Saturday, August 26, 2006

Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy

searching for KIRSTINE MØLLER ancesters and cousins

husband Allan Eugen Borum b: 19 SEP 1885
wife and mother: Kirstine Møller b: 7 AUG 1895 in Sorø but not found i kirkebøg
was a carrier of Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON)

or Leber optic atrophy is a mitochondrially inherited (mother to all offspring) degeneration of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) and their axons that leads to an acute or subacute loss of central vision; this affects predominantly young adult males.

However, LHON is only transmitted through the mother as it is primarily due to mutations in the mitochondrial (not nuclear) genome and only the egg contributes mitochondria to the embryo.

LHON is usually due to one of three pathogenic mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) point mutations. These mutations affect nucleotide positions 11778, 3460 and 14484, respectively in the ND4, ND1 and ND6 subunit genes of complex I of the oxidative phosphorylation chain in mitochondria. Men cannot pass on the disease to their offspring.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Denominations in England and Wales 1867

Mapstone Genealogy including Mapston
All pages designed & written by Stan Mapstone

Denominations in England and Wales 1867

The List of Denominations certified to the Registrar-General


1) Apostolics
2) Armenian New Society
3) Baptists
4) Baptized Believers


84) Unitarian Baptists
85) Welsh Calvinistic Methodists
86) Welsh Free Presbyterians
87) Wesleyan Methodist Association
88) Wesleyan Reformers
89) Wesleyan Reform Glory Band.

all at

Battery Exchange Program iBook G4 and PowerBook G4

Apple has determined that certain lithium-ion batteries containing cells manufactured by Sony Corporation of Japan pose a safety risk that may result in overheating under rare circumstances.

The affected batteries were sold worldwide from October 2003 through August 2006 for use with the following notebook computers: 12-inch iBook G4, 12-inch PowerBook G4 and 15-inch PowerBook G4.

more here

my thanks to GIZMODO
and Google News
after I hears it on BBC World News on my TV
Apple recall on laptop batteries

BBC News, UK - 12 hours ago
... Dell. Apple spokesman Steve Dowling said that Sony, as the manufacturer of the recalled battery packs, "is responsible". While Apple ...
Apple recall on laptop batteries BBC News
Apple recalls 1m laptop batteriesBBC News

Thank you all for helping alleviate my fears and putting my mind at rest

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Family Tree Maker Version 16

this has appeared as an online freebie update to my Family Tree Maker 2006

the new CD is a bundle

Family Tree Maker, the #1-selling family tree software, now comes packed with even more powerful, easy-to-use features and tools. Family Tree Maker 16 includes Family Tree Maker 2006, plus two other popular family history tools — "GenSmarts" and "Our History in Images."

so unless you need those two, one of the half price offers 2006 CD should do with the online update
Boards > Topics > Genealogy Software > Family Tree Maker software
for more discussion

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Can you give me your opinion of

from my mail box:-

Subject: Can you give me your opinion of

I have been most pleased with It has made tremendous progress to accomodate Mac users.

The data is not more to be doubted than that found in a reputable family history library. I sometimes think that researchers are overly concerned about "proving." I have run into too many cases where the official records are just wrong. My own middle name is incorrectly reported in official birth records.

There is no way, that I can see, to avoid making considered decisions about names and dates, etc. has taken its place up there with the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.


Subject: "Smart" Place Names
Surely there must be an better way than wikipedia...


Just a note of caution concerning Wikipedia. While it is usually interesting, and sometimes helpful, there is a lot of material thereon that is less than fully accurate. Some contributors simply do not know or disregard the facts.

So it is best not to rely on Wikipedia alone without confirmation from another source. Correction of inaccurate material on Wikipedia can be difficult so it often remains there for a long time. The same is true with Family Search.

I use google for place names and add the keyword GENUKI for british place names
or SOGN HERRED AMT for danish names - or SITE:DK
(parish hundred county in danish)

if a danish place or surname only appears in english language sites that is almost always a sign of a typo or other mis-spelling

german SITE:DE and so on

there are also GAZETTEER so that is a another handy keyword
and on
use a Keyword(s) search in
1881 England or 1881 Wales

the newly updated also allows street searchng and the DESCRIPTION OF DISTRICT remains a freebie image
Place search - look at who was in which enumeration district in 1901.
you have to pay for lists and images of households

busy in Copenhagen archives

blogging my results in images Landsarkiv København LAK
Copenhage Overpresidium divorces and Sorø births
and the weather rain and thunder in Copenhagen with more about the building

and I have started some forensic genealogy
We are looking for female line of ancestors and cousins of
Borum, Kirstine b: 27 APR 1925 in Sorø, Alsted, Sorø, Denmark d: 17 OCT 1988 in København, Denmark

Sunday, August 20, 2006

from Cyndi's List

and my mailbox:-

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

I receive hundreds of e-mail messages each day and many of them are filled with questions about me, my list, the time I spend working on the list, etc.

I put together a list of these questions and answers online for everyone that might be curious. I will add new questions and answers to this list as they pop up in my e-mail box. I hope that this list will solve some of the misconceptions and satisfy everyone's curiosity.

In today's email


Margaret Monger
5 Shottermill Park
Haslemere Surrey GU27 1RT
England Phone:+ (0) 1428 641 368

a major expert but she only charges £10 an hour


The Italian emigrants database was created to give useful information for the research of its own origins to the children and grandchildren of the emigrants of the beginning of the last century.
All data was provided by the Italian town halls.