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geneaNet - 03/17/2012
 Hi Terry,

This Week Genealogy News

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, [...]

Families for Legacy Family Tree 1.5.0 Update Released

PDAs and Handhelds - Purchase
Families for Legacy Family Tree 1.5.0 has been released.
* Support iOS 5.1.
* Improve efficiency of relationship calculation.
* Redesign search options and add search by location.
* Support tags for individual and marriage.
* Add [...]

Bee Docs' Easy Timeline 1.2 Update Released

Timeline - Mac - Purchase
Bee Docs' Easy Timeline 1.2 has been released.
* Pasting multiple events into a timeline, then undoing the operation would create an unstable document.
* Removing an event row in bulk edit mode could [...]

TreeDraw 4.0.2 Update Released

Charts and Diagrams - Windows - Purchase
TreeDraw 4.0.2 has been released.
* Long children connecting lines are now also joined to the lines at their ends.
* Added image compression/quality option to PDF file exports.
* Chart View Control [...]

GEDitCOM II 1.7 build 2 Update Released

Full Featured - Mac - Purchase
GEDitCOM II 1.7 build 2 has been released.
* Place Advisor coverage now extends to the entire globe down to city, town and village level.
* Places seem to work best if place [...]

The Complete Genealogy Reporter 2012 beta build 110314 Update Released

Family Books - Windows - Shareware
The Complete Genealogy Reporter 2012 beta build 110314 has been released.
* Microsoft Word reports now force left-to-right layout formats. This corrects unusual layout issues that previously occurred when the Windows [...]

Legacy Family Tree Update Released

Full Featured - Windows - Purchase
Legacy Family Tree has been released.
* Census List Tool - Cool new tool to create a search list or print a report of everyone you should look for in a [...]

Shoebox 1.2.2 Update Released

PDAs and Handhelds - Freeware
Shoebox 1.2.2 has been released.
* Small bug fixes. [...]

Reunite 3.1 Update Released

Organization - Research - Windows, Mac - Purchase
Reunite 3.1 has been released.
* Maintenance release.
* Changed upgrade terminology.
* Fixed committee name and address entry fields.
* Misc. Bug Fixes. [...]

Poland - New Documents from the Archives of the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington

The resources of Institute of National Remembrance were enriched by new acquisitions, transferred from the archives of the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington. Obtaining of this collection of documents was made possible due to an updated [...]

National Archives Director Battles to Unlock US Secrets

The man entrusted with America's documentary heritage - including the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution - learned the value of book collections in a North Beverly, Mass., flower shop called Conte's.
The shop doubled as the [...]

Archaeologists Unearth Slave Burial Ground On the Island of St. Helena

Archaeologists from the University of Bristol have unearthed a unique slave burial ground on the remote South Atlantic island of St Helena. The excavation, which took place in advance of construction of a new airport on [...]

Geospatial Mapping Enhances Arlington Cemetery Management

Officials at Arlington National Cemetery will use an Army-designed geospatial mapping system to manage cemetery operations, the executive director of the Army National Cemeteries Program said.
Kathryn A. Condon testified before the House Veterans Affairs Committee's disability [...]

Using Web Archives to Preserve the Past

Imagine if there were no council records of community events in the 1940s because no one thought to preserve them. Or if the 1911 census was written in a language people could no longer read. It [...]

Irish Railway Worker Immigrants Killed in 1832 to Be Re-Buried

The remains of five Irish immigrants killed while building a Pennsylvania railway in 1832 will be re-interred on Friday in a suburban Philadelphia cemetery.
Mr Michael Collins, Ireland's ambassador to the United States (US), is among the [...]

German Ancestry in U.S. Ranks Close to Hispanic Numbers

The United States, first populated by Native Americans, rediscovered by Europeans and colonized under the flags of the Spanish, English and French, is now filled with Germans.
More than half of the nation's 3,143 counties contain a [...]

GeneaNet: Upload and Share Indexes

Sharing information is second nature to most genealogists and GeneaNet lets you easily upload and share your birth, baptism, marriage, death and burial indexes to help other genealogists in their research.
The uploaded indexes are your property and you can delete [...]

Duke of Wellington's Decanters 'from Battle of Waterloo' and Cheque 'To Pay Off Mistress' Found in Box Locked for 75 Years as Owner Didn't Have

A decanter box that belonged to the Duke of Wellington and may have been used during the Battle of Waterloo has been uncovered on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow. The old mahogany box was bought by Edgerton [...]

World's Oldest Surviving Charles Dickens Film from 111-Years Ago Found After Going Missing for Half a Century

The oldest surviving film based on the works of Charles Dickens has been discovered. The Death Of Poor Joe, inspired by Bleak House, dates back to March 1901 but lay unnoticed in an archive for decades.
The [...]

Are You Related to Glenn Close?

Close was born on March 19, 1947 in Greenwich, Connecticut, the daughter of Bettine (née Moore) and William Taliaferro Close, a doctor who operated a clinic in the Belgian Congo.
Her parents came from prominent families. [...]

GeneaNet - Planned Maintenance: Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

Due to a maintenance operation, GeneaNet Online Family Trees can't be updated (but they will be available for visitors) on Wednesday, March 14th, 2012, in the morning (Paris, France, Time Zone).
Of course, all of the data [...]

Mormon Church Restricts Access to Jewish Names to Stop Members from Performing Baptism Rituals on Holocaust Victims

Mormon leaders have put up a virtual firewall in their massive genealogical database to block out anyone who attempts to access the names of hundreds of thousands of Holocaust victims the church has agreed not to [...]

Feds Attempt To Retrieve Presidential Documents That Historian May Have Sold

The man who admitted to stealing hundreds of historical documents from museums up and down the East Coast- including here in Maryland- may have sold some of them. Now, federal investigators are trying to get the [...]

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