Friday, March 06, 2009

Gerry Horabin, Director of Music

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FamilySearch Indexing Update: 4 March 2009

4 Mar 2009 by nautapg | Posted in FamilySearch, Indexing

March 4, 2009

The FamilySearch indexing application is available in three new languages: Italian, Portuguese, and Russian. These languages are in addition to English, French, German, and Spanish.

We have current indexing projects in all of these languages except Portuguese. We will be introducing a Portuguese project in the near future.

Volunteers can help with any of this projects by registering online at

Thursday, March 05, 2009

a danish blogger

Hartvigson-Ekspeditionen: "Jeg følger mine egne spor, mens jeg prøver at følge med tiden. Livet sker, og I kan følge med i mit liv her. Om byliv, familie, turisme, og et smut til Den Nye Verden i ny og næ."

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Eastman's Online Genealogy

Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter: Wrap-up Report From London: WDYTYAL Day #3: "In fact, the conference organizers have already announced that next year's event will be held the same weekend in February in a hope to repeat or exceed this year's successes. I hope to be at next year's event. I had a lot of fun in London this year and would love to repeat the experience."

script Transcript

NOVA | Transcripts | Nazi Prison Escape | PBS: "in the Spring of 1945, Hitler's armies were all but defeated. On the 12th of April, a detachment from the U.S. 9th Infantry was sent to capture a small town in the southeast of Germany called Colditz.

Perched on the top of a hill in front of them was an imposing medieval fortress, Colditz Castle. A prisoner of war camp, although the U.S. troops didn't know it."

a good read

Ausweis – travel pass or ID card

Ausweis – Wikipedia: "Der Ausweis enthält meist persönliche Daten wie
Name, Vorname, Geburtsdatum, Anschrift usw..
Last name, first name, date of birth, address, etc.

Abhängig von ihrem Verwendungszweck können Ausweise zudem ein Lichtbild oder andere biometrische Merkmale sowie eine Abbildung der Unterschrift des Inhabers aufweisen."

often misspelled by anglophone genealogists eg:-
auschweiss - Google Search
I recently saw one issued in 1943, with a photograph, as an internal passport for travel from an occupied Baltic state to Austria for a foreign worker who ended up as a displaced person in England in 1948

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru - National Library of Wales : National Library of Wales

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru - National Library of Wales : National Library of Wales

from my email - please respond to their survey:-

Gwella mynediad i gasgliadau’r Llyfrgell Genedlaethol
Mae’r Llyfrgell yn gwahodd barn ei darllenwyr ar gynllun cyffrous i osod cymaint a phosib o’r gweithiau Cymraeg a Chymreig yn ei chasgliadau ar y we. Mae angen eich cymorth i benderfynu sut i ddatblygu’r cynllun, felly byddem yn ddiolchgar iawn petaech yn llenwi holiadur byr trwy glicio:
(You may have to copy/paste this link)

Os ydych yn fudiad neu sefydliad aelodaeth neu os ydych yn gwybod am bobl a fyddai eisiau rhoi eu barn a’u sylwadau, a wnewch chi ddanfon yr e-bost yma ymlaen atynt. Diolch

Rydym yn ymddiheuro os ydych wedi derbyn yr e-bost yma mwy nag unwaith. A wnewch chi ei gwblhau ond unwaith os gwelwch yn dda.

Improving access to the National Library’s collections

The Library would welcome readers’ views on its exciting plans to make as much as possible of its Welsh collections available online. We need your help to develop our plans, and would be grateful if you could fill in a short questionnaire by clicking:
(You may have to copy/paste this link)

If you are a membership organisation or know other people who you think would be interested in giving us their views please forward this email to them.

If you have received this email more than once please accept our apologies. Please only complete the questionnaire once.

R. Arwel Jones
Cyfarwyddwr Gwasanaethau Cyhoeddus / Director of Public Services
Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / National Library of Wales
Fy marn i yw'r uchod, nid yw o angenrhaid yn adlewyrchu barn y Llyfrgell Genedlaethol.
The above is my opinion, it does not necessarily reflect that of the National Library

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

ShoeString Genealogy

ShoeString Genealogy

ShoeString Genealogy provides Family Historians with information about how to research their ancestors both on the Internet and in libraries and other repositories. Besides how, we will show you where—locations for information and the relative value of each.

Here you will find useful, free Genealogy Charts and some free Genealogy Forms. And there are free Presentations on Genealogy Topics; Tips and Techniques; new Developments and Resources; and diversions such as Trivia Quizzes and Crossword Puzzles.

ShoeString Genealogy focuses on lowering the costs of research whilst raising the quality of information obtained. Although not all online resources are free, many are. Same for many repositories. We'll show you an abundance of excellent resources that are quite inexpensive, too

Genealogy Websites

Genealogy Websites - Full listings of Genealogy sites across the world

Welcome to the Genealogy websites voting page.
Vote for 'ShoeString Genealogy' and enter Worldwide Genealogy Topsites

Top Websites covering Genealogy, Dating, Webcams and Greetings to name a few topics.: "Welcome to Worldwide Topsites! Now in our 9th year of locating the top websites around the world in niche categories such as Genealogy and Webcams - and making it easier to find the sites you needed. We have over 1000 different sites to take a look at!

Click below to browse through our categories, and don't hesitate to email us should something look out of place on any of the pages, by clicking the Contact Us link on the left. Thanks and enjoy"

Genealogy - Family Tree and Ancestry search tools and websites

migration from south west Germany

Auswanderung aus Südwestdeutschland: "Eine Dokumentation des Landesarchivs Baden-Württemberg

a list from the State Archives of Baden-Württemberg.
It contains about 260.000 surnames of emigrants from the
South-West of Germany (Baden, Württemberg and Hohenzollern)
whose documents of emigration are still in the archives.
One guesses that about 1.8 million emigrants left South-West
Germany within the 18th and 20th century.
Therefore the list may only be helpful in few cases.

The list is only available in german.

You may try a research by:
- Click on "Suche nach Auswanderern"
(left column, third line).
- Click on the binocular-icon at the opening page
- Enter the surname in question into the field "Name".
- Click on "Daten suchen" at the bottom left. "

from news:soc.genealogy.german

Church Books from AUSTRIA and GERMANY



* Austria goes online!
* Neues von der DigiBib
* Historische Adressbücher
* Online-OFBs
* Familienanzeigen
* Meierbriefe aus Bremen
* Ponickau-Bibliothek
* Digitale Sammlungen in Köln
* Deutsche Akten in Den Haag
* Hexen im Netz . . . .

Monday, March 02, 2009

FTM 2009

Finally I got Family Tree Maker 2009 at the WDYTYA live show.

the first installation failed because I tried to collect the update before running the program

Uninstalling also partially failed and I had to manually delete the folder containing about 15 files and the desktop short cut, in both cases I got a message that the FTM file was not properly closed last time and should be compacted.

Finally I have version product code 036507F00 - Google Search tells me that it was SP 1 I collected
Family Tree Maker 2009 home pages by

but I still cannot find a family view compatable with the basic data entry page of FTM 16


National Genealogical Society newly designed website | Home: "The National Genealogical Society, a non-profit organization founded in 1903,"

3108 Columbia Pike, Suite 300, Arlington, Virginia 22204-4370 USA
Tel. 703-525-0050 or 800-473-0060; Fax 703-525-0052

National Genealogical Society | Upfront with NGS: "Online Newsletter" had links to:-

Tutorials: "by Barbara Renick"

More Online Lessons in Searching on

If you think you can improve on the way you use, you're probably right. You can now take advantage of free, online video tutorials that will help you maximize your use of this robust resource. Professional genealogist and nationally known lecturer and author Barbara Renick has produced a series of online video tutorials, entitled "Searching at Ancestry," especially for readers of UpFront with NGS.

Each tutorial is twelve to fourteen minutes long, each building on the previous one. Part 1 introduces the new search engine. Part 2 uses a case study approach to locating members of a family on It steps through a sample search while Barbara explains the actions and analyzes the results for the viewer. She shows how to refine a search by layering a search with more details to home in on members of a desired family. Part 3 offers alternate search techniques by layering information in's different search templates to search for common names. Part 4 addresses the topic, "Finding Name Variants,"

Click here to see a short video tutorial on Searching at Part 1.

Click here to see a short video tutorial on Searching at Part 2.

Click here to see a short video tutorial on Searching at Part 3.

Click here to see a short video tutorial on Searching at Part 4.

USA Women's Hall of Fame - Women of the Hall

National Women's Hall of Fame - Women of the Hall:
"National Women's Hall of Fame 76 Fall Street P.O. Box 335, Seneca Falls, NY 13148 Phone 315.568.8060"

three days in London

Birth, Death and Marriage in New Zealand

Birth, Death and Marriage Historical Records: "Welcome to the Birth, Death and Marriage Historical Records website, where you can search New Zealand Government records for births, deaths and marriages (BDM).

The historic data available for you to search is limited so that information relating to people who might still be alive, can be protected. Information available includes:

* Births that occurred at least 100 years ago
* Stillbirths that occurred at least 50 years ago
* Marriages and eventually Civil Unions that occurred 80 years ago
* Deaths that occurred at least 50 years ago or the deceased's date of birth was at least 80 years ago."

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the minimum information required to complete a search?
To search on this website the minimum information required is a Surname and date from. If you return too many results you can add more information or search on a range of years to refine your search.

Why do you recommend searching on a range of dates?
The 500 record limited can easily be reached for common surnames e.g. Smith or Jones.
By limiting your searching to a range of years or including a given name you are more likely to achieve a successful result.

Why do you suggest we put the names for marriage searches in both the brides and grooms fields?
When the records were scanned some details were entered into the opposite type fields e.g. the groom’s names into the bride fields and the bride’s names into the groom fields. Searching with both types may help locate the record you are looking for.

When I search for a pre 1875 marriage why is the spouse’s name not always returned?
As part of the process of scanning the registers it was not a requirement to capture this information, however it has been included for some records.

If registrations didn’t commence until 1848 why do search results have earlier records?
Official registrations started in 1848 for births and deaths and 1856 for marriages. However as BDM have earlier records, such as church and place registers, some dating back to 1840, these records have been included as well.


1848 Birth and Death Registrations Introduced (Colonial Office).

1854 Marriage Registration Act Introduced.
Registry Office Marriages Introduced.

1875 Marriage details/age and birthplace of Parents recorded on birth registrations.
Occupation, parental details, where born, when and where buried, marriage details,
ages of children of deceased, length of time in NZ recorded on death registrations.

1880 Parental details recorded on Marriage registrations and the residence of each party
to the marriage. . . . ."