29 April 2009
The service can assist those looking for the plots of ancestors, family or friends buried in city-owned cemeteries — Eastview, Oakland and Myrtle Hill.
"We’re one of the first two or three cities to give this feature," said Rome Cemetery Director Stan Rogers.
The information only covers burial records, the cemetery lot number and plot location number. The site can also generate clickable maps of the cemeteries that allow the user to navigate and find the exact placement of the plot.
Eastview and Oakland Cemetery Search
Myrtle Hill Cemetery Search
Source & Full Story
26 April 2009
Created by the Institute of Historical Research and the History of Parliament Trust, British History Online is a digital library containing some of the core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval and modern history of the British Isles.
A lot of free resources and a full-text search of all the sources in the website!
13 April 2009
From Monday, April 13 through Friday April 17 CultureGrams®, eLibrary®, and SIRS Discoverer® will be freely available at www.proquestk12.com/go/celebrate. CultureGrams®offers concise, reliable, and up-to-date country reports on the cultures of the world—from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. eLibrary® delivers high-quality, high-interest, and highly usable full-text and multimedia content—all via an engaging, contemporary interface. SIRS Discoverer® connects users to a wide range of topics, articles, graphics, and websites editorially selected from more than 1,900 sources worldwide.
Source & Information
9 April 2009
The database will be available in the next several days on straty.pl, and will include the location and circumstances of the victims' death. Families or loved ones will have the option to add to the list of victims.
Officials hope that the database will grow to 4 million names within a year or two.
'Launching such a database is a big event,' historian Wojciech Roszkowski told the daily. 'Up until now, researchers trying to determine the number of victims always hit a wall. They weren't able to determine in various places how many were really died.'
8 April 2009
Our team of experts has collated the photography held on the site from many independent and historic archives, and for the first time you are able to view the exact positions of these photos and see what area they cover on a map. Please note that currently only vertical aerial photographs are offered on the website. Oblique photographs are coming soon.
6 April 2009
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1 April 2009
Hundreds of new links are added each day. If you run a genealogy-related website, do contact us and we'll do our best to add the details of your site to our database.
In November 2008 Geneally acquired the former genealogy news site www.rssgenealogy.com, making Geneally.com the best starting point for all matters of interest to family historians.
23 March 2009
For details please visit: http://www.funeralbooking.com/genealogy/
Thanks to Deborah Nilles - firstname.lastname@example.org
22 March 2009
The List Universe list a by-no-means definitive list of some of the most famous cemeteries in the world.
20 March 2009
The Wayback Machine houses 85 billion Web pages archived for more than a dozen years, which amounts to three petabytes of data, or about 150 times the content of the Library of Congress. Only five years ago, the Wayback Machine contained about 30 billion Web pages. It is expected to continue to grow by 100TB of data per month now that it's live.
The Internet Archive's massive database is mirrored to the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the new Library of Alexandria in Egypt, for disaster recovery purposes.
18 March 2009
Niall O'Dowd, the New York-based Irish publisher is behind the site, which includes genealogy information, top tourist spots in Ireland as well as breaking news and features. Its target audience is the Irish diaspora, which numbers 36.5 million in the United States, more than eight times the population of Ireland.
13 March 2009
In order to access these newsgroups, it's required to have access to Usenet. NewsDemon provides a free public server for this purpose. Just use the nntp address, login, and password found here.
12 March 2009
Cedar City Engineer Troy Maxwell has been assisting Weber with the project.
"He was trying to put together a database where people could look it up," Maxwell said. "I said I could incorporate it to where they have a picture of where the plots are located."
Maxwell said that although the interactive cemetery is being worked on, people can still look online at what has been done so far online.
For more information, go to www.cedarcity.org/index.asp?nid=116 and click on the "cemetery interactive map" link.
Source & Full Story
26 February 2009
The Federation of Family History Societies and its services company will not be able to invest sufficient time and money in the considerable resources that would be necessary to enable FamilyHistoryOnline to continue as a viable alternative to other commercial sites.
The hosting of FamilyHistoryOnline by findmypast.com is providing greater access to this valuable information and bringing the data to a wider audience worldwide. It will also produce greater returns to the family history societies who own this data, and they will be able to use this income to support their educational, project and other work.
An online partnership between the Federation of Family History Societies and findmypast.com was announced in a press release on 1st September 2007.
Read more at http://www.familyhistoryonline.net/general/fmpfaq.shtml.
21 February 2009
Tartan, known throughout the world as a national symbol of Scotland, has now been officially recognised by the Parliament in Edinburgh. It has taken six years to complete the legislation establishing the Register with The Scottish Register of Tartan Act receiving Royal Assent in November 2008.
The Register will provide users with the opportunity to search its database for tartans already recorded and will also provide a registration service for recording new tartans. The Scottish Register of Tartans Act specifies the criteria which new tartans will be required to meet, and these official vetting procedures will promote and protect the status of registered tartans.
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