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 Hi Terry,

This Week Genealogy News

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Church Archives of Malta Digitised

The archives of the Archbishop and from various old parishes in Malta have been digitised and uploaded on a website for public use. The website, archives.maltadiocese.org, was inaugurated by Archbishop Paul Cremona this morning. It includes [...]

First World War Memorial Cross Stolen Two Years Ago Turns Up 400 Miles Away

A 7-ft memorial cross that was stolen from its California desert perch two years ago mysteriously turned up hundreds of miles away in the San Francisco Bay area.
A local sheriff's department was notified Monday that the [...]

Oxford War Graves Cemetery Gets QR Smart Phone Code

A war cemetery in Oxford is using mobile phone technology to give information about people buried there. A panel being installed at the war graves site at Botley Cemetery bears a QR (quick read) code which [...]

Cold War Spy Tunnel Under Berlin Found After 56 Years

A section of an ingenious tunnel built by U.S. and British spies to intercept Russian phone conversations in Cold War Berlin has been found after 56 years in a forest 150 kilometers from the German capital.
The [...]

Geneaalogy Software Updates of the Week

Ahnenblatt 2.72 (Full Featured - Windows - Freeware)
* Plausibility check: 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 [...]

'Human Excrement Was Piled Up Waist-High': Full Horror of Stalingrad Revealed For First Time

A new book has finally laid bare the full horrors of the Battle Of Stalingrad in the words of ordinary Russian soldiers, whose memories were suppressed by the Soviet authorities for 70 years.
The Stalingrad Protocols gathers [...]

Medieval Mystery Surrounds Sainted Relics

In summer 2011, archaeologists from John Moore Heritage Services uncovered a lead casket or 'reliquary' containing human remains at the site of a 12th century Augustinian priory in the town of Bicester, southwest England.
The crushed lead [...]

Two-Thirds of Young People Don't Know Year Great War Ended As Survey Reveals Our Shameful Ignorance of History

Nearly two-thirds of young people were unable to say that the First World War ended in 1918, as shown by a new survey. The poll results, released in the run up to Remembrance Day, discovered 54 [...]

Are You Related to Maria Shriver?

Shriver was born November 6, 1955 in Chicago, Illinois. A Roman Catholic of German descent through her father and Irish descent through her mother, she is the second child and only daughter of the politician Sargent [...]

Archaeologists Unearth Unrecorded Graves Near University of Virginia Cemetery

Archaeologists working to expand the University cemetery last week unearthed 30 previously unrecorded grave shafts at the site of the cemetery, the University announced Friday.
The identities of those buried in the graves have yet to be [...]

Are You Related to Tilda Swinton?

Swinton was born November 5, 1960 in London. Her father, Azland Major-General Sir John Swinton, is Scottish, and her mother, Judith Balfour, Lady Swinton (née Killen), was Australian. The Swinton family is an ancient Anglo-Scots family [...]

First World War Wills of 9,000 Irish Soldiers Will Go Online

The wills of 9,000 World War I Irish soldiers who fought in the British Army will be posted online this week. Many of the wills are very short said Hazel Menton, an archivist who has worked [...]

World War Flue: Coded Message Found With Pigeon Remains in Chimney

A coded message dating back to the Second World War has been found with pigeon remains in a chimney. David Martin was renovating his Surrey home when he discovered the bird remains with a large red [...]

GeneaNet - Are You Sure That You Don't Have Any Errors In Your Family Tree?

Are you sure that you don't have any errors in your family tree?
No individual whose date of marriage is later than date of death? No woman whose date of death is before the date of birth of their child?
GeneaNet offers [...]

Holland Historical Trust: Expansive Archives Tell Holland's History

Holland Historical Trust Archivist Catherine Jung has been asked some interesting questions but the craziest was "does the museum have photos of Bonaire Island?"
A woman in England who runs a parrot rescue mission needed information on [...]

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 [...]

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