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 Hi Terry,

This Week Genealogy News

The Endangered Archives of the Haynes Publishing Company, Argentina

Today's post has been written by Celina Tuozzo, the project holder for EAP375 The transition from a traditional to a modern society: recovering Argentinean and Latin Americian history through an emblematic publishing company:
"The Endangered Archives Programme [...]

Descendants of Fugitive Slave Reunite in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

More than 200 descendants of a fugitive slave will be reuniting in Hamilton this weekend. They return to the city where their family first gained freedom.
It was 1860 when Thomas John Holland escaped slavery in [...]

Build Your Family Tree 5.20 Update Released

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Build Your Family Tree 5.20 has been released.
Changes:
* Minor performance improvement. [...]

Earliest Americans Arrived in Waves, DNA Study Finds

North and South America were first populated by three waves of migrants from Siberia rather than just a single migration, say researchers who have studied the whole genomes of Native Americans in South America and Canada. [...]

MacFamilyTree 6.2.14 Update Released

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MacFamilyTree 6.2.14 has been released.
Changes:
* Enhanced for Retina displays.
* Several bugfixes and minor user interface improvements. [...]

Ancestral Quest 14.3 Update Released

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Ancestral Quest 14.3 has been released.
Changes:
* Pedigree View/Color Coding: If you had assigned any color coding to anyone in your file, the colors for name boxes were to be set to [...]

Personal Ancestry Writer II 101 Update Released

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Personal Ancestry Writer II 101 has been released.
Changes:
* PAWriter has been code signed for OS 10.8 Mountain Lion.
* PAWriter was compiled using Real Studio 2011 Release 3 - a technical change [...]

MobileFamilyTree Pro 1.1.8 Update Released

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MobileFamilyTree Pro 1.1.8 has been released.
Changes:
* Database saving and migration issues fixed.
* Performance enhanced. [...]

RootsMagic 5.0.4.1 Update Released

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RootsMagic 5.0.4.1 has been released.
Changes:
* New: Shared events are included in "Who Was There" report.
* Fixed: Narrative report sometimes printed incorrect role sentences.
* Fixed: Rearrange media was disabled for places, sources, [...]

MyKinFolks 2.0 Update Released

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MyKinFolks 2.0 has been released.
New:
* Any one, or all, genealogies can be deleted, including the sample genealogies.
* Website addresses you visit, to download a GEDCOM file, are bookmarked to save subsequent typing and eliminate [...]

India Buys Gandhi Archive to Halt Auction

India has paid US.1mil to buy a collection of letters, papers and photographs relating to Indian independence icon Mahatma Gandhi, preventing their sale at a planned auction in London.
The archive, which belonged to Gandhi's close friend [...]

Northern Ireland Conflict Archives Should Not Fall Into Police Hands

In 2001, three short years after the Good Friday agreement had seemingly drawn the curtain on the violent political conflict in the north of Ireland, the Belfast Project took its first breath.
It was devised in [...]

Norway, Maine, Historical Society Receives Civil-War-Era Documents

The Norway Historical Society has received an original Civil War document that curator Charles Longley says demonstrates the charitable nature of the townspeople. "It's an example of how the town has always pulled together over the [...]

Volunteers Clean Up Arlington National Cemetery

The rain that fell on Arlington National Cemetery on Monday did not wash away the excitement and gratitude of hundreds of volunteers who worked to beautify the solemn resting place of fallen soldiers.
Nearly 400 adults, accompanied [...]

British Climbers Find Remains of Three Brothers Who Went Missing in 1926 as Melting Swiss Glaciers Give Up Secrets

The frozen remains of three brothers who went missing 86 years ago in the Swiss Alps have been discovered by two British climbers. The pair stumbled across the siblings' skulls, bones, boots, climbing equipment, binoculars and [...]

Pictorial History-Map of Village in Mexico Rediscovered

A rare 17th-century Latin American document that was "lost" for nearly a century resurfaced earlier this year. The kicker: It was right where it should have been all along -- in the American Geographical Society (AGS) [...]

Digital Historians Capture War of 1812 Online

Peter Konieczny and Sandra Sadowski, future-minded historians whose websites have attracted audiences from 170 countries and a social media following of more than 50,000, have launched www.thewarof1812.net to spread the word about a conflict many Canadians [...]

Colorado's State Archivist Terry Ketelsen Retires After 45 Years

The man who has helped safeguard many of Colorado's most historical documents for nearly a half century has retired from state government. State Archivist Terry Ketelsen, who had worked for the state for 45 years, retired [...]

Volunteers Photograph Ohio Tombstones for Easy Online Research

He likes it out here because it's quiet, serene, just him and 6,000 tombstones and a curious breeze that never sways the trees. He passes through the cemetery methodically, pausing at each stone. This one reads [...]

Clues to Early Irish Independence Bid Found

Archaeologists have made a landmark discovery that could help answer the question that has puzzled Irish historians for over 200 years. Could an invasion of Ireland by Napoleon's French forces have succeeded and triggered Irish independence [...]

36 World War II British Fighters Found in Myanmar

The remains of 36 British Spitfire aircraft, which were secretly buried during the World War II in what was then Burma to prevent them from being seized by the Japanese, have been discovered in the country.
The [...]

German WWI Military Graves Desecrated in France

The gravestones of 40 German soldiers from World War I have been desecrated at a military cemetery in the Ardennes region of northern France, the interior ministry said Saturday.
The announcement came on the eve of the [...]

War Memorial Urinating Man John Rocky Ayres Jailed

A man who urinated on a war memorial plaque and scratched obscene words on to a pavement in South Gloucestershire has been jailed. John Rocky Ayres, 34, was charged with desecrating the World War I monument [...]

Adolf Hitler Personally Spared Jewish Man Who Served As His Commander During World War I, Uncovered Letter Reveals

Adolf Hitler personally spared a Jewish man who served as his commander during World War I from persecution or deportation, according to a letter recently uncovered by a German newspaper.
The letter, signed on August 27, 1940 [...]

GeneaNet 'Guest' and 'Admin' Access Rights

'Guest' and 'Admin' Access Rights are available in your GeneaNet Public Online Family Tree (GeneWeb).
- Private data in your family tree is available (read only) to members with 'Guest' Access Rights.
- Members with 'Admin' Access Rights can edit your genealogy [...]

Are You Related to Ernest Borgnine?

Borgnine has died Sunday at age 95.
He was born on January 24, 1917, in Hamden, Connecticut, the son of Anna (née Boselli), who immigrated to the United States from Carpi (Modena, Italy), and Camillo Borgnino, who [...]

Are You Related to Linda Ronstadt?

Linda Ronstadt was born on July 15, 1946, in Tucson, Arizona, to Gilbert Ronstadt (1911-1995), a prosperous machinery merchant who ran the F. Ronstadt Co., and Ruth Mary Copeman Ronstadt (1917-1982), a homemaker.
Ronstadt was raised, along [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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