Friday, August 23, 2019

How you can easily access historical maps

Historical maps have become very accessible online. A Google search on historical maps will show a number of websites that have collected maps of many different areas in the world. Two web pages stand out as very good for general map searches in Norway. Maybe you want...

How to find graves in Norway

Summer is a time of the year when many of us are planning to visit key locations for some of our family branches. By moving our focus on our ancestors from a textual to a physical approach can give many of us a good memory for life.

Australia’s role in the TV transmission of the Moon Landing 1969

In these days, when "the whole world" celebrates the 50 years anniversary of the moon landing, we will take the opportunity to tell the dramatic story of when the TV transmission almost failed. In the beginning there was not going to be a TV...

Victim details and death certificates from German concentration camps digitized

There are estimates that between 15 and 20 million people were in German captivity during World War II. Around 9,000 of these were Norwegians and 1,400 of them ended their lives in the German concentration camps. Whether you have Norwegian relatives who were sent...

MyHeritage Adds French Record Collection: Nord Civil Marriage Records, 1792–1937

Dick Eastman · August 22, 2019 · Online Sites · No Comments The following announcement was written by MyHeritage: I’m delighted to let you know that we are releasing a fantastic French record collection — France, Nord Civil Marriages, 1792-1937 which includes 5.4 million civil records of...

Ancestry gets 20 million in tax relief to stay in Utah

Utah's government recently decided that Ancestry will get $ 20 million in tax relief to still leave its headquarters in Lehi, Utah. The decision is based on Ancestry having plans for 500 new employees and an investment of about $ 90 million in Utah.

Society of Genealogists Seeks to Relocate

Dick Eastman · August 22, 2019 · Societies · No Comments The following announcement was written by the Society of Genealogists in London, England: After two years of careful analysis and discussions the Trustees of the Society of Genealogists have concluded that that we have finally outgrown...

Did Hitler have descendants?

If the message given around a dinner table in 1972 was correct, Adolf Hitler had both children and grandchildren. 40 years ago, French Philippe Loret and his six siblings sat around the dinner table as usual. What was not so...

You can be tracked in the DNA bases of MyHeritage and Ancestry without even submitting a sample

DNA databases are beginning to spread in scope, both in terms of suppliers and, not least, in the amount of DNA that is stored. Even if you have not submitted your DNA yourself you can be found in these databases.

Society of Genealogists Seeks to Relocate

Dick Eastman · August 22, 2019 · Societies · No Comments The following announcement was written by the Society of Genealogists in London, England: After two years of careful analysis and discussions the Trustees of the Society of Genealogists have concluded that that we have finally outgrown...

Genealogy will be easier in Norway from 2020

The National Archives is constantly working to simplify access to the family history sources and the information they contain. There are especially two changes that will make your work about finding your ancestors far easier from 2020. Through a...