Genealogy Blog : Genealogy News http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/ en Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:57:18 +0100 Geneanet 2012 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Dotclear Yes, 5 People Born in the 1800s Are Still With Us http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Yes-5-People-Born-in-the-1800s-Are-Still-With-Us.html urn:md5:cd88ae747941391d4b1d732d1460d030 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/1409965139000-AFP_527776408.jpg" />Has it really been more than 15 years since we were marking the arrival of a new century?<br /> <br /> How about nearly 115 years? Yes, there are still five people alive — all of them women — who saw the dawn of the 20th century. And three of them are Americans. <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/09/05/six-people-still-alive-who-were-born-in-the-19th-century/15122367/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Yes-5-People-Born-in-the-1800s-Are-Still-With-Us.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Yes-5-People-Born-in-the-1800s-Are-Still-With-Us.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33636 Genealogy Software Updates of the Week http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html urn:md5:85349bb9ddec509500c27881ebee2173 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Software <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/software-box.jpg" /><strong><a href="http://genealone.com/">Genealone</a></strong> 1.5.1 <em>(Web Publishing - Windows, Mac, Linux - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • New: Popup information windows on charts pages.<br /> • New: Malformed dates in Tribal Pages GEDCOM files imported correctly.<br /> • Several bugs have been fixed.<br /> • Names with prefixes are now displayed correctly on the Last names page.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/storypress-app/id789604985">StoryPress for iPhone and iPad</a></strong> 3.5.1 <em>(Applications pour mobiles - Mobile - Freeware)</em><br /><br /> • Bug fixes.<br /> • Performance optimizations.<br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33635 The Story of Jack Harris, The Sydney Boy Soldier, Revealed as Gallipoli Anniversary Approaches http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/The-Story-of-Jack-Harris-The-Sydney-Boy-Soldier-Revealed-as-Gallipoli-Anniversary-Approaches.html urn:md5:f6072a5bffdbf0fc8151cf4a8c57ef17 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 09:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/668732-d94e3b7a-be2d-11e4-9d92-97de7eaded95.jpg" />He was just a baby-faced boy when he landed on the shores of Gallipoli and was thrust straight into one of Australia’s bloodiest military battles, the rifle and bayonet he grimly carried as tall as he was.<br /> <br /> Fifteen-year-old Sydney schoolboy Jack Harris, who lied about his age to enlist in World War I, would soon lay dead on the bloodied battleground of Anzac Cove, the youngest Australian to die in battle. <a href="http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/the-story-of-jack-harris-the-boy-soldier-revealed-as-gallipoli-anniversary-approaches/story-fni0cx12-1227242669287">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/The-Story-of-Jack-Harris-The-Sydney-Boy-Soldier-Revealed-as-Gallipoli-Anniversary-Approaches.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/The-Story-of-Jack-Harris-The-Sydney-Boy-Soldier-Revealed-as-Gallipoli-Anniversary-Approaches.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33622 200 Bodies Found in Mass Grave Beneath Paris Supermarket in France http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/200-Bodies-Found-in-Mass-Grave-Beneath-Paris-Supermarket-in-France.html urn:md5:ad31bab23459b701f074a2b503e151f3 Tue, 03 Mar 2015 08:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/bodies_3215437b.jpg" />More than 200 bodies have been found laid out in neat rows in a communal grave beneath a supermarket in central Paris.<br /> <br /> The site was formerly the cemetery of a hospital that functioned from the 12th to the 17th century but it was believed the corpses had been moved in the 18th century to the Paris Catacombs which house the bones of six million people transferred from the city's cemeteries 200 years ago. <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/11442043/200-bodies-found-in-mass-grave-beneath-Paris-supermarket.html">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/200-Bodies-Found-in-Mass-Grave-Beneath-Paris-Supermarket-in-France.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/200-Bodies-Found-in-Mass-Grave-Beneath-Paris-Supermarket-in-France.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33615 Library and Archives Canada Acquires Huge Malak Karsh Collection http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Library-and-Archives-Canada-Acquires-Huge-Malak-Karsh-Collection.html urn:md5:b5286f45d849c7a9ebbacc141e841ca7 Mon, 02 Mar 2015 14:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/november-24-1997-11772-renowned-landscape-photographer-m.jpg" />Malak Karsh’s vibrant photos of Ottawa tulips, Gatineau leaves and Canada’s full glory are about to be preserved for future generations. <br /> <br /> Library and Archives Canada will announce the purchase of more than 200,000 photographic images from Malak’s vast collection of transparencies, negatives and prints. The images, captured between 1968 and 2001, include many colour photos of Parliament Hill and the tulip festival, along with landscapes from across the country. <a href="http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/library-and-archives-canada-acquires-huge-malak-karsh-collection">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Library-and-Archives-Canada-Acquires-Huge-Malak-Karsh-Collection.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Library-and-Archives-Canada-Acquires-Huge-Malak-Karsh-Collection.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33607 Coffin-Within-a-Coffin Opened at Richard III Grave http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Coffin-Within-a-Coffin-Opened-at-Richard-III-Grave.html urn:md5:c62a91a72d14227e3d1295ca37f1928b Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/dnews-files-2015-03-mystery-coffin-within-a-coffin-found-at-Richard-III-site-opened-15-0301-jpg.jpg" />A mysterious lead coffin found close to King Richard III’s grave beneath a parking lot in Leicester, England, contained the skeleton of an elderly woman, archaeologists at Leicester University announced.<br /> <br /> Featuring an inlaid crucifix, carefully soldered on all sides but with feet sticking out of the bottom, the lead coffin was discovered inside a larger limestone sarcophagus in August 2013 . The discovery came one year after the battle-scarred remains of the last Plantagenet king of England — the family ruled vast areas of Europe — were unearthed. <a href="http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/coffin-within-a-coffin-opened-at-richard-iii-grave-150301.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Coffin-Within-a-Coffin-Opened-at-Richard-III-Grave.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Coffin-Within-a-Coffin-Opened-at-Richard-III-Grave.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33606 Founding Father Samuel Chase's Birthplace Identified in Somerset County, Maryland http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Founding-Father-Samuel-Chase-s-Birthplace-Identified-in-Somerset-County-Maryland.html urn:md5:302e76571582b512e2c365b31233fa9a Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/B9316182540Z.1_20150301143016_000_GH9A0AR8J.1-0.jpg" />For more than a century there been a mystery in Somerset County linked to the legacy of Samuel Chase, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and a U.S. Supreme Court judge.<br /> <br /> Mark Tyler, of The Capt. John Smoot Chapter of the Maryland Society Sons of the American Revolution, has been looking for the site of Chase's birthplace for the past two years. He has spent so much time researching the background of the former Somerset County resident that he calls the historical figure "Sam Chase." <a href="http://www.delmarvanow.com/story/news/local/maryland/2015/03/01/samuel-chase-birthplace/24223929/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Founding-Father-Samuel-Chase-s-Birthplace-Identified-in-Somerset-County-Maryland.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Founding-Father-Samuel-Chase-s-Birthplace-Identified-in-Somerset-County-Maryland.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33605 Are You Related to Karen Carpenter? http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Are-You-Related-to-Karen-Carpenter.html urn:md5:18de58de9e7a896b136bc275a5c93a65 Mon, 02 Mar 2015 06:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/carpenterk.jpg" />Carpenter was born on March 2, 1950, in New Haven, Connecticut, the daughter of Agnes Reuwer (née Tatum) and Harold Bertram Carpenter. <br /> <br /> When she was young, she enjoyed playing baseball with other children on the street. On the TV program This Is Your Life, she stated that she liked pitching. Later, in the early 1970s, she would become the pitcher on the Carpenters' official softball team. Her brother Richard developed an interest in music at an early age, becoming a piano prodigy. The family moved in June 1963 to the Los Angeles suburb of Downey.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=carpenterk&amp;celebrite=Karen-CARPENTER">Karen Carpenter's Family Tree</a><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Are-You-Related-to-Karen-Carpenter.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Are-You-Related-to-Karen-Carpenter.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33560 British Library Endangered Archives: New Online Collections http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/British-Library-Endangered-Archives%3A-New-Online-Collections.html urn:md5:be628f261a0015a432478e8b80c93a07 Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/6a00d8341c464853ef01b8d0d42bc8970c-800wi.jpg" />Project EAP164 digitised collections which document pre-industrial society on the Ukrainian Steppe (personal memoirs, diaries and letters as well as official records and photographs), project EAP566 digitised Urdu periodicals from India and Pakistan (these periodicals have enormous significance for the understanding of Urdu culture and history of colonial India), and project EAP684 surveyed the collections of the National Archives of Burundi to provide information on the documents which are in a fragile physical condition. <a href="http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/endangeredarchives/2015/02/new-online-collections-february-2015-part-2.html">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/British-Library-Endangered-Archives%3A-New-Online-Collections.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/British-Library-Endangered-Archives%3A-New-Online-Collections.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33588 WWI Soldier's Heartbreaking Scribbled Farewell Thrown in Matchbox From Moving Train as He Headed To the Western Front - Where He Died Just Two Weeks Later http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/WWI-Soldier-s-Heartbreaking-Scribbled-Farewell-Thrown-in-Matchbox-From-Moving-Train-as-He-Headed-To-the-Western-Front-Where-He-Died-Just-Two-Weeks-Later.html urn:md5:1c0e71718ea844a0079da2958b87b971 Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/261B95E200000578-2970180-image-m-59_1424949961236.jpg" />A First World War soldier who was called to the Western Front at short notice made a desperate bid to say goodbye to his family by scribbling a note in a matchbox and throwing it from a moving train.<br /> <br /> Sergeant Major George Cavan hurled the message onto the platform of Carluke train station in South Lanarkshire, Scotland, and shouted to a passenger to give it to his wife, Jean. The serviceman and his unit were suddenly called to fight in the Ludendorff Offensive - Germany's last major effort to win the war - from their base in Glasgow, but didn't have time to tell loved ones. <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2970180/WWI-soldier-s-heartbreaking-scribbled-farewell-thrown-matchbox-moving-train-headed-Western-died-just-two-weeks-later.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/WWI-Soldier-s-Heartbreaking-Scribbled-Farewell-Thrown-in-Matchbox-From-Moving-Train-as-He-Headed-To-the-Western-Front-Where-He-Died-Just-Two-Weeks-Later.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/WWI-Soldier-s-Heartbreaking-Scribbled-Farewell-Thrown-in-Matchbox-From-Moving-Train-as-He-Headed-To-the-Western-Front-Where-He-Died-Just-Two-Weeks-Later.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33587 African Americans Who Fled the South During Great Migration Led Shorter Lives http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/African-Americans-Who-Fled-the-South-During-Great-Migration-Led-Shorter-Lives.html urn:md5:39f6a4416eaf1d3c4d72c7f77fd6ace6 Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/The_Great_Migration.jpg" />Millions of African Americans moved from the South in the early 20th century to seek better job opportunities and higher wages, but a new study on the historic Great Migration shows that with improved economic conditions came a greater risk of mortality.<br /> <br /> A paper published in the February issue of American Economic Review found that, on average, African Americans who migrated died 1.5 years sooner than their peers who stayed in the South. <a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150226141400.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/African-Americans-Who-Fled-the-South-During-Great-Migration-Led-Shorter-Lives.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/African-Americans-Who-Fled-the-South-During-Great-Migration-Led-Shorter-Lives.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33586 Genealogy Software Updates of the Week http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week-1000.html urn:md5:c540f11cf9a1ea668ae3ba0474400436 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Software <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/software-box.jpg" /><strong><a href="http://www.ancestralauthor.com">Ancestral Author</a></strong> 2.9q <em>(Family Books - Windows - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Added checks for unsupported GEDCOM character sets.<br /> • Increased the maximum number of GEDCOM errors that are tolerated before AA refuses to read the rest of the GEDCOM.<br /> • Fixed several bugs.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://bkwin.org">Brother's Keeper</a></strong> 7.0.43 <em>(Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • There is a new option on the Edit screen to mark a person as 'private'. Pick from the top menu Edit, Mark this pereson as private, then pick one of the four types of privacy.<br /> • There is a new option on the descendant Box chart to exclude data for living people.<br /> • A problem was fixed on the Reasonableness report where it was not finding siblings born less than 6 1/2 months apart.<br /> • If you pick Lists, Sources, Show everyone this is attached to: there is a new button to print all the citations for that one source.<br /> • Fixed a problem on Utilities, Find Duplicates in Database, if moving a spouse from the right to the left.<br /> • On the Book reports, it will not say (2) for a marriage if the first relationship was 'Not Married'.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=nu.sundin.gedexplorer">GEDexplorer for Android</a></strong> 1.16 <em>(Mobile - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Support for place and media records as exported by Family Historian.<br /> • Bug fixes. http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week-1000.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week-1000.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33580 Pictures of the Vignacourt British Cemetery, Vignacourt, France, Now Available on Geneanet http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Pictures-of-the-Vignacourt-British-Cemetery-Vignacourt-France-Now-Available-on-Geneanet.html urn:md5:73d07c6b62cdc5c4593dca666c84f148 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__14946.jpg" />When the German advance began in March 1918, Vignacourt was occupied by the 20th and 61st Casualty Clearing Stations. It also became a headquarters of Royal Air Force squadrons. The cemetery was begun in April and closed in August, and the burials reflect the desperate fighting of the Australian forces on the Amiens front. Six burials made in the communal cemetery between October 1915 and March 1918 were brought into the cemetery after the Armistice. <em>(Source: CWGC)</em><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.geneanet.org/gallery/collection/cimetiere-militaire/4567-vignacourt-british-cemetery-cimetiere-britannique-de-vignacourt">Click here</a> to access this new collection (322 indexed pictures).<br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Pictures-of-the-Vignacourt-British-Cemetery-Vignacourt-France-Now-Available-on-Geneanet.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Pictures-of-the-Vignacourt-British-Cemetery-Vignacourt-France-Now-Available-on-Geneanet.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33579 National Archive of the Republic of Armeni To Present 'Hundred Names' Project http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/National-Archive-of-the-Republic-of-Armeni-To-Present-Hundred-Names-Project.html urn:md5:5f9329da261d7dfb3a1ee40c5b89a443 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__14945.jpg" />The national Archive of the Republic of Armenia in association with the Initiatives for Development of Armenia (IDeA) Charitable Foundation will present to the public the project 'Hundred names', which will tell about hundred survivors of the Armenian Genocide, who or whose heirs got international recognition. <br /> <br /> The Director of the National Archive Amatuni Virabyan told about it on February 25 during a press conference. <a href="http://armenpress.am/eng/news/795533/national-archive-to-present-%E2%80%9Chundred-names%E2%80%9D-project.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/National-Archive-of-the-Republic-of-Armeni-To-Present-Hundred-Names-Project.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/National-Archive-of-the-Republic-of-Armeni-To-Present-Hundred-Names-Project.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33575 'Unique' Roman Tombstone Found in Cirencester, England http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Unique-Roman-Tombstone-Found-in-Cirencester-England.html urn:md5:3df1945b06d3c5dffe4c118c3a84b47e Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/_81231554_81227045.jpg" />A "unique" Roman headstone is the first of its kind unearthed in the UK, experts believe. The tombstone was found near skeletal remains thought to belong to the person named on its inscription, making the discovery unique.<br /> <br /> Archaeologists behind the dig in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, said they believed it marked the grave of a 27-year-old woman called Bodica. The bodies of three children were also found in the "family burial plot". <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-31610266">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Unique-Roman-Tombstone-Found-in-Cirencester-England.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Unique-Roman-Tombstone-Found-in-Cirencester-England.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33574 National Archives' New Facility To Help Store Australia's Paper Records in Canberra http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/National-Archives-New-Facility-To-Help-Store-Australia-s-Paper-Records-in-Canberra.html urn:md5:6da21e43fcb6b6b468ef5a10f663490f Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/6265304-3x2-700x467.jpg" />Storage facilities for the National Archives of Australia are nearing capacity, but a plan for a new purpose-built facility in Canberra will help ease the load.<br /> <br /> The archive currently has about 380 kilometres of shelf space at repositories around the nation, including Mitchell, Greenaway and Parkes in Canberra. Archives director-general David Fricker said there was another 250 kilometres of records destined for permanent care in the years ahead. <a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-02-26/national-archives-of-australia-new-storage-facility/6265174">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/National-Archives-New-Facility-To-Help-Store-Australia-s-Paper-Records-in-Canberra.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/National-Archives-New-Facility-To-Help-Store-Australia-s-Paper-Records-in-Canberra.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33573 Revealed: Benedict Cumberbatch Is a Descendant of Slave owners in Barbados http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Revealed%3A-Benedict-Cumberbatch-Is-a-Descendant-of-Slave-owners-in-Barbados.html urn:md5:fd89a19cf935afba2b45e11a515e40f4 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 10:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/1B07FF7300000578-2959344-image-m-4_1424302020799.jpg" />Almost five years ago, a hand-written letter arrived at the stage door of London’s National Theatre, where Benedict Cumberbatch was starring in a revival of Terence Rattigan’s After The Dance.<br /> <br /> It came from the actor’s cousin, Helen Ashton, who had discovered ‘something interesting’ about their shared ancestry stretching back to when the family’s fortune was made from sugar and slavery in Barbados. <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2959344/Sherlock-star-Benedict-Cumberbatch-provoked-storm-using-term-coloured-host-black-relatives-descended-slave-owning-ancestors-mixed-blood-himself.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Revealed%3A-Benedict-Cumberbatch-Is-a-Descendant-of-Slave-owners-in-Barbados.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Revealed%3A-Benedict-Cumberbatch-Is-a-Descendant-of-Slave-owners-in-Barbados.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33561 Hill Memorial Library, Louisiana State University, To Digitize Reveille Archives http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Hill-Memorial-Library-Louisiana-State-University-To-Digitize-Reveille-Archives.html urn:md5:f2842e47a11422d8da226ae668a37436 Tue, 24 Feb 2015 11:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/54ebc1572bcd3.image.jpg" />In 1934, Huey P. Long ordered LSU President James Monroe Smith to expel seven members of The Reveille. The student journalists dared to publish a letter to the editor criticizing Long and refused to submit to discipline for the act.<br /> <br /> The rest of the Reveille Seven story is part of the rich legacy of the publication that can be viewed in Hill Memorial Library. The original anti-Long letter and every other printed Reveille issue from 1897 to 2001 can be found in its archives. <a href="http://www.lsureveille.com/daily/hill-memorial-library-to-digitize-reveille-archives/article_0edf87d4-bbb9-11e4-b674-7f60d461ad2a.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Hill-Memorial-Library-Louisiana-State-University-To-Digitize-Reveille-Archives.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Hill-Memorial-Library-Louisiana-State-University-To-Digitize-Reveille-Archives.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33551 Library of Birmingham, England, Photo Archive 'Still at Risk' http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Library-of-Birmingham-England-Photo-Archive-Still-at-Risk.html urn:md5:279d0ab43c27b7fce1eb317d6726b3ae Tue, 24 Feb 2015 09:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/The-Library-of-Birmingham-28.jpg" />The Library of Birmingham's renowned photographic archives remain at risk despite a council U-turn on proposed budget cuts, it has been claimed.<br /> <br /> The influential Royal Photographic Society says it remains concerned for the future of the nationally recognised archives and four specialist staff. Archivist roles were among 100 jobs at the landmark library placed at risk when a £1.5 million package of cuts to its £10 million-a-year running costs was proposed in December. <a href="http://www.birminghampost.co.uk/news/regional-affairs/library-birmingham-photo-archive-still-8686588">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Library-of-Birmingham-England-Photo-Archive-Still-at-Risk.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Library-of-Birmingham-England-Photo-Archive-Still-at-Risk.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33550 Cambridgeshire Church Plague Graffiti Reveals 'Heartbreaking' Find http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Cambridgeshire-Church-Plague-Graffiti-Reveals-Heartbreaking-Find.html urn:md5:ff8790b504c7dd7dee1c664f340e0a94 Mon, 23 Feb 2015 18:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/_81086986_kingston2.jpg" />"Heartbreaking" graffiti uncovered in a Cambridgeshire church has revealed how three sisters from one family died in a plague outbreak in 1515.<br /> <br /> The names Cateryn, Jane and Amee Maddyngley and the date were inscribed on stonework in Kingston parish church. It was found by Norfolk and Suffolk Medieval Graffiti Survey volunteers. Archaeologist Matt Champion said the project had shown church plague graffiti was "far more common than previously realised". <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-31459761">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Cambridgeshire-Church-Plague-Graffiti-Reveals-Heartbreaking-Find.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Cambridgeshire-Church-Plague-Graffiti-Reveals-Heartbreaking-Find.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33546 WWI Trench System Unearthed in Cork, Ireland http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/WWI-Trench-System-Unearthed-in-Cork-Ireland.html urn:md5:093d32ec4ba902a4de9ba9beb081d18b Mon, 23 Feb 2015 12:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/WorldWar1Trench_large.jpg" />Archaeologists at a military camp in North Cork have discovered one of the largest and best preserved First World War underground bunker and trench systems ever built in Britain and Ireland.<br /> <br /> Details of the find by a team from Queen’s University Belfast, revealed exclusively to the Irish Examiner, show the underground bunkers, built around 1915, could have accommodated sleeping quarters for up to 300 troops. <a href="http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/wwi-trench-system-unearthed-in-cork-308695.html">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/WWI-Trench-System-Unearthed-in-Cork-Ireland.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/WWI-Trench-System-Unearthed-in-Cork-Ireland.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33544 Denmark's Largest Digital Archive Opens Today http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Denmark-s-Largest-Digital-Archive-Opens-Today.html urn:md5:40aea5cea66e7dde5d89329431abb33c Mon, 23 Feb 2015 10:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/450.jpg" />Denmark's largest digital photo album with nearly two million images will open to the general public today at 4pm.<br /> <br /> Danes will have access to the online database at Arkive.dk, which includes 1,841,254 documents such as photos, diaries, letters, and sound and video recordings. Since the late 1980s, all items from the country's more than 550 archives have been recorded electronically, and today a large portion of them becomes freely available to the public. <a href="http://cphpost.dk/news/denmarks-largest-digital-archive-opens-today.12735.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Denmark-s-Largest-Digital-Archive-Opens-Today.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Denmark-s-Largest-Digital-Archive-Opens-Today.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33543 Are You Related to Drew Barrymore? http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Are-You-Related-to-Drew-Barrymore.html urn:md5:d071cec5cd3c461cc659cd8f69bb3fa5 Sun, 22 Feb 2015 06:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/220px-Drew_Barrymore_Berlin_2014.jpg" />Barrymore was born on February 22, 1975, in Culver City, California, to American actor John Drew Barrymore and Jaid Barrymore (née Makó), an aspiring actress. <br /> <br /> Barrymore's mother was born in a Displaced persons camp in Brannenburg, West Germany, to Hungarian World War II refugees. Barrymore's father was of English, Irish, and German ancestry. Her parents divorced in 1984, when she was nine years old. She is one of four children with a half-brother, John Blyth Barrymore, who is also an actor, and two half-sisters, Blyth Dolores Barrymore and Jessica Blyth Barrymore (Brahma).<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=barrymore&amp;celebrite=Drew-BARRYMORE">Drew Barrymore's Family Tree</a><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Are-You-Related-to-Drew-Barrymore.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Are-You-Related-to-Drew-Barrymore.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33505 Genealogy Software Updates of the Week http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html3 urn:md5:541f607f2d8646e2efbb64ff21b99055 Fri, 20 Feb 2015 00:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Software <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/software-box.jpg" /><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uk.co.telgen.families">Families (Legacy Family Tree) for Android</a></strong> 2.2.3 <em>(Mobile - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Fix font size problem on Family View.<br /> • Fix exception when bookmark referencing a deleted individual or couple is accessed.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.familygtg.app">Family Get-To-Gether for Android</a></strong> 1.3.2 <em>(Mobile - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • New fields (‘Census’ &amp; ‘Property’) are now supported.<br /> • Photos referenced in events and family GEDCOM records are now imported.<br /> • 3rd party file explorer apps (or Google Drive app) can now be used to directly pick up the GEDCOM file to import.<br /> • German translation is now more complete.<br /> • Arabic translation is added.<br /> • New options to share &amp; rate the app are added.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://www.chronosnet.com/Products/iscrapbook.html">iScrapbook</a></strong> 5.0.2 <em>(Family Pictures - Mac - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Fixed issues related to preview images for pages.<br /> • Fixed issue with dashed outline in placeholders.<br /> • Fixed issue where placeholder backgrounds in old templates would sometimes appear blank.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://www.pocketgenealogist.com/">Pocket Genealogist</a></strong> 4.09A05 Public Beta <em>(Mobile - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Support for Legacy v8.<br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html3#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html3#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33525 Edinburgh Team To Create Visual Archive of UK Tower Blocks http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Edinburgh-Team-To-Create-Visual-Archive-of-UK-Tower-Blocks.html urn:md5:c9e22c092d1a2761613d89fe393efbe7 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 13:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/_80945386_025822819-1.jpg" />Social and architectural historians from Edinburgh College of Art are behind the project, described as a "Domesday Book" of the UK's post-war reconstruction.<br /> <br /> Entitled 'Tower Blocks - Our Blocks!', it will also include images of tower blocks demolished over 30 years ago. The project is to receive a £52,900 grant of Heritage Lottery funding. <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-31415005">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Edinburgh-Team-To-Create-Visual-Archive-of-UK-Tower-Blocks.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Edinburgh-Team-To-Create-Visual-Archive-of-UK-Tower-Blocks.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33514