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geneaNet - 05/19/2012
 Hi Terry,

This Week Genealogy News

Genealogists Look at Cedar Falls' Past Through Cemetery Walks (Iowa, USA)

As education coordinator for the Cedar Falls Historical Society, Rita Congdon wears many hats --- teacher, tour guide, researcher. On Tuesday, Congdon and her husband, Richard, donned a few more as they conducted a cemetery walk [...]

Five Generations Reunited Thanks to Genealogy Search

Kenney Huff Sr. of Salem dreamed of the day he would be reunited with his baby half brother, Ronald Hayes Huff. These brothers were separated almost 80 years ago as boys in Knoxville, Tenn., due to [...]

Lithuania Reburial of WWII Leader Angers Jewish Groups

Jewish groups in Lithuania have condemned the government for financing the reburial of an ex-prime minister who headed the Baltic state in 1941. Juozas Ambrazevicius Brazaitis came to power after Nazi Germany had ousted the Soviets [...]

Crews Building Hospital Halt Construction After Uncovering Lost Cemetery in Santa Clara County

Construction on a new hospital in Santa Clara County has come to an abrupt stop after crews uncovered a lost cemetery. Construction workers found several coffins as they were working on the new Santa Clara Valley [...]

Volunteers Restoring Old Cemetery in Dunn, North Carolina, that Was Once Only Burial Site for Blacks

Cliff Layton knows where his grandfather is buried in Wilkins Cemetery. He can walk you right up to the spot. Or he could - if he had a chain saw. "My grandaddy is right in there, [...]

Family Tombstone, Missing for Over Half a Century, Discovered in Auburn, California

Last summer, this paper published a two-part series regarding the history of the New Helvetia Cemetery, which was formerly located at the northeast corner of Alhambra Boulevard and J Street. And since that time, news about [...]

Pajek 3.01 Update Released

GEDCOM Tools - Windows - Freeware
Pajek 3.01 has been released.
Changes:
* Exporting layouts to JPEG format implemented. [...]

Shoebox 2.0 Update Released

PDAs and Handhelds - Freeware
Shoebox 2.0 has been released.
Changes:
* Beautiful new design and icon.
* A new way to organize your scans into shoeboxes.
* Enhanced privacy controls.
* Photos display larger and faster. [...]

Transcript 2.4.1 build 91 beta Update Released

Transcriptions & Indexes - Windows - Freeware
Transcript 2.4.1 build 91 beta has been released.
Changes:
* Remove the need for an extra copy of the image used internally by Transcript and use an adjustment layer to support sharpen, [...]

GedStar Pro for Android 2.3.1 Update Released

PDAs and Handhelds - Freeware
GedStar Pro for Android 2.3.1 has been released.
Changes:
* Support for On This Day home screen widget. [...]

Billion Graves 2.1.1 Update Released

PDAs and Handhelds - Freeware
Billion Graves 2.1.1 has been released.
Changes:
* Fixes to prevent image upload from stopping. [...]

Archivist of the United States and "Collector-in-Chief" David Ferriero Talks Role of National Archives

Discussing both the Declaration of Independence and Michael Jackson's patent for anti-gravity shoes, Archivist of the United States and "collector-in-chief" David Ferriero spoke on Monday afternoon about the array of challenges he faces helping to digitize [...]

Olympic Records Available Online

Hundreds of historic documents and images relating to the Olympic and Paralympic Games have been made available online by The National Archives for the first time.
From the 19th to the 21st century.
The new site 'The Olympic [...]

Thousands of Irish Medieval Documents Now Available Online

Trinity College Dublin historians have reconstructed invaluable medieval documents destroyed during the bombardment of the Four Courts in 1922. The Four Courts was the home of the Public Record Office, which was catastrophically destroyed when it [...]

FamilyInsight for Windows 2012.5.5.0 Update Released

Other Tools - Windows - Purchase
FamilyInsight for Windows 2012.5.5.0 has been released.
Changes:
* Improved medialinks loading speed.
* Improved handling of RootsMagic Research logs.
* Fixed a crash. [...]

Brother's Keeper 6.5.11 Update Released

Full Featured - Windows - Purchase
Brother's Keeper 6.5.11 has been released.
Changes:
* Fixed: The 6.5.10 version sometimes gave a 'subscript out of range' error for Box charts.
* Changed: On Group Sheets, if you are printing 'All' for [...]

GedStar Pro 4.4.1 Update Released

Other Tools - Windows - Purchase
GedStar Pro 4.4.1 has been released.
Changes:
* Minor GEDCOM fixes.
* Support for On This Day home screen widget. [...]

FamilySearch Indexing 1.1 Update Released

PDAs and Handhelds - Freeware
FamilySearch Indexing 1.1 has been released.
Changes:
* Minor bug fixes. [...]

Reunion 10 Update Released

Full Featured - Mac - Purchase
Reunion 10 has been released.
New:
* Pictures Everywhere - You can include pictures in all buttons in the family view: a couple, their children and parents.
* Places - New features include: [...]

Are You Related to Dennis Hopper?

Hopper was born on May 17, 1936, in Dodge City, Kansas, the son of Marjorie Mae (née Davis, July 12, 1917 - January 12, 2007) and Jay Millard Hopper (June 23, 1916 - August 7, 1982).
After [...]

My Uncle Denis, Pilot of the Plane Time Forgot: First Pictures of the Man Who Crash-Landed His Plane in the Sahara and Then Walked Off Across the Sand

He poses proudly in his RAF uniform and also looks down from the cockpit of his Second World War fighter plane, perhaps ready for a mission against the Desert Fox himself, Erwin Rommel.
These are the first [...]

Faces of Two Lost USS Monitor Crewmen Unveiled

In 1975, two years after the wreck of the USS Monitor was discovered off Cape Hatteras, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) designated the USS Monitor National Marine Sanctuary to protect her.
27 years later, in [...]

Forgotten Children of Spain's Civil War Reunite 75 Years After Exile

For the more superstitious inhabitants of the Basque village of El Regato, the beginning of the Spanish civil war was portended not so much by Francisco Franco's coup as by the onset of a sudden turmoil [...]

Add a Slideshow of Family Pictures and Links to your Favorite Persons in your GeneaNet Online Family Tree

Club Privilege members can add up to 8 pictures that will be displayed in a slideshow in the home page of their Online Family Tree. These pictures can be linked to the page of an individual in the family tree.Every [...]

Library and Archives Canada - New digitized reels: War of 1812 Records

Library and Archives Canada is pleased to announce that you can now access 73,000 new images of War of 1812 records on its website.
Library and Archives Canada holds a unique and vast collection of records about [...]

81 Boxes of Top-Secret and Restricted Documents Missing at National Archives

According to the inspector general for the National Archives and Records Administration, NARA has lost track of 81 boxes containing top secret or restricted data-including nuclear weapons information. Among these are four boxes of material designated [...]

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