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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. [...]
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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.
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.
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
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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.
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