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Genealogy News: Hurricane Isaac's Unearthed Coffins And Tombs Continue To Be Examined

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geneaNet - 11/17/2012
 Hi Terry,

This Week Genealogy News

Irish Documentary Seeks Information On Inishowen 1881 Evictions

The new RTÉ television series 'The Lost Village' is looking for anyone with information pertaining to the 13 families evicted from their homes in the small Donegal village of Carrowmenagh, in 1881.
Big Mountain Productions are seeking [...]

120 Rarities Have Been Digitized At The National Historical Library of Ukraine

The National Historical Library of Ukraine (NHLU) presented the results of the first stage of the project "Worldwide Access to Historical Heritage of Ukraine through Digitization".
They have digitized over 120 local history and rare books, half [...]

Are You Related to Martha Plimpton?

Plimpton was born November 16, 1970 in New York City, the daughter of actors Keith Carradine and Shelley Plimpton. Her paternal grandfather was actor John Carradine and she is the niece of Robert and the late [...]

Hurricane Isaac's Unearthed Coffins And Tombs Continue To Be Examined

A few of Hurricane Isaac's unearthed coffins and tombs continue to line the Mississippi River levee in Plaquemines Parish, some still standing askew near houses or amid woods. By now, though, the majority of the disinterred [...]

Astronomer Tycho Brahe 'Not Poisoned', Says Expert

The 16th-Century Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe is unlikely to have been poisoned, according to a researcher studying his remains. The body was exhumed in 2010 in a bid to confirm the cause of his death.
Brahe was [...]

Perfectly Preserved: 21 German Soldiers Found Entombed In A World War One Shelter

Twenty-one German soldiers entombed in a perfectly preserved World War One shelter have been discovered 94 years after they were killed. The men were part of a larger group of 34 who were buried alive when [...]

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Ahnenblatt 2.73 (Full Featured - Windows - Freeware)
* New option 'check, if date entries are GEDCOM-compatible'.
* HTML website: new option 'only first picture'.
* Some improvements in GEDCOM (e.g. new tag _UIDs).
* Corrections concerning absolute and relative [...]

Confucius' Family Tree Goes Digital

Descendants of ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius have digitized books delineating their family tree, which is believed to be the world's largest, to make it easier to revise.
The original paper collection of the family tree containing a [...]

Are You Related to Barbara Hutton?

American socialite and debutante, often dubbed "Poor Little Rich Girl" because of her troubled life, Barbara Hutton was born November 14, 1912 in New York City, the only child of Edna Woolworth (1883-1917), a daughter of [...]

Online Release of The Irish Army Census 1922

Military Archives is pleased to announce the online release of the Irish Army Census Records of 1922.
The Census collection consists of 10 volumes of Census Returns bound in leather and card and arranged alphabetically by post. [...]

Family Seeks Stolen WWI War Photos

A Cape Breton family is on the hunt for some very special photographs that were stolen from their family home near Gabarus, N.S. on Saturday, the day before Remembrance Day.
Rev. Andrew MacDonald, a minister in Whycocomagh, [...]

Love Letters Sent From Nazi Labor Camp Delivered 70 Years Later

Love letters written in a Nazi labor camp during World War II have finally made their way to their intended recipients, 70 years after they were first penned.
The letters were written by Marcel Heuzé, a French [...]

Are You Related to Charles Manson?

Born on November 12, 1934 to an unmarried 16-year-old named Kathleen Maddox, in Cincinnati General Hospital, Ohio, Manson was first named "no name Maddox." Within weeks, he was Charles Milles Maddox. The boy's biological father appears [...]

First Polynesian Settlers Arrived In Tonga Over 2,830 Years Ago

Polynesia was one of the last places on Earth to be settled by humans, and new techniques reveal that this settlement first occurred within a 16 year window nearly 3000 years ago.
The research, published November [...]

Felon Who Stole Historic Artifacts From The New York State Archives Gets Second Chance At State Military Museum

Daniel Lorello has gotten a second chance to serve at the gateway to New York's heritage. His first chance spanned nearly three decades. That's when he was a ,800-per year archivist with the State Archives, a [...]

The GeneaNet 'Individual Matches'

The GeneaNet 'Individual Matches' allows you to automatically search for individuals in the GeneaNet database that may match with any of your ancestors.
This powerful feature is reserved for GeneaNet Club Privilege members.
Other GeneaNet members can search for 'Individual Matches' in [...]

Are You Related to Gail Borden?

Gail Borden, Jr. was born in Norwich, New York on November 9, 1801 to Gail Borden, a pioneer and landowner, and Philadelphia Wheeler. The details of his childhood are unclear but he did move twice with [...]

New National Archives of Ireland Genealogy Website

On 8 November, Jimmy Deenihan TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, launched the NAI's new genealogy website. From this site, you can access the Census records for 1901 and 1911, the Tithe Applotment Books [...]

Genealogist Reveals Royal Scandal

One of Britain's leading genealogists is heading for the Phoenix pub in Abbey Street, Faversham next Wednesday, November 14, with an explosive theory that could rock the aristocracy.
Anthony Adolph's extensive researches have led him to believe [...]

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