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This Week Genealogy News

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Global Archives - Miles of Documents Now Online

Imagine if the entirety of the Library of Alexandria, once a vast repertory of documents from the ancient world, had been digitized and preserved on the Internet before its destruction. Now imagine the digital collection had [...]

Are You Related to George C. Scott?

George Campbell Scott was born October 18, 1927 in Wise, Virginia, the son of Helena Agnes (née Slemp; 1904-1935) and George Dewey Scott (1902-1988). His mother died just before his eighth birthday, and he was raised [...]

Enough With the Famous Cousins Already!

By Megan Smolenyak: "In just the past week, we've been regaled with the supposedly startling revelations that: Halle Berry and Sarah Palin are cousins, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are related, Justin Bieber, Avril Lavigne, Ryan [...]

Memorials for Our times?

Technological developments in the computer age sometimes come so thick and fast that it takes society a while to decide what to do with them.
One such development is the 'QR' (quick response) code. If you didn't [...]

Are You Related to Rita Hayworth?

Hayworth was born October 17, 1918 in Brooklyn, New York as Margarita Carmen Cansino, the daughter of Spanish dancer Eduardo Cansino, Sr. and Volga Hayworth, a dancer of Irish and English descent, who had performed with [...]

Georgia Archives Visitors To Be Restricted To 2-Hour Blocks

Starting in November, most visitors to the Georgia Archives in Morrow will have to make an appointment to do their research in two-hour blocks.
On Monday, Secretary of State Brian Kemp released the schedule that will be [...]

Library of Congress To Launch Civil War Blog Featuring Historical Figures In Their Own Words

First-person accounts from the Civil War are being brought to life in a new blog that will feature the voices of Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant and others.
The Library of Congress announced Tuesday that it [...]

Wath-upon-Dearne, England - Historic Records Displayed At Church

Records of births, deaths and marriages dating back to the middle ages were put on display at a Dearne church as part of a heritage weekend.
Scores of visitors from as far away as Surrey and Staffordshire, [...]

Internet Archive To Celebrate Milestone

The Internet Archive is hosting a public event on Thursday, Oct. 25, starting at 6:30 p.m. to officially mark the organization reaching an important milestone - 10 petabytes worth of digital material stored. That includes millions [...]

Are You Related to Tim Robbins?

Robbins was born October 16, 1958 in West Covina, California, and raised in New York City, the son of Mary Robbins (née Bledsoe), an actress, and Gilbert Lee Robbins (1931-2011), a musician, folk singer, actor and [...]

Grave Thought to Contain Remains of King Richard III Came Within Inches of Being Destroyed by Victorian Builders

The University of Leicester led the search for the Anointed King who died at the battle of Bosworth in association with Leicester City Council and the Richard III Society. The University team dug three trenches under [...]

Are You Related to Penny Marshall?

Marshall was born October 15, 1942 in The Bronx, New York City, the daughter of Marjorie Irene (née Ward), a tap dance teacher who ran a dance school, and Anthony Wallace Marshall, a director of industrial [...]

Nearly 50 Unidentified Kids Buried in Florida Reform School's Century-Old Secret Graveyard

A forensic team found 18 bodies buried without markers in the woods behind the Florida Industrial School for Boys. Some former students claim administrators were violently abusive and could have killed the boys.
A secret graveyard tucked [...]

France Promises to Give Colonial-Era Massacre Archives to Senegal

France is to hand over its archives on a massacre of African soldiers fighting for France in World War II to Senegal, President François Hollande announced on his visit to Senegal on Saturday.
Dozens of African [...]

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Marietta, Georgia - Territory's First Tannery Owner in Mound Cemetery

When Ichabod Nye and his family arrived from Massachusetts by boat in Marietta in August 1788, most of their fellow passengers opted to spend the night on board.
Not Nye, who disembarked with his wife, Minerva, and [...]

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