Saturday, September 01, 2007

Danish Census

KIP-oversigt 30/8-2007: updated percentages of completion of transcriptions by volunteers

Kildeindtastningee ENGLISH
Source transcription project
Latest update on 25. August 2007

In cooperation with DDA (Dansk Data Arkiv) and the organization DIS Danmark (Databehandling i Slægtsforskning) we bring countymaps showing which census records are being transcribed at the moment and which have already been made available in the source transcription project. To get to the maps, click on the square for the desired year and county in the table below.

I samarbejde mellem DDA (Dansk Data Arkiv) og DIS-Danmark er nedenfor tilgængeliggjort amtskort, som viser de folketællinger/ årgange, der i forbindelse med Kildeindtastningsprojektet er indtastet eller under indtastning. Oversigtskortene fås ved at klikke på det ønskede felt for amt og årgang i tabellen. Se vejledning m.m. efter denne.

Indtastningsprogrammet KIP
Skabelonerne/strukturerne forudsatte brug af databaser. Vi kunne imidlertid ikke bygge på, at alle interesserede indtastere havde adgang til et brugbart databaseprogram. Det letteste ville naturligvis være, at der blev lavet et særligt indtastningsprogram, som lige netop rummede de felter og oplysninger, som der skulle til. På baggrund af en DOS-version af databaseprogrammet Paradox, udarbejdede Elsebeth Paikin Kildeindtastningsprogrammet KIP (en runtime-version), som netop fulgte de konstruerede skabeloner/strukturer. DDA var med i denne udvikling. KIP-programmet (KIP1) kom siden i en revideret og udvidet version (KIP2), men stadigvæk baseret på styresystemet DOS.

Dansk Demografisk Database ENGLISH : " you can search for information in different sources. You can search for individuals when you have some information. Furthermore do the persons you are looking for have to be in the databases. The work of adding more records to the databases is a constantly on-going work done primarily by volunteers."

Danish parish registers and census online help
Rootsweb boards > Topics > Census > Denmark > General

DIS-Danmark - english: "DIS-Danmark is an association of genealogical researchers which uses data processing and computers as a tool in the genealogical research. It has not been possible to translate our total homepage into English"

DIS-Forum :: Find your relatives in Denmark: "In this forum, family history researchers who do not speak Danish can ask for help, either to find information about their ancestors or to get in contact with relatives or descendants in Denmark."

Best på dansk
Dansk Demografisk Database

Friday, August 31, 2007

Search Like The Pros

The World Clock - Time Zone Converter - results

At the specified time, UTC is 6 hours ahead of Chihuahua

LocationLocal timeTime zone
Chihuahua (Mexico)Friday, August 31, 2007 at 6:00:00 PMUTC-6 hours MDT
UTCSaturday, September 1, 2007 at 00:00:00

Copenhagen (Denmark)Saturday, September 1, 2007 at 2:00:00 AMUTC+2 hours CEST

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    Thursday, August 30, 2007

    Personal Information?

    Is Selling Personal Information? « Thinking Out Loud
    and coming to wrong conclusions

    I don't normally bother much with the blogspace because my Web Logs are more a personal record of what I was doing or research notes for work in progress.

    Where we live and our address is public information, as a voter we are listed, or as anyone walking down the street can see us.
    Our year of birth, our baptism, our marriage are all public because they affect the community we live in with admission to school and to the register of voters and to a pension.

    And if you are a blogger . . .

    Wednesday, August 29, 2007

    Family Tree Maker software Board - Family Tree Maker software Board - FTM 08 Service Pack 1: "A service pack has been released according to the help section. It said that we would be notified when we went into FTM 08. If not click up date. I clicked update and was told that their were no updates. That my copy was current. What is up??"
    I will try later

    Family trees online?

    They’re not even on paper - Times Online:

    "It was supposed to be the project that would drag one of the nation’s favourite hobbies into the 21st century. More than 250 million records of births, marriages and deaths - a family history of Britain since 1837 - should have been freely available to search online by next May. However, the multimillion-pound scheme has suffered the same curse as many Government IT projects.

    It is now running over a year late, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), and “mid to late 2009” is the new best guess for when the online index will be available.
    Meanwhile, the traditional method of finding the information is about to get harder as the longstanding paper versions are removed from public view - a move that has infuriated historians, genealogists and amateur sleuths trying to trace their family trees.
    This normally mild-mannered band, swollen in recent times by the many people inspired to trace their ancestors by Who Do You Think You Are?, the BBC TV programme, are unhappy.

    . . . .

    In October the Family Records Centre in London will begin boxing up the huge bound volumes of indexes that for many years have been the starting point for thousands of historical hunts.

    They will be sent to storage in Dorset and from then until the new Digitisation of Vital Events (Dove) online scheme takes flight, researchers who need to conduct a national search for a “vital event” before 1984 will have to rely on examining a microfiche on the upper floor of the centre. There will be even more disruption in March when the facilities are moved from their home in Islington, North London, to the National Archives in Kew, West London.

    The closure of the Centre’s office in Islington has been brought forward from March 2008 to November in part because the ONS, which must vacate its present site in Pimlico, needs a new building.


    Tuesday, August 28, 2007

    Research Libraries Group, Inc. (Dublin, OH)

    About RLG Programs: "RLG Programs is comprised of nearly 150 research libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural memory institutions. Our global partnership has remarkable collections for research, teaching and learning. Originally founded in 1974 by The New York Public Library and Columbia, Harvard, and Yale universities, RLG Programs combined with OCLC in July 2006. The new organization will be the leading venue for applied research, community building and prototyping of systems and services that support research and learning."

    RLG Home

    Status: RLG Union Catalog Integration into WorldCat

    as fan of WorldCat I had never heard of RLG so I had to google to resolve the acronym RESEARCH LIBRARIES GROUP

    About OCLC [OCLC - Home]: "Founded in 1967, OCLC Online Computer Library Center is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world's information and reducing information costs. More than 57,000 libraries in 112 countries and territories around the world use OCLC services to locate, acquire, catalog, lend and preserve library materials."

    which is how an "about us" page should be

    [] Search for books, music, videos, articles and more ...

    Find what you want in a library near you with WorldCat, a global catalog of library collections

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    Our History In Images FTM 2008

    In the FTM 2008 envelope was a bonus CD with some of the most ugly postcard images I have evern seen - the sort of crudely colored local photographs that end up in a junk box at a postcard fsir. The messages on the postcards were not included which felt like eating a burger bun without the fillings

    I did not bother installing the viewer as I was using my Mac OS 10.4.10
    and browsed the file system with ease - exactly the kind of deep file structure which google and the other search engines abhor

    from the read me:-

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    Monday, August 27, 2007

    Dead voters Dead voters in city were still registered: "The Citizen-Times requested a database of registered voters listed as Asheville residents as of July 12. We used a public records request, which anyone may use to find information maintained by the government. We downloaded a database of people listed as dead on Social Security records, focusing on people whose last residence was Asheville as of July 17.

    The death records are cataloged by the site that specializes in genealogy research. The Citizen-Times matched the zip codes and names from the voter database with the same fields in Social Security database. The results were filtered by birth date and age. We took out matches that appeared to be mistakes, such as where a first name matched part of a last name.

    In at least one case, the death records were wrong. A man named Louis Rice Jr. was alive. Such an occurrence is rare “but not unheard of,” said Social Security Administration spokesman Darryl Mull. Mull said sometimes there is confusion when people have similar names, such as children and parents with the same name. By the same token, sometimes a person who is dead may not be listed on the Social Security Administration’s records. The results were 347 records of people who were listed by the federal government as being dead and by the local government as being registered voter"

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    Well after six days in transit from USA to Denmark a slim envelope with two CDs and a booklet arrived with a bang through my letter box.

    I will use it to start a new project, an ALLINGHAM one-name study, which will be a better test drive than importing my old files, which I will continue to maintain with FTM 16

    and it will help my friend's
    RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project: Ørum Pitzner:
    "Allingham, Edward Henry
    b: 19 NOV 1803 in Liverpool
    d: BEF 1850 dissapears from danish records" Forsvundet"

    Hedvig Pitzner-Jørgensen would like to know who his parents are.

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    R1b Testing

    R1b Testing seems to be here to stay

    but "Scottish, Norse Viking and other surnames" has alarm bells ringing

    there are no old norse or viking surnames
    there are patronymics
    see my own Danish personal names and naming FAQ

    In 1526 King Frederik the first , *1471 + 1533 and King of Denmark and Norway 1523-1533, ordered the old noble families to use fixed family names

    - påbød alle gamle adelsslægter at føre et fast slægtsnavn. .

    Slægtshistorisk Forening, Århus - nyhedsbrev nr. 54

    Gyldenstjerne, Sparre, Bjælke, Ulfstand, Marsvin, Oxe, Høg, Munk, Hvid were heraldic symbols found on the family's coat of arms.
    The priest used latinised names Pontoppidan (from Broby), Paludan (from Kærby), Lacoppidan (from Søby),etc

    At this time less than 20% of Danes lived in towns but the new middle class merchants and tradesmen were the next to adopt surnames.
    1660-61 the King became an absolute monarch until the 1848 abolition of absolutism, and in June 1849 Denmark's first liberal Constitution was signed.

    in Denmark Name Laws of 1828, 1856 and 1904 slowly but finally ended the age old patronymic system

    AND :-

    Those Norwegian names, tips for the "online" researcher: "The 'first name' was from ancient times and up till about 100 years ago the name of the person. You did not have a surname in the way we have nowadays. The old vikings believed that the child would achieve qualities and protection from what they were named after, like animals and weapons. The old norse names originally consisted of two components, a prefix and a suffix."

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    David is presently a tenured faculty member at East Los Angeles College. His PhD is in medical science from McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada - where his ancestors have lived for 225 years.

    As a tribute to his maternal roots, David established and manages the Shetland Islands mtDNA and Y-DNA Project. Genealogy has been his passion for over 30 years.

    DAVID K. W. FAUX - Google Search

    shetlandislandsY-DNA: "the goal of this project is to explore the rich cultural heritage of the Shetland Islands by discovering the paternal Y Chromosome DNA signatures associated with each of the Scottish, Norse Viking, and other surnames that have been associated with the region since the 19th Century or earlier; and discover the mitochondrial DNA patterns linked to the maternal lineages of the Islands back through the earliest days of settlement.

    A second objective is to use both the DNA and genealogical evidence to help Shetlanders find answers to questions about their ancestry such as whether all Hughsons are related; and if so, who was their most recent common ancestor, and when and where did this person live? Thirdly, it is hoped that the data emerging from the present inquiry will shed light on the apparent migration of people from Central Asia to Scanadnavia and ultimately Shetland prior to the Viking era; and also provide evidence as to whether the native Pictish people survived the Viking 'settlement' in the 9th Century."

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    Bristol Mayors & Sheriffs

    Bristol Mayors & Sheriffs: "1373: Edward III constituted Bristol as an independent County - the first grant of the kind conferred on any borough."