.jpg" />A forgotten First World War trench system which was part of Britain’s home defences has been discovered. The fortifications stretched for more than 11 miles on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent and protected the Thames Estuary against German invasion.<br /> <br /> It became known as Barbed Wire Island and was a restricted area with residents given identity cards dubbed the Sheppey Passport. To leave the island locals had to get the document signed by police with checkpoints in place at the bridge and the railway station.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://metro.co.uk/2014/10/27/wwi-trenches-discovered-in-kent-4923835/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/WWI-Trenches-Discovered-in-Kent-England.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/WWI-Trenches-Discovered-in-Kent-England.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32388 Over 800,000 Pages of British Mental Health Records To Go Online http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/Over-800000-Pages-of-British-Mental-Health-Records-To-Go-Online.html urn:md5:c376ca6dfcde73f229f9759902995444 Mon, 27 Oct 2014 15:15:00 +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_7/623x400xyork_retreat_623x400.jpg.pagespeed.ic.jHrQrAIB5D.jpg" />The Wellcome Library has announced that it is funding the scanning of over 800,000 pages of material relating to psychiatric hospitals across the UK, including the York Retreat, Crichton Royal Hospital and the Camberwell House Asylum.<br /> <br /> Made possible thanks to partnerships with repositories including Dumfries and Galloway Council Archives and London Metropolitan Archives, the project will see the digitisation of patient records, case notes and registers dating back to the 18th century.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.whodoyouthinkyouaremagazine.com/news/over-800000-pages-mental-health-records-go-online">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/Over-800000-Pages-of-British-Mental-Health-Records-To-Go-Online.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/Over-800000-Pages-of-British-Mental-Health-Records-To-Go-Online.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32376 MI5 Spied on Leading British Historians for Decades, Secret Files Reveal http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/MI5-Spied-on-Leading-British-Historians-for-Decades-Secret-Files-Reveal.html urn:md5:32567584256b583c86fbb454b6213ed5 Mon, 27 Oct 2014 13:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/19d544a9-705f-4428-9688-5183c18f4de7-460x370.png" />MI5 amassed hundreds of records on Eric Hobsbawm and Christopher Hill, two of Britain’s leading historians who were both once members of the Communist party, secret files have revealed.<br /> <br /> The scholars were subjected to persistent surveillance for decades as MI5 and police special branch officers tapped and recorded their telephone calls, intercepted their private correspondence and monitored their contacts, the files show. Some of the surveillance gave MI5 more details about their targets’ personal lives than any threat to national security.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/24/mi5-spied-historians-eric-hobsbawm-christopher-hill-secret-files">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/MI5-Spied-on-Leading-British-Historians-for-Decades-Secret-Files-Reveal.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/MI5-Spied-on-Leading-British-Historians-for-Decades-Secret-Files-Reveal.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32375 WWI Soldiers' Final Resting Places Recognised in Tasmania 100 Years After Deployment http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/WWI-Soldiers-Final-Resting-Places-Recognised-in-Tasmania-100-Years-After-Deployment.html urn:md5:ffd2faf68a8b813dc27b2f3daceeed07 Mon, 27 Oct 2014 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/Screenshot__14070.jpg" />Tasmanian WWI diggers have been recognised as war veterans with the installation of new headstones honouring their service.<br /> <br /> It is 100 years since the SS Geelong left Hobart bound for war and it is hoped that the installation of the war headstones would give families a permanent place to remember loved ones.<br /> <br /> <a href="https://au.news.yahoo.com/a/25343483/wwi-soldiers-final-resting-places-recognised-in-tasmania-100-years-after-deployment/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/WWI-Soldiers-Final-Resting-Places-Recognised-in-Tasmania-100-Years-After-Deployment.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/WWI-Soldiers-Final-Resting-Places-Recognised-in-Tasmania-100-Years-After-Deployment.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32374 History and Genealogy Treasures Online at Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, Ireland http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/History-and-Genealogy-Treasures-Online-at-Guinness-Storehouse-in-Dublin-Ireland.html urn:md5:7cc081cc45e29245e686f79956c35f2f Mon, 27 Oct 2014 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/FT5S_Guinness_Storehouse_Archives_barrells_trucks.jpg" />The Guinness Archive, housed by the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, collects, preserves and makes accessible records and artifacts from the formation of the company in 1759 to the present day, including 20,000 individual personnel records of past employees.<br /> <br /> The foundation document of the Guinness Archive is the 9,000 year lease signed by Arthur Guinness on the St. James’s Gate Brewery in 1759.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/genealogy/History-and-genealogy-treasures-online-at-Guinness-Storehouse-PHOTOS.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/History-and-Genealogy-Treasures-Online-at-Guinness-Storehouse-in-Dublin-Ireland.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/History-and-Genealogy-Treasures-Online-at-Guinness-Storehouse-in-Dublin-Ireland.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32373 Are You Related to John Cleese? http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/Are-You-Related-to-John-Cleese.html urn:md5:04654b9b7a2340d3d8f6c2b9069f2f23 Mon, 27 Oct 2014 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-John_Cleese_2008_bigger_crop.jpg" />Cleese was born on October 27, 1939 in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, England, the only child of Reginald Francis Cleese, an insurance salesman, and his wife Muriel Evelyn (née Cross). His family's surname was originally Cheese, but his father had thought it was embarrassing and changed it when he enlisted in the Army during World War I.<br /> <br /> Cleese was educated at St Peter's Preparatory School, where he received a prize for English studies and did well at cricket and boxing. When he was 13, he was awarded an exhibition at Clifton College, an English public school in Bristol.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=cleesej&amp;celebrite=John-CLEESE">John Cleese's Family Tree</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/Are-You-Related-to-John-Cleese.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/Are-You-Related-to-John-Cleese.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32321 The National Archive Seeks To Compile the List of Armenian Genocide Victims http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/The-National-Archive-Seeks-To-Compile-the-List-of-Armenian-Genocide-Victims.html urn:md5:f7cd725d8d467feff67a72ed0e84ddf7 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:15:00 +0200 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Amatuni-Virabyan03-620x300.jpg" />A century ago the world was caught in the clutches of the First World War, and the Armenians did not stay apart. The Armenian Genocide was also the direct consequence of WWI.<br /> <br /> The Armenian National Archive has prepared a Russian book titled "The Participation of Armenians in the First World War," which was published in Moscow. A three-volume publication titled "The Armenian Genocide in Ottoman Turkey" has also been released.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.armradio.am/en/2014/10/23/the-national-archive-seeks-to-compile-the-list-of-armenian-genocide-victims/">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/The-National-Archive-Seeks-To-Compile-the-List-of-Armenian-Genocide-Victims.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/The-National-Archive-Seeks-To-Compile-the-List-of-Armenian-Genocide-Victims.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32356 Genealogy Software Updates of the Week http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html4 urn:md5:d4769aa185b47088f5c8f5ed6d66f0f7 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:15:00 +0200 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Software <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/software.jpg" /><strong><a href="http://itunes.apple.com/en/app/families/id379619019">Families (Legacy Family Tree) for iPhone and iPad</a></strong> 2.2.0 <em>(Mobile - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Support iOS 8.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://www.ohanasoftware.com/">FamilyInsight for Windows</a></strong> 2014.9.20.1 <em>(Other Tools - Windows - Freeware)</em><br /><br /> • Ohana Software has closed its doors but wanted to make FamilyInsight available for users to download if needed. FamilyInsight is now free to download.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://chronoplexsoftware.com/gedcomvalidator/index.htm">GEDCOM Validator</a></strong> 2.0.7.0 <em>(GEDCOM Tools - Windows - Freeware)</em><br /><br /> • Bug fixes.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gedfamilies/id546608544">GedFamilies for iPhone &amp; iPad</a></strong> 2.0.0 <em>(Mobile - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Support iOS 8.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://genealone.com/">Genealone</a></strong> 1.4.0 <em>(Web Publishing - Windows, Mac, Linux - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • New: Administrator can define branches.<br /> • New: New branch page and branch option on the search page.<br /> • New: Visitors can request user accounts and verify their email addresses.<br /> • New: New profile page for registered users.<br /> • New: Registered users can identify themselves in the pedigree.<br /> • New: Administrator can limit editor’s right to one branch only.<br /> • New: GEDCOM file export (just an alpha version).<br /> • New: GEDCOM files management.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://www.ifamilyforleopard.com">iFamily for Leopard</a></strong> 2.895 <em>(Full Featured - Mac - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Support OSX Yosemite.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://chronoplexsoftware.com/">My Family Tree</a></strong> 4.0.3.0 <em>(Full Featured - Windows - Freeware)</em><br /><br /> • Improved filter speed when adding relationships between existing people.<br /> • Minor UI improvements.<br /> • Fixed incorrect calculation of people first married over age of 40.<br /> • Fixed minor issues with GEDCOM export.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://www.jacobboerema.nl/en/Freeware.htm">Transcript</a></strong> 2.4.1 build 102 beta <em>(Transcriptions &amp; Indexes - Windows - Freeware)</em><br /><br /> • Updated French translation.<br /> • Sort list of languages alphabetically in the language selection dialog.<br /> • Fix: Menu shortcuts could not be translated.<br /> • Fix: Balloonhint popping up on the extra window hides it below main window.<br /> • Fix: When using the project timer and then changing the short date format in Windows caused a crash and the inability to use Transcript.<br /> • Fix: Image highlighter size and position were incorrect after changing projects.<br /> • Fix: When changing projects and the image file for the new project is not found the image of the previous project stays visible. http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html4#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html4#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32358