This Week Genealogy News
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's Ancestor Landed in Canada for Being 'Unruly'
Turns out the rebellious streak may run deep in Mayor Rob Ford's family. According to Ancestry.ca, the Toronto mayor's first ancestor in Canada may have been sent here at age 11 because he was "unruly."
WWII Pyrenees Escape Route Retraced by Sussex Pensioner
A pensioner from East Sussex has retraced his great aunt's footsteps by trekking a World War II escape route across the Pyrenees, in her memory. Jeremy Hodgson discovered after her death that his great aunt Bessie [...]
Are You Related to Martin Sheen?
Sheen was born on August 3, 1940 in Dayton, Ohio, the son of Mary-Ann (née Phelan; 1903-1951) and Francisco Estévez Martinez (1898-1974). Both of Sheen's parents were immigrants, his father from Parderrubias, Galicia, Spain and his [...]
The Complete Genealogy Reporter 2012 build 110801 Update Released
Family Books - Windows - Shareware
Mocavo (Mobile version) 1.04 Update Released
Mocavo - Freeware
Ahnenblatt 2.71 Update Released
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Extraordinary Letter from Hitler's Nephew Begging to Enlist in U.S. Army for Fight Against the Nazis in WWII
An extraordinary letter from the nephew of Adolf Hitler has been discovered in which he begs to be allowed to enlist in the U.S. Army to fight against his uncle's facist regime.
iFamily for Leopard 2.752 Update Released
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FamilyInsight for Windows 2012.7.27.0 Update Released
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Families for Android 1.6.1 Update Released
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Bee Docs' Easy Timeline 1.4 Update Released
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Brother's Keeper 6.5.12 Update Released
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Argentina War Cemetery Vandalised in Falklands
The Argentine war cemetery in the Falklands, where the bodies of more than 200 soldiers are buried, has been vandalised. The glass that protects a figure of the Virgin Mary at the cemetery has been smashed [...]
New Zealand - Genealogist Unearths Centuries of Family History from Headstones
Centuries of history is buried in cemeteries around New Zealand, all you have to do is research the person named on the headstones.
Are You Related to Francis Scott Key?
Francis Scott Key was an American lawyer, author, and amateur poet, from Georgetown, who wrote the lyrics to the United States' national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner".
Tombstone Found in Petaluma Returned to Historic Comstock in Nevada
A tombstone stolen decades ago from the gravesite of two young boys who froze to death in an 1871 blizzard on Nevada's historic Comstock is being returned to a small cemetery in Gold Hill.
Are You Related to J. K. Rowling?
Rowling was born on July 31, 1965 to Peter James Rowling and Anne Rowling (née Volant), in Yate, Gloucestershire, England, 10 miles (16 km) northeast of Bristol.
Library and Archives Canada Preparing for Big Move
Library and Archives Canada has compiled the first-ever master list of how well its massive collection is holding up as it prepares for a major move next year of thousands of pieces of Canadian history.
Obama Has Ties to Slavery Not by His Father but His Mother, Research Suggests
President Obama's biography - son of a black father from Kenya and a white mother from Kansas - has long suggested that unlike most African-Americans, his roots did not include slavery.
Are You Related to Hilary Swank?
Swank was born on July 30, 1974 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Her mother, Judy Kay (née Clough), was a secretary and dancer, and her father, Stephen Michael Swank, was an officer in the Air National Guard and [...]
Genealogy Society Singapore (GSS) Launched to Build Family History Database
The founder of Singapore is Sir Stamford Raffles but do people know who their own ancestors are? A project has been initiated to build a database of the history of Singapore families after the Genealogy Society [...]
Human Remains Found at Site of WWII Spitfire Crash in Scotland
A search for human remains is being carried out on the site where a World War II Spitfire crashed almost 70 years ago. The RAF Spitfire crashed in the Borders shortly after taking off from Drem [...]
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Syracuse, New York - Vandals Damage Historic Tombstones in Camillus Cemetery
Vandals toppled eight tombstones, including one marking the grave of one of the area's earliest settlers, in Belle Isle Cemetery in Camillus.
Are You Related to Jerry Van Dyke?
Van Dyke was born on July 27, 1931 in Danville, Illinois, to Loren (nickname "Cookie") and Hazel (née McCord) Van Dyke.
National Archives at New York City Opens in New Location
The National Archives and Records Administration today announced a fall 2012 opening of the new location for the National Archives at New York City-the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House at One Bowling Green in Lower Manhattan.
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