blogging myself is not good but thanks to an email I was inspired
Saturday, July 21, 2007
blogging myself is not good but thanks to an email I was inspired
I’ve decided to work on adding the War II Honor List of Dead and Missing
Army and Army Air Forces Personnel to the US War Casualty database. This is a very large project, which I expect to take about a year to complete.
I will be adding individual states as they are done. So Far the following states are finished; Alabama, Connecticut, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Maine,
Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampsire, Rhode Island, Vermont. These states comprise approximatly 70,000 casualties, and I expect the WWII honor list to add about 300,000 soldiers when complete. My goal is to eventually have a searchable list of all our brave soldiers who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom."
US War Casualty database
Afleveringsfortegnelserne er opstillet i en lang række i registraturværelset i vejledningsområdet på Rigsarkivets læsesal."
I need to learn this system much better.
The Danish National Archives after 1848 are not indexed as thoroughly as the older material but these are the accession descriptions of archives as described on delivery
I am still learning Daisy: "Dansk Arkivalieinformationssystem" the online catalogue.
I wrote a help page in english but was asked to take it down because I linked to the official logo.
I den elektroniske registratur Daisy kan du finde oplysninger om alle arkivskabere, der har afleveret arkivalier til Statens Arkiver samt søge på arkivserier. Cirka 68 procent af arkivserierne på Rigsarkivet og Landsarkivet for Sjælland er registreret (1. september 2005). Ved udgangen af 2008 vil alle arkivserier på Rigsarkivet være registreret ned til hver enkelt pakke og bind.
a simple page which just brought contact with an old comrade, whom I have not heard of since about 1959.
Today he does this: - Seascape Paintings as gift ideas
We were both in the BAND OF THE CORPS OF ROYAL ENGINEERS, ALDERSHOT,
do post your own alumni books and photographs
just click here to Rootsweb Freepages: and request a Web Space Account"
Friday, July 20, 2007
The History of Medicine Library itself holds only a small amount of hospital records: there is some material in the Western Manuscripts collection, chiefly relating to private lunatic asylums, and some in the holdings of the former Contemporary Medical Archives Centre summarized in various Sources leaflets. Please refer to Archives and Manuscripts for more information."
Hospital Records Database - Google Search
Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine - Google Search
worth reading and nicely put together
family matters blog
the problem is that this is so close to the release date we can not expect to see many changes.
I think a newbie will enjoy it but experienced users will prefer FTM 16 for data entry in family view
Family Matters home for more breathless prose
Thursday, July 19, 2007
The IFHF operates on an all-island basis and believes that genealogy can only be properly dealt with on this basis."
Irish Family History Society - Google Search
Armagh Ancestry - Online Searching of Irish ancestral and genealogy records (Births, Deaths, Marriages) for Co. Armagh: "The index to the following genealogy records is freely available for registered researchers to search online.
To view an individual detail genealogy record you will need to purchase credit at a cost of £7.00 per record.
These online databases are an invaluable source in helping you trace your Irish Ancestors."
Birth Records for Co. Armagh 322500
Marriage Records for Co. Armagh 218644
Death Records for Co. Armagh 15865
40 English St., Armagh, BT61 7BA, Northern Ireland.
Tel: +44 28 3752 1802 Email: email@example.com
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Name indexesThe Archives Office has developed some on-line indexes to records which contain information about individuals. These indexes generally provide the name of the person in the specified record, some additional identifying information, and references to the record itself. These are most likely to be of interest to researchers undertaking family history but also in cases such as the ‘wills index’ which covers modern records as well, for lawyers and others interested in a particular piece of information or specific document.
- Wills – covers wills and letters of administration of estates registered for probate
- Tasmanian convicts - indexes all convicts transported to Tasmania and those convicted locally through the convict system
- Departures - indexes people leaving Tasmanian ports
- Census index - covers people (householders) in the 1840s and 1850s.
- Naturalisations – covers people applying to become citizens up to 1904
- Convict applications for permission to marry – covers convicts applying to marry free people or other convicts
- Divorces – covers people getting divorced up to 1920
- Colonial Tasmanian Family Links database - is not a direct index to records but contains a large amount of information (not necessarily verified) about Tasmanian families.
9740 - Individuals
| Family tree of Uri Benjafield|
Family tree of Mary Charlotte Ridler
Family tree of Richard Thomas Bird
and a lot of BARTLEY from Dorset
were name fits the occupation Nominative determinism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Happy Families - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "a traditional card game played in the UK, usually with a specially made set of picture cards, featuring illustrations of fictional families of four, most often based on occupation types."
The General Cemetery of All Souls, Kensal Green, is one of Britain's oldest and most beautiful public burial grounds. One of the world's first garden cemeteries, and doyen of London's Magnificent Seven, Kensal Green received its first funeral in January 1833, and still conducts burials and cremations daily. The cemetery was innovative in having most of the site consecrated by the Church of England, but reserving the eastern spur for Dissenters and others to practise their own rites. Today, people of many faiths and denominations are buried throughout the cemetery. Uniquely among British cemeteries, Kensal Green has been managed by the same private joint-stock company since its inception: the General Cemetery Company (est. 1830) still has its offices by the Main Gate. The cemetery now covers some 72 acres (29 hectares) between the Grand Union Canal and Harrow Road in west London, and is open to visitors every day of the year.
Kensal Green Cemetery - The Official Website of Kensal Green Cemetery - London: "Inspired by the cemetery of Pere-Lachaises in Paris and founded in 1833 by the Barrister George Frederick Carden Kensal Green Cemetery comprises of 72 acres of beautiful grounds including two conservation areas and an adjoining a canal. The cemetery is home to 33 species of bird and other wildlife. This distinctive cemetery has a host of different of memorials ranging from large mausoleums housing the rich and famous to many distinctive smaller graves and even includes special areas dedicated to the very young. With three chapels catering for people of all faiths and social standing the General Cemetery Company is proud to have provided a haven in the heart London for over 170 years for its inhabitants remember their loved one in a tranquil and dignified environment."
There are several ways to navigate early modern London. The Index lists sites, streets, and wards in London, as well as people mentioned in the website. Click on the location marker (e.g., A1) to go to the relevant section of the map, or on the name to go to the explanatory page. If you wish to study the Map, go to an enlarged section of the map, select 'Show All,' and move your mouse to activate the tags that identify buildings and streets; some of these tags are also links to explanatory pages."
This site began as a pedagogical tool in 1999. It is in the process of becoming a scholarly tool with fully refereed articles. Contributions made by students are not refereed but have been approved by Janelle Jenstad.
Agas Map - Google Search - "Agas Map" -cookers -cooker -stove - Google Image Search
Cyndi's List - FAQ - How Personal Home Pages are Indexed:
"# My conclusion: With 'Cyndi's List', I am attempting to perform the function of a genealogy librarian or card catalog indexer. There isn't any ONE way to categorize and list a personal home page, except by the title of that page. Since the author of the home page chose that as the name for their work, I will always use that as the title for the link and categorize the links alphabetically.
# A further conclusion: There isn't any ONE successful way to search the web for surnames or keywords of interest because the web is constantly growing, changing and evolving. You just have to find a method that works for you, keep track of the sites that you have visited"
the Bay County Genealogical Society and the Bay County Library
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
more Anglo-Celtic Connections: Rootsweb seasonal trends
"My favourite ancestor is probably 3 THOMAS WITHERS (1596-1668).
He was put in gaol by Cromwell in 1656 after being apprehended by a constable at Market Lavington (probably for holding a religious meeting there), dragged into an ale-house where he was kept until the next morning, & then committed by a JP to the county gaol - where he stayed for a long time with his property confiscated. So much for religious tolerance under the Protectorate!
Later he was fined for refusing to take his hat off in court . . . more on the page."
"We are of course all related - one gene pool. 600,000 years ago from a pool of
only 3000 individuals, our species homo sapiens diverged from the Neanderthals.
Sadly, they died out 28,000 years ago. 6 million years ago, our ancestral "
species diverged from the chimps. And so on."
The oldest citations in this index date back to 1810 and are from the Rural Visitor, a newspaper published in Burlington City, Burlington County, NJ, from July 1810 to July 1811. The majority of the citations are death notices and marriage announcements from the 1800’s; the birth announcements are from the 1970’s-early 1980’s. No newspaper in the Burlington County Library microfilm collection has been indexed from the first issue to the last."
Over the last twenty years, I have analysed many birth, marriage and death acts for my personal use from the Archives in Brussels and Paris. These are the seven databases which I now propose to make available to the general public, free of charge, on this site.
En plus de vingt ans de recherches généalogiques, j’ai dépouillé à mon usage personnel de nombreux documents d’état-civil conservés aux Archives de la Ville de Bruxelles et aux Archives de la Ville de Paris. Ce sont ces sept bases de données que je mets gratuitement à la disposition du public par l’intermédiaire de ce site.
Sinds meer dan twintig jaar genealogische opzoekingen heb ik een reeks attesten van geboorten, huwelijken en overlijdens bestuteerd bij de Archieven van de Stad Brussel en de Stad Parijs.
Het zijn deze zeven databases dat ik nu gratis ter beschikking stel van het publiek, op deze web-site.
In mehr als zwanzig Jahren genealogischer Nachforschungen habe ich eine Reihe Geburts-, Heirats- und Sterbeurkunden in den Archiven der Stadt Brüssel und der Stadt Paris zur eigenen Verwendung analysiert. Die vorliegenden sieben Datenbasen stelle ich nun auf dieser Website der Öffentlichkeit kostenlos zur Verfügung.
- Service de Centralisation des Etudes Généalogiques et Démographiques de Belgique (Société Royale, fondée en 1946) : http://www.scgd.net/
- Office Généalogique et Héraldique de Belgique (Association Royale) : http://www.oghb.org/
- Registres de décès du monastère des Alexiens de Gand : http://www4.gent.be/
- Digitale Bronbewerkingen Nederland en Belgïe - répertorie les sources généalogiques disponibles pour la Belgique et les Pays-Bas, et donne chaque fois le lien à suivre ; très intéressant : http://geneaknowhow.net/digi/bronnen.html
- Cindy List pour la Belgique – la plus importante collection de liens généalogiques pour le monde entier ; mise à jour régulière ; cette partie ne concerne que la Belgique : http://www.cyndislist.com/belgium.htm
- Alliance Généalogie - recense des pages en ligne moins connues comprenant des relevés qui ne sont pas ou peu référencées ailleurs, pas uniquement patronymiques, mais recouvrant différents domaines utiles aux généalogistes : http://www.alliance-genealogie.org/. Ce site offre également des bases de données centrées sur la France.
- Base « Généalo » – nombreuses bases de données concernant le Hainaut belge, mais aussi les départements du Nord et du Pas de Calais : http://asso.nordnet.fr/c.h.g.wasquehal/index_sauvegarde.htm
- Bases de données des Archives de France :
- Portail de la généalogie en France : http://www.francegenweb.org/
- Projet Familles Parisiennes - diverses bases de données et sites personnels concernant des familles parisiennes : http://www.famillesparisiennes.org/
- Cindy List pour la France : http://www.cyndislist.com/france.htm
- Dépouillements d’actes d’état-civil et paroissiaux du Nord et du Pas de Calais : http://www.gennpdc.net/releves/
Accès a mon propre arbre généalogique (sur geneatique) :
I al den tid har vi tænkt at det er fantastisk at man ikke samler disse historier et sted, så det har vi nu gjort noget ved."
see also the danish national collection of folklore in Copenhagen, Denmark
Statens arkiv for dokumentation og udforskning af dagliglivets ikke materielle kultur i Danmark fra renæssancen til i dag.
folkemindesamling - Google Search
The links will take you to the war memorials of the county of Angus and any war memorials known to bear the names of men from the 5th (Angus & Dundee) Battalion (Territorial Force), Black Watch (Royal Highlanders), who gave their lives in the Great War."
site:www.royalhighlanders.co.uk SMITH - use this Google SITE Search by putting a name of interest instead of SMITH
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WorldCat is the world’s most comprehensive database of library materials. Updated at a rate of nearly one new record every 10 seconds, WorldCat contains more than 85 million bibliographic records and 1 billion holdings contributed by over 9,000 libraries around the world.
WorldCat.org is a platform that makes it easy for libraries, collectively and individually, to deliver their services to the network and build a unified, high-value consumer presence on the Web. WorldCat.org integrates library content and services with Web search engines, Internet booksellers, online bibliographies and commercial publishers. It also provides a permanent Web page dedicated solely to searching the world’s libraries and a search box that anyone can download to a blog or Web siteSharing, Privacy and Trust in Our Networked World [OCLC - Membership Reports]: "The practice of using a social network to establish and enhance relationships based on some common ground—shared interests, related skills, or a common geographic location—is as old as human societies, but social networking has flourished due to the ease of connecting on the Web."
a new member
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Monday, July 16, 2007
I can hear you asking - "what's a PD?" Well - it's a "Premium Database."
What's a "Premium Database" you ask? It is what the LDS is calling a database that the LDS has partnered with - like http://www.footnote.com/, http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/, http://www.kindredkonnections.com/, and http://www.godfrey.org/.
These four sites, plus the National Archives and HeritageQuestOnline are in the Favorites menu at the San Diego FHC in a category called 'Premium Online Databases' or something similar. I try to check these things out every time I go down there, for the obvious reason.
I asked the folks who run the FHC, and they say they don't know when the Premium Databases will be available."
Sunday, July 15, 2007
Section V: “Personal Records” is the most significant in my opinion:
1. Monumental Inscriptions, by county with name of collection/compiler
2. Personal Papers, by surname of compiler/owner
3. Collections “for the history of…”, by compiler/owner
4. Pedigrees, by surname or locality
5. Family Histories in manuscript, by surname of family
In late June 2007, I personally re-checked the online Family History Library Catalog, with all of its new descriptions against our work. Some additional entries are present. The microfilming of most of these “Personal Records” however, was done between 1950 and 1975, and I found few additions have been microfilmed."
Arlene H Eakle:
"# Mytum, Harold. Recording and Analysing Graveyards. 2000. Reprinted 2002. Available Council for British Archaeology. Bowes Morrell House, 111 Walmgate, York YOI 9WA England UK. More than 170 pages of research suggestions, drawings and photographs.
# Parker, John. Reading Latin Epitaphs: A Handbook for Beginners. 2d. ed. 2000. Available Cressar Publications, Ludgvan, Penzance, Cornwall TR20 8XG England UK. a guide for reading the memorials that hang on the walls of churches and cathedrals in the British Isles."
Arlene Eakle - Google Search
she has a Master's degree and a PhD in English History with a minor in Colonial American History.
'In an effort to recognize the tremendous influence the BYU Library and its unmatched faculty has had in transforming the genealogy landscape through technology-based education, we are pleased to offer the students and faculty free on-campus access to Ancestry.com,' said Tim Sullivan, CEO of The Generations Network. 'BYU is a unique academic institution that is continuing to make significant advancements in genealogical studies, and we are grateful for the many graduates who are now employed at our company. As next-door neighbors, we will continue to tap the knowledge and experience of professors and students, all at the cutting edge of this booming category, to improve our offerings.'
'The only university in the United States to offer an undergraduate degree in the field of family history,"
Press - National Archives and Footnote Launch Project to Digitize Historic Documents: "his non-exclusive agreement, beginning with the sizeable collection of materials currently on microfilm,will enable researchers and the general public to access millions of newly-digitized images of the National Archives historic records on a subscription basis from the Footnote web site. By February 6, the digitized materials will also be available at no charge in National Archives research rooms in Washington D.C. and regional facilities across the country. After an interval of five years, all images digitized through this agreement will be available at no charge through the National Archives web site.
'This is an exciting step forward for the National Archives,' said Professor Weinstein. 'It will immediately allow much greater access to approximately 4.5 million pages of important documents that are currently available only in their original format or on microfilm. The digitization of documents will also enhance our efforts to preserve our original records.'"
The new sites will also provide a networking platform for users to collaborate and connect with other site users globally, build an online family tree and upload irreplaceable content from personal archives such as photographs, stories and shoebox keepsakes."
Almost all baptismal records give the date of baptism and the date of birth. Surely, there is no problem picking out the word baptism. But be mindful of the words 'natus' or 'nata' (born). 'natus, natum' indicates a male child and 'nata, natam' signifies a female child."
Latin Word Lists
- Genealogical Word List Latin by the Family History Library (LDS)
with language characteristics, ...
- Medieval Latin Word List by Lynn H. Nelson (University of Kansas)
- Latin Language Resources by Forum Romanum
- Latin Dictionary and Grammar Aid by the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA
- LATIN-to-ENGLISH DICTIONARY PROGRAM "WORDS" - Version 1.97
dictionary english latin - Google Search
glossary english latin - Google Search
genealogy glossary english latin - Google Search
a similar google search procedure will deal with most foriegn languages
if you google the original phrase or word and it is only on one web site it is almost always a typo