Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Interactive map shows where 142 killings took place in medieval London

Researchers at the University of Cambridge have had a closer look at the worst events in London in the period 1300 to 1340. The result is an interactive map showing the scene of over 140 brutal murders. Each murder is...

65 questions you can ask your relatives

One of the things that genealogists regret most is that they did not ask questions of the older generation in the family. Once they have passed away this is too late and this way a lot of knowledge of past life in the family disappears.

Leonhard Seppala – the Big Norwegian

Leonhard Seppala was small of stature, but strong and persistent. In Alaska he became known as "the Big Norwegian". Seppala was among the most accomplished dogsled riders of his time. Much due to his tireless work, the dog breed Siberian...

Mauled by a bear in Setesdal

In the spring of 1860 life changed completely for Daniel Folkeson Oddeskar from Setesdal. A tough life in a small homestead would within a few seconds be even tougher. Daniel Folkeson Oddeskar was born in Valle parish in Setesdal, 1804....

Two Yorkshire Family History Organisations have Merged

Dick Eastman · January 22, 2019 · Societies · No Comments If you are researching ancestors in England, you might want to know the Wharfedale Family History Group and Keighley Family History Society, both of which have been in existence since the early 1980s, are now...

The Immigrant Reception at Castle Garden

If you have ancestors who migrated to the United States before 1890, their first meeting with the new country could have been Castle Garden. The better known immigrant reception area on Ellis Island did not start up until 1892. Castle Garden is located in the current Battery...

Recent Updates to the Calendar of Genealogy Events

Dick Eastman · January 21, 2019 · Conferences The following pages have recently been updated in the Calendar of Genealogy Events: Ontario, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas Some of the above changes may have been deletions of past events. All information in the Calendar of Events...
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The 5 worst inventions in the 20th century?

In spite of the fact that we currently still might make new inventions that people in the future will shake their heads at, we will allow ourselves a smile or two at some of the more remarkable inventions from the 1900's .
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How similar are you to a Norwegian genealogist?

Slekt1, the Norwegian mother page of Geneastuff, conducted a survey of Norwegian genealogists in November last year. From responses in the survey, we can draw this image of the average Norwegian genealogist: The typical researcher is a...

Recent Updates to the Calendar of Genealogy Events

Dick Eastman · January 21, 2019 · Conferences The following pages have recently been updated in the Calendar of Genealogy Events: Ontario, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas Some of the above changes may have been deletions of past events. All information in the Calendar of Events...

Google Street View a gold mine for genealogists in a 100 years time

Google Street View is not yet a well-used source for genealogists today. But if Google continues its project of taking picture of (almost) every street around the world, the service will be a great time machine for future genealogical researchers.