Genealogy Blog : Genealogy News http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/ en Wed, 01 Apr 2015 12:16:28 +0200 Geneanet 2012 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Dotclear David Cameron Reveals He Is Related to Kim Kardashian http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/David-Cameron-Reveals-He-Is-Related-to-Kim-Kardashian.html urn:md5:ddd55e5fb8ebd6920cce2453c726fe4d Wed, 01 Apr 2015 14:15:00 +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/cameron_3251779b.jpg" />David Cameron has said he is related to Kim Kardashian-West, the reality TV star. The Prime Minister said he was thirteenth cousin of the celebrity, who is married to rapper Kanye West.<br /> <br /> Asked by Heat magazine whether he watched the television show Keeping Up With The Kardashians, featuring Kim and her family, Mr Cameron volunteered: "No, but I'm related to them. Did you know I'm 13th cousins with them?" <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/david-cameron/11506560/David-Cameron-reveals-he-is-related-to-Kim-Kardashian.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/David-Cameron-Reveals-He-Is-Related-to-Kim-Kardashian.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/David-Cameron-Reveals-He-Is-Related-to-Kim-Kardashian.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33910 World's Oldest Person Misao Okawa Dies in Japan http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/World-s-Oldest-Person-Misao-Okawa-Dies-in-Japan.html urn:md5:2bceaf6adbe54f90f6a4c134ed0f20ac Wed, 01 Apr 2015 12:15:00 +0200 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Deceased People <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/_82048592_026171470-1.jpg" />The world's oldest living person, Japan's Misao Okawa, has died from heart failure at the age of 117. She died in a nursing home in Osaka, the city she was born in on 5 March 1898.<br /> <br /> She is survived by three children, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Ms Okawa was recognised in 2013 as the world's oldest living person, as well as the world's oldest living woman, by Guinness World Records. <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-32142212">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/World-s-Oldest-Person-Misao-Okawa-Dies-in-Japan.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/World-s-Oldest-Person-Misao-Okawa-Dies-in-Japan.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33906 25th Anniversary of the Friends of the National Library of Australia http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/25th-Anniversary-of-the-Friends-of-the-National-Library-of-Australia.html urn:md5:8d3e51bd09ec75a8f23539e1d25ea0ad Wed, 01 Apr 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/gough.jpg" />2015 marks the 25th anniversary of the formation of Friends of the National Library of Australia.<br /> <br /> The Friends of the National Library was launched by Mr Whitlam at the inaugural Kenneth Myer Memorial Lecture on 5 April 1990. This was followed by a Friends Welcome Day on 7 April 1990 with the late Ruth Cracknell AO officiating. Approximately 2200 people attended this day and participated in a number of activities including behind the scenes tours. <a href="https://www.nla.gov.au/blogs/behind-the-scenes/2015/03/30/25th-anniversary-of-the-friends-of-the-national-library">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/25th-Anniversary-of-the-Friends-of-the-National-Library-of-Australia.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/25th-Anniversary-of-the-Friends-of-the-National-Library-of-Australia.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33905 Over 1,000 People Discovered at Medieval Cemetery Underneath the University of Cambridge, England http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Over-1000-People-Discovered-at-Medieval-Cemetery-Underneath-the-University-of-Cambridge-England.html urn:md5:a1267857bc21001e315919f2e0808263 Wed, 01 Apr 2015 08:15:00 +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/medieval-cemetery-cambridge.jpeg" />Archaeologists working on a site at the University of Cambridge have reported the discovery of a cemetery belonging to a medieval hospital. They believe it is one of the largest graveyards of its kind found in Britain, with as many as 1500 people buried there.<br /> <br /> The first academic report of the excavations beneath the Old Divinity School at St John’s College, Cambridge, has been published in Archaeological Journal. <a href="http://www.medievalists.net/2015/03/31/medieval-cemetery-discovered-underneath-the-university-of-cambridge/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Over-1000-People-Discovered-at-Medieval-Cemetery-Underneath-the-University-of-Cambridge-England.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Over-1000-People-Discovered-at-Medieval-Cemetery-Underneath-the-University-of-Cambridge-England.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33904 Rare Medieval Devotional Panel Found by River Thames Goes on Show http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Rare-Medieval-Devotional-Panel-Found-by-River-Thames-Goes-on-Show.html urn:md5:7822c857e73c44147f6b9fb6d14492fb Tue, 31 Mar 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/panel.jpg" />A rare medieval devotional panel is now on display at the Museum of London. Depicting the capture, trial and execution of Thomas, Earl of Lancaster, political rebel turned martyr, the object was discovered by archaeologists from MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology), whilst excavating by the River Thames in London.<br /> <br /> A fascinating piece of political propaganda and religious art, the panel is one of the largest and the finest examples of its kind. <a href="http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/03/2015/rare-medieval-devotional-panel-found-by-river-thames-goes-on-show">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Rare-Medieval-Devotional-Panel-Found-by-River-Thames-Goes-on-Show.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Rare-Medieval-Devotional-Panel-Found-by-River-Thames-Goes-on-Show.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33900 The Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Libraries Joins the Flickr Commons http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/The-Virginia-Commonwealth-University-VCU-Libraries-Joins-the-Flickr-Commons.html urn:md5:5fd50c1117cdebb01f5caa4deb2fedb8 Tue, 31 Mar 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_7/16243664643_7db19a7daf_b.jpg" />The VCU Libraries include prints, works of art, historic and medical artifacts, archives and manuscripts, maps and rare books and periodicals, as well as one of the largest collections of comic arts, book art, alternative newspapers and zines in the USA. <br /> <br /> The bulk of their shared items come from VCU Libraries Special Collections and Archives, but they also digitize and make available other resources in partnership with local institutions. <a href="https://blog.flickr.net/en/2015/03/25/welcome-vcu-libraries-to-the-flickr-commons/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/The-Virginia-Commonwealth-University-VCU-Libraries-Joins-the-Flickr-Commons.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/The-Virginia-Commonwealth-University-VCU-Libraries-Joins-the-Flickr-Commons.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33899 Tanzania: Legislators Call for Recovery of Stolen Unguja Archives http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Tanzania%3A-Legislators-Call-for-Recovery-of-Stolen-Unguja-Archives.html urn:md5:797a32c4c41a4adbe330f79c9b5bf6eb Tue, 31 Mar 2015 07:15:00 +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/dra-picture-002.jpg" />Members of the Zanzibar House of Representatives are appealing to the general public and to institutions to recover lost and stolen archives.<br /> <br /> The appeal came after the House probe committee led by Mr Mahmoud Mohammed Mussa revealed the theft of important historical documents and souvenirs. <a href="http://allafrica.com/stories/201503302462.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Tanzania%3A-Legislators-Call-for-Recovery-of-Stolen-Unguja-Archives.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Tanzania%3A-Legislators-Call-for-Recovery-of-Stolen-Unguja-Archives.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33898 King Richard III's Monumental Tomb Unveiled http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/King-Richard-III-s-Monumental-Tomb-Unveiled.html urn:md5:6ec67a160ab49f1983c7a789072be02f Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:15:00 +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/dnews-files-2015-03-richard-III-tomb-revealed-150327-jpg.jpg" />King Richard III finally got his monumental burial this morning, 530 years after his death in battle. A 2.3-ton tombstone was lowered overnight into place, sealing the king beneath and marking Richard’s place of honor in Leicester cathedral.<br /> <br /> Coming from a quarry in North Yorkshire which Richard would have owned as the Duke of York, the Swaledale fossil stone sits on a slab of dark Kilkenny marble, inscribed with the king’s name, dates, motto and coat of arms. <a href="http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/king-richard-iiis-monumental-tomb-unveiled-150327.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/King-Richard-III-s-Monumental-Tomb-Unveiled.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/King-Richard-III-s-Monumental-Tomb-Unveiled.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33881 30,000 NYPD Crime Photographs Will Go Online http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/30000-NYPD-Crime-Photographs-Will-Go-Online.html urn:md5:4408e24abaf0431c58b206586db1ee48 Mon, 30 Mar 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/municipalarchivescrime1.jpg" />From contorted corpses splayed on the sidewalk to errant streetcars lodged in storefronts, the New York Police Department (NYPD) has photographed crime scenes almost since the technology was available. <br /> <br /> A new grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, announced on Monday, will support the digitization of around 30,000 of these photographs from 1914 to 1975, making them viewable to the public for the first time. <a href="http://hyperallergic.com/193721/30000-nypd-crime-photographs-will-go-online/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/30000-NYPD-Crime-Photographs-Will-Go-Online.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/30000-NYPD-Crime-Photographs-Will-Go-Online.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33880 New Zealand: New Website Showcases World War I Footage http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/New-Zealand%3A-New-Website-Showcases-World-War-I-Footage.html urn:md5:9c249b4c3d2505ef042aa2a09c8b6992 Mon, 30 Mar 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__15124.jpg" />New Zealand Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says a new website featuring previously unavailable film from World War I is an engrossing historical resource.<br /> <br /> Anzac: Sights & Sounds, from Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision, gives an evocative, insightful and compelling view of the conflict, using archival film footage gathered from across the world, recorded interviews, songs and photographs. <a href="http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA1503/S00436/new-website-showcases-world-war-i-footage.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/New-Zealand%3A-New-Website-Showcases-World-War-I-Footage.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/New-Zealand%3A-New-Website-Showcases-World-War-I-Footage.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33879 Library of Congress Acquires Rare Trove of Civil War Images http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Library-of-Congress-Acquires-Rare-Trove-of-Civil-War-Images.html urn:md5:2e9fe1c9dff180a877fc034ec2dcf3b7 Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:15:00 +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/Civil_War_Images-2.jpg" />A Houston housewife who has quietly collected rare Civil War images for 50 years has sold more than 500 early photographs to the Library of Congress.<br /> <br /> The library announced the acquisition Sunday and is placing the first 77 images online. On Friday, 87-year-old Robin Stanford delivered the historic stereograph images from her collection to the library. <a href="http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/03/29/library-congress-acquires-rare-trove-civil-war-images-many-by-confederate/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Library-of-Congress-Acquires-Rare-Trove-of-Civil-War-Images.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Library-of-Congress-Acquires-Rare-Trove-of-Civil-War-Images.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33878 Are You Related to Lady Gaga? http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Are-You-Related-to-Lady-Gaga.html urn:md5:34cd5cf13aa6f40fde67074adfe1fa04 Sat, 28 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_7/640px-Lady_Gaga_during_the_ArtRave_Tour.png" />Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta was born on March 28, 1986 at the Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, New York City, to a Catholic family. <br /> <br /> She is the elder daughter of Cynthia Louise "Cindy" (Bissett; born c. 1955), and internet entrepreneur Joseph Anthony "Joe" Germanotta, Jr. Gaga is of 75 percent Italian ancestry, and also has French Canadian ancestry. Her sister Natali (born c. 1992) is a fashion student.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=germanottas&amp;celebrite=Lady-GAGA">Lady Gaga's Family Tree</a><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Are-You-Related-to-Lady-Gaga.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Are-You-Related-to-Lady-Gaga.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33820 Genealogy Software Updates of the Week http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html3 urn:md5:44cdcbae09ce352e126d0bb2c8581514 Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:15:00 +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> 7.0.47 <em>(Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Fixed a problem where the shortcut keys: CTRL+SHIFT+Letter were not working on the Select Person screen.<br /> • On the Source Grid that shows the 10 most recently used sources, if you add or view a source with a different page number, it will show on the list of 10 even if the same source was there with a different page number.<br /> • Fixed a problem in the Split Database or Merge Database routines where if a location had Pictures attached, or the new extra fields attached, they were not being attached to the location in the new database.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://www.familybookcreator.com/">Family Book Creator</a></strong> Build 267 <em>(Family Books - Windows - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Fixed: Swedish output: There was a spelling issue inside the generated sentence in case of unknown relationships of children to their father or mother. The word "Släktskapet" was spelled wrong.<br /> • Fixed: Gender-symbols ("♂" or "♀") to indicate the sex of individuals inside the list of children did not show up for females if Danish, Norwegian or Swedish were used as output languages.<br /> • Fixed: It could happen that inside a family headline the name of the primary individual with multiple relationships was included twice.<br /> • Fixed: If the option "Include only preferred partner" was used it could happen that paragraphs for primary individuals with multiple relationships were missing inside the report.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://genealone.com/">Genealone</a></strong> 1.5.2 <em>(Web Publishing - Windows, Mac, Linux - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Several bugs in GEDCOM file import have been fixed. Genealone WP now import name prefixes correctly and some sources and citations which were not imported before are imported now.<br /> • New: Captcha on contact form and suggestion form pages. Captcha sould prevent spamming by robots which has appeared recently.<br /> • New: Delete link in the message central. Saved message can be deleted after its content is displayed.<br /> <br /> <b><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/storypress-app/id789604985">StoryPress for iPhone and iPad</a></b> 3.6 <i>(Mobile - Freeware)</i><br><br> • Addition of tutorial screen overlays for first time users.<br> • Bug fixes.<br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html3#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html3#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33857 'Faces: The Many Visages of Human History' at the University of Padua, Italy http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Faces%3A-The-Many-Visages-of-Human-History-at-the-University-of-Padua-Italy.html urn:md5:6b0520dd8443a49625b12374a37b8c8b Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:15:00 +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/Padua_faces_01b.jpg" />One bust depicts a gaunt-faced man with a beaked nose and angular chin. Nearby, another has rounded cheeks and a softer nose and chin. But the two faces were both created based on the skull of one man, St. Anthony of Padua.<br /> <br /> The gaunt face, a reconstruction made 20 years ago, is closer to how St. Anthony appears in religious artwork. The rounder face was created in late 2013 by a team of archaeologists and 3-D modelers from Italy and Brazil. <a href="http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.fr/2015/03/faces-many-visages-of-human-history-at.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Faces%3A-The-Many-Visages-of-Human-History-at-the-University-of-Padua-Italy.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Faces%3A-The-Many-Visages-of-Human-History-at-the-University-of-Padua-Italy.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33855 Ice Age Hunters Were in North America Earlier Than Believed http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Ice-Age-Hunters-Were-in-North-America-Earlier-Than-Believed.html urn:md5:eea8eec97c3d5bf707d2dff75a0330b4 Thu, 26 Mar 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/Ice_Age_Hunters_01.jpg" />New research shows that prehistoric Ice-Age people hunted horse and camel 13,300 years ago in North America, much earlier than previously believed, according to a team of researchers led by a Texas A&M University anthropologist.<br /> <br /> Waters and the research team examined the skeletal remains of seven horses and one camel found in an area called Wally’s Beach, located about 80 miles south of Calgary in Canada. <a href="http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.fr/2015/03/ice-age-hunters-were-in-north-america.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Ice-Age-Hunters-Were-in-North-America-Earlier-Than-Believed.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Ice-Age-Hunters-Were-in-North-America-Earlier-Than-Believed.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33854 Ring Brings Ancient Viking, Islamic Civilizations Closer Together http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Ring-Brings-Ancient-Viking-Islamic-Civilizations-Closer-Together.html urn:md5:800d93f26dfad3bea6159a8fc86301ec Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:15:00 +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_7/26B2C30900000578-0-image-a-35_1426515188138.jpg" />More than a century after its discovery in a ninth century woman’s grave, an engraved ring has revealed evidence of close contacts between Viking Age Scandinavians and the Islamic world.<br /> <br /> Excavators of a Viking trading center in Sweden called Birka recovered the silver ring in the late 1800s. Until now, it was thought that it featured a violet amethyst engraved with Arabic-looking characters. <a href="https://www.sciencenews.org/article/ring-brings-ancient-viking-islamic-civilizations-closer-together">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Ring-Brings-Ancient-Viking-Islamic-Civilizations-Closer-Together.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Ring-Brings-Ancient-Viking-Islamic-Civilizations-Closer-Together.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33853 DNA Records Effects of Slave Trade in the Americas http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/DNA-Records-Effects-of-Slave-Trade-in-the-Americas.html urn:md5:d29537bf99d29d424ccfbe19c0541afd Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:15:00 +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/larger-11-RESEARCH-DNA-2B.jpg" />The Internet and modern genetics have been a pair of high-wattage searchlights slicing through one of the darkest periods of modern human history: more than three centuries of conquest, slave trade and population displacement in the Americas.<br /> <br /> Historians now can sort through ship manifests once scattered across continents and even search a database for the names of slaves uprooted from Africa and brought across the Atlantic. <a href="http://www.sci-tech-today.com/story.xhtml?story_id=12200C40BPV6">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/DNA-Records-Effects-of-Slave-Trade-in-the-Americas.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/DNA-Records-Effects-of-Slave-Trade-in-the-Americas.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33852 Iceland Has Become The Perfect Genetics Experiment http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Iceland-Has-Become-The-Perfect-Genetics-Experiment.html urn:md5:9e07c9f09d4b4f284ce021f76e959637 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:15:00 +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/hv6hvxtyy9ccjy9majgu.jpg" />A millennium ago, a group settled in Iceland and have stayed there ever since, with few people coming and going. <br /> <br /> And so their DNA has stayed remarkably homogenous. That’s a major boon for genetics researchers, who today have released the results of sequencing the complete genomes of 2636 Icelanders — the largest such countrywide project ever. <a href="http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2015/03/icelands-tiny-isolated-population-makes-it-the-perfect-genetics-lab/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Iceland-Has-Become-The-Perfect-Genetics-Experiment.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Iceland-Has-Become-The-Perfect-Genetics-Experiment.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33851 Rare WWI Photos Go On Show After Being Discovered Under a House http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Rare-WWI-Photos-Go-On-Show-After-Being-Discovered-Under-a-House.html urn:md5:278dd903e6ff14df0c1da930abf0c809 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/r1405370_20091087.jpg" />Hundreds of fragile glass slides containing rare images of the early days of World War One have been restored after being discovered under a local house.<br /> <br /> Wrapped in towels and placed in cardboard boxes, the slides had been exposed to the heat, moisture, cold and wind that had saturated the region over the last several decades. <a href="http://www.abc.net.au/local/photos/2015/03/26/4205412.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Rare-WWI-Photos-Go-On-Show-After-Being-Discovered-Under-a-House.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Rare-WWI-Photos-Go-On-Show-After-Being-Discovered-Under-a-House.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33850 Richard III DNA Tests Uncover Evidence of Further Royal Scandal http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Richard-III-DNA-Tests-Uncover-Evidence-of-Further-Royal-Scandal.html urn:md5:c683dc9fd413813507f4e4cc52fd5572 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:15:00 +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/f0667d47-240d-4748-8834-8e25e3e311b8-620x372.jpeg" />When scientists revealed last year that an adulterous affair had apparently broken the male line in Richard III’s family tree, they vowed to investigate further.<br /> <br /> But rather than clear up the mystery, their latest genetic tests have uncovered evidence of another royal sex scandal. This time, the indiscretion could potentially undermine the legitimacy of the entire House of Plantagenet. <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/mar/25/richard-iii-dna-tests-uncover-evidence-of-further-royal-scandal">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Richard-III-DNA-Tests-Uncover-Evidence-of-Further-Royal-Scandal.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Richard-III-DNA-Tests-Uncover-Evidence-of-Further-Royal-Scandal.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33848 Are You Related to Diana Ross? http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Are-You-Related-to-Diana-Ross.html urn:md5:1b135231d4ffd0e5b62b2919a1ddcc19 Thu, 26 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/rossd.jpg" />Diana Ross was born on March 26, 1944 at Hutzel Women's Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. The second-eldest child of Ernestine (née Moten; January 27, 1916 – October 9, 1984), a schoolteacher, and Fred Ross, Sr. (July 4, 1920 – November 21, 2007), a former United States Army soldier, Ross would later say that she didn't see much of her father until he had returned from service following World War II. <br /> <br /> Much has been made of whether her first name ends in an "a" or an "e". According to Ross, her mother actually named her "Diane" but a clerical error resulted in her name being recorded as "Diana" on her birth certificate.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=rossd&amp;celebrite=Diana-ROSS">Diana Ross' Family Tree</a><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Are-You-Related-to-Diana-Ross.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Are-You-Related-to-Diana-Ross.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33758 Previously Unseen Photographs Show British and German Soldiers Posing Up with Their Pets in WW1 France http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Previously-Unseen-Photographs-Show-British-and-German-Soldiers-Posing-Up-with-Their-Pets-in-WW1-France.html urn:md5:a66d339905ecde2bcff675c1c010a662 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 08:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/26F1AD0800000578-0-image-a-1_1427196815105.jpg" />Photographs capturing soldiers posing with the dogs that helped carry messages, detect enemy troops and simply provide comfort in the trenches while they were fighting during World War One have been found.<br /> <br /> Libby Hall, of Hackney in east London, has spent four decades collecting dog photos and stumbled on the collection of wartime snaps at a market stall. <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3009324/Previously-unseen-photographs-British-German-soldiers-posing-pets-WW1-France.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Previously-Unseen-Photographs-Show-British-and-German-Soldiers-Posing-Up-with-Their-Pets-in-WW1-France.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Previously-Unseen-Photographs-Show-British-and-German-Soldiers-Posing-Up-with-Their-Pets-in-WW1-France.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33819 Angie Harmon 'Finds a Relative Who Was Bought and Sold' as a Slave http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Angie-Harmon-Finds-a-Relative-Who-Was-Bought-and-Sold-as-a-Slave.html urn:md5:e02179c50cd843dc065822deec97802a Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/26D7F41800000578-0-image-m-33_1426872617333.jpg" />Angie Harmon discovered her fifth great-grandfather Michael was an indentured servant in the latest teaser of TLC's Who Do You Think You Are.<br /> <br /> The 42-year-old actress - who always believed she was of Greek, Irish and Native American descent - made a surprising discovery when she traced all the way up her family tree. The Rizzoli & Isles star searched through old family records to find more information regarding her ancestor who emigrated from Germany as a slave. <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3004564/Angie-Harmon-finds-relative-bought-sold-slave-latest-Think-teaser.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Angie-Harmon-Finds-a-Relative-Who-Was-Bought-and-Sold-as-a-Slave.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Angie-Harmon-Finds-a-Relative-Who-Was-Bought-and-Sold-as-a-Slave.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33810 Archivists Unearth Rare First Edition of the 1815 'Map that Changed the World' http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Archivists-Unearth-Rare-First-Edition-of-the-1815-Map-that-Changed-the-World.html urn:md5:bbdd0b85fa53bc7b659bca9dec586f5f Tue, 24 Mar 2015 09:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/150323075432-large.jpg" />A rare early copy of William Smith's 1815 Geological Map of England and Wales, previously thought lost, has been uncovered by Geological Society archivists. <br /> <br /> The new map has been digitised and made available online in time for the start of celebrations of the map's 200th anniversary, beginning with an unveiling of a plaque at Smith's former residence by Sir David Attenborough. <a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/03/150323075432.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Archivists-Unearth-Rare-First-Edition-of-the-1815-Map-that-Changed-the-World.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Archivists-Unearth-Rare-First-Edition-of-the-1815-Map-that-Changed-the-World.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33809 Vatican Archives Shed Light on Tragedy of Armenian Genocide http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Vatican-Archives-Shed-Light-on-Tragedy-of-Armenian-Genocide.html urn:md5:5b506a9670552e75c17b12ab8770d762 Mon, 23 Mar 2015 12:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Armenians_being_deported_Credit_Narek_via_Flickr_CC_BY_SA_20_CNA_3_20_15.jpg" />Ahead of Pope Francis’ Mass commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, newly released historic documents confirm the Holy See’s broad commitment to helping the Armenian people at a time when few others would.<br /> <br /> The Italian Jesuit-run magazine La Civiltà Cattolica stressed that newly published documents "prove how the Holy See, always informed about events, had not remained passive, but was strongly committed to face the issue" of the Armenian Genocide. <a href="http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/vatican-archives-shed-light-on-tragedy-of-armenian-genocide-30124/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Vatican-Archives-Shed-Light-on-Tragedy-of-Armenian-Genocide.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Vatican-Archives-Shed-Light-on-Tragedy-of-Armenian-Genocide.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33803