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Louverval Military Cemetery, Doignies, France, Now Available on Geneanet

2021. március 5., péntek 0:00:51

The chateau at Louverval, was taken by the 56th Australian Infantry Battalion at dawn on 2 April 1917. The hamlet stayed in Allied hands until the 51st (Highland) Division was driven from it on 21 March 1918 during the great German advance, and it was retaken in the following September.

Geneanet is seeking an English-speaking community manager (M/F)

2021. március 2., kedd 21:04:13

Bilingual (French/English), you are passionate about genealogy and you are a social media specialist.

New Geneastar launched

2021. március 2., kedd 15:00:00

Geneastar has evolved continually since it was first launched 20 years ago. This new version of Geneastar is much more attractive and adapted to the latest Internet standards.

Lowrie Cemetery, Havrincourt, France, Now Available on Geneanet

2021. február 25., csütörtök 0:00:00

Havrincourt village was stormed by the 62nd (West Riding) Division on 20 November 1917. It was lost on 23 March 1918, but it was retaken on 12 September by the 62nd Division, who held it against a counter-attack the following day.

Are You Related To David Gilmour?

2021. február 23., kedd 12:29:55

David Jon Gilmour was born on 6 March 1946, in Cambridge, England. His father, Douglas Gilmour, eventually became a senior lecturer in zoology at the University of Cambridge, and his mother, Sylvia (née Wilson), trained as a teacher and later worked as a film editor for the BBC.

New on Geneanet: The Chromosome Browser (Shared DNA segments)

2021. február 22., hétfő 0:00:00

Geneanet DNA has been launched 1 year ago. On this occasion, we are happy to announce a new and much-awaited option: the Chromosome Browser (Shared DNA segments)!

Geneanet will be at RootsTech Connect 2021

2021. február 22., hétfő 0:00:00

RootsTech Connect, the world's largest genealogy event hosted by FamilySearch, will be held on February 25-27, 2021.

Five Points Cemetery, Lechelle, France, Now Available on Geneanet

2021. február 15., hétfő 0:00:10

Lechelle was captured for the second time early in September, 1918, and the cemetery was made by the 53rd Field Ambulance and the 18th Casualty Clearing Station, which were posted near the site.

Are You Related To Peter Gabriel?

2021. február 9., kedd 10:17:19

Peter Brian Gabriel was born on 13 February 1950 in Woking, Surrey. He was raised in a middle-class family in Coxhill, a Victorian manor situated on Deep Pool Farm, outside Chobham.

Do you know the European collaborative indexes on Geneanet?

2021. február 8., hétfő 0:00:00

Some volunteers are indexing genealogical data on Geneanet, all over the world, and in Europe in particular.

Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Etricourt-Manancourt, France, Now Available on Geneanet

2021. február 5., péntek 0:00:23

Etricourt was occupied by Commonwealth troops at the beginning of April 1917 during the German withdrawal to the Hindenburg Line. It was lost on the 23 March 1918 when the Germans advanced, but regained at the beginning of September.

Are You Related To Phil Collins?

2021. január 26., kedd 12:08:55

Philip David Charles Collins was born on 30 January 1951 in Chiswick, Middlesex, now part of the London Borough of Hounslow. His father, Greville Philip Austin Collins (1907–1972), was an insurance agent and his mother, Winifred June Collins (née Strange, 1913–2011), worked as a theatrical agent. His sister Carole competed as a professional ice skater and his older brother Clive is a noted cartoonist.

Fins New British Cemetery, Sorel, France, Now Available on Geneanet

2021. január 25., hétfő 0:00:22

Fins and Sorel were occupied at the beginning of April 1917, in the German Retreat to the Hindenburg Line. They were lost on the 23 March 1918, after a stubborn defence of Sorel by the 6th K.O.S.B. and the staff of the South African Brigade; and they were regained in the following September.

Thumbnails Are Now Displayed as Person’s Main Picture in Your Geneanet Family Tree

2021. január 25., hétfő 0:00:00

Now, when you create a thumbnail from any family picture and attach it to a person, it's automatically displayed as person's main picture in your Geneanet family tree.

Mont-Huon Military Cemetery, Le Tréport, France, Now Available on Geneanet

2021. január 15., péntek 0:00:25

During the First World War, Le Treport was an important hospital centre and by July 1916, the town contained three general hospitals (the 3rd, 16th and 2nd Canadian), No.3 Convalescent Depot and Lady Murray's B.R.C.S. Hospital.

Are You Related To Dolly Parton?

2021. január 12., kedd 12:45:32

Dolly Rebecca Parton was born January 19, 1946, in a one-room cabin on the banks of the Little Pigeon River in Pittman Center, Tennessee. She is the fourth of 12 children born to Avie Lee Caroline (née Owens; 1923–2003) and Robert Lee Parton Sr. (1921–2000).

Discover the Geneanet Matches

2021. január 11., hétfő 0:00:00

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

Participate in The Indexation of The Wyoming Marriage Index

2021. január 6., szerda 12:15:24

Genealogy is based on sharing and we propose to participate in the collaborative indexing of the Wyoming, USA, Marriage Index so it will be searchable by all Geneanet members.

Senlis Communal Cemetery Extension, Senlis-le-Sec, France, Now Available on Geneanet

2021. január 5., kedd 0:00:43

The extension to the communal cemetery was begun in April 1918, after the fall of Albert, by the 12th (Eastern) and 38th (Welsh) Divisions.

Are You Related To Patty Loveless?

2020. december 30., szerda 8:51:41

Patty Loveless was born on January 4, 1957, in Pikeville, Kentucky. She was the sixth of seven children born to Naomie (née Bowling; 1921 – 2006) and John Ramey (1921 – 1979) of Elkhorn City, Kentucky.

Offer a Beautiful Ancestry Chart To Your Family and Friends!

2020. december 28., hétfő 0:00:28

On GeneaNet, you can download (in PDF) and print ancestry and descendancy charts for free!

Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte, France, Now Available on Geneanet

2020. december 25., péntek 0:00:57

In September 1916, the 34th and 2/2nd London Casualty Clearing Stations were established at this point, known to the troops as Grove Town, to deal with casualties from the Somme battlefields.

Geneanet, a company unlike any other

2020. december 18., péntek 15:38:14

We are still receiving feedback about the Geneanet model which combines a free website with a Premium subscription

Are You Related To Billie Eilish?

2020. december 16., szerda 0:00:00

Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O'Connell was born in Los Angeles, California, on December 18, 2001. She is the daughter of teacher, actress, and screenwriter Maggie Baird, and construction worker Patrick O'Connell, who worked part-time as an actor, appearing in films like Iron Man (2008). Both her parents are amateur musicians. She is of Irish and Scottish descent.

Bronfay Farm Military Cemetery, Bray-sur-Somme, France, Now Available on Geneanet

2020. december 15., kedd 0:00:54

The cemetery was begun by French troops in October 1914, but little used by them. It was used by Commonwealth troops from August 1915 to February 1917, particularly during the Battle of the Somme, when the XIV Corps Main Dressing station was at the farm.

How to link your DNA data to your Geneanet family tree?

2020. december 14., hétfő 0:00:00

When you upload your DNA data to Geneanet, you can link it to an individual in your family tree. See below how to do if you did not link it during the upload.

Citadel New Military Cemetery, Fricourt, France, Now Available on Geneanet

2020. december 5., szombat 0:00:32

Fricourt was captured by the 17th Division on 2 July 1916 but the southern part of the commune, in which this cemetery is situated, was already in Allied hands.

Are You Related To Felicity Huffman?

2020. december 1., kedd 11:34:46

Huffman was born on December 9, 1962 in Bedford, New York, into a wealthy family, the daughter of Grace Valle (née Ewing; 1921–2009) and Moore Peters Huffman (1910–1987), a banker and partner at Morgan Stanley. Her parents divorced a year after her birth, and she was raised by both of them. When Huffman was a young teenager, she discovered that her biological father was Roger Tallman Maher, who was a family friend.

He has found his Italian family thanks to Geneanet DNA

2020. december 1., kedd 7:17:16

Since its launch in the beginning of the year, Geneanet DNA allowed many users to make great discoveries and to go further in their genealogy research. Today, we can read a testimony from Renaud, a Geneanet member who could grow his Sicilian branch thanks to an unexpected DNA match.

Save our Graves : Pictures added on Geneanet in November 2020

2020. november 30., hétfő 21:34:09

Because cemeteries are one of the most important resources for genealogists, Geneanet has launched the project ‘Save our Graves’ to capture graves before they are lost.

Geneanet: New List of Possible Duplicates and Improved GEDCOM File Export

2020. november 30., hétfő 0:00:00

A new list of possible duplicate persons in your family tree has been added to Geneanet, and the GEDCOM export of a branch from your family tree has been improved.

Bray Military Cemetery, Bray-sur-Somme, France, Now Available on Geneanet

2020. november 25., szerda 0:00:12

The cemetery was begun in April 1916 by fighting units and field ambulances. In September 1916, the front line having been pushed further east, it was used by the XIV Corps Main Dressing Station and in 1917, the 5th, 38th and 48th Casualty Clearing Stations came forward and used it.

Are You Related To Goldie Hawn?

2020. november 18., szerda 0:46:39

Hawn was born on November 21, 1945, in Washington, D.C., the daughter of Laura (née Steinhoff; November 27, 1913 – November 27, 1993), a jewelry shop/dance school owner, and Edward Rutledge Hawn (September 28, 1908 – June 7, 1982), a band musician who played at major events in Washington.

New Geneanet Collection: Index to Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Baltimore, 1820-97 (with images)

2020. november 16., hétfő 10:43:13

The Index to passenger lists of vessels arriving at Baltimore, 1820-97 (with images) is now available on Geneanet.

Some New Geneanet DNA Options

2020. november 16., hétfő 0:00:42

Geneanet DNA is still getting improved to offer you some tools to help you going further in your genealogy research. Some days ago we have added the haplogroups and now we have added some new options for your DNA matches!

Bray Hill British Cemetery, Bray-sur-Somme, France, Now Available on Geneanet

2020. november 15., vasárnap 0:00:36

Bray-sur-Somme fell into German hands in March 1918, but it was retaken by the 40th Australian Battalion on the following 24 August. Bray Hill British Cemetery was made on 31 August 1918, by the 58th (London) Division, which had taken part in the advance from Corbie.

New Geneanet Collection: New Jersey Death Index 2001-2017

2020. november 10., kedd 11:27:16

A free searchable database of 1,275,833 deaths in the state of New Jersey between 2001-2017 is now available on Geneanet.

Bray Vale British Cemetery, Bray-sur-Somme, France, Now Available on Geneanet

2020. november 5., csütörtök 0:00:37

Bray-sur-Somme fell into German hands in March 1918, but it was retaken by the 40th Australian Battalion on the following 24 August.

Participate in the Indexing of the Canadian WWI Personal Records

2020. november 4., szerda 0:00:00

Participate in the indexing of Canadian World War I personal records, from November 5, 2020 until November 15, 2020.

Are You Related To Ellen Pompeo?

2020. november 3., kedd 1:00:00

Ellen Kathleen Pompeo was born in Everett, Massachusetts, on November 10, 1969, the daughter of Joseph Pompeo and Kathleen Pompeo.

440,000 Old Postcards Available for Free on Geneanet!

2020. október 26., hétfő 0:00:00

Did you know that you can share your old postcards on Geneanet? Thanks to the Geneanet members, almost 440,000 postcards are available for free!

Bazentin-Le-Petit Communal Cemetery Extension, Bazentin, France, Now Available on Geneanet

2020. október 25., vasárnap 1:00:52

Bazentin was in German hands until 14 July 1916 when the 3rd and 7th Divisions captured the two villages (and the communal cemetery) and held them against counter-attacks, and the 21st Division captured Bazentin-le-Petit Wood.

Are You Related To Emma Stone?

2020. október 23., péntek 13:07:00

The recipient of several accolades, including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, and a Golden Globe Award, she was the world's highest-paid actress in 2017. Stone has appeared in Forbes Celebrity 100 in 2013 and in 2017, she was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Participate in The Indexation of The Wyoming Death Index

2020. október 20., kedd 9:41:41

Genealogy is based on sharing and we propose to participate in the collaborative indexing of the Wyoming, USA, Death Index so it will be searchable by all Geneanet members.

Bazentin-le-Petit Military Cemetery, Bazentin, France, Now Available on Geneanet

2020. október 15., csütörtök 1:00:32

Bazentin was in German hands until 14 July 1916 when the 3rd and 7th Divisions captured the two villages (and the communal cemetery) and held them against counter-attacks, and the 21st Division captured Bazentin-le-Petit Wood.

Upload a Genealogical Index to Geneanet

2020. október 14., szerda 10:00:58

You want to collaborate and to share your indexing works with as many people as possible? This page is for you!

Are You Related To Emilia Clarke?

2020. október 14., szerda 2:00:00

Emilia Isobel Euphemia Rose Clarke was born on 23 October 1986 in London. She grew up in Oxfordshire. Her father was a theatre sound engineer from Wolverhampton, while her mother is the vice-president for marketing at a global management consultancy firm.

Library of Congress Acquires Archives of the National Woman’s Party

2020. október 12., hétfő 16:17:24

The donation, timed to the centennial of the 19th Amendment, doubles the library’s holdings relating to the party, which fought for women’s suffrage and the Equal Rights Amendment.

‘I Wasn’t Nervous about Discovering Anything Uncomfortable’: Jodie Whittaker on Unravelling Family History on Who Do You Think You Are?

2020. október 12., hétfő 16:16:03

BBC One's Who Do You Think You Are? is opening up the world of history to a whole new audience - with a little help from some prominent celebrity names.

Murderer’s Name Etched Into Gravestone of Wilmington, North Carolina, Woman He Killed in 1886

2020. október 12., hétfő 16:14:02

Lizzie Turlington was a promising leader in North Carolina's deaf mute community in 1886 when she was murdered in the woods outside of Raleigh.

Historians to Digitize Endangered Peruvian Archive

2020. október 12., hétfő 16:11:35

For years, the historical papers of a Peruvian peasants’ rights group sat heaped in piles on the floor of a house in downtown Lima — threatened by pests, political foes, thieves and natural disasters, but largely off limits to scholars and the public.

War of 1812 Soldier’s Remains Unearthed in Burlington, Vermont

2020. október 7., szerda 14:12:14

Human remains discovered in Burlington have been identified as some of Vermont’s first war veterans.

Untold Story of Female Viking with Scottish Ancestry Brought to Life

2020. október 7., szerda 14:10:33

An Taistealaiche/The Far Traveller looks at the life of Gudridur Thorbjarnardottir, the granddaughter of a slave in Scotland.

Nearly 1,000 Idahoans Died Alone and Were Buried in a Forgotten Cemetery, Here’s How You Can Help Remember Them

2020. október 7., szerda 14:08:44

On the outskirts of Blackfoot, down Cromwell Lane, is a small cemetery that’s largely been forgotten.

Did you Know That Stephen Colbert Has 94% Irish Roots?

2020. október 7., szerda 14:06:49

What sort of family tree produces this Late Show host? Genealogical expert Megan Smolenyak shows that Stephen Colbert's roots are almost completely Irish.

‘It’s our Job To Help’: The Genealogists Tracking Down Missing People After Devastating Fires

2020. október 7., szerda 14:05:08

The experts known as ‘search angels’ have helped to reunite nearly 250 people and bring closure to those who need it.

New on Geneanet DNA: View your Haplogroups!

2020. október 6., kedd 11:20:12

After the DNA matches' levels of accuracy, a new feature has been added to Geneanet DNA: the display of haplogroups, if your DNA data allows it. Discover this new feature.

Warlencourt British Cemetery, Warlencourt-Eaucourt, France, Now Available on Geneanet

2020. október 5., hétfő 1:00:58

Warlencourt, the Butte de Warlencourt and Eaucourt-L'Abbaye were the scene of very fierce fighting in 1916. Eaucourt was taken by the 47th (London) Division early in October.

Are You Related To Gwen Stefani?

2020. szeptember 29., kedd 16:49:13

Gwen Renée Stefani was born on October 3, 1969, in Fullerton, California, and raised Catholic in nearby Anaheim, California.

Gordon Dump Cemetery, Ovillers-la-Boisselle, France, Now Available on Geneanet

2020. szeptember 25., péntek 1:00:25

On 1 July 1916, the first day of the Battle of the Somme, the 8th Division attacked Ovillers and the 34th Division La Boisselle. The villages were not captured, but ground was won between them and to the south of La Boisselle.

Scotland Digs Digital Campaign Brings Archaeological Discoveries from Lockdown Excavations Across Country to Life

2020. szeptember 23., szerda 23:21:52

Archaeological discoveries made across Scotland during the coronavirus lockdown have been brought to life by three digital artists.

Irish DNA Goes Back to Vikings as well as Niall of the Nine Hostages

2020. szeptember 23., szerda 23:20:21

A group of residents in County Mayo just discovered that they not only have the blood of an ancient high king but a little Viking too, thanks to a National Geographic study.

Sweden: Man Goes on Trial for 2004 Murder After DNA Matched to Genealogy Site

2020. szeptember 23., szerda 23:18:50

A 37-year-old Swedish man has gone on trial for double murder after two killings that went unsolved for more than 15 years until police matched his DNA on a popular genealogy website.

Library of Congress Launches New Tool to Search Historical Newspaper Images

2020. szeptember 23., szerda 23:17:24

More than 1.5 Million Historical Newspaper Images Now Discoverable Online with Newspaper Navigator.

Joe Biden Would Be The Fourth US President Descended from Irish Famine Migrants

2020. szeptember 23., szerda 23:16:10

Joe Biden could join the likes of Presidents Obama, Reagan, and Kennedy as heading into the Oval Office as a descendant of Irish Famine migrants.

World’s Largest DNA Sequencing of Viking Skeletons Reveals They Weren’t All Scandinavian

2020. szeptember 23., szerda 23:14:26

Invaders, pirates, warriors—the history books taught us that Vikings were brutal predators who travelled by sea from Scandinavia to pillage and raid their way across Europe and beyond.

Grandson of Warren G. Harding and Lover Wants President’s Body Exhumed

2020. szeptember 23., szerda 23:12:22

The grandson of U.S. President Warren G. Harding and his lover, Nan Britton, went to court in an effort to get the Republican’s remains exhumed from the presidential memorial where they have lain since 1927.

Geneanet DNA: The DNA Matches’ Levels of Accuracy Have Been Improved!

2020. szeptember 22., kedd 11:50:23

Over the last days, all the DNA matches have been recalculated and many new relationships have been found. We have also improved the DNA matches levels of accuracy.

London Cemetery and Extension, Longueval, France, Now Available on Geneanet

2020. szeptember 15., kedd 1:00:59

High Wood was fiercely fought over during the Battle of the Somme until cleared by 47th (London) Division on 15 September 1916. It was lost during the German advance of April 1918, but retaken the following August.

Are You Related To Debby Boone?

2020. szeptember 8., kedd 1:06:44

Debby Boone was born on September 22, 1956, in Hackensack, New Jersey, the third of four daughters born to singer-actor Pat Boone and Shirley Foley Boone, daughter of country music star Red Foley.

A Medieval Metropolis Existed In What’s Now St. Louis, Missouri, Then Mysteriously Disappeared in the 14th Century

2020. szeptember 8., kedd 0:03:37

In our current epoch of human history, when populations of major cities swell into the tens of millions, an urban center of 30,000 people doesn’t seem very impressive. 1,000 years ago, a city that size was larger than London or Paris, and sat atop what is now East St. Louis.

Cambridge Researchers Uncover 500-Year-Old Murder Mystery in Scrolls

2020. szeptember 7., hétfő 23:59:54

The story of a body hidden in an earthenware jar buried in a gravel pit is one of the extraordinary cases found by researchers uncovering the secrets of crime and punishment in the Isle of Ely.

Bois-Guillaume Communal Cemetery, Bois-Guillaume, France, Now Available on Geneanet

2020. szeptember 5., szombat 1:00:57

The two plots in the communal cemetery, which were reserved for Commonwealth burials from September 1914 to March 1917, contain 160 double graves.

Are You Related To Chrissie Hynde?

2020. szeptember 2., szerda 2:00:16

Hynde was born on September 7, 1951, in Akron, Ohio, the daughter of a part-time secretary and a Yellow Pages manager. She graduated from Firestone High School in Akron, but stated that “I was never too interested in high school. I mean, I never went to a dance, I never went out on a date, […]

Geneanet Weekend ‘A Cemetery for Posterity’, September 12-13, 2020

2020. szeptember 2., szerda 1:00:00

On September 12-13, 2020, take pictures of graves in a nearby cemetery. Because cemeteries are one of the most important resources for genealogists, Geneanet has launched the project ‘A Cemetery for Posterity’ to capture headstones before they are lost. On September 12-13, 2020, we will need you to photograph as many graves as possible worldwide […]