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geneaNet - 01/05/2013
 Hi Terry,

This Week Genealogy News

Louisiana Cemeteries Sinking, Washing Away

As a young adult, Kathleen Cheramie visited her grandmother's grave in a tree-lined cemetery where white crosses dotted a plot of lush green grass just off Louisiana Highway 1.
Now, the cemetery in Leeville is a skeleton [...]

Remains of Nazi Goering's Wife Identied

Swedish scientists have solved the mystery over a a zinc coffin found 21 years ago at the German estate of Hitler's right-hand man, Hermann Göring, by identifying the skeletal remains as those of Göring's first wife [...]

Haunting Pictures of the Belgian 'Car Graveyard' Where U.S. Soldiers Hid Beautiful Vintage Motors After WWII

This is the haunting sight of a 'car graveyard' nestled in a Belgian forest, where vintage motors sit rusting among the fronds. The old-fashioned vehicles are thought to have been left in the wood near the [...]

Are You Related to General Tom Thumb?

Charles Sherwood Stratton was a little person who achieved great fame under circus pioneer P.T. Barnum. He was born on January 4, 1838 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, a son of a Bridgeport, Connecticut, carpenter named Sherwood Edward [...]

New England Historic Genealogical Society Pays M for Back Bay Property

An 1870s brownstone in Boston's Back Bay built by Jordan Marsh co-founder Eben Jordan has been sold to the New England Historic Genealogical Society for million.
The five-story property at 97 Newbury St. allows the nonprofit [...]

Are You Related to Mel Gibson?

Gibson was born on January 3, 1956 in Peekskill, New York, the sixth of eleven children, and the second son of Hutton Gibson and Irish-born Anne Patricia (née Reilly, died 1990). His paternal grandmother was opera [...]

WWII Soldier's Photos, Love Letters Found In Home

A trove of letters and other memorabilia shows that a 19-year-old U.S. Army ambulance driver had quite an adventure and an active love life while serving in Europe during World War II.
He apparently stashed a bag [...]

Canadian War Graves at St Margaret's Church, Bodelwyddan, Wales, Given QR Code

Mobile phone technology is being used to explain to visitors why more than 80 Canadian war graves are located outside a Denbighshire church. Thousands visit St Margaret's Church in Bodelwyddan where the rows of soldiers are [...]

Are You Related to Barry Goldwater?

Five-term United States Senator from Arizona and the Republican Party's nominee for President in the 1964 election, Goldwater was born on January 2, 1909 in Phoenix, in what was then the Arizona Territory, the son of [...]

WWI Photos of Soldiers At Shepreth, England, Hospital Published

When an elderly woman said an uneven village hall floor was ruining her carpet bowls meetings, she had no idea her complaint would reveal the fascinating wartime history of the building.
Carpenters called in to rectify the [...]

Group Using 3-D Scans To Digitally Preserve California's Missions

Using cutting-edge 3D scanning technology, crews from a nonprofit called CyArk have wedged themselves into seldom-seen spaces in four of the state's 21 missions, bouncing 50,000 laser beams a second off centuries-old timbers.
The idea is [...]

Blood of Louis XVI 'Found in Gourd Container'

A team of scientists have said they believe an old gourd contains the blood of French King Louis XVI. The monarch was killed by guillotine by French revolutionaries more than 200 years ago, on 21 January [...]

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Branches 1.2.2.7 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)
* Improved the selection process used by the Export and Prune.
* Functions, to make selection simpler and easier to use.
Family Get-To-Gether 1.0.7.1 (Mobile - Purchase)
* Faster GEDCOM file import.
GDS [...]

GeneaNet Wish You a Happy New Year!

We wish you a Happy New Year!
Many thanks to all of you for supporting GeneaNet!
Now, it's time to set some genealogy goals for the upcoming year and we hope that 2013 will bring you many new [...]

Union Prisoner's Letter Reveals Augusta, Georgia, Civil War Past

A faded envelope discovered after 148 years sheds new light on Augusta's little-known role as a place where Union prisoners of war were held during the Civil War.
Its author, Sgt. William S. Marshall, was a young [...]

WWI Belfast Soldiers' Letters Found In Cavan

Letters written by Belfast men serving at the Western Front during Christmas 1917, have recently been uncovered in the Republic. The men all came from St Mark's Parish in Dundela in east Belfast.
They were writing to [...]

Latest New GeneaNet Features (2)

Within the last weeks, GeneaNet has launched many new features:
1. Download And Print A Very Attractive Ancestry Chart For Free: On GeneaNet, you can now download (in PDF) and print a very attractive ancestry chart for [...]

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