Dec 10, 2011

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geneaNet - 12/10/2011
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This Week Genealogy News

Man Killed by Nevada Deputy Near Own Burial Plot

A man whose wife had recently died was only a few feet away from his own tombstone in a family burial plot when he pointed a loaded gun at a deputy and was fatally shot, authorities [...]

Japan Apologizes to Canadian War Prisoners

The Japanese government on Thursday apologized to former Canadian prisoners of war for their suffering during the Second World War, according to a Canadian statement.
The apology was delivered in Tokyo by Japan's Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign [...]

1771 Tombstone Returned to New London

A headstone missing from an infant's grave has been returned 43 years after it first disappeared.
In 1968, while visiting her father at the Sub base in Groton where he was stationed, Linda Hein, who was 20 [...]

Oldest surviving timber-framed house discovered in Ireland

Archaeologists in County Clare believe they have discovered Ireland's earliest surviving example of a timber framed house. Dendrochronological analysis is expected to conclude that the timber structure at Chapel Lane, Parnell Street, Ennis, dates back to [...]

Letters from Captain Scott's Ill-Fated Polar Expedition on Display for the First Time

Almost a century after Captain Scott and his team perished on a polar expedition, new details of their ill-fated adventure described in letters and journals are to be displayed for he first time.
New artefacts include the [...]

Revitalised Domesday Project on display at Bletchley Park

A vast multimedia archive of life in the 80s as seen by the public has been re-invented in a new exhibit. The BBC's Domesday Project has been made into an interactive 'touchtable' now on display at [...]

Massive Population Drop Found for Native Americans, DNA Shows

The number of Native Americans quickly shrank by roughly half following European contact about 500 years ago, according to a new genetic study. The finding supports historical accounts that Europeans triggered a wave of disease, warfare, [...]

Brother's Keeper 6.5.4 Update Released

Full Featured - Windows - Purchase
Brother's Keeper 6.5.4 has been released.
Changes:
* The File, Quality Check routine has two new options, so it will not stop for those two items each time you run it. (In case [...]

Pocket Genealogist 4.04 Update Released

PDAs and Handhelds - Purchase
Pocket Genealogist 4.04 has been released.
Changes:
* Support for FTM 2012 GEDCOM imports.
* Support for RootsMagic 5 'Direct' and GEDCOM imports..
* Added option on GEDCOM export screen to allow exporting of "Media" information [...]

Guatemala: Archives on Decades of Police Terror Accessible Online

Millions of documents from the Guatemalan national police archive, shedding light on torture, forced disappearances and murders committed during the1960-1996 counterinsurgency war in this country, are now available on-line thanks to a collaboration with the University [...]

Ottawa: Librarians vs. archivists

Next week, city council's finance committee is to consider the naming of the new archives and library materials building, the one Mayor Jim Watson had proposed to name for Charlotte Whitton and he now proposes to [...]

Are You Related to Jim Morrison?

James Douglas Morrison was born on December 8, 1943, in Melbourne, Florida, to future Rear Admiral George Stephen Morrison and Clara Morrison. Morrison had a sister, Anne Robin, who was born in 1947 in Albuquerque, New [...]

Build your GeneaNet Online Family Tree: Tutorial

Our easy and intuitive family tree software comes with full screen mode, auto-completion feature for places, slideshow of family pictures, attached digitized documents, a family book editor, and much more.
Everyone can easily build its Online Family Tree with GeneaNet! [...]

Pittsfield, Massachusetts: K to Digitize Local History at Athenaeum

Personal letters of George N. Briggs -- the only Pittsfield resident ever elected governor of Massachusetts -- are among the thousands of the city's historical private and public manuscripts the local library plans to preserve for [...]

National Archives (U.S.) Works on Declassifying Massive Backlog of Documents

The Air Force's "Reports on Soviet Air Power and Strategic Nuclear Weapons," about 2,500 pages in all, were produced between 1952 and 1955 - but not until earlier this year were 2,210 pages made public.
The [...]

German Police Raid Homes of Six Men Over 1944 Nazi Massacre

German police have raided the homes of six elderly suspects in connection with the bloodiest massacre by the Nazis in France during the Second World War, prosecutors said Monday. But detectives failed to find any war [...]

LTools 1.3.20 Update Released

Other Tools - Windows - Freeware
LTools 1.3.20 has been released.
Changes:
* Create Unknown Spouses - new deluxe LTool which replaces the blank spouse records that Legacy creates with actual Individual records (inserts a row in tblIR).
* UpdateQueries.csv [...]

FamilyTreeFactory 6.6.0.0 Update Released

Charts and Diagrams - Windows - Purchase
FamilyTreeFactory 6.6.0.0 has been released.
Changes:
* At the deletion of a record it was not checked, whether the record to
be deleted was referenced in other records as a godparent or a witness.
Therefore, after the deletion [...]

Genota Forms 2.0.1.385 Update Released

Other Tools - Windows - Purchase
Genota Forms 2.0.1.385 has been released.
Changes:
* Fixed an issue where the "File | Add Database" option on the main menu was incorrectly calling the Open Database dialog.
* Added an on-screen [...]

iFindmypast 1.1 Update Released

PDAs and Handhelds - Freeware
iFindmypast 1.1 has been released.
Changes:
* Added fully indexed Birth, Death and Marriage search.
* Fixed a crash where the app would timeout on startup when using a poor internet connection.
* Fixed some minor [...]

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