Genealogy Blog : Genealogy News http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/ en Sat, 31 Jan 2015 07:50:24 +0100 Geneanet 2012 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Dotclear Meet Ida May Fuller, Recipient of the First Social Security Check Numbered 00-000-001 http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Meet-Ida-May-Fuller-Recipient-of-the-First-Social-Security-Check-Numbered-00-000-001.html urn:md5:f71f022f1fee336e23ade323ccb1e6c9 Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Ida_May_Fuller.jpg" />Seventy-five years ago, the government cut 65-year-old Ida May Fuller a check. It was numbered 00-000-001 - the first Social Security payout.<br /> <br /> Fuller, of Ludlow, Vermont, didn't realize it at the time, but her check helped launch the granddaddy of all entitlement programs. She had only paid three years' worth of payroll taxes before retiring but by the time of her death in 1975 at age 100, she collected $22,888.92 from Social Security monthly benefits. <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2932568/Meet-Ida-May-Fuller-recipient-1st-Social-Security-check.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Meet-Ida-May-Fuller-Recipient-of-the-First-Social-Security-Check-Numbered-00-000-001.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Meet-Ida-May-Fuller-Recipient-of-the-First-Social-Security-Check-Numbered-00-000-001.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33325 Earliest Dated Building in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, Revealed http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Earliest-Dated-Building-in-Londonderry-Northern-Ireland-Revealed.html urn:md5:3684a619f3632527e5b997be2ae33676 Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Ireland_01.jpg" />An excavation carried out in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, has brought to light part of a building that is thought to have burned down during the Cahir O’Doherty rising of 1608, whose lands had been confiscated for colonization during the reign of King James I. The structure pre-dates the walled city.<br /> <br /> The building, only a very small part of which has survived, had stone foundations and a cellar above which the upper floors were constructed of timber. <a href="http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.fr/2015/01/earliest-dated-building-in-derry.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Earliest-Dated-Building-in-Londonderry-Northern-Ireland-Revealed.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Earliest-Dated-Building-in-Londonderry-Northern-Ireland-Revealed.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33308 Cervantes Searchers Find Casket With His Initials http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Cervantes-Searchers-Find-Casket-With-His-Initials.html urn:md5:1f84a140dda6c9c67baa4f30fede431f Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Cervanted_01.jpg" />Experts searching for the remains of Miguel de Cervantes said Monday that they found wooden fragments of a casket bearing the initials "M.C." with bones in and around them in a crypt underneath the chapel of a cloistered convent in Madrid.<br /> <br /> The "Don Quixote" author was buried in 1616 at Convent of the Barefoot Trinitarians in Madrid's historic Barrio de las Letras, or Literary Quarter. But the exact whereabouts of his grave within the convent chapel were unknown. <a href="http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.fr/2015/01/cervantes-searchers-find-casket-with.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Cervantes-Searchers-Find-Casket-With-His-Initials.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Cervantes-Searchers-Find-Casket-With-His-Initials.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33306 Library and Archives Canada: Canadian Directories Online http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Library-and-Archives-Canada%3A-Canadian-Directories-Online.html urn:md5:37686bfca16f5c76360f1884af19e950 Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__14734.jpg" />Library and Archives Canada announces the release of a new version of the online database Canadian Directories. An addition to the page includes full versions of the directories in PDF format, as well as newly digitized directories which are not available through the database.<br /> <br /> These 152 new directories are for the Ontario cities of Hamilton, Kingston and London and for the counties of Southwestern Ontario. <a href="http://thediscoverblog.com/2015/01/29/canadian-directories-online/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Library-and-Archives-Canada%3A-Canadian-Directories-Online.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Library-and-Archives-Canada%3A-Canadian-Directories-Online.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33305 Are You Related to Gene Hackman? http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Are-You-Related-to-Gene-Hackman.html urn:md5:339aad2b69ec72352c51a1543b4ee95f Fri, 30 Jan 2015 06:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/hackmane.jpg" />Hackman was born on January 30, 1930, in San Bernardino, California, the son of Lyda Hackman (née Gray) and Eugene Ezra Hackman. He has a brother, Richard. <br /> <br /> He has Pennsylvania Dutch (German), English, and Scottish ancestry, and his mother was born in Canada. His family moved frequently, finally settling in Danville, Illinois, where they lived in the house of his English-born maternal grandmother, Beatrice. Hackman's father operated the printing press for the Commercial-News, a local paper.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=hackmane&amp;celebrite=Gene-HACKMAN">Gene Hackman's Family Tree</a><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Are-You-Related-to-Gene-Hackman.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Are-You-Related-to-Gene-Hackman.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33281 Scenes From the History of Snow Removal http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Scenes-From-the-History-of-Snow-Removal.html urn:md5:ee7ff9f710c7682b6b5a9d1ab996eade Thu, 29 Jan 2015 20:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/uvmsctous2013-full_0.jpg" />In some areas, the weather outside is pretty frightful. And since you've no place to go but outside to shovel, get cozy and read about snow removal in the good old days.<br /> <br /> For a good stretch of American history, getting rid of snow was of no great concern. In fact, people actually wanted it around. While this might blow the minds of modern Northeasterners and Midwesterners, keep in mind that these were the days of the horse-drawn vehicle, not the Prius. <a href="http://mentalfloss.com/article/32006/scenes-history-snow-removal">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Scenes-From-the-History-of-Snow-Removal.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Scenes-From-the-History-of-Snow-Removal.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33301 Genealogy Software Updates of the Week http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html4 urn:md5:bc4a8edca5102ae79db88c45c39bf0e0 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Software <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/software-box.jpg" /><strong><a href="http://itunes.apple.com/fr/app/geneanet/id405274427">GeneaNet pour iPhone &amp; iPad</a></strong> 2.14 <em>(Mobile - Freeware)</em><br /><br /> • Pictures can now be added to your family tree.<br /> • Added pictures gallery for each individual.<br /> • Minor bug fixes.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://humogen.com/">HuMo-gen</a></strong> 5.1 <em>(Web Publishing - Windows - Freeware)</em><br /><br /> • Added improved editor features.<br /> • Added international display settings.<br /> • Added Chinese language version. http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html4#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html4#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33296 Sold as Scrap, Richest Ottoman Archives in Bulgarian Library http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Sold-as-Scrap-Richest-Ottoman-Archives-in-Bulgarian-Library.html urn:md5:3c91ec11949432ee946328f0f368fae1 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 08:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/sofya-osmanli-arsiv1.JPG" />For more than a 100 years the Sofia National Library has hosted the culturally rich Ottoman archives. In particular, Ottoman experts and scientists have protected the archives that contain more than 1 million documents and at the same time have provided reading rooms for those who wish to access and study the documents.<br /> <br /> These documents at one point in history were sold in the streets of Bulgaria are now protected at the St. Cyril and Methodius National Library in Sofia. <a href="http://www.worldbulletin.net/turkey/153966/sold-as-scrap-richest-ottoman-archives-in-bulgarian-library">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Sold-as-Scrap-Richest-Ottoman-Archives-in-Bulgarian-Library.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Sold-as-Scrap-Richest-Ottoman-Archives-in-Bulgarian-Library.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33294 RELIC Program To Explore History of Creoles http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/RELIC-Program-To-Explore-History-of-Creoles.html urn:md5:6f20e0ce0bbc670f37c0d20676c3c781 Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/6551696_G.jpg" />Creole identity and culture have become uniquely associated with Louisiana and have both persisted and undergone dynamic change in our state's history, but who or what is Creole?<br /> <br /> The Calcasieu Parish Public Library is offering the public an opportunity to consider why Creole identity migrated among groups over history and how class, race, and culture have been used by writers of the Creole experience. <a href="http://www.kplctv.com/story/27953933/relic-program-to-explore-history-of-creoles">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/RELIC-Program-To-Explore-History-of-Creoles.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/RELIC-Program-To-Explore-History-of-Creoles.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33280 Solo Tourists Banned in New Orleans' Oldest Cemetery http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Solo-Tourists-Banned-in-New-Orleans-Oldest-Cemetery.html urn:md5:5bc9f4e48b935ea27bd367aab149c445 Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/012715-st-louis-cemetary-600.jpg" />A historic New Orleans cemetery that may have started New Orleans' tradition of above-ground crypts will soon be off-limits to tourists on their own because of repeated vandalism among the tombs, the Roman Catholic archdiocese that owns the property has announced.<br /> <br /> Starting in March, entry to St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 and its labyrinth of mausoleums will be restricted to the relatives of the dead buried there and to tourists whose guide is registered with the Archdiocese of New Orleans. <a href="http://www.philly.com/philly/living/travel/20150127_ap_b9ae153d80c3415288461dc6a035562e.html?c=r">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Solo-Tourists-Banned-in-New-Orleans-Oldest-Cemetery.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Solo-Tourists-Banned-in-New-Orleans-Oldest-Cemetery.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33279 British Library Opens National Newspaper Building http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/British-Library-Opens-National-Newspaper-Building.html urn:md5:1822fd9c59a22d92af45f19690cd6a4e Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/the-storage-void-of-the-new-british-library-national-newspaper-building-at-boston-spa-in-west-yorkshire-2.jpg" />The UK national newspaper collection, held by the British Library, is one of the greatest of its kind in the world. <br /> <br /> Spanning more than three centuries, it comprises local, regional and national newspapers from across the UK as well as many overseas titles. It is an invaluable historical resource for tens of thousands of researchers every year and continues to grow as some 1200 titles every week are received by the Library through legal deposit. <a href="http://www.bl.uk/press-releases/2015/january/british-library-opens-national-newspaper-building">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/British-Library-Opens-National-Newspaper-Building.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/British-Library-Opens-National-Newspaper-Building.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33278 More Union Writing Discovered at Brandy Station's Graffiti House in Virginia http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/More-Union-Writing-Discovered-at-Brandy-Station-s-Graffiti-House-in-Virginia.html urn:md5:d4d161084d889e54f9cf9e9cab087874 Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/54c5b5fd6bd9c.image.jpg" />A conservator working this week at the historic Graffiti House in Brandy Station has for the first time uncovered Civil War-era writing on the ground floor of the structure.<br /> <br /> The newest uncovered writing appears to be from Union soldiers, apparently during the period the house was used as part of the headquarters of Union Gen. Henry Prince, said Foundation President Jim McKinney. <a href="http://www.tricities.com/news/local/article_01619ea8-a50c-11e4-8d7f-ff86d5e5298d.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/More-Union-Writing-Discovered-at-Brandy-Station-s-Graffiti-House-in-Virginia.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/More-Union-Writing-Discovered-at-Brandy-Station-s-Graffiti-House-in-Virginia.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33267 Santa Monica College Student Newspaper Archives Now Available Digitally http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Santa-Monica-College-Student-Newspaper-Archives-Now-Available-Digitally.html urn:md5:8235a75517f391fc71f0c82681f13c69 Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__14719.jpg" />Thousands of historic pages of the Santa Monica College newspaper, the Corsair, crumbling and fading with age, have now been safely preserved and converted into a more research-friendly digital format.<br /> <br /> The Corsair digital collection – representing 14,000 pages of Corsair editions from 1929 through 2011 – is now a searchable database hosted by the California Digital Newspaper Collection (CDNC), a virtual newsstand of historic and current California newspapers. <a href="http://www.smmirror.com/articles/News/Santa-Monica-College-Student-Newspaper-Archives-Now-Available-Digitally/42530">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Santa-Monica-College-Student-Newspaper-Archives-Now-Available-Digitally.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Santa-Monica-College-Student-Newspaper-Archives-Now-Available-Digitally.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33266 Historic Collection of Documents To Remain in Lancashire County Archives, England http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Historic-Collection-of-Documents-To-Remain-in-Lancashire-County-Archives-England.html urn:md5:64b1e105ab300bce4188fdc0029a7c3b Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/3498769.jpg" />A historic collection of documents covering the period between 1199 and 1947 has been saved for Lancashire.<br /> <br /> The Hulton Archive, of great significance both to the North-West and nationally, has been looked after by Lancashire County Council since 1943. It contains a major collection of medieval deeds and other material from the Middle Ages and documents which shed light on Lancashire as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. <a href="http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/11746808.Historic_collection_of_documents_to_remain_in_county_archives/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Historic-Collection-of-Documents-To-Remain-in-Lancashire-County-Archives-England.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Historic-Collection-of-Documents-To-Remain-in-Lancashire-County-Archives-England.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33252 Are You Related to Ellen DeGeneres? http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Are-You-Related-to-Ellen-DeGeneres.html urn:md5:9974b997aa86ce043b9fdf78c5774542 Mon, 26 Jan 2015 06:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/degenerese.jpg" />DeGeneres was born on January 26, 1958, in Metairie, Louisiana, the daughter of Elizabeth Jane "Betty" Pfeffer, a speech therapist, and Elliott Everett DeGeneres, an insurance agent. She has one brother, Vance, a musician and producer. <br /> <br /> She is of French, English, German, and Irish descent. She was raised as a Christian Scientist until age 13. In 1973, her parents filed for separation and were divorced the following year.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=degenerese&amp;celebrite=Ellen-DEGENERES">Ellen DeGeneres' Family Tree</a><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Are-You-Related-to-Ellen-DeGeneres.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Are-You-Related-to-Ellen-DeGeneres.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33211 First World War Officer's Time Capsule Found Tucked Away in Storage at School History Department http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/First-World-War-Officer-s-Time-Capsule-Found-Tucked-Away-in-Storage-at-School-History-Department.html urn:md5:675d7b6aebe97eaf1958a357d73c254a Sun, 25 Jan 2015 21:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/24F951B000000578-0-image-m-10_1422087095850.jpg" />The immaculate uniform, trench maps and belongings of a First World War officer have been discovered in his 'time capsule' trunk nearly 100 years after they were last folded away.<br /> <br /> The set of items includes the neatly folded uniform of Lieutenant Howard Hands, his officer's cap, belts, cigarette case, photographs, newspapers and even his bedpan. His own trench maps showing a network of secret tunnels and mine galleries that ran under enemy positions on the Western Front were also found in the stash. <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2924488/First-World-War-officer-s-time-capsule-containing-perfectly-preserved-uniform-trench-maps-newspapers-tucked-away-storage-school-history-department.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/First-World-War-Officer-s-Time-Capsule-Found-Tucked-Away-in-Storage-at-School-History-Department.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/First-World-War-Officer-s-Time-Capsule-Found-Tucked-Away-in-Storage-at-School-History-Department.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33244 In an Old Church, the Internet Archive Stores our Digital History http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/In-an-Old-Church-the-Internet-Archive-Stores-our-Digital-History.html urn:md5:07b0ed6795f04133a0bd60c554c3382b Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/5079018246_633d6a3ea0_o.jpg" />In San Francisco’s Richmond District, where Geary Boulevard meets Park Presidio, there stands a bright, white, defunct Christian Science church. There are big white columns out front, with pink steps leading up to iron double doors.<br /> <br /> But, what goes on inside this church is not quite what you’d expect. <a href="http://kalw.org/post/old-church-internet-archive-stores-our-digital-history">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/In-an-Old-Church-the-Internet-Archive-Stores-our-Digital-History.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/In-an-Old-Church-the-Internet-Archive-Stores-our-Digital-History.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33229 A 16th Century View of North America in the Vallard Atlas http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/A-16th-Century-View-of-North-America-in-the-Vallard-Atlas.html urn:md5:dfb0a0873765988f271409eba4f4ac16 Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/vallard-atlas-north-America.jpg" />The prolific Dieppe school of Northern France produced some of the atlases with the most innovative and beautiful marginalia. <br /> <br /> The Vallard Atlas, which was made in 1547 and ascribed to the Dieppe cartography school, has a clearly Portuguese flavour due to either its anonymous creator or the model that inspired it. <a href="http://www.medievalists.net/2015/01/22/16th-century-view-north-america-vallard-atlas/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/A-16th-Century-View-of-North-America-in-the-Vallard-Atlas.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/A-16th-Century-View-of-North-America-in-the-Vallard-Atlas.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33228 Genealogy Software Updates of the Week http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html3 urn:md5:0c651844e5624a9239a385d50542cdfe Thu, 22 Jan 2015 12:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Software <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/software-box.jpg" /><strong><a href="http://bkwin.org">Brother's Keeper</a></strong> 7.0.41 <em>(Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • When you are making a Backup, there is a new option to only copy files that have changed since the last backup to the same location.<br /> • When you are making a Backup, it will now remember your settings for Text, Picture, and Media files.<br /> • On the report: Lists, List of Surnames, there is a new option to select Ancestors of a person. <br /> <br /> <strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.geneanet.gw&amp;hl=fr">GeneaNet for Android</a></strong> 2.14 <em>(Mobile - Freeware)</em><br /><br /> • Pictures can now be added to your family tree.<br /> • Added pictures gallery for each individual.<br /> • Minor bug fixes.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://www.chronosnet.com/Products/iscrapbook.html">iScrapbook</a></strong> 5.0.1 <em>(Family Pictures - Mac - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Added 45+ all-new pre-designed templates with rich photo placeholders.<br /> • Added 13 drag-and-drop vintage water stains.<br /> • Added ability to convert text to outlines so the text is treated like any other shape.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/app/mobilefamilytree-7/id609547919">MobileFamilyTree for iPhone and iPad</a></strong> 7.3.2 <em>(Mobile - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Stability improvements using FamilySearch integration.<br /> • Issue displaying the correct name format resolved.<br /> • Further smaller bugs fixed.<br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html3#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html3#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33220 15th-Century Irish Town Found Near Medieval Castle http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/15th-Century-Irish-Town-Found-Near-Medieval-Castle.html urn:md5:22eeec6d5a88aa3735f5c0cf3c70ee52 Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/irish-exvacation-settlement-670.jpg" />The medieval Dunluce Castle, located on the craggy rocks of Northern Ireland's coast, is neighbors with a mysterious stone settlement, according to a recent excavation.<br /> <br /> The castle dates back to the 15th century, and once housed the powerful MacQuillan family, which controlled a large amount of territory in Northern Ireland. On a recent dig, the Northern Ireland Environment Agency planned to uncover part of the lost 17th century town of Dunluce near the castle. <a href="http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/15th-century-irish-town-found-near-medieval-castle-150121.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/15th-Century-Irish-Town-Found-Near-Medieval-Castle.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/15th-Century-Irish-Town-Found-Near-Medieval-Castle.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33218 DNA Tests Suggest Kennewick Man Was Native American http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/DNA-Tests-Suggest-Kennewick-Man-Was-Native-American.html urn:md5:b092a90000039054f91ba6289ee09cac Thu, 22 Jan 2015 09:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Kennewick_Man_01.jpg" />Nearly two decades after the ancient skeleton called Kennewick Man was discovered on the banks of the Columbia River, the mystery of his origins appears to be nearing resolution.<br /> <br /> Genetic analysis is still under way in Denmark, but documents obtained through the federal Freedom of Information Act say preliminary results point to a Native-American heritage. <a href="http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.fr/2015/01/dna-tests-suggest-kennewick-man-was.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/DNA-Tests-Suggest-Kennewick-Man-Was-Native-American.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/DNA-Tests-Suggest-Kennewick-Man-Was-Native-American.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33217 Magna Carta Through the Ages Exhibition To Take Place in London, England http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Magna-Carta-Through-the-Ages-Exhibition-To-Take-Place-in-London-England.html urn:md5:ab71f48291e3536b58b3a7196e7435e4 Tue, 20 Jan 2015 11:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Society-of-Antiquaries.jpg" />The Society of Antiquaries of London will launch a historic exhibition to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta. It will bring together and display, for the first time, the Society’s three copies of the charter.<br /> <br /> Magna Carta Through the Ages, which takes place from May 26th to July 31st, will explore the antiquarian interest in the charter through the centuries and the ways in which Magna Carta has continued to be relevant to successive generations. <a href="http://www.medievalists.net/2015/01/19/magna-carta-ages-exhibition-take-place-london/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Magna-Carta-Through-the-Ages-Exhibition-To-Take-Place-in-London-England.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Magna-Carta-Through-the-Ages-Exhibition-To-Take-Place-in-London-England.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33204 Inmates Volunteer for Family History Work, Indexing in Utah, Arizona and Idaho http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Inmates-Volunteer-for-Family-History-Work-Indexing-in-Utah-Arizona-and-Idaho.html urn:md5:c2d4e88a4da32e6b766cdef5ba93fafd Tue, 20 Jan 2015 09:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/25490997.jpg" />Inside county jails across Utah, Arizona and Idaho, nearly 2,300 inmates voluntarily meet as family history indexing teams to help organize genealogical records around the world.<br /> <br /> Using FamilySearch.org, the inmates view digital images of the genealogical records and enter the data into a document, which is then compiled into a searchable index and made available for public use, according to a news release. <a href="http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&amp;sid=33131183">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Inmates-Volunteer-for-Family-History-Work-Indexing-in-Utah-Arizona-and-Idaho.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Inmates-Volunteer-for-Family-History-Work-Indexing-in-Utah-Arizona-and-Idaho.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33203 Pennsylvania has a new archivist to go with a new archives building http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Pennsylvania-has-a-new-archivist-to-go-with-a-new-archives-building.html urn:md5:da5afbfafbbd757f0b412b23f6cd77e7 Mon, 19 Jan 2015 13:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/The-Pennsylvania-State-Archives-Building-in-Harrisburg.jpg" />The windowless concrete slab of a building looms more than 20 stories over downtown Harrisburg near the state Capitol complex.<br /> <br /> The Pennsylvania State Archives building, used by scholars and the public, have more than 235 million pages of documents and manuscripts, 30,000 reels of microfilm containing images of county deeds, wills, mortgages and estate papers and more than 1 million special collection items such as photographs, negatives, maps, audio recordings and films. <a href="http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2015/01/18/Preserving-our-history/stories/201501120007">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Pennsylvania-has-a-new-archivist-to-go-with-a-new-archives-building.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Pennsylvania-has-a-new-archivist-to-go-with-a-new-archives-building.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33184 31 Rolls of Undeveloped Film from a Soldier in WWII Discovered and Processed http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/31-Rolls-of-Undeveloped-Film-from-a-Soldier-in-WWII-Discovered-and-Processed.html urn:md5:1b9e35f548abf8253e5543c73eb012e9 Mon, 19 Jan 2015 11:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/ww2film.jpg" />Photographer Levi Bettweiser is the man behind the Rescued Film Project, an effort to find and rescue old and undeveloped rolls of film from the far corners of the world.<br /> <br /> He recently came across one of his biggest finds so far: 31 undeveloped rolls of film shot by a single soldier during World War II. Bettweiser tells us he found the film rolls in late 2014 at an auction in Ohio. About half the rolls were labeled with various location names (i.e. Boston Harbor, Lucky Strike Beach, LaHavre Harbor). <a href="http://petapixel.com/2015/01/16/31-rolls-undeveloped-film-soldier-wwii-discovered-processed/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/31-Rolls-of-Undeveloped-Film-from-a-Soldier-in-WWII-Discovered-and-Processed.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/31-Rolls-of-Undeveloped-Film-from-a-Soldier-in-WWII-Discovered-and-Processed.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33183