|Genealogy in the News|
GENEALOGY IN THE NEWS -OCTOBER 2007
In one year in Salem, Mass., from 1692 to 1693, more than 150 'witches' were arrested and jailed. Idaho Statesman (ID), October 30, 2007.
President's Distant Relatives Include John Kerry, Marilyn Monroe And Princess Diana. CBS News (US), October 29, 2007.
The Family Restoration Conference is hosted by Slave Descendants Freedom Society and Diversity Restoration Solutions. Press release (US), October 29, 2007.
To take full advantage of this database of transcribed parish records, it really helps to understand and make use of batch numbers. About Genealogy (US), October 29, 2007.
FamilySearch has announced the completion of two new online projects and asks for volunteers to help them in a third. Terre Haute Tribune-Star (IN), October 27, 2007.
Interim microfiche system unusable, say researchers of births, marriages and deaths. The Gardian (UK), October 29, 2007.
American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month: November 2007. US Census Bureau press release (US), October 29, 2007.
The Archives is requesting input from the public as to which records the public deems most important to digitize first. The Oklahoman (OK), October 25, 2007.
The Prime Minister announced on 25 October that he has commissioned a review of when historical records are transferred to The National Archives and largely opened to public access. News from the National Archives (UK), October 25, 2007.
Honing in on peculiar names can help with our research. Albuquerque Tribune (NM), October 24, 2007.
With millions of Americans obsessively tracing their roots, Maureen Taylor has emerged as the nation's foremost historical photo detective. Daily Herald (IL), October 24, 2007.
Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein and Wayne Metcalfe, vice president of the Genealogical Society of Utah, today announced a five-year partnership agreement to digitize case files of approved pension applications of widows of Civil War Union soldiers from the National Archives. NARA press release (US), October 23, 2007.
The National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) will open for the first time all of the individual Official Military Personnel Files (OMPFs) of Army, Army Air Corps, Army Air Forces, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard military personnel who served and were discharged, retired or died while in the service, prior to 1946. NARA press release (US), October 22, 2007.
A five-year partnership agreement between the U.S. National Archives and FamilySearch will lead to the digitization of millions of historical documents over the next several years. About Genealogy (US), October 23, 2007.
GeneTree is a unique genetic-genealogy social networking Web site. Press release (UT), October 23, 2007.
The 19th century British Library Newspapers website will offer one million pages from 46 19th century newspapers, unlocking a rich seam of hidden treasures. British Library press release (UK), October 22, 2007.
If you have a family member killed in WW II or Korea, requesting the Individual Deceased Personnel File can give you information about the circumstances of that person’s death in wartime. The Tribune-Star (IN), October 20, 2007.
Following one branch of your family tree is not the key to who you are. It's just a good anecdote. The Observer (UK), October 21, 2007.
The fact of their genealogical relationship, whatever its political symbolism, is genetically meaningless. New York Times (NY), October 21, 2007.
Spencer Wells discussed human genealogy as part of The Schaefer Distinguished Lecture Series. Inside Gallaudet (DC), October 19, 2007.
Family history is not just for genealogy buffs. It’s important when it comes to cancer, too. Big Bear Grizzly (CA), October 20, 2007.
The new office is located in Belvidere, Boone County, Illinois. Rockford Register Star (IL), October 17, 2007.
The Archive CD Books Project creates digital reproductions of old and rare books, maps and other material that interests genealogists and historians. The Western Star (Canada), October 18, 2007.
The 2007 edition of "African American Genealogical Research: How to Trace Your Family History" by Harry Bradshaw Matthews is now enshrined in the world's largest library. Daily Star (NY), October 18, 2007.
The Short Sunderland flying boat factory on the shores of Windermere and the Calgarth housing estate are the subject of a fascinating oral history project. 24 Hour Museum (UK), October 18, 2007.
So says the vice president's wife, Lynne Cheney. Reuters, October 16, 2007.
Library and Archives Canada (LAC) today announced three new online products to assist genealogists and family historians to access information on their ancestors in both LAC and other Canadian collections. LAC press release (Canada), October 15, 2007.
In 1976, when Alex Haley published “Roots,” he didn’t have help from genealogical or DNA databases. KUTV.com (UT), October 16, 2007.
Producers from the BBC show "Who Do You Think You Are?" came to Haverhill, Mass. Friday from New Brunswick, Canada, where they filmed other portions for the show. Eagle Tribune (MA), October 14, 2007.
Book Review : "The Priests of Benedicta and Houlton Maine 1833-1861, their records of Baptism and Marriage" Bangor Daily News (ME), October 15, 2007.
FamilySearch and the Georgia Archives announced today that Georgia's death index from 1919 to 1927 can be accessed for free online. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints press release (UT), October 15, 2007.
Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ) is pleased to announce a new Web site dedicated to genealogical research. Press release (QC), October 12, 2007.
British scientists are looking for anyone with the surname Lermontov and Learmonth for the study. Russia Today (Russia), October 13, 2007.
“Find a Grave” is a tremendous Web site on many different levels. Terre Haute Tribune Star (IN), October 13, 2007.
PERSI is the world's most comprehensive subject index for genealogical and historical periodical articles. Albuquerque Tribune (NM), October 11, 2007.
Massive effort will provide online access to millions of Latin American genealogical records. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints press release (UT), October 11, 2007.
The North Hills Genealogists club (Pennsylvania) has published "Pioneer Cemeteries of Franklin Park Borough and Marshall Township. Pittsburgh Tribune Review (PA), October 11, 2007.
Irish chat show host Graham Norton is said to have been lost for words to discover he has a connection – with Rotherham. Yorkshire Post (UK), October 11, 2007.
CBC Television's Who Do You Think You Are? a charming new series that combines the allure of genealogy with the cult of celebrity. Toronto Star (Canada), October 11, 2007.
In November, the National Archives will feature a series of programs highlighting records from its holdings, including a session on using Revolutionary War Records for genealogical research. NARA press release (US), October 10, 2007.
The merger brings together two pioneers and market leaders in the DNA testing industry. GEN (NY), October 9, 2007.
New technology developed at Carnegie Mellon University has made it possible to reveal carved inscriptions in previously unreadable tombstones. About Genealogy (US), October 9, 2007.
A heritage project launched in Scotland a year ago to investigate and document the country’s abandoned rural settlements is celebrating its first birthday with the launch of a new website. 24 Hour Museum (UK), October 10, 2007.
Lesley Stahl Reports On The Hopes And Limitations Of Genetic Genealogy. CBS News (US), October 7, 2007.
A genealogist, Shamshu Deen traces families for people who would like to create a link with their ancestral land in India. India Post (CA), October 8, 2007.
North Carolina : About 400 people shared stories about industry, genealogy and county history at the third annual Pamlico County Heritage Day. Sun Journal (NC), October 6, 2007.
Adding a genealogy center is among plans for the museum over the next year. Montrose Daily Press (CO), October 6, 2007.
Although usually overlooked, these schedules are likely to be a great help for family researchers. Terre Haute Tribune-Star (IN), October 6, 2007.
Ricky Drummond’s ancestors owned a castle in the highlands of Scotland with a garden surrounding it. The Providence Journal (RI), October 7, 2007.
British Library assists in project digitising articles dating back to 1800s. British Library press release (UK), October 5, 2007.
The Family History Library in Salt Lake City will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by hosting the tenth annual Hispanic Family History Conference on 19-20 October, 2007. Deseret Morning News (UT), October 10, 2007.
Locked away in the basement of the Calhoun County (Alabama) Courthouse rests decades of records. The Anniston Star (AL), October 4, 2007.
A comprehensive collection of family and local histories will eventually be available free online. NewsOK.com (OK), October 4, 2007.
Resident reunited with family members after 40 years thanks to genealogy research and the internet. The Shelbyville News (IN), October 4, 2007.
Press release (US), October 1, 2007.
The names of all of the known Revolutionary War veterans of Owasco, New York. The Citizen (NY), October 1, 2007.
The construction phase will last 15 months. 24 Hour Museum (UK), October 1, 2007.
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