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This Week Genealogy News

Arlington Cemetery App To Help Pinpoint Grave Sites To Go Digital

Arlington National Cemetery is the first national burial site to go digital 4G.
A smartphone app due out in the fall will tap into the power of GPS technology and help visitors navigate through the more than [...]

Digital Archive Donated to National Library of Bhutan

Monasteries and temples in Bhutan hold most of the Bhutan's rich textual heritage, which, if not conserved, could be lost to natural calamities like fire, earthquake or to theft, burglary and smuggling, and to ignorance and [...]

Shakespeare's First Theatre Discovered in London

Remains of the once lost Curtain theatre, which preceded the Globe as the venue which showcased Shakespeare's work, have been found in East London. It's likely that the theatre was the home to some of the [...]

New York's Endangered Historic Places

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has released its annual list of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places, which spotlights sites that are threatened by neglect, insufficient funds, inappropriate development or cuts to preservation funding.
In the [...]

Grafton, Vermont - Thieves Steal Historic Cemetery Gate

Police are looking for a group of thieves that stole part of a 160-year-old iron gate from the Burgess Cemetery last month.
According to Windham County Sheriff Department Capt. Robert Lakin, the nearly 400-pound left section of [...]

Europe's Oldest Woman Dies in France Aged 114

The oldest known woman in Europe, French national Marie-Therese Bardet, has died just days after celebrating her 114th birthday at her retirement home in the village of Pontchateau in the western Loire-Atlantique region of France.
Bardet was [...]

Doctor's Report Found of Lincoln's Shooting

The first doctor to reach President Abraham Lincoln after he was shot in a Washington theater rushed to his ceremonial box and found him paralyzed, comatose and leaning against his wife. Dr. Charles Leale ordered brandy [...]

Until an Ancestral Graveyard Is Found, No Time to Rest

"Halt! Advance and give the countersign!" So began an 1895 article in The New York Times detailing how William Wilkins was prevented from visiting his ancestral graveyard in Fort Totten, then a Queens military base, by [...]

D-Day Anniversary Brings Honor to Easy Company in France

To commemorate the 68th anniversary of D-day -- the Allied invasion that paved the way for the end of the World War II in Europe -- a statue honoring Maj. Dick Winters and his fellow front-line [...]

Rare Civil War Note Back in Valparaiso, Indiana, After 150 Years

A historical bit of American currency will be one of the items on display at a reception Sunday at the Porter County Museum in Valparaiso, Indiana.
The reception is being held exactly 150 years after the 25-cent [...]

Only Known Document Signed by Lewis and Clark in Private Hands May Fetch ,000+ at Heritage

The only known document in private hands signed by both legendary American explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, the men who opened up the West for America after the historic Louisiana Purchase of 1803, is expected [...]

Florida International University Library Acquires Cuban Genealogy Collection

Much to the excitement of the Cuban-American community, the Florida International University library has acquired the Enrique Hurtado de Mendoza collection. Even more thrilling is that the university is digitizing the collection and will make it [...]

Princeton University to Complete Digital Archives, Dating Back to 1876

This weekend, as nearly 20,000 University alumni, family members and friends converge on campus for Reunions 2012, The Daily Princetonian also celebrates its past through the completion of the Larry DuPraz Digital Archives: a free, searchable [...]

Scotland's Role in Moulding America's First Black Combat Pilot

Red Tails opens in cinemas on Wednesday. Inspired by real events, the film tells of an all-black US squadron overcoming prejudice at home to fight on the front line. But they were not the first African [...]

My Family Tree 2.0.1.0 Update Released

Full Featured - Windows - Freeware
My Family Tree 2.0.1.0 has been released.
Changes:
* Corrections to detection of character encoding for GEDCOM files without BOM.
* Performance and memory improvements.
* Added new GEDCOM import/export dialogs with advanced options.
* Added [...]

Stolen 1861 Headstone Found in New York Playground

Authorities say the stolen headstone of a girl who died more than 150 years ago has been found in a central New York playground.
The Oneida County Sheriff's Office tells local media outlets that the headstone was [...]

Are You Related to Judy Garland?

Born Frances Ethel Gumm in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, Garland was born on June 10, 1922, the youngest child of Francis Avent "Frank" Gumm (March 20, 1886-November 17, 1935) and Ethel Marion Milne (November 17, 1893-January 5, [...]

Calculate and View the Family Link between Two Individuals in your GeneaNet Online Family Tree

You can easily and quickly calculate the family link between two individuals in your GeneaNet Online Family Tree with an improved interface.
You can also quickly calculate the family link between an individual and your family tree root (Sosa #1), and [...]

Historian Finds Grandfather's Missing WWI Medal for 99p on eBay

A World War One medal that disappeared 30 years ago has been reunited with the soldier's grandson - after he spotted it on eBay for 99p.
Martin Robson Riley had always hoped to one day find the [...]

Michelle Obama's Ancestors: 'American Tapestry' Has Holes in It

By Megan Smolenyak: "As the genealogist who initially researched the first lady's family tree (four to five generations on all branches), I wanted to love American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White and Multicultural Ancestors [...]

Unique Photographs of Life in Mid-19th Century Wales Reveal a Vanished World

With their washed-out, almost sepia-like appearance depicting a simpler existence, these images give a fascinating insight into a community a world away from the rush of modern life.
These previously unseen photos show the rural Welsh villages [...]

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