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This Week Genealogy News

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

National Archives (UK) Publish Wartime Propaganda in Online Gallery

Winston Churchill with a jowl or two flatteringly removed, a fierce group of women in pinnies marching out under the banner "Up housewives and at 'em!" to recycle their domestic waste into "planes, guns, tanks, ships [...]

TreeDraw 4.0.4 Update Released

Charts and Diagrams - Windows - Shareware
TreeDraw 4.0.4 has been released.
* Added a direct link to the online video tutorials in the Help menu. [...]

Irish Second World War 'Deserters' Pardoned for Joining British Army

Four and a half thousand Irishmen who were branded deserters for joining Britain's struggle against Nazi Germany are to be pardoned, the Irish government announced on Tuesday.
Irish justice minister Alan Shatter told the Irish parliament that [...]

Rare Intact Skeleton of Unknown 'British' Soldier Found on Battlefield of Waterloo

Among the thousands of men slain on the battlefield at Waterloo, he died, unrecognised and uncelebrated. But almost 200 years later, archaeologists have unearthed the remains of the soldier - with the musket ball that felled [...]

Nazi Dive Bomber Hoisted to the Surface After 70 Years at the Bottom of the Baltic

German military divers are working to hoist the wreck of a Stuka dive bomber from the floor of the Baltic Sea, a rare example of the plane that once wreaked havoc over Europe as part of [...]

ScionPC 8.0 Update Released

Full Featured - Windows - Freeware
ScionPC 8.0 has been released.
* New - Timeline tab added to Personal Details Page.
* New - Program can be localised into Western European languages. No translations yet - volunteer translators welcome.
* [...]

Shoebox 2.1 Update Released

Mobile - Freeware
Shoebox 2.1 has been released.
* Invite people to your shoeboxes.
* View your shoeboxes' collaborators.
* Improved performance. [...]

Google Settles Lawsuits Brought by French Authors and Publishers

Google Inc.'s effort to digitize the world's books inched forward Monday, as the search giant said it had struck deals with French authors and publishers that end six years of litigation and open the way to [...]

23 Gravestones Go Missing from Washington D.C. Civil War Cemetery

Hidden from view in a forest on the campus of the nation's best-known psychiatric institute rest at least 300 fallen Civil War soldiers. Interspersed are warriors from the Confederacy and the Union, white and black. For [...]

PathWiz! 9 Update Released

Other Tools - Windows - Purchase
PathWiz! 9 has been released.
* The ability to [Filter] the exhibit browses using a SURNAME or PATH.
* A new Editing Aid option in the Reports which can be handy when comparing [...]

Family Wants To Know if Outlaw Clell Miller Is Really in his Grave

In life, Clell Miller was a gun-toting Confederate bushwacker raised in Clay County. He was later an outlaw with Jesse James and was gunned down during a botched hold-up in 1876 in Northfield, Minn.
In death, Miller [...]

HuMo-gen 4.8.3 Update Released

Web Publishing - Windows - Freeware
HuMo-gen 4.8.3 has been released.
* Improved privacy filter and adoption editing. [...]

MobileFamilyTree Pro 1.1.6 Update Released

Mobile - Purchase
MobileFamilyTree Pro 1.1.6 has been released.
* Fan chart can optionally display full place names.
* GEDCOM import and export vastly improved.
* Improved Tree Chart.
* Several bugfixes. [...]

iScrapbook 3.3.6 Update Released

Family Pictures - Mac - Purchase
iScrapbook 3.3.6 has been released.
* Fixed bug that caused some random problems. [...]

MacFamilyTree 6.2.12 Update Released

Full Featured - Mac - Purchase
MacFamilyTree 6.2.12 has been released.
* GEDCOM Importer issues fixed.
* Bug fixed preventing FamilySearch Login.
* Many other minor issues fixed. [...]

One of the Oldest Military Flags, the 'Dettingen Standard', To Be Offered in Sale of Arms and Armour

The unique and highly important 'Dettingen Standard' of the 8th Regiment of Horse (late the 7th Dragoon Guards), dating from 1743 - one of the earliest British standards of a regiment of cavalry known to exist [...]

Ireland's Genealogy Experts Join Forces to Provide Irish Ancestry Info

The joint consortium of Eneclann and Ancestor Network have announced that they will provide genealogy services in the National Archives of Ireland and the National Library of Ireland in the coming year, following a competitive tendering [...]

Director of Tunsia's National Archives: "We Need Action" on Transitional Justice

With a verdict set to arrive in the first case of Tunisians killed during the revolution, the process of transitional justice is beginning in Tunisia.
As the Tunisian justice system begins to plunge into the crimes [...]

European Medieval and WWI History Digital Archiving Project Gets €6.5m in EU Funding

Trinity College Dublin (TCD) is leading a four-year collaborative project called CENDARI to digitise geographically dispersed historical data from the medieval European era and from World War I so scholars, and eventually the public, will be [...]

Are You Related to Courteney Cox?

Courteney Cox was born on June 15, 1964 and raised in the Birmingham, Alabama suburb of Mountain Brook, the daughter of businessman Richard Lewis Cox (January 28, 1931 - September 3, 2001) and his wife Courteney [...]

Hide Living Individuals in your GeneaNet Online Family Tree

You can hide some selected living individuals in your GeneaNet Online Family Tree.These individuals will remain hidden every time you import a new GEDCOM file to update your family tree.We hope this will help you with privacy issues... [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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