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 Hi Terry,

This Week Genealogy News

'Irreplaceable' Nazi-Era Documents Stolen From Danish Archives

Two men have been arrested for stealing irreplaceable Second World War documents, concerning the Nazi occupation of Denmark, from the state archives over a period of several years.
The theft was discovered at the beginning of [...]

Are You Related to Hillary Rodham Clinton?

Hillary Diane Rodham was born October 26, 1947 at Edgewater Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. Hugh Ellsworth Rodham (1911-1993), was the son of Welsh and English immigrants; he managed a successful small business in the textile industry. [...]

Don't Make Grave Mistakes When Cleaning Tombstones

When Brian Davis walks up to the tombstone of Thomas Barber, who died in 1886 at the age of 85, he knows the simple devices in his hands will make a difference. Barber's stone tablet features [...]

Dysentery Epidemic Killed Many in the 1700s-1800s

In the 1700s-1800s, dysentery was a disease causing many deaths. In fact, in some areas in Sweden 90 percent of all deaths were due to dysentery during the worst outbreaks. A new doctoral thesis in history [...]

Hear Thomas Edison (?) Scream Nursery Rhymes in Rare 1878 Recording

One of the oldest audio recordings of a musical performance - and possibly the oldest ever of an American voice - has been restored and is being heard for the first time publicly since it was [...]

Are You Related to Richard E. Byrd?

Byrd was born October 25, 1888 in Winchester, Virginia. He was a descendant of one of the First Families of Virginia. His ancestors include planter John Rolfe and his wife Pocahontas, William Byrd II of Westover [...]

Ancient 'Bronte Chapel' Where Literary Sisters Were Baptised Is Desecrated by Stone Thieves

The 400-year-old chapel in which the Bronte sisters were baptised has been desecrated by stone thieves. Crowbar-wielding looters ripped up two 200-year-old burial slabs from the graveyard, wrenched stones from the chapel walls, and tore up [...]

Are You Related to David Nelson?

Nelson was born October 24, 1936 in New York, USA. He was the elder son of bandleader/TV actor Ozzie Nelson and singer Harriet Hilliard and the older brother of singer Eric "Ricky" Nelson. Nelson, along with [...]

Geneaalogy Software Updates of the Week

Bee Docs' Easy Timeline 1.5 (Timeline - Mac - Purchase)
* Fixed: Event images would be lost during saving if original media was moved or deleted before the timeline was saved.
Families for Android 1.7.0 (Mobile - Purchase)
* [...]

Historic Dublin Abbey Theatre's Document Archives Get Published

The Abbey Theatre is partnering with National University Ireland, Galway to make the almost two million items in the Abbey's archives available online. Digitising the theatre posters, prints, programmes, light, set, and costume designs, and audio [...]

Arlington National Cemetery Has Developed ANC Explorer

Arlington National Cemetery has developed ANC Explorer, an application that is available across common web browsers and on mobile smart phones. This app enables veterans, family members and the public to locate gravesites; generate front and [...]

The Greatest Escapist: British Prisoner of War Fled Nazi Camp 200 Times To Meet His German Sweetheart

Like so many captured British soldiers in the Second World War, he tried constantly to escape. But despite crossing the wire over 200 times, Horace Greasley would always creep back in to captivity.
This incredible story of [...]

Digital Newspaper Archive Hits 5M Pages Online

An effort to digitize the nation's historically significant newspapers is posting its 5 millionth page on a free searchable database online.
As of Monday, the Chronicling America project has posted 5 million pages from more than 800 [...]

Are You Related to Johnny Carson?

Carson was born October 23, 1925 in Corning, Iowa to Homer Lloyd "Kit" Carson, a power company manager, and Ruth (Hook) Carson, who was of Irish descent. He grew up in the nearby towns of Avoca, [...]

Antoni Dobrowolski, Oldest Auschwitz Survivor, Dies

The oldest known survivor of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp has died aged 108 in Debno, north-west Poland, officials say. A teacher, Antoni Dobrowolski was imprisoned for giving secret lessons during Germany's occupation of Poland.
Mr Dobrowolski was [...]

Six Ounces of Shrapnel Found in WWII Vet's Remains

World War II veteran Ronald Brown of Exeter, England, died last week at 94 and left behind a surprising war memento in his cremated remains: six ounces of metal shrapnel.
Brown was on a mission in France [...]

Are You Related to Bobby Fuller?

Born on October 22, 1942 in Baytown, Texas, Fuller moved as a small child to Salt Lake City, Utah where he remained until 1956, when he and his family moved to El Paso, Texas.
He was [...]

Match Your GeneaNet Family Tree

You can now automatically match your family tree with the complete GeneaNet database. This new feature will automatically search for new ancestros in your family tree.
Match your family tree with just one click or select the Advanced mode to get [...]

Are You Related to Buff Cobb?

Patrizia Cobb Chapman was born October 19, 1927 in Florence, Italy, to opera singer Frank Chapman, whose father was the ornithologist and pioneering writer of field guides Frank Michler Chapman, and playwright Elizabeth Cobb, whose father [...]

Orleans County, New York - Vandals Hit Kendall Cemetery

Vandals struck a rural cemetery in Orleans County, toppling more than two dozen headstones over the weekend. Some of the grave markers are so old they are hard to read, but they represent a life lived [...]

Secrets of Medieval Manor Revealed In Widecombe-in-the-Moor, England

A Dartmoor community got together to uncover the remains of a ruined medieval manor and found evidence that its occupants once travelled as far as Moorish Spain.
More than 50 volunteers gathered in a bid to reveal [...]

Saved from Dumpster: Amazing Map Collection Makes Librarians Tingle

A Mount Washington home slated for demolition yields a trove of maps, including one from 1592.The acquisition gives the city library one of the country's top five library map archives.
The discovery that real estate agent Matthew [...]

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