|Genealogy in the News|
GENEALOGY IN THE NEWS - FEBRUARY 2006
For many African-Americans, genealogy is a way to connect with the past. NorthJersey.com (NJ), February 28, 2006.
Among the more remarkable manuscripts in the gift is an illuminated parchment roll eight feet long containing the genealogy of the kings of England from Aethelbert, first king of Kent (589–610), to Richard II (1377–99). UCLA News (CA), February 22, 2006.
Now, with the availability of large electronic databases that can be accessed online, the descendants of the dispersed people of the Indian diaspora too are scrambling to flesh out details of their ancestors. indolink.com, February 22, 2006.
Afrigeneas.com is both a tool and a community for African-American genealogists. Voice of America, February 24, 2006.
Virginia : The Center for African American Genealogical Research Inc., a Fredericksburg-based nonprofit organization, provides genealogical data to the community at no cost. The Free Lance-Star (VA), February 23, 2006.
Dr Hilary Marlow has become so fascinated by a non-related character discovered while studying his genealogy, he now plans to write a book about the man. Suffolk Evening Star (UK), February 23, 2006.
More than 25,000 headstones in Kirklees cemeteries could topple over at any time. Huddersfield Daily Examiner (UK), February 22, 2006.
If you are relying on the glories or the oppression of your ancestors or family to define you — you sadly aren’t your own person. Jacksonville Daily Progress (TX), February 22, 2006.
It was a mystery going back more than 50 years — a gravestone lay tucked in a back storage room in a store in Millville and nobody knew where it belonged or how it got there. The stone bore the name “Charles F. Du Mont” and the inscription “New Jersey Pvt. Air Corps.” Press of Atlantic City (NJ), February 22, 2006.
The National Archives (in partnership with the London Metropolitan Archives) launches a pilot project to develop a new online resource on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) history. News from the National Archives (UK), February 21, 2006.
It’s been 85 years since the Winema Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution held its first meeting in Corvallis. Today, there are 35 Oregon chapters with a total of 1,600 members. Corvallis Gazette-Times (OR), February 20, 2006.
The Web site is the project of Robert Paine Carlson, who not only wanted to photograph interesting old gravestones in Barnstable County, Mass. but also to provide gravestone records from 1683 to at least 1860. Bangor Daily News (ME), February 20, 2006.
The Tree of Life is flourishing. The Web-based project, a massive collaboration among scientists from all over the world, is growing more "leaves" and "branches" all the time. The project is basically a genealogy of life on Earth coupled with information about the characteristics of individual species and groups of organisms. University of Arizona Press Release, February 20, 2006.
Dozens of relatives of the 16th president rest in an obscure Fayette County cemetery, while the family maintains a mostly quiet Western Pennsylvania presence. Pittsburgh Post Gazette (PA), February 20, 2006.
What makes African Americans place reunions at the exalted level of weddings and funerals? Seattle Times (WA), February 17, 2006.
Sir Benjamin Slade started his search for an heir to his £7.5m stately pile and 10,000 potential relatives suddenly appeared. The Guardian (UK), February 19, 2006.
Who Do You Think You Are?, the hit BBC2 genealogy series from Wall to Wall, is moving to BBC1 when it returns for a third series. UKTV has also acquired the series, in a landmark deal with the indie. c21media.net (UK), February 16, 2006.
Lazarus and Mary "Molly" Rowe were married at the age of 18 in 1725 in Greenland, N.H. They both died in 1829, within only three months of each other. Sun-Herald (FL), February 15, 2006.
Letter lost behind a wall for maybe a century tells of a love-sick suitor seeking the hand of a young woman. The mystery: Did she ever answer? Mail Tribune (OR), February 15, 2006.
The Descendants and Friends of the 314th, a national organization dedicated to honoring the men who served during World War I in the 79th Division, 314th Infantry, plans to launch online biographies of each one of the infantry's soldiers with help from their descendants. East Bay Newspapers (RI), February 15, 2006.
One primary project of the new International Institute of Jewish Genealogy will be to produce a tool for researchers, to catalog major Jewish genealogical resources worldwide. ynetnews.com (Israel), February 15, 2006.
Ohio : 139 audio tapes of the radio program "Tales of the Mahoning and Shenango Valleys" will be available to the public in the spring. The Vindicator (OH), February 13, 2006.
Mary Beck died in 1933 of complications from childbirth. She knew her other children couldn't take care of a newborn and themselves as well. So she asked the doctor to find a good, loving home for her baby. Now, Mary Beck's children are all together again. Bismarck Tribune (ND), February 12, 2006.
A new database allows people to search the names and personal information of Illinois soldiers who fought in the Civil War. The Pentagraph (IL), February 12, 2006.
Q : One of my ancestors went bankrupt in the mid-19th century. Will there be any records of his bankruptcy? The Scotsman (UK), February 11, 2006.
Many genealogists have made medical history as important in their research as vital statistics and traditions. Norman Transcript (OK), February 11, 2006.
A large part of Pittsburgh's charm is in the preservation of the dozens of cultural heritages that make up the city. Post-Gazette (PA), February 9, 2006.
NARA Press Release (US), February 9, 2006.
Colorado : An Arapahoe County company accused of deceptively promoting genealogy albums will pay a $30,000 fine, cover $25,000 in legal fees and revamp how it markets its Family Yearbooks. Rocky Mountain News (CO), February 10, 2006.
To raise money for the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library, Robert Willis came up with the idea of asking well-known Denverites to take DNA tests. Rocky Mountain News (CO), February 10, 2006.
Dubbed the ‘1870 Wall’, there is a common misconception that AfricanAmericans can not trace their ancestry beyond the year 1870. Beaumont Journal (TX), February 8, 2006.
Doris J. Woodward has highlighted the efforts of two families from Georgetown in the battle at Bagaduce (or Majabigwaduce), now Castine, in the November issue of The Maine Genealogist. Bangor Daily News (ME), February 6, 2006.
NARA Press Release (US), February 6, 2006.
Michigan The Tecumseh District Library and the Tecumseh Herald have begun a collaboration to make the priceless archives at the library even more valuable through a campaign to identify loose photographs in the library archives. Tecumseh Herald (MI), February 4, 2006.
A Tory MP yesterday revealed his blood link with rebel prince Owain Glyndær - father of the Welsh parliament. But David Davies accused his famous ancestor of being more interested in land-grabbing than Welsh nationalism. Daily Post (WAL), February 3, 2006.
My Story is a new series published in The Scotsman where you are invited to submit personal tales of your past or stories that you have uncovered. The Scotsman (UK), February 2, 2006.
Black Americans have long faced huge obstacles to researching their family histories. However, advances in the use of DNA are allowing African-Americans to connect with previously unknown ancestors. USA Today (US), February 1, 2006.
Individuals working in the field of historical documentary editing are invited to apply for a free week-long course at the Wisconsin Historical Society. The 35th annual Institute for the Editing of Historical Documents will be held June 19-24, 2006, in Madison, Wisconsin. NARA Press Release (US), January 31, 2006.
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