|Genealogy in the News|
GENEALOGY IN THE NEWS - MAY 2007
Called the Veterans Memorials of Essex County, this new Web site will eventually include mapping of memorial sites for all 34 cities and towns in Essex County, Mass. Hamilton-Wenham Chronicle (MA), May 30, 2007.
Dublin's Shelbourne hotel has appointed a genealogy butler in a bid to lure high-spending American guests. Irish Independent (Ireland), May 31, 2007.
Simple innovations are making the business of DNA analysis increasingly profitable. Forbes (US), May 31, 2007.
Budding genealogists were given a helping hand in putting together the branches of their family trees at a family history day near Lacock. Wiltshire Times (UK), May 29, 2007.
Illinois : Digging up genealogy information is a whole lot easier at the Sandwich Library thanks to one man. Valley Free Press (IL), May 29, 2007.
CBC will air a genealogy series, Who Do You Think You Are?, in which well-known Canadians set out to discover their family roots. Globe and Mail (Canada), May 29, 2007.
Family tree enthusiasts from across the UK and Australia have met in Worcester after discovering they were all descended from a city man. Worcester News (UK), May 30, 2007.
The remains, which date back about 1,000 years, will be laid to rest on their original consecrated ground. 24 Hour Museum (UK), May 30, 2007.
Genealogy hunters and cemetery visitors could be wearing away the very history they seek out. The Joplin Globe (MO), May 28, 2007.
Wells Fargo is apparently wooing new clients with free family histories. About Genealogy, May 25, 2007.
With a few tips, searches can be productive. Amherst Citizen (Canada), May 25, 2007.
At its Spring meeting, the National Historical Publications and Records Commission recommended to the Archivist of the United States 50 grants of $3.5 million for projects in 25 states and the District of Columbia. NARA press release (US).
Brick Wall Solutions is a special interest branch of The Villages Genealogical Society (Florida). The Villages Daily Sun (FL), May 26, 2007.
An interest in genealogy has yielded an unexpected find for an area native who now has a Civil War story of his own to tell. The Ironton Tribune (OH), May 26, 2007.
Meetings and conferences are a fun way to learn new research techniques, to learn about the latest developments in the genealogical field and to meet others interested in genealogy. Albuquerque Tribune (NM), May 24, 2007.
We are all descended from a primordial Adam and Eve, part of a single human family. This amazing genetic fact changes the human perspective in the most profound way. Times of India (India), May 24, 2007.
Ayrshire-based building contractors William Skinner & Son have won a contract to redesign and refurbish Timespan, the museum, art gallery and heritage centre in Helmsdale, Sutherland, Scotland. Press release (SCT), May 24, 2007.
Guest speaker Nina Hendricks' topic was a book titled "Indian Depredations In Texas" which was first printed in 1889. Cedar Creek Pilot (TX), May 24, 2007.
Daniel Mendelsohn travelled to 12 countries on four continents to find out what happened to his family during the Holocaust. Australian Jewish News, May 25, 2007.
"Our goal is to allow individuals to gain deeper insights into their ancestry, genealogy and inherited traits" San Jose Business Journal (CA), May 22, 2007.
As a piece of drama, "Roots" holds up remarkably well after three decades. zap2it.com, May 22, 2007.
Read more about the Four-Disc 30th Anniversary Edition of Roots at Amazon.com (United States) and Amazon.ca (Canada).
A new website has been launched by the Parliamentary Archives to tell the story of Parliament’s complex relationship with the British slave trade. 24 Hour Museum (UK), May 23, 2007.
As cities become more crowded, urban graveyards across America are reevaluated. ScrippsNews (US), May 21, 2007.
Some web savvy families have full groups set up online to correspond with other family members across the world. webpronews.com (US), May 21, 2007.
Landmark miniseries still resonates today with its story of family history and reconciliation. Denver Post (CO), May 21, 2007.
Read more about the Four-Disc 30th Anniversary Edition of Roots at Amazon.com (United States) and Amazon.ca (Canada).
FamilySearch will join with others to provide free services to archives and other records custodians who wish to digitize, index, publish, and preserve their collections. ResourceShelf, May 22, 2007.
The Records Access program would allow the custodians of archives to use the technology and resources of Family Search to create digital images of their archives. Terre Haute News (IN), May 19, 2007.
Mental health advocates, historians and other people have joined a growing chorus to get states to make the names public. Sioux City Journal (IA), May 21, 2007.
A new book about the history of southwestern Pennsylvania and the development of the Catholic diocese over the past 150 years has just been published. Pittsburgh Catholic (PA), May 21, 2007.
The Mathews clan migrated from Wales to Ireland, then to Virginia early in the 17th century and, by way of South Carolina and Georgia, eventually landed in southern Alabama. Clarke County Democrat (AL), May 17, 2007.
Black Bermudians seeking to trace their roots back to their slave ancestors will soon have an easier time of it. Bermuda Sun (Bermuda), May 18, 2007.
A list of Scotland's newspapers, historic and contemporary. Links have been provided to those newspapers that have internet versions or digitized historic papers online. Global Gazette (Canada), May 17, 2007.
Toledo, Ohio building facing demolition holds data on monuments, burials. Toledo Blade (OH), May 19, 2007.
In her new book, "Murder in Sylvania, Ohio: As Told in 1857", Gaye E. Gindy recounts a true-life murder story that occurred in a small northwestern Ohio community. Press release (OH), May 17, 2007.
A list of genealogy research facilities in the Great Lakes States with links to their Web site. Global Gazette (Canada), May 17, 2007.
If any of your ancestors paid his or her debt to society in a state big house, the genealogical payoff for you can be huge. Albuquerque Tribune (NM), May 17, 2007.
The addition of the Private Relief Actions and Memorials and Petitions from the LexisNexis Serial Set collection serves the genealogy and local history segment of the public library market. Press release, May 18, 2007.
Superior genealogy program gets a complete overhaul Macworld, May 18, 2007.
Whitepages.com has launched a new part of their site that allows you to enter a name and get a breakdown of how that name is represented across the United States. ResearchBuzz, April 22, 2007.
Daughters of the American Revolution-Thomas Hart Benton Chapter are searching for information on James Kelly who served in the American Revolution. California Democrat (MO), May 16, 2007.
The National Archives and The National Trust are launching a new free online resource for general, family, and local historians, which brings to life the conditions of a Victorian workhouse. News from the National Archives (UK), May 16, 2007.
In his book, “Civil War Veterans’ Graves in Old Randolph” (Mass.) Richard Dean compiles military data on the locals that served during the war. Holbrook Sun (MA), May 16, 2007.
Belleville, Michigan : The long-awaited third edition of “Water Under the Bridge: A History of Van Buren Township” by Cathy S. Horste and Diane F. Wilson will be published soon. Belleville Enterprise (MI), May 17, 2007.
The new British Library Centre for Conservation provides a world-class facility for all aspects of book conservation. British Library press release (UK), May 17, 2007.
International researchers, experts and archivists will meet July 15-20 in Salt Lake City, Utah, in the never-ending quest for their Jewish roots. The intense learning experience offers more than 100 speakers and over 200 programs from early morning through evening. Press release (CA), May 16, 2007.
At the 83rd Annual Conference of the National Society, Colonial Dames XVII Century, held in Washington D.C. in April, Juanita Loveless Gex of Picayune, Ms. was elected President General. The Picayune Item (MS), May 16, 2007.
The £11.6m new Shetland Museum and Archive is opening with a double royal visit on May 31 2007. 24 Hour Museum (UK), May 30, 2007.
The £38,000 a year grant to the Ulster Historical Foundation that was cut off under direct rule. Belfast Telegraph (UK), May 15, 2007.
Find out which way your family tree branches during the 4th Annual Northeast Mississippi Heritage Gathering. Aberdeen Examiner (MS), May 15, 2007.
Since the Moniteau County Historical Society (California) opened its genealogy library in 1992, members have been compiling a comprehensive record of all the people who lived and died in Moniteau County. The California Democrat (CA), May 13, 2007.
After more than a century in relative limbo, the writings of one Island priest detailing the history of Prince Edward Island Roman Catholic parishes up to 1885 have come to life in a new book. The Guardian (Canada), May 14, 2007.
Your Archives is avirtual community of record users where people can share their knowledge of archival sources held by The National Archives and by other archives throughout the UK. News from the National Archives (UK), May 14, 2007.
Ask not what genealogists can do for you - ask what you can do for genealogists. The Citizen (NS), May 11, 2007.
The Kentucky Gateway Museum Center is now open for business at its new facility on Sutton Street in Maysville. The Ledger Independent (KY), May 11, 2007.
These decades-old collections are often privately funded and subsist on only a few thousand dollars a year. Patriot Ledger (MA), May 12, 2007.
Just as parents can love more than one child, a psychologist thinks children can love more than one set of parents. San Diego Union-Tribune (CA), May 12, 2007.
The poor state of graves of British people in cemeteries abroad has led Seend resident Anthony Lake to set up a charity to preserve them. This is Wiltshire (UK), May 11, 2007.
Comic David Baddiel this week revealed how tracing his family tree helped him gain a valuable insight into his Jewish identity. TotallyJewish.com (UK), May 10, 2007.
TribalPages.com, a leading online genealogy hosting service, is now providing two powerful tools to help customers manage their family photos and genealogy records. Press release (FL), May 11, 2007.
Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein honored two Pennsylvania brothers, Dean Thomas and Jim Thomas, in a ceremony today for assisting the National Archives in recovering stolen Civil War documents. NARA Press Release (US), May 11, 2007.
Britains love maps and are interested in finding out more about their geographical past, according to a new poll. UKTV (UK), May 11, 2007.
In a valley known for its Colony days, a modern Alaska pioneer has traced his roots back to a far older colony, and the founding of America. Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman (AK), May 11, 2007.
The Rev. Patrick Woulfe spent 25 years collecting names to compile the Irish Names and Surnames dictionary. The Oklahoman (OK), May 10, 2007.
Read more about the book Irish Names and Surnames from the publisher's Web site.
Press release (UT), May 7, 2007.
The Quebec Family History Society is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. The Suburban (QC), May 9, 2007.
Our Roots, Canada’s Local Histories is an on-line library of Canadian history books. The Amherst Citizen (NS), May 4, 2007.
Last summer, West Virginia Division of Highways workers uncovered an abandoned family cemetery while surveying land that will eventually be the new U.S. 35. Navy Times (US), May 4, 2007.
Museums and Galleries Month this year offers a challenging programme of debates on a range of topics. 24 Hour Museum (UK), May 4, 2007.
News from the National Archives (UK), May, 2007.
Jerry Nathans, President of the Jewish Historical Society of North Jersey, is alone now, the caretaker of 150 years of history, packed into 300 boxes. New Jersey Jewish Standard (NJ), May 4, 2007.
The Parliamentary Archives are calling for Family History Societies to come forward to help transcribe a number of 18th century Slave Trade petitions. 24 Hour Museum (UK), May 4, 2007.
US presidential hopeful Barack Obama is no less than the great great great great grandson of an Offaly shoemaker. The Irish Independent (Ireland), May 3, 2007.
Niles, Michigan : Who is buried in Silverbrook Cemetery? What does that rather cryptic inscription mean? The Niles Daily Star begins a series entitled "Legacies of Silverbrook." Niles Daily Star (MI), May 4, 2007.
Documents unearthed by an Irish vicar show ancestors of Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama may have arrived in the United States from Ireland as early as the 1790s. Reuters (UK), May 2, 2007.
The ‘Email Britain' campaign asks the British public to make email history by forwarding a memorable or significant email for inclusion in a digital archive that will be stored at the British Library for future generations. British Library Press Release (UK), May 3, 2007.
Nova Scotia : Lawrencetown and area military names carved in stone. NovaNewsNow.com (Canada), May 3, 2007.
Originally built in 1646, the Scituate, Mass. house was sold to the Cudworth family in 1728. Scituate Mariner (MA), May 3, 2007.
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