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 Hi Terry,

This Week Genealogy News

Archaeologists Discover Lost Indian War Battlefield

After three years of documentary and archaeological research, the Southern Oregon University Laboratory of Anthropology (SOULA) has discovered the location of the Battle of Hungry Hill, also known as the Battle of Grave Creek Hills, in [...]

Geneaalogy Software Updates of the Week

Brother's Keeper 6.5.17 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)
* Added option to 'show burial date if death unknown' on the Tree chart.
* Added about 25 new lines for the translators to translate.
* Added some new options [...]

The French Prime Minister Who Married a Connecticut Schoolgirl

Mary Plummer was a beautiful young student at the Catherine Aiken Seminary For Young Girls in Stamford, CT. She fell in love with her French teacher, Georges Clemenceau, the future prime minister of France during World [...]

Are You Related to Hilary Duff?

Hilary Erhard Duff was born on September 28, 1987 in Houston, Texas, to Susan Colleen (née Cobb), a homemaker, and Robert Erhard Duff, a partner in a chain of convenience stores. Duff has an elder sister, [...]

Eighty Bodies from Onondaga County Poorhouse Reburied As Part of OCC Renovation

The remains of 80 bodies first laid to rest more than 150 years ago were reburied today as part of renovations by Onondaga Community College.
The bodies of homeless adults and children were buried from 1826 to [...]

Alaskan Cartography Influenced by Native Mapmakers

"Aha moments" probably come more often in the sciences than in social studies, but every once in a while an historian makes a find that changes everything.
Recently, a researcher combing through the National Archives made just [...]

Are You Related to Steve Kerr?

Kerr was born on September 27, 1965.
He shot .454 from 3-point range over his career and currently holds the record as the most accurate 3-point shooter in NBA history. Kerr is a 5-time NBA champion, [...]

First Ever Great Hunger Museum Opens Next Month in the US

The crisis moment in our collective history, the year zero through which our past and our present must always travel, is 1847. Now Quinnipiac University in Hamden Connecticut is set to unveil the first Great Hunger [...]

Iraq Archives Chief Moves To Seal Saddam-Era Files

The terror of Saddam Hussein's secret police has lived on long after his fall through their millions of reports, which are still dragged up by Iraqi politicians and the media, often with damaging results.
But Saad Iskander, [...]

Are You Related to Olivia Newton-John?

Olivia Newton-John was born on September 26, 1948 in Cambridge, England, to a Welsh father, Brinley ("Bryn") Newton-John, and a German-born mother, Irene Born, the eldest child of the Nobel prize-winning atomic physicist Max Born.
Her [...]

Armenian National Archive Will Publish Digitized Materials on Armenian Genocide in Internet

The Armenian National Archive carries out digitalization of the Archive's documents and creation of an electronic database. In 2013 the administration of the Archive intends to make the important Armenian Genocide-related documents available in the Internet. [...]

Are You a Genealogy Geek and Proud of it?

This got me to thinking ...... just how do you know when you are a 'Genealogy Geek'? Since it takes one to know one .... here are my symptoms:
* You know exactly how far back you [...]

Archaeologists Dig Up Wrong Body: Mona Lisa Skeleton Still Not Found

A skeleton dug up from an excavation site at the Saint Ursula convent in Florence, Italy, does not belong to Mona Lisa. Archaeologists who found the remains in July, earlier thought it to be of Lisa [...]

GenerousGenealogists: Free Genealogy Research & Support

An announcement by GenerousGenealogists: "We are a community of volunteers who agree to provide free genealogy research and assistance, as an act of kindness, to "those in need." But, that simple statement does not define us [...]

Are You Related to Michael Douglas?

Douglas was born on September 25, 1944 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, the first child of actor Kirk Douglas and Bermudian-born actress Diana Dill. His paternal grandparents were Jewish immigrants from Gomel in Belarus (at that [...]

'Unknown' WWI Kiwi Soldier Found in Belgium

The remains of a New Zealand soldier who died in World War One have been discovered in Belgium. The New Zealand Defence Force said the remains were discovered in Messines (Mesen) in West Flanders in April, [...]

Grave of Singapore Pioneer Found

The final resting place of wealthy land owner, Chia Ann Siang, after whom Ann Siang Hill in Chinatown was named, has been found.
Yesterday, five of his descendants went to view the tomb and pay their respects [...]

Vadodara, India - Over 28,000 Manuscripts of Oriental Institute To Be Digitized

M S University (MSU) will digitize over 28,000 manuscripts that are part of the rich collection of its Oriental Institute. The decision regarding this was taken during Friday's syndicate meeting.
The university has sought a report within [...]

Graveyard fashion shoot angers Poles

Poland has protested a photo exhibition by a Ukrainian fashion magazine featuring models posing next to Polish graves. The photographs showing women in provocative poses against a backdrop of crosses at a cemetery in the western [...]

Ceremony Honors Pittsburghers Who Served in War of 1812

Two hundreds years to the day after members of the Pittsburgh Blues left for military service, each was remembered by name during a service Sunday in the burial ground at Trinity Cathedral.
Their commander, Capt. James R. [...]

Former Women's Pro Baseball Players Together Again

When Delores "Dolly" Brumfield started dating her future husband, Joe White, in the 1970s, she never bothered to tell him about her youth - when she played in a league of her own.
"I really didn't tell [...]

Third Tranche of Colonial Administration Records To Be Released at the National Archives of the UK

The National Archives is working with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to transfer and begin releasing colonial administration records, referred to as the 'migrated archives' between April 2012 and November 2013. This is in accordance [...]

GeneaNet - New Invitation Message for your Family and Relatives

When adding a new person to your Address Book, you can quickly and easily attach them to your Online Family Tree.
This helps you keep track of your family links.
A new and attractive invitation message with an ancestry chart will now [...]

'Lost Village' of Studmarsh Unearthed by Archaeologists

More evidence has been uncovered as the search for the lost village of Studmarsh continues. A team of archaeologists and volunteers from mental health charity Herefordshire Mind has spent two weeks digging at the National Trust's [...]

First Ever English Translation of Rare 1895 Czech Resource to be Made Available Free

For the first time ever in English, a rare look at an early immigrant community as well as more than one thousand immigrant family names will be available to historians and genealogists as a free, online [...]

Hillsboro, Illinois - The Mystery Of The Traveling Gravestone

For the second time in 99 years, the tombstone of a nine year old boy who died in 1858 has been found in a ditch. The stone reads: "John T. Misenheimer, Son of H.C. & E. [...]

Asheville, North Carolina, Organizes Historic Slave Deeds Online

If you squint your eyes as you look at the computer screen, you can see handwritten script with words such as "Negro child, age 3, named Rose, is sold, to have and to hold ..."
Those words, [...]

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