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Saturday, February 25, 2012

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geneaNet - 02/25/2012
 Hi Terry,

This Week Genealogy News

Legacy Family Tree 7.5.0.154 Update Released

Full Featured - Windows - Purchase
Legacy Family Tree 7.5.0.154 has been released.
Changes:
* FamilySearch - In "Quick Mode" we added some text on the main screen of LFS to indicate that they are in that mode and [...]

Tate's National Photographic Archive 'Rescued from Skip' After Internal Tipoff

Art historians have been disturbed by allegations that the Tate was about to dump its invaluable photographic archive in a skip when another institution realised its importance and rescued it, and that the Victoria & Albert [...]

GedStar Pro for Android 2.2.1 Update Released

PDAs and Handhelds - Freeware
GedStar Pro for Android 2.2.1 has been released.
Changes:
* Redesigned Person and Family Views for large tablets, showing more data about significant events.
* Fix crash bug in V2.2.0 release.
* Minor fixes. [...]

GeneaStar: Latest Famous Genealogies

The following genealogies have been added to GeneaStar:
Edward Hutton, Mort Walker, Hawley Harvey Crippen, Erskine Childers, Abner Doubleday, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Consuelo Vanderbilt, William Henry Vanderbilt, William Kissam Vanderbilt, George Washington Vanderbilt, Frederick William Vanderbilt, Clarence [...]

HuMo-gen 4.8 Update Released

Web Publishing - Windows - Freeware
HuMo-gen 4.8 has been released.
New:
* Revised and sophisticated new source system.
* Merging of GEDCOM files.
* Exporting part of trees to GEDCOM.
* Importing geocodes from GEDCOM files. [...]

iFamily for Leopard 2.532 Update Released

Full Featured - Mac - Purchase
iFamily for Leopard 2.532 has been released.
Changes:
* Correction of the short version of Birth Marriage and Death (from c,n,e to b,m,d).
* Correction of the syntax when displaying multiple spouses.
* Correction of [...]

Lithuanian Archive Releases Names of KGB Collaborators in Transparency Drive

Lithuania's government has released the names of 238 citizens who were reservists for the KGB when their country was ruled by the Soviet Union, and said Wednesday it plans to identify scores of people who have [...]

Incredible Photos of Captain Scott's Terra Nova Quest in Great White South at ATLAS Gallery

Nearly a century since they were last in the public eye, Herbert G Ponting's rare antique polar photographs of the Terra Nova expedition are on public display for all to see again. The original 1913 carbon [...]

Digitizing Endangered Historical Documents in India

I was in Mizoram as a part of a four-member pilot-project under the Endangered Archives Programme (EAP), a global rescue mission for the world's most endangered historical documents.
Administered by the UK's British Library and funded [...]

Mormon Temple in Dominican Republic Fuels Controversy by Posthumously Baptizing Holocaust Victim Anne Frank, Says Ex-Church Member

Anne Frank- the most famous of all Holocaust victims - has been posthumously baptized at a Mormon temple, fueling the growing controversy over the bizarre practice. The rite was conducted Saturday in a Mormon temple in [...]

National Archives Announces Website for Free 1940 U.S. Census Release Online on April 2, 2012

Today the National Archives, with its partner Archives.com, launched its new website www.1940census.archives.gov in preparation for its first-ever online U.S. census release, which will take place on April 2, 2012, at 9 a.m. (EST).
The public [...]

New GeneaNet 'Search by Alternate Spelling of Name' Option

The GeneaNet Search by Alternate Spelling of Name is a powerful feature that will help you find your ancestors.You can add your own alternate spellings of name in the GeneaNet database so they will automatically apply in your future searches.This [...]

Girl in Iconic March on Washington Photo Identified

When Americans celebrate Black History, especially when it has anything to do with the March on Washington, it's often an innocent girl's face they see - in textbooks, on calendars, on brochures.
The photo of this little [...]

National Archives Releases Catalogues of Acquired Digital Persian and Arabic Manuscripts

Vice-President M Hamid Ansari released three catalogues - the Descriptive Catalogue of Manuscripts; the Descriptive Catalogue of Manuscripts of Fort William College; and Fascimile copies of Rozmnama, Tarikh - i-Alfi and Ilajut Tuyur - brought out [...]

Are You Related to Tex Avery?

Frederick Bean "Tex" Avery was born on February 26, 1908, to George Walton Avery (b. June 8, 1867 - d. January 14, 1935) and the former Mary Augusta "Jessie" Bean (1886-1931) in Taylor, Texas.
His father [...]

Florence Green: Funeral Held for Last WWI Veteran

The funeral of a woman thought to be the last person to serve in the armed forces during the WWI has taken place in west Norfolk. Florence Green, 110, from King's Lynn, served as a mess [...]

MI5 Drew a Blank on Finding Charlie Chaplin Birthplace

Newly released files show that an investigation by MI5 failed to determine where the silent film star Charlie Chaplin was born. The inquiry was requested by the US in 1952 when it was trying to prove [...]

World War Two: Air Ace in an Unmarked Grave Found

The body of a decorated flying ace who was killed in his first week of war has been found in an unmarked grave in France after 71 years. Flying Officer Derek Allen crammed more aviation heroics [...]

GeneaStar: Latest Famous Genealogies

The following genealogies have been added to GeneaStar:
Roger Williams, Joseph Wheeler, Allen Ludden, Josiah Whitney, Bill Walton, General Tom Thumb, Charles Scribner I, Charlie Rose, Aaron Rodgers, Alan Field Shugart, Jack Northrop, William Doud Packard, E. [...]

MobileFamilyTree Pro 1.1.4 Update Released

PDAs and Handhelds - Purchase
MobileFamilyTree Pro 1.1.4 has been released.
Changes:
* GEDCOM Import and Export improved.
* Several Sync issues with MobileFamilyTree Pro corrected.
* Memory usage reduced.
* State is now correctly shown in the Person Report.
* Several fixes [...]

MacFamilyTree 6.2.5 Update Released

Full Featured - Mac - Purchase
MacFamilyTree 6.2.5 has been released.
Changes:
* GEDCOM Import and Export improved.
* Several Sync issues with MobileFamilyTree Pro corrected.
* Memory usage reduced.
* State is now correctly shown in the Person Report.
* Several fixes [...]

The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding 9.0.1 Update Released

Web Publishing - Windows, Mac, Linux - Purchase
The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding 9.0.1 has been released.
Changes:
* Cemeteries: Entering a place name would not populate the other corresponding fields on the page upon leaving the place [...]

The Complete Genealogy Reporter 2012 beta build 110213 Update Released

Family Books - Windows - Shareware
The Complete Genealogy Reporter 2012 beta build 110213 has been released.
Changes:
* Fixed: Unexpected Program Error when the number of media items exceeds 32,000. [...]

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