Genealogy Blog : Genealogy News http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/ en Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:42:36 +0100 Geneanet 2012 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Dotclear Are You Related to Katie Holmes? http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Are-You-Related-to-Katie-Holmes.html urn:md5:66ba33770fdcc2011cfbc2375bb3fa31 Thu, 18 Dec 2014 06:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/holmesk.jpg" />Kate Noelle "Katie" Holmes was born on December 18, 1978 in Toledo, Ohio. She is the youngest of five children born to Kathleen (née Stothers), a homemaker and philanthropist, and Martin Joseph Holmes, Sr., an attorney. <br /> <br /> She has three sisters and one brother: Tamera, Holly Ann, Martin Joseph, Jr., and Nancy Kay. Holmes was baptized a Roman Catholic and attended Christ the King Church in Toledo. She graduated from the all-female Notre Dame Academy in Toledo (also her mother's alma mater), where she was a 4.0 student.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=holmesk&amp;celebrite=Katie-HOLMES">Katie Holmes' Family Tree</a><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Are-You-Related-to-Katie-Holmes.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Are-You-Related-to-Katie-Holmes.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32870 Newspapers of Turkish WWI Prisoners Tell Their Own Story http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Newspapers-of-Turkish-WWI-Prisoners-Tell-Their-Own-Story.html urn:md5:3e99f46f55a13963a1847c34304cbc8b Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/gazete.jpg" />It has been recently discovered that there have been dozens of newspaper printed to distribute to Ottoman soldiers that were captured prisoners in the First World War to keep up their morale.<br /> <br /> The soldiers, named Mehmetcik in Turkish were held captive in the camps of Egypt published magazines like Nilufer, Ocak, Hilal, Turk Varligi and Light, which were among 23 different newspapers, and those held in camps in Russia, India, Tatarstan and Siberia published newspapers such as “Puskullu Bela, Kopuk, Niyet, Altay, Ne Munasebet” with a few others bringing the newspaper count to 10. <a href="http://www.worldbulletin.net/news/150811/newspapers-of-turkish-wwi-prisoners-tell-their-own-story">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Newspapers-of-Turkish-WWI-Prisoners-Tell-Their-Own-Story.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Newspapers-of-Turkish-WWI-Prisoners-Tell-Their-Own-Story.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32945 Czech Home Owners Find Hidden Jewish Artifacts from WWII http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Czech-Home-Owners-Find-Hidden-Jewish-Artifacts-from-WWII.html urn:md5:1cabc6960edc4f7f8d9288fa1a3b63e9 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/1824399635.jpg" />House owners rebuilding their attic in the Czech town of Terezin have found photos, shoes and other possessions of Jews forced into a ghetto there under Nazi rule, a heritage project said.<br /> <br /> Terezin (Theresienstadt), a fortress and garrison town built at the end of the 18th century, was used by the Nazis as a transit camp for Jews rounded up in Czechoslovakia and deported from elsewhere in Europe. They were held in the ghetto until they could be transported to camps farther east. <a href="http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/jewish-world-news/1.631751">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Czech-Home-Owners-Find-Hidden-Jewish-Artifacts-from-WWII.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Czech-Home-Owners-Find-Hidden-Jewish-Artifacts-from-WWII.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32932 A Genealogist Who Spent His Life Building a Cherokee Archive Retires http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/A-Genealogist-Who-Spent-His-Life-Building-a-Cherokee-Archive-Retires.html urn:md5:46f85bf6dc5360f896c6492c105ba7ec Mon, 15 Dec 2014 09:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Preservation/Heritage <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/tom-mooney-retirement-cherokee-heritage-center.jpg" />When Tom Mooney started working as a genealogist and archivist for Cherokee Heritage Center on December 6, 1976, he had one filing cabinet to store items.<br /> <br /> After 38 years, Mooney has retired from the Cherokee Heritage Center, leaving behind a vast collection of more than 400,000 historical documents and items that fill hundreds of square feet of space at the museum. <a href="http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/12/14/genealogist-who-spent-his-life-building-cherokee-archive-retires-158216">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/A-Genealogist-Who-Spent-His-Life-Building-a-Cherokee-Archive-Retires.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/A-Genealogist-Who-Spent-His-Life-Building-a-Cherokee-Archive-Retires.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32931 Railwaymen Gravestone Project Wins National Recognition in Bromsgrove, England http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Railwaymen-Gravestone-Project-Wins-National-Recognition-in-Bromsgrove-England.html urn:md5:8afdd2263fd74eab822e730cfa79d439 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 10:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/P_c2103919_141211_604.jpg" />The work restoring two world-famous gravestones in memory of two railwaymen has been commended at a national awards ceremony.<br /> <br /> All those involved with the works on the memorials, which have stood for more than 170 years in St John’s Church Graveyard, in Bromsgrove, were thrilled to walk away with The Supporters Award. <a href="http://www.bromsgrovestandard.co.uk/2014/12/11/news-Railwaymen-gravestone-project-wins-national-recognition-123128.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Railwaymen-Gravestone-Project-Wins-National-Recognition-in-Bromsgrove-England.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Railwaymen-Gravestone-Project-Wins-National-Recognition-in-Bromsgrove-England.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32909 Revolutionary War-Era Time Capsule Found in Massachusetts State House http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Revolutionary-War-Era-Time-Capsule-Found-in-Massachusetts-State-House.html urn:md5:281c329a9858f39c2b7514209b14fae7 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 08:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/bfd923ec-ea5f-4b90-80fb-5e705f095309-460x276.jpeg" />Crews worked carefully on Thursday to remove a time capsule dating back to 1795 from the granite cornerstone of the Massachusetts statehouse, where historians believe it was originally placed by Revolutionary war luminaries Samuel Adams and Paul Revere among others.<br /> <br /> The time capsule is believed to contain items such as old coins and newspapers, but the condition of the contents was not known and the Massachusetts secretary of state, William Galvin, speculated that some could have deteriorated over time. <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2014/dec/11/revolutionary-war-era-time-capsule-massachusetts-state-house">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Revolutionary-War-Era-Time-Capsule-Found-in-Massachusetts-State-House.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Revolutionary-War-Era-Time-Capsule-Found-in-Massachusetts-State-House.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32908 Genealogy Software Updates of the Week http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html2 urn:md5:4e817d2cf52908a436d40ad274d6e9e8 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 13:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Software <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/software.jpg" /><b><a href="http://humogen.com/">HuMo-gen</a></b> 5.0.9.1 <i>(Web Publishing - Windows - Freeware)</i><br><br> • New editing (dragging) features.<br /> <br /> <b><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/irish-roots/id587314488">Irish Roots Magazine for iPhone and iPad</a></b> 32.3.2.0 <i>(Mobile - Freeware)</i><br><br> • iOS 8.<br> • New home interface screen feature larger latest edition cover.<br /> <br /> <b><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/livehistory/id551017306">LiveHistory for iPhone and iPad</a></b> 1.2.3 <i>(Mobile - Purchase)</i><br><br> • Bugfixes and internal updates.<br> • Improved GEDCOM import.<br /> <br /> <b><a href="http://www.syniumsoftware.com/macfamilytree/">MacFamilyTree</a></b> 7.3.2 <i>(Full Featured - Mac - Purchase)</i><br><br> • Stability improvements using FamilySearch integration.<br> • Issue displaying the correct name format resolved.<br> • Stability issue when adding photos from iPhoto resolved.<br> • Further smaller bugs fixed.<br /> <br /> <b><a href="http://www.rootsmagic.com/RootsMagic/">RootsMagic</a></b> 7.0.2.2 <i>(Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)</i><br><br> • New: Info button in File Compare source copy now brings up citation edit screen.<br> • New: File Compare now takes Unique ID into account (and displays %match in blue for UniqueID matches).<br> • Fixed: Long delays could occur after editing a person in very large databases.<br> • Fixed: Updating large groups in large databases could take a very long time.<br> • Fixed: Cancelling during File Compare works properly now.<br> • Fixed: Memory leak when searching or selecting by criteria for a person's name.<br> • Fixed: Numerous minor bug fixes. http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html2#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html2#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32889 Lute Manuscripts Uploaded to Cambridge Digital Library http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Lute-Manuscripts-Uploaded-to-Cambridge-Digital-Library.html urn:md5:e5c98a6af7fa0707fdf08ddaac2a8b93 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 11:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/_79624037_2638011.jpg" />A "remarkable" collection of lute manuscripts dating back to the 16th Century has been put online by the University of Cambridge.<br /> <br /> The 650 pieces include handwritten scores by John Dowland, Francis Cutting and other early modern composers. John Robinson of the Lute Society said the collection was "invaluable", with many works being lost over centuries. <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-30400165">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Lute-Manuscripts-Uploaded-to-Cambridge-Digital-Library.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Lute-Manuscripts-Uploaded-to-Cambridge-Digital-Library.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32888 Parchment's Hidden Stories Revealed http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Parchment-s-Hidden-Stories-Revealed.html urn:md5:b0a348ca5672650c8bc4739b477cc045 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 09:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Parchment_03.JPG" />Millions of documents stored in archives could provide scientists with the key to tracing the development of agriculture in the British Isles over the last 700 years, according to new research at the University of York and Trinity College Dublin.<br /> <br /> But the crucial information the documents hold is not contained in their texts but the parchment on which it is written. Researchers in Dublin and York used the latest scientific techniques to extract ancient DNA and protein from tiny samples of parchment from documents from the late 17th and late 18th centuries. <a href="http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.fr/2014/12/parchments-hidden-stories-revealed.html">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Parchment-s-Hidden-Stories-Revealed.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Parchment-s-Hidden-Stories-Revealed.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32887 Meter Television Are Searching For Americans With Swedish Ancestry For a Reality TV-Show http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Meter-Television-Are-Searching-For-Americans-With-Swedish-Ancestry-For-a-Reality-TV-Show.html urn:md5:e9cb533f2cdb590a768f8f59754ec53d Wed, 10 Dec 2014 15:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Multimedia <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/Screenshot__11767.jpg" />After the major success of the 4 seasons of the nominated TV-series Allt för Sverige - Great Swedish Adventure (The American title of the show), Meter Television are now casting for season 5. The deadline to apply is February 15, 2015, and the show will be shooting in the summer 2015.<br /> <br /> In the years 1846-1930, 1.3 million Swedish people immigrated to America to build a better life for their families. Today, more than 4.8 million Americans have Swedish heritage.<br /> <br /> To apply for the show, go to: <a href="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/www.greatswedishadventure.com">www.greatswedishadventure.com</a><br /><br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Meter-Television-Are-Searching-For-Americans-With-Swedish-Ancestry-For-a-Reality-TV-Show.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Meter-Television-Are-Searching-For-Americans-With-Swedish-Ancestry-For-a-Reality-TV-Show.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32877 Viking Women Colonized New Lands, Too http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Viking-Women-Colonized-New-Lands-Too.html urn:md5:4f0e21d259c3b84cf85ea898f66236da Tue, 09 Dec 2014 10:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/vikings-pirates-660.jpg" />Vikings may have been family men who traveled with their wives to new lands, according to a new study of ancient Viking DNA.<br /> <br /> Maternal DNA from ancient Norsemen closely matches that of modern-day people in the North Atlantic isles, particularly from the Orkney and Shetland Islands. The findings suggest that both Viking men and women sailed on the ships to colonize new lands. <a href="http://news.discovery.com/history/viking-women-colonize-new-lands-too-141208.htm">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Viking-Women-Colonized-New-Lands-Too.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Viking-Women-Colonized-New-Lands-Too.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32866 British Library Endangered Archives: New Online Collections http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/British-Library-Endangered-Archives%3A-New-Online-Collections.html urn:md5:54bbd188824fb6a4204a71904912e65e Tue, 09 Dec 2014 08:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__14479.jpg" />These collections come from Bolivia, Ukraine, Mali and Nicaragua.<br /> <br /> 'EAP160' digitised records relating to the indigenous population of Bolivia during the 19th century; 'EAP220' was a pilot project that searched for and catalogued all archival material from the archaeological studies carried out at the ancient Russ hillfort Rajki in Ukraine; 'EAP449' digitised the archives of two professional photographers from Mali, Abdourahmane Sakaly and Mamadou Cissé; 'EAP571' digitised newspapers from Nicaragua dating from the first half of the 20th century. <a href="http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/endangeredarchives/2014/12/new-online-collections-december-2014.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/British-Library-Endangered-Archives%3A-New-Online-Collections.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/British-Library-Endangered-Archives%3A-New-Online-Collections.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32867 1890 Census Records for Waterville, Maine, Gets Reprinted as New 284-Page Book http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/1890-Census-Records-for-Waterville-Maine-Gets-Reprinted-as-New-284-Page-Book.html urn:md5:b919cd9cb2b7e55e9f6e393f53ef7fd8 Mon, 08 Dec 2014 10:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/51Csldy4qHL.jpg" />You may know that 99 percent of the 1890 U.S. Census was destroyed by fire years ago, leaving an unfortunate gap between the 1880 and 1900 censuses. <br /> <br /> Some communities have put together a kind of “substitute census” using other local records, but in Waterville, there remains a copy of the 1890 Census — the real thing. Thanks to the efforts of Taconnett Falls Chapter of the Maine Genealogical Society, “Waterville, Maine Census of 1890” has been reprinted. <a href="http://bangordailynews.com/2014/12/07/living/1890-census-records-for-waterville-gets-reprinted-as-new-284-page-book/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/1890-Census-Records-for-Waterville-Maine-Gets-Reprinted-as-New-284-Page-Book.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/1890-Census-Records-for-Waterville-Maine-Gets-Reprinted-as-New-284-Page-Book.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32842 Are You Related to Jim Morrison? http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Are-You-Related-to-Jim-Morrison.html urn:md5:dc5894b216e52ebcad40084ac16dd121 Mon, 08 Dec 2014 06:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/220px-Jim_Morrison_1969.jpg" />James Douglas Morrison was born on December 8, 1943 in Melbourne, Florida, the son of Clara Virginia (née Clarke) and future Rear Admiral George Stephen Morrison. <br /> <br /> Morrison had a sister, Anne Robin, who was born in 1947 in Albuquerque, New Mexico; and a brother, Andrew Lee Morrison, who was born in 1948 in Los Altos, California. His ancestors were Scottish, Irish, and English. In 1947, Morrison, then four years old, allegedly witnessed a car accident in the desert, in which a family of Native Americans were injured and possibly killed.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=morrisonj&amp;celebrite=Jim-MORRISON">Jim Morrison's Family Tree</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Are-You-Related-to-Jim-Morrison.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Are-You-Related-to-Jim-Morrison.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32793 Skeletons Found In Ancient Cemetery Still Have Shackles On Their Necks http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Skeletons-Found-In-Ancient-Cemetery-Still-Have-Shackles-On-Their-Necks.html urn:md5:8d791337a32eeb53c072b465c82912b5 Fri, 05 Dec 2014 14:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/oozmnnlzs0kf84nstj90.jpg" />Archaeologists working in southwest France have discovered hundreds of Gallo-Roman graves dating to the second half of the 2nd century AD, with some of the skeletons featuring shackles still strapped around their necks and ankles.<br /> <br /> The site, which may have been part of an important Gallo-Roman necropolis, is situated near the amphitheatre of Saintes. The Romans dominated the area during the first and second centuries AD. <a href="http://io9.com/skeletons-found-in-ancient-cemetery-still-have-shackles-1666633361">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Skeletons-Found-In-Ancient-Cemetery-Still-Have-Shackles-On-Their-Necks.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Skeletons-Found-In-Ancient-Cemetery-Still-Have-Shackles-On-Their-Necks.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32816 Poignant Letter Unearthed from World War I Christmas Day Truce Between British and German Soldiers http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Poignant-Letter-Unearthed-from-World-War-I-Christmas-Day-Truce-Between-British-and-German-Soldiers.html urn:md5:4270dd8b2a1495d56b8ca5e082d5c5bb Fri, 05 Dec 2014 12:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/ww1-letter-main.jpg" />It is one of the most iconic moments of the 20th century – when British and German troops put down their weapons to play football on the Western Front.<br /> <br /> And now a remarkable letter has revealed a British general’s reluctance to fraternise with the enemy during the 1914 Christmas Day truce of the First World War. <a href="http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/poignant-letter-unearthed-world-war-4750901">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Poignant-Letter-Unearthed-from-World-War-I-Christmas-Day-Truce-Between-British-and-German-Soldiers.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Poignant-Letter-Unearthed-from-World-War-I-Christmas-Day-Truce-Between-British-and-German-Soldiers.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32815 Poland Unearths One of WWII's Darkest Secrets http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Poland-Unearths-One-of-WWII-s-Darkest-Secrets.html urn:md5:5c799ba0a7de9b4777d1e6739ec2e43f Fri, 05 Dec 2014 10:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/ac80bb727d663091f7ffcba611a298674ba3d156.jpg" />Anastasia carefully digs through the earth with her trowel. Bit by bit, a human skeleton emerges, piled on top of more bones. She removes them with care, slipping them gently into a plastic container.<br /> <br /> Was it an Italian soldier? Or a Soviet? Identifying the bodies, while possible, is tricky. What is known is the man died in one of numerous stalags (German prisoner-of-war camps) where Red Army and Allied troops -- including Italians after Italy switched sides from the fascist camp -- were interned. <a href="http://www.afp.com/en/news/poland-unearths-one-wwiis-darkest-secrets">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Poland-Unearths-One-of-WWII-s-Darkest-Secrets.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Poland-Unearths-One-of-WWII-s-Darkest-Secrets.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32814 Genealogy Software Updates of the Week http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html urn:md5:400a8212cd2c507d178f0654c893bcc3 Thu, 04 Dec 2014 17:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Software <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/software.jpg" /><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=nu.sundin.gedexplorer">GEDexplorer for Android</a></strong> 1.14 <em>(Mobile - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Bug fixes.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://genealone.com/">Genealone</a></strong> 1.4.2 <em>(Web Publishing - Windows, Mac, Linux - Purchase)</em><br /><br /> • Several bugs have been fixed.<br /> • CSS has been improved. Different page types can be formatted differently, now.<br /> • New feature: Photograph in the gallery can be replaced with a new file.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://www.tcgr.bufton.org/">The Complete Genealogy Reporter</a></strong> 2014 build 141128 <em>(Family Books - Windows - Shareware)</em><br /><br /> • Fixed: "Suppress repetition of individual's name" was not suppressing the name for death events.<br /> • Improved: Translations for German and Portuguese (Brazil) reports. http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32811 Remains of 818 Korean War Dead Enshrined http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Remains-of-818-Korean-War-Dead-Enshrined.html urn:md5:b3ef2fa3d66a144b2439007d046e2047 Thu, 04 Dec 2014 11:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/KoreanWar_recover_Seoul.jpg" />The remains of more than 800 South Korean soldiers killed in action during the 1950-53 Korean War were enshrined at a national cemetery in Seoul on Thursday, the government said.<br /> <br /> A total of 818 troops recovered this year in 27 areas across the country were laid to rest in a ceremony at the Seoul National Cemetery, according to the Prime Minister's Secretariat. The bodies will then go through an identification process.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20141204000806">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Remains-of-818-Korean-War-Dead-Enshrined.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Remains-of-818-Korean-War-Dead-Enshrined.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32806 Historic Films from Russian State Archives To Be Released Worldwide http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Historic-Films-from-Russian-State-Archives-To-Be-Released-Worldwide.html urn:md5:e68e615999236589a30074ea06a05b64 Thu, 04 Dec 2014 09:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/141110_Telegraph_047_adam-468.jpg" />The home movies of the last of the Romanov emperors, shot before revolution changed Russia forever, are housed alongside footage recording the Gulag prison camps of the 1930s, the wartime siege of Leningrad, scenes from Gagarin's epic space flight, Bolshoi Ballet performances and rarely seen images of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, and thousands of other priceless film footage cared for by the Russian State Archive.<br /> <br /> Housed in a guarded nondescript industrial building on the outskirts of Moscow, the Archive is an immense treasure trove of film and video documenting the history and culture of the country from the time of the tsars to the break-up of the Soviet Union.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://rbth.co.uk/arts/2014/12/03/historic_films_from_russian_state_archives_to_be_released_worldwide_41915.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Historic-Films-from-Russian-State-Archives-To-Be-Released-Worldwide.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Historic-Films-from-Russian-State-Archives-To-Be-Released-Worldwide.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32805 Richard III's DNA Throws Up Infidelity Surprise http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Richard-III-s-DNA-Throws-Up-Infidelity-Surprise.html urn:md5:1f3f51fd676e0f067fb7b5db45dbaa76 Wed, 03 Dec 2014 09:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/_79448765_richardcomp.jpg" />Analysis of DNA from Richard III has thrown up a surprise: evidence of infidelity in his family tree. Scientists who studied genetic material from remains found in a Leicester car park say the finding might have profound historical implications.<br /> <br /> Depending on where in the family tree it occurred, it could cast doubt on the Tudor claim to the English throne or, indeed, on Richard's.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30281333">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Richard-III-s-DNA-Throws-Up-Infidelity-Surprise.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Richard-III-s-DNA-Throws-Up-Infidelity-Surprise.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32791 The Secrets of Irish Parishes Will Be Online Soon http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/The-Secrets-of-Irish-Parishes-Will-Be-Online-Soon.html urn:md5:803df6a88331754dba9f82899d22e4c0 Tue, 02 Dec 2014 12:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/p2434_226_clonfert_mullagh-abbeygorman-and-killoran_05_scr-390x285.jpg" />If you want to know more about your parish, then a new project from the National Library will help you out.<br /> <br /> It has set about working on its most ambitious digitisation project to date – putting its entire collection of Catholic parish register microfilms online for free by summer 2015.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.thejournal.ie/digitisation-parish-records-ireland-national-library-1808912-Dec2014/">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/The-Secrets-of-Irish-Parishes-Will-Be-Online-Soon.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/The-Secrets-of-Irish-Parishes-Will-Be-Online-Soon.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32774 Slave Wharf Remnants Found at African American Museum Site http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Slave-Wharf-Remnants-Found-at-African-American-Museum-Site.html urn:md5:92d3e257fecf6c718919d991f3608857 Tue, 02 Dec 2014 10:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__14440.jpg" />Surveying crews found remnants of Gadsden's Wharf on the proposed site for the International African American Museum in Charleston, South Carolina.<br /> <br /> Gadsden's Wharf was built in 1767 and served as one the largest wharf's during the 18th and 19th century. Historians estimate 40% of enslaved Africans came to America through Charleston. Three separate trenches were found by workers on the 1.23-acre site near the Cooper River. Centuries-old timber and bricks were found seven feet below the surface.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.counton2.com/story/27519533/slave-wharf-remnants-found-at-african-american-museum-site">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Slave-Wharf-Remnants-Found-at-African-American-Museum-Site.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Slave-Wharf-Remnants-Found-at-African-American-Museum-Site.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32775 Japanese Newspaper Prints Apology for Using the Term ‘Sex Slaves’ http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Japanese-Newspaper-Prints-Apology-for-Using-the-Term-Sex-Slaves.html urn:md5:8117181fd0e173f4d4054c4408f7ac3a Mon, 01 Dec 2014 10:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/The_Yomiuri_Shimbun.png" />The Yomiuri Shimbun, the conservative newspaper that is the largest-circulation daily in Japan, has apologized for using the term “sex slaves” to refer to the women many historians say were coerced into working in a sprawling network of brothels supervised by the Japanese military during World War II.<br /> <br /> In a challenge to the view held by those historians, as well as by the governments of South Korea and China, the newspaper said it was “inappropriate” to suggest that the women had been recruited against their will. Writing “as if coercion by the Japanese government or the army was an objective fact” was incorrect, it said.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/29/world/asia/japan-yomiuri-shimbun-apology-sex-slaves.html?_r=0">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Japanese-Newspaper-Prints-Apology-for-Using-the-Term-Sex-Slaves.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Japanese-Newspaper-Prints-Apology-for-Using-the-Term-Sex-Slaves.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32759 Pictures of Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L'Avoue, France, Now Available on Geneanet http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Pictures-of-Le-Touret-Military-Cemetery-Richebourg-L-Avoue-France-Now-Available-on-Geneanet.html urn:md5:8659487dc0442c23b13735b0c235b012 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:15:00 +0100 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/le-touret-military-cemetery-00.jpg" />The Cemetery was begun by the Indian Corps (and in particular by the 2nd Leicesters) in November, 1914, and it was used continuously by Field Ambulances and fighting units until March, 1918. It passed into German hands in April, 1918, and after its recapture a few further burials were made in Plot IV in September and October.<br /> <br /> There are now over 900, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. The graves of three men of the King's Liverpool Regiment, which were destroyed by shell fire, are now represented by special headstones. <em>(CWGC)</em><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.geneanet.info/gallery/?action=search&amp;rubrique=monuments&amp;projet_id=2072">Click here</a> to access this new collection (982 pictures + casualty record).<br /> <br /> If you want to join the Collaborative Indexing Project, please click the 'Index names' link above any picture of grave.<br /> <br /> <img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/le-touret-military-cemetery-01.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Pictures-of-Le-Touret-Military-Cemetery-Richebourg-L-Avoue-France-Now-Available-on-Geneanet.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Pictures-of-Le-Touret-Military-Cemetery-Richebourg-L-Avoue-France-Now-Available-on-Geneanet.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32749