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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.

Download, Print and Share Your Geneanet Family Tree as a List

2020. szeptember 14., hétfő 1:00:56

On Geneanet, you can download, print and share your family tree in a number of charts and lists.

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 […]

Petition Launched To Get 1926 Irish Census Online by 2022

2020. szeptember 1., kedd 11:52:21

The Council of Irish Genealogical Organizations (CIGO) launched an online petition calling on the Government of Ireland to honor the commitment given in the 2011 Program for Government to release the 1926 Census of Ireland.

Over 600 Unmarked Graves Discovered Beneath The Surface of Historic Charlottesville, Virginia, Cemetery

2020. szeptember 1., kedd 11:48:23

For years, a great deal of mystery surrounded the Daughters of Zion Cemetery in Charlottesville. Now, a new radar survey by NAEVA Geophysics shows more people are buried there than originally thought.

Hungary: Countless Historical Maps Made Available Online by National Széchényi Library

2020. szeptember 1., kedd 11:45:17

The National Széchényi Library is launching a new digital service called “Földabrosz.” Their ever-expanding database now contains nearly a thousand domestic and foreign maps printed before 1850.

How a Designer Used AI and Photoshop To Bring Ancient Roman Emperors Back To Life

2020. augusztus 27., csütörtök 15:42:19

Machine learning is a fantastic tool for renovating old photos and videos. So much so that it can even bring ancient statues to life, transforming the chipped stone busts of long-dead Roman emperors into photorealistic faces you could imagine walking past on the street.

Tens of Thousands of Prison Portraits Captured in 15 Australian Jails Over 50 Years: ‘Portraits of Crime’ Now in Remarkable Digital Archive

2020. augusztus 27., csütörtök 13:54:21

In recent years the NSW State Archives digitised 46,000 images and collated them in an exhibition titled Captured: Portraits of Crime.

Remains Dug from Japan Mass Grave Suggest Epidemic in 1800s

2020. augusztus 27., csütörtök 13:49:01

Archaeologists have dug up the remains of more than 1,500 people, many of them believed to have died in an epidemic, who were buried in a 19th century mass grave that is being excavated for a city development project in Osaka in western Japan.

Medieval Texts Reveal False Royal Navy Origins

2020. augusztus 27., csütörtök 13:46:15

Alfred the Great, King of Wessex from 871 and King of the Anglo-Saxons from 886 to 899, is widely touted as establishing England's first Royal fleet but research led by Flinders Medieval Studies Ph.D. candidate Matt Firth has found evidence that the Anglo-Saxons' first recorded naval victory occurred 20 years before Alfred was crowned King of Wessex and 24 years before his first recorded naval victory.

Searching for America’s 1930s Post Office Murals – a Photo Essay

2020. augusztus 27., csütörtök 13:41:39

Photographer Justin Hamel stumbled on a Great Depression-era mural one day in a New York post office, and was intrigued to learn there are 1,200 of them across the country.

Steve Bannon’s Irish Ancestors Arrived to US after Great Hunger

2020. augusztus 27., csütörtök 13:37:37

Raised in a "blue-collar, Irish Catholic, pro-Kennedy" family, Bannon's great-great-grandfather arrived to the United States in 1850.

Online Slave Registers from Curaçao Allow Descendants To Find Ancestors

2020. augusztus 27., csütörtök 13:34:50

The National Archive of the Netherlands is putting the names of 21,000 people who lived as slaves in the former Dutch colony of Curaçao online, enabling their descendants to find out about their ancestors.

Norfolk Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt, France, Now Available on Geneanet

2020. augusztus 25., kedd 1:00:10

The cemetery was begun by the 1st Norfolks in August 1915 and used by other units (including the 8th Norfolks) until August 1916.

In Search of US Descendants to Ireland’s Great Famine Bride Orphans

2020. augusztus 18., kedd 14:16:06

Mountbellew Workhouse Orphan Girls Project's search for descendants of Tully sisters and others, from Galway, in the US.

150 Jewish Gravestones Uprooted by the Nazis Found in Polish Town

2020. augusztus 18., kedd 14:02:33

More than 150 Jewish gravestones have been unearthed during construction work in the Polish town of Lezajsk in recent months, in what is thought to be the biggest such discovery in years.

Thousands of Rare Artifacts Discovered Beneath Tudor Manor’s Attic Floorboards

2020. augusztus 18., kedd 13:56:45

While most of England was on lockdown amid the COVID-19 pandemic, archaeologist Matt Champion was working solo at Oxburgh Hall, a moated Tudor mansion in Norfolk.

Explore Dorothea Lange’s Iconic Photos With These Online Exhibitions

2020. augusztus 18., kedd 13:52:32

In 1936, photographer Dorothea Lange made headlines with her stunning portrait of Florence Owens Thompson, a 32-year old pea picker in Nipomo, California. The image—known as Migrant Mother—brought national attention to the plight of migrant workers and eventually became one of the most recognizable symbols of the Great Depression.

Are You Related To Kacey Musgraves?

2020. augusztus 18., kedd 13:25:28

Kacey Lee Musgraves was born August 21, 1988, in Golden, Texas, to Craig and Karen (née Abrams) Musgraves. Craig is the owner of a small printing business, M-Prints Printing, Inc., in Carthage, Texas, and Karen Musgraves is an artist.

Geneanet: Find New Relatives with Your DNA

2020. augusztus 17., hétfő 1:00:00

With Geneanet DNA, let's build the first European DNA database together

Flatiron Copse Cemetery, Mametz, France, Now Available on Geneanet

2020. augusztus 15., szombat 1:00:36

Flatiron Copse was the name given by the army to a small plantation a little to the east of Mametz Wood. The ground was taken by the 3rd and 7th Divisions on 14 July 1916 and an advanced dressing station was established at the copse.

Royal Rivalry: How King Henry VIII ‘Called for Head of Meghan Markle’s Ancestor’

2020. augusztus 7., péntek 14:13:24

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry may be happily married, but the Duke's ancestor, King Henry VIII, once demanded that one of the Duchess' forefathers be beheaded.

DNA from an Ancient, Unidentified Ancestor Was Passed Down to Humans Living Today

2020. augusztus 7., péntek 14:09:51

A new analysis of ancient genomes suggests that different branches of the human family tree interbred multiple times, and that some humans carry DNA from an archaic, unknown ancestor.

After Spending Rs 24 Million on New Facility, Fate of Nepal National Library Is Still Uncertain

2020. augusztus 7., péntek 14:06:24

After the building that housed Nepal National Library was damaged in the 2015 quake, many books and manuscripts are stored at Mahendra Bhawan School in Sanogaucharan.

‘Just nuts’: Australian Historian Decries Archives Merger Proposal

2020. augusztus 7., péntek 14:01:56

Sydney cultural custodians are divided over a Berejiklian government plan to merge the State Archives with the authority responsible for some of the city's best-known historic properties.

Tracing your Irish ancestry – The Caulfield Clan

2020. augusztus 7., péntek 13:58:25

The name Caulfield is one about which much confusion arises but its long history starts in the Irish region of Connaught.

Tracing your Irish ancestry – The Smith Clan

2020. augusztus 7., péntek 13:56:03

Interested in the history behind your Irish family name? Find out more about the Smith clan.

Over 700 Volumes of Genealogy Records Added to National Archives of Malta Collection

2020. augusztus 7., péntek 13:53:19

The Letard-Ciantar collection of around 700 volumes and hundreds of loose documents of dates of birth notes, deaths, contracts, notarial deeds, benefits, legacies, wills and concessions on titles of Maltese and Gozo nobility has been added to the National Archives collection.

Dartmoor Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt, France, Now Available on Geneanet

2020. augusztus 5., szerda 1:00:35

Dartmoor Cemetery was begun (as Becordel-Becourt Military Cemetery) in August 1915 and was used by the battalions holding that part of the line.

Are You Related To Gillian Anderson?

2020. augusztus 4., kedd 14:33:45

Anderson was born on August 9, 1968, in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Rosemary "Posie" Alyce (née Lane), a computer analyst, and Homer Edward "Ed" Anderson III, who owned a film post-production company. She is of English, German, and Irish ancestry.

Offer a Beautiful Ancestry Chart To Your Family and Friends!

2020. augusztus 3., hétfő 1:00:28

On GeneaNet, you can download (in PDF) and print ancestry and descendancy charts for free! The interface allows you to select the type of chart (classic, fan), the number of generations and the content, and it automatically displays a preview of the chart. Offer a beautiful ancestry chart to your family and friends! Go to […]

New Research Reveals the Transatlantic Slave Trade’s Genetic Legacy

2020. július 29., szerda 11:26:54

Scientists investigated whether genetic data collected from 50,000 volunteers lined up with historical shipping manifests.

Digitisation of Historic Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Documents

2020. július 29., szerda 11:16:53

The Australian public will soon be able to access a trove of significant Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) documents, many of which have been locked away for one hundred years.

Pozieres British Cemetery, Ovillers-la-Boisselle, France, Now Available on Geneanet

2020. július 25., szombat 2:00:54

The village of Pozieres was attacked on 23 July 1916 by the 1st Australian and 48th (South Midland) Divisions, and was taken on the following day.

1,500 Maps Showing 450 years of Development in Brooklyn Now Available Online

2020. július 21., kedd 12:04:55

The Brooklyn Historical Society launched a user-friendly online portal that contains the institution’s collection of nearly 1,500 maps of Brooklyn dating back to 1562.

Entombed in Flanders Fields: World War One Tunnel System That Was Buried by Artillery Fire Killing Up To 300 Troops Is Uncovered 103 Years after Battle

2020. július 21., kedd 12:01:11

Archaeologists have uncovered a huge World War One tunnel system where dozens of soldiers' remains are believed to be entombed.

14 Fascinating Pictures That Show 14th Century Skeletons Being Unearthed in Leith, Scotland

2020. július 21., kedd 11:05:20

A fascinating medieval graveyard full of 14th century bodies has been uncovered during the ongoing Trams to Newhaven project.

Some Polynesians Carry DNA of Ancient Native Americans, New Study Finds

2020. július 21., kedd 11:01:17

A new genetic study suggests that Polynesians made an epic voyage to South America 800 years ago.

Are You Related To Sandra Bullock?

2020. július 21., kedd 10:53:22

Bullock was born in Arlington, Virginia, on July 26, 1964, the daughter of Helga Mathilde Meyer (1942–2000), an opera singer and voice teacher from Germany, and John W. Bullock (1925–2018), an Army employee and part-time voice coach from Birmingham, Alabama.

More Storage Space for Your Pictures on Geneanet

2020. július 20., hétfő 1:00:13

You can upload family pictures through your Geneanet family tree or you can click "Family Tree > Your Archive & Pictures" in the main Geneanet menu.

Blighty Valley Cemetery, Authuille, France, Now Available on Geneanet

2020. július 15., szerda 2:00:00

Blighty Valley was the name given by the Army to the lower part of the deep valley running down South-Westward through Authuile Wood to join the river between Authuile and Aveluy.

Genealogical Archive of 52,000 Irish-Jewish, from Over 200 Years, Presented To Dublin City

2020. július 11., szombat 23:04:27

In 2015, a genealogist who had compiled an archive of records of the Irish Jewish community spanning 400 years presented copies of the 16 volumes, made of 52,000 names to Dublin’s mayor.

Oldest Surviving Photograph of Māori Discovered in Australia

2020. július 11., szombat 23:01:26

Picture of Hemi Pomara posing in London in 1846 was discovered at the national library of Australia by researchers.

Genes from ‘Culturally Extinct’ Indigenous Group Discovered in Unsuspecting Tennessee Man

2020. július 11., szombat 22:58:28

The last known members of the Indigenous Beothuk people of Newfoundland were thought to have died out 200 years ago.

Data of Over 61,000 Turkish Jewish Gravestones Online in New Database

2020. július 11., szombat 22:54:17

Researchers under the leadership of Prof. Minna Rozen, then of Tel Aviv University, worked from 1988 to 1990 travelling across Turkey taking over 100,000 photos as well as mapping the cemeteries.

National Library of Australia Brings 10-Year-Old Trove Research Portal into The 21st Century

2020. július 11., szombat 22:50:59

Following a four-year modernisation and digitisation project and a AU$16 million backing from the federal government, the National Library of Australia (NLA) has launched the revamped version of its online culture and research portal, Trove.

Remains Discovered in Parisian Chapel May Belong to Guillotined Aristocrats

2020. július 11., szombat 22:47:29

Historians have long believed that the remains of nearly 500 people guillotined during the French Revolution—including Maximilien Robespierre, engineer of the Reign of Terror—are buried in Paris’ catacombs.

Genetic Genealogy Used To Crack Golden State Killer Case Opened Door For More Than 150 Cold Cases

2020. július 11., szombat 22:43:20

It’s estimated that more than 150 violent cold case suspects have been identified using genetic genealogy since the arrest of the Golden State Killer.

Are You Related To Linda Ronstadt?

2020. július 7., kedd 2:00:24

Linda Maria Ronstadt was born on July 15, 1946, in Tucson, Arizona, the third of four children of Gilbert Ronstadt (1911–1995), a prosperous machinery merchant who ran the F. Ronstadt Co., and Ruth Mary (Copeman) Ronstadt (1914–1982), a homemaker. Ronstadt was raised on the family’s 10-acre (4 ha) ranch with her siblings Peter (who served […]

Ovillers Military Cemetery, Ovillers-la-Boisselle, France, Now Available on Geneanet

2020. július 5., vasárnap 2:00:50

On 1 July 1916, the first day of the Battle of the Somme, the 8th Division attacked Ovillers and the 34th Division La Boisselle.

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.