Genealogy Blog : Genealogy News http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/ en Tue, 26 May 2015 09:11:29 +0200 Geneanet 2012 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Dotclear Irish and Scots May Have Been First To Settle Iceland, Researcher Finds http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Irish-and-Scots-May-Have-Been-First-To-Settle-Iceland-Researcher-Finds.html urn:md5:e923aeeaf63f38b7ca2431fa6b6bc4ee Tue, 26 May 2015 08:15:00 +0200 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/iceland-cross-287x450.png" />It has long been believed that the first people to inhabit Iceland were the Norse settlers who arrived around the year 874 AD. <br /> <br /> However, the discovery of Christian crosses carved into man-made caves in the southern part of the island is offering evidence that Celtic-speaking people from Scotland and Ireland had come to Iceland around the beginning the ninth century. <a href="http://www.medievalists.net/2015/05/25/irish-and-scots-may-have-been-first-to-settle-iceland-researcher-finds/">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Irish-and-Scots-May-Have-Been-First-To-Settle-Iceland-Researcher-Finds.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Irish-and-Scots-May-Have-Been-First-To-Settle-Iceland-Researcher-Finds.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34413 Are You Related to Stevie Nicks? http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Are-You-Related-to-Stevie-Nicks.html urn:md5:d2fa8dbefce10b82b682ca31c0f73835 Tue, 26 May 2015 06:15:00 +0200 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/220px-Stevie_Nicks_-_In_Your_Dreams_Premiere_March_2013__cropped_.jpg" />Nicks was born on May 26, 1948 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, to Jess Nicks (July 2, 1925 - August 10, 2005), former president of Greyhound's Armour-Dial, and Barbara Nicks (November 12, 1927 - December 29, 2011), a homemaker. <br /> <br /> Nicks' grandfather, Aaron Jess "A.J." Nicks, Sr. (May 18, 1892 - August 1, 1974), a struggling country music singer, taught Nicks to sing, performing duets with her by the time she was four years old. Nicks' mother was very protective of her, keeping her at home "more than most people were" and fostering in her a love of fairy tales.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=stephanielynnnickss&amp;celebrite=Stevie-NICKS">Stevie Nicks' Family Tree</a><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Are-You-Related-to-Stevie-Nicks.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Are-You-Related-to-Stevie-Nicks.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34347 Rare Civil War Document Found in Drawer Outlines Newly-Granted Rights of North Carolina’s Former Slaves http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Rare-Civil-War-Document-Found-in-Drawer-Outlines-Newly-Granted-Rights-of-North-Carolinas-Former-Slaves.html urn:md5:ff2c317ebe67d805ae5f36879a719071 Mon, 25 May 2015 11:15:00 +0200 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__15408.jpg" />A rare Civil War document discovered in a drawer outlines the newly-granted rights of North Carolina’s former slaves.<br /> <br /> The Fayetteville Observer reported that Raleigh-area lawyer Angela Smith-Crumpler recently found the historical document in the back of an underwear drawer. General Order No. 46 is dated from May 15, 1865 and belonged to Crumpler’s great-great-grandfather James Jackson Farmer. <a href="http://myfox8.com/2015/05/16/rare-civil-war-document-found-in-drawer-outlines-newly-granted-rights-of-ncs-former-slaves/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Rare-Civil-War-Document-Found-in-Drawer-Outlines-Newly-Granted-Rights-of-North-Carolinas-Former-Slaves.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Rare-Civil-War-Document-Found-in-Drawer-Outlines-Newly-Granted-Rights-of-North-Carolinas-Former-Slaves.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34406 Oxfordshire's Past Treasures Being Digitised and Saved In The Cloud http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Oxfordshire-s-Past-Treasures-Being-Digitised-and-Saved-In-The-Cloud.html urn:md5:fae53934f2cc3cbae3b4f52a57680f98 Mon, 25 May 2015 09:15:00 +0200 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/3758593.jpg" />A vast archive containing thousands of records from Oxfordshire’s history is to be safeguarded in a digital “cloud”. The Cowley-based Oxfordshire History Centre said the new storage system would allow it to better protect the original material for future generations.<br /> <br /> It has signed a £15,000 deal with Preservica to create a digital strongroom of its most popular records, initially amounting to about 14 terabytes, almost enough to store about 28 years of music in cyberspace. <a href="http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/NEWS/12954607.display/">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Oxfordshire-s-Past-Treasures-Being-Digitised-and-Saved-In-The-Cloud.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Oxfordshire-s-Past-Treasures-Being-Digitised-and-Saved-In-The-Cloud.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34405 Are You Related to Tina Fey? http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Are-You-Related-to-Tina-Fey.html urn:md5:c9ce1a84db2dc2503721130581781057 Mon, 18 May 2015 06:15:00 +0200 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/220px-Tina_Fey_Muppets_Most_Wanted_Premiere__cropped_.jpg" />Elizabeth Stamatina "Tina" Fey was born on May 18, 1970 in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania. Her mother, Zenobia "Jeanne" (née Xenaki), is a brokerage employee; her father, Donald Henry Fey, is a university grant proposal writer.<br /> <br /> Fey's father has English, German, and Scottish ancestry; one of Fey's paternal fifth great-grandfathers was John Hewson (1744–1821), a textile manufacturer who emigrated to America with the support of Benjamin Franklin, enabling Hewson to quickly open a quilting factory in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=feye&amp;celebrite=Tina-FEY">Tina Fey's Family Tree</a><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Are-You-Related-to-Tina-Fey.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Are-You-Related-to-Tina-Fey.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34338 Ancient Skeleton Shows Leprosy May Have Spread to Britain from Scandinavia http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Ancient-Skeleton-Shows-Leprosy-May-Have-Spread-to-Britain-from-Scandinavia.html urn:md5:db686aedabd93289b6c68354ffb924f6 Fri, 15 May 2015 12:15:00 +0200 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/150513145507_1_540x360.jpg" />An international team, including archaeologists from the University of Southampton, has found evidence suggesting leprosy may have spread to Britain from Scandinavia.<br /> <br /> The team, led by the University of Leiden, and including researchers from Historic England and the universities of Southampton, Birmingham, Surrey, and Swansea, examined a 1500 year old male skeleton, excavated at Great Chesterford in Essex, England during the 1950s. <a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/05/150513145507.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Ancient-Skeleton-Shows-Leprosy-May-Have-Spread-to-Britain-from-Scandinavia.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Ancient-Skeleton-Shows-Leprosy-May-Have-Spread-to-Britain-from-Scandinavia.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34356 18 of 25 New Orleanians Identified in Iconic World War II Photo. Who Are The Other 7? http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/18-of-25-New-Orleanians-Identified-in-Iconic-World-War-II-Photo-Who-Are-The-Other-7.html urn:md5:d496e7275eb193e7e210f74599e1c1ff Fri, 15 May 2015 10:15:00 +0200 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/v-j-day-in-new-orleans-1945-db3abd3ab80f4c13.jpg" />In a photograph that has become iconic, Roland K. Jauchler Jr. stands out for one reason: Of all the neighbors marching down the St. Roch Avenue neutral ground to celebrate the end of World War II, he's the only one with a musical instrument.<br /> <br /> It was just a cheap trumpet from a dime store, Jauchler said, but after nearly four years of war, people wanted to blow of steam when they got word in August 1945 that Japan had surrendered. <a href="http://www.nola.com/military/index.ssf/2015/05/world_war_ii_museum_new_orlean.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/18-of-25-New-Orleanians-Identified-in-Iconic-World-War-II-Photo-Who-Are-The-Other-7.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/18-of-25-New-Orleanians-Identified-in-Iconic-World-War-II-Photo-Who-Are-The-Other-7.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34355 British Library Endangered Archives: New Online Collections http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/British-Library-Endangered-Archives%3A-New-Online-Collections.html urn:md5:07220b3003bf57b13d58f84ec32d2bb9 Tue, 12 May 2015 17:15:00 +0200 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__15359.jpg" />This month has seen two new collections go online, EAP563 and EAP619. They are from Argentina and Bangladesh.<br /> <br /> - EAP563 is digitised documents of the Hume family collection in Argentina. The Hume family arrived in Argentina in the late 19th century and founded the engineering firm ‘Hume Brothers’ in 1880 which existed until the 1970s.<br /> - EAP 619 is a fascinating project which surveyed and digitised Thakbast maps from the former East Bengal (present day Bangladesh), these maps date from 1848-1850. <a href="http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/endangeredarchives/2015/05/new-online-collections-may-2015.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/British-Library-Endangered-Archives%3A-New-Online-Collections.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/British-Library-Endangered-Archives%3A-New-Online-Collections.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34313 19th Century Schooner Discovered on Toronto's Historic Waterfront http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/19th-Century-Schooner-Discovered-on-Toronto-s-Historic-Waterfront.html urn:md5:80d8e1f6d58bd7a29718c234dad6af8f Tue, 12 May 2015 15:15:00 +0200 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/Canada_Schooner_02.jpg" />An archaeological dig has uncovered the historic remains of an early nineteenth-century schooner near Toronto's old shoreline. <br /> <br /> The ship, which could date back to as early as the 1830s, is incomplete, with only the keel, the lowermost portions of the stern and bow and a limited section of the bottom of the hull on the port side intact. The vessel was found on a Concord Adex development site. <a href="http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.fr/2015/05/19th-century-schooner-discovered-on.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/19th-Century-Schooner-Discovered-on-Toronto-s-Historic-Waterfront.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/19th-Century-Schooner-Discovered-on-Toronto-s-Historic-Waterfront.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34312 Unearthing Slave Artifacts in South Carolina http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Unearthing-Slave-Artifacts-in-South-Carolina.html urn:md5:cedfee83603359b6b52670ba77103e00 Tue, 12 May 2015 13:15:00 +0200 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/Slave-Cabins_01.jpg" />When Sharon Moses and a group of Northern Arizona University students conduct an historical archaeology field school later this month they will be looking for relics buried beneath former slave quarters to gain additional insights on religious practices among different ethnicities and cultures.<br /> <br /> Moses, an assistant professor of anthropology and archaeology, is investigating the site of the Hume Plantation's slave quarters on South Carolina's Cat Island, specifically looking for items related to rituals and spirituality. <a href="http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.fr/2015/05/unearthing-slave-artifacts-in-south.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Unearthing-Slave-Artifacts-in-South-Carolina.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Unearthing-Slave-Artifacts-in-South-Carolina.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34311 Nepal Quake Leaves Century-Old Library in Ruins http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Nepal-Quake-Leaves-Century-Old-Library-in-Ruins.html urn:md5:c951ca7655c2de6c02cea6a84d6f7fc9 Tue, 12 May 2015 11:15:00 +0200 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/0efc95f414587cb4b7cb410ce0435db865c066f2.jpg" />Janaki Karmacharya sits on a plastic chair under the tarpaulin that now serves as her office and despairs at the wreckage of her once magnificent library in the heart of Kathmandu.<br /> <br /> Until last month's earthquake, the Kaiser Library buzzed with Nepali students, intellectuals and tourists attracted by its collection of rare books, maps and ancient manuscripts -- all housed in an opulent former palace. <a href="https://en-maktoob.news.yahoo.com/nepal-quake-leaves-century-old-library-ruins-121703007.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Nepal-Quake-Leaves-Century-Old-Library-in-Ruins.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Nepal-Quake-Leaves-Century-Old-Library-in-Ruins.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34310 Arabic Digital Library To Launch By Year's End in Dubai http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Arabic-Digital-Library-To-Launch-By-Year-s-End-in-Dubai.html urn:md5:f3830049c995f2d2622bfb541c7b0a05 Tue, 12 May 2015 09:15:00 +0200 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/_MaxW_640_MaxH_427_AR-141219826.jpg" />The first phase of a digital library offering a collection of Arabic books is to launch by the end of the year.<br /> <br /> The Dubai Digital Library, which is being set up by the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation (MBRF), aims to keep pace with the changes in publishing, growth of technology and use of internet and smart devices for reading and research. <a href="http://www.thenational.ae/uae/technology/arabic-digital-library-to-launch-by-years-end-in-dubai">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Arabic-Digital-Library-To-Launch-By-Year-s-End-in-Dubai.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Arabic-Digital-Library-To-Launch-By-Year-s-End-in-Dubai.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34309 Possible Captain Kidd Treasure Found off Madagascar http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Possible-Captain-Kidd-Treasure-Found-off-Madagascar.html urn:md5:8ee4d5633dfae7a618e8ac25a8bcc1ec Mon, 11 May 2015 14:15:00 +0200 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/captain-kidd-treasure-silver-bar-670.jpg" />A team of American explorers on Thursday claimed to have discovered silver treasure from the infamous 17th-century Scottish pirate William Kidd in a shipwreck off the coast of Madagascar.<br /> <br /> Marine archaeologist Barry Clifford told reporters he had found a 50-kilogram (110-pound) silver bar in the wreck of Kidd's ship the Adventure Gallery, close to the small island of Sainte Marie. <a href="http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/possible-captain-kidd-treasure-found-off-madagascar-150508.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Possible-Captain-Kidd-Treasure-Found-off-Madagascar.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Possible-Captain-Kidd-Treasure-Found-off-Madagascar.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34302 Human Remains and 17th Century Gravestone Found in Gloucester Cathedral Grounds http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Human-Remains-and-17th-Century-Gravestone-Found-in-Gloucester-Cathedral-Grounds.html urn:md5:8481f7d1d60e00170b8cdf1664ba158a Mon, 11 May 2015 12:15:00 +0200 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/10025425-large.jpg" />Human remains and a 17th century gravestone have been found in the grounds of Gloucester Cathedral.<br /> <br /> A team of archaeologists has been digging trenches in the grounds of the cathedral to determine whether anything of significance could be disturbed by the proposed development of the New Cathedral Green as part of Project Pilgrim. The area being investigated served predominantly as a cemetery throughout the monastic period and remained open for burials until the early 19th century. <a href="http://www.gloucestercitizen.co.uk/Human-remains-17th-Century-gravestone-Gloucester/story-26465721-detail/story.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Human-Remains-and-17th-Century-Gravestone-Found-in-Gloucester-Cathedral-Grounds.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Human-Remains-and-17th-Century-Gravestone-Found-in-Gloucester-Cathedral-Grounds.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34301 New National Archives of Japan Must Be Source of Knowledge About Dramas of History http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/New-National-Archives-of-Japan-Must-Be-Source-of-Knowledge-About-Dramas-of-History.html urn:md5:2c25215405fdc383085205c11be2b28e Mon, 11 May 2015 10:15:00 +0200 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/National_Archives_of_Japan_-_Tokyo__Japan_-_DSC06527.JPG" />Official documents that record the decision-making process behind policies and other matters for future generations are assets that belong communally to the public. The National Archives of Japan plays an extremely important role in the collection and preservation of these documents.<br /> <br /> Plans are moving ahead to build a new National Archives near the Diet Building because the storage space at the archives’ main building in Kitanomaru Park, Tokyo, and its annex building in Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture, will be filled in several years. <a href="http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0002133851">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/New-National-Archives-of-Japan-Must-Be-Source-of-Knowledge-About-Dramas-of-History.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/New-National-Archives-of-Japan-Must-Be-Source-of-Knowledge-About-Dramas-of-History.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34300 Are You Related to John Wilkes Booth? http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Are-You-Related-to-John-Wilkes-Booth.html urn:md5:2a1f53059d092b2f8b745508f76451c1 Sun, 10 May 2015 06:15:00 +0200 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/220px-John_Wilkes_Booth-portrait.jpg" />Booth was born on May 10, 1838 in Bel Air, Maryland, USA. His parents, the noted British Shakespearean actor Junius Brutus Booth and his mistress Mary Ann Holmes, came to the United States from England in June 1821. <br /> <br /> They purchased a 150-acre (61 ha) farm near Bel Air in Harford County, Maryland, where John Wilkes Booth was born in a four-room log house on May 10, 1838, the ninth of ten children. He was named after the English radical politician John Wilkes, a distant relative.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=boothj&amp;celebrite=John+Wilkes-BOOTH">John Wilkes Booth's Family Tree</a><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Are-You-Related-to-John-Wilkes-Booth.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Are-You-Related-to-John-Wilkes-Booth.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34257 Digital 'Inspiration Lab' Opens at Vancouver Public Library http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Digital-Inspiration-Lab-Opens-at-Vancouver-Public-Library.html urn:md5:29514700554fc6fe173214bd96b7e455 Thu, 07 May 2015 14:15:00 +0200 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__15355.jpg" />Vancouver Public Library's downtown branch unveiled its brand new, custom-built digital media lab on Tuesday.<br /> <br /> The 7,500 sq. foot 'Inspiration Lab' features high-speed computers with the latest audio and video editing software and fully-equipped recording studios. <a href="http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/digital-inspiration-lab-opens-at-vancouver-public-library-1.3062671">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Digital-Inspiration-Lab-Opens-at-Vancouver-Public-Library.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Digital-Inspiration-Lab-Opens-at-Vancouver-Public-Library.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34279 The Internet Archive Has Grown Up With A Gorgeous New Design http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/The-Internet-Archive-Has-Grown-Up-With-A-Gorgeous-New-Design.html urn:md5:50e689ddfb9b7b6a1325af5f4d10810f Thu, 07 May 2015 12:15:00 +0200 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__15352.jpg" />If you’ve logged onto the Internet Archive recently, you might’ve noticed that humanity’s ultimate information dump has a pretty new face. And about time too.<br /> <br /> The Internet Archive is a digital library with a Herculean task: providing “universal access to all knowledge”. It houses over 10 petabytes — that’s 10,000,000,000,000,000 bytes — of information. It’s got music, videos, books, software, and snapshots of basically the entire internet. <a href="http://gizmodo.com/the-internet-archive-has-grown-up-with-a-gorgeous-new-d-1702174418">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/The-Internet-Archive-Has-Grown-Up-With-A-Gorgeous-New-Design.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/The-Internet-Archive-Has-Grown-Up-With-A-Gorgeous-New-Design.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34278 National Archives Exhibit Examines America’s History Through the Lens of a Cocktail Glass http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/National-Archives-Exhibit-Examines-Americas-History-Through-the-Lens-of-a-Cocktail-Glass.html urn:md5:36c049b7ec3a2db359ae5de2d47365ce Thu, 07 May 2015 10:15:00 +0200 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__15351.jpg" />In 1830, it was not uncommon for the average American to consume 7.1 gallons of pure alcohol in one year. In fact, it was the norm.<br /> <br /> And perhaps it’s one reason why 50 years later, it became illegal to manufacture and distribute alcohol in the United States. It’s no bartender’s secret that throughout history, America has had a rocky relationship with alcohol. Now, you can stumble through that history at the National Archives’ latest exhibit, “Spirited Republic.” <a href="http://wtop.com/living/2015/05/national-archives-exhibit-examines-americas-history-through-the-lens-of-a-cocktail-glass/slide/1/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/National-Archives-Exhibit-Examines-Americas-History-Through-the-Lens-of-a-Cocktail-Glass.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/National-Archives-Exhibit-Examines-Americas-History-Through-the-Lens-of-a-Cocktail-Glass.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34277 Genealogy Software Updates of the Week http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html urn:md5:fc524192e4786d5b529362839969ef3f Wed, 06 May 2015 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_7/software-box.jpg" /><strong><a href="http://bkwin.org">Brother's Keeper</a></strong> 7.0.49 <em>(Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Fixed a problem when searching for names when using the Danish or Norwegian language versions of Brother's Keeper.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://www.gramps-project.org">GRAMPS</a></strong> 4.1.3 <em>(Full Featured - Linux - Freeware/Open Source)</em><br /><br /> • Many bug fixes.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://www.chronosnet.com/Products/iscrapbook.html">iScrapbook</a></strong> 5.1.0 <em>(Family Pictures - Mac - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Added All-New media browser with the following new features: supports Apple's new Photos application, supports iTunes music, supports movies, face searching for photos, favorite searching for photos, place searching for photos, automatic sorting of photos by year, place, face, album, etc.<br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34263 'Significant' Genealogy Project Makes 400,000 Historic Irish Records Publicly Available This Summer http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Significant-Genealogy-Project-Makes-400000-Historic-Irish-Records-Publicly-Available-This-Summer.html urn:md5:cc21c0449037f4e240a0435b09513257 Wed, 06 May 2015 09:15:00 +0200 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Parish-register-Ireland-landscape-n.jpg" />Nearly 400,000 Irish Catholic parish records will be made publically accessible via a new genealogy resource website due to be launched this summer.<br /> <br /> People researching their Irish family tree from all corners of the globe will be able to search the records – which date from the 1740s to the 1880s – for free, thanks to a new National Gallery of Ireland initiative. <a href="http://www.irishpost.co.uk/news/significant-genealogy-project-makes-400000-historic-records-publicly-available-this-summer">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Significant-Genealogy-Project-Makes-400000-Historic-Irish-Records-Publicly-Available-This-Summer.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Significant-Genealogy-Project-Makes-400000-Historic-Irish-Records-Publicly-Available-This-Summer.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34256 Moravian Archives To Digitize Virgin Islands Records http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Moravian-Archives-To-Digitize-Virgin-Islands-Records.html urn:md5:a6d4728dea9334a71980b98fb9e3edd8 Tue, 05 May 2015 10:15:00 +0200 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__15345.jpg" />A small federal grant to an archive in Pennsylvania could have a huge impact for Virgin Islands historians.<br /> <br /> The Moravian Archives in Bethlehem, Pa., has received a $37,982 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to conserve and digitize 120 linear feet of archival records documenting Moravian mission work in the Caribbean - specifically the territory now known as the U.S. Virgin Islands. <a href="http://virginislandsdailynews.com/news/moravian-archives-to-digitize-v-i-records-1.1875110">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Moravian-Archives-To-Digitize-Virgin-Islands-Records.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Moravian-Archives-To-Digitize-Virgin-Islands-Records.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34248 Lawmakers Block Canal Site for New Indiana Archives Building http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Lawmakers-Block-Canal-Site-for-New-Indiana-Archives-Building.html urn:md5:15d0474b29f1887b814ddd85bec0f400 Tue, 05 May 2015 08:15:00 +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/new-canal.jpg" />Indiana lawmakers have blocked a proposal for building a new state archives building at a site along downtown Indianapolis’ canal.<br /> <br /> The new state budget approved by the General Assembly includes $25 million toward a new archives building, but also has a provision barring its construction at the canal site. <a href="http://wishtv.com/2015/05/04/lawmakers-block-canal-site-for-new-indiana-archives-building/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Lawmakers-Block-Canal-Site-for-New-Indiana-Archives-Building.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Lawmakers-Block-Canal-Site-for-New-Indiana-Archives-Building.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34247 Daniel Craig's Ancestors Are French Clergymen and Adventurers http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Daniel-Craig-s-Ancestors-Are-French-Clergymen-and-Adventurers.html urn:md5:17143e98fb1da6dca3ed3e8efe2b8d1e Mon, 04 May 2015 09:15:00 +0200 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/0BB5BACF00000514-0-image-a-27_1430422536391.jpg" />It’s the kind of genealogical puzzle that James Bond himself would have been satisfied to solve.<br /> <br /> Researchers have discovered that 007 star Daniel Craig has a rather more exotic heritage than the fictional Englishman he plays on screen. Records reveal that the actor’s ancestors are French and that he comes from a long line of distinguished clergymen and adventurers. <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3063136/Daniel-Craigs-ancestors-French-clergymen-adventurers-ancestry-records-reveal.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Daniel-Craig-s-Ancestors-Are-French-Clergymen-and-Adventurers.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Daniel-Craig-s-Ancestors-Are-French-Clergymen-and-Adventurers.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34243 Charlie Chaplin's Divorce Papers Reveal Film Star's 'Cruel and Inhumane' Treatment of His Teenage Bride Lita Grey http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Charlie-Chaplin-s-Divorce-Papers-Reveal-Film-Star-s-Cruel-and-Inhumane-Treatment-of-His-Teenage-Bride-Lita-Grey.html urn:md5:4c9d958499829954a72907cffb7172cb Fri, 01 May 2015 23:15:00 +0200 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/27302A9D00000578-3021828-The_papers_for_sale_were_sent_to_the_1st_National_Bank_of_Los_An-a-12_1427913804062.jpg" />Charlie Chaplin's divorce papers lay bare the film star's 'cruel and inhumane' treatment of his teenage bride during their short-lived marriage. Chaplin's union to Lita Grey, who was nearly 20 years his junior, lasted just three years.<br /> <br /> An original copy of the couples 50-page divorce papers was set to fetch an estimated £15,000 when it goes under the hammer, after being found in America. <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3021828/Charlie-Chaplin-s-divorce-papers-reveal-film-star-s-cruel-inhumane-treatment-teenage-bride-short-lived-marriage.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Charlie-Chaplin-s-Divorce-Papers-Reveal-Film-Star-s-Cruel-and-Inhumane-Treatment-of-His-Teenage-Bride-Lita-Grey.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Charlie-Chaplin-s-Divorce-Papers-Reveal-Film-Star-s-Cruel-and-Inhumane-Treatment-of-His-Teenage-Bride-Lita-Grey.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34229