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geneaNet - 04/14/2012
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This Week Genealogy News

Date Finder 1.1 Update Released

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Date Finder 1.1 has been released.
* Fixed bug in Date/Age Picker. [...]

Historical Exhibition Handed Over to Seychelles National Archives

The Seychelles historical exhibition, Les Seychelles: des isles... des homes, has been officially handed over to the Seychelles Archives department. The exhibition, put together by the French author, Richard Touboul, after extensive research works in the [...]

Timeline 0.5 Update Released

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Timeline 0.5 has been released.
* Fixed: Issues with linkification.
* Added: Better Twitter error handling. [...]

RootsMagic Update Released

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RootsMagic has been released.
* New: Added option to disable automatic thumbnail generation in Media Gallery.
* New: File > Data Tools > Reindex now removes phantom children and phantom events.
* Fixed: [...]

French WWII Resistance Hero Raymond Aubrac Dies Aged 97

One of the leading figures of the French resistance against the Nazis, Raymond Aubrac, has died aged 97, his family says. His daughter said he had died at Val de Grace military hospital in Paris on [...]

Bee Docs' Easy Timeline 1.3 Update Released

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Bee Docs' Easy Timeline 1.3 has been released.
* New: Share > iBooks Author Widget allows you to create an interactive widget to use within custom e-books.
* Improved: Images added to events are [...]

Canada - Battle of Vimy Ridge Marked 'The Birth of a Nation'

The Battle of Vimy Ridge marked "the birth of a nation" for Canada, says the Governor General. David Johnston, a Canadian delegation of politicians and 5,000 students gathered at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France [...]

Legacy Family Tree Update Released

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Legacy Family Tree has been released.
* Sources - Fixed a problem with the 1940 source template. [...]

Geves 2.1.1 Update Released

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Geves 2.1.1 has been released.
* Standard Edition is now available as a free unlimited download. [...]

GedView 3.2.6 Update Released

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GedView 3.2.6 has been released.
* Reports now use a Sans-Serif font.
* Support _Contact as used by Genopro.
* Download limit over mobile/cell network increase to 50 Meg.
* Fixed gedcom export error with addresses [...]

Photo in Ad Solves Civil War Mystery

Karen Thatcher knew when she saw it that a photograph of a tintype of a young Confederate soldier was of David Miller Thatcher, her husband Larry Thatcher's great-great uncle, who died in the Civil War in [...]

The New York Public Library Digitizes Thousands of Early American Historic Documents

Thousands of historical documents at The New York Public Library - including material handwritten by George Washington and Thomas Jefferson and papers from authors such as Mark Twain - will soon be accessible to the public [...]

Are You Related to David Letterman?

Letterman was born on April 12, 1947, in Indianapolis, Indiana. His father, Harry Joseph Letterman (April 1915 - February 1973), was a florist of British descent; his mother Dorothy Letterman (née Hofert, now Dorothy Mengering), a [...]

Newly-Discovered Picture Taken by Amateur Photographer, 15, Shows Gleaming Liner Leaving Southampton on Fateful Journey

The 'Unsinkable Ship' setting sail for her fateful maiden voyage a century ago is an image those who waved her off will never forget. But while the enduring memory of the Titanic is of the famous [...]

Bones Flesh Out Catalina Island's History

The curator of the Catalina Island Museum opened the door to a musty backroom a few weeks ago hoping to find material for an upcoming exhibit on the World War II era. Closing the door behind [...]

The GeneaNet 'Email Alert by Individual'

GeneaNet has a powerful feature called 'Email Alert by Individual'.Club Privilege members can receive accurate emails that aggregate the latest entries by name (with alternate spelling), first name (with alternate spelling), place, year, occupation and spouse.And these Email Alerts can [...]

Canadian Town with Most Titanic Graves Still Feels the Pain

Among the graves of Fairview Lawn Cemetery, there is one that was a magnet for bouquets and weeping girls in the 1990s. The name on the tombstone: J. Dawson.
Jack Dawson, you will recall, is the name [...]

American Digital Public Library Promised for 2013

An American digital public library of over two million books will be in place by next April, according to scholar, author and Harvard University librarian Robert Darnton.
Professor Darnton, speaking at Columbia Law School earlier this week, [...]

Messiah College's Murray Library (Grantham, Pennsylvania) to Receive 05 Million Grant to Digitize Documents

Messiah College's Murray Library recently announced that they are in the final stage of receiving a ,000 grant to digitize some of the library's archives.
The college applied for the grant through Pennsylvania's Office of Commonwealth [...]

Singapore To Drive Road Through Historic Cemetery

Bukit Brown is the kind of place that could be easily missed in skyscraper-filled Singapore. Bordered by a major highway and several major roads, this 90-year-old cemetery sits in a peaceful, green pocket almost in the [...]

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