Friday, May 4, 2012

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geneaNet - 05/05/2012
 Hi Terry,

This Week Genealogy News

WWII Pilot Remains Return to America After Lincolnshire Discovery

The remains of a World War II pilot have been returned home to America after his crashed plane was discovered in Lincolnshire. Charles Moritz and parts of his aircraft had been buried under a field near [...]

Freetown's wood homes a link to Sierra Leone's past

Scattered across Sierra Leone's capital Freetown stand ageing wooden houses, some of which look more like they belong on the east coast of 18th century America than in a steamy West African city.
Others look like they [...]

Library and Archives Canada Launches Its Immigration Heritage Online Kits

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is releasing immigration heritage online kits today at the TD National Reading Summit III: A Reading Canada-Building a Plan, in Vancouver.
At the event, Fabien Lengellé, Director General of the Services Branch [...]

Columbus May Not Have Been First to America

An investigation has shed new light on the voyages of John Cabot,? ?the Italian navigator and explorer, revealing that he may have? ?had? ?knowledge of European expeditions to the? "?New World?"? that predated Christopher Columbus's 1492 [...]

Hitler Postcard Found in World War I Project

A previously unknown postcard sent by Adolf Hitler when he was a soldier in World War I has been uncovered in a European history project. Hitler's postcard, sent in 1916 when he was recovering from a [...]

New Book Identifies the Couple in Iconic WWII 'Kissing Sailor' Photograph

It is an image that captured an epic moment in U.S. history - a sailor locked in a passionate kiss with a nurse in New York City's Times Square at the end of World War II. [...]

Discover Your Irish Genetic Ancestors

Whose blood courses through your veins? Could you be a descendant of a Viking warrior or a Berber pirate? Or perhaps you are related to the Uí Neill chieftains or the kings of Laighin (Leinster)? If [...]

New York City - Archives At Queens Library Celebrate Centennial

In mid-October 1911, a fund of was established by the board of trustees of the Queens Borough Public Library to start a collection of books, newspapers, journals and other materials on Queens County history and [...]

Conserving Documents from the Buchenwald and Dachau Concentration Camps

The International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen will conserve about 300 000 original documents from the Dachau concentration camp this year using the process of mass deacidification.
The records in question were created between 1934 [...]

Some GeneaNet Changes and New Options

Here are the latest GeneaNet changes and new options:
- The 'Online Family Tree > Configure' and 'Online Family Tree > Privacy' menus have changed
- A new 'Family Tree Owner' option has been added
- The number of attached archival records & [...]

Rob Lowe's Learns He Is a Descendant of European Soldier Who Fought Against American Independence

Most Americans probably would be shocked to learn their ancestors fought on the wrong side of the Revolutionary War, but Rob Lowe took the news in stride on Who Do You Think You Are? The actor [...]

Are You Related to Orson Welles?

Welles was born on May 6, 1915 in Kenosha, Wisconsin, son of Richard Hodgdon Head Welles (1873, Missouri - December 28, 1930, Chicago, Illinois) and Beatrice Ives (1882 or 1883, Springfield, Illinois - May 10, 1924, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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