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New Geneanet DNA Matches Option: View Your Common Ancestors

2020. július 2., csütörtök 1:00:00

You can now quickly and easily view your common ancestors through your Geneanet DNA matches!

This Stone Age Man’s Jawless Skull Was Found on a Spike, Here’s What He Looked Like

2020. június 29., hétfő 23:42:35

We may never know why the skull of a Stone Age man ended up on a stake in a mysterious underwater grave 8,000 years ago, but thanks to a new facial reconstruction, we can see what he probably looked like before he died.

New Digital Archive Explores 133 Years of African American Funeral Programs

2020. június 29., hétfő 23:37:49

Funeral programs serve a range of purposes, from offering a written record of a service to celebrating lives and aiding the grieving process.

Mass 16th Century Grave Reveals Grim Remains of Over 100 Children with Coins in Their Mouths

2020. június 29., hétfő 23:33:49

The remains of over 100 children, some with coins in their mouths, have been discovered in south-east Poland confirming local legends of a children's graveyard.

Cambridge University Publishes Jewish Doctor’s Vast 1930s Turkey Photo Archive

2020. június 29., hétfő 23:30:48

Cambridge University has published a huge selection of photos taken by a German Jewish doctor in the early days of the Turkish Republic in the 1930s, where he helped save thousands of lives after being exiled from Nazi Germany.

Lost African American Cemetery Found Under Florida Parking Lot

2020. június 29., hétfő 23:27:14

Residents of Clearwater Heights, a historically black neighborhood in Clearwater, Florida, have long shared rumors of unmarked graves left behind when an all-black cemetery was moved to another town in the 1950s.

Ancient Genomes Uncover Irish Passage Tomb for Dynastic Elite

2020. június 29., hétfő 23:24:53

Archeologists and geneticists, led by those from Trinity College Dublin, have shed new light on the earliest periods of Ireland's human history.

Aveluy Wood Cemetery, Mesnil-Martinsart, France, Now Available on Geneanet

2020. június 25., csütörtök 2:00:13

The cemetery was begun in an area known to the Army as 'Lancashire Dump' in June 1916, a few days before the beginning of the Battle of the Somme, and was used by fighting units and field ambulances until the German withdrawal to the Hindenburg Line in February 1917.

Are You Related To Mary Stuart Masterson?

2020. június 16., kedd 11:33:17

Masterson was born June 28, 1966, in Manhattan, the daughter of writer-director-actor-producer Peter Masterson (1934–2018) and singer-actress Carlin Glynn (1940–).

Archaeologists Unearth Traces of What May Be London’s Oldest Theater

2020. június 16., kedd 10:45:55

Excavations in east London have uncovered the city’s first purpose-built theater: the Red Lion.

National Library of Scotland’s Bookbinder Steps Down After 44 Years Working with Valuable Books, Including Mary, Queen of Scots’ Last Letter

2020. június 16., kedd 10:15:21

For someone who spent the best part of half a century working at one of the UK’s largest and most venerable libraries, it is on the face of it a rather startling admission.

The National Library of Israel Will Digitize 2,500 Rare Islamic Manuscripts

2020. június 16., kedd 10:06:57

The National Library of Israel is set to make more than 2,500 rare manuscripts from its Islam and Middle East Collection freely available online.

Upload Your Pictures To Geneanet With Your GEDCOM File!

2020. június 16., kedd 1:00:12

With Geneanet Upload, import your family pictures and archival records with your GEDCOM file, and easily update your family tree. Download for Windows Other versions: macOS – Linux Supported versions: Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 | Mac 10.8+ Upload your pictures All your data, family pictures and archival records will be automatically uploaded to […]

Martinsart British Cemetery, Martinsart, France, Now Available on Geneanet

2020. június 15., hétfő 2:00:36

Martinsart was close to the Allied front line until September 1916, and again from March to August 1918.

No Stone Left Unturned in Search for Samuel Johnson’s Grave in The Churchyard of Croydon Minster

2020. június 10., szerda 12:08:32

When the churchyard of Croydon Minster was reconfigured in the 1960s, to make way for the six-lane urban motorway that is Roman Way, the vast majority of the gravestones and memorials were lost.

Face of a 7,500-Year-Old Woman Reveals Gibraltar’s Earliest Humans

2020. június 10., szerda 12:00:29

Analysis of a Neolithic skull revealed not only how she looked but also where her people originated far across the Mediterranean.

Ancient DNA Provides New Insights into The Early Peopling of The Caribbean

2020. június 10., szerda 11:54:36

According to a new study by an international team of researchers from the Caribbean, Europe and North America, the Caribbean was settled by several successive population dispersals that originated on the American mainland.

Are You Related To Courteney Cox?

2020. június 9., kedd 11:31:41

Cox was born on June 15, 1964 in Birmingham, Alabama. She is a daughter of businessman Richard Lewis Cox and Courteney Copeland (née Bass). Cox has two older sisters, Virginia and Dorothy, and an older brother, Richard Jr.

Discover the Geneanet Matches

2020. június 8., hétfő 1:00:00

Easily find additional information and quickly grow your your family tree.

2nd Canadian Cemetery, Sunken Road, Contalmaison, France, Now Available on Geneanet

2020. június 5., péntek 2:00:00

The 2nd Canadian Cemetery was made in July-October, 1916, during the middle fighting in the Somme offensive.

New FamilySearch Records Added To Geneanet

2020. június 4., csütörtök 11:54:25

Some new FamilySearch records have been added to Geneanet:

Nazi Diary Reveals Secret Location of WWII Treasure Under a Palace in Poland

2020. június 3., szerda 15:16:35

A diary that was in the possession of a secret society for decades after the end of World War II may contain a map detailing the location of more than 30 tons (28 metric tons) of gold that was hidden by the Nazis.

DNA from The Bible’s Canaanites Lives On in Modern Arabs and Jews

2020. június 3., szerda 15:13:26

They are best known as the people who lived “in a land flowing with milk and honey” until they were vanquished by the ancient Israelites and disappeared from history.

The Odour of History

2020. június 3., szerda 15:06:47

As part of its efforts to record and preserve ephemeral culture, the Institute of Digital Archaeology has launched an ambitious program to preserve the heritage of smells.

The Search Is On for Mysterious World War II Sweetheart of RAF ‘Great Escape’ Pilot

2020. május 27., szerda 10:32:42

Flt. Lt. Alastair ‘Sandy’ Gunn was shot down over Norway on March 5, 1942, during a mission to photograph the German battleship, Tirpitz.

Earliest Evidence of Italians’ Extraordinary Genetic Diversity Dates Back to 19,000 Years Ago

2020. május 27., szerda 10:30:05

In Europe, Italians have the highest genetic diversity. The gradient of their genetic variability, scattered all over the peninsula, encloses on a small scale the whole genetic variance between southern and continental Europeans.

Oldest Connection with Native Americans Identified Near Lake Baikal in Siberia

2020. május 27., szerda 10:27:18

Using human population genetics, ancient pathogen genomics and isotope analysis, a team of researchers assessed the population history of the Lake Baikal region, finding the deepest connection to date between the peoples of Siberia and the Americas.

Wales: Rogues’ Gallery of Petty Criminals from Turn of The Century

2020. május 27., szerda 10:24:29

A collection of police mugshots from the turn of the 20th century have been digitised and made available online for the first time.

Spanish Archaeologists Recover Bones in Search for Remains of Red Hugh O’Donnell, Great Tragic Hero of Irish History

2020. május 27., szerda 10:19:48

Archaeologists in Spain have found part of a skull and a femur (thigh bone) in their search for the remains of Red Hugh O’Donnell, one of the great tragic heroes of Irish history.

Are You Related To Clint Eastwood?

2020. május 26., kedd 15:18:01

Eastwood was born on May 31, 1930 at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco, California to Ruth (née Runner; 1909–2006) and Clinton Eastwood (1906–1970).

Sunken Road Cemetery, Contalmaison, France, Now Available on Geneanet

2020. május 25., hétfő 2:00:00

The Sunken Road Cemetery was made in July-October 1916, during the middle fighting in the Somme offensive.

Some New Geneanet Search Options

2020. május 25., hétfő 1:00:00

We have released some new search options so you can even more easily and quickly find information in the huge Geneanet database.

Forestry and Land Scotland Survey Maps Potential Site of William Wallace Fort

2020. május 20., szerda 12:38:08

An unusual archaeological survey by Forestry and Land Scotland has added a new chapter to an old story – of a hidden fort built by William Wallace.

Descendants Stunned to Find Mummy in Grave of Ancestor

2020. május 20., szerda 12:34:57

Descendants of a business entrepreneur who died close to a century ago were stunned to discover that an ancestor’s last wish to be mummified was carried out.

CeCe Moore’s ‘Genetic Detective’ Premiere Moves to Late May

2020. május 20., szerda 12:32:15

ABC bumped “The Genetic Detective” premiere to late May in a small schedule change. The new series, which was scheduled to begin on May 18th, was delayed to May 26th.

Fire Damages Digital Archives of Armenia’s National Library

2020. május 20., szerda 12:29:06

Armenia’s National Library may have sustained ‘irreparable damage’ to its digital archives in a fire, officials have warned.

Europe’s Oldest Time Capsule – Dating Back To 1797 – Is Discovered Hidden in a Polish Church Spire

2020. május 20., szerda 12:25:24

The oldest time capsule in Europe, and the second oldest in the world, has been found hidden inside a church spire.

Motoko Fujishiro Huthwaite, 92, Last of the ‘Monuments Women,’ Dies

2020. május 12., kedd 15:26:29

An American who was sent to Japan after Pearl Harbor, she was one of 345 people from 14 countries who helped preserve cultural treasures.

Canada: DNA Discovery Lends Weight To First Nations Ancestral Story

2020. május 12., kedd 14:08:07

The last of Newfoundland’s Beothuk was thought to have died in 1829 but new research indicates the bloodline did not die out – as Mi’kmaq tradition has always maintained.

Mystery as 60 Peculiar Cubes with Inscriptions Pulled from Coventry River, England

2020. május 12., kedd 14:05:31

A magnet fisherman out with his two young sons at a river in Coventry reeled in almost 60 mysterious cubes thought to show a sacred numerical inscription.

Cyclone Harold Uncovers Treasure Trove of World War II US Military Relics in Vanuatu

2020. május 12., kedd 14:01:36

Cyclone Harold has uncovered a treasure trove of US military relics from World War II, giving military historians an insight into the war efforts that took place in Vanuatu as well as the daily lives that US service personnel led.

Collective Tomb Dating Back To 18th-Century Plague Outbreak Discovered in Western Romania

2020. május 12., kedd 13:58:44

Archaeologists working with the West University of Timişoara (UVT) have discovered a collective grave estimated to date back to 1737-1740, the period of the plague outbreak in Timişoara.

Public Asked To Solve Scottish Archive Picture Mystery

2020. május 12., kedd 13:50:58

The public are being asked to help identify over 5,000 images from an official archive.

Families with These 39 Warwickshire Surnames Could Inherit a Fortune

2020. május 12., kedd 13:40:48

Government records reveal there are 39 unclaimed estates with links to Warwickshire that could be worth some serious cash.

Are You Related To John Fogerty?

2020. május 12., kedd 13:33:43

Fogerty was born on May 28, 1945, in Berkeley, California, and grew up in El Cerrito, California, one of five sons born to Galen Robert and Edith Lucile Fogerty.

Some New Options for Your Geneanet DNA Matches

2020. május 11., hétfő 1:00:00

Some new options are now available for your DNA matches so you can easily see names and places shared with your DNA relatives.

Archaeologist Searching for Thousands of Unmarked Graves in Australia’s Cemeteries

2020. május 6., szerda 11:20:42

Adelaide archaeologist Ian Moffat is on the hunt for the final resting places of potentially hundreds of thousands of forgotten Australians, but he has no intention of disturbing the dead.

New Homeowner Is Stunned To Find a Secret 120-Year-Old Cellar Under His House

2020. május 6., szerda 11:18:12

A man who drilled a hole in his wall was stunned to find a secret 120-year-old cellar underneath his house.

‘It’s a Huge Cemetery’: Volunteers Search for WWII Soldiers’ Remains in Idyllic German Grain Field

2020. május 6., szerda 11:11:52

Thomas Siepert looks across the verdant grain field, glowing in the sun after a spring thunderstorm, as windmills slowly churn in the distance.

African Skeletons from Early Colonial Mexico Tell The Story of First-Generation Slaves

2020. május 6., szerda 11:08:25

Five centuries after Charles I of Spain authorized the transport of the first African slaves to the Viceroyalty of New Spain, the ancestry of the hundreds of thousands of abducted and enslaved people forms an integral part of the genetic and cultural heritage of the Americas.

The National Library of Australia Has a Fascinating Collection of Performing Arts Scrapbooks Now Available To View Online

2020. május 6., szerda 11:04:56

Eighteen scrapbooks of our theatrical past contain insights into performances by Dame Nellie Melba, concerts by the Essendon Musical Society and the acts of circus and vaudeville performers.

Online Database with 26 Million Documents on Nazi Victims, Survivors Now Online

2020. május 6., szerda 11:00:50

The Arolsen Archives, based in the German town of Bad Arolsen, said that the recent addition to its database was completed with its partner, Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust memorial center in Jerusalem.

We’ll Always Have the American Library in Paris

2020. május 6., szerda 10:52:57

In the 7th arrondissement on rue du Général Camou, less than a 10-minute walk from the Eiffel Tower, sits the American Library in Paris, which is celebrating its centennial this year.

St. Amand British Cemetery, St. Amand, France, Now Available on Geneanet

2020. május 5., kedd 1:00:53

The British Cemetery was begun in April, 1916, and used by fighting units and Field Ambulances until August, 1918 (though in 1917 it was practically closed), particularly by the 37th and the 56th (London) Divisions.

Are You Related To Stephen Colbert?

2020. április 28., kedd 22:17:18

Colbert was born on May 13, 1964, in Washington, D.C., the youngest of 11 children in a Catholic family. He spent his early years in Bethesda, Maryland.

The Genetic Detective: ABC News Series Follows Investigative Genealogist

2020. április 28., kedd 14:37:06

ABC is on the case! The network just announced the premiere date for their new TV show, The Genetic Detective.

The Oldest Map of Croatia Yet Has Been Found in Venice’s State Archives

2020. április 28., kedd 14:33:27

A map dating back to the very beginning of the 16th century has been found in the State Archives of Venice. The discovery sets a new precedent for the oldest known cartographic depiction of Croatia.

Genetic Genealogy Helps Solve 1963 Colorado Murder Of Peggy Beck

2020. április 28., kedd 14:30:38

Her murder went unsolved for more than 50 years. Now, investigators say they’ve identified her killer as James Raymond Taylor — thanks to genetic genealogy.

Participate in the Indexing of the Canadian WWI Personal Records

2020. április 27., hétfő 1:00:00

Participate in the indexing of Canadian World War I personal records, from May 1, 2020 until May 10, 2020.

Croisilles Railway Cemetery, Croisilles, France, Now Available on Geneanet

2020. április 25., szombat 1:00:00

The 7th Division attacked Croisilles in March 1917 and took it on 2 April.

Soldier’s Bedroom Has Not Been Touched Since He Died… in World War I

2020. április 21., kedd 13:52:23

A First World War soldier's bedroom has lain completely untouched in his former home since he died from injuries 102 years ago.

Forgotten Document Found Hidden in Minsk Archive Could Reveal Secrets of ‘Belarusian List’ – an NKVD Death List of Nearly 4,000 Murdered Poles

2020. április 21., kedd 13:48:11

The greatest mystery of the Katyn massacre – the contents of the 'Belarusian Katyn List' – is closer to being solved after the chance discovery of a key document in a Minsk archive.

Race Against Time: Saving The Largest Archive of Chinese American History from Fire

2020. április 16., csütörtök 11:48:10

In January, a fire tore through an historic building in the heart of Manhattan's Chinatown, threatening to engulf decades of artifacts documenting Chinese life in the US.

Newly Discovered Portrait Depicts Woman Who May Have Inspired Jane Austen Character

2020. április 16., csütörtök 11:44:57

Mary Pearson, who was briefly engaged to the writer’s brother, may be the real-life counterpart of Lydia Bennet from "Pride and Prejudice.

Are You Related To Britt Robertson?

2020. április 15., szerda 10:26:26

Robertson was born on April 18, 1990, in Charlotte, North Carolina, to Beverly (née Hayes) and Ryan Robertson, a restaurant owner. Robertson grew up in Greenville, South Carolina.

Somme American Cemetery, Bony, France, Now Available on Geneanet

2020. április 15., szerda 2:00:00

It contains 1830 graves, mainly of the American 27th, 30th, 1st, 33rd and 80th Divisions; and is particularly connected with the advance of the 27th and 30th Divisions, with the 3rd and 5th Australian, at the end of September 1918. (Source: Commonwealth War Graves Commission) Click here to access this new collection (1,838 pictures)

Scotland’s Claim To Fame as Birthplace of The F-word Revealed

2020. április 7., kedd 10:37:34

Experts say the origins of the profanity can be traced all the way back to the 16th century equivalent of a rap battle.

How Did Richard The Lionheart Die? And Where Is He Buried?

2020. április 7., kedd 10:34:26

After years of fighting in the Holy Land, the warrior king Richard I would lose his life closer to home. Commonly called ‘the Lionheart’, Richard I has been an enduring figure in both fact and fiction.

Ingoyghem Military Cemetery, Ingooigem, Belgium, Now Available on Geneanet

2020. április 5., vasárnap 1:00:02

The village of Ingoyghem was taken by the 9th (Scottish) Division on 25 October 1918. The military cemetery had been started by the Germans and 54 of their graves (only three of them identified) remain in the south end. Practically all of the 88 First World War Commonwealth burials and commemorations in the cemetery date […]

A New Interface for Uploading and Indexing Your Pictures of Graves and Memorials on Geneanet

2020. április 3., péntek 15:00:05

Geneanet has launched a new completely redesigned interface for uploading and indexing your pictures of graves and memorials. Click "Projects > Your Sharing" in the main menu to access this new interface.

Ancient Bones Reveal Irish Are not Celts After All

2020. április 1., szerda 15:28:10

The chance discovery of ancient bones under an Irish pub in County Antrim in the mid-2000s has cast doubt over whether Irish people are actually related to the ancient Celts at all.

With Historians in Newport, Rhode Island, Brown University Archaeologists Preserve a Crucial Piece of African American History

2020. április 1., szerda 15:24:31

Three graduate students in archaeology worked with the Historic Cemetery Advisory Commission in Newport, Rhode Island, to create an interactive map of God’s Little Acre, one of the oldest African and African American burial grounds in the country.

Maine Shipwreck Identified as Colonial-Era Cargo Vessel

2020. április 1., szerda 15:19:52

About two years ago, a nor’easter struck York Beach, Maine, revealing the skeleton of a centuries-old shipwreck beneath the sand.

Are You Related To Elle Fanning?

2020. március 31., kedd 15:50:38

Fanning was born on April 9, 1998, in Conyers, Georgia, to Heather Joy (née Arrington), who played tennis professionally, and Steven J. Fanning, who played minor league baseball for teams affiliated with the St. Louis Cardinals and now works as an electronics salesman in Los Angeles.

Some Changes in The Geneanet Family Tree Menu

2020. március 30., hétfő 15:41:25

The Geneanet family tree menu has a lot of options but they were not visible enough. We have made some changes so you can now easily find all of these options.