Saturday, April 04, 2009

heraldry - Google Book Search

heraldry - Google Book Search:

"The baronetage of England: containing a genealogical and historical account ...‎
by Thomas] [Wotton, Edward Kimber, Richard A. Johnson - Biography & Autobiography - 1771"

use advanced book search and check "Full view only" Advanced Google Book Search

FamilienPåNettet binder generationerne sammen

FamilienPåNettet binder generationerne sammen: "amilienPåNettet er et sted, hvor du kan binde dine familierelationer sammen, skrive din og dine slægtninges historie og få overblik over dine aner.

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."

History Of Work

History Of Work Information System: "Introduction
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


HOW TO: THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS: A Guide to Gen. & Historical Research (Neagles) - "by: James C. Neagles

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."


Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave., SE
Washington, DC 20540

Ask a Librarian (Library of Congress)
and new to me Virtual Reference Shelf - Selected Web Resources (Library of Congress)

Thursday, April 02, 2009

finding german cousins

DasTelefonbuch - Telefonbuch Deutschland - Firmenkatalog - Online-Telefonauskunft - Inverssuche - Firmen gratis anrufen

for example from my usenet email:-

"Germany telephone directory at 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.

Good luck.

Joe in Texas "

from some newsletters

Society of Genealogists - Latest News: "The Society of Genealogists takes its courses online with Pharos

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 and one on becoming a professional genealogist at 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

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



* 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

Denmark to USA seen from LDS


1. LDS:

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"

FamilySearch Forums - Beta

FamilySearch Forums - Beta: "Here you can leave feedback or post suggestions regarding how we can improve" and much more

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

new URL for GRO business

Registering life events : Directgov - Government, citizens and rights: "Order birth, marriage, death, civil partnership, stillbirth or adoption certificates

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 ( 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 .
This page can also be easily accessed via

If you have any queries regarding this initiative please contact the
GRO communications team at

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"

this Blog - Blogged

Monday, March 30, 2009

Cabell County USA

Welcome to Cabell County West Virginia GenWeb: "Cabell County was established in 1809 from Kanawha County, when the area was still the state of Virginia. The county seat has changed several times throughout our history, originally located at Guyandotte, moved back and forth between Barboursville and Guyandotte a few times, until 1887 when it was moved to Huntington. Most of Huntington is in Cabell, but a small portion of the city, mainly the area of Westmoreland, is in Wayne County."

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

Help please - getting my tree - Family Tree Forum
"The four most popular programs are probably Family Tree Maker, Family Historian, Legacy and PAF (Personal Ancestral File).

Legacy and PAF can be freely downloaded from the internet - and the links can be found in the wiki.
Personal Ancestral File

There are also some useful hints and tips in the wiki, including instructions on how to open a gedcom using these programs.

If you need any more help then just ask."

Sunday, March 29, 2009

bomb ’em all

'I’m going to bomb ’em all and then b****r off’: Lipreader helps Tommies find their voice | Mail Online: "Their voices have not been heard since the First World War.

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."

Olive Tree Genealogy

Olive Tree Genealogy Blog: Irish Times Archives 1859-2009 FREE until April 5

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 . . . . "

National Museum of Health and Medicine

National Museum of Health and Medicine: "The National Museum of Health and Medicine, a division of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, was founded as the Army Medical Museum in 1862 to study and improve medical conditions during the American Civil War. The Museum houses a collection of over 24 million items including archival materials, anatomical and pathological specimens, medical instruments and artifacts, and microscope slide-based medical research collections. The collections focus particularly on the history and practice of American medicine, military medicine, and current medical research issues. Today the Museum floor features exhibits on Civil War medicine including artifacts documenting the death of Abraham Lincoln; evolution of the microscope and medical instruments; a hologram of the human body and a computer interactive station of the anatomy allowing visitors to view the human body from a 3-D perspective."

Flickr: otisarchives1's Photostream

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.