A Crowd-Sourcing Effort to Index the Casualty Lists of World War I Austria-Hungary 1914-1919
YOU can help other genealogists find information about their ancestors and other relatives and perhaps even find your own while you are at it. The following was written by Frank Raschka and Felix Gundacker of the www.GenTeam.eu: Who will participate? A century ago, our forefathers lived through the horrors of World War I. Many sons, […]
France Allows Holocaust Museums to Digitize WWII Archives
ABC News is reporting the French government has signed an accord to allow Holocaust museums in Paris and in Washington, D.C., to digitize the vast French World War II archives — so that the museums can more easily display information on the Vichy regime to the public. Speaking at the Paris ceremony Thursday, France’s Veterans […]
Life Expectancy In U.S. Drops For First Time In Decades
Genealogists are aware that the life expectancy has been increasing for years in most developed countries. Therefore, it is a bit of a shock to learn that the life expectancy of citizens in the United States has actually decreased recently. To be sure, it is a small decrease. However, ANY decrease is a cause for […]
Beware of the Transparency Market Research Report Now Available: “Genealogy Products and Services Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2016 – 2024”
It is difficult to measure the size of the genealogy marketplace. Obviously, genealogists spend millions of dollars every year, but nobody seems to know how many millions. Now Transparency Market Research (TMR) has issued a report claiming to measure the marketplace. However, a quick glance at the company’s announcement of the report raises more questions […]
I wrote about the Google video chat app called Duo in the August 17, 2016 newsletter at https://goo.gl/PJm3ET. Duo is a two-way video chat application for both Android and iPhone/iPad devices. I consider it to be a great competitor to FaceTime which is limited to only iPhone/iPad devices. I have been using Duo on my […]
New Historic Records On FamilySearch: Week of December 5, 2016
The following announcement was written by the folks at FamilySearch: Summary New searchable, indexed records were just published for 8 different countries around the world. If you’re looking for historic records in Canada, England, Japan, New Zealand, the Philippines, Sweden, Scotland or the United States perhaps one of these collection has the ancestor you are looking for. […]
Article from the Abilene Daily Reflector, Abilene, Kansas, 17 May 1888 reads...
KILLED IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS
Cincinnati, May 16 - Marshal Bowen of Carthage, a village ten miles from Cincinnati, shot and killed C. D. Phillips last night. The killing was done in the Council Chamber in the presence of the mayor and the village officers. Bowen had refused to prosecute a man who owed Phillips $10.50. Hot words followed and the Marshall pulled his revolver and shot Phillips. Bowen is in jail on the charge of murder.
Article from the Abilene Daily Chronicle, Abilene, Kansas, 3 December 1897 reads...
ALL BECAUSE OF A GIRL
Little Rock, Arkansas, December 3 - At a prayer meeting in Huntsville, Seth Lowe,Wil Phillips and John Howard, three young farmers, all in love with Miss Irene Pruitt, engaged in a shooting fracas over the girl and all three will die.
I had a first time experience recently. A person who visited my blog recommended a website for me to write about. This is really exciting...I actually have a reader! To keep my reader happy, I decided to visit the site (My Great Big Family) and see what I could do....
For many years I've searched (unsuccessfully) for an immigration ship manifest for my grandfather Antonio Agazio. I think my search is finally over. The family story was he left Italy as a young teenager; arrived in Canada in the early 1900s; worked his way across the country; and finally entered...
Greetings from Gettysburg, PA where we will be spending most of the Memorial Day Weekend. We usually never travel anywhere on these long weekends because the traffic is horrible when everyone tries leaving the Washington DC area at the same time. This holiday weekend is different because my son's soccer...