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GENEALOGY IN THE NEWS - AUGUST 2006
Google is now offering free, downloadable versions of public domain books that you can find in Google Book search. Search Engine Watch, August 30, 2006.
It’s a continent away, but the backwater village of Ivenets in Belarus has long haunted Florette Lynn. Lincoln Journal Star (NE), August 31, 2006.
Surprising genetic test results point to Colonial forefather as "gateway ancestor" for most of those in North America with surname of Acree. Press Release (UT, TX), August 31, 2006.
The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County will celebrate its first anniversary Sept. 17 in Thousand Oaks, California. The Acorn (CA), August 31, 2006.
Over 10,000 libraries in the OCLC cooperative are searchable from this one little box. Research Buzz, August 28, 2006.
Old New York City roads, lanes, alleys, parks, squares, and other named urban features that have been demapped, obliterated or renamed are featured Gil Tauber's Web site. The New York Sun (NY), August 29, 2006.
Remembering ancestors can be much more than a dull list of genealogical data, family history writers Morris and Dawn Thurston say. Deseret News (UT), August 31, 2006.
The Library of Virginia is partnering with ProQuest Information and Learning on the digitization of historically significant newspapers. Press Release (MI), August 28, 2006.
African-American genealogy expert came to help others search the past and found part of her own. Star-News (NC), August 28, 2006.
Kentucky : Hopes to save one of the Caldwell County’s two remaining African-American schools now look to be realized. Times Leader (KY), August 26, 2006.
Catawba, North Carolina : Cows congregate on and near a cemetery that dates back to pre-Civil War periods. Headstones lie broken on the ground. Hickory Daily Record (NC), August 26, 2006.
Settlers fought Indians, British at Fort Henry in Wheeling, West Virginia. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (PA), August 27, 2006.
Actress Barbara Windsor is related to John Constable, the romantic artist who painted The Haywain. The Mirror (UK), August 28, 2006.
The 30th anniversary conference of the Maine Genealogical Society will be held on Saturday, Oct. 14 in Portland, Maine. Bangor Daily News (ME), August 28, 2006.
Scotland : St Andrews was awash with colour on Monday as around 300 heraldic experts from across the globe gathered to launch a week of lectures on genealogy and heraldry. Fife Today (SCT), August 25, 2006.
Many people think the Wiltshire and Swindon Record Office only holds certificates of birth, death and marriage, but they care for a vast amount of historic documents. This is Wiltshire (UK), August 25, 2006.
The great-great-grandfather of Frank Williams was a Texas slave-owner who owned the great-grandfather of Tracy's Evelyn Tolbert. Now the two have reconnected, Tolbert hopes to fill in her family tree past its dead end on a Texas plantation. Tracy Press (CA).
The University of California has announced Calisphere, a digital library containing more than 150,000 digitized primary source materials about California. ResearchBuzz (US), August 23, 2006.
During October, the National Archives will feature staff presentations providing in-depth information on records from the National Archives’ holdings related to the history of Filipinos in the United States, baseball, the Spanish American War, and will host a new book club discussion. NARA Press Release (US), August 23, 2006.
Connecticut : The Society of Middletown's First Settlers Descendants 1650-1700 got together for their triennial meeting Aug. 18-20. Middletown Press (CT), August 22, 2006.
Seventy-two descendants of Henry and Catharine Latshaw Detwiler assembled for their 110th reunion at Camp Innabah, Pughtown, Pa. on August 19, 2006. The Phoenixville News (PA), August 21, 2006.
Pennsylvania is a genealogically significant state for a lot of Americans. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (PA), August 22, 2006.
News from the National Archives (UK), August 18, 2006.
Frank Russo has a Web site that catalogs thousands of grave sites of major-leaguers, managers, owners, even sportswriters. Times-Picayune (LA), August 20, 2006.
News from the National Archives (UK), August 18, 2006.
Families recently traveled from near and far to attend the 78th Annual Family Reunion of the late Richard and Obedience Posey. The Meridian Star (MS), August 17, 2006.
Local historians have a gift: to illuminate those pieces of the past that give meaning to the present. The Hooksett Banner (NH), August 17, 2006.
An international genealogy conference, described as the biggest gathering of heralds since the middle ages, is to be held at St Andrews University. BBC News (UK), August 17, 2006.
Tracing one's family background is becoming an even more popular -- and somewhat less arduous -- pastime. Pittsburgh Post Gazette (PA), August 17, 2006.
Williamstownm Mass.: Numerous gravestones erected at Eastlawn cemetery - some dating back to the late 1700s - are falling down, broken into pieces, or are in danger of being covered over with earth. iberkshires.com (MA), August 14, 2006.
When checking the accuracy of a source, try to determine whether it is a primary or a secondary source. The Republican (MA), August 16, 2006.
The building of the Rogue Valley Genealogical Society (Oregon) houses the largest genealogical collection between Portland and Sacramento. Mail Tribune (OR), August 13, 2006.
Mississippi : The Jones County Genealogical and Historical Organization of has been working on preparing and publishing the Jones County history and family history book, “Echoes From Our Past.”Laurel Leader-Call (MS), August 11, 2006.
Web users can now search the catalogs of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide through WorldCat.org. pnnonline.org, August 10, 2006.
Researching the history of a house is an extension of genealogy research. You approach it the same way as a family genealogy. The Lake Oswego Review (OR), August 9, 2006.
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) will present a two-day African American Genealogy Symposium on Friday and Saturday, September 8-9, 2006. NARA Press Release (US), July 31, 2006.
Domesday Book, the oldest public record held at The National Archives, is brought into the 21st century through Domesday Online, the organisation´s latest digitisation project. News from the National Archives (UK), August 4, 2006.
But keep in mind that the volume which has taken you years to compile is more than most relatives will want to digest in a few hours. Bangor Daily News (ME), August 7, 2006.
How a smallpox cemetery brought one community together. thisislocallondon.co.uk (UK), August 8, 2006.
The research project is part of an attempt by the Maryland town to record its history during a yearlong tri-centennial celebration. The Gazette (MD), August 4, 2006.
This partnership combines genealogy, family history and DNA genetics to link nations and people in celebrating “America’s 400th Anniversary” There is a possibility of 145,000,000 descendants. Press Release (UT), August 1, 2006.
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