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geneaNet - 06/23/2012
 Hi Terry,

This Week Genealogy News

The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding 9.0.3 Update Released

Web Publishing - Windows, Mac, Linux - Purchase
The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding 9.0.3 has been released.
* Albums: The image preview for an album's default photo was not working (fixed).
* Albums: The image preview box for [...]

Legacy Family Tree Now Available in French Language

Millennia Corporation, a leader in family history software and genealogy webinars, today announced that its software, Legacy Family Tree, is now available in the French language.
The software, used by beginners and professionals to record, plan, and [...]

Families for Legacy Family Tree 1.6.0 Update Released

Mobile - Purchase
Families for Legacy Family Tree 1.6.0 has been released.
* When selecting a parent in Family View, ensure that correct spouse is selected.
* Fix crash when adding unlinked individual.
* Fix bug in adding sources on [...]

Ages! 2.0 Update Released

Full Featured - Windows - Shareware
Ages! 2.0 has been released.
* For the first time, all Ages! commands are now integrated into one location: The Ribbon.
* Ages! is now capable of handling the full Windows character set. [...]

Family Historian 5.0.4 Update Released

Full Featured - Windows - Purchase
Family Historian 5.0.4 has been released.
* The "Search the Internet" tool on the Internet menu has been updated to use the latest website data.
* The Plugin Editor now has two new [...]

GEDitCOM II 1.7 build 4 Update Released

Full Featured - Mac - Purchase
GEDitCOM II 1.7 build 4 has been released.
* The script for generating books using LaTeX (from Book Style records) has several improvements.
* The method for attaching an individual to a family [...]

MobileFamilyTree Pro 1.1.7 Update Released

Mobile - Purchase
MobileFamilyTree Pro 1.1.7 has been released.
* GEDCOM Importer and Exporter fixed.
* Several performance enhancements. [...]

LTools 1.3.29 Update Released

Other Tools - Windows - Freeware
LTools 1.3.29 has been released.
* Data Bridge - added - U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles.
* Data Bridge - when closing this LTool, a warning will be displayed instructing [...]

MacFamilyTree 6.2.13 Update Released

Full Featured - Mac - Purchase
MacFamilyTree 6.2.13 has been released.
* Several Sync bugs fixed.
* Date parser bugs fixed (especially when using BC dates).
* GEDCOM Import and Export problems solved.
* Family Report now displays notes correctly. [...]

GedView 3.2.7 Update Released

Mobile - Purchase
GedView 3.2.7 has been released.
* Fixes potential database corruption. [...]

National Archives (U.S.) Exhibit Shows Prejudices Faced by Immigrants Over the Years

The little girl with the dark circles under her eyes looks as though she's been crying. She's clutching a doll and has her left arm looped in the arm of the girl beside her.
It is 1908. [...]

Canadian Second World War Gravestone Vandalized Near Ypres, Belgium

A Canadian war cemetery in Belgium has been desecrated, including damage to the headstone of a Second World War fighter pilot from Ottawa.
Eleven headstones overseen by a Commonwealth cemeteries commission were damaged in three separate attacks [...]

Maryland State Archives running out of space

The Maryland State Archives collection is among the largest in the country with nearly 400 years of history, including Colonial-era paintings, keepsakes of the state's governors, and thousands of land, court and genealogy records.
With all that [...]

Pictures Archives: Northern Ireland in the 1920s

They called them the Roaring Twenties. It was the decade of jazz clubs and cocktail bars, when daring young women wore their skirts short and their hair shorter; daring young men straddled motorbikes or, if they [...]

Norfolk, England - Great Yarmouth Graveyard Restoration Project Under Way

Graves of murder victims, inventors and artists are being restored as part of £120,000 cemetery maintenance project in a Norfolk seaside town. Young Prince's Trust volunteers and a number of conservators are working at three cemeteries [...]

John the Baptist's Bones Found?

Purported skeletal remains of John the Baptist have been dated to the first century A.D. and so could conceivably have belonged to the "forerunner of Christ," who baptized Jesus, scientists say.
Discovered in 2010 among the ruins [...]

Scot Launches World's Biggest War Memorial on Internet

They are soldiers, sailors and airmen who died serving their country, some hundreds of years apart but whose stories sit alongside side each other in the world's biggest war memorial.
From the lost soldiers of Vietnam to [...]

Michelle Obama 'Descended from White Irish Immigrants'

The First Lady's great-great-great-grandmother, a slave called Melvinia, was made pregnant in 1859 at the age of about 15 by Charles Shields, one of her owners' sons, according to a comprehensive new book.
Shields, who was about [...]

Canadian Family Finds World War I Letter from a South Australian Girl

It was September 5, 1915, and as Australian soldiers fought on the beaches of Gallipoli, thousands of kilometres away in South Australia - cocooned from the bloodshed - Delellis Marguerite Reid put pen to paper.
"I am [...]

Irish Lives Remembered Genealogy eMagazine Launched

Irish Lives Remembered has launched their first eMagazine free of charge.
Based in Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland, their business is dedicated to preserving the memory of deceased people of Irish heritage globally by sharing information with those [...]

Some New Sections on the Home Page of your GeneaNet Online Family Tree

Two new sections have been added to the home page of your GeneaNet Online Family Tree (GeneWeb):
- A family album of pictures uploaded to your family tree
- A calendar that shows latest events in your family tree
These sections are available [...]

Are You Related to June Carter Cash?

June Carter Cash was born Valerie June Carter, on June 23, 1929 in Maces Spring, Virginia to Maybelle Carter and Ezra Carter.
She was born into country music and performed with the Carter Family from the [...]

Headstones on Libyan World War II Graves Desecrated Again in Second Attack in Four Months

Headstones on World War Two military graves in Libya have been desecrated in the second such attack in four months. The latest vandalism occurred in a cemetery in Benghazi, the starting point of last year's uprising [...]

Daughter of Civil War Veteran Dies at the Age of 94

The daughter of a Civil War veteran has died at the age of 94 in a retirement home after a battle with cancer. Stella Mae Case, who was born in 1918, was one of the last [...]

Is This Jane Austen as a Teen?

Is this innocent looking girl in white dress the true depiction of British novelist Jane Austen as a teenager?
According to a report in the Guardian, new evidence would suggest that the artwork, one of the most [...]

New South Wales - Civil War Treasures Emerge from Depths

The State Library of New South Wales has found volumes of maps and plans of the American Civil War as it searches its seven levels of underground archives for rare material to add to its digital [...]

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