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4 August 2014

GeneaNet: Download And Print A Very Attractive Ancestry Chart For Free!

On GeneaNet, you can download (in PDF) and print a very attractive ancestry chart for free!

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1 August 2014

Actress Julie Walters Discovers an Ancestor Was Accused of Murder When He Attacked a Man with a Knife

Actress Julie Walters makes a shocking discovery about one of her ancestors when she discovers that her great-grandfather attacked a man with a knife - and was accused of murder.

In the new BBC1 show Who Do You Think You Are, where celebrities trace their ancestry and discover secrets from their past, Ms Walters, 64, learns relative Anthony Clarke was charged in 1884 after drunkenly attacking the man.

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Scientists: Ship Found Buried at New York's World Trade Center Predates American Revolution

Researchers say a ship unearthed at the site of New York's World Trade Center predates American independence.

Columbia University scientists say they've determined wood used in the ship's frame came from a Philadelphia-area forest in 1773 — three years before the signing of the Declaration of Independence and start of the Revolutionary War.

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31 July 2014

Mass Grave from Spanish Colonial Era Found in Bolivian Mining City

Construction workers in Bolivia have stumbled upon a mass grave with the remains of hundreds of likely indigenous miners during the Spanish colonial era, a researcher said Saturday.

The workers found the remains this week as they started construction on a new building in the "El Minero" district of Potosi, located high up in the Andes. "We are talking about a common grave found at about 1.8 meters (5.9 feet), and the human remains are scattered over an area of four by four meters," said Sergio Fidel, a researcher at a museum belonging to Tomas Frias University.

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Princess Charlene of Monaco's Irish Ancestry Revealed

The research, carried out by genealogy researchers Eneclann for Tourism Ireland, shows that Princess Charlene descends from one of the most successful gentlemen-merchant families in Dublin in the 16th and 17th centuries.

The Fagans made a number of enduring contributions to the development of Dublin. In 1592, Richard and Christopher Fagan, the Princess’s great (x12) grandfathers, were key figures in the foundation of Trinity College.

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30 July 2014

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

GEDexplorer 1.8 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Added a workaround for a bug in Android 3.1 that caused a crash.

Genome Mate 1.2.19 (Genetic genealogy - Windows, Mac, Linux - Freeware)

• For Mac users, the Relatives & Match Details pages will copy Email address, Family Tree link and Ancestry Tree Link to the clipboard when left clicked.
• Modified filters on Main page to retain settings when changing profiles or chromosomes as well as separating the hidden and unknown options.
• Added a segment view to the graph with limited functionality.
• Highlights new matches. Set criteria in Options.
• Add email, contact name and match key to Relative List search criteria.

The Family Tree of Family 1.9.4 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• Updated code.

29 July 2014

Tennessee Man Believes He Has Found Unmarked Civil War Graveyard

Dan Griggs is a Civil War historian and his Dover museum is full of amazing artifacts. But he may have made the discovery of a lifetime using a divining rod.

"You keep it loosely in your hand at all times, and once you cross undisturbed ground, it will automatically turn on its own," Griggs said. Three weeks later, he has mapped out an incredible possible 3,536 graves.

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28 July 2014

Mystery Poem Found in World War One Kilt

A hidden poem from a Glasgow woman has been found sewn into the folds of a World War One kilt owned by a Southampton academic. Dr Helen Paul discovered the hand-written message when she was removing the packing stitches from the kilt, which has been passed down her family.

The note is a poem with lines including: "If married never mind, if single drop a line". It is signed by Helen Govan, of 49 Ardgowan Street in Glasgow.

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Sex And The City Star Cynthia Nixon Is Shocked To Find her Ancestor Murdered her Abusive Husband with an Axe

It's always an emotional and surprising journey for celebrities on US genealogy TV show Who Do You Think You Are? However, actress Cynthia Nixon got more than she bargained for after finding out one of her ancestors was an axe murderer.

The Sex And The City star, 48, discovered great-great-great grandmother Martha Curnett ended up killing her abusive husband Noah Casto in Missouri in the 1840s.

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How To Scan 50 Miles of Historical Documents Into an Online Archive

Tracking the lightning quick development of modern cities is easy with Google Street View, but a big new project aims to provide context for the past 1,000 years of urban evolution in Venice, Italy.

The Venice Time Machine will digitize and catalog a staggering amount of historical documents—a combined 50 miles worth of shelves!—then turn the data into an internet archive and adaptable 3D model.

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Upload and Share Indexes on GeneaNet

Sharing information is second nature to most genealogists and GeneaNet lets you easily upload and share your indexex of birth, baptism, marriage, death, burial, census, etc. to help other genealogists with their research.

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26 July 2014

Are You Related to Mick Jagger?

Mick Jagger was born on July 26, 1943 into a middle-class family in Dartford, Kent, England. His father, Basil Fanshawe "Joe" Jagger (13 April 1913 – 11 November 2006), and grandfather David Ernest Jagger were both teachers.

His mother, Eva Ensley Mary (née Scutts; 6 April 1913 – 18 May 2000), born in New South Wales, Australia, of English descent, was a hairdresser and an active member of the Conservative Party. Jagger's younger brother, fellow musician Chris Jagger, was born on 19 December 1947.

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24 July 2014

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Families (Legacy Family Tree) for Android 2.1.2 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Fix problem adding photos to newly created family file.
• Handle adding picture from remote server.
• Preserve edited fields if screen is rotated while editing individual name.

Families (Legacy Family Tree) for iPhone and iPad 2.1.2 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Fix "Include RIN with name" setting bug.
• Include documents, audio and video in AddressView.
• Allow full display/editing of notes in AddressView.
• Fix header background colour for popover selection.

Family Get-To-Gether 1.2.2 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Character sets setting is now supported for GEDCOM import.
• In app main page ‘My Families’, press ‘Menu’ button, and select ‘Import GEDCOM’ option. And then, in ‘Family Files’ page, press ‘Menu’ button, and select ‘Character Set’ option to adjust character set of GEDCOM files to import.
• In member’s ‘Edit Information’ page, separate fields for given & family names are added and new ‘Passed Away’ flag is added to ‘Death’ field.
• Miscellaneous quality enhancements.

GeneaNet for Android 2.12.1 (Mobile - Freeware)

• Minor fixes.

GeneaNet for iPhone & iPad 2.12 (Mobile - Freeware)

• Minor fixes.

GenSmarts 2.1.2.32 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• Support for FTM2014, Legacy 8.
• Some minor tweaks so the installation process in Windows 8/8.1 is a bit smoother.

My Family Tree 3.0.22.0 (Full Featured - Windows - Freeware)

• Minor UI and performance improvements.
• Updated translations.
• Fixed issue upgrading files from some older releases.

RootsMagic 6.3.1.4 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• New: Added menu items under Search to access Named Groups.
• Fixed: Discussions weren't being displayed due to a change in the FamilySearch API.
• Fixed: Searching for a person on FamilySearch by ID wasn't working if entered lowercase.
• Fixed: Change fact type on edit screen no longer allows changing event to an alternate name.
• Fixed: A number of small bugs.

400-Year-Old Crucifix Found by Canadian Student

It is tiny in size — measuring only 1.1 inches in width — and its top is broken, but a 400- year-old copper crucifix found at Newfoundland's Avalon Peninsula earlier in July has big historical significance, according to historians. It symbolizes an early dream of religious freedom in North America.

The artifact is clearly a Catholic item, featuring a simple representation of Christ on the front and the Virgin Mary and Christ Child on the back. Yet it was found in a predominantly English settlement.

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Germany Puts 700,000 WWI Docs Online

Hundreds of thousands of rare records and images from World War I have been put online by the German government, ahead of Monday's 100th anniversary of the start of the conflict.

More than 700,000 records relating to WWI, as well as photos, films and audio recordings were made accessible on a new portal on the Federal Archive's website. The collection includes private material as well as files of military and civilian authorities, records left by politicians and military officers, documentaries and propaganda films. Access to the complete archive is free.

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