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 Hi Terry,

This Week Genealogy News

Postcard Mailed In WWII Finally Arrives At Upstate New York Address

A postcard mailed nearly 70 years ago has finally arrived at the upstate New York address it was intended for, but sadly its designated recipients were no longer around to receive it.
The fascinating postcard was sent [...]

Are You Related to Miley Cyrus?

Cyrus was born November 23, 1992 in Nashville, Tennessee, to Letitia Jean "Tish" (née Finley) and country singer Billy Ray Cyrus.
Against the advice of her father's record company, Cyrus's parents secretly married a month after [...]

Smallpox Virus Detected In 300-Year-Old Siberian Mummy

A team of French and Russian researchers recently found new snippets of smallpox DNA in 300-year-old mummies from Siberia, according to an article in the New England Journal of Medicine released Wednesday.
While in northeastern Siberia in [...]

War Memorial Register Searches For WWI Plaque in Louis Vuitton Store

Sydney's Louis Vuitton store is usually an altar to glamour, where fashionistas hunt for the latest in global style. But, according to the newly established War Memorial Register of NSW, the store at 365 George St [...]

GeneaNet for iPhone & iPad 1.1

GeneaNet for iPhone & iPad allows you to view your GeneaNet Online Family Tree. Launch the application then enter your GeneaNet* username and password, and your GeneaNet Online Family Tree will be automatically uploaded.
This new version [...]

Woman Makes Obscene Gesture at Arlington Cemetery

A Plymouth woman posed at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington Cemetery making an obscene gesture in front of some of America's most hallowed ground. The picture posted on Lindsey Stone's Facebook page shocked [...]

Are You Related to Mariel Hemingway?

Hemingway was born November 22, 1961 in Mill Valley, California, the third daughter of Byra Louise (née Whittlesey) Hemingway and Jack Hemingway, a writer.
Her paternal grandparents were Hadley Richards on and writer Ernest Hemingway. She [...]

Letters Found in Former Denver Pharmacy Show Glimpse Into Life at WWII Internment Camps

Some letters arriving from Japanese-American internment camps during World War II were very specific, asking for a certain brand of bath powder, cold cream or cough drops - but only the red ones. Others were just [...]

Fourth Tranche of Colonial Administration Records To Be Released At The National Archives of the UK

The National Archives is working with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to transfer and begin releasing colonial administration records, referred to as the 'migrated archives' between April 2012 and November 2013, in accordance with FCO's [...]

WWI Letter in South Tyneside Garden Sparks Search for Soldier's Family

The relatives of a World War I soldier whose letter was found in a South Tyneside back garden are being sought. The letter, dated 15 September 1918, describes items the soldier has found on the battlefields.
Two [...]

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Ahnenblatt 2.74 (Full Featured - Windows - Freeware)
* Several corrections concerning import of GEDCOM files.
* Minor improvement in finding duplex persons.
All Ancestors Report 2.1.15 (Other Tools - Windows - Freeware)
* Added "< generations >...< /generations >" [...]

Are You Related to Goldie Hawn?

Hawn was born November 21, 1945 in Washington, D.C., the daughter of Laura (née Steinhoff), a jewelry shop/dance school owner, and Edward Rutledge Hawn, a band musician who played at major events in Washington.
She is the [...]

House of Scotland's First Settlers Unearthed

During archaeological excavation works carried out in advance of the construction of a new road bridge across the Firth of Forth, a team from Headland Archaeology uncovered the remains of one of the earliest known house [...]

Are You Related to Edwin Hubble?

Edwin Hubble was born on November 20, 1889 to an insurance executive, John Powell Hubble and Virginia Lee James, in Marshfield, Missouri, and moved to Wheaton, Illinois, in 1900.
He is generally regarded as one of [...]

GeneaNet 'Guest' and 'Admin' Access Rights

'Guest' and 'Admin' Access Rights are available in your GeneaNet Public Online Family Tree (GeneWeb).
- Private data in your family tree is available (read only) to members with 'Guest' Access Rights.
- Members with 'Admin' Access Rights can edit your genealogy [...]

Manchester Cemetery Tours Tell Stories of Famous Residents

The first guided tours to be held in a cemetery in Manchester have taken place. Opened in 1879, Southern Cemetery, Chorlton, is the largest municipal cemetery in the UK.
Many renowned Mancunians are buried there, including British [...]

Are You Related to Jodie Foster?

Foster was born November 19, 1962 in Los Angeles, California. She is the youngest of four children born to Evelyn Ella "Brandy" (née Almond) and Lucius Fisher Foster II. Her father, a decorated U.S. Air Force [...]

Family History: It's A Myth That Our Ancestors Didn't Move Far

One of the myths of family history is that "they didn't move far". For reasons of employment, family circumstances and national forces, at one time or another your ancestors will have upped sticks and moved.
Be it [...]

Authorities Identify Woman's Skeletal Remains Through Online DNA Database

Nearly 12 years after a woman's skeletal remains were discovered in a Homestead tunnel, and three years after officials buried them in a North Strabane cemetery, authorities used an online DNA database to finally solve the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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