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13 September 2011

A Palo Alto-Based Startup Launches the World Virtual Cemetery

A Palo Alto-based startup, I-Postmortem Limited, today launched two online services: enables people to create virtual memorials for friends and loved ones who are already deceased. is the website that enables living people to build their own virtual memorial, leave posthumous messages and organize their affairs, for the day they depart.

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8 September 2011

1,700-Year-Old Map of Roman Roads Used for Online Journey Planner

A Dutch historian has used a unique 1,700 year old map of Roman roads to create an online journey planner giving the destinations, distances and timings of routes used by ancient travellers in the days of empire.

Routes are based on the Tabula Peutingeriana, a one of a kind chart, which shows an imperial Roman road network, or curses public's, that stretches from Britain to the river Ganges that flows through India and Bangladesh.

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14 August 2011

Remember Me? Finding the Hidden Jewish Children of the Holocaust

They were a generation of young fugitives, hiding from the Nazi hunters intent on murdering their families. Their nameless faces stare out at the numerous photographers who captured the awful moments in time – and now an effort is being made to find them.

“Remember Me?” is a project launched by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. to find the children in the photos, collect their stories and videotape an interview with the now-grown survivors.

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2 August 2011

Routes to Your North East Roots

The purpose of this website is to give you an initial steer on your journey, acting as a directory to the organisations and institutions in the City of Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire which hold original records or secondary sources of information that you may find useful in the quest for your ancestors.

Routes to Your North East Roots

18 July 2011

The Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Archive on Google Earth was Launched

What is“The Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Archive”? “Hiroshima Archive” is a pluralistic digital archive using the digital virtual globe "Google Earth” to display on it in a multilayered way all the materials gained from such sources as the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, the Hiroshima Jogakuin Gaines Association, and the Hachioji Hibakusha (A-bomb Survivors) Association.

Official website (English and Japanese)

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23 June 2011

New Virginia Website Traces Ancestor's Movements on Civil War Battlefields

Visiting a Virginia Civil War battlefield can be a profoundly moving experience, especially for visitors who have an ancestral connection to those battles. More than two million soldiers fought in the American Civil War and more of them fought in Virginia than in any other state. It follows that millions of Americans today are descendants of Civil War soldiers who fought in Virginia. Now for the first time visitors can track the movements of a soldier or regiment with the new Walk In Their Footsteps program at

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8 June 2011

Cyndi's List Announces a Newly Upgraded Web Site

From an announcement by Cyndi Ingle Howells: "Cyndi's List is proud to announce a newly upgraded web site. With improved navigation, a custom database, and a custom administrative interface, the upgrade means that everything will be quicker and easier for both visitors and for the site's owner and administrator, Cyndi Ingle Howells. The upgrade has been done by fusionSpan of Maryland. Their staff worked closely with Cyndi to make improvements and to implement new technology and new ideas designed specifically for Cyndi’s List and for the genealogical community."

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4 May 2011

Ireland Genealogy

Ireland Genealogy is a fascinating new web site for anyone doing Irish Family Tree Investigation. Irish Family History studies are normally quite hard and time-consuming due to the deficiency of information, and much more specifically the possible lack of virtually any comprehensive Census details right before 1901.

That's why almost any records which contain knowledge extracted from the Irish Census are usually of such vital value in ancestral investigation. One way to obtain info is the Irish Pension Records.

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5 April 2011 Swedish History and Genealogy is a web publication in English aimed at Swedish descendants around the World, but primarily in North America. It contains Swedish history, genealogy and other related articles. Besides being just a web publication it will also be a meeting place and knowledge bank for those interested in their heritage.

23 March 2011

Ellis Island Online Is Asking for Help

An announcement by the Ellis Island Foundation: "There is an urgent need to support Ellis Island Online, and I hope you can be one of the supporters of The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation who acts now to make a real difference.

You see, the recent recession has been tough on non-profits. Many charitable organizations cut back on services or shut down altogether. But for ten years now, The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation has made Ellis Island Online available to you and millions of other Americans for free, and we hope to continue that excellent public service."

27 February 2011

Our Ontario

Our Ontario is a unique partnership with cultural and heritage organizations of all shapes and sizes, designed to make their digital content discoverable to a global audience. They are part of Knowledge Ontario, a not-for-profit collaborative that offers programs and services addressing the information and learning needs of Ontarians in the digital environment.

Their goal is to help Ontarians of all ages discover the extraordinary stories contained in the digital collections of their culture and history organizations and communities.

Our Ontario

13 December 2010

Vote for the Family Tree Magazine 40 Best Genealogy Blogs!

An announcement from Family Tree Magazine: In the July 2011 Family Tree Magazine, we’ll name the 40 Best Genealogy Blogs—the Family Tree 40. And we’d like your help in choosing from blogs nominated by the genealogy community.

Voting is open until 11:59 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20. You may vote multiple times.

To vote for the GeneaNet Genealogy Blog and your other favorite blogs, use the survey at

28 November 2010

Historvius: Mapping History

Historvius is a community-based historic destinations directory run by history enthusiasts who are passionate about the web.

The site grew from a desire to make historic sites more accessible to those planning a trip. We have designed Historvius to give a smooth and simple user experience that will allow people to find historic sites near their holiday resorts, or to assist them with planning a bespoke tour based around the particular period of history they love.


16 November 2010

Nominate a Genealogy Blog for the 2011 Family Tree 40

40bestblogs2011_nominate.gifFamily Tree Magazine has announced that it will be naming the Family Tree Magazine 40 Best Genealogy Blogs.

All genealogists are asked to nominate their favorite genealogy blogs through Tuesday, Nov. 30. You can nominate your favorite genealogy blogs using Family Tree Magazine's nomination form.

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10 November 2010

Build A BetterGEDCOM

A group of genealogists and programmers have established a workspace called Build A BetterGEDCOM for developing better data exchange standards to facilitate sharing between researchers using a variety of technology platforms, genealogy products and services.

The BetterGEDCOM wiki site is open to all, and is located at

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