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This Week Genealogy News

GRAMPS 3.4.1 Update Released

Full Featured - Linux - Freeware/Open Source
GRAMPS 3.4.1 has been released.
* Error in export to xml of family order in 3.4.0, now fixed.
* Crash in windows after some use due to too much terminal output in [...]

Genealogy Gems - Your Family History Show 1.18.1 Update Released

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Genealogy Gems - Your Family History Show 1.18.1 has been released.
* Adds support for iCloud to sync starred episodes and settings. [...]

Are You Related to Richard Gere?

Born on August 31, 1949, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Gere is a descendant of Mayflower Pilgrims Francis Eaton, John Billington, George Soule, Richard Warren, Degory Priest, William Brewster and Francis Cooke.
Gere's mother, Doris Anna (née Tiffany), [...]

Genealogy Q&A Site Proposal Needs Support

Genealogists always have had questions on how to do their genealogy, how to find certain records, and whether there is any information available on the family lines they are researching. To date, there has not been [...]

Transcript 2.4.1 build 92 beta Update Released

Transcriptions & Indexes - Windows - Freeware
Transcript 2.4.1 build 92 beta has been released.
* Workaround: some JPG files seem to be saved with a TIF extension by some programs or archives. As long as our graphics [...]

iFamily for Leopard 2.753 Update Released

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iFamily for Leopard 2.753 has been released.
* Context Diagram: Tweaked the text display to account for a bug on Mountain Lion.
* Application Signing: Signed the application with an Apple Certificate. (But [...]

Tombfinder App 1400 Update Released

Mobile - Freeware
Tombfinder App 1400 has been released.
* Fixes for known crashes.
* Ability to update existing records from the mobile application. [...]

iScrapbook 3.3.7 Update Released

Family Pictures - Mac - Purchase
iScrapbook 3.3.7 has been released.
* Fixed problem pasting multiple images from iScrapKits at once.
* Fixed a problem copying and pasting iScrapKit images after a document is transferred from another computer.
* Fixed [...]

The Complete Genealogy Reporter 2012 build 110813 Update Released

Family Books - Windows - Shareware
The Complete Genealogy Reporter 2012 build 110813 has been released.
* Fixed: Spurious Unicode characters in PDF reports. [...]

LTools 1.3.31 Update Released

Other Tools - Windows - Freeware
LTools 1.3.31 has been released.
* Link Unattached Multimedia - new deluxe LTool which provides an alternative means of linking unattached images to various Legacy entities. It utilizes the list of unattached [...]

Timeline 2.11.1 Update Released

Timeline - Windows, Mac, Linux - Freeware/Open Source
Timeline 2.11.1 has been released.
* Reminified source.
* Scoped loading message divs, Added float and clear to the reset css The added float and clear should fix some issues on [...]

Are You Related to Warren Buffett?

Buffett was born on August 30, 1930, in Omaha, Nebraska, the only son of Leila (née Stahl) and businessman/politician Howard Buffett, and second of three children. He worked at his grandfather's grocery store.
In 1943, Buffett [...]

Man Digs Up Father's Gravestone, Plans to Return War Medals

A man dug up his father's headstone and brought it to a Veterans Affairs Canada office, more than two decades after he was buried in St. John's, because the department failed to look after the gravesite [...]

Ancestral Quest 14.5 Update Released

Full Featured - Windows - Purchase
Ancestral Quest 14.5 has been released.
* Reports in AQ 14 for Users of AQ 12.1: The list reports that were blocked in AQ Basics, but were part of AQ 12.1, were [...]

GedStar Pro for Android 2.3.4 Update Released

Mobile - Freeware
GedStar Pro for Android 2.3.4 has been released.
* Maintain history and other database settings when launching from the widget. [...]

GEDCOM2WIKI 0.82 beta Update Released

Web Publishing - Windows, Mac, Linux - Freeware/Open Source
GEDCOM2WIKI 0.82 beta has been released.
* Each character is now poperly separated by a pipe"|".
* Each person gets properly abbreviated and then defined at the end of the [...]

FamilyInsight for Windows 2012.8.17.0 Update Released

Other Tools - Windows - Purchase
FamilyInsight for Windows 2012.8.17.0 has been released.
* A couple of crashes fixed. [...]

Brother's Keeper 6.5.14 Update Released

Full Featured - Windows - Purchase
Brother's Keeper 6.5.14 has been released.
* Fixed a problem of overlapping pictures with the new feature on the Register Report for showing all children in the next generation.
* Added an option [...]

Bee Docs' Easy Timeline 1.4.1 Update Released

Timeline - Mac - Purchase
Bee Docs' Easy Timeline 1.4.1 has been released.
* En dash for date range was displaying incorrectly. Fixed. [...]

Are You Related to John McCain?

John McCain III was born on August 29, 1936, at a United States Navy hospital at Coco Solo Naval Air Station in Panama Canal Zone, Panama, to Navy officer John S. "Jack" McCain, Jr. (1911-1981) and [...]

Are You Related to Barry Gibb?

Barry Gibb was born on September 1, 1946 to Barbara and Hugh Gibb in the Isle of Man. He has an older sister, Lesley (born 1945), and had three younger brothers, fraternal twins Robin (1949-2012) and [...]

Dutch Holocaust Rescuers Get Digital Archive

The government of the Netherlands and Yad Vashem have agreed to digitally archive documents connected to Dutch rescuers of Jews during the Holocaust. The documents will be scanned by Yad Vashem - Israel's Holocaust commemoration authority [...]

Mapping Charleston's Civil War Naval Battlefield

All that remains of a five-year siege for control of Charleston Harbour during the American Civil War now lies in watery graves amid the harbour's channels and beneath beaches of nearby islands.
A team of archaeologists [...]

Hidden Graves of the Holocaust

An article in the most recent issue of Journal of Conflict Archaeology' by forensic archaeologist Caroline Sturdy Colls explores the pioneering changes made to the archaeological methodology and techniques used to uncover surviving archaeological remains and [...]

Britain Destroyed Records of Colonial Crimes

Thousands of documents detailing some of the most shameful acts and crimes committed during the final years of the British empire were systematically destroyed to prevent them falling into the hands of post-independence governments, an official [...]

Oldest Living Person, American Besse Cooper, Celebrates her 116th Birthday

The world's oldest living person reached another milestone Sunday when she celebrated her Sweet 116. Monroe, Ga., woman Besse Cooper has become only the eighth person in the world - and the fourth American - verified [...]

Richard III Could Be Buried Under Leicester Car Park, Archaeologists Say

Archaeologists are hoping to find the lost grave of King Richard III under a Leicester car park, which they believe was once the site of a church where the medieval monarch was buried more than 500 [...]

Vandals Cause More Than K in Damages at Historic New York Cemetery

A historic New York City cemetery has been vandalized by what cemetery officials are describing as "a very sick individual or individuals," causing more than ,000 in damages.
Green-Wood Cemetery officials announced that 43 memorials had been [...]

Are You Related to Shania Twain?

Shania Twain was born Eilleen Regina Edwards on August 28, 1965, in Windsor, Ontario, daughter of Sharon (née Morrison) and Clarence Edwards.
Her parents divorced when she was two and her mother then moved to Timmins, [...]

Greencastle, Indiana - Local Legion Post Finds True Treasure in the Attic

We've all heard the stories. People rummaging around in their attics or cleaning out basements and stumbling upon relics of the past or priceless artifacts or heirlooms.
Museum Executive Director Tanis Monday explained that Jeff Bray and [...]

Attach Contacts to your GeneaNet Online Family Tree

You can attach family and genealogical cousins from your Address Book to your GeneaNet Online Family Tree, and view the family link between you and these persons.
When adding a new person to your Address Book, you can also quickly and [...]

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Get Your War On Is Back!

Friday, August 31, 2012
Where were we?

Back in 2008, Get Your War On, David Rees' clip-art comic that mercilessly satirized the war on terror, became an animated series on Huffington Post's 23/6. Then the election ended, Barack Obama became president, GYWO ended, and 23/6 became HuffPost Comedy.

So here we are in 2012. There's a whole new election, new stakes, a new Republican challenger and so, a new season of Get Your War On. Watch the first episode now and stay tuned for weekly installments.
WATCH: Jon Stewart Demolishes RNC's Big Catch Phrase
WATCH: Telling The Poor To 'Suck It Up'
WATCH: What Dudes Are Really Thinking About
WATCH: Jesus Speaks Out About His Portrait
7 Sites You Should Be Wasting Time On Right Now
Gregory Beyer: Humanize Me! Mitt Romney's Top-Secret Plan to Connect During His Convention Speech
As Romney approaches the lectern to the sound of deafening applause, the convention's sound system will blast "God Bless America," in an attempt to rouse the candidate's spirits. After Romney has settled behind the lectern, he will be shot with a riot-control water cannon.
Paul Krassner: Are Rape Jokes Funny?
Even in a joke, why should women be assaulted because men made the laws? What's funny is always subjective but not incapable of alteration.
Barry Levinson: The Age of Insanity - Part 2, Paul Ryan
As the age of insanity rolls along, lying has reached a new level in political activism. Apparently, you can lie freely now. I decided to talk to Dr. R.H. Flutes, head of the Lying Institute of America, to explain the lying epidemic sweeping this country.
Jenny Isenman: Do You Speak Starbucks or Are You Committing a Caffeinated Crime?
When you walk into a Starbucks it's a little like entering another country. Some of the language is "Italianish" and the rest is completely fabricated.
D.L. Hughley: A Question of Legitimacy
What I do have a problem with is someone who is insincerely pro-life, someone for whom this is an abstract concept with no relation to the reality. One of the hardest things for me to recount in my recent book was a sexual assault I witnessed when I was a kid...

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15 Must-Read Fall Books

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Fall's Big Reads
Publishers are soon rolling out their heavy hitters, and what a lineup it is. From Salman Rushdie's years in hiding to Tom Wolfe's first novel in eight years and Michael Chabon's portrait of Oakland to Zadie Smith's return to London, we pick 15 must-have books.
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The Myth of Marilyn
A fascinating exhibition currently running at the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum in Florence explores how Monroe developed her distinctive wiggle. Hint: It's actually not all in the shoes.
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Mayim Bialik's Back!
A scientist who loves playing one on television, the 'Blossom' star is nominated for her first Emmy for her role in 'The Big Bang Theory.' Bialik chats about how the industry has changed, her family life—and the hand injury that's keeping her character away from the harp.
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Eastwood completely upended and redefined how he'll be remembered by younger and future generations."


Song of Summer Face-Off
How does Carly Rae Jepsen's ubiquitous "Call Me Maybe" stack up against the biggest hit of a decade ago, Nelly's "Hot in Herre"? Chris Lee's side-by-side comparison lays bare the music industry's seismic changes over 10 years.
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Ann Romney: The Lady in Red
Before Clint went off the deep end, all eyes were on Ann Romney and her red dress at the Republican National Convention. Robin Givhan writes that the simple Oscar de la Renta frock was pitch perfect—even if her speech was not.
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Summer Movie Wins and Fails
Taylor Swift's 'Kennedy' Style
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Summer's Lost Legends

In response to 5 Underrated Crime Writers:

I've loved K.C. Constantine's work for years and wondered why he's not recognized as the brilliant social historian he is. Also I'm a big fan of Brand but the others are discoveries.

— MargaretMays

In response to Mr. Marcus I Made a Mistake!

When you're used to having no rules, doing the right thing doesn't even enter your mind. The porn business is here to stay. What amazes is the ignorance of some of the "sex workers" when it comes to diseases and their transmission.

— NorCalPatriot

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