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Saturday, January 14, 2012

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geneaNet - 01/14/2012
 Hi Terry,

This Week Genealogy News

Dog Tag Lost in World War I Returned to Soldier's Son

After 94 years, Infantryman Kent Potter's World War I dog tag has returned home to Chase County, Kansas.
Potter was a member of Unit 139, of the 134th Infantry Division, Company M, U. S. Army. [...]

India: 213-Year-Old Monument Loses Colour After Wash!

A controversy has now erupted after Jaipur's 213-year-old iconic monument Hawa Mahal was washed for the first time two days ago.
The clean-up drive, aimed at washing off pigeon droppings and removing stains deposited over the years, [...]

TreeDraw 4.0.1 Update Released

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TreeDraw 4.0.1 has been released.
Changes:
* PCs running Vista/Win7 with UAC turned on gave a warning when starting TreeDraw. Fixed. [...]

DNA Evidence Links Murder Case With Mayflower-Era Family

Forgive Seattle-area sheriff's deputies if they spend a little time in the history books these days. Or start asking a lot of questions about a 17th-century Massachusetts family.
As deputies work to solve a 20-year-old Federal Way, [...]

In Pictures: Carlisle Archive Holds Cumbrian Treasures

Lady Gillford's House, a Georgian Grade II*-listed building in Carlisle, has been renovated to provide a new archive centre. The £8.2m project includes the building of a modern extension. The new archive replaces the previous centre [...]

Malaysia National Archives Digitising Historical Materials

The National Archives is in the process of digitising all historical records and materials to make it easier for the public to obtain information, National Archives deputy director-general (research and development) Daresah Ismail said.
The digitisation process, [...]

Billion Graves 2.0.2 Update Released

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Billion Graves 2.0.2 has been released.
Changes:
* Bug fixes.
See also: 60+ Genealogy Apps for PDAs and Handhelds [...]

Branches 1.2.1.8 Update Released

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Branches 1.2.1.8 has been released.
Changes:
* Corrected a problem with less than maximum windows.
* Corrected a problem in the tree list generator. [...]

GeneaStar: Latest Famous Genealogies

The following genealogies have been added to GeneaStar:
Buster Keaton, Lindsey Buckingham, Alice Cooper, Courteney Cox, David Crosby, Miley Cyrus, Paris Hilton, Roger Waters, Lee Van Cleef, June Carter Cash, Matt Damon, James Dean, Grace Slick, Brian [...]

Shoebox 1.0.4 Update Released

PDAs and Handhelds - Freeware
Shoebox 1.0.4 has been released.
Changes:
* Bug fixes and performance improvements.
* Tag Facebook friends in photos.
See also: 60+ Genealogy Apps for PDAs and Handhelds [...]

GedStar Pro for Android 2.0.2 Update Released

PDAs and Handhelds - Freeware
GedStar Pro for Android 2.0.2 has been released.
Changes:
* Fix crash (Force Close) when selecting a new person from the list or Favorites.
See also: 60+ Genealogy Apps for PDAs and Handhelds [...]

South American and Mayan DNA Discovered in Southern Appalachians

Southeastern Indians were irate after several non-Native Americans mocked their traditions while commenting on an archaeological discovery of Maya place names and apparent Itza Maya ruins in the Georgia Mountains.
The Creek Indians of Georgia went on [...]

World War II-Era Letter Discovered in Louis XV Desk at Versailles Chateau

For 67 years, a message from Nazi-occupied France remained hidden in a secret drawer of a desk that belonged to France's 18th century King Louis XV. Restorers at the Chateau of Versailles recently discovered the letter, [...]

Picture of Forgotten WWI Vet Tells a Thousand Words for Historian

Sporting a fashionable officer's mustache and gazing serenely off-camera, this Canadian First World War soldier has the bearing of a man older than his 30-some years. An inscription on the wood frame of the black-and-white photograph [...]

New Records from 1911 Available at Jersey Archive

A butcher accused of adulterating sausages with acid and the arrests of St Helier prostitutes are just two of the stories featured in newly-released documents from Jersey Archive. On 1 January, 200 new records were made [...]

Historian Solves Grave Mystery

The location of an 80-year-old grave in Pratt, Kansas, was resolved Thursday morning. Corinda E. Miller is definitely bureid in Greenlawn Cemetery. The exact location of the grave was in question after a tombstone for C.E. [...]

Czech National Digital Library Project Under Heavy Fire

Two days after Alena Hanáková took over the reins of the Ministry of Culture from Ji?í Besser, she wrote to Tomá? Böhm, director of the National Library, asking him to postpone signing the acceptance protocol of [...]

First Female Professor's Archive Goes Digital

Laura Bassi, a noted 18th-century Italian scientist, left behind 6,000 pages of intriguing documents that describe her life and work. They now rest in the archives of the principal municipal library in Bologna, Italy, safe but [...]

Scotch-Irish Will No Longer Be Included in Official US Census Figures

Almost 35 million people currently living in the US claim Irish ancestry, according to the just released figures from the Census Bureau's annual American Community Survey for 2010. But in a controversial move the figures [...]

World War II Navajo Code Talker Keith Little Dies at Age 87

Keith Little, who joined the Marine Corps at age 17 and became one of the famed Navajo Code Talkers of World War II, died Tuesday at an Arizona hospital. He was 87.
Little, the longtime president of [...]

A Vast Historical Archive at University of Georgia Now Open to the Public

After months of moving, the University of Georgia's new special collections library building opened to the public last week - even though the new building still looks unfinished inside.
Years in the planning, the new Richard B. [...]

Are You Related to Faye Dunaway?

Dunaway was born on January 14, 1941, in Bascom, Florida, the daughter of Grace April (née Smith), a housewife, and John MacDowell Dunaway, Jr., a career non-commissioned officer in the United States Army. She is of [...]

GeneaNet Is #9 on Top 100 Most Popular Genealogy Websites

GenealogyInTime magazine has put together a global list of the Top 100 Most Popular Genealogy Websites. This is the first time a comprehensive list has been published of the most popular genealogy websites from around the [...]

New 'Keep Me Logged In' GeneaNet Option

The new 'Keep me logged in' GeneaNet option allows you to log in once to the web site, so that on future visits to the web site login will not be required.With this new feature, you can sign in once [...]

Revealed: The Handwritten Prayer Book Love Notes Sent by Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn Before they Married

Amazing hand-written love notes in the margin of a prayer book between a lovesick Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, as he wooed her, are to be revealed in a new BBC television series. The scribbled messages, [...]

1911 Medical Conditions: Wife's Long Tongue and Children's Quarrelsome Stubbornness

A man listed his wife's "long tongue" and his children's "quarrelsome stubbornness" as medical conditions in the 1911 census, newly-released records show. The information, which details descriptions of people's ailments as perceived by the head of [...]

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