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17 October 2014

Library and Archives Canada: Soldiers of the First World War

The digitization of 640,000 Canadian Expeditionary Force personnel service files is under way. This project aims to provide access to high-quality digital copies of all service files, anytime and anywhere.

To achieve this goal, LAC will be required to close portions of this collection as they undergo preparation, conservation, and digitization. LAC will not grant requests for direct consultation or copying of the records during these stages

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Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Brother's Keeper 7.0.32 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• Fixed a problem when searching for Sources using the Norwegian or Danish languages.
• On the Compare Two Databases utility, it was not finding accented letters when searching the right side database if the new option was turned on to ignore accents when searching.
• The Re-Index routine is faster now for large databases (over 400,000 names or events or other records).
• There is a new utility to 'Add country name to a group of locations' which is helpful if you are using the Origins report and it does not know what country people were born in.
• Fixed a problem where if you Rearranged Spouses, it might not show the spouses for that person unless you did a File, Re-Index database.

Build Your Family Tree for iPhone and iPad 6.01 (Mobile - Purchase)

• New Localizations.

Families (Legacy Family Tree) for Android 2.2.0 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Support iOS 8.

GEDexplorer for Android 1.9 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Added split screen mode (useful for tablets and high density phones).
• A restart will now return to the last visited folder.
• Added option for loading last loaded file on restart.
• Added German language support.

GedFamilies for Android 2.0.1 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Bug fixes.

Genota Forms 2.6.4.3 (Other Tools - Windows - Purchase)

• Removed the Import Files option from the File Menu as the functionality was included in the Add Persons and Add Location menu options.
• Modified the Restore Database option of unzip the archived file into the application folder and open for display in Genota Forms.
• Fixed an issue preventing some data tables to be modified. This impacted mainly on the documents module, preventing items to be saved.
• The Open Database option was not functioning correctly.

HuMo-gen 5.0.7 (Web Publishing - Windows - Freeware)

• This version adds the Portuguese language, new display options and many enhancements.

MacFamilyTree 7.3 (Full Featured - Mac - Purchase)

• Beautiful new User Interface in Yosemite look.
• Handoff: Continue on your Mac what you started on your iPhone - and vice versa!
• Much improved navigation bar.

MobileFamilyTree for iPhone and iPad 7.3 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Updated for iOS 8 (improved user interface, better performance).
• Handoff added: Seamlessly continue your work started on your iPhone or iPad on your Mac and vice versa.

16 October 2014

National Archives of Malta, City Council of Girona Sign Agreement Over Photographic Archives

The National Archives of Malta, the Richard Ellis Archive (Malta) and the City Council of Girona- Centre de Recerca i Difusió de la Imatge (Centre for Image Research and Diffusion) have signed a memorandum of understanding. The aim is for them to work together in the preservation and promotion of their photographic archives.

“This is the beginning of a project through which we can reach the next stage in the development of our archives, this time in the photographaic sector,” National Archivist Charles Farrugia said.

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Turkish Cemetery Created in Honor of Soldiers Vandalized In Crimea

A cemetery created in the honor of Turkish soldiers fallen during the 19th century Crimean War between the Ottoman Empire and Russia has been attacked in Sevastopol in the Russia-annexed Autonomous Crimean Republic in Ukraine, local activists have said.

The star and crescents on dozen of tombs were demolished and Ukrainian and English signboards on Sapun Mountain directing people to the cemetery were also removed, the Crimean Azerbaijani Association leader Rahim Humbatov said Wednesday.

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Australia Claims Britain Ignoring World War One Hero as 'Mere Colonial'

Imperial War Museum's failure to acknowledge Australian war hero Sir John Monash prompts anger in Australia, with critics saying it reflects Britain's disdain for 'mere colonials'.

Australia will press Britain over the failure of the revamped Imperial War Museum to recognise Australia's famous wartime hero Sir John Monash, who was regarded as one of the best military minds on the Western Front during the First World War.

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15 October 2014

Richard III Archaeologists Now Search for King Harold To See If He Survived Battle of Hastings

Archaeologists will this week test if the Bayeux Tapestry correctly depicts Harold II’s death, when they scan a graveyard to investigate whether he in fact survived the Battle of Hastings.

The same survey team used to find the remains of Richard III under a Leicester car park is now searching for the remains of England’s last Saxon king in the grounds of Waltham Abbey Church in Essex.

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French Soldier’s Room Unchanged 96 Years After His Death in First World War

The name of dragoons officer Hubert Rochereau is commemorated on a war memorial in Bélâbre, his native village in central France, along with those of other young men who lost their lives in the first world war.

But Rochereau also has a much more poignant and exceptional memorial: his room in a large family house in the village has been preserved with his belongings for almost 100 years since his death in Belgium.

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14 October 2014

Remains of Thousands of American Soldiers Killed During Korean War Will Be Moved Due To 'Construction Projects', Says North Korea

North Korea says the remains of thousands of American soldiers killed during the Korean War are being moved due to construction projects and flood damage.

The United States suspended efforts to recover war remains in North Korea over the country's plans to launch a long-range rocket in 2012. About 8,000 U.S. service members are listed as missing from the 1950-53 war.

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13 October 2014

Remains of Alexander the Great's Father Confirmed Found

A team of Greek researchers has confirmed that bones found in a two-chambered royal tomb at Vergina, a town some 100 miles away from Amphipolis's mysterious burial mound, indeed belong to the Macedonian King Philip II, Alexander the Great's father.

The anthropological investigation examined 350 bones and fragments found in two larnakes, or caskets, of the tomb. It uncovered pathologies, activity markers and trauma that helped identify the tomb's occupants.

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Hawaii State Archives Presents Digital Archives Update

The Hawaii State Archives has been storing paper records from various state agencies since 1906. Three years ago, it began building digital archives to better preserve these records. They say, the process has its challenges.

“Paper can sit in a box. you don’t have to do anything with it. it can just sit there on a shelf and it’ll be fine, as long as you’re conditions are good around it 11.35 but with digital, no. it can’t just sit in a file in a folder on your computer. it has to be managed and managed continually,” state archivist Susan Shaner said.

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Slave Photo Discovered from Robert E. Lee's Home

The National Park Service has acquired a rare Civil War-era photograph of an enslaved woman who helped save Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's home in Arlington, Virginia.

The previously unknown photograph depicts Selina Gray, the head housekeeper to Lee and his family, along with two girls. The photograph was unveiled Thursday at the Arlington House plantation overlooking the nation's capital that was home to Lee and dozens of slaves before the Civil War.

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10 October 2014

Four Copies of Magna Carta To Be Shown Together for First Time

The four surviving copies of the original Magna Carta from 1215 will come together for the first time in history next February as part of a one-off event to mark the 800th anniversary of the signing of the historic document.

The Magna Carta – literally, Great Charter – was issued by King John in 1215, as his barons revolted and civil war loomed. It saw the monarch avert crisis by acknowledging that the king was not above the law, and with the granting of a range of rights to English citizens. “To no one will we sell, to no one deny or delay right or justice,” runs one of its most famous clauses.

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Are You Related to Tanya Tucker?

Tucker was born born October 10, 1958, in Seminole, Texas, the youngest of four children born to Jesse "Beau" and Juanita Tucker. Her father was a heavy equipment operator, and the family moved often as he sought better work.

Tanya's early childhood was spent primarily in Willcox, Arizona, where the only radio station in town played country music. The Tuckers attended concerts of country stars such as Ernest Tubb and Mel Tillis, and Tanya's sister LaCosta was praised in the family for her vocal abilities. At the age of eight, Tanya told her father that she also wanted to be a country singer when she grew up.

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9 October 2014

A Mystery from 1925 Still Haunts a Philadelphia Graveyard

Forensic anthropologists and Pennsylvania state police gathered Tuesday on a small rise of land inside the Old Cathedral Cemetery in West Philadelphia to dig for answers - clues, really.

How did Thomas Curry, teenage ward of the notorious Florida School for Boys, come to meet a violent death on a railroad bridge 88 years earlier? The day before the orphan from Tacony died, he had escaped from the school, a hellish place where boys were routinely locked in irons, hog-tied in isolation, beaten with leather straps, and locked in sweat boxes as punishment.

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