2015-10 Ancestry.de (Germany) Offering Access Month
Published on Friday, 02 October 2015 13:16
To celebrate 25 years of German reunification, Ancestry.de (German Ancestry.com) is offering throughout the month of October free access to their databases—which includes the worldwide databases-- 16 billion historic documents and pictures, including 220 million German documents and images.
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Do You Have a Criminal In Your Family Tree? Help A Fellow Historian
Published on Thursday, 24 September 2015 13:33
As genealogists we "love" finding out that ancestor may have had a less than stellar past as it adds some interest to the person and the tree. I know I always include in my presentations on introduction to genealogy several stories, one a husband of a second cousin who was in Sing Sing, another about my uncle who represented a very famous criminal, and a third about someone on the tree who was involved with importing in Scotch during prohibition, was caught and placed on trial (these are all about newspaper research) ...it just makes the "tree alive".
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Art Gallery of Ontario - Digital Photographs of Henryk Ross
Published on Thursday, 17 September 2015 13:25
The art Gallery of Ontario, Canada (AGO) developed a digital archive of over 4,000 images from the Henryk Ross Collection of Lodz Ghetto Photographs. This was developed in partnership with Facing History and Ourselves and the Sarah Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre. Click here for the website.
The launch of the digital archive in May marked the 70th anniversary of Mr. Ross's unearthing of the original negatives.
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