Saturday, April 04, 2009
Ideen med FamilienPåNettet er at alle i familien, der har lyst, kan arbejde sammen om projektet. Det behøver altså ikke kun være en enkelt ildsjæl, der brænder for slægtsforskning, der trækker læsset."
Central to history is the world of work in the past, as known by occupational activities. Yet comparative research in this field is severely hampered by confusion regarding occupational terminology across time and space, within as well as between languages. To overcome this, we create an occupational information system that is both internationaland historical, and simultaneously links to existing classifications used for present-day conditions. The information system uses a historical international classification of occupations (HISCO) to combine various kinds of information on their tasks and duties in historical settings, as well as images on the history of work."
Friday, April 03, 2009
Media: Book 1990, 81/2x11, cloth, index, xii+381 pp
Classification: General Reference
The Library of Congress comprises three buildings which hold a multitude of information sources from all over the world. This book is a researcher's access tool to this mammoth institution. Because the Library of Congress is more than just the Local History and Genealogy Reading Room, this book is essential for anyone planning to conduct research in the library. Mr. Neagles' powerful contribution makes it much easier for researchers to get the most from their time in the Library of Congress, brings order to this otherwise unmanageable body of material, and acts as your personal guide to the library's holdings."
THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS - Google Search
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and new to me Virtual Reference Shelf - Selected Web Resources (Library of Congress)
Thursday, April 02, 2009
finding german cousins
for example from my usenet email:-
"Germany telephone directory at http://www2.dastelefonbuch.de/ has 14 listing of Seidl in Bruck. There are 14 Poell listings within 20 km (12 miles) of Sollbach.
Click on English, and on next screen, click on Region finder. On next screen use pull-down list to choose distance from Sollbach to search for surnames.
Maybe these are some distant cousins you could write to for information.
Joe in Texas "
from some newsletters
The Society of Genealogists and Pharos Teaching and Tutoring Ltd are pleased to announce a new joint online course called I’m Stuck! How can the Society of Genealogists Help Me? starts 28th May 2009 and is repeated from 2nd July 2009.
In this short two week course, Else Churchill of the Society of Genealogists will guide you through the steps needed to help you think logically about research problems and how to solve them. She also introduces you to records and indexes, held by the Society of Genealogists, which can be used to break down those brick walls, and demonstrates how these resources help you extend your family tree. Emphasis is also placed on learning how to apply research techniques to solve your problems"
National Genealogical Society | Upfront with NGS
Highlight on the NGS Website
The References for Researching section contains new free tutorials, including one for beginners at www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/getting_started and one on becoming a professional genealogist at www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/becoming_a_professional_genealogist. In addition, anyone can find and borrow a genealogy or history book of interest from the NGS Book Loan Collection held by St. Louis County Library.
See the simplified directions under the References for Researching section by clicking the NGS Book Loan Collection link, or go directly to http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/library_book_loan_collection.
The NGS Family History Conference, "The Building of a Nation, From Roanoke to the West" will be held in Raleigh, North Carolina, on 13-16 May 2009 at the new Raleigh Convention Center, 2 East South St., Raleigh, North Carolina 27601. Early conference registration is $175 for NGS members and $210 for non-members. Registration will increase $35 if not postmarked by 31 March 2009.
Computergenealogie – GenWiki
NEWSLETTER NR. 04/2009
* Meyers Lexikon online abgeschaltet
* Sterbeurkunden aus Rotterdam 1811-1893
* GedBas4All-(D)aten-(E)rfassungs-(S)ystem DES
* Neues von der DigiBib
* Projekt-Info Historische Adressbücher
* Projekt-Info Online-OFBs
* Projekt-Info Familienanzeigen
* GF-Ahnen Version 9.0
* Neue Version von RootsMagic
* Standesamtsunterlagen im Stadtarchiv Essen
* Google scannt Bücher ohne Erlaubnis
* Ortsverzeichnis Rheinprovinz und Westfalen
* Münzen, Maße und Gewichte
* Ehedispensen im Bistum Roermond
* Opfer des Stalinterrors dokumentiert
* Grabsteine auf jüdischen Friedhöfen
* Mitteldeutsche Ortsfamilienbücher
* Neumark CD Jahresband 2008
* 9. Norddeutsche Computer-Genealogiebörse
* Bericht vom 3. Westfälischen Genealogentag
* CompGen Mitgliederversammlung
* Neues von der BGG "Roter Adler" e.V.
* Maastricht wird 2012 Internationale Kongressstadt für Genealogie
* Legendensucher im US-Fernsehen
* Ahnenforschung im Freilichtmuseum Mechernich-Kommern
* Tag der Familiengeschichte in Kassel
* Detmolder Sommergespräch 24. Juni 2009
* Genealogischer Kalender
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Ward Records in USA - Temple Records - Crossing the Plains - Crossing the Ocean - Emigration from Liverpool - Emigration from the Scandinavian Mission - Scandinavian LDS Branch Records
Church Records in USA (probably Lutheran) - Application for Naturalization - Death Certificate - Obituary (in newspaper) - Family Records - small book brought with Ancestor - US Census (1900 on lists year immigrated to USA) - Emigration from you ancestors homeland or Hamburg - Immigration through known or suspected port of entry in USA"
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
You can order certain certificates online, by post or telephone through the General Register Office or from the local authority where the event took place . . . .
From the 1 April 2009, General Register Office (GRO) information for
the public will move from our current website (www.gro.gov.uk) to join
the website Directgov. It is intended that a full launch, supported by
a Press Release, will take place on 7 April 2009."
The web address for the GRO online ordering service remains the same
and can be found at http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates .
This page can also be easily accessed via www.direct.gov.uk/gro.
If you have any queries regarding this initiative please contact the
GRO communications team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Identity and Passport Service (IPS) : Directgov - Directories: "Contact details for the Identity and Passport Service (IPS) which manages the application, renewal and amendments of passports for Britsh nationals resident in the UK"
Monday, March 30, 2009
Searching for Ancestors Online: "HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Members from the KYOWVA Genealogy Society held a workshop Sunday teaching people how to use the internet as a tool for family history research.
The class was held at the Huntington Museum of Art as part of an Exhibit.
Debbie Campbell of KYOWVA says this topic was a natural choice.
“We chose to do the internet because the internet is very popular right now,” Campbell said. . . . .
Campbell went over a number of local sites including, the West Virginia State Archives site, Cabell and Wayne County sites and the KYOWVA website."
Help please - getting my tree - gedcom recovery
"The four most popular programs are probably Family Tree Maker, Family Historian, Legacy and PAF (Personal Ancestral File).
Sunday, March 29, 2009
The soldiers in these photographs are all long dead – some meeting their fate only minutes after the pictures were taken. But now, thanks to a lipreader, we know what the Tommies were saying.
The stills are taken from a silent movie shot at the bloody Battle of the Somme in 1916, which on its opening day, July 1, alone claimed the lives of 20,000 British and Empire troops.
One wounded soldier swears. Another voices deep foreboding about an imminent attack. Others, away from the Front, smile and shout greetings to their mothers."
The Irish Times Digital Archives is FREE from March 27/09 to April 5/09. It covers the years 1859 to 2009
Enjoy this wonderful 150th Birthday Celebration!
"NEXT TO THE LONG editorial that announced the arrival of a new Irish newspaper on Tuesday, March 29th, 1859, was an ad for "Irish bog oak ornaments patronised by the Queen". The advertiser judged the tone of the fledgling Irish Times rather well.
The queen's patronage represented one side of its identity. It was, and remained for the first half of its existence, a paper for what the editorial called "Irishmen loyal to the British connexion". Yet it also saw itself as a distinctively Irish institution. If it could hardly claim to be as racy of the soil as ancient bog oak, its self-image was always inseparable from a sense of Irishness. What its founders could scarcely have imagined, however, is that this second side of the paper's identity would transcend and outlast the first. The Irish Times has lasted for 150 years because it turned out to be a more straightforwardly Irish institution than almost anyone connected with its establishment ever intended.
From the beginning, The Irish Times was a somewhat paradoxical enterprise – a newspaper for a country that did not really exist. Journalism is immediate, urgent and engaged. Its perspective is not Olympian. It reflects and reports on the conflicts and passions, the hopes and terrors, of its times. And the times of The Irish Times have been turbulent. They encompass the bloodiest conflicts in human history, the rise of mass democratic politics and the fall of empires, extreme and violent clashes of ideology, and the massive psychological and social disruptions of industrialisation, urbanisation, secularisation, new technologies and globalisation.More intimately, they span the often violent struggles for the control of the land of Ireland, the creation of an independent state and the maintenance of a continuing "British connexion". Much that is mundane, and much that is peaceful and pleasant has flowed through the pages of the paper, but blood and passion have never been far from the headlines . . . . "
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This is an unoffical home for public domain photographs from the National Museum of Health & Medicine.
For additional information, please visit the National Museum of Health and Medicine Web site.
Historical Collections | n m h m: "Mission Statement
The Division of Historical Collection acquires and preserves both artifacts of record and of note documenting the history of the practice of medicine, innovations in biomedical research and the evolution of medical technology. The collection emphasizes the role of the Armed Services of the United States, United States Public Health Service and the United States federal government as it relates to the above themes. The collection is made available for the education of medical professionals, Department of Defense personnel, historians and the public through exhibits in the museum, loans to other institutions and individualized
Interior of Surgeon General's library. After spending decades as the Army Medical Museum & Library, this became the National Library of Medicine.