Genealogy Blog : Genealogy News http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/ en Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:15:50 +0200 Geneanet 2012 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Dotclear Postcards From WWI Soldiers To Nurse Reveal Tales of Love and Loneliness http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Postcards-From-WWI-Soldiers-To-Nurse-Reveal-Tales-of-Love-and-Loneliness.html urn:md5:cc3f06cf262af03e3a44c26a202bb5d2 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 12:15:00 +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_7/6420004-3x4-340x453.jpg" />Tales of love, injury, loneliness and humour on postcards written by a group of young soldiers during WWI to a woman living in an isolated part of Western Australia can be seen nearly 100 years after they were posted from the Western Front.<br /> <br /> Eliza 'Lida' Jane Downey spent the war writing to six soldiers serving with the Australian Imperial Forces from Boulder, where she worked as a home nurse. <a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-04-25/postcards-from-soldiers-to-nurse-reveal-tales-of-love-and-lonel/6420106">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Postcards-From-WWI-Soldiers-To-Nurse-Reveal-Tales-of-Love-and-Loneliness.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Postcards-From-WWI-Soldiers-To-Nurse-Reveal-Tales-of-Love-and-Loneliness.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34194 Establishment of Ireland as European Centre of Genealogical Excellence Urged http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Establishment-of-Ireland-as-European-Centre-of-Genealogical-Excellence-Urged.html urn:md5:fc583cf72f4f4113416e230eb0e1db81 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:15:00 +0200 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Irish_Roots.jpg" />Just before Christmas 2013, the Oireachtas Joint Committee on the Environment, Culture and the Gaeltacht held a series of public hearings on maximising our cultural and genealogical heritage. Its report was finally published at the start of this month.<br /> <br /> Catherine Murphy TD, prime mover behind the hearings and the author of the report, was only given authority to act on behalf of the committee (as “rapporteur”) in January of this year. Hence the delay. <a href="http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/heritage/irish-roots-establishment-of-ireland-as-european-centre-of-genealogical-excellence-urged-1.2182289">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Establishment-of-Ireland-as-European-Centre-of-Genealogical-Excellence-Urged.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Establishment-of-Ireland-as-European-Centre-of-Genealogical-Excellence-Urged.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34193 Indiana's Early Black Settlements Are Now Documented Online http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Indiana-s-Early-Black-Settlements-Are-Now-Documented-Online.html urn:md5:23a924c94633bc495a9e27a8794b16ca Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:15:00 +0200 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__15309.jpg" />The Indiana Historical Society (IHS) has made available online the results of its research on early black settlements in Indiana. This effort is part of the Early African American Settlement Heritage Initiative.<br /> <br /> During the summer of 2014, the Indiana Historical Society embarked upon a journey to identify African-American rural settlements that existed in Indiana by 1870. <a href="http://www.flyergroup.com/news/state-s-early-black-settlements-are-now-documented-online/article_b0089caa-6579-5b90-9fae-c4fc05bc2c7c.html">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Indiana-s-Early-Black-Settlements-Are-Now-Documented-Online.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Indiana-s-Early-Black-Settlements-Are-Now-Documented-Online.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34166 Anzac Day 2015: WWI Aboriginal Soldier's Service Records Discovered After Almost 100 Years http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Anzac-Day-2015%3A-WWI-Aboriginal-Soldier-s-Service-Records-Discovered-After-Almost-100-Years.html urn:md5:57691bad71907caca99d5e4435ca7a64 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:15:00 +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_7/6416744-3x2-340x227.jpg" />The service records of an Aboriginal soldier who disappeared after returning from World War I have been uncovered, weeks before Anzac Day.<br /> <br /> Queensland soldier Private Valentine Hare, like many Aboriginal troops, who lied about his heritage to enlist and even changed his name. His family knew he had fought for his country and returned home, but that was where the story stopped. <a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-04-23/wwi-aboriginal-soldiers-service-records-return-before-anzac-day/6416726">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Anzac-Day-2015%3A-WWI-Aboriginal-Soldier-s-Service-Records-Discovered-After-Almost-100-Years.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Anzac-Day-2015%3A-WWI-Aboriginal-Soldier-s-Service-Records-Discovered-After-Almost-100-Years.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34168 Ottoman Military Graveyard Found on Greek Island Off Gallipoli http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Ottoman-Military-Graveyard-Found-on-Greek-Island-Off-Gallipoli.html urn:md5:56a09c4171564f6c95542ba5811de394 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:15:00 +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/n_81491_1.jpg" />Days before the 100th anniversary commemoration of the Gallipoli Campaign, Ankara has discovered a military graveyard for Ottoman soldiers on a Greek island where Turkish and Egyptian soldiers were buried by British forces.<br /> <br /> Britain, the leader of the multinational invasion attempt on the Ottoman peninsula of Gallipoli in 1915, had chosen the nearby Aegean island of Lemnos as a military logistics base. <a href="http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/Default.aspx?pageID=238&nid=81491&NewsCatID=510">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Ottoman-Military-Graveyard-Found-on-Greek-Island-Off-Gallipoli.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Ottoman-Military-Graveyard-Found-on-Greek-Island-Off-Gallipoli.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34167 New Archive Creates Global Access to Rare African Photos http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/New-Archive-Creates-Global-Access-to-Rare-African-Photos.html urn:md5:a250a5e4e30697874556b9bb8951e193 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 08:15:00 +0200 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/malian-photo-negatives_lg.jpg" />Hoping to preserve cultural heritage and change Western thought on Africa, a Michigan State University researcher will use a $300,000 National Endowment for the Humanities grant to digitize 100,000 original black-and-white negatives of Mali’s most important photographers, dating from the 1940s.<br /> <br /> Candace Keller, assistant professor of African art history and visual culture, is collaborating with MSU’s MATRIX: The Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences and the Maison Africaine de la Photographie in Bamako, Mali, to create the Archive of Malian Photography. <a href="http://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2015/new-archive-creates-global-access-to-rare-african-photos/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/New-Archive-Creates-Global-Access-to-Rare-African-Photos.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/New-Archive-Creates-Global-Access-to-Rare-African-Photos.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34169 Genealogy Software Updates of the Week http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html2 urn:md5:c768ba02402a2c35a4c1723887b77913 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 18:15:00 +0200 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Software <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/software-box.jpg" /><strong><a href="http://www.jacobboerema.nl/en/Freeware.htm">Transcript</a></strong> 2.5.9 build 105 beta <em>(Transcriptions &amp; Indexes - Windows - Freeware)</em><br /><br /> • Fix: Save Dialog doesn't open when there's a tab on the first line of text, making it impossible to save a file that doesn't have a name yet.<br /> • Fix: Image settings not always updated when switching projects.<br /> • Fix: Image highlighter height not saved before changing image.<br /> • Internal changes to the components used in About Dialog. http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html2#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Genealogy-Software-Updates-of-the-Week.html2#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34161 102 y/o Dancer Sees Herself on Film for the First Time http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/102-y/o-Dancer-Sees-Herself-on-Film-for-the-First-Time.html urn:md5:846bc34fff2c713a82bcac091b0adf07 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:15:00 +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/Screenshot__15307.jpg" />Alice Barker was a chorus line dancer during the Harlem Renaissance of the the 1930s and 40s. She danced at clubs such as The Apollo, Cotton Club, and Zanzibar Club, with legends including Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly, and Bill "Bojangles" Robinson.<br /> <br /> Although she danced in numerous movies, commercials and TV shows, she had never seen any of them, and all of her photographs and memorabilia have been lost over the years.<br /> <br /><br /> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/bktozJWbLQg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/102-y/o-Dancer-Sees-Herself-on-Film-for-the-First-Time.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/102-y/o-Dancer-Sees-Herself-on-Film-for-the-First-Time.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34160 Melissa Etheridge Uncovers Her Ancestry on Finale Episode of 'Who Do You Think You Are?' http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Melissa-Etheridge-Uncovers-Her-Ancestry-on-Finale-Episode-of-Who-Do-You-Think-You-Are.html urn:md5:7c1abae28edc473e292e886b610511a5 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:15:00 +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/melissa-ethridge.jpg" />In this Sunday's finale episode Who Do You Think You Are? singer Melissa Etheridge, 53, uncovers stories of her ancestors and reflects on her own personal legacy.<br /> <br /> "I had no idea what to expect. I knew a lot about my mother’s family but my father kept it really quiet. I’m glad they took my father’s side of the family that I knew nothing about. All of a sudden it’s like someone pulls back a back a curtain and you see into this rich pat and I think wait a minute, no I can’t define myself like that anymore look at this." <a href="http://www.closerweekly.com/posts/melissa-etheridge-uncovers-her-ancestry-on-finale-episode-of-who-do-you-think-you-are-56741">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Melissa-Etheridge-Uncovers-Her-Ancestry-on-Finale-Episode-of-Who-Do-You-Think-You-Are.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Melissa-Etheridge-Uncovers-Her-Ancestry-on-Finale-Episode-of-Who-Do-You-Think-You-Are.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34151 Growing Numbers of Turks Discover Armenian Ancestry http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Growing-Numbers-of-Turks-Discover-Armenian-Ancestry.html urn:md5:817bdab08649e783969ff72cebf8a0c6 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:15:00 +0200 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__15303.jpg" />In a climate of improved tolerance, growing numbers of people in Turkey are discovering their grandmothers were Armenian, and the revelations are being viewed as an important step.<br /> <br /> Hundreds of thousands of Armenians escaped the mass deportations and slaughter of the early 1990's by forced conversion to Islam. Also, some Armenian children were taken in by Turkish families and assimilated. <a href="http://www.voanews.com/content/growing-numbers-of-turks-discover-armenian-ancestry/2731238.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Growing-Numbers-of-Turks-Discover-Armenian-Ancestry.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Growing-Numbers-of-Turks-Discover-Armenian-Ancestry.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34150 The Story of Hillary Clinton's 'Real' Welsh Great-Grandmother Revealed by History Detective http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/The-Story-of-Hillary-Clinton-s-Real-Welsh-Great-Grandmother-Revealed-by-History-Detective.html urn:md5:9379a411a2e5aa6960a51d688cddaae4 Wed, 22 Apr 2015 09:15:00 +0200 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/JS59525606JPG.jpg" />Megan Smolenyak, a “history detective” made waves this month when she argued that genealogists have “attached” her Welsh grandmother to the wrong parents.<br /> <br /> She argues that two girls named Hannah Jones were born in Scranton and people have “latched on to the wrong one” and that “everyone” has “quarter of her family tree wrong”. <a href="http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/story-hillary-clintons-real-welsh-9057418">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/The-Story-of-Hillary-Clinton-s-Real-Welsh-Great-Grandmother-Revealed-by-History-Detective.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/The-Story-of-Hillary-Clinton-s-Real-Welsh-Great-Grandmother-Revealed-by-History-Detective.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34130 Ohio Woman Searching for Biological Mother Discovers Co-Worker Is Her Mom http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Ohio-Woman-Searching-for-Biological-Mother-Discovers-Co-Worker-Is-Her-Mom.html urn:md5:66c2013ff73586fda67d261acae6b490 Tue, 21 Apr 2015 23:15:00 +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/Screenshot__15296.jpg" />An adopted Ohio woman who was searching for her biological mom was left stunned after learning that the woman she was looking for was actually a co-worker at the same company.<br /> <br /> La-Sonya Mitchell-Clark found out her mother's name was Francine Simmons after the state's Department of Health released birth records for those born between Jan. 1964 and Sept. 1996. <a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ohio-woman-discovers-co-worker-biological-mother-article-1.2188816">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Ohio-Woman-Searching-for-Biological-Mother-Discovers-Co-Worker-Is-Her-Mom.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Ohio-Woman-Searching-for-Biological-Mother-Discovers-Co-Worker-Is-Her-Mom.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34121 Puerto Rico Rediscovering Its Native Roots, in Schools, Legislature and Census http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Puerto-Rico-Rediscovering-Its-Native-Roots-in-Schools-Legislature-and-Census.html urn:md5:0839cf381bfea676ec8d2de1455b7f9b Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:15:00 +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/PR_Taino_Culture.jpg" />In Puerto Rico's misty, bamboo-studded mountains, elementary school students are studying a nearly extinct language, beating on drums and growing native crops like cassava and sweet potato as they learn about the indigenous people who lived on the island before Christopher Columbus.<br /> <br /> "If you don't know your roots, you don't know yourself," said anthropologist Carlalynne Yarey Melendez, director of the Taino cultural organization that runs the educational program. <a href="http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/lifestyle/2015/04/20/puerto-rico-rediscovering-its-native-roots-in-schools-legislature-and-census/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Puerto-Rico-Rediscovering-Its-Native-Roots-in-Schools-Legislature-and-Census.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Puerto-Rico-Rediscovering-Its-Native-Roots-in-Schools-Legislature-and-Census.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34111 Armenian Newspaper Holds Century of Memories in Istanbul http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Armenian-Newspaper-Holds-Century-of-Memories-in-Istanbul.html urn:md5:e5bf42f2ec83df1c05bcca09e961392b Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:15:00 +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/afp-armenian-newspaper-holds-century-of-memories-in-istanbul.jpg" />It's witnessed the collapse of an empire, the horrendous massacre of its people and the birth of an entirely new state. And it keeps on printing.<br /> <br /> The newspaper "Jamanak" ("The Times" in Armenian) is the oldest continuously-running newspaper in Turkey and oldest anywhere in the Armenian language. It published its first issue on October 28, 1908, in the final one-and-a-half decades of the Ottoman Empire when Armenians were still citizens of the empire. <a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/afp-armenian-newspaper-holds-century-of-memories-in-istanbul-2015-4?IR=T">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Armenian-Newspaper-Holds-Century-of-Memories-in-Istanbul.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Armenian-Newspaper-Holds-Century-of-Memories-in-Istanbul.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34102 My, My! Many Britons Ignorant About Battle of Waterloo http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/My-My-Many-Britons-Ignorant-About-Battle-of-Waterloo.html urn:md5:09f80b885be1146f8effe5c94cdb9c0a Mon, 20 Apr 2015 14:15:00 +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/Screenshot__15291.jpg" />As Britain prepares to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, a survey shows that many Britons know little about the fight and associate the name with an ABBA song or a London railway station.<br /> <br /> The National Army Museum survey revealed that more than a quarter of the people surveyed - 28 percent - had no idea who won the battle and 14 percent believed the French were victorious over the British and their Prussian allies. One if five knew absolutely nothing about it. <a href="http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/04/18/uk-britain-waterloo-idUKKBN0N908I20150418">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/My-My-Many-Britons-Ignorant-About-Battle-of-Waterloo.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/My-My-Many-Britons-Ignorant-About-Battle-of-Waterloo.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34101 Digital Archive Seeks WWI Memorabilia in North Wales http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Digital-Archive-Seeks-WWI-Memorabilia-in-North-Wales.html urn:md5:b020c0c27592af79caa52886c8ff3681 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 12:15:00 +0200 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/_82389368_castle.jpg" />A unique campaign aimed at digitalising photographs, letters and diaries of World War One soldiers is set to visit north Wales for the first time.<br /> <br /> Families have been asked to bring the memorabilia to the Never Forget Your Welsh Heroes roadshow on Saturday. Held at the Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum in Caernarfon Castle, the items will be added to a national online archive. <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-32352741">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Digital-Archive-Seeks-WWI-Memorabilia-in-North-Wales.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Digital-Archive-Seeks-WWI-Memorabilia-in-North-Wales.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34100 A Tasmanian Tragedy: Honour Roll of the World War I Casualties http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/A-Tasmanian-Tragedy%3A-Honour-Roll-of-the-World-War-I-Casualties.html urn:md5:9f05ae2f25c8f5aed3b57867b35080d9 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 10:15:00 +0200 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/048937-5284b5a0-e5cf-11e4-8000-4408b9292b45.jpg" />From its small population that had just passed 200,000 for the first time, Tasmania sent more than 15,000 of its men, women and boys to the war.<br /> <br /> Hundreds of Tasmanians enlisted elsewhere, expanding that number. Nearly 2900 died as a result of their service. <a href="http://www.news.com.au/national/anzac-day/a-tasmanian-tragedy-honour-roll-of-our-world-war-i-casualties/story-fnmewwpe-1227310048332">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/A-Tasmanian-Tragedy%3A-Honour-Roll-of-the-World-War-I-Casualties.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/A-Tasmanian-Tragedy%3A-Honour-Roll-of-the-World-War-I-Casualties.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34099 Ben Affleck Reportedly Asked PBS To Censor His Slave-Owning Ancestor http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Ben-Affleck-Reportedly-Asked-PBS-To-Censor-His-Slave-Owning-Ancestor.html urn:md5:dbdcbc74b5e54c52888fcd5f29647f2b Sun, 19 Apr 2015 16:15:00 +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/n-BEN-AFFLECK-large570.jpg" />The PBS series "Finding Your Roots" is all about uncovering the ancestry of the show's celebrity guests. But according to a hacked Sony email, one guest requested to have his family tree censored.<br /> <br /> Ben Affleck was featured in a "Finding Your Roots" episode from last October, "Roots of Freedom," which discusses his Freedom Rider mother, a Revolutionary War ancestor and his third great-grandfather. But according to a hacked Sony email posted by WikiLeaks on Thursday, Affleck reportedly asked PBS to edit out information about an ancestor who owned slaves. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/18/ben-affleck-slave-ancestor-censor_n_7093234.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Ben-Affleck-Reportedly-Asked-PBS-To-Censor-His-Slave-Owning-Ancestor.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Ben-Affleck-Reportedly-Asked-PBS-To-Censor-His-Slave-Owning-Ancestor.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34095 Are You Related to Conan O'Brien? http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Are-You-Related-to-Conan-O-Brien.html urn:md5:37d11b20531775e9873c674dc78e99e2 Sat, 18 Apr 2015 06:15:00 +0200 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/obrienc0.jpg" />O'Brien was born on April 18, 1963, in Brookline, Massachusetts. His father, Thomas Francis O'Brien, is a physician, epidemiologist, and professor of medicine at Harvard. <br /> <br /> His mother, Ruth O'Brien (née Reardon), is an attorney and partner at the Boston firm Ropes &amp; Gray. He is the third of six children. O'Brien's family is Irish Catholic; some of his Irish ancestors immigrated before the American Civil War. In a Late Night episode, O'Brien paid a visit to County Kerry, Ireland, where his ancestors originated.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=obrienc0&amp;celebrite=Conan-O%27BRIEN">Conan O'Brien's Family Tree</a><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Are-You-Related-to-Conan-O-Brien.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Are-You-Related-to-Conan-O-Brien.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34053 Gallipoli 2015: Online Sleuthing Helps Solve Mystery of WWI Soldier's Life After the War http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Gallipoli-2015%3A-Online-Sleuthing-Helps-Solve-Mystery-of-WWI-Soldier-s-Life-After-the-War.html urn:md5:0cedc35463c9a76c9104140d325ec8b5 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:15:00 +0200 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/6398110-3x4-340x453.jpg" />A librarian in Brisbane has solved the mystery of what happened to a north Queensland soldier after World War I after his diary was found in an RSL collection.<br /> <br /> The diary of Private George Pierce Foot was returned to Townsville this week, after it showed up mysteriously at the Yeronga Dutton Park RSL in Brisbane last year. George was a grazier from Charters Towers, who went to the war in 1915, serving briefly at Gallipoli, where two of his brothers died, before being transported to Egypt. <a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-04-14/online-sleuthing-solves-mystery-of-wwi-soldiers-life-after-war/6397246">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Gallipoli-2015%3A-Online-Sleuthing-Helps-Solve-Mystery-of-WWI-Soldier-s-Life-After-the-War.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Gallipoli-2015%3A-Online-Sleuthing-Helps-Solve-Mystery-of-WWI-Soldier-s-Life-After-the-War.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34085 WWI Canadian Nurses Honored on Greek Island of Lemnos http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/WWI-Canadian-Nurses-Honored-on-Greek-Island-of-Lemnos.html urn:md5:56bb5f0fef96d920e8989f4fa2b7381e Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:15:00 +0200 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) History <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/canadian_nurses.jpg" />These days, it’s easy to forget the role that the northeastern Aegean island of Lemnos played in the First World War. However, with the centenary of the Gallipoli Campaign coming up on April 25, that looks set to change.<br /> <br /> Despite the failure of the Gallipoli Campaign, which was launched from the island port of Mudros, Lemnos remained the allied base for the blockade of the Dardanelles during the war. <a href="http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite6_1_16/04/2015_549141">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/WWI-Canadian-Nurses-Honored-on-Greek-Island-of-Lemnos.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/WWI-Canadian-Nurses-Honored-on-Greek-Island-of-Lemnos.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34084 Six Unknown British Soldiers Killed During the First Battles of World War One Are Buried in Flanders Field http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Six-Unknown-British-Soldiers-Killed-During-the-First-Battles-of-World-War-One-Are-Buried-in-Flanders-Field.html urn:md5:66c93078ae8f9e111a529cff1f61780c Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:15:00 +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_7/27A0419D00000578-0-image-a-3_1429192083369.jpg" />Six soldiers have finally been put to rest in a cemetery - more than 100 years after they were killed in the first months of World War One.<br /> <br /> Little has been discovered about the soldiers, as no relatives have been found, and their graves will be labelled as 'Known Unto God' - a description on headstones of all unknown soldiers, which was chosen by author Rudyard Kipling. <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3042014/Six-unknown-British-soldiers-killed-battles-World-War-One-buried-Flanders-Field.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Six-Unknown-British-Soldiers-Killed-During-the-First-Battles-of-World-War-One-Are-Buried-in-Flanders-Field.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Six-Unknown-British-Soldiers-Killed-During-the-First-Battles-of-World-War-One-Are-Buried-in-Flanders-Field.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34083 Hillary Clinton Falsely Says Her Grandmother Was Born in Wales http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Hillary-Clinton-Falsely-Says-Her-Grandmother-Was-Born-in-Wales.html urn:md5:c89bbfc6cfc6bef27bc3bb39953896ef Fri, 17 Apr 2015 09:15:00 +0200 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/hillary_3085682b.jpg" />Hillary Clinton’s British roots tripped her up on the campaign trail on Thursday after she inaccurately claimed that her grandmother was born in Wales.<br /> <br /> While many Americans can trace some family history back to the UK, Mrs Clinton does have an unusually direct connection to Britain. Her grandfather Hugh Rodham was born in Northumberland in 1879 and brought to Pennsylvania as a child along with his six brothers and sisters. <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/hillary-clinton/11543115/Hillary-Clinton-falsely-says-her-grandmother-was-born-in-Wales.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Hillary-Clinton-Falsely-Says-Her-Grandmother-Was-Born-in-Wales.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Hillary-Clinton-Falsely-Says-Her-Grandmother-Was-Born-in-Wales.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34082 Pentagon To Exhume Remains of 400 Pearl Harbor Marines and Sailors http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Pentagon-To-Exhume-Remains-of-400-Pearl-Harbor-Marines-and-Sailors.html urn:md5:a7d22b2ac9fc49eb1055f2c952599523 Thu, 16 Apr 2015 09:15:00 +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_7/2794CE0F00000578-3039088-image-a-28_1429065928663.jpg" />The Pentagon said Tuesday it would exhume and try to identify the remains of nearly 400 sailors and Marines killed when the USS Oklahoma sank in the bombing of Pearl Harbor.<br /> <br /> The ship capsized after being hit by nine torpedoes during the December 7, 1941 surprise attack from Japanese forces. Altogether, 429 sailors and Marines onboard were killed. Only 35 were identified in the years immediately after. <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3039088/Remains-unidentified-Pearl-Harbor-dead-disinterred.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Pentagon-To-Exhume-Remains-of-400-Pearl-Harbor-Marines-and-Sailors.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Pentagon-To-Exhume-Remains-of-400-Pearl-Harbor-Marines-and-Sailors.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34074 Centuries of Italian History Are Unearthed in Quest to Fix Toilet http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Centuries-of-Italian-History-Are-Unearthed-in-Quest-to-Fix-Toilet.html urn:md5:15980e49119a6afb49089ee4c85c6028 Wed, 15 Apr 2015 19:15:00 +0200 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Historic Findings <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/15ITALY-master675.jpg" />All Luciano Faggiano wanted when he purchased the seemingly unremarkable building at 56 Via Ascanio Grandi was to open a trattoria. The only problem was the toilet.<br /> <br /> Sewage kept backing up. So Mr. Faggiano enlisted his two older sons to help him dig a trench and investigate. He predicted the job would take about a week. If only. He found a subterranean world tracing back before the birth of Jesus. <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/15/world/europe/centuries-of-italian-history-are-unearthed-in-quest-to-fix-toilet.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Centuries-of-Italian-History-Are-Unearthed-in-Quest-to-Fix-Toilet.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Centuries-of-Italian-History-Are-Unearthed-in-Quest-to-Fix-Toilet.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34055