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This Week Genealogy News

Are You Related to Warren G. Harding?

The 29th President of the United States, Harding Harding was born November 2, 1865 in Blooming Grove, Ohio. His paternal ancestors, mostly ardent Baptists, hailed from Clifford, Pennsylvania and had migrated to Ohio in 1820. Nicknamed [...]

Man Builds 60ft-Long World War I Trench In His Back Garden - And Then Invites History Buffs Round for Re-Enactment

Surrounded by barbed wire, sandbags and mud, this 60ft trench is barely distinguishable from those occupied by British soldiers fighting in the First World War almost a century ago.
The enormous dugout has been painstakingly recreated by [...]

National Archives of Malaysia To Recover Country's Pre-1800 Historical Records

The National Archives of Malaysia is on a mission to recover records on the country's history dating back before the year 1800, of which many are currently kept in foreign countries, especially in India.
Its director-general Daresah [...]

1st National Monument for War Dogs Honors Four-Legged Pup Soldiers of World War II and Beyond

The act of Congress is in the books, the bills are paid, the sculptures are being cast, and one of the biggest parades in the world will start a glory tour and countdown to dedication.
The first [...]

Are You Related to Lavinia Warren?

The wife of General Tom Thumb, Warren was born October 31, 1841 at Middleborough, Massachusetts as Mercy Lavinia Warren Bump, a descendant of a French Catholic family named Bonpasse, of Governor Thomas Mayhew, and five Mayflower [...]

Secret Cemetery Discovered In Meridianville, Alabama

Workers make a shocking discovery while digging on the site of the Madison County Executive Airport runway expansion project, unearthing a previously unknown graveyard.
The unnamed cemetery holds the remains of four adults and 11 children, [...]

Historic Markers Destroyed at Old Hillside Cemetery in Laurinburg, North Carolina

This was more than just some Halloween prank, city officials said. Vandals have damaged and destroyed some of the oldest grave stones at Old Hillside Cemetery in Laurinburg.
Discovered last week, the damage to more than five [...]

Geneaalogy Software Updates of the Week

Arlington National Cemetery Explorer 1.0.2 (Mobile - Freeware)
* Improved search workflows.
* Bug fixes.
* Updated data.
* Updated to iOS 6.
GRAMPS 3.4.2 (Full Featured - Linux - Freeware/Open Source)
* Some fixes on NarrativeWeb report.
* Some fixes on book [...]

Graveyards in Parking Lots

On Google Sightseeing: "To mark Halloween this year, we're visiting some unusual burial places. While it is common for cemeteries to have parking lots, you might think it unlikely that the reverse would happen. However, there [...]

Old Guard Stays on Site at Tomb of Unknowns Through Hurricane Sandy

Arlington National Cemetery has been closed to tourists as Hurricane Sandy approaches, but the Army continues to stand guard over the Tomb of the Unknowns. The Army's Third U.S. Infantry Regiment, known as The Old Guard, [...]

Are You Related to Grace Slick?

One of the lead singers of the rock groups The Great Society, Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, and Starship, Grace Barnett Wing was born October 30, 1939 in Evanston, Illinois, to Ivan W. Wing (1907-1987) and Virginia [...]

18th-Century French and Spanish Records Shed New Light On United States history

A marathon project is under way in New Orleans to digitize thousands of time-worn 18th-century French and Spanish legal papers that historians say give the first historical accounts of slaves and free blacks in North America. [...]

Extremely Rare 110-Year-Old American Motorcycle To Be Auctioned at Bonhams Las Vegas Sale

Bonhams announced the addition of a historic 1902 Rambler Model B from the Indian Motorcycle Museum to its Las Vegas Motorcycle Sale in January.
Manufactured by Colonel Albert Pope's American Cycle Manufacturing Company of New York, [...]

Are You Related to Bob Younger?

Robert Ewing "Bob" Younger was a member of the James-Younger gang.
Born October 29, 1853 in Lee's Summit, Missouri, he was the thirteenth of fourteen children born to Henry Washington Younger and Bersheba Leighton Fristoe. He was [...]

Ned Kelly's Family To Receive Remains

Representatives of Ned Kelly's family will meet the Victorian government and the coroner's office to discuss the handover of the bushranger's remains.
Anthony Griffiths, whose great-grandmother was Kelly's sister, said the way was now clear for Kelly's [...]

U.S. National Archives' Treasures Targeted By Thieves

American history is housed in the National Archives. Forty-four of them, spread all over the country. They contain documents, photos, maps, artifacts that go back to our founding fathers.
Every school kid knows about some of [...]

Rare WWII Tank Emerges From Mud In Poland

A rare World War II tank has been discovered under mud in the Warta river in eastern Poland. The British-made Valentine is a unique find since there are no other preserved examples anywhere in Europe. The [...]

GeneaNet - Did You Upload a Picture of Your Ancestors Headstones?

Did you know that GeneaNet offers you to upload and share pictures of headstones?
You can:
- Upload several pictures of the same headstone, for example a general view and some closer views to read the inscription.
- Index the name and date [...]

Are 10,000 Lost Warriors From Battle of Hastings Buried in This Field?

The site of where the Battle of Hastings has been commemorated for the last 1,000 years is in the wrong place, it has been claimed. Ever since the 1066 battle that led to the Norman Conquest, [...]

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. [...]

'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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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