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geneaNet - 07/07/2012
 Hi Terry,

This Week Genealogy News

George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum Launches Its New Website!

The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum launches its new website! The website, designed by Viderity, Inc. and built by their sub-contractors at Ariesnet, utilizes the SiteCore Content Management System, which allows users to upload, [...]

Scottish Post Office Directories 1773-1911

Over 700 digitised directories covering most of Scotland and dating from 1773 to 1911 are now available on the National Library of Scotland' website.
With their alphabetical list of a location's inhabitants and information on their profession [...]

Algeria, France Tussle Over Archives 50 Years After Split

When French soldiers and administrators left Algeria after more than a century of colonial rule, they did not go empty-handed. They took historical artefacts, books and maps, a national heritage that still sits in French libraries [...]

Google to Put Italian History Online

As part of its attempt to digitalise world history and culture, Google has struck a deal with the Italian government to post 30,000 Italian newsreels and documentaries from the 20th century online, many of which glorify [...]

Spanish Police Recover Priceless 12th-Century Religious Manuscript Codex Calixtinus, Arrest 4

Spanish police recovered on Wednesday a priceless 12th-century religious manuscript known as the Codex Calixtinus, which was stolen from a cathedral last year. The find came a day after four suspects were arrested in connection with [...]

New Mobile App: Family Seek

Mobile - Freeware
Family Seek allows you to find people you are related to. These relationships are found in the new FamilySearch pedigree tree.
You must have an account with new FamilySearch to use this service. An [...]

Bee Docs' Easy Timeline 1.3.5 Update Released

Timeline - Mac - Purchase
Bee Docs' Easy Timeline 1.3.5 has been released.
Changes:
* Toolbar graphics updated for retina display.
* Event tags and color can be encoded in tab-delimited export / import.
* Spotlight data contains more information about [...]

My People's Tree 1.2 Update Released

Mobile - Freeware
My People's Tree 1.2 has been released.
Changes:
* Embed a 3Dviewer to visualize the customized.
* Fix bugs. [...]

Tombfinder App 1300.0 Update Released

Mobile - Freeware
Tombfinder App 1300.0 has been released.
Changes:
* Shows graves near you, when you are in a cemetery taking photos.
* A few bug fixes. [...]

GedTreeFree 0.9.5 Update Released

Mobile - Freeware
GedTreeFree 0.9.5 has been released.
Changes:
* Improved file browser.
* Support ged files with initial byte order mark.
* Better error messages when failing to open ged file. [...]

Reunion 10.0.3 Update Released

Full Featured - Mac - Purchase
Reunion 10.0.3 has been released.
Changes:
* Major expansion of Reunion 10's "Search the Web" feature: 47 sites are now included, Pop-up access to: favorites, groups, "all sites," and individual sites within each [...]

LTools 1.3.30 Update Released

Other Tools - Windows - Freeware
LTools 1.3.30 has been released.
Changes:
* Data Bridge - added Ancestry.com - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010 (commissioned by Jay Wilpolt).
* Advanced SSDI Retrieval - this tool has [...]

Henry Dundas' Private Papers Bought for Scots Archive

The private papers of one of Scottish history's most controversial political figures have been saved for the nation. The Melville papers - which include the documents of Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville - contain about 11,000 [...]

For Daughters of the American Revolution, a New Chapter

Olivia Cousins can trace her family in the United States to a soldier who joined the rebelling colonists when he was just 17. But when a friend suggested she join the Daughters of the American Revolution, [...]

Rare Map Related to America's 'Birth Certificate' Discovered in Munich University Library

The American continent was "christened" by the cartographer Martin Waldseemüller. A previously unknown variant of the famous world map from the mapmaker's workshop has unexpectedly turned up in the collections in the University Library in Munich.
When [...]

Search for Amelia Earhart's Plane Begins

On the 75th anniversary of her disappearance, an expedition heads out to prove once and for all that Earhart landed and perished on a remote island.
Components of Amelia Earhart's plane might have floated for weeks [...]

Victorian Domestic Treasure Trove Found at Greenwich Naval College

A priceless hoard of Victorian rubbish - including champagne bottles, tennis balls, sports shoes, bowler hats, medicine jars, clay pipes and tobacco tins - has been discovered bricked up under steps leading to the imposing courtyard [...]

Print your GeneaNet Online Family Tree

GeneaNet offers family tree printing and exporting on a number of genealogy charts and lists.
- Ascending/Descending chart and list into PDF file
- Elegant family tree into PDF and PNG file
These options are reserved for Club Privilege members. [...]

Archives of South Africa on Mission to Market its Role

The National Archives and Records Service of South Africa (Narssa) has launched a programme aimed at raising public awareness of its role.
The annual National Archives and Heraldry Awareness Week, which started on Monday and will run [...]

Anger Over Decision to Close the Scottish Catholic Archives

Academics last night accused the Catholic Church of "mis-management and indifference" after staff shortages forced the closure of the Scottish Catholic Archives, in the latest blow to one of the country's most prized historical resources.
Columba House [...]

Hundreds of Historical Photos Put on Flickr to Mark Canada Day

Horse-drawn carriages parade down a quaint and unpaved Government Street in downtown Victoria. Fishing canoes rest undisturbed on the marshy banks of the Red River in Winnipeg. A sleepy, muddy King Street West sits empty in [...]

Are You Related to Janet Leigh?

The only child of Helen Lita (née Westergaard) and Frederick Robert Morrison, Leigh was born as Jeanette Helen Morrison on July 6, 1927, in Merced, California, and grew up in Stockton, California.
In winter 1945, she [...]

Israel Stages Holocaust Survivor Beauty Pageant

A beauty pageant for Holocaust survivors has been held in Israel for the first time, stirring controversy. Fourteen women, aged 74 to 97, walked along a red carpet in the city of Haifa and described their [...]

'Billy the Kid' Tombstone Vandalized

De Baca County authorities are on the search for thieves who broke into the old Fort Sumner Museum. Officials said three antique rifles and a shotgun were stolen from the museum around 3:40 a.m. on June [...]

British Memorial Honors World War II Bomber Crews

Just once, in a raid over Düsseldorf in 1944, Jack Watson said on Thursday, he had a momentary misgiving about the carpet bombing of German cities that became, after World War II, one of the most [...]

Rare Stolen Swedish Wytfliet Atlas, Missing a Decade, Recovered at New York City Gallery

The 415-year-old book was stolen from the Royal Library of Sweden by its manuscript department's chief librarian, Anders Burius. The book, created by Cornelius van Wytfliet, contains the earliest maps of the Americas. There are only [...]

FamilySearch Indexing: "5 Million Record" Day

An announcement by FamilySearch: "July 2, 2012 (or 1st, depending on your time zone), is going to be an amazing day! We can feel it! It could be the first day that we achieve "5 Million [...]

Geneology Job for Obama's Irish cousin

US President Barack Obama's Irish cousin, Henry Healy, has a new job helping people trace long-lost ancestors. The Moneygall native lost his job as a bookkeeper at a plumbing firm last month.
Mr Healy (27), who welcomed [...]

How Thousands of Headstones Ended Up Under a Philadelphia Bridge

The Betsy Ross Bridge in Philadelphia seems like any other. It doesn't have the grace of the Golden Gate or the history of the Brooklyn Bridge, nor does it draw any acolytes wanting to make the [...]

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