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geneaNet - 04/28/2012
 Hi Terry,

This Week Genealogy News

MacFamilyTree 6.2.10 Update Released

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MacFamilyTree 6.2.10 has been released.
Changes:
* More Fan Chart configuration options added.
* Database Maintenance improved.
* Many Tree Chart fixes.
* Fixes in the Family Quiz.
* GEDCOM Importer compatibilty improved. [...]

Unlikely Heroes Keep Veterans' Names Alive in Hamilton County, Ohio

Thousands of old soldiers can rest easy tonight. Their names will not fade away. Their tombstones may crumble. Weeds may cover their graves. Records on film may turn to dust.
But Hamilton County veterans who fought for [...]

Brother's Keeper 6.5.9 Update Released

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Brother's Keeper 6.5.9 has been released.
Changes:
* GEDCOM export, new option (combobox) to exclude data for anyone born recently, whether living or not.
* Fix the 'subscript out of range' error if sorting [...]

GEDitCOM II 1.7 build 3 Update Released

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GEDitCOM II 1.7 build 3 has been released.
Changes:
* The book preparation script was improved to have better wording for some events and to optionally include tree charts in the book.
* A [...]

Families for Android 1.5.2 Update Released

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Families for Android 1.5.2 has been released.
Changes:
* Bug fixes. [...]

Families for Legacy Family Tree 1.5.1 Update Released

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Families for Legacy Family Tree 1.5.1 has been released.
Changes:
* Display MRIN in Marriage View.
* Bug fixes. [...]

Aberdeen Presentation Sisters Working to Digitize Records

When Sister Kathleen Bierne received a recent call, she was surprised to hear that it was a former student of hers. "She said, 'I don't remember you, but my mother does.' And I had this image [...]

New York City History in 870,000 Images, All Online

The two men were discovered dead at the bottom of an elevator shaft in a 12-story Manhattan building, as if dumped there, one man sprawled on top of the other. The rare crime scene photograph from [...]

Portrait of WWI Digger Back in the Frame After 25 Years Missing in Action

It has been missing in action for more than 25 years, but this historic portrait of an Australian soldier couldn't have resurfaced at a better time. Dressed in a World War One uniform, this photograph would [...]

Genes Reveal Secrets of Ancient Peruvian Families

Genetic analyses of individuals buried in funereal monuments near a volcano in southern Peru have revealed the family relationships and burial traditions of ancient Peruvians that lived before Christopher Columbus sailed to the Americas.
The ancient Peruvians [...]

16th Century Grave Boasts Malabar's Columbus Connection

Other than being his original destination, the only nostalgic connection India might have with Christopher Columbus is an eroded gravestone currently lying abandoned in the compound of the Murals Museum here.
A team of researchers who deciphered [...]

Archives Digitize 19th Century Materials for 21st Century Access

The Victorian era has become ridiculously popular in the new millennium. Between costume drama in film and steampunk in print and video games, the dawn of the the modern technological age has captured the popular imagination. [...]

Oldest Written Documents in Estonia Uploaded

A project to digitize the oldest parchment documents in the country is now complete. The State Archives, Tallinn City Archive and History Museum led the effort, which started in 2010.
The documents contain information valuable to studying [...]

The National Archives of the UK Marks the Centenary of Inheriting COPY 1 Records

A commemorative event at Stationers' Hall today marks 100 years since The National Archives inherited the collection of photographs and artwork which makes up the COPY 1 record series.
The National Archives' collections will be exhibited and [...]

Are You Related to Uma Thurman?

Thurman was born on April 29, 1970, in Boston to Nena von Schlebrügge and Robert Thurman, and grew up mostly in Amherst, Massachusetts and Woodstock, New York.
Thurman's father, Robert Alexander Farrar Thurman (b. August 3, 1941), [...]

Some New GeneaNet Online Family Tree Options

Some new options have been added to your GeneaNet Online Family Tree:
- Some new display options have been added: Display day of week in events date, Add an icon to identify Sosa-Stradonitz (Ahnentafel) numbered individuals on family tree pages, and [...]

Use of QR Code Tombstone Technology Is Expanding

Monument companies across the United States are starting to add the option for QR code tombstone technology to their offerings, changing the products available in that industry in a meaningful and significant way for the first [...]

WWII Spitfire Pilot Sgt William Smith Laid To Rest

The body of an Australian World War II Spitfire pilot whose remains were found in a French field last year has finally been buried in northern France. Sgt William Smith was buried with full military honours [...]

Genealogy Tool Kit Published by Foundation for the National Archives (U.S.)

The Foundation for the National Archives announces the publication of the Genealogy Tool Kit: Getting Started on Your Family History at the National Archives, written by National Archives genealogy archives specialist John P. Deeben.
This 160-page step-by-step [...]

World War I Veteran's Tombstone "Dug Up" from Jonesboro, Arkansas, Cemetery

Once a month, Bobbie Hindman tends to the gravesite of her uncle, a World War I veteran who died 56 years ago. Claud Hindman received a bronze-plated monument denoting his service, but his niece discovered it [...]

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