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Hunslet, West Yorkshire, England, New Cemetery War Memorial Vandalised
A war memorial in a West Yorkshire cemetery has been damaged by vandals who daubed it with noughts and crosses in heavy duty silver paint. Specialist masons had been called in to clean the Cross of [...]
Gravestones Getting QR Codes
The fabled Viennese fondness for fine funerals and "a schoene Leich" - a beautiful corpse - is about to get a modern twist. Digital technology is about to give Austrian gravestones the potential to speak across [...]
When Is Worth ,000... Rare Century-Old Alaska Bill That Was a Gift to a Vice-President To Be Auctioned
A rare bill presented to the U.S. Vice President in 1905 is expected to sell for a cool ,000 at auction. The historic note was given to Charles Fairbanks - Theodore Roosevelt's No. 2 - [...]
Are You Related to Jeff Conaway?
Jeff Conaway was born on October 5, 1950 in Manhattan, New York City, and raised in the Astoria, Flushing, and Forest Hills neighborhoods of the borough Queens. His father, Charles, was an actor, producer and publisher. [...]
Insects Destroy Idaho County's Historic Documents
Officials in southern Idaho's Lincoln County are taking steps to deal with a rash of paper-eating insects blamed for destroying a collection of historical documents.
Lincoln County Clerk Suzanne McConnell says volunteers discovered the damage as they [...]
Are You Related to Buster Keaton?
Keaton was born on October 4, 1895 into a vaudeville family. His father was Joseph Hallie "Joe" Keaton, a native of Vigo County, Indiana. Joe Keaton owned a traveling show with Harry Houdini called the "Mohawk [...]
Geneaalogy Software Updates of the Week
GEDitCOM II 1.8 (Full Featured - Mac - Purchase)
* New menu command to empty cache used for Place Advisor display.
* Improved relationship calculations. The calculations are now symmetric between two individuals, and certain relations (that were [...]
Spokane County, Washington - Detectives Discover Stolen Civil War Papers During Investigation
Investigations by Spokane County Regional Drug Task Force detectives turned up something unexpected: documents dating back to the Civil War-era.
Detectives say they found photographs and letters from the Civil War and World War I eras, along [...]
Bodies of WWI Soldiers Discovered in Italy
Glacier melt in Italy's Dolimites has revealed the bodies of two World War I soldiers, renewing concerns in the region about global warming.
The soldiers were members of an artillery unit in the Austro-Hungarian army, according to [...]
Digitised Diary of Mother of a First World War Soldier Preserved Online
A digitised diary written in 1916 offering a candid and poignant insight into the life of families of Irish soldiers during the First World War and the turbulent events of the 1916 Rising has gone live.
Are You Related to Lindsey Buckingham?
Born on October 3, 1949 in Palo Alto, California, Buckingham was the third and youngest child of Rutheda (née Elliott) and Morris Buckingham. He had two older brothers, Jeff and Greg.
Buckingham's first forays into guitar playing [...]
Upper Marlboro, Maryland - Historical Graves Moved to Build Shopping Center
More than six graves of a prominent Prince George's County family from the 1850s have been dug up and moved to make way for a shopping center in one of the largest development projects in Upper [...]
Western Illinois Regional History Documents Available Online
Western Illinois University Libraries' Digitization Unit recently added several local historical artifacts to its Regional History Digital Collection. According to Jeffrey Hancks, archives and special collections unit coordinator, this collection features printed materials documenting the history [...]
Connecticut Woman Is Fighting To Clear Her Ancestor Of Witchcraft
Despite the fact her great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandmother was convicted centuries ago of entertaining "familiarity with Satan," Bernice Telian is continuing her fight to clear her ancestor's name.
Mary Barnes and 10 others were convicted of witchcraft and hanged in [...]
German WWII Mural Found in Former Guernsey School
A German eagle mural is among items from World War II found during work to convert a former Guernsey school into housing. Forty homes are being built on the site of the former Boys' Grammar School [...]
Drought Reveals Trove of 400-Year-Old Sunken Treasure at Bottom of Polish River
A trove of sunken treasure from the has been unearthed thanks to a drought that reduced a Polish river to puddles. More than ten tons of ornate marble statues, fountains and palace pillars appeared on the [...]
The Woman Who Saved Downton: How America's Dollar Princesses Married Into the Crumbling British Aristocracy
Beautiful, vivacious and fabulously wealthy, they were known as the Dollar Princesses. At the end of the 19th century, hundreds of eligible young women turned their backs on America and crossed the Atlantic, with a steely [...]
Are You Related to Carl Hayden?
Hayden was born on October 2, 1877 to Charles Trumbull Hayden and Sallie Calvert Davis in Hayden's Ferry, Arizona Territory (renamed Tempe in 1878). Charles Hayden was a Connecticut-born merchant and freight operator who had moved [...]
Are You Related to Bonnie Parker?
Bonnie Elizabeth Parker was born in Rowena, Texas, the second of three children. Her father, Charles Parker, a bricklayer, died when Bonnie was four. Her mother, Emma Krause, moved with the children to her parents' home [...]
Bonnie and Clyde Guns Fetch /home/geneanet/mailing/mailingnwl.pl.5m in New Hampshire
Guns used by US gangsters Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, who died in a hail of police bullets in 1934, have sold at auction for ,000 (£300,000). The guns were part of the RR Auction, entitled [...]
15 Graves in Brunswick Colonial-Era Cemetery Unearthed
Two weeks into excavation, 15 graves have been unearthed at a colonial-era cemetery on the grounds of the old Glynn Middle School. Lifelong Brunswick resident John C. Carter Jr. watched intently Wednesday as the Public Works [...]
GeneaNet - A Personal Family Tree Home Page for your Family and Relatives
When your family and relatives accept an invitation, they are now sent to a personalized home page of your GeneaNet family tree.
If the invited person appears in your GeneaNet family tree and if this person is your cousin up to [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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