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This Week Genealogy News

India's Archives: How Did Things Get This Bad?

Why has modern India had such a difficult time preserving its history? Tridip Suhrud, professor who has written extensively on Mohandas K. Gandhi, blamed a lack of historical sensitivity for problems in his state. Gujarat's local [...]

Barack Obama Given Irish Ancestry Certificate

US President Barack Obama hosted a party at the White House on Tuesday night at which Taoiseach Enda Kenny gave him a certificate of Irish ancestry. The certificate was awarded for President Obama's links to Moneygall, [...]

National Library of Ireland Call-Out Answered by Families Bearing WWI Treasures

A capacity crowd turned out to answer the National Library of Ireland's appeal for first World War memorabilia yesterday. The institution, in conjunction with Oxford University and Europeana - Europe's digital museum - is building an [...]

Repairing the Damage at India's National Archives

When he took charge of the National Archives of India in May 2010, Mushirul Hasan inherited a rudderless institution. The job of director general had been vacant for several years, and past directors had been bureaucrats. [...]

MacFamilyTree 6.2.7 Update Released

Full Featured - Mac - Purchase
MacFamilyTree 6.2.7 has been released.
* New Websites added to the Web Research function.
* GEDCOM Export improved.
* Performance improved.
* Several crash bugs fixed.
* Alignment in the My Tree pane improved.
* Minor UI [...]

Transcript 2.3.3 build 87 beta Update Released

Transcriptions & Indexes - Windows - Freeware
Transcript 2.3.3 build 87 beta has been released.
* Renamed the filename of the default English language file from "Default" to the more logical name "English". Also updated the installer to [...]

The Complete Genealogy Builder 2012 beta build 110316 Update Released

Full Featured - Windows - Shareware
The Complete Genealogy Builder 2012 beta build 110316 has been released.
* Fixed: Possible Unexpected Program Error during or after merge process. [...]

Kith and Kin Pro 3.2.0 Update Released

Full Featured - Windows - Shareware
Kith and Kin Pro 3.2.0 has been released.
* Web page exporting can now include the Tree Layout as a hotlinked PDF file.
* Using "File | Import from file" in the notes [...]

Shropshire Archives Seek 'Army' of Volunteers for Photo Project

In a basement at Shrewsbury's archives library a huge stack of plain brown boxes lay on shelves in rows 24 high. Between them, they contain 45,000 photos, some dating back to the 19th Century and about [...]

Original Einstein Manuscripts are Going Online for First Time

Albert Einstein's complete archives - from personal correspondence with half a dozen lovers to notebooks scribbled with his groundbreaking scientific research - are going online for the first time.
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, which owns the [...]

Secret Files Reveal 9,000 Nazi War Criminals Fled to South America After WWII

Nine thousand Nazi war criminals fled to South America after the Second World War, it has been revealed for the first time. After receiving tip-offs, German prosecutors were recently granted access to secret files in Brazil [...]

Ireland's Potato Famine Helped to Shape Connecticut

In the last three centuries, there have been hundreds of widespread human tragedies, but only a few of these have left indelible marks on the culture and mind-set of Americans. The short list includes the Holocaust, [...]

Are You Related to Sarah Jessica Parker?

Sarah Jessica Parker was born on March 25, 1965 in Nelsonville, Ohio, the daughter of Barbara Parker (née Keck), a nursery school operator and teacher, and Stephen Parker, an entrepreneur and journalist.
Parker's father, a native [...]

Earliest Christian Burial in UK Found

One of the earliest Anglo-Saxon Christian burial sites in Britain has been discovered in a village outside Cambridge. The grave of a teenage girl from the mid 7th century AD has an extraordinary combination of two [...]

New GeneaNet Feature: Build your Public Online Family Tree Template

A new GeneaNet feature lets you build your Online Family Tree template.
The template is divided into different sections as follows: Individual, Parents, Spouses and Children, Siblings, Relationships, Extended Family, Notes, Sources, and Family Tree Preview.
You can specify the information that [...]

National Archives of Australia Unveils Digitisation Strategy

The National Archives of Australia has outlined a plan to reduce the dependency of government agencies on paper records, saving up to million a year in physical storage costs.
The Director General of the National Archives, [...]

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