|Genealogy in the News|
GENEALOGY IN THE NEWS - APRIL 2007
A visit to Gammelgarden Museum leaves visitors with a true sense of Minnesota's earliest Scandinavian influence. wcco.com (MN), April 29, 2007.
It may not be the most rounded family package software out there but it’s a great entry-level product at a great price. pocket-lint.co.uk (UK), May 1, 2007.
A project to chart the identities of people buried in the North Salem Burial Ground — a cemetery where headstones date to the mid-1700s was launched last week. Eagle Tribune (MA), May 2, 2007.
Over the past several months Family Search has announced projects involving placing three new databases on line. Tribune Star (IN), April 28, 2007.
When Philip and Anne Eastwood read about The Daily Telegraph's family history competition last November, they realised it was the chance not just of a lifetime but of several lifetimes. The Daily Telegraph (UK), April 28, 2007.
The Columbus Metropolitan Library's 25,000-book genealogical collection was donated by the State Library of Ohio this week. Columbus Dispatch (OH), April 28, 2007.
Records now help Mauritians trace their lineage. The Hindu (India), April 29, 2007.
Longtime Escondido, California residents age 60 and older are being sought for interviews. San Diego Union Tribune (CA), April 25, 2007.
Prague Castle bones could reveal medieval dynasty descendants. The Prague Post (Czech Republic), April 25, 2007.
Ranging from mega-blogs to obscure blogs, many genealogists double as blogalogists. Albuquerque Tribune (NM), April 26, 2007.
There are many reasons to publish a family tree book. Mine is to preserve the many hours of research and pass it on to family. The Amherst Citizen (Canada), April 27, 2007.
The whole organizational structure of the Reunion software makes it easier to accurately record your data when you are creating a significant family chart. The Mac Observer (US), April 27, 2007.
Doug Green had all but given up hope of ever finding out information about his birth family. Next month, he will meet his five brothers and five sisters. Truro Daily News (NS), April 22, 2007.
Benjamin Deland Jr., George Southwick Jr., Samuel Cook Jr. and Ebenezer Goldthwaite died fighting British soldiers at Lexington and Concord. Salem News (MA), April 23, 2007.
The Department of Veterans' Affairs has agreed to add the Wiccan pentacle to the list of approved religious symbols that it will engrave on veterans' headstones. About Genealogy, April 24, 2007.
While many of the documents are available online at the state's floridamemory.com Web site, some of the most precious of the items can't be seen in person. Florida Times-Union (FL), April 21, 2007.
There were some changes in the 1830 census format and protocol from previous censuses. Tribune-Star (IN), April 22, 2007.
Bills have been introduced in the state House and Senate to undo North Carolina's law sealing birth certificates. News & Observer (NC), April 22, 2007.
Capt. Hallmark attended last year's Doolittle Raider reunion, where he met some of the surviving crew members who knew his cousin. Press release (TX), April 19, 2007.
The last anyone heard, Levi Smith had joined the Klondike gold rush of the 1890s. What happened next is shrouded in mystery. The Huddersfield Daily Examiner (UK), April 20, 2007.
We can give future genealogists—our children and grandchildren —a head start. Amherst Citizen (NS), April 20, 2007.
A study funded by the Wellcome Trust and aimed at developing a genetic map of Britain has begun to shed light on how the ancient populations of Britain moved into and across the country. SprirtIndia.com (India).
Visiting the island nation of Cape Verde a few days ago, Israeli Ambassador to Senegal Gideon Bachar was astonished to discover the Jewish heritage of a local young woman. ynetnews.com (Israel), April 19, 2007.
Lee Drew has found so many relatives that he needs a computer database to keep track of them - all 1.7 million of them. Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), April 19, 2007.
As "a gift to the nation," the National Archives of Australia has put its World War I service records online. About Genealogy, April 12, 2007.
Who were these Fain brothers, and what led them to settle in the new Union County? Union Sentinel (GA), April 12, 2007.
Some of the 18 million images will become available earlier than expected, according to the National Archives. The Telegraph (UK), April 12, 2007.
The names, ages and professions of passengers listed on the Titanic's fateful journey have gone online. Reuters AlertNet (UK), April 14, 2007.
Sculptor Josh Coté created a bust of Olafur the White (Leif Erikson's grandfather) for Carrie Heiser of Duvall, Washington whose family traces its past back to Olafur. The Seattle Times (WA), April 11, 2007.
The National Archives has also launched a digitisation-on-demand programme. 24dash.com (UK), April 11, 2007.
Trisher Wilson has reunited 12 families separated by the Holocaust. Her chief tool is the Internet. Jerusalem Post (Israel), April 11, 2007.
Over 33,000 volunteers have already signed on to index records, with over 100 more joining each day. About Genealogy, April 12, 2007.
Community memories are going online in Pictou, Nova Scotia. The News (NS), April 10, 2007.
The free SMGF database is unique in that it can link an individual’s genetic profile to specific ancestors by name going back six to eight generations or further. Press release (UT), April 10, 2007.
Tracy Ward and her mother, Connie Johnson, both of Burlington, North Carolina are descendants of families featured in Alex Haley’s novel and television mini-series “Roots.” Times-News (NC), April 10, 2007.
The National Archives is delighted to announce that ScotlandOnline will partner the UK government´s official archive in the forthcoming project to put the 1911 census for England and Wales online. News from the National Archives (UK), April 11, 2007.
For the past 15 years, Harold Davis, has worked to identify the remains of soldiers who died in the Korean War and reunite them with their families. Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV), April 8, 2007.
The article about DNA stalking in The New York Times has prompted some interesting debate over the lengths people can/do/should go to to trace their family through DNA. About Genealogy, April 9, 2007.
Fate brought Polly McLean to the mystery of Lucile Berkeley Buchanan, the daughter of slaves and the first black female graduate of the University of Colorado. Denver Post (CO), April 7, 2007.
Sharon Clancy is fast establishing herself as part of a new generation of Limerick historians. Limerick Post (Ireland).
If the amateur genealogists of the DNA era bear a certain resemblance to members of a “CSI” team, they make no apologies. New York Times (NY), April 2, 2007.
Lakhs of rare "talpatras" (palm leaves) with ancestral details of thousands of Maithil Brahmins have allegedly been sold by a local middleman to a US agency. Times of India (India), April 3, 2007.
For more than eight years the lost property office of London Underground has hosted an urn containing human ashes. The Observer (UK), April 1, 2007.
With festivities set to honor the 400th anniversary of Jamestown's founding this spring, the membership rolls have swelled in a society for descendants of the early settlers. Florida Times-Union (FL), April 1, 2007.
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