Saturday, December 24, 2011

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geneaNet - 12/24/2011
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This Week Genealogy News

GeneaStar: Latest Famous Genealogies

The following genealogies have been added to GeneaStar:
Paul Allen, Cindy Williams, Kurt Russell, Goldie Hawn, The Hudson Brothers, Edwin Hubble, Anna Nicole Smith, Glenn Close, Lisa Kudrow, Jennifer Aniston, Clint Eastwood, Bridget Fonda, Henry Fonda, J. [...]

The Master Genealogist 8 Update Released

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The Master Genealogist 8 has been released.
* Share your tag types, roles, and sentences with friends and fellow researchers or copy them between your own projects using the new Import and [...]

Arlington: 64,000 Potential Grave Mixups

Thousands of grave markers at Arlington National Cemetery may need to be replaced or added to accurately account for the dead, following a meticulous Army review of each of the nearly 260,000 headstones and niche covers [...]

Brother's Keeper 6.5.5 Update Released

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Brother's Keeper 6.5.5 has been released.
* The new version of FTM makes gedcom files that might cause 'input past end of file' errors in BK, so that has been fixed.
* When [...]

MobileFamilyTree Pro 1.1.1 Update Released

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MobileFamilyTree Pro 1.1.1 has been released.
* GEDCOM Import and export improved.
* Several crash bugs fixed.
* Kekulé numbers now available in the Fan Chart.
See also: 60+ Genealogy Apps for PDAs and Handhelds [...]

MacFamilyTree 6.2.1 Update Released

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MacFamilyTree 6.2.1 has been released.
* Database migration crash fixed.
* Smaller user interface improvements. [...]

Relics of St John the Baptist Examined by Scanner

Modern medical scanners were used to examine the inside and make a 3D image of the relics of St. John the Baptist. The study was conducted in the Burgas cardio hospital and was filmed by a [...]

Napoleon's 'Description De L'Egypte' Lost to Fire

A fire that erupted on Saturday in Egypt's Institute for the Advancement of Scientific Research has resulted in the loss of several precious manuscripts, according to Zein Abdel-Hadi, head of Egypt's Libraries and Archives Department, which [...]

Skeletons Point to Columbus Voyage for Syphilis Origins

Skeletons don't lie. But sometimes they may mislead, as in the case of bones that reputedly showed evidence of syphilis in Europe and other parts of the Old World before Christopher Columbus made his historic voyage [...]

Heroin Found in UK National Archives File

A sealed package containing heroin was found in an 80-year-old Foreign Office file at the National Archives, its managers have said. The Class A drug was filed with a document from the British Consulate in Cairo [...]

Holocaust Archive to Open in Britain

The British public will soon be able to access digital records from the Holocaust containing 50 million digital records and covering 17.5 million people from the archive of the International Tracing Service (ITS).
Available for the first [...]

Cuban Archive Works on Preservation of Colonial Notary Records

The Provincial Historical Archive of Camaguey, the second most important of the specialty in Cuba, will resume works next year aimed at preserving notary records from the colonial times.
The project consists in recovering deteriorated sheets from [...]

New Era for Edinburgh City's Oldest Records

The end of November saw the final stages of Edinburgh City Archives' move of the major part of its archival holdings into a new purpose-built storage facility at its Murrayburn repository.
The move comes in the wake [...]

'Friend' and 'Wizard' Access Rights Have Changed

'Friend' and 'Wizard' Access Rights have changed so they will now be used to give access to both your GeneaNet profile and your Online Family Tree (GeneWeb).
All the persons who had 'Friend' or 'Wizard' Access Rights must now have a [...]

Archive Body Starts Debate on Smiling for Photographs

Reasons why it became acceptable for people to smile when having their pictures taken is being explored by a national organisation. The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland holds millions of images, [...]

India - Old Portuguese Documents to be Digitized

More than one lakh pages of old Portuguese documents, dating back to even the mid-19th century, will be available online soon after the government printing press completes the process of digitizing the information.
The government has floated [...]

Chinese Scientists Finish Sequencing Genghis Khan Descendant's Genome

Scientists said on Sunday that they have finished sequencing the genome of a direct descendant of Genghis Khan. Zhou Huanmin, project leader and head of the biological research lab at the Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, said [...]

Military Mail Stories at the Postal Museum at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum

With the war in Iraq officially declared over yesterday, it seemed appropriate to head to the National Postal Museum to reflect upon the experiences of servicemen who are stationed abroad. "Mail Call: A History of America's [...]

Library and Archives Canada - War Graves Registers of the First World War

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is pleased to announce that you can now access 127,632 new images of war graves registers of the First World War on their website.
The volumes or registers form part of the [...]

Are You Related to Charlie Chaplin?

Charles Spencer Chaplin was born on April 16, 1889, supposedly in East Street, Walworth, London, England. His parents were entertainers in the music hall tradition; his father, Charles Spencer Chaplin Sr, was a vocalist and an [...]

Record Their Stories 1.0 Update Released

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Record Their Stories 1.0 has been released.
'Record Their Stories' is the fun and simple way to set up and record personal conversations between relatives. The result is a precious family keepsake for [...]

The Complete Genealogy Builder 2012 beta build 111213 Update Released

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The Complete Genealogy Builder 2012 beta build 111213 has been released.
* When importing a unicoded GEDCOM file which does not include a Windows BOM (byte order mark), the assumed ANSI file [...]

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